Things to suit all dads this Sunday

Here are some gift and event ideas to make fathers everywhere happy there's a day for them.

June 17, 2010|Candice Baker
  • From top left, clockwise: the Tonino Lambroghini lighter from Newport Tobacco; Rockabilly pioneer James Intveld performs Sunday at the fairgrounds; and join the pups of Desperate Paws for a beach party this weekend.
From top left, clockwise: the Tonino Lambroghini lighter… (unknown )

"Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope."

— Bill Cosby

They may all be fathers, but their interests and passions are as varied as can be. Here are some suggestions for honoring the dads in your life, in their own one-of-a-kind ways.

For the Rockabilly

Groundbreaking musician James Intveld will perform from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, with the Blue Collar Combo band opening for him at noon at the Orange County Market Place at the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. T

hose bringing a canned food item to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County will receive free admission to the concert and swap meet.

Five-year-old band Blue Collar Combo is the winner of the West Coast Rockabilly Showdown, and was selected to perform with Intveld at the Father's Day concert along winning with their $1,000 prize.


Intveld, his brother Ricky and Pat Woodward formed their first band, the Rockin' Shadows, and became well-known in Southern California. The latter two performers then were asked by the late Ricky Nelson to join his band. They went on a plane flight with Nelson that killed the three, leaving James Intvelt behind to begin performing as a solo act around the world.

Intveld also received renown for being the voice for Johnny Depp's 1950s rebel character in the 1990 John Waters film "Cry-Baby," and many have called him a Depp doppelganger.

Information: (949) 723-6616.

For the Vinophile

If a wine-loving father in your life has every vacuum stopper, wine glass charm and fancy corkscrew available, consider the Mulholland two-bottle wine carrier in bridle tan or black from Gary's flagship store at Fashion Island, 1065 Newport Center Drive, $270. The carrier has a semirigid insulated nylon liner to keep chilled wines cold and red wines protected from temperature extremes. Information: (949) 759-1622 or

For the Chili Connoisseur

Combine good eats with a good cause at the first annual Chill'N Daddy's Chili Cook-Off Saturday at the Central Orange Coast YMCA, 2300 University Drive, Newport Beach. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Costa Mesa, the event benefits the YMCA of Orange County and its after-school scholarship program.

The day will begin with exploration and a scavenger hunt at the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by the chili competition, lunch and family entertainment from noon to 2 p.m. The winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m., with prizes and trophies distributed.

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