6th Annual Shop & Dine Lake Forest Week
Explore the local businesses of Lake Forest during this eight-day period. Various restaurants and shops will have specials this week, which will culminate with the Taste of Lake Forest on Sunday, October 30th.
17th Annual Taste of La Verne
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 25
University of La Verne, La Verne
Sample food and drinks from dozens of restaurants and bars from La Verne this Tuesday night in Pomona. General admission costs $45 and comes with free parking and unlimited food and drink samples from all the vendors while supplies last. No one under 21 may attend.
D.R.I. – Live in Southern California
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 25, Moose Lodge, Lancaster
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 26, Union Nightclub, Los Angeles
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 27, The Garage, Ventura
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 28, The Yost Theater, Santa Ana
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 29-30, M15 Concert Bar & Grill, Corona
Legendary punk band D.R.I. currently tours across the country, and that tour will sweep through Southern California this week. Ticket prices and age limits vary by show, so check their website for details.
3rd Annual A Few Good Men Gala
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, October 26
Long Beach Sports Arena, Long Beach
A charity men’s fashion and auction returns to Long Beach this week. Individual tickets start at $200.
2nd Annual Oktoberfest Party & Cask Night
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 27
Meat Up BBQ, Placentia
Meat Up BBQ brings back their monthly pint nite this Thursday night. Buy a beer, and keep the glass while supplies last.
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 27-30
The Observatory, Santa Ana
Tiger Army will headline these all-ages shows this week at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Tickets to each show cost $30.
The Suicide Machines: Live in Southern California
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, October 27, The Observatory’s Constellation Room, Santa Ana http://www.observatoryoc.com/event/thesuicidemachines
9:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 28, Velvet Jones Santa Barbara http://www.velvet-jones.com/event/1297661-suicide-machines-santa-barbara/
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 29, The Irenic, North Park, San Diego http://upto.com/embed/embedded/detail/yQgYO?pt=QseO
The Suicide Machines will headline three shows in Southern California this week. Ticket prices and age limits vary with each show, so click on a show’s link for details.
Bitten: A Food Conversation
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, October 28
Gallery Theater @ Barnsdall Art Park, Hollywood
Listen to industry professionals talk about food this Friday in Hollywood. Registration to attend costs $200 per person.
Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm, October 28
9:00 am – 7:00 pm, October 29
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, October 30
Los Angeles Convention Center, Downtown Los Angeles
One of the west coast’s largest multimedia pop culture expos returns to Downtown LA this weekend. Whether you like comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, or anything else in the pop culture realm, anyone will surely find something to enjoy at the expo this weekend. Passes cost $25 to $35 for single days, or $70 for the entire weekend.
2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm, October 28
Heritage Museum, Santa Ana
A free and all-ages cultural arts & crafts event will take place in Santa Ana this Friday.
Fall Fun Festival
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 28
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, San Gabriel
A free and all-ages Halloween event comes to San Gabriel this Friday night.
SoCal Corgi Beach Day
10:00 am – 3:00 pm, October 29
Huntington Dog Beach, Huntington Beach
Corgi lovers and Corgi owners unite this Saturday afternoon for a dog day at the beach, free to attend and for all ages. Share your love of this wonderful breed by showing off your adorable companion or by showing love for someone else’s adorable companion.
International Tiki Market Place
10:00 am – 3:00 pm, October 29
Don The Beachcomber, Sunset Beach
For $10 admission gain access to a plethora of tiki-themed vendors in Sunset Beach this Saturday afternoon. Admission comes with a $10 voucher for food & drink, so technically you get in for free!
The Inspired Market – Yorba Linda
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, September 24
RM Nixon Park, Yorba Linda
This free and all-ages arts & crafts fair takes place on the last Saturdays of each month in Yorba Linda. Swing on by and check out the various vendors here selling accessories, apparel, and more.
2nd Annual SoCal VegFest
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, October 29-30
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa
Free to attend for all ages, this food fair takes place this weekend in Costa Mesa. Visitors will find food samples, live music, cooking demos, children’s entertainment, live yoga demos, vendors, and other services.
92nd Annual Anaheim Fall Festival
11:00 am – 7:00 pm, October 29
Center Street Promenade, Anaheim
At this FREE and all-ages festival, find games, arts & crafts, food, drinks, live entertainment, costume contests, a petting zoo, a parade, and more.
2016 Cake Expo Sweets & Party Show
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, October 29
11:00 am – 4:00 pm, October 30
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
Find all things cakes and baking at this two-day event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar this weekend. Attendees will find hundreds of dessert samples, various workshops, hands-on demos, celebrity chefs, dozens of vendors, and more. Admission varies based on when you want to attend and what extras you want, starting at $10 and going up as high as $149.
Belching Beaver’s 4th Anniversary
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, October 29
Belching Beaver Brewery, Oceanside
Belching Beaver Brewery turns four years old this week, and to celebrate, they will hold a party at their facility in Oceanside this Saturday. Admission costs $25 presale or $30 at the door, and grants attendees one 16oz beer pour, one 8oz specialty pour, one raffle ticket, and a 16oz anniversary glass. No one under 21 may attend.
17th Annual Dia De Los Muertos
12:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 29
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood
Celebrate this cultural holiday at this all-ages festival this Saturday in Hollywood. Attendees will find arts & crafts, art exhibits, costume contests, music, live entertainment, food, drinks, and more. General admission costs $20 per person.
Festival Supreme 2016
1:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 29
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
This music & comedy festival will feature some of the industry’s greatest acts all in one venue this Saturday. General admission costs $100, while VIP admission costs $250 and includes a handful of perks such as special entry, parking, seating, lounges, and more.
Coachella Valley Brewing’s 3rd Year Anniversary
1:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 29
Coachella Valley Brewing, Thousand Palms
Coachella Valley Brewing turns three years old this week, and to celebrate, they will hold a party at their tasting room this Saturday. General admission costs $40 and starts at 2pm. VIP admission costs $60, starts at 1pm, and includes a few extra perks, such as access to unique rare brews. All attendees receive ten beer tasters and a souvenir cup. No one under 21 may enter.
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, October 29
Uptown Whittier, Whittier
A free and all-ages Halloween festival comes to Uptown Whittier this Saturday afternoon.
The Adicts @ El Rey Theater
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, October 29
El Rey Theater, Miracle Mile, Los Angeles
Legendary punk rock band The Adicts currently tour across the west coast, and that tour will visit Southern California this weekend. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $27.50 presale or $30 at the door.
Naja’s Place’s Halloween Party
9:00 pm – 2:00 am, October 29
Naja’s Place, Redondo Beach
Enjoy beers, costumes, music, and movies this Saturday night in Redondo Beach. This event has no cover charge. No one under 21 may attend.
Voodoo Glow Skulls 1st Annual “Halloween Monster Mash”
9:00 pm – 2:00 am, October 29
Romano’s Concert Lounge, Riverside
Skacore band Voodoo Glow Skulls will headline a Halloween show this Saturday night in Riverside. Tickets for this show cost $12 presale or $15 at the door. No one under 21 may enter.
14th Annual Celebrate The Craft
11:30 am – 3:00 pm, October 30
The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla
Enjoy food, beer, wine, and other local goodies this Sunday afternoon in La Jolla. Tickets cost $135 and provides unlimited tastings while supplies last. No one under 21 may attend.
16th Annual Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm, October 30
Marina Vista Park, Long Beach
Expect to see over 500 costumed dogs at this annual parade through Belmont Shore, as featured on the Kevin & Bean Show! Kids and adults may also enter a costume contest to win cash prizes. Presale entries cost $10 per dog, with prices rising on the day of the event.
Bottle Share @ Monrovia Homebrew Shop
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, October 30
Monrovia Homebrew Shop, Monrovia
Share a beer or two at this free bottle share in Monrovia this Sunday afternoon. Guests should bring a 22oz bomber or two 12oz bottles to share with others.
15th Annual Skalloween
2:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 30
Club Los Globos, Silverlake
An all-day all-ages ska show will take place in Silverlake this Sunday. Tickets cost $10 presale, $15 at the door, or $12 at the door with a costume on.