Newport Beach Restaurant Week
Now through January 27
Participating restaurants in Newport Beach

This 10-day period of restaurant specials takes place at participating restaurants in Newport Beach. Many restaurants will serve special prix-fixe three-course meals ranging from as low as $10 to as high as $40, or more for a few select locations.

Downtown Long Beach Cheese Week
Now through January 27
Participating restaurants in Downtown Long Beach

Cheese lovers will want to check out Downtown Long Beach this week, as over a dozen restaurants will serve special cheese courses/plates.

2013 OC Music Awards Showcase Series Night 3
7:30 pm – 11:30 pm, January 22
Slidebar, Fullerton

This free and all-ages show will feature some of the nominated musicians for the OC Music Awards. Each night features five different local artists performing and competing for the title of Best Live Band awarded at the OC Music Awards in March. This series of free shows occurs every Tuesday night all the way through the finals on February 26.

Downtown Sounds
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, January 23
Center Street Promenade, Anaheim

This FREE and ALL-AGES event takes place on Center Street in Downtown Anaheim. Over a dozen local bands will play their music, while Noble Ale Works and Anaheim Brewery will host beer tents to serve guests.

Quicksand & Title Fight @ The Glass House
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, January 23
The Glass House, Pomona

Post-hardcore band Quicksand has reunited for a tour, which stops at the Glass House this Saturday with special guest Title Fight. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $27.

Curry & IPA Night
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, January 24
Beachwood BBQ, Seal Beach

Following the footsteps of their Meatloaf night, Beachwood BBQ has planned a night featuring curry as the main course. They will serve four different curry dishes, each with its own IPA pairing. Customers can order a dish by itself or all four as a flight.

La Pobreska, 8 Kalakas, South Central Skankers, Amenaza and Rejected Allies @ House of Blues Sunset
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, January 24
House of Blues, Hollywood

Looking for a good ska show this week? Presale tickets to this 18 & up show cost $14.50 presale and $17 at the door.

Red Velvet Fest
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, January 25-27
Essential Chocolate Desserts, Culver City

Love red velvet? Head to Essential Chocolate Desserts in Culver City this weekend and experience red velvet desserts galore. Prices vary between products, but expect everything to contain red velvet!

Good Earth Do Good Bus
9:00 am – 2:00 pm, January 26
Culver City Metro Parking Lot

Ride on this bus and travel around to do good work for the local community. This monthly bus ride will focus on helping the earth. The $25 fee covers the bus fee and meals.

Noble Ale Works 2nd Anniversary Celebration
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, January 26
Noble Ale Works, Anaheim

Noble Ale Works turns two this weekend, and to celebrate, they will throw a beer fest at their brewery just like last year. For a $30 ticket, attendees can enjoy over 20 different brews, unlimited pours, live music, food trucks, a souvenir glass, and more. No one under 21 may purchase the ticket, but minors may still enter the area for the food trucks or with an attendee.

Eagle Rock Brewery 3rd Anniversary Party
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, January 26
Verdugo Bar, Los Angeles

Eagle Rock Brewery turns three this weekend, and to celebrate, the brewery will return to Verdugo Bar to celebrate in style. Guests pay $15 to receive two drinks and a souvenir glass for the tap takeover at Verdugo Bar. In addition to the food at the bar, a handful of food trucks will stop by to serve the masses.

2013 Bock Fest
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, January 26
Arena Nightclub, Hollywood

A unique beer fest of its kind, this winter fest celebrates the tasty brews of wintertime in a premiere setting. Primarily brewed in cold seasons, bocks originate in Germany, where they love to brew beer full of flavor and alcohol while minimizing the alcoholic taste. These strong lagers appear darker than most beers, ranging from pale yellow like a pilsner to dark brown like a brown ale. Although this fest focuses on bocks and other German beers, many other microbrews will serve their amazing craft beers as well, such as Lagunitas, Fireman’s Brew, Weihenstephan, Affligem, and more. Local food businesses, such as Pink’s Hot Dogs, will serve food to those wanting to eat between or during beers.

For just $25 admission, attendees receive three hours of UNLIMITED beer pours, plus a souvenir glass to take home. Upgrading to the $85 VIP admission allows entry an hour earlier, plus access to the return of Sugar Lounge for more entertainment and drinks. Attending as a group? Buy a Booth package for $500, which comes with 10 VIP passes, a private booth, and a bottle of Patron. Did I mention that Sugar Lounge returns as well?

If you would like to VOLUNTEER at this fest, you will receive free admission, plus food and drinks. Please click the previous link for more details.

The American Wake @ Silky Sullivan’s
9:30 pm – 1:30 am, January 26
Silky Sullivan’s, Fountain Valley

Come see local Irish rock band The American Wake perform for free this Saturday night, ages 21 and up only.

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