The Sounds @ The Observatory
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 23
The Observatory, Santa Ana
http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/the-sounds

Swedish indie rock band The Sounds returns to Southern California this week. While their Los Angeles show has sold out already, you can still purchase tickets to the all-ages Orange County show this Wednesday night for $25.

Sausage Fest & Belgium Beer Pint Night
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 24
Beachwood BBQ, Seal Beach
http://www.facebook.com/events/416570478466229/

Pair sausages made with exotic meats with delicious Belgian beers this Thursday night at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. No reservations required – simply arrive, grab a table, and order away.

Alkaline Trio, New Found Glory, and H2O @ The Observatory
6:30 pm – 12:00 am, October 24
The Observatory, Santa Ana
http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/alk3-nfg

These three bands will start a tour this week, which rolls through Southern California this Thursday night. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $30.

Streetlight Manifesto @ House of Blues
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 24, House of Blues, West Hollywood http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/eventdetail.php?eventid=82123
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 25, House of Blues, Anaheim http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/eventdetail.php?eventid=81921

See Streetlight Manifesto at two different locations this week in Southern California. Tickets to both all-ages shows cost $20 presale, while costing a few extra dollars if purchasing at the door.

Mad Caddies @ The Observatory
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, October 24
The Observatory, Santa Ana
http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/mad-caddies

Catch a ska show this Thursday night with the Mad Caddies at The Observatory. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $12.

Taste of Japan
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, October 26
Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego
http://niwa.org/event/taste-japan

Sample local Japanese cuisine at this tasting event this Saturday afternoon. Free to enter for all ages, guests can purchase tasting tickets for food while enjoying the scenery of the lush garden.

5th Annual Hoptoberfest
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, October 26
38 Degrees Ale House, Alhambra
http://www.facebook.com/events/497818267000593/

In place of their monthly bottle share, 38 Degrees will host a Hoptoberfest special this Saturday. Enjoy a menu of German cuisine specially made for this day, plus a handful of IPA beers on tap.

Beautiful Transylvania
1:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 26
San Gabriel Mission High School, San Gabriel
http://www.facebook.com/events/553815481347386/

Catch a Halloween-themed all-ages art show this Saturday afternoon in San Gabriel. Admission only costs $5.

Long Beach Zombie Walk Music & Arts Festival
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm, October 26
Marina Green Park, Long Beach
http://zombiewalklb.com/

This all-day zombie festival takes place over the spacious greens of Marina Green Park in Long Beach this Saturday. This fest breaks all norms of standard fests and opts to follow “zombie rules” in operations. Admission costs $15, and includes many activities such as a movie viewing, beer gardens, costume contests, Thriller flash mob, live music, food trucks, artists, games, the zombie walk, Halloween mazes, and more. Arrive early, as parking will fill quickly – have patience when searching the neighborhoods east of Alamitos Ave.

BierBuzz Masquerade 2013
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 26
Luna Supper Club, Pomona
http://www.bierbuzz.com/events/3-bierbuzz-masquerade-2013/event_details.html

Halloween and craft beer meet this Saturday night at this costumed beer fest. General admission costs $35 and starts at 6pm, while VIP admission costs $50 and starts at 5pm. No one under 21 may enter.

2nd Annual Taste of India
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 26
Neighborhood Community Center, Costa Mesa
http://www.aidla-events.org/swaad/

Sample Indian food all night at this tasting event. Admission costs $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

Raise The Woof – Haunted Dog House Fundraiser
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, October 26
Pasadena Senior Center, Pasadena
http://angelsinfurdogrescue.com/

Bring your dog out to this Halloween variety show this Saturday night in Pasadena. This event will feature comedians, actors, musicians, and more in hopes of raising money for their charity. Admission costs $25 per individual, $35 per couple, and $45 per family of four.

Surf City Beach Derby
6:30 am – 12:00 pm, October 27
Huntington Beach Pier
http://www.beachderby.com/

Not your typical race! This Sunday morning in Huntington Beach, thousands will participate in various physical challenges, including a 10-mile run, a 10K, a 2K & 5K obstacle course, half marathon scramble, and more. In addition, a costume contest aims to mix things up on the sand.

13th Annual Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm, October 27
Marina Vista, Long Beach
http://www.hautedogs.org/howloween.html

Expect to see over 500 costumed dogs at this annual parade through Belmont Shore, as featured on the Kevin & Bean Show last year! 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.

1st Annual Sriracha Festival
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, October 27
Lot 613, Downtown Los Angeles
http://nightout.com/events/lasrirachafestival

Test your spice tolerance at this food festival dedicated to sriracha this Sunday afternoon in Downtown Los Angeles. General admission costs $49, starts at 3pm, and include all tastings, including craft beer and cocktail samples. VIP admission costs $80, starts at 2pm, and includes reserved seating.

Ska Costume Party
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 27
Los Globos, Silverlake, Los Angeles
http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/384121-ska-costume-party-los-angeles/

Wear your best costume and get your skanking on this Sunday night, as Raskahuele headlines this show with The Originalites and more. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $10.

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