Hawaiian-Themed Beer Dinner
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm, April 23
The Grill at Torrey Pines, San Diego
Saint Archer Brewing Company will pair their beers with various Hawaiian dishes from The Grill at Torrey Pines this Wednesday night. The $80 admission includes food, beer pairings, valet parking, tax, and gratuity. No one under 21 may attend.
Build Your Own Poutine Night
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 24
Beachwood BBQ, Seal Beach
Beachwood BBQ throws a special food night every month or two, each with a different type of food, such as chili or ribs. This time, they feature the ever-popular Build Your Own Poutine Night. Pick the base, cheese, gravy, meat, and more, and pair it with a nice craft beer or two. No reservations required – simply show up, and order!
Dirty Little Secrets Rock Burlesque – Last Thursdays @ One Eyed Gypsy
9:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 24
One Eyed Gypsy, Downtown Los Angeles
Get your fill of burlesque every last Thursday of the month at One Eyed Gypsy in Downtown Los Angeles, for free! Guests can park on the street for free after 8pm. No one under 21 may enter.
The Aggrolites – Live in Southern California
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 24, The Observatory, Santa Ana http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/the-aggrolites
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 25, Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach http://www.bellyup.com/event/the-aggrolites-2/
Catch The Aggrolites as they headline two shows in Southern California this weekend. Tickets to the all-ages show at The Observatory in Santa Ana this Thursday night cost $5. Tickets to the 21 & up show at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach this Friday night cost $18 presale or $20 at the door.
25th Annual America’s Family Pet Expo
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, April 25-27
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Pet lovers will want to check out this pet expo at the OC Fair & Event Center this weekend. Open to all ages, attendees will find lots of pet resources, including food, merchandise, demos, exhibits, shows, pet adoptions, and more. General admission costs $13, but guests may NOT bring pets.
San Diego Magazine’s Best of North County Party
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, April 25
Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad
Samples food from North San Diego County’s top restaurants and chefs, and sip on wines and beers from the area’s breweries and wineries at this tasting gala this Friday night. Admission to this event costs $75 per person, or $65 each when purchasing five or more in a single transaction.
Luicidal @ Blacklight District Lounge
7:00 pm – 2:00 am, April 25
Blacklight District Lounge, Long Beach
Catch Luicidal as they headline a local punk show this Friday night in Long Beach. The cover for this show costs $8. No one under 21 may enter.
Johnny Madcap & The Distractions – 7″ Record Release Party
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 25
Cafe NELA, Los Angeles
Enjoy a local rock show this Friday night at Cafe NELA northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. The cover for this show costs $7. No one under 21 may enter. Guests can find plenty of free parking on the street.
The Return of The Dips
9:00 pm – 2:00 am, April 25
The Vu Bar & Lounge, Newhall
Punk rock hits Newhall this Friday night, with The Dips returning to the stage after a long wait. The cover for this show costs $5. No one under 21 may enter.
19th Annual Uptown Whittier Spring Antique Street Faire
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, April 26
Greenleaf Avenue, Uptown Whittier
Check out over 90 vendors selling collectibles, jewelry, art, furniture, glassware, and more at this street fair this Saturday. Free to attend for all ages, guests will find many rare merchandise from local businesses and home vendors. Guests can dine at any of the local establishments, which will remain open under their normal business hours. Guests can park for free on the street in adjacent neighborhoods.
31st Annual Encinitas Street Fair
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, April 26-27
South Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas
This FREE street fair takes place this weekend in Encinitas. Featuring 450 unique food, arts & crafts vendors, five music stages, rides & games, and a beer garden hosted by Stone Brewing and Port Brewing, people of all ages will enjoy this street fair. Due to the compact nature of this area, parking can get extremely difficult to locate. Arrive early, or take public transportation to arrive safely.
Green Prize Festival
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, April 26
Bixby Park, Long Beach
Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday in Long Beach. At this free all-ages community festival down by the beach, visitors will find demos by local farms & chefs, live entertainment, local artists, green & eco-friendly services, speakers, arts & crafts, food from local restaurants, delis, food trucks, and more.
Spring 2014 Brewery Art Walk
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, April 26-27
Brewery Art Association, Los Angeles
This FREE semiannual art walk features hundreds of residents artists showcasing their finest work. Guests may even purchase art they like from the artists. Free to park and enter for all ages, the facility even includes an in-house restaurant, so bring your friends and family to look at some great art.
30th Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, April 26-27
Little Italy, San Diego
Free to the public, this art walk takes up 17 blocks of Little Italy filled with over 350 artists. All throughout the fest, guests can discover music and dance performances, and plenty of kids’ activities.
Spring 2014 Artisanal LA
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, April 26-27
LA Mart, Los Angeles
Find the latest trends in food, drinks, fashion, accessories, and more at this designer fair this weekend. See dozens of artists, chefs, bakers, designers, and more from across the world showcasing their goods and selling their wonderful products. Admission to this all-ages event costs $12 presale and $15 at the door. If buying presale, use promo code ebfan to save 30% off the presale price! Parking at the venue costs $15 per vehicle, but visitors can either search for other parking lots or street meters, or take public transportation to save on commute costs.
Bootlegger’s Brewery 6th Anniversary Music & Beer Fest
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, April 26
Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton
Celebrate Bootlegger’s Brewery’s 6th anniversary at their music & beer fest this Saturday in Fullerton. The $40 admission includes unlimited beer tasters, a souvenir glass, over 30 brews including rares and limited brews, food trucks, live music, access to the venue’s art gallery, a bull ride, bocce ball, dunk tank, and more. No one under 21 may attend.
Adams Avenue Unplugged 2014
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 26
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, April 27
Adams Avenue, San Diego
Completely free to the public, guests will spectate 180 live music acts throughout the day all in the various local businesses and multiple stages. The city will also offer free trolley service to transport guests from one end to the other.
4th Annual San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, April 26
Left Coast Brewing Company, San Clemente
Enjoy an afternoon of beer and food in San Clemente this Saturday afternoon. This beer festival will contain 17 local breweries all serving their wonderful brews, and food from local non-profit groups. Admission costs $30 presale or $35 at the door, and comes with 12 4oz beer pours.
5th Annual AutoCon Los Angeles
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm, April 26
See all things cars at AutoCon this Saturday at the Fairplex in Pomona. Attendees will find hundreds of classic & customs cars, a huge vendor village, demos, food trucks, import models, and more. General admission to this all-ages convention cost $15. Bring cash for parking as well, which will cost between $5 and $15 per vehicle.
St. Georgie Venereal’s B-Day Bash
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 26
13th Frame Lounge, La Habra
Enjoy a FREE all-ages punk rock show this Saturday night with Broken Patron Saints, High Gain Fury, Carpit, and more.
The Dickies, The Queers, and More @ The Observatory
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, April 26
The Observatory, Santa Ana
Big names in punk rock invade The Observatory this Saturday night, as The Dickies and The Queers headline this all-ages show. Tickets to this show cost $10. The venue has limited free parking, so arrive early to secure a parking spot. Arrive too late, and end up parking in a lot down the street for $10.
Hollywood Hate @ Cafe NELA
9:00 pm – 1:00 am, April 26
Cafe NELA, Los Angeles
Get all punk rock out with Hollywood Hate this Saturday night in Los Angeles. The cover for this show costs only $5. No one under 21 may enter. Guests can find plenty of free street parking around the area.
Punk Show @ Jack’s Bar & Grill
9:00 pm – 2:00 am, April 26
Jack’s Bar & Grill, Riverside
Catch some great local punk rock bands this Saturday night in Riverside. The cover for this show costs $5. No one under 21 may enter.
Pasadena Restaurant Week
Business hours, April 27 – May 2
Various restaurants, Pasadena
Between April 27 and May 2, 45 different restaurants in Pasadena will offer prix-fixe lunches and/or dinners. In addition, some locations will offer other discounts, prizes, and more. See the full list of participating restaurants by clicking the link to the website above.
25th Annual San Diego Earth Fair
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, April 27
Balboa Park, San Diego
This FREE and all-ages Earth Day celebration takes place this Sunday at Balboa Park in San Diego. Bring the family out to enjoy this fair with art galleries, “green” food, arts & crafts, vendors, a parade, and more.
2014 Taste of Huntington Beach
11:00 am – 4:00 pm, April 27
Huntington Beach Sports Complex, Huntington Beach
Sample the flavors of Huntington Beach’s local restaurants this Sunday at their food fest. Admission includes unlimited food samples and wine & beer tasters. General admission costs $65 and starts at 12pm, while VIP costs $85 and starts at 11am. VIP comes with complimentary champagne, extra hors d-oeuvres, free raffle entries, and free goodies. For both admissions, designated drivers will save $5, which only means they cannot receive any wine or beer.
2nd Annual Atwater Village Beer, Wine, & Food Festival
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, April 27
55 Degree Wine, Atwater Village
Check out local breweries, local vendors, food & drinks, live music, and more this Sunday at Atwater Village. VIP tickets cost $50 presale or $60 at the door, starts at 12pm, receives unlimited beer tasters and a free goodie bag. General admission costs $40 presale or $50 at the door, and comes with 15 tasters. Designated driver tickets cost $20 presale or $25 at the door.
Punk Rock & Tacos IV
1:00 pm – 11:00 pm, April 27
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Local punk bands will play for FREE this Sunday all day at the Doll Hut in Anaheim. No one under 21 may enter.
Los Angeles Mac And Cheeze Takedown
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, April 27
The Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles
Enter your Mac & Cheese to compete to win prizes, or just attend and stuff yourself full of mac & cheese! If you have a mac & cheese dish worthy of recognition, enter it into this mac & cheese contest this Sunday afternoon. If you would rather eat other people’s mac, buy tickets for $15 per person, then show up and chow down!