Bottle Share @ The Rookery
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, May 28
The Rookery, Pomona
Share your favorite craft beer with other craft beer enthusiasts at this bottle share this Wednesday night in Downtown Pomona. Bring in a 750ml bottle of craft beer and order at least $10 of food in order to participate. Guests can find plenty of free parking in the area, and can avoid paying for parking entirely.
Beer Punks Show in Huntington Beach
8:30 pm – 12:30 am, May 29
Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub, Huntington Beach
Catch local bands Lowbrow, Eken is Dead, and The Final Upset performing this Thursday night in Huntington Beach for just $5. No one under 21 may attend.
Brea SummerFest 2014
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, May 30
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm, May 31
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, June 1
St. Angela Merici School, Brea
Brea brings all of the elements of a state fair into one weekend with their annual SummerFest. Find food, rides, live entertainment, games, vendors, and more at this weekend-long fair for the entire family. Guests may enter and park for free – please adhere all signs for parking and entering the fest.
Bacon & Barrels – San Diego
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, May 30, Bassmnt, San Diego
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, May 31, Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego
Pig out on bacon eats and barrel sips this weekend in Downtown San Diego. On Friday evening, participate in a VIP 4-course dinner complete with beer and wine pairings at Bassmnt in Downtown San Diego for $100. On Saturday, head down to the waterside park in Downtown San Diego for a day in the sun with bacon and booze. General admission costs $75 and starts at 1pm, while early admission costs $95 and starts at 12pm. Admission includes access to all food and drink stations until last call at about 4:45. No one under 21 may attend any of these events.
Tartar Control, Not A Chance, Argyle Street, Tanzler @ The Doll Hut
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, May 30
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Get your weekly fill of punk rock at this show featuring some great local bands this Friday night at the Doll Hut. The cover for this show costs only $5. No one under 21 may enter.
D.I. @ The Garage in Ventura
8:00 pm – 2:00 am, May 30
The Garage, Ventura
Orange County punk pioneers D.I. headline a small show in Ventura this Friday night. Tickets to this show cost $10 presale or $12 at the door. No one under 21 may enter.
Punk Rock Karaoke
9:00 pm – 1:30 am, May 30
Alex’s Bar, Long Beach
Think you have what it takes to front a punk rock band? Prove it this Friday night at Alex’s Bar, where you get to sing your favorite punk rock song backed by an all-star band! In addition, catch music from other great local bands as well between sets. Tickets to this show cost $8 presale or $10 at the door. No one under 21 may enter.
13th Annual Walk for the Animals
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, May 31
Marina Vista Park, Long Beach
Go on a walk with pets to raise money for charity this Saturday in Long Beach. At the park, find vendors, games, food, raffle prizes, and more.
2014 Long Beach Comic Expo
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, May 31
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, June 1
Long Beach Convention Center, Downtown Long Beach
Comic fans rejoice! The Long Beach Comic Expo returns for its annual installment at the Long Beach Convention Center this Saturday. For just $15 general admission, guests receive all-day entry to the all-ages expo, where they can find plenty of merchandise, vendors, workshops, seminars, comic book signings/autographs, and more. Expect hundreds of cosplayers, as both exhibitors and attendees will dress up as their favorite fictional character. The convention center will sell food to hungry guests, but you can also check out the other great restaurants nearby if you get hungry, plus the bike fest going on across the street. Convention Center parking costs $10, so I suggest taking carpooling, taking public transportation, or parking in the neighborhoods east of Alamitos Ave and walking to the Convention Center.
6th Annual Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival
10:00 am – 7:00 pm, May 31
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, June 1
Riverview Pkwy & Town Center Pkwy, Santee
Tens of thousands of visitors will roam the streets of Santee this weekend during their annual street fair, now combined with a craft beer garden. Free for all-ages to attend, the fair will contain live music, entertainment, food, drinks, games, arts & crafts, rides, vendors, and so much more. Pricing for the beer festival varies depending on how many tasters a person wants, ranging from $10 to $30.
Anaheim Packing District’s Grand Opening + Farmers Park Market Opening
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, May 31
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, June 1
Anaheim Packing House, Anaheim
On Saturday, this free and all-ages event will have live music, a ribbon cutting ceremony, landmark tours, games, arts & crafts, line dancing lessons, hayrides, giveaways, and more. The building now contains a world-class food hall complete with a butcher, fresh juicery, baker, tea house, and others. On Sunday, the new Farmers Market will debut right here at the Packing House, so stop on by and check out the best in local produce, as well as local music.
Punk Rock Luau #1
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm, May 31
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Don your flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts to this daytime punk rock show at the World Famous Doll Hut this Saturday. The cover for this show costs $7, or $5 if you wear a Hawaiian shirt. No one under 21 may enter.
9th Annual Los Angeles Wine Fest
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, May 31
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, June 1
Raleigh Studios, Hollywood
Want to sample up to over 500 wines, brews, and spirits from around the world? Head to LA Wine Fest this weekend, where you will find plenty of good drinks, cooking demos, live entertainment, seminars, food trucks, boutiques, merchandise, and more. Ticket prices vary depending on how you choose to attend, with a general admission ticket starting at $70. This fest takes place outdoors with limited shade, so prepare for a day in the sun. Bring cash for the parking lot across the street, unless you get lucky and find street parking.
Ska Punk Night @ The Glass House
5:00 pm – 12:00 am, May 31
The Glass House, Pomona
Get your skanking on this Saturday night at the Glass House in Pomona. Tickets to this all-ages show cost just $10. Guests can find plenty of free parking in the area.
D.I. @ Granada Theater Ontario
6:00 pm – 12:00 am, May 31
Granada Theater, Ontario
Orange County punk pioneers D.I. headline a small show in Ontario this Saturday night. The cover for this all-ages show costs $10.
Decry @ The Tower Bar
9:00 pm – 2:00 am, May 31
The Tower Bar, San Diego
Catch some good local punk rock in the Mid City this Saturday night. The cover for this show costs only $6.
17th Annual SoRo Community Festival
11:00 am – 4:00 pm, June 1
Robertson & Cattaraugus, Los Angeles
This FREE and all-ages street fair takes place in West LA between Culver City and Beverly Hills. Attendees will find live music, a kids’ zone including rock-climbing, arts & crafts, food trucks, and more. Guests can park for free in the neighborhoods surrounding the fest.
30th Annual Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off
11:00 am – 5:30 pm, June 1
Old Town Tustin
Once again taking over the streets of Old Town Tustin, this FREE street fair contains lots of activities to keep the entire family busy and full the entire day. Attendees will find arts & crafts, live entertainment, merchandise vendors, kids’ area, the multitude of chili teams, and much more. This event gets highly crowded each year, and w3hile it requires no admission to enter, guests will end up parking on city streets a few blocks away. To sample chili, guests must purchase tickets for $2 each, and redeem these tickets at the chili teams for samples.
9th Annual Lummis Day Festival
11:00 am – 7:00 pm, June 1
Heritage Square Museum, Northeast Los Angeles
Catch music, dance, poetry, art, and more at this free multicultural festival this Sunday afternoon in Northeast LA. Guests may park for free at the venue.
Taste of the Nation – Los Angeles
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm, June 1
Media Park, Culver City
Sample culinary creations from over 30 of Los Angeles’ greatest chefs and restaurants, while quenching your thirst from various wineries, breweries, and other non-alcoholic drink producers. General admission costs $110, while VIP costs $160, which the website does not indicate what benefits the VIP admission comes with. Attendees can find nearby parking structures designated for this event, though the website does not specify any parking fee.
The Gears @ Alex’s Bar
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm, June 1
Alex’s Bar, Long Beach
Local punk bands The Gears, Dime Runner, and more will play a daytime show this Sunday at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach. Tickets to this show cost just $5. No one under 21 may attend.
Taste of the Eastside 2014
2:30 pm – 8:00 pm, June 1
Los Angeles River Center & Gardens
Sample the best of East LA’s restaurants this Sunday evening. At this all-ages tasting, guests can receive unlimited food samples from all of the 20+ participating vendors. General admission costs $40 and starts at 4pm, while VIP admission costs $70, starts at 2:30pm, and includes a VIP gift, front-row seating for the cooking demos, preferred parking, and three bar tastes.
12th Annual Taste of Alhambra
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, June 1
2nd & Main, Downtown Alhambra
Savor the local flavor of Alhambra at this annual all-you-can-eat food fest on the streets of Downtown Alhambra this Sunday evening. For $50 presale and $60 at the gate, guests 21 and over will receive unlimited food samples from various Alhambra restaurants and unlimited drinks from local establishments. Guests may park for free in nearby parking structures.
Reverend Horton Heat @ Stingers Bar
6:00 pm – 1:00 am, June 1
Stingers Bar, San Bernardino
Catch the Reverend Horton Heat, The Dwarves, Piñata Protest, and more this Sunday night in San Bernardino. Tickets to this show cost $20. No one under 18 may attend.