The Jukebox Romantics @ The World Famous Doll Hut
9:00 pm – 1:00 am, October 14
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Enjoy some local punk rock music this Wednesday night at the Doll Hut in Anaheim. The cover for this show costs $5. No one under 21 may enter.
Orange County International Auto Show
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 15
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 16
9:00 am – 10:00 pm, Ocotber 17
9:00 am – 7:00 pm, October 18
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim
For $12 entry, guests can check out the newest and latest cars, trucks, exotics, and more. Seniors and active military personnel can enter for $10. Guests looking for free street parking should locate Casa Vista St, west of the convention center, by Denny’s.
Pop-Up Beer Dinner @ Phantom Carriage
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 15
Phantom Carriage Brewery, Carson
Enjoy a five-course dinner with craft beer pairings this Thursday night at Phantom Carriage Brewery in Carson. Admission costs $75, and includes a tour of the brewing facility. No one under 21 may attend.
New Noise Conference & Festival 2015
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 15-17
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, October 18
Multiple venues, Santa Barbara
Over this four-day span, multiple venues will host numerous music acts, as well block party on Sunday. Ticket prices vary based on the individual music performance, so check the website for full details regarding the musician, ticket prices, location, age limits, and more.
Inland Empire Restaurant Week
Participating restaurants, Inland Empire
Over a hundred restaurants from Corona to Chino to Big Bear to Palm Desert will have food & drink special during this ten-day period. Check out your favorite local restaurant, or enjoy something new.
El Segundo Brewing’s Wet Hop Weekend
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 16
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, October 17
El Segundo Brewing, El Segundo
El Segundo Brewing will release three different wet-hopped brews this weekend. On Friday, they will release wet-hopped Mayberry IPA. On Saturday, they will release wet-hopped Simcoe Pale and Citramongous DIPA. In addition on Saturday, they will have a BBQ in their backyard patio. These releases require no admission – simply show up, and pay as you go.
1st Annual La Mesa FallFest
4:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 16
12:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 17
Grossmont Center, La Mesa
La Mesa will have Oktoberfest festivities this weekend at the Grossmont Center in La Mesa. Free to attend for all ages, visitors will find live music, various contests and activities, and plenty of food and beer. Visitors should bring cash for any food or beer to consume on premises. Anyone under 21 may not have any alcoholic beverages, and may only attend with adult supervision.
Allagash Night @ Select Beer Store
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 16
Select Beer Store, Redondo Beach
Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach will stock their taps with Allagash beers this Friday night. No admission required – simply show up, and enjoy a cold one.
59th Annual Silverado Days
5:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 16
10:00 am – 12:00 am, October 17
8:00 am – 10:00 pm, October 18
William Peak Park, Buena Park
This annual local fair takes place at Peak Park in Buena Park every year on the third weekend of October. Free to park and enter, guests of all ages will enjoy rides, games, vendors, a food court, live entertainment, and more. Numerous contests that guests can participate in include arm wrestling, horseshoe-throwing, pie-eating, hog calling, baby, dogs, chili cook-off, and more. If arriving at night, know that Halloween Haunt traffic envelopes the park, so turning into the street from Knott Ave will take a long time. Once you turn into the neighborhood, the park’s parking lot has more than enough spots available.
Voodoo Glow Skulls: Live in Southern California
8:30 pm – 1:30 am, October 16, Soda Bar, Normal Heights, San Diego http://www.sodabarmusic.com/calendar.php?event_id=2567
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 17, Slide Bar, Fullerton http://www.facebook.com/events/1005653122812362/
Skacore band Voodoo Glow Skulls will headline two shows in Southern California this weekend. Tickets to the San Diego show cost $12 presale or $14 at the door. The Fullerton show has no cover charge. No one under 21 may enter either show.
The Color Run 5k – Ventura
7:00 am – 1:00 pm, October 17
Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura
The color run that started it all returns to Ventura County Fairgrounds this Saturday morning. This fun run takes the racing out of a 5k or 10k, and places participants in a running course where they will get showered with bright colors. All runners should wear white for this run, as they run through the course and absorb all the colors flying through the air. Registration for this color run costs $50 per solo participant, or $45 per person if registering as a team of four or more. Waves of runners will start at 9am and launch every few minutes following that for up to two hours, so do not fret about getting there on time.
5th Annual Rumble At The Rose Bowl – Gladiator Rock’n Run 5k & 10k
7:00 am – 2:00 pm, October 17
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Can you withstand the passage of time? Test your might at this 5k/10k challenge course this Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Run, climb, jump, and crawl your way through unforgiving obstacles as you race towards the finish with little regard to however much mud and dirt you may pick up along the way. Registration for the 5k costs $70 presale or $85 on the day of the race. Registration for the 10k costs $85 presale or $120 on the day of the race.
12th Annual Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, October 17
Chase Bank, Belmont Shore, Long Beach
Attracting seasoned and emergent visual artists, as well as participants from local high schools and universities, the 12th Annual Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, presented by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (C.A.T.), will showcase the works of diverse artists who will use chalk as their medium, and the sidewalks of Belmont Shore as their canvas. The contest costs nothing for amateurs to enter, so check the website for the registration link.
28th Annual Vintage Fashion Expo
9:00 am – 6:00 pm, October 17
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, October 18
The Reef/LA Mart, Downtown Los Angeles
Find all the latest trends in vintage fashion this weekend at The Reef (LA Mart) in Los Angeles. Attendees to this expo will find hundreds of vintage clothing, jewelry, and accessories for sale from over 50 different vendors for both men and women. Ticket prices heavily vary, but note that general admission starts at 10:30 am on Saturday. Those that purchase an upgraded ticket can enter as early as 9am. 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.
2015 Cake Expo Sweets & Party Show
9:00 pm – 6:00 pm, October 17-18
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Find all things cakes and baking at this two-day event at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa 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 $450.
8th Annual Old Town Tustin Art Walk
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, October 17
Old Town (Downtown) Tustin
Check out over 60 artist booths lined up along the streets of Old Town Tustin this Saturday. This annual event also includes music, a wine bar, a photography contest, kids’ art at the Tustin Library, docent-led tours, and more. All local businesses will operate under regular business hours.
Long Beach Fine Art Festival
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, October 17-18
Marina Green Park, Long Beach
This FREE and all-ages event takes place at the Marina Green near Shoreline Village in Long Beach. This event features art from local designers, plus gourmet food trucks ready to serve delicious eats all weekend. Visitors may purchase any of the works from participating designers. Visitors will find paid parking at the park’s parking lot. Visitors may also park for free in the neighborhood east of Alamitos Avenue.
Los Angeles Ultimate Women’s Expo
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, October 17-18
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles
This two-day expo in Los Angeles celebrates women’s culture with shopping, fashion, food, entertainment, cosmetics, career development, travel, financial planning, and more. Other activities include spa treatments, massages, martini & wine tastings, retail therapy, celebrity keynote speakers, endless shopping, samples, and more. Admission to the expo costs only $10.
10th Annual Taste of Soul
10:00 am – 7:00 pm, October 17
Crenshaw Blvd, Leimert Park
At this free and all-ages event, find soul food and soulful music, along with dozens of vendors, arts & crafts, and plenty of activities for everyone.
7th Annual Taste of North Park
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, October 17
30th & University, North Park, San Diego
Explore the many restaurants, pubs, and bars in North Park this Saturday afternoon at the 7th Annual Taste of North Park. Presale admission costs $35, while admission on the day of the event costs $40, and admission comes with unlimited tastings of food and drinks from all participating businesses until they run out, so arrive early to get the most out of the taste! No one under 21 may receive any alcoholic drink.
3rd Annual San Clemente Oktoberfest
11:00 am – 8:00 pm, October 17
Elks Lodge, San Clemente
Expect to find all of the typical Oktoberfest festivities here: chicken dancing, German music, stein holding, beer chugging, sausages, pretzels, normal bar beers, and more. Admission to this Oktoberfest celebration costs $9 presale or $12 at the door.
2015 Santa Barbara Beer Festival
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, October 17
Elings Park, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara has its own beer festival this Saturday afternoon. $60 admission gets you in to unlimited beer tastings for the duration of the event while supplies last. No one under 21 may attend.
Burbank Beer Festival & Street Fair
12:00 pm – 7:30 pm, October 17
San Fernando Blvd, Downtown Burbank
Downtown Burbank gets a little crazy this Saturday by holding a free and all-ages street fair that will include a beer garden. The all-day street fair will have various vendors selling apparel, accessories, trinkets, gadgets, and other souvenirs. The beer garden covers two three-hour sessions that start at 12pm and 4pm, and each session costs $40 to enter and comes with unlimited beer pours while supplies last.
Coachella Valley Brewing’s 2nd Year Anniversary
2:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 17
Coachella Valley Brewing, Thousand Palms
Coachella Valley Brewing turns two years old this week, and to celebrate, they will hold a party at their tasting room this Saturday. The $20 admission gets you 12 beer tasters and access to the tasting room on this day, complete with live music and food vendors. Attendees not drinking, including minors, can enter for $5.
Off The Hook: Santa Monica Seafood Festival
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, October 17
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
Enjoy lots of seafood, drinks, live music, games, and more fun this Saturday evening on the Santa Monica Pier. General admission costs $60, while VIP admission costs $90 and includes access to a VIP area with exclusive food and drinks. No one under 21 may attend.
Diwali 2015 – The Indian Festival of Lights
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm, October 17
Balboa Park, San Diego
Immerse yourself in Indian culture with this lamp exhibit at Balboa Park this Saturday evening. Find various lamps from India, see cultural dances, spectacular light displays, indulge in Indian food, check out the museum’s art, and more. Admission to this all-ages event costs $5.
OC Roller Girls – OC vs. OC Showdown
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 17
The Rinks, Huntington Beach
Watch intense & brutal girl-on-girl action at this roller derby bout this Saturday night in Santa Ana. Tickets to this roller derby bout cost $15.
12th Annual Sea Fare
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, October 17
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach
This annual food-tasting fundraiser will feature food & drink samples from over 25 local restaurants, live music, a silent auction, an open bar, and more. Tickets to this event costs $125 per person.
Punk Rock Night @ The World Famous Doll Hut
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, October 17
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Get your weekly dose of punk rock at the Doll Hut in Anaheim this Saturday night. The cover for this show costs $5. No one under 21 may enter.
Spooktacular Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K
7:00 am – 11:00 pm, October 18
Frank G Bonelli Regional Park, San Dimas
Enjoy a costumed fun run this Sunday in San Dimas. Take part in a 10k, half marathon, 5k, or kids run for the little ones, all with or without a costume. Registration costs $55 to $95 based on the event, and includes a medal, a shirt based on the event you compete in, costume contests, pumpkin pies, and post-race festivities. Parking at the park costs $10 per vehicle.
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, October 18
Downtown Los Angeles
Much of the center of Downtown Los Angeles will close to bikers this Sunday afternoon. Cars may not enter the designated areas during this time – only bikers and pedestrians may roam the streets.
Stone Brewing’s 5th Annual Pour It Black
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, October 18
Stone Brewing, Escondido
Love dark beers? You owe it to visit Stone Brewing’s Pour It Black, a beer festival dedicated to dark beers. Admission costs $49 and comes with fifteen 3oz tasters and a souvenir glass. No one under 21 may attend.
Pinup Parade in the Park
10:00 am – 8:00 pm, October 18
Disneyland Park, Anaheim
Pinup Girl Clothing will host a pinup model meetup this Sunday at Disneyland. In addition to plenty of photo opportunities, expect to find goodie bags, trivia, contests, and more.
Coffee Floats with Black Ring Coffee
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, October 18
Long Beach Creamery, Long Beach
Stop by Long Beach Creamery in Bixby Knolls this Sunday afternoon for delicious refreshing coffee floats for just $6 each.
2nd Annual Eastside Food Fest
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, October 18
Mack Sennett Studios, Silverlake
Indulge in eats, sips, and treats from numerous restaurants around the heart of Los Angeles this Sunday evening in Silverlake. General admission costs $50 presale or $60 at the door, and starts at 5pm. VIP admission costs $80 presale or $90 at the door, and starts at 4pm. All attendees receive unlimited samples of everything while supplies last. No one under 21 may attend.
6th Annual Long Beach Urban Farm Dinner
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 18
Growing Experience Urban Farm, Long Beach
Enjoy a multi-course farm-to-table dinner this Sunday evening in Long Beach. Admission to this dinner costs $95 per individual, or $720 for a table of eight. The dinner will not provide beverages, but diners may bring their own drinks of choice.