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.
Beachwood BBQ: Bottles Releases
11:30 am – 10:00 pm, October 20 & 24
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Seal Beach & Long Beach
Beachwood Brewing has TWO beers to release in bottles this week at both their Seal Beach and Long Beach locations. On Tuesday, get some Melrose IPA. On Saturday, get your hands on Sadie Barrel-Aged Dark Ale. You can enjoy either beer directly fresh from tap or take it home in bottles.
3rd Annual Pizza Port Golf Tournament
8:00 am – 6:00 pm, October 20
Twin Oaks Golf Course, San Marcos
Play some golf and enjoy food and beer this Tuesday in San Marcos. Registration costs $120, and goes down for joining teams of three or four.
D.R.I. SoCal Takeover
Ventura, Santa Ana, San Diego, Corona, Baldwin Park, San Bernardino
Punk band D.R.I. embarks on a Southern California tour this week, complete with SIX shows back to back, with more shows next week. Check the website for a full list of shows.
Back to the Future Day @ Smog City Brewing
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 21
Smog City Brewing, Torrance
Smog City will celebrate “the future” with a special brew release this Wednesday night. They will also show the movie trilogy in the tasting room all night. Anyone wearing a Back to the Future shirt will receive $1 off beers.
Bottle Share @ The Rookery
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 21
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.
Ballast Point Night @ Far Bar
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 21
Far Bar, Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles
Far Bar will stock their taps with Ballast Point brews this Wednesday night. They will also have Ballast Point spirits on hand to make cocktails with, plus some food specials. No cover charge required – simply show up, and enjoy the evening.
Acoustic Ales @ Select Beer Store
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 22
Select Beer Store, Redondo Beach
Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach will stock their taps with beers from Acoustic Ales this Thursday evening. No admission required – simply show up and enjoy a cold one.
Del Mar Harvest Festival
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, October 23-25
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
Shop thousands of handmade American arts & crafts in hundreds of booths over the weekend. Find beautiful jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, hand-turned wood, ceramics, and more. Admission costs $9 for Adults, $7 for Seniors, $4 for Youth, and 12 & under get in free.
Red Wine Barrel Aged Tart Saison
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 23
Valiant Brewing, Orange
Valiant Brewing will release a special barrel-aged saison this Friday evening in their tasting room. No reservations required – simply show up, and sip away.
AnARTchy – The Art of Punk: Opening Night
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 23
Rainwater Gallery, Huntington Beach
A special punk-themed art gallery will open for a month starting this Friday with an opening night reception, free to attend for all ages.
7th Annual Long Beach Zombie Walk Music & Arts Festival
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, October 23
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm, October 24
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 25
Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach
This zombie festival takes place over the spacious greens of Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach this weekend. 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.
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, October 23
Doubletree by Hilton, Claremont
Enjoy wine samples from San Antonio Winery paired with hors d’oeuvres in Claremont this Friday night. Attendees may also bring their pets to enter into the pet costume contest. Admission costs $40 presale or $45 at the door. No one under 21 may attend.
LBMA After Dark
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 23
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach
Occurring semiannually, this nighttime gathering brings art, music, live entertainment, and tray-passed appetizers together for a night of mixing and mingling. Admission to this all-ages art exhibit costs $10.
Agent Orange @ The Whisky A Go Go
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 23
The Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood
Legendary surf punk band Agent Orange will headline a show at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood this Friday night. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $15.
34th Annual Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, October 24
Claremont Village, Claremont
At this free and all-ages event, thousands of visitors will get to check out arts & crafts from dozens of local artists, makers, and craftsmen. Visitors will also find merchandise, vendors, food, drinks, live music, arts & crafts, and more.
Riverside Rockabilly: Rhythm And Rods #2
10:00 am – 2:00 am, October 24
Boondocks Pub & Grill, Corona
An all-day car show and music festival comes to Corona this Saturday. Admission costs $15 presale or $20 at the gate. No one under 21 may attend after 9pm.
SoCal Corgi Beach Day
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, October 24
Huntington Dog Beach, Huntington Beach
Corgi lovers and Corgi owners unite this Saturday afternoon for a dog day at the beach, free to attend and for all ages. Share your love of this wonderful breed by showing off your adorable companion or by showing love for someone else’s adorable companion.
1st Annual Inland Empire Taco Festival
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, October 24
White Park, Riverside
Party it up in Riverside this Saturday with tacos, drinks, music, entertainment, and more. Admission costs $12 for adults or $5 for children, but does not include food or drinks, so bring plenty of cash to this event.
91st Annual Anaheim Fall Festival
11:00 am – 7:00 pm, October 24
Farmers Park, Anaheim
At this FREE and all-ages festival, find games, arts & crafts, food, drinks, live entertainment, costume contests, a petting zoo, a parade, and more.
Afternoon of Sours
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, October 24
The BrewHouse, San Juan Capistrano
Enjoy and explore sour beers this Saturday afternoon at The BrewHouse in San Juan Capistrano. The organizers have not divulged any information yet, but if they add anything, I will update this entry.
7th Annual Hoptoberfest
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, October 24
38 Degrees Ale House, Alhambra
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.
7th Annual Hoptoberfest
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 24
Pizza Port, San Clemente
Drink beers and feel merry at Pizza Port in San Clemente this Saturday. Admission costs $30 and comes with eight 4oz beer tasters, and attendees can purchase additional beer tasters for $1 each. Attendees can purchase food from the restaurant throughout the day.
16th Annual Dia De Los Muertos
12:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 24
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood
Celebrate this cultural holiday at this all-ages festival this Saturday in Hollywood. Attendees will find arts & crafts, art exhibits, costume contests, music, live entertainment, food, drinks, and more. General admission costs $20 per person.
Belching Beaver’s 3rd Anniversary Great Lei Luau
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, October 24
Belching Beaver Brewery, Vista
Belching Beaver Brewery turns three years old this weekend, and to celebrate, they will hold a luau at their facility in Vista this Saturday afternoon. Admission costs $25 presale or $30 at the door, and grants attendees four 10oz beer pours, a raffle ticket, and a 13oz anniversary glass. Expect a Hawaiian-themed celebration with live music, food, chocolate pairings, Hawaiian clothing, and more.
Three Weav3rs Brewing 1st Year Anniversary
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, October 24
Three Weav3rs Brewing, Inglewood
Three Weav3rs Brewing in Inglewood turns a year old this weekend, and to celebrate, they will have plenty of festivities at their tasting room this Saturday afternoon. Attendees will find over a dozen different brews, plus food vendors, games, music, and more. General admission costs $25, starts at 2pm, and includes five 5oz beer tasters. VIP admission costs $40, starts at 1pm, and includes access to exclusive brews.
The Pie Bar Mash Up
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 24
Long Beach Creamery, Long Beach
The Pie Bar will brings some of their delicious pies to Long Beach Creamery this Saturday evening to serve up some pies a la mode. Each serving will cost $6.
San Diego Beer & Music Festival
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 24
NTC Liberty Station, San Diego
Not directly affiliated with San Diego Beer Week, this beer & music festival will take this Saturday at NTC Liberty Station. Attendees will find over a hundred different types of beer, live music, food trucks, and other forms of entertainment. General admission costs $35 presale or $40 at the door, and starts at 7pm. VIP admission costs $50 or $60 at the door, and starts at 6pm. All attendees receive unlimited beer tasters, regardless of admission type. No one under 21 may attend.
Night Nation Run – Los Angeles
6:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 24
StubHub Center, Carson
People always seem to want to find any way possible to make running less boring. Introducing Night Nation Run, a glow run that now involves EDM. Run a course complete with lights, glow sticks, lasers, EDM, and more. Registration costs $30 presale or $60 once presale registration runs out, and includes a t-shirt, a glow necklace, a goodie bag, and access to the after-party with more EDM.
Robot Chicken 10th Anniversary Art Show
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, October 24
iam8bit, Echo Park
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Robot Chicken, iam8bit will have a Robot Chicken art exhibit this Saturday night at their exhibit hall in Echo Park, free to attend for all ages.
Green Jellÿ @ The World Famous Doll Hut
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, October 24
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Get your weekly dose of punk rock at the Doll Hut in Anaheim this Saturday night with Green Jellÿ. No one under 21 may enter.
Surf City 10-Mile, 10k, and 5k
6:30 am – 12:00 pm, October 25
Hilton Waterfront Resort, Huntington Beach
This Sunday morning in Huntington Beach, thousands will participate in various physical challenges, including a 10-mile run, a 10K, a 5K, and more. In addition, a costume contest aims to mix things up on the sand.
Spooktacular Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K
7:00 am – 11:00 pm, October 25
Hospitality Point Park, San Diego
Enjoy a costumed fun run this Sunday in San Diego. 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.
18th Annual Trick or Treat Festival + 16th Annual Halloween Hearse Show
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, October 25
Orange County Market Place, Costa Mesa
Two Halloween-themed events will take place at the Orange County Market Place this Sunday afternoon. Join in on a Trick or Treat festival for the kids that celebrate all things Halloween. Adults can check out the Hearse Show, a ghastly show sure to give you chills.