Free Punk Show in Riverside
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, December 14
Inkonsiderate Boardshop, Riverside
Enjoy a FREE and all-ages local punk show tonight in Riverside.
Poison Idea: Live in Southern California
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, December 15, The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim http://www.facebook.com/events/502539276582171/
8:30 pm – 1:30 am, December 16, Soda Bar, Normal Heights, San Diego http://www.sodabarmusic.com/calendar.php?event_id=2678
9:00 pm – 2:00 am, December 17, Alex’s Bar, Long Beach http://www.alexsbar.com/event/969067-poison-idea-long-beach/
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, December 18, The Garage, Ventura http://www.facebook.com/events/957754764270678/
Portland’s own Poison Idea will headline a handful of shows this week in Southern California. The cover for these shows vary by location, so click on a show’s link for prices. No one under 21 may enter any of these shows.
107th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, December 16-20
Balboa Island, Newport Beach
Enjoy a free and all-ages Christmas boat parade around Balboa Island this week.
Many shops on 4th Street in Long Beach will have sales or specials this Thursday. Check the Facebook event page linked above for a full list of what to expect on 4th Street this Thursday.
Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach will have a special bottle release this Thursday night from Allagash, as well as a handful of other Allagash beers on tap. No reservations or admission required – simply show up and enjoy a cold one.
Beachwood BBQ 9th Anniversary Celebration
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, December 17-19
Beachwood BBQ, Seal Beach
Beachwood BBQ celebrates their ninth year in Seal Beach this week, and to commemorate, Beachwood Brewing releases Nine this week in bottles and at both locations on tap. When you visit either location, expect to find a plethora of seasonal beers on tap, plus an exciting menu full of exclusive items only found during this celebration.
This Thursday night, Phantom Carriage Brewery in Carson will have an ugly sweater party, release a new barrel-aged beer, and show a 1984 slasher film. No admission required – simply show up and enjoy the night.
Don your ugly Christmas sweater to Artifex Brewing in San Clemente this Friday night. The top three sweaters will receive a prize. This event has no admission fee or cover charge. No purchase necessary.
The Music Center Holiday Sing-Along
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, December 18
The Music Center, Downtown Los Angeles
At this free and all-ages event, visitors will get to sing holiday songs with many other people. The music center will provide lyrics sheets.
Save The Swim Team – Holiday Shows
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, December 18, Beatnik Bandito, Santa Ana http://www.facebook.com/events/844181019028037/
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, December 19, Bridgetown DIY, La Puente http://www.facebook.com/events/1480046275632977/
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, December 20, Ché Café Collective, La Jolla http://www.facebook.com/events/1650507011832983/
Ska-reamo band Save The Swim Team reunites for a series of Southern California shows this weekend. The cover charge for these all-ages shows vary by location, so click on a show’s link for prices.
Lightsaber Battle 2015
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, December 18, Pershing Square, Downtown Los Angeles
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, December 19, Waterfront Park, San Diego
To celebrate the new Star Wars movie coming out this week, Southern California will see two all-ages flash mobs involving lightsaber battles. Bring your own lightsaber, or order one from the organizers for $10 presale or $15 at the event. The event spaces will have food trucks, a temporary bar, and live DJ’s to take care of guests.
Retox and ACxDC Record Release Show
8:00 pm – 1:30 am, December 18
Characters Sports Bar, Pomona
Rock out to some local bands this Friday night in Pomona. The cover for this show costs $10. No one under 21 may enter. Guests can find plenty of free street parking in the area, and can avoid paying to park in the adjacent lot.
Punk Rock Christmas Party & Toy Drive for Toys For Tots
8:00 pm – 2:00 am, December 18
Viper Room, West Hollywood
A handful of great punk rock bands will perform this Friday night in West Hollywood. Tickets to this show cost $12 presale or $15 at the door. Bring an unwrapped toy for special prizes and drink specials. No one under 21 may enter.
Let it Snow at the North Pole
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, December 19
Houghton Park, North Long Beach
At this free and all-ages event, visitors will find Santa Claus, toys, cookies, snow, and other forms of entertainment.
Fans of Japanese pop culture will not want to miss this free and all-ages event in Little Tokyo this Saturday afternoon. Activities include cosplaying, a gift exchange, speed dating, and photographs around the Christmas tree.
To celebrate the release of the new Star Wars film, Helm’s Brewing will air the original trilogy, host raffles for various merchandise, and release a new line of beers based on the Star Wars universe. This event has no cover charge – simply show up, pound a cold one, and enjoy the movies.
Taste ten exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines, along with specialty hors d’oeuvres pairings. Admission costs $65 presale or $75 at the door.
Timeless Pints Holiday Party
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm, December 19
Timeless Pints, Lakewood
Ring in the holidays with craft beer, ugly sweaters, live music, food, and more this Saturday at Timeless Pints in Lakewood, free to attend.
Toys For Tots OC Punk Show
6:00 pm – 1:00 am, December 19
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Lots of great local punk bands will perform at the Doll Hut in Anaheim this Saturday night. The cover for this show costs $10 or an unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more. No one under 21 may enter.
The Vandals 20th Annual Christmas Formal
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, December 19
House of Blues, Anaheim
The Vandals headline their annual all-ages Christmas show at the House of Blues in Anaheim this Saturday night. Tickets cost $20. Guests can park for free for up to five hours, so plan your arrival accordingly.
Chaos For X-Mas
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, December 19
Old Towne Pub, Pasadena
Rock out to some great punk rock this Saturday night in Pasadena. The cover for this show costs $6. No one under 21 may enter.
Victory At Sea Day 2015
9:00 am – 9:00 pm, December 20
All Ballast Point locations, San Diego
Ballast Point releases their coveted porter, Victory At Sea, this Sunday to the public. At each of their locations throughout San Diego County, Ballast Point will have Victory At Sea for you to taste. Admission to each location will cost $30 and comes with five 4oz tasters, a souvenir glass, and a bomber of their limited edition coffee-only Victory At Sea. In addition, nearly every other beer bar and restaurant across the nation will have Victory At Sea specials, so check in with your favorite craft beer establishment if you cannot make it down to San Diego this Sunday.
44th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, December 20
San Diego Bay, San Diego/Coronado
Enjoy a free Christmas boat parade along San Diego Bay this Sunday evening.