Matamoska: Live in Fullerton
8:00 pm – 11:30 pm, December 13
Slide Bar, Fullerton
Get your skanking on at this FREE skacore show this Tuesday night in Downtown Fullerton. No one under 21 may enter.
The Freeze: Live in Southern California
December 14, The Hood Bar & Pizza, Palm Desert
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, December 15, Alex’s Bar, Long Beach http://www.alexsbar.com/event/1357907-freeze-long-beach/
6:00 pm – 1:00 am, December 16, The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim http://www.facebook.com/events/336209220056027/
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, December 18, Brick By Brick, San Diego http://brickbybrick.ticketfly.com/event/1334027-freeze-fang-special-guests-san-diego/
The Freeze will headline a bunch of shows in Southern California this week. Each show has its own price and age limit, so click on a show’s link for details.
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, December 16
1:00 pm – 9:00 pm, December 17
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, December 18
Los Angeles Convention Center, Downtown Los Angeles
Adult entertainment fans will not want to miss AdultCon this weekend. This expo allows guests to purchase adult entertainment paraphernalia, meet & take photos with porn stars, browse accessories, and more. For an 18 & over event, these types of expos rarely contain live nudity, as all the talent cover up their private parts in some way. For those not totally into the porn industry, AdultCon also features vendors and speakers geared towards couples and sexuality, as to not make this an event that only men would attend. General admission costs $40 and includes a $5 token that guests can redeem at vendors or to take a photo with a model/star. For just $10 more, upgrade to VIP to gain admission to both days plus some extra perks, listed on the website. Parking costs $20 per vehicle, so find a way to carpool to alleviate that cost.
Holiday Luminaria Stroll
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, December 16-17
Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton
Stroll through the arboretum with pretty lights along the paths this weekend. Admission costs $15.
The Music Center Holiday Sing-Along
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, December 16
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.
Enjoy a formal evening of dinner, drinks, dancing, and more. Tickets to this upscale event cost $80. No one under 18 may attend.
Glow Sword Battle 2016
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, December 16, Pershing Square, Downtown Los Angeles
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, December 17, Balboa Water Fountain, 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.
The Yoga Expo – Los Angeles
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, December 17
Los Angeles Convention Center, Downtown Los Angeles
This Saturday in Downtown Los Angeles, check out all things yoga with demos, vendors, seminars, products, activities, workshops, and more. This all-ages event costs $35 to attend, and provides full access to all workshops, programs, and the show floor.
This Saturday, Carson’s Phantom Carriage Brewery will have 25 different seasonal beers available for you to try. This event has no cover charge – simply show up, and pay for beers as you go.
Taste ten exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines, along with specialty hors d’oeuvres pairings. Admission costs $85 presale or $95 at the door.
Like Santa Claus, Hangar 24’s bourbon barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout, Pugachev’s Cobra, makes its annual return this month. Starting this Saturday at their tasting room at the brewery in Redlands, beer lovers can obtain Pugachev’s Cobra on draft and/or in bottles to take home. In addition, Hangar 24 will serve plenty of other barrel-aged beers on this day to commemorate the release of this year’s Pugachev’s Cobra.
SLO Holiday Beer & Wine Festival
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, December 17
San Luis Obispo Veterans Building, San Luis Obispo
A beer & wine tasting event will take place in San Luis Obispo this Saturday evening. Admission costs $40 and includes unlimited food and drink samples while supplies last. No one under 21 may attend.
3rd Annual Timeless Pints Holiday Party
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, December 17
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.
70th Annual Naples Island Holiday Boat Parade
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, December 17
Naples Island Canals, Long Beach
This annual holiday boat parade returns to the canals in & around Naples Island this Saturday evening. Completely free to attend, immediate streets along the parade route begin closing to traffic at 5pm. Spectators get to see dozens of boats decorated with Christmas lights and props as they sail through the parade route. Large boats start at 6pm and sail entirely south of 2nd Street, while small boats start at 6:45pm and begin at Marine Stadium before following a route similar to the large boats.
Reel Big Fish @ The Yost Theater
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, December 17
The Yost Theater, Santa Ana
Reel Big Fish’s final show of 2016 will take place in Downtown Santa Ana this Saturday night. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $20.
Punk rock band Pulley will headline a show in Laguna Niguel this Saturday night. The cover for this show costs $12. No one under 21 may enter.
Punk Rock Toys For Tots Christmas Party & Toy Drive
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, December 17
Viper Room, West Hollywood
A handful of great punk rock bands will perform this Saturday night in West Hollywood. Tickets to this show cost $10 presale or $13 at the door. Bring an unwrapped toy for special prizes and drink specials. No one under 21 may enter.
Victory At Sea Day 2016
9:00 am – 9:00 pm, December 18
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.
O’Shea Brewing Company’s 25th Anniversary
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, December 18
O’Shea Brewing Company, Laguna Niguel
Laguna Niguel’s O’Shea Brewing Company turns 25 years old this week, and they will celebrate it this Sunday with special release beers, brewing, food, and more. This event has no admission fee – simply show up, and pay as you go.
Muckenthaler Holiday Festival
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, December 18
Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton
Enjoy a free and all-ages holidays event this Sunday afternoon in Fullerton with live entertainment, dancing, arts & crafts, activities, games, food, drinks, and more.
45th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, December 18
San Diego Bay, San Diego/Coronado
Enjoy a free Christmas boat parade along San Diego Bay this Sunday evening.