Orange’s LinX will tap a bunch of beers from Latitude 33 this Thursday night. Stop on by and enjoy a cold one or two.
Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk (Second Thursdays)
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, February 9
Downtown Los Angeles
This free monthly event takes place over many blocks in Downtown Los Angeles. Many galleries will open late, and some parking lots will contain more art, vendors, food trucks, entertainment, and more. Unless you know business owners, free parking barely exists in Downtown LA, although some meters only operate until 8pm. First-time visitors should attend with someone who has gone here prior.
The Bombpops: Record Release Shows
9:00 pm – 1:00 am, February 9, The Tower Bar, City Heights, San Diego
9:00 pm – 1:00 am, February 10, The Redwood Bar, Downtown Los Angeles
9:00 pm – 1:00 am, February 11, The Garage, Ventura
The Bombpops have a new record out this week, and they will celebrate with a handful of west coast shows. Each show has its own ticket price, so refer to the website for details. No one under 21 may enter any of these shows.
Every year, El Segundo Brewing releases a series of limited-release beers around this time. Stop on by their tasting room this Friday to taste what they have out this year.
Enjoy some beer and pastry pairings this Friday night in Covina. Everything comes at cost, so make sure you have cash or cards to pay with.
The Aggrolites: Live in Southern California
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, February 10
Alex’s Bar, Long Beach
The Aggrolites have a bunch of shows in Southern California coming up in the next few months, including this weekend. Ticket prices and age limits vary with each show, so click on a show’s link for details.
39th Annual LA Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K Run
7:30 am – 4:00 pm, February 11
6:00 am – 12:00 pm, February 12
Chinatown, Los Angeles
Start off the new (Chinese) year right with this 5/10K Run/Bike race this weekend in Chinatown. The bike race takes place on Saturday, while the run takes place on Sunday. Registration prices range from $45 to $55. Various festivities will also take place in the Chinatown Central Plaza for most of the day.
30th Annual Vintage Fashion Expo
9:00 am – 6:00 pm, February 11
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Ferbuary 12
The Reef, South Central Los Angeles
Find all the latest trends in vintage fashion this weekend at The Reef 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.
2017 Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, February 11-12
Del Mar Fairgrounds Wyland Center, Del Mar
Find all things gluten-free and allergen-friendly at this expo in San Diego County this weekend. Adult admission costs $15 for one day or $25 for both. Children’s admission costs $5 for one day or $7 for both. Parking costs $13 per vehicle. Admission grants access to the entire expo floor, full of vendors, seminars, free goodies, and more.
26th Annual Alhambra Lunar New Year Celebration
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, February 11
Valley Blvd & Garfield Ave, Alhambra
“Corporate America utilizes this venue to reach out to the Asian communities.” Meh. If you feel like checking out more Lunar New Year festivals, this free one will occur this Saturday afternoon on the street in Alhambra, blocking off traffic.
35th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, February 11-2
San Diego Chinese Center, Downtown San Diego
Free and open to all ages, this family-friendly event will include lion dance performances, acrobatics, martial arts demos, live music, drumming, dancing, and more. Over 50 booths will sell merchandise and food, while some will feature crafts for families.
SoCal Hello Kitty fans will not want to miss this rare opportunity to experience the Hello Kitty Cafe. This weekend, visitors will enjoy macarons, minicakes, and other Hello Kitty treats not found anywhere else.
Golden Years Vintage Market
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, February 11
2nd Street Promenade, Downtown Santa Ana
A vintage clothing and vinyl records market will take place in Downtown Santa Ana this Saturday afternoon. Free to attend for all ages, visitors will encounter dozens of vendors selling lots of local goods and gifts.
Cupid’s Undie Run
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, February 11, The Victorian, Santa Monica http://www.cupidsundierun.com/city/los-angeles/
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, February 11, The Loma Club at Liberty Station, San Diego http://www.cupidsundierun.com/city/san-diego/
Enjoy Valentine’s Day by running about a mile in your skivvies at this fun run in West Hollywood. Registration for this run costs $55 per participant, and anyone interested can also register as a team. For full rules and regulations, please see the official website linked above. No one under 21 may participate.
8th Annual Brewbies Fest
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, February 11
Bagby Beer Company, Oceanside
If you could not tell from the event name, this craft beer festival supports breast cancer research. Enjoy craft beer tastings from a multitude of breweries from across the nation during this four-hour tasting gala. General admission costs $45 presale or $60 at the door, and starts at 1pm. VIP admission costs $65 and starts at 12pm. All attendees receive a souvenir glass, souvenir bracelet, and unlimited beer tasters while supplies last. Absolutely no one under the age of 21 may enter.
Tater Tots & Beer Festival
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, February 11
North Park, Riverside
Snack on tater tots and craft beers this Saturday in Riverside. General admission costs $35 while VIP admission costs $75 and provides access to a VIP area. All attendees receive unlimited food samples while supplies last, and a beer stamp card good for one beer from each participating brewery. No one under 21 may attend.
Artists Corner: One Love-One heART
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, February 11
The Daily Brew Coffee Bar, Montebello
A free and all-ages art exhibit will take place in Montebello this Saturday evening.
Art Crawl Experience
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, February 11
Center Street Promenade, Downtown Anaheim
Downtown Anaheim will see a variety of activities and exhibits this Saturday night. Visitors can expect to find tons of art exhibits, live music, food, food trucks, drinks, yoga, dance, and more. Visitors may park for free in the parking structure located at S Clementine Street and W Oak Street.
Hardcore Punk Night in Fullerton
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, February 11
Programme HQ, Fullerton
Release some inner aggression at this local hardcore punk show this Saturday night in Fullerton. The cover for this all-ages show costs $5.
The Dickies: Live in Laguna Niguel
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, February 11
The Karman Bar, Laguna Niguel
Legendary punk rock band The Dickies will headline a small show in Laguna Niguel this Saturday night. Tickets to this show cost $12 presale or $15 at the door. No one under 21 may enter.
Narcoleptic Youth & Naked Aggression @ The World Famous Doll Hut
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, February 11
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Locally famous punk rock bands perform this Saturday night in Anaheim. The cover for this show costs $10. No one under 21 may enter.
13th Annual Bulldog Beauty Contest
9:30 am – 3:00 pm, February 12
Marine Stadium Park (north end), Long Beach
Surround yourself with cuteness this Sunday morning at the Bulldog Beauty Contest in Long Beach. Completely free to attend for all ages, guests will see over 500 bulldogs in attendance, as many will strut their little legs on the red carpet runway. Each entry can win from any of 19 contests, some of which will cater to other dog breeds. Guests wanting seats at the runway will have to pay $5, while anyone wanting to enter their dog must pay $10 per entry.
KSPC CD & Record Expo
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, February 12
Smith Campus Center Ballroom, Claremont
For $2 admission and free parking, enter a room full of music albums available for purchase. Interact with dozens of vendors selling all sorts of music, new and old.
Authority Zero: Winter 2017 US Tour
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, February 12
Brick By Brick, Linda Vista, San Diego
Famous punk rock band Authority Zero currently tours across the nation, and that tour will swing through Southern California at the end of this week. Tickets to this show cost $15 presale or $18 at the door. No one under 21 may enter.