Posts Tagged ‘Adventure’

Sigur Rós: Live in Southern California
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 10, Fox Theater, Pomona
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, April 13-15, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Downtown Los Angeles
http://sigur-ros.co.uk/

Legendary post-rock band Sigur Rós currently tours across the world, and that tour swings through Southern California this week. Ticket prices to these all-ages shows vary by date, so check with the venue for ticket prices.

Thursday: Live at The Wiltern
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, April 11
The Wiltern, Koreatown
http://thursday.net/

Legendary post-hardcore band Thursday makes their triumphant return to SoCal this week. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $30.

Subhumans: Live in Southern California
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 11, The Observatory, North Park, San Diego
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 12, The Observatory, Santa Ana
http://www.citizenfish.com/
http://www.facebook.com/Subhumans-UK-137812882953527/

Legendary punk rock band Subhumans will headline two shows in Southern California this week. Ticket prices to these all-ages shows vary by location, so check with the venue for prices.

2017 San Diego Road Runner Sports Adventure Run
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 13
Road Runner Sports, Kearny Mesa, San Diego
http://www.adventurerun.com/

Participate in a FREE, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with giveaways, raffle prizes, music, and a FREE beer garden. Your Adventure starts when you arrive early to collect your supplies and try cool new products from Adventure Run sponsors for free.When the run starts, hit the road and collect as many raffle tickets from as many checkpoints as possible in 60 minutes, then rush back for a chance to win over $3,000 in raffle prizes.

Orange Coast Magazine’s Best Restaurants Celebration
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, April 13
PIRCH, Costa Mesa
http://www.orangecoast.com/event/orange-coast-magazines-best-restaurants-celebration/

Sample food, treats, drinks, and more from some of Orange County’s top restaurants this Thursday night in Costa Mesa. Admission costs $60 and provides unlimited food and drink samples while supplies last. Guests can park for free here. No one under 21 may attend.

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk (Second Thursdays)
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 13
Downtown Los Angeles
http://downtownartwalk.org/

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.

Road Trip To Hell Burlesque Show
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm, April 13
Harvelle’s, Downtown Long Beach
http://www.dirtylittlesecretsburlesque.com/

Enjoy a sizzling burlesque show this Thursday night in Downtown Long Beach. The cover for this show costs $10. No one under 21 may enter.

Hanadoki Con 2017
11:00 am – 2:00 am, April 14
10:00 am – 2:00 am, April 15
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, April 16
Town & Country Resort, Mission Valley, San Diego
http://www.hanadokicon.org/

Basically, a Japanese pop culture convention. Come see all things anime, manga, and cosplay at this three-day convention taking place this week in San Diego. Registration varies in price, starting at $20.

Easter Spectacular by Anime Academia
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, April 14
Tewinkle Park, Costa Mesa
http://www.facebook.com/events/253061245156113/

Free to attend for all ages, enjoy Easter-themed games, raffles, prizes, treats, and more this Friday afternoon in Costa Mesa.

3rd Annual Ventura County Spring Fair
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, April 14
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, April 15
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, April 16
Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura
http://www.venturacountyfair.org/foundation/springfair/

The Ventura County Fair will open for just a weekend this week. The $6 admission gets you in to the fairgrounds this weekend and includes a coupon good for $5 off admission for the actual fair that will return later this year.

Viernes 13: Live in Riverside
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 14
The Concert Lounge, Riverside
http://www.facebook.com/events/919430071531936/

Get your skanking on at this skacore show in Riverside this Friday night. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $10 presale or $15 at the door.

Tiger Army with T.S.O.L. & Gamblers Mark
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, April 14
The Observatory, North Park, San Diego
http://www.tigerarmy.com/

Legendary psychobilly band Tiger Army currently tours across the world, and that tour swings through Southern California this week and next week. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $30.

Wanderlust 108
7:30 am – 3:30 pm, April 15
NTC Liberty Station, San Diego
http://wanderlust.com/

Join in on this yoga meetup this Saturday at Liberty Station in San Diego. Admission costs $49, and includes entry into a 5k run, yoga, and meditation. Attendees should bring their own yoga mat, plus sunscreen if they want to share.

VRLA Expo 2017
10:00 am – 7:00 pm, April 15
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles
http://www.virtualrealityla.com/

See the latest in virtual reality gadgets at this VR expo at the LA Convention Center this Saturday afternoon. General admission to this all-ages expo costs $40, or $30 for students.

Easter Scrimmage: Bunnies vs. Chicks
10:30 am – 12:30 pm, April 15
Laguna Hills Community Center, Laguna Hills
http://www.southcoastrollerderby.com/

Watch intense & brutal girl-on-girl action at this roller derby bout this Saturday morning in Laguna Hills. Tickets to this roller derby bout cost $10 presale or $15 at the door.

13th Annual Vintage Fashion Show and Tea
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, April 15
Heritage Square Museum, Los Angeles
http://heritagesquare.org/events/calendar/13th-annual-vintage-fashion-show-and-tea

See beautiful costumes and vintage gowns this Saturday in Los Angeles. Following the fashion show, visitors can participate in an afternoon tea buffet, check out the museum, browse the fashion vendors, and more. Presale tickets cost $30 for adults or $15 for children.

First Class Pizza • Woodbury’s 10 Year Anniversary
11:00 am – 10:00 pm, April 15
First Class Pizza • Woodbury, Irvine
http://www.firstclasspizzawoodbury.com/
http://www.facebook.com/events/432670127072103/

Irvine’s First Class Pizza • Woodbury turns ten years old this week, and to celebrate, they will have some rare beers on tap this Saturday, as well as specialty food items for sale. This event has no admission fee – simply show up, and pay as you go.

Zotcade 2017 Gaming Festival
11:00 am – 11:00 pm, April 15-16
UCI Student Center, Irvine
http://www.zotcade.com/

A free and all-ages video games event takes place on the UCI campus this weekend. While free to attend, parking and gaming tournament fees will apply. This event will have a few gaming-related vendors and panels as well.

17th Annual Taste of Hillcrest
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, April 15
5th & Robinson, Hillcrest, San Diego
http://fabuloushillcrest.com/taste-of-hillcrest-2017

Savor the flavors of all the amazing eateries in Hillcrest this Saturday afternoon. Over 40 restaurants will offer delicious samples to guests, while a handful of local breweries will provide beer tasters for guests. Admission costs $30 presale or $35 on the day of the event. Admission includes 50 taster tickets, and each location accepts different amounts of tickets. Guests can move at their own pace, and select which locations to spend their tickets at.

7th Annual Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, April 15
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
http://www.mvcbf.com/

This gourmet food and craft beer festival returns to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego this Saturday. This 21 & up event will feature numerous breweries serving up unlimited samples of their beers, and a handful of local chefs and restaurants serving their delicious creations. VIP admission costs $90 presale or $100 at the gate, comes with a t-shirt, and allows entry at 12pm. General admission costs $60 presale or $65 at the gate, and starts at 1:30pm. With free parking, local bands, and a vast area with plenty of seating, this fest has all grounds covered.

Long Beach Craft Beer & Oyster Festival
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, April 15
Shoreline Aquatic Park, Long Beach
http://chugginbrews.com/

Sample oysters and craft beers this Saturday afternoon in Long Beach down by the water. General admission costs $35 and starts at 1pm, while VIP admission costs $45, starts at 12pm, and includes a mimosa bar. All attendees receive unlimited beer samples until 4pm, and a souvenir cup. Admission does NOT include food – all attendees must still pay for food. No one under 21 may attend.

San Diego Wing Fest 2017
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, April 15
Jolt’n Joes, Downtown San Diego
http://wingfestsandiego.com/ (warning: autoplay)

If you love chicken wings, check out the all-ages Wing Fest in San Diego this Saturday afternoon. General admission costs $30 presale or $40 at the door and starts at 3pm. VIP admission costs $50 and starts at 2pm. Admission includes unlimited food samples while supplies last, but does not include drinks – attendees must pay for drinks. Participation in a wing-eating contest costs $35 to register.

Night Nation Run – San Diego
6:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 15
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
http://nightnationrun.com/san-diego/

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.

2017 Long Beach Onesie Pub Crawl
6:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 15
Clancy’s, Downtown Long Beach
http://vipcaliforniaevents.com/

Drunk people in tacky onesies get schwifty with each other this Saturday night in Downtown Long Beach. $10 gets you a wristband good for participating venues, where you will receive specials on drinks all night. Participants must find their own way to get from venue to venue. No one under 21 may attend.

DC Fallout: Live in Fullerton
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, April 15
Slide Bar, Downtown Fullerton
http://www.facebook.com/events/1417067521677788/

Rock out to a FREE show this Saturday night in Downtown Fullerton. No one under 21 may enter.

Easter
April 16
Worldwide

Happy Easter! Spend today with loved ones~

When people visit California for either the first time or a short duration, they often want to see as many of the local sights as possible. Southern California has a plethora of unique locations for people to discover that may invoke feelings of awe and inspiration. Such common tourist spots include the Disneyland Resort, the Santa Monica Pier, the Queen Mary, Catalina Island, Hollywood, and much more. However, these represent the more impacted popular locations that thousands of people visit daily. What about the hidden spots that only true locals know about? How would out-of-town visitors discover the true hidden gems of Southern California? For that, they have to turn to the locals that grew up here in Southern California that had the time growing up to seek out these hidden gems. For this post, we turn out attention to San Pedro, the city at the southern tip of the city of Los Angeles.

San Pedro has gone through significant change over the past decade. They started as a small beach community, but turned into a working-class suburb with the inception of the Port of Los Angeles. Today, San Pedro has many maritime places to visit along the water’s edge, where most travelers often spend their time as opposed to the inner city centered on Gaffey Street. While San Pedro has all of these tourist places, San Pedro also houses many other sights that visitors tend to overlook. With their close proximity to the water, it comes with no surprise that San Pedro bears much for those interested in Marine Biology. Thankfully, San Pedro possesses a few inexpensive ways for visitors to explore and learn more about marine life.

Close to the southern end of San Pedro lies the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Unlike other popular aquariums in the greater Los Angeles area that require a hefty admission fee to enter, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium only asks for a $5 donation when you enter. While not as large as the other more-populated aquariums, this aquarium never has the crowds that those other aquariums do, so you can enjoy nature more peacefully. This aquarium also hosts the famous Grunion Run for those who want to experience a natural phenomenon.

If visiting during low tide, check out the Point Fermin Tide Pools nearby to see the marine life in real time. To get there, head due south from the aquarium, keeping an eye out for a sign and a gated walkway that leads out towards the rocky slope on the right side. After scaling a bit of rough terrain, you will have arrived at the tide pools. Basically, during high tide, the ocean completely engulfs this area, allowing all marine life to access this area. However, when the tide descends, access to the ocean cuts off, creating small tide pools of leftover water that act as safe havens for smaller creatures until the tide returns. During low tide, visitors often travel here to search for the small critters, which range from small fish to crustaceans to mollusks to anemones to abalones and more. It goes without saying to explore this area with durable shoes on because of the jagged rocks/shells and the anemones that perch on many of the rocks.

While San Pedro has lots of discover besides the typical tourist attractions, lots of other places have hidden gems like this that many do not know about. Get with locals to have them explain to you about things to see or check out locally that most often overlook.

When people visit California for either the first time or a short duration, they often want to see as many of the local sights as possible. Southern California has a plethora of unique locations for people to discover that may invoke feelings of awe and inspiration. Such common tourist spots include the Disneyland Resort, the Santa Monica Pier, the Queen Mary, Catalina Island, Hollywood, and much more. However, these represent the more impacted popular locations that thousands of people visit daily. What about the hidden spots that only true locals know about? How would out-of-town visitors discover the true hidden gems of Southern California? For that, they have to turn to the locals that grew up here in Southern California that had the time growing up to seek out these hidden gems. For this post, we turn out attention to San Pedro, the city at the southern tip of the city of Los Angeles.

San Pedro has gone through significant change over the past decade. They started as a small beach community, but turned into a working-class suburb with the inception of the Port of Los Angeles. Today, San Pedro has many maritime places to visit along the water’s edge, where most travelers often spend their time as opposed to the inner city centered on Gaffey Street. While San Pedro has all of these tourist places, San Pedro also houses many other sights that visitors tend to overlook. To find these spots, head to the southern-most tip of San Pedro.

Down at the edge of San Pedro lies a mostly residential community that hides many hidden gems that visitors would love to find. If you take Pacific Avenue all the way south, you will encounter a fence at the end. Little do many know that this marks one of the few entry points to the hidden gem known as Sunken City. In the early 20th century, this used to sit level with the street just before it, holding houses at the water’s edge. The engineers did not account for the ocean wearing away at the foundation, and a landslide eventually occurred, taking down roads, pipes, and houses. Today, Sunken City represents a colossal engineering oversight that has turned into a haven for locals to come hang out in. The government has fenced this area off due to the dangerous condition of the land here, so entering the Sunken City means trespassing. However, this has not stopped people from continuously entering the Sunken City to hang out in.

As mentioned above, the fence at the end of Pacific Avenue represents one of the entrances to Sunken City, provided an individual has the athletic capability to climb and jump over the fence. As for the most commonly used entrance, head west to Gaffey Street, then turn left into Point Fermin Park. At the end of the road lies Walker’s Café and a fence that blocks off entry to the Sunken City area. Smaller individuals may locate recesses under the fence to slide under. For everyone else, trace the fence all the way to the right towards the sea, and climb over the concrete barrier as well. The fence will angle downwards with the rocky cliff, but ends rather soon. At this end, most individuals can use the recesses under the fence to slide to the other side. Larger individuals will have to completely scale around the fence. Passing the fence represents the most difficult part of the Sunken City hike, so once you pass the fence, you can relax for a bit! Once at the main landslide area, you will discover the ruins of the city that once existed, now covered with graffiti and likely with a bunch of people hanging out down there. Descend the cliff to check out the area, and relax down here and enjoy the view.

If you do not feel like trespassing, check out the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium nearby. This aquarium only costs $5 to enter, and never has the crowds that the Aquarium of the Pacific does, so you can enjoy nature more peacefully. This aquarium also hosts the famous Grunion Run for those who want to experience a natural phenomenon. If visiting during low tide, check out the Tide Pools nearby to see the marine life in real time.

Those interested in history will want to head up Gaffey Street a bit to locate the Korean Bell of Friendship. While you cannot actually ring or touch the bell, it makes for a neat landmark to visit. The surrounding area that now resembles a park hides an old WW2 bunker, as well as old turret stations. Walk around this area, and you will see remnants of war around. Head just a bit north of here to locate the Fort MacArthur Museum, complete with more war artifacts and bunkers.

While San Pedro has lots of discover besides the typical tourist attractions, lots of other places have hidden gems like this that many do not know about. Get with locals to have them explain to you about things to see or check out locally that most often overlook.

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk (Second Thursdays)
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, January 10
Downtown Los Angeles
http://downtownartwalk.org/

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 does not exist in Downtown LA, although some meters only operate until 8pm. First-time visitors should attend with someone who has gone here before.

Cheap Sex, Lower Class Brats, The Scarred, and Media Blitz @ The Observatory
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, January 11
The Observatory, Santa Ana
http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/cheap-sex

Come rock out to some classic punk rock. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $15.

Los Angeles Half Marathon & 5K
7:00 am – 11:00 am, January 12
Venice Boardwalk, Venice
http://www.131marathon.com/losangeles/

If you made a New Year’s resolution to get fit, enter yourself into this half marathon or 5K in Los Angeles County. The half marathon costs $105, while the 5K costs $35 to enter.

Southern California Half Marathon & 5K
8:00 am – 11:00 am, January 12
Woodbridge, Irvine
http://www.schalfmarathon.com/

Same as above, except for Orange County. The half marathon costs $65, while the 5K costs $45 to enter. Act quick, because registration closes this Wednesday night!

Into The Wild – Black Star Canyon
8:00 am – 11:00 am, January 12
Black Star Canyon, Silverado, Irvine
http://www.intothewildoctrailrun.com/

Seeking a challenging run through the wilderness? Check out Into The Wild, a 9.2k course running through trails of rocks, dirt, and more uneven ground. Registration costs $40 presale, and $45 on the day of the race.

Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, January 12-13
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach
http://www.adventureexpo.com/Default.aspx?id=d7f275b9-8ec5-49ca-bc7b-f1dd73513ed1

Interested in traveling and getting out to explore? Find all the information and resources you need and more this weekend at the Travel & Adventure Show. Presale admission costs $10 for one day, or $15 for both days.

The American Wake @ Auld Dubliner
9:30 pm – 1:30 am, January 12
Auld Dubliner, Long Beach
http://www.facebook.com/events/456231631105228/

Come see local Irish rock band The American Wake play for free this Saturday night at The Auld Dubliner at Downtown Long Beach. No one under 21 may enter.