Piñata Protest: Live in Southern California
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 17, The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood http://www.theroxy.com/event/1239929-brujeria-west-hollywood/
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 18, Brick By Brick, Linda Vista, San Diego http://brickbybrick.ticketfly.com/event/1239563-brujeria-special-guests-san-diego/
Piñata Protest will perform shows in Southern California this week. Each show has a different cover charge, so click on a show’s link for details. No one under 21 may enter any of these shows.
4th Annual Pizza Port Golf Tournament
9:00 am – 6:00 pm, October 18
Twin Oaks Golf Course, San Marcos
Play some golf and enjoy food and beer this Tuesday in San Marcos. Registration costs $120 for one person, but costs less per person as you register for teams of more.
North Park’s legendary Tiger!Tiger! celebrates five years in the business this week with specials all week long. See the linked event page above for a schedule of events and specials.
Craft Beer & Ice Cream Pairing
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 18
Mohawk Bend, Echo Park
Stop on by Mohawk Bend this Tuesday night to enjoy some ice cream and beer pairings. Buying ice cream will get you $2 off beer, and vice versa.
Monster Tap Takeover
6:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 19
Naja’s Place, Redondo Beach
Enjoy beers and horror movies this Wednesday night in Redondo Beach. This event has no cover charge – simply show up and pay for food and drinks as you go.
Women’s Beer Forum
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 19
Eagle Rock Brewery, Eagle Rock
$14 gets you a flight of four beers from various breweries. Judging by historical posts about this event, it appears that men may not participate in this.
Face To Face: Live in Santa Ana
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, October 19
The Yost Theater, Santa Ana
Some high-profile punk rock bands will perform this Wednesday night in Santa Ana. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $25.
The Inspired Market – Rancho Cucamonga
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 20
Thomas Winery Plaza, Rancho Cucamonga
This free and all-ages arts & crafts fair takes place on the third Thursdays of each month in Rancho Cucamonga. Swing on by and check out the various vendors here selling accessories, apparel, and more.
2nd Annual EVA Awards at the UN-Gala
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, October 20
Fault Line Park, San Diego
Mix and mingle with the movers and shakers of this community this Thursday evening in San Diego. Tickets cost $25 presale or $35 at the door, and includes appetizers and drinks.
This Thursday evening, Anaheim Brewery will release a new brew. Stop on by and enjoy a cold one or two.
OoToro Omakase Experience
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, October 20
OoToro Sushi, Irvine
This Thursday night, enjoy a 16-course omakase-style dinner for $185 in Irvine.
Narcoleptic Youth will headline a FREE show in Downtown LA this Thursday night. No one under 18 may enter.
RVCA will host their annual warehouse sale this weekend in Irvine. Stop on by and stock up on apparel and accessories.
Del Mar Harvest Festival
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, October 21-23
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.
New Noise Conference & Festival 2016
3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, October 21-22
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, October 23
Multiple venues, Santa Barbara
Over this three-day span, multiple venues will host numerous music acts, as well as a block party on Sunday. Ticket prices vary based on the individual music performance, so check the website for full details regarding the musician, ticket prices, location, age limits, and more.
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 21
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 $75. No one under 21 may attend.
2016 Art Night Pasadena
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 21
Old Town Pasadena, Pasadena
This free festival celebrates local art with art exhibits, live music, entertainment, and more as Pasadena’s local artists open up their studios to the public. For free street parking, check Corson Street.
green2Go’s Fire & Earth Beer Pairing with Mother Earth Brewing
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 21
Enjoy a fresh & healthy beer pairing dinner this Friday night in Brea. Tickets cost $60 per person, but the individual cost goes down the more tickets you purchase (e.g. two tickets cost $115).
35th Annual Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, October 22
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.
3rd Annual Asian Pacific Festival
10:00 am – 10:00 pm, October 22-23
Newport Dunes Waterfront & Resort, Newport Beach
Surround yourself with Asian culture at this event in Newport Beach. All weekend, a fair will take place complete with food, drinks, treats, rides, games, live music, live entertainment, arts & crafts, vendors, and more. Admission varies depending on when you attend, so check the website for pricing details.
11th Annual Pasadena Artwalk
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, October 22
Colorado & El Molino, Pasadena
This free all-ages event highlights Southern California’s aspiring artists looking to make an impact with their creations. Artwork will include paintings, sculptures, watercolors, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, printmaking, and more.
2nd Annual Inland Empire Taco Festival
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, October 22
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.
7th Annual Fall Artisanal LA
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, October 22-23
The Reef, Los Angeles
Find the latest trends in food, drinks, fashion, accessories, and more at this designer fair this weekend. See dozens of artists, chefs, bakers, designers, and more from across the world showcasing their goods and selling their wonderful products. Admission to this all-ages event costs $10 presale or $15 at the door. 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.
Fall 2016 Brewery Art Walk
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, October 22-23
Brewery Art Association, Los Angeles
This FREE semiannual art walk features hundreds of residents artists showcasing their finest work. Guests may even purchase art they like from the artists. Free to park and enter for all ages, the facility even includes an in-house restaurant, so bring your friends and family to look at some great art.
1st Annual Ye Scallywag Festival
11:00 am – 7:00 pm, October 22
Waterfront Park, San Diego
Alcohol, punk rock, and pirates collide in this epic festival taking place this Saturday in San Diego. Co-organized by the founder of OC Brew Ha Ha, this festival will bring together some of the region’s top breweries and wineries, as well as some top names in punk rock and ska. General admission costs $55 and starts at 12pm. Early entry costs $65 and starts at 11am. Admission at the door will cost $10 more, if any tickets remain. All attendees receive unlimited beer or wine tastings while supplies last until 3pm. After 3pm, attendees will have to pay for drinks. The music will last all day until 7pm. Attendees should bring cash for food and drinks after 3pm. No one under 21 may attend.
Redlands’ Hangar 24 Brewery will have Oktoberfest festivities at their tasting room this Saturday. Free to attend for all-ages, they will have the usual Oktoberfest activities, live music, mobile food vendors, and lots of beer.
Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow 2016
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, October 22-23
Huntington State Beach, Huntington Beach
A free and all-ages jet show comes to Huntington Beach this weekend. Practice/rehearsals will take place on Friday, while the actual shows take place on Saturday and Sunday. Bring out your friends and family to enjoy some aerial entertainment. Attendees may purchase reserved seats via the website.
Lagunitas Beer Circus 2016 – Azusa
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, October 22
Lagunitas Brewery, Azusa
A beer fest meets a freak show this Saturday in Azusa. $40 gets you in to this entertaining event with acts not suitable for children, plus your first pint of beer. After your first beer, you will have to buy the rest, so bring plenty of cash for more beer and food. No one under 21 may atttend.
4th Annual San Clemente Oktoberfest
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 22
Vista Hermosa Sports Park, San Clemente
Expect to find all of the typical Oktoberfest festivities here: chicken dancing, German music, stein holding, beer chugging, sausages, pretzels, normal bar beers, and more. Admission to this Oktoberfest celebration costs $15 presale or $20 at the door. No one under 21 may attend.
Monrovia’s Pacific Plate Brewing will have Oktoberfest activities at their tasting room this Saturday. This event has no cover charge – simply show up and pay for beers as you go.
2nd Annual Viva La Vida Santa Ana Dia De Los Muertos Festival
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 22
Santa Ana Train Station, Santa Ana
A free and all-ages cultural event will take place in Santa Ana this Saturday. Come check out the various altars, live entertainment, outfits, food, and more.
Ventura Coast Brewing’s Grand Opening
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm, October 22
Ventura Coast Brewing, Ventura
A new brewery in Ventura will open their doors to the public this Saturday. Stop on by and enjoy a cold one or two.
Beach Goth 2016
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm, October 22-23
Oak Canyon Park, Silverado
A huge all-ages concert takes place in Silverado this weekend with a variety of music genres. Tickets start at $99.
2016 Los Angeles Oktoberfest
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, October 22
MBS Media Campus, Manhattan Beach
The Los Angeles Oktoberfest returns this weekend to Manhattan Beach. Whereas other Oktoberfests charge you to enter then charge you for every beer you consume, LA Oktoberfest functions more like a beer fest. Guests pay $49 for admission to enter at 3pm, which includes a souvenir 1-liter stein and one complimentary beer fill. Each food item and additional beers cost $5 each. For $100, guests receive the VIP treatment – early entry at 1pm and unlimited beer pours. The fest ends at 5pm for all guests. For entertainment, LA Oktoberfest not only features the finest beer maidens serving beer, wine, cocktails, and more, but also live DJ’s, Bavarian dancers, accordionists, a silent auction, stein-holding contests, and more. No one under 21 may attend.
1st Annual Bankers Hill Fall Festival
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, October 22
5th Avenue, Bankers Hill, San Diego
A free and all-ages stroll will take place in Bankers Hill this Saturday afternoon. Visit one of the stops at the north or south end, grab a map, then visit participating locations for free food or drink samples.
5th Annual Rancho BEERnardo Festival
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, October 22
Webb Park, Rancho Bernardo
Rancho Bernardo’s beer festival returns for its fifth year this week. Each day this week leading up to the festival, a nearby restaurant will offer special beer pairing dinners. On Saturday, the tasting event will take place where attendees can sip on beers and wines, enjoy food, live music, and more. Admission costs $40 for one person or $70 for two tickets, and comes with 15 tasting tickets and a souvenir glass. No one under 21 may attend.
San Fernando Fall Harvest Brew Festival
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 22
City of San Fernando Public Parking Lot 3, San Fernando
The San Fernando Valley gets their own fall festival this Saturday evening. The festival area costs nothing to enter, and anyone of any age can enter the festival area, which will have vendors, food, live music, and more. The beer garden costs $36 to enter at 5pm or $46 to enter at 4pm, and includes unlimited beer tasters while supplies last. No one under 21 may enter the beer garden.
Celebrate Halloween early with local punk rock bands this Saturday evening in Long Beach. The cover for this show costs $15. No one under 21 may enter.
OC Roller Derby – The Blocking Dead
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, October 22
The Rinks, Huntington Beach
Watch intense & brutal girl-on-girl action at this roller derby bout this Saturday night in Huntington Beach. Tickets to this roller derby bout cost $15.
Night Nation Run – Los Angeles
6:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 22
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.
13th Annual Sea Fare
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, October 22
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach
This annual food-tasting fundraiser will feature food & drink samples from over 25 local restaurants, live music, a silent auction, an open bar, and more. Tickets to this event cost $125 per person.
The Brass Lamp’s One Year Anniversary Party
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 22
The Brass Lamp, Downtown Long Beach
Long Beach’s own book & wine bar turns a year old this week, and to celebrate, they will have various specials throughout the day, plus live entertainment at night.
Famous punk band Guttermouth will headline a show in Corona this Saturday night. The cover for this show costs $15. No one under 21 may enter.
9:00 pm – 12:00 am, October 22
The Smell, Downtown Los Angeles
Nerd bands take on their favorite punk rock band in this cover band show this Saturday night in Downtown LA. The cover for this show costs $5.
Kirby’s Dream Band @ Til-Two Club
9:00 pm – 2:00 am, October 22
Til-Two Club, City Heights, San Diego
Check out some odd and eccentric bands this Saturday night in San Diego. The cover for this show costs $10. No one under 21 may enter.
Pinup Girl Clothing will host a pinup model meetup this Sunday at Disneyland. In addition to plenty of photo opportunities, expect to find goodie bags, trivia, contests, and more.
26th Annual World Famous Pumpkin Race Festival
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, October 23
Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Get crafty and race pumpkins this Sunday in Manhattan Beach. Take a pumpkin, attach wheels and anything else aerodynamic, and put it to the test against others. Interested participants may register as an individual or as part of a team.
D.R.I. – Live in San Diego
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, October 23
Soda Bar, Normal Heights, San Diego
Legendary punk band D.R.I. currently tours across the country, and that tour will briefly stop by Southern California this weekend. Tickets cost $15 presale or $17 at the door. No one under 21 may enter.