Game of Thrones Trivia Night
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 18
Bottle Logic Brewing, Anaheim
Put your Game of Thrones knowledge to the test this Monday night at the Bottle Logic Brewing tasting room in Anaheim. They will have two trivia sessions: 5pm and 7:30pm. Each session can accommodate up to 30 teams with a maximum of six people per team. Registration costs nothing, but they will not accept walk-ins.
San Diego Craft Beer Job Fair
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, April 19
SILO in Makers Quarter, San Diego
Looking for a job in the craft beer industry? Don your business outfit and bring a bunch of résumés to SILO in Makers Quarter in San Diego this Tuesday evening to meet dozens of employers in the industry at this FREE job fair.
5th Annual Taste of South Pasadena
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, April 19
Canoe House, South Pasadena
Sample the local flavor of South Pasadena this Tuesday evening. This tasting consists of two events: a wine tasting portion, and a restaurant crawl. The wine tasting costs $20 to attend and takes place at the Canoe House from 5pm to 7pm. The restaurant crawl takes place from 6pm to 9pm, and costs $35 for adults or $15 for those under 21, and provides unlimited food samples while supplies last.
The Big Cheese – Grilled Cheese Festival & Competition
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, April 19
Provisions Market, Orange
For $60, you get to watch master chefs make grilled cheese sandwiches!
Rancid: Live in Southern California
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 19, The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood http://www.theroxy.com/event/1071871-rancid-west-hollywood/
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 21, The Observatory, Santa Ana http://www.observatoryoc.com/event/rancid
In addition to performing at Coachella, legendary punk band Rancid will headline two other shows in Southern California this week. Ticket prices to these all-ages shows differ, so click on a show’s link for pricing details.
City Tavern Culver City’s 5th Anniversary Celebration
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 20
City Tavern, Culver City
City Tavern’s Culver City location turns five years old this week, and to celebrate, they will have food and drink specials this Wednesday night.
2016 Taste of Point Loma
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, April 20
Portuguese Club, Point Loma, San Diego
Sample specialties from local Point Loma restaurants this Wednesday night. For $25, guests gain access to free shuttles that will take them from various places around Point Loma so that guests can reach all the restaurants in time.
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 20
Public Beer Wine Shop, Long Beach
Free to attend, the organizers of this event will provide paper and markers for guests to draw on and display their creative minds.
Mad Caddies: Live in Santa Barbara
8:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 20
Velvet Jones, Santa Barbara
The Mad Caddies will headline one show in Santa Barbara this week. The cover for this show costs $20. No one under 21 may enter.
Newport Beach Film Festival
Multiple venues, Newport Beach
Dozens of independent films will air this week in Newport Beach. Check out the website for a schedule of all the films that you may watch, as well as the prices for each.
Valiant Brewing’s 3rd Anniversary Celebration
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 21
4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, April 22
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm, April 23
Valiant Brewing, Orange
Valiant opened their doors to the public three years ago, and to celebrate, they will have three days of beer tasting at their tasting room in Orange. This year, they have nixed the admission fee, so now you may pay as you go. First you must buy the glass for $5, then buy drink tickets afterwards. Each day they will have different beers available, so check their website for a schedule of the beers that they will have and when.
Tustin Union Market’s Spring Launch Party
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 21
Tustin Union Market, Tustin
Enjoy complimentary beer or wine as well as delicious hors d’oeuvres from the local eateries at Tustin Union Market this Thursday evening. They will also have live bands performing all night.
27th Annual America’s Family Pet Expo
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, April 22-24
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Pet lovers will want to check out this pet expo at the OC Fair & Event Center this weekend. Open to all ages, attendees will find lots of pet resources, including food, merchandise, demos, exhibits, shows, pet adoptions, and more. General admission costs $13, but guests may NOT bring pets.
2016 South Bay Home & Garden Show
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, April 22
10:00 am – 7:00 pm, April 23
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, April 24
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach
This free and all-ages expo will showcase the latest in home improvement, remodeling, interior-design, decorating, landscaping, and more. Parking starts at $5, but parking the neighborhood east of Alamitos can bypass any parking fees.
Cerritos Spring Festival
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 22
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 23
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, April 24
Cerritos Sports Complex, Cerritos
Enjoy a local spring carnival this weekend, free to attend for all ages. Visitors will find rides, games, live entertainment, food, drinks, treats, and more.
Left Alone @ Union Nightclub
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, April 22
Union Nightclub, Los Angeles
Enjoy a night of skacore in Los Angeles this Friday night. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $12.
Lower Class Brats: Live in Southern California
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, April 22, Club Los Globos, Silverlake http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/1141223-thee-static-age-lowerclass-los-angeles/
8:30 pm – 1:30 am, April 23, Til-Two Club, Normal Heights, San Diego http://www.tiltwoclub.com/events/lower-class-brats-channel-3/
Legendary punk band Lower Class Brats will headline two shows in Southern California this weekend. Each of these shows have different ticket prices and age limits, so check each show’s link for details.
Dine LBC – Long Beach Restaurant Week
April 23 – May 1
Participating restaurants, Long Beach
First came Eat LBC, then we had Dien Out Long Beach. Now we have Dine LBC, another Long Beach Restaurant Week. During this 9-day period, participating restaurants throughout Long Beach will have various food and drink specials. Some of these restaurants may require reservations, while others allow you to walk in and dine with the specials. Check the website for a list of participating restaurants.
3rd Annual San Diego Shaka Fest
8:00 am – 4:00 pm, April 23
Crown Point Park Mission Bay, San Diego
Bring your friends and family out to this all-ages athletics & Hawaiian cultural festival this Saturday in San Diego. This event combines a traditional cultural festival with some athletic activities and competitions, featuring rowing, obstacle courses, yoga, and more activities along with the festival’s food, drinks, music, arts & crafts, vendors, and more.
2016 Cambodian New Year Celebration
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, April 23
El Dorado Park, Long Beach
Celebrate Cambodian New Year this Saturday in Long Beach with traditional & modern performances, live music, arts & crafts, games, food, vendors, and more. Tickets plus parking to this all-ages festival cost $30 presale and $40 at the gate.
33rd Annual Encinitas Street Fair
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, April 23-24
South Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas
This FREE street fair takes place this weekend in Encinitas. Featuring 450 unique food, arts & crafts vendors, five music stages, rides & games, and a beer garden hosted by Stone Brewing and Port Brewing, people of all ages will enjoy this street fair. Due to the compact nature of this area, parking can get extremely difficult to locate. Arrive early, or take public transportation to arrive safely.
Wild West Steam Fest
10:00 am – 8:00 pm, April 23
Heritage Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana
Steampunk meets the wild west at this all-ages festival this Saturday in Santa Ana. Dress to impress, and enjoy activities such as live music, costume contests, reenactments, arts & crafts, seminars, museum tours, and more. The festival runs until 6pm, and a concert starts at 7pm. Admission costs $30 for the festival, $20 for the concert, $35 for both, or $45 for VIP, which includes goodies and a seat at the concert.
8th Annual Hippy Killer Hoedown
10:00 am – 8:00 pm, April 23
Farmers Fairgrounds, Perris
At this all-ages kustom kulture festival, see all sorts of cars, hot rods, customs, motorcycles, vans, live music, and more. Admission to this event costs $10.
CitySolve Urban Race Long Beach
11:00 am – 3:30 pm, April 23
Alfredo’s Beach Club, Long Beach
Participate in a city-wide scavenger hunt this Saturday for a chance to win $300. Registration costs $50 per person, and a team may contain two to four participants.
Spring Pop Up Shop
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, April 23
BOLD LA, Downtown Los Angeles
Check out this popup event in Downtown LA this Saturday afternoon featuring dozens of local artists and designers. Free to attend for all ages, visitors will find art, accessories, apparel, and many other household items for sale.
Wicks Brewing Co. 3rd Anniversary Celebration
11:00 am – 11:00 pm, April 23
Wicks Brewing Co., Riverside
Wicks Brewing Co. opened their doors to the public three years ago, and to celebrate their anniversary this weekend, they will have an all-day party at their tasting room in Riverside. This event has no cover charge – simply show up and enjoy their anniversary ale, other special brews, and live music throughout the day.
Brunch at Farm Lot 59 with Restauration
11:30 am – 1:30 pm, April 23
Farm Lot 59, Long Beach
Enjoy brunch at a local urban farm this Saturday early afternoon. Reservations cost $50 for adults or $15 for children.
4th Annual Pasadena Brewfest
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, April 23
T. Boyles Tavern, Pasadena
Enjoy local beer at this beer tasting event this Saturday afternoon in Pasadena. General admission costs $15 presale or $20 at the door, and include ten drink tickets plus a souvenir glass. Hungry guests can order food off of the restaurant’s menu.
6th Annual San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, April 23
Left Coast Brewing Company, San Clemente
Enjoy an afternoon of beer and food in San Clemente this Saturday afternoon. This beer festival will contain 17 local breweries all serving their wonderful brews, and food from local non-profit groups. General admission costs $35 presale or $40 at the door, and starts at 1pm. Early entry costs $45, and starts at 12pm. All attendees will receive 12 4oz beer pours.
9th Annual CityBeat Festival of Beers
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, April 23
Lafayette Hotel, San Diego
Looking to get your beer on this weekend? Head to the San Diego CityBeat Festival of Beers, where guests receive UNLIMITED pours from over 50 breweries plus the souvenir taster cup. Guests may purchase food at an additional cost. General admission costs $45 and starts at 2pm, while VIP admission costs $55 and starts at 1pm. No one under 21 may enter.
7th Annual AutoCon Los Angeles
1:00 pm – 9:00 pm, April 23
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles
See all things cars at AutoCon this Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown LA. Attendees will find hundreds of classic & customs cars, a huge vendor village, demos, food trucks, import models, and more. General admission to this all-ages convention cost $20 presale or $25 at the door. Bring cash for parking as well, which will cost between $15 to $20 per vehicle.
Beer Sessions at OB Warehouse
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, April 23
OB Warehouse, Ocean Beach, San Diego
Attend this beer seminar in San Diego this Saturday to learn a brief history of beer while tasting some brews as well. Registration costs $38 per person. No one under 21 may attend.
6th Annual Broke LA
3:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 23
Imperial Arts Studio, Downtown Los Angeles
Cannot afford to dump money on Coachella? Check out Broke LA, a miniature version of the money-guzzling concert, this Saturday in Downtown Los Angeles. Expose yourself to the variety of local art and music at this intimate experience, and keep your wallet happy too. Admission to this event costs $20 presale or $25 at the door. No one under 21 may attend.
Color Fun Fest 5K Los Angeles
3:30 pm – 9:30 pm, April 23
Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale
Subject yourself to another color run at this color 5k this Saturday in Irwindale. This event features two running events: one during the day, and one at night. Registration for this run costs $25 presale or $60 on the day of the event, if any tickets remain.
Laughs By Volume 3: A Craft Beer & Comedy Show
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, April 23
HNYPT, Downtown Los Angeles
A beer fest and comedy show merge into one this Sunday afternoon in Downtown LA, featuring over 40 different beers and six comedians. Admission costs $25 presale or $30 at the door, and includes a souvenir glass and unlimited beer tasters while supplies last. No one under 21 may attend.
Ales & Artisans Craft Festival
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, April 23
Inland Empire Brewing Company, Riverside
Inland Empire Brewing Company will host a free vendor popup event this Saturday evening. They will have a handful of local arts & crafts vendors, as well as live music, mobile food vendors, and lots of beer.
Rolling Burger Barns: Free Burgers
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, April 23
Rolling Burger Barns, Arcadia
Rolling Burger Barns now has a permanent brick & mortar location in Arcadia, and to celebrate its opening, they will give out FREE burgers this Wednesday evening while supplies last. First come, first served!
South Coast Roller Derby Double Header
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 23
Laguna Hills Community Center, Laguna Hills
Watch intense & brutal girl-on-girl action at this roller derby bout this Saturday night in Laguna Hills. Tickets to this roller derby bout cost $8 presale or $10 at the door.
4th Annual Feast of Thrones
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, April 23
Whimsic Alley, Burbank
Participate in a Game of Thrones themed dinner this Saturday night in Burbank. Reservations cost $70 per person. No one under 18 may attend.
Newport Beach Beerfest
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 23
Newport Dunes Waterfront, Newport Beach
If you want to get drunk in Newport Beach this Saturday night, do it here at this beer tasting event. General admission costs $40 presale or $50 at the door, and starts at 7pm. VIP admission costs $55 presale or $65 at the door, starts at 6pm, and includes access to a VIP area with exclusive beers.
The Maxies – Record Release Show
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, April 23
Out Of The Park Pizza, Anaheim
The Maxies have a new album coming out, and to celebrate, they will headline a FREE all-ages ska show this Saturday night at Out Of The Park Pizza in Anaheim Hills.
The Angry Samoans @ Bar 1650
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, April 23
Bar 1650, Corona
Go crazy at this local punk show this Saturday night in Corona. The cover for this show costs $10. No one under 21 may enter.
The Dickies: Live in Rosemead
8:30 pm – 1:30 am, April 23
Spike’s Bar & Billiards, Rosemead
Rock out to some punk rock bands this Saturday night in Rosemead. The cover for this show costs $15. No one under 21 may enter.
Dirty Little Secrets Rock Burlesque: Music Video Mania
9:00 pm – 12:00 am, April 23
Malone’s, Santa Ana
The lovely ladies of the Dirty Little Secrets Rock Burlesque will pay tribute to the late great music videos of the 80’s and 90’s this Saturday night in Santa Ana. Bring cash to pay for the cover charge, which will range from $5 to $10. No one under 21 may enter.
Pasadena Restaurant Week
Various restaurants, Pasadena
Between April 24 and 29, 45 different restaurants in Pasadena will offer prix-fixe lunches and/or dinners. In addition, some locations will offer other discounts, prizes, and more. See the full list of participating restaurants by clicking the link to the website above.
6th Annual Kite Festival
10:00 am – 3:00 pm, April 24
Ascot Hills Park, El Sereno, Los Angeles
Enjoy a free and all-ages kite festival in East LA this Sunday afternoon. The first 500 kids in attendance will receive a free kite and a commemorative medal.
Spring 2016 Brentwood Art Festival
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, April 24
San Vicente Blvd b/t Barrington & Bundy
Check out a free and all-ages art festival this Sunday afternoon in Brentwood, complete with art, food trucks, music, shopping, a kids zone, and more.
2016 Taste of Huntington Beach
11:00 am – 4:00 pm, April 24
Huntington Beach Sports Complex, Huntington Beach
Sample the flavors of Huntington Beach’s local restaurants this Sunday at their food fest. Admission includes unlimited food samples and wine & beer tasters. General admission costs $70 and starts at 12pm, while VIP costs $90 and starts at 11am. VIP comes with complimentary champagne, extra hors d-oeuvres, free raffle entries, and free goodies. For both admissions, designated drivers will save $5, which only means they cannot receive any wine or beer.
2nd Annual Long Beach Zine Fest
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, April 24
Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach
Art lovers rejoice – Long Beach gets their own Zone Fest this Sunday afternoon. This free and all-ages event will feature hundreds of local and/or independent authors and publishers sharing their magazines, comics, and other DIY material. Workshops and speakers will engage attendees with more material.
7th Annual Bikes Boards and Brews
12:00 pm – 4:30 pm, April 24
Catamaran Resort Hotel, Pacific Beach, San Diego
Enjoy local beer, gourmet bites, and a magnificent view of the bay at this beer tasting event this Saturday afternoon in Pacific Beach. VIP admission costs $35 and starts at 12pm, while general admission costs $30 and starts at 1pm. Prices go up $5 at the door. All admission comes with ten beer tasters. For $5 extra, display your vintage or custom bike for other guests to view.
4th Annual Atwater Village Beer, Wine, & Food Festival
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, April 24
Link N Hops, Atwater Village
Check out local breweries, local vendors, food & drinks, live music, and more this Sunday at Atwater Village. VIP tickets cost $45 presale or $50 at the door, starts at 12pm, receives unlimited beer tasters and a free goodie bag. General admission costs $35 presale or $40 at the door, and comes with 15 tasters. Designated driver tickets cost $20 presale or $25 at the door.
Bottle Share @ Monrovia Homebrew Shop
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, April 24
Monrovia Homebrew Shop, Monrovia
Share a beer or two at this free bottle share in Monrovia this Sunday afternoon. Guests should bring a 22oz bomber or two 12oz bottles to share with others.