Thurs/May 6Get your old on with Concrete Blonde. Forget "Joey": that's so obvious! Instead, ask for "Tomorrow, Wendy" and "Ghost of a Texas Ladies' Man." Don't worry, they'll totally play them. They don't have that many songs. 8 p.m. $26.50. All ages. House of Blues,1530 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, (714) 778-2583.
FriJoin Peter Camejo—the awesome Green who ran for governor and whom Ronald Reagan called the most dangerous man in the state back in the '60s—at A Celebration of Social Activism. Tell him he's awesome and how you totally voted for him last year! Then tell him to stop running for president immediately. Thank you. 10 a.m. Orange Coast College, Sciences Hall, 2701 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, (714) 432-5520.Sat Do you like your hair buttered and your women tattooed with naked women? (Can anyone explain that one to me? Please?) Then Aces 'n Eightsare for you, and you don't even have to go to the excruciating Viva Las Vegas to see 'em. Instead, just head over to the slummy, scummy Cooks Corner, where everyone's favorite government watchdog, Shirley Grindle, likes to stop in for a patty melt, 8:30 p.m. Free. 21+. Cooks Corner,19122 Live Oak Canyon Rd., Trabuco Canyon, (949) 858-0266; www.cookscornersaloon.com.SunIf it weren't for the 10:30 a.m. start time, the Ocean Institute's Mother's Day Brunch Sail might well be the most perfect Mother's Day event ever. As it is, you might just want to pop for one of those gluttonous brunches at the local hotels. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults, $40-$45; children, $24-$30. Ocean Institute,24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, (949) 496-2274; www.ocean-institute.org.MonThe goodly folks at Detroitclaim Pistolero is a local Long Beach band, and not a secret Frank Black show. Considering the amazingness of their recent bookings, do we really believe them? Yeah, probably. With the rockin' Minus Fashion. 9 p.m. Free. 21+. Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 642-0600. TuesSure, it's out of town, but we've been hearing awfully good things about Mamma Mia!—the smash-hit musical based on the songs of ABBA (though sadly without Muriel Heslop as the blonde). Of course, we also heard awfully good things about Hell Boy. Whatever. 8 p.m. Call for other show times. Through June 12. $25-$80. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, (323) 468-1770.WedApparently, Laura Ingraham, the other white meat, is a wee bit jealous of being perpetual also-ran to everybody's favorite blond right-wing blowhard, Ann Coulter. How else do you explain Ingraham's new book, Shut Up and Sing: How Elites From Hollywood, Politics and the UN are Subverting America. Hey, mom! Watch me subvert America! And watch for my new book, True Tales: How Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham Are Spreading Syph in the Inner City.
Want more? The lady broadcasts her talk show live from the Nixon Library, and then signs her book, which judging by the foul title, is foul. By all means, judge a book by its cover. 4 p.m. Free. Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, (714) 993-3393.
Thurs/May 13Let Laura Ingraham be a lesson to you, and get your syph tested before you spread! [ed note: this is not "spread it," but "spread," as in "your legs." Foul and uncouth, I know, and I'm sorry.] 5 p.m. Free. Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County, 12752 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, (714) 534-0862.