By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
The Orange County Museum of Art has been not-uncool lately, and no, I don't understand it either. Not only did their recent Biennial opening have lots and lots of naked pictures and a performance art piece about creating a homegrown rock band on-site, it also was completely lacking annoying and entitled mid-30s debs and bankers. Now they're hosting a Thursday night program featuring the best acts from Largo, the smallish LA club where you used to be able to see Tenacious D once a week, and that's still the home base for peeps like Aimee Mann. This week, break open your piggy bank because seeing Jon Brion, who produces Mann and Fiona Apple and who soundtracked Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, don't come cheap. 8:30 p.m. $35. (Ouch!) Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 759-1122.
Oh, yeah, and it's also Halloween.Mon
I kid! Ha ha! Get it? Because I've been obsessively riding this emotional election roller coaster for the past 14 months? Funny me! Since I've been completely unable to update my blog for over a week, here's my prediction: Kerry landslides with 346 electoral votes. You heard me, Nevada(and North Carolina)! Now let's hop to it and deliver a big enough margin that this gets wrapped up within the week. I can't handle hanging on till January this time. I am hanging on by a thread, and pretty it is not. Vote early and often, boys. Early and often.Wed
Looking for something more free? Judy Chamberlain is an incredible torch singer, and I say that as someone who hates jazz utterly and completely. 6-10 p.m. Free! Partners Bistro and the Terrace, 448 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, (949) 497-4441.