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
I'm not Riviera: I don't go all berserk because some boutique might have its Grand Opening. However! Pink Laundry Boutique isn't just opening grand: it's also offering fashion and beauty tips from Bobbi Brown! (Not crazy cracky Bobby Brown; the makeup goddess!) That, and it's in Villa Park, and when have I ever once given the goodly folk from that particular right side of the tracks any love? 5 p.m. Pink Laundry Boutique, 17853 Santiago Blvd., Ste. 106, Villa Park, (714) 921-8685.
God hath no greater love than the kind he showers down on you as you writhe and slither up and down one another's bodies to the funk of OO Soul. With The Soul Hustlers in the main room, and The Jimis, Ingrid Wakes and the superlative Helmut Steinin the Blue Room. 10 p.m. Call for covers. 21+. Blue Café, 210 The Promenade N., Long Beach, (562) 983-7111.
We feel love—the kind you clean up with a mop and bucket*—for the world's five cutest white boys, the Bloodhound Gang. We will be at this show (and folks, it's not particularly one for the kiddies), to hear live such gems as "A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When the Stripper Is Crying"and "You're Pretty When I'm Drunk."Burn, motherfucker! Burn! Also? I will be backstage, or I will know the reason why. *Author's note: My Sunday Night Boyfriend of many years and I actually did used to do it doggy-style so we could both watch X-Files. Do it again now! With Electric Eel Shock, Program the Dead and OPM. $15-$17. 8 p.m. House of Blues, 1530 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, (714) 778-2583.
Special Saturday bonus! Speaking of love, the kind you clean up with a mop and bucket: the Italian Arts Council, Orange County American Italian Renaissance Foundation and the Order Sons of Italy in America celebrate Christopher Columbus Day with our favorite sheriff, Mike Carona! 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 836-4655.
I could send you on a beeyootiful whale-watching trip to throw shit at the sea lions, but I'd rather send you to the Orange County Community Service Awards to laud a bunch of people you've never heard of as they're recognized by California Rural Legal Assistance. That, and you can see what Bette and WylieAitken's house looks like! I bet it's rather large. Say hi to attorney Jess J. Araujo, community member Ramon Diazand educator Manuel N. Gómez. 4-7 p.m. $100. Private home, call for address, (714) 966-8822.
Hey, you know what sounds fun? The True Cost of Food. The Sierra Club National Sustainable Consumption Committee leads the discussion about diet, health and the environment, and asks you to bring a locally grown, organic vegetarian potluck item to share. That doesn't sound too hard! Perhaps you can bring a bag of Cheetos. 6:30 p.m. $3 donation. Fendi's Cafe, 539 E. Bixby Rd., Long Beach, (562) 424-4774.
Fuckin' love me some bluegrass! Fuckin' also love me the Pike Bar & Grill! Which is not to be confused with the fancy new mall on the waterfront, but rather is a homey little punk place that often hosts pirate parties and was brought to you by—I believe—a guy from Social D! Anyhoo, come on and see Wreck N' Sow, because they're bluegrass, and because they're at the Pike.Right? Right. 9 p.m. 21+. 1836 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 437-4453.
Everybody here at Weekly HQ is very excited about Dumb Show, which is supposedly really good and funny and about tabloid journalism, which has nothing—but nothing!—to do with us. 7:45 p.m. $20-$58. South Coast Repertory, Julianne Argyros, 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 708-5576.
If Bill Bennett weren't a bit busy this week, we'd invite him to Lucky7, the seventh fund-raising guild for the Assessment Treatment and Services Center (whatever that might be). Are you ready for Casino Night, which is—wait for it!—a Las Vegas gambling-style event with the opportunity to win prizes from various local businesses? Would you rather just win hard cash? Yeah, me too. Oh, here's more! "The organization works to divert children from behavior that interferes with healthy family and social relationships, and success in school, by providing the highest quality professional evaluation and family therapy at no charge." Aw! That's sweet! Do it again now! 7-10 p.m. $35-$40. Hyatt Newporter, 1107 Jamboree Rd., Newport Beach, (714) 730-6529.