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Hibbleton Art Gallery : 7:30 p.m. November 5

Hibbleton Gallery owner Jesse La Tour knows that cinema isn’t just about corporate profiteering off of audiences who pine for gore flicks or CGI-gaming explosions – it’s also, and most importantly, an art form that can expand our knowledge about the world and increase our... More >>

Fullerton Film, Arts

Dark Harbor

Queen Mary : 7:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until November 1

Absolutely our favorite fright-fest of the year, the Queen Mary's Dark Harbor is an epically fun and terrifying evening of creatures that only come out at night—they're bringing back the twisted Ring Master to lead the ghastly ceremonies, but new this year is a deliciously macabre Voodoo... More >>

Long Beach Halloween, Festivals

Day of the Dead Festival/Teen Festival

Muckenthaler Cultural Center : 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. October 30

If you just can't wait until the weekend to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, the Muckenthaler Cultural Center starts the festivities a little early with their Day of the Dead Festival. This, however, is a very family-friendly affair as the Muck combines the event with their annual Teen Festival.... More >>

Fullerton Teen Events, Festivals, Family Events, Dia de los Muertos, Craft Events

Boingo Dance Party

The Coach House : 8:00 p.m. October 31

This is the ultimate Dead Man's Party—on Halloween night, head over to the Coach House for a wild celebration of spirits, ghouls, and the music of Oingo Boingo. Featuring former OB band members (not Danny Elfman, obviously, but he's playing the Honda Center on Sunday) such as Sam "Sluggo"... More >>

San Juan Capistrano Music, Halloween


The Wayfarer : 9:00 p.m. October 31

This Halloween night, make it a weird and wild one outside of the conventional bobbing for apples variety, and come spend it at the Zombie Prom with your homies from BLOK. Sibs Damien Blaise and Gianna Gianna will provide their deadly combo of avant garde, indie hip hop, rap and electro beats... More >>

Costa Mesa Music

Tribute to Ikey Owens

Alex's Bar : 2:00 p.m. November 1

The city of Long Beach—and much of the music world, actually—mourns the loss of gifted producer and musician Ikey Owens, who was found dead in his Mexico hotel room last month, apparently from suffering a heart attack. Owen was touring as a keyboardist with Jack White, just one of... More >>

Long Beach Music

'You Should Not Be Here' Opening Reception

OCCCA : 6:00 p.m. November 1

OCCCA's latest exhibition features a league of artists exploring the theme of exclusion through photography, video and animation installations. "You Should Not Be Here," a curious title, aptly describes the gloomy and provocative tones of the show, which examines ways people feel like outsiders... More >>

Santa Ana Arts

45 Grave

Tiki Bar : 8:00 p.m. November 1

Legendary punk outfit 45 Grave have been resurrected many times since their early beginnings in 1979, having gone through member changes that include Rikk Agnew, Pat Smear and Paul B. Cutler. Some things don't change though, and one of those things is lead singer Dinah Cancer's vocal power and... More >>

Costa Mesa Music

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Honda Center : November 2

Attention, fan-boys and -girls, the king of Halloween graces our fair county to send all us fanatics into a complete frenzy. Elfman, the genius composer behind such soundtracks as Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Simpsons... More >>

Anaheim Theater, Music

Dia de Los Muertos

Westminster Memorial Park Mortuary : 12:00 p.m. November 2

This time of year celebrates the odd, the obscene and the scary. While it’s true there’s nothing more frightening than death, the holiday also allows us to celebrate—this unique and beautiful observance of departed spirits offers the opportunity to pay homage to loved ones... More >>

Westminster Festivals, Dia de los Muertos, Family Events


The Observatory : 8:00 p.m. November 3

We didn't think it was possible for theatrical gross-out metal band Gwar to get any more bad-ass—then came the recent announcement of a new front-woman Vulvatron (aka Kim Dylla) joining the group. Hell yes. With huge prosthetic breasts that spray fake blood, pinkish-blonde dreadlocked... More >>

Santa Ana Music

Czech Philharmonic

Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall : 8:00 p.m. November 4

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the Grammy-nominated famous French pianist, visits Orange County for an awe-inspiring meeting-of-the-minds. He teams up with the esteemed Czech Philharmonic and conductor Jirí Belohlávek to perform several works from Czech and Hungarian composers. On the bill... More >>

Costa Mesa Music

Dropkick Murphys

House of Blues Anaheim : 7:00 p.m. November 5

Unlike other bands approaching their 20th anniversary, proud Bostonians Dropkick Murphys ave kept their stride creatively consistent while growing more and more popular. The septet’s 2013 album, Signed and Sealed in Blood, peaked at no. 9 on the Billboard 200, their second best output so... More >>

Anaheim Music

Beth Fitchet Wood Songwriters Showcase

The Ranch at Laguna Beach : 8:00 p.m. every Tue.

Beth Fitchett Wood toured in a few acts throughout the '70s, '80s and '90s, and now she's back home in Laguna, trying to spotlight new talent. Every Tuesday, she plays for 45 minutes, then starts the showcasing of other talented acts. More >>

Laguna Beach Music

Monday Night Karaoke

Proof Bar : 9:00 p.m. every Mon.

Every Monday night, Santa Ana's Proof Bar turns the music selection over to its patrons and hosts free karaoke. Sign up for your three-to-five minutes of fame and relish every second in the spotlight while singing anything your little heart desires from a selection of hundreds of tunes. Hosted... More >>

Santa Ana Music, Cheap Thrills

Night of the Living Dead

Maverick Theater : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until November 1

'Tis zombie season, and Fullerton's Maverick Theater leads the festivities with its annual stage adaptation of Night of the Living Dead. Cult horror meets theater in a live show that's heralded as "genuinely frightening," and "terrifying." Taking on George Romero's 1968 low-budget flick is a... More >>

Fullerton Theater, Halloween

Bobcat Goldthwait

Irvine Improv : 8:00 p.m. October 30; 8:00 p.m. October 31; 7:00 p.m. November 1; 7:00 p.m. November 2

Surely you have your own cherished personal memory of comedian Bobcat Goldthwait. Maybe something hilarious, something scary, something uncomfortable or something you just plain didn’t get at the time—because even with all the firestarting over-the-top insanity that marked his... More >>

Irvine Comedy

Pink Milk

The Garage Theatre : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until November 1

If you're planning to attend the Garage Theatre's latest production, Pink Milk, a surreal performance of dance and dreamlike narration about the life of Alan Turing, you should be, at the very least, somewhat familiar of the famous mathematician's story. Winston Churchill said Turing was the... More >>

Long Beach Theater


Stages Theater : Every Fri., Sat., Sun. until November 2

This comedy-thriller from playwright Rupert Holmes starts the I-did-not-see-that-coming twists from the very first scene. What begins as a devious plot by a wife and her lover to kill her uptight husband quickly unravels—it's not an actual murder plot but a scene from a play rehearsal,... More >>

Fullerton Theater, Halloween

Live Sinatra Tribute

La Cave : 6:00 p.m. every Mon.

In the mood for a throwback this Monday night? Head to La Cave, the underground swanky steakhouse joint, where every Monday and Tuesday night, they host a Frank Sinata tribute show. Grab a seat in the low-lit bar and travel back to a time when three-martini business lunches were perfectly... More >>

Costa Mesa Music

The Haunting of Hill House

Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until November 16; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until November 16

A cult favorite ghost story by the author of one of the most famous American political allegories ever, is also an enduring cult film based on a stageplay with a big cult following yet not often produced. Yes, Shirley Jackson of The Lottery—the wicked-cool short story you read in high... More >>

Costa Mesa Theater, Halloween

Trivia Tuesdays

Kitsch Bar : 9:00 p.m. every Tue.

Just like burlesque shows were lighting up every club calendar last year, trivia nights are the hot new mid-week to-do. Kitsch Bar, with it's intimate, red-lit setting and cozy lounge-style seating, is riding the trivia wagon, too, and we're pretty excited about it. So gather your best... More >>

Costa Mesa Libations, Games

The Elvis Show

The Continental Room : 9:30 p.m. first Wed. of every month

The self-proclaimed “greatest Elvis impersonator in Fullerton, Brea and Whittier,” Kirk Wall knows how to rock a white, sequined jumpsuit like nobody’s business (notice how no one ever mimics the sexy, surfing Elvis of the ’50s? It’s always the Elvis with the cape). His... More >>

Fullerton Theater, Music, Cheap Thrills
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Club Cherry

VLVT Velvet Lounge : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.

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Santa Ana Music, LGBT Events

Karaoke Wednesdays

Nadine's Irish Mist : 7:00 p.m. every Wed.

Karaoke—that glorious bar sport where liquor actually improves your performance and even the most un-athletic types become champions with a well-timed high note. Nadine's Irish Mist in Sunset Beach offers the spotlight-hungry a chance to take center stage and revel in all those... More >>

Sunset Beach Music
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