February 20, 2009 | 9:17am
The Great Skate, Friday-Sunday 11 a.m. through March 15
Irvine's Great Park (you know, home to that dollar-sucking Great Balloon) brings the simple, youthful joy of ice skating to the park in an attempt to well, just do something fun and care-free for the community in these bleak times.
Great Park, Sand Canyon Avenue and Marine Way, Irvine, CA; 866-829-3829
Featuring headlining acts like Reverend Horton Heat (Friday), Atreyu (Saturday) and the extreme hotness of Danzig (Sunday), not to mention live body art by over 200 tattoo specialists, this year's celebration is sure to be even more exciting than the last.
OC Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA
Featuring the excellent addition of gangly, reggae-influenced Somali-Canadian rapper K'naan's prodigious flow, this year's Ragga Muffins Festival--a tribute to Bob Marley--is not to be missed.
Long Beach Arena, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA; 562-436-3661
View more things to do at ocweekly.com