• Calendar

    July 24, 2014

    Movie Mondays: Cabaret

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Film

    February 13, 2014
  • Calendar

    October 17, 2013


    Old World Village

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    How To Grow Marijuana The German Way

    I've been off visiting my Norwegian relations (and eating lots of fish and brown cheese) the past few weeks, so am only catching up with Bong Blotter-worthy events just now. As it happens, the most remarkable (that's another way of saying least depressing) bit of marijuana news just happens to come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    EDC Las Vegas 2013 Lineup is Here!

    After leaving fans on the edge of their seats in anticipation for the sold out 17th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway -- Insomniac finally revealed the diverse lineup of musical "conductors" as founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella likes to call them. This year's list include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Eric Burdon and Members of the Foo Fighters Tapped For Costa Mesa's 60th Anniversary Festival

    What's the best way for a city to celebrate its 60th anniversary? No, counting down the years until getting a Social Security card doesn't count, but the boomer-aged Costa Mesa is going to do something age-appropriate: It's throwing a rock concert to honor the occasion. Not only is the city putting ... More >>

  • Film

    February 21, 2013

    Berlin Discoveries

    Greatness emerges at the year's first major film festival

  • Film

    February 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Michael Berlin's Sneak Preview Movie Series Classes Ready to Roll

    I truly wish I could have got this up sooner, but Monday night begins Michael Berlin's popular series of sneak preview looks at major movies . . . uh, I mean . . . scholarly academic classes that feature complete screenings of motion pictures bound for theaters. Past audiences . . . erm . . . studen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Free Ticket Friday: Catz 'N Dogz at Focus OC

    Club Focus is invariably on our list of things to make your Tuesday night 10 times better than it normally is-- especially for househeads, members of the trance family and other beat freak pedigrees. But next week's event on Oct. 2 definitely deserves a big red circle on your calendar thanks to Berl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Free Ticket Friday: Catz 'N Dogz at Focus OC

    Club Focus is invariably on our list of things to make your Tuesday night 10 times better than it normally is-- especially for househeads, members of the trance family and other beat freak pedigrees. But next week's event on Oct. 2 definitely deserves a big red circle on your calendar thanks to Berl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Boba May Contain Cancer-Causing Chemicals

    Just got some frightening news about boba, the drink we love to chew (and sometimes shoot at friends with those giant straws).  German researchers warn that the boba balls--or tapioca or pearls or bubbles or whatever you like to call them--may contain cancer-causing carcinogens. They told The L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    On the Line: Paul Gstrein of Bayside, Part One

    With Friday night service in full swing, we navigated around servers and kitchen crew into chef Paul Gstrein's corner office. Containing a fraction of his cookbook collection, we recognized authors of both classic and progressive cooking techniques. Despite having a dozen other things on his mind, h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2012


    Theatre Out

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    McDonald's Introduces Bubble Tea Drink in Germany; Some Call The Ad Racist

    The news fluttering about the blogosphere isn't that McDonald's in Germany is selling bubble tea (also known as boba, those drinks with the chewy, starchy balls made from tapioca), it's that a few sites are questioning whether the ad they've developed to market the product is racially insensitive.Th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2012


    House of Blues

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Dash Berlin at Sutra, March 13, 2012

    ​ Dash Berlin March 13, 2012Sutra, Costa Mesa This weekend I had the privilege of seeing Laidback Luke, one of my favorite DJs in Hollywood and then San Diego. I would have been perfectly content if the weekend ended there but DJ Mag's number eight DJ in the world, Dash Berlin was making a speci ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 1, 2012


    Fullerton College

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Feds Bust Alleged Internet Auto/Boat Sales Scam By Russians

    ​The U.S. Department of Justice in Los Angeles announced this afternoon that a federal grand jury has indicted six foreign nationals--including one in Costa Mesa--for operating an Internet-based sales scam that allegedly defrauded more than $4.2 million from unsuspecting shoppers since 2007.Accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Brats Berlin To Debut Exotic Sausages

    Photo by Laila Derakhshanian​When Christian Murcia's second luxe lonchera concept launched this past July, their theme was to feature evolving artwork (no pun intended). In a move typically reserved for high-stakes gambling, they not only delivered on that promise, but they upped the ante with uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Rammstein Confirms 2012 North American Tour; Coming to Honda Center on May 17

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​German shock rock band Rammstein just announced their 2012 North American tour in support of their first retrospective release, Made In Germany 1995-2011. The album releases in North America on Dec. 13, and they play the Honda Center on May 17. Tickets go on sale on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    This Week In Food: Molotov Cocktail At Taco Bell, Caveman Food, Live Tree Frog Found In Lettuce

    listoftheday.blogspot.comBoom. Roasted.We present your weekly guide to all that you missed or want to re-enjoy from this week on the blog! Read on after the jump, Forkers!

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    German Restaurant Offers Cave-Man Cuisine​Newton's law states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. So in what seems like a reaction to the modernist/molecular gastronomic bombast of Ferran Adria and all his acolytes, there is a new restaurant in Berlin called Sauvage that serves cav ... More >>

  • Food

    October 13, 2011

    WINNER'S CIRCLE: Dee Nguyen

    [BEST OF 2011: GAME ON!] Owner of Break of Dawn

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    This Week is Full of Collaboration News: Tony Bennett Lady Gaga, ICP Jack White, Lou Reed Metallica, Dirty Projectors Bjork

    ​Something in the water must encourage sharing...first we heard about Jack White and Insane Clown Posse collaborating on a remake of an obscure Mozart song. Next we finally hear a snippet from that Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett version of "Lady is a Tramp," which was reportedly recorded last month fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Brats Berlin Luxe Lonchera Debuts This Weekend

    Brats Berlin website​When Christian Murcia of Crepes Bonaparte thought about expanding their mobile empire, he decided the best move would be to introduce a new concept. Brats Berlin, an interactive experience colliding street art with street food, was born. We're talking six bratwurst varieties ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Report: Pasta the Most Popular Dish in the World

    ​Grand, overarching summations derived from research papers must always be viewed skeptically, but the global organization Oxfam is well-regarded for its research, and its only real agenda is feeding folks, something they've been working on since the 1940s. They know a bit about global food trends ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Germany to Start Offering Hygiene Grades for Restaurants--But with Traffic-Light Colors Instead of Letters

    Flickr user Horia Varlan​In further proof that the world is coming to an end, Germany--land of Oktoberfest, home of many sausages, where informal food is king and the king of the free market--will force all restaurants to incorporate a rating system that allows consumers to know how truly dirty or ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2011


    Coach House

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    What You Missed: NOFX, NYE Block Party, Rebelution, Surf City Splash, Berlin, Food Truck Fare and More

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Happy 2011! What'd you do? Or more importantly, what did you miss? We were all over the place with the New Year's Eve celebrations--from NOFX at the Wiltern and the Block Party at the OC Fairgrounds to Rebelution at the House of Blues and Berlin at Knott's Berry Farm ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010

    Los Lobos: Still Far Gone

    The seminal country-roots-Mexican-rock band's new material is fresher than ever

  • News

    December 2, 2010


    White-nationalist reads in the United States and Europe reflect anti-migrant hatred in a grim economy

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    System of a Down is Reuniting, European Dates Announced (Is a US Tour Forthcoming?)

    ​ When news broke that our beloved System of a Down was reuniting and playing in Europe for two weeks in June 2011, my brain started shorting. After going on indefinite hiatus in 2006 (just a few months after releasing their fifth album, Hypnotize), System of a Down left a discernible gap in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at the Glass House Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubSeptember 15, 2010Glass HouseHaving played one of the better shows of the year at the House of Blues Anaheim back in March, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club returned to kick off the second leg of their tour behind their album Beat The Devil's Tattoo a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Free Tickets: Dengue Fever Pocahaunted; Canvas Berlin​ So we're giving away two pairs of tickets to Dengue Fever's show at the Detroit on May 29, Saturday and a pair of tickets to Santa Ana indie pop band Canvas and old-school, local new wave band Berlin's show at the House of Blues on Friday, May 28.  Find out h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Canvas Berlin = ???​Here's some news from Santa Ana indie popsters Canvas: 1. They are playing at the Hotel Cafe on 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. 2. They released an acoustic E.P. last month and are heading into the studio in July.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    UC Irvine Seeks to Cut Through Healthcare Reform Bullshit

    The AFL-CIO convention in Pittrburgh voted last night to endorse single-payer, universal healthcare for all Americans, and rU.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana) just trotted out to reporters his bill to provide non-single-payer, non-universal healthcare for not-quite-all Americans. Coincidence? ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 10, 2009

    Virsky Ukrainian Dance Company

    Irvine Barclay Theatre

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Check Your Head Mic

    Get some head (microphones) and become the envy of your audiophile amigos. Neumann in Berlin (of course) designed this noggin-y novelty. The KU 100 dummy head is a replica of the human head with a microphone built into each ear. When the recorded audio signal is reproduced through high-quality hea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 20, 2007

    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 7-20-07

    Tough one, this. There is no way I'm ever going to recommend Hairspray -- even if it turns out to be passable, I hate the very idea of it. As for Adam Sandler pretending to be gay...if GLAAD approved of the movie, I'm thinking Sandler's gonna be pretty defanged in it (ironic, since I know there's a ... More >>

  • Features

    October 19, 2006

    10 Years Best

    Cover commentary from the past 10 years

  • Columns

    September 23, 2004
  • Food

    May 15, 2003

    It Aint Easy Being Cheesy

    Takin a dip with Berlin Jim at the Melting Pot

  • Culture

    March 14, 2002

    Taking Sides

    Soundtrack to the Holocaust

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