"There are few who'd deny, at what I do I am the best, and my talents are renowned far and wide," begins Jack Skellington in "Jack's Lament" from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Fans of Danny Elfman got the chance to enjoy the composer's renowned far and wide talents at the Honda Center in Anaheim ... More >>
It's not every day you stumble across racially offensive blog fodder in your inbox...unless you work at the Weekly. Then, of course, it's most days. As if that little UCI scandal last spring didn't remind us that racist tropes of the Jim Crow era are still in vogue around here, we bring you...OC Bla ... More >>
Last night the NBC Peacock plucked one of its brightest feathers as Thursday night comedy staple "30 Rock" aired its final episode. Since 2006, the show's cycled in some of the decade's most memorable music cameos and memorable original songs. With the show's theme and most of its original scores co ... More >>
Josh Schwartz's teen comedy isn't bad for you.
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Over the weekend, the Growlers' Beach Goth Party blessed us with the union of two amazing things...Halloween and a day on the playa. In celebration of their newly-released album Hung at Heart, the OC psych/surf tribe brought out a slew of bands to the Observatory including Audacity, Thee Rainca ... More >>
Last year, we compiled a list of 10 Food-Themed Baby Costumes for Halloween. And then we died of cuteness. Now, we're back from the dead to bring you 10 more. Cotton candy! Shrimp! Hot dog! Nom, nom, nom, nom . . .
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Dino McDonough joined the crew at Slater's 50/50 just over three years ago, shortly after they launched Anaheim Hills. After a first round of indulgent interviewing, we begin to understand the kind of role food plays in his life. Excellent taste in Halloween costumes and a hidden artistry are som ... More >>
No Chiquita jokes from me...While her sister Loretta dressed as a sexy angel for Halloween, to thumb her nose at the Republican establishment yet again, sister Congresswoman Linda Sanchez--who once represented a sliver of Orange County and I think still does, although gerrymandering always fucks ... More >>
Just in time for Halloween, a demon has knocked up Octomom Nadya Suleman.
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What would YouTube be good for if not to document cute kittens, Halloween house decorations set to music, and amazing feats by normal people who, for the few minutes they're shown in video, seem like their superhuman. Uploaded last week, the newest viral video falls in the latter category (it's ... More >>
themtgrave.com Every year different horror themed mazes pop up during the Halloween season, most of the time not returning the following year. I'm pretty much determined not to waste my money on a lot of first time attractions because they are usually overpriced, small, unorganized and well, ... More >>
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The Returners Lost Souls Nothing But a Nightmare OC goth-punk isn't exactly a surprise; some the Adolescents' key members were the ones who joined up with Rozz Williams create Christian Death back in the early '80s, so there was always going to be some aggressive sonic love at work amid all the c ... More >>
Last January, Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice and author of the snarky, often hilarious and mostly thoughtful column Riley's 3hree Things, took a hiatus due to family matters. On Tuesday next week, he'll finally be back to give us more of hi ... More >>
The iconic skullSo what if it's two weeks after Halloween, Glenn Danzig will never play with them again and Jerry Only is the original member lefti in the Misfits? It's still going to be a monumental weekend of horror punk--and when we say monumental, we mean it, since the boys are playing both S ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyChris Marrs Piliero talks to the Register, Local Natives talk to Interview. Here's the local music news we didn't cover this week.
What to do with all those peppermints, non-chocolate-flavored Tootsie Rolls and candy corn your kid plundered last night? Wahoo's has a solution: Trade in your worst Halloween candy for a free kid's meal.
Today, the big SoCal comic book show that isn't in San Diego-the Long Beach Comic Con-settles in at the convention center, with a performance that evening by Franki Doll and the Broken Toys. Our featured Locals Only artist this week, Franki Doll is clearly all about the frenetic exhibitionism and ... More >>
Photo provided by Chronicle Books Learn how to make skull-shaped cake pops just in time for Halloween and read up on more of what you missed this week in Stick a Fork In It after the jump!
You don't have to wander too far in Downtown Fullerton to find a bartender familiar with basic cocktail mixes. A request for a Manhattan at Mulberry Street won't be met with the head-scratching you might get at some OC watering holes (you know, the ones that are more about what the waitresse ... More >>
Christopher VictorioSanchez addressed OC Dems at recent Pelosi party The new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has a little less unbridled testosterone in it than previous versions of the annual legislation thanks to Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who addressed two of her pe ... More >>
Rye Douglas BandJust how "anti" is Costa Mesa's "anti-mall" The Lab? Well, get this: Instead of celebrating Black Friday, the stores all have big sales the Saturday after Thanksgiving. And those sales are at night! Which is totally alternative to what the mainstream does, shopping in the morning ... More >>
It may be old news, but this photo was taken just outside of La Cave in Costa Mesa on Halloween 2008. What do you think? Hee-larious? Too un-PC? Don't care either way?
Good news--kind of. Depending on who or what you want to believe, the Weekly has received an inside tip that the 3D space-y alien thriller starring Michael Jackson will indeed be returning to its former home at Tomorrowland just in time for Halloween festivities and that park officials have been ke ... More >>
Dear readers, prepare to withstand some navel gazing about Navel Gazing, the OC Weekly staff news blog: It has won second-place honors from Best of the West, which was founded in 1987 to promote freedom of information and reward journalistic excellence, mainly through its contest for newspapers and ... More >>
2008 OC Weekly Best Restaurant in Orange County Avanti Cafe in Costa Mesa has a treat for you. From an email by one of Avanti's owners, Mark Cleveland: Visit Avanti Cafe on Nov 4, flash your 'I Voted' sticker and we'll treat you to a tangy sweet. It's an historic election & it's exciting to Vote! ... More >>
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About a month ago, I trailed the Southern California Paranormal Research Society on a series of paranormal investigations of local Orange County locations. The group had some unconventional beliefs to say the least (their leader believes he has a portal to the light in his abdominal region. . .) but ... More >>
FALL HARVEST WINES, 6pm Drink up. 270 E. 17th St., Ste. 14, Costa Mesa, (949) 631-6627 www.winestyles.net/default.asp?id=128199 CONDEMNED, 7:30pm Get lost in this Halloween maze. 453 S. Associated Rd., Brea www.myspace.com/ochaunting RICK SPRINGFIELD WITH THE SQUIRTS, 8:30pm Doors open at 7:30pm. ... More >>
One would think sitting at an Anaheim Wal-Mart and signing copies of The Condemned would be a career low for former WWE champ Stone Cold Steve Austin. But the line winding through the store aisles and the chaos that was the Wal-Mart parking lot yesterday evening indicate otherwise. A friend and I ha ... More >>
The 99 Cents Store in downtown Santa Ana is a magical place. Where else can you find a pregnancy test for less than a buck—and right next to the Muscle Rub, too? Other cheapies: "Electronically tested" condoms. Candy still in Halloween packaging. Salad. Frozen seafood mix. Milk tha ... More >>
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