The neon lights surrounding the marquee of Newport Beach's Lido Theater will draw attention to more than movie titles in the upcoming months--they'll also illuminate the names of live music acts. Countless films have ran in the historic theater over the last 75 years, but the shift to include live ... More >>
The Halloween season fills a very important need in America. It is a time when society collectively derides its lasting Puritanical bent and celebrates demonic imagery. With the season come haunted attractions; some, like Knott's Scary Farm, are SoCal institutions, and in addition to the mazes and r ... More >>
The king of horror put a scary amount of work into the Great American Nightmare
Titan Stadium, Cal State Fullerton
I was strolling down the booze aisle at Cost World Plus in SanTana when I came across the following package. At first, I thought it was one of the store's many cheesy Halloween gag gifts, something more appropriate to Spencer's than a merchant with a surprisingly robust selection of ethnic sweets, t ... More >>
For any dance music enthusiast, this week begins a pivotal time for choosing their Halloween party plans. Insomniac's Third Annual Escape From Wonderland lineup was officially released last week, which has us excited to experience another venture down the rabbit hole on Saturday October 26th. The li ... More >>
Are you looking for Oktoberfest ideas? Date night Halloween haunts? This underground lair has you covered. Below is the menu being served all month long at The Cellar for our favorite time of the beer year. At the end of Part Two, you'll find more intel on their spooky happenings. Oktoberfest menu ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on the Orange City Council repealing the sign requirement in its Halloween ordinance. Update No. 1 was on the city attorney recommending that action. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 18, 6:10 P.M.: A federal lawsuit was filed today challenging a city of Orange ordinance ... More >>
Halloween is upon us. Being food bloggers, we're big fans of food-themed costumes. (Though please, if you go as Sriracha, aim for cute Sriracha rather than slutty Sriracha, mmm kay?) If you've got a group of food-loving friends, the results can be even more amazing. Here are five Halloween food ... More >>
Yet another year of October Flame has come and gone, and it is something that shouldn't have been missed as Tiger Army kicked off pre-Halloween performance at the Fox Theatre in Pomona. Despite being used to visiting the Grove for this kind of thing (they've had it there pretty much every year ... More >>
Monday, October 29Skeleton WitchSlidebar Hailing from Ohio, Skeletonwitch rocks a technical brand of schreechy metal. Be sure to check out their video for "Bringers of Death," which blends images of furries with Orwelian commentary and a zombie apolcalypse straight out of the film Easy Rider. -- Br ... More >>
Everyone has Halloween favorites that give them that appropriately creepy feeling for this time of year. Nick 13 is no different then us and before he goes on stage to deliver psychobilly burst of October Flame, one of our favorite traditions, he has his favorite songs and movies that get him i ... More >>
We don't give a fuck that it's happening a week before Halloween, Plugged Into Local can and will scare the shit out of you this month. October's installment of our lil' monthly concert series returns with three bands who trade in bone-cracking agression, blood-curdling screams, and three signature ... More >>
Buena Park's after-hours attraction can still scare your pants off
Candy corn, the worst Halloween candy of all of ever, continues to be a thing. People seem to love eating what to me tastes like Peeps' poop-nuggets because according to the National Confectioner's Association, nearly 20 million pounds of the stuff is sold each year.
MIke Dimmitt may appear relaxed on the outside, but his mind is going a mile a minute. Whether reading or spending time with his kids, he is always doing something to improve his quality of life. You might be surprised to find out what this luxe lonchera owner was working on prior to owning Garlic S ... More >>
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 >>
[Mental Notes] The news that kept us talking this year
Flickr user 29638108@N06So you want to occupy Wall Street? If you really want to stick it to the corporations this year, give homemade gifts. Buy the things you need to make them from independent businesses and give presents that have your unmistakable stamp on them.Yes, it's just barely past Hal ... More >>
If you're looking for something epic to do on this Halloween Monday, there's one final chance to see that insane homemade light show that's been all over the Internet. In person. You may have read the story and the logistics. A dad named Kevin Judd, aka KJ92508, started tricking o ... More >>
Keith May/OC WeeklyFor more pictures from last year's Comic Con, click here!For the first time in its three years of being held over Halloween weekend, the Long Beach Comic Con is officially dubs itself Horror Con as well. While the main draw is still, of course, comics, there's a film fest, a ma ... More >>
Goth protopunkers revel in the holiday that keeps them relevant annually
Galaxy Concert Theater
Last October, Daiana Feuer of the New L.A Folk Festival put together a unique Halloween event at the Echoplex to celebrate the "dark side of folk." Murder Ballads was a monstro event, with 14 acts each putting their spin on death via the legends of Jesse James, Pretty Boy Floyd, John Henry, Wil ... More >>
Beth Stirnamann/OC WeeklyChipotle is promoting a fundraiser this Halloween to benefit the Foundation and Farm Aid, and to do it, they produced a short film titled "Abandoned" about the hardships American farmers face. They enlisted Yeah Yeah Yeahs' singer Karen O to do a remake of "Mammas Don't L ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Keep your jingoism out of my Halloween pumpkin!
If you spent hours on creating something truly amazing for Halloween, make the most of it! Today's the last day to share your creation for a chance and fabulous prizes in Craft Magazine's Halloween Contest. Image from Craft Magazine After the jump, details on how to enter the contest and ... More >>
Flickr user MacksOneHot sauce mascots, Max Stromberger and Kelley Keyes. We've combed through Flickr to bring you the top 10 most unique food-themed Halloween costumes we could find! From a pup in a cannoli to hot sauce galore, click through this slideshow of our top picks.
This week, Heard Mentality is giving away a pair of tickets each to K'naan at the House of Blues, Johnny Vato's Tribute to Halloween show and Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros at the Grove.Find out how after the jump.
Justin ShadyA few months ago, I had five epiphanies at Lucha VaVoom. What it is, basically, is a burlesque/wrestling/comedy show featuring colorful costumes worn by character wrestlers (such as Dirty Sanchez) and commentary by comedians such as Dana Gould and Tom Kenny (Jack Black had sat in once ... More >>
The Robster!Rob Schneider...the man, the myth, the stand-up legend? Okay, maybe that's overstating the case. Still, between "The Richmeister" from SNL, Deuce Bigalow, and the guy who says, "You can do it!" in The Waterboy, Schneider has carved out an odd little niche for himself in our comedy con ... More >>
Keith MayRuh roh.And just like that, the greatest holiday of the year is alllll over. So what'd you do? We had another action-packed weekend, of course, with our first stop at Long Beach's adorable annual tradition, the Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade and Pet Adoption Fair. Dogs? Way cuter than babie ... More >>
Andrew YoussefLive at the Grove of Anaheim.Last Night: Rob Zombie at the Grove of Anaheim (11/01/09) Better Than: believing that Halloween is really over. Everyday probably is Halloween according to Rob Zombie. If it wasn't for his ghoulish live show, the fact that he has rebooted the Halloween ... More >>
Happy Halloween folks in Intranets land! We all know this is by far the best time of year and you know who agrees? Alex's Bar. The famed Long Beach venue has two shows this weekend that will absolutely rule.Tonight is the Night Marchers. Fronted by former Rocket from the Crypt singer/guitarist Jo ... More >>
Get your lurch on at the first EVER Newport Beach Zombie Pub Crawl. What better way is there to Celebrate Halloween than with a little blood, brains, and a LOT of beer? Taco Bell management literally dumps on a homeless man they nearly kill. Dave would think twice about tos ... 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?
Sorry, Orange County nativists. We just linked to a totally nerdy lame iPhone app that shows stimulus money. Zzz. I know. How bout this: an app for illegal immigrants trying to cross the border?It's called iCoyote, and it'll help you locate water, a good city from which to steal jobs and an Ameri ... More >>
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 >>
TUSTIN HAUNT, @ sunset Free haunted attraction. 13151 Brittany Woods Dr., Tustin www.tustinhaunt.com HAPPY HOUSE, 6pm Halloween event featuring a bounce house, pony rides, a petting zoo, yummy food, etc. Hope International University, 2500 E. Nutwood Ave., Fullerton, (714) 879-3901 ext. 1201 www.hi ... More >>
If it's Halloween, it must be Saw. So says the maddeningly elliptical trailer for Saw IV, anyway. Now, it isn't considered particularly popular or PC to admit liking these movies -- they tend to be glibly dismissed as "torture porn" by would-be aesthetes who can't be bothered to pay attention -- but ... More >>
It's been a few slow days for blogging 'round here (what could I possibly show you that Brit-Brit already hasn't?) so I let our rockin' intern Miles Clements do a little work while I took a four hour lunch. Let's read what he has to write: There needs to be more bands willing to crank out good ol' ... More >>