Los Angeles Arboretum offers free entry on third Tuesdays

What better way to spend a beautiful, sunny spring day, then a visit to the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia. And it’s even better free on the third Tuesday of every month. So grab your sunglasses and camera to come out June 20 for the next free day. With so much to see at the Arboretum, […]

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Muti directs Chicago Symphony in Segerstrom Concert Hall

The multi-Grammy Award-winning Chicago Symphony Orchestra makes its first Orange County appearance in five years under the baton of music director Riccardo Muti to open the Philharmonic Society’s 2017-18 season. It will perform 8 p.m. Monday (Oct. 16) in Segerstrom Concert Hall. The performance features principal clarinetist Stephen Williamson in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and also…

Oktoberfest rocks at Alpine Village in Torrance

The Oktoberfest celebration began with a royal marriage. Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810 and Bavarians did what Bavarians are wont to do: they threw a party! That original celebration turned out so wunderbar that the Bavarians decided to do it again, and again, again. The folk festival expanded…

‘Count Dracula’ runs through Oct. 21 in Long Beach Playhouse

Celebrate the Halloween season with the Long Beach Playhouse in the company of the most classic monster ever to roam through literature, film, and stage – Count Dracula!  It continues until Oct. 21. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20 As Lucy Seward succumbs to a mysterious illness which is…

Enjoy Kinderfest Sundays at Old World Village Huntington Beach

Old World Huntington Beach has been host of Orange County’s Biggest Party since 1977! This year’s Oktoberfest promises to be the best celebration yet, offering authentic German food, imported German Beers, German bands straight from Germany, an army of beautiful shot girls, and other festivities, competitions, games & more. So come on down and experience…

Art of Caribbean opens at Museum of Latin American Art

Enjoy the new exhibition “Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago” opening at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. As always, admission is free on Sundays! It runs through Feb. 25. Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, curated by Tatiana Flores, is MOLAA’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition. It…

Knott’s Scary Farm screams through Oct. 31 in Buena Park

The most haunting Halloween event in Southern California, Knott’s Scary Farm, returns with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills for its 45th season. The fully transformed park will feature 13 uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, including the return of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, for her last performance as she bids farewell to the Scary Farm…

Phoenix Club Oktoberfest has vintage Mercedes car show

The OC’s Best Oktoberfest featuring live Oohm Pa Pa music every day! October 13th-15th  In October everyone’s German!  Get in touch with your German side and visit the most authentic Oktoberfest in California. The Odenwäder Dirndljaeger German Band will keep the Biergarten and Festzelt  jumping.  Start your Sunday morning with our Oktoberfest Brunch 11am-2pm. We are…

‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ opening in Long Beach

An historic, large church with an amazing organ — a set practically built to host a production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” At least that’s how Mark Wheeler saw it. Wheeler is executive producer of the Long Beach Landmark Theatre Company, based at First Congregational Church in downtown Long Beach. The troupe produced “Titanic:…

Enjoy wonderful chalk art contest in Belmont Shore today

Gazette’s Stephanie Stutzman fills us in on today’s chalk art contest. Second Street will be covered in chalk this weekend. The Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest — co-sponsored by the Community Action Team (CAT) and the Belmont Shore Business Association (BSBA) — is taking place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Oct….

Unlimited tasting at Oktoberfest in Long Beach

 Stephanie Stutzman of the Grunion Gazette tells us about the Oktoberfest in Long Beach today! Long Beach’s third annual Oktoberfest is brewing beers by the taste on Saturday. This year’s event — hosted by Taste of Brews — is moving to the Pike Outlets (95 S. Pine Ave.) and changing the size of its steins. Instead of waiting…

Sing along with the Muppets at Segerstrom Center

The Muppet Movie is the 1979 classic that follows Kermit the Frog as he embarks on a cross-country trip to Hollywood. Along the way, he meets many other misfit Muppets. Join Kermit and his friends this weekend for “Sing Along With the Muppets” at Segerstrom Center for Performing Arts in Costa Mesa. Showtimes are 1…