All SoCal Events


New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei
Mar. 12, 2017 - Aug. 20, 2017

New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei, the exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum explores the life and career of pioneering actor, activist, and social media icon George Takei. By examining Takei’s diverse experiences and achievements, this entertaining exhibition creates a portrait of a unique individual while offering an innovative means of engaging with the social history of America. New Frontiers is curated by noted author, journalist, and cultural critic Jeff Yang. (Artwork by Jamie Noguchi.)




OUE Skyspace Los Angeles OUE Skyspace Los Angeles
May. 1, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2017

California’s must-see attraction, nearly 1,000 feet above downtown Los Angeles, boasts entertainment and excitement for audiences of any age. The unobstructed 360-degree view compliments the two open-air observation terraces where guests can see iconic landmarks like the Hollywood sign to the Catalina Island plus everything in-between.




Wonderspaces Wonderspaces
Jun. 2, 2017 - Jul. 30, 2017

Enjoy over a dozen extraordinary art experiences previously seen at renowned events such as Burning Man, Sundance Film Festival and SXSW. Wonderspaces plays on all the senses and aims to transport visitors outside of their everyday lives




Big Fish Big Fish
Jun. 9, 2017 - Jul. 30, 2017

The Broadway hit based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton is a delightful, adventurous musical journey about the importance of imagination and storytelling in our lives.




Summer Shakespeare Festival Summer Shakespeare Festival
Jun. 11, 2017 - Sep. 10, 2017

The Old Globe presents King Richard II (June 11-July 15) and Hamlet (Aug. 6-Sept. 10) performed in nightly repertory on the outdoor stage.




Pirate Coast Paddling Glow Tours Pirate Coast Paddling Glow Tours
Jun. 16, 2017 - Sep. 3, 2017

Spend your summer evenings on an LED light-adorned paddleboard or kayak at the bay. Pirate Coast Paddle Co. leads nighttime adventures on Friday and Saturday nights through Labor Day. See marine life only visible at night on this unique excursion. Enjoy cocktails and dinner at Back Bay Bistro afterwards.




Heisenberg Heisenberg
Jun. 28, 2017 - Aug. 6, 2017

Visionary playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) explores human connection in this acclaimed play, which finds Georgie (Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds) pursuing a much older man, played by Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct).




Laguna Art-A-Fair Laguna Art-A-Fair
Jun. 30, 2017 - Sep. 3, 2017

Discover 125 distinguished artists at Laguna’s fine art summer destination. See an exciting variety of two- and three-dimensional art including oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, pencil, mixed media, photography, sculpture, jewelry, glass, wood, gourds and ceramics. Enjoy artist demonstrations, daily adult art workshops, live entertainment and the outdoor cuisine of Tivoli Too! conveniently located on the grounds.




Sawdust Festival Sawdust Festival
Jun. 30, 2017 - Sep. 3, 2017

See works by 200 Laguna Beach artists—glass, painting, jewelry, ceramics, clothing and textiles, sculpture, scrimshaw, photography—plus demos, kids activities, outdoor cafes and live music in eucalyptus grove.




Movies on the Beach Movies on the Beach
Jul. 1, 2017 - Jul. 29, 2017

Start your weekend festivities with a family movie night at the beach! Bring your own blankets, chairs and jackets and cuddle up for featured flicks like Captain America: Civil War, The Princess Bride, The Iron Giant and more on the big screen. Arrive early and stop by the all new Bay Café on the beach for a new seasonal menu of summer bites and refreshments.




Old Pasadena Summer Cinema Old Pasadena Summer Cinema
Jul. 1, 2017 - Jul. 31, 2017

The month-long movie series celebrates motion picture in all forms, offering a variety of favorite flicks in unique locales throughout the historic district of Old Pasadena.




Pageant of the Masters Pageant of the Masters
Jul. 7, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2017

Arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world, you will be amazed by 90 minutes of tableaux vivants (“living pictures”). In the incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, real people pose to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. This summer’s production is themed The Grand Tour A live narrator guides you through the story of each living picture accompanied by a full orchestra.




WP24 by Wolfgang Puck – Summer Supper and a Show WP24 by Wolfgang Puck – Summer Supper and a Show
Jul. 7, 2017 - Aug. 26, 2017

Get the rare opportunity to catch a movie on the rooftop of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Los Angeles. The new movie series screens classic and fan-favorites like Singing’ in the Rain (July 7-8), Octopussy (July 14-15) and Grease (July 21-22). Take your night to the next level by opting for a two-course pre-set menu within WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, followed by select reserve seats on the deck for movie viewing, accompanied by individual concession boxes filled with Wolfgang Puck’s favorite snacks.




dineL.A. Summer Roadtrip 2017 dineL.A. Summer Roadtrip 2017
Jul. 14, 2017 - Jul. 28, 2017

More than 300 restaurants across the county offer specially priced prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Eat your way across LA during this year’s “summer roadtrip”-themed event that encourages curious eaters to travel throughout the city to try diverse cuisines. dineL.A. has also partnered with the California Avocado Commission to feature California avocado-centric dishes at The Bellwether, Erven and Fishing with Dynamite, among others. Fine dining restaurants like Providence, Melisse, The Bazaar by Jose Andres and Spago Beverly Hills are part of dineL.A.’s exclusive series, which offers menus from $95. See website for list of restaurants.




Orange County Fair Orange County Fair
Jul. 14, 2017 - Aug. 13, 2017

Indulge in a little bit of deep-fried everything at the Orange County Fair. Bring the whole family and enjoy action sports (rodeo, BMX, pig racing), tribute bands in the Hangar, carnival with rides, La Grande Wheel, livestock competitions, agricultural displays, petting zoo, wine tasting and of course—fried food galore. Concerts at the Pacific Amphitheatre include artists such as The Wailers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Band Perry, Rebelution and more.




John Mayer John Mayer
Jul. 25, 2017

John Mayer’s The Search For Everything world tour lands him at the Honda Center in Anaheim this July. Expect full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer trio sets of music. Hear songs such as “Still Feel Like Your Man,” “Emoji of a Wave,” “Helpless” and more.




OC Meets Napa and Mexico OC Meets Napa and Mexico
Jul. 29, 2017

Celebrate Latino influence in Orange County with a festival of food, wine, live entertainment, activities and more. Latino chefs and Latino vintners and wine makers from Napa and Baja will come together and offer up some of their best bites and sips. Over 60 top Orange County restaurants will participate.




VANS U.S. Open of Surfing VANS U.S. Open of Surfing
Jul. 29, 2017 - Aug. 6, 2017

Bring your sunscreen and spend the week in Huntington Beach for the worlds largest pro surfing competition. In addition to seeing some of the world’s most respected surf, skate and BMX professionals, events include a beach-lifestyle festival, skate and BMX events, autograph signings and community movie nights.




Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey
Jul. 30, 2017

Multiplatinum-selling artists and multiple Grammy Award winners Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey are touring together for the first time. Some of Richie’s mega hits include “Endless Love,” “All Night Long,” and “We Are the World.” Carey, the best-selling female artist of all time with 220 million records sold, has written all but one of her 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles. Among them are “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby,” “Hero,” and “We Belong Together.”




Lobsterfest Newport Beach Lobsterfest Newport Beach
Aug. 6, 2017

Roll up your sleeves for the 9th annual Lobsterfest at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina. Live Maine lobster is flown in fresh on the morning of the event and prepared on-site alongside a buffet that includes tri-tip, corn on the cob, salads and dessert. Purchase a VIP ticket to enjoy all-you-can-eat lobster, complimentary wine, live entertainment, valet parking and reserved seating. Special activities for kids will be provided by Camp James.




Harbor Fest Chula Vista Harbor Fest Chula Vista
Aug. 19, 2017

Head to Bayside Park in Chula Vista for a fun-filled day of live music and performances, an array of delicious food and plenty of interactive activities including an extreme sports area, on-the-water fun, laser tag, kayaking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, bungee jumping, yoga and more. Plus, enjoy art in the park, activities and arts for kids, animal encounters and a full lineup of performers including Dani Belle and the Tarantist, Bearded Box, Braeves, Tolan Show and Stan Ridgway.




La Mesa Oktoberfest La Mesa Oktoberfest
Sep. 29, 2017 - Oct. 1, 2017

La Mesa Oktoberfest returns for the 44th year to bring guests more entertainment, more vendors and more beer than ever before. Enjoy craftwork and art, food truck favorites, and a lineup of live entertainment and performances across three stages, including traditional German music, local bands and community performances.




La Jolla Art & Wine Festival La Jolla Art & Wine Festival
Oct. 8, 2017 - Oct. 9, 2017

Celebrate the artistic community and raise money for underfunded creative programs at The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival




San Diego Monster Bash San Diego Monster Bash
Oct. 28, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017

The 17th annual Monster Bash returns to the Gaslamp Quarter after earning its title as one of SoCal’s most unique Halloween block parties. The event boasts five themed stages with stacked lineups of world-class entertainment, DJ sets and live performances. Dress up in your best costume, enter the renowned costume contest (with a prize of $5,000), and get ready to party all night long with 15,000 other guests.