Orange County

Weekend roundup

October 26-29


Brewers Mash Beer Festival

Oct. 28. Brewers Mash showcasing local Orange County independent breweries in a festive Halloween-themed environment. Costumes are welcome and strongly encouraged. Go “trick-or-treating” from decorated booth to decorated booth to sample the crème de la crème beers of local craft beers along with some spooky special releases. Saturday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. OC Heritage Museum, 3101 W Harvard St, Santa Ana.

Little Folk Club Returns to Dana Point

Oct. 27. Victoria Bailey originally started Little Folk Club in 2016 to introduce children and families in her community to her love of traditional folk music and instruments. Dana Point Harbor is hosting a special Halloween edition of Little Folk Club this month to celebrate the spooky season with little ones. Everyone is invited to wear costumes, bring a favorite musical instrument and sing along together to join the festive fun. Free. Friday, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 34521 Golden Lantern Street, Dana Point.

“Dogs of Downtown” Special Event

Howl-oween Adoption and Fundraiser Event

Oct. 26. It is “Mutt Scouts” time at Landers North Beach with a Halloween event benefitting our four-legged friends. It features a costume contest, live music, a silent auction as well as swag giveaways, and drink specials. There will also be adoption opportunities available for dogs needing their forever home. Thursday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 1814 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente.

Food + Drink

Yappy Hour at OC Local Taproom

Oct. 26. Dress up your furry friend and bring them to OC Local for a festive yappy hour event. Featuring costume contests for your furry friends, treats, happy hour specials, and more. Savor the night with delicious food options from the newly launched OC Mexican Cocina such as the taco flight, or grilled little gem romaine salad. Thursday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 30100 Town Center Drive, Suite A, Laguna Niguel.

Autumn Elixirs

Now Available. As the air gets crisper and Halloween creeps closer, Mutts is thrilled to welcome guests to enjoy their brand-new fall drink menu. Their limited-time selection of drinks captures the essence of Newport Beach’s fall charm. They are offering a creamy pumpkin espresso martini, apple cider featuring Bulliet bourbon, and more. Hours vary. 2531 Eastbuff Dr Suite 2531, Newport Beach.

Get Spooky at Aria Kitchen

Oct. 27. Join Aria Kitchen for a ‘spooktacular’ night with the incredible DJ Roozbeh spinning hauntingly good tunes and costumes are highly encouraged. They will be offering bottle service for purchase, and there is no cover charge. Guests can look forward to a ghoulishly good time. Friday, from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Reservations are available online here. 2636 Dupont Dr, Irvine.

Arts + Culture

Pageant of the Monsters

Oct. 27. Running through Halloween, this ghoulish treat returns after five years. Featuring The Maze of The Minotaur and a family-friendly haunted house with an artistic twist, this is a seasonal treat not to be missed. There will also be spooky side shows, art projects, and more. Don’t miss this incredible holiday experience. Doors open Friday at 6 p.m. Tickets are available here. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

National Theatre Live Screening of Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch

Oct. 29. Theater lovers won’t want to miss seeing Benedict Cumberbatch in Frankenstein, as broadcast in HD from the National Theatre in London. In a production by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley, Oscar winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs this sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) as The Creature. Sunday at 3 p.m. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine.

Dia de los Muertos at Laguna Art Museum

Oct. 28. During this event, Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) brings their Barrio Mobile Art Studio (BMAS) to teach the art of screen printing in the museum’s newly redesigned STUDIO/Lab. Participants will create handmade stencils with their own designs and silkscreen vibrant images onto tote bags, immersing themselves in the art of Dia De Los Muertos. Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: Aria and Mutt Lynch’s courtesy of Outshine PR. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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