Are you thirsty? In this heat how could you not be? Well we have plenty of Thirsty Thursday specials for you. And why not check out a new Norman Rockwell-inspired art exhibit opening today at The Muck or head down to the Thursday Market? There’s also plenty of live entertainment going on and even more Happy Hour deals to keep you properly hydrated!
Mark you calendars now for Saturday, July 9 for Fullerton Park and Recreation Department’s “Parent’s Night Out.” While mom and dad are out enjoying themselves, the kids will have a ball with games, arts and crafts, dinner, and a variety of fun activities presented by department personnel. The event will be offered from 5-10 p.m. at Independence Park (801 W. Valencia Drive). It will be $15 per child or $25 for families with two or more children and children must be 3-12 years of age to participate. Space is limited so pre-registration is advised and must be completed by Wednesday, July 6. Registration and further information may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department at (714) 738-6575.
Buy your tickets now for the Aug. 27 6-9pm Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association’s award-winning Vintage57 – A Premiere Wine & Food Tasting Experience, featuring international cuisine and eclectic wines from around the globe at the Golleher Alumni House. The evening’s menu will be specially paired by Sommelier Diane DeLuca and a silent auction including wine, travel, golf and art items will be held throughout the evening in support of the Alumni Association student scholarship program. Ticket prices are as follows: $55 Alumni Association Members, $65 Non-Members, $100 VIP (includes exclusive private tastings and special gift), $550 Alumni Association Members Table (Table of 10), $650 Non-Members Table (Table of 10).
Things to do today:
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7:15am: The Fullerton Sunrise Rotary Breakfast Meeting will be held at the Meridian Sports Club (1535 Deerpark Dr.) and new members are welcome. For more information contact Carolyn Johnson at (714) 743-8670.
9:30am: Visit the Fullerton Senior Multi-Service Center (340 W. Commonwealth Ave.) for the free knitting and crochet class, new members are welcome.
10:30am: Join the Hunt Branch Library for Wheels on the Bus Summer Storytime. Registration is required for the program with songs, crafts, puppet shows and more aimed at 3-6 year olds.
11am-2pm: Looking for Mexican fare near Cal State Fullerton? Cantina Lounge has lunch specials starting at $6.99.
11am-2pm: Slidebar invites you to enjoy their $7 Express Lunch – build your own sandwich and side.
11am-3pm: At Revolucion 1910 Cantina the lunch specials are only $5.99 with over 10 items to choose from.
11am-9pm: Get 5 for $10 wine tasting at Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante. From 11am-3pm you can enjoy their lunch buffet or get the $3 pizza/salad combo special from Woppo’s takeout.
11am-2am: At House of Eden you’ll not only get the only topless bar in town but Thirsty Thursday too; $2 well drinks and $2 domestic drafts all night.
11am-2am: Thirsty Thursday at Slidebar in downtown Fullerton gets you $3 Domestic Pints and $6 Super 32oz. Mugs.
11:30am-12am: Thursday is all you can eat Pintxo (a large Basque style of tapas) for $19.95 a person with beverage purchase at Lizarran in downtown Fullerton.
11:30am-2:30pm: Join the Summit House Restaurant for The Twenty Dollar Lunch. Get three courses of their culinary teams’ creativity, including the English Cut of their famous Prime ribs of Beef with all the trimmings and many other special treats for only $20, inclusive.
2:30pm: Join the Hunt Library (Gallery Room) for Afternoon Live. This free afternoon is for grades 1+. This week the Wildlife Company presents The Land Down Under.
3pm: Kids Yoga (ages 5 and up) at Belly Sprout is for child only, not the parent. Drop-offs OK. Your child will learn the benefits (relaxation, self esteem, focus and healthful living) of Yoga through playful exploration. Class is 6 weeks for $60. No drop-ins and no make-ups.
3-5pm: Enjoy free bowling every Thursday at Cal State Fullerton in the Titan Bowl and Billiards! Shoe rental not included!
3-7pm: Use our HH Guide page to find Happy Hour deals in Fullerton.
4-8:30pm: Get fresh produce and fruits, nuts, crafts, clothing, food, kids activities and a beer & wine garden at the Fullerton Thursday Farmers Market (Wilshire Ave., between Harbor & Pomona). This week hear live music from The Chris Anderson Group Music Program. (ALSO, did you know that if you take your Fullerton Museum Center beer garden plastic Mug to Back Alley after the market you can get $2 domestic refills!?)
4-10pm: Ladies Night at Commonwealth Lounge means extended Happy Hour specials: 1/2 Select Appetizers, $4 Crafts on Drafts, $4 Well Cocktails, $5 Sangria and select martinis and wines!
5-9pm: Bootlegger’s Brewery will have their tasting room open and dinner served by Louks To Go.
5pm-12am: ENVY Ultra Lounge brings you 2 for 1 Bud Light until 11pm tonight AND $4 well drinks & $3 Cactus Cooler shots until 12am!
5pm-12am: Thirsty Thursday gets you 50% off select bottles of wine with the purchase of an entree at Karma Kabob. (One offer per party. Cannot combine offers.)
Don’t forget it’s Thirsty Thursday at House of Eden and Slidebar too.
6pm: Join the Fullerton Main Library (Osborne Auditorium) for Eat, Pray, Love (and Read!), a free movie showing of the PG-13 movie Eat, Pray, Love (2010).
6-8:30pm: The Muckenthaler Cultural Center unveils American Nostalgia: Contemporary Artists and Illustrators Reinterpret the Traditional Themes of Norman Rockwell, a new art exhibit in collaboration with ism:a community project, $5 suggested donation. This opening night will also include musical performances by 4 groups and light refreshments. RSVP here.
6-10pm: Thirsty Thursday at NYPD Pizza in downtown Fullerton gets you $1 Domestic Drafts and $2 Import Drafts.
6-11pm: It’s Dollar Mania at AMF Carter Lanes! Get the best value for your dollar and fun for your bowl! The $5 cover charge gets you $1 games and $1 shoe rental with a minimum of 3 bowlers per lane.
6:30pm: The Fullerton Civic Light Opera (FCLO) Music Theatre brings back the Skyroom Summer Series with “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” A Musical Comedy. Enjoy cocktails with dinner while you experience a professional staged show accompanied by a live band, in an outdoor dinner theatre venue in downtown Fullerton. Tickets are $49 and $59 Includes No Host Bar, Dinner (dessert and coffee included) and Show.
7-8pm: Prenatal Yoga and Birth Preparation at Belly Sprout will ease pregnancy symptoms and prepare you for childbirth through simple yet effective postures and breathing techniques. No yoga experience necessary. Must be at least 12 weeks pregnant. Bring your own mat. Class is 6 weeks for $96. (No drop-ins or make-ups.)
7-8:30pm: Join Temple Beth Tikvah for Israeli dancing for $3 per person. RSVP by calling (714) 871-3535.
7-10pm: Maverick Theater will be holding Auditions for 4 Female Roles, including Agent 99, for the upcoming show Get Smart. All roles are sexy bond like spies. Director: Brian Newell. Rehersals will begin July 10th. Show runs August 12 – Spetember 17th. Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm. Bring headshot & resume, sides will be provided.
7-10pm: Enjoy free live music from The Black Sheep Show at McClain’s Coffeehouse. The Black Sheep Show, run by Orange County musician Mike Vitale, is an attempt at bringing better-than-average musicians together for an intimate evening of locally brewed talent.
7-11pm: The Riff-Haus will have an all ages show for $7 with DCOI, San Deviants, Seek Revenge, and Hordes.
7:30-10pm: Listen to or play covers, original music or just improvise at the jam session hosted by “The Geezer with the Guitar” at Max Bloom’s Cafe Noir. Get there early to sign-up.
8pm: Club Electrik inside Alebrije (1641 Placentia Ave.) is 18+for $10.
8pm: Stadium Tavern has trivia night with free popcorn.
8-11pm: Chomp has all you can eat Sushi for $20.
8-11pm: At The Pint House you can enjoy live music from Danny Maika.
8pm-12am: Lucky John’s invites you for their Summer Specials, Thursday with Giant 32oz MiniPitcher Cocktails.
8pm-12am: Steamers Jazz Club & Cafe will have a free show from Eschete Trio
8:30-10:30pm: Catch College Thursday’s at Slidebar and get 50% off all food and booze with a college ID and $3 Bud Lights.
8:30-11:30pm: Enjoy the free Dueling Piano Show at Ziings’/TAO in downtown Fullerton featuring 2 grand pianos played by some of the world’s best piano bar entertainers.
9pm: Burger Records will have movie night.
9pm-1:30am: Roscoe’s Famous Deli will have Old School Nights with a DJ.
9pm-2am: Head to Bourbon Street for Ladies Night and DJ Ruffnek, Live Video, 80?s Movies, Commercials, and Remixes! And of course drink specials.
9pm: The College is an 18+ weekly event at Club Rio at InCahoots (1401 S. Lemon St.) and with College ID & RSVP you’ll get in free (send your full name to 562-842-4918 or email@example.com). Enjoy 2 bars (21+), a smoking & taco patio, dance floor and DJs from the OC, LA and IE for $10 general admission or $20 VIP Express Line.
9pm-12am: Hear Brett Cain play live at 2J’s Lounge.
9pm-12am: Join Revolucion 1910 Cantina for College Thirsty Thursdays and get $2 Budlight and Evans Lager.
9pm-1am: Thirsty Thursday at Back Alley means $2.50 pints of Budweiser, Coors Lite, Bass and Guinness with a DJ usually up front and 80s in the back.
9pm-1am: Sing karaoke in Fullerton – find out where with our Guides page!
9:30pm-close: Cantina Lounge has Cantina Thursdays for 18+ club night. This week: Ocean Cosmetics is giving away 6K of Augmentation Mammaplasties (boob jobs) to 3 winners of the booty shaking contest!! (That’s 2k value per winner.) Ladies are free before 11pm on Guestlist, 18+ $10 before 11pm on guest list, 21+ free before 11pm on guest list and 18+ $15/ 21+$5 General Admission. DJs Armpit and Macavelli spinning. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
10pm: Ziings’ club atmosphere has a DJ and $3 Kirin Ichiban Drafts and $3 Kamikaze Shots.
10pm-1am: The Nerdy Thursday Variety Show at Mulberry St. Ristorante is a free weekly variety show featuring live music, poetry, comedy, mini presentations, quizzes, film screenings and more.
10pm-1am: Hear live music from The Lionel Richie Look-A-Likes at Stubrik’s. From 11pm-1am Happy Hour is a dollar off draft beers and well drinks.
10pm-close: Heroes has Late Night Happy Hour for $1 off all beers and 12? pizzas for $8 (cheese or pepperoni only).
11pm: If you’re lucky Mr. Hotbunz might be at ENVY Ultra Lounge for bacon dogs at $3 each or two for $5.
Find out where to get more late night food near downtown at our Guides page. Or follow us on Twitter to find out when food trucks come to town unannounced!