Are you still looking for ways to keep the kids busy? We have storytimes, Algebra classes and swimming lessons to keep them active this summer. And while they’re occupied you can keep busy at the Farmers Market or the numerous Happy Hour and lunch specials going on around town. Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars with all the events coming up!
The Twisted Vine will be having their Summer Beer Fest this Saturday July 16th, from 12-3pm. $35 per person and includes BBQ plate. Enjoy 12 fabulous beers from the Twisted Vine (3oz. tasters). In addition, George will be serving up his famous pulled pork sandwiches with some homemade sides, so bring your appetite!
Sunday, July 17 Neighbors United For Fullerton (NUFF) will be holding their annual meeting for members and prospective members from 4-6pm. There will be refreshments as well as council member Bruce Whitaker there to discuss city issues and challenges as he sees them. For more info call (714)293-7084 or (714)879-3847 or email [email protected]
Also this Sunday, July 17, 5-8pm STAGEStheatre will hold Auditions for “Dragula!” a comic adaptation of the novel “Dracula” by Bram Stoker. All roles require drag to varying degrees. RSVP on the facebook event page for further details to come.
Mark your calendars now for Fullerton Public Library‘s dedication ceremony and celebration on Saturday, July 23 to commemorate the Main Library’s re-opening and expansion. Activities are planned for the whole family, including author book signings, raffles, a children’s puppet show, and a performance by Grammy Award-nominated singer Zak Morgan.The ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., with the Main Library reopening for activity immediately after. Further information about the opening festivities or the expansion project may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Main Library at (714) 738-6388.
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:
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.
9am: Today is the start of the Cal State Fullerton’s UEE “Algebra I” class for children hoping to get a head start on the next school year. Also starting to day is the next Learn to Swim Camp 10 day session. Certified by the Red Cross, this class is 30 minutes of instruction per day with start times varying by experience level. Contact CSUF University of Extended Education or Titan Youth Sports for more info.
9:30am: Visit the Fullerton Senior Multi-Service Center (340 W. Commonwealth Ave.) for the free knitting and crochet class, new members are welcome.
10am-2pm: Free public lectures on topics that explore heroic pursuits, practical matters and issues of the day are being offered this summer by Cal State Fullerton’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Ruby Gerontology Center). The university affinity group of retired and semiretired individuals is dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong learning. This week Lyon Air Museum at the OC’s John Wayne Airport and the history of air navigation will be addressed by Tom Matthey, retired captain, U.S. Air Force and docent of the Lyon Air Museum.
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-2am: Head to Joe’s for the Polish Sausage Challenge: Devour an18″ long Polish Sausage weighing over 1lb (including toppings, bun,and fries) in 15 minutes or less and it’s Free!
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 Out of Africa.
3pm: East West is offering Yoga classes with Dr. David Karaba. The first class is free! Call (714) 871-7118 to get signed up.
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.
4-5pm: Join the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce as they welcome Mestizos Fresh Mex Grill (1117 N. Harbor Blvd.) to the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
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 Showkillers. This market first timer will have you dancing to some Reggae, Rock and Soul music. (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 both Bacon Mania food truck and Dos Chinos food truck! WHY 2 trucks? Because they’re re-releasing their popular Knuckle Sandwich brew!
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.)
5:30-9pm: The last fundraiser before the Ride for 9-11 heads east to the FDNY Memorial at Ground Zero is today! Come join the riders for food, drinks, and fun at Roscoe’s Famous Deli. Tickets are $20 at the door which includes deli style food and two beverages with ½ of the proceeds benefiting the Ride for 9-11. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, and Ride for 9-11 t-shirts, hats, & jerseys available for purchase. There will also be fire apparatus staged outside on Commonwealth Ave. and the Orange County Pipes and Drums will be setting the atmosphere.
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.
6:30-7:30pm: Join the Fullerton Main Library (Osborne Auditorium (Room B) for their Ketterman College Funding classes. College admissions and financial aid class for parents and high school students will be available and open to the public. Please contact for reservation.
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: 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.
7:30pm: Jonathan Blake Salazar will speak at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center as part of their poetry salon for $10. This local Orange County artist has won several local music awards.
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: The Fullerton College Theatre Arts department and Standing Room Only present: Les Miserables, School Edition with music by Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. and staged by Gary Krinke and John Vaughan. The $12 show is in the Fullerton College Campus Theatre.
8-11pm: Chomp has all you can eat Sushi for $20.
8-11pm: At The Pint House you can enjoy live music from Don Johnson.
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 The Banda Bros Latin Jazz Band.
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. Also, stick around for a free show from Left Alone with Los Kung Fu Monkeys.
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 protected]). 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 SoCal Distortion play live at 2J’s Lounge.
9pm-12am: Join Revolucion 1910 Cantina for College Thirsty Thursdays and get $2 Bud Light 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. 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. ([email protected])
10pm: Ziings’ club atmosphere has a DJ and $3 Kirin Ichiban Drafts and $3 Kamikaze Shots.
10pm-1am: Hear live music from Danny Maika Trio at Stubrik’s. And 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.