It’s been two weeks into school, take a break already. Here are 10 things to do in the O.C. Area this Week
Forget for a moment that school has started, and enjoy the summer for a bit longer
Only two weeks in, but I can not be the only one who is already counting down days for summer 2018. As I see fatigue settle into my classmates, I am already longing for those careless days when I could hit the bed without a running a mental checklist. The following list contains events college students could casually enjoy, and also serves as a reminder that you can always have a little bit of fun, even with school in session.
For the autumn-lover:
Pick the perfect pumpkin to celebrate fall (or just use it as a prop for some cute photos to post online) at this annual event. Activities include: train/hay rides, gold panning, a moon bounce, carnival games, cookie decorating, face painting, picture stands, food, and more!
Date & Time: every day until 10/31. 10 am – 5 pm on weekdays, 10 am – 6 pm on weekends.
Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869
For the food festival lover:
Love Korean culture? Join the festival for great food, entertainment, food, vendors, food, beer, and did I mention food?
Date & Time: 10/20 – 10/22. 10 am – 10 pm.
Location: 9772 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92844
For the Halloween-lover:
Get thrilled in a terrifying haunted house with over 34 minutes of monsters and scares. New rooms and a mini escape room have been added this year to intensify the fear!
Date & Time: Open until 10/31. Time depends on the ticket.
Location: 1851 W Orangethorpe Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833
For the party-lover:
Join Yelp at the Santa Ana Zoo for a Halloween and 90’s themed costume party! Over 25 food and drink vendors will be there, so be sure to make it!
Date & Time: 10/23. 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Location: 1801 E Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Admission: Free. Must be 21 years or older. RSVP through Yelp.
For the film-lover:
Sit on a jumbo beanbag, enjoy food and music, appreciate the sunset, and watch a classic Halloween movie on a sandy SoCal beach.
Date & Time: 10/21. 5 – 10 pm.
Location: 21601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Admission: General ($15.73), VIP ($55.57).
Bring a blanket, pack a picnic basket, and watch the Disney classic, Hocus Pocus, on a rooftop!
Date & Time: 10/29. 7:30 – 9:30 pm.
Location: 305 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
For the vintage-lover:
All the hipsters in O.C., unite! Vendors from all over L.A. and O.C. have gathered with a collection of old vinyl records, clothing, and accessories for you to thrift away.
Date & Time: 10/28. 11 am – 5 pm.
Location: W Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92725
Admission: Free. RSVP available online.
For the improv-lover:
Have a well-deserved laugh at the Improv with Paul Reiser. Don’t know who he is? Turns out he has won an Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, has starred in Woody Allen’s play, and was interviewed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert show!
Date & Time: 10/24. 8 pm.
Location: 527 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
Admission: General ($20).
Get in touch with your literary side and listen or share your original at this open mic, hosted by The Third Street Writers. What’s to lose?
Date & Time: 10/26. 6:30 pm.
Location: 235 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
For the music-lover:
Love Nat King Cole? Actor and singer Keith David will bring the legend back to life with his stunning performance as you slip into decades far, far away.
Date & Time: 10/19. 8 pm.
Location: 4242 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612