DAY OF THE DEAD NOV 2, 2013
If you haven’t been to Olvera Street’s Day of the Dead celebration in Los Angeles, check it out.
This Saturday is the finale of the Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead that celebrates the remembrance of family and friends who have died. It’s a colorful and festive event with music, dancers and sipping on margaritas in and outdoor café.
MetroLink Train takes you from OC to Union Station in Los Angeles that’s across the street from the festivities. China Town is a few blocks away if you are up for a double header.
$10 METROLINK WEEKEND PASS (Amtrak cost more)
The train leaves and returns from a dozen OC stops from San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo, Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange, Anaheim, Fullerton and Buena Park. http://www.metrolinktrains.com/schedules/line/name/Orange%20County/service_id/1152.html
Last year’s event was a lot of fun and I’m planning to go again this Saturday. Photos & video from Day of the Dead 2012.
PS- The train pass is good for the weekend so you could travel to Cape Cod Village in Oceanside on Sunday!
||Midnight Whiskey Band
||Cooks Corner (biker bar)
||Silerado Country Fair, cowboy attire
||Rocktangle (John Townsend’s band)
||Mugs Away (dive bar)
||Octoberwood, Woody car show
||Lantern Bay Park
||Silerado Country Fair, cowboy attire
||Band on the Bayou, CCR Tribute
||Hollywood Blonde & BBQ
||Pierce Street Annex
There are two large outdoor summer concerts remaining this summer. They are Wednesday Sept 18 at San Juan Capistrano and at Thursday Sept 19 at Tustin Ranch.
Laguna Beach hosts more intimate Friday evening concerts at Heisler Park. If you have not seen PHIL SHANE check him out. Phil puts on an amazing and entertaining show doing tribute to everyone from Neil Diamond to Elvis. SOUTHBOUND JONNY is worth checking out as well.
CLICK THE “SEPTEMBER EVENTS” LINK BELOW FOR A LIST OF EVENTS & LOCATIONS:
SEPTEMBER EVENTS 2013 South OC
Mark Irwin in red trunks
IRWIN OVER MOSTOWA IN 3 ROUND FIGHT
August 9, 2013 Costa Mesa, CA
Mark Irwin of UFC Gym in Aliso Viejo won a very hard fought three round decision over Peter Mostowa from Twelve Rounds Boxing last night at Ring Challenge #18 held at South Coast Martial Arts, Costa Mesa.
Round one was close with both fighters giving it all they had. In the second round Mark began to dominate Mostowa and in round three Mark kept up the pressure causing Mostowa to take a standing eight count. At the final bell it was a decision for Mark Irwin.
Tom & Mark Irwin
MARGARITAVILLE AT THE BEACH
Mark Wood and the PARROT HEAD BAND looks and sounds like the real thing. Best of the Buffett tribute bands.
6 pm Thursday, Aug 8, on the beach in San Clemente.
SING & DANCE ON THE SAND or IN THE SURF
Bring your latitude attitude, bare feet, parrot head hat and low-back chair. Cheeseburgers in Paradise and Boat Drinks available at Fisherman’s on the Pier.
SHOULD BE A GREAT CONCERT
For a list of Free Summer Concerts- http://tomirwin.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/one-hundred-summer-concerts/
James Cameron, writer and director of the #1 blockbuster of all time to launch three sequels. Production is to begin in 2014 with releases scheduled for Decembers 2016, 2017 and 2018.
The record breaking $2.78 billion generated from the original presents an opportunity for astronomical revenue. Let’s hope the development of the movie’s storyline can keep pace with that of its technology budget.
Great nearby spot for a getaway brunch or dinner. Located just outside and north of Rancho Santa Margarita on Rose Canyon Rd. The environment gives the feeling you are far out in the country. Think Cook’s Corner without the motorcycles.
Has a sprawling outside deck under big old oak trees plus an inside restaurant-bar.
Although we were there for brunch the small Christmas type lights winding around the trees made it look inviting for dinner as well.
Check it out.
20722 Rose Canyon Rd, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678