The weather is on our side! Check out our list of things to do in Fullerton for today and then check out our Art Walk page for what’s going on in downtown Fullerton on Friday!
Announcements: Pre-register for the Saturday, April 2 Birdwatching at the Fullerton Arboretum with Fullerton Arboretum biologist Greg Pongetti will teach you about identifying characteristics, songs and more of the birds that visit the Arboretum. Meet at the Nature Center. Cost is $10 for members and $12 for non-members.
To do today!:
8am-2pm: Fullerton Certified Farmers Market at Independence Park (801 W. Valencia Dr.)
9am: Leslie from the Yorba Linda Hiking Meetup Group will lead a Wednesday morning walk at the Fullerton Court House Trail. Meet in the upper parking lot off Berkeley Street between 8:50 and 9am and start walking at 9am.
10-11:30am: Fullerton College will host Guest Lecturer: Author Jane Elliott in the Fullerton College Campus Theater. She will hold a book signing immediately following in the Cadena Cultural Center, room 212.
10am-12pm: The Stroller Brigade at the Fullerton Museum Center is free for all preschoolers, toddlers and their grown-ups! Come to FMC to enjoy docent-led games, stories, puzzles and crafts in the gallery.
10:15am & 11am: Toddler Storytime at the Fullerton Main Library (Osborne Auditorium) treats children under 3 years old, accompanied by an adult, to a first group experience with stories, songs and fingerplays.
10:30am: The Healthy Eating on a Budget workshop at the Fullerton Multi-Service Center (340 W. Commonwealth Ave.). A health educator from SCAN Health Plan will discuss nutrition guidelines for older adults, as well as offer ideas for nutritious, inexpensive meals and snacks. The program is free.
11am: Children ages 2 to 5 are invited to discover new books at each Toddler Storytime! Get your little one to the Barnes & Noble (1923 W. Malvern Ave.).
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-10pm: Wing Wednesday at NYPD Pizza in downtown Fullerton will add wings to any order for just $0.50 a wing, in counts of 10 and 20.
12pm (lunch time): KROQ will be hanging around Fullerton College at lunch time, find them to get cool stuff.
12pm-2am: The Weekly Tastings at The Twisted Vine in downtown Fullerton (run through today) include Flight 1: Salvestrin – St. Helena, Ca, $20 for a 2oz pour of 3 wines, Flight 2: Ceago – Lake County, Ca, $15 for a 3oz pour of 3 wines, AND Flight 3: Create Your Own Beer Flight for $12 with a 5oz. pour of three beers from the following list, Blanche de Bruxelles – White Beer, The Bruery – Saison de Lente, The Lost Abbey – Ten Commandments, Avery – Dugana IPA, or Port Brewing – Old Viscosity.
2pm-close: Wednesday drink specials at Matador Cantina means you can enjoy margaritas, mojitos and sangrias at $5 each.
3-5pm: Fullerton College Softball vs Riverside College at Fullerton College.
3-11pm: Wing Wednesday at Cantina Lounge will get you $0.50 Wings (in quantities of 6, 12, and 18), $3 Margaritas, $2 Budweiser Drafts, $2.50 Heineken and Heineken Light, $3.50 beers and $4.50 well drinks. Live DJs start at 6pm.
3-6pm & 4-7pm: Find Happy Hour specials in Fullerton with our HH page.
4-8pm: Kids eat free at Slidebar! (1 free kids meal with purchase of adult entrée.)
It’s also Service Industry Night so if you work in the Service industry you’ll get Happy Hour pricing on alcohol and half off food with a service industry pay stub.
4:30pm: Prime Rib Wednesday‘s at the Summit House Restaurant will get their Cottage Cut for only $19.95.
5pm: Cesar Chavez Day: Teen Unity Arts Festival at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center is designed to unify teens through art, this free teen festival is produced by teens from Solidarity; Garnet, Maple, Gilbert, and Richman community centers; and area high schools. The event is scheduled to feature Culture Shock hip-hop group and dancers from Kabba Modern Legacy of MTV fame, cultural bands of all genres, a lawn sports tournament and more.
5-9pm: The Rolling Sushi Van will be going to Homestead Luxury Apartment Homes (1942 Deerpark Dr.) for dinner. Chef Chris will take your ideas for special menu items – send in your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5-10pm: Enjoy dinner with Bourbon Street and their $9.95 Fish Special.
5-10pm: Wine Wednesday at Commonwealth Lounge means half off all wine by the glass and 25% off bottles of wine.
5-10pm: Wednesday food deal at ENVY Ultra Lounge gets you $1 Kobe beef sliders and $1 fries.
5-10pm: Wine Wednesday at Lizarran gets you wine by the bottle 50% off and no corkage fee if you bring your own in for dinner.
5pm: Wine Wednesday at Roman Cucina in downtown Fullerton will get you 1/2 off bottles of wine, or bring your own in with no corking fee.
5pm-12am: Redneck Wednesdays at Incahoots will teach you line dancing & 2-Steppin’. Free lessons start at 7:30 & 8:30pm. 18+ is a $10 cover, 21+ is a $5 cover (free before 6:30pm).
5pm-12am: Get Penny Pizza at Karma Kabob. Buy any regular priced beer, wine, cocktail or hookah and get pizza for a penny.
5:30-10pm: Fullerton College Phi Theta Kappa presents 2011 Benefit Concert Fundraiser! Featuring Stuffed Animal Baby, Chicken or Fish, Paulie Pesh, and much more in the Wilshire Auditorium (315 E. Wilshire Ave.) at Fullerton College. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Pre-sale tickets are $7.50 and tickets at the door will be $10.
6pm: Wine Wednesday at Cafe Hidalgo is $15 for the flight, this week from Waterbrook Winery (Walla Walla, Washington) served with assorted cheeses, fruit and crackers.
6-8pm: The Downtown Core & Corridors Specific Plan Evaluation Committee Meeting will take place at Maintenance Services (1580 W. Commonwealth Ave.) The Evaluation Committee is proposed as a 17 member committee, of which 7 members are City staff and 10 are representatives of the Fullerton Community, appointed by the City Council. The Evaluation Committee’s role is to review each of the Statement of Qualification packages received in response to the RFQ for the Downtown Core and Corridors Specific Plan and Program EIR; evaluate them based on a set scoring system; and as a group, select the top three ranked teams to continue in the selection process.
6-9pm: The Brownstone Cafe brings you Wedding Wednesday/Bridal Showcase at Di: Amore (200 N. Harbor Blvd.). Get ideas, expert advice, tastings of cakes and catering specialties, complimentary tastings, door and raffle prizes, special discounts including 20% off bridal gifts, and meet with a variety of vendors.
6-9pm: The Crepes Bonaparte food truck will be in downtown Fullerton for dinner (Commonwealth/Harbor).
6-11pm: Join Roscoe’s Famous Deli for Shuffleboard League.
6:30pm: The Longevity Cooking Class at the Happy Cooking Company will teach you to retain up to 95% of nutrients in your foods for $45. Register by calling Liz at (714) 388-0240.
6:30pm: “The 9.0 Japan Earthquake: Could it happen here?,” a special free program will be presented at and by the Fullerton Public Library in cooperation with California State University, Fullerton in the Osborne Auditorium of the Fullerton Main Library with Dr. David Bowman, professor and chairman of the university’s Department of Geological Sciences.
6:30pm: The public is invited to a Water Rate Increase Workshop at the Fullerton City Council Chambers at City Hall (303 W. Commonwealth Ave.) Dave Schickling, water system manager for the city, said the study was prompted by insufficient funds to meet the rising costs for needed improvements to city water infrastructure (pipelines, reservoirs, pump station equipment and wells).
6:30-9pm: The FREE Grant Writing Workshop at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center will focus on the basics of good grant writing practices and goes into more detail on writing arts and cultural grants. Presented by Zoot Velasco, Executive Director of the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, the workshop draws from his 21 years of grant writing experience. Refreshments will be served.
7:30pm: Test your knowledge in competition for a chance at prizes at Trivia Night at Roscoe’s Famous Deli.
8pm: For $10 Celebrate George Perez’s 34th Birthday at Cherch Lounge. With Comedy from Jeff Garcia, headlining an All-Star Lineup Featuring the Comic Talents of Eric Schwartz and Tommy Chunn with your host for the evening George Perez.
8-10pm: Max Bloom’s Cafe Noir hosts open mic for music. Listen to or play original music and covers.
8pm-12am: Slidebar hosts a free show with Queen Caveat, Chasing Avalanche, Seven Year War, and Pacifica
8pm-12am: Steamers Jazz Club & Cafe will have Dale Boatman and The Caljas for an all ages, free show.
9pm: ’80s Night at Bourbon Street means 80s DJ Ruffneck all night long and refills on your 32oz mug with domestic draft beer for only $5. AND if you dress in your favorite 80s style you’ll get a FREE mug (empty).
9pm-1am: Reggae Wednesday at Cantina Lounge brings you $2.50 beers, $3 margaritas, beer pong, hookah and Chosen Few Children performing live, all for free (21+).
9pm-1am: Find out where to sing karaoke in Fullerton with our Karaoke Guide.
10pm: Hear DJ Impact at Matador Cantina free (no cover) with Margaritas, Mojitos and Sangria only $5.
10pm-1am: Ziings’ has Wednesday specials of $3 Stella Artois Drafts and $3 Washington Apple Shots with a DJ spinning all night.
11pm-1am: Happy Hour at Stubrik’s late night is a dollar off draft beers and well drinks.