Are you gearing up for the holiday weekend? Summer is here! If you missed it, check out Memorial Day page for city closures and celebrations for the holiday. Otherwise, here is your daily list of great things to do in Fullerton!
Announcement: Volunteers are needed to place more than 3,800 crosses and an equal number of American flags at the graves of veterans at Loma Vista Memorial Park in Fullerton in preparation for the 73rd Annual Fullerton Memorial Day Observance Monday, May 30. Volunteers are needed at Loma Vista no earlier than 8am Saturday, May 28, to place a small cross and a flag at the grave of each veteran buried at the park. Volunteers are also needed at 7:30am Tuesday, May 31, to remove the crosses and flags and place them in storage. Call the Fullerton American Legion at (714) 871-2412.
Plan Ahead: On June 4, 7:30-10:30pm, join Cherch Lounge for the Unlock the Night Party in the OC for all single professionals ages 22-45. Check-in starts at 7:30pm. Tickets: $20 if purchased online or over the phone by May 31. $40 for two people online. $50 for two people at the door. Regular price tickets of $26 starting June 1st, $30 at the door if you RSVP by texting May at (310) 867-0851 with name and number of tickets. Every woman gets a padlock while every man gets a key. Your goal is to match the right key with the right padlock. Every time you unlock a padlock, you get a ticket that enters you into the drawing to win great prizes from the party sponsors. Prizes such as a full spa trip, hotel stays, dinners and more.
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.
8am: The 2011 Ektelon National Singles Racquetball Championships presented by ProPenn will bring the country’s best racquetball players to Fullerton. More than 500 players will converge on the Meridian Sports Club (1535 Deerpark Dr.) near the California State University, Fullerton campus May 25 to 29.
8am-3:30pm: Defeating obesity is the aim of the “Making Connections: Move More, Eat Healthy OC Summit” at Cal State Fullerton, in the Titan Student Union Portola Pavilion. The program will feature presentations by health care providers, elected officials, and business, education and community leaders. See the website link for details on parking and speaker times.
9:30am: Visit the Fullerton Senior Multi-Service Center (340 W. Commonwealth Ave.) for the free knitting and crochet class, new members are welcome.
10:15-10:45am: HI – HO -THE DERRY – O at the Fullerton Main Library (Osborne Auditorium) is storytime with stories, finger plays, puppets, songs and crafts for children 3-6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by December 1, 2010.
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-4pm: The Fullerton College Art Department presents the Orange County High School Art Exhibition in the Fullerton College Art Gallery (Room 1004). This 8th annual Art Department outreach events celebrates the artistic achievements of various Orange County high school students. Prizes will be awarded at the Closing Reception: today from 5-7pm.
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.
11:15-11:45am: HI – HO -THE DERRY – O at the Fullerton Main Library (Osborne Auditorium) is storytime with stories, finger plays, puppets, songs and crafts for children 3-6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by December 1, 2010.
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.
3-5pm: Enjoy free bowling every Thursday at Cal State Fullerton in the Titan Bowl and Billiards! Shoe rental not included!
3-5pm: Join the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce for the Ektelon National’s Ribbon Cutting and Mixer at Meridian Sports Club (1535 Deerpark Dr.) Mix and mingle for the opening of this national racquetball tournament!
3-7pm: Use our HH Guide page to find Happy Hour deals in Fullerton.
4pm: The Redevelopment Design Review Committee will meet at Fullerton City Hall, in the Council Conference Room (303 W. Commonwealth Ave.) The committee advises the Planning Commission on matters relating to physical design including architecture, site design, signs, and landscaping for all major development projects on properties in the redevelopment areas. It also has the authority to approve or disapprove minor development projects.
4-5pm: The Afterschool Club at the Hunt Branch Library (Gallery Room) this week is the Summer Reading Club SNEAK PREVIEW – One world, many stories. Get ready for an exciting summer. You might build a castle, make a boomerang, or play the African game, mancala. Today we will try out a few of the many activities awaiting you this summer in the library. For children kindergarten and up. For more information contact Janine Jacobs at (714) 738-6338.
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’s band is Rock Harbor.
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!
5-7pm: The Fullerton College Art Department presents the Orange County High School Art Exhibition in the Fullerton College Art Gallery (Room 1004). This 8th annual Art Department outreach events celebrates the artistic achievements of various Orange County high school students. Prizes will be awarded at this Closing Reception.
5-7pm: Head to AMF Carter Lanes for the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Bowling Night. $10 per person includes lane, shoe rental & pizza. (RSVP by May 20.) The Young Professionals program was created to cultivate the next generation of civic and business leaders. Tailored to the business person aged 21 to 40, it is designed to provide business contacts, professional growth, and valuable information to the young professional.
5-9pm: Eat dinner with gourmet food trucks at Robbins Brothers (255 W. Orangethorpe Ave. – Please park across the street at Target and cross at light.) This week the Chuck Wagon Stop includes Short Stop BBQ, Mun-chee5, Flavor Rush, Komodo, Oh For Sweets Sake, and Lee’s Philly.
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.
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 Board of Trustees of the Fullerton Public Library will hold a special evening session to get public input on budget issues facing the library for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 fiscal years. The meeting will be held in the Osborne Auditorium of the Fullerton Main Library.
6:45pm: Learn computer fundamentals with one-on-one tutoring with Sam Standring at the Fullerton Main Library. Please call the library at (714) 738-3121 to make an appointment.
7pm: Banana’s Bar (601 S. Raymond Ave.) will have a show featuring live music from Madcock, Professor Panyck’s Schizophrenic Circus, and The U-Proofs. Madcock will be giving away free demos and stickers so make sure to show up!
7-8:30pm: Join Temple Beth Tikvah for Israeli dancing for $3 per person. RSVP by calling (714) 871-3535.
7-10pm: Riff Haus Studios will have an all ages show for $10 with Pidgeoto, Wings of the Messenger, Hail The Sun, Fixate, Take Our Chances, and Vale of Avalon.
7:30pm: As part of their Jazz Festival, The Muckenthaler Cultural Center presents performances in their outdoor ampitheather for $25 at the door, or $100 for the entire series. Hear music from Grammy Award winning musicians in a local setting.
7:30-10pm: Listen to or play covers, original music or just a jam session hosted by “The Geezer with the Guitar” at Max Bloom’s Cafe Noir. Get there early to sign-up.
8pm: Catch Totally Wired Thursday at The Continental Room for Post Punk, No wave, Disco, Party with DJ Beef, DJ Dijon, and DJ AM180.
8pm: All Shook Up at Plummer Auditorium is presented by 3-D Theatricals for $28-$56 ($22 Child/Student with ID). Enjoy a night that combines Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night with the music of Elvis Presley to create a swinging ’50s jukebox musical.
8-11pm: Chomp has all you can eat Sushi for $20.
8-11pm: Hear Black Sheep play live music at McClain’s Coffeehouse & Gallery.
8pm: Club Electrik inside Alebrije (1641 Placentia Ave.) is 18+ for $10.
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.
8pm-12am: Lucky John’s invites you to enjoy Bulk Buy May with them. Tonight: Get Mini Pitcher Cocktails – 32oz of your favorite mixed drink!
8pm-12am: Roscoe’s Famous Deli will have the band SuperChump play live, free.
8pm-12am: Slidebar presents a free show with JFA, Jugheads Revenge, and Uptown Riot.
8pm-12am: Steamers Jazz Club & Cafe will have no cover for the Evan Stone and The Translucent Ham Sandwich Band performance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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-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!
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. This week the theme is: End of the World Party!
10pm-1am: Hear live music from the Peter Torres Band 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.