Happy Wednesday to you all! Today seems like the perfect day to learn opera, visit a Farmers Market, become involved in community planning, take a cooking class or relax and enjoy some Wine Wednesday deals, and guess what? All can be done in Fullerton! Also, don’t forget you can check our Twitter for last minute announcements and important updates!
The 16th annual Korean American National Sports Festival officially starts today and the Korean American Sports Council of the USA and the Korean American Sports Council of Orange County have selected Fullerton as the site. June 22 – 26, the festival aims to provide Korean Americans with an opportunity to come together. The games consist of 20 sports, including golf, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, and more. The games will take place at Cal State Fullerton, Independence Park, Plummer Auditorium and the Downtown Fullerton Museum Plaza. Stay tuned to our daily posts for more.
Roscoe’s Famous Deli is starting a Monday Night Pool League! Sign-ups are happening now, so if you’re interested contact Jeff at Roscoe’s.
All day the Small Dog Area of the Pooch Park will be closed to allow for grass recovery and maintenance repairs from heavy use. There will be a temporary area fenced off in the large dog area for small dogs during the closure.
Know a cute kid? You still have time to point their parents to this link so they can enter for the Face of Z-kids Model Search, for the Z-kids store in downtown Fullerton! (Pass on the word before June 25.)
This Saturday, June 25 at 6pm for $15 you can get a ticket for the Backstage Clothing Wine Tasting fundraiser at 8Eightyeight Cigar Lounge. Ticket includes 4 tastes of various wines, wine glass, 20% off Backstage Clothing & accessories, and 10% off cigars & accessories from 8Eightyeight. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Buy tickets at the event website, at 8Eightyeight Cigar Lounge or by calling (714) 557-1700.
To Do Today:
8am-2pm: Fullerton Certified Farmers Market at Independence Park (801 W. Valencia Dr.) The Farmers Market offers fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, fish, flowers, plants, nuts and bread. Operated by the nonprofit Fullerton Certified Farmers Market Board.
8:30am: The Orange County Business Service Center and HR Prescriptions will present Sexual Harassment Complaints-Protecting Your Business at the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce offices. Learn what the law considers harassment, how to identify harrassing and unprofessional behavior, how to educate your staff and how to handle complaints.
10am-12pm: Join the Fullerton Museum Center for Stroller Brigade, free! Toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups can enjoy docent-led games, stories, puzzles and crafts in the main gallery.
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-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 more than 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.
12pm-close: Go pay downtown shop BTNC (203 N Harbor Blvd) a visit with your dopest, rarest, freshest kicks and you’ll win a FREE BTNC SHIRT with a purchase of whatever floats your boat.
2pm-2am: Wednesday drink specials at Matador Cantina means you can enjoy margaritas, mojitos and sangrias at $5 each.
3-7pm: Get Happy Hour deals in Fullerton with our HH Guide page.
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.
3pm-close: At Daphne’s California Greek (1919 W. Malvern Ave.) you can get Street Pita’s for $1.25 each! Pick from Gyros, Falafel, or grilled Chicken, no limit and no coupon.
4-7pm: Wacky Wing Wednesday at The Pint House means chicken wings are only $0.50 cents each and you can get $3 pints of select drafts too.
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.
4pm-2am: Big’s Bar & Grill has $5 Jack Daniels Mix it or Shoot it, $9 BBQ Ribs or Chicken Dinner, and at 7pm get $5 Natural Ice or PBR 24oz. cans! Stick around for Rockabilly Review at 9pm.
5pm: The Summit House Restaurant invites you to enjoy their nightly Dinner Prix Fixe special. For $40 per person enjoy their prime ribs of beef or one of Chef Tim’s special creations, with salad or soup and choice of dessert.
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.
5-10pm: 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: Get Penny Pizza at Karma Kabob. Buy any regular priced beer, wine, cocktail or hookah and get pizza for a penny.
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).
5:30-8:30pm: Wine Wednesdays at The Cellar will get you every bottle on their list for 50% off the list price and if you choose to bring in your own bottle we will waive our corking fee of $25 (Limited to 1 bottle per couple). Also, stick around for dinner, starting at 6pm, as The Cellar Welcomes Back Ryan Hill & Hill Family Vineyards for $64.95* per person (Purchase one case of wine and receive one free dinner!).
6pm: Wine Wednesday at Cafe Hidalgo will have David McPhillips from American Wines & Spirits. The tasting cost is $15 for the flight along with assorted cheeses, crackers, and fresh fruit. The tasting will be located on the Zocalo patio, so come and enjoy a summer evening while tasting 7 wines.
6-8pm: For $20 per person The Twisted Vine invites you to their “Meet the Winemaker” series with Turley Cellars Winemaker Karl Wicka and his personal wine label, The Missing Leg. Featured Wines include 2009 Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley (178 cases produced); 2009 Pinot Noir, Righetti Vineyard (112 cases produced); 2008 Syrah, St. Peter of Alcantara Vineyard (88 cases produced).
6-9pm: Opera Classes/ Opera instruction provided through the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department will be offered in the Fullerton Main Library (Osborne Auditorium).
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.
6-11pm: Join and/or cheer for the weekly Shuffleboard League at Roscoe’s Famous Deli.
7pm: Join the Cal State Fullerton English Languages & Literatures Chapter Book Club Meeting at the home of Alumna Joan Spangler ’76 in Fullerton. The book is “Snowflower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See. Attendees are encouraged to bring desserts or light snacks to share. To RSVP or for more information contact Chapter Programs Director Cathie Allman BA ’05, MA ’09 at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (714) 501-1421.
7pm: The Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting in Fullerton City Hall, Council Chambers (303 W. Commonwealth Ave.) The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the Council for the regulation of future growth, development and beautification of the city in relation to its public buildings, streets, grounds, and vacant lots and more.
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.)
8pm: Hear live music from local band 1518 at The Continental Room tonight free.
8pm: Don’t miss the 2011 Fullerton College Director’s Festival at the Fullerton College Campus Theatre. Student-directed productions ranging from 10-50 minutes in length are performed throughout a week of adjudicated evening productions. The festival culminates in a final “Best of Fest” night of selected performances on June 25. Ticket prices are: $15 for adults, and $12.50 for Students, Seniors (55+) and Children (12 and under). Visit the event website for details on shows playing throughout the week.
8pm: Joe’s in downtown is starting Wednesday Movie Night on the patio. This week they’ll be showing Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Seating is first come, first served on the patio, so get there early to get a spot. Enjoy drink specials while munching popcorn on a beautiful summer evening!
8-10pm: Max Bloom’s Cafe Noir hosts open mic for music. Listen to or play original music and covers.
8pm-12am: Lucky John’s invites you for their Summer Specials, Wednesday with $3 You Call It Whiskeys.
8pm-12am: Steamers Jazz Club & Cafe will charge no cover for the all ages show with The Tony Guerrero Quartet.
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: George Perez hosts a free comedy show at Roscoe’s Famous Deli, featuring comics from Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime and more. This week “Suicide Jimmy” Mathieu and special guests performing. (No cover, come early to get a seat.)
9pm-1am: Use our Guides page to find karaoke in and out of downtown!
9pm: Hear free live music from funk and blues artist Delmos Wade at Commonwealth Lounge.
9pm-1am: Reggae Wednesday at Cantina Lounge brings you $2.50 beers, $3 margaritas, beer pong and hookah all for free (21+).
10pm: Hear DJ Impact at Matador Cantina free (no cover) with Margaritas, Mojitos and Sangria only $5.
10pm-1:30am: Get late night food in downtown Fullerton with Revolucion 1910 Cantina and $1 tacos (Cow, Pig, or Chicken)!
11pm-1am: Happy Hour at Stubrik’s late night is a dollar off draft beers and well drinks.
If you’re looking for MORE late night food check out our Late Night food in downtown Guide to help you.