Get scared by a ghost at the Calico Ghost town or watch an Immortal experience at the Michael Jackson World Tour. From dining to traveling, this week has some hot happenings. Relax mid-week with some relaxing Jazz music in Old Town Temecula and finish off the week with a traditional game of Bocce Ball at the Great Park. Enjoying any of these events is the perfect way to end the month.
Monday, January 23rd
Dine LA Restaurant Week
Dine LA is celebrating its fifth year of the best food in LA. The event will take place throughout the city are various restaurants all week long, plus get $5 back when using your American Express card. Lunches will be priced at $16, $22 or $28. Dinners will be priced at $26, $34 or $44. Enjoy American, Mediterranean, French or Mexican food from some of the best restaurants in LA. Dine LA will be happening from January 22nd-27th and January 29th-February 3rd.
For more highlights of dineLA, see our recent preview.
Tuesday, January 24th
Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour
This once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate the music of Michael Jackson through experience of Cirque du Soleil will be making a two day stop at the Honda Center. Michael Jackson fans will experience the essence of the singer with this electrifying production of music, dance and elaborate visuals. Tickets are available for purchase online starting at $50.
Wednesday, January 25th
Jazz at the Merc
Jazz lovers will get a special treat with this newly added Wednesday performance at the Old Town Community Theater. The theater is one of the oldest and most beautifully restored buildings in Old Town Temecula, making it the perfect location to enjoy music. The show will include the talent from Markus Burger, Jim Linahon, Beppe Pilott and more. Tickets are available online for $15, and the show starts promptly at 7:30.
Thursday, January 26th
Calico Ghost Town
Take the family back in time to a real ghost town. Calico Ghost Town has been around since 1881 during the silver strike, where over $20 million in silver has been recovered. This is one of San Bernardino County’s most visited parks, offering visitors a fun and educational experience. There are three restaurants located in town for dining specializing in foods dated back to the 1880′s. The town is open daily from 9am-5pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for youth ages 6-15 and children under the age of 5 are free.
Friday, January 27th
2012 Tet Festival
Celebrate the Vietnamese New Year at the Tet Festival in Garden Grove. This three day long festival will be celebrating the year of the dragon with music, food and dancing. This is one of the World’s largest Vietnamese festivals, where visitors have a chance to embrace the beauty of the culture. Tickets are available for $5 per adult, $4 for children (under 4 feet) and infants can enjoy the festival for free.
Friday: 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday, January 28-29
The Los Angeles Times Travel Show
Have a love for travel? Looking for the next hot vacation destination? Bring the family to the 14th annual Los Angeles Times Travel show this weekend. The show will be open to the public all weekend long, featuring panels and talks from some of the best experts in the travel industry including Arthur Frommer, Rick Steves and Lisa Ling. The event is open Friday January 27th for trade only. Tickets are available for purchase online for $10 per person.
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 29th
The Great Park Farmer's Market and Bocce Ball
The Great Park Farmer’s Market is one of the largest Sunday morning social events in Orange County. Local farmers throughout Orange County bring their best produce for visitors to sample and purchase. The event is open every Sunday (rain or shine) from 10am-2pm. The market is located next to the Farm & Food Lab with free parking and admission. Enjoy a game of Bocce Ball after savoring the fresh vegetables at the Farmer’s Market. This beloved family game is available on the North Lawn from 10am-2pm and is free of charge.
Shelby is the author of Glitterful Felt Stories, where she writes about parenting, work-life balance, healthy eating, and life as a Mom. She is also a columnist for a local newspaper and various magazines. She has three little children under the age of nine, and lives in Orange County, California.