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What You’re Doing This Week: July 16

July 16, 2012 9:00 AM

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Since we’re quickly approaching the “dog days” of summer, here’s a list of the best events in the Southland to get you up and out and enjoying (or avoiding) the warm summer sun.
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Monday July 16th

Open Mike Night at the Gypsy Den

125 North Broadway Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 835-8840


You know you’ve always wanted to try something like this and let your inner song bird out. Get groovy at the Gypsy Den on Monday night for open mike night. The Gypsy Den is a local hangout for wine, coffee, food and good times. Signups are at 7:30pm and the music starts at 8pm.
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Tuesday July 17th

dineLA Restaurant Week

At a restaurant near you
All around the city of Los Angeles
(213) 236-2345
More Info
Have you ever wanted to try out new restaurants but you were afraid to? dineLA is a two week dining event that introduces diners to a vast array of restaurants in and around Los Angeles. Each participating restaurant will be offering a specially priced 3-course meal for lunch and/or dinner. For a complete restaurant list, please log on here.

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Wednesday July 18th

Orange County Fair

88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-1500


This year’s Orange County Fair theme is “Home Sweet Home” and will surely prove to be the best one yet. The fair will runs until August 12th and is open Wednesday through Sunday. The OC Fair attract almost 1.5 million visitors each year with its concerts, interesting fair foods, carnival rides, exhibits, shopping, the centennial farms and more.
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Thursday July 19th

Free Summer Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite A
Santa Monica, CA ZIPCODE
(310) 458-8901


Spend your gorgeous balmy summer night among fellow music lovers on the Santa Monica Pier. The Pier is hosting its ever-popular 28th annual summer concert series for free. The concerts promote a sense of community and feature a diverse range of music from 7 to 10pm every Thursday until September 6th.
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Friday July 20th

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Dragons

Ontario Business Bank Arena
4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway
Ontario, CA 91764
(800) 745-3000


The greatest show on Earth is blasting into the Ontario Business Bank Arena for 5 fun filled family days. The new show “Dragons” promises to have spectators at the edge of their seat with circus delight. The show starts at 7:30pm on Friday with an all access pre-show starting one hour before for all ticket holders; try on costumes, get autographs and be a part of the fun.
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Saturday July 21st

3rd Annual Los Angeles Street Food Fest

1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 577-3100


Fill your belly with the finest in street food at the 3rd annual LA Street Food Fest. Pay the entrance fee and then have access to eating and drinking to your content. Over 75 food trucks will be on site ready to give you samples. VIP access starts at 3pm; General admission access starts at 5pm.
Desiree Eaglin is taking her kids to the circus in Ontario and she’s very excited about it. She blogs at Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest. You can find her on Twitter too.
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