The ceremonial packing of the Halloween costume marks the end of fall and the start of winter. While you may need to carry a hoodie, Southern California doesn’t have the kind of cold that will slow things down. There is plenty happening this weekend to help curb your Halloween hangover. There are plenty of lively activities to get involved in this weekend!

Friday, November 3

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Petty Vs. Eagles
The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 496-8930

Comprised of two of the nation’s most heralded classic rock tribute acts, The Boys of Summer and The Petty Breakers authentically recreate the concert experience of The Eagles and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. With a production that transforms a set list into a shootout of timeless rock singles, the musicianship that emits from the stage makes this a sincere show guaranteed to appease even the biggest critics. As rock fans mourn the recent loss of Tom Petty and the passing of Glenn Frey last year, this collection of music translates sincere to resonate with fans both veteran and casual fans.

Saturday, November 4

Old Towne Preservation Association Historic Home Tour
Old Towne Orange
42 Plaza Square
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 744-2225

The historic section of Old Towne Orange is small but incredibly scenic. Home to more than 1,300 homes and buildings, the architectural treasures in the area range from Craftsmen, Victorian, Mediterranean, and Spanish Colonial to name a few. There are some 50 different styles showcased in all. Tours of the town are available and led by volunteer docents that have a vast knowledge of the history and the importance. In addition to the developmental details, the neighborhood is one of the most charming in Southern California, offering a bevy of restaurants, cafes, and shops to patron. Take a tour today, or wander around this charming area for a great day out!

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Plan 9 From Outer Space
Maverick Theater
110 E. Walnut
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 526-7070

The Ed Wood-directed film is widely regarded as one of the worst films ever made. Marred by comically bad dialogue and special effects that were more ambitious than awe-inspiring, the unpolished nature of the production is part of what made it so pivotal to cult cinema. Adapted for the performance stage, director Brian Newell essentially penned an exact reenactment of the feature film. Loaded with snide humor and a tip of the hat to Ed Wood’s campy vision, the theatre version of the film is enough to make all audiences leave with a smile on their faces.

Sunday, November 5

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Divinely Departed & Fruition
Artists Republic Gallery
400 W. Disney Way
Anaheim, CA 92651
(949) 988-0603

Regularly showcasing a healthy mix of emerging talent and established names, Artists Republic has collaborated with Trekell Art Supplies to curate two shows that will open simultaneously. Divinely Departed and Fruition will both open this weekend. Fruition will feature a collection of works on 14-by-14 inch panels from a community of artists that are under the Trekell umbrella. Divinely Departed Glenn Arthur as he helms a collection of works on wood panels that all tie in an All Hollow’s Eve theme. Among the artists featured include names like, Sugar Fueled, Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez, Laura Berger, Gustavo Rimada, and Oda & King to name a few.

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Dia De Los Muertos Festival
Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Incorporating the cultural reverence of the holiday, Bowers Museum has a full day of activities in store to help celebrate this year’s Day of the Dead. Among the featured amenities include traditional Aztec dances from Xipe Totec Danza Azteca and the O/C Mariachi Kids will be on hand to belt out the Ranchera standards synonymous with Mexican culture. Mexican Hot Chocolate and treats like “Pan de Muerto” will also be on hand because no party is complete without something to snack on. In addition to the special event, the Kidseum will also be open and offering activities like face painting and arts & crafts to ensure a hands on element that completes the afternoon.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.

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