Musink Fest Celebrates Its 12th Year

The Musink festival, which combines a music fest with a tattoo exposition and car show, will hold its 12th annual event from March 8 to March 10, at the O.C. Fairgrounds. In 2008, the festival started out as a project of Bill Hardy and Kat Von D, but it has since undergone a couple changes in its organization department. Specifically, it is now run by Hardy, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker …

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The Gun Community Still Thrives in O.C.

On the weekend of Jan. 26-27, the Crossroads of the West Gunshow made one of its annual appearances at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Given that one of our nation’s hottest debates is over gun control, the gun community takes a lot of flak from anti-gun groups and the citizens that those groups influence. Furthermore, it was not surprising that my presence, as a reporter, was met with a note or two …

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Get Ready To Laugh It Up With Irvine Improv

In this day and age, many people get their daily laughs from reading the morning headlines. Unfortunately, those same headlines probably cause just as many people to cry as laugh. So, where can one go to ensure that appropriately comical spins are provided to the state of the nation? To comedy clubs, of course! One option for folks in need of a laugh is Irvine Improv Comedy Club, which is …

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A Veritable Rainbow of Tacos

When it comes to finding some amazing tacos in the U.S., Southern California is pretty much the place to be. Some folks might argue for South Texas or South Florida, but let’s stick with businesses within driving distance. Narrowing it down to the cities of Orange County, it’s hard to compete with Santa Ana as a hub for good Mexican grub. That said, there is a decent collection of noteworthy …

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Sinemia Causes More Trouble Than It’s Worth for SoCal Movielovers

Storytelling has been a critical component in the social evolution of our species for thousands of years. Back in the early 1900s, little movie houses called nickelodeons opened up all over the country offering people the latest and greatest way to experience the evolution of the storytelling tradition for only five cents. Over the years, of course, prices have gone up a bit. According to Box Office Mojo, average ticket …

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Irvine Fine Arts Center Tackles Topic of Censorship

Art can be a touchy subject. This is especially true when creative expression is used to reflect upon the darker realities of life. When juxtaposed with an art gallery as a family-friendly zone, such reflections can be censored. Recently, the Irvine Fine Arts Center experienced a controversy over an exhibit featuring explicit subject matter. The result of this controversy involves the restructuring of the process by which artists and exhibits …

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The Top 10 Halloween-Themed Activities In and Around Irvine

If you’re a Halloween fan, you’ve probably already gotten around to hitting Knott’s Scary Farm, Universal’s Horror Nights and/or other notable haunted attractions. If not, you’ve probably made plans to do so. However, there are plenty of haunts and other Halloween-themed activities right here, in and around Irvine for you and/or the whole family to enjoy. Irvine Weekly is proud to present this handy guide to local Halloween-themed events. (Top …

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Irvine’s Paths to Glory and Healthier Living

Residents of Irvine have a couple of distinct advantages over many other American citizens during the holiday season. The first of which is shared by anybody who lives in a warmer climate – you don’t get snowed in. For the people who do live in a colder area, getting out the old shovel to clear the driveway can be a good way to shed some of those extra holiday calories, but, …

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When It’s Burger Time In Irvine, Who You Gonna Call?

Most people probably regard burgers as a food item that is satisfying, fast and simple. Hamburgers and cheeseburgers, alike, are frequently a no-brainer choice for dining on the run and eating cheaply. However, as in the case of many fast food menu items, there are burgers and then there are burgers. With this article, Irvine Weekly proudly presents a cross-section of the cherished specialty and gourmet burgers that can be …

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Winter Fest Brings Bevy of Holiday Activities to O.C.

There aren’t too many places in SoCal where families can experience a proverbial winter wonderland. To varying extents, The Grove, in Los Angeles, is one; the Queen Mary, in Long Beach, is another; and the Irvine Spectrum is yet another. That said, this year’s most extensive facsimile for experiencing the joys of winter, and its accompanying holiday spirit, has got to be Winter Fest, at the O.C. Fairgrounds. Entering the …

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