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CAPITOL STEPS ORANGE IS THE NEW BARACK JAN 13, 2018 2pm & 8pm
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MAR 10, 2018 8pm
CHRIS PERONDI’S STUNT DOG EXPERIENCE
WITH MAVIS STAPLES
THIS STRAY CAT IS BACK!
MAR 18, 2018 1pm & 5pm
APR 28, 2018 8pm
MAY 19, 2018 8pm
SEE THE COMPLETE SEASON AND SELECT THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT! CARPENTERARTS.ORG
Carpenter center Richard & Karen
(562) 985-7000 CarpenterArts.org
6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, 90815 - CSULB campus (off the 405 fwy at Palo Verde) www.ocweekly.com
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Want to laugh this Christmas? It’s festive funny physical family
fun as these Three Wise Guys send-up and celebrate your favorite winter holiday traditions.
DECEMBER 22, 2017 LA MIRADA THEATRE
TICKETS ON SALE NOW (714) 994-6310 • www.LaMiradaTheatre.com 6 | December 7, 2017 | Holiday Guide |
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That time of the year when families gather to exchange gifts and gorge themselves on hearty meals and when it’s finally socially acceptable to drink Scotch whiskey at lunch. Okay, so maybe we all need to lay off the Scotch a bit. Now that we’ve agreed on that, can we also dispense with the awkward Secret Santa rituals, whose only purpose seems to be recycling tasteless bric-a-brac. Switch to gift cards people! It is in the spirit of trying to avoid the pitfalls of this end-ofthe-year season that we present to you OC Weekly’s 2017 Holiday Guide. It’s packed with fun ideas on where to go, what to do, and what to eat and drink while you do it. Let’s just be honest and emphasize the drink part, while we’re at it — we’re talking cocktails and lots of them, recipes included!
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Seasons greetings to one and all! Now go eat, drink and be merry!
Rescue, Rehabilitation, Education
OPEN DAILY (weather permitting)
43285 GOLDMINE DRIVE BIG BEAR LAKE
Sunday, December 24th & 31st
• Costa Mesa: (714)546-6386 • Irvine: (949)262-9270 • Mission Viejo: (949)830-9560 • Orange: (714)974-9747 frenchspastry.com
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This Holiday Season, Wrap Up Something Purely Spectacular That’s Sure To Fit Everyone On Your Holiday List
Tickets To The Carpenter Center! Whether it’s putting the mock in democracy with the Capitol Steps, the spellbinding, large-scale masks and enthralling nonverbal theatrics of MUMMENSCHANZ, the searing and witty insights of political analyst Jeffrey Toobin, an evening of high energy music with Stray Cats rockabilly legend Lee Rocker, or the traditional music of Ireland with Danu, the Carpenter Center has it all! The Carpenter Center hosts a season of amazing performances---from scintillating evenings of conversation with some of the most thought-provoking artists; to remarkable feats of swashbuckling and canine daring do, to captivating music concerts that dazzle and delight. Looking for something truly unique? The pitch perfect star of America’s Got Talent, Mandy Harvey will mesmerize from our Cabaret stage, there’s renowned blues and soul singer Martha Redbone with her all-star band, and the Charleston, SC based quintet Ranky Tanky whose exhilarating gospel vocals, jazz trumpet solos and R&B rhythm section will fill anyone with delight. For family fun, Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience is back! All former rescue pups, these canine daredevils will thrill kids and adults alike with doggone amazing tricks and breathtaking athletic stunts. Additionally, there is a wide-range of performances that includes satire, comic opera, story-telling, and more. From the world-famous hilarity and physical prowess of the all-male ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, to a rousing production of NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players’ comic opera The Pirates of Penzance, to the wildly popular, insightful, and moving interactive show, Frank Warren PostSecret Live!, the gift of performing arts offers music, laughs and entertainment for all ages. Discover something unexpected for the special people in your life, and treat yourself, too! This is the year you can give everyone on your list an experience with memories to last long after the show!
For tickets visit carpenterarts.org, or call the box office at 562.985.7000. 12 | December 7, 2017 | Holiday Guide |
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GOODWILL OF ORANGE COUNTY IS MUCH MORE THAN A STORE.
Goodwill is a source of pride, a pathway to independence and a paycheck for individuals who face barriers to employment.
Through our retail outposts, our e-commerce platform, shopgoodwill.com, and our business services, we create jobs and provide job training and education, helping people and our local community thrive. Last year, Goodwill of Orange County served more than 24,000 people in Orange County. Goodwill assists people across a wide spectrum of skills and needs as they seek work: individuals who learn vocational skills and improve job readiness at the Goodwill Career Center, program participants in Community-Based Services workgroups, adults assisted by job coaches in the Supported Employment program, and veterans transitioning to civilian life at Goodwill’s Tierney Center for Veteran Services. Goodwill’s Tierney Center is a comprehensive resource for veterans and their families, connecting those who served with a wide range of personalized services designed to enhance their lives – and all provided at no cost. With a host of fantastic partners and local organizations on board, services available at the Tierney Center include employment and career counseling, education services, housing assistance, healthcare and benefits, legal assistance, financial counseling, and women veterans services. Goodwill’s mission extends beyond removing employment barriers. At Goodwill’s Assistive Technology Exchange Center (ATEC), expert staff of speech pathologists and rehabilitation engineers evaluate individuals, develop strategies, and provide state-of-the-art assistive technology equipment that enables and
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NO MATTER HOW AND WHERE YOU RIDE
RIDE A YAMAHA Check Out The Entire 2017 & 2018 Yamaha Line Up At Del Amo Motorsports Today.
DEL AMO MOTORSPORTS OF ORANGE COUNTY
2401 PULLMAN STREET | SANTA ANA, CA 92705
949.642.4343 | WWW.DELAMOOC.COM
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View more gift ideas at
There is still time to feature your product, or service, in the upcoming Gift Guide pages and website. Contact your Account Executive or call 714.550.5900 | firstname.lastname@example.org
LEFT COAST BREWING COMPANY
1251 Puerta Del Sol SanClemente, CA 92673 (949) 276-2699 • leftcoastbrewing.com The Perfect Gift For Your Beer Lover: Two Beer Gift Box with Pint Glasses! Gift Cards, T-Shirts, Hoodies, Beanies and Hats Also Available.
BUY MY BIKES 32302 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 (949) 493-5611 • buymybikes.com Haro BMX Bikes 12” 16” 20” $179-$249 Best Selection in the O.C. Lay-A-Way till Dec 24th (Christmas Eve) 5PM BEST BIKE SHOP IN OC
3409 Newport Blvd. Newport Beach, CA 92663 (949) 673-3604 • swellegantvintageclothing.com Off to your work's holiday party or an "UGLY Christmas Sweater" themed party? Stop by Swellegant Vintage to pick up a snazzy sweater from our huge selection of not-so-pretty choices from Christmas past!
20oz Handcrafted Extra Large Viking Cup Drinking Horn Tankard: $39 - AleHorn.com
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hopsy.beer The SUB by Hopsy is a countertop home draft machine (think Keurig for craft beer) recyclable mini kegs filled with award winning craft beers.
17831 Beach Blvd Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (714) 596-4060 • passioncityadult.com Holiday Lingerie & Toy Superstore! Happy Holidays! Time to fill those stockings & give the gifts that keep on giving... sensual, seductive lingerie, frisky-toys, oils, & more! Gift certificates available also.
SPANKY’S ADULT EMPORIUM
213 N. Harbor Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 92703 (714) 554-4495 • spankysonline.com Gifts for the Naughty List: Adult Toys, Lingerie, New Release DVDs, Supplements & Smoking Products. $5 OFF every $20 Spent. Promo expires 12/24/17.
RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
2961 Michelson Dr., Suite A, Building 10 Irvine, CA 92612 (949) 252.8848 • ruthschris.com Deliver the Ruth's Chris dining experience by mail anywhere in the US or Canada. Also available by email for that perfect last-minute gift! Call to Order Gift Cards
You or your loved one's face on a pillow: $35 pillowmob.com
GSROC is a nonproﬁt 501(c)3, no-kill rescue committed to saving all types of German Shepherd Dogs from high kill shelters and adopting them to loving, qualiﬁed homes. Adopt a German Shepherd for the holidays!
Trader Joe, aka TJ Age 6 years, Male
Renata Age 4-5 years, Female
Luna Age 3 years, Female
Irena Age 2 years, Female
Gladiator Age 4 years, Male
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empowers our participants, both adults and children, to communicate at home, school and work. At the Goodwill Fitness Center, its staff of knowledgeable dedicated personal trainers and physical therapists focus on providing one-on-one services to people with disabilities or chronic illness in a uniquely supported community environment. The center is the only one of its kind in Orange County. It’s people like you who drive Goodwill’s economic engine and allow the organization to expand its programs and serve more people each year. Through the sale of donated items across Goodwill’s 25 local retail stores, more than 92 cents of every dollar spent goes directly back into Goodwill’s life-changing programs. By shopping at Goodwill stores, donating gently-used items, or making a monthly or annual financial contribution, you help positively change lives. Go to ocgoodwill.org for more information. Or you can book a private tour at email@example.com. You can also donate online at ocgoodwill.org/donate.
christmas day DRINK SPECIALS
Fast Pour Bottoms Up Beer Dispenser!
HAPPY HOUR daily 3-6pm m-f
DOMESTIC PINTS DOMESTIC BOTTLES SHOTS
714.826.0570 |4360 Lincoln Ave. Cypress
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The #1 holiday gifT for beer lovers
hat is the SUB? Great question. The SUB is a plug and play home draft machine--think Keurig for craft beer. It’s small enough to fit on a countertop and uses light-weight recyclable mini kegs filled with IPAs, stouts, seasonals and more. Hopsy partners with award winning craft breweries from the San Francisco Bay area and San Diego including Belching Beaver, Monkey Paw, Bare Bottle and Drake’s brewing. They work with the breweries to fill the mini kegs with super-fresh craft beer and then let you go online and order whatever your taste buds desire. The mini kegs are delivered cold to your home and ready to be thrown on tap. Nothing beats a fresh craft beer on draft and now you can have that experience right in your home. In Partnership with OC Weekly – Hopsy is offering a badass intro offer to try their service. You can get the SUB home draft machine, valued at $149, for only $39 when you join the monthly beer club. The club requires a commitment of only three months and includes four MINI kegs delivered monthly at $14.99 per keg—and yes, delivery is included. Get it on it today and have fresh craft beer on tap for your holiday parties. sf.hopsy.beer/the-sub-club-pack-oc
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“Think kuerig for crafT beer!”
Beach t Hwy • Huntington 16278 Pacific Coas
Holiday Shows WED. DEC. 20 THE BEACH BOYS TRIBUTE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW FRI. DEC. 22
“HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
SAT. DEC. 23
MARIA MULDAUR & JOHN JORGENSON “CHRISTMAS AT THE OASIS”
NEW YEARS EVE
THE ULTIMATE TIKI PARTY
JAMES INTVELD •BIG SANDY•HULA GIRLS 3 STAGES OF LIVE BANDS•BUFFET •DANCE
more concert listings & seats:
www. Don The Beachcomber. com 714-809-6146•DINe•PARK free•ALL AGES www.ocweekly.com
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GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE OF ORANGE COUNTY
A Fresh Start for Deserving Dogs
erman Shepherd Rescue of Orange County has been rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming German Shepherd dogs that have nowhere else to turn since 1998. As a grassroots non-profit organization, GSROC assists dogs that have suﬀered abandonment, abuse, neglect and injury. Approximately 50% of the dogs that enter the rescue are surrendered directly from families who no longer want their animals due to personal crisis, moving, or financial hardship, while the other 50% of dogs come from local animal shelters. On average, GSROC has more than 80 dogs in its care, with a placement rate of 300+ dogs every year. The volunteer-driven organization survives entirely on donations, receiving no government funding or municipal support. Contrary to popular belief, the dogs that enter the rescue are not necessarily ‘damaged’ or of poor quality. Typically, the dogs are discarded by no fault of their own, with “moving” being the most common reason for abandoning a dog, “no time for” being the second most common reason, and caretaker injury or illness being the third. GSROC prides itself on matching dogs to families based on each dog’s personality and each family’s experience level and lifestyle. “We are not a volume-driven business,” explains GSROC Director Maria Dales. “We take care and time to place dogs in homes where we believe they will thrive and be happy. Think of us as a ‘match-making’ service for German Shepherds. We are their ambassadors. Our job is not to send every applicant home with a dog—our job is to ensure that each dog in
GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE OF OC
Holiday Wish List
• Grain-Free Dog Treats • Fish Oil Capsules for large dogs • Advantix or Frontline Plus Flea Control • Puppy Potty-Training Pads • Durable Puppy Toys 22 | December 7, 2017 | Holiday Guide |
our care finds a permanent, loving home.” Recognizing that there are many animal lovers who would like to help but may not be in a position to adopt a German Shepherd dog, GSROC oﬀers these suggestions for how you can make a diﬀerence for needy dogs in the local community: • Foster a homeless dog – German Shepherd Rescue of OC provides food, medical support and marketing while a dog awaits adoption in your home. • Sponsor vet care—Dogs that arrive with injuries or illness receive quality care at local veterinary hospitals. Tax-deductible donations to the rescue ensure that critical treatment can be provided. • Volunteer—The rescue welcomes reliable volunteers for walking, bathing and transporting dogs. • Donate unwanted vehicles--Cars, trucks, boats and RVs accepted. • Host a fundraiser, garage sale, bake sale or other activity to raise funds • Spread the word about GSROC dogs for adoption. • Promote Spay and Neuter to prevent pet overpopulation. German Shepherd Rescue of OC is a 501c3 non-profit organization (EIN-20-3455479). For more information, to volunteer and to view available dogs, please visit GSROC.ORG
With so many shepherds depending on us, we are constantly in need of supplies. Can you help us with a donation of any of these items?
• Dasequan Joint Supplement • Postage Stamps, Gasoline Gift Cards, Oﬃce Supplies • Canned Pumpkin • Oatmeal Shampoo, Oatmeal Conditioner
• Petco or PetSmart Gift Cards • Raﬄe or Silent Auction Items for fundraising • Bleach, Rubber Gloves, Deck Brushes
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DISTRICT FREEZE ICe RINK
Forget flying across the country to skate under the stars this holiday season. The District at Tustin Legacy has just opened Orange County's largest outdoor ice skating rinkâ€”The District Freeze Ice Rink! The 5000-square-foot rink opened on Nov. 24 (Black Friday) and will remain open to the public until Jan. 15, 2018. Skating sessions are 90 minutes each and cost only $19 for adults and children including skate rentalâ€”bring your own and pay just $16. For the uncertain skater, helmets are available free of charge. If you really want to practice your skills, you can get a season pass for just $169; private parties (up to 50 people) can also dominate the ice for just $595 between Monday and Thursday. The District Freeze Ice Rink is open from 1-8:30 pm Mon.-Thurs., 1-10:30 pm Fri., 11 am-10:30 pm Sat and 11 am-8:30 pm Sun. Although it will be closed Christmas Day, look for extended hours closer to the holiday!
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2930 Bristol St A105, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 www.facadefunhouse.com
209 N. Broadway Santa Ana 92701 (714) 760-4801 224 Yale Ave Claremont 91711 (909) 399-0721
Now including NEW HOLIDAY THEMED rooms
The Ultimate Selfie Wonderland
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Army of me 2 parts Reyka Vodka 1/2 part Lillet Blanc 3/4 part Honey Syrup 3/4 part Lemon Juice
5-6 Fresh Lemon Verbena Leaves
meTHoD Shake and strain into ice-filled rocks glass. Grate fresh cinnamon on top and garnish with a lemon verbena leave. For Honey Syrup: Combine 1 part clover honey with 1 part water. Heat with honey dissolves into solution. Bottle and store.
LOTIONS & LACE
One Stop Love Shop
Whips ~ Lotions ~ LINGERIE Adult Toys ~ Thigh Highs Sexy High Heels ~ Dvdâ€™s from $3.99 MALE HERBAL PILLS ~ STOCKING STUFFERS Crotchless Panties ~ and so much More!
743 Baker Street, Costa Mesa | 714.429.1911 www.LotionsnLace.com 26 | December 7, 2017 | Holiday Guide |
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
SPECTACULAR SINGLES AND COUPLES Live Band & DJ in 2 rooms Supper Shuffle Ice breakers & prizes FREE noisemakers Optional costume of favorite dance decade or today’s fashion
Located: DoubleTree by Hilton Orange HUNDREDS ATTEND AGES 21-91
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TASTES LIKE Big Seasonal Joy
WHAT YOU’LL NEED 50ml Monkey shoulder 2 Bar spoon Sugar/Honey 80ml Boiling Water one clove
WHAT YOU’LL NEED 1. 2. 3. 4.
Add sugar of honey to heat proof glass Add boiling water and allow to infuse Now add Monkey Shoulder and stir until sugar/honey is dissolved and cloves infused Garnish: clove studded lemon wedge
Holiday Lingerie & Toy Superstore! Also featuring Adult DVD’s • Dancer Shoes Lubes • Massage Oils • Gag Gifts
30% OFF One Regularly Priced Item Under $100 Huntington Beach Location
In-store merchandise only. One coupon per customer per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon. Excludes: rechargeable items, shoes and other specific items. Exp.1/7/18
20% OFF One R e gular ly P r ic e d I te m Ov e r $ 1 0 0 Huntington Beach Location
In-store merchandise only. One coupon per customer per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon. Excludes: rechargeable items, shoes and other specific items. Exp. 1/7/18
Passion City 17831 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach 92647
714.596.4060 | passioncityadult.com 28 | December 7, 2017 | Holiday Guide |
Newman Ave Ronald Drive Beach Blvd. Talbert Ave
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store hours: 11Am - 7pm moN - sAt
17955 Sky Park CirCle, Suite a • irvine, 92614 • PinkkittyStOre.COM 949-660-4990 • Call fOr direCtiOnS tO StOre! www.ocweekly.com
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Prime Rib Dinner
Live Music by US99 @ 7PM
HAPPY HOUR 50% OFF
DRAFT BEER, WELL DRINKS & APPETIZERS Monday
Happy Hour 3pm to close
Happy Hour 3pm to 7pm All Day Taco’s $1.50 to $2.75 & $4 Mexican Beers (dine in only)
Happy Hour ALL DAY + FREE POOL!
Happy Hour 3pm to 7pm + 75¢ Wings Pro Football Special - Harp $6
Happy Hour 3pm to 7pm
College Football Special XX Draft $4.50
Pro Football Special Harp $6 Sunday Football on 14 Screens!
423 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach
Shenaniganslb.com | 562.437.3734
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Published on Dec 7, 2017