What to Do in O.C. This Week (Oct. 12 to 18)

Ryan Autry of Garrison Brothers Distillery

From a cocktail making class to Halloween fun, here is our weekly roundup of things to do in O.C.  For more curated events, head to orangecoast.com/events.



  • Starlite Movie Nights is presenting a robust lineup of classic Halloween films this month at its drive-in theater pop-ups at Brea Mall and the Outlets at San Clemente. This Thursday, you can catch a screening of “Insidious 2.” Check out the full movie listing at starlitemovienight.com


  • Take a cocktail making class at Prep Kitchen Essentials in Seal Beach. O.C. local Ryan Autry of Garrison Brothers Distillery will be sharing the secrets of preparing his favorite whiskey libations. You’ll also be able to taste samples and enjoy bites infused with Garrison Brothers’ small-batch bourbon. $80. prepkitchenessentials.com/book-a-class



  • Join the Environmental Nature Center’s virtual 45th Annual Fall Faire for virtual nature games, performances, and cooking demonstrations. encenter.org/visit-us/fall-faire/


Coming Up

Oct. 19 through 31
Stop by any Newport Beach public library for a grab-and-go Halloween craft kit (while supplies last). newportbeachlibrary.org

Oct. 19
Dine at Bistango for the Sunset Jazz series featuring music from the husband and wife duo Calabria Foti and Bob McChesney. Reserve your table at bistango.com

Oct. 21 and 28
Get a guided walking tour of downtown Fullerton’s haunted history organized by the Fullerton Museum Center.



Oct 23 and 24
Discover the spooky side of nature during “Eerie Evenings in the Gardens,” a Halloween-themed affair at Sherman Library and Gardens. thesherman.org/calendar/

Oct. 24
The Oktoberfest event at the open-air food hall Steelcraft Garden Grove includes craft beer, special menu items, and live music. instagram.com/steelcraftgg/

Oct. 28
Watch a free screening of “Live from the Space Stage: A Halyx Story,” a crowd-funded documentary about an obscure, sci-fi rock band that once performed at Disneyland, in Anaheim. Note: Tickets are currently sold out, but you can get on the waitlist at thefridacinema.org/halyx-encore-interest/

Oct. 28 through 31
Walk through a Halloween trail at Santa Ana Zoo for the family-friendly Boo at the Zoo event. Each child will receive a goodie bag to take home. Tickets must be purchased online at santaanazoo.org/boo.htm

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