What to Do in O.C. This Week (Oct. 5 to 11)

Harvest pumpkin planters workshop at Sherman Library and Gardens; Photograph courtesy of Sherman Library and Gardens

From DIY workshops to drive-thru haunts, here is our weekly roundup of fun things to do in O.C.


  • Through Friday, learn about local migratory birds with Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s virtual bird watching event on social media.


  • Catch a screening of the Japanese cult classic “Hausu” at Tustin’s Mess Hall. thefridacinema.org




  • Create an eco-friendly, fall-themed succulent centerpiece with pumpkins and drought-tolerant plants at Sherman Library and Gardens.


  • Take an outdoor calligraphy workshop at M. Lovewell in Santa Ana. mlovewell.com


  • Decorate a sugar skull to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos on Alta Baja Market’s parklet patio. altabajamarket.com/
  • Shop vintage items and handmade goods at the Glitterfest Vintage Faire in Tustin. glitterfest.com



  • Wednesdays through Sundays this month, immerse yourself at the Urban Legends Drive-Thru Haunt at the OC Fair and Event Center, which features live performances, interactive show zones, and special effects. ocfair.com
  • On Saturdays, shop from local family farms and artisans at Orange Home Grown Farmers Market. instagram.com/orangehomegrown/
  • Try the new fall-themed treats at Downtown Disney. disneyparks.disney.go.com
  • Enjoy autumnal flavors during brunch at Outpost Kitchen. outpostkitchen.com/
  • Take your date out to Cafe Sevilla for the “Journey Through Spain” five course prix fixe dinner. cafesevilla.com
  • Take a ceramics class at Still Life Ceramics, a pop-up studio at Dana Point Harbor. still-life-studio.com/danapoint
  • Check out Rodeo 39, Stanton’s newest food hall, during its soft opening. rodeopublicmarket.com/
  • Stop by Buenas Coffee in Costa Mesa for the monthly brunch event with pop-up vendors, food trucks, and drink specials. buenas.coffee/about-5
  • The last Wednesday of each month, unwind at a yoga class at Sherman Library and Gardens. thesherman.org/calendar/2020-10/

Coming Up

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/

For more events, head to orangecoast.com/events/.

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