Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Nude Beach Controversy at San Onofre Explained

It’s Friday, so that means it’s my time to post about OC’s local nude beach again (har, har). The rally on Sunday the 13th was a smashing success. If you’re interested, check out the Register’s article for all the deets. For those of you who still don’t understand what all the ruckus is about, The Friends of San Onofre have created a nifty YouTube video explaining why they feel keeping the south end of the beach clothing-optional is important.


Do you think it’s important to maintain the traditional clothing optional status of the beach or do you think it’s time for a change?

Polynesian Islander Festival

September 19th & 20th from 10 am until 5 pm head on over to the Huntingon Beach Central Park for the 1st Annual Polynesian Islander Festival!

There will be cultural demonstrations, authentic music, hands-on arts and crafts, vendors, performances, story-telling, villages representing the Pacific Islands and of course, good food.

7111 Talbert Avenue,
Huntington Beach, CA.

International Coastal Cleanup This Saturday

Huntington beach

It’s not too late!  You can still sign up here to keep our world-famous, beautiful beaches of Orange County clean.

And yes, that should include the nudists, too! ;)

(photo courtesy of DHN via Wikimedia Commons)

Calling All SoCal Artists

Irvine Fine Arts CenterAre you an artist? Do you live in Southern California? Do you have a recent work that hasn’t been shown at the IFAC? If you answered “yes” to all of those questions the Irvine Fine Arts Center just might have the exhibition you’ve been waiting for.

The Irvine Fine Arts Center presents All Media 2009, a juried exhibition open to Southern California artists. This show will feature two and three-dimensional art, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and digital media. The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 28,2009.

Click here for more more information regarding submission requirements and the entry form.

The All Media 2009 exhibition will run from November 20, 2009 through January 16, 2010 (or the 23rd … depending on which document you look at). The IFAC is located at: 14321 Yale Avenue, Irvine, CA 92604.

If your work is accepted to be part of the exhibition, please let us know. The OC Metblog readers and posters alike would love – I’m sure – to come out and show our support.

Knott’s Book Signing Event on Video

Jay Jennings, the curator over at The Knott’s Berry Farm Museum, alerted me to this video of his recent book signing event. It’s nice to see people still love the place and frankly I haven’t seen a line like that since I waited in like for chicken dinner. Mmmmmm mmmmmmm!

The video features Jay signing his book Knott’s Berry Farm: The Early Years inside the famed Chicken Dinner Restaurant on Aug 29, 2009. Nearly 300 people lined up to see the author – including Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter.


Naked Ambition

There will be a rally in support of the continuation of the long tradition of clothing optional beaches in California State Parks. This is a joint effort by the Naturist Acton Committee and Friends of San Onofre Beach. The event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Clothing Optional area, near the south end of Trail 6!


The event planners encourage you to bring signs and banners supporting the right to have a clothing optional beach. They are hoping for a substantial turnout of protestors who will strip nude and fight for their right to stay that way. They even plan on taking the issue to the Supreme Court.

As you may recall Gina and I have had (conflicting) opinions about this topic. Let’s hear what you have to say?


Will you go to the rally?

Classic Car Show


Did you know that every Tuesday the Fuddrucker’s in Lake Forest (the one on El Toro) has a car show?


I didn’t.  I just happened to be driving by when I saw these gorgeous specimens in the parking lot.

Oh how I love Classic Cars.  They make me daydream, they make me fantasize, they make me coo softly to them. 

I whisper sweet nothings into their grills. 

See more of what made me melt after the jump…


Counting Down to OC Restaurant Week


Its coming!  Its the Orange County Restaurant Week!  There is a fantastic line-up for this restaurant week with over 100 participating restaurants throughout the county.  They will be featuring $10-20 lunch prix fixe menus and $20-40 dinner prix fixe menus. 

You can see a list of the restaurants here and if you click on their name you can see the menu that will be featured.  I’ve been really impressed with some of the menus.  Restaurant week lasts from September 13th-September 19th.


What’s a foodie to do until then?  You can head to the South Coast Plaza Bloomingdales and watch the in-store demos from 12 fantastic chefs! 

See a complete list of demos here.  They started yesterday and will continue until restaurant week ends on September 19th.

Its a great excuse to go out to dinner… just report back and let me know where you went!

Orange International Street Fair

It’s that time of year again. “Every Labor Day weekend for the past three decades, the Orange International Street Fair… in downtown Orange has been the place where friends, families and neighbors get together to experience a wide variety of food, music and dance from cultures and ethnicities throughout the world” Long story short, it’s one gigantic orgy of food, food and more food. If you like it fried, barbecued or served by volunteers then this is the place for you. Get it hot and get it now!


[This is not a picture of the Street Fair. Send us your photos from this year’s event and we’ll post ‘em]

The event begins on Friday, September 4th at 5 PM and continues in a non-stop flurry of international beer and fried cuisine through Sunday, September 6th at 10 PM. Need help finding the place? Click here for directions! See you at the (street) fair!

6th Annual Fire Knife Competition in Anaheim

Fire Knife of Samoa presents the 6th Annual Fire Knife Championships in Anaheim on Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th (4 PM to 10 PM). The event is located outdoors at the Pearson Park Amphitheater, 401 N. Lemon St., Anaheim, CA, 92805.

So, the wifey and I attended last year’s event and had ‘spec-freaking-tacular’ time! The contest is “hosted by the actual descendants of Freddie Letuli, the man who literally invented the concept of adding fire to the traditional knife dances the warriors performed before and after battles”. Last year was so fun we’re planning on attending again on the night of the final competition (that’s Sunday for those keeping track). I know the poster says 4PM but we showed up at 6 PM and it was perfect – the sun was setting, the heat dissipated and the night sky was literally on fire!

Anyone care to meet us there for some fun out of the sun? Maybe we can have have drinkies at Hotel Menage afterwards?


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