Miss Garden Grove and Miss Garden Grove Teen pageants
The 55th annual Miss Garden Grove pageant and the 11th annual Miss Garden Grove Teen pageant. The winner of the Misss Garden Grove pageant will move on to compete in Miss California; the winner of that competition advances to Miss America. $20 general admission. Marriott Suites Hotel, 12015 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, Calif. Information: Stacy Margolin (714) 342-6510 or [email protected]; www.missgardengrove.org/
Perspective (RE)Defining Asian American Experience
The event showcasing Asian American and Pacific Islander artwork. The perspective showcases work by filmmaker Elijah Chhum and many more. Free. 7:30-10 p.m. Neighborhood House, 179 Robie St. E., St. Paul, Minn. Information: Contact CAPM (651) 757-1740 or email Souvan Lee at [email protected]
Indie Fest USA Film Festival 2013
Opening night features an outdoor party with live music, food samples and activities. Free screening of films from Hispanic filmmakers. On Friday, a classic car show with a drive-in movie theme. On Saturday, there is an Asian theme, with traditional food and activities with special screenings of films by Asian filmmakers and students. Tickets are $8 general admission. Tickets: and information: www.indiefestusa.com
Through Oct. 27
German food, beer and ambiance. Adults $5; 18 and under and active duty are free. 6 p.m.-midnight. Phoenix Club, 1340 S. Sanderson Ave., Anaheim, Calif. Information:www.thephoenixclub.com/oktoberfest/
Mickey’s Halloween Party
Through Oct. 31
The annual Disneyland Halloween party. Come in with costumes and go trick-or-treating around the theme park with many of Mickey’s friends. Tickets start at $59. Disneyland, 1313 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, Calif. Information: www.disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/disneyland/mickeys-halloween-party/
Trick-or-Treat at the Mall
Trick-or-treat through the mall and play games at the lower level by Macy’s. Free. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Westminster Mall, 1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster, Calif. Information: (714) 895-2860.
Knott’s Scary Farm
Through Nov. 2
The annual Scarefest. The park will transform to be your worst nightmare where monsters and goblins roam the park after dark. Tickets start at $38. Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, Calif. Information: https://www.knotts.com/haunt
The plot of the play takes place during Labor Day weekend, and two widows are interested in the same man and a love triangle pursues. General admission, $20; seniors, $18; and children and students with identification $10. 8 p.m. Westminster Community Theater, 7272 Maple St., Westminster, Calif. Information: http://www.wctstage.org/Flyers/13SeasonFlyer.pdf
Basic Computer Class
Tuesdays through Dec. 17
Learn the basics of how to use a computer. Vietnamese tutors are available upon request. Free. 6:30 p.m. Tully Community Branch Library, 880 Tully Road, San Jose, Calif. Information: (408) 808-3030.
Reading to Children in Vietnamese
Saturdays through Dec. 28
Volunteer readers will read in the children’s area. Children have one-on-one interactions with the readers and choose which stories to be read. Free. 10:30 a.m. Bascom Library and Community Center, 1000 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, Calif. Information: (408) 808-3077.
Calligraphy in Vietnamese
Mondays through Dec. 30
Learn the calligraphy technique. Students must provide class materials. Free. 3-5 p.m. Tully Community Branch Library, 880 Tully Road, San Jose, Calif. Information: (408) 808-3030.
‘Reduce, Reuse, Re-imagine’
Through Feb. 2, 2014
In this art exhibit, viewers can see how artists transform unwanted items into a masterpiece work of art. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. De Saisset Museum, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, Calif. Information: http://www.scu.edu/desaisset/exhibitions/Reduce.cfm
Vendors sell fresh produce and other food items. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Main Street between Garden Grove Boulevard and Acacia Parkway, Garden Grove, Calif. Information: Lee at (562) 498-6048 or (562) 499-9299.