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Best Of OC: Week Of October 27

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As October comes to a close, there is still one week left to enjoy the festivals, frights, and fun of fall-themed October. Don't miss Spooky Science, Halloween themed food truck festivities, or Trick-or-Treating with your favorite Disney pals, all great options for the entire family. For a grown-up version of Halloween, you won't want to miss out on the uber hip Yelloween, and for a scary alternative, be sure to visit The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor before it closes for the year.

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Monday, October 27

Mickey's Halloween Party
Disneyland Park
1313 Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 781-7277

This week marks your last chance to head to Disneyland for Mickey's Halloween Party, a night of trick-or-treating with your favorite Disney pals. Running tonight, Wednesday, and Friday of this week, don't miss the festive fun of Halloween at Disney parks. Kids of all ages can dress up and trick or treat through the park, enjoy a Halloween themed fireworks show, dance parties, and snap pictures with the Disney villains.

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Tuesday, October 28

Spooky Science
Discover Cube
2500 N Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 542-2823

Wrapping this week at Discovery Cube Orange County, the Spooky Science exhibit, just in time for Halloween, features giant bugs, creepy crawlers, and friendly spooks. Your kids will love interacting with bugs of all colors, shapes, and sizes; the over-sized exhibit sets and hands-on learning stations get even the hesitant kids involved. Through November 2.

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Wednesday, October 29

Food Truck Fare Halloween Foodtacular
OC Fair & Event Center- Pacific Amphitheater Box Office
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-1500

Tonight's Wednesday Food Truck Fare event at the Orange County Fairgrounds boasts a fun Halloween themed twist. The Food Truck Fare Halloween Foodtacular, which opens at 5:30pm, features not only your favorite gourmet food trucks (including Falasophy, The Burnt Truck, Jogasaki, SOHO Taco, The Greasy Wiener, Waffle-icious, A Bite Truck, and Frijolito's Coffee), but also Truck-Or-Treating for the kids, adult beverages, and a DJ getting the party started. Entrance to the Foodtacular is free.

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Thursday, October 30

International City Theatre
Long Beach Performing Arts Center
300 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436-4610

Don't miss International City Theatre's hilarious production of "Glorious," the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in the world. The Olivier-nominated comedy by Peter Quilter follows the story of opera diva wannabe, Jenkins, as her passion, wealth, and zero talent, led her to a bit of fame in 1940s New York.

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Friday, October 31

FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach
151 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 877-3005

Celebrate Halloween in style at FIG & OLIVE's "Yelloween" party, brought to OC residents in part by Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Party-goers will enjoy specialty Halloween cocktails, Veuve Clicquot Champagne, festive décor, and a Yelloween photo booth, coupled with new Downtempo music by St. Tropez's celebrity DJ Julien Nolan. Enjoy lounge access with complimentary dessert or enjoy the prix-fixe menu and à la carte options in addition to the spirits and festive fun.

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Saturday, November 1

Restaurant Opening: TLT Food
405 Spectrum Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 727-1414

Chef Daniel Shemtob's The Lime Truck has received national recognition, and this Irvine native is about to make more history with today's opening of the OC's first TLT Food. TLT Food features an ever-evolving menu anchored by The Lime Truck's most beloved items and all-new offerings thanks to the brick-and-mortar functionality of this restaurant. Located in the Spectrum, TLT Food will feature California fusion eats such as beef short rib quesadillas, seared ahi tuna tacos, pork belly nachos, and more. Craft beer, wine, and agave-infused limeades add to the playful menu.

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Sunday, November 2

Queen Mary's Dark Harbor
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(800) 437-2934

The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor, which has received national attention for its superb mazes, attractions, and haunted spirits, will close its frightful festival today, giving patrons one more frightful opportunity this year. This weekend, visitors can come in costume with the chance to win prizes. Entrance today is just $19 with promo code SUN1012.

Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.
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