Untrue: any number of recent rumors about young Canadian pop singing sensation and heartthrob Justin Bieber, at least one of which recently catapulted him to the No. 1 searched term on the World Wide Web, according to Google Trends. True: The 16-year-old, who appears at the Honda Center in Anaheim, was the first solo artist in history to send four songs from a
debut album into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100
before the album’s release. That album was My World, and the tunes were “One Time,” “One Less Lonely Girl,” “Love Me” and “Favorite Girl.” The hit singles “Baby” and “Somebody to Love” from the multi-platinum new follow-up album My World 2.0 reached No. 1 in 16 countries. Combined, Bieber has sold more than 5 million albums.
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN The creators of The Producers present the Mel Brooks musical at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. The show is a wickedly inspired take on the Frankenstein tale based on Brooks’ classic film comedy.
MUSE The British rock trio stops at the Honda Center in Anaheim on the second leg of its Resistance Tour. The band’s fifth studio album, The Resistance, earned its best debut on the Billboard album chart at No. 3.
I LOVED LUCY Based on the bestselling memoir by Lucille Ball’s friend Lee Tannen, the Laguna Playhouse production shares stories about, and shenanigans of, the legendary comedienne to paint a funny and bittersweet portrait.
ORANGE COUNTY AUTO SHOW New vehicles, exotics and classics are displayed at the Anaheim Convention Center, the start of the auto show season. Futuristic concept cars and pre-production models offer a glimpse of what is around the corner in automotive design.
ANAHEIM INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST The inaugural festival, at the Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk, features screenings, workshops and gala events. Five categories include narrative features, live action and animated shorts, documentaries and student films.
OPENING OCT. 24
CALIFORNIA BIENNIAL The exhibition continues the Orange County Museum of Art’s four-decade history of presenting new developments in contemporary art and identifying new talent.
NOV. 20–21, 26–28
SAWDUST WINTER FANTASY The Sawdust Festival grounds in Laguna Beach are transformed into a winter wonderland where more than 170 artists and artisans create, display and sell original work. The event also features crafts, artist demonstrations and holiday entertainment.
ANAHEIM DUCKS VS. LOS ANGELES KINGS Orange County’s resident hockey team takes on its rival to the north at the Honda Center,in Anaheim, a fresh start on its race to the Stanley Cup.