Big Bear Calendar of Events

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October 2014

3-5

44th Annual Oktoberfest at Convention Center. Friday (6 p.m.-midnight, $5 or $3 with 2 nonperishable food items): Aalbachtal-Express, Polka Tots. Saturday (noon-midnight, $18, $12 senior, $8 child): Aalbachtal-Express Band, Polka Tots, Cripple Creek Cloggers, Queen semis 6 p.m. Sunday (noon-5:30, $9, $5 senior, kids free): Aalbachtal-Express Band. 585-3000.

4

Moonshine Bandits in concert at The Cave Big Bear 7:30 p.m. $13-$25. (877) 825-4388.

4-5

October Troutfest sees anglers compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. $75 entry includes goodie bag, hat. (800) 424-4232

8-12

20th Annual Peak to Peak Pedal bike ride from Mammoth to Big Bear, benefitting USARC at Bear Mtn. 584-0269.

4

1980’s Pop Band ABC in concert at The Cave Big Bear 7:30 p.m. $30, VIP $50. (877) 825-4388.

11-12

44th Annual Oktoberfest at Convention Center. Saturday (noon-midnight, $18, $12 senior, $8 child): Express Band, Cripple Creek Cloggers, Queen finals 4 p.m. Sunday (noon-5:30, $9, $5 senior, kids free): Express, Cripple Creek. 585-3000.

16

"People of the Pines," the story of the native Yuhaviantam people who were the original occupants of Big Bear Valley, is presented by Mr. Kim Marcus, Serrano cultural bearer 6:30 p.m. at the Discovery Center. Free admission, refreshments, presented by Sierra Club Big Bear Group. 866-3437.

17

Oktoberfest Unplugged at the Convention Center 6 p.m.-midnight, 5-course German food/beer pairing and entertainment. $95 includes one liter stein, next day’s Oktoberfest admission. 585-3000.

18

Big Breakfast at Masonic Lodge (385 Summit Blvd) 7:30-11 a.m.; all-you-can-eat, cartoons. $6, $3 under 12. 866-2531.

18

Greenthumbs Native Plant Restoration Program; volunteers working in the greenhouse from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; meet at Ranger Station. 866-3437.

18

Aaron’s Fall Bass Blast, headquarters at Boathouse Tavern. (800) 475-3166.

18

Wolf Awareness Day at Alpine Zoo from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with games and contests; Flashlight Safari explores the zoo after dark at 6:30 p.m. $12, $6 senior/3-10. 584-1299 or 878-4200.

18

"What’s Your Bat-itude?" Nature Night program explores bat myths 7 p.m. at Discovery Center, free. 866-3437.

18

Starry Starry Night 2014 "Voices of Hope" 5 p.m. at Northwoods Resort with dinner and auctions, hosted by Steve Cassling, Brian Adams, Ty Warren, benefitting DOVES. $60. 866-1546.

18-19

44th Annual Oktoberfest at Convention Center. Saturday (noon-midnight, $18, $12 senior, $8 child): Express Band, Danube Swabin Dancers. Sunday (noon-5:30, $9, $5 senior, kids free): Express Band, Danube Swabin Dancers. 585-3000.

19-20

"Restless Heart," a movie portraying the life of Augustine at the Fall of the Roman Empire, with showings at 4 and 7 p.m. at Village Theaters (602 Pine Knot Blvd). Advance tickets $5 available from Summit Christian Fellowship and St. Joseph's Church, regular admission at door. (848) 689-4480.

24-25

"Ship of Screams" walk through haunted house aboard Miss Liberty 7-9 p.m. at Pine Knot Marina (439 Pine Knot). 866-6463.

19-20

"Restless Heart," a movie portraying the life of Augustine at the Fall of the Roman Empire, with showings at 11 a.m. at Village Theaters (602 Pine Knot Blvd). Advance tickets $5 available from Summit Christian Fellowship and St. Joseph's Church, regular admission at door. (848) 689-4480.

25

44th Annual Oktoberfest concludes at the Convention Center (noon-midnight, $18, $12 senior, $8 child): The Express Band, Polka Tots, adult and children’s Halloween costume contests, auf wiedersehen closing ceremonies. 585-3000.

26

Wyatt Earp, great grand nephew of the Western figure, presents the story of his famous relative during his popular performance of "A Life on the Frontier" presented by Bear Valley Guild for the Arts at The Pines restaurant on the lake. Show at 3 p.m. ($20) followed by 5 p.m. dinner ($20). 585-2868.

31

Boo in the Zoo at Big Bear Alpine Zoo from 1-4 p.m. $12, $6 senior/ages 3-10. 584-1299.

31

Halloween in the Village sees merchants passing out candy from 5-8 p.m.

31

"Ship of Screams" walk through haunted house aboard Miss Liberty 7-9 p.m. at Pine Knot Marina (439 Pine Knot). 866-6463.

November 2014

14-16

CATS 20th Year Celebration! at the Performing Arts Center. Also Nov. 19, 21-23, 25, 28-30. 866-4970.

27

Big Bear Turkey Trot starts and finishes at Meadow Park (41220 Big Bear Blvd.) with 9-mile race at 8:30 a.m,, 6-mile at 9, 3-mile at 9:30. 866-8555.

28

Santa’s Grand Entrance & Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. kicks off the holiday season with Santa and entertainment in the Village. Free. 866-4607.

28-30

Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Convention Center has entertainment, arts and crafts 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 10-3 Sun. Free admission. 585-3000.