concert pages list free concerts and music-related events in Orange County, parts of Los Angeles County, and parts of the Inland Empire. The performance listings can be viewed 1) by city,
2) by day, and 3) by date for the entire month. You also can view listings for all cities together or for a particular county only. Click on one of the following links to view the listings:
"CONCERTS BY DATE": the main concert calendar page and concerts by day
CARD GAMES: It is believed that playing cards originated in China around 1000 A.D. and became popular in Europe around the 1400s. Today's "suits" are derived from the French coeur (hearts), trefel (clubs), pique (spades) and carreau (squares or diamonds), though other suits have included acorns, flowers and bells. One game, American Poker, which came into its own on the Mississippi riverboats, is thought to have evolved from either the German "Pochen" or "Poque," an 18th century French parlor game.