Longshoremen Weekend Guide: August 2-5, 2012

It’s that time again. Your Longshoremen Weekend Guide is ready!

Starting Thursday, August 2
First Thursdays in Hermosa Beach
Thursday, August 2 5-8 PM
Admission: FREE. Participating Hermosa Beach shops, cafes, art galleries, salons and gyms will stay open late for this night. Enjoy great specials and live music between 5-8 PM in Downtown Hermosa Beach. Location: Downtown Hermosa Beach. For more information, visit the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce website and the First Thursdays Facebook Page.

Latin Music Weekend
August 2-4 8:15 PM
Admission: FREE; parking is $10. Live music begins at 8:15 PM. Jam to East LA Rock, Salsa and Cuban Bop. Location: Orange County Grand Park in Santa Ana, CA. For event details and artist bios, visit the Orange County Grand Park website.

Starting Friday, August 3
Pixar in Concert
August 3-5 8 PM
Admission: Various prices. Enjoy Pixar’s most beloved characters, from the Toy Story trilogy, Cars, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, WALL*E, Up, Brave and more, with visually stunning film clips and their scores performed live. Location: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90068. To purchase tickets and obtain more information, visit the Hollywood Bowl website.

Saturday, August 4
25 cent Family Flicks at the Chinese Theatres
Saturday, August 4 10 AM
Admission: $0.25-$1.25. Parking is $2. The 25 cent admissions take place on Saturdays only, during the months of July and August. Movies begin at 10 AM. This Saturday (8/4) enjoy How to Train Your Dragon. Location: Chinese Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood, CA 90028. For more information and a list of future film showings, visit the Chinese Theatre website.

Street Food Cinema: Viewing of Bridesmaids
Saturday, August 4 5:30 PM
Admission: $10; ages 6-12 pay $5; Children 5 and under FREE. Pay $15 for “reserved area” tickets. Lot parking costs $10. This Saturday, check out Bridesmaids! Doors open at 5:30 PM, followed by a live band at 7 PM. Movie starts at 8:30 PM. Location: Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Drive in Los Angeles, CA 90037. For additional information, visit the Street Food Cinema website.

Eat See Hear: Viewing of Purple Rain 
Saturday, August 4  5:30 PM
Admission: $10-$20; free parking. Another outdoor movie, food truck and live music event. This Saturday, Purple Rain will be playing at the Marina Green Park in Long Beach. Doors open at 5:30 PM, followed by a live band at 7 PM. Movie starts at 8:30 PM. Location: Marina Green Park, 386 East Shoreline Drive in Long Beach, CA 90802. To purchase tickets and access other details, visit the Eat See Hear website.

Sunday, August 5
Summer Concerts in the Park – Library Park in El Segundo
Sunday, August 5. Activities begin at 4 PM
Admission: FREE. Concerts begin at 4:30 PM. This Sunday, check out Southland, a rock and roll cover band. The event is open to all ages. Kids are encouraged to stop by the park’s gazebo for free face painting and  arts & crafts. Local food vendors will also be present. Location: Library Park, 600 Main Street in El Segundo, CA 90245. For more information, contact the city of El Segundo at (310) 524-2700 or visit their website.

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Alejandra Gutierrez Alex is the new Social Media Specialist for the ILWU Credit Union. She's a 'nerd' at heart who enjoys community building. Her obsessions: baked goods and old mariachi ballads.