Longshoremen Weekend Guide: August 23-26, 2012

Don’t be bored this weekend. Enjoy some free music, a couple of flicks and some classic cars. Your Longshoremen Weekend Guide is here!

Thursday, August 23
Summer Concert Series on the LA Waterfront
Thursday, August 23 at 6 PM
Admission: FREE. Start off the weekend right! Bring your chair and enjoy free, live music. Pre-concert entertainment for this Thursday: Magician Johnny Tong. After, enjoy The Pinheads, a punk/rock band. Location: Gateway Plaza Fanfare Fountains in San Pedro, CA 90731 (Harbor Blvd. and Vincent Thomas Bridge). For more information, visit the Port of LA website.

Saturday, August 25
25 cent Family Flicks at the Chinese Theatres
Saturday, August 25 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 (8/25) enjoy The Spongebob Square Pants Movie. 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.

Grand Re-Opening of the Redondo Beach Pier
Saturday, August 25 12 PM-8 PM
Admission: FREE. Grand Re-Opening of The Pier presented by Redondo Pier Association & Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. Ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 5:30 PM. Kids’ activities include face painting, balloon art and more. For the 21 and older crowd, Naja’s Place will be sponsoring the first pier beer garden. Live music from 6-8 PM provided by The Jackpot Club, a blues/rock/rockabilly band. Location: 100 Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach, CA 90277. For more information, visit the Redondo Beach Pier website.
Join us for a summer celebration

Taste of Brews in Long Beach 
Saturday, August 25 1-4 PM; early admission – 12 PM
Admission: $35-$45. Enjoy dozens of seasonal, craft and micro-brews paired with the best food from local restaurants. Admission includes craft beer tastes, snacks, water and more. Food trucks will also be in attendance along with restaurants providing their best food samples. Location: Lighthouse Park, 200 Aquarium Way in Long Beach, CA 90802. For directions, parking info or event details, visit the Taste of Brews website.

Eat See Hear: Viewing of Pretty in Pink 
Saturday, August 25  5:30 PM
Admission: $8-$20. Parking along Marina Green Park will be free after the first 2 hours you pay for. Additional parking can be found across the street at the convention center for $10. This Saturday, Pretty in Pink 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 26
Car Show by the Sea
Sunday, August 26 10 AM-4 PM
Admission: FREE. Lions International and Legends present the 2012 Car Show by the Sea. Classic cars, live music and food vendors/trucks. Location: Point Fermin Park in San Pedro, CA.

What will you do this weekend?

[Image credit: Silvercharmer Photography]

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