Longshoremen Weekend Guide: June 8-10, 2012

A list of weekend events for you to check out and enjoy. Which will you attend?

Friday through Sunday, June 8-10
9th Annual Ink-N-Iron Tattoo and Kustom Culture Festival
Friday, June 8, 2012 2 PM to 2 AM
Saturday, June 9, 2012  11 AM to 2 AM
Sunday, June 10, 2012 11 AM to 9:30 PM
Admission: $40-$90. If you love Hot Rods-Kustoms, live music, burlesque, art shows, 50’s fashion, and tattoos then this is the event for you! 280 of the best tattoo artists in the world will be present to represent all the various tattoo styles. Art, food, music, tattoos, pin-ups and pompadours galore! The event will take place aboard the Queen Mary: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802. Ink-N-Iron Festival website.

Saturday, June 9
Muller House Museum Semi-Annual Rummage Sale
Saturday, June 9, 2012 8 AM to 1 PM
Admission: $5 early bird entry starts at 7:30 AM. All proceeds benefit the San Pedro Bay Historical Society. Location: Muller House Museum, 1542 South Beacon Street, San Pedro, CA 90731. Email: sanpedrohistory@gmail.com. San Pedro Historical Society website.

Malibu Beer Festival
Saturday, June 9, 2012 1 PM to 5 PM
Admission: $25. Sip and enjoy a great selection of beers at the Malibu Pier – all you can drink! The event will take place at the Malibu Inn: 22969 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265. Malibu Beach Festival website.

Sunday, June 10
Culver City Spring 2012 Patchwork Indie Art & Craft Festival
Sunday, June 10 2012, 11 AM to 5 PM
Admission: FREE. The festival showcases 100+ local artists, crafters and designers. Enjoy arts, crafts, food and drinks from local businesses and get your shop on! Some of the goodies you will find include clothing for men, women  and kids, handbags, accessories, art, ceramics, home goods, garden finds, plushies, jewelry, paper goods, edible treats, pet gear, crochet & knit goods, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies & more. check out our bike valet & diy crafting tables for adults & kids. The event will take place at Helms Bakery: 8711 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival website.

12th Annual Los Angeles River Ride presented by the LA County Bicycle Coalition
Sunday, June 10, 2012 6 AM registration. Ride begins at 7 AM
Cost: $50-$65. From the event website: the River Ride is Seven Rides in One – 100, 70, 50 Mile Rides, starting at 7:00, 7:45 and 8:00 AM, respectively. A 6 Mile Ride starts at 8:30 AM. The 15 Mile Family Ride starts at 11:00 AM. The rides will start and finish at The Autry Center: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles CA 90047. Los Angeles River Ride website.

Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10
Annual Open House at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Saturday, June 9, 2012 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, June 10, 2012 9 AM to 5 PM
Admission: FREE. The annual Open House at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA welcomes over 38,000 visitors. This year’s theme is “Great Journeys,” inviting visitors to share in the wonders of space through high-definition and 3-D videos, live demonstrations and interactions with scientists and engineers. Also, be the first to visit the center’s new Earth Science Center. 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena CA 91101. Phone: (818) 354-1234. Jet Propulsion Lab – California Institute of Technology website.

Orange County BBQ & Music Festival
Saturday, June 9, 2012 10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday, June 10, 2012 11 AM to 4 PM
Admission: $10-$25 and available online. Visit Southern California’s largest BBQ competition and cook-off. Enjoy the best barbecue from 70 award winning barbecue team, music, beer and wine tasting, fun zone for kids with inflatables, a petting zoo and face painters, a rib eating competition and a great car show (Saturday only). The event will take place at the OC Fair & Event Center: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Phone: (714) 408-9781. Orange County BBQ & Music Festival website. The event supports Children’s End-Of-Life Care. 100% of proceeds go to: Kristie’s Foundation for Critically Ill Children.

25th Annual Palos Verdes Street Fair and Food Festival
Saturday, June 9, 2012 10 AM to 10 PM
Sunday, June 10, 2012 10 AM to 9 PM
Admission: FREE. The 25th Annual Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival, presented by Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance and produced by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy 200 arts & crafts booths, carnival rides, live entertainment on two stages (including tribute bands), International Food Court & Beer Garden, food trucks, free petting zoo for kids, pony rides and many kid-friendly activities. There will also be a Top Dogs Dog Show, Pet Expo and Adoption Days and the first-every Edison International Community Plaza. Location: Norris Center Drive, between Indian Peak & Silver Spur, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274. Phone: (310) 377-811. Palos Verdes Street Fair and Music Festival website.

7th Annual LA Wine Fest 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012 2 PM to 6 PM (12 PM – 2 PM TRADE only)
Sunday, June 10, 2012 12 PM to 5 PM
Admission: $20-$139. Enjoy over 500 wines, spirits and brews! Educational classes in wine, scotch, pairings and more, and many lifestyle exhibitors. Food trucks and live entertainment will also be present. Location: Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90038. Phone: (818) 994-4661. LA Wine Fest website.

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