Longshoremen Weekend Guide: June 28-July 1, 2012

Start planning your weekend because we have a list of events ready for you to check out.

Thursday, June 28
X-Games Los Angeles 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012 – Sunday, July 1, 2012
Admission: Starting at $10; prices vary based on location and venue. All tickets include admission to X Fest at LA LIVE  – an event free to the general public. X Games Los Angeles 2012 will feature 200 of the world’s best athletes in the following sports: skateboarding, motocross, BMX and rally car racing. Location: Staples Center, 1111 S Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA 90015. X Games website and ticket information.

Friday, June 29
Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles
Friday, June 29, 2012. Doors open at 10:30 AM
Admission: FREE. Grand opening ceremony of Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, an indoor arts-and-crafts market. City officials, artists and the local Boys & Girls Club summer camp will be in attendance. Coffee will be served at 10:30 AM followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 AM. Location: LA Waterfront, 110 and 112 East 22nd Street in San Pedro, CA 90731. Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles website.

4th Annual Cars and Stripes Show
Friday, June 29, 2012, 5 PM to 10 PM
Admission: FREE. Fireworks show at 9:20 PM. Enjoy live music from The Riptides, The Daddyos, One Ten South, Radio Active, Jamnesia and Dave Widow Band. 100+ classic cars and motorcycles on display along with dancing water shows at the Gateway Plaza Fanfare Fountain. Ride the red car for free, enjoy various food trucks, a beer garden and meet the Dodgers Street Team. Parking at Harbor Blvd. & 1st Street, Harbor Blvd. & 6th Street and Ports O’ Call Village. Location: Harbor Blvd. & the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. More information at the Port of Los Angeles website.

Saturday, June 30
Street Food Cinema – Viewing of Transformers
Saturday, June 30, 2012. Doors open 5:30 PM, band at 6:30 PM and movie begins at 8:30 PM
Admission: $10, Kids ages 6-12: $5, children 5 and under are free. An outdoor movie, food truck and live music event series happening at Exposition Park. This Saturday, check out Transformers. The film will be played at Exposition Park on a giant screen (52′ wide x 35′ high). Live entertainment presented by The Viper Room. Food trucks present will include: Dogtown Dogs, Don Chow Tacos, Dosa Truck, Kabob N Roll, Munchie Machine, Trailer Park Truck + A ROCKin ICE! Location: Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Drive in Los Angeles, CA 90037. Street Food Cinema website.

Long Beach Pajama Run
Saturday, June 30, 2012; Open registrations start at 6:30 AM
Admission: $25-$55. Join the 10K, 5K, or 1M Pajama Run, all happening along the beachfront in Long Beach. Enjoy live music, DJs, health and fitness expo, summer food garden, beer and wine garden, free fitness classes, games, contests, prizes and freebies. Location: Shoreline Marina Green, 386 E Shoreline Drive in Long Beach, CA 90802. Long Beach Pajama Run website.

Fiesta Corazon del Puerto
Saturday, June 30, 2012, 2 PM to 10 PM
Admission: FREE. Community resource fair with food and live entertainment provided by Mariachi Divas USA and Satisfaction Band. Location: Wilmington Waterfront Park, main plaza at C Street and Neptune Avenue in Wilmington. Event information is on the Port of Los Angeles website.

Country Hills Shopping Center Free Electronics Recycling Event
Saturday, June 30, 2012 9 AM to 3 PM
Sunday, June 31, 2012 9 AM to 3 PM
Admission: FREE. Get rid of your old electronics at this free event! Items to bring include, but are not limited to: computers, monitors, televisions, printers, mobile phones, laptops, DVD players, VCRs, microwaves, calculators, iPods, cables and wires, telephones, fax machines, scanners, computer parts, and more. Location: Country Hills Shopping Center, 2905-2965 Rolling Hills Road in Torrance, CA 90505. All Green Electronics Recycling website.

Coming Up
July 5 – July 8, 2012
San Pedro Labor Fest
Admission: Suggested donation of $10 at screenings and performances. Celebrate labor artists together with ILWU Locals 13, 63, 94 and numerous union and community members. The San Pedro Labor Fest commemorates Bloody Thursday and recognizes the ILWU and other labor unions through several gallery exhibits, musical performances, book signings, poetry readings and special presentations of films documenting labor struggles. For specific event details and schedule visit the San Pedro Labor Fest Facebook page.

About the Author

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.