Longshoremen Weekend Guide: June 15-17, 2012

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Friday, June 15
Disney California Adventure Park Re-Opening
Friday, June 15, 2012
Admission: Park rates apply. The expansion of Disney California Adventure park will be complete this Friday, June 15. New attractions/sites include: Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and the Carthay Circle Theatre. New rides include: Radiator Springs Racers, Luigi’s Flying Tires, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree and the Red Car Trolley. Expect to see more dining and shopping options as well - Flo’s V8 Café, Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream, Elias & Co. and Los Feliz Five & Dime. More information can be found on the Disney Parks blog. Also, check out the cool video from Disney below:


SoCal Test Drive Expo
Friday, June 15, 2012 12 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, June 16, 2012 10 AM to 8 PM
Sunday, June 17, 2012 10 AM to 5 PM
Admission: $10. The perfect Father’s Day event! Visit the nation’s first-ever test drive auto show. Drive the newest makes and models from Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, Ford, Subaru, Acura, Toyota and Volkswagen, etc. – nearly 100 different cars to choose from. Guests will drive a portion of the same seaside street course used for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Added Bonus: All expo attendees will receive a discount card redeemable at various participating Downtown Long Beach restaurants. Location: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach, CA 90802. SoCal Test Drive Expo website.

Saturday, June 16
Eat See Hear - Viewing of “The Goonies” at Bloch Field
Saturday, June 16, 2012 5:30 PM
Admission: $8, $10, $20. LA’s premier outdoor movie, food truck and live music event series throughout the LA area. This Saturday, check out The Goonies! The classic film will be played in San Pedro, at Bloch Field. Doors open at 5:30 PM, followed by a live band at 7 PM. Movie starts at 8 PM. Location: 1500 S Harbor Blvd. San Pedro, CA 90731. Eat See Hear website.

Saturday through Sunday, June 16-17
20th Anniversary Pasadena Chalk Festival
Saturday, June 16, 2012 10 AM to 7 PM
Sunday, June 17, 2012 10 AM to 7 PM
Admission: FREE. Recipient of the 2010 Guinness World Record as one of the largest public art events. Experience artists at work, beautiful chalk murals, live music and entertainment throughout the weekend. Kids are welcome to create their own chalk artwork in the “Kids Chalkland” area. A classic car show is set for Sunday, June 17. Location: 280 East Colorado Blvd (between Marengo and Los Robles Avenues) in Pasadena. Pasadena Chalk Festival website.

Taste of OC
Saturday, June 16, 2012 12 PM to 10 PM
Sunday, June 17, 2012 12 PM to 8 PM
Admission: $20. Fathers get in free on Sunday, June 17 with code: TOOC-FATHER. Enjoy more than 30 top restaurants from Orange County, chef demonstrations, VIP areas for adults (21 & over), wine & tequila tasting seminars, special parties/lounges, entertainment and more. Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive in Irvine, CA 92618. Taste of OC website.

Sunday, June 17
Rock & Brews 2nd Annual Craft Beer Festival
Sunday, June 17, 2012 11 AM to 4 PM
Admission: $25-$50. Admission ticket includes 8 beer pours, complimentary lunch buffet and a commemorative event glass. Tickets for last year’s event sold out, so make your purchase soon if you plan to attend. The event will bring together the best local breweries in Southern California. Limited, seasonal, and special beers will be available. Location: Rock and Brews, 143 Main Street in El Segundo, CA 90245. Rock & Brews Craft Beer Festival website.

The 2012 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance “The British are Coming!”
Sunday, June 17, 2012 10 AM to 4 PM
Admission: FREE. An annual Father’s Day tradition that features a variety of vintage, racing cars and motorcycles. Aston Martin will be the centerpiece of the 200 block of Rodeo Drive. The 300 block of Rodeo Drive will feature British classic and racing autos including Austin Healey, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotus and more. The 400 block of Rodeo Drive will feature “The Best of the Best” classic cars. Location: Rodeo Drive north from Wilshire Blvd. to Santa Monica Blvd. 2012 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance website.

Father’s Day Barbecue at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Sunday, June 17, 2012 11:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Admission: $35 for adults, $27 for kids. Ticket includes picnic and admission. Bring dad and the family to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual picnic. For more information and tickets: (562) 590-3100 ext. 0 or visit the Aquarium of the Pacific website.

[Image credit: HBC4511]

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