Longshoremen Weekend Guide: November 15-18, 2012

Participate in a Thanksgiving wine tasting event, shop for the best ski or snowboarding gear, start your Christmas shopping, explore your crafty side or visit Santa with the kids. Your Longshoremen Weekend Guide has arrived! What will you do this weekend?

Thursday, November 15
Thursday, November 15  4 PM to 11 PM
Friday, November 16  4 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, November 17  11 AM to 10 PM
Sunday, November 18  12 PM to 6 PM
Admission: $20 for regular admission. Children 6 to 12 years of age – $5. Children 6 and under are free. Get ticket info here. The Los Angeles Ski Show & Snowboard Expo is celebrating it’s 49th Anniversary with over 325 exhibitors and sponsor booths, entertainment, lift tickets and prizes for all ages. If you love skiing and snowboarding, this is the event to attend. Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. Park at South Hall. For more information, visit the event website or call (213) 741-1151.

Friday, November 16
Thanksgiving Wine Tasting
Friday, November 16  5 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, November 17  5 PM to 10 PM
Admission: $15 per person; Off the Vine Members – $10 per person. Taste and select the best wine for your Thanksgiving feast. Location: The Warschaw Gallery (located in the same building as Off THe Vine), 491 West 6th Street, Suite 103 in San Pedro. Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, November 17
Santa’s Arrival and Food Drive
Event starts at 9 AM
Admission: FREE. Come greet Santa and support a great cause. First 500 children, ages 2-10 will enjoy a free breakfast and entertainment. Bring a non-perishable food donation and be entered to win a $100 South Bay Galleria gift card. All donations will benefit the organization, Project Needs. RSVP by calling the mall’s Guest Services Department at (310) 371-7546. Location: South Bay Galleria, Food Court – Level 3, 1815 Hawthorne Boulevard in Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Visit the mall’s website for more information.

Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild 43rd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Faire
Saturday, November 17  9 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, November 18  9 AM to 4 PM
Admission: FREE. Free parking will also be provided. Sponsored by the Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild. Shop local and explore xver 75 artists selling handcrafted goods. Location: Torrance Cultural Arts Center, at the corner of Madrona & Torrance Boulevard in Torrance, CA. Visit the Facebook Event page for more information.

Sunday, November 18
Taste of the Holidays at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles
6 PM to 8 PM
Admission: $35 (Chamber members), $40 (Non-Chamber members). Ticket price includes entry, free parking, one holiday drink and 4 taste tickets. Participate in some early holiday shopping and sample food from the San Pedro Brewing Company, Taxco Mexican Restaurant, The Whale and Ale, Ports O’ Call Restaurant, Limani Taverna, Big Nick’s and other local establishments. Location: Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, 22nd Street at Harbor Boulevard in San Pedro. For more information and/or reservations: (310) 832-7272, or visit the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce website.

[Image credit: kevin dooley]

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.