Longshoremen Weekend Guide: November 8-11, 2012

Your Longshoremen Weekend Guide is here and just in time for another long weekend. Celebrate Veterans Day on the USS Iowa, go ice skating in Santa Monica or toast to a good cause. What will you do this weekend?

Starting Thursday, November 8
Grand Opening of ICE, Santa Monica’s Outdoor Skating Rink
6 PM to 10 PM
Admission: Skate Rental – $12, lockers rentals – $5. Concessions and ICE signature apparel available on-site for purchase. Enjoy the 8,000 square foot rink by the beach. Music by DJ Kelly Dlux and performances by synchronized skating team California Gold. Location: ICE at Santa Monica, Corner of 5th and Arizona in Santa Monica, CA. To RSVP or obtain more details, visit the Downtown Santa Monica website.

Saturday, November 10
First Annual Veterans Appreciation Festival at the USS Iowa
1 PM to 4 PM
Admission: FREE to all military veterans. Families of veterans will be sponsored by the city of Los Angeles and the Mayor’s office (Saturday only) from 1 to 4 PM. Regular admission to the USS Iowa applies to other attendees. Enjoy a resource fair, live music, free food and a children’s play area. Festival is free and open to the public. Location: Berth 87, 250 South Harbor Boulevard in San Pedro, CA 90731. Visit the Port of Los Angeles website for more information.

4th Annual Savor the Flavor: A Beer and Spirits Experience
Event starts at 6:30 PM
Admission: $35, plus $5 shuttle bus from Mira Costa High School to event venue. Admission includes unlimited beer tasting, spirit tasting, heavy appetizers, 2 raffle tickets, music and a souvenir mug. All proceeds benefit the Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach’s international charities. Location: Four Points by Sheraton LAX, 9750 Airport Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA 90045. Visit the event website for more information.

Sunday, November 11
So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet
7 AM to 1 PM
Admission: $10. Free general parking. Over 500 vendors and 1000 bikes for show and sale – Harley, Cruisers, Choppers, Vintage, British, Race, Off-Road, Japanese, Euro, and Bicycles. Buy, sell, trade, show off and access new, used, vintage parts, bikes, and accessories. Location: Long Beach Veteran’s Stadium, 5000 Lew Davis in Long Beach, CA 90808. Visit this website for more information.

Long Beach Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival
11 AM to 5 PM
Admission: FREE. The festival showcases 100+ local artists, crafters and designers in the first Holiday Show of the season in Long Beach. Find clothing for men, women and kids, handbags, accessories, art, ceramics, home goods, garden finds, plushies, jewelry, paper goods, edible treats, pet gear, bath & body goodies & more. Location: Marine Stadium Bayshore at Appian Way in Long Beach, CA. For more information, visit the Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival Facebook Page.

[Image credit: Port of Los Angeles]

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