Longshoremen Weekend Guide: Oct 31-Nov 4, 2012

Last-minute Halloween events, a Day of the Dead celebration in San Pedro and a Harry Potter bowling night  - yeah, you read that right! This and more in this week’s Longshoremen Weekend Guide. What will you do this weekend?

Wednesday, October 31
City of Carson Halloween Festival 
Wednesday, October 31 – 5 PM to 10 PM
Thursday, November 1 – 5 PM to 10 PM
Friday, November 2 – 5 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, November 3 – 1 PM to 10 PM
Sunday, November 4 – 2PM to 8 PM
Admission: FREE. Enjoy rides, carnival games, a costume contest, food trucks, ongoing stage activities, candy giveaways and more. Carnival rides will require 3 to 5 tickets. Purchase tickets at your local Carson Park or at Carson City Hall. Location: Carson Community Center, 3 Civic Plaza Drive in Carson CA (east parking lot). Event flyer can be found here.

San Pedro Halloween Pirate Carnival
4 PM to 7 PM
Admission: FREE. Come in your costume to participate in a costume contest, and enjoy prizes, carnival games, a jumper for the kids, candy crafts and plenty of pirate fun and activities. Location: Peck Park, 560 North Western Avenue in San Pedro, CA 90732.

Thursday, November 1
San Pedro Dia de Los Muertos Festival
3:30 PM to 10 PM
Admission: FREE. A day filled with Aztec dancers, mariachi, folklorico dancers and the Grammy Award winning, Mariachi Divas. A sacred alter exhibition and competition will also take place along with an Artists’ Village to take care of your shopping needs. A Children’s Arts and Crafts Area will also be available beginning at 3:30 PM. Location: 400 Block of 6th Street in San Pedro, CA 90731. Parking, directions and event info can be found here.

Saturday, November 3
Harry Potter Bowling Night
8 PM to Midnight
Admission: Spectator (no bowling) – $4; Wizard Bowler (shoes and one game of bowling) – $11. The Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army is organizing the first ever Harry Potter Bowling Night. Experience a night filled with Harry Potter music, costume contest, merchandise and raffle prizes. Butterbeer and Harry Potter themed cocktails will be served in the bar for those 21 years of age and over. Location: PV Bowl, 24600 Crenshaw Boulevard in Torrance, CA 90505. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Sunday, November 4
Long Beach Hi-Po Swapmeet
6 AM to 1 PM
Admission: $8. Free general parking. Shop for antique, vintage, classic, and high performance cars and parts at bargain prices. This is the event for hot rod, muscle car, street rod, classic car and truck enthusiasts. Location: Long Beach Veteran’s Stadium, 5000 Lew Davis in Long Beach, CA 90808. Visit the Long Beach Hi Performance Swap Meet website for more information.

Culver City Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival
10 AM to 4 PM
Admission: FREE. The festival showcases 100+ local artists, crafters and designers in the first Holiday Show of the season. 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: Helms Bakery, 8711 Washington Blvd in Culver City, CA 90232. For more information, visit the Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival website.

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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.