Longshoremen Weekend Guide: October 4-7, 2012

Check out some hot rides, fall in love with off-roading, bike/run/walk the streets of Los Angeles, or party in Manhattan Beach and Santa Monica. Your Longshoremen Weekend Guide is ready! What will you do this weekend?

Starting Thursday, October 4 
Orange County International Auto Show 
Thursday, October 4 4 PM to 10 PM
Friday, October 5 12 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, October 6 9 AM to 10 PM
Sunday, October 7 9 AM to 7 PM
Admission: Adults (13 and over) pay $10. Senior citizens (62 and over) pay $6. Military (any DOD ID) pay $6. Parking is extra and provided by the Anaheim Convention Center. Children 12 years of age and under are FREE. Check out the hottest new cars, trucks, exotic rides and  more. Location: Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Avenue in Anaheim, CA 92802. Visit the event website for more details.

Saturday, October 6
San Pedro Historical Society Semi-Annual Yard and Boutique Sale
Saturday, October 6 7:30 AM to 1 PM
Admission: FREE after 8 AM. Early bird admission starts at 7:30 AM for $5. San Pedro Bay Historical Society will hold its semi-annual Yard and Boutique Sale at the Muller House Museum. Shop for antique finds, furniture, tools, clothes and other home items. Location: Muller House Museum, 1542 S. Beacon Street in San Pedro. Contact the Muller House Museum at (310) 831-1788 to obtain more event details.

Third Annual Stepping Towards the Cure 5K Fun Run & Walk
Saturday, October 6 Registration starts at 7 AM
Registration: $25. Raise awareness for Triple Negative Breast Cancer by participating in the 3rd Annual Stepping Towards the Cure 5K Fun Run and Walk. The event is great for the entire family. Registration begins at 7 AM followed by the Wellness Expo at 7:30 AM. The expo will feature music, activities, food, health and fitness booths. The 5K will begin at 8:30 AM. Location: El Dorado East Regional Park, Olympics Grove (Area II), 7550 E. Spring Street in Long Beach, CA 90815. To register or for more information, visit the event website.

Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo
Saturday, October 6 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, October 7 9 AM to 5 PM
Admission:  Adult pay $10; price goes up to $14 at the gate. Children 6 to 12 years of age – $5. Children 5 years of age and under are FREE. Purchase your tickets online using this site. Enjoy the best of off-road companies, parts, equipment, gear and experts. If you love to off-road, then this event is for you! Location: Pomona Fairplex, 1101 West McKinley Avenue in Pomona, CA 91768. Visit the event website for more details.

40th Annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair
Saturday, October 6 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, October 7 10 AM to 6 PM
Admission: FREE. A family event filled with fair food, great vendors, free entertainment on two stages, a Kids Country and beer/wine gardens. Location: Live Oak Park, Dorsey Field and the Joslyn Center in Manhattan Beach, CA. Visit the event website for more details.

BAM Fest 2012 (Beer, Art and Music Festival)
Saturday, October 6 1PM to 6 PM
Admission: $40 for presale tickets, or $45 at the door. Admission gets you a BAM Fest logo tasting glass and unlimited sampling, 5 hours of live music and access to artist studios and galleries. Celebrate the best of locally produced art and music along with a variety of craft beers from over 35 breweries. Location: 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street in Santa Monica, CA 90404. Visit the event website for more details.

Sunday, October 7
CicLAvia
Sunday, October 7 10 AM to 3 PM
Admission: FREE. CicLAvia makes the streets of Los Angeles safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. Bring out the entire family to enjoy various car-free routes. Location: various streets in Los Angeles. Check out the routes here. For more details, including directions and parking info, visit the CicLAvia website.

5th Annual Feria de Los Moles
Sunday, October 7 10 AM to 7 PM
Admission: FREE. Food will be available for sale. The 5th Annual ‘La Feria de Los Moles’ or The Mole Fair is an event that brings 30,000 people together to taste over 13 different Mexican Moles ranging from sweet to hot spicy. Celebrate and enjoy the best of Mexican cuisine. Location: Placita Olvera, 125 Paseo De La Plaza #400 in Los Angeles, CA 90012. Visit the event website for more details.

[Image credit: Adam Barhan]

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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.