Longshoremen Weekend Guide: October 17-21, 2012

Celebrate Oktoberfest with a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll, hang out with Oprah, visit a spooky lighthouse or explore various neighborhoods in Los Angeles. This and more in this week’s Longshoremen Weekend Guide. What will you do this weekend?

From Wednesday October 17 to Sunday, October 21
Rocktoberfest
Wednesday, October 17 5 PM to 11 PM
Thursday, October 18 5 PM to 11 PM
Friday, October 19 5 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, October 20 5 PM to 11 PM
Sunday, October 21 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Admission: $24.75 for general admission. VIP tickets are also available. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. “Rock ‘n’ roll meets beer and brats!” The event will feature authentic Oktoberfest beers paired with a traditional Oktoberfest menu with a California twist. The event is brought to you by AEG, Rock & Brews, Master Chef Wolfgang Puck and KISS front man, Gene Simmons. Location: LA Live, 800 West Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA 90015. Visit the event website for more details.

Saturday, October 20
O You!
Doors open at 7:30 AM. Event concludes at 5 PM.
Admission: $150. Only individuals 18 and over are allowed in the event. Oprah is coming to LA and she’s bringing all her close friends and best speakers for an inspiring one-day conference. Join her  along with Gayle King, Suze Orman, Dr. Phil, Dr. Laura Berman and many others. Location: Los Angeles Convention Center South Hall, 1201 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA 90015. Visit the event website for more details.

Spooky Night at the Light
5 PM to 8 PM
Admission: $10 per person, $15 per family. The Point Fermin Lighthouse will be transformed into a haunted haven and open for tours this weekend and on October 27. Costumes are welcome! Reservations required and can be made via phone at 310-241-0612. Location: Point Fermin Lighthouse, 807 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. Visit the Point Fermin Lighthouse website for more details.

626 Night Market
Saturday, October 20 3 PM to 1 AM
Sunday, October 21 3 PM to 11 PM
Admission: FREE. Parking after 4pm is $7. The largest Asian night market! Enjoy bites and food from local businesses in a festive environment. Location: Santa Anita Park infield, 285 W. Huntington Drive in Arcadia, CA 91007. Visit the 626 Night Market website for more details.

Sunday, October 21
Found LA
Various times
Admission: FREE. A fun way to discover and explore all the unique neighborhoods LA has to offer. The mission of Found LA is simple: to connect people across Los Angeles’ vast metropolis through the artistic, social and cultural projects that celebrate the unique stories of L.A.’s neighborhoods. Various free tours will take place this Sunday. Choose to explore North Hollywood, Little Tokyo, LA’s Historic Jazz District, Frogtown and more. You can view the full schedule of tours here and select your favorites. Location: Various areas in Los Angeles. Visit the Found LA website to learn more about the program.

[Image credit: Jurvetson, marc.flores]

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