Longshoremen Weekend Guide: September 14-16, 2012

Eat some lobsta’, watch a flick or two and enjoy some jazz – your Longshoremen Weekend Guide is ready! What will you do this weekend?

Starting Friday, September 14
Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival
Friday, September 14 5 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, September 15 11 AM to 11 PM
Sunday, September 16 11 AM to 7 PM
Admission: $10; Children under 12 are FREE. Free parking. Enjoy one of the largest lobster festivals filled with fresh Maine lobster meals, dancing, street performers, a pirate camp, arts and crafts and muscial performances. Location: Ports O’ Call Village, 76 Berth in San Pedro, CA 90731. Visit the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival website.

Pasadena Greek Fest 2012
Friday, September 14 5 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, September 15 12 PM to 10 PM
Sunday, September 16 12 PM to 10 PM
Admission: $5.00; FREE for children under 12. Parking at the Santa Anita Race Track for $4. Experience a weekend celebration filled with traditional Greek foods, folk dancing, live music, a Santorini Wine Cellar, shopping and a fun zone for the kids. Location: Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive in Arcadia CA, 91007. Visit the Pasadena Greek Fest website for more information.

Taste of Newport
Friday, September 14 6 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, September 15 4 PM to 11 PM
Sunday, September 16 12 PM to 8 PM
Admission: Starts at $22 per person. Children 8 and under are FREE. Free and valet parking available. Savor the best from over 30 restaurants and 15 wineries. The weekend event will be filled with the best food, drinks and brews, live cooking demonstations and entertainment. Location: Fashion Island, 600 Newport Center Drive in  Newport Beach, CA 92660. Visit the Taste of Newport website for more information.

Saturday, September 15
Eat See Hear: Viewing of The Karate Kid
Saturday, September 15 5:30 PM
Admission: $8-$20. Doors open at 5:30 PM, followed by a live band, So Many Wizards at 7 PM. Movie starts at 8:30 PM. Food trucks will also be present. Location: Westwood Recreation Center, 31350 South Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA 90025. To purchase tickets and access other details, visit the Eat See Hear website.

Street Food Cinema: Double Feature – Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds
Saturday, September 15 5:30 PM
Admission: $10; ages 6-12 pay $5; Children 5 and under FREE. Pay $15 for “reserved area” tickets. Lot parking costs $10. This Saturday, check out a double feature – Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds! Doors open at 5:30 PM, followed by live music at 7 PM. Food trucks will also be present. Movie starts at 8:30 PM. Location: Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Drive in Los Angeles, 90037. For additional information, visit the Street Food Cinema website.

Brea Jazz Festival 2012
Saturday, September 15 4 PM to 10 PM
Sunday, September 16 12 PM to 8 PM
Admission: FREE, but reserved seating is available. Main Stage concerts take place on Saturdays at 7:30 PM and on Sundays at 5:30 PM. This Saturday (9/15) enjoy Jose Rizo’s Monograma. On Sunday (9/16) listen to the Delgado Brothers. Enjoy a beer and wine garden, street performers and arts and crafts vendors. Location: Brea Downtown, Brea Boulevard and Birch Street in Brea, CA 92821. Visit the Brea Downtown website for more information.

Sunday, September 16 
20th Annual Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance
Sunday, September 16 10 AM
Admission:  Starting at $35. General parking is $10. Check out some of the most elegant classic French cars – more than 200! Do some shopping or dine in the Club House. Location: Trump National Golf Club, 1 Ocean Trails Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Visit the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance website for more details.

[Image credit: Erwin Recinos]

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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.