Longshoremen Weekend Guide: September 21-23, 2012

Another great lobster fest, art/music events for the community, a charity car show, lots of ales and lagers and an event specifically for chocolate lovers – it’s all in this week’s Longshoremen Weekend Guide. You will not be bored this weekend.

Starting Friday, September 21
Tour of the Old Jail and Courtroom (at the Municipal Building)
Friday, September 21 at 2 PM
Admission costs not listed. Tour the old jail and courtroom at the Municipal Building. Meet at the San Pedro Bay Historical Society Archives, Room 626  at 2 PM. Location: 638 S. Beacon Street in San Pedro, CA. Call (310) 548-3208 or email spbhistoricalsociety@gmail.com for event details.

6th Annual TriArt Festival 
Friday, September 21 6 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, September 22 12 PM to 10 PM
Sunday, September 23, 12 PM to 10 PM
Admission: FREE. A free family event featuring art, dance and music performances on two outdoor stages. Location: Ports O’Call Village in San Pedro, CA. Visit the Experience San Pedro website for more details and other events happening in the area.

17th Annual Redondo Beach Surf ‘N Turf Lobster Festival 
Friday, September 21 5 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, September 22 12 PM to 11 PM
Sunday, September 23, 12 PM to 8 PM
Admission: $10 for an adult general admission or $12 at gate Saturday and Sunday 9/22-23. Half-price admission on Friday 9/21. Free admission with military I.D. all weekend. Kids Admission (age 6-12) is $5 online or at gate. FREE Admission for all children under age 6. Enjoy fresh Maine lobsters, certified Angus beef, plenty of restaurants and vendors, a VIP Lobster Lounge, mechanical bull, carnival games, kids area and good music. Location: Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way in Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (at the corner of Harbor Drive and Beryl Street). FREE parking at two locations: One Sea Hawk Way , located on Diamond at Sea Hawk Way. Shuttle Service available Saturday and Sunday only. Second location: 200 N. Pacific Coast Highway, located on PCH and Vincent Street. Shuttle service (Saturday and Sunday only) picks up at Diamond & N. Francisca, just 1 block North of Lot. For more event info, visit the Redondo Beach Festival website.

Saturday, September 22
Cruisin’ For a Cure Charity Car Show
Saturday, September 22 at 7 AM
Admission: $15; $13 with AAA card. Kids under 12 years of age are FREE. The charity event supports the City of Hope Prostate Cancer Program. Enjoy lots of great rides, prize drawings, live performances and guest appearances. Location: OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Visit the Cruisin’ for a Cure website for event details.

OC Fest of Ales (and Lagers too!) and 5K Beer Run
Saturday, September 22 11 AM to 4 PM; 5K starts at 9 AM
Admission: Tickets start at $42. All ticket options can be found here. Enjoy over 100 beers, VIP food pairings and music. Location: Downtown Anaheim, 205 W Center Street Promenade in Anaheim, CA 92805. Visit of OC Fest of Ales website for more info.

1st Annual Art and Community Fair
Saturday, September 22 11 AM to 3 PM
Admission: FREE. Behavioral Health Sciences (BHS), a local 501 (c) 3 organization, is holding its First Annual Art and Community Fair. See the work from various artists and allow your child or teen to express themselves through art. Also present: mural painting, jumpers, magicians, face painting, and performances. Visit the BHS Art and Community Fair website for more event details.

Sunday, September 23
So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet
Sunday, September 23 6 AM to 1 PM
Admission: $10; free general parking. Over 500 vendors and 1000 bikes for show and sale. Location: Long Beach Veteran’s Stadium, 5000 Lew Davis in Long Beach, CA 90808. Visit the So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet website for more information or call 1-800-762-9785.

6th Annual Los Angeles Chocolate Salon
Sunday, September 23 11 AM to 5 PM
Admission: Starts at $20. Children 6-12 years of age pay $10. All ticket options can be found here. THE event for all chocolate lovers! Taste some of the best artisan, gourmet and premium chocolates and confections in Southern California. Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street in Santa Monica, CA 90401. Visit the LA Chocolate Salon website for more info.

[Image credit: Dennis Wong]

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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.