Longshoremen Weekend Guide: September 5-9, 2012

Watch Batman and Robin live, enjoy some good Maine lobster or Greek food, and celebrate Oktoberfest early – you have options! Your Longshoremen Weekend Guide is out! What will you do this weekend?

Starting Wednesday, September 5
Batman Live at the Honda Center
Wednesday, September 5 7:30 PM
Thursday, September 6 7:30 PM
Friday, September 7 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 8 12 PM, 4 PM and 8 PM
Sunday, September 9 1 PM, 5 PM
Admission: Check Ticketmaster for various prices ($24.50 – $103.00). Watch Batman and Robin battle their greatest enemies – all live on stage! The show features stunts, pyrotechnics, illusions and video screen sequences. Location: Honda Center, 2695 East Katella Avenue in Anaheim, CA 92806. The live tour will also visit the Los Angeles Staples Center on September 27-30. For more information, visit the Batman Live website.

Starting Friday, September 7 
The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival 
Friday, September 7 5 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, September 8 12 PM to 11 PM
Sunday, September 9 12 PM to 10 PM
Admission: Starts at $13. Children 12 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult. Enjoy Maine lobsters steamed in the world’s largest cooker, a food court, children’s area, dance floor, beach bar and two stages featuring local talent and the best in Swing, Salsa, R&B/Motown and 70s/80s dance beats. Location: Rainbow Lagoon, Shoreline Drive & The Promenade in Long Beach, CA 90899. For more information, visit the Original Long Beach Lobster Festival website.

L.A. Greek Fest
Friday, September 7 5 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, September 8 1 PM to 11 PM
Sunday, September 9 12 PM to 10 PM
Admission: FREE on Friday. $3 for Saturday and Sunday. Children 12 and under are FREE. Visit Saint Sophia Cathedral and enjoy Byzantine art, Mediterranean cuisine, Greek wine tasting, Cathedral tours, entertainment, dancing, a premier sports bar, Latin Fusion/Margaritaville, carnival-style games for the kids and many other activities. Celebrity guest hosts: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Location: Saint Sophia Cathedral, 1324 South Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90006. Visit the LA Greek Fest website for more information.

Starting Saturday, September 8
21st Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture
Saturday, September 8 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, September 9 10 AM to 6 PM
Admission $9. Children under 5 years of age are FREE. Celebrate the Filipino culture and enjoy various performances, food, artwork, vendors, games, and more. Location: Point Fermin Park, 22nd Street & Sampson Way in San Pedro. Visit the FilAm ARTS website for more information.

Starting Sunday, September 9
Oktoberfest and Beerfest Opening Day
Admission: $5-$15. 100% of the proceeds raised on Sunday, September 9 will go to the Therapeutic Riding Center. Enjoy a German American Brass Band, the best German Beers and traditional German Food. Location: Old World Village, 7561 Center Avenue in Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Visit the Old World Village website for more information.

Classic Car and Hot Rod Swap Meet
Sunday, September 9 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.

[Image credit: Kevin Dooley]

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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.