Longshoremen Weekend Guide: January 3 – 6, 2013

The new year is here and it’s time to explore new things and places. What will you do this weekend? Will you attend an event at the Warner Grand, solve a city puzzle or whale watch. Your Longshoremen Weekend Guide is ready!

Friday, January 4, 2013 at 7:30 PM

An evening with Dr. Jane Goodall

Where: Warner Grand Theater, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro
Cost: $18 for students / $35 for adults / $75 Special VIP admission. VIP seating includes post show reception with Dr. Goodall. Join Dr. Jane  Goodall and friends for an evening of fun and inspirational stories. Sit back and listen to music and stories of her experiences and life. For more information and to purchase your tickets go to the Grand Vision Foundation website.

Now to January 30, 2013

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Where: Begins at Olvera Street
Cost: $35 per person. If you like the Amazing Race you’ll enjoy CityRace Urban Adventure Hunt. Teams of 2 to 4 people solve fun clues and puzzles, crack codes and uncover the little known landmarks and facts about Los Angeles. The hunt begins at 10 am. Visit Race/LA website for more information and to register your team.

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Whale watching and a picnic

Where: Point Vincente Interpretive Center, 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes
Cost: Free. The Pacific gray whales have arrived. Located adjacent to the Pt. Vincente Lighthouse you’ll find the Interpretive Center. It’s PV’s ideal location to view the migration of the gray whales. Bring blankets, a picnic lunch and your family and begin whale watch. For directions and more information visit their website.

January 6, 2013

Hollywood film and fashion festival

Where: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana
Cost: Kids free / adults 15. It’s the 2013 Hollywood Film and Fashion Festival. Experience the history of cinema and its costumes. This family event has art project, music and a change to see the museum’s current exhibit.  For time, directions and information visit their Bowers Museum website.

Incredible-Ice-Sculptures-Illuminated-IceWall-537x368Chill – closing party at the Queen Mary

Where: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
Cost: varies. This is the final day to experience Chill. Be enchanted by the “The Ice Kingdom” and be awe-inspired by larger than life ice creations. Go ice tubing, ice skating and have a chilling good time. Visit the Queen Mary’s website to buy tickets and view behind the scene videos.

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