Every Longshoreman enjoys time off! Sooooo…what are you doing this weekend? We ask ourselves that every week and then rack our brains trying to figure out how to have fun and relax over the weekend. Here are a few suggestions around San Pedro and the surrounding area that should be fun for the entire family. Look through the ILWU Credit Union Longshoremen’s Weekend Guide to find what you can do this weekend.
Where: Located on 6th Street between Pacific and Mesa Streets in San Pedro, CA. (Yelp! information)
What: Get out and support local farmers and growers around San Pedro. Everyone knows that fresh, ripe fruits and vegetables, organically grown, are better for you and really taste great. Make grocery day Friday. Buy some flowers, honey, eggs, crafts or a tasty cooked treat from a local and bring them home for the family to enjoy. Go out and benefit local, San Pedro folks, be healthier and put smiles on the faces of everyone that gets some goodies.
Where: LIVE at THE GRAND ANNEX located at 434 W. 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731 – Phone: 310.833.3813
Cost: $20 Advance / $25 day of show / $30 VIP Seats (Ticket info)
What: A Grand Night for all Salsa Fans! One of the most popular bands in Los Angeles, delivering old style Cuban music! The Latin Grammy-nominated ensemble, featuring vocals, violin, flute, congas, trumpet and timbales! DJ & Dance Floor, too!
January 26, 2013 – Saturday
When: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: John M. Olguin Auditorium located at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731 – Phone: 310-548-7562
Cost: FREE (NOTE: Reservations required for groups)
What: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin tidepools. Watch a visual presentation about the area, then venture out to see nature at its finest. Please wear outdoor clothing and shoes for walking along the shoreline. Be advised that small children have to be accompanied by adults.
January 27, 2013 – Sunday
When: 2:00 PM
Where: THE GRAND ANNEX located at 434 W. 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731
Cost: $15 (Please fill out a reservation form)
What: Patt Morrison, multiple award winner (Emmy, Golden Mike Award, and Pulitzer Prize) is a Los Angeles Times columnist, radio and television commentator, and author. She will share her insights and experiences that she has gained through her rich experiences. Reservation forms are available at the San Pedro Library, William’s Book Store, and at www.friendsspl.com or download the reservation form.
January 27, 2013 – Sunday
When: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731
What: It is the start of whale watching season and you can be one of the first to see the Pacific gray whale. This event includes a life sized Pacific gray whale sculpted out of sand and a Duct Tape Whale Sculpture Contest. (Another interesting use for duct tape) Come out and have a “whale” of a good time!