The Longshoremen’s Weekend Guide is a regular listing of weekend events to help you plan something good to do on your time off. Look through the guide and see what you can find to entertain yourself and your family this weekend. The weather will be nice (of course!) so get out and enjoy your time away from the grind.
WHEN: May 3 @ 8PM
WHERE: The Staples Center
1111 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
WHAT: Who hasn’t heard of the legendary Rolling Stones? Well they are back again in Los Angeles. Come out and see Mick Jagger and Keith Richards put on a big show that will bring your ears real “Satisfaction!”
WHEN: May 3 @ 8:30PM
WHERE: California Institute of Abnormal Arts
11334 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
WHAT: Do you like the freaky and strange? People laying on a bed of nails, people suspended by body piercings, fire breathing and feats performed with electricty are just a few of the incredible acts that can be seen at the Sideshow. Come out to be astonished and amazed and you definitely want be disappointed.
WHEN: May 4 @ 12Noon
WHERE: (Little Joe’s Restaurant sign)
900 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
WHAT: This walk—led by Mike Sonksen, aka ‘Mike the Poet’, a third generation LA native, KCET columnist, and longtime tour guide—will explore the temples, unique storefronts, and cultural landmarks found in this historic neighborhood. Join us and discover the unique character of Chinatown.
COST: $5 donation
WHEN: May 5 @ 11AM – 5PM
WHERE: El Pueblo De Los Angeles
125 Paseo De La Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
WHAT: This year’s Univision-produced Cinco de Mayo Festival includes folk dance and mariachi performances from Ballet Folklorico and Mariachi Estampa de America in the Plaza Kiosko, plus 17-member headliners La Original Banda El Limon on the main stage in Father Serra Park.
WHEN: All weekend
WHERE: Aero Theater
1328 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403
WHAT: Some may say that film is no place for children but this festival is quite the contrary. This kid’s festival features some never before seen on the West coast children’s film from around the world. And, for the adult who is a kid at heart, there will be director talks and presentations explaining the inspiration and reasons for making the films.
COST: $11, Kids 3-17 $9
Comment below and let us know if these are the kinds of events that you like doing. Also, feel free to make suggestions for other weekend events that are coming down the pipe. Most importantly, have a great weekend and enjoy your time away from work!