What’s about here!?! The WEEKEND, that’s what. Get prepared to have a good time this weekend. Use your Weekend Guide to find something worth doing in the LA, Long Beach, San Pedro areas this weekend. Some of the activities happening this gorgeous SoCal weekend include: BBQ in Long Beach, robots in San Pedro and music galore.
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WHEN: August 16 – 18
WHERE: Rainbow Lagoon
Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
WHAT: The Long Beach BBQ Festival is the largest three day BBQ Extravaganza featuring the world’s best BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork, Tri-tip, Sausages, Chicken and more. The competition is fierce and the flavors rich as National Award Winning Rib Cookers of America and local grillers produce the best that their secret recipes have to offer.
COST: $13 – $75
WHEN: August 17 – 18
WHERE: Staples Center
1111 S. Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA 90015
WHAT: This is the ultimate WWE Fan Experience happening downtown L.A. This raw wrestling entertainment event is featuring autograph signings, live matches, and VIP opportunities galore. Plus Superstar Q&As, airbrush tattoos, foam pit, trivia and more!
COST: $27 – $152
WHEN: August 17, 11AM – 3PM
WHERE: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M White Drive
San Pedro, 90731
WHAT: Members of local high school robotics clubs will be at the aquarium demonstrating remote control robots they’ve fashioned. Watch as the robots maneuver on land and in the water, and take time to ask students questions about their inventions, technology and plans for future innovations. Plus, this is also your chance to learn more about underwater ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and how scientists use ROVs to explore the ocean.
WHEN: August 17, 5PM – 8PM
WHERE: Banning Museum
401 East M Street
Wilmington, CA 90744
WHAT: Our Fifth Annual Phineas Banning Birthday Concert commemorates the birthday of Phineas Banning, who played a key role in developing the world-renowned Port of Los Angeles. The Friends of Banning Museum welcomes the The Stingrays band, who will perform on the front porch of the historic Banning Museum on Saturday evening. 1950s attire is admired but not required.
COST: $10 (no meal) & $35 (w/ meal)
WHEN: August 18, 11AM – 5PM
WHERE: Santa Monica Museum of Art
2525 Michigan Ave. (at Bergamot Station)
Santa Monica, CA 90404
WHAT: Grab your two-wheeler and head through Santa Monica on a nine-mile ride that promises performances, art, snacks, and raffle prizes. It’s free alfresco fun for the whole family ó the pace will be leisurely and it’s open to all styles of cycling, from fixed gears to bikes built for two.
COST: FREE, but registration is required. Look at their website for more details.
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!