The Weekend Guide: October 11 – 13, 2013

One of the reasons that makes our area so great is the fabulous weather. We know it, so let’s get out and enjoy it! Some of the activities happening this Fall weekend include: the Space Shuttle Endeavour anniversary party, Cirque Du Soleil, and a beard/mustache competition.

Sunday 06/25 0%
Clear. Lows overnight in the mid 60s.
Monday 06/26 0%
Sunny. High 73F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 06/27 10%
A mainly sunny sky. High 67F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 06/28 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 64F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 06/29 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High around 65F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.


Cirque Du Soleil TOTEM premiere

WHEN: October 11 @ 8PM

WHERE: Berth 46

3011 South Miner Street (Port of Los Angeles),

San Pedro, California 90731

WHAT: TOTEM, a fascinating acrobatic journey into the evolution of mankind, opens October 11th at the Port of Los Angeles. Since its Montreal World Premiere in April 2010, more than 2 million people across Canada, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States have been mesmerized by the TOTEM experience.

COST: $60 and up (ticket info)


L. A. Facial Hair Society’s First Beard and Mustache Competition

WHEN: October 12, 4PM – 9PM

WHERE: The Federal Bar

5303 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

WHAT: Members of the Los Angeles Facial Society promote what co-founder Michael Sparks calls “facial-hair awareness,” with the goal of “unifying California’s facial-hair community.” When members aren’t recruiting mutton-chopped men around town, they’re meeting in bars and preparing for their first big blowout this weekend. Around 100 West Coast chin Rapunzels are expected to show at this inaugural event. Categories include “style-stache,” “goatee” and “freestyle.”

COST: $15


Natalie Gelman

WHEN: October 12 @ 8PM


434 W. 6th Street

San Pedro, 90731

WHAT: Natalie Gelman got her start singing in the subways of New York City. With a voice somewhere between Sheryl Crow and Jewel, and taking lyrical cues from folk musician/story-tellers like James Taylor, and Carole King, Natalie is a new singer-songwriter on-the-rise. She has been featured on the front page of the NY Times and holds a “New Writers” place in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

COST: $20 – $55


Venice ArtBlock 

WHEN: October 13, 12Noon – 5PM

WHERE: Route Starts here

Fourth Street and Sunset Avenue

Venice, CA 90291

WHAT: A self-guided tour of nearly 50 art and design studios, Venice ArtBlock, offers art walkers “a counterpoint to the exclusionary fiasco of the corporate co-opting.” Folks are organizing music, food trucks, wine sponsors, performances, discussions, demonstrations, readings, live art, crafts and, above all, an experience that reflects the bohemian soul that made Venice.


Endeavour Space Shuttle - Weekend

Endeavour Fest at the Science Center

WHEN: All Weekend, October 11 – 13, 10AM – 5PM

WHERE: California Science Center, Samuel Oschin Pavilion

700 Exposition Park Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90037

WHAT: The Science Center isl holding a celebration with astronaut talks, educational activities, screenings of Three Nights, Three Days and will launch the Red Bull Stratos Exhibit. The Space X Dragon will still be on display.

COST: $2 service fee, $10 parking fee (cash only) Ticket Information


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!

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