This Week on Catalina Island!
5/10-5/11 Mother's Day Weekend at the M Restaurant by Zest
A tribute to our mother's cooking and treasured family recipes. Serving food using fresh seasonal ingredients, grass-fed, natural and organic meats and fish from sustainable sources. Wines compliment the menu by featuring value-driven wines from vineyards that promote organic and biodynamic farming and sustainable winemaking. Open 5pm-close. The M by Zest Catering & Events. Reservations & Info 310-510-8404; www.ZestCateringCatalina.com
5/11 26th Annual Silent Film Benefit
Make 'em Laugh is the benefit's theme this year and it features four comedy "shorts" by the silent era's greatest comedians: Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin. Also featuring live musical accompaniment on the Page organ in the Art Deco splendor of one of California’s last remaining movie palaces. Catalina Island Museum. 310-510-2414,www.catalinamuseum.org
5/11 The Avalon Ball
The 11th Annual Avalon Ball will allow you a glimpse of a glamorous bygone era. Enjoy the ocean breezes high above the moonlit waves, admire the sea-themed medallions set into rose-colored walls under an arching fifty-foot ceiling studded with Tiffany chandeliers, or join the dancers on a 10,000 square foot circular floor as Dean Mora and his Avalon Ball Orchestra play hits from the 1920s and 30s. Art Deco Society of Los Angeles. 310- 659-3326, www.adsla.org,email@example.com
5/11 Catalina Island Gran Fondo
It's back and it's going to be bigger than ever. The 2nd Annual Catalina MTB Gran Fondo offes breathtaking views, challenging climbs and lots of fun to be had after the ride! 55, 41 and 14 mile rides. Produced by Team Big Bear www.uscup.net
5/11 Aero Club Social Fly-In (weather permitting)
Fly-in or take the Wildlands Express from the Avalon Plaza to the Airport in the Sky. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit with pilots from around the region and viewing amazing airplanes. 2nd Saturday of the month. 310-510-0954. www.CatalinaConservancy.org
5/11 Catalina Film Society, 2nd Saturday each month
An opportunity for film enthusiasts to enjoy, discuss and celebrate brand new unreleased independent films on a monthly basis. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members, or become a member and support the effort to celebrate and educate the art of independent films. Participation benefits the Catalina Island Conservancy and their work to keep Catalina’s wildlands wild. 818-787-1946, www.CatalinaFF.org
5/12 Mother's Day Brunch at the M Restaurant by Zest
Come celebrate with the special women in your life. Serving food using fresh seasonal ingredients, grass-fed, natural and organic meats and fish from sustainable sources. Wines compliment the menu by featuring value-driven wines from vineyards that promote organic and biodynamic farming and sustainable winemaking. Open 5pm-close. The M by Zest Catering & Events. Reservations & Info 310-510-8404; www.ZestCateringCatalina.com
5/12 Mom's Day Cruise aboard Afishinados Catallac
Moms are free on our Mother's Day Cruise and so are the mimosas. Join us to celebrate Mom. Afishinados 310-510-2440, www.iCatalina.com
Current Movie: Oblivion (Rated PG-13) 5/3 - 5/9
Next Movie: Pain & Gain (Rated R) 5/10 - 5/16
Movie Times: Nightly at 7:30pm, matinee showings on Thursdays & Saturdays at 4:30pm, Avalon Theatre. Page Organ concerts on Saturday evenings before the movie begins. Avalon Theatre 310-510-0179
Is it your Birthday? Congratulations! Check out the Birthday Link for specials on your special day.
Descanso Beach Club
Open 11:30am - 7pm. Beachside Sunday Brunches 11am-3pm. Please call for reservations. 310-510-7410
Open daily for Lunch at 11:30am and open nightly for dinner at 5pm. Earlybird specials available Sunday - Thursday from 5-6pm 310-510-0333
Ristorante Villa Portofino
Open at 5pm for dinner, Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. 310-510-2009
Luau Larry's - Get your Wiki Wacked!
Wednesdays - Cheeseburger in Paradise with fries $5 with purchase of a drink starts after 5pm. Live Music all other days 7-10pm on (No Cover).
Open daily 11am -8pm on weekdays and 8am-9pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Open for breakfast. 310-510-0008
The Lobster Trap
Wednesdays - $10 beer and cheeseburger special
Fridays and Saturdays - Live music
Catalina Coffee and Cookie Company:
Known for their rich chocolate mochas, incredible Best Cinnamon Roll and Brownies EVER! Avalon's only fresh fruit frozen yogurt bar in Avalon features a new flavor every two to three days. Get your coffee early or late! Open 5am to 7pm on weekdays. 5am to 10pm on weekends. 310-510-CHIP.
Opens daily at 11am for lunch and dinner. Karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights. 310-510-1188.
Open daily for dinner from 5-9pm. Open Friday through Sunday for lunch from 11:30am-3pm. 310-510-7494.
Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant
Opens daily at 11am for lunch and dinner. 310-510-1772
Catalina Auto and Bike Rentals: Golf Car Rental Special. Rent a Golf Cart for 1 hour get a ½ hour Free. Rent for 2 hours get the 3rd hour Free. 615 Crescent Ave. 310-510-0111
Descanso Beach Ocean Sports • Catalina Island Expeditions: New kayak eco tour "Leopards and Lions"! Join us in search of Catalina's gregarious sea lions and shy leopard sharks, dolphins, harbor seals, bald eagles and other local residents as we paddle the coast on a two hour adventure. Daily 9-11 am, $47 adults, reservation necessary, 310-510-1226.
Island Rentals: Rent a golf cart for 2 hours and get a 3rd hour free. Must rent golf cart before 2pm. Good anytime until 2pm. 310-510-1456
Urban Adventure Quest: 3 fun ways to turn Avalon into a giant game board walking tour, golf cart tour and an electric bike tour. You’ll solve clues and complete challenges on this Smart phone guided scavenger hunt, while seeing the sights and learning local Catalina history. Simply connect to the Web-based software to embark on your own interactive scavenger hunt adventure of Avalon. Receive 15% off with promo code: SCIUAQ. Go to www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com to sign up and play.
5/24-26 Memorial Weekend at the M Restaurant by Zest Showcasing California cuisine from the north to the south. We are proud to serve food that we prepare using fresh seasonal ingredients, grass-fed, natural and organic meats and fish from sustainable sources. Our wines compliment our menu by featuring value-driven wines from vineyards that promote organic and biodynamic farming and sustainable winemaking. Open 5-close. The M by Zest Catering & Events. Reservations & Info 310-510-8404; www.ZestCateringCatalina.com
5/30 9th Annual Taste Around of Avalon
5/30-6/2 6th Annual Flying Fish Festival
Join us for the 6th Annual Flying Fish Festival, a four day event to celebrate the return of the incomparable Catalina Flying Fish with a variety of family fun themed activities. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce., 310-510-1520, www.flyingfishfestival.com