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11/18  Catalina Film Society (3rd Wednesday of every 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. Takes place at Overlook Hall.  818-787-1946, www.CatalinaFF.org

11/20 - 11/22  Kids at Play presents: A Boy Named Peter
This original script is a new spin on the timeless classic, Peter Pan. There are three performances scheduled for this weekend: Friday, Nov. 20 & Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 pm and a Sunday Matinee on Nov. 22 at 2pm. Performances will be held in the Avalon School Auditorium. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students/seniors and can be purchased at the door.

11/20  PLAY Preschool Craft & Silent Auction
Friday, November 20th at the Bluewater Avalon Grill. Doors open at 5pm, auction begins at 6pm. Door and grand raffle prizes, food, fun, dessert and more! Come out and support PLAY preschool at their annual fundraising auction. Questions? Contact PLAY Preschool 310-510-2324.

11/21  Catalina Trail Venture Weekend
Eco-Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K, Kid’s Run. Voted Best Trail Run on RunnersWorld.com. Routes start in Avalon at 8am. Volunteers welcome & appreciated. Spectrum Sports Management. 909-399-3553, www.RunCatalina.com


Current Movie: Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Rated PG-13, 11/20-12/3
Upcoming Movie: TBA

Movie Times: Nightly at 7:30pm at the Avalon Theatre (Casino Building), admission $15 adults; $13 seniors/children. Special Matinee showings on Saturdays at 4:30pm, admission $10 adult; $8 seniors/children.
Page Organ concerts on Saturday evenings before the movie begins.
Avalon Theatre 310-510-0179

Tuesday Movie Special: $8.00 admission every Tuesday. This price is good for adults, seniors and children.


Is it your Birthday? Congratulations! Check out the Birthday Link for specials on your special day.


Wet Spot Rentals
Italian Ice Cart is now open at Wet Spot Rentals.
Ice cart open daily at 11 am through Labor Day.
Come out and try this deliciously refreshing summer treat!
It’s all good! 310-510-2229

Bluewater Avalon:
Open daily at 11 am for lunch & dinner.  310.510.FISH (3484)

Original Jack's Country Kitchen and Bakery- Serving Breakfast 6:30am-3pm, lunch 11am-3pm, daily. 310.510.0008

El Galleon
Open Daily for lunch and dinner at 10:30am-9pm. Karaoke 9pm-midnight. 310.510.1188

Maggie's Blue Rose
Avalon's newest Mexican Restaurant , open Saturday & Sunday for breakfast 9-11am.  Lunch (11:30-3pm)and dinner(5pm-close) daily. 310.510.3300

Eric's on the Pier: Open Thursday-Tuesday at 9am.

Seaport Bistro:
Closed Wednesdays. Open nightly Friday-Monday at 5pm for dinner. 
Sunday Nights - All You Can Eat Fried Chicken! Call 310-510-FOOD (3663) for more information, to make reservations or for delivery & take out. Delivery is free!

Coyote Joe's
Open at 11:30 for lunch and dinner Friday-Tuesday.   310-510-1176

Descanso Beach Club
Half price drinks during happy hour! Sunday – Thursday, 5 – 7pm, all drinks are 50% off.. 310-510-7410

Harbor Reef, Two Harbors
Dining hours available at www.visitcatalinaisland.com/twoHarbors
5:00-7:00pm Islander Daily Happy Hour with 50% off all beer, house wine, and cocktails.

Steve's Steakhouse
Open nightly for dinner at 5pm.  310-510-0333  

Ristorante Villa Portofino
Open at 5pm Wednesday-Sunday (Closed Tuesdays). 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 (No Cover). 310-510-1919

Antonio's Cabaret
Breakfast Saturday & Sunday 8am-11am, Lunch 11am -10pm Sunday through Thursday, 11am-11pm Friday and Saturday. phone: 310-510-0008

The Lobster Trap
Wednesdays - $10 beer and cheeseburger special.  Happy Hour 2-4 daily
Fridays and Saturdays - Live music 310-510-8585

Catalina Coffee and Cookie Co:
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! Free wifi available with purchase. Open 5am to 11pm, every day through Labor Day. 310-510-CHIP

Avalon Grille
Football season is here! Join us Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 12pm for college & NFL games – offering a breakfast menu! Also featuring a Burgers & Beer special for $12 during Monday and Thursday night games. And don’t miss Tacos & Tequila (two tacos and a margarita) for $12 from 3 – 5pm daily. 310-510-7494.

Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant
Open from 10:30am. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 310-510-1772

Mr. Ning's Chinese Garden
Lunch Specials Daily 11-3pm, Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Dinner 5pm-CLOSE. 310-510-1161

M Restaurant By Zest Catering

The M Restaurant will be open for dinner March 20, 21 and 22nd with their "Welcome Spring" menu.  Call 310.510.8404 for reservations.


Island Spa Catalina: Island Spa Catalina will be undergoing enhancements and improvements to the spa and will be closed from October 19 - November 22. Treatment appointments will not be accepted during this time; however, the Wellness Studio will continue to offer fitness classes. The current fitness class schedule can be viewed online, and is also available in print form at Pavilion Hotel and Hotel Atwater.

Afishinados: Upcoming special cruises - click on link for info on special cruises!

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Catalina: 3 fun ways to turn Avalon into a giant game board walking tour, golf cart tour and 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.

Catalina Adventure Tours: Safari Island Adventure Special! Save over 25% regular adult prices on the newest attraction in Catalina. Mention code: CHAMBER. #1 Cabrillo Mole or Green Pier. Visit www.catalinaadventuretours.com. 1-877-510-2888

Catalina Scuba Luv: Catalina Scuba Luv announces the reopening of S.N.U.B.A at Descanso Beach Club.  This fun experience provides an ideal bridge from snorkeling to diving.  With this program, customers have the opportunity to breathe underwater without all the heavy and cumbersome gear.  We include all gear.  This experience takes no more than 90 minutes of your time.  Cost is $79 pp.  Tours begin at 10:30 a.m.  For more information, call Catalina Scuba Luv at 310-510-2350.

Golf Gardens: Open Sunday-Thursday 9am- 6:30pm (last tee at 5:30) Friday-Saturday open from 9am-9pm (last tee at 8:00)

Catalina Backcountry:  Let Catalina Backcountry ~ Your Adventure Concierge create a custom activity to suit your desires with our naturalist led hiking tours, comfort camping in the backcountry, Trans Catalina trail guides, gear haul services, and custom Adventure Expeditions. Visit www.catalinabackcountry.com for special offers. 310-913-9036

Catalina Auto and Bike Rentals: Golf Car Rental Special.  Rent for 2 hours get the 3rd hour Free. 615 Crescent Ave. 310-510-0111

Catalina Divers Supply: . Call 310-510-0330 to book. Space is limited.

Catalina Island Golf Course: Reduced Green Fees. Play 9 or 18 holes on one of Southern California's oldest golf courses. Receive complimentary use of a golf cart or set of rental clubs with the purchase of doubles green fees from 1:00-3:00 PM reservations required. 310-510-0530

Catalina Island Museum:  Escape to Catalina: Hollywood's Biggest Stars. Catalina Island was known as Hollywood`s backlot during the 1930s and 40s. It was also a playground for its biggest stars.  Open Daily 10am-5pm. Located in the ground floor of the Casino Building.  310-510-2414

Parasail Catalina: Open 11am-2pm Daily. 310-510-1777

Island Water Charters: Open 10am- 4 pm Tuesdays, cruise ship days, and weekends. Call 310-510-9280 for reservations.

Catalina Transportation Services: FREE champagne with 2 hour personalized adventure into the back country. View the free roaming wild buffalo while your driver shares the history/stories about the Island. For reservations and further information please call 310-510-0342, Mon. thru Fri. 9am-1pm; 2pm-5pm

Del Sol: Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale. Selected tee's $10-$15 including tax (cash only), September 5-7.

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

Metropole Marketplace: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Live music by James Moody every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30am to 2:30pm in the Metropole Marketplace courtyard. 310-510-1884.

Wet Spot Rentals
Summer fun since ’91!
Stand Up Paddle, Kayak or Snorkel!
$5.00 coupon available at www.catalinakayaks.com
Open daily through Labor Day at 8am.
Come out and get wet!  310-510-2229


12/4-12/6  Winter Wonderland at Descanso Beach Club
Kick off the winter season island style! Join us as we turn Descanso Beach Club into a Winter Wonderland complete with ice skating, a bounce house, snowboarding, and a life-size snow globe! You’ll even have the chance to take a photo with Santa! Winter Wonderland has fun for the whole family. Bring one new unwrapped toy or a bag of food with a value of $10 or more to receive 10 complimentary raffle tickets. More Info

12/5  22nd Annual “Shop At Home” Night
A one-night shopping extravaganza with holiday discounts, musical entertainment and prize drawings. Shop At Home Night kicks off with a holiday tree lighting ceremony on Wrigley Stage at 5pm. Have your picture taken with Santa when you bring two canned goods to the food drive at El Galleon from 6pm-8:30pm. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. 310-510-1520, More Info

12/10   The Inn on Mt. Ada Holiday Open House
Join us from 2pm to 6pm to celebrate the revival of the beloved community tradition - a holiday open house at the Inn on Mt. Ada. Tour this grand historic home, win raffle prizes donated by local businesses, and even buy a chance to stay the night! Tickets are just $5 per person and include once raffle ticket. Taxis will run from the Tour Plaza from 1:45pm to 6:30pm, $1 each way. All proceeds to benefit the Catalina Island Foundation. To volunteer or purchase tickets, contact the Catalina Island Foundation, 310-427-2450 or email info@catalinaislandfoundation.org.

12/11   3rd Annual Catalina Island Museum Holiday Symphony Concert
This annual Holiday Concert features an ensemble from one of the West Coast’s top universities, the distinguished Stanford Symphony Orchestra. The Holiday Symphony Concert will feature classical music as well as holiday favorites. Tickets: free for museum members and children 17 and under. General admission tickets will also be available. Additional details announced closer to concert date. Catalina Island Museum. 310-510-2414, www.catalinamuseum.org

12/12   Holiday Home Tour
Please join us for the Inaugural Holiday Home Tour hosted by the Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation. On Saturday, December 12th, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, visit four magnificent and unique Avalon homes as well as a hidden wine cellar!  The tour will kick off with refreshments at the Catalina Island Yacht Club. Transportation between locations will be provided; not all homes are ADA accessible. Tickets are $50 each and availble at the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce, 310-510-1520 or online at www.TourCatalina.com/hometour

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