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This Week on Catalina Island!

SPECIAL EVENTS:

4/22   Earth Day Celebration
Join us at the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden on Wednesday, April 22nd from 9am to 4pm. Free admission all day, free kids crafts, free shuttle to/from the Garden, free garden tours, native plants sales & more! Catalina Island Conservancy, 310-510-0954, www.catalinaconservancy.org

4/23   Spring Fest
Live music, food, games, and much more! Join the Avalon community from 5-9pm along Crescent Avenue (Front Street) as they kick off the “busy season”, and have fun doing it! Fun for the whole family. City of Avalon Recreation Department. 310-510-0220 ext. 231, www.CityofAvalon.com
 

MOVIE:

Current Movie:  Insurgent, Rated PG-13, 4/17-4/32
Upcoming Movie:  Cinderella, Rated PG, 4/24-4/30

Movie Times: Nightly at 7:30pm at the Avalon Theatre (Casino Building), admission $15 adults; $13 seniors/children. Matinee showings on Wednesdays & 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.

BIRTHDAY OFFERS:

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


DINING:

Bluewater Avalon:
Open daily at 11 am for lunch & dinner. Happy hour drink and small plate specials Sunday-Thursday 3pm-6pm 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 Thursday-Tuesday at 5pm for dinner. 
Monday & Thursday Evenings - Chef Greg's Football Special (available for Delivery or Take Out only). Tuesday 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.  Happy Hour 3pm-6pm. 310-510-1176

Descanso Beach Club
Open 11am - 3pm. Serving beverages and limited menu. 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. Early bird dinner specials Sundays- Thursdays.  Dinners with dessert at $19.95.  310-510-0333  

Ristorante Villa Portofino
Open at 5pm Wednesday-Sunday (Closed Mondays & 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
Featuring the NEW Wrigley Martini. Serving Lunch (Fri-Sun, 11:30am-3pm), Dinner (Sun-Thurs 5-9pm, Fri & Sat 5-10pm).  Join us Sat & Sun at 10am for college football & NFL, $3 beers during all college and pro football games. Bar open daily from 3pm, Happy Hour 4-6pm daily, and After Hours - Saturdays in September, 9pm-12am. 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.


ACTIVITIES:

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 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.

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

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

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

5/2   22nd Annual Catalina Island Rugby Festival 
A one day Rugby Festival for players 40 years of age and older. Over 50’s match begins at noon. This is a charity event raising funds for the Cancer Support Community of Redondo Beach. Teams from the US and Canada. Catalina Island Rugby Festival. 310-798-5445, tomhendrix5@aol.com, www.catalinarugby.org

5/2   Kentucky Derby Days at El Galleon
Celebrate the race from 2pm-6pm, (post time 3:24pm) with mint juleps, hats, happy hour and early bird dinner specials. Contest for best men & women’s hats with 1st prize - Steak & Lobster Dinner! View the race on 11 large flat screen TVs and stay for the karaoke party after the race. El Galleon Restaurant, 411 Crescent. 310-510-1188, www.catalinahotspots.com

5/2-5/3   Riviera Catalina Island Classic
The 4th Annual Catalina Island Classic, a weekend-long Island skate invasion! Downhill skateboarding, ramp ripping and live music! View the event schedule, or visit the website: www.catalinaislandclassic.com


2015 Annual Special Events Calendar

 

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