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11/27  Catalina Turkey Trot
Starts at 9am at 330 Descanso Street. 5K + .57 miles at any pace & a drink (or drumstick for the kids) following the "race". Why you ask? Because there's no way we're skimping on turkey and pie! Being thankful we can run...

11/27  Thanksgiving on Catalina Island
Click here to see the latest updates on activities and restaurants open Thanksgiving Day 2014.

11/28-11/30   Catalina Film Institute
Students and industry professionals immerse themselves in a workshop setting surrounded by the spectacular beauty of Catalina Island. Take advantage of different programs and be creatively inspired by the enchanting scenery of historic and beautiful Catalina Island.  Participation in this event supports the Catalina Island Conservancy and their work to keep Catalina’s wildlands wild.  Catalina Film Institute. 818-787-1946, www.CatalinaFF.org


Current Movie:  Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Rated PG-13, 11/21 - 12/11
Upcoming Movie:  Fury, Rated R, 12/12 - 12/18
Upcoming Movie:  Interstellar, Rated PG-13, 12/19 - 12/24
Upcoming Movie:  Penguins of Madagascar, Rated PG, 12/25 - 1/1

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

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.


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 at 9 am, closed on Wednesdays.

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 daily at 11:30 for lunch and dinner.  Happy Hour 3pm-6pm. Mondays- Fridays 310-510-1176

Descanso Beach Club
Open 11am - 3pm. Serving beverages. 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 daily for Lunch at 11:30am and 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 for dinner, Closed Mondays. 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

M Restaurant By Zest Catering
The M Restaurant will be open for dinner for the next two weekends, featuring a menu of our customer's summer favorite cocktails, appetizers, entrees & desserts! Friday, Saturday & Sunday October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 (310) 510-8404.


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: Free Glass Bottom Boat with purchase of the newest attraction in Catalina, the Safari Island Adventure. 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:  Extended: Chaplin and Goddard: A Secret Love Affair. See the first exhibition dedicated to the story of Paulette Goddard and Charlie Chaplin… and the island they loved.  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.

Wet Spot Rentals: Summer fun since '91. $5.00 off kayak and snorkel gear before noon! Coupon on our website, www.catalinakayaks.com. Located at Avalon Boat Landing. Open daily. 310-510-2229.


12/4-12/21 Santa’s Mail Box in the Shops at the Atwater (Post Office Arcade)
Any child wishing to write Santa will receive a reply if they include their return mailing address.

12/4 Avalon Elementary Winter Concert
5pm in Casino Theatre. Kindergarten through 5th grades.

12/5-12/7 The Avalon High School Theatre Department presents John Lennon and Me
7pm Friday and Saturday, 2pm on Sunday. Admission Fees: $8 adults, $5 students.

12/5-12/7 Winter Wonderland at Descanso Beach Club
Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 11am-3pm & 7pm-9pm, Sunday 11am-3pm. Fun filled family festivities include ice skating, bounces house, face painting, food and beverages, pictures with Santa. Bring an unopened child’s gift or a bag full of canned/dried foods to receive $10 worth of activity tickets. Santa Catalina Island Company, 877-778-8322.

12/6 Christmas Tree Pick-Up.
9am, Old Stables Property. Trees available first come, first serve to those without a pre-order starting at 10am.

12/6 Ladies Catalina Christmas Brunch at St. Catherine’s Parish Hall
9:30am – 11:30am. $5 tickets, advance purchase at The Steamer Trunk, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 11am-4pm. Tickets also available through Sue Cheek 310-510-9680 or the Avalon Community Church 310-510-1889.

12/6   21st Annual “Shop At Home” Night
A one-night shopping extravaganza with holiday discounts, strolling carolers 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 at El Galleon from 6-8:30pm. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 310-510-1520, More Info

12/10 Avalon School Band Winter Concert
Avalon School Auditorium, 7pm. $5 admission per person.


2014 Annual Special Events Calendar


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