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This Week on Catalina Island!

SPECIAL EVENTS:

9/6-9/7   55th Annual Catalina Channel Crossing – US Outrigger Championships
Longest Polynesian canoe race in the continental U.S., 26 miles from Newport Beach to Avalon. Women race over to Catalina on Saturday; Men race back to the mainland on Sunday. Enjoy Hawaiian festivities, music and beer garden in Avalon’s center of town on Saturday. Proceeds go to support local charities. Southern California Outrigger Racing Association. 858-442-2536, www.catalinacrossing.org

MOVIE:

Current Movie:  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rated PG-13, 8/29 - 9/4
Upcoming Movie: Hercules , Rated PG-13, 9/5 - 9/11

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 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. 310.510.FISH (3484)

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

Cafe Metropole- Open Daily for Lunch 11am-3pm

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 daily for breakfast 9-11am.  Lunch (11:30-3pm)and dinner(5pm-close) daily. 310.510.3300

Eric's on the Pier: Open daily at 9 am.

Seaport Bistro:
Closed Wednesdays. Open nightly Thursday-Tuesday at 5pm for dinner. Monday night To-Go options available, Tuesday night All-you-can-eat fried chicken.  Call for reservations.  310-510-3883; 310-510-FOOD

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. 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). Breakfast served 8-11:30am Saturdays & Sundays 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
Serving Breakfast (9-11:30am every morning.), Lunch (11:30am-5pm, Fri.-Sun.), Dinner (5-9pm daily).  Happy Hour 4-6pm daily, Live Acoustic music Sundays 1pm-3pm and Saturday DJ After hours party 10pm-1am (21 +)
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 for the next three weekends, featuring a menu of our customer's summer favorite cocktails, appetizers, entrees & desserts! Friday, Saturday & Sunday August 29, 30, 31 (310) 510-8404.

ACTIVITIES:

Afishinados: upcoming special cruises - click on Afishinados link for upcoming 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.

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 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. Recieve 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:  Chaplin and Goddard: A Secret Love Affair thru 9/31/14. 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 champange 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.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

9/13   Catalina Island Women’s Forum Wine Festival
This 19th annual fundraiser features over 80 wineries, delectable hors d’oeuvres and smooth jazz. Net proceeds help support mentoring and scholarship programs. Tickets available at the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 310 510-1520, www.catalinawinefestival.com
 
9/13   Aero Club Social Fly-In (2nd Sat. of the month, weather permitting)
Fly-in or take the Wildlands Express from the Avalon Plaza to the Airport in the Sky.  From 10am-2pm. Visit with pilots from around the region and view amazing airplanes. 2nd Saturday of the month. 310-510-0954. www.CatalinaConservancy.org
 
9/13  Tour the World Famous Tuna Club - One Day Only! Tours available at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Tickets are limited. Sponsored by the Catalina Island Museum. 310-510-2414,www.catalinamuseum.org
 
 

 

The California state marine fish, the garibaldi, is abundant in Catalina waters.