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This Week on Catalina Island!

SPECIAL EVENTS:

 

4/18-4/19   Easter Weekend at the "M" by Zest Catering & Events
Breakfast for dinner: What happens when dinner gets' scrambled? 310-510-8404,www.zestcateringcatalina.com
 
4/18-4/20   5th Annual Catalina Art Fair and Exhibition  (CAFÉ)
Easter Weekend.  Located on Crescent Avenue, along the waterfront, this three day art fair features local and mainland artists, crafts, entertainment and more.  Catalina Art Association. 310-510-2788, www.catalinaartassociation.org
 
4/19   Community Easter Egg Hunt 
Hop on over to the old Pitch & Putt (between the Sandtrap & Avalon Schools - Enter by AHS Auditorium) for the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 9am.    FREE and open to all children 3rd grade and under.  Bring your camera as the Easter Bunny is sure to stop by! City of Avalon Recreation Department. 310-510-1987, www.CityofAvalon.com
 
4/20   Easter Brunch at the "M" by Zest Catering & Events
Join us for an Easter buffet featuring classics with a twist. 310-510-8404,www.zestcateringcatalina.com
 
4/20 Easter Sonrise Service
6 am at Casino Point, sponsored by Avalon Community Church.
 

MOVIE:

Current Movie:  Noah, Rated PG-13, 4/18-4/24
Upcoming Movie: Captain America:The Winter Soldier, Rated PG-13, 4/25-5/1

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
 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: 
Happy Hour Drink & Food Specials, Sunday - Thursday from 3pm-6pm. 
Open daily for lunch & dinner.

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

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

El Galleon
Open Daily at 11am-11pm. Karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights. TRI TIP THURSDAY $15.95 All-you-can-eat Tri Tip dinner with choice of side 4pm- close. Valid through April 6, 2014  310.510.1188

Eric's on the Pier: Closed Wednesdays.  Open Thursdays-Tuesdays at 9 am.

Seaport Bistro:
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Open nightly Thursday-Sunday at 5pm for dinner. 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.  Earlybird specials available from 5pm-6pm, Sundays-Thursdays. 310-510-0333  

Ristorante Villa Portofino
Open at 5pm for dinner, Closed Mondays. 310-510-2009

Luau Larry's - Get your Wiki Wacked!
Mondays - Pizza Night Tuesdays- Taco Night  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
Open daily for breakfast this week  2/3/2014-2/8/2014 at 8am.  Then Lunch 11am -10pm Sunday through Thursday, 11am-11pm Friday and Saturday. WILD WEDNESDAYS $14.95 all-you-can-eat Mama Mia's Day Old Spaghetti with garlic bread.  Valid through April 5, 2014  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, Sat.& Sun.), Lunch (11:30am-5pm, Fri.-Sun.), Dinner (5-9pm daily).  Happy Hour 4-6pm daily, Islander Special menu Sun.-Thurs.
310-510-7494.

Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant

Open from 10:30am. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. TACO TUESDAY- $10.95 All-you-can-eat tacos plus Mi Casita Rice and Refried Beans. Avalable all day on tuesdays through April 6th 2014 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
Open nightly for dinner 4/18-4/19 at 5pm. Menu theme this week is breakfast for dinner, classic breakfast items with a dinner flair.  Easter Brunch 10-2pm call 310.510.8404 for reservations. 

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: Lobster Boat Dives!
Trips leave pier at 5PM. 2 Tank boat dive aboard Scuba Cat. Must be a certified scuba diver with 10 or more night dives. Divers must have California Fishing License & Lobster Report Card, 2 dive lights, lobster gauge, and game bag.
Cost is $110 per diver. Includes tanks, weights, air and beverages. 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:  Avalon:  100 Years of Bizarre, Fascinating and Colorful History Exhibition thru 3/31/14. To mark Avalon`s centennial in 2013, the Catalina Island Museum hosts an exhibition devoted to the colorful, strange and often shocking history of Catalina Island. The exhibition will highlight people, events and moments that shaped the unique culture of Avalon.  Open Daily 10am-5pm. Located in the ground floor of the Casino Building.  310-510-2414
 
Catalina Tours: Rent an electric bike and get your choice of a "FREE" lunch, or bike stereo speaker rental. Or choose a two hour snorkel gear rental at 50% off. Rent one of our "Comfort Cruiser" Electric Bikes for a half or full day and get your choice of one of the following: A $5 cash lunch rebate, 50% off snorkel rental for two hours which includes a mask, snorkel and fins or a bike mounted stereo speaker system that connects to your smart phone or ipod. Rent two bikes and double the offer. Offer valid until September 30, 2013. Offer not valid with our "Couples Special." We also offer hourly rentals at the best prices in town. All of our rentals include a helmet, basket, bottle of drinking water and a map of the area. Ask us about our self guided tour on your smart phone and turn Avalon into your own personal game board. Go to our website for details. www.catalinatours.com or call 310-510-0036
 
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:

5/3   21st 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 West Coast, Texas, Virginia and England. Catalina Island Rugby Festival. 310-798-5445, tomhendrix5@aol.comwww.catalinarugby.org
 
5/3   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.  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

5/3-5/4   Riviera Catalina Island Classic
The 3rd Annual Catalina Island Classic,  a weekend-long Island skate invasion! 124 of the world's top downhill skateboard racers are invited to participate in the downhill skateboarding race on Avalon’s hilly streets.  www.catalinaislandclassic.com
 
5/5   Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Mi Casita 
All day celebration in the upstairs patio at Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant. Enjoy food & drink specials and Mexican karaoke. Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant, 111 Claressa Ave. 310-510-1772,www.catalinahotspots.com
 

2014 Annual Special Events Calendar

 

Catalina tile, now a collectors item, was originally produced from mud on the island from 1927 - 1937.