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This Week on Catalina Island!

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Thru 8/27   Kid’s Fishing Derby (each Wednesday)
Meet at the Green Pier at 7am. City of Avalon Recreation Department. 310-510-1987, www.CityofAvalon.com

Thru 8/28   Summer Beach Bingo (each Tuesday & Thursday)

Bring your beach chair and some friends to the South Beach Lifeguard stand every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:00pm. Bingo cards are $1 each and participants can win fun local prizes. City of Avalon Recreation Department. 310-510-1987, www.CityofAvalon.com
 

MOVIE:

Current Movie:  How to Train Your Dragon 2, Rated PG, 7/18 - 7/24
Upcoming Movie:  Tammy, Rated R, 7/25-7/31

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

Eric's on the Pier: Open daily 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
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, 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
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 July 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26 & 27. We are sold out for a private event on Friday, July 25th. Call for reservations, (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:

8/1-8/2   Afishinados Gallery presents Sea Change Benefit Art Show & Sale
Featuring Environmental Folk Artist Rodney "Rodrigo" McCoubrey. Reception August 1st, 6pm to 8pm, Art Sale August 2nd, 10-4pm. Both held at Overlook Hall, 209 E. Whittley, Avalon. 50% of proceeds will go to the Catalina Island Foundation. 888-613-7770, www.afishinados.com.
 
8/2    FREE Family Friendly Concerts on Wrigley Plaza Stage
The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and the Xceptional Music Company are pleased to present this free, family friendly Summer Concert Series, next to the Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage.  Concerts are from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. A Beer & Wine Garden will be available at all concerts.

 

Buffalo roam the interior of the island. They were brought here in 1924 as "extras" for a movie.