This Week on Catalina Island!
A beloved community event, the annual Holiday Open House features free admission to the museum's special exhibition, major discounts in the museum store and a special tasting in the museum's Harbor Room. Catalina Island Museum. 310-510-2414, www.catalinamuseum.org
The Catalina Island Museum invites the community to enjoy a free holiday concert featuring an ensemble from the Stanford Symphony Orchestra in the Casino Theatre at 7pm. Tickets are free, but seating is limited. Reserve your tickets (limit of 5 per person) by calling 310-510-2414 or visit www.catalinamuseum.org.
Current Movie: Catching Fire (Rated PG-13) 11/21-12/12 (no 4:30pm matinee on Thursday, 12/5)
Upcoming Movie: Delivery Man (Rated PG-13) 12/13-12/19 (on Friday, 12/13 the movie will start at 9:00pm due to the Holiday Concert - see above)
Upcoming Movie: Frozen (Rated PG) 12/20-?
Movie Times: Nightly at 7:30pm (except showing at 9pm on 12/15), matinee showings on Thursdays & Saturdays at 4:30pm, Avalon Theatre. Page Organ concerts on Saturday evenings before the movie begins. Avalon Theatre 310-510-0179
Tuesday Special: $8.00 admission every Tuesday through mid-March 2014. 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.
Click here for a list of Holiday dining hours.
Happy Hour Drink & Food Specials, Sunday - Thursday from 3pm-6pm.
Open daily for lunch & dinner.
Eric's on the Pier: Closed Mondays and Wednesdays. Open all other days at 9am.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Open nightly Thursday-Sunday at 5pm for dinner. 310-510-3883; 310-510-FOOD
Open daily at 11:30 for lunch and dinner special breakfast hours on Saturdays and Sundays. 310-510-1176
Descanso Beach Club
Open 11am - 3pm. Serving beverages, deli style sandwiches, and salads. 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.
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, Wednesday through Sunday. Closed December 12th, 16th and 18th for private parties. 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?
Open daily 11am -10pm Sunday through Thursday, 11am-11pm Friday and Saturday. 310-510-0008
The Lobster Trap
Wednesdays - $10 beer and cheeseburger special
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! Open 5am to 11pm, every day through Labor Day. 310-510-CHIP
Opens daily at 11am for lunch and dinner. Karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights. 310-510-1188.
Open daily for dinner, 5:00pm-9:00pm. Breakfast served Saturday & Sunday only, 9:00am-11:30am. Lunch served Friday through Sunday, 11:30am-5:00pm. Daily Happy Hour 4:00pm-6:00pm, with 50% off draft beer, house wine, and well cocktails. Islander Special Menu available Sunday through Thursday, 2 courses for $25.00. 310-510-7494.
Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant
Open from 10:30am. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 310-510-1772
Click here for a list of special Thanksgiving opening hours.
Afishinados: upcoming special cruises - click on Afishinados link for upcoming special cruises!
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 a Golf Cart for 1 hour get a hour Free. Rent for 2 hours get the 3rd hour Free. 615 Crescent Ave. 310-510-0111
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
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.
Urban Adventure Quest: 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.
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 by reservation. 310-510-2229.
The Avalon Grille, voted one of America's best beach bars by Travel + Leisure magazine, is hosting the Catalina Wine Mixer, a night of festive cocktails themed after the movie 'Step Brothers'. The event will feature a special dinner and cocktail menu, followed by a live DJ spinning tunes into the early hours. Guests are encouraged to participate in the theme, and the winner of best festive sweater will receive a complimentary dinner voucher. This event is from 9pm to 1am. 310-510-7494, www.visitcatalinaisland.com.
Dual Party - tickets good for both restaurants! Join us from 8:30pm to 1am. Includes party favors and champagne at midnight. For tickets and dinner reservations call El Galleon. 310-510-1188,www.CatalinaHotSpots.com
Bring in the New Year in style on Catalina Island at Avalon Grille's 007 New Year's Eve celebration. Attendees are invited to don their best suit and tie as they channel their inner James Bond for an exciting night faturing a live DJ spinning tunes into the early hours and a costume contest. The celebration kicks off at 9pm. 310-510-7494, www.visitcatalinaisland.com.
12/31 41st Annual New Year's Eve Gala
Dance in the new year at this black-tie optional event in the world-famous Casino Ballroom. Reservations go on sale each year in July. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 310-510-1520, www.CatalinaChamber.com/nye