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From a historic battleship museum and craft brewery to outdoor concerts, festivals and movies, the LA Waterfront offers a variety of year-round events to entertain people of all ages. New events are frequently added to the calendar below, so check back often to see what's happening on the LA Waterfront.

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Thursday, April 4 to Sunday, April 28

THE COUNTRY HOUSE at Little Fish Theatre

The Country House by Donald Margulies
Directed by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth

Featuring Belinda Howell, Frannie Morrison, Richard Perloff, Maire-Rose Pike, Patrick vest, Bill Wolski

One year after the death of a loved one, a family of actors gathers in their Berkshire home during the Williamstown summer theater season, wrestling with fame, art, and as always, each other. But when the events of the weekend go off-script, secrets are spilled and bonds are broken – threatening an already fragile foundation of a home brimming with old memories, new love, and discarded dreams.

For show-times and dates, visit www.littlefishtheatre.org

Saturday, April 20 to Monday, September 2

2019 Summer at the Port of Los Angeles

Get ready for another great summer on the LA Waterfront! Each month, from Earth Day to Labor Day, there’s something new and exciting to do at the Port of Los Angeles.

2019 Summer at the Port Event Lineup: portoflosangeles.org

Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, May 26

Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil on the LA Waterfront

Showtimes vary. Cirque du Soleil returns to the Port of Los Angeles, this time in front of Battleship IOWA (under the Grand Chapiteau) with a new Big Top show, Amaluna. Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil’s 33rd production Amaluna is a celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women. Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Get 15% off tickets with promo code PORTOFLA

Saturday, April 27

Gathering for the Grand LIVE: Tribute to David Bowie

8 p.m. Join Grand Vision Foundation for three incredible nights of classic rock. The Gathering for the Grand annual fundraiser is a live concert benefit series and tribute to rock legends David Bowie, The Eagles and Janis Joplin. This three part series is happening in San Pedro at the historic art-deco movie palace, the Warner Grand Theatre.

VIP ticket purchases include one premium orchestra seat, invitation to VIP Pre-Concert Reception hosted in the second floor lobby of the Theatre from 6-8pm with appetizers & one complimentary drink, access to private no host bar before concert and during intermission.

From rock and roll space alien Ziggy Stardust to pop/rock legend, Bowie look-alike/sound-alike, DAVID BRIGHTON and his all star SPACE ODDITY band showcase Bowie's unique musical journey! A brilliant tribute to one of most electrifying 20th-21st century performers.
For tickets, visit www.grandvision.org.

Tuesday, April 30

American Cetacean Society Lecture at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

7:30-9 p.m. ACS Lecture and Book Signing in the John M. Olguin Auditorium. Jason Colby will discuss his book "Orca: How we Came to Know and Lobe the Ocean's Greatest Predator." www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org

Saturday, May 4

Family Science & Storytime Featuring the Rattlesnake with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve

11 a.m. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration of the Peninsula’s Rattlesnake. Then listen as our wonderful librarian, Carla Sedlacek shares related children’s literature. Afterward explore the wildlife exhibits in the Nature Center and take a self-guided walk on the trails. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at www.pvplc.org.

Saturday, May 4

Channel Islands Adventure Santa Cruz Island with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Discover the wonder of the Channel Islands as you join CMA Educators on an adventure to Santa Cruz Island, which is part of the Channel Islands National Park. We'll cruise along the island coast: the go ashore where participants will follow along on a naturalist-led hike to observe the diverse coastal habitats and panoramic views. The trip leaves from Ventura. Visit our website or call for more details. Reservations are required. Fee:$59 per person, $41 under age 12, ($50 FRIENDS members) www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org

Saturday, May 4

Bird Day LA Activities with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Spend your Bird Day LA spotting amazing local birds with help from the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Visit one of the nature centers at either George F Canyon in Rolling Hills Estates or White Point in San Pedro and receive a map and special bird ID card to use on a self-guided hike through these specially restored preserves. All ages and binoculars are available. Want to help create unique habitat for endangered birds like the cactus wren? Join us from 9 am to 12 noon at the Alta Vicente Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes. A bird specialist will provide a special tour for volunteers! For more information and to sign up, visit: pvplc.org or email: info@pvplc.org.

Friday, May 10

HOT OCTOBER at the Grand Annex

8 p.m. Original and traditional bluegrass. From lightning fast pickin' to soulful mountain ballads, this SoCal-based acoustic quintet is making waves as one of the few true crossover bluegrass bands.

Hot October is:
Paul Fuller, vocals and banjo
Jesse Olema, vocals and fiddle
Craig Ferguson, mandolin and dobro
Sasha Birrittella, guitar
David Tranchina, upright bass

Opener She Sings, She Swings is back with their dazzling combination of Django Reinhardt guitar with Andrews Sisters-style close harmonies.
For tickets, visit www.grandvision.org.

Saturday, May 11

KIMBERLY FORD The Music of Joni Mitchell @ Grand Annex

8 p.m. A true homage to Mitchell's quintessential classics. Instead of a note-for-note tribute, Ford has gathered a group of stellar musicians with backgrounds in jazz, classical, and rock to cover all facets of Mitchell’s career at the Grand Annex in San Pedro. 
For tickets, visit www.grandvision.org.

Saturday, May 11

Get Mom a beautiful blooming plant for Motherís Day! Native Plant Sale at the White Point Nature Preserve

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mom will love attracting butterflies and other pollinators and beautify her garden with local native plants grown in the Conservancy’s nursery. Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary and require little or no water. Naturalists are on hand to give advice. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Visit: www.pvplc.org for more information.

Saturday, May 11th and Saturday, May 18

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve

9 a.m.–noon Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, 90731. Sign up at: pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Wednesday, May 15

Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve

8:30 a.m. Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds making White Point Nature Preserve home. Try to spot a burrowing owl or listen for the call of the endangered gnatcatcher. All ages welcome. Binoculars supplied for beginners. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org.

Saturday, May 18

World Trade Week Free Harbor Boat Tours

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. In celebration of World Trade Week, take a FREE 60-minute narrated boat tour of Los Angeles Harbor, courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles! Tours depart every 30 minutes from two locations in San Pedro and Wilmington. Tour routes are slightly different, so if you joined us in San Pedro last year, why not try Wilmington this year? No need to RSVP - tours are first come, first served. Don’t forget your camera! Boats will be departing from Banning's Landing Community Center and Los Angeles Maritime Museum, San Pedro. This year, the Port will continue to offer pet-friendly tours for those who bring leashed, well-socialized dogs, departing at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. from both locations.

Saturday, May 18

Family Nature Walk with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve

11 a.m. Everyone in the family will enjoy a Naturalist guided walk through our Tongva Demonstration Garden where you’ll learn how early inhabitants used native plants for survival. Then walk through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat with views of Catalina. For those interested in the military history of the area, continue to walk up to a WWII gun emplacement. Stay to explore the Nature Education Center. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org.

Saturday, May 18

STEM Funshop on the LA Waterfront

11 a.m.-3 p.m. The STEM Funshop is an educational event for students of all ages designed to stimulate the brain with activities centered around Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This event will be held at Banning's Landing Community Center in Wilmington. Participants will have the opportunity to experience STEM-related Port activities demonstrated by Port staff, including engineers, environmental specialists, police officers, and pilots.

Saturday, May 18

Endangered Species Planting Day with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

9 a.m.–noon Volunteers will have the unique opportunity to plant habitat for the federally endangered Palos Verdes blue butterfly and coastal sage scrub for the threatened California gnatcatcher in the White Point Nature Preserve located in San Pedro. Have fun while creating a home for rare wildlife now and in the future as well as a beautiful place for the community to enjoy! 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, 90731. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Saturday, May 25

Wildlife of the Peninsula Presentation by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

11 a.m. Stewardship Associate Josh Weinik will share updates about the status of peninsula wildlife including the cactus wren, blue butterflies and gray fox observed by citizen science volunteers and motion sensor cameras on the preserves. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, 90731. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org.

Saturday, June 1

Channel Islands Adventure: Anacapa Island

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Discover the wonder of the Channel Islands as you join CMA Educators on an adventure to Anacapa Island, which is part of the Channel Islands National Park. During the crossing watch for marine birds and mammals; then join a naturalist lead guided walk through the nesting gulls and their young chicks on Anacapa Island. Visit our website or call for more details. Reservations are required; please call (310) 548-7562. Fee $59 per person, $41 under age 12 ($50 FRIENDS members).

Friday, June 14

ANDY & RENEE & HARD RAIN The Music of Carole King's Tapestry at the Grand Annex

8 p.m. South Bay favorite folk-rockers return with their band Hard Rain to reprise their phenomenal tribute to Carole King's multi-platinum album, Tapestry at the Grand Annex in San Pedro. 
For tickets, visit www.grandvision.org.

Saturday, June 15

Pride on the Port 2019 #POPLA19

Councilman Joe Buscaino in partnership with the Bridge Cities Alliance, led by Aiden Garcia-Sheffield and Mona Sutton, proudly announce the first ever LGBTQ Pride at the Port event to kick off Pride month in 2019. All are welcome! www.bridgecitiesla.com

Saturday, June 22

KLOS Presents Gnarlytown: Bikes, Boards & Bands

KLOS is kicking off the summer with the perfect blend of action sports, rock, and craft beer tasting at the scenic Outer Harbor (Berth 46) on the LA Waterfront! This new one-of-a-kind, family-friendly event brings together thrilling, extreme action sports shows with motorsports champion Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus and pro skateboarder Chris Cole’s Rail Jam Invitational. Plus performances from punk rock legends and other top music acts including Pennywise, Rancid, Action Bronson, Off!, and Madball. The event will also feature craft beer tastings (for this 21+) from some of the finest breweries in Southern California and beyond, including Rancid’s own collaboration with Ska Brewing, Brewstomper. For more information on the event, visit 955klos.com/gnarlytown.

Friday, June 28

11TH ANNUAL CARS & STRIPES FOREVER!®

5-10 p.m. Hosted by the Port of Los Angeles, Cars & Stripes Forever!® is a free community celebration to kick off Independence Day weekend, featuring a classic car show (with more than 100 cars built before 1975), an exotic car display, motorcycles, live bands, food trucks, a beer garden, and grand fireworks finale at 9:15 p.m. The event will be held on Harbor Boulevard and the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. View event flier and registration form

Saturday, June 29

Fiesta Corazon Del Puerto

5 p.m.-10 p.m. Enjoy a family day of live music, food, and fun at Wilmington Waterfront Park. New for 2019, the event will feature a night farmer’s market from 5-9 p.m. and a free movie in the park from 8-10 p.m.

Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2

LA Fleet Week® 2019

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Los Angeles World Cruise Center

Fleet Week is an annual patriotic tradition where active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in a major U.S. city for one week. LA Fleet Week® 2019 is a free, public event on the LA Waterfront taking place over Labor Day weekend, featuring guided ship tours, military equipment and demonstrations, live entertainment, food trucks, and more. Online ship tour reservations will be available in August and ship names will be announced two weeks before the event kicks off. For more information, visit lafleetweek.com and be sure to follow @LAFleetWeek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Saturday, October 26

Port of Los Angeles Happy Harbor Halloween

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Two Locations: Downtown Harbor and Wilmington Waterfront Park

Celebrate Halloween on the LA Waterfront with the Port of Los Angeles with a free, family-friendly event that features a costume parade, music, reptiles, arts and crafts, face painting, games, and fun for kids of all ages!

Saturday, December 7

57th Annual L.A. Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade

6-8 p.m. Various locations along the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel; pre-parade festivities at Banning's Landing Community Center, at 4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade starts in the East Basin near Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington and takes approximately 90 minutes to cover the entire parade route through the Los Angeles Main Channel. Officials and community leaders will take part in the parade as judges or passengers on approximately 60 participating vessels of all shapes and sizes, from tugboats to tall ships. For more information, visit laharborholidayafloat.org.

Saturday, December 7

Port of Los Angeles Wilmington Winter Wonderland

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Each year, it snows in Wilmington for one day! Join the Port of Los Angeles at Wilmington Waterfront Park to play in the snow - even if it's warm and sunny outside! Enjoy free snow, face painting, games, and holiday crafts. A free event brought to you by the Port of Los Angeles. (Please note: in the event of rain, this event will be canceled.)

First Thursday of the Month

1st Thursday ArtWalk in Downtown San Pedro

5-9 p.m. 6th and Mesa Streets, Downtown San Pedro. This monthly event draws crowds to historic downtown San Pedro's eclectic art galleries, shops and eateries. Live music abounds and gourmet food trucks augment the great selection of restaurants around the LA Waterfront. Some restaurants offer 1st Thursday Night Specials. Whether you indulge in the nosh or just want to walk around, it's a great place to people-watch and experience the growing art scene in San Pedro. For more information, visit www.1stthursday.com

Every Tuesday

Wilmington Certified Farmers Market

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Located on L Street between Avalon Blvd & Marine Ave in Wilmington. This hometown style Farmers Market has a variety of farm fresh certified California-grown fruits, vegetables, assorted plants and flowers. Along with fresh cooked fare vendors, this market has a wide variety of gourmet specialty foods, plus arts, crafts and jewelry from local area artists. For more information, visit california.providence.org

Every Friday

Historic Downtown San Pedro Local Harvest Farmers Market

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Located on 6th Street between Pacific Avenue and Mesa Street in San Pedro. Every Friday at the Historic Downtown San Pedro Local Harvest Farmers Market is unique at this event with local musicians. Shop for Certified California-grown, farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. Enjoy fresh, hot fare from one of many vendors, with gourmet specialty foods and treats, and unique arts & crafts vendors. Visit website