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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, November 15

MARIA MULDAUR at THE GRAND ANNEX

7:30 PM
Best known for her 1974 Grammy-nominated mega-hit Midnight at the Oasis, Muldaur has earned worldwide recognition as a powerhouse American roots and blues vocalist, garnering multiple Grammy nominations and playing with the best – including Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Snow, Odetta, Bill Wyman and more.

Saturday, November 17

3rd Saturday Family Nature Walk with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve

9 a.m. This Naturalist led nature walk includes a visit through the Tongva Native Plant Demonstration Garden, where you will learn how early inhabitants of the peninsula used these plants in a variety of purposes for thousands of years. Then walk the trails through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat. Stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area. Moderate walk. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, 90731. For more information, contact (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-561-0917.

Saturday, November 17

Nature Center Docent Training at White Point

9 a.m.-noonDo you enjoy nature and want to share it with others? As a nature center docent, you will help greet visitors, introduce them to local nature, help at field trips, scout badges and other special events. No experience required, training will be provided. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Sign up at: pvplc.volunteerhub.com or call (310) 541-7613 x 215.

Saturday, November 17

Outdoor Volunteer Day by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the Native Plant Nursery

9 a.m.–noon Nurture seedlings and grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects all around the Peninsula. Reservations required by Wednesday, November 14th. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Saturday, November 17

LAURENCE JUBER at the Warner Grand Annex

8 p.m. Two-time Grammy winning guitarist and former bandmate with Paul McCartney's Wings, Juber fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, for shimmering multi-faceted instrumental performance live at the Warner Grand Annex, San Pedro. 

Buy Tickets Here: www.grandvision.org

Sunday, November 18

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy presents Beauty of Nature Film Series, Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton at John Olguin Auditorium

4 p.m. This exciting documentary depicts Laird’s biographical story, told against the backdrop of a winter surf season on Kauai, where El Niño storm systems threaten to bring the biggest surf in decades. Take Every Wave provides an intimate, uncompromising look at a lifetime devoted to riding giant surf—and the price an athlete pays for greatness. Tickets are $10/adults, free for youth. https://pvplc.org/_events/filmseries.asp

Wednesday, November 21

3rd Wednesday Wild Bird Walk by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at White Point Nature Preserve

8:30 a.m. Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds that make the White Point Nature Preserve home. All ages welcome. Binoculars supplied for beginners. The program is free and open to the public. White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Saturday, November 24

Help attract butterflies and other pollinators! 4th Saturday Native Plant Sales by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon and White Point Nature Centers

Times Vary. Colorful, drought tolerant plants are now available at a monthly plant sale. These plants are grown from seeds harvested right here on this Peninsula and raised at the Conservancy nursery. These local plant species will look beautiful and help attract butterflies and other pollinators. George F Canyon: 10am – 12 pm and White Point: 12-2 pm. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. GFC Nature Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, 90732. For more information, contact (M-F) 310-541-7613.

Friday, November 30

REVEREND TALL TREE BLUES OPERA A Blues Opera at the Warner Grand Annex

8 p.m. This contemporary "blues opera" by Chris Pierce & Mark Malone follows the journey of a fictional street preacher, many years ago in the American Deep South. A story of love, sorrow, earthy humor, and finally, redemption, we accompany Reverend Tall Tree as he plies his trade as a street preacher in the dusty small towns of the lower Mississippi valley. Performing live at the Warner Grand Annex, San Pedro.

Buy Tickets Here: www.grandvision.org

Saturday, December 1

56th Annual Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade

6 p.m.-9 p.m. The Los Angeles Harbor communities of San Pedro and Wilmington will celebrate the free and festive 56th Annual Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade on Saturday, December 1, at 6 p.m., along the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles.

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.

Saturday, December 1

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.)

Sunday, December 2

DEJA VU at THE GRAND ANNEX

7:30 p.m. Enjoy a holiday tribute to Crosby Stills Nash & Young with their magical songs and harmonies.

Saturday, January 19

Gathering for the Grand LIVE: Tribute to The Eagles

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.

The Long Run blend the lush harmonies and instrumental arrangements of the classic Eagles sound with their own genuine style. From the vast Eagles songbook, hear Peaceful Easy Feeling; Lyin' Eyes, Take it Easy, Hotel California and more.

Saturday, March 23

Gathering for the Grand LIVE: Tribute to Janis Joplin

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 on the second floor lobby of the Warner Grand Theatre from 6-8pm with appetizers & one complimentary drink, access to private no host bar before concert and during intermission.

Nominated for a Tony Award in 2014 for her title role in the Broadway musical, “A Night With Janis Joplin,” Mary Bridget Davies pays tribute to The Queen of Psychedelic Soul.

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.

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

First and Third Thursdays of the Month

First & Third Thursday Concert Series

6-9 p.m. Enjoy FREE live entertainment and a variety of food trucks in Downtown San Pedro every first and third Thursdays of the month at the corner of 6th and Mesa Streets.

First Saturday of the Month

Monthly Beach Cleanup with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

8-10 a.m. Join CMA Educators in helping to keep our Coastal Park eco-friendly and clean! Come find out what marine debris is doing to our ocean and help us to collect and categorize what we find on Cabrillo Beach. Groups wishing to participate are asked to call during business hours Monday through Friday at 310-548-7562. Meet at the steps in front of the John M. Olguin Auditorium. Free and open to all ages.

Every Thursday

Wilmington 'Heart of the Harbor' Local Harvest Farmers Market

9 a.m.-1 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. Arts, crafts and jewelry from local area artists can also be found and purchased here. Musicians from the surrounding communities will entertain you while you shop, eat, or just leisurely stroll through. For more information visit localharvestfarmersmarkets.com.

Every Friday

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.