Today is an opportunity to learn AND have some fun at several southern California activities.
Here are some suggestions! Find something you might enjoy!
Blue & Fin Whale Watching
Harbor Breeze Cruises
100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2
Blue & Fin Whale Exhibitions
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
August is described as the peak of the Blue and Fin Whale watching season. Here's the proof.
After you see this incredible sight at sea, there’s more to learn at the nearby Aquarium of the Pacific at the aquarium’s Blue and Fin Whale exhibits.
By the way, the replica of the world’s largest mammal greets visitors daily in the aquarium’s lobby!
The Latino Comics Expo
Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue
562 437 1689
While you’re in Long Beach, check out the Latino Comics Expo at the Museum of Latin American Art. The expo is described as the nation's first comic convention dedicated to Latino comic creators, featuring industry veterans, up-and-coming talent and everyone in between.
Long Beach Crawfish Festival
Rainbow Lagoon Park
This is happening in Long Beach, too! It’s the Long Beach Crawfish Festival. This is a Long Beach tradition featuring tons of fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style and served by authentic Cajun chefs, giant food court, children’s area, dance floor, two stages and beach bars to create the largest Crawfish Festival outside of Louisiana, right here in Southern California.
World Famous New Mexico “Hatch” Green Chiles
Every Weekend in August
Ralphs Grocery Stores
It’s Hatch Green Chiles time! They’re available, fresh once a year. So, Ralphs Grocery is roasting Hatch Green Chiles from Frieda’s Specialty Produce Company every weekend in August. To find a Ralphs location near you, where you can pick up 25-pound boxes of freshly roasted chiles for $24.99 (or 10-pound boxes for $16.99), check the website: http://www.friedas.com/RalphsHatch
Pokemon Go! Kitten Go! Gotta Adopt ‘Em All
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
361 South Raymond Avenue
626 792 7151
There’s Pokemon Go! This weekend is Kitten Go! at the Pasadena Humane Society. All of the kittens having Pokemon names are available for an adoption fee of just $15.00. Take home two for $25.00.
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
626 795 9311
Also, in Pasadena, SCARELA!
Yes, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and her ghoulish buddies are getting ready now for Halloween with more than 100-thousand square feet of scary vendors, thrilling presentations, and zombie experiences.
9am – 1pm
Beverly Hills Farmers Market
9300 Civic Center Drive
In Beverly Hills, we can go Gherkin crazy at Picklefest. Admission is FREE!
See who has the best dill pickle as well as who wins the “ I Can Pickle That! “ competition.
Public Screenings of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio
The Paley Center for the Media
465 North Beverly Drive
310 786 1000
And, in Beverly Hills, we can keep track of our USA Women’s Water Polo Team, USA Track and Field Hammer Thrower Conor McCullough and all of our Summer Game Olympians at the Paley Center for Media.
Now through Sunday, August 21st, there are FREE public screenings of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on the big screen.
On the schedule today at Noon, Canoe/Kayak, Men’s Volleyball and Men’s Basketball competitions. To check the schedule daily, visit the website: media.paleycenter.org
Celebrate our Olympic athletes. Celebrate Sunday! Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.