One of the many characters that make up the fabric of life in Avalon is Lolo Saldana, who, along with his barbershop, has touched the lives of thousands of residents and visitors. Thanks to Story Bank Productions and the Catalina Island Museum, the impact he’s had will be highlighted by the documentary film Lolo and the Barbershop, premiering at the museum on Lolo’s birthday, July 3.
Want a little more Independence Day celebrations after the Fourth? Head to Two Harbors for fireworks on July 5 and the Children’s Festival and Dinghy Parade on July 6.
It wouldn’t be summer in Avalon without Beach Bingo on South Beach every Tuesday and Thursday. Stop by and win some great prizes from 6 to 7 p.m. including gift certificates to Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.
Movies at the museum — and the beach
The Museum will be bringing back its popular Catalina summer tradition of Movies at the Museum. It all kicks off on First Friday, July 5, with Sherlock Bones: Undercover Dog, which was filmed mostly on the island. Later is July they will be screening Jupiter’s Darling on July 10 and Who Framed Roger Rabbit on July 24.
Speaking of movies, the City of Avalon will be hosting Movies on the Beach – specifically South Beach. Catch Sing on July 10 and the Lego Movie on July 24.
The Summer Concert Series continues
Avalon’s Summer Concert Series is back with a Tribute to ABBA on July 13 and Sin Frontera on July 26. The family friendly concerts are held on Wrigley Stage with dancing in the streets along Crescent Avenue. Don’t miss getting some raffle tickets for the chance to win great stuff – which, speaking of things to do on Catalina in July, includes an Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour.
The Catalina Island Museum’s Tipping Point exhibit is the perfect excuse to tip back a glass of wine – or two. Located in the museum’s Artists Plaza and Schreiner Family Plaza, the exhibit explores the concept and causes of extinction through evocative sculptural forms. Every Thursday through the summer the exhibit will be open into the evening with wine and beer available for purchase.