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Partake in the Bavarian festival on Oct. 6 BY GAlL FORNASIERE FOR THE ISLANDER No need to travel to Germany to partake in Oktoberfest. Attend this month's First Fridays at the Museum event when a bit of Bavarian culture comes to the heart of Avalon. Catalina Island's Oktoberfest celebration takes place at the Catalina Island Museum on Friday, Oct. 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Building upon the success of last year's celebration, this fam- ily friendly event features an authentic Bavarian polka rock band, the singing of the schnit- zelbank - both the German and Catalina Island versions - now an event tradition, free giveaways, gourmet bratwurst provided by Wurstktiche of Los Angeles, and - for the adults - German beer. In the true spirit of Oktoberfest, guests are encouraged to don their best dirndls and lederhosen. The evening will feature a performance by the lively Hammerstein Band, who you may recognize from a recent Wienerschnitzel commercial. This three-piece global get- down machine entertains with a variety of music from traditional polka to tango to operetta to the occasional well-placed classic rock song. Hammerstein Musik Bavaria Band will be performing at the 0ktoberfest in the Catalina Island Museum on Oct. 6. Courtesy photo If we are lucky, there may even be some yodeling. One thing is for certain, they will definitely get the audience into the spirit of Oktoberfest. The museum's galleries, dig- ital theater and Museum Store are open each month during First Fridays at the Museum. Currently, it is a great time to explore the Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum exhibi- tion after dark when the artwork is dramatically illuminated. The Oktoberfest celebration will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The museum will re-open for this event at 6 p.m. The Hammerstein Band will perform from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Tickets are $20 for museum members, $25 for non-members and $10 for children (ages 3-15). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Each ticket includes one gour- met bratwurst with all the top- Catalina Island schnitzelbank artwork by Otis Shepard. C(~urtesy of the Catalina Island Museum pings (a limited number of veg- etarian sausages will also be offered), German beer, domestic beer, wine, soda and water will be available for purchase. Bring your own beer stein. No outside food or drinks allowed. Tickets may be purchased, in person at the museum, online via, or by phone at 310-510-2414. Visit for more information. For more information about the Catalina Island Museum, the museum may be reached by phone at 310-510-2414 or at its website: SATURDAY G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE THE WAILERS SUNDAY GGOOLLDD THE DAN BAND SPONSORS ------ PRODUCED BY "------ COUR,TAGE CATALINA Must show subsidy card; two tickets per subsidy card. Based upon availability. THE OATAUNA ISLANDER Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 ] 7