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310-505-8146 100-Ton USCG License g Life music was part of the fun at the recent Catalina Wine Mixer. The event drew visitors to the Island and customers to Catalina businesses.. Courtesy photo Restaurants, hotels cater to hundreds of event attendees FOR THE ISLANDER ity and restaurants were filled to overflowing during what ordinar- ily would be a quiet early fall weekend compared to the usual summer crowds. When Ben Villalobos, now cor- porate director of special events for Catalina Island Company, found out there wasn't a Catalina Wine Mixer when he started with the company, he took the initia- tive to help start one. "It's been a great success," said Villalobos. "It's amazing how one obscure scene from a 10-year-old movie briilgs so many people out~ for good time." The Catalina Wine Mixer weekend kicked off Friday night with a trivia contest and special showing of "Step Brothers" in the Avalon Theatre, where attendees often displayed their obsession with the cult classic by reciting the "film's dialogue out loud from memory. The winner of the trivia contest received a $100 Catalina Island Company gift Card. After the movie, "Step Brothers" mania moved to Avalon Grille, where many dressed up as their favorite Step Brothers character and partied into the wee hours of the morning. A Catalina getaway package, compliments of Catalina Island Company, was awarded to the best costume, which was cho- sen based on crowd approval. On Saturday and Sunday at Descanso Beach Club, Catalina Wine Mixer attendees enjoyed tacos, slid- ers, poke bowls, and more than a"~ dozen wines and other beverages, while DJs and live musical acts like The Wailers performed on the Descanso Beach Club lawn. For the third straight year, crowd favorite The Dan Band, made famous in movies like "The Hangover" and "Old School," closed the weekend festivities with an array of comical covers of rock classics. Summer on Catalina went out with a bang the weekend of Sept. 22-24, more than 2,000 fans of the movie "Step Brothers" descend- ed on Avalon to pay mock trib- to the fictional live-at-home 40-somethings, whose child- like antics wreak havoc on their parent's lives in that 2008 Will Ferrell comedy classic. It was the memorable "Catalina Wine Mixer" scene from that nearly decade-old film that spawned the -: annual event of the same name. Now ;'in its:~third year, the Catalina Wine Mixer draws an .......... eclectic mix of devoted fans for ~g>~ 1P,~, ing a screening of Searching for ,,* Sunday Fried Chicken $17.95 ,.,. MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SPECIAL 1 Pizza, 2 Salctds, 1/2 Fried Chicken & ct side of mctshed po{cttoes $25 (,'.=,,) ' :, SDay, ,, w ok : T ,,.,toy.Mo.aoy Brectkfast 8dlctm & Dinner from Spin PRIVATE PARTY-CATERING SERVICES" Posada: Art and Revolutions to be announced. The exhibition will be on view from Dec. 23, 2017 through April 8, 2018. 'Destination Paradise' The exhibition "Destination Paradise: 100 Years of Catalina Advertising Design" also opens in late December. The art of luring visitors to Catalina is vividly presented in this exhibition which traces 100 years of advertising his- tory beginning in the late 19th century. From hand drawn and paint- ed signs to modern posters, the evolution of advertising Santa Catalina Island as a tourist desti- nation is fully explored through a multitude of slogans, jingles and captivating designs. Compiled almost exclu- sively from the Catalina Island Museum's permanent collection, the exhibition documents how Catalina Island's owners, busi- nesses and the passenger ser- vice companies have endlessly experimented in branding the island as paradise within reach. by Otis and Dorothy Shephard through to the 1970s and 1980s when the use of photographic images over artist renderings became the norm. Nostalgic and fun, when taken as a whole Destination Paradise provides a fascinating overview of advertising trends as well as 100 years ofdocumen- Holiday, family, or corporate gatherings made special. Your place or ours? SPECIAL OFFERS & full menu 310.510.FOOD (3663) At the Holiday Inn Resort 888 Country Club Drive FREE Shuttle at 3rd Street & lower Catalina Ave, Located 22 miles off of the coast of Los Angeles, the mostly uninhabited island has its center of activity in the city of AvalQn. Nearly all of the island's advertising has centered around Avalon, its attractions and its protective harbor famous for its clear and sparkling waters. Visitors to the exhibition will experience all types of adver- tising from early hand-drawn brochures showing the newly invented glass bottom boats and the modern "sanitary" grand hotels available for comfortable overnight stays, to the ingenious newspaper ads that pair quick slogans with bold imagery--a barrel of fun with a giggling boy, an exhausted housewife who needs a complete change, or an owl that knows it is wise to rest and play--to the 1930s bill- board and poster designs created tation that will appeal to mari- time and air vessel enthusiasts, lovers of fashion, architecture and historians of all kinds. The exhibition can be viewed from Dec. 30, 2017 through April 22, 2018. The Catalina Island Museum offers the best in art and history exhibitions, music and dance performances, lectures by guest speakers from all over the world, and the finest in silent, docu- mentary and international film. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, except New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The new Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building is located in the heart of Avalon at 217 Metropole Ave. For more information, call the museum at 310-510-2414 or visit 8 1 Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 THE CATALINA ISLANDER