Sober SoCal Weekend: Nov 11-13

Sober SoCal Weekend: Nov 11-13

For many, this has been a very tumultuous week. With unpredictable elections, tense protests and heavily trafficked freeways, we completely understand the need to escape. Just DON’T USE DRUGS OR ALCOHOL TO DO IT. Instead, we’ve packed together some great sober weekend activities that will put a smile back on your face and steer you away from the urge to use. This time out, we’re sharing fun foodie ideas, classic comedy and even the chance to spend the night on a battleship! Oh yea, there’s a lot of variety here; so take notes and enjoy.


And as always, if you have Sober SoCal activity ideas of your own, please share them with us via email at valleyrecoverycenter@gmail.com.


A Night On A Battleship

Yes, you heard us right. This Friday through Sunday, the USS Iowa in San Pedro is inviting guests for a literal sleepover. For $125 (slightly pricey, we know) you can spend the night on an actual battleship and experience the life of a U.S. Navy serviceman. The package includes private bunks, in-depth tours, mess hall meals and more. Best of all, this is an entirely “clean” experience, so no need to worry about drug or alcohol temptations. Just bring your adventurous spirit and learn about life at sea! For more info, click here.


Monty Python Comedy

What better way to escape the urge to use than with a great night of comedy? Laughter is definitely a great recovery tool and this Friday, you can experience plenty of it with John Cleese and Eric Idle at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. These two legendary British funnymen were part of the historic Monty Python troupe, which made dozens of classic movies and inspired generations of comedians. For one night only they’re bringing their unique humor to LA, with an intimate show that includes famous skits, recollections and interactions with the audience. Both men have hinted that they’ll be retiring soon, so we encourage you to catch their act while you can! You can get ticket and timing information here.


In This Together Festival

As addiction recovery specialists, we are big supporters of mental health and are proud to share details about Sunday’s In This Together event. Held at the Avalon in Hollywood, it will feature comedians, podcasters and musicians who have publicly battled mental illness. There will also be trained pros on hand, sharing valuable information for anyone who is in need of help. A great cause with charitable ticket contributions, we definitely encourage our followers to go!



California Vegetarian Food Festival

The very first California Vegetarian Food Festival takes place this Sunday at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. For healthy eaters, it definitely promises to be an amazing experience. Everything on site is 100% vegan and there will be lifestyle vendors, nutritionists, cooking demos, a mind/body fitness area, a children’s activities area and an innovation pavilion. Plus, lots of great all-natural eats! Healthy diets and recovery go hand-in-hand, so we definitely recommend paying a visit. For info on the Food Fest, click here.



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