Sober SoCal Weekend: Sept 9-11

Sober SoCal Weekend: Sept 9-11

Happy Friday! We hope all of our followers enjoyed a slighter shorter week (thanks to Labor Day). Now with another Saturday/Sunday stretch ahead, we thought we’d share several unique, recovery-friendly activities as part of our Sober SoCal Weekend series. This time, we’ve got a little bit for everyone. Whether you’re a “Trekkie,” a lobster lover or a fan of gorgeous sunset swims, set your sights on these local ideas that support the clean lifestyle.


Annenberg Beach House Sunset Swim

Don’t let last weekend fool you. Labor Day does not officially mean the end of summer. In fact, September continues to be one of our calendar’s hotter months. That’s why Santa Monica’s Annenberg Beach House is opening up it’s pool this Friday for a gorgeous Sunset Swim. From 6:30pm onward, guests can enjoy dunking in their Olympic sized pool and relaxing on lounge chairs across from the gorgeous Pacific coast. There will also be games, s’mores cooking and a fruit bar, supporting a healthy, sober lifestyle. Admission is just $10, with more details on their official site.


Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration

This Saturday you can live long and prosper with hundreds of devoted “Trekkies” at the American Cinematheque’s Star Trek At 50 Celebration. Fans can enjoy screenings of the first three Trek movies and sit in on conversations from some of the people behind the series. The late Leonard Nimoy’s son will also be on hand to debut a new documentary called For The Love Of Spock. It’s a great way to escape into the world of science fiction and it runs just $11. American Cinematheque’s site has all the info.


Long Beach International Lobster Festival

What better way to soak in a SoCal Sunday than with steamed lobsters on a sandy beach? From noon-10pm, Long Beach’s Rainbow Lagoon will be hosting the 20th Annual Original Lobster Fest. Guests can indulge on juicy tails and a variety of home cooked seafood, as well as karaoke entertainment and a live band. The event is also completely family-friendly, with costume contests and great souvenirs for the kids in the family. This one is highly recommended for all of our “foodie” fans, with ticket info available on the official Fest site.


Paley Fest Fall TV Preview

If you love TV and celebrities, the Paley Center’s annual Fall Preview Event is a great Sober SoCal option. Guests can watch full episodes of upcoming shows from ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. They can also sit with the stars and creators of the programs, as they discuss production details. Headliners who will be participating this weekend include Damon Wayans, Mandy Moore and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Seats vary in price and they move fast, so if you’re a TV lover we highly recommend visiting their Tickets Page.


Are you involved in any recovery-friendly events happening in the next few weeks? If so, shoot us an email at valleyrecoverycenter@gmail.com and we’ll make sure to include them in our next Sober SoCal list!




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