We’re only taking a small break for the holidays. Then’ll we’ll kick start the New Year with three fun shows. The Tattoo & Body Art Expo, a long-time Fairplex fave, will hit Fairplex 9 Friday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 4. Ok, there’s no question that body art and tattoos aren’t for everyone. But truly, this phenomenon is no longer the exclusive domain of bikers. Just ask any college kid you know. If their parents aren’t around, many of them will probably have at least one “tat” to show you.Even if you’re only thinking about a tat, this is the place to come. You’ll meet every artist who’s anybody in the world of body art and you’ll see some truly unbelievable body art.
This is a recession buster show. The promotors have reduced the daily admission to $20. Park at Gate 9.
Fri. 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sun.11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
If your not into ink, don’t worry. We have other shows that weekend. Saturday, Jan. 3 and Sunday, Jan. 4, the all new
Reptile Super Show at Fairplex 6 has more than 300 tables of exotic animals. Admission is only $8 (kids $5; kids 3 and under free).
Looking for a fun, completely free event? There’s the California Rabbit and Cavy Show in Barn 9A on Sunday, Jan. 4.
This year more than ever the best deal wins and the place for the best deals in computer and technology gear is the L.A. Computer Fair this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 & 14 in Fairplex 5. Whatever’s on your shopping list, whether it’s for you or someone on your holiday shopping list, you’ll find great low show prices here on DVDs, camcorders, big-screen TVs, notebooks, laptops, printers, sound systems and a whole big Santa’s bagful of computer games. Don’t miss it. It’s one-stop shopping, guaranteed.
More deals. If you join the Computer Fair mailing list, you’ll get $3 off the admission price and you’ll be eligible to win two free tickets to a future show.
There’s more! Bring your junk electronics for drive-up recycling. Besides saving the planet, you can earn $3 each for computer monitors, television, laptops and LCD monitors up to a maximum of six items per vehicle. Bring your other electronic recyclables (pretty much everything with a cord). You won’t get paid but you’ll feel good about yourself.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $6 for adults; children 10 and under free. Park at Gate 3 on McKinley Ave.
1. You’ll be able to find a unique gift for nearly everyone on your shopping list at the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show, including your fussy Aunt Ellen and your niece with the pierced tongue. There are beautiful art pieces, Christmas and holiday decorations and ornaments, pottery, personal beauty items, jewelry, toys and dolls, beautiful hand-crafted clothing and accessories and sculpture. And jewelry. Did I mention jewelry?
2. You could win a trip to Paris!
3. You don’t have to stop shopping to drive somewhere for lunch or a snack. It’s all right there in one place — lunch, drinks, entertainment, music. There’s even a Kids’ Zone so the young ones won’t get bored and nag you while you’re shopping.
4. You can go to to the Harvest Festival web site and register for a free Harvest Festival grab bag of free gifts.
5. One admission ticket is good for all three days of the show.
Admission: (one ticket is good for all three days)
Senior 62+: $7
Youth 13-17: $4
12 and under free when accompanied by an adult
Park at Gate 9 on White Avenue or Gate 3 on McKinley. Fairplex parking rates apply.