Largely known for their frequent live music, Harvelle's low-lit interior is an intimate setting for enjoying drinks, gourmet food, and live entertainment, six days a week. Huddled over candle-lit tables, couples can enjoy craft cocktails from the bar or edibles from the kitchen such as the brandy pulled-pork and brie sandwich with caramelized onions or the roasted tomato and garlic flatbread.
Showtime Championship Boxing raises waves of adrenaline-soaked applause with a pair of championship bouts starring fleet-footed bantamweights. In the main event, a rematch of this summer’s controversial title fight in Las Vegas, audiences roar at the thuds of lightning-fast jabs as unbeaten Abner Mares defends his IBF and WBC silver-bantamweight championship titles against ex-champ Joseph "King Kong" Agbeko. Palpable animosity stirs between the two camps as they square off for the second time. In their first meeting, hearty portions of upper cuts and roundhouses brutalized the sluggers until the 11th round, when the referee called a knockout following a low blow about the color coordination of Agbeko’s trunk-and-robe ensemble.
About 26 miles off the Southern California coastline in the island village of Avalon, the JazzTrax Festival corrals more than 30 smooth jazz artists for three consecutive weekends of live music performances. Each day brings a new series of performances to the Casino Ballroom, a venue that overlooks the sparkling harbor and ocean waters as waves gently lap against the shore like a soft saxophone note knocking on your ear door. Friday sessions include two nightly acts at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday sessions offer two afternoon sessions at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. in addition to evening sessions at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. An eclectic artist lineup features such diverse performers as sax maven Mindi Abair, Swiss keyboardist Alex Bugnon, legendary flutist Tim Weisberg, and supergroup Fourplay. The majority of artists will be available for CD- and broken-limb-cast signings following each performance, and CDs from artists will be available for purchase at the festival.