THE WEEKLY IS YOUR RUN DOWN FOR LONG BEACH EVENTS HAPPENING EACH WEEKEND.
Friday Feb. 24
When: 7- 11 p.m.
Where: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, California 90804
More information: The Deputy Mayor of New York has shot himself! Sit though this wild experience of lies and mystery in this comedy by Neil Simon. The Long Beach Playhouse is offering an exclusive preview night with tickets at half price. After the play audience members are invited to Haskell’s Prospector Saloon for karaoke and drinks!
When: 5- 10 p.m.
Where: The Pike Outlets, 95 S Pine, Long Beach, California 90802
More information: The monthly community event is back. Support local business in the Long Beach area and enjoy vendors, food, good music, handmade crafts and more!
When: 8 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Where: Belmont Shore Chalet: Home of LB Dance Centre, 5107 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, California 90803
More information: Want to find your salsa soulmate? Latin Motion is hosting a stop light social where you have to wear Green if you’re available, Yellow if it’s complicated and Red if you’re taken. Don’t know how to dance bachata? No worries! From 8:30 -9:30 p.m. bachata professionals will take the floor and turn it into a bachata workshop so you can dance the night away.
When: 7- 8:30 p.m.
Where: Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, California 90802
More information: Nicholas F. Centino, professor of Chicano and Latino studies at Loyola Marymount University will explore how chicano artists of the greater Los Angeles Area help shape and inspire activists to a new world of art, music and poetry.
Saturday Feb. 25
When: 12 – 5 p.m.
Where: Shoreline Village, 401-435 Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach, California 90802
More information: New Orleans comes to Long Beach for the annual Mardi Gras. Indulge in an afternoon full of traditional Mardi Grad festivities, music, art, dress up Cajun food and more. Attendees have a chance to participate in the Mardi Gras parade in celebration of the crowning of the new King and Queen.
When: Feb. 25/26 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, California 90802
More information: Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts the 15th Annual African-American Festival. The weekend will be filled with performances, art, crafts, food and more!
When: 11:50 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Where: Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, California 90814
More information: Do the Time Warp in your most charming underclothes. The Art Theater will be screening the Rocky Horror Picture Show and encourages guests to parade around in lace and pretty things for a chance to win the title of Lingerie King and Queen.
Sunday Feb. 26
When: 7 – 10 p.m.
Where: Pike Restaurant and Bar, 1836 E 4th St, Long Beach, California 90802
More information: The Captain’s Son brings the sounds of the beatles with modern day growlers in this beach vibin’ style of music. Jam to some ocean beats with great food and drink specials.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: The Silver Fox, 411 Redondo Ave, Long Beach, California 90814
More information: It’s Oscar night at the Fox. Enjoy some buffet style food with movie junkies and cheer on your favorite feature films and stars as they walk down the red carpet for this one night event.
When: 4 – 8 p.m.
Where: Cowboy Country, 3321 E South St, Long Beach, California 90805
More information: Dance and jam to cowboy style country music and have a cold one with the band. Doors open at 3 and there will be plenty of room to dance to live music.