Monday, February 26, 2024

Events & Festivals

A look at the Madonna-themed cocktails for Long Beach’s queerest vinyl listening session

The Social List bar manager Erik Rios-Wentzky and local bar celeb and queer advocate Devon Jade have come up with a handful of beautiful, liquid odes to the Queen of Pop—all in the name of Long Beach Last Call's queerest event.

Over 20 tequilas and mezcals: Panxa shows off collection for private tasting

For Long Beach Last Call, Panxa will be hosting an array of some of the finest agave-centric distilleries—Tequila Ocho, Siete Leguas, Mezcal Vago, Nosotros, and more—that will allow ticket holders to taste over 20 variations of agave spirits for $30 come Saturday, Mar. 2.

Altar Society is part of a Downtown Long Beach rebirth—so they’re hosting a crawl to celebrate the other businesses joining them

Altar Society will be hosting a Long Beach Food Scene meet-up that will eventually become a crawl, hitting up ISM, The Stave, and ending at The Ordinarie come Mar. 8—all in celebration of Long Beach Last Call.

Long Beach’s best vinyl listening club to host-queer centric session with Madonna’s ‘Erotica’

Long Beach Last Call—the 10-day celebration of our bar culture—is partnering with the Good Luck Vinyl Club for a queer-centric event that will listen to Madonna's controversial 1992 masterpiece, "Erotica."

This (free) Big Red Bus crawl will explore some of the best Long Beach dive bars

Long Beach’s love for dive bars is one that shouldn’t be messed with—and with that, there will be a free Big Red Bus ride that will explore some of our finest on Monday, Mar. 9 beginning at 3PM at Crow's in Naples, all in celebration of Long Beach Last Call.

Long Beach Last Call event uplifts bar community with events across 10-day celebration

From industry only events and parties aboard the Queen Mary to dive bar bingo and proper Irish coffee lessons, Long Beach Last Call will celebrate the bar culture in a way no event has.

Long Beach boxing fans and beyond: There’s a (literal) underground fight club at Harvelle’s

For Long Beach boxing fans, Jack Rabbit’s Boxing Social Club at Harvelle’s has become a space for watching many of our budding boxers spar before fame.

Long Beach Mardi Gras festival—West Coast’s largest free party dedicated to Fat Tuesday—returns to Shoreline Village

Yes, the Long Beach Mardi Gras festival at Shoreline Village is the largest free Mardi Gras event on the West Coast—and is worth the visit each year.

The Long Beach pizzerias reppin’ the city for L.A.’s massive Pizza City Fest

Five Long Beach pizzerias—Speak Cheezy, La Parolaccia, Nonna Mercato, L'Antica da Michele, and Little Coyote—will be reppin' Long Beach at this year's second annual Pizza City Fest, the region's largest festival dedicated to the mighty pie.

Get a look inside the former Acres of Books in Downtown Long Beach at this free art event

Yes, Long Beach, you will finally get to step back inside Acres of Books—but it will, of course, be nothing like, well, Acres of Books. And that is okay because this is about activating a space that once was, seeing its potential future, and discussing how it can fit into the future of the Downtown Long Beach landscape.

The importance of the return of Organic Harvest Garden’s Black History Month farm dinner in Long Beach

Chef Rod Dodd, the man behind the tucked-under-a-freeway farm and garden space that is North Long Beach's Organic Harvest Gardens, is returning with his one of his most beloved and popular annual events: the Black History Month farm-to-table dinner, returning to the green space on Feb. 18.