Thursday, May 30, 2024

Events & Festivals

Long Beach BBQ Festival: Full Send BBQ is a veteran’s salute to his Filipino family and heritage

As the second annual Long Beach BBQ Festival approaches its day of taking over Shoreline Aquatic Park on May 25, Longbeachize and Brian Addison have partnered with the festival to highlight some the local talent being featured at the festival. Today, we feature Full Send BBQ, a veteran-owned barbecue popup that is flush with love, uplifting our country in a time when few do, and honoring Filipino heritage.

Queen Mary in Long Beach to host Edgar Allan Poe speakeasy

Fans of Victorian Gothic literature and poetry—or just anything that resembles the aesthetic of everything from "Sleepy Hallow" and "Crimson Peak" to "Frankenstein" and "Dracula"—shall rejoice in dark harmony: The Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy, a traveling immersive cocktail experience, will be invading The Queen's Salon aboard The Queen Mary come May 30 through June 1.

Broadway at the Beach to bring certified Great White Way shows to Downtown Long Beach

Broadway at the Beach, a partnership between the Terrace Theater in Downtown Long Beach and MagicSpace Entertainment, is set to feature fully sanctioned national tours of Broadway musicals and shows—and will be formally making its debut at the Terrace Theater, becoming the first time the city has a seasonal set of touring shows from the Great White Way.

Tour the oil islands, step inside historical homes, and more: Long Beach Architecture Week 2024 arrives

From celebrating the 100th birthday of Downtown Long Beach's historic Cooper Arms building to having a tour of the T.H.U.M.S. Islands, Long Beach Architecture Week is taking 2024 by the foundation with a slew of events for everyone's inner lover of architecture, spatial history, and Long Beach appreciation.

Anderson .Paak to perform DJ set at Juneteenth Long Beach celebration

Juneteenth Long Beach will be returning this year come Saturday, June 15 at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Downtown Long Beach—and it will be bringing DJ Pee Wee (aka Anderson .Paak) on board for a DJ set like no other.

Beach Streets to return in Fall with entirely new route in North Long Beach

After fear that not a single Beach Streets event would happen in 2024 at all due to a lack of funding, city officials have formally cleared the way for Beach Streets Uptown to move forward in the fall.

Long Beach BBQ Festival: Big Brian’s Meats is the melding of four generations of Mexican-American love

As the second annual Long Beach BBQ Festival approaches its day of taking over Shoreline Aquatic Park on May 25, Longbeachize and Brian Addison have partnered with the festival to highlight some the local talent being featured at the festival. Today, we feature Big Brian's Meats, a Lakewood-based grillin' popup that melds Mexican-American traditions with the love of the almighty grill.

La Playa Night Market hopes to become Downtown Long Beach’s monthly twilight outing

Long Beach's food scene is certainly booming but it would be intellectually dishonest to not acknowledge its lacks. And when it comes to the rich world of night markets, it is a concept like La Playa Night Market that becomes a warm welcome.