What we're about

Explore Long Beach and the surrounding areas for dining, drink, and fun! Couples, singles and people of all (legal) drinking ages. Interests should include good foods, rum tasting, whiskey tasting, wine tasting, beer pubs and bars, and exploring everything from the Queen Mary to Catalina to Disneyland to DTLA! Did you know there is a "Speakeasy" here in Long Beach? Did you know that Long Beach is home to the nation's skinniest house? Did you know that Long Beach is known as, "The International City", the "Aquatic Capital of America", and "Iowa by the Sea" (who knew)? Come with us and enjoy the best mix of people, places and dining you can ever imagine! We are looking for healthy happy lifestyle people, creative, sense of humor and joyful.

Upcoming events (3)

Octoberfest - Scottish Rite Event and Cultural Center

OCTOBERFEST is great when you have good people, great music, performances, and games!! And traveling to Germany would be fun, but here is a fantastic place in LONG BEACH - and no planes, OUTDOORS!!!, and lots of German songs to sing!

I will "chicken dance" with anyone! If you're lucky, I will buy you a German Pretzel!

1st Annual Long Beach Oktoberfest featuring Festmeister Hans und Die Sauerkrauts!

BRING MASKS!

About this event:

Join us for Long Beach's first annual Oktoberfest, a festival of beer and merriment. We will be serving up authentic German beer and eats. The world famous Festmeister Hans und Die Sauerkrauts will command the stage with music, performances, and games. Don't forget to don your Lederhosen or Dirndl as dressing up for the event is highly encouraged. Your brats and beverages are waiting!

Taking place outdoors under a massive 8000 sq foot tent, the venue will boast a biergarten-style set up and large stage for entertainment. Food and beverage selections include wine, German beers Paulaner Festbier and Hofbrau Oktoberfestbier, and food will be available for additional purchase. Guests can expect an assortment of traditional Bavarian specialties such as bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, cabbage, soft pretzels, and more, with several German-inspired vegan options.

Event hours: Saturdays 5pm-10pm

Saturdays are 21+ ONLY

General Admission: $20 Includes entry and entertainment. Food, beer and wine available for purchase.

VIP Admission: $125 Includes entry, guaranteed seat in the first few rows, (1) official LB Oktoberfest stein, one plate of food (Vegan option avail), hosted beer/wine.

YOU WILL NEED TICKETS IN ADVANCE:

Tickets are available at EventBrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/long-beach-oktoberfest-tickets-167126149813

(You might get tickets at the door, but best to have something in-hand!)

LB Oktoberfest will occur rain or shine. All festivities take place under the tent.

About Long Beach Oktoberfest

Modeled after the traditional Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Long Beach Oktoberfest was conceived in 2021 by the masterminds and Long Beach bar owners behind culturally experiential restaurant and bar, The Bamboo Club; Jim Ritson (formerly of 4th Street Vine and Ya Sabes), Brett Gallo (Stache Bar and Sideburns) and Erick Verduzco. The Long Beach Oktoberfest serves to deliver another culturally-rich German experience to the Southern California community annually.

For more information visit www.LBOktoberfest.net

25th Annual Long Beach Cemetery Tour -- Sunnyside Cemetery!!

Join us on Saturday, October 30, 2021, for the 25th Annual Cemetery Tour! This one-of-a-kind living history event provides an amazing opportunity to remember the lesser-known and well-known figures in Long Beach history.

You can get tickets from 9:00 AM all day (last tour is at 2:40 PM), but let's try for 2:00 pm.

Get your tickets through https://www.hslb.org/historical-cemetary-tour/
($25 on line, or $30 at the door)

It will be a spooky good time!! They bring out professional and local actors from Long Beach to talk about "where history lives!"

Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YShBmahrftY

PRE-SALE TICKETS
$25 Non-Member / $20 Member

AT THE DOOR
$30 Non-Member / $25 Member

PARKING & LOGISTICS
There is some parking inside the cemetery, overflow parking is behind the cemetery at Willow Springs Park (enter from Orange Ave.), and there is also open street parking in the surrounding neighborhood.

The ground is uneven, so we recommend comfortable shoes. Typically, the morning is chilly while the afternoon is sunny and warm, so a sweater or light coat is recommended.

BACKGROUND ON THE HISTORICAL CEMETERY TOUR

Beginning in 1995, the HSLB has conducted an annual living history tour at the city’s two oldest cemeteries. Located on Willow Street between Orange and California and adjacent to one another, Long Beach Municipal Cemetery and Sunnyside Cemetery are “home” to more than 20,000 past residents of the area.

The tour takes place the Saturday on or before Halloween and features graveside presentations by professional and volunteer actors who relate the life and demise of the person lying in rest. Each year’s program features a number of stories – some are individuals who helped shape the city’s political past, others are ordinary people whose tales remind us that rich or poor, famed or nearly forgotten, everyone has a story to tell. Period costumes worn by all the performers further heighten the experience with an aura of authenticity. Many guests get so involved in the presentation that questions like “What was it like to live here in 1920?” are often asked of the performers.

After the tour, we will go across the street to Ten Mile Brewing for the "Best Beer In Town!!" Let's see who has the best "spooky" story from around the world!

New Blues Festival Event

200 Aquarium Way

Do you like Blues and Jazz, and a little Rock and Roll? Cool Musicians under the warmth of Long Beach skies? Guitars, drums, saxophones, trumpets, smooth singers, Queen Mary in the background, super cool people enjoying the sights and sounds of Long Beach?

THIS IS FOR YOU!!

https://newbluesfestival.com/#event-faq

Long Beach IS Southern California's "HOME of the BLUES!"

For over 30 years, the LBC brings the good people of Southern California the finest live blues festivals and new blues bands that have ever plugged in electric guitars! The New Blues Festival comes to Shoreline Aquatic park on Saturday November 13th, for day filled with an incredible lineup playing the best blues in Long Beach.

Lineup includes: Tito Jackson, Sugaray Rayford, Laurie Morvan, Lester Lands, Bill Grisolia & The New Blues Festival All-Stars, REDD HOUSE, Jennifer Corday, The Disciplez, She Wears Black Band, Dano Forte, TJ Norton & more! Master of Ceremonies is Ann The Raven.

The cost of this program is $50 to get in for the day, $100 for front row service (and PARKING!!) or up to $200 for Food, Beverages, MEET THE ARTISTS!!, and super VIP service! To get tickets, check out this website:

https://newbluesfestival.com/#tickets

You CAN VOLUNTEER for this event by Nov 1, 2021 (see the coordinator)!!

Be A Part of A Great Event and Community!

Want to become involved in the blues festival? The best way is to volunteer for this year's New Blues Festival. We are looking for anyone and everyone who is interested in helping us on the event day. The New Blues Festival Team is grateful to volunteers who dedicate their time and commitment to helping the event become successful. The event would not run smoothly without the help of volunteers.
All volunteers will receive; food, drinks, and one FREE ticket to the show for their friends and/or family. You can help us out and then enjoy the festival afterward.

You MUST fill out the Volunteer Information Form (see their website) to join us.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR VOLUNTEERING IS 11/01/21!

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator if you have any questions or concerns:
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Volunteer Responsibilities
- When submitting the application to volunteer for New Blue Festival, you are indicating your agreement on the conditions listed below regarding your volunteer service on the day of the event.
- I will follow all rules and/or guidelines of the New Blues Festival.
- I will communicate my skills and the limitation of my skills to the Volunteer Coordinator. If I require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, I will notify the Volunteer Coordinator and any other appropriate person once I have completed the application form.
- I will not go beyond the scope of responsibilities assigned to me. I will use my judgment in refusing risky or inappropriate requests and situations.
- I will remain for the entire duration of my shift. If any scheduling changes may occur during the event, I will notify the Volunteer Coordinator. If I cannot perform the agreed-upon service for any reason, I will contact the Volunteer - - Coordinator prior to my scheduled time of service.
- I will inform the Volunteer Coordinator of problems that occur while I am performing volunteer services as soon as possible.
- As a volunteer, it is our hope that you will strive to do your best to keep the commitments you have made in completing the volunteer application.

Whats the difference between blues and jazz? Check out this: https://alexlevinmusic.com/difference-between-blues-and-jazz/

Blues involves guitar, bass, piano, harmonica, drums, saxophone, vocals, trumpet, trombone, and sometimes fiddle. Jazz involves a guitar, piano, bass, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, drums, and tuba. Jazz is usually instrumental, while Blues almost always contains lyrics.

BRING MASKS, and let me know if you become a volunteer!

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