What’s happening in Long Beach This Week – November 3-10, 2013


Image from LB Playhouse

Things to do in Long Beach, CA this week

The Long Beach Playhouse is now featuring Avenue Q in their studio theater.

“Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt, and all heart. A laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad who moves into a shabby apartment all the way out on Avenue Q; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned. He discovers that it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.”

This show may have puppets, but due to the mature content, you may want to leave the kids at home. The show runs until November 16th on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Tickets are $24, available on the Long Beach Playhouse website.

The South Bay Fall Home and Garden Show is at the Long Beach convention center on Nov. 8-10, 2013. 

Show hours are Friday from 12-7pm, Saturday from 10am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm. Amission is FREE! 

Holiday Gift Shopping at Rancho Los Alamitos

rancho gift

photo from Rancho Los Alamitos

On Friday November 8th, the Historic Rancho Los Alamitos is hosting a holiday shopping reception from 4-7pm. Champagne and light refreshments will be served – admission is FREE!

If you haven’t been to the Rancho Los Alamitos before, it’s a hidden gem in Long Beach – and a great place for an afternoon stroll.

The Night Dive


image from Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting the Night Dive event on Friday, November 8th,

“Enjoy a cocktail and spend some time among the fishes as we celebrate all the crazy stuff Mother Nature has created. Spend an evening filled with art and music as you marvel in the majesty of the sea.

Take in the Aquarium at night, when the lights go down and the bubble curtain goes up in the three-story-tall Honda Blue Cavern exhibit. At the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Night Dive, geared toward adults ages 18 and up, enjoy bands, groove to some DJs, and be moved by works of art. We may have a few tricks up our sleeve, so be sure to check our Facebook page to get the latest scoop!

Fine Art Experience curated by Miranda Castillo. In addition to the works of a select group of talented local artists, this show will feature the work of Mallory Morrison, Los Angeles-based underwater conceptual and fashion photographer.”

This event is 18+, tickets are $14.95, but Aquarium Members get in FREE! 

The 12th Annual Autumn Festival

The Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting the 12th Annual Autumn Festival on Nov 9-10.


Image from Aquarium of the Pacific

“The Autumn Festival highlights the traditions and cultures of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines through a weekend of learning opportunities and family entertainment celebrating the rich diversity of Asian and Asian American cultures. The festival will feature traditional crafts, music, dance, demonstrations, cultural arts exhibits, ethnic cuisine, storytelling, and much more. Move to the sounds of taiko drumming, watch dancers, acrobats, and martial arts demonstrations. Try your hand at origami, and purchase hand-made crafts.”

Admission is included in general aquarium admission, aquarium members get in FREE! 

Hotel Maya Taste of Nicaragua Brunch on Sunday Nov. 10.

The Hotel Maya’s restaurant Fuego is hosting a sunday brunch featuring a Taste of Nicaragua on Sunday, November 10th. This is part of their November Latin Brunch Series. The menu looks delicious and the view of Long Beach and patio at Hotel Maya is one of the best in the city.

As you can see, there are lots of fun events this weekend in Long Beach. If you know of another interesting event in Long Beach this weekend, please comment below.

Have a great week!

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