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Long Beach Mardi Gras Parade & Festival

FREE Parade & Activites; VIP Loft $40
Saturday, Mar. 1 (1pm—9pm)
Shoreline Village
401 Shoreline Village Drive
(562) 435-2668
Event Description

Long Beach Mardi Gras returns on Saturday, March 1 to Shoreline Village and Rainbow Harbor! A VIP Masquerade Ball, Bayou-inspired cuisine, live Blues band, and costume contest await. Activities run from 1pm – 6pm, Parade starts at 3 pm in front of Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific, and our new VIP Masquerade Loft and Concert continue on til 9pm!

Our new all-day VIP Loft is located above Shenanigan’s and we’re pulling out all the stops to create the Bayou experience from which to watch the parade roll by, hang out in style, then enjoy a live concert and fantastic dinner! Hang out in The Loft while our DJ spins the best of Dixieland, Zydeco, and blues, and treat yourself to Mardi Gras-themed food by Shenanigan’s, and a no-host bar catering to our select guests (no long lines!). VIP Loft open 12pm-9pm with VIP Loft Concert at 7pm.

COME IN COSTUME! We’ll have prizes for our best and most outrageous Mardi Gras costumes!

This party is an exciting collaboration between Shoreline Village’s Long Beach Mardi Gras Parade & Festival, and our friends at the Long Beach Bayou & Blues Festival! Celebrating its 27th year, the Bayou & Blues Festival returns to Rainbow Harbor this June 21-22, 2014!

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 435-2668 or e-mail us at

Turtle Trek

Turtle Trek Wetlands Walking Tour

Saturday, Mar. 1 (8am—10am)
Hellman Ranch Wetlands
1st St. & Pacific Coast Highway
Event Description
A great variety of animals live in our beach communities. Birds include hawks, king fishers and burrowing owls. Rabbits live in the wetlands as do frogs. A group of endangered Pacific Green Sea Turtles has taken up residence in a portion of the San Gabriel River. Ecologists will lead a walk of the Los Cerritos Wetlands on Saturday, March 1st from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. This family-friendly nature hike will go through salt marshes to the San Gabriel River in search of a glimpse of the sea turtles. Recent rains have brought fresh growth, making this a perfect time of year to visit the wetlands. 

The tour begins at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and 1st Street, just at the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach. The hike is appropriate for ages seven and up. Free admission, open to all. Learn more about the wetlands at

For more information, please visit our website or call (714) 357-8576 or e-mail us at

Peace Corps

Peace Corps Extravaganza

Saturday, Mar. 1 (12pm—2pm)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach
5450 East Atherton Street
Event Description
Travel the world through the eyes of international Volunteers at one of this year’s biggest Los Angeles area Peace Corps events. Expose your senses to photos, clothing, art, music and more from returned Peace Corps Volunteers who have served around the globe. Have your questions answered and talk with local Peace Corps staff about the application process.About the Peace Corps

Read more or watch a video about what it’s like to be a Volunteer including what Volunteers do, where they go, and the many benefits of Peace Corps service. Or apply now to begin your life-defining experience.

For more information, please visit our website or call (310) 356-1112 or e-mail us at

Much Ado About Nothing

“Much Ado About Nothing”

Saturday, Mar. 1 (8pm)
Sunday, Mar. 2 (2pm)
Long Beach Playhouse
5021 E. Anaheim St.
(562) 494-1014
Event Description
William Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” runs at Long Beach Playhouse through March 29. 

Synopsis: Beatrice and Benedick, who argue with delightful wit, both glibly proclaim their disdain of love. In contrast, the sweet, young couple Claudio and Hero are rendered speechless by their love. Don Pedro, the Prince of Aragon and Don John, the Bastard Prince hatch parallel plots to trick Benedick and Beatrice into confessing their love, and Claudio into rejecting Hero.

Dogberry, a Constable who thinks he’s smarter than he is, discovers the the villains’ dual plots. Don John’s treachery is revealed, the couples get each other, and everyone joins in a dance celebrating the marriages of the two couples.

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 494-1014 or e-mail us at

Art Lecture at Hellada Gallery

What is Art? Free 45 Minute Lecture

Sunday, Mar. 2 (3pm)
Hellada Gallery
117 Linden Ave
(562) 435-5232
Event Description
Every Sunday at 3 pm in 2014, Hellada Art Center will host free 45-minute lectures open to anyone, to all ages, and to all levels of interest in art. The idea of such class was born as a collaborative effort of several local Long Beach artists to share fundamental information about art. 

The lecture touches on early civilizations, ancient Hellas philosophies, and contemporary dilemmas of the creative mind. We will explore relationships between Art, Science, Knowledge and Philosophy.

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 435-5232 or e-mail us at


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