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First Fridays: Spring Fling Time
Price
FREE
When
Friday, May. 2 (6pm—10pm)
Where
Atlantic Ave. b/n San Antonio Dr. & Bixby Rd.
Atlantic Ave and San Antonio Dr
Event Description
Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community. After the businesses close “after hours” fun begins. Nino’s Italian Restaurant, The Factory, BIS Italian-American Sports Café, and EJ Malloy’s stay open late for dining, drinks, and entertainment. Why go home early? Dine on Art-Lantic Avenue at one of our tasty restaurants then grab the Big Red Bus that will transport you venue to venue from designated stops at the participating businesses.For more information, please visit our website or e-mail us atinfo@bixbyknollsinfo.com.

“In The Next Room”

Price
General Admission $24; Seniors $21; Students $14
When
Friday, May. 2 (8pm—11pm)
Saturday, May. 3 (8pm—11pm)
Sunday, May. 4 (8pm—11pm)
Where
Long Beach Playhouse
5021 E. Anaheim St.
(562) 494-1014
Event Description
In a seemingly perfect well-to-do Victorian home, proper gentleman and scientist Dr. Givings has innocently invented an extraordinary new device for treating “hysteria” in women (and occasionally men): the vibrator. Adjacent to the doctor’s laboratory, his young and energetic wife tries to tend to their newborn daughter—and wonders exactly what is going on in the next room.

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

Long Beach’s Best Kept Secret

Price
Reservations Required
When
Friday, May. 2 (8pm)
Saturday, May. 3 (8pm)
Where
The Exhibition Room
E Wardlow Road
5628262940
Event Description
Long Beach sure is a dry county when it comes to great Craft Cocktails so we here at The Exhibition Room thought that it’s about time Long Beach had it’s own. Located in Historical Cal-Heights District, at this speakeasy, every weekend night is a great night. With live music every Friday & Saturday tap a foot to the tune of our mixologists stirring up a great cocktail. You’ll be astonished by our selection of craft alcohol but we encourage you to explore. Not sure where to start? Tell us what you like and our master bartender will give you nothing but the best to throw you into our world. Located within a Phonebooth, we’ll take you back to more simpler time… if you can find us. Reservations required, call ahead to reserve your seat.

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 826-2940 or e-mail us at jimmy@roxanneslounge.com.

Vintage Bike Swap Meet

Price
$2 Admission
When
Saturday, May. 3 (7am—11am)
Where
The Bicycle Stand
1824 E Broadway
(562) 279-4936
Event Description
Join us bright and early Saturday, May 3rd to check out 30+ sellers and score some great deals on hard-to-find parts. Wanna sell your stuff at the Swap Meet? Email us at thebicyclestand@gmail.com and reserve your spot.

For more information, please visit our website or e-mail us atthebicyclestand@gmail.com.

Retro Ramble: 4th St Sidewalk Sale and Vintage Van Show

Price
FREE
When
Saturday, May. 3 (10am—6pm)
Where
4th Street ‘Retro Row’
4th St and Junipero Avenue
(562) 434-2486
Event Description
Join the fun on Retro Row for Retro Ramble, which this spring includes a Vintage Van Show and some of the area’s Best Musical Talent to lend a party atmosphere. Free Trolley Service and 50+ merchants involved. Pick up a vintage or trendsetting bargain and make a day of it by grabbing a nosh/refreshment at one of the area coffeehouses, wine bars or restaurants. Choose from organic Vietnamese, authentic Mexican or Greek, upscale Peruvian, artisan pasta or classic American.

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 881-4746 or e-mail us at brunner.barbara@gmail.com.

3rd Annual Lawn to Garden Tour

Price
FREE
When
Saturday, May. 3 (10am—2pm)
Where
Water Department Administration Office
1800 E Wardlow Road
(562) 570-2300
 Event Description
Spend a beautiful spring day on the Long Beach Water Department’s Lawn-to-Garden self-guided tour featuring 29 newly transformed drought tolerant landscapes around the city of Long Beach. The tour will highlight the many different types of water-wise landscapes Long Beach residents can have. Homeowners will be available at each site to speak about their own landscape transformations. Register your email to receive the tour map at www.lblawntogarden.com or start your tour at the Long Beach Water Department Saturday morning (1800 E. Wardlow Road) where maps will be available for pick up.For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 570-2308 or e-mail us at lawntogarden@lbwater.org.

33rd Annual Women Who Make a Difference Luncheon

Price
$60.00
When
Saturday, May. 3 (10am)
Where
The Grand Long Beach Event Center
4101 E Willow St
(562) 426-0555

Event Description

Soroptimist International of Long Beach’s “Women who Make a Difference” luncheon honors women in the Long Beach area community who use their influence to improve the lives of women, and who have distinguished themselves in their profession and in the community.

This year’s honorees include winners in 6 Women of Distinction categories:

  • Deborah Goldfarb, CEO, Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Long Beach and West orange County is being honored in the category of Economic & Social Development;
  • Loucine Huckabay, PhD, PNP, FAAN Director and Professor School of Nursing, CSULB is being honored in the category of Education;
  • Lorain Brault, MSN Nurse Practitioner, Retired is being honored in the category of Health;
  • Gisele Fong, PhD Executive Director, End Oil/Communities for Clean Ports is being honored in the category of Environment;
  • Virginia Zart, Core Member of Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force is being honored in the Human Rights/Status of Women category;
  • Carol Jackson, V.P. External Affairs, Macys is being honored in the category of International Goodwill & Understanding.
  • In addition: Su Casa – Ending Domestic Violence, is receiving the honor for Businesses and Organizations Advancing the Status of Women.
  • Mary Alice Braly, a Philanthropist and active volunteer in many local organizations is receiving the Ruby Award for Women Helping Women

During the past 90 years, Soroptimist International Long Beach’s all-volunteer members have contributed time and funding to community based programs that benefit women and children. SILB is a part of an organization in 3000 communities in 127 countries and territories worldwide. 

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 430-3937.

Robin & Linda Williams

Price
$35.00
When
Sunday, May. 4 (2pm—4pm)
Where
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 Atherton St
(562) 985-7000
Event Description
From their many appearances with Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion and The American Radio Company, to performances at The Grand Ole Opry and Austin City Limits as well as their tours with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, and The Seldom Scene—Robin and Linda Williams have thrilled audiences throughout America for more than twenty years with their distinctive folk, bluegrass, and country sound!

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 985-7000 or e-mail us at cpac@carpenterarts.org.

James Republic Dinner Bell Supper Series

Price
$55 per Person Plus Tax/Tip
When
Sunday, May. 4 (4:30pm)
Where
James Republic
500 E 1st Street
562-901-0235
Event DescriptionWe will be partnering with some of our local farmers from the Long Beach Farmer’s Market.  Sunday morning we will do our usual shopping at the market and create a family style supper for particiapants from what we get at the market that day. Our local farmers will be dining with us and be available for questions and discussing what they do best!  A market inspired cocktail and canapes will begin at 4:30pm, followed by supper.  Dinner will consist of three courses with multiple offerings made to share.

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 901-0235 .

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