Long Beach is a diverse city and there’s always something to do. Long Beach Local News has compiled a list of events you don’t want to miss this weekend.
Have you ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele? Learn to Play the Ukulele will be held at the Junipero Beach Rental Stand from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bring your own chair or blanket, sheet music will be provided. Junipero Beach is at 1 Junipero Ave.
The QFilm Festival is the longest-running film festival in Long Beach and the second largest LGBTQIA+ celebration in the city. The festival runs until Sunday at the Art Theatre located at 2025 E. 4th St. For more information, check out our article here.
If you are a fan of Disney and burlesque, The Happiest Burlesque Show on Earth: A Disney Tribute might be for you. The 21+ event at Harvelle’s will have your favorite Disney characters and references to some of Disneyland’s best attractions. There is a two-drink minimum. Tickets begin at $15. There is a showing at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and doors open 30 minutes before the show begins. Harvelle’s is located at 201 E. Broadway.
The LA Teen Challenge Walk for Recovery will begin at the Granada Launch Ramp. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., the walk begins at 9 a.m. Funds raised will benefit the residential home for women experiencing freedom from addiction. For more information, call (310) 644-3695.
The 17th Annual Japanese Classic Car Show at the Marina Greek Park will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets cost $20 plus a small Eventbrite fee. It is recommended that attendees wear a mask. Marina Green Park is located at 386 E. Shoreline Drive.
After being postponed this spring, The Long Beach Vegan Festival will be held at the Scottish Rite Event Center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition to delicious vegan food, there will be live music, activities, and earth-friendly vendors. The festival is presented by Plant Based For All Non Profit which provides healthy, vegan meals to those in need. The Scottish Rite Event Center is at 855 Elm Ave.
The 2nd Annual Skateboard Turn Up will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Michael K Green Skate Park. There will be free haircuts, skateboards, and shoes. The skate park is at W 14th St and Pacific Ave.
The 31st Belmont Shore Car Show will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 2nd St. This year’s event will showcase over 400 custom, classic and hot rod cars. In addition to the show, there will also be a street fair, and vendors and restaurants spanning the 14 blocks of 2nd St. will be open. There will also be a honking of horns at 9:11 a.m. and a moment of silence in honor of September 11.
High Tide Runs has organized the Never Forget 5k/10k/15k/Half Marathon from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear patriotic attire and observe a moment of silence before the run as a tribute to the attack that occurred 21 years ago. The course begins at 5400 E. Ocean Blvd.
The First Congregational Church is hosting The Unique Flute and Organ Concert to raise funds for the preservation of the historic building. World-renowned flautist Jean Fererandis will be performing as well at the church’s organist Dr. Mark Dickey. The musicians will be playing pieces from Bach, Debussy, Hindemith, Schumann, and Verdi. A tour of the building will follow the concert. The church is located at 241 Cedar Ave. and the concert will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This is our weekly weekend round-up that will be posted every Friday. If you or anyone you know is hosting a public event, we’d love to feature it. Please send all information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Casey N. Wilson