9th Annual Art Deco Festival

If you’re sick of your technology-ridden routine of hotspot-hunting, selfie-taking and proverbial YOLO-ing, then this Labor Day weekend event might be the welcome change you need. The Queen Mary takes a look back at the roaring twenties with a variety of events such as a grand ball, martinis under the stars and what could be the classiest pajama party. Although the price can be steep on some tickets, it’s not every day you get to practice your jazz-age slang, you dig?

WHERE: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway
WHEN: Aug. 30-Sept. 2, check website for schedule of events
WEBSITE: queenmary.com
ADMISSION: Ticket prices on individual event admissions vary.


SisamouthA Night with Sinn Sisamouth

Twenties too old-school your taste? La Lune Palace is celebrating the 81st birthday of Cambodian singer and songwriter Sinn Sisamouth, known in the ’50s through ’70s for his psychedelic fusion of rock, blues and traditional Khmer music. But get the idea of candles and cakes out of your head because on honor of “The King of Khmer Rock,” you’ll be indulging in a six-course dinner along with producers, song writers, actors and singers from different eras. There’s also a singing contest where you can belt it out for a chance at at cash prize. Read more about Sinn Sisamouth and how he’s influenced contemporary Khmer musicians in our recent story about Cambodia Town Film Festival. 

WHERE: La Lune Palace, 2801 E Spring St, 3rd Floor
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 31, 6 PM to 12 AM.
WEBSITE: Facebook.com/events
ADMISSION: Pre-sale tickets $35, Door $45


Moonlight Movies on the Beach

This season of Alfredo’s Beach Clubs “Moonlight Movies on the Beach” hits it’s finale with an 80s classic: The Breakfast Club. It’s also date night, so don’t forget to bring someone along with your fold-up chair or blanket. Impress your date with sand between your toes and popcorn between your teeth and enjoy teenage drama projected just after a Granada Beach sunset

WHERE: Granada Beach, 5101 E Ocean Blvd
WHEN: Saturday, August 31, 8 PM
WEBSITE: alfredosbeachclub.com/seafest-movie


Festival de Amigos

There’s something innocent about a neighborhood block party. However, The Friendship Neighborhood Network‘s idea of a neighborhood extends far beyond the picket fences. Anyone and everyone is invited everyone to socialize with the community and local organizations. You can indulge at the potluck, get your face painted, swap books and clothes with LB Free Store, plant seeds with Foodscape Long Beach— the list goes on. And it’s all free! Read more about the Friendship Fest by reading our interview with its founder.

WHERE: Drake Park, 951 Maine Ave.
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 31, 11 AM to 4 PM
WEBSITE: facebook.com/events