Things to do in Long Beach this weekend… Halloween edition

The following is a curated roundup of weekend events in Long Beach published every Wednesday on the Hi-lo/Long Beach Post. Have an event to share? Email [email protected] with “Things to Do” in the subject line.

Well, we couldn’t escape it, and why would we? Here’s a list of (mainly) Halloween-related hoopla to be had. This list is oriented more to adults, so if you’re a parent looking for some Halloween activities for the kiddos—we got you, click here.

Get to scrollin’!

INK & DRINK – SUPPLY AND DEMAND (Thursday)

Artists draw on the tables at Supply & Demand in Long Beach for Ink & Drink in September 2019. Photo by Asia Morris.

Sip a pint while you draw and doodle with other artists at the Ink & Drink art party Thursday, Oct. 28 at Supply & Demand. If you’ve never been before, just know it’s a great place to meet fellow artists in a relaxed setting with some great tunes.

Supply & Demand provides supplies, such as pencils and pens as well as the butcher paper covering tables, which are stationed throughout the whole bar. But, guests are welcome to bring their own supplies if so inclined.

Ink & Drink starts at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Must be at least 21 years old to enter the bar and proof of full vaccination is required. As per city regulation, masks are required while indoors except while eating or drinking.

The event is free to attend.

Supply & Demand is at 2500 E. Anaheim St.

LONG BEACH OKTOBERFEST – SCOTTISH RITE EVENT CENTER (Friday – Sunday)

Christine Welch and David Hersbruck drink beer while dressed in traditional German garb for Saturday’s event. Welch says she tries to follow the beer adage from her German grandfather: “Give me tomorrow further thirst (for beer). Everything else is unimportant.” Sept. 29, 2019. Photo by Bill Alkofer.

A new Oktoberfest celebration in Downtown will be partying one final weekend this month on Friday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 31 with heaps of traditional German beer, bites and music.

Guests can enjoy a selection of imported Paulaner Festbier and Hofbrau Oktoberfestbier beers, wine and an assortment of traditional Bavarian specialties such as bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, cabbage, soft pretzels, and more. There will also be a number of German-inspired vegan options for our plant-based eaters. Los Angeles-based Festmeister Hans und Die Sauerkrauts troupe will entertain with a setlist of polka tunes and parody anthems.

You must be 21 or older to enter the event on Friday and Saturday, however, Sunday is family day and welcomes all ages.

Guests are highly encouraged to dress in lederhosen, Dirndl in Bavaria Oktoberfest theme or Halloween costumes to take part in costume contests for men and women on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday for children and dogs.

General admission tickets cost $20. VIP tickets cost $125 and include entry, a guaranteed seat for entertainment within the first few rows, one official Oktoberfest stein, one plate of food and unlimited pours of hosted beer and/or wine.

Tickets are on sale now, click here to purchase. For more information on the event, click here.

The Scottish Rite Event Center is at 855 Elm Ave.

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – ART THEATRE (Friday)

An actor is dressed in a red corset and fishnet tights as the character Frank N. Furtur from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Photo courtesy Midnight Insanity/Facebook.com

The dedicated bunch over at Midnight Insanity are putting together a live production of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the first since the pandemic shut down all that fun stuff, on Friday, Oct. 29.

For those who have never experienced the hilarity and absurdity that is live “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” we’ll break it down for you. Shadowcasting a live screening of the 1975 cult classic are community actors who mime and lip-sync the movie while also bringing their own personality and flair to the raunchy performance and musical numbers.

The whole performance is as much about watching the show as it is participating, which means you can heckle, catcall (they love that), sing and dance along. Costumes have always been encouraged for attendees and Friday’s show will reward the person with the best costume with a prize. Could be a lapdance. Who knows with these guys.

Attendees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend. As per city requirements, masks must be worn while indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Tickets cost $12; $9 for seniors and $10 for students. Click here to purchase tickets. Show starts at 9 p.m.

The Art Theatre of Long Beach is at 2025 E. Fourth St.

PRE-HALLOWEEN PARTY – THE PIKE (Friday)

File photo of the exterior of The Pike bar.

The Pike, a bar owned by former Social Distortion drummer Chris Reece, is hosting a “pre-Halloween” party at his bar on Retro Row Friday, Oct. 29.

Expect hourly costume contests (with prizes for each winner), lots of beer, and a midnight performance by local psychedelic surf rock band, The Captain’s Son.

They seem fun:

The event is free to attend and starts at 8 p.m. Masks are required—except while eating and drinking—while indoors.

The Pike is at 1836 E. Fourth St.

HALLOWEEN PARTY CRUISE (Friday)

Promo flyer courtesy organizers/Eventbrite.

Spend Halloween weekend dancing and drinking on a three-tiered yacht Friday, Oct. 29 while you sail around the Long Beach harbor.

The three-hour cruise will feature two top Southern California DJs spinning House and Top 40 hits, three dance floors and plenty of alcohol. But bring the bills—the bars are cash-only. Make sure you dress up!

Tickets range between $35-$200. A single general admission ticket is $60, but if you purchase five at one time, they’re $35 each. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Can’t make it Friday? There’s a Saturday cruise too, click here for more info.

Entry to the harbor is at 100 Aquarium Way, Dock 6A.

EXPLORING THE MUSIC OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND BERNARD HERRMAN – BILLIE JEAN KING LIBRARY (Saturday)

Promo flyer courtesy organizers/Eventbrite.

Composer Steven Deeble is a tad bit obsessed with the sonic strangeness of collaborations between famed “Master of Suspense” filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and composer Bernard Herrman, who scored many of Hitchcock’s most highly regarded films such as, “Psycho,” “Vertigo,” “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and more.

Deeble‘s lecture at 2 p.m. at the Billie Jean King Library on Saturday, Oct. 30 will walk the audience through a short history of film, the introduction of sound and music and how the scoring process works. The program will culminate with a case study examining the collaboration between Hitchcock and Herrmann.

The event is free to attend, but reservations are required. Masks are required while indoors. Click here to reserve your spot and for more info.

The event will be inside Meeting Room A at the Billie Jean King Library at 200 W. Broadway.

“NOSFERATU” FILM SCREENING AND LIVE SCORE – ART THEATRE (Saturday)

“Nosferatu” movie poster. Image courtesy Art Theatre.

Experience “Nosferatu,” the 1922 German silent horror film based on the story of “Dracula” like never before, with a special screening and a new, original live score performance by the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble Saturday, Oct. 30—just in time for Halloween.

The ensemble consists of Dubowsky (conductor), Jeff L. Schwartz (double bass), Charles Sharp (woodwinds, electronics), R. Scott Dibble (keyboards), Lisa Yoshida (violin), Laura Osborn (flutes) and Slam Nobles (mallets and percussion) who will bring the German horror story to spooky life.

I mean, just look at the trailer. So spooky:

The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Art Theatre. Proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend. Masks are also required while indoors regardless of vaccination status. Tickets cost $12, $9 for seniors and $10 for students. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

The Art Theatre of Long Beach is at 2025 E. Fourth St.

HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY – MOLAA (Saturday)

In this file photo: Dutch’s Brewhouse owner Jason ” Dutch” Van Fleet, pours some of his beers during The Craft Beer LB Fest, held at Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach. Dutch’s Brewhouse is a local ” brew on premise” Brewhouse, along with a variety of beer on tap, located in Bixby Knolls. The festival features food, artist and local Long Bach Breweries. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Rancho Los Cerritos. Saturday, September 15, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr / Long Beach Post,

On Saturday, Oct. 30 the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) will host a special Halloween-themed craft beer festival featuring over 40 craft breweries, cideries, wineries and hard kombucha makers.

The festival, known as Halloween Hootenanny, is presented by Festival Obscura, a macabre-themed event production company, and the people who bring you the Craft Beer LB Festival.

Guest breweries hailing from all over the world will participate alongside local favorites like Beachwood Brewing Co., Brouwerij West, Ficklewood Cider, Liberation Brewing Co., Ten Mile Brewing, Trademark Brewing, Long Beach Beer Lab, Dutch’s Brewhouse and more.

General admission tickets start at $45 and include unlimited sample pours and a complimentary commemorative souvenir tasting glass. VIP tickets cost $65 and offer one-hour early entry (noon) as well as unlimited sample pours and the commemorative souvenir tasting glass. Designated driver tickets cost $20. A portion of the proceeds will go to help support MOLAA. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.

MOLAA is at 628 Alamitos Ave.

HALLOWEEN NIGHT – SUPPLY & DEMAND (Sunday)

Promo flyer courtesy Supply & Demand.

Think you have a costume worthy of winning $200? Then mosey on over to Supply & Demand Sunday, Oct. 31 for their Halloween Night event, where you can win a $200 cash prize for slaying the judge’s (probably the crowd) minds and hearts with your fantastic costumage.

Tunes all night will be DJs and cover bands of Discharge (Death Dealers LBC), AFI (Overexposure) and Black Sabbath (The Keeper).

Supply & Demand is a bar, so gotta be 21 or older to get in and also fully vaccinated—bring those cards. It’s free to get in; the event starts at 8 p.m.

Supply & Demand is at  2500 E. Anaheim St.

HALLOWINE II: HALLOWEEN COSTUME SOIREE – WATERS EDGE WINERY OF LONG BEACH (Sunday)

Photo courtesy Waters Edge Winery/Eventbrite.

Waters Edge Winery of Long Beach invites you to dress your finest (costume) for an evening of wine, music, dancing and food Sunday, Oct. 31 at their winery in Downtown.

The soiree will also feature a wine and candy Halloween-themed wine tasting, costume contests and other games that will reward winners with winery treats, gift cards, and more.

Tickets and packages range from $30 to $75. Purchase your tickets online, click here. Masks are required while indoors, per county mandate.

Waters Edge Winery is at 217 Pine Ave.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION – SAN PEDRO FISH MARKET (Saturday – Monday)

A plate of fish tacos from the San Pedro Fish Market. Image courtesy San Pedro Fish Market.

Feeling like tacos on Dia de los Muertos? Then head on over to the San Pedro Fish Market in Long Beach, Saturday, Oct. 30 through Monday, Nov. 1  for all-day specials on tacos and margaritas.

The market will be selling plates of their Baja classic, tuna poke, camarones roja (shrimp) and pollo (chicken) tacos at $10.99 for four tacos, or single tacos for $2.99. Their lobster poutine entree will also be on sale for $24.99.

Margaritas will be BOGO, meaning buy one margarita (at $12.99) and order a second one for $25 cents. If you favor micheladas, they’ll be serving family-style helpings at $35.

The specials will last on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The San Pedro Fish Market is at 6550 E. Marina Dr.

SPONSORED BY THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF LONG BEACH

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF LONG BEACH CEMETERY TOURS – Saturday, Oct. 30

2019 Historical Society of Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour. Photo courtesy Historical Society of Long Beach.

On Saturday, October 30th the Historical Society of Long Beach presents its 25th Annual Historical Cemetery Tour at 1095/1151 E. Willow Street.

The enchanting event features costumed actors telling local history from the perspectives of those buried in Sunnyside and Municipal cemeteries. Explore interactive presentations about war-time spies, and the Takeshita Family.

View a Dia de los Muertos ofrenda and historical displays. Event runs 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., performances repeat every 20 minutes. Arrive early to see it all. Purchase tickets online through 10/28 for $25, or at the gates on 10/30 for $30.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Sunnyside and Municipal Cemeteries is at 1095 E. Willow St.

 

SPONSORED BY THE AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC

LEARN ABOUT HOW UNTREATED WASTEWATER IS AN OCEAN-SIZED PROBLEM – AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC – Wednesday, Nov. 3

Promotional flyer.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s First Wednesdays event series this November
features marine ecologist and conservation strategist Dr. Stephanie Wear, who will talk about how sewage pollution is impacting our oceans and what we can do about it.

Dr. Wear’s research highlights how the fates of coral reefs and people are intertwined, and she works with the Aquarium of the Pacific and The Nature Conservancy to educate the public about the threats facing ocean ecosystems. The free event — capped off with an “Outhouse Cafe” and cocktail hour — will take place in-person from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Reservations are required, click here.

Aquarium of the Pacific is at 100 Aquarium Way.

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