Things to do in Long Beach this weekend including… a craft beer festival and ‘Swan Lake’

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.

A special one-day performance of “Swan Lake” is happening at the Terrace Theater this weekend, as well as a variety of drinking and dining opportunities. Those looking to get some fresh air can also check out the cycling Beach Streets event and a roller disco celebrating the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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In this file photo: Chef Chad Phuong holds his tri-tip slider with a green papaya and carrot pickle slaw as he works his Battambong BBQ pop-up in North Long Beach Saturday, November 6, 2021. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Popular Cambodian-meets-Texas-barbecue pop-up, Battambong BBQ, is teaming up with Mayly Tao owner of Donut Princess Los Angeles, a doughnut bouquet delivery concept, for an afternoon of food, music and drinks celebrating the doughnut princess’s recently self-published book “An American Dream, With Sprinkles.”

Tao’s book is a memoir that details her mother’s journey from Cambodia to America as a survivor of the Khmer Rouge genocide to become part of one of the most prolific doughnut businesses in California after marrying Ted Ngoy, the “Donut King,” who built a multi-million dollar doughnut empire up and down the West Coast. Ngoy’s journey is the subject of a popular documentary released in 2020.

Tao will be signing copies of her book you can purchase at the pop-up from 4-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at Ten Mile Brewing. The pop-up is free to attend; food and drinks are not free.

Ten Mile Brewing is at 1136 E. Willow St.


Courtesy photo.

The World Series Ballet stops in Long Beach on its nationwide tour for a one-day performance of the classical masterpiece “Swan Lake,” on Friday, Sept. 16.

The production at the Terrace Theater features a multinational cast of 50 professional ballet dancers representing 10 countries, hand-painted sets and over 150 hand-sewn costumes.

The company has tweaked the production slightly, bringing in choreographer Nadezhda Kalinina, who “lovingly retouched the oldest Marius Petipa’s version of the ballet,” according to the company’s website.

Tickets range from $65 to $85. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

The Terrace Theater is at 300 E. Ocean Blvd. at the Long Beach Convention Center.


Courtesy flyer.

A unique food, music and market is happening at the Long Beach Harbor, Saturday, Sept. 17 featuring multicultural food, drinks, a beer garden and live music until late evening.

The event also promises a market with clothing, arts and crafts merchandise and more. It’s also family and pet-friendly and free to attend if guests RSVP, click here.

Find the event at Berth 55 Fish Market and Seafood Deli from 4-10 p.m.

Berth 55 Fish Market and Seafood Deli is at 555 Pico Ave.


In this file photo, cyclists pass a mural on Pacific Avenue as they take part in the Beach Streets event, which featured a 2.5-mile route that was shut down to vehicles. Photo by Tracey Roman.

Back for the first time since 2019, the popular Beach Streets Open Street event, Beach Streets University, which gives the public unrestricted riding access along streets normally occupied by cars is set to return to East Long Beach.

Streets will be closed to cars and other motorized vehicles near Cal State Long Beach on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow the public to walk, bike and socialize safely. Along the route, attendees can enjoy free, family-friendly entertainment hubs including a dedicated children’s area at Whaley Park, outdoor music, food and drink specials and activities at the Walter Pyramid.

The Beach Streets University route will span from Atherton Street along California State University, Long Beach, up Bellflower Boulevard to Los Coyotes Diagonal, then up Los Coyotes Diagonal to Spring Street, stretching along Spring Street from Bellflower Boulevard to Studebaker Road.

The Walter Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach is located at 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd.


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. The festival features food, artist and local Long Beach Breweries. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Rancho Los Cerritos. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Celebrating all things craft beer in Long Beach, the annual Craft Beer LB Fest is returning for a sixth year at Rancho Los Cerritos with 13 participating local breweries plus homebrews from the Long Beach Homebrewers & Steinfillers club.

Attendees will be able to try brews from all of the professional brewers and homebrewers with entry. Participating professional brewers include Ambitious Ales, Beachwood Brewing, Beachwood Blendery, Brouwerij West, Congregation Ales, Dutch’s Brewhouse, Ficklewood Ciderworks, Long Beach Beer Lab, Smog City, Syncopated Brewing, Ten Mile Brewing, Trademark Brewing and TrustedGut.

Food and entertainment will also be available on-site. General admission tickets cost $35. Children ages 15 or younger may enter for free. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Rancho Los Cerritos is at 4600 N. Virginia Road.


A group of female roller skaters skate on pavement on the basketball court next to Saltwater Deck. Photo courtesy Pedal Movement/Facebook.

Celebrate the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month with a themed roller disco at the beach, Sunday, Sept. 18.

The three-hour skate from 4 to 7 p.m. will converge at the basketball court next to Saltwater Deck, with live tunes spun by DJ Eskimo Kisses.

The skate is free to attend, but skate rentals will be available on-site. Click here for more information.

Saltwater Deck is at 2630 E. Ocean Blvd.


The Bamboo Club, a Tiki bar, is located in the Zafaria District in Long Beach. Photos courtesy of The Bamboo Club.

Local Tiki bar, the Bamboo Club, hosts a monthly brunch and bingo game every third Sunday of the month.

Livening up the game is host Christopher Wonder, a comedian, magician and a self-proclaimed “glorious magical trainwreck” of a performer known for putting on circus-themed adult entertainment.

Sunday Tiki Bingo is free to attend (food and drinks are not free) and winners will receive prizes. Bingo starts at 2 p.m.

Bamboo Club is at 3522 E Anaheim St.



Three women performing during a previous Moompetam Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Image courtesy Aquarium of the Pacific.

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its 18th annual Moompetam American Indian Festival on September 17 & 18.

The festival is a celebration of indigenous California maritime cultures, including Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseno, and Kumeyaay. You can enjoy traditional songs and dances, craft demonstrations, educational programs, storytelling, and a colorful array of indigenous Pacific Ocean life. “Moompetam” means “of the Ocean” in Tongva.

Reservations are required. Click here to RSVP and for more information.

Aquarium of the Pacific is at 100 Aquarium Way.


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