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.
This weekend we’ve got something for those who love to learn something new, are eager to celebrate Pride Week in Long Beach and attend two lovely events celebrating books to read and those with a little more pictures to look at.
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“BEER SIDE TALKS” — BEACHWOOD BREWING (Thursday)
Whether you’re a beer newbie, seasoned homebrewer or just a fan of craft beer looking to rub elbows with like-minded folk, Beachwood Brewing’s “Beer Side Talks” on Thursday, May 19 ought to be on your radar.
The series, which launched in March, was created to bring the beer community together to share tips, tricks and industry insights. Thursday’s talk will be led by Beachwood’s co-owner and award-winning brewer, Julian Shrago with guest speaker Lindsay Langton, creative director from Bottle Logic Brewing. Together the two will give a crash course on selecting barrels and how they formulate special beers for aging.
Tickets cost $15 and include a beer flight you can sip during the talk. Click here for more information.
Beachwood Brewing is at 210 E. Third St.
LONG BEACH PROUD WEEKEND – DOWNTOWN (Friday – Sunday)
Though Gay Pride is more widely celebrated in June, in Long Beach we like to get the party started mid-May. This weekend gay bars will be throwing open their doors and celebrating all over the city, but if you’re looking to mix up the festivities, there’s another community-organized three-day celebration happening in the Downtown area dubbed the “Long Beach Proud Weekend.”
The first on Friday, May 20 is an evening bike Pride parade. Those who’d like to go are encouraged to dress up in all things glowy, glittery or rainbow (however you like to express your pride) and convene at Rosie’s Dog Beach (5000 E. Ocean Blvd.). Route will be on the bike path from Rosie’s Dog Beach to the parking lot by Villa Riviera and back to Bluff Park. Meet-up is at 7 p.m. Ride out is at 7:45. Click here for more info.
On Saturday, May 21 there will be a queer bar crawl starting at 1 p.m. at Broadway Cocktail Lounge (1100 E Broadway). The crawl is free to join, but you gotta be 21 or older. Click here for more info.
And on Sunday, May 22 locals will be celebrating Pride at the Rainbow Lifeguard Tower (12th Place & Ocean Boulevard) with music, costumes and entertainment. Party starts at noon. Click here for more info.
For more info on all the events, click here.
FESTIVAL OF AAPI BOOKS – BILLIE JEAN KING MAIN LIBRARY (Saturday)
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