Things to do in Long Beach this weekend including…cycling perks and community markets

Editors Note: The free rollerskating lessons event with Pigeon’s Roller Skate Shop listed in this story has been canceled by the organizer and removed from the story.

Are we all just counting down the days until June 15? In the meantime, we’ve got a small food festival over on the west side this weekend, and a few outdoor events—some meant to get your blood pumping.

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TRADEMARK COMEDY NIGHT (Wednesday)

Image courtesy Eventbrite.

Trademark Brewing is bringing the laughs Wednesday, May 26 with five regional comedians taking the stage, some of whom have been featured on MTV, Comedy Central and TruTV. So, we wager it’ll be a good time.

The show will be hosted by actor and comedian Reid Clark, as seen in the 2013 comedy-drama “Frat Brothers,” and comedy clubs all across the Los Angeles region.

The headliner is Subhah Agarwal, an actress, writer and comedian, seen on a third season episode of HBO’s “Westworld” as the character Maryam. On stage, her standup has been featured on Comedy Central, MTV, and TruTV.

Supporting acts include Arielle Solomon, Curtis Taylor III, Danielle Chawki (also known as Kill Tony) and John Caleb Grimes.

Tickets are $10. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.)

To purchase tickets, click here.

Trademark Brewing is at 233 E. Anaheim St.

BELMONT SHORE BIKE WEEK (Wednesday – Sunday)

Image courtesy Visit Belmont Shore.

In celebration of bike month this May, Belmont Shore is rewarding anyone who cruises up on two wheels with special discounts and promotions at participating stores until Sunday, May 30.

There are 15 businesses participating in the event, including Archibald’s, which is offering a free ice cream sundae for any purchase over $15; Cinnaholic is offering 20% off any purchase; and Fern’s Garden is giving out free “sun necklace” chimes.

Click here for the complete list of participating businesses and promotions. Store hours vary.

CHARLES PHOENIX: CATALINALAND WATCH PARTY – CATALINA ISLAND MUSEUM (Saturday)

Image courtesy Catalinaland.

After a successful virtual reception that originally aired on April 10, the Catalina Island Museum is bringing back pop-culture humorist Charles Phoenix’s “Catalinaland,” a program that walks audiences through some of Catalina’s strange, unusual and off-beat history using a mass collection of vintage photographs and images.

Expect stories of the S.S. Avalon, the Wrigley family, the mysterious Catalina-shaped swimming pool, the iconic 1929 Casino and more.

Though Charles Phoenix won’t be doing the show live, audiences are invited to watch the recorded program in person in the museum’s Ackerman Family Amphitheater Saturday, May 29 at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 and include access to the museum. For those who’d like to support the museum, a $40 ticket option is also available.

Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

The Catalina Island Museum is at 217 Metropole Ave., Avalon.

A NIGHT OF SOUTHERN ROCK FESTIVAL (Saturday)

The Scottish Rite Event Center is going all-out for Memorial Day weekend with a motorcycle bike rally celebrating veterans and an evening southern rock music festival, Saturday, May 29.

The event will kick off at 11:30 a.m. with the “First Annual Run for the Rite” where a group of Harley-Davidson bikers will lead the charge with the national anthem and a salute to our American soldiers. While local rock bands perform, guests can mill about the outdoor event center and enjoy food from trucks and pop-ups, as well as beer, and other wares from local vendors.

The day culminates with the “Night of Southern Rock” festival featuring rock outfit, Six Gun Sal, country singer Kimberly Dawn and soul bluegrass artist Scott Gronsky

The all-day festival benefits nonprofits that work with homeless and disabled veterans, including the American Soldier Networks, Tickets for Troops, and One World Media.

A portion of the $20 entry tickets will be donated to the aforementioned nonprofits. Guests can purchase their tickets online, click here.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Scottish Rite Event Center is at 855 Elm Ave.

EVERYBODY EATS FOOD FESTIVAL (Saturday)

Flyer courtesy Everybody Eats/Facebook.

Visit the west side’s Santa Fe Village Saturday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for an afternoon of food and shopping.

Local restaurants, urban gardens and farmers will be pitching tents, offering the community free samples and selling their goods. The event will also feature a bit of education on just how these local businesses are doing their part to bring more fresh and nutritious food to the area.

Click here for more info. The event is free to attend.

Santa Fe Village is at 2380 Santa Fe Ave.

ARTIST AND MAKERS POP-UP – GOODS ON ORANGE (Saturday)

Check out this local art and makers market pop-up at vintage store and plant shop, Goods on Orange, Saturday May 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Featured artists include Prestigious Paint Pours, digital photographer Jill Duncan, painter Jonathan Rodriguez, and embroidery by Ceremony Chain Stitch.

Goods on Orange is at 3414 Orange Ave.

Editors Note: For the Night of Southern Rock Festival, tickets are only available online will not be available for purchase at the door as previously reported.

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Cheantay Jensen is reporter and award-winning videographer who covers entertainment, art, food and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post. And sometimes breaking news, you know, just to keep things interesting.
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