Things to do in Long Beach this weekend including…’musical SNL’ and Charles Phoenix

We’ve got music and seafood, children’s science workshops, local art and comedy.

Cheers!

BANDS ON THE BAY—SAN PEDRO FISH MARKET LONG BEACH (Thursday)

The San Pedro Fish Market Long Beach offers dining views overlooking the Alamitos Bay. Photo courtesy San Pedro Fish Market Long Beach.

The San Pedro Fish Market Long Beach, the one not located in San Pedro, but at Alamitos Bay, is kicking off a new spring music series where acoustic guitarists and Top 40 cover bands perform while you wine and dine at the seafood restaurant.

Enjoy a wide selection of family-style seafood trays, fresh fish entrees, cocktails and more while you listen to some relaxing tunes and catch those sweet—though mostly filled with boats—waterfront views on their outdoor patio.

Thursday’s debut artist is Paul Lemire who will perform from 3 to 6 p.m. April 8.

Full schedule:

  • Thursday, April 8: Paul Lemire
  • Wednesday, April 14: The Killer Lips
  • Thursday, April 15: Evyn Charles
  • Wednesday, April 21: Hollywood Blonde
  • Wednesday, April 28: Faultlines
  • Thursday, April 29: Box of Chocolates

The San Pedro Fish Market Long Beach is at 6550 E. Marina Drive.

FUNNY BONZ THE “HUMEROUS SOLUTION” – P3 THEATRE COMPANY (Saturday)

Angela J. Thomas as Paula Dean in Laffing Matterz. Photo courtesy P3 Theatre Company.

P3 Theatre Company would like you to think of their new hybrid live/stream musical sketch comedy, Funny Bōnz The “Humerous Solution,” as a “musical SNL.”

The show, which features five actors from “Laughing Matters,” an award-winning dinner theater show that operated in Fort Lauderdale from 2005 to 2014, pokes fun at celebrities, politics, pop culture and current events, hence the “musical SNL” description.

The 90-minute show will run at 4 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10. Tickets cost $29.99. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

CHARLES PHOENIX: CATALINALAND STREAM (Saturday)

Image courtesy Catalina Island Museum.

Pop-culture humorist Charles Phoenix has a knack for finding kitschy, strange and off-beat facts about U.S. history and an even better knack for telling you about it in a way you’ll likely never forget.

From Disneyland to 20th-century architecture, Charles Phoenix has unearthed all kinds of interesting facts and tidbits about travel, entertainment and lifestyles in the mid-20th century for two decades. Now, he’s got his sights set on Catalina Island.

Using a mass collection of vintage photographs and images, Phoenix will share stories of the S.S. Avalon, the Wrigley family, the mysterious Catalina-shaped swimming pool, the iconic 1929 Casino and more online on his YouTube channel Saturday, April 10 at 6 p.m.

It’s not free though; tickets cost $25 or, if you’re feeling so generous, you can donate a $40 ticket that will partially benefit the museum.

Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

FERAL GROUP SHOW EXHIBITION—DARK ART EMPORIUM (Saturday)

Art by Stephanie Han titled, “After Da Hoomans Are Gone.” Image courtesy Dark Art Emporium.

A plethora of local and regional artists are featured this month at the Dark Art Emporium, showcasing work in styles that you may have never seen by the artists before.

The theme posed to the artists was the word “feral,” and, as you’ll see in the gallery, made for some pretty wild art.

Some notable artists from the 15 featured include Stephanie Han, Whosvlad?, Xavier Ortiz and Kristin Ferrell.

You can watch the virtual reception opening on Facebook Live (for free) Saturday, April 10 at 7 p.m.

Click here to register. You can also see images from the full gallery online, here.

SHARED SCIENCE ROBOTECH FEST (Sunday)

Children in grades K-8 can register for a series of science and STEM related workshops both in-person and virtually Sunday, April 11. Workshops range from lessons in aquaponics, computer programming, building a model Mars Rover with Legos to a GeoCache treasure hunt.

A few of the workshops are free, but most range from $6 to $8.

Register online, click here.

 

 

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Cheantay Jensen is reporter and award-winning videographer who covers music, 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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