The following list is a curated roundup of weekend events in Long Beach published every Wednesday on the Hi-lo and Long Beach Post. Have an event to share? Email [email protected] with “Things to Do” in the subject line.
This weekend marks the return of one of the city’s largest conventions, ComplexCon, so if you’re a big streetwear fan or sneakerhead, it’s not too late to snag a ticket. The holidays are quickly approaching and local pop-up markets are sprouting up everywhere, some of which we’ve listed below.
There’s also a big gallery coming to Long Beach Beer Lab, so if you like your art with a side of bubbly, you can check that out all weekend long.
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PINK FRIDAY POP-UP MARKET AND FUNDRAISER (Friday)
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Syncopated Brewing Co., is hosting a Pink Friday small business shopping market at its Lakewood brewery on Friday, Nov. 17.
Pink Friday is a spinoff of Black Friday but with an emphasis on shopping at small businesses. This local event has been organized by clothing boutique Lav Lotus and will feature over 15 vendors selling clothing and apparel, jewelry, home goods and more. The event will also include some local food and drink vendors.
Pink Friday is also doubling as a fundraiser. Attendees are encouraged to bring toiletries and gift cards that will be donated to the nonprofits Interval House and the Women’s and Children’s Crisis Center.
The event will be open from 5 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, click here.
Syncopated Brewing Co. is at 3671 Industry Ave unit C1.
LRG BREW ART SHOW (Friday – Sunday)
With its very fine selection of craft beer and its scratch bakery, little convincing is necessary to warrant a visit to the Long Beach Beer Lab. But you’ll definitely want to stop by this weekend to check out a large-scale pop-up exhibition at the Wrigley neighborhood brewery.
Over 100 paintings will be on display all over the brewery beginning Friday, Nov. 17 and through Sunday, Nov. 19. The exhibition was created in collaboration with Los Angeles’ Los Ruano Gallery which tapped the talents of 20 local and countrywide artists. So grab a beer and enjoy some art all weekend long.
Entry is free. Click here for more information.
Long Beach Beer Lab is at 518 W. Willow St.
HOLIDAY POP-UP MARKET (Saturday)
If you’re keen on getting a head start on your holiday shopping, check out this holiday market happening at Beachwood Brewing and Distilling in Bixby Knolls on Saturday, Nov. 18.
Guests can shop from over 20 vendors from the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, selling a wide assortment of gift-ready goods. If you’re feeling festive, consider coming dressed in your ugliest Christmas sweater (pets included) and you could win a cool prize.
The market is open from 2 to 7 p.m. and is free to attend. Click here for more information.
Beachwood Brewing and Distilling is at 3630 Atlantic Ave.
COMPLEXCON (Saturday & Sunday)
ComplexCon, the two-day celebration of all things streetwear, art and pop culture returns to the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19.
The convention each year attracts thousands of shoppers looking to snag merch from their favorite brands and artists, meet influencers, check out live music and maybe even spot a celebrity or two.
This year’s live performances feature Kid Cudi, Lyrical Lemonade, Zack Bia, Kerwin Frost, Luh Tyler and more.
Single-day ComplexCon tickets start at $144.49. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
The Long Beach Convention Center is at 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
PINBALL TOURNAMENT (Saturday)
A pinball tournament put on by Pinball Wizards, a Paramount-based organization that aims to build community around the classic game of pinball, is hosting an open pinball tournament at I Need A Miracle Tickets on Sunday, Nov. 19.
Players will go head-to-head to compete for prizes and, of course, bragging rights. The tournament is free to enter unless you’re an IFPA member, then it costs $10. Those who’d just like to enjoy some bouts of pinball can also show up anytime after noon and enjoy unlimited free play for $15.
The tournament starts at 1 p.m. Click here for more information.
I Need A Miracle Tickets is at 5541 E. Spring St.
SKATE LESSONS (Sunday)
Roller skating events abound in Long Beach, but if you’re a beginner looking to get in on the fun, consider taking a class at Pigeon’s Roller Rink this Sunday.
The hour-long classes are led by a skating instructor who helps guide you step-by-step on how to feel more comfortable on the eight wheels. There are both adult and kids’ classes, but adult sessions also include entry to the hour-long free skate after the class.
Adult tickets cost $30 and include skate rentals, but you can also bring your own. Click here for more information.
Pigeon’s Roller Rink is at 2ND & PCH at 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy.