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.
Will Taylor Swift make it to the Super Bowl to support her man Travis Kelce after performing in Tokyo? We don’t know (she probably will), but we do know that we’ve got some great events this week.
Regarding shows, we’ve got burlesque at Harvelle’s and “Love’s Labour’s Lost” from the Long Beach Shakespeare Company. Looking to go out? We’ve got a Mardi Gras celebration in Shoreline Village and a Super Bowl watch party at Birdies n Brews.
And for those wanting to celebrate Lunar New Year Vietnamese style this weekend, we recommend heading out of town for the UVSA Tết Festival in Costa Mesa.
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“Love’s Labour’s Lost” (Friday – Saturday)
The Long Beach Shakespeare Company is performing this romantic Shakespearean comedy Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10 starting 8 p.m. at the Helen Borgers Theatre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
The play centers on a king and two of his friends having to host a princess and her two ladies – right after the men take a “no woman” vow to commit to study and self-improvement. They end up falling in love, of course, but the couples are tested.
Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students. There are also productions next weekend in case you miss this one.
More information can be found here.
The Helen Borgers Theatre is located at 4250 Atlantic Ave.
Toast-to-Ghost Valentine’s Class (Saturday – Sunday, Wednesday)
Couples can recreate the iconic pottery romance scene from the 1990 classic film, “Ghost,” at a special pottery session Saturday, Feb. 10, Sunday, Feb. 11 or on Valentine’s Day Wednesday, Feb. 14.
As attendees channel Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, they can learn their way around a pottery wheel while enjoying beer, wine and snacks from a local eatery.
Couples can choose which of their creations they want finished with a glaze and their names engraved after the class.
Bookings are $225 per couple, good for two people. There are different times available for each day of sessions – click here for tickets and more information.
Clay on First is located at 408 E 1st St., Unit B.
Mardi Gras at Shoreline Village (Saturday)
Mardi Gras will return to Shoreline Village this Saturday, Feb. 10 from 1 to 5 p.m., family-friendly and free of charge for the public.
Guests can enjoy a slice of New Orleans as there will be masks, live Zydeco music, food, entertainment from stilt walkers and jugglers and dancing as well as face painting and balloon twists for kids.
Eats will include hot, fresh beignets and New Orleans cuisine like gumbo, jambalaya and shrimp boil from Louisiana Charlie’s restaurant.
The parade will start at 2:30 p.m. at Famous Dave’s restaurant, featuring the Louisiana Culture Street Steppers.
Famous Dave’s is located at 300 Pine Ave.
Bobbi DeCarlo & the Starlites Burlesque Show (Saturday)
For those looking for something a little less family-friendly, Harvelle’s Long Beach is hosting Bobbi DeCarlo and her band, featuring burlesque star Audrey DeLuxe this Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 to 11 p.m.
Attendees can immerse themselves in vintage Vegas glamor and Hollywood burlesque with jazz, swing and cocktails.
Tickets start at $21 for general admission and are good for a two-drink minimum. Doors open at 8 p.m. for the earlybirds who want cocktails and dinner. For tickets and more information, click here.
Harvelle’s Long Beach is located at 201 East Broadway.
PAW Patrol Live! (Saturday – Sunday)
Nickelodeon’s rescue dogs are coming to the Long Beach Convention Center for “PAW Patrol LIVE! “Heroes Unite” this Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday, Feb. 11 with showtimes varying from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In this wholesome show for kids, Ryder and the other PAW Patrols Dogs catch Robo Dog clones and face challenges together, featuring storytelling, visual effects and a musical score.
Tickets are now starting at $45. More info here.
The Long Beach Convention Center is located at 300 E Ocean Blvd.
Super Bowl at Birdies n Brews Golf Club (Sunday)
Birdies n Brews Golf Club will host their own Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 11 from 3 to 7 p.m., streaming the event from a 10-foot projector screen.
A $75 reservation can get one person $5 loaded hot dogs, pulled pork sammies and esquite with craft beer, seltzers, ciders and liquid death. And of course, guests can play virtual golf while watching the game.
Birdies n Brews is located at 90 E. Fourth Street.