Alex's Bar Karaoke at Alex's Bar on 02/21/2017 09:00 PM PST
Feb 21 all-day
The Confessions, Punker in the Headlights, Thieves and Tyrants, live at The Prospector! @ Prospector Family Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
Feb 21 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 22 @ 2:30 am

THE CONFESSIONS – Traditional Ska from the streets of Long Beach!



live at The Prospector!



21 and over!

Alex's Bar Karaoke at Alex's Bar on 02/22/2017 09:00 PM PST
Feb 22 all-day
Support Small Business Mixer @ Space853
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, February 22nd, 6-8pm. Come meet and mingle with local Small Business owners and supporters! I am passionate about supporting small business in my community. Getting to know one another surrounded in a beautiful atmosphere + live music + small bites + drinks is a simple way to connect on a more personal level and build synergy! I look forward to seeing you all there! Cheers! Victoria Posthuma-Realtor #smallbusiness #dtlb #meetup #mingle #wineandmusic #loftspace #livemusic #smallbites

Matthew Hill & George Madrid at The Brass Lamp @ The Brass Lamp
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Georgie Boy and I will be doin a few orig’s and a few this and that’s
Come on out!
Free event!
They have beer!

The Drabs at Alex's Bar on 02/23/2017 08:00 PM PST
Feb 23 all-day
Die Die My Darling (Misfits Tribute), Blackout Alibi and more @ World Famous Doll Hut
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

11:00 Die Die My Darling (a Tribute to The Misfits)
10:10-10:45 Blackout Alibi
9:20-9:55 Reptile Dysfunkshun
8:30-9:05 Ghetto Riggers

Doors at 7pm / $5 cover / 21 and over only

Christina LaRocca//Carl Banks//Ryan Hurtgen at Ham and Eggs Tavern @ Ham & Eggs Tavern
Feb 23 @ 8:20 pm – 11:55 pm

A Rock and Roll Show. Five Bucks.

The Slop Stomp at Alex's Bar on 02/24/2017 08:00 PM PST
Feb 24 all-day
Winter Blues Spotlight
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fanny & the Attaboys @ Don The Beachcomber
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:15 pm

Fanny and the Attaboys are a seriously talented string band based out of San Diego, CA.

Their sound is largely centered around American roots, country swing, depression era jazz, and classic blues styling thrown in for good measure.

The idea that drives the band’s style is to put on a show that engages the audience with it’s energy, soul, and sense of humor. And its dance-ability!

Members are:
Tiffany Christie- vocals
Natt Wise- Lead guitar, Tenor Banjo
Joel Tuttle- Steel guitar, lead guitar. Banjo
Toby Pykles- Rythm Guitar
Pete Hamilton- Upright Bass

The Twilight Drifters:

The Twilight Drifters are one of Northern California’s most exciting and up-and-coming classic country and western swing bands. Described as an” American roots music sensation,” the Twilight Drifters follow in the traditions of such artists as Bob Wills, Hank Thompson, Webb Pierce, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, to name a few.

They bring new life and energy to a classic American sound.

Performing danceable tunes spanning such genres as classic country, honky tonk, western swing, rockabilly and blues, the Twilight Drifters offer a compelling musical retrospective that entertains, moves and captivates audiences.

Geoff Miller / Guitar
Todd Hinton / Upright Bass
Larry Carr / Drums

Serious fans know that a show at Don The Beachcomber in North Huntington Beach offers free parking, a delectable dinner menu and amazing tropical drinks with several full bars. Reserve early and get the best available cabaret seats to all our shows.

Free self-parking

This is an all ages show

Advanced seating reservations highly recommended.

Note: parties of 2 or less may be seated with other parties of two or less based on availability.

Text 714-809-6146 for more info

Al Williams Trio plays “The Space” @ The Space
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Friday, February 24, 2017
Al Williams Trio

“The Space”
(inside the San Pedro Theater Club)
A great place to experience live jazz
with theater-style seating!
624 S. Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731
Ph (310) 773-4964

8:00pm – 11:00pm

Farewell Brass Lamp Party Jam! @ The Brass Lamp
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm

The Brass Lamp and Scott Heustis’ last show before the Brass Lamp, sadly, closes it’s doors forever at the end of February.

Come and join us for the send off! Bring your instrument and play with us!! If you’ve never played The Brass Lamp and if you have ever wanted to, then come on! All players, spoken word, performers welcome! Or just come and hang out at the hippest club in Long Beach.

This is going to be the event of the year!!

Scott Heustis – guitar
Breeze Smith – drums
Tony Green – bass

** Drummers? Bring your own cymbals please. You can use Breeze’s kit otherwise. Ok?

*** And yes! The piano is in tune!

Blind John Pope at Alex's Bar on 02/25/2017 08:00 PM PST
Feb 25 all-day
8th Annual LB Mardi Gras Parade & Festival
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM – Festival
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Parade

Winter Blues Spotlight
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Long Beach Mardi Gras 2017 @ Shoreline Village
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

LONG BEACH MARDI GRAS returns on Saturday February 25, 2017 to Shoreline Village and Rainbow Harbor! One of the largest annual free community events in Long Beach, California, #MardiGrasLB invites you to join thousands of cheering revelers as Shoreline Village hosts an afternoon of music, art, festivities, and more, as folks of all ages dress up, dance, and make merry along Long Beach’s beautiful Rainbow Harbor! Activities run from 12pm – 5pm!

Of course, the highlight of our annual family-friendly celebration is our Long Beach Mardi Gras PARADE!! Parade starts at 3pm in front of Long Beach’s legendary Aquarium of the Pacific! Dancers, stilt walkers, mimes, clowns, musicians – all are welcome! Participation is FREE!! Let us know you’re coming by signing up for the Parade at!

Every year we crown a new King and Queen, and this year we’re excited to honor:

King Brian Addison
Winner of the Los Angeles Press Club’s award for Journalist of the Year for his work at the Long Beach Post and Longbeachzine, Brian Addison’s name has become synonymous with impactful journalism in Long Beach. After serving as editor of Long Beach Post from 2011 – 2014, Brian served as Communications Manager for Downtown Long Beach Associates, and ultimately launched his own marketing company, Addison Communications, this past December. A vocal lover of all things Long Beach, and dedicated volunteer with organizations that address issues ranging from human rights, arts and culture, HIV/AIDS services, and economic development, Brian has received Recognition from Mayor Robert Garcia and Senator Ricardo Lara for his many contributions to his beloved community of Long Beach.

Queen Jeannine Pearce
A CSULB alumna, Jeannine Pearce took her passions for civic duty and social activism all the way to her current position as Long Beach City Councilor for the 2nd District. Jeannine has served as Public Policy Director of the Los Angeles for a New Economy (LAANE), where she campaigned in the front line to ensure the rights of hotel workers; Steering Committee Member of both Building Healthy Communities Long Beach and Housing Long Beach; and co-founded the LGBTQ-Labor Alliance, along with Long Beach’s Porter Gilberg and Gerrie Schipski, and famed civil rights activist Cleve Jones. Jeannine has received several Recognitions, including Steward of the Second District (2015), the Go Long Beach Award (2014), the Women’s Democratic Study Club’s Betty Karnette Community Activist Award (2013), and Long Beach Post’s “40 Under 40” (2013). In June of 2016, Jeannine was a candidate in one of Long Beach’s tightest and most fiery City Council races – and emerged victorious, currently serving our community in City Hall.

PLUS, join us at our Grandstand on the grass just north of Yardhouse as this year’s Mistress of Ceremonies Jewels Long Beach announces our Parade participants throughout the parade!

Want to get your brand or name in front of thousands of Long Beach revelers? Email the Mardi Gras team at to learn about how your business can participate in this year’s Festival and Parade!

More info to come as we line up new surprises and activities to make this our biggest Mardi Gras celebration yet! Save the date, and don’t forget to sign up for the Parade at

Laissez les bon temps rouler!!

We thank the following sponsors for their support in making this free community event possible!
Port of Long Beach
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
Downtown Long Beach Alliance
The Frida Cinema
The Current Living

Peter Case in Concert @ Don The Beachcomber
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

One of the most well-respected singer/songwriters of his generation, Peter Case is an artist whose eclectic body of work embraces rock & roll, contemporary folk, blues, and a number of points in between.

As a songwriter, Case has shown himself to be a master storyteller with a special understanding of underdogs and lost souls, and his direct, passionate style as a singer and guitarist has served him well in both electric and acoustic contexts.

On his most recent release, Peter put his focus back on acoustic music for his 2015 album, HWY 62, which features guitar work from Ben Harper. It is Case’s first album for Omnivore Recordings, which brought out an expanded edition of his solo debut in time for its 30th anniversary in 2016.

– Member of The Nerves (“Hanging On The Telephone”) and founder of The Plimsouls (“A Million Miles Away”).
– Three time Grammy® nominee.
– Albums include appearances by Van Dyke Parks, Mike Campbell, T-Bone Burnett, John Hiatt, Roger McGuinn, David Hidalgo, Ry Cooder, Richard Thompson, Ben Harper, and many more.
– A 2006 3-disc tribute album of Case’s songs featured performances from John Prine, Steve Wynn, Joe Ely, Dave Alvin, Todd Snider, Maura O’Connell, Susan Cowsill, Victoria Williams, and Marvin Etzioni among others.
– Curated music for Los Angeles’ Getty Museum.

The Blasters w/ Slim Jim Phantom Trio & More at The Yost Theater @ The Yost Theater
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 1:00 am

The So-Cal Hoedown presents The Blasters, Slim Jim Phantom Trio, Deke Dickerson Fan Page and the Ecco-Fonics featuring Brent Harding (Social Distortion) on bass and Craig Packham (currently touring with X) on drums appearing along w/ Buddy Lee and the Dungaree Dolls & Dano Forte’s Juke Joint Freak Show live in Downtown Santa Ana at The Yost Theater

All Ages // Full Bar // Kitchen // Doors at 7PM
Presale tickets available online at:

Blind John Pope, Pharlee, Sacri Monti at Alex’s Bar @ Alex's Bar
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 2:00 am

Blind John Pope at Alex’s Bar

Orange Blossom Special at Alex's Bar on 02/26/2017 08:00 PM PST
Feb 26 all-day
Bixby Knolls Sunday Fun Day Mardi Gras Edition @ Bixby Knolls Sunday Fun Day
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bixby Knolls Sunday Fun Day Mardi Gras Edition

About “U” Boutique presents Bixby Knolls Sunday Fun Day a monthly happening perfect for walking, riding your bike or for taking a stroll on Atlantic Avenue. Small local shops spotlight their business and you’ll find local music, arts & crafts. Check out the small local businesses because you don’t know what they might have in store just for you! Sunday Funday is for the whole family, friends and for everyone. Eat out on Atlantic Avenue, dine at your local restaurants or do some shopping at Bixby Knolls’ unique & fun boutique shops. Bixby Knolls small local businesses have a lot to offer to the community and visitors. Join us every last Sunday of the month where small local participating businesses unite!!! One more thing, it is FREE!!!

Local participating businesses:
EJ Malloy’s – Bixby Knolls, Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, The Better Half Boutique, About “U” Boutique, Weiland Brewery Restaurant, Metropolitan Design, Goldhill Salonl, Gems & Jewels Fine Jewelry Watches and Repair, The 4262, Mo’s Place II, twig & willow, Averyboo Arts, Dutch’s Brewhouse, Urban Escape Body Works, Bella Pizza LB, Pixie Toys, Trance on Atlantic, Bixby Neighbors – Best Version Media, Pacific Side Insurance Services, Flirt Lash Bars, Unique Nail Studio, Dare To Care For The Homeless, Georgie’s Place, George’s 50’s Diner, Supa Kay, We Love Bixby Knolls

Art curated by:
Efren Luna
Cultural Alliance of Long Beach

More Info TBA

JATC: A Trip Funktastic–Vocals by Nasty Women @ Tithing Closet
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Folks, as Uncle Jam once said: “Funk can not only make you move, it can REmove…”
Let’s get Funked Up together, featuring the vocals of some of great local ladies, who also happen to be Nasty Women!

Dig This:
MsT Musze
Esther O Kang of King Kang
Heather Jean Sommerhauser of Nothing But Flowers
El Fickling
and a few more Curveballs and Surprises!

We’re celebratng Funk, Feelings, and Women!

We do this Excursions: A Sight & Sound Festival series at Long Beach Tithing Closet on the 4th Sunday of the month. Family friendly, we want everone to knbow that the Tithing Closet is a versatile, homey space for having an event, as well as being where we get down!

A little Nosh and Beverages, and some home cooked stuff as well.
We accept your much appreciated donations at the door!

Brain Party Trivia- South Park Edition! at Alex's Bar on 02/27/2017 08:00 PM PST
Feb 27 all-day
Open Conversations on Creative Spaces @ Gina M. Woodruff Gallery
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On February 27, from 5–7 p.m. at the Gina M. Woodruff Gallery (5555 E. Stearns St., #203) join the Arts Council for Long Beach for Open Conversations about artists’ creative spaces.
It has been over a month since the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland and now many cities are targeting creative and DIY spaces. It is a harsh reality for cities to face businesses like Ghost Ship, which had a business license, but never had an inspection. Consequently, creative spaces exist because artists make them; producers promote events at these spaces for profit and cities push artists to the margins. This is not news to many of us. We have seen how housing policies and development growth impact artists through gentrification. Locally, communities like Boyle Heights have protested galleries and long-standing community anchors like Self-Help Graphics because there is a distrust of what “community means.” We invite our community to join us in a conversation about the tragedy that occurred and also help us learn how we can make things better for our local artists.

Alex's Bar Karaoke at Alex's Bar on 02/28/2017 09:00 PM PST
Feb 28 all-day
Alex's Bar Karaoke at Alex's Bar on 03/01/2017 09:00 PM PST
Mar 1 all-day
XS Car Night
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Americana Nights @Beatnik Bandito /Jeff West & The Witwoods/FallenStars/PattyBooker @ Beatnik Bandito Music Emporium
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Americana Nights at the Beatnik Bandito play on!
We feature the best of local and national touring bands all performing in an intimate and exclusive setting. Doors open at 7pm. arrive early to get a seat. Music begins at 8pm. Seating is limited. 5.00 suggested donation at the door to support the bands.

8:00 pm Patty Booker

9:00 pm Fallen Stars

10:pm Jeff West And The Witwoods

Roxanne’s First Wednesdays A-Go-Go with Jupiter 2.0 @ Roxanne's Cocktail Lounge & Latin Grill
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Jupiter 2.0 is gonna put the “ROX” in Roxanne’s in the venue’s new First Wednesdays A-Go-Go series which will feature local Long Beach bands and solo-artists as they take the stage at Roxanne’s showcasing “The Long Beach Sound.” Don’t miss this event as Jupiter 2.0 kicks off the series on March 1st and in coming months as they host and support other local bands and artists! Roxanne’s is one of Long Beach’s best night-spots featuring fantastic food, drinks, craft cocktails, entertainment and an outdoor patio for great evenings every night of the week!