Membership Drive Open-Theme Exhibit @ Cultural Alliance of Long Beach
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm

Membership drive!

The Cultural Alliance of Long Beach is hosting a group exhibition in Downtown Long Beach CA! This is an open call with open theme. We invite artists in different mediums to submit. 2D art such as drawings and paintings, photography, etc. Art must be ready to hang. 3D art such as sculptures will also be accepted!
To exhibit you must be have current membership, renew membership or sign up for a new membership.
Thank you for your submission!

( Opening during the 2nd Sat Art Walk, Second Saturday Art Walk, Long Beach Downtown Art Walk, Art Walk Saturday, Long Beach Art Walk, Etc)

Saturday January 9th 6pm-10pm
(with Live Music Acts TBA)
Artworks will remain on display for the month of February.


Monday Feb 4th. 4pm to 8pm,
(contact curator to arrange different time)

Exhibiting Artists:

·Efren Luna (Curator)
·Victor Ladd
·Richard Shimizu
·Ramon Rodriguez Crespo
·Jo Hanna Hernandez
·Aurelia Valencia
·Jose G. Cano
·Raphael Anthony
·Diego “Yeyo” Aguirre
·Enrique Brito
·Steven “Chatismo” Amado
·Cathy Franklin
·More TBA

Also in conjunction with this art day:
*10am-1pm Free Music Class
*1pm-10pm Live open studio art by Yeyo Internacional Arte and guests artists with open invite to paint live!
CALB Open Studio Saturdays #6

-Cultural Alliance of Long Beach
Downtown Long Beach (Gallery)
737 Pine Ave Suite B Long Beach CA 908013
(Rear entrance/back of building with CALB Logo above door.)

Take advantage of CALB’s 50% off regular yearly membership dues! The reduces price for Membership Drive and Members Exhibition is $25 for up to two artworks accepted. Commission 10% of sold works.

*Note: You may also purchase reduced membership rate now even if you are not ready to exhibit during this show but would like to exhibit in future events

CALB is a non-profit organization supporting artists, musician, and all creative types and providing a platform to showcase in Long Beach.

Benefits include use of space, participation in member shows, solo shows, various events throughout Long Beach, and liability insurance coverage.
(*see membership application for more details).

Participating artists TBA!

Email submission to our curator:
Efren Luna ( ART, MUSIC & CULTURE )
[email protected] or
562- 756-3428

The Revenge of the Baron’s Revenge @ The Garage Theatre
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm

Our annual Melodrama is back! This year presented in glorious lack of color. Cheer the good guys! BOOO and throw Frankenstein’s monster heads at the villains! Fun for the whole family! Recommended for children 8 and up!!

All seems well in the village of Muldavia. Lovebirds Emma & Eddie are settling into their castle home, newly married and never happier. But alas, their happiness will soon be in grave danger because their arch nemesis, the mad scientist Baron Frankenstein is back, and he’s craving revenge! So much revenge! Dun-dun-dunn!!! Come down and experience our cartoon monster movie homage come aliiivveee!!! It’s goofy, it’s gothic, it’s a ghastly, and even a little ghosty. Bring the kids! Perhaps they will be able to break through the Baron’s spell and bring us back to what’s good and what’s right in this wacky world. Be there, and find out.

Show Opens Feb 15th and runs tell March 9th
Thursday, Friday and Sat. Doors at 7:30 Show at 8PM
One special matinee March 9th at 2pm
$20 Dollars for big kids and $10 for little kids (up to 13 years of age)
Go to for tickets

An Epic Valentines Date Night Coloring Canvas – “Let’s Get Weird Together!” @ Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Are you ready for the most romantic date night ever!?

Come with your love, a first date, a best friend, or solo, cause either way it’s gonna be super fun!

Can’t draw? Don’t feel comfortable creating your own artistic composition? Then come get your adult coloring canvas on with us! Psychologists say that coloring relieves stress and provides the same self-soothing meditative benefit as yoga and other mindfulness techniques.

Award winning artist Brian A. Bernhard has done the heavy creative lifting and crafted a beautifully weird Valentine’s Day-themed composition, featuring a weird demon cupid and his demonic cherub minions swirling in a sea of hearts! Yes, it’s some pretty darn weird art, but would you expect anything less from the mad man behind the South Bay’s very own weird art gallery / boutique “Embrace the Weird”?

All the outlines are printed on a white 12″ x 12″, 16″ x 16″, or a 20″ x 20″ artist canvas. Professional-grade, super-vibrant Montana acrylic paint markers will be available for coloring the canvas and once you are finished, we will hit the artwork with a clear coat of Winsor and Newton gloss varnish to lock in the epic colors!

Brian will be on site to guide you through using the coloring markers, sort out your color choices, and help you with any other creative questions during the workshop.

There are plenty of amazing things to do around the market while you wait for the clear coat to dry: you can marble a silk scarf, make a candle, eat some fresh roasted nuts, snack on a cake-pop, or even head on over to the brewery next door and taste some craft beers!

Includes: Printed art canvas of choice, use of professional grade acrylic paint markers, a beverage and some additional light refreshments.

Perks: Receive a 15% discount on Embrace the Weird apparel and merchandise on the day of your workshop!

I pre ordered some coloring canvases, I have a very limited number of them, so if you would like to do this, get your tix now!

Please note, the ticket cost is per canvas, not per person. If you want to bring your date, loved one, friend or small friend group to help you color the canvas, please feel free (Just send me a note, so I will know how many to expect).

Additionally, the larger the canvas you get the easier the details will be to color in. We have tested out the fine tipped markers on the 12″ canvas and they work great, but are a little more challenging to get all the details.

Don’t worry, if for some reason, you are unable to finish coloring your canvas during the allotted workshop time, we have just installed a creative art bar inside “Embrace the Weird” at Crafted, where you can drop in whenever you want, to finish your canvas!

If you have any question please contact Brian at [email protected]

The Creative Team at Embrace the Weird

Business Casual Vol. 1 @ Razorbacks Barber Shop
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Welcome to the first installment of our bimonthly occurrence…

The Mission: We aim to create an event that draws together creatives from all over Long Beach across all disciplines and mediums. As artists, we constantly rely on our fellow creatives and supporters to achieve our goals. Through “Business Casual,” we intend to facilitate the nurturing of these connections as well as forming new bonds with yet unknown artists. Let’s face it, we also just want to have fun!

At each event, Sweet Dreams Priscilla will be releasing an EP of new music that will only be available during this event. With the help of our featured artist and Dubtree, we will have a limited quantity of screen printed CDs to give away free. Join us every other month for a whole different experience; new location, new bands, new artists, new tunes, same great time!

Business Casual Vol. 1
February 16th, 7-10pm

Venue: Razorbacks Barber Shop 3400 E 4th St
Bands: Blind John Pope, Katie Jo & The Mijos, Sweet Dreams, Priscilla
DJ: Judith Christ
Featured Artist: Shaina Turian
Vendors: From the Moon, Dubtree, haircuts by Razorbacks, live portraits by Shaina Turian

This event is FREE and ALL AGES!! Did we mention free beer? Oh ya, FREE BEER!

Disco Galactic with Garth
Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 12:00 am

Disco Galactic
Saturday February 16 2019
9:00pm – ??

Garth – wicked crew SF / LA
Hawkeye – Sunset Sundays / Disco Galactic LBC
Big Cee – Deep LA
Mike Angelo – Deepaura LBC

Full Bar

Check back on the day of the event for address.

CAMI with Long Beach Unplugged at The Exhibition Room!
Feb 16 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 17 @ 12:30 am

LONG BEACH UNPLUGGED will be playing at one of the nicest secrets in Long Beach!

Won’t you join us at an extremely popular, mixologists paradise!


THIS Saturday, February 16th, 9:30-12:30 at:

Located inside of Roxanne’s
1115 E Wardlow Road.
Long Beach CA 90807
Reservations are required to receive the password.
call/text (562) 826-2940

Would you consider voting for LONG BEACH UNPLUGGED for Best of Long Beach 2019 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Local Band/Singer?

You can use your email, Facebook or Twitter accounts.


“Just troubadour musicians from the LBC area,
crankin’ out good tunes on acoustic instruments.”
Voice: (562) 429-1042
Toll Free: 1-877-ABAUDIO (1-877-222-8346)
Fax: (562) 429-2401
[email protected]

#LongBeachMusic #LBMusic #LongBeachMusicExport #LongBeachUnplugged

Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Yooooh!! Brunch happening this Sunday in the garden patio. Stay tuned for Menu updates!!

Fellow Robot & Ellen Warkentine LIVE Stream Concert @ Wonk's Youtube Live Stream
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fellow Robot & Ellen Warkentine perform on Wonk, Inc’s Exclusive Live Stream Concert Series.

Celebrate the Power of Work Awards Dinner @ Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The 2019 Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County, Celebrate the Power of Work Awards Dinner is just around the corner. Mark your calendars and get ready for a night full of inspiration.

The awards event is organized each year to honor a special community leader as well as inspiring individuals who now lead successful careers through Goodwill SOLAC’s job programs.

The awards event also will recognize an Employer of the Year for its role in hiring graduates and other participants of Goodwill SOLAC’s job programs. In addition, a Community Partner of the Year will be awarded.

Popular radio personality Pat Prescott of 94.7 The Wave will host the event, which will be attended by local community and business leaders as well as the general public. Attendees will be able to peruse the event’s silent auction before taking their seats for the dinner and awards program.

The awards dinner will be held at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. All proceeds from this memorable event will go toward funding Goodwill SOLAC’s mission: providing job training and placement programs for individuals facing barriers to employment.

To learn more information about the awards event, ticket or table costs and sponsorship levels, please visit

John Rambo Speaks at Burnett Library @ Burnett Library
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

John Rambo, Olympic Medalist 1964 Tokyo Games, will speak about his 2019 honor from the International Olympic Committee to represent the USA in the Olympic Movement that promotes international athletes’ rights. On display will be an exhibition of John Rambo’s athletic accomplishments, curated by Sunny Nash.

Sushi + Doobie Rolling Workshop @ Private Location in Culver City
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Love will not only be in the air but in the food when Mary Jane University’s High Dining presents its signature Sushi + Doobie Rolling Workshop on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 4:20 pm in Culver City. The student body will be immersed in the finer points of rolling both cannabis joints and sushi during this educational foodie workshop. Scheduled instructors are sushi Chef Victor Miller and renown cannabis activist and author Keiko Beatie; live music from rapper MC Flow and DJ Jack Pharaoh also add cache to the curriculum. We’re bringin’ sexy back with an elective course with Ashley Manta: CannaSexual. Co-produced by the Banana Bros, makers of the OTTO.

High Dining is acclaimed for producing high culture, low-dose cannabis events which artfully intertwine refined cuisine with education and eclectic atmosphere. The Sushi + Doobie Rolling Workshop provides an entertaining twist on learning to cook in a socially relevant way – with cannabis education! “This event has all the ingredients for The Perfect Date Night: cannabis is an aphrodisiac which brings out the best in food,” states High Dining Chief Experience Creator Barbie Sommars. “The intent is not for everyone to get so stoned they go home and go to sleep – we want them to go home and make love! Cannabis enhances all the senses, including touch. Sushi is sexy, shiny and slippery. We want our students to learn how to tap into that love vibration!”

Your enROLLment includes:

>Pass Appetizers:
>Salmon Sashimi (with meyer truffle vinaigrette)
>Albacore Sushi (Nikiri sauce, garlic chip, freshly ground sesame)
>Maki Roll Mix (Spicy tuna with negi and Salmon skin roll with shiso & gobo)
>Hot tea service
>Professional Education from Potfessor Keiko Beatie: Hands-on demonstration on how to roll a doobie, including choosing the right cannabis flower to pair with your meal, proper grind, rolling technique, etc.
>Professional Education from sushi Chef Victor Miller: Hands-on demonstration on how to roll a Spicy Tuna Roll (vegetarian option available), including a sushi history lesson, tips on where to find (and how to know if it’s good) fish, an understanding of dosing, choosing the right infusion to pair with your meal, preparing sushi rice, etc.
>Taste and smoke your labors
>CBD-infused desserts by Grass Fed Bakery
>Dark chocolate mousse with mandarin orange
>Matcha crispy rice treats
>Earn extra credit by taking The Art of Hand Sex elective course with Ashley Manta: CannaSexual
>LIVE entertainment served up by MC Flow and Jack Pharaoh
>Mary Jane University schools us on the OTTO, the world’s first mill, fill and chill machine. Make the perfect doobie every time. MJU Educators will be present and taking orders at the event.
>Sushi Pipes provided by Empire Glassworks
>Sushi rolling supplies so you may do your “homework”. All students leave with their origami crane, makisu (rolling mat), grinder, lighter, Empire Glassworks sushi pipe, gift bag and more.

Students enter the classroom to a warm traditional Japanese greeting from hostess and doobie rolling instructor Beatie, receive an origami crane, indulge in optionally cannabis-infused appetizers and tea and choose their class position depending on their level of study – “Teachers’ Pets” in the first row get a special prize and extra attention from the rolling instructors. In order to preserve tradition and ensure proper instruction, students must be able to stand at their rolling tables during lessons.

After instruction in doobie rolling from Beatie, and a hands-on lesson from Chef Victor Miller on the fine art of sushi rolling, students may choose to learn more about high tech gadgets in cannabis consumption now available courtesy of the instructors at Mary Jane University, rap along with the formidable MC Flow and her new hit ‘Rollin’ Up’, and immerse themselves in the tide of sound design emanating from Long Beach’s Controllerist, Jack Pharaoh. Students may earn extra credit by taking Ashley Manta’s elective course on the art of hand sex. An optionally infused dessert course will be offered and final sponsors for the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

Sushi + Doobie’s distinguished professor Chef Victor Miller was born and raised in the beautiful city of Seward, Alaska surrounded by natural skyscrapers and bountiful waters. Chef Miller has made sushi for over half his life, gracing such high profile events as the Stanley Cup, NBA finals, America’s Cup, Grammys and X-Games. The Dalai Lama, Larry David and Bill Gates are just a few of his notable past patrons.

Founded in 2016 in California by a collective of cannabis activists, High Dining conjures artistic, engaging events featuring the cannabis-infused cuisine of specialized chefs, in both public and private realms. High Dining’s mission is to produce responsible, educational and enchanting cannabis fine dining experiences. Having been featured in Rolling Stone, High Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Palm Springs Life Magazine, Palm Springs California, High Dining is widely recognized for two ongoing signature events: the award-winning Moonlit Moveable Feast and The Sushi + Doobie Rolling Workshop.

Join the High Dining Club! Membership is free and comes with advanced notice of events, premier gift bags, recipes and more.

*Sponsorships available – please inquire at: [email protected]

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Mary Jane University – Cannabis with Class
Banana Bros – Makers of the Otto
Faerie Jane – Fine Cannabis inspired jewelry and accessories
Empire Glassworks

The event is in Culver City, CA. Exact address will be released to ticket holders 24 hours in advance. This event is strictly 21 and over.

Blood Candy, Small Planets & XO @ Prospector Family Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
Feb 23 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 1:00 am

Blood Candy

Small Planets



Folk Rumble Sunday – hosted by Michael Ulbaldini @ Gallaghers Pub HB
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday, February 24th 1-5 pm!!
“Folk Rumble Sunday” – what a Sunday afternoon this will be!! We are really excited and honored to be part of this line-up, which includes Michael Ulbaldini, Bobbo Byrnes, Colleen Kinnikinnick, Chris Cruz and Owen Wilberforce!! Come on out to Gallagher’s Pub in Huntington Beach to hear some of the best Folk and Americana music in Huntington Beach!!

#sparkyandtheancientmariner #gallagherspubhb #folkrumblesunday #outlawsoffolk #michaelulbadini #bobbobyrnes #colleenkinnikinnick #chriscruz #owenwilberforce
#sparkyandtheancientmarinermusic #satammusic #livemusic #bluesy #bluesy-grass #folk #bluesygrass #americana #singer-songwriter #country #harmony #duo #gig #contemporary #music #originalmusic #acousticguitar #mandolin #banjo #longbeach #costamesa #newportbeach #costamesa #huntingtonbeach #california #orangecounty #julian #featherriver #australia #wanttogotoaustraliasomeday

SOM OPEN MIC Presents JFP @ Cafe Sevilla LBC
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

JFP is the featured artist for SOM Open Mic
Tuesday February 26th
Come sign up, show out, and support ya girl!!!

Mike Vitale Alyssandra Nighswonger Taylor Crawford Honest Horse @ The Wine Bar LB
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

I’m going to playing a show with some very talented songwriter friends in Long Beach on Wednesday February 27th 2019.

I’m stoked to have the opportunity to have my friends Alyssandra Nighswonger, Taylor Crawford, and Honest Horse playing music with me that night—and I’m stoked to have my musical brothers out to play some music with me that night: Frank Reina on drums, Paul Jones on bass, and Tom Bremer on guitar.

Music starts at 7pm. 21 and over.

Salt Lick, Bogan Villa (San Marcos TX), Brown Acid @ The OffBeat
Feb 27 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 2:00 am

Chase frank presents: SALT LICK / BOGAN VILLA / Selector BROWN ACID. An evening of heavy rock n’ roll / psych influenced music.

Salt Lick is a heavy psych trio from Los Angeles blowing minds regularly. Come hear their sound explosion
Here’s a live performance to wet your whistle – Salt Lick live at The Echo.

Bogan Villa is rolling through with their psychedelic ROCK N’ ROLL expertise. You might recognize a few influences such as Hendrix, Zeppelin, and Sabbath intertwined into their originals! Don’t miss this show!

Lance, of Permanent Records Los Angeles knows the score. Come check out his amazing rock n’ roll selections all night.

By way of Long Beach, and by way of Austin TX, this show is brought to you by the loving team of @chase frank presents

Baked Long Beach Launch! – The Pie Bar and Long Beach Creamery @ Long Beach Creamery
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 9:00 pm

The Pie Bar and Long Beach Creamery invite you to our first Baked Long Beach weekend!

We have collaborated on a Baked Alaska style dessert that showcases our desserts and is meant to be shared. Baked Long Beach is The Pie Bar mini Key Lime Pie topped with Long Beach Creamery Strawberry Mascarpone ice cream, surrounded by a fresh toasted meringue.

It’s all drama as you cut into the toasted meringue to reveal the pie and ice cream inside. $13.95 and meant for at least 2 people.

We will be serving Baked Long Beach at The Pie Bar and both Long Beach Creamery locations – starting on Friday 3/1 and ending on Sunday 3/3 at closing (unless we sell out early).

Our plan is to celebrate with Baked Long Beach desserts the first weekend of each month!


Long Beach Mardi Gras 2019 at Shoreline Village @ Shoreline Village
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The annual LONG BEACH MARDI GRAS at Shoreline Village and Rainbow Harbor returns on Saturday, March 2nd 2019!

As 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 live music, bead throws, a parade, novelty acts and more. Join folks of all ages in dressing up, dancing, and making merry.

The highlight of our annual family-friendly celebration is our Long Beach Mardi Gras PARADE!! All are welcome and participation is FREE!!

This event will benefit the Long Beach Boy Scouts They will have a booth selling beads, hats and masks (in limited supply) 100% of the proceeds will go back to the Long Beach Boy Scouts. Please visit their booth near the grandstands and support the Long Beach Boy Scouts and their Centennial year!


Shoreline Village parking WILL sell out for this event (401-435 Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach, CA 90802) , we recommend parking in either of the lots listed below:

• Long Beach Convention Center “Pine Avenue” lot, Pine Ave/Seaside Way (next to Convention Center), Long Beach, CA 90802
◦ Parking is $15 per car per entry

• Aquarium Parking/Queensway Bay Garage, 99 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
◦ Self-Park:
▪ The first 30 minutes are free
▪ 30 min to 1.5 hours – $3
▪ 1.5 to 2.5 hours – $6
▪ 2.5 to 4 hours – $9
▪ 4 to 5 hours – $12
▪ 5 to 8 hours – $15
▪ 8 to 24 hours – $16
▪ Daily Max – $16

-We are on the free Passport bus route and are near the Blue line train. A ride sharing service should also be considered.

-We will have a FREE BIKE VALET again this year for anyone who wants to ride their bike. During Mardi Gras, bikes are not allowed to be parked/locked on the boardwalk inside Shoreline Village.


Hula Hoop Dancers, 12-1:30pm
Tarot Card Reader, 12-2pm
Stilt Walker, 12-3pm
DJ Gearson, 12-5pm
DJ Delvek, 12-5pm
Crawdaddio Live Zydeco, 12-5pm
Accordion Player (roaming), 1-4pm
Mask Making, 1-4pm (children only)
Face painting, 1-4pm (children only)
Photo Booth, 1-4pm
Caricature Artist, 1-4pm
Samba Dancers, 1-2:30pm
MARDI GRAS CORONATION (at Nautilus Shell), 1:30pm
Mime (roaming), 1:30-3:30pm
Chrisco and the Last Mile band, 2-5pm
BEAD THROWS, throughout the day

ALL events will take place INSIDE SHORELINE VILLAGE (from the Yardhouse to Parkers Lighthouse)


Full details coming soon!


The parade will begin at 2pm in Rainbow Harbor at the Nautilus Shell. It will arrive at Shoreline Village some time later. If your group would like to dress up and participate in the parade please register on our website There is no charge to enter in the parade.


Smokefest 2 Barbecue Festival At Los Angeles Ale Works @ Los Angeles Ale Works
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come on down to LA Ale Works in Hawthorne to eat some of the best barbecue in Los Angeles. LA Ale Works will be host five of the best BBQ pop-ups in LA. It will feature food from Bartz Barbecue, A’s BBQ, Kelly’s Barbecue, Meathead BBQ and The Barbacoa Boyz. Barbecue meats will include brisket, pulled pork, beef ribs, pastrami beef ribs, pastrami, chicken wings, Beef and cheddar sausage, pork sausage, pork ribs, bone-in pork belly, pork belly burnt ends, tri-tip, and turkey breast. Hustle and Dough will be providing doughnut and dessert for purchase.

This event is free to enter but we would appreciate everyone to get a ticket so we can judge how many people are attending. Vendors wil accept both credit card and cash for payment of food. The cost of food varies between vendors.

The event is for all ages, kids and dogs are welcome. Los Angeles Ale works will be making limited special beers for the event. Also games of Giant Jenga and Giant Connect Four will be available to play.

We will have a Brother Pines preforming starting at 2PM and DJ Sundy later in the night.

Songwriting Workshop with Michael McNevin @ Grace First Presbyterian Church
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Michael McNevin is a singer/songwriter/storyteller with mad guitar skills, a velvet voice, and a huge dose of charm and wit. “New-folk” award winner at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival, Michael is also a great teacher and curator of songs. He’ll be invading Long Beach in March for a concert at Music at the Point. But first, he’ll lead a songwriting workshop; all levels, ages and writers are invited and welcome. $20 requested donation.

RSVP Required – RSVP by calling Stan DeWitt at 562-972-3324 or e-mail, [email protected]

An Evening with LB HHS Director Kelly Colopy @ Bay Shore Church
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Friends of Belmont Shore invites you to join us for a special evening with Long Beach Health and Human Services Director Kelly Colopy. Most recently, Ms. Colopy has been deeply involved in the effort to establish a year-round homeless shelter for our city. Come learn about this and other projects underway at HHS! Doors open at 6pm for refreshments and the meeting will begin at 6:30pm. We are now offering childcare – please email at least a few days in advance to confirm we have enough caretakers ([email protected]).

Sacred Journey of the Mature Masculine
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Register before February 25th and get 50$ off

!!REFERENCE REWARD PROGRAM!!: For every person you reference that signs up for the retreat you get 50$. It is that simple. This reference program is open for men and women.
(though the retreat is for self-identified men only)

Sacred Journey of the Mature Masculine
Casa de Liberación
San Marcos, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

This weekend will be an equally challenging as beautiful journey for self-identified men, taking steps towards embodying the Mature Sacred Masculine.

A retreat that is for men from all walks of life. You don’t have to be religious, spiritual, or believe in God. There are no prerequisites. If you do, however, have the calling to continue the journey of discovering your deepest truth and stepping into your most authentic, noble and mature self, this journey may be for you…


Throughout years of conditioning men have been more and more isolated through societal teachings of hyper masculinity, suppression of emotions, and a false sense of purpose; Isolated from their partners and families, communities, hopes and passions, and even their own Heart-space, building walls around wounds, fear and shame, trust and deep truths. This men’s retreat is designed to co-create a safe container in which to break down walls, take off the armour, and shed layers of resistance, releasing fears of being judged, criticized, or isolated. To be heard and supported by other men, building lifelong connections and brotherhood, on the path of self-realization. Kemal facilitates in creating a supportive environment designed to help men realize their greatest potential and embody the highest fulfillment in their roles as husbands, brothers, lovers, partners, fathers, friends, sons, colleagues, or leaders. Men’s retreats are a profound gateway on the path of personal development, self-realization and transformation.


This weekend we will push our limits forward onto the uncertain, uphill path of self-awareness. During those 3 days, we will penetrate our limits and set ourselves into the uncertain. We will leave the comfort of the old shores and head into the turbulence of the rough seas. In that voyage, we will, as brothers, create sacred standards for our lives- continuously holding each other accountable in Love and the highest integrity. As we connect with each other, ourselves, and our dearest Mother Earth, we will participate in several practices, exercises, and ceremonies awakening our inherent inner wisdom, illuminating relational dysfunctions, and realizing deep ancient truths. Liberation from conditioning that is holding us back from stepping into and living our highest divine purpose, is explored through several rituals and self-attunement exercises. One of our greatest teachers of all, Mother Nature, will be our guide throughout the weekend, helping us unwind, slow down, and reset the rhythm of our fast-paced lives.

Some of the activities included are healing modalities of breath, sound and music, silence, meditation, movement and dance, touch, deep listening, Temazcal and hiking.



Casa de Liberación is a place to deepen our connection to spirit, nature and awareness. A space for balance, growth, healing, joy and celebration. Casa de Liberación is in the magical highlands of San Marcos La Laguna, Lago Atitlan, Guatemala, centered on the energy of Lago Atitlan and blessed with a stunning view of the three volcanoes and lake. We are located at the base of Xebaj, the sacred cliff pinched between river and mountains. Here we enjoy an abundance of peace, birds, wildlife, plants, nature, sunsets and hiking. This spot harnesses powerful energy, situated on an ancient Mayan ceremonial site that dates back centuries. Casa de Liberación is a space of heart-centered comfort, safety, authenticity and a home for spiritual growth, healing, celebration and learning. Come to deepen your connection to spirit, nature, and mindfulness practices. We welcome like minded groups to our alcohol, drug and digital-free space in this beautiful mountain valley.



If you are called to gift your highest, most authentic self and are ready to dive head first into the stormy seas of the heart, body, spirit, and mind, then join Kemal on this Sacred Journey of the Mature Masculine. If you know men in your life you think would benefit from this retreat, let them know and if it resonates with them, let them answer the call.

Please share this with the men in your life; Men who are passionate about their personal development and discovering their deepest selves. They will show up for you with an energy that better matches the Divine Feminine.

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE (First-come, first-served basis)



Includes 6 organic meals and accommodation

Shared Dorm $300
Semi Private (two single beds in a loft connected to dorm) $400
Private Casita: Single Occupancy $500
Private Casita with Private Bath: Single Occupancy $600

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Register before February 25th and get 25$ off

or message to arrange prepaid cash

Any questions or concerns regarding the retreat, please don’t hesitate to reach out:

Kemal Kemp
[email protected]
Text/call +1 502-4632- 9358

There are a couple scholarships available to those in need with a deep call to attend. Please inquire via private message.

Kontrapunktus presents IL Barocco @ Grace First Presbyterian Church
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Kontrapunktus is led by renowned harpsichordist, Ian Pritchard, and will feature Concertmaster, Kako Miura. Accompany them are Alena Hove, Tiffany Kang, Ben Chilton and Chris Rogers-Beadle, and Sieon Choi. All hail from the acclaimed Colburn School.

We will be performing in Long Beach on March 9th, Laguna Niguel on March 16th, Torrance on March 23rd, West Hollywood on April 27th and Culver City on May 4th. Admission and parking are free.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

Ten Foot You/ Full Tilt Trio/ Jester McKool/ Raw Radio @ Bobby V's Cocktails
Mar 23 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 12:00 am

If you are a fan of the unusual, then this is the show for you. 3 bands all with their own unique sound…some R&B, funk, pop. alt and outlaw billy blues! Be there.

9pm….Jester McKool
10pm…Ten Foot You
11pm..Full Tilt Trio
12am..Raw Radio

21 & over only| $5 at the door| Full bar| free lot parking

Tiny Porch Concert Summer Series #3 @ Peter Strauss Ranch
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday, July 7th… 5 pm…
Tiny Porch Concerts presents… at Peter Strauss Ranch… Sparky & The Ancient Mariner have the very great honor of opening for The Lonely Heartstring Band!!! Come join us in the gorgeous hills of Santa Monica…in a beautiful surrounding… check out the website at www.tinyporchconcerts,com or

Irish Heritage Parade and Festival 2020-Zaferia District @ Zaferia
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

More Info to COME!! Had to move the date to get proper City Permits and insurance, etc etc. But this will happen!! Just not this year!