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EARN Speakeasy Soirée

December 5, 2014 — Leave a comment

Expand Animal Rights Now (EARN) presents a Speakeasy Soirée! EARN is dedicated to the proposition that no animal is just a piece of property. Their goal is to expand animal rights in the courtroom, educate students about how to stand up for animals in classrooms, and raise awareness about the exploitation of animals through community outreach.

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WHAT: EARN Speakeasy Soirée 
WHEN: 
December 22, 2014 | 8:00 pm 
WHERE: 
The Mint | 6010 W Pico Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90035

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: Pre sale $25 | Day of show $30

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Celebrate an All-American 4th of July aboard the Queen Mary. Choose your favorite era of Independence to salute or stroll from decade to decade with the entire ship as your playground.

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Listen to live music, learn your favorite American jig, and lounge all day enjoying family-friendly activities. With a giant fireworks extravaganza and unforgettable family fun, 4th of July aboard the Queen Mary is the ultimate Southern California tradition.

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Fourth of July Aboard the Queen Mary.

WHAT: All-American 4th Of July 
WHEN:
Friday, July 4, 2014 | 12:00 – 11:00 pm
WHERE: 
1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: (562) 499-1771

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Yelp

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The Queen Mary presents the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXI!  Guests will catch a glimpse of Scotland’s rich culture by  watching world champions compete for reigning titles, or testing their own might and skill during novice demonstrations and contests.

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Eighty-three years ago, in a small seaside town in Scotland called Clydebank, construction began on the RMS Queen Mary. Exemplifying the fine craftsmanship of Scotland, the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy is undeniable. The ship’s glorious heritage is celebrated annually with a two-day festival honoring her Scottish roots.

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The Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival showcases nearly fifty Scottish clans and vendors amidst a weekend of spirited professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and athletics. Scottish Highland Games, a pre-cursor to the Olympic Games, were designed to test the strength, skill and technique of ancient warriors by face offs in stones, hammer throw, weights for distance, weight over bar, sheaf and the famed caber toss.

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Weekend festivities kick off with a Grand Parade and Address to the Haggis and include Border Collie sheep-herding, firing demonstrations, and historic re-enactments daily. Adult guests can partake in whisky tasting sessions with aged malt experts, and craft beer samplings while the wee laddies and lassies bear witness to Queen Mary’s coronation, knighting ceremonies, and even take part in wee Highland games. Saturday night’s “Rock YerKilt” concert features the best Scottish Rock & Celtic bands around.

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“The annual ScotsFestival and Highland Games is a truly unique event that pays homage to the Queen Mary’s storied history,” commented Steve Sheldon, Director of Entertainment Events at Queen Mary. “It gives visitors a chance to experience Scotland’s finest right here in Long Beach.”

About the Queen Mary

Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Glory Days tour, guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends show, and the ship is currently featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit and Tea Room. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 14 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 346 staterooms including nine full suites.

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WHAT: ScotsFestival And International Highland Games XXI
WHEN: February 15 and 16, 2014 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
WHERE:
The Queen Mary | 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $8 online ($12 at the door) for guests age 4-11 and $18 online ($22 at the door) for guests age 12+

CONTACT INFO: (800) 437-2934

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Today is the national observance of one of the greatest civil rights champions and influential leaders of our time, and to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., many area celebrations are being held around SoCal. From parades, peaceful activities, and celebrations, there’s something for the whole family to participate in to remember and honor the great legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

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Los Angeles 

SoCal’s largest MLK celebration, The Kingdom Day Parade will be led by Dodgers Matt Kemp serving as the Grand Marshall under the parade theme “His Dream Will Never Die.”  It begins with an observance at 10:15 am at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Western Avenue in South Los Angeles, head west on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Crenshaw Boulevard, then south to Vernon Avenue, concluding at Leimert Park.

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WHEN: Monday, January 20, 2014 | 11:00 am
WHERE:
Martin Luther King Blvd. and Western Avenue | Los Angeles CA 90062

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This free festival with the theme “UNITY in CommUNITY” includes music and performances followed by the street fair across the street (606 Wilshire Blvd.) where local nonprofit organizations network and share each group’s activities with the participants leaving the MLK Celebration.

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WHEN: Monday, January 20, 2014 | 9:00am
WHERE: SGI-USA World Peace Auditorium | 525 Wilshire Blvd. | Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Since pulling into Long Beach Harbor in 1967, the Queen Mary’s travel days have been confined to history…until now. The eve of December 31st will relaunch the retired ocean-liner to her voyaging days with a one-night world cruise – The Ultimate New Year’s Eve ‘Voyage’. “Passengers” will be transported to the vibrant streets of India, carnival nights in Brazil, the extravagant Moulin Rouge in France, and Times Square in New York before returning to the ship’s beginning, a village in Scotland. For those who’ve dreamed of celebrating the New Year abroad – now you can, without ever leaving Long Beach.

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The sights, sounds, and tastes will transform throughout the night, as the ship’s horn announces the arrival in a new Port of Call. Bombay’s henna, hookah pipes, and spice-filled cuisine will give way to Samba and the brightly feathered dancers of Rio’s Carnival. As one festival ends, the sound of the Rockettes kick off another fete, transporting revelers to a Manhattan state of mind. The skyline fades as the horn signals France and the decks of the Queen Mary overflow with can-can skirts and Kir Royals.

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Fireworks usher in 2014 as the Queen Mary visits its birthplace, Clydebank, Scotland. The Ultimate New Year’s Eve ‘Voyage’ reclaims the Glory Days with an all-night celebration not to be forgotten. “Cruise-goers will be exposed to a world of entertainment and adventure, without ever leaving Long Beach. Music, costumes, cocktails, food, and activities all expertly chosen to create a New Year’s soiree like no other,” says Steve Sheldon, Director of Entertainment Events.

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Tickets for The Ultimate New Year’s Eve ‘Voyage’ begin with the “Tourist Class” boarding pass which includes general admission to the ship’s “Tourist Class” decks, salons and bars, strolling entertainers, live bands, and DJs, plus a party favor and view of the midnight fireworks. Optional upgrades include dinner, bottle service, and New Year’s Day Brunch. Once aboard, cruise-goers can choose from a variety of dining options, including American diner creations, exotic Port’s of Call strolling tastings, an extravagant international buffet, and five-star feasts at Sir Winston’s. Revelers must be 21 and over. Advanced reservations highly recommended.

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Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary features award-winning restaurants, historical attractions, numerous special event salons and 314 staterooms.

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WHAT: Queen Mary’s Ultimate New Year’s Eve ‘Voyage’
WHEN: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 
WHERE: The Queen Mary | 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: Tourist boarding pass $99 and 1st class boarding pass $199

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0738

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Yelp

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