What's good in the LBC: Cambodian Restaurant Week, a motorcycle show and more

As temperatures start to heat up, here are some activities, both inside and out, to keep you busy.

What's good in the LBC: Cambodian Restaurant Week, a motorcycle show and more
Lort Cha (Cambodian pin rice noodles) from Sophy’s. Photo by Caitlin Antonios.

We’re still a few weeks away from it being officially summer, but temperatures are rising and so are the warm weather activities scheduled this week.

While this round-up used to hit your inbox on Thursdays to prepare you for the weekend, there are just too many good things going on all week that you won’t want to miss. So, get your calendars ready.

Here are three events to start with:

Cambodian Restaurant Week (June 3 - 9)

Organized by the United Cambodian Community and supported by Terri Henry’s Long Beach Food & Beverage nonprofit, Cambodian Restaurant Week highlights the city’s incredible Cambodian cuisine with special discounts and menu prices. Sixteen businesses are participating, including Battambang BBQ, Sophy’s, Phnom Penh Noodle Shack and more. The full list of participants can be found here.

The Collectibles Show (June 6 - 8)

The longest-standing collectibles show on the West Coast is hitting Long Beach with experts and collectors of coins, banknotes, sports cards, autographed sports memorabilia, Pokémon, Magic the Gathering, antique jewelry, stamps, and more. The event is open to the public and tickets are priced at $10. Details and tickets can be found here.

Motorcycle show at MOLAA (June 8)

Whether you’re a die-hard bike enthusiast or just curious, the VICLASOS Motorcycle Show will be at the Museum of Latin American Art this Saturday. Classic two-wheelers to modern bikes will be on display from 4 to 11 p.m. Tickets are priced at $25.

The Long Beach Post laid off Caitlin Antonios on March 22, yet she’s still reporting on the city without pay. Thank Caitlin for her work.

More events happening now through the weekend.

June 3

  • Long Beach Architecture Week will run from June 3 to 9. Find tickets to special events and educational talks here.
  • The Long Beach Shakespeare Company has brought back the New Works Festival with shows from June 3 to 9. Tickets and showtimes for these new one-acts, full-length plays, and more can be found here.

June 6

  • The Queen Mary will host a night market on June 6 at 6 p.m. Eat, drink, shop, or enjoy a cocktail in the beer garden while listening to local artists. Tickets are free, but spots must be reserved here.

June 7

  • Bel Canto Books and KUBO LB will host author Adrienne Borlongan on Friday, June 7 to discuss her book “The Wander Lust Creamery Presents: The World of Ice Cream.” RSVP is free, a reserved signed copy of the book and one scoop of ice cream is priced at $30. More information here.
  • Long Beach Playhouse will run “Detroit ‘67” from June 7 through June 15. Grab tickets here.

June 8

  • Compound’s Community Market returns Saturday, June 8, coinciding with an art show curated by Jotham Hung. The event is free, but RSVPs are encouraged.
  • Long Beach Opera presents “Ipsa Dixit,” a mind-bending, 90-minute performance on June 8 and 9. Showtimes and tickets can be found here.
  • Loot,” a dark comedy following two thieves, premieres at Long Beach Playhouse on June 8. Information can be found here.

June 9

  • The California Turkish Festival returns to Shoreline Aquatic Park Sunday, June 9 with vendors showcasing Turkey’s cuisine, art, music and more. The event is free, performance schedule and more information can be found here.

Are you hosting a cool event that we should know about? Email me: Caitlin@lbwatchdog.com.

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