Local Band Hangout

Dance the night away as DJ Flaca Lee takes the Local Band Hangout stage on Thursday, November 16. With six years of DJ experience, DJ Flaca Lee is best known for her “Bump N’ Grind Dance Party” in Long Beach, CA. No stranger to the Local Band Hangout stage, DJ Eusebio Asaka will also spin his best mixes at the November showcase. DJ Asaka’s music is said to be unique for Long Beach area with his various techniques and one-of-a-kind mixes.

Located in the historical Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge, enjoy food, drinks, and some of the best live entertainment in Southern California. Happy Hour in the Observation bar is from 5-7pm.

As part of the daily Free After 6pm** access to the Queen Mary, the admission to Local Band Hangout is free when entering the ship after 6 p.m. Self-parking is complimentary with validation of $20 purchase in the Observation Bar. Valet is $15 after 6pm. (for up to 3 hours) with a purchase and validation of $20 in the Observation Bar.

For more information, visit The Queen Mary’s calendar of events at http://www.queenmary.com/events/calendar-of-events/.

**Certain block-out dates apply.

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart – Tickets on Sale Now!

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is coming to Southern California! This year’s ice skating extravaganza features stories and characters from Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory and Inside Out for the first time in a live production!

In addition to swimming along with the cast of Finding Dory and going on a heartwarming adventure with the characters from Inside Out, audiences will venture to wintery world of Arendelle with the cast of Frozen, see the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true, celebrate true friendship with the Toy Story gang, and more!

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart performances will run from December 14 through January 8, 2018 in Los Angeles (STAPLES Center), Anaheim (Honda Center), Long Beach (Long Beach Arena) and Ontario (Citizens Business Bank Arena).

Tickets are available now for purchase online, by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office. Tickets start at $25, with Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating).*

*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

Use offer code MOM20 at checkout, or show the flyer below at the box office for 20% off tickets! (Offer expires 1/8/18)

Ships and Giggles Comedy Night

Laugh the night away at the Queen Mary’s Ships and Giggles Comedy Night on Monday, November 13 with headlining comedian Sam Tripoli. Best known for his work as a producer, Sam Tripoli has brought laughter to audiences with his roles in the Naughty Show and Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show: Live on Sunset Strip. Additional well-known comedians from Comedy Central, HBO, and Showtime will join Tripoli at the November 13 show and will be announced soon.

Located in the historical Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge, enjoy food, drinks, and some of the best live acts in Southern California. Happy Hour in the Observation bar is from 5-7pm.

As part of the daily Free After 6pm** access to the Queen Mary, the admission to Ships & Giggles Comedy Night is free when entering the ship after 6 p.m. Self-parking is complimentary with validation of $20 purchase in the Observation Bar. Valet is $15 after 6 p.m. (for up to 3 hours) with a purchase and validation of $20 in the Observation Bar.

For more information, visit The Queen Mary’s calendar of events at http://www.queenmary.com/events/calendar-of-events/.

**Certain block-out dates apply.

 

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor is One Scary Ship!

On Thursday, September 28th, Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor unveiled a spectacle of new, terrifying attractions with more monsters and scares than ever before. We received free tickets to attend opening night of Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, and joined the thousands of brave thrill seekers for a night of screams and scares.

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Scarium of the Pacific: Kids in Costume Get in for FREE!

Scarium of the Pacific is back! Read more below or click here to enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets!

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The 10 Scariest Haunts in Southern California

If Horror is your thing, Southern California is a great place to get your scare on. With a variety of haunts that go from skipping a beat, to stopping your heart completely, SoCal has something for everyone. We’ve listed our favorite haunts in order of slight fright, to unescapable terror. Do you dare visit one of our Top 10 Scariest Haunts in Southern California?

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Get Your Country On This Saturday with the ShipKicker Music Festival!

This Saturday, the Queen Mary will host the ShipKicker Country Music Festival for the third time. It will be held at the Waterfront Events Park on Saturday, July 1st starting at 1 PM.

Headliners include Lee Brice, Jake Parr, Daniel Bonte & the Bona Fide, and more. Take a break between performances in the beer garden, or enjoy outdoor games like cornhole. Come hungry as there will be a great selection of food trucks and vendors waiting for you. [Read more…]

Pacific Islander Festival – Ticket Discount and Giveaway!

Aquarium of the Pacific has generously offered to give away a family 4-pack of tickets to the Pacific Islander Festival! Scroll down for more info on the event and giveaway entry!

On June 3rd and 4th, the Aquarium of the Pacific will be celebrating its 14th Annual Pacific Islander Festival. If you’ve never attended one of these celebrations, you must! It’s a fun way to learn about the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands while hanging out with some of your favorite ocean creatures!

Along with all of the usual experiences that the Aquarium of the Pacific offers, the festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances such as hula and Tahitian drumming. Various cultures including Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan, Fijian, Tongan, Chamoru, Marshallese, Kiribati, and Maori will be featured in the festival.

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The Pacific Islander Festival is included with regular admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific! Ticket prices are $29.95 for adults (12+), and $14.95 for children ages 3-11. Children under 3 and Aquarium members are free. Senior discounts are available too!

Save $10 on adult admission during the festival with this coupon! (Just click on it and print it out!) Click here for a mobile coupon.

Win!

One lucky reader will win a family 4-pack of tickets that are valid only for the Pacific Islander Festival. Tickets will be picked up at Will Call during the event.

To Enter:

Head over to this Facebook post and leave a comment letting me know what your favorite aquarium exhibit is!

I’ll pick a winner on May 25th, 2017 at 9:00pm. Must be 18 or older and live in Southern California or planning to be there during the festival. Parking/travel is not included.

For more info and schedule of events, check out the festival page!

 

ShipKicker Festival Showcases Up & Coming Country Artists

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Over the weekend, we were invited to attend the second annual ShipKicker Music Festival. This 1-day festival took place just outside the Queen Mary in Long Beach, at the Waterfront Event Center.

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Headlined by Easton Corbin, ShipKicker also featured artists like Dylan Scott, Honey County, Dylan Uribe, and Daniel Bonte and the Bona Fide. Other country performers included Clare Dunn, the Scotty Mac Band, and Stephen Wesley.

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Between bands; country lovers played corn hole, learned line dances in the Saloon, checked out the food trucks, and hung out in the Beer Garden. Cowgirls and cowboys of all ages had the chance to wear giant cowboy hats and write on a community chalk wall. The VIP tent offered refuge from the sun and a private bar. Local radio station GoCountry brought hosts Graham and David out to entertain the crowd between sets. There were plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy!

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Where else can you go to get a cowboy hat made entirely of beer cans, learn to line dance like a pro, AND watch top country artists while you lounge under the California sun? The ShipKicker Festival was so much fun and we can’t wait to go back next year.

Find out more information about ShipKicker here.

5th Annual West Coast BBQ Classic Returns to The Queen Mary

On May 14th, 2016 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, the Queen Mary will be ripe with the smell of delicious barbecue. The 5th Annual West Coast BBQ Classic (WCBC) is returning to Long Beach and bringing some of California’s most accomplished Champion Pitmasters together to compete for a $10,500 cash prize and the coveted title of West Coast BBQ Pitmaster Champion.

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In addition to an exciting BBQ Battle, the WCBC will feature BBQ styles from across the country including slow-cooked hickory barbeque from Texas and southern Memphis-style barbeque. Attendees can taste delicious BBQ samples for only $2 each while enjoying a beautiful ocean view.

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The festival offers something for everyone! Join in the fun and participate in the watermelon or cobbler eating contests. Live entertainment will be provided by country music sensation, Scotty Mac Band. Children will love hanging out in Kids Country, which will offer games, a bounce house, face painters and potato sack races just for little BBQ fans. With the live music, backyard games, contests, and a merchant market, there will be more to do than just eat – although that will be a big part of it!

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The West Coast BBQ Classic is a one day only event, not to be missed. General value pack tickets are $20 each through April 30 and include event admission plus five tasting tickets and access to the Queen Mary ship. After April 30 tickets increase to $25. VIP value pack tickets are $35 through May and include one-hour early event admission plus five tasting tickets and access to the Queen Mary ship. After May 1 tickets increase to $40. Event parking is $15.

Ready for some great BBQ? Get your tickets here!