Academy Awards, A Mardi Gras Parade & A House Music DJ At Saint Rocke
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Blogger
Welcome to the PubClub.com South Bay Party Report. It’s the Oscars Sunday & Fat Tuesday Edition! Last week’s Party Report, by the way, had more than 100,000 social media impressions!
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Weekend Weather Forecast: Saturday cloudy skies, high of 61, low of 46. Sunday, possible rain with a high of 55 and a low of 48.
THURSDAY: TWITTER SOCIAL MEDIA CHAT
Join PubClub’s new Twitter chat, #TheNightlifeChat, Thursday at 4 p.m. , PT. The topic is Oscars parties! You can get a preview below by seeing the questions that will be asked so you can quickly give your answers. Questions are asked every five minutes for half a hour. The chat was so popular, we went into “overtime!”
Sharkeez apparently can’t wait for Fat Tuesday so it’s having its Mardi Gras party tonite. $4 drink specials & prizes.
SATURDAY: FREE MARDI GRAS PARTY & PARADE
Need a Mardi Gras fix? There’s a free event taking place on Saturday at Long Beach’s Shoreline Village & Rainbow Lagoon that includes beads, Zydeo bands and a parade. It goes from noon-5, with the parade starting in front of the Aquarium at 3 (note this is a “family friendly” event so there will be a strollers and kids mixed in with the fun and partying adults).
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: BERRY BLY & SAINT ROCKE
Berry Bly and Saint Rocke are putting together two shows this weekend at Saint Rocke. On Saturday, there’s international house music legend Dj Mark Farina. On Sunday it’s a Carnival-themed afternoon (starts at 3) with Pato Banton. Tickets are $30 for Saturday and $15 on Sunday. By the way, English Beat is at Saint Rocke on Friday ($30).
Sunday it’s LA’s biggest day! Of course, most of us won’t get near the Academy Awards but there’s nothing wrong about being here in our own little La La Land. The Lighthouse Café and Hermosa Beach was the used in the filming of what is expected to be the Academy’s big winner, so we’ve got something to celebrate. There’s any number of house parties happening (these are private and I cannot divulge that sacred information) and no doubt most will be having pools to have you try and pick the various winners. Here’s one way to pick them; so check out this strategy.
If you want a good laugh, then check out how I peeled back a tent one year and wound up at the Governor’s Ball party!
FAT TUESDAY BARS IN THE SOUTH BAY
Laissez les bons temps rouler! Here’s where to let the good times roll in the Beach Cities.
With no Café Boogaloo the ragin’ Cajun place for Fat Tuesday in the South Bay is Ragin Cajun on PCH in Redondo Beach. It’s having live music, rum punch ($8) and a Cyclone drink ($9), a crawfish boil and other Nawlens food. Forget trying to Google its website; I wound up calling and the guy said “it’s going on all day, it will be crowded all day and it will a party.” Sounds good to me! Additionally, Shellback Tavern is having $5 Hurricanes, Silvio’s has $20 carnival plates and half off caipiroskas all day.
For future planning, here’s a list of the Top 10 places to celebrate Carnival in the world. Yes, they have big Carnival celebrations in Europe, too!
If you’re looking for a much cl road trip, then San Diego’s Gaslamp is the place to be; it blocks off 5th Ave., for a big Carnival party, complete with a parade!
FAT TUESDAY BARS IN LOS ANGELES
Here’s a rundown of places to party for Fat Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Little Easy (216 W. 5th Street, DTLA), live music and food including gumbo and hush puppies…Preux & Proper (840 Spring Street, DTLA), Live music & NOLA drink specials upstairs…Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern (5370 Wilshire Blvd.) Dixie jazz band & French Quarter food.
NEXT THURSDAY: 310YP MONTHY MIXER
Since we’ve moved onto next week, here’s the details and location of the next 310YP mixer. If it’s anything like the last one at Redondo Beach’s Shade Hotel, then it will be a very good one!
Link: 310YP March Mixer
THE PARTY REPORT’S FEATURED EVENT OF THE WEEK
The Mardi Gras parades are underway in New Orleans and Friday there’s parades everyday leading into Fat Tuesday. In case you’re there or want to jump on a plane in a last-minute inspiration, here’s the schedule and locations. I’ve actually been IN a few Mardi Gras parades (no I didn’t jump on a float!). I was in a band that marched them and let me tell you they are looooong parades!
That’s it for this week’s PubClub.com South Bay Party Report. For this and more, go to PubClub.com, Where The South Bay – And The World! – Goes To Party!
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