Social Events in Long Beach, California This Week

Let’s explore social events in Long Beach, CA happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Long Beach where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Long Beach

Hip Hop Line Dancing

Hip Hop Line Dancing

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: EPICENTER – Arts + Entertainment

Get ready to learn a fun line dancing routine to Beyoncé’s new country inspired song! We will be incorporating some easy hip hop moves to this routine. No experience required and feel free to wear your favorite boots!(…)

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Sketching in the Park

Sketching in the Park

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Eisenhower Park, Seal Beach, CA 90740

Our second Meetup!

Come meet us at Eisenhower Park on Ocean Avenue in Seal Beach. We’ll be on the grass in the shade to the right of the pier and the little police station. Just hanging out and sketching. All experience levels welcome.

Look for me, Scott (Shapecarver) there’s a 99% chance I’ll be wearing a hat, a plaid shirt, and have my dog with me (little black brindle Frenchie)

You might wan(…)

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Start up and Entrepreneural Empowerment Sessions! Invest in yourself

Start up and Entrepreneural Empowerment Sessions! Invest in yourself

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: undefined

Entrepreneurial Empowerment and Mindset for Growth

Welcome to Entrepreneurial Empowerment Sessions! As a seasoned business owner, I’m offering personalized one-on-one sessions to support startup entrepreneurs like you. Whether you’re at the idea stage or navigating growth challenges, during our session, we’ll focus on:
* Refining your business idea for maximum impact
* Crafting a robust structure(…)

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2024-05-25 – Saturday Afternoon Rummy at Panera (May 25th, 2024)

2024-05-25 - Saturday Afternoon Rummy at Panera (May 25th, 2024)

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Panera Bread

Mark your calendars, rally the crew, and join the Long Beach Rummy Club on **Saturday, May 25th, from 2pm to 5:30pm** at [Panera Bread on Bellflower Blvd](https://maps.app.goo.gl/FcfmXdU217u6CNLg7) for an epic afternoon of rummy games!

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just Rummy-curious, this casual and community-focused event is for you. No need to bring any cards or games – we’ve got you covere(…)

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Korean Japanese Language Exchange in Torrance

Korean Japanese Language Exchange in Torrance

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Caffe Bene

**2024年5月25日、二回目の交流会!**
**2024년 5월 25일 두번째 모임!**

**🥳🎉**
**こんにちは。日韓言語交換および文化交流の二回目の交流会をご案内いたします。日本語と韓国語を互いに教え合い、理解することを目的とした素敵な集まりになることを願っています。興味をお持ちの多くの皆様のご参加を心よりお待ちしております。**
**안녕하세요. 한국-일본 언어교환 및 문화교류 두번째 모임 이벤트 공지입니다..**
**한국어와 일본어를 서로 알려주고 이해할 수 있는 좋은 취지의 모임이 되기를 희망하며 관심있는 많은 분들의 참여를 바랍니다.**

**📅**日程情報
**場所:Caffe Bene (Torrance)**
**住所:1555 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501**
**日付/時間:2024年(…)

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Let’s play! Drag Queen 👑 Hosted Bingo & Mocktails at Bungalow🍹

Let’s play! Drag Queen 👑 Hosted Bingo & Mocktails at Bungalow🍹

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: The Bungalow Long Beach

G22? B9? N15? It is BINGO time. And BONUS, Bungalow has Mocktails and AF drinks! : [https://thebungalow.com/long-beach/#menus](https://thebungalow.com/long-beach/#menus) (scroll down)! We will meet early to get seats (**very limited seating**) and get to know each other. This evening is lead by draq queen Roxy. We explore “working the corner,” spanks for bad bingo, and “rim jobs.” Listen for your (…)

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OC Unity Soft Launch

OC Unity Soft Launch

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: AOSA Coffee

Yes, you’re reading it right – the OC Unity Meetup group is coming back, starting with a *soft launch* on **May 22nd**.

This initial *soft launch* gathering will focus on networking and discussing the group’s future direction. We already have exciting guest speakers, presentations, and demos in the works for the coming months, but we want to use this event to assess interest and gather ideas for (…)

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Long Beach Showcase: Ambitious Indie Game Night

Long Beach Showcase: Ambitious Indie Game Night

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Ambitious Ales

Showcasing local indie games at a brewery in Long Beach. Should have room for about 12 video games/board games/art exhibition. Let me know if you’d like to showcase.

Free to attend, free to showcase.

Here is the official Eventbite event, if you want to share it outside this group, that would be cool: [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ambitious-indie-game-night-tickets-891240994807](https://www.event(…)

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Lesbian Professionals Event: Networking Mixer

Lesbian Professionals Event: Networking Mixer

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: The Corner Store

Join us for networking and socializing with like-minded queer women professionals in Los Angeles! Hosted by the Buddytown Queer Women’s Network, this event is perfect for lesbian professionals looking to connect, share experiences, and build valuable relationships within the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out in your career, this mixer is the ideal opport(…)

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Upper Crust Toastmaster’s Club Meeting

Upper Crust Toastmaster's Club Meeting

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce

* **Congratulations !!! You are on your way to a inspiring journey of fun and personal growth. As a member of Upper Crust Toastmasters you will have a rewarding experience in relationship to building better communication skills, public and personal.**
* **Our meetings are hybrid which means you can choose Zoom or in-person. Our meetings are located at the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce in the Lakewo(…)

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Adult beginner tennis class

Adult beginner tennis class

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: 9200 Valley View, Cypress College

NOTE: we will be on court 1. The class is $20 for the 1.5 hour/person

Come to our adult class! Come learn different skills and strokes and work on developing youCome to our adult class! Come learn different skills and strokes and work on developing your(…)

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May movie night

May movie night

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Harbor House Cafe

Welcome to our first movie night! Grab a bite to eat and enjoy films screened in our back patio! Free popcorn available while supplies last!

The theme of this month is classic films so we picked one from the 40’s, one from the 50’s and one from 60’s(…)

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@AIM Indoor Volleyball $10 cash ONLY. NO BEGINNERS, Inter to Adv: 5 Courts

@AIM Indoor Volleyball $10 cash ONLY. NO BEGINNERS, Inter to Adv: 5 Courts

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Aim Sportsplex

ROXIE will NOT ACCEPT MESSAGES ON MONDAY.

*You must be familiar with 5-1 and 6-2 rotations to play on Monday night.

COURT AND TEAM ASSIGNMENTS LINK:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QZ45q47oxQOS4RAuBgKq5PiH6RM1BOy8CPjbjzoMFLo/edit?usp=drivesdk

RSVP’S are closed at 3 PM. If you can’t rsvp, it’s full and/or closed. Those with a good history with our group will be prioritized from the wait(…)

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How to Buy Your First Property

How to Buy Your First Property

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Buckingham Investments

**HOW TO BUY YOUR FIRST PROPERTY!**

Feel like buying a home is out of your reach? Unsure of where the housing market is going? Want to stop throwing money away on rent?

Join us on May 25th for a round table discussion to help you figure out the answer to these questions and more! We will dive into:

We will be going over:

* What it takes to qualify for a mortgage + loan options
* How to find a (…)

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3.7 mile wetlands hike

3.7 mile wetlands hike

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Brightwater Trail

3.7 mile hike through wetlands and down towards beach curving around to start. Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen. 3.7 mile hike through wetlands and down towards beach curving around to start. Bring sunglasses, hat,sunscreen, & water bottle.(…)

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Ambitious Indie Game Night

Ambitious Indie Game Night

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Ambitious Ales

Showcasing our games at a brewery in Long Beach. Should have room for about 12 video games/board games/art exhibition. Let me know if you’d like to showcase.

Free to attend, free to showcase.

[https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ambitious-indie-game-night-tickets-891240994807](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ambitious-indie-game-night-tickets-891240994807)

Other Info:

* parking is free near this event
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Stand Up Paddle

Stand Up Paddle

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Cabrillo Plaza parking lot

Let’s paddle before work! Get there at eight and we’ll start promptly so we can all be off the water after about an hour. There are hot outdoor showers and bathrooms if you need to change and go directly to work from paddling.

This meet-up is for experienced paddlers only. Please contact us to set up a lesson first if you want to start paddling in the meet-up group but aren’t experienced. We char(…)

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Intuitive Arts Fair

Intuitive Arts Fair

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: 3212 E 8th St

**Intuitive Arts Fair – May 25, 2024 10:30am – 2:30pm**

* Doors open at 10:00am

Hosted by Universal Mind Science Church
3212 E. 8th Street
Long Beach, CA 90804

See you at the Fair!

Reiki, Astrology, Tarot(…)

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Golden Sands Chorus – Come Sing – Visitors Are Always Welcome

Golden Sands Chorus - Come Sing - Visitors Are Always Welcome

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: St Timothy Lutheran Church

The Golden Sands Chorus is an award winning Chapter of Sweet Adelines International. We have been an active part of Greater Long Beach since we chartered in 1952 (that’s 70 years!) We call ourselves “The Beach Girls” and currently have 30 women who meet every Tuesday night. Our music is arranged in the Barbershop style, which an American genre (4-part a cappella harmony). We sing a variety of musi(…)

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Board Game Night at The Wicked Wolf

Board Game Night at The Wicked Wolf

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: The Wicked Wolf

Welcome to our weekly board game night at The Wicked Wolf! We’ll have multiple tables of games going, so if you have a game you’d like to teach, feel free to bring it.

The Wicked Wolf is located at 2332 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806.

\*\*When you enter the bar, there is a heavy door to the immediate right, that leads to a stairway that goes up one flight, there is a private room next to the (…)

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FIGURE DRAWING SESSIONS: Long Beach, every Thursday / $25

FIGURE DRAWING SESSIONS: Long Beach, every Thursday / $25

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: 1219 Cherry Ave

FIGURE DRAWING SESSIONS

Thursday nights: Doors open 6:30 pm
Drawing: Drawing 7-10pm
These run weekly $25 cash preferred. Venmo available.

Model: [Elizabeth Charles](https://ancientvinestudio.com/elizabeth-charles/)
Theme: Constellations. HYDRA
Experienced colorfully tattooed model for dark, alternative and fetish look. Curvy athletic. Black and green Dreadlocks for a unique look

We focus on ser(…)

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PRO Network Group Weekly Meeting

PRO Network Group Weekly Meeting

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Hof’s Hut Restaurant & Bakery

Pro Networking Group is a group of entrepreneurs that gather for the purpose of networking and growing relationships and their businesses.
We meet every Tuesday morning, 830-930am at Hof’s Hut in Seal Beach.

RSVP on our website PRONetworkingUSA.com to get the meeting info. Currently we are looking for a Roofer, Electrician, Chiropractor, Security Systems, Landscaping/Gardner, Carpet Cleaning, Lif(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Long Beach, you can try out Visitlongbeach.com, Patch.com, or Longbeach.gov.

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