October 27, 2011
A John Carpenter signing, a panel of "The Simpsons'" "Treehouse of Horror" series and a talk by "Iron Man 3" director Shane Black are among the highlights at this year's Long Beach Comic Con, an annual klatsch for comic, fantasy, sci-fi and horror buffs everywhere. A long program includes plenty of panels, signings and opportunities to dress up in nerdy finery. Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Sat.-Sun. $25 per day. http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com.
March 24, 2011
You might not think your health is in danger, but the people behind the Health Freedom Expo, one of the biggest alternative health events in the country, want you to know that it might be. Learn to protect it by attending the speaker events, and browse the nearly 200 booths for organic foods and state-of-the-art electronics. Long Beach Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C. 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. $20 a day or $45 for all three. (562)
December 16, 2010
Progressive International Motorcycle Show Where: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach When: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Tickets: Adults $15, children 6 and older $6, children 5 and younger free; $10 for car parking, free for motorcycles Info: (562) 628-8200; http://www.motorcycleshows.com/LongBeach
October 28, 2010
Though only in its second year, the Long Beach Comic Con is quickly proving itself a worthwhile convention in its own right, and not just as a means of holding over comic book enthusiasts until the main event in San Diego. More than 100 exhibitors will be on site to fan the flames of geeky passion, Shiny Toy Guns will headline a combination costume ball-concert Friday night and a special guest appearance on Sunday by Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee will cap off the weekend's events. Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
April 15, 2010
Two miles of winding seaside streets will transform into a raceway for the 36th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Sunday's Indy car grand prix boasts pole position, while supporting races include a pro/celebrity competition, a drifting challenge and an American Le Mans Series race. Drivers expected include Helio Castroneves, Danica Patrick and Marco Andretti. Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach. $25-$78 for single-day admission, $68-$125 for three-day pass. 7 a.m.-8:30 p.
March 25, 2010
Ninety speakers and more than 200 exhibitors will take part in the Health Freedom Expo . The mission of the expo is to educate people on their health and well-being choices, including displays of the newest technological innovations in healthcare. Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. $15 for one-day pass, $35 for three-day pass. (888) 658-3976. www.health freedomexpo.com .