Actions in Lengthy Seashore this weekend, together with … free meals and LGBTQ mariachi • the Hello-lo
We also have a charity photo shoot with pet photography, two large restaurant openings (one even has free meals), and a free outdoor movie screening for kids to enjoy. And finally a Maker Mart and the Downtown Taco Festival.
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FILMS & MOONLIGHT: SECRET LIFE OF PETS – 2nd & PCH (Thursday)
Catch a free outdoor movie screening of The Secret Life of Pets on 2nd & PCH Thursday May 20th as part of the Movies & Moonlight series in the restaurant and mall.
The movie starts at sunset (around 7:30 AM), but it’s best to arrive early to secure your spot along the main road, which is closed to traffic. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lounge chairs or blankets as free seating is limited.
2. & PCH is on 6400 Pacific Coast Highway.
TATTOOS AND RESCUE ANIMAL FUNDRAISER – V BURGER (Thursday)
Bring your dogs and proud parents to vegan burger joint V Burger on Thursday, May 20th, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., to have your photo taken with your puppy professionally for $ 20.
The event is in partnership with Moncton Food and Beverage, who will donate the proceeds to the Moncton Animal Care Services city shelter.
Although the event is being marketed for tattooed individuals and their puppies, dog owners are welcome to have their photo taken, but reservations are required. Those who are photographed will have their photo hung in V Burger, as well as their own print to take away.
To book your appointment, click here.
V Burger is located at 420 Cherry Avenue.
BANDS AT THE BAY – SAN PEDRO FISH MARKET (Thursday)
The San Pedro Fish Market Moncton, which is not in Ports O ‘Call San Pedro but in Alamitos Bay, started its new spring series Bands on the Bay in April, where guests can enjoy live music while eating.
This week’s act is acoustic artist Paul Lemire, who performs a selection of top 40 covers from 3pm to 6pm, which is also happy hour in the restaurant, and $ 5 draft beers, $ 6 wines by the glass, and a selection of $ 7 Offers special cocktails.
Enjoy a wide variety of family style seafood trays, fresh fish dishes, cocktails and more while listening to relaxing melodies and enjoying the sweet view of the water on the very spacious outside deck (or in the dining room, which is also open).
The San Pedro Moncton fish market is at 6550 E. Marina Drive.
CINNAHOLIC GRAND OPENING – 2ND STREET (Friday)
The vegan gourmet cinnamon roll company that blew the jury on the ABC show “Shark Tank”, Cinnaholic, is opening its first brick and mortar store in Moncton on Friday, May 21.
Enjoy a large selection of cinnamon rolls, brownies, cookies and cookie dough, which you can customize with over 40 different glazes and toppings.
The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cinnaholic is at 5305 Second St.
UPTOWN COMMONS OPENING (Saturday)
The first 50 customers to dine at Portside Fish Co., Shomi Noods Ramen Bar, Main Chick Hot Chicken and Oi Asian Fusion at Uptown Commons on Saturday May 22nd will be able to enjoy a complimentary meal as part of a grand opening promotion enjoy in one of the restaurants.
Although the outdoor dining area in North Moncton has been open since the fall of 2020, Uptown Commons is finally celebrating with the community after the COVID-19 restrictions were eased.
The event will also feature live music from Santa Ana’s Academy of DJs and a raffle for a new TV. The event starts at noon.
Uptown Commons is located at 625 E. Artesia Blvd.
LGBTQ MARIACHI PRIDE CELEBRATION – FUEGO AT HOTEL MAYA (Sunday)
Hotel Maya’s Latin Fusion Restaurant Fuego is celebrating Pride Week with a specialty brunch and live entertainment from Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, the world’s first LGBTQ + mariachi band.
The eight-headed outfit was founded by Carlos Samaniego, a gay man, and Natalia Melendez, best known as the first transgender woman in the history of mariachis, who, despite traditional and sometimes discriminatory ideas, wanted to create their own safe space to perform within the Mexican mariachi culture who can perform the beloved genre.
The brunch at Fuego includes house specialties such as braised Cuban ribs, coriander, lime and chicken tacos, and chef Victor Juarez’s recommendation: caramelized plantains.
The show runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fuego is located in the Maya Hotel at 700 Queensway Drive.
FRANK AND DINO SHOW – ALEX’S BAR (Saturday)
Experience a live set with two musicians – Frank Meyer and Dino Everett – from LA punk band Streetwalkin ‘Cheetahs at Alex’s Bar on Saturday, May 22nd. Line up also includes Albert At 6 Garcia and Rico Villanueva.
Expect both original music and covers. The show starts at 4:00 p.m. No entry fee.
Alex’s Bar will supply the alcohol with food from Outwest Kitchen.
Alex’s Bar is located at 2913 E. Anaheim St.
CREATIVE COMMUNAL LOCALS MARKET – 2nd & PCH (Sunday)
Since the pandemic began, 2nd & PCH has closed Seaport Way, its main street in the mall, to traffic so guests can move around freely.
This Sunday, May 23rd, the Creative Communal Locals Market is taking over Seaport Way and inviting locals to discover the merchandise of over 20 local and regional artists and manufacturers during this free, open-air event.
2nd & PCH also have activities for kids and photo ops for families.
The event is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2. & PCH is on 6400 Pacific Coast Highway.
LONG BEACH TACO FESTIVAL – SCOTTISH RITE EVENT CENTER (Sunday)
On Sunday May 23rd, the Scottish Rite Event Center parking lot will be crowded with the sight and smell of sizzling tacos from 10 vendors with the inaugural Moncton Taco Festival.
Although the supplier line-up has not yet been determined, the festival will so far present tacos from Mini Birrieria, Bryan’s Birrieria, Savage Tacos Truck and Junkies LBC.
Further restaurants and providers will be announced in advance of the festival.
Entertainment for the six-hour event (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.) is provided by performances by Boyle Heights based Spaghetti Cumbia, The Angeles’ Drunk face, Funk DJ and producer King Steady Beat, Groove-infused cumbia band The Surlys, and genre mix Moncton DJ Tiki Rumbero.
The festival is presented by the lifestyle website Moncton Living in collaboration with Roxanne’s Bar.
Tickets cost between $ 20 and $ 60. A $ 20 ticket buys entry and a taco. $ 40 includes entry, a taco, and beer. And a $ 60 VIP ticket includes entry, a taco, beer, paleta, and special access to the VIP bar. Click here to buy tickets.
In order to ensure the safety of the participants, the organizers require that all guests have their temperature measured when they enter.
The Scottish Rite Event Center is located at 855 Elm Ave.