Stroll & Savor

LINING UP. Belmont Shore’s venerable Stroll ‘N Savor draws large crowds. 

Stroll & Savor

Second Street’s summer-long Stroll & Savor series starts cooking next Wednesday and Thursday, May 11-12.

Giving attendees samples of the finest cuisine offered from more than 40 different participating restaurants in Belmont Shore, the event is hosted by the Belmont Shore Business Improvement Association.

Besides tastes from Shore restaurants, there’s always live entertainment as families, friends and dogs take part in Stroll & Savor. Face painting and balloon animals also are staples of the event series.

To have a taste, the price is $10 for booklets of 12 food/drink tickets. Ticket books can be purchased in advance at The Beach on 2nd, Brix, Francesca’s, La Strada, Polly’s Gourmet Coffee, Salon Soma, Shore Business Center, Sweet Jill’s or Urban Table. Same-day tickets are sold outside of Chase Bank.

Other Stroll & Savor events will take place June 22-23, July 20-21 and Aug. 17-18.

Molina Event Center

Furthering Molina Healthcare’s efforts to give back to community nonprofits, the organization is offering charities free use of its new 15th-floor event space.

Unveiled during an invite-only reception last week, attended by nearly a hundred local nonprofit leaders, the event center features space for up to 200 guests, tables, chairs, linens, a full kitchen, IT equipment, parking lot validation, and views of the coast and downtown skyline from 200 Oceangate.

Members of the Molina family said covering the costs for nonprofits to use the event center is just one more way they felt that they could contribute to good causes in Long Beach.

Nonprofits who book the space don’t pay a venue fee, but they do have to cover catering costs. The venue’s preferred caterer is Long Beach-based Primal Alchemy, whose owner — chef Paul Buchanan — helped design the kitchen there.

For more details about the Molina Event Center, email

We Love Yoga

After a decade in business, We Love Yoga has moved this spring to “sunny, spacious new digs” just a few doors down.

The yoga studio has relocated from 2020 E. Fourth St. to 2038 E. Fourth St. (formerly We Fit Gym), according to owner Premdev Kaur.

New customers at We Love Yoga can enjoy two weeks of unlimited classes for $25.

For details, visit

The Suite LIVE

LGBT-friendly performers have a new place to put on a show in Long Beach.

On Tuesdays, the Executive Suite Nightclub is offering The Suite LIVE with host Renée TnT, evenings featuring bands, singers, comedians, dancers and other talented individuals who wish to get on stage in a live setting.

“I am grateful to Executive Suite Nightclub owners Lenny Sinatra and Robert VanBeveran for this opportunity to bring LGBT-friendly live entertainment to Long Beach,” TnT said. “It is a dream come true.”

The doors open at 5 p.m. Tuesdays, with performances from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door, with light food and drink specials available. Parking is free at Out of the Closet, a neighboring business with a parking lot.

Only those ages 21 and older can enter.

Visit for details.

Ashleigh Ruhl can be reached at

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