The World’s First LGBTQ Mariachi Band Performs During Long Beach Pride Weekend At Hotel Maya
WHO: During Long Beach’s famed LGBTQ Pride weekend, Hotel Maya will present Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, the world’s first LGBTQ mariachi band.
This unique ensemble was created as a safe haven for mariachi musicians who identify as LGBTQ to come together and perform traditional Mexican regional music in response to a “machista” and at times, discriminating subculture of the mariachi world.
Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles is part of Hotel Maya’s continued program of “12 Months of Maya-Achis,” a monthly mariachi brunch at the hotel’s famous, seaside restaurant Fuego which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, the Long Beach skyline and the Queen Mary. The Latin American infused restaurant, known for one of the largest tequila selections in the region, is hosting 12 different mariachi bands – one for each month – throughout 2019.
Orbitz recently named Long Beach as the nation’s #4 destination to celebrate LGBTQ Pride. 2019 festivities mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which are cited as the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States.
WHAT: Hotel Maya’s “Maya-Achis” Sunday brunches will mark special occasions throughout the year such as Valentine’s Day, Long Beach LGBTQ Pride, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Hispanic Heritage Month, among others.
Fuego Sunday Brunch begins with a refreshing complimentary drink of House Champagne or Mimosa. Next guests select an entrée from the server including Fuego Eggs Benedict, Pandulce French Toast, Steak Tampiqueno, Chilaquiles, Achiote Mojo Salmon, Citrus Braised Pork Carnitas, Ropa Vieja or Plantain Crusted Sea Bass. Then indulge in an endless feast of Chef’s Selection of Salads, Fuego Ceviches, Fuego Taco Station and delicious Desserts. Fuego Sunday Brunch is $45 for adults and $18.50, sans entree, for children under 12. Kids 3 and under feast for free. For Fuego reservations, please call 562-481-3910 or visithttp://www.facebook.com/fuegolongbeach.
WHEN: Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Fuego at Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton, 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802.