Take a break from polite nodding at Aunt Millie’s incessant rambling about cats, and pretend-smiling at your father’s rants about what’s wrong with that “Bo-bama character,” and have some real fun this Thanksgiving—gay fun! Every Thursday, Long Beach’s popular LGBT bar hosts Icons: A Night of Celebrity Illusions, and just because it’s turkey day doesn’t mean the cross-dressing fun will call out with Tryptophan sickness. Hosted by Miss Conception as the fabulous Joan Rivers, Icons is sure to satisfy your appetite (or whatever is left of it after all that stuffing). Featuring a fantastic rotating cast of celebrity characters, $4 well drinks and $3 domestic bottles at a $5 cover, there’s no excuse for staying in with family when you could be at Ripples making fun new friends.
Thu., Nov. 28, 9:30 p.m., 2013