With bright sunny days ahead and a beach as a backyard in a uniquely diverse community, every morning has the opportunity to be an eclectic one in the city of Long Beach. And this week does not disappoint. Here are the things to explore in Long Beach every day this week:
Monday July 24
Bring a chair a blanket a beverage and the family down for a screening of “The Lego Batman Movie,” from 7:30-9:00 p.m., Monday, July 24, at Drake Park (951 Maine Avenue). The movie is free and so is the popcorn. The Long Beach Community Band will also be performing before the movie starts. Movies are subject to change and dates run through August.
Tuesday July 25
The Long Beach Municipal Band will be having a concert at Bluff Park (Ocean Blvd. 20th to 36th Place) starting at 6:30 p.m. This is the 108th season of the Long Beach Municipal Band. The concert is free to attend and enjoy the sounds of big band, pop, jazz and blues.
Wednesday & Thursday July 26-27
Enjoy summer the right way with a Sunset Cocktail Cruise on Rainbow Harbor (200 B Aquarium Way.) This 2-hour sunset bay cruise runs from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and offers live music, appetizers, and beer and cocktails available for purchase. Tickets are $37.
Thursday July 28
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (original) will be playing at Alamitos Beach. (700 E. Shoreline dr.) This event is brought to you by the Port of Long Beach and Alfredo’s Beach Clubs called “Moonlight Movies on the beach.” Movie starts at 8:30pm. Its recommended that you bring your own food, beach towels, blankets, low back chairs, friends and family! They also have snacks, popcorn and food from food trucks for purchase.
Friday July 29
Experience the classic romantic comedy with a modern day twist, Cowboy Versus Samurai at The Studio (5021 E Anaheim Street) at 8:00 p.m. The play is presented by Long Beach Playhouse Theatres. To view ticket and future show time information visit http://www.lbplayhouse.org/show/cowboy-versus-samurai/
Saturday & Sunday July 29-30
Check out the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival being held at Long Beach Marine Staduim. It’s the largest boat festival in California starting at 8am going till 3pm. There will be Chinese traditional art demonstrations, Chinese Acrobats, traditional dance, hip hop, music and martial arts performances. More information at www.lbdragonboat.com
Don’t wait till Halloween to get in the spirit of Horror. The Long Beach Convention Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd) will be swarmed with guest bringing haunted chills to this Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival. Take in haunted attractions, stage presentations, and make-up tutorials in this two day event. For ticket and exhibition information visit http://midsummerscream.org/
Friday–Sunday July 28-30
The 2017 Crawfish Festival will take place Friday thru Sunday at the Rainbow Lagoon Park (403 Shoreline Village Drive). Take in live music, line dancing and authentic, Louisiana-style Crawfish in the largest Crawfish Festival outside of Louisiana. Admission is free for children under 12, and one-day admission is $13 Saturday and Sunday and $5 on Friday.
(By LBLN Jesse Garcia)