Every day 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
Enjoy a full bar, an open kitchen until 10 p.m., and KJ Kevin Cable as he dances, entertains and helps you sing all night during karaoke Monday’s At The Top (201 Pine Avenue). Admission is free. Party runs from 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
A day without laughter is a day wasted and Harvelle’s (201 East Broadway) strives to make this the best laugh you’ve ever had. In a venue under the streets of Long Beach, this burlesque show puts together stand-up comedians and sultry striptease. Show runs from 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Admission starts at $10. For more info visit http://longbeach.harvelles.com
Food truck Wednesday’s are here at The Current Living (707 E Ocean Blvd) in Downtown Long Beach. This event is hosted by Curbside bites and takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and features many local favorite eateries such as Rice Balls of Fire, Richeeze, and Crepes Bonaparte. Admission is free. Event is kid-friendly.
Get the Folk Festival Weekend started early with a circle Open Bluegrass Jam session at The Red Leprechaun (4000 E Anaheim St). The night will feature The Cartoon Cowboys, the new project from Mic De La Torre of Zen Robbi and Jelly of the Month Club. The night starts at 7:00 p.m. Beginner and experienced pickers welcome.
Join Tea Amo café & tea (1112 E Ocean Blvd) as they host a photography and art workshop from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Lean basic photography skills to make you look like a pro and how to make raved nail and string frames. Also, enjoy some tea for a relaxing and creative morning.
The 5th Annual Long Beach Folk Revival Festival will take place at the Rainbow Lagoon Park (400 Shoreline Village Dr) from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. This Revival Folk Festival will have something for the whole family including pie eating contest, banjo contest, beard & mustache contest, and kid crafts. Get ready to stomp the night away. Admission is $40 at the door. For more info visit https://www.folkrevivalfestival.com
Saturday & Sunday
In Celebration of the local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific (100 Aquarium way) will have its thirteenth annual Moompetam Festival. This weekend celebration features cultural crafts, storytelling, live demonstrations, music and dancing. Event takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. General admission is $22.95 for adults, $17.95 for children. For more info visit http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/moompetam/
Article by LBLN Jesse Garcia
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