Prepare to fill your candy bags, capture great memories from your smartphone and enjoy a weekend celebrating music and planes. Here is everything you need to do this week in Long Beach.
Video StoryTelling Training
Everyone is invited to dress in their best costumes and learn how to make amazing videos you can take with your phone in this holiday video storytelling training. Enjoy the holiday festivities including a costume contest in this event hosted by VoiceWaves that will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Community Center (525 E 7th street). All participants are encouraged to download the WeVideo app in the link https://www.wevideo.com/mobile prior to attending.
Trick or Treat on The Promenade
Bring your costumed little trick or treaters and join the Promenade Area Residents Association (Promenade Downtown Long Beach) for a Halloween night full of candy. Trick or treat around local businesses and lobbies of residential buildings. The candy gathering fun starts at 6 p.m.
Feminist Open Mic
The G.R.R.R.L Collective is back for their monthly feminist and queer open mic night at Rainbow Juices (246 E 3rd St). This month’s open mic will encourage participants to compose around the theme Sanctuary or Home. Everyone is encouraged to use their creative talents whether it’s a song, short story, dance or movement. The event is from 7-9 p.m.
La Raza’s Dia De Los Muertos
Come help celebrate Dia de Los Muertos in the USU Ballrooms at Cal State University Long Beach (1212 Bellflower Blvd). Enjoy an evening full of live band performances, delicious food, and a variety of art vendors. The event is open to the community and kid-friendly. The fun runs from 5-10 p.m.
Meet and Greet With Councilmember Pearce
Want to learn more about your neighborhood or have a question you would like answered? Come to Portfolio Coffeehouse (2300 E 4th St) from 8:30-10:15 a.m. for a meet and greet with second district councilmember Jeannine Pearce. Hang out, chat and get your questions and concerns addressed. If you cannot make the meet and greet your next chance will be at Pizzanista (1837 E 7th St) on November 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Festival of Flight
Long Beach Airport’s annual Festival of Flight (3590 E Wardlow Rd) will take place from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. This free community celebration will feature a C-17 from March Air Force Base. Enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and static aircraft and vehicle displays. The event is open to all ages. For more information visit http://www.lgb.org/information/festival_of_flight.asp
This weekend be part of ComplexCon, a curated convention and festival that brings together creatives, curators and you to celebrate and shape our culture. The event will take place at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center (300 E Ocean Blvd) and feature two-days of live performances by Young Thug, M.I.A, DJ Khaled and many more. For full festival line-up and more information visit https://www.complexcon.com/music_lineup
By Jesse Garcia