We all know that California is one of the best states to live in and raise a family, with the best So Cal weather! People love California because of its weather, lovely landscapes, tourist attractions, and quality of life in general. Long Beach is the city by the sea, a great location for when the summer arrives. Some citizens say that Long Beach is “a big city with a small-town vibe.” It’s full of arts, music, culture, adventures, sunshine and smiles. There are plenty of unique festivals held in long beach all year long. It’s also the home of the Queen Mary and huge ports. Therefore, with this week forecast of rain, Long Beach Local News has some upcoming events listed below that are indoors and outdoors (for those that like getting wet!).
Upcoming events for the week of March 4-10
Long Beach State Forty Niners vs. Michigan Wolverines
Location: Blair Field
On Tue March 5 at 6pm
Tickets can be found here. Prices may vary.
WHALE DOLPHIN AND SEA LIFE CRUISES
Ride into the open Pacific Ocean to search for Whales, Dolphins, Sea Lions, and other Marine life. Enjoy great family fun in double deck vessels, which provides outstanding views from all locations. Boarding daily at 12pm & 3pm on the following dates on Monday March 4- March 10. Cruises are 2-2.5 hours. For more information about this event you can contact (562) 983-6880.
Location: Harbor Breeze Cruises- Dock #2 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Fred Hall Shows The Ultimate Outdoor Experience
The Fred Hall Show—The Ultimate Outdoor Experience — will feature approximately 1000 booths throughout the convention center with over 10,000 products on display from the world’s leading outdoor recreation manufacturers. Over 400 seminars will take place during the five days of the show in seven different seminar venues, plus live entertainment and cooking demonstrations.
Wednesday, March 6-8 1:00pm -9:00 PM
Saturday, March 9 – 10:00AM – 8:30PM
Sunday, March 10 – 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Event details: www.fredhall.com
Phone: (805) 389-3339
Location: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.Long Beach, California 9080
CSULB Annual POW WOW
California State University, Long Beach’s annual Pow Wow, an American Indian social celebration, returns to the campus’ central quad on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 – 10, 2019 (RAIN or SHINE). The largest spring event of its kind in Southern California, the Pow Wow at Cal State Long Beach is focused on displaying the university’s strong American Indian presence. Admission and parking are free. We strongly recommend spectators to bring folding chairs.
The two-day event, which will feature American Indian dancing, arts, crafts and food begins at 11 AM each day and runs until 10 PM on Saturday and 7 PM on Sunday. In addition to contests and inter-tribal dancing, there will be Gourd dancing with Dancer Registration closing at 2 PM on Saturday, March 9. All dancers and drums are invited.
Native foods such as mutton and beef stew, Navajo tacos, fry bread and Indian burgers will be on sale at the event, and American Indian vendors will be selling both traditional and contemporary American Indian art.
Saturday – 11a.m. – 10p.m. and Sunday – 11a.m. – 6p.m.
Location: CSULB 1250 N Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, Ca 90840
Visit CSULB website for more information http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/students/sld/american_indian_services/pow_wow/
Scott Kelly The Sky Is Not The Limit: Lessons From A Year In Space
“The mission Scott embarked on pushed the limits of what Americans can do in space.” Scott Kelly’s historic mission captivated the world as he reported from the International Space Station with live interviews and never before seen photos. Sharing stories from his 143 million-mile adventure, Kelly provides his candid take on persistence, resilience and self-determination with his trademark humor, and humility. An American hero who laid the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration, Kelly will deliver a truly out-of-this-world experience!
Event Contact: (562) 985-7000
Location: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, California 90815
Paint night in Long Beach, CA – “Galaxy’s Edge”
A fun galaxy paint night at Q Smokehouse in beautiful Downtown Long Beach. Paint your own “Galaxy’s Edge” with The Paint Sesh. Enjoy a tasty drink from the venues bar while painting this fun holiday masterpiece. The instructor/entertainer will guide you and your friends through two hours of lively creativity, drinks, laughs. What a great way of creative therapy so you don’t have to feel bad for treating yourself a fun night out! No experience needed to have a good time. Just bring a friend or two, grab a drink.
Q Smokehouse 300 S Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
Date: March 5, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Explore the music of various vintages from Finland, Iceland, and Russia, beginning with a mesmerizing 1994 work by Finnish composer Rautavaara whose mystical sounds will send you into the cosmos. We will stay in Finland for two works by Sibelius: his Symphony No. 3 and his beautiful Finlandia, a moving work that culminates with a hymn section celebrating Finland’s independence from Russia. We next present a work by living Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason who is shaking up the classical music world with his new and pleasing sounds. Listen for two movements from his riveting Bow to String (2010) that feature lots of cello and percussion: the first entitled “Sorrow Conquers Happiness” and the third “Air to Breathe.” It will end the evening with Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme which is actually an original theme in the Rococo style.
Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater
March 9/8:00 PM-10:00PM
By Karina Manzo