Long Beach is a diverse city and there’s always something to do. Long Beach Local News has compiled a list of events you don’t want to miss this weekend.
The Art Film Series at the Miller Room is showing ‘Miss Potter’ this Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m at the Billie Jean King Main Library, located at 200 W. Broadway. The film shows the life of the children’s author, Beatrix Potter, who wrote the Tales of Peter Rabbit series. ‘Miss Potter’ stars Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.
The Willow Springs Park Mural Project 2022 starts bright and early at 8 a.m. and goes to 1 p.m. at 2745 Orange Ave. This community event encourages people to help paint and put the mural together. There will also be a Willow Springs tour and reusable craft tables.
Art for Kid’s Wellness by Rose Junie Therapy is a fun art activity for children that gives them an opportunity to discuss their feelings in a safe space. The event is free but by registering, you are entered into a giveaway and raffles. Licensed child therapist, Noemi Alsup, LCSW, is running the activity and kids ages 5-12 are welcome to attend. It runs from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and will be held at Skies for Miles Boutique at 2741 East 4th Street, Suite C. Rose Junie Therapy is a group therapy practice located at Belmont Shore.
The Cat Cove and The Little Lion Foundation are hosting Adoption Bonanza and Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Long Beach Town Center. Animals will be available to adopt and goods from local businesses will be available to purchase. The event will be held at the former Pier One Building located at 7641 Carson Blvd. There will be a western theme complete with a western photo booth for fun photos and a bake sale.
The Inaugural Sea Change Festival will take place at the Claremont Launch Ramp at 5000 E.Ocean Blvd. It is a free public beach clean-up that will also feature appearances by Olympic-hopeful athletes, live music and art installations, food and beverage stations, giveaways, and professional sand castle building. It will go from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, check out our article here (insert linda’s article link)
If the latest Stranger Things season has you missing the ‘80s, the Long Beach’s ’80s Arcade Pub Crawl might be for you. With your wristband, you will get drink specials and no cover charge at participating locations. Dressing on the theme is encouraged. Tickets are only available on Facebook, Eventbrite, or the website; they will not be sold at the door. Tickets go between $12 – $20. Be sure to charge your phones because the schedule is virtual. Check-in starts at 4:30 p.m at 300 The Promenade N.
Beach Yoga will feature a blend of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Attendees should bring water, a mat or blanket, and layered clothes for comfort. It will be held at 5400 E. Ocean Blvd, to the left of the Claremont Lifeguard tower and community toilet block.
The Long Beach Fire Department Prospective Recruit Exercise Program helps prepare aspiring firefighters for the physical demands of the job. The program is free, but you must register beforehand. Come with a mask, appropriate attire (t-shirt, shorts, and running shoes), water, and a pen and paper to take notes. Participants are required to sign a waiver before the program begins. It will be held at the Captain David Rosa Regional Fire Training Center at 2249 Argonne Ave. from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Creative Communal and 2nd & PCH Shopping Center are hosting a Makers Market from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. There will be at least 35 local makers, face painting, kids’ activities, live music, and a fun backdrop for photos. This event is pet friendly as well, so it’s fun for the whole family. The Makers Market will be at 2nd & PCH Shopping Center at 6400 Pacific Coast Highway.
So We Are Silent Disco is a guided dance journey where you wear headphones to listen to music. Tickets go from $10-$30. Everyone is welcome but drugs and alcohol are not. The silent disco is held on the beach in front of Saltwater Deck Cafe at 2630 E. Ocean Blvd. – look for the yellow flag. Check-in begins at 5:45 p.m.
This is our weekly weekend round-up that will be posted every Friday. If you or anyone you know is hosting a public event, we’d love to feature it. Please send all information to email@example.com.
By Casey N. Wilson