November is coming in cold and the holidays are just around the corner. Take part in the holiday joy with a taco and music festival, a wreath making class or other activities to get you feeling festive. Here is everything you need to do this week in Long Beach.
Fall Wreath Making Class
Start your week in a fall festive spirit and join the floral design classes (3803 Atlantic Ave) and design your own wreaths to enjoy for the holidays. All materials will be supplied including a medium sized grapevine wreath and fall flower foliage. Kelly from Freckled Fern will be hosting the event and help you create a sustainable wreath you can enjoy throughout the holiday season. Class begins at 6:30 p.m. for more info and tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-wreath-making-class-tickets-39294796795?aff=efbeventtix
Brushstrokes and Beverages
Come learn how to paint “Rustic Window” in a step by step class while you drink a beverage and swipe brushstrokes on a canvas. This event is hosted by Restauration (2708 E 4th St) and will be on the patio from 7-10 p.m. For ticket info visit https://squareup.com/store/brushstrokes-and-beverages/
Food Truck Wednesday
Take a stroll around Downtown Long Beach and stop by The Current Living (707 E ocean Blvd) for their weekly Food Truck Wednesday event hosted by Curbside Bites. Enjoy some soul food, Brew Wings or another specialty food. Food Trucks are serving from 5-9 p.m. For more info ans schedules visit https://curbsidebites.com/calendar/downtown-long-beach-the-current/
Meet and Greet with Councilmember Pearce
Councilmember Pearce has been hosting a few meet and greets throughout Long Beach to address questions and concerns and this week she will be at Pizzanista (1837 E 7th St) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come hang out, get questions answered and get to know your councilmember.
How I Made It
Made by Millworks (240 Pine Avenue) is featuring a “How I Made It” story telling event. If you like The Moth or other authentic story telling events, then this open mic event has a slot for you to tell one of your stories. All ages are welcome. Full bar. Admission is free. The event runs from 7-10 p.m.
Tropicalia Music & Taco Festival
The Tropicalia music and Taco Festival will be at The Queen Mary (1126 Queens Hwy) from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Come enjoy tacos for that meet all dietary needs, a unique musical line up that features legends from all walks of life, and Stand-up comedian Felipe Esparza hosting the event. For more info and ticket purchase visit http://www.tropicaliafest.com/
The Latino Comic Expo
The Latino Comic Expo (LCX) is back at the MOOLA (628 Alamitos Ave) for its sixth year. Meet some of your favorite creators, discover new artist and take home original art and comic books. This two-day event will feature free admission to museum gallery, panel speakers and family-friendly workshops. For more information please visit https://www.molaa.org/latino-comics-expo-2017/
By Jesse Garcia