Don't forget an umbrella this week, Long Beach. There will be rain.

Long Beach Weather

Temperatures this week will remain in the low to mid 60s and high 50s, with rain expected through Thursday. Daytime temps will reach the high 60s by Sunday, but Nighttime temperatures are expected to remain in the high 40s and low 50s.

Watering days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

This Week's Events

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The Southern California Women for Understanding gather for a group photo.

Catch the "Out of the Box" exhibit featuring rare and unseen photos from the June Mazer Lesbian Archives from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. all week at the LGBTQ Center Long Beach, 2017 E 4th St. The last day to view the exhibit is Sunday, Jan. 20. For more, go to centerlb.org.

Enjoy a free comedy show and pizza every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Que Sera, 1923 E. 7th St. The show is hosted by BEAR CITY. Email bearcitycomedy@gmail.com.

It's trivia night every Wednesday at Timeless Pints Brewing Company, 3671 Industry Ave. Unit C. Guests can form teams to compete, or play on their own. For information, email Crystal Angulo at events@timelesspints.com

It's country Thursdays at the Gaslamp, 6251 Pacific Coast Hwy. Listen to live country bands and dance the night away from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Thursday. To reserve a table for dinner, call (562) 596-2718. 

Youngsters 18 months to 3 years can dance around with the Creative Movement and African/Hip Hop dance classes from 5:30 to 6 p.m. every Friday at We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym, 2533 N. Lakewood Blvd. Classes also are available from 6 to 6:30 p.m. for youngsters aged 3 to 6 years and from 6:30 to 7 p.m. for children 7 to 10 years. Four week sessions are $50 and $15 for drop-ins. Go to monikscreativemovement.com.

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It's the 31st annual Long Beach Martin Luther King Jr. Parade happening from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 29, along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Anaheim Street. 

Polar Plunge

Brave souls splash in the ocean off Granada Beach Saturday as part of the annual Polar Plunge put on by the Community Action Team.

Jump into the cold Long Beach water for the annual Polar Splash at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1 Granada Ave. Nonprofit Community Action Team will donate $5 per participant to a charity of choice. Go to justinrudd.com/polarsplash.html to sign up.

Royal Cup Cafe, 994 Redondo Ave., showcases free stand-up comedy shows every Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sign-ups for entries open at 6 p.m. Enjoy fresh coffee brews and a full meal and enjoy the show. For information, email Ryan at rpschool88@gmail.com.

Learn the cha-cha, jitterbug and foxtrot from 2 to 5 p.m. every second and fourth Sunday of the month during Dance in the Park at Bixby Park. Go to facebook.com/DanceInTheParkLB/ for more information.

Donate blood and save a life at Long Beach Memorial (2801 Atlantic Ave.). Go to MemorialCare.org/LBBloodDontation or call (562) 933-0808 to make an appointment.

Other activities include:

The city's Mobility Challenge is encouraging residents to be counted by the new Eco-Counter on the Shoreline Pedestrian/Bicycle Path, west of the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier. The challenge is to reach a total count of 1 million cyclists and/or pedestrians by the end of 2017. Using the hashtag #CountMeInLB, residents can post photos/videos of themselves on social media as they walk, run or bicycle past the Eco-Counter, or as they use trails, parks, beaches, streets and sidewalks.

The Walk On Wednesday (WOW). The group is free to join and meets at 7:15 a.m. each Wednesday, in front of the Chase Bank at 5200 E. Second St. (the corner of Second Street and Corona Avenue). The walk will start at 7:30 and take a different route each week.

For more activities, exhibits and ghoulish events, go to TheGrunion.com/Calendar.

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