Reminder: Today, April 15, is tax day. Taxes should be submitted before midnight tonight.
Long Beach Weather
The skies will be partly cloudy with temperatures reaching the mid 70s by the end of the week. Nighttime temperatures are expected to remain in the mid to high 50s.
Watering days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
This Week's Events
It’s heavy metal versus heavy metal. But we’re not talking music.
The hit television show "BattleBots" — where fighting robots battle to the death — will be filming twice a day inside an airplane hangar near the Long Beach Airport starting through Monday, April 22, at 2770 Industry Ave. Tickets start at $10. To purchase tickets go to battlebotslive2019.eventbrite.com/?aff=WRI.
"Extra Extra: News As Art" is on display from 5-9 p.m. tonight, April 15, through Tuesday, April 30, at Loiter Galleries, 375 North Promenade. Go to Loitergalleries.com.
Bring your youngsters to PJ Story Time from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at the El Dorado Neighborhood Library, 2900 Studebaker Rd. This is a free event that occurs every Tuesday evening.
Story time also is happening every Tuesday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Rd. For more information, go to rancholoscerritos.com.
Artwork by Samantha E. Reynolds is on display from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27, at the El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E Spring St.
A 15-year-old Belmont Shore Easter tradition is back, and organizers are calling on Long Bea…
Volunteers are needed from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, and Thursday, April 18, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 19, at Bay Shore Church, 5100 E. The Toledo, to help assemble baskets for Operation Easter Basket. Monetary and item donations are also needed. Go to justinrudd.com/easter for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Thunder Thursday is taking off from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at The Pike Outlets, 95 S. Pine Ave. The free event turns the downtown shopping center into a free and family friendly Grand Prix preview, featuring fast cars, live music and a motorcycle stunt show. Go to gplb.com/thunder-thursday-set-for-april-11.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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 events, go to TheGrunion.com/Calendar.