Happy Monday, Long Beach! We hope that you had a great weekend.
Long Beach Weather
The skies are mostly sunny in the city once again, with highs this week expected to reach 78 degrees by Sunday. Temps are expected to stay cooler into the low to mid 50s at night.
Watering days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
This Week's Events
LBSU's latest art exhibit "Call and Response," an intersection of high art and pop culture, is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. today, March 25, at the LBSU University Art Museum, 1250 N Bellflower Blvd. The show is free and is open every Monday through Thursday, with the show finale happening on Sunday, April 14. For information and times, go to csulb.edu/university-art-museum.
"Extra Extra: News As Art" is on display from 5-8:30 p.m. tonight, March 25, at Loiter Galleries, 375 North Promenade.
Bring your youngsters to PJ Story Time from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at the El Dorado Neighborhood Library, 2900 Studebaker Rd. This is a free event that occurs every Tuesday evening.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Last year, the Grand Prix Foundation of Long Beach kicked off the inaugural Grand Prix 5K.
The second annual Run The Course Grand Prix 5K is happening at 7:30 a.m. for the Elite entrants and at 8 a.m. for the general walk and run entrants this Sunday, March 31, at the starting line along Shoreline Drive.
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 email@example.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 events, go to TheGrunion.com/Calendar.