November 4th – November 11th, 2019
We’re at that awkward in-between-holidays time! Some of us are taking a break, some are gearing up for Thanksgiving, and some of us want to skip ahead and start prepping for Christmas or Hanukkah! This week we have quite the mix of events. You can catch the tail end of the Dia de los Muertos celebrations, check out a holiday market, or opt for some of the non-holiday related events! And don’t forget to visit each week to find out about the coolest events that week, brought to you by Long Beach Home + Living and ExploreLongBeach !
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ART EXHIBITION
Wednesday November 6th 11am-5pm
When: Wednesday November 6th from 11 am – 5 pm (and also every day through November 10th)
Where: MOLAA 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach
This is the last week for this exhibit at the MOLAA! The Día de los Muertos Exhibition is a juried display of art and altars open to artists residing in Southern California. The art and altars will be on the display to the public in MOLAA’s Education Gallery and are featured as a part of MOLAA’s Día de los Muertos curriculum.
This year’s Día de los Muertos theme addresses our lineages and how we have been consciously and unconsciously shaped by them. It will highlight the way in which previous generations: familial, cultural, and community-oriented, shape our beliefs, habits, and customs. De generación a generación invites artists and audiences to connect with parts of themselves they did not know much about, creating a link between the past and the present. Check out the MOLAA’s site to learn more about this event and upcoming events (including the Absolute Best of Long Beach awards coming up on the 16th!!)
SESAME STREET LIVE IN LONG BEACH
Friday November 8th from 6 pm
When: Friday November 8th at 6 pm
Where: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach
Sesame Street Live is coming to LB! I remember going to this with my parents as a kid and I loved it. I’m super excited to have the opportunity to take my kids as well The story line for this show will be Elmo wanting to do magic, but he doesn’t know how! He teams up with Abby and Justin where he will discover the “power of yet” — the lesson that with perseverance and practice, nothing can stand between you and your dream. The message is really cute and it’s always fun to see your favorite characters come to life. Visit their website for more info or to purchase tickets!
DOODLE PAINT PARTY
Saturday November 9th from 2pm-4pm
When: Saturday November 9th from 2 pm – 4pm
Where: Steelcraft (Bellflower) 16500 Bellflower Blvd, Bellflower
Who doesn’t love arts and crafts?! This Doodle Paint Party is fun for all ages, however they recommend children ages 4 and under sit with an adult. $25.00 Doodle Artist tickets include the following: (1) 11×14 stretched canvas, all necessary art supplies and (1) juice or water. $35.00 Doodle Adult tickets include the following: (1) 11×14 stretched canvas, all necessary art supplies and (1) beer or coffee. Please arrive 10 minutes early for check-in. Walk-ins are welcome however are not a guarantee. Visit their event page for more information or to buy tix!
RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS HOLIDAY SHOPPING PREVIEW
Saturday November 9th from 1 pm – 5 pm
When: Saturday November 9th from 1 pm – 5 pm
Where: Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 E Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach
Free holiday shopping preview event this weekend at Rancho Los Alamitos! Get ready to see local Artisans and Craftsmen presenting their unique jewelry, glass products, specialty foods, candles, home & garden décor and more! Get an early start on your holiday shopping in a beautiful and relaxed setting while enjoying complimentary light refreshments. Free convenient parking and admission.
You are also welcome to explore the rancho while you are there. There are beautiful gardens, farm animals, and of course, the rancho itself. This is a really fun place to explore with friends or a date, or to let the kids run around. See their website for more info and don’t forget to follow their social channels for more fun events!
Sunday November 10th from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
When: Sunday from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: The Grand Long Beach, 4101 E Willow St, Long Beach
The Grand is hosting a Penelope Lane Boutique Holiday Market! There will be over 60+ unique makers and artisans including clothes, jewelry, home goods, and baby goods. Parking is free and there will also be a free holiday donut bar included with the price of admission. Tickets are only $2, military and under 12 are free. The first 50 shoppers in line will also get a swag bag. Check out the website for additional info!