October 1st-6th, 2019
Who else is excited about the cooler weather?! I’m ready for crockpot recipes and cuddling up with the fam! This week we have quite a variety of events for you, including a couple pet events for all of you animal lovers out there. Cheers to the week ahead and make sure to follow Long Beach Home + Living and ExploreLongBeach on our social channels for all of the best events every week! And don’t forget to submit your nominees for the Absolute Best of Long Beach awards! The deadline is October 4th!
FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT KIDSPACE FAMILY MUSEUM
Tuesday October 1st from 4:00pm – 8:00 pm
I know what you’re thinking… This isn’t even Long Beach! And it’s far! But, hear me out. This event looked so cool I felt like we should include it for the week. And it’s free! Every first Tuesday of the month from 4:00 to 8:00pm is Kidspace’s Free Family Night. Admission to the museum is free for everyone during these hours only (normal pricing for general admission is $14/person 1 year and older.) On these special nights, Kidspace will promote family learning about the arts, while emphasizing the diverse cultures and communities present in Greater Los Angeles. Expect crowds and long admission lines during the spring and summer months. Themed activities will be facilitated between 4:30 and 7:30pm. Check out the Kidspace website for more info and for other upcoming special events!
MUSIC FOR MUTTS AND CATS
Thursday October 3rd from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This one is for the dog and cat lovers! Music for Mutts and Cats is having their 2nd Annual Fundraiser this year at Steelcraft! Come out to support a great cause benefiting Long Beach Animal Care Services and Friends of Long Beach Animals. Live music will be provided by Neptune Recovery and a few others to still be announced! The donations that they will be accepting are blankets, towels, toys, food, treats. Check out their website for more info!
FIRST FRIDAYS ARTS MONTH CELEBRATION
Friday October 4th from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A new month means a new First Fridays in Bixby Knolls! This month’s theme will be art month, and they’ll be celebrating ALL of the arts – the weird and the wonderful. First Fridays is something like a street fair. You can expect live music, arts and crafts, artisan vendors, performances, food and drinks, and lots of specials at local participating restaurants. This Friday there will also be a FREE art station at The Better Half Boutique where customers of all ages can create a pumpkin. There will also be tasty beverages and they are offering a free fall votive candle with any purchase over $25. Check out their website to learn more about First Fridays and this month’s theme, and don’t forget to follow them on social media to learn more about upcoming months!
RANCHO LOS CERRITOS CREATION STATION
Saturday October 5th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Get creative with history! Using and experimenting with a wide variety of colorful and natural materials, children can create seasonal arts and crafts. This FREE drop-in program takes place rain or shine. October’s theme is Outrageous Orange. This is great opportunity to visit the beautiful grounds of Rancho Los Cerritos and there will be fun for the whole family! Check out their website to learn more!
FREE ART CLASS IN BIXBY PARK
Sunday October 6th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free art class for all skill levels! This Sunday, Inspyr Arts Studio will be hosting a free guided Plein Art Sketching Class on Parcel One. This event will take place on the grassy patch across the street from Park Pantry. If you don’t have sketching materials they will be provided. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and bottled water. Check out the Bixby Park facebook page to learn about more fun upcoming events!