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Where to Be In LB: Things to do July 5-July 7

Moonlight Movies on the Beach: Top Gun

Thursday, July 5 | 8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Alamitos Beach

Top Gun comes to Alamitos Beach as a part of Moonlight Movies on the Beach. This ‘80s classic is sure to pump your blood and pull on your heartstrings as Tom Cruise shows us what it takes to be the best pilot, friend and lover. Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks or purchase some at the event to make it the ultimate moviegoing experience! Whether this is your first time time seeing the movie or not, it’ll be a high flying good time. For more information:

Yankee Doodle Dandy: Opening Night

Friday, July 6 | 8:00 PM-11:00 PM

Carpenter Performing Arts Center | 6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815

This Friday, Musical Theatre West opens its doors for its first performance of Yankee Doodle Dandy, an all-American musical that will occur every weekend over the next month. Featuring famous American songs like “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “Mary’s a Grand Old Name,” and of course, “I’m Yankee Doodle Dandy,” this musical tells the tale of Broadway’s founding father and America’s most famous musical patriot: George M. Cohan. July’s now home to two incredible patriotic events as this musical kicks off July 6 to July 22. For more information:

Shakespeare Aloud: Coriolanus

Saturday, July 7 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Carpenter Performing Arts Center | 6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815

The Roman state is in turmoil and in danger of a citizen’s uprising. Will a peaceful resolution be brokered, or will the empire fall to ruin? Come find the answers to these questions and more at Shakespeare Aloud’s July reading. Lovers of literature and theater alike will love the family-friendly performances that encourage participation and questions on one of Shakespeare’s great Roman plays. Roles will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and no prior acting experience is required for this informative and entertaining group read. For more information:

Long Beach Vegan Festival

Saturday, July 7 | 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Walter Pyramid | 1250 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840

Calling all Long Beach vegans! The Long Beach Vegan Food and Music Festival is about to begin, and it’s sure to be a “kale” of a good time. With over 70 vendors attending the event, you’re sure to find not only one, but a dozen new awesome foods to gorge yourself on. In addition to great food, you can find incredibly diverse entertainment ranging from live bands to live yoga. This festival offers more food and fun then one single person knows what to do with, so bring the whole family and some friends to get your vegan on! For more information:

Summertime Long Beach Hip-Hop Festival

Saturday, July 7 | 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Queen Mary Events Park | 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

A legendary concert festival is set to come to the Queen Mary Park this Saturday as hip-hop legends share the stage for an unforgettable evening of music. The golden generation of hip-hop will return as Long Beach native and 15-time Grammy nominee Snoop Dogg will headline the event alongside The Game, Ice Cube, and Method Man & Redman, and more! Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For more information:

For more events occurring in and around Long Beach, check out the Calendar of Events on the 908 App!


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