Around Town | August 17, 2018

What Concert in the Park(ing Lot)
Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
When Monday, Aug. 20 at 6:30pm
Where Howard CDM lot, 3750 Long Beach Blvd.
More Info The 20-plus-piece band Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra will play at the final free Concert in the Park(ing Lot) of the year. Lola’s Mexican Cuisine will serve tacos and margaritas. Attendees are encouraged to bring a folding chair and dancing shoes. Visit

What Workshop
Who Hosted by the American Association of University Women
When Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Suite 210, 3605 Long Beach Blvd.
More Info The free workshop about pay and benefits negotiation is developed for working women of workforce age to evaluate, negotiate and articulate their worth confidently in the job market. The workshop includes exercises, strategies and role-playing opportunities. Details and registration at

What Fundraiser
Who Hosted by Rancho Los Alamitos
When Saturday, Aug. 25, from 5:30pm to 9pm
Where Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 E. Bixby Hill Rd.
More Info Attendees will get to sample wine, craft beers and appetizers, as well as explore the gardens and bid at the silent auction. Tickets cost $150 per person or $125 for Rancho Los Alamitos members. Visit

What Taste of Downtown
Who Hosted by the Downtown Long Beach Alliance
When Wednesday, Aug. 29 to Thursday, Aug. 30, from 6pm to 10pm
Where The boardwalk along Shoreline Drive between the Yard House and Q Smokehouse restaurants
More Info Multiple DTLB restaurants will offer tasting-sized portions of their signature dishes and drinks. Admission is free, and $1 tasting tickets can be purchased at the event, or in advanced online. Parking is available for a fee at the Shoreline Village Parking Lot or at the Pike Outlets Parking Garage at 65 Cedar Ave. To see participating restaurants, visit

What Book club meeting
Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls Literary Society
When Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7pm
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
More Info At the group’s 127th meeting, attendees will discuss Maryanne Robinson’s Housekeeping. The event is open to the public. All are encouraged to read the book in advance. Refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 595-0081 or email [email protected]

What Fundraiser
Who Hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach
When Saturday, Sept. 15, from 7am to 10am
Where Meet up at the Granada Launch Ramp, 5000 E. Ocean Blvd.
More Info The walk will raise money for the Health and Life Skills programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach. Check-in will be at 7am. After the walk, there will be a raffle and refreshments given out at 9:30am. A minimum $30 donation is required to participate in the walk. Contact Kari at [email protected] or call (562) 595-5945.

What Community recognition
Who Hosted by the Arts Council for Long Beach
When Friday, Oct. 12 from 6pm to 9pm
Where The Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The Arts Council for Long Beach will hold its annual State of the Arts event in partnership with the Office of Mayor Robert Garcia. This event will recognize artists, performers, educators and administrators who work to foster creativity, enliven communities and enable a thriving arts city. The event is free and open to the public. Visit