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What Live stream of traditional Mexican dance
Who Centro CHA
When Friday, Aug. 7 at 1 p.m.
More Info A Facebook live stream that will showcase traditional dance from the Michoacan region of Mexico. Participants are invited to follow along. The live stream will be conducted in Spanish.

What Trash pick up
Who Long Beach Office of Sustainability
When Friday, Aug. 7 at 3 p.m.
Where Willow Springs Park, 2745 Orange Ave.
More Info The public is invited to help clean the park. A raffle will also be held, and all volunteers will be entered for free. Gloves will be provided. Volunteers are asked to please bring their own face masks to wear.

What Outdoor self defense class
Who Zahalea Anderson
When Saturday, Aug. 8 at 12:30 p.m.
Where Intersection of Ocean and Junipero, on the Bluff
More Info An outdoor group self defense class. Participants will be asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Payment for the class is donation based. This martial arts class is open to all, including beginners.

What 1st Long Beach Black Dance Festival
Who The CRayProject
When Sunday, Aug. 9 to Sunday, Aug. 16, multiple times
Where Online, Rose Park, Bixby Park
More Info The Long Beach Black Dance Festival will host numerous dance classes and online activities during this week long celebration of Black artists, culture and resilience. During the closing weekend, Aug. 14 to Aug. 16 “pop-up” dance concerts in Rose Park and Bixby Park will be held. Those who attend the dance concerts in the park are asked to please practice social distancing and should bring their own face masks. Registration for the event can be found on the website Eventbrite.

What Drive-In movie
Who Port of Long Beach
When Tuesday, Aug. 11 at dusk, around 8:30 p.m.
Where Granada Beach parking lot, 5100 E Ocean Blvd.
More Info A free drive-in moving screening of the film Abominable. Registration for this event is required and decided on a first come, first serve basis. To register for the movie visit

What Food donations in exchange for comics
Who Atomic Basement Comics
When Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
Where Atomic Basement Comics, 400 E 3rd St.
More Info Various comic book titles will be given away for free. Additional free comic books will be given to those who bring canned and other nonperishable food items to donate to the Long Beach Rescue Mission.

What Bixby Knoll’s Farmer’s Market
Who Local farmers and vendors
When Thursday, Aug. 13 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where Intersection of E 46th Street and Atlantic Avenue
More Info Fresh produce is available for sale from local vendors. Customers are asked to wear masks and stay six feet away from each other. WIC and CalFresh are accepted.

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