In our final installment of Best of Long Beach 2014, we look to the people and the businesses who help us make our own lives a little easier, liven up our professional endeavors, or simply provide us some relief from the stresses of the day-to-day with a some good ol' fashion American-style consumer catharsis.
For families who struggle to provide their children the bare necessities, Christmas gifts are a rarely afforded luxury. To help brighten the Holiday season for all, Better Balance for Long Beach (BBLB), the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation and volunteers will once again put on the "One Day Christmas Store - Shopping with Dignity" event on Saturday, December 20.
It is a rare treat indeed, especially in the depths of the commercialized good-tidings season, to be confronted with the genuinely-generous and spirited-actuality that is the 11th (!) annual melodrama from our good friends at The Garage and Alive Theaters. As the holidays seem to pile up, bogging us down with work, last minute planning, expensive travel, family time and consumer distractions, it is a blessing to find a quick escape that proves to be as necessary as it is irreverent.