8 things to do in Long Beach starting Thursday and throughout the weekend

Dance your feet off at the 20th anniversary of soul and funk night, The Good Foot, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at a fiesta in the seventh district and get a meat tattoo.

Emphasize: Displacement

Watch a free screening of Priced Out: Gentrification in Portland, Oregon and a join in on a discussion with the film’s director, Cornelius Swart and a panel of experts on issues involved with displacement. Emphasize is a free talk series about complex topics including homelessness and gentrification.

The screening and discussion takes place Thursday and runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. For more info, check out the Facebook event page here.

The Art Theatre is located at 2025 E. 4th St.

The Good Foot! 20th Anniversary Party

Don’t miss the celebration of two decades of the monthly soul and funk night, set to feature DJs Dennis Owens and Lili Bird, as well as live performances from Brazilian funk band Os Zagueiros (featuring Long Beach Funk Fest founder, Delta Nove guitarist Bobby Easton) and funk, soul, afrobeat outfit Mestizo Beat.

https://lbpost.com/life/music/the-good-foot-celebrates-20-years-of-funk-and-soul-this-friday/

The party starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 1:45 a.m. Check out the Facebook link here for more info.

Alex’s Bar is located at 2913 E. Anaheim St.

The Ghosts of Lote Bravo

Opening Friday night and running through Sep. 30, Cal Rep’s 2018-19 season begins with a play centered on a mother and daughter who struggle to live in violent border town Ciudad Juarez.

https://lbpost.com/life/arts-culture/your-fall-guide-to-the-performing-arts-in-long-beach/

“Women haven’t survived for eons by being ‘weak’ and ’emotional,’” said playwright Hilary Bettis in a statement. “We’ve survived by being a hell of a lot tougher and braver than we’re given credit for, and I wanted to show that through Raquel’s journey in this play.”

Opening night begins sat 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more information can be found via the website here.

The Studio Theater at CSULB is located at 7th Street and East Campus Drive.

Shark Lagoon Night

Shark Lagoon Nights have begun at the Aquarium of the Pacific, offering visitors an up-close look at the “ocean’s ultimate predators” for free. Guests can touch bamboo and epaulette sharks and watch sand tiger and zebra sharks swim about on select Friday evenings. Expect live music, food and drinks for purchase.

Shark Lagoon Night runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and takes place on select nights through Dec. 28, excluding Oct. 12 and 26. For more info, visit the website here.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way.

Rain Garden Workshop

Photo from Rancho Los Cerritos.

While Southern California sees little rainfall, rain gardens allow precipitation to replenish the water table. Learn how rain gardens work, why they may be a great fit for your property and how to create and maintain them through a panel of experts on horticulture, ecology, gardening and more on Saturday.

The Water-Wise Gardening workshop runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets and more information can be found via the link here.

Rancho Los Cerritos is located at 4600 Virginia Road.

Fiesta in the Park

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during this 2nd annual Seventh District fiesta. With live performances by DJ Demo, Susie Hansen Latin Band, CSULB’s Grupo Folklorico Mexica and more, it’s sure to be a Saturday hit.

The fiesta kicks off at noon and goes until 6 p.m. For more info, check out the Facebook event page here.

Silverado Park is located at 1545 W. 31st St.

Go Get a Meat Tattoo

Prove your love for sandwiches (and Arby’s) by getting a free tattoo on Saturday by local tattoo artist Miguel Montgomery. It’s all a part of #SandwichesPorVida, Arby’s challenge to self-proclaimed sandwich lovers to show just how committed they really are. Those getting inked can choose any design from the flash sheet above.

Arby’s Sandwiches For Life Event runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit the link here.

Port City Tattoo is located at 4290 E. Pacific Coast Highway.

Subtract on the Pier 029: Stimming LIVE & Dave DK

Posted by Subtract Music on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Catch house music producer Stimming at the end of the pier in Long Beach. “Combining carefully crafted nostalgic emotions with devastating techno beats, his sound is distinct and we will say no more, as his music speaks for itself,” organizers stated.

Subtract On The Pier 029 goes from 2 to 10 p.m. Tickets and more information can be found here.

The Belmont Pier is located at 15 39th Place.

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