Long Beach Comic Expo runs Saturday, Jan. 11 to Sunday, Jan. 12 at the Long Beach Convention Center.
You can find the holiday bread at almost any panaderia, but beware, they can sell out quick.
Why not spend the whole day feeling festive?
The festivities will begin with an opening ceremony Saturday morning wherein an honored elder cuts a ribbon that symbolizes opening the gate into the new year.
Long Beach Transit and the Arts Council for Long Beach partnered up with Los Angeles artist Big Sleeps for a three-part collaboration.
The goal of the event is to connect the diverse population of Long Beach through a cultural and educational social event, organizers said.
“I had a little piggy bank and I would put all my quarters and dollars in there and then I would buy my backpack and back-to-school clothes,” Som said.
Yuen credited her teacher with making the transition to a new culture an easier process through her kindness and guidance.
The North Long Beach teacher learned Nancy Yuen, an immigrant from Taiwan, had never had a birthday party—so she gave her one. The memory had a lasting impact on Yuen, now a writer and speaker on race in media.
The 45-year-old reggae and hip-hop artist frequently performed at local establishments.