Tired of live music recommendations? We hope not, as we have an issue to refer you to this weekend, including an electronic show at Alex’s Bar, a cover band at (surprise, surprise) at Gaslamp, and another free show at El Dorado Nature Center.
We also found a new pop-up art gallery, a body-positive skating rollout, a few unique manufacturer markets, and more.
SUMMER CONCERT – NATURAL CENTER EL DORADO (Thursday)
The wildly popular free summer concert series at El Dorado Nature Center is back after a hiatus due to the pandemic, with the first performance scheduled for Thursday, July 8.
Classic rock cover band Corday will take the stage for the first time on July 8. The four-piece band play a mix of classic rock hymns, ’80s jams, disco, and whatever else they want to put on the setlist – family-friendly, they promise.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets or other seating. Picnicking is permitted, but alcohol is not permitted in city parks. And, although the show is free, a $ 5 donation to the Center de la nature is encouraged and appreciated.
The show is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
El Dorado Nature Center is located at 7550 E. Spring St.
FART BARF CONCERT – ALEX’S BAR (Friday)
Alex’s Bar has brought back nearly all of its shows and live events since the pandemic and this Friday the venue hosts the comedic electronic trio Fart Barf. There is very little to dislike about this group, but if you’re still on the fence, click here.
The last time Fart Barf played at Alex’s Bar was in an empty room so you can tell they’re pretty excited to be back in full force.
Local artists Wargirl, Assquatch and Drugs (who open the show) join Fart Barf in the lineup. Tickets cost around $ 13 and can be purchased online.
Doors open at 8 p.m. Beginning of the show around 9 p.m.
Alex’s Bar is located at 2913 E. Anaheim St.
GALERIE 83 ART SHOW WITH THE ARTIST BAKER’S SON – VIOLET TINDER STUDIOS (Saturday)
A new pop-up art gallery intended to shine a light on women, gays and people of color is organizing its first summer show this Saturday, July 10.
Every Saturday until the end of August, an artist will take over the first floor space of Violet Tinder Studios, a professional photography studio in Belmont Heights, and present their work.
Kicking off the series is Keith Magruder (known by the nickname Baker’s Son), a mixed media artist who primarily uses watercolors and paper to highlight the socio-political intersectionality of food and culture.
Magruder’s exhibition on July 10 and 11 will feature his show ‘Flea Market’ which is a collection of toys, media, and entertainment items from the 80s and 90s handcrafted from paper and painted in l ‘watercolor. The result is deceptively realistic replicas of 3D objects.
The exhibition will be open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Violet Tinder Studios / Gallery 83 is at 3300 E. Broadway.
SUNS OUT, BUNS OUT – BODY POSITIVE SKATE ROLL OUT (Saturday)
Roller skater and local influencer Courtney Shove (known online as Fat Girl Has Moxi) calls on skaters of all shapes and sizes to join her on Saturday July 10 as she and her team skate along the footpath of Long Beach to celebrate self-esteem. and inclusiveness.
Shove encourages participants to dress in clothes or makeup that they generally don’t feel comfortable wearing as a symbol of defying unhealthy notions of societal beauty standards (it’s also a lot of fun).
Skaters will meet at the beach parking lot at Junipero Avenue and East Ocean Boulevard 11:00 a.m. Skaters will take off at 11:30 a.m. from Junipero Hill and skate on the footpath to Lions Lighthouse and back.
More than 200 skaters showed up for the inaugural deployment in 2019. The 2020 deployment was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
HOMAGE CONCERT SELENA – LE GASLAMP (Saturday)
If Netflix’s Selena reboot, âSelena: The Seriesâ is still fresh on your mind, Saturday night at Gaslamp is your chance to experience singer Tejano’s music through something other than your television speakers.
The cover band “Dreaming of You” will take the stage at 8 pm (doors at 6 pm). Tickets cost $ 25 and can be purchased online, click here. The ticket allows you to reserve a table, but dinner and drinks are not included.
The Gaslamp is at 6251 East Pacific Coast Highway.
CD1 DOWNTOWN CLEANING (Saturday)
Help beautify the city center with City Councilor Mary Zendejas from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday July 10. This inaugural neighborhood clean-up hopes to have the most impact possible, so the more the merrier.
Meet at City Place at the corner of Fourth Street and Pine Avenue. The city will provide gloves, bags, and other supplies – just show up with your helpful self.
Click here for more information.
SMALL BUSINESS FAIR (Saturday and Sunday)
Come and discover the goods of more than 50 sellers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 July.
Shop for handmade jewelry, clothing, skin care, home decor, food, desserts and more
The event also promises raffles, face painting, live music and a photo booth to commemorate the day.
Click here for more information.
Small Business Fair is located at 636 N. Locust Ave.
BRUJITA MARKET – MARIE’S TEK TEC (Sunday)
Occult and New Age wares make up the bulk of this local manufacturers’ market at Marie’s Tek Tec (that’s the patio area behind Roxanne’s Bar).
Come find tarot cards, crystals, handmade jewelry, botanical sprays, and even food.
The market will be open from noon to 4 p.m.
Marie’s Tek Tec is at 1115 E. Wardlow Road.