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Hi gang!

Sorry, we haven’t posted anything here lately. We have moved the operations over to Facebook group to see if that would fare better. So far, it’s going pretty well!  If you haven’t join our group yet, please do!

We haven’t been quite as active, but we hope we’ll be doing better by getting folks to participate more. If you have a Long Beach event you’d like us to join in, please do share!

Now, we have a few upcoming events to put on your radar.

Game Day with League of Extraordinary Ladies OC Chapter
Sunday, June 23, 1:00pm
District Wine
Organizer: @oakMonster

Join the League of Extraordinary Ladies Orange County Chapter for a geeky afternoon fun over a game of Cards Against Humanity, or whatever board games brought to the party!  Bottomless mimosa flows through 3 p.m., by the way.

Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Meet time TBD
Marine Stadium, Long Beach Harbor
Organizer: @dananner

In addition to hosting one of the largest dragon boat competitions in California, there will be Chinese traditional art demonstrations, Chinese Acrobats, traditional dance, hip hop, music and martial arts performances. Come join us for all the fun, food and excitement!

Aquarium of the Pacific 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, September 8, 7: 30 a.m.
Aquarium of the Pacific
Organizer: @oakmonster

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is hosting its second annual 5K Run/Walk. The scenic course will take participants around the Aquarium and surrounding shoreline area. Admission to the Aquarium is included in the registration fee.

Long Beach Marathon Post-race Party
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Time and place TBD
Organizer: @oakmonster

A few of us are running a marathon/half marathon/5K and riding bikes at the Long Beach Marathon. So we’re thinking of partying it up after everyone is done. I’m going to arrange for an post-race gathering for participants and friends. More info as we get closer to date.

Hope you can join us in the new space! We promise to do better at posting here too. 🙂

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Halloween on Pine

Halloween on Pine

Come out and party at Halloween on Pine!

A Frightening FREE Halloween Festival – 8PM – MIDNIGHT • Pine & Broadway

  • Fabulous food and drink specials from your favorite local eateries.
  • Haunting sights and sounds by DJ Groovy Lu
  • Diabolical dancing by moonlight
  • Hair-raising comedy showcase by the Laugh Factory
  • COSTUME CONTEST! Over $1,000 in prizes: Best Superhero • Best Villain • Best Female Overall • Best Male Overall • Most Outrageous

The event, while not outright ADULT ONLY, I was advised that it’s going to be a bit on the rowdy side, like mini West Hollywood.  So if you want to keep your kids from seeing things they’ll ask about later *ahem*, you might want to sneak out without them.

On a selfish note, I am performing Thriler with a group of Thrill the World Los Angeles and OC zombies at 8:30, then I’ll teach for an hour, and perform again at 9:45.  After that, I’m free to party down.

Join me, won’t you? 🙂

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WOW! Had a blast last night at The Reef. It turned into a Girls’ Night Out with me, @torie007 and @ResaMichelle. Torie and I were very basic beginners and Resa has salsa’d recently. At 8:30 the lessons began. The broke us into two groups, Beginners and Professionals. Erica was a really good teacher for the beginners. I’ll be honest, this was my very first time salsa dancing and the first time I had been out dancing in a very, very, long time.

 LBCTweetup at The Reef

Omar the bartender apparently hooked Resa up before I got there and she can attest to the quality of his drinks. I had three  of Terry’s (the other bartender) 007’s. I would have had more but he ran out of Bacardi O.  The $1 tacos were much larger than I expected and pretty tasty as well.LBCTweetup at The Reef

After the lessons they opened the dance floor up. Apparently there were already some regulars and I heard that the Long Beach Salsa Club meets there. No shortage of good dance partners.

I’m hoping to do another tweetup here with a larger group and maybe the SMAPs. Excellent service from the staff, great dancing, and so much fun!

 

Torie, Resa, feel free to add your impressions.

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All are welcome, bring a camera. We’ll meet at the Coffee Bean and then take a photo walk around the area. I’m new to Long Beach, so if someone else wants to lead, that’s great. We can also find a place to chill and people watch/shoot. Maybe try out improv street portraiture.

Don’t forget to sign up at the Upcoming event page and join the LBC Tweetup Upcoming Group.

See you Sunday, Jan 11, at 10 AM at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on 2nd Street (you know, @agentjon‘s second home)

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