BY SAMANTHA NEOU
Looking for something fun to do in Long Beach in November or December? Check out these four events.
Tropicalia Music & Taco Festival
The Observatory hosts this upcoming extravaganza that includes unlimited tacos until 4 p.m. and a diverse array of independent artists that are breaking into the music scene. Headliners include King Krule, Chicano Batman, Kali Uchis and Los Tigres Del Norte.
Date: November 11
Location: The Queen Mary Park, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
More info: www.tropicaliafest.com/
Woke!: A Revolutionary Cabaret
Devised by Joanne Gordon in collaboration with Alexandra Billings comes an evocative performance that plans to spark conversation on the realities America had to face after the 2016 Election such as racism, LGBTQ rights, class struggle and climate change. It’s a blend of hip hop, spoken word and news media with an ensemble cast of over 20 performers.
Dates: Through November 12
Location: CSULB Studio Theatre, 1250 N Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach
Tickets: $20, with CSULB ID $15, Seniors & Military $17
More info: web.csulb.edu/colleges/cota/theatre/on-stage-now/index.html
The 35th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade
The event will go on from 6-9 p.m. with the actual parade marching down East Second Street. It will feature over 100 entries, including well-known locals, marching bands and homemade floats!
Date: December 2
Location: 2nd Street, Long Beach
More info: www.belmontshore.org/event/the-35th-annual-belmont-shore-christmas-parade/
CHILL at the Queen Mary
This adventure park returns for another year and will feature ice skating, bumper cars, shuffleboard, tubing and more! The winter wonderland will also have a Christmas tree lighting, fireworks, dancing and visits from Santa Claus.
Dates: December 13 - January 7, 2018
Location: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach
Tickets: Child: $19.99, Adult: $29.99
More info: www.queenmary.com/events/chill-2017-2018/