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Artisans and Entrepreneurs to Highlight DLBA Small Business Saturday


After a frantic Black Friday, customers are encouraged to enjoy the artisans and entrepreneurs that call Downtown Long Beach home for Small Business Saturday. A joint venture of the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and the East Village shops, the Downtown Long Beach Small Business Saturday celebration on November 29 will feature a Makers Mart, live music, shop discounts, a photo booth, free bike valet and more.  

Explore Historical Tile With Tour of East Village


Tile has been integral to the decoration of exterior and internal spaces for over 4,000 years and achieved prominence in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Southern California was home to some of the most notable tile artists and manufacturers including   Batchelder, CalCo, Catalina and Malibu.  

2014 Taste of Downtown Series Begins March 12


The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is kicking off the 2014 Taste of Downtown series on March 12-13 from 6-10 p.m. in the East Village Arts District. The event will take place on 1st Street between Linden and Elm Avenues and feature sample sized portions of signature dishes from 17 Downtown restaurants along with live music performed by The Bordertown Saints.

Long Beach Heritage East Village Walking Tours Return Saturday


Join Long Beach Heritage Saturday, February 8, 2014 as it reopens the East Village Walking tours. Future tours of the historic district will be given the second Saturday of each month. The East Village is home to several of the earliest “own-your-own” residential high-rises catering to elegant resort living built after World War I and the discovery of oil in the region.

Mandolinist Bobby Bancalari Entertains Through Improvisation on Piano at Utopia

Bobby Bancalari

Bobby Bancalari In spring of 2013, Bobby Bancalari’s music partner/agent/pushy ex proposed he get a gig playing piano at Utopia, a restaurant in Long Beach’s East Village Arts District. She contacted the owner Kamran and asked, “Can Bobby play your piano on Thursdays?” and Kamran agreed, sight unseen, sound unheard.

Buskerfest Celebrates Art in Public Places for 5th Year in Downtown LB

Buskerfest 2013

Buskerfest returns to Long Beach for 5th year in August 2013. Buskerfest, the darling of the Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) Summer and Music (SAM) Series, will take place Saturday, August 17 from 5-11pm at the corner of 1st Street and Linden Avenue in Downtown’s East Village.

“Long Beach Life: Documentary Photography” by Drew Kelley Opens Saturday

Drew Kelley - Long Beach Life Photos

Long Beach Life: Documentary photography by Drew Kelley. COMMON: Long Beach Arts Collective invites you to an exhibition opening displaying the work of Long Beach based photojournalist Drew Kelley on Saturday, March 9 from 6:00 p.m.

Long Beach Bikeway 17


Ride Type: Commuter Long Beach Bikeway 17 is a commuter route that connects uptown to downtown, largely by traveling along Orange Avenue as it turns into Alamitos Avenue and then Shoreline Drive, eventually crossing over the Queens Way Bridge. 

“Little Games” Group Exhibition to Open At ArtExchange Long Beach, January 12

ArtExchange Long Beach

Little Games is a group exhibition featuring CSULB School of Art graduate students. The opening of Little Games, a group exhibition featuring California State University, Long Beach School of Art graduate students will take place on January 12, 2013 from 6 p.m.

Long Beach Bikeway Route 10: East Long Beach to Downtown

Bikeway 10

Bikeway 10 Ride Type: Commuter, Recreational, Family (partial) Long Beach Bikeway 10 is a spectacular ride that connects the residential east side of the city to its urban city center by way of posh Belmont Heights neighborhood and the East Village, before finishing as an urban loop along the city’s bike boulevards.

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