We almost hate to bring this up, what with the Municipal Band’s performances being such a matter of contention in the ongoing debate over park equity/equality/fairness/justice and councilmembers demanding their 11.111… percent of Long Beach’s basket of treats, but the band is playing again Friday night at (sigh) El Dorado Park in Long Beach’s coddled 5th District.
Some people complain that the east side of Long Beach gets all the good stuff, but those of us trapped in the landlocked 5th are bereft of beachfront land, a world-class aquarium, all manner of parades, lobster fests, crawdad fests, folk fests, pride fests and nontraditional crosswalks. It is likely the most boring district in the city, perhaps because of its close proximity to Lakewood, so don’t hate us because we have a duck pond, green bollards and a few Municipal Band concerts.
Friday night’s performance at the popular verdant venue will be the final concert of the MuniBand’s summer season. People from all of the city’s far-flung districts are welcome. It’s free (though donations are gratefully accepted) and it starts at 6:30 p.m.
And throw zine fests into our list of deprivations. The Long Beach Zine Fest, a celebration of zines and independent publishing, comes to the Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Zines have been sort of swamped by Internet blogs over the last decade, but people still like the feel of a fresh zine, and you’ll find more than 100 writers, artists, photographers and advocates of various causes showing and selling their works. There will also be live music, hands-on…
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