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A curated guide on virtual and socially distanced events brought to you by our local communities of Long Beach and Signal Hill, this week featuring topics including parenting, music, art, cooking and activism!

PARENTING IN A PANDEMIC: FOCUSING ON QUEER YOUTH
What Virtual parenting discussion
Who The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach
When Saturday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m.
Where Registration for the online event is required and can be made at https://sugeni.us/WfV8
More Info Parents and caretakers of LGBTQ+ youth are invited to this virtual discussion on different parenting strategies and challenges they’ve faced during the pandemic.

MUSICAL WINTER GALA
What Virtual music performance and fundraiser
Who Long Beach Youth Chorus
When Saturday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m.
Where  Register for the virtual show at longbeachyouthchorus.org/events/
More Info This annual event is being held online this year, and is free to watch. Songs from various films will be performed. In the days leading up to the Winter Gala a silent auction will also be held on the chorus’ website.

MURALIST & SON
What Virtual artist talk
Who Pasifika Transmissions and Jason Pereira
When Sunday, Jan. 31 at 12 noon
Where  Pasifika Transmissions Facebook Live
More Info Artist-In-Residence of the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum Jason Pereira and his son Leone will share the story of the Polowat Sail and the inspiration behind his newest mural.

SUPER BOWL SNACKS
What Online cooking class
Who Long Beach Food and Beverage
When Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m.
Where Registration for this online event is available at www.lbfoodandbeverage.org/interactive-video-cooking-classes/upcomingclasses/
More Info Class fee of $25.Chef Kevin Lemmon will lead an interactive class where participants will learn how to make sliders, pizza and a skillet chocolate chip cookie.

CARAVAN FOR UNIVERSAL MEDICARE
What Car protest in support of Medicare for all
Who Democratic Socialists of America Long Beach chapter
When Saturday, Feb. 6 at 12:30 p.m.
Where RSVP for location at https://bit.ly/M4A-LB
More Info Community members are invited to bring their vehicles to participate in a caravan protest in support of providing Medicare to everyone in California. Participants are encouraged to bring signs and supplies to decorate their cars with.

BLACK LIVES MATTER
What Monthly meeting of BLM Long Beach chapter
Who Black Lives Matter Long Beach chapter
When Saturday, Feb. 6 at 12 p.m.
Where Registration is required for this online event, and can be made at http://bit.ly/3s88Vlf
More Info A monthly virtual meeting on efforts by the local chapter.

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