Summer Drink Suggestions

Our Summer Drink Blog got a lot of attention, so we thought we would do another entry with 5 new summer drink selections to cool you off during this heat wave. So grab a book and lounge out in your yard or home and try one of our sensational summer drink suggestions. Also, we thought we would add Fresh Summer Salad suggestions. Make yourself a meal and a drink during these long summer days.

Bee’s Knees II

Ingredients: 1 (46 oz) can pineapple juice, 1 (46 oz) can grapefruit juice, 1 (8 oz) jar honey, 2 cups gin.

Directions: In a blender combine pineapple juice, grapefruit juice, honey and gin. Blend until frothy. Pour into a pitcher and serve.

New Orleans Hurricane

Ingredients: ½ cup ice, 2 oz light rum, 2 oz passion fruit flavored syrup, 1 cup lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage, 1 oz lime juice, 1 oz 151 proof rum.

Directions: In a shaker combine ice, light rum, passion fruit syrup, lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage and lime juice. Shake well and pour mixture into a hurricane or other large specialty glass. Float the 151 proof rum on top of the drink.

Blooming Fizz

Ingredients: 1 scoop lemon sorbet (softened), 1 oz St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, Moet & Chandon Imperial Champagne, Edible flowers for garnish.

Directions: Combine the lemon sorbet (softened) in a cocktail shaker with the elderflower liqueur. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a champagne flute and top with Moet & Chandon Imperial and top with edible flowers for garnish.

Non-Alcoholic Luscious Slush Punch

Ingredients: 2 ½ cups white sugar, 6 cups water, 2 (3ounce) packages strawberry flavored gelatin mix, 1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice, 2/3 cup lemon juice, 1 quart orange juice, 2 (2 liter) bottles lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage.

Directions: 1.) In a large saucepan, combine sugar, water and strawberry flavored gelatin. Boil for 3 minutes. Stir in pineapple juice, lemon juice and orange juice. Divide mixture in half and freeze in 2 separate containers. 2.) When ready to serve, place the frozen contents of one container in a punch bowl and stir in 1 bottle of lemon-lime soda until slushy.

Non-Alcoholic Blackberry Smash

Ingredients: 3 oz whole, fresh blackberries, 1 oz simple syrup, 8 small mint leaves, 1 dash of fresh lemon juice.

Directions: In a cocktail shaker, muddle all the ingredients so that the blackberries and mint are crushed. Fill a highball glass with crushed ice and pour the drink over the ice.

Fresh Summer Salad Suggestions:

Mediterranean Marinated Vegetable Salad

Ingredients: 2 large tomatoes (cut into wedges), 1 each green and yellow pepper (coarsely chopped), 1 zucchini (cut lengthwise in half, sliced), ¼ cup red onion wedges, ½ cup Italian dressing, 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil, 2 cloves garlic (minced), 1 cup natural three cheese crumbles.

Directions: Combine tomatoes and vegetable in a large bowl. Mix dressing, basil and garlic. Pour over vegetable mixture; toss to coat. Add cheese; mix lightly. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Missy’s Candied Walnut Gorgonzola Salad

Ingredients: ½ cup walnut halves, ¼ cup sugar, 3 cups mixed greens, ½ cup dried cranberries, ½ cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, 1 tablespoon white vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Directions: 1.) Place walnuts and sugar in a skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves into a light brown liquid and coats the walnuts. Remove walnuts from skillet, and spread them out on a sheet of aluminum foil to cool. 2.) Place in a large salad bowl the mixed greens, cranberries, cheese, vinaigrette, vinegar and olive oil. Toss gently; add candied walnuts and toss again.

Mango Chicken Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups arugula (about 2.5 oz), 1 mango (peeled and sliced into 1-inch-long pieces), 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, ½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar, sea salt, 2 teaspoons honey, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 boneless chicken breast (about 4 oz), ¼ cup slivered almonds.

Directions: 1.) In a large bowl, combine arugula, mango, and red pepper. In another smaller bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar and a pinch of sea salt. Set aside. 2.) In a shallow, wide bowl, stir together honey and mustard. Add chicken and toss to evenly coat. 3.) Grill chicken over medium-high heat (or cook in a skillet with 2 teaspoon olive oil) until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once halfway through. When done, chicken should register about 165 degrees on a meat thermometer, and juices should run clear when pierced with a knife. Transfer to a cutting board and let sit 5 to 7 minutes. 4.) Slice chicken into 1-inch-ling pieces. Add to salad; toss to combine. Add balsamic vinaigrette and almonds; toss again before serving.

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Weekly Calendar of Events for August 25-31

August 25th kicks off the official start of Be Kind to Humankind Week” beginning August 25th and ending August 31st. Of course, you should practice kindness 365 days of the year and not just August 25th through the 31st! For more information about “Be Kind to Humankind Week”, please go to http://www.bk2hk.org/. So smile at strangers, if you see someone drop something, pick it up for them, hold the elevator door open, say a compliment to your coworkers, say hello to the person sitting next to you on the bus, and be friendly when you go to one of the events listed below in our weekly calendar of events.

Movies On the Beach or Park:

For the sixth consecutive year, Alfredo’s Beach Club is proud to bring you FREE Moonlight Movies on the Beach on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Plenty of FREE popcorn and parking! A full BBQ dinner menu as well as snacks will be available for purchase. Movies on the Beach start at dusk (approximately 8:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cherry Beach, on the beach at Junipero Ave. at E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA

Wizard of OZ- Turner

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

College Estate Park at 808 E. Stevely Ave.

Up – Disney, Pixar

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Marina Green, 500 E. Shoreline Drive at Linden Ave. in Long Beach, CA

Jaws – NBC Universal

For more information please go to: http://www.alfredosbeachclub.com/seafest-movie.html

Sligo Rags in Concert at Rancho Los Cerritos:

Sligo Rags is a two-time winner of Orange County’s Music Award for Best Folk Band, the group plays traditional Irish tunes but adds bluegrass-style flat-picking and world music rhythms to create a unique brand of Celtic music.  Gates to the Rancho’s main garden open at 5:00 p.m. for picnicking, and concerts begin at 6:00 and last until 7:30 p.m.  Parking is limited to Virginia Road, so bicycles and carpooling are encouraged.  Sorry, no animals are allowed except service dogs.

Friday, August 27, 2010

4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach, CA

For more information please go to: http://www.rancholoscerritos.org/calendar.html or Call: (562) 570-1755.

Buskerfest Summer & Music 2010:

The crown jewel of our celebration of local music returns to the East Village Arts District. More than a dozen local bands-turned buskers will compete for wooden nickles and a chance to win five full days of recording time at Compound Studio in Long Beach. To close out the night, nationally celebrated (but still local) bands Delta Spirit and Crystal Antlers will take over the neighborhood.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

First St. & Linden Ave. – East Village Arts District.

5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

For more information please go to: http://www.summerandmusic.com/?p=320.

30 Minute Beach Clean Up:

Advocate Community Service and being “Green” for the next generation! Every third Saturday of every month at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Meet on the beach at 1 Granada Ave. in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach to help rid the beach of trash and debris. Free parking, bags, gloves, refreshments, door prizes, and volunteer credit forms. Just show up.

For more information please go to: http://www.beachcleanup.org/ or contact Justin@JustinRudd.com or Call: (562) 439-3316.

A Pint of Blood for a Pint of Ice Cream:

For the whole month of August you will receive “a pint of a pint.” When you donate blood at the Blood Donor Center at Long Beach Memorial, you will get a coupon for a free pint of ice cream. Save a life and get free ice cream too, it does not get any better than this!

Everyday Throughout August

Blood Donor  Center at Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital – 2801 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, Ca 90806

Please call 562-933-0808 to make an appointment to save a life.

Long Beach Museum of Art, Free Fridays:

Long Beach Museum of Art located at: 2300 E. Ocean Blvd.,  Long Beach, CA.  Every Friday is FREE at the museum with generous support from L.A. County Arts Commission. 11 a.m – 5 p.m. Join us for FREE Fridays with art making activities for everyone.

Friday, August 27, 2010

For more information please go to:  http://www.lbma.org/index.html or call (562) 439-2119

Taget Free Sundays at MOLAA:

MOLAA, Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach / MOLAA’s mission is to educate the public about contemporary Latin American art and culture through the presentation of a significant permanent collection, dynamic exhibitions and related cultural and educational programs.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

For more information please go to: http://www.molaa.org/programs-and-events.aspx or Call: (562) 437-1689.

If you happen to go to one of these events, we would love to hear from you. Please take a photo and submit it to our Summer Activities Photo of the Week Contest or leave us feedback on the event. The winning photo will be published on our Blog and the winner will receive 2 FREE movie tickets! Please submit all photos to marketing@ernstandhaas.com and write Summer Activity Photo on the subject line. Please DO NOT submit any obscene or indecent photos.

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Weekly Calendar of Events for August 19-24

It’s the third Thursday in the month of August. The month is half over and that means, summer will be almost over as well. Do not be sad though, because Fall will be sure to bring more festivals and events to the City of Long Beach. Let’s enjoy our last heat wave of the summer this week. So pack up your loved ones and venture out to some of this weeks activities and events.

Movies On the Beach or Park:

For the sixth consecutive year, Alfredo’s Beach Club is proud to bring you FREE Moonlight Movies on the Beach on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Plenty of FREE popcorn and parking! A full BBQ dinner menu as well as snacks will be available for purchase. Movies on the Beach start at dusk (approximately 8:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cherry Beach, on the beach at Junipero Ave. at E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA

Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (1971)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Marina Green, 500 E. Shoreline Drive at Linden Ave. in Long Beach, CA

E.T.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Granada Beach, 5101 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

For more information please go to: http://www.alfredosbeachclub.com/seafest-movie.html

REG’s FREE Family Film Festival:

REG has planned a fun-filled summer of select movies for kids and parents. Regal has proudly offered this free summer fun since 1991. Oh, did we mention that it’s FREE! Selected G or PG movies start at 10:00 am every Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. Tickets and seating are first-come, first-serve and are limited to theatre capacity. Please join us at Long Beach Stadium & IMAX: 7501 East Carson, Long Beach, CA 90808.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

10:00 a.m. – Aliens in the Attic

For more information please go to: http://www.regmovies.com/nowshowing/familyfilmfestivalschedule.aspx?state=CA or Call: (562) 429-3321.

The Tiki Beach Festival “Ho’olaule’a 2010:

Can’t make it to the Islands this Year?  NO WORRIES!  We’re bringing the Islands to you! The10th Annual “Ho’olaule ‘a 2010 will feature:
– An Island Market Place & Cultural Center
– Traditional Arts & Crafts Including Tiki Carving
– Taste of Aloha Food Court – Various Foods of the Islands
– Renowned Masters of Island Music & Dance
– “Night Of Fire ” Torch Lighting, Fire Knife Dance, Fire Walk, and Island Music
– Kids’ Zone and Play Areas
– Crazy Al Evans’ Tiki Museum
– Canoe Rides & Other Activities
– Sunday Morning Hula Praise & Worship Service

Saturday & Sunday, August 21 & 22, 2010

Granada Ave. Beach / Launch Ramp; 5101 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803

Sunrise to Sunset. Entertainment starts around 10:30 a.m.

For more information please go to: http://www.alfredosbeachclub.com/tiki_festival.htm or Call (562) 477-6820

30 Minute Beach Clean Up:

Advocate Community Service and being “Green” for the next generation! Every third Saturday of every month at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Meet on the beach at 1 Granada Ave. in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach to help rid the beach of trash and debris. Free parking, bags, gloves, refreshments, door prizes, and volunteer credit forms. Just show up.

For more information please go to: http://www.beachcleanup.org/ or contact Justin@JustinRudd.com or Call: (562) 439-3316.

A Pint of Blood for a Pint of Ice Cream:

For the whole month of August you will receive “a pint of a pint.” When you donate blood at the Blood Donor Center at Long Beach Memorial, you will get a coupon for a free pint of ice cream. Save a life and get free ice cream too, it does not get any better than this!

Everyday Throughout August

Blood Donor  Center at Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital – 2801 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, Ca 90806

Please call 562-933-0808 to make an appointment to save a life.

Long Beach Museum of Art, Free Fridays:

Long Beach Museum of Art located at: 2300 E. Ocean Blvd.,  Long Beach, CA.  Every Friday is FREE at the museum with generous support from L.A. County Arts Commission. 11 a.m – 5 p.m. Join us for FREE Fridays with art making activities for everyone.

Family Artmaking Workshops:

Come get your hands dirty and your brains engaged! In these FREE drop-in workshops, adults and children will work together to create artwork inspired by art on display in the Museum. Space is limited Entrance is given on a first-come-first-served basis. Please join us at the Ralston Family Learning Center located within the Museum.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Printmaking – This process-driven project will allow families to experience the tools and techniques used by fine art print makers. Families will use inks and foam plates to create lines and shapes in compositions that they can print over and over again.

For more information please go to:  http://www.lbma.org/index.html or call (562) 439-2119

Taget Free Sundays at MOLAA:

MOLAA, Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach / MOLAA’s mission is to educate the public about contemporary Latin American art and culture through the presentation of a significant permanent collection, dynamic exhibitions and related cultural and educational programs.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

For more information please go to: http://www.molaa.org/programs-and-events.aspx or Call: (562) 437-1689.

If you happen to go to one of these events, we would love to hear from you. Please take a photo and submit it to our Summer Activities Photo of the Week Contest or leave us feedback on the event. The winning photo will be published on our Blog and the winner will receive 2 FREE movie tickets! Please submit all photos to marketing@ernstandhaas.com and write Summer Activity Photo on the subject line. Please DO NOT submit any obscene or indecent photos.

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Shhh…Secret Menu Items

Not content ordering from the menu? Need to have that extra little bit of class that comes from “knowing the chef”? Secret menus refer to items you can special order at restaurants that aren’t mentioned on standard menus. Some places, like Chipotle Mexican Grills, have a whole secret menu that’s limited only by your imagination. On the other hand, In-N-Out Burger’s secret menu” is so not a secret it’s posted on their Web site. Kind of takes the cool factor out of having the inside scoop, doesn’t it? Remember, not all may participate in the hidden menu. However, if you try to order something and the server looks at you with a blank look, don’t give up. Describe the dish and usually they’ll make it for you anyway.

Chipotle
Chipotle will make you any combination of ingredients they have available to them. Listed below are some of the favorites.

  • Nachos – Made with tortilla chips, your choice of salsa and meat, beans, and topped with a layer of cheese.
  • Quesadilla – These come in two sizes, the children’s size which is made with two soft taco shells layered with your choice of fillings, or the full size which is a normal burrito tortilla folded in half with your choice of fillings. You can get a side of salsa or sour cream for no additional charge with these.
  • Quesorito – A quesadilla with any of the fillings used in a burrito, rolled together and baked in the tortilla warmer. This is a crispier version of a quesadilla.

Dairy Queen

  • Chocolate Chip Blizzard – This blizzard sounds like your basic chocolate chip ice cream, but its not. It is made with quick to harden chocolate usually used on the dipping cones.
  • Banana Split Blizzard – All your basic banana split flavors blended together into a blizzard.
  • Jack and Jill Sundae – A classic sundae with marshmallow and hot fudge.
  • Lavender Blue Sundae – This is a blueberry sundae with marshmallow.
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate – In some places this is still on the menu seasonally, but basically it is hot chocolate blended with ice to give it a frozen crunch.
  • Peanut Buster Parfait – This is a multi level sundae combining fudge, vanilla soft serve, and peanuts.

In–N–Out Burger
Famous for its not-so-secret menu, all In-N-Out Burger employees should be aware of these options.

  • Double Meat – Two beef patties, lettuce, tomato, spread, and bun. You can always order onions either grilled or sliced.
  • 3 by Meat – Three beef patties, any veggies and sauce you desire with no cheese.
  • 3 x 3 – Three beef patties, three slices of cheese, veggies and bun.
  • 2 x 4 – For those who love cheese this is a great option, two meat patties with four slices of cheese.
  • 4 x 4 – Four beef patties, four slices of cheese, veggies, and a bun. A cure for anyone’s hunger
  • Grilled Cheese – 2 Slices of cheese melted with lettuce and tomato and a bun.
  • Protein Style – A low carb alternative to any burger wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun
  • Animal Style – A beef patty smothered in mustard before its cooked, with lettuce tomato, pickle, extra spread, and grilled onions.
  • Animal Style Fries – Cheese, spread, grilled onions, and pickles piled high on top of fries.
  • Flying Dutchman – Two meat patties and two slices of cheese, with nothing else not even a bun.
  • Fries Well Done – Fries cooked extra crispy, almost like potato chips.
  • Fries Light – Fries cooked less, they will be more tender and oily.
  • Neapolitan Shake – Chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream blended together into one shake.
  • Extra Toast – Buns that have been left on the grill longer until they are extra crispy.
  • Veggie Burger / Wish Burger – This burger has no meat or cheese, but lots of grilled onions lettuce and sauce along with double tomatoes.
  • Cheese Fries – Fries with a layer of cheese melted on top.
  • Untoasted – Any burger with a bun that has not been toasted.
  • Mustard Grilled Patty – A burger with mustard spread on it before grilling.
  • Chopped Chilies – Diced jalapenos can be added to any burger.
  • Large & Extra Large Shakes – Although they are not on the menu they are available upon request.
  • 100 x 100 Burger – Although they are not on the menu they are available upon request.

Jamba Juice
Since Jamba Juice keeps the ingredients that create their hidden menu drinks under wraps all we have for you are the titles.

  • Pink Starburst
  • Raspberry Dreamin’
  • Pineapple Dreamin’
  • Bluetopia
  • Sourpatch Kid
  • Now and Later
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Apple Pie
  • Fruity Pebbles
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Red Gummy Bear
  • White Gummy Bear
  • Chocolate Gummy Bear
  • Push Pop
  • Skittles

Long John Silvers

  • Side of Crumbs – This is a (Free!) box of fried batter parts that have fallen off the fried fish or chicken. Great to put on top of salads.

McDonalds

  • Biscuits and Gravy – This one may only be available in the South – but it’s the classic combination of gravy smothering hot biscuits.
  • McKinley Mac – A big Mac with quarter pounder patties.
  • Grilled Cheese – A bun grilled with American cheese inside.
  • Big Mac with Quarter Pounder Patties – This is great if you are looking to decrease the cost and calories of the classic Big Mac Sandwich. You get the entire flavor with less meat.
  • All American – This is a normal sized hamburger with only pickles and ketchup.
  • Big McChicken – This is a huge sandwich in which the chicken patties replace the bun.
  • Fries with Big Mac Sauce – Fries smothered in the secret and special big Mac Sauce.
  • Chicken and Waffles – This is a McGriddle sandwich with chicken in the middle.
  • Neapolitan Milk Shake – 1/3 vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice creams blended together into one shake.
  • McLeprichon – This shake is only available in March and is composed of the shamrock shake mixed with the chocolate shake making a mint chocolate shake.
  • Pie McFlurry – If you purchase a pie you can have it blended into your McFlurry.
  • McGangBang – This is a double cheeseburger with a chicken patty in between the two beef patties.
  • Land, Sea, and Air Burger – The Land, Sea, and Air burger has a beef patty, chicken patty, and fillet-o-fish patty all piled high onto a bun.
  • Root Beer Float – You can pick any size of root beer and they will add the vanilla ice cream on top.
  • Coke Float – Any size of coke with ice cream. You can even get it with chocolate ice cream.
  • Monster Mac – A big Mac composed of 8 meat patties.
  • 2 Cheese Burger Meal Mac – Two cheese burgers, fries and a drink.

Starbucks – With the large variety of different Starbucks franchises it is important to know what’s in any hidden menu drink you order. Many should know these options however, since they are not all the same just remember the ingredients in case they do not know and they will be happy to make the drink for you.

  • Biscotti Frapuccino – This is a typical frapuccino but it has a biscotti blended inside. You will have to purchase the biscotti separate when you are checking out, but you can have it in any flavor frap.
  • Short Drink – This is a less expensive version of any Starbucks drink. It is smaller than a tall with a lower price.
  • Red Eye – This is a shot of espresso in regular drip coffee.
  • Black Eye – This drink has 2 shots of espresso in regular drip coffee.
  • Green Eye – This drink includes 3 shots of espresso in regular drip coffee.
  • Poor Mans Latte – We recommend you do not tell your Barista you are planning on creating this drink when you order. Order an iced Americano with no water and half ice, then use the free milk on the side to mix it up to your standards.
  • Poor Mans Chai Latte – Same recommendation as above applies here. Order a Chai Tea Misto with extra foam, two tea bags, and half cinnamon and half vanilla syrup.
  • French Pressed Coffee – If you want coffee served fresh from a French press you may have it with any variety in the shop.
  • Chocolate Cream Frapuccino – This is a frapuccino made with chocolate syrup and chocolate frapuccino base.
  • Cake Batter Frap – Order a vanilla frappucino and ask for both the vanilla bean and almond flavorings. It will taste just like cake batter.
  • Crunchberry Frap – Flavored like the crunchberry cereal, this is a strawberry and cream frappucino with hazelnut flavoring.
  • Strawberry Blended Lemonade – Although this had been taken off the menu, most locations will still blend the strawberry flavoring with lemonade for you.
  • London Fog – This is made with vanilla flavoring in Earl Gray Tea.
  • Zebra Mocha (also called a Tuxedo or Penguin Mocha) – This is a mix of the white chocolate and regular chocolate mochas.
  • Red Tux Mocha (also called Bleeding Penguin) – The same mix of white chocolate and regular chocolate mocha with raspberry flavoring.

Taco Bell

  • Cheesy Gordita Crunch – This is a seasonal favorite for many, however it can be ordered year round.
  • Green Sauce – Although this sauce is still available in most South West locations, if you request it at your local restaurant usually they will have it on hand.
  • Double Grilled Quesadilla – An extra crispy quesadilla.
  • Chili Cheese Burrito – A burrito filled with chili and cheese instead of the usual mixes.
  • Enchirito – This is an enchilada of beef, beans, cheese, diced onions, and red sauce.

If you know anymore secret menu items at any other restaurants, please summit them to marketing@ernstandhaas.com. There is a small prize given to suggestions we use in our next blog entry. So, please submit as many as you can think of and send them to us! We always appreciate any feedback from our readers.

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Weekly Calendar of Events for August 11-17

It’s Thursday and the weekend is almost here! For yesterday and today, August 11-12, there is the Perseid meteor shower. So if you feel like watching some shooting stars, go anywhere to get away from the city lights like the beach or somewhere where you are high above the lights. The best window of opportunity to see the shower will be the late-night hours of Wednesday on through the first light of dawn on the morning of Thursday, and then again during the late-night hours of Aug. 12 into the predawn hours of Aug. 13. If you’re not into sky watching, then try out some of the other events happening in Long Beach this week. Here is your weekly calendar of events for the beautiful city of Long Beach…

Movies On the Beach or Park:

For the sixth consecutive year, Alfredo’s Beach Club is proud to bring you FREE Moonlight Movies on the Beach on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Plenty of FREE popcorn and parking! A full BBQ dinner menu as well as snacks will be available for purchase. Movies on the Beach start at dusk (approximately 8:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cherry Beach, on the beach at Junipero Ave. at E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA

The ‘Burbs

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Marina Green, 500 E. Shoreline Drive at Linden Ave. in Long Beach, CA

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Granada Beach, 5101 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803

The Blind Side

For more information please go to: http://www.alfredosbeachclub.com/seafest-movie.html

REG’s FREE Family Film Festival:

REG has planned a fun-filled summer of select movies for kids and parents. Regal has proudly offered this free summer fun since 1991. Oh, did we mention that it’s FREE! Selected G or PG movies start at 10:00 am every Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. Tickets and seating are first-come, first-serve and are limited to theatre capacity. Please join us at Long Beach Stadium & IMAX: 7501 East Carson, Long Beach, CA 90808.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

10:00 a.m. – Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

10:00 a.m. – Space Chimps

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

10:00 a.m. – Aliens In The Attic

For more information please go to: http://www.regmovies.com/nowshowing/familyfilmfestivalschedule.aspx?state=CA or Call: (562) 429-3321.

Long Beach Municipal Band 2010 Summer Concerts:

Now in its 101st year of continuous service to the citizens of Long Beach, each free concert presents the music of America: Classical and pop favorites, extraordinary jazz, movie music, Broadway show tunes, and Big Band salutes.  Bring your blanket or low-profile beach chairs, a delicious summer picnic, the kids, the family pet & friends. Festivities start at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Avenue

Thursday, August 12, 2010
Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way
Friday, August 13, 2010
El Dorado Park, 2800 Studebaker Road  Cross Streets: Studebaker Road & Willow St.

For more information please go to: http://www.longbeach.gov/park/recreation/cultural_programs/lb_municipal_band.asp or Call: (562) 570-3100.

Classical Beats:

Classically-trained violinist Paul Dateh mixes it up with hip-hop DJ Inka One for a true “chocolate in my peanut butter” moment – and the result is nothing short of breath-taking. This one takes place under the new Greenmeme art installation coming soon to the corner of 1st and Lime..

Friday & Saturday, August 13 & 14, 2010

Ocean & Lime/Downtown Long Beach

5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

For more information please go to: http://www.summerandmusic.com/ or Call (562) 436-4259.

Long Beach Jazz Festival:

The only Southern California Jazz Festival staged on a gorgeous grassy knoll in a beautiful Lagoon setting.  Long Beach Jazz Festival features some of the top artists of the year and includes VIP seating in an incredible outdoor setting with a great selection of food, art and much more. “Jazz”, an experience you will never forget!  Visit http://www.longbeachjazzfestival.com to see who will be taking the stage to thrill the audiences at this year’s Long Beach Jazz Festival.

Friday – Sunday, August 13-15, 2010

Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach, CA

Friday – 7:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday – 12:00 p.m.

Admission: $45.00-$180.00

For more information please go to: http://www.longbeachjazzfestival.com/LBJF2007/index.html or Call (562) 424-0013.

The 76th Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest:

Live music, Beach Club famous BBQ, arts and crafts vendors, a kids’ zone and incredible sand sculptures all help to showcase one of the oldest sand castle contests in the USA. We have added a corporate challenge this year, pitting area restaurants, city departments and local realtors against each other for the coveted trophy and bragging rights.

Saturday & Sunday, August 14 & 15, 2010

5101 E. Ocean Blvd.,On the Beach at the Granada Launch Ramp

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Viewing Time)

For more information please go to: http://www.alfredosbeachclub.com/sandcastle.htm.

30 Minute Beach Clean Up:

Advocate Community Service and being “Green” for the next generation! Every third Saturday of every month at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Meet on the beach at 1 Granada Ave. in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach to help rid the beach of trash and debris. Free parking, bags, gloves, refreshments, door prizes, and volunteer credit forms. Just show up.

For more information please go to: http://www.beachcleanup.org/ or contact Justin@JustinRudd.com or Call: (562) 439-3316.

A Pint of Blood for a Pint of Ice Cream:

For the whole month of August you will receive “a pint of a pint.” When you donate blood at the Blood Donor Center at Long Beach Memorial, you will get a coupon for a free pint of ice cream. Save a life and get free ice cream too, it does not get any better than this!

Everyday Throughout August

Blood Donor  Center at Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital – 2801 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, Ca 90806

Please call 562-933-0808 to make an appointment to save a life.

Long Beach Museum of Art, Free Fridays:

Long Beach Museum of Art located at: 2300 E. Ocean Blvd.,  Long Beach, CA.  Every Friday is FREE at the museum with generous support from L.A. County Arts Commission. 11 a.m – 5 p.m. Join us for FREE Fridays with art making activities for everyone.

Family Artmaking Workshops:

Come get your hands dirty and your brains engaged! In these FREE drop-in workshops, adults and children will work together to create artwork inspired by art on display in the Museum. Space is limited Entrance is given on a first-come-first-served basis. Please join us at the Ralston Family Learning Center located within the Museum.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Symmetrical Mindscape – Create a watercolor painting with a symmetrical composition, emphasizing pattern, overlapping, and positive and negative shapes. Families draw symmetrical patterns taken from nature with black and white crayons. Using a limited color palette, families will add watercolor to evoke a certain mood or season in their paintings.

For more information please go to:  http://www.lbma.org/index.html or call (562) 439-2119

Taget Free Sundays at MOLAA:

MOLAA, Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach / MOLAA’s mission is to educate the public about contemporary Latin American art and culture through the presentation of a significant permanent collection, dynamic exhibitions and related cultural and educational programs.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

For more information please go to: http://www.molaa.org/programs-and-events.aspx or Call: (562) 437-1689.

If you happen to go to one of these events, we would love to hear from you. Please take a photo and submit it to our Summer Activities Photo of the Week Contest or leave us feedback on the event. The winning photo will be published on our Blog and the winner will receive 2 FREE movie tickets! Please submit all photos to marketing@ernstandhaas.com and write Summer Activity Photo on the subject line. Please DO NOT submit any obscene or indecent photos.

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Summer Reading Fun

Long Summer days getting you a little restless? Tired of the summer reruns on the television? Long before computers, ipads, and televisions the primary form of entertainment came about through books! So this summer, when you find yourself lounging around, why don’t you pick up one of these suggestions from your local library or bookstore. Here is our team’s list for top 5 summer readings…

Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens – This novel combines a rollicking, biting sense of humor with nuanced psychological insights that feel surprisingly modern in their attitudes toward women. The title itself is an ironic joke: Successful businessman Paul Dombey neglects and mistreats his daughter, Florence, the true “son” of the title, until both his business and their relationship are nearly ruined.

East of Eden by John Steinbeck – The novel highlights the conflicts of two generations of brothers; the first being the kind, gentle Adam Trask and his wild brother Charles. Adam eventually marries Cathy Ames, an evil, manipulative, and beautiful prostitute; she betrays him, joining Charles on the very night of their wedding. Later, after giving birth to twin boys, she shoots Adam and leaves him to return to her former profession. In the shadow of this heritage Adam raises their sons.

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien – The novel begins in the shire, as Frodo Baggins inherits the Ring from Bilbo. Both are unaware of its origin, but Gandalf the Grey, a wizard, learns of the Ring’s history and advises Frodo to take it away from the Shire. Frodo leaves, taking his gardener and friend, Samwise Gamgee, and two cousins, Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took, as companions. After leaving the Forest, they stop in the town of Bree, where they meet Aragorn, Isildur’s heir, who joins them as guide and protector.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho –Details the journey of a young Spanish shepherd named Santiago. Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who one night dreams of a distant treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. And so he’s off: leaving Spain to literally follow his dream. Along the way he meets many spiritual messengers, who come in unassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman.

Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch – Three elderly, semiliterate brothers live in squalor on a ramshackle dairy farm in central New York. They barely wash, their coveralls are splattered in cow manure, and their tiny house is a fetid mess. Strangest of all, they share a bed—and on a summer night one dies from what the local medical examiner calls strangulation.

We would love to hear from you, please send in your reviews! Also, submit suggestions for other summer reading books to marketing@ernstandhaas.com, if we use your review or summer reading suggestion, you might receive a small gift!

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Weekly Calendar of Events for August 4-10

It’s the first Wednesday of the month! The month of August is National Back to School month. This is the last month of summer, so why not pack in as many local festivities as you can. Here is our weekly calendar of events in Long Beach.

Movies On the Beach or Park:

For the sixth consecutive year, Alfredo’s Beach Club is proud to bring you FREE Moonlight Movies on the Beach on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Plenty of FREE popcorn and parking! A full BBQ dinner menu as well as snacks will be available for purchange. Movies on the Beach start at dusk (approximately 8:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cherry Beach, on the beach at Junipero Ave. at E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA

Little Rascals – NBC Universal

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Marina Green, 500 E. Shoreline Drive at Linden Ave. in Long Beach, CA

Mama Mia – NBC Universal

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Granada Beach, 5101 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803

Where the Wild Things Are – Swank

For more information please go to: http://www.alfredosbeachclub.com/seafest-movie.html

REG’s FREE Family Film Festival:

REG has planned a fun-filled summer of select movies for kids and parents. Regal has proudly offered this free summer fun since 1991. Oh, did we mention that it’s FREE! Selected G or PG movies start at 10:00 am every Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. Tickets and seating are first-come, first-serve and are limited to theatre capacity. Please join us at Long Beach Stadium & IMAX: 7501 East Carson, Long Beach, CA 90808.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

10:00 a.m. – Imagine That

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

10:00 a.m. – Kit Kittredge: American Girl

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

10:00 a.m. – Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

For more information please go to: http://www.regmovies.com/nowshowing/familyfilmfestivalschedule.aspx?state=CA or Call: (562) 429-3321.

“Rear Window” At The Art Theatre:

The Classic Hitchcock thriller starring Jimm Stewart and Grace Kelly playing at the only neighborhood single screen Independent movie theatre in Long Beach. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the best from the Master of Suspense. Synopsis: Professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries (Stewart) breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York City apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend, Lisa Freemont (Kelly) and his visiting nurse, Stella to investigate.

Wednesday – Friday, August 4 – August 6, 2010

Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90814

Admission: $6.50

For more information please go to: http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.com/Amenu.htm or Call: (562) 438-5435.

Long Beach Municipal Band 2010 Summer Concerts:

Now in its 101st year of continuous service to the citizens of Long Beach, each free concert presents the music of America: Classical and pop favorites, extraordinary jazz, movie music, Broadway show tunes, and Big Band salutes.  Bring your blanket or low-profile beach chairs, a delicious summer picnic, the kids, the family pet & friends. Festivities start at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Avenue

Thursday, August 5, 2010
Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way

Friday, August 6, 2010
El Dorado Park, 2800 Studebaker Road  Cross Streets: Studebaker Road & Willow St.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bixby Park, 130 Cherry Avenue

For more information please go to: http://www.longbeach.gov/park/recreation/cultural_programs/lb_municipal_band.asp or Call: (562) 570-3100.

First Fridays Long Beach:

The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artisits and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists, and the community. We want people to walk, talk, look, discoverand experience the Knolls. First Fridays is what you bring to it. First Fridays is what you take from it. Help transform Atlantic Avenue into Art-lantic Avenue.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Atlantic Ave. Between Bixby Road and San Antonio Drive.

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

For more information please go to: http://www.firstfridayslongbeach.com/ or Call (562) 595-0081.

Funk Fest Summer & Music 2010:

Funk Fans listen up! The second annual Long Beach Funk Festival – a crescendo of the city’s summer-long, free concert series Summer And Music(SAM) – is scheduled to his the streets of downtown Long Beach in full force on Saturday, August 7, 2010. At the intersection of Pine and Broadway Avenues – within walking distance of hundreds of local attractions, fine filling stations, cafes and pubs – the nation’s most respected funk performers will grove once again and stitch together the diverse fabric of Long Beach with music. Las year, 15,000 funky folks flocked the scene to witness funk legends Madreill, Dawn Silva and The Meters’ Experience, among many others.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

At the intersection of Pine Ave. and Broadway Ave.

11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

For more information please go to: http://www.summerandmusic.com/?p=320

30 Minute Beach Clean Up:

Advocate Community Service and being “Green” for the next generation! Every third Saturday of every month at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Meet on the beach at 1 Granada Ave. in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach to help rid the beach of trash and debris. Free parking, bags, gloves, refreshments, door prizes, and volunteer credit forms. Just show up.

For more information please go to: http://www.beachcleanup.org/ or contact Justin@JustinRudd.com or Call: (562) 439-3316.

A Pint of Blood for a Pint of Ice Cream:

For the whole month of August you will receive “a pint of a pint.” When you donate blood at the Blood Donor Center at Long Beach Memorial, you will get a coupon for a free pint of ice cream. Save a life and get free ice cream too, it does not get any better than this!

Everyday Throughout August

Blood Donor  Center at Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital – 2801 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, Ca 90806

Please call 562-933-0808 to make an appointment to save a life.

Long Beach Museum of Art, Free Fridays:

Long Beach Museum of Art located at: 2300 E. Ocean Blvd.,  Long Beach, CA.  Every Friday is FREE at the museum with generous support from L.A. County Arts Commission. 11 a.m – 5 p.m. Join us for FREE Fridays with art making activities for everyone.

Family Artmaking Workshops:

Come get your hands dirty and your brains engaged! In these FREE drop-in workshops, adults and children will work together to create artwork inspired by art on display in the Museum. Space is limited Entrance is given on a first-come-first-served basis. Please join us at the Ralston Family Learning Center located within the Museum.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Family Mosaics – Using a variety of found objects, families will create portraits of one another. Participants will arrange beads, buttons, shells, and other items into compositions that focus on color, shape, and space.

For more information please go to:  http://www.lbma.org/index.html or call (562) 439-2119

Taget Free Sundays at MOLAA:

MOLAA, Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach / MOLAA’s mission is to educate the public about contemporary Latin American art and culture through the presentation of a significant permanent collection, dynamic exhibitions and related cultural and educational programs.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Art Workshop: Group Mural Project: Part II – Create a collaborative mural in the style of Felipe Ehrenberg’s “Partitura Visual” (Visual Score)

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Docent tours of Manchuria: Peripheral Vision

For more information please go to: http://www.molaa.org/programs-and-events.aspx or Call: (562) 437-1689.

If you happen to go to one of these events, we would love to hear from you. Please take a photo and submit it to our Summer Activities Photo of the Week Contest or leave us feedback on the event. The winning photo will be published on our Blog and the winner will receive 2 FREE movie tickets! Please submit all photos to marketing@ernstandhaas.com and write Summer Activity Photo on the subject line. Please DO NOT submit any obscene or indecent photos.

“Your Property Management Resource in Long Beach, CA”