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Long Weekend Things!

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On Monday we plan on being in someone's backyard, beer in one hand, grilled meat product in another, head turned skyward to look at falling bits of colored light (or we could head out to some of these spots for more intense fireworks and Fourth-of-July action). So we've got the holiday covered. What about the rest of the weekend? Here are some quirky, cultural, and historical things going on around town--lots of them are FREE, too--that might be worth checking out this long weekend. Or, you could just stay home. We'll never know!

Friday July 1st

It's Canada Day! Wave those maple leaf flags!

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Tonight the Grand Performances series has the salsa/hip-hop/jazz-funk band Ozomatli in a free show at 8:00 p.m. downtown at California Plaza. Seating opens two hours prior to the show.

Tonight is also the kick-off night for this summer's Dance Downtown season, where you can dance under the skies of the Music Center Plaza to all kinds of music, for absolutely free. There's a free beginner's dance lesson at 6:30, followed by musical entertainment from 7:15 to 10:00, and it's all free! Dance Downtown happens on select friday nights this summer; opening night is Salsa night.

Fridays are FREE admission days to two Long Beach museums, The Long Beach Museum of Art, and the Museum of Latin American Art. LBMA is on 2300 East Ocean Boulevard, and has extended summer hours, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00p.m. MOLAA is on 628 Alamitos Avenue, and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.