As the work week draws to a close, Patch figured we’d let you in on the many events and activities going on in Long Beach Friday and this weekend:
1. Later today, you'll undoubtedly hear kids yelling "Let the summer being!" (or probably something similar, like "School's Out!"). Friday marks the last day of classes at both Long Beach Public Schools and Long Beach Catholic Regional School.
2. The Allegria Hotel will open its new rooftop pool and nightclub for a fundraiser Fashion Show starting at 10 p.m., hosted by Ooh La La, a Long Beach women's boutique. The event has sold out!
3. Kim and Peter, a band billed as "Janis meets Aerosmith," has a gig starting at 9.m. at Nick's Tuscan Grill, at 42 E. Park Ave.
4. Don't forget, Long Beach Cinema has reopened, and today it will show the following movies: Green Lantern (PG-13, 3D screen) at 12:15, 3, 5:45, 8:30 p.m.; Super 8 (PG-13) at 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 8:15 p.m.; Cars 2 (G) 12, 2:30, 5:15, 7:30 p.m.; Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG) 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:45 p.m.
5. Are you ready for an event-filled weekend? On Saturday, the 7th Annual Sean Ryan Memorial 5K & 1K Children's Fun Run kicks off at 8 a.m. on Riverside Boulevard boardwalk. (Return later for Patch's story about this event.) The Long Beach Waterfront Warriors will hold a fundraiser at the The Inn, at 943 W. Beech St., from 4 to 7 p.m., also Saturday. Come Sunday, don't miss Kids’ Beach Tennis and Fun Fitness at Edwards Boulevard beach from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Patch personality Stacey Sweet will have an introductory video to this event later today.) And, of course, Long Beach High School holds its Graduation Ceremony Sunday at 1 p.m. at the high school.