Busy week for music and family fun near La Palma

April 20, 2013 by  

The area has seen a lively week in terms of music and entertainment, which will extend into the weekend.

Firstly, punk rock musician Jello Biafra (whose real name is Eric Reed Boucher) performed with the Guantanamo School of Medicine and guests at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, just under half an hour away from La Palma, on Wednesday, April 17.

Biafra was the lead song writer and singer of the influential Dead Kennedys, which disbanded 20 years ago but was known as one of the most important names in the hardcore punk scene. He is also the owner of a record label and a political activist. His career after the band has been comprised mainly as a spoken word artist.

Following that, it is now time for the Community Time Warp Festival at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach, 5450 East Atherton Street in Long Beach.

The festival runs from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm today, April 20, 2013. The church will be celebrating its 100th year in the city with a 1913 theme. On display will be vintage cars, live entertainment, a beer garden, and a barbecue lunch.

Kids will have plenty to do with arts and crafts, along with a bounce house. Visitors are invited to dress in clothing from their favorite decade.

Admission is free, and those looking for more information can call (562) 597-8445. Reproducible items for arts and crafts for kids can be created and copied at local printing companies.