How I MADE It – Story Telling Event – August 11th

How I MADE It is a story telling event, 2nd Fridays, monthly at MADE by Millworks, FREE and all ages

August 11th GUEST CURATOR
Curated by Melanie Riecke Hiller / Tale Spin Podcast
Melanie Hiller is a teacher, writer and lover of Long Beach. She produces a storytelling podcast called Tale Spin that highlights local storytellers, musicians and poets.

August 11th FEATURED MUSIC
Serious Long Beach – the new duo of Dave Serious (no relation to Yahoo) and Long Beach Huntington joined forces this year to showcase and blend the peculiarities of their individual approaches to song craft.

August 11th FEATURED STORY TELLERS
Rachel Hillberg is a designer, maker and teller of tales who once wanted nothing more than to be Nancy Drew when she grew up. She makes miniature secret messages and vintage mystery themed art.

Doyle Smiens is a transplant to Long Beach and love living here. He enjoys being on stage and it currently working on his one man show called “The Truth Be Told”

Odie Hawkins has been given the title, “The Underground Master”, by a loyal constituency who have followed his career through his twenty four novels, short story collections, essays, television scripts, radio and film scripts. He takes pride in being the originator of the Pan-African Occult genre, as exemplified by “The Snake” and “Shackles Across Time”.

Jeremy Schott is the owner of The Dark Art Emporium on 3rd and Elm in Downtown Long Beach. Formerly, a freelance filmmaker/documentarian for Heavy Metal Bands and Professional Wrestling.

From the depths of hell she has risen… to write children’s books that aren’t for children. Ladies and germs… the one and only, felacio loving Tahlullah Banks the bearded oyster

Schedule:
6:00pm – Live Music by Serious Long Beach
7:00pm – featured story tellers
8:30pm – open mic story telling

Cash bar serving beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages

Following the featured presenters, you are invited to share your story of how YOU made it in a 5-minute slot.

How I MADE It is open to interpretation. How I MADE … a product, poem, story, or song, or even through a tough trial, a divorce, giving birth, being a single parent, grad school, traveling alone, a marathon or becoming what you dreamed. Stories can be told through poems, songs, and other creative means.

This event will be recorded and made available publicly.

Illustrated Long Beach Map

Map of Long Beach illustrated by Long Beach artist David Van Patten

Available as a paper poster or screen print on bamboo
18″x18″ black and white paper poster, unframed $18.00
24″x24″ black ink on natural bamboo, unframed, hanging hardware not included $125.00
48″x48″ black ink on natural bamboo, with wood mounting and wire on back $390.00

Pick up only.

Calling all Foodies!

MADE is thrilled to be a a part of the weekly Beach City Food Tour! Eat at Downtown Long Beach’s best restaurants in one day…like a true VIP. No stress. No bills. No lines.

Escape the tourist areas as our local guide shares the history and adventure of this amazing city.

  • 7+ tastings, bites & sips – with vendor demonstrations and much more!
  • Enjoy Long Beach’s iconic fresh local and cuisine, including a cold pressed juice flight from Rainbow Juices!
  • Uncover the art of the perfect pizza dough at Michael’s Pizzeria.
  • Long Beach Booklet – with maps and exclusive guest Coupons!
  • Pick up some of Long Beach’s finest packaged goods from handcrafted by local artisans and cottage food producers at MADE.

Tours include visits to George’s Greek Cafe, Pier 76 Fish Grill, Michael’s Pizzeria, Rainbow Juices, Recreational Coffee, The Pie Bar, and of course, MADE by Millworks.
Tickets and information available at www.beachcityfoodtours.com

Let’s Celebrate some Success Stories! 

We’d like to give a well-deserved shout out to some of our favorite brands who have been here at MADE since the beginning. They have worked hard to build their own brick and mortar or are in the process of opening up their new locations, and we could be more proud of their achievements!

Be sure to check out their locations and come by MADE to support them, and other up and coming makers, too!  By shopping small at MADE you are investing in your local economy and hardworking dreamers like these.

THE PIE BAR
Located on Pine Avenue, The Pie Bar makes delicious hand-crafted sweet and savory pies from scratch.
Stop by MADE for one of their
Cutie Pies!
ROMEO CHOCOLATES
About to open up on Pine Ave, Romeo Chocolates has been one of our favorite regular pop-ups!
Stop by MADE for their Emergency Chocolate + Bars!
WIDE EYES OPEN PALMS
Coming soon to retro row, Wide Eyes Open Palms is the entity that produces the #popupcoffeeshopLB, #backyardbrunchLB and a variety of other coffee, food and queer-centric events. Stop by MADE for one of their Healing Herbal Tea Blends!
LONG BEACH CREAMERY
Located in Bixby Knolls and specializing in organic, non-GMO, handcrafted ice cream delights in unique and experimental flavors.
Stop by MADE for a pint!
SAINTS & SINNERS BAKERY
Also coming soon to Pine Ave, baking their wholesome treats with the freshest ingredients available. Stop by MADE for their addicting bags of cookies!
BLACK RING COFFEE
Cold Brew Coffee is a small batch specialty coffee roaster that curates a seasonal selection of carefully sourced single origins and blends. Stop by MADE for a bag of locally roasted beans, an icy cold brew or ond of their cute tees + mugs!

Fielder’s Choice Goods, recycled baseball mitts turned into wallets hand made in Long Beach from

Major League Baseball’s opening day is just a few weeks away. However, we know that you, Long Beach, who love to shop local do not always want show your love for America’s pastime with same tired gear. That’s why we got products from local brand Fielder’s Choice. Their leather goods all MADE in Long Beach are crafted from well used baseball mitts. Each wallet and coaster shows and accentuates the leather’s unique patina. These make great gifts for yourself or the baseball lover in your life. Also, Dodger’s fans do not fret, MADE and Fielder’s Choice have you covered. Fielder’s choice collaborated with everyone’s favorite USA made ballcap brand Ebbets Field Flannels. This cap comes in a rich Dodger blue with white applique “F” layered with a leather “F” (and, yes, the leather again comes from a baseball mitt). Finally, it is finished off with a baseball glove leather strap.

Come down to the shop at 240 Pine Ave in downtown Long Beach to grab your wallet, coasters, or cap.
These make perfect Father’s Day and Graduation gifts.