How Punk Rock Made US

How Punk Rock Made Us: Story Telling and Book Signing Event
Curated by – Stacy Russo

Join us for our monthly story telling event on Friday, December 8! This month we celebrate the publication of We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s and 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene with the author Stacy Russo and several women featured in the book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Featured Speakers
Stacy Russo, professor and librarian at Santa Ana College, is a writer, artist, poet, and love activist. She grew up in the Southern California punk rock scene of the 1980s, which has been a big influence on her life. Stacy takes her coffee black and likes to nap at the ocean.

Cate Garcia was born in Torrance, California. She was blown away when she saw the Go-Go’s perform at the Whisky at age sixteen. She didn't fit in, but knew she wanted to. She currently
owns a pet grooming salon in San Pedro.

D.D. Wood is a writer and teacher for the Long Beach Unified School District. Formerly a solo recording artist with Hollywood Records, she is currently the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for
Gypsy Trash.

Laura Beth Bachman lives in Downtown Long Beach with her partner, Matt Irwin. She is the drummer for the all girl surf/punk band The Neptunas. Laura is a truth seeker and beat keeper
who believes it takes grit to be a woman in this world.

Melanie B was born in Ft. Gordon, Georgia. She was raised in Huntington Beach and grew up going to shows at Fender’s in Long Beach. Melanie is currently a hairstylist, a vegan athlete, and
a devoted wife and mom.

If you like The Moth, This American Life, Snap Judgement, Serial …or just love authentic storytelling, this is the place for you. Always free to attend, always an open mic story telling slot at the end for you to tell one of your stories and always a full bar … to get you loosened up and hydrated. Table seating and standing room. All ages.

Free 2 hour parking is located in the public parking lot on 3rd just before Pine Ave.

Shop Small Saturday at MADE

Kick off the holiday shopping at MADE this #shopsmallsaturday
We will be open 9am-9pm with

FREE live music out in front of the store all day
Full bar in the lounge in the back of the store
Photos with Female Punk Rock Santa 5pm-9pm

Featured music is from local youth bands;
Curated by Issac Navarro

- Strawberry Army / LB / All Female
- Hang Back / LB / Jazz Combo
- Make Out Reef / OC
- JBurd / LB / Psychedelic Rock
- Moss / OC / Punk
- El Dorado Collective / LB / Skate
- The Gems / LB
- The Toads / LB
- Leashes / OC / Heavy, Ambient, Emo
- Uni / OC / Garage, Fuzz
- Goldvine / Spookadelic
- The Side Eyes / Female Fronted Punk

- DJ Notorious Jen spinning punk and dark wave faves and alternative Christmas hits a-plenty 9-close

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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!
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!
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!
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!
Also coming soon to Pine Ave, baking their wholesome treats with the freshest ingredients available. Stop by MADE for their addicting bags of cookies!
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!