How I Made It – a Show and Tell event series

How I MADE It is a Show & Tell Event Series every 2nd Friday, monthly at MADE by Millworks. This month will be hosted by Dunnaree Mullins.

Our bar will be open, beer and wine will be available.

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.

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!

How I MADE it – Storytelling Event


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.

Join us on January 12 from 7 to 9 pm.
January’s event is guest curated by Steven Deeble.
Musical entertainment before the talks will be provided by Lili De La Mora.

Featured speakers include:

Steven Deeble, on researching and writing his historical detective thriller, ‘Persistence of Vision’, available at MADE.
Nancy Lynée Woo will talk about creating the Long Beach Literary Arts Center.

Lili De La Mora, walking the audience through her songwriting process.

Raindog, who will talk about how he created Lummox Press and has continued to publishing poetry for over 23 years.

Bios
Steven Deeble is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and multi-media artist. He is a Long Beach native.
He published his first novel, ‘Persistence of Vision’, in 2017.
Author website: stevendeeble.com

Nancy Lynée Woo is a poet, freelance writer, editor, blogger, and community organizer. She was selected as a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow for 2015. Nancy started and currently manages a social justice-focused literary press, Lucid Moose Lit. She is a co-founder of Long Beach Literary Arts Center and a lead
organizer for FORTHE Media. She holds a degree in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz, and lives in Long Beach, California.
Poetry website: www.nancylyneewoo.com

Lili De La Mora is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has performed in various combinations with Long Beach musicians for two decades. Her bands have included Side Car and current project, Miniature Houses. Lili also DJs and recently performed as a member of the Greater California Christmas Choir.
Lili’s music can be heard on YouTube, Spotify, and other websites.

Raindog took his name from an album by Tom Waits. He won the first Charles Bukowski Poetry Contest. He founded Lummox Press 23 years ago. Since then he has published poetry by a wide variety of local poets in his Little Red Book series, as well as full-sized volumes featuring collections by the likes of the late Scott
Wannberg. He has published six editions of the Lummox Poetry Journal, an annual glossy magazine-format collection of poetry and short prose from around the world. Raindog will talk about how he created Lummox Press and has continued to publishing poetry for over 23 years.
Lummox Press on the WWW.