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Are you flipping houses or condos for a living? Are you outgoing, opinionated and willing to share your flip team’s experiences? If you answered “Yes!” to these questions, you may be chosen for the next season of A&E TV’s next season of Flip This House.

Flip This House, A&E’s #1 rated lifestyle show, has been to Charleston, Atlanta, San Antonio, and New Haven. Which city will be next?!!

Steve Grant, a casting director from 813 Casting, sent us an email asking for our help in their search by posting the following to the Long Beach Living blog:

“813 Casting and Departure Films are conducting a nationwide search for the new cast of characters who will be featured on the upcoming season of Flip This House! Will it be your team? We’re looking for confident, charismatic, motivated and opinionated people who “flip” residential properties for a living. We want real-estate adrenaline junkies who love the high risk, high reward nature of their jobs and who are devoted to doing a great job! If you would like your team to be featured on the upcoming season of Flip This House, send an email to fth@813casting.com. Please include:

  • contact information
  • bios on you and your team
  • some reasons why your team should be the next to be featured on Flip This House!

Teams should consist of four or more people.”

Good luck and don’t forget to let Long Beach Living know if you’re chosen, so we can post a great blog about your team and up-coming programs featuring your flips. For more about the show

If you’re just thinking about the possibility of flipping houses, a great book that will thoroughly walk you through the entire process is Flip: How to Find, Fix and Sell Houses for Profit by Rick Villani and Clay Davis. The authors have flipped over 1000 homes and have recently written this manual with their formulas for success. It’s a great educational tool for all who are toying with the idea of flipping for profit.

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Crow’s Nest

This weekend, Belmont Veteran’s Memorial Pier will be the site of “Pier Daze” Seafood and Pirate Festival as part of the three month long Sea Festival in Long Beach. Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1 there will be lots to do at the base of the pier located at the end of 39th Pl. near Ocean Blvd.

Saturday there will be a mock pirate invasion on the pier with a cast of actors attacking the pier and the  patrons on the pier will put up a mighty defense of their own. There will be a pirate costume contest and kids treasure hunt, too. Both days will have great seafood and barbeque available, bands playing on the beach and a kid’s fun zone set up in the sand.

Sunday at the Pier Daze Festival is the day for classic rock ‘n roll music while admiring the classic “woody” automobiles that will be on display. Sunday is also the day of the Pacific Open Water Challenge, which includes swimming races, kayak and paddleboard competitions and the “Canine Splash and Dash.”

For a full schedule of Pier Daze Pirate and Seafood Festival, click here.

Other events happening this weekend that are part of the Long Beach Sea Festival 2007 range from Beach Volleyball to youth tennis and include band concerts and Shakespeare at the Aquarium of the Pacific. 

For a full schedule of Sea Festival events….click here.

In keeping with the pirate theme, Musical Theatre West will be staging performances of “The Pirates of Penzance” beginning June 30th through July 15 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center located on the CSULB campus at 6200 E. Atherton St. For a full schedule of both evening and matinee performances, click here.

The Queen Mary will be hosing the L.A.  Wine Fest featuring more than 150 wines from around the world. From 2 to 6 P.M. Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1, wine afficionados will provide information on their various wines and offer tasting. Tickets cost $45 at the door, $40 in advance or $70 for a 2-day pass. A prix-fix 4-course dinner will be served on the ship from 7 to 10 P.M. Friday, June 29, (reservations required.)

Looking for something a little more along the lines of “night-life?” Check out “VooDoo, the only Underground Burlesque Show” every saturday beginning June 30 at the basement Lounge located at 149 Linden Ave. downtown Long Beach. The show is sponsored by Pure Evolution Clothing.

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What a wonderful opportunity to visit and view so many wonderful galleries and places in the ecclectic East Village Art District in Long Beach, CA. Tour des Artistes talkes place Saturday, June 9 from Noon to 10 P.M. Ticket holders of the Tour have unlimited access to bus transportation for the day on the Passport buses, Georges Greek Cafe’s trolley and of “the Big Red Bus,” an original London double-decker. Parking for the event will be at the city parking lot on 3rd. St. just east of Pine Ave in downtown Long Beach. The $10 ticket price for the Tour des Artistes includes parking for the day. (Tickets are free to all city employees including fire, police, teachers and military with valid ID.)You may also board the Passport bus in Belmont Shore at any of the stops along 2nd St.

This year’s focus of the Tour is to highlight living spaces for creative professionals. Tour des Artistes Committee Chair, Ryan Smoler points out that “… Tour definitely extends behond art; it’s really about how people are creatively using the East Village Arts District in their lives to do what they want.” Several units in the historic Cooper Arms building will be open for viewing, as will units in the Temple Lofts and Courtyard Lofts. Several units in the recently converted Masonic temple will feature a photo exhibit curated by Sarah Vinci of Cal State University of Long Beach’s University Art Museum.

With more than 60 events taking place throughout the day, every part of street life in the area is being shown off. Vin de Pays will have a wine tasting, Broadlind Cafe is offering a free cup of coffee, Basement Lounge has half-off entry and more.

A small sample of the Tour’s activities includes:

  • Entry into the Long Beach Museum of Art and picnic space on the bluffs overlooking the beach
  • Display and auction of the SPIN bicycles sculptures displayed around town during February’s AMGEN tour
  • Art shows in more than 20 galleries
  • Photo exhibits of life in Cuba and Iran as seen through the eyes of Long Beach residents
  • Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach’s Childrens Festival
  • Access to Temple Lofts, Jet Lofts, Courtyard Lofts and more
  • Artist Olympics with prizes for participants of the challenges
  • Wine label making at the La Muse Garde Cafe

Don’t miss this low-cost open house for the arts-related assets that the Long Beach coastal community has to offer. The Tour des Artistes is a great opportunity to check out all the different things that downtown has to offer, so later you can come back to visit all your favorite spots or some of those that you couldn’t fit in. For tickets, Tour maps, driving directions, events and more visit:  http://www.eastvillageartsdistrict.com/#event

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2007 Sidewalk Chalk Contest WinnerAs predicted, crowds gathered in Belmont Shore for the Justin Rudd Annual Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Contest this past Sunday. As I was walking my dog in the early hours of the contest, a little rain began to fall. I saw several contestants try to shelter their preliminary work under canopies or eaves of nearby businesses. If Mother Nature would only cooperate! The contestant’s nerves were already on edge as they vied for $500 in total cash prizes.

The top two artists works are available to see at Whiskers, between Park and St. Joseph at 4818 E. 2nd St. in Belmont Shore/Long Beach. Congratulations to Carin Gross of Long Beach! She won “Best in Show” and $250 for her work titled “No substitute for Mother.”  More…….

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sidewalk-drawing-contest.gifUndoubtedly, the sidewalks of Belmont Shore will be drawing crowds on Sunday, April 22,2007, from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. when aspiring and accomplished artists alike will be competing for $500 in cash prizes. Visual artists, high school and university students from all over will be creating their own masterpieces on the sidewalks using chalk as their medium.

You will find the artists along 2nd St. in the business area of Belmont Shore in Long Beach mainly between Park  and Corona Avenues. A free pizza lunch along with a box of colored chalk will be provided to the first 75 contest entrants.

Judging will commence at 4:00 P.M. in front of the Washington Mutual Bank and prizes awarded at 4:30 P.M. Bring your entire family down to cheer on the artists, as there is no charge for spectators.  more…

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