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September 2018

LBMAx – Practice and Pedagogy

September 8 - October 28
Long Beach Art Exchange
356 E 3rd St
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Arguably there is no place where art practice and pedagogy are as inextricably linked as in California. Art schools here have played a pivotal role in the history of modern and contemporary art, functioning as hotbeds for new ideas and experimentation. Practice and Pedagogy features a selection of work by the full-time studio art faculty in the Visual and Media Arts Department at Long Beach City College (LBCC). This exhibition aims to provide insight into the diverse studio practices of the…

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Transparent Watercolors Workshop at the Center

September 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - January 1, 2028 @ 4:00 pm
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Every Tuesday from 1PM to 4PM except Holidays
The Center
2017 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814 United States
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Free

On-going, open enrollment watercolor class focusing on teaching techniques from which the artists can build, eventually creating their own full projects. At the end of each project the student has a finished watercolor that he/she/they can be proud of. The LGTBQ Center of Long Beach provides artist quality watercolor pigments, paper and brushes. The LGTBQ Center will be featuring a curated rotating show of pieces completed by students on a permanent basis. This class is entering its 5th year and…

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Snapback Long Beach

September 21 @ 10:00 pm - September 22 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00pm on Friday, repeating until November 30, 2018

The Federal Underground
102 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$10

Snapback is an old school Hip Hop and R&B party where you can come listen and dance to your favorite tunes. No hassles, no drama, all fun!

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Battle for the Island of the Gargantuas! A Tiki Art Rumble!

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until November 28, 2018

MADE by Millworks
240 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Free

Saturday Sept. 15th is the Opening Reception of this 4-headed monster of a Tiki Art Show! 'Battle for the Island of the Gargantuas - A Tiki Art Rumble' is the latest brain child of the Gargantuas Art Collective - Featuring the work and shenanigans of world renowned Tiki artists Doug Horne, BigToe Art, Ken Ruzic & Atomikitty Art. 'The Collective' have chosen 8 Themes. Each Gargantua will come armed with their take on that theme and we will battle it…

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Sole Saturdays

September 22 @ 10:00 pm - September 23 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2018

The Federal Underground
102 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$10

LBC's only open format night spinning R&B, soul and funk music from all generations.

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Dancing in Old California

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Rd
Long Beach, 90807 United States
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In honor of our state’s entry into the Union on September 9, 1850, we’ll host a nineteenth-century-style fandango! A dance lesson, covering waltzes, polkas, and set dances like the Spanish Waltz and El Coyote, will be followed by two sets of live music and dancing. Dance lessons at 4pm; live music and two dance sets at 5pm. Music will be provided by The Wayfaring Sisters, who specialize in the popular and folk music of 19th Century America. Walter Nelson will…

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KPCC’s Free Live Storytelling Show “Unheard LA”

September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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Free

Southern California Public Radio (89.3 KPCC) is bringing our FREE community-driven storytelling show “Unheard LA — The Stories of Where You Live” to the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts, September 23! The show is totally free and open to the public. You’ll hear community members share captivating first-person experiences that explore regional issues and identity through spoken word, music, poetry and more. Please RSVP for your free tickets at kpcc.org/unheardLA. Be sure to stay after for a fun mixer…

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Music Tastes Good

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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One event on September 30, 2018 at 11:00am

Our mammoth two-day music, food, and arts festival returns to Marina Green Park, along the picturesque Downtown Long Beach shoreline, on September 29 and 30th, and will be headlined by none other than iconic British New Wave legends New Order (Saturday) making their only west coast appearance this year, and Grammy-nominated and Mercury Prize-winning English singer-songwriter James Blake (Sunday). Rounding out the monumental Saturday lineup is influential Canadian indie rock collective Broken Social Scene (performing their critically-acclaimed masterpiece You Forgot…

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The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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America's largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show, now aboard the Jewel of Long Beach, the Historic Queen Mary! Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect!

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Opening Night: American Fusion

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
249 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 200
Long Beach, 90802 United States
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$29 – $105

Long Beach Symphony opens the season with an off-the-charts fusion of contemporary American music in celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein. In tribute to Bernstein’s fascination with Pop Music, we start the concert with a work by Frank Zappa who began his career in classical music but found acceptance only in pop/rock music due to his often-irreverent song titles. Zappa thought the work was too difficult for humans to play, so you won’t want to miss the Long…

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Long Beach Symphony Presents: American Fusion

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theatre
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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On September 29 at 8:00 PM in the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, the Long Beach Symphony begins its 84th Classical season. Music Director Eckart Preu explains his rationale for the season, “I wanted to present an exciting variety of composers, styles, and experiences, from pivotal masterpieces of the repertoire to exciting new works, including a bit of the unorthodox, so that our audiences can hear what’s happening now in the world of classical music.” Opening…

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October 2018

Creative Warrior’s Journey Workshops

October 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 1, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on October 15, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on November 5, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on November 19, 2018 at 5:00pm

Todd Cancer Pavilion
2810 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90806 United States
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Explore the empowering potential of creativity, connectivity, play and transformational work for self-healing in this free class for cancer patients, survivors and loved ones.  Each session provides mini-lessons on a variety of creative techniques, approaches and activities.  The sessions are facilitated by Richard Harvey, cancer survivor and published author and artist. This year, we will explore five transformational domains: Overcoming Fears, Focusing on Desired Outcomes, Empowerment, Living in the Moment, and Gratitude. Workshops will include reading poems, looking at matched…

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