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SoCal Dance & Choreography Festival Applications

Southern California Dance Theatre 4410 Greenmeadow Road, Long Beach, United States

Applications are now accepted for the SoCal Dance & Choreography Festival hosted by the Southern California Dance Theatre. Early Bird and application fee ($15 -$20) deadline is March 1, 2024; the regular deadline is April 10, 2024 ($20 - $25). Emerging and Professional choreographers and companies presenting works in ballet, modern, jazz, cultural, and other […]

$15 – $25

POWER OF FIVE: THE WOMEN WHO SPARKED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT”

Loiter Gallery 425 The Promenade, Long Beach, California

“POWER OF FIVE: THE WOMEN WHO SPARKED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT,” a series of sculptures by Larry Stokes, will open on Saturday, February 17th at Loiter Galleries in Long Beach. Hours for the show’s opening are 6-9 pm. This show is cosponsored by Creative Corps, a new program from the Arts Council of Long Beach. […]

Free

El Conde

The Art Theatre 2025 E 4th st, Long Beach, CA, United States

OSCAR® Nominated for Best Cinematography. After living 250 years in this world, Augusto Pinochet, who is not dead but an aged vampire, decides to die once and for all.

$12
Event Series Fun-A-Day-LA

Fun-A-Day-LA

Jewel Box Children's Theater Long Beach

8th Annual Fun-A-Day-LA art show! Check out the community canvas worked on by participants who stopped by our meetups. View art work by participants! Plus there will be snacks! Fun-A-Day-LA is a community based free art show. It is the culmination of work done in the month of January. A way to spark creativity in […]

Free
Event Series Fun-A-Day-LA

Fun-A-Day-LA

Jewel Box Children's Theater Long Beach

8th Annual Fun-A-Day-LA art show! Check out the community canvas worked on by participants who stopped by our meetups. View art work by participants! Plus there will be snacks! Fun-A-Day-LA is a community based free art show. It is the culmination of work done in the month of January. A way to spark creativity in […]

Free

Color Your Emotions

Laguna Health & Wellness 24351 Moulton Pkwy, Laguna Woods, United States

Designed to deepen your connection to self. Find alternative ways of self-expression through basic color and shape, while building familiarity with autonomy and self-directed choice. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome! Saturday, March 2 from 1 - 2:30 pm @ Laguna Health & Wellness 24351 Moulton Pkwy Laguna Woods, California 92637 Event Details […]

Free

Color Your Emotions

Designed to deepen your connection to self. Find alternative ways of self-expression through basic color and shape, while building familiarity with autonomy and self-directed choice. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome! Saturday, March 2 from 1 - 2:30 pm @ Laguna Health & Wellness 24351 Moulton Pkwy Laguna Woods, California 92637 Event Details […]

2023 Long Beach Open Studio Tour

LB Open Studio Tour Long Beach, CA, United States

In celebration of Long Beach Arts Month as well as the National Arts and Humanities Month, your local artists will be opening their studios to visitors for the Long Beach Open Studio Tour (LBOST) during 4 weeks of October.  Each weekend is a different area of Long Beach. Come see your local artists in their working environments […]

Free
Event Series This is Not a Pipe: What is Reality?

This is Not a Pipe: What is Reality?

LBCG / Rod Briggs Memorial Gallery 2221 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA, United States

Embark on a journey through a century of surrealism as we celebrate This is Not a Pipe: What is Reality?” exhibition! 🖼️ Join us at the Rod Briggs Gallery from March 2nd to March 30th, every Friday to Sunday, between 1pm to 4pm. 🎉 Let’s commemorate 100 years of surrealism with our opening receptions on […]

Free

Say Their Names: A Villag Forum Workshop for Anti-Bully Awareness

Kaos Network 4343 Leimert Blvd, Los Angeles,, United States

This is a writing and art project inviting everyone to express their feelings about those faces that have been slain by bullies through injustifiable actions affecting the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community. Through six word negative/positive affirmations, and ten lines of personal testimony; participants will create books with images of those that have […]

Free

Say Their Names: A Village Forum Workshop for Anti-Bully Awareness

This is a writing and art project inviting everyone to express their feelings about those faces that have been slain by bullies through injustifiable actions affecting the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community. Through six word negative/positive affirmations, and ten lines of personal testimony; participants will create books with images of those that have […]

Free

“Becoming Austin Nation – From Crack to PhD; A Drag Queen’s Story”

Long Beach Playhouse 5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, United States

“Becoming Austin Nation - From Crack to PhD; A Drag Queen’s Story” opening at the Long Beach Playhouse – Studio Collaborative on January 12-14. Becoming Austin Nation Austin Nation will share his entertaining and humorous autobiographical piece, “From Crack to PhD: A Drag Queen’s Story.” Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at the age of 26 this is […]

$15

Musical Theatre West Presents “42nd Street” Feb 9 – Feb 25

Carpenter Performing Arts Center 6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA, United States

Calling all musical theater fans! This February, Musical Theatre West (MTW), Southern California’s premier theatre company, is kicking off its 2024 season by bringing Broadway to Long Beach! Filled with sparkling costumes and dazzling songs, MTW’s production of 42nd Street will run for a limited time, February 9 - February 25, with an official opening […]

$20 – $120

What Can You Make with This?

Jewel Box Children's Theater Long Beach

Trash + Fashion = Trashion Do you want to be a designer? Are you a designer? Do you care about recycling? Where does our trash go? How can we contribute to ending climate change? Meet others with your same creative expressions in What Can You Make with This? Workshops in Long Beach! It's free to […]

Free

El Futuro: Songwriting, Artistry, and Synthesis hosted by Neyva

MiSELA 4265 Florence Avenue, Bell Gardens, United States

This workshop will empower youth to write and compose their own music while exploring their artistic identity. Through hands-on exercises and guidance from Neyva, each participant will tap into the power of their unique voice and the impact it can have on the world around them. Location: MiSELA in Bell, CA Every Tuesday in March […]

Free

Creatives Network: Artists Meet Up

Long Beach Unified Bar & Lounge 2222 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, United States

Creatives Networking: Artists, creatives, rule breakers. Connect, Meet, Inspire, Help grow an inspirational network of Artists. Based in Long Beach. We welcome artists from our surrounding communities. Art is organic and grows as we explore and connect with our community, and take that opportunity to break out of our small worlds. DATE: First Wednesday of […]

Free

San Pedro FirstThursday ArtWalk and Guided Tour

San Pedro Waterfront Arts District 880 W 18th St, San Pedro, United States

Join us for the third FirstThursday ArtWalk of 2024! Come out, visit with your friends, and see some art! One of the first in the region, the 26-year-old monthly First Thursday ArtWalk happens between Pacific Ave, Harbor Boulevard, 4th, and 9th Streets, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. The Guided ArtWalk Tour returns with tours of three […]

Free

Figure Drawing Sessions: Ancient Vine Studio

RSVP: Ancient Vine Studio Meetup group https://www.meetup.com/ancient-vine-studio-meetup-group/ Check the meetup group for information on the scheduled model, address, and any last minute changes. Facebook: Ancient Vine Studio Thursday nights at 6:30 pm until 9:30 at night. These will run weekly $25 to the studio. Cash preferred This helps us pay for models, supplies, and art […]

$25.00
Event Series The Teachers’ Lounge

The Teachers’ Lounge

The Art Theatre 2025 E 4th st, Long Beach, CA, United States

OSCAR® Nominated for Best International Feature (Germany). When one of her students is suspected of theft, teacher Carla Nowak decides to get to the bottom of the matter. Caught between her ideals and the school system, the consequences of her actions threaten to break her.

$12

Long Beach Open 2024

Hellada Gallery 117 Linden Ave,, Long Beach, CA, United States

Long Beach Open 2024 is a non-juried graphic art (painting, drawing, photography, and all media on a flat surface) exhibition reflecting the most current state of artistic expression in Long Beach.  The exhibition offers a survey of what is new, and what is important in the Long Beach art scene today. As the name indicates, the […]

An Afternoon with author Shelby Van Pelt

"Remarkably Bright Creatures" - novel on the NYT best seller list for 38 weeks. Sunday, March 10, 2024 • 2 pm City Council Chambers at Long Beach City Hall 411 W. Ocean Blvd • Long Beach FREE Admission • No Reservations Required FREE Parking at Civic Center Parking Lot on Broadway between Chestnut and Pacific […]

Free
Event Series OPEN MIC NIGHT

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Grand Annex 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, United States

Musicians & Poets! Come on down to the Grand Annex on the second Thursday of each month for Open Mic Night! To perform: Sign up at 6:30 PM. The first 12 sign-ups are guaranteed to perform, with additional artists as time allows. Plan to do 2 songs/poems (limit stage time to under 8 minutes). This […]

$5 – $7.75
Event Series Generation XYZ

Generation XYZ

Long Beach Playhouse 5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, United States

We are thrilled to kick off (un)defined art collective’s dynamic season with the devised production, Generation XYZ, produced in collaborating with the Long Beach Playhouse! Created in 2017, Generation XYZ is a devised play that debuted with Theatre Threshold, Cal State University, Long Beach’s student-run theatre company. Generation XYZ investigates patterns of trauma, nuances of […]

$25

An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Carpenter Performing Arts Center 6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA, United States

NEA Jazz Master and three-time Grammy Award winner, legendary saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered figures in contemporary music. He returns with the Branford Marsalis Quartet for more virtuosic improvisations supercharged by the quartet’s extraordinary energy and telepathic musical connection.

$65

John Kraus & The Goers St. Patrick’s Day Show

Grand Annex 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, United States

Captain John and the band deliver vintage sea shanties and nautical tunes with Celtic-punk and pirate-rock swagger. Kraus leads this merry crew of powerhouse musicians after years spent as a sea captain and growing up in a musical household. His pioneering band perfectly combines his love for music, the sea, and the legacy of seafaring […]

$25 – $40

Reading of The People with the Trees in Their Chest

Grand Annex 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, United States

A Staged Reading of an original play The People with The Trees in Their Chest by Shawn Christopher Lovell Nabors. Produced by Grand Vision Foundation. The audience will be invited to give constructive feedback after the performance. This activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.

Free

What Can You Make With This?

Rancho Los Alamitos 6400 E Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach

“What Can You Make With This?” Saturday, March 23rd 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm On the Barns Lawn A "Trashion" Sustainability Program at RLA with artist, Amy Bauer We’re taking trash and making art with artist, Amy Bauer! We encourage you to bring CLEAN rubbish. Cardboard tubes, cereal boxes, take out containers, plastic food nets […]

Free

Community Art Workshop

Express Yourself Through ART! Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) and Artist Rhonda Love host a fun-filled day of creativity! Join us for a mixer with food & music, community conversations on Covid, climate change and social justice, followed by a healing journey through art exercises to reflect, release, and restore! .-Enjoy an Art […]

Free

Dreamland w/ Kimberly Ford The Music of Joni Mitchell

Grand Annex 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, United States

Jazz vocalist Kimberly Ford pays homage to one of the most iconic singer-songwriters of the Woodstock generation, Joni Mitchell. Mitchell touched millions with her masterful hits across the folk, jazz, pop, and rock genres. Ford’s tribute does the music justice, featuring an incredible seven-piece band that brings a new verve to Mitchell’s music. Hear Help […]

$30 – $45

Team Taiko Drumming

Grand Annex 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, United States

We believe in creating unique opportunities for people to meet their neighbors and engage in their community in a new way. Come play with us! Taiko is a Japanese traditional drumming practice that, over the last several decades, has become a global phenomenon. Since 2013, Grand Vision has partnered with leading taiko instructors to bring […]

$5 – $25

Event Series Team Taiko Drumming

Team Taiko Drumming

Grand Annex 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, United States

We believe in creating unique opportunities for people to meet their neighbors and engage in their community in a new way. Come play with us! Taiko is a Japanese traditional drumming practice that, over the last several decades, has become a global phenomenon. Since 2013, Grand Vision has partnered with leading taiko instructors to bring […]

$5 – $25

Jack of Hearts w/ Scarlet Rivera The Music of Bob Dylan

Grand Annex 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, United States

For over five decades, Bob Dylan has remained one of the most important figures in American music. The Jack of Hearts Band seeks to authentically replicate the sound of Dylan – from the early ‘60s folk scene to the Blonde on Blonde album, the Woodstock retreat to masterpieces such as Blood on the Tracks and […]

$32 – $47

An Evening with Henry Winkler

Carpenter Performing Arts Center 6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA, United States

From his breakout role as “The Fonz” on Happy Days to his current co-starring role as acting coach Gene Cousineau on the hit HBO dark comedy Barry, Henry Winkler has enjoyed over four decades of success as an actor, producer, and director. Beyond this Emmy Award-winning actor’s success, Winkler is a New York Times bestselling […]

$65

Jack of Hearts w/ Scarlet Rivera The Music of Bob Dylan

Grand Annex 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, United States

For over five decades, Bob Dylan has remained one of the most important figures in American music. The Jack of Hearts Band seeks to authentically replicate the sound of Dylan– from the early ‘60s folk scene to the Blonde on Blonde album, the Woodstock retreat, and through the ’70s to masterpieces such as Blood on […]

$32 – $47

DIANE HUBKA & THE SUN CANYON BAND in concert

Grace First Presbyterian Church 3955 N Studebaker Rd, Long Beach, CA

L.A. based Diane Hubka & The Sun Canyon Band brings new life to a wide variety of celebrated genres, from Texas swing to delta blues, from lilting ballads to heartland country rock. With Diane’s honey-toned vocals and rhythm guitar, Rick Mayock’s expressive guitar work, melodic vocals, and genre-defying originals and a dynamic rhythm section, the […]

Free

DigiMarCon At Home 2024 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference

"DigiMarCon At Home 2024 is your chance to ... – Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry. – Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. – Network with thought leaders, […]

$147

Renaissance High School for the Arts Open House Arts Festival

Renaissance High School for the Arts 235 E 8th St, Long Beach, CA, United States

You are invited to Renaissance High School for the Arts' annual showcase of visual and performing arts. This year's theme is Blast to the Past 1900-2000! Come dressed in your 20th century best and enjoy dance, theater, vocal and instrumental performances, film, fashion, drawing, painting, 3D, and digital art exhibits throughout the beautiful Renaissance campus […]

Free
Event Series Sew It Goes

Sew It Goes

Michelle Obama Library 5870 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA, United States

A monthly sewing workshop with special guest Amy Bauer. Participate in an upcoming Trashion show hosted by local artist Amy Bauer and Jewel Box Children's Theater. Bring CLEAN rubbish and turn it into wearable art. This activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Children must be accompanied by an […]

Free

Jimmy’s Buffet

Grand Annex 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, United States

Calling all Parrot Heads! Celebrate the music and vibes of – you guessed it! – Jimmy Buffett. Experience a truly authentic Buffett sound with 12 of California’s best musicians. The Grand Annex will transform into a tropical beach party as Jimmy’s Buffet honors their captain’s timeless legacy. Complete with congas and steel drums, the band […]

$32 – $47

The People with the Trees in Their Chest

Grand Annex 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, United States

A Workshop Performance of a new, original play by award-winning playwright, Shawn Christopher Lovell Nabors. A modern-day play following an African American family from Brooklyn, NY who struggle to break the curse of poor health that has marked their family for generations. The audience will be invited to give constructive feedback after the performance. Performance […]

Free

The People with the Trees in Their Chest

Grand Annex 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, United States

A Workshop Performance of a new, original play by award-winning playwright, Shawn Christopher Lovell Nabors. A modern-day play following an African American family from Brooklyn, NY who struggle to break the curse of poor health that has marked their family for generations. The audience will be invited to give constructive feedback after the performance. Performance […]

Free

Ali Coyle

Grand Annex 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, United States

Next wave pop-folk troubadour and her band deliver a mix of danceable and dreamy songs.

$20 – $35

Andy & Renee & Hard Rain Songs from Laurel Canyon

Grand Annex 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, United States

SoCal favorites play originals and Songs from Laurel Canyon. Hear classic rock hits of the late ’60s and ’70s from Buffalo Springfield, Carole King, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, CSNY and more.

$32 – $47

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