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Arise. Shine. Thy Light is Come.

Mural by Trinh Mai, Los Angeles International Airport, Tom Bradley International Terminal Commissioned by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) The mission of the Art Program is to present diverse and memorable art experiences to enhance and humanize the travel experience at LAX. Featuring local and regional artists through temporary exhibitions, permanent art installations, and cultural […]

Free

Centro de La Raza: John A. Taboada Legacy Photo Collection

Historical Society of Long Beach 4260 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA, United States

The Long Beach Chicano Community History Committee, comprised of former Centro de La Raza (Centro) employees Ron and Phyllis Arias, Theresa Marino, Carmen O. Perez, Margie Rodriguez, and Armando Vazquez-Ramos, worked closely with Historical Society of Long Beach staff to develop the exhibition. Photographer John A. Taboada, a former CSULB student who chronicled the Centro’s […]

Free

‘In Color’ Art Exhibition curated by Marie Thibeault

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

Prepare to embark on a journey into the captivating world of color at Long Beach Creative Group's latest exhibition, "In Color" curated by Marie Thibeault. This vibrant showcase brings together a diverse array of artists, each exploring the boundless possibilities of high chromaticity and expression. Color isn't just pigment on canvas; it's a powerful visual […]

Free

It Came as a Joyous Daybreak

The Vault Warehouse 1000 E. New York St, Long Beach, CA, United States

Located in Long Beach's own Cambodia Town, It Came as a Joyous Daybreak (2023) is a light projection facing Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue on the façade of The Vault Warehouse. This work serves as a call to solidarity within our communities and neighborhoods, for the sake of the children. The title is captured from […]

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

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

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

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

“Creative Corps” Short Film, “Mad Girls Love Song” by McCall Cadenas

> What: A Sneak Preview screening of the "California Creative Corps" short film "Mad Girls Love Song" by writer/director McCall Cadenas > When: 11a on Saturday, June 1st > Where: Gardena Cinema, 14948 Crenshaw Blvd, Gardena 90249 > Cost: Open to the Public at No Charge > Run Time: Apx 20 minutes, plus Q&A with […]

Free

“Mementos: The Things We Carried” – VietRISE x Tiffany Le Art Workshop

'Mementos: The Things We Carried,' is an 8-week art workshop series collaboration between VietRISE and renowned Vietnamese-American artist, Tiffany Le, also known as Le Tea Leaf. Led by Tiffany Le in six workshops, participants will learn various illustration, mixed media, zine-making, and printmaking techniques to create artwork celebrating the nuanced, vibrant experiences of immigrants and […]

Free

Long Beach Youth Chorus Spring Concert

First Congregation Church of Long Beach 241 Cedar Avenue, Long Beach, CA, United States

Join the Long Beach Youth Chorus as they end their '23-'24 season with a joyous concert at the historic First Congregational Church!

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

FREE CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP: RAINBOW MOBILES!

Museum of Latin American Art 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA, United States

Celebrate Love and Pride with our free children’s workshop on how to create your own cardboard rainbow mobile! All materials are provided. Drop-in style instruction.

Free

LA Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF)

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) is a premier international event dedicated to showcasing the entirety of human experience from the Latino perspective, whether through film, television, digital, music, art, or any other vehicle, regardless of platform. Join us to watch the short film IRON LUNG, produced as part of the California Creative […]

$16.79

High School Battle of the Bands Contest

Recreation Park Bandshell 701-939 Federation Dr, Long Beach, CA, United States

High School Battle of the Bands contest, including 9 bands performing original and cover material to a panel of judges. Categories include overall performance, creativity, and musicianship, as well as best band.

Free
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

EVENING FOR EDUCATORS: PRIDE!

Museum of Latin American Art 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA, United States

June is LGBTQ Pride Month and is celebrated in classrooms and communities around the world! Learn how to highlight and celebrate LGBTQIA+ art, history, and community all year long. You will connect with colleagues and learn hands-on art activities to take back to your classroom. This session is in-person and includes light refreshments, wine, and […]

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
Event Series The Un-Invisible Project

The Un-Invisible Project

EXPO Arts Center 4321 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, United States +1 more

Creative Corps fellowship recipient and teaching artist Cory Bilicko is mentoring members of the Long Beach Cambodian community in creating visual and written pieces that share personal stories. The project includes four generations of Cambodians whose work will be featured in a traveling exhibit in summer 2024 and published in a book. Expo Arts Center […]

Free

Perfectly Queer – an LGBTQ short film

EXPO Arts Center 4321 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, United States

Perfectly Queer - an LGBTQ short film Film screenings 7pm & 8pm The Expo Arts Center 4321 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

Free

Visual Voices Community Photo Project Art Show

Join us for an evening celebrating the art of photography! This community art show will feature & celebrate the photography of the 75+ participants that contributed to the Visual Voices Community Photography Project. This yearlong Creative Corps collaboration between artist Lucas Gordon & non-profit Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities (SABHC) provided participants with cameras to […]

Free

ABBA LA

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

Enjoy the music of one of the most beloved ’70s super-groups. Hear hits Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Take A Chance On Me, Mamma Mia, and many more!

$32 – $47

Michele Rene solo show at The Wicked Wolf

The Wicked Wolf 2332 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, United States

Artist Michele Rene will present a collection of faces, figures and objects at The Wicked Wolf, an award-winning bar in the Wrigley neighborhood of Long Beach. Her works will be up for the month of June, with an artist reception Sunday, June 9th from 6-8 p.m.

Free

Trashion Show Long Beach

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

Artist Amy Bauer and Jewel Box Children’s Theater Present Trashion Show Long Beach: a Free All Ages Trash to Fashion Runway Show The runway show is a culmination of their year long series of free local workshops for transforming discarded materials into wearable art. Reminiscent of Project Runway’s popular “Unconventional Materials Challenge”, these local workshops […]

Free

Special Event FIGURE BOUND: Drawn to Rope. Kazami Ranki

FIGURE DRAWING Art-focused event $40 Artist / $25 Audience Each Website: https://ancientvinestudio.com/figure-bound/ RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/ancient-vine-studio-meetup-group/events/301006958/ Kazami Ranki is one of the best Shibari (Rope) artists in the world. We are honored and excited to have the talented Kazami Ranki here in Long Beach, CA. Kazami Ranki hails from Osaka Japan and is a world renowned Nawashi […]

$40
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 Open Mic LB at Partake

Open Mic LB at Partake

This event occurs every 2nd and 4th Friday. Join us at Partake Collective for a night of music, poetry, comedy, and more. Whether you're a seasoned performer or just looking to share your talents, this is the place for you! Our stage is open to all, so come showcase your skills or simply sit back […]

Free

Kazami Ranki at LB Shibari Dojo Night of Shibari (Rope), Art, & Music

LB Shibari Dojo Cherry Avenue, Long Beach, California, United States

SHIBARI Live Performance We invite you to watch a performance by Kazami Ranki. One of the top Rope masters in the world. He focuses on his partner's comfort, the strength of the ties, the unique patterns he is creating, and his unmatched ability to accentuate the beauty and essence in those he ties. Kazami Ranki […]

$25.00

Bella & Rudy with Sudden Strangers

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

Rudy Rios (guitar/vocals), Bella Gomez (lead vocals), Isaac Sharp (bass), Jack Ghekiere (guitar). Sudden Strangers, an indie rock band from San Pedro, California, comprises Bella and Rudy on vocals, Jack on drums, and Isaac on bass. United by years of friendship and shared roots in their local community, their music reflects their deep connection and […]

$20 – $40

Bella & Rudy with Sudden Strangers

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

Rudy Rios (guitar/vocals), Bella Gomez (lead vocals), Isaac Sharp (bass), Jack Ghekiere (guitar). Sudden Strangers, an indie rock band from San Pedro, California, comprises Bella and Rudy on vocals, Jack on drums, and Isaac on bass. United by years of friendship and shared roots in their local community, their music reflects their deep connection and […]

$20 – $40

Social Pivot Exhibit

The Social Pivot Exhibit explores the challenges caused by COVID-19, climate change, civic engagement, and social justice. It takes you on a creative journey, showcasing the human impact and environmental issues. Through an interactive presentation, attendees become the hero capable of making a difference. Join us during our exhibit hours for a self-guided tours and […]

Free

JumpStart Artist Culmination and Community Day

Long Beach City College Art Gallery 4901 East Carson St., K100, Long Beach, United States

Join us for the Jumpstart Gallery show, a family and community art day that will host vendors, community partners, artists, and local elected officials in celebration of the art and culture that makes our city great. This free, family-friendly event is a chance for people of all ages and skill levels to explore their creativity […]

Free

Social Pivot Exhibit

The Social Pivot Exhibit explores the challenges caused by COVID-19, climate change, civic engagement, and social justice. It takes you on a creative journey, showcasing the human impact and environmental issues. Through an interactive presentation, attendees become the hero capable of making a difference. Join us during our exhibit hours for a self-guided tours and […]

Free

Galactivation Station Community Music Jam Experience

Bixby Park 140 Cherry Ave, Long Beach, United States

This unique musical and creative gathering, which we host monthly, transforms Bixby Park into a vibrant and inclusive community hub where everyone is welcome to express their creativity through music and art. Our Galactivation Station with Art in the Park is not just an event, it’s an immersive experience where community members can freely express […]

Free

CELEBRATING LGBTQ FAMILIES: FIGURATIVE WATERCOLOR PAINTING WORKSHOP

Museum of Latin American Art 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA, United States

Celebrating LGBTQ Families: Figurative Watercolor Painting Workshop MOLAA welcomes gay, bisexual, and transgender fathers and their families, as well as straight dads with LGBT children to create art in a safe and inclusive space this Father’s Day weekend. Light refreshments will be served. All materials provided. This workshop will be outdoors in our beautiful Sculpture […]

$15

EXPLORING QUEER ART HISTORY THROUGH A LATIN AMERICAN CANVAS

Museum of Latin American Art 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA, United States

Join us for an engaging lecture by Ignacio Darnaude! Renowned Latin American artists, such as Frida Kahlo and Claudio Bravo, all the way to Chicanx artists like Carlos Almaraz and Joey Terrill created astonishing queer imagery hiding in plain sight. Their coded images allowed them to express taboos and same-sex desire in a way that […]

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
Event Series Social Pivot Exhibit

Social Pivot Exhibit

Mosaic East 4th Street, Long Beach, California, United States

The Social Pivot Exhibit explores the challenges caused by COVID-19, climate change, civic engagement, and social justice. It takes you on a creative journey, showcasing the human impact and environmental issues. Through an interactive presentation, attendees become the hero capable of making a difference. Join us during our exhibit hours for a self-guided tours and […]

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

Positive Shifts

Amazing Grace Conservatory 2401 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, United States

You're invited to a Day of Building Resiliency, Expanding Community, and Embracing Art! FEATURING: 🎭 Interactive Performances 🎨 Art Installations 🎧 Audio Walking Tours 🏬 Showcasing Local Small Businesses 📜 Poetry 🎶 Live Music 🤝 Community Engagement 🌌 Augmented Reality Experiences 🎮 Games 🎁 Opportunities to Win Earthquake Preparedness Kits ... and so much more! […]

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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