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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
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

Jazz Angels Presents ONE NIGHT ONLY

Jazz Angels JAZZ ANGELS PRESENTS One Night Only - Featuring Antonia Bennett (Renowned Jazz Vocalist & Daughter of Tony Bennett) Saturday, May 25, 2024 from 4-6pm Salvation Army Red Shield Theatre: 3092 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90807 Antonia is partnering with Jazz Angels for One Night Only, to help raise funds for Jazz […]

Loiter Galleries presents rare “JOY OF COLOR” Exhibit, May 25th 6-9

Loiter Gallery 425 The Promenade, Long Beach, California

The Joy of Color, featuring the works of eight artists from Latino owned, Los Ruano Gallery, will open on Saturday, May 25th at Loiter Galleries in Long Beach. Hours for the show’s opening are 6-9 pm. It is the first collaborative effort by both galleries that share a vision to support all underserved local artists. […]

Free

ART x SOUND: Edison Theatre in Long Beach. May 25th

Edison Theatre 213 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA, United States

Artlife and Style Proudly Present: “ART x SOUND”, a Pop-Up Exhibition at The Edison Theater in Long Beach. Be there. May 25th. As a brilliant group of local artists invite us into their creative process and create art real time — against a backdrop of eclectic sounds and the company of art lovers and enthusiasts. […]

Free
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

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

Art Theatre Documentary Spotlight Film Screening – Portrait Of Jason

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

Saturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th - 11:00 AM Portrait of Jason - 1h 45m, NR, 1967 Unlike anything you have ever seen! A black male prostitute and aspiring entertainer recounts his life story for filmmaker Shirley Clarke. Supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City […]

$12.00

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

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
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
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

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

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

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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