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May 2022

Perspectives

May 4 @ 8:00 am - May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Alpert Jewish Community Center
3801 E. Willow Street
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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May 4 – 30, 2022 This exhibit is free and open to the public. Location: Zena and Paul Gatov Gallery Alpert Jewish Community Center 3801 E. Willow St., Long Beach Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet the Artists Reception: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 6 – 8 p.m. Long Beach Modern Quilt Guild’s exhibition is made possible by the generosity of Alpert JCC and we thank them…

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Know Justice, Know Peace

May 7 @ 10:00 am - July 23 @ 5:00 pm
Long Beach Senior Center/Long Beach Gray Panthers
1150 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Know Justice, Know Peace is a showing of photographs taken by Jim Coke in the 1960's of California Counter Culture. The show will open with the Long Beach Gray Panthers' 5th Annual Senior Fest on May 7, 2022 from 10am - 5pm and will be available for viewing afterwards by coming to the back door of the Senior Center and asking to view the exhibit. The exhibit will be up until July 23.

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Home Away from Home

May 7 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Recircle Home
501 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Showcasing the work of emerging photographer, Chadd O'Campo, Home Away from Home captures the joy and engagement of seniors at the Long Beach Senior Center as they participate in the food distribution program and celebrate their relationships with friends both young and older, they have made at the Senior Center. This is part of a deeper exploration of what home is and how we make ourselves comfortable wherever we go.

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Taboo to Feel Blue

May 7 @ 11:00 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm
ECF Arts Center
127 S. Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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Taboo to Feel Blue Cyanotype and mixed media art installation that aims to honor the “blue” inside each of us! ECF ART CENTER SAN PEDRO presents an immersive experience that aims to validate the full spectrum of human emotions. In a world where it’s often taboo to feel blue, it’s important to remember that all beings experience sadness as well as joy. This installation aims to honor the “blue” inside each of us and how darker times can be beautiful…

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HEAL’s Beading & Talking Circle Workshops

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 25, 2022

Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 South Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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HEAL's Beading & Talking Circle Workshops is a Native-led, free four-part series, featuring a talking circle and art/beading activity for this May is Mental Health Month 2022. Participants will learn how to bead and finish a basic, beaded rope necklace, while focusing on the cultural and healing aspects of Native beadwork (mindfulness, grounding). Attendees will also gather in a talking circle to support wellness, with a focus on the four aspects of health utilizing the medicine wheel. Those interested are…

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Do Say Gay! Queer Art Class

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on May 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 27, 2022

The Center
2017 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814 United States
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Free

This series of classes will explore historic queer artists and their work, art making as an opportunity for representation and personal storytelling, and how to use art to advocate for social justice. Lessons will concentrate on some well-known, queer artists as well as artists that are creating work that falls outside of the classic, heteronormative cannon. Each lesson will focus on a different artist. We will look at their life and biography as well as examples of their work and…

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MOLAA: IN PERSON SATURDAY TOUR

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 25, 2022

Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Fifty-minute Docent guided tours available with paid admission or free for members. Parties meet in lobby. Featured exhibition: DREAM TEAM by Crack Rodriguez and The Persistence of the Body: Three Matters.

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Bridging the Divide

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artist Co Op
1330 Gladys Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90804 United States
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Video watch, display and presentation of Bridging the Divide by artist, Cody Lusby. The Galdys COOP presents: Artist Lecture Series featuring Cody Lusby's video and presentation on Bridging the Divide A special night for people to watch a movie and see concept art that is a response to the divisive world in which we live. The film aims to capture the spark and beginning of an inspirational project of large scale wire hands interlocking over the top of pedestrian freeway…

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Rock For Vets Memorial Day Concert 2022

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jimmy E’s Bar & Grill
2951 Cherry Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755 United States
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The first Rock For Vets in-person event since Covid started and how fitting to conduct a performance on a federal holiday to honor those who died serving in the United States military. Rock For Vets is planning a Memorial Day Celebration- concert and small fundraiser - on 30 May, 2022 at Jimmy E's Bar and Grill in Signal Hill. Rock for Vets will perform live, for the first time in over 2 years, along with 1 or 2 other local…

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June 2022

Sharing the Origins of the Educational Opportunity Program

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Houghton Park
6301 Myrtle Ave
Long Beach, CA 90805 United States
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The Historical Society of Long Beach is proud to partner with the Black Student Union Elders Association (BSUEA) in a series of free webinars. Speakers and moderators will honor Dr. Joseph L. White, explore the creation of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), and relay first-hand stories of early EOP participants. The series is “inspired by the BSUEA collection, ‘Legacy, Celebration and Remembrance,’ a stunning visual display of minority faculty and student activism during…

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Getty 25 Celebrates Long Beach

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until June 5, 2022

Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave
Long Beach, CA 90805 United States
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You are invited to a FREE, outdoor community art festival on June 4-5, 11am-6pm at Houghton Park. In celebration of the Getty Center’s 25th Anniversary, J. Paul Getty Trust is partnering up with neighborhoods across Los Angeles to produce ten bespoke community-centric festivals that embrace the local community and showcase Getty-inspired programming. The objective of Getty25 is to celebrate the joy of art throughout Los Angeles by meeting people where they live and creating enduring community partnerships for years to…

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Chrysaline: Artworks on Transformation by Jose Angel Castro

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loiter Gallery, 425 The Promenade
Long Beach, California 90802
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The convergence of the global health, social, environmental and financial crises in 2020 compelled Castro to stillness. He decided, early on in the chaos of that year, to honor the unpredictability by leaning into it—surrendering to whatever emotions came—with the hope that by fully feeling them they would be processed and eventually pass. This creative meditation revealed the perfect analogy for the dynamic times we are living through. Humanity has entered a metaphorical chrysalis. This period of great change is…

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