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January 2020

(be)longing

January 11 @ 11:00 am - July 5 @ 5:00 pm
Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum
695 Alamitos Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$3 – $12

(Be)longing is an exhibit to raise the consciousness of Oceania and her people. Experience the Museum’s collection through the community narrative. For the exhibit duration, artists & cultural practitioners of Oceania ancestry will be given the opportunity to study the historical and cultural context that led an artifact leaving Oceania, entering institutions, as well as the legacies of those practices in the present. Each artist and cultural practitioner will share a creative response reflecting on their discovery. Follow us on…

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February 2020

The Brazilian Sounds of Rique Pantoja’s Jazz Quartet!

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach,
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$20 – $25

Based in Los Angeles, multi-talented composer, arranger, songwriter, educator, and jazz pianist, Rique Pantoja was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. Pantoja is in great demand worldwide for concerts, recordings, TV and film work and advertising projects, and now we’ll have the opportunity to enjoy him accompanied with an extraordinary band in a very intimate venue, Casa Arjona! This will be one special evening of exciting and passionate Brazilian songs, including some gems of the Brazilian repertoire Personnel: Rique…

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Afro-Latinx Festival at MOLAA

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Free

Celebrate cultural diversity and the African influence in Latin America at MOLAA’s Afro-Latinx Festival! Learn about the many ways in which the African influence has permeated Latin America and how you experience these first hand through music, dance, food, and even martial arts. Join us at the museum as we highlight this mixture of customs from African and Mestizo peoples in Latin America through art workshops, face painting, live performances, and more! Attendees are encouraged to use public transportation, bike…

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March 2020

Expressions: Open Mic Night at East Village Arts Park

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Village Arts Park
150 Elm Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Free

Beautifully Ethnic Presents Expressions is an open mic event for the family. The community will gather at The East Village Arts Park for all to share their gifts through storytelling, dance, music, and poetry. Doors open at 6pm. Come check out local artist and vendors before the main show. The open mic experience will begin at 7pm. Spread the word! See you there.

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April 2020

Long Beach Symphony: Stories of Hope

April 21 @ 7:30 pm
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, 90802
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$100

Stories of Hope launches the Violins of Hope week with an intimate performance at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s new Honda Pacific Visions Theater (limited to 300 seats.) This mixed-media presentation will feature Dr. James Grymes, author of the book Violins of Hope, and Israeli violinist Niv Ashkenazi accompanied by the musicians of the Long Beach Symphony. Through music and narration, this powerful performance will delve into the gripping backstories of the instruments, allowing each musical instrument to tell its…

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Long Beach Symphony: Violins of Hope

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theatre
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$40

Violins of Hope – Music in remembrance of the Holocaust victims, played on instruments that were once played in the concentration camps. Includes Verdi’s incomparable Requiem, a/k/a the Defiant Requiem. Eckart Preu, Conductor | Niv Ashkenazi, Violin Dina Kuznetsova, Soprano | Teresa Buchholz, Mezzo | Raul Melo, Tenor | Mark Walters, Bass Long Beach Camerata Singers, Chorus | Long Beach Chorale, Chorus JOHN WILLIAMS: “Hatikvah” from Munich JOHN WILLIAMS: Theme from Schindler’s List BEN-HAIM: Symphony No. 1, 2nd Mvmt, “Psalm”…

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Long Beach Symphony: Songs of Hope

April 26 @ 4:00 pm
First Congregation Church of Long Beach
241 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$50

Songs of Hope will present the Violins in their final Southern California performance with an intimate chamber concert at the historic First Congregational Church of Long Beach under the baton of Maestro Eckart Preu. An ensemble of players from the Long Beach Symphony will present a concert of string quartets and song cycles by Jewish composers who both survived and perished at the hand of the Nazis.

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