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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

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

Who Hurt You: A Workshop for Women and Survivors Navigating Internet-Based Sexual Harm

Virtual Event Virtual Event, Long Beach, CA, United States

Who Hurt You offers a brave and supportive space for survivors to explore and express their emotional truths. Participants will learn to use poetic techniques like erasure and found text to transform their pain into powerful art, fostering healing and resilience. This workshop space is designed for women, girls, and nonbinary folks who are survivors […]

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

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
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

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

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

KUBO LB Window Art Installation

Kubo Long Beach 345 E. Carson St, Long Beach, CA, United States

Join us at KUBO LB (3976 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA )on Saturday, June 22, 2024, for the window art installation reveal by Lorean Bautista. This art installation was made possible through the Arts Council for Long Beach 2023-2024 Microgrant.

Free

KUBO LB Window Art Installation

Kubo Long Beach 345 E. Carson St, Long Beach, CA, United States

Join us at KUBO LB (3976 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA )on Saturday, June 22, 2024, for the window art installation reveal by Lorean Bautista. This art installation was made possible through the Arts Council for Long Beach 2023-2024 Microgrant.

Free

One Life (2023) – Art 11 Series Matinee, Free to members!

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

Saturday, June 22nd & Sunday, June 23rd at 11:00 AM Join us for our special weekend Art 11 series matinee screenings!! Guest Speaker TBA!! One Life (2023) PG - History, Drama, Biography - 1hr 50m Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton (Johnny Flynn) is a young London broker, who, in the months leading up to World War […]

$12.00

The Power of Visibility: Boldness in LGBTQ+ Art

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

"The Power of Visibility: Boldness in LGBTQ+ Art" is a compelling art exhibit that underscores the crucial role of representation and visibility within the LGBTQ+ community. Running from June 22nd to July 20th, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm, this exhibit presents a vivid array of artworks that explore the lives, experiences, […]

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

Reflections: How Does It Feel? (Studio City)

Richard Lillard Outdoor Classroom Los Angeles, California, United States

In celebration of the summer solstice, join us for our next River Session on June 22nd! This mini arts festival will take place along the LA River, on the greenway by the Richard Lillard Outdoor Classroom- an amphitheater surrounded by rewilded native landscaping. It will showcase creative work from our communities around the topics of […]

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

Mikael (1924), 100th Anniversary – Century of Cinema Series, Free To Members!

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

Sunday, June 23rd at 3:00 PM Join us as we welcome back our Century of Cinema series and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of 1924 German silent film, Mikael! Mikael (1924) NR - Romance, Drama - 1hr 33m From the visionary directors behind "Häxan" and "The Phantom Carriage" comes "Mikaël," a groundbreaking LGBT film that intricately […]

$12.00

drawinghouse: Figure Drawing & Still-Life Session

Icehouse Arts Complex 625 W Anaheim St, Long Beach, United States

-uninstructed figure drawing session with live model -uninstructed still-life setup simultaneous to live model sessions -light snacks and drinks provided -curated at-home atmosphere located in Icehouse Arts Complex

$22
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

Reflections: How Does It Feel? (Long Beach)

Billie Jean King Library 200 West Broadway, Long Beach, United States

Join us for Reflections: How Does it Feel?, an intimate afternoon of poetry, storytelling, music and dance performances at the Billie Jean King Main Library in Long Beach, where we will explore our emotional connection to the River, nature and each other. Reflections is a community art performance featuring poetry, music, storytelling and dance inspired […]

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

THE AMERICAN QUARTET by UP CLOSE AND CLASSICAL

Holy Innocents Parish Hall East 20th Street, Long Beach, California, United States

UP CLOSE AND CLASSICAL concert: the AMERICAN quartet. Sunday, June 30th at 5:00 PM at Holy Innocents Parish Hall, 425 E 20th Street Long Beach, CA (Hall behind the church). Admission is free, and donations are appreciated. https://upcloseandclassical.com/ Limor Toren, violin, Kathleen Mangusing, violin, Nicholaus Yee, viola and Alicja Blanquart, cello perform Dvorak's "American” #12 […]

Free

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

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 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

MEET THE ARTIST: TRINH MAI AT VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK

Recreation Center at Veterans Park East 28th Street, Long Beach, California, United States

This summer, the Arts Council for Long Beach is thrilled to invite you to an inspiring community event featuring artist Trinh Mai. Join us at Veterans Memorial Park as Trinh embarks on her latest mural project, “We the Propagators,” a vibrant tribute to the diversity and vitality of Long Beach. EVENT DETAILS Location: Veterans Memorial […]

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

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