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Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me A Tenor

Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me A Tenor

“A furiously paced comedy with more than a touch of the Marx Brothers . . . A marvelous combination of wonderful farcical moments and funny lines.” -Time Out New York On a very important night for the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, Tito Mirelli, the...
Long Beach Camerata Singers Front Porch Concert Series

Long Beach Camerata Singers Front Porch Concert Series

In 2020, in response to the pandemic, we started a “Front Porch Concert” series, where we put on free outdoor concerts across all districts in Long Beach to keep artists employed and to keep music in our communities. By popular demand, we continued them in...
“Escape to Butterfly Ave”: Novel Release Party

“Escape to Butterfly Ave”: Novel Release Party

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH (4-6 PM) @ Elinor Drinkery [Free event] Join lifetime Long Beach native, Max Evans, at the release party for his debut novel. Described as the most Long Beach novel of 2022, ESCAPE TO BUTTERFLY AVE follows the challenges of a single father facing...
SUMMER on Elm & 3rd: Second Saturdays

SUMMER on Elm & 3rd: Second Saturdays

SUMMER on Elm & 3rd: A Second Saturday art walk event, August 13th, from 1:00 pm. to 6:00 p.m. in the East Village adjacent to the Downtown Long Beach Museum of Art. The unique shops on Elm & 3rd will be hosting artists, pop ups, music, and food vendors along...
The Legend of Georgia McBride

The Legend of Georgia McBride

This heartwarming and hilarious show will have you laughing so much your face hurts and dancing in your seats! He is young, broke, the landlord is knocking on his door and now his wife is going to have a baby! Casey is an Elvis impersonator who gets fired in a...
Alyssandra Nighswonger Album Release Show at Rancho Los Cerritos

Alyssandra Nighswonger Album Release Show at Rancho Los Cerritos

Songwriter, Alyssandra Nighswonger, celebrates new album, Will You Stay, with a unique sonic experience in the garden atmosphere of the historic Rancho Los Cerritos on Saturday, June 18th. The evening will also feature performances by renowned poet, Derrick Brown,...
Chrysaline: Artworks on Transformation by Jose Angel Castro

Chrysaline: Artworks on Transformation by Jose Angel Castro

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...
Jazz in the Garden Fundraiser

Jazz in the Garden Fundraiser

An 18+ event with live jazz featuring Jim Fisk Jazztet. This is a fundraiser for 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Adventures to Dreams Enrichment. There will be brunch and jewelry making. Tickets are sold on adventurestodreams.org Early Bird tickets cost $63 and are...
Getty 25 Celebrates Long Beach

Getty 25 Celebrates Long Beach

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...
Perspectives

Perspectives

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...