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POWER OF FIVE: THE WOMEN WHO SPARKED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT”

POWER OF FIVE: THE WOMEN WHO SPARKED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT”

“POWER OF FIVE: THE WOMEN WHO SPARKED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT,” a series of sculptures by Larry Stokes, will open on Saturday, February 17th at Loiter Galleries in Long Beach. Hours for the show’s opening are 6-9 pm. This show is cosponsored by Creative Corps, a new...
Breath Work Workshop featuring Nina Sarnelle

Breath Work Workshop featuring Nina Sarnelle

Location: Long Beach Forward 425 Atlantic Ave Long Beach, CA 90802 A collective vocal workshop focused on air quality in Long Beach. All ages 10+ welcome (minors must have a guardian present), no skills or prior experience needed. Come listen, breathe, share your...
Breath Work Workshop featuring Nina Sarnelle

Breath Work Workshop featuring Nina Sarnelle

Location: Long Beach Forward 425 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802 A collective vocal workshop focused on air quality in Long Beach. All ages 10+ welcome (minors must have a guardian present), no skills or prior experience needed. Come listen, breathe, share your...
Tatu Tabu Exhibit – Movie Night “Tattoo Nation” (2013)

Tatu Tabu Exhibit – Movie Night “Tattoo Nation” (2013)

Join us for an immersive cinematic experience at our Movie Night on Friday, January 26, at 7 pm, featuring the captivating documentary “Tattoo Nation” (2013), directed by Eric Schwartz. “Tattoo Nation” takes you on a mesmerizing journey into...
Tatu Tabu Exhibit – Stories Behind Tattoos

Tatu Tabu Exhibit – Stories Behind Tattoos

Join the Long Beach Creative Group for an intimate and engaging gathering, “Stories Behind Tattoos” where individuals come together to share the profound narratives behind their inked expressions. This unique event, taking place on Sunday, January 14, at 2...
Tatu Tabu Exhibit – Opening Reception

Tatu Tabu Exhibit – Opening Reception

Dive into the vibrant world of tattoo artistry at TATU TABU! Join us at the Rod Briggs Gallery from Jan. 7 to Feb. 3, 2024, to witness the incredible personal artwork of Southern California tattoo legends like Kari Barba, Shawn Barber, and more. The exhibition opens...
It’s A Wonderful Life on 16mm Film!

It’s A Wonderful Life on 16mm Film!

The ART and See it On 16mm Film Presents: It’s a Wonderful Life! An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
2nd Street Scene Reception

2nd Street Scene Reception

Join us for a reception of the 2nd Street Scene street wide art exhibit and contest. 40 different artists were selected for this exhibit. The art can be viewed in Belmont Shore, Long Beach along 2nd street in 80 different locations. The reception will display all of...
39th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

39th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

One of the biggest parades of the year in Long Beach takes place on Saturday, December 2nd. Families line up along 2nd Street for a seat or best viewing of the night-time event that includes Santa Claus, plenty of elves, colorful bands, costumes, floats, and...
We Are Not Our Cruxes: Session One

We Are Not Our Cruxes: Session One

Join us Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 12 – 3 p.m. at the Baldwin Hills Branch Library or online for We Are Not Our Cruxes, a project that centers the voices and mental health of adult adoptees and those who have gone through the foster care system. The...
Dreamkreator Arts Annex – Exhibit, Arts, and Cinema!

Dreamkreator Arts Annex – Exhibit, Arts, and Cinema!

Join us for a series of exciting community gatherings at the Dreamkreator ArtSpace Annex! PUT THA NEEDLE ON THA RECORD EXHIBIT – Get ready to immerse yourself in community, creativity and inspiration. Our featured experience, Put THA Needle On THA Record is a...
LA Transit–The Cynical History of City Planning (a poetry workshop)

LA Transit–The Cynical History of City Planning (a poetry workshop)

LA Transit–The Cynical History of City Planning (a poetry workshop) DSTL Arts invites you to come and discover the overlooked history of a cynical man who created a blueprint for exclusionary architecture and city planning which has left an indelible mark on today’s...
Creator Program Info Meeting

Creator Program Info Meeting

The Watts Empowerment Center and David George (Marketing Pro & Author of Black Boy, Create!) are teaming up to launch a new creator program and identify young men who want to turn these possibilities into a reality. Together, we will focus on designing a...
Hmong New Year Festival

Hmong New Year Festival

The Hmong New Year Festival is a two day celebration of Hmong culture including passing through the gate into the new Year, opening parade, dignitary greetings, master and student artists performances in dance, song chanting, drumming, qeej, and more. The festival...
Intro to LEGO Great Ball Contraptions!

Intro to LEGO Great Ball Contraptions!

Join us as we make a Great Ball Contraption. Learn about the standard, big celebrations of gbcs and the GBC culture. This event is sponsored in part by the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach.
Activity Book Making – The Pike Stories

Activity Book Making – The Pike Stories

Join us for a collaboration in making activity books, specifically, one themed around the historic Pike. Each collaborator will make one or more pages, and we will share what we do to create word searches, mazes, spot the differences. Do you already have knowledge of...
Sementerio: MUXXXE

Sementerio: MUXXXE

October 12 – Nov 18, 2023 In conjunction with the 2023 SURBiennial, Tijuana born, Mexico City-based performance artist and rapper MUXXXE presents SEMENTERIO. SEMENTERIO –a play on words between semen and cemetery– the artist aims to lay, conceptually and...
“Escape to Butterfly Ave” Novel Anniversary Art Bash

“Escape to Butterfly Ave” Novel Anniversary Art Bash

🦋 Celebrate One Year of Book Magic! 🦋 Join us as we commemorate the First Anniversary of the best LBC novel this decade: “Escape to Butterfly Ave” by Max Evans. ✨ Painting Exhibition: Witness curated paintings by artist Katie Dezembrer (IG: kdezember22) of...
Nosferatu (1922) Screening w/ LIVE SCORE!

Nosferatu (1922) Screening w/ LIVE SCORE!

Join us on Halloween for a symphony of horror when we screen Nosferatu (1922) – featuring a live score with the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble! This event sells out every year, so we strongly encourage you get your tickets early!! About Nosferatu An iconic German...