100+ Arts & Cultural Events this Weekend in Long Beach

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logo-global Every October, the Arts Council for Long Beach produces GLOBAL, a month-long guide to arts and culture in Long Beach. GLOBAL occurs every October as part of National Arts and Humanities Month, a coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America.

With over 1,000 arts experiences gathered into a single online calendar this month, GLOBAL is your guide to much of Long Beach’s diverse arts scene including theater, dance, spoken word, visual arts, family arts events, film, world culture, and much more.

GLOBAL’s online calendar is stuffed with over 100 activities this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. So what are you waiting for? Connect with the arts all month long.

Find These Events and Much More the GLOBAL website.

2010 Chinese Film and Cultural Festival: The amazing series features Chinese dignitaries, screenings of recent Chinese films, and a cultural heritage and craft exhibit. From October 14-21, view films at 2 pm and 6 pm in the Beach Auditorium-University Student Union Room 115, or view a Craft Exhibition featuring paper, fabric art, calligraphy and more in the University Student Union Ballroom, 10 am – 7 pm. Free for all! More at GLOBALLB.COM.

Photography Exhibition: Ala-Ala: Remembrances On display at the Long Beach Public Library as part of Filipino American History Month in Long Beach, an exhibit featuring never before shown photos taken by the United States Army Signal Corps during the WWII Philippine liberation circa 1944. Exhibition open October 12 – 30. Book Talk Saturday, October 16, 2:30 pm, Long Beach Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave. More at GLOBALLB.COM.

Othello presented by the Long Beach Shakespeare Company: Make sure you do not miss Othello on its closing weekend! Othello is an amazing story of power and blind ambition with an excellent cast in an intimate setting. Last performance is Saturday, October 16, 8 pm, Richard Goad Theater 4250 Atlantic Ave. More at GLOBALLB.COM.

CSULB MFA Dance presents Blurred Realities: Featuring choreography and innovative premieres by CSULB MFA candidates. October 14 and 15 at 8 pm and October 16 at 2 pm and 8 pm in the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater, 6200 E. Atherton Street. More at GLOBALLB.COM.

Jigu! Thunder Drums of China: JIGU! In Chinese it means to ‘beat or touch the drum’ and this award-winning group dazzles audiences with a high energy performance complete with captivating choreography and costumes. Only 2 performances on Saturday, October 16, 2 pm and 8 pm at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St. More at GLOBALLB.COM.

London Brass Rubbing Centre Opening Night, The Gathering: Kicking off the London Brass Rubbing Centre in Residence at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, join “The Gathering,” a Medieval celebration with court musicians, gypsy dancers, and madrigal singers. Saturday, October 16, 6 pm, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 E 7th St. More at GLOBALLB.COM.

ENKORE: The Dance Competition: Bringing together the best freestyle battlers, competitive hip hop crews and exhibition performances on one stage! Saturday, October 16, 6 pm, Terrace Theater 300 E Ocean Blvd. More at GLOBALLB.COM.

Live music by the Armchair Generals: An electriyfing 1-hour set of lush down-tempo, electronic grooves, hip hop & soulful house. Free for all ages. Friday, October 15, 8:30 pm at Viento y Agua, 4007 E. 4th St. More at GLOBALLB.COM.

Broadway in Wrigley: Stearns Musical Theater Co. and Wrigley Association showcase local talent and some of Broadway’s greatest hits from Oliver, Grease, Fame, and more! Saturday, October 16, 7:30 pm, in Veterans Park, 101 E 28th St. More at GLOBALLB.COM.

Opening Reception of Alex Rios at Exhibit [A] Gallery, Robots & Butterflies: Metal sculptures, paintings and photographs examining the likeness between ourselves and the things we create, as well as our entanglement with a universal desire to change. Exhibit open October 8 – 31. Reception Saturday, October 16, 6 pm, Exhibit [A], 555 Pine Ave. More at GLOBALLB.COM.

Target Free Sundays @ MOLAA: Enjoy the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) for free this Sunday. Check out the workshops related to Dia de los Muertos from 1 pm – 3 pm and take part in a Docent Tour at 2 pm. Sunday, October 17, 11 am – 5 pm, 628 Alamitos Ave. More at GLOBALLB.COM.

Free Family Art Making Workshop: Cut Clay Votives: Using clay, families will create decorative vessels with their own abstracted wood-grain pattern carved into the surface. Participants will get to experience the first step in the process of creating a ceramic piece and will be able to pick up their glazed lantern just in time for Halloween! Sunday, October 17, 2 pm, at the Long Beach Museum of Art 2300 E. Ocean Blvd. More at GLOBALLB.COM.

The Whirlwind Company: Poetry and Feeling Alive at {open}: Long Beach poet Mindy Nettifee performs with poets Brian Ellis and Mike McGee, kicking off their west coast tour. With music from Write Bloody House Band. Sunday, October 17, 7 pm, at {open}, 2226 E. 4th St. More at GLOBALLB.COM.

Check out these events and many more at www.globallb.com.

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