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Arts Council for Long Beach Call for 2015 Arts Awards Nominations


  The Arts Council for Long Beach is pleased to request nominations for our 2015 Arts Awards. These non-monetary awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence and community contribution. Long Beach community members are invited to submit nominations by completing a nomination form.

“Shakespeare Aloud” Resumes September 26 in New Venue


The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center’s free Arts for Life series “Shakespeare Aloud” will resume inside a new home when it returns for the 2015-16 season on Sept. 26. The University Art Museum will host the popular series inside its newly renovated Permanent Collection Gallery.

Psycho Beach Party Comes to Long Beach Playhouse


In Psycho Beach Party, playwright Charles Busch tosses together a quirky mélange of Gidget, Joan Crawford, beach parties, surfers, Hitchcock and slasher movies. The result is hilarious, campy and a lot of fun to watch. The show has delighted audiences since 1987.

Those Sketchy People Presents “Digested Disney” at The Found Theatre


Think of it as the irreverent Cliff’s Notes of nearly 80 years of Disney Studios filmmaking! Improv group, Those Sketchy People, brings the world premiere of “Digested Disney” to The Found Theatre for just two weekends, August 21 through August 30.

Public Invited to 4th Annual Uptown Latin Jazz and Blues Festival


Councilmember Rex Richardson invites the public to the 4th Annual Uptown Latin Jazz and Blues Festival in the 9th District of Long Beach at Houghton Park on Saturday, August 22nd, to enjoy music, food, vendor booths, a Kids Zone, and more.

International City Theatre Announces 2016 season


International City Theatre has announced a season of five critically acclaimed plays by six multiple award-winning writers for 2016. The company’s 31st season launches on Feb. 12 at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center.

Aquarium Hosts The Lollygaggers, an All-Ages Comedy About Climate Change

The Lollygaggers discuss climate change with humor. Photo courtesy of Josh Willis Animation Image.

The Lollygaggers discuss climate change with humor. Photo courtesy of Josh Willis Animation Image. The Earth’s climate is changing. With melting ice caps and water levels rising, animals have been forced to relocate. Where will they go?

Long Beach Playhouse to Lower Ticket Prices for Friday Nights


On September 26, the Long Beach Playhouse opens its 87th Mainstage Season with lower ticket prices for Friday night shows. Instead of paying $24, the Friday night single ticket price will be $20. “We’re doing it for a couple of reasons,” said Andrew Vonderschmitt, Playhouse Executive and Producing Artistic Director.

Two New Partners Join Rancho Los Cerritos For Fun at Mud Mania


Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site has announced, that two new partners are joining them for their popular annual summer event, Mud Mania: A Celebration of Adobe on Sunday, August, 16th. In addition to making real adobe bricks, constructing a mini-adobe home, and competing in mud relay races, staff from the El Dorado Nature Center and Signal Hill Petroleum will be on hand to provide new experiences for the hundreds of children and parents who attend.

Port’s Historical Photo Exhibit Opens at First Fridays in Bixby Knolls

Images from Port Town: A Historical Photo Exhibit will be on display through November 6.

Images from Port Town: A Historical Photo Exhibit will be on display through November 6. The amazing true story of the Port of Long Beach will come to life in Port Town: A Historical Photo Exhibit, which starts a three-month run at the Historical Society of Long Beach, 4260 Atlantic Ave., with a Bixby Knolls First Fridays event on Friday, Aug.

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