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Actors Bring History to Life this Summer at Rancho Los Cerritos


The courtyard at Rancho Los Cerritos will be transformed into a plein air playhouse this spring and summer for a special series of theatrical living history performances. View our flyer here (PDF download).

Long Beach Playhouse Presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike


Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. It’s a story that starts with sibling rivalry and ends with reconciliation and redemption.

Lisa Vanderpump Named Celebrity Grand Marshal For Long Beach Pride Parade

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Lisa Vanderpump The City of Long Beach is about to get PUMPED! Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride is proud to announce that LGBTQ advocate and TV personality, Lisa Vanderpump, will be participating as the Celebrity Parade Grand Marshal in the 34th Annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Parade on May 21, 2017.

Artists For Cambodia Town Mural Project Announced by Arts Council for Long Beach


In October, the Arts Council for Long Beach launched the Cambodia Town Mural Project, an initiative that will install eight public art murals along Anaheim Street between Long Beach Blvd. and Junipero Ave. This project is in partnership with Cambodia Town Inc., United Cambodian Community (UCC), Homeland Cultural Center (HCC), the offices of councilmembers Daryl Supernaw (4th District), Dee Andrews (6th District) and Midtown Business Improvement District.

Long Beach Playhouse Presents Treasure Island


On April 8, the Long Beach Playhouse presents Treasure Island, the beloved classic by Robert Louis Stevenson. For many of us, most of what we know about pirates, buried treasure and adventure came from Stevenson’s novel.

Good Friday 5:15, a Walk Through Jerusalem Comes to Long Beach


All Saints Anglican Church presents Good Friday 5:15, A Walk Through Jerusalem. Good Friday 5:15 is reenactment of Jerusalem just after the Crucifixion. This is a chance for visitors to walk through and talk to citizens & soldiers in this recreation of Jerusalem at 5:15 on the first Good Friday.

Students From Long Beach Poly Students Win Prizes in C-SPAN’s National 2017 StudentCam Competition


C-SPAN has announced that students at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California are winners in C-SPAN’s national 2017 StudentCam competition. Lucy Nottonson and Heather Davis have won third prize and will receive $750 for their documentary, “The Importance of Wetlands.” The following students have won honorable mention prizes and will receive $250 for their documentaries: Eric Hatch and Theo Lee for “Affordable Housing: The Solution to the Homelessness Crisis.” Peter Donovan, Zane Witter and Olivia Campos for “Atmosphere of Denial,” about climate change.

Long Beach Chorale & Chamber Orchestra Presents “Haydn & Bach”


The Long Beach Chorale and Chamber Orchestra (LBCCO) continues their 28th season with a program of works by two of the most celebrated composers in history. The concert features Franz Joseph Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, performed by full orchestra, 70-voice chorus, and violin soloists Luanne Homzy and Lisa Liu, and will take place on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 at Grace First Presbyterian Church in Long Beach.

Long Beach Symphony POPS! Presents Symphonic Spectacular: See the Music! A Sensory Extravaganza


If you’ve always wanted to bring your entire family to a Long Beach Symphony POPS! concert, there’s no better time than 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 at the Long Beach Arena (300 E. Ocean Blvd.), when you’ll be able to both hear – and see – the music!

‘Sketchily Ever After’ Brings Improv, Original Comedy to LB Playhouse


Held2gether, Improv for Life is returning for a 4th year as a part of the Collaborative at the Long Beach Playhouse, with its’ latest set of original sketches, Sketchily Ever After. The original sketch compilation, which has sold out its’ weekend run each year, has now been expanded to four shows, running Fridays and Saturdays, March 10-18th in the Studio Theatre.

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