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Outdoor Film Screening and New Exhibitions Highlight artXwalk This Month


ArtExchange (ArtX) will host its monthly “artXwalk” on October 10th, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at 356 East Third Street, Long Beach, CA 90802.  The event will feature an outdoor film screening, exhibitions, open studio tours, free art activities and refreshments in the storefronts along Third Street between Long Beach Boulevard and Elm Avenue.  

Dancer Bill T. Jones Returns to Carpenter Center in SoCal Premiere of “Story/Time”


Multi-Tony award-winning director, dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones will perform the Southern California premiere of “Story/Time” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, part of California State University, Long Beach.

The Studio Theater at The Long Beach Playhouse Wraps 2015 Season With Bat Boy

Russell Malang as Bat Boy/Edgar Photography by Michael Hardy

(L to R) Russell Malang as Bat Boy/Edgar, Courtney Duncan as Shelley Parker, Sean Gray as Dr. Parker, Phie Mura as Meredith Parker. Photography by Michael Hardy In 1992, a tabloid newspaper ran an allegedly true story about a half-bat-half-human child found in a West Virginia cave.

El Dorado Neighborhood Library to Host “LA Opera Discusses Moby-Dick”

Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera On Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM, the El Dorado Neighborhood Library will host an LA Opera Community Educator, who will present a multi-media program about the opera Moby-Dick.

Mayor’s Office Teams With Arts Council for Long Beach’s Annual State of the Arts event


For the first time in its history, the Arts Council for Long Beach’s annual State of the Arts event will be hosted in partnership with the Mayor’s Office. In another first, the event will be held at the Museum of Latin American Art, one of Long Beach’s outstanding cultural institutions.

Cirque Zuma Zuma Brings Tumblers, Contortionists, Dancers to Carpenter Center


After performing sell-out seasons in Europe, an extended debut run in Australia and appearing on American reality television, the performers of Cirque Zuma Zuma will take the stage at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center Oct.

Rancho Los Cerritos To Host An Evening of Victorian Enchantment

Victor Ian Élan

Victor Ian Élan Prepare to be enchanted and relive the mystery of Victorian magic as Victor Ian Élan provides a unique journey back in time in this interactive and awe-inspiring show, Soirées Mystique, on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site.

PHOTOGALLERY Puts Port’s Waterfront Beauty on Display


  Beauty is not often the first word that comes to mind when discussing the industrial views of the Port of Long Beach. However, that’s exactly what photographers have captured in this year’s Port of Long Beach “PHOTOGALLERY.” 

The Procrastinator’s Cabaret At The Found Theatre; For One Weekend Only


In 1993 two freshmen actors met in an art class and dreamed of one day singing together. Twenty-two years later these two self-described “procrastinator’s” finally share the stage for an energetic and joyful evening of music and anecdotes from a lifetime of friendship and planning.

CSULB Strips Down Macbeth to Reveal Raw Emotion


CSULB Theatre Arts Department’s University Players presents: Shakespeare in the Raw: Macbeth, directed by Elizabeth Swain. Playing Tuesday, October 13th through October 25th, Shakespeare in the Raw: Macbeth portrays the Bard’s hauntingly infamous play in a bare-bones theatrical experience.

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