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Griselda Suárez Named New Executive Director at Arts Council for Long Beach

Griselda Suárez

Griselda Suárez The Arts Council for Long Beach is pleased to announce the appointment of Griselda Suárez as its new executive director. The Arts Council board of directors is confident Suárez will be an excellent leader for the organization and strong advocate for Long Beach arts.

Art Lovers Show BIG heART in Rose Park


It’s called the “Big heART” show. More than 20 artists—including some who’ve had tough times—will exhibit their art, sculpture and photography. This year, host Tim Scanlan of Long Beach Skate has arranged with Pizzanista’s founder Salman Agah to offer delicious pizza as part of the evening.

LA Opera Discusses The Magic Flute at El Dorado Library

Tamino and Pamina undergo their final trial; watercolor by Max Slevogt (1868–1932)

Tamino and Pamina undergo their final trial; watercolor by Max Slevogt (1868–1932) On Saturday, Saturday February 20, 2016 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 The Magic Flute.

LB Playhouse Cabaret Lets Friends, Staff Cuts Loose

Long Beach Playhouse Cabaret

The Long Beach Playhouse staff and friends will be letting their hair down, so to speak, for their (mostly) annual Staff and Friends Cabaret. It’s an evening of fun, letting off some steam, and some good old fashioned theatrical fun.

Enjoy an Evening of Sensual Music at Long Beach Symphony’s Classical Concert February 6


Benjamin Wallfisch Photo Credit: Radovan Subin February is the month for lovers and on Saturday, February 6, at 8:00 p.m., in the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd.), the Long Beach Symphony continues its 2015-16 Classical Concert Series with the lush, sensual sounds of French composers, Saint-Saëns and Ravel.

CSULB’s California Repertory Company Presents World Premiere of Mutual Consent


CSULB’s California Repertory Company proudly presents the World Premiere of Mutual Consent, written by Nancy Bell and Peter Grandbois and directed by Anne Justine D’Zmura. Opening on Valentine’s Day weekend and running through February 21st, Mutual Consent explores what it means to be in a true romantic relationship in today’s society.

New Solo Show by Award-Winning Actress Terra Taylor Knudson Brings History & Humor to Long Beach Playhouse


Award-winning Long Beach actress and founder of Olio Theatre Works, Terra Taylor Knudson returns to the Long Beach Playhouse’s Collaborative for the third time, this time with her brand new solo performance; A Rose by Any Other Name produced in collaboration by Olio Theatre Works and the Long Beach Playhouse.

Viento Y Agua Presents Philogyny – A Solo Art Exhibition by Kristina Ambriz


Viento Y Agua is pleased to present, Philogyny, an art exhibit featuring oil and acrylic works by Kristina Ambriz. Inspired by her everyday encounters with charismatic women, Philogyny takes the hue and essence of feminine allure and translates it into paint and canvas.

GO-FAME Youth Theatre Company Presents Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.”


The Aladdin show at Disney’s California Adventure closed this month. There were tears and many heartwarming stories about growing up with the story of Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie. The Hyperion is dark and quiet now but it’s not too late!

Those Sketchy People Bring Digested Disney to the Long Beach Playhouse as


Those Sketchy People present DIGESTED DISNEY, taking place in the Studio Theater at the Long Beach Playhouse on Jan 15, 16, 17, 22, and 23 featuring Sean Engard and John Schwendinger and directed by Samantha Wellen.

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