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100 Days of Summer Kicks Off With Free “Flashpants” Concert


From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Long Beach will offer hundreds of free or low-cost cultural programs, sports activities and special events throughout the City. “100 Days of Summer” is a partnership among Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau to promote opportunities to “stay and play” in Long Beach.

Long Beach Playhouse Presents Sixth Annual Political Players Radio Show


On June 15 at 5:30 P.M., the Long Beach Playhouse will present the sixth annual Return to the Long Beach Home Companion at the offices of Keesal Young and Logan. This truly unique event is a fundraiser for the Playhouse which at 87 years is one of the city’s oldest arts organizations.

Long Beach Heritage Invites Public to The 2016 Great Homes Tour


Once a year, Long Beach Heritage invites the public to view some of the unique homes that make up the city’s rich architectural history. The 2016 Great Homes Tour, on Sunday, June 5 from 12-5 pm, will showcase five architecturally distinguished homes in the Bluff Park, Naples, Virginia Country Club and Bixby Knolls areas of Long Beach, two of which, were designed by noted architect Edward Killingsworth.

Long Beach Playhouse Presents A Raisin in the Sun


As the country finds itself enmeshed in current events and a political cycle in which race and racism have center stage, the Playhouse presents A Raisin in the Sun. It is one of America’s most enduring works about the African American experience as viewed through the Younger family in Chicago in the 1950s. 

Arts Council Celebrates 40 Years of Inspiring Creativity in Long Beach


Since the Arts Council for Long Beach was founded 40 years ago – on September 22, 1976 – the non-profit organization has funded hundreds of artists, organizations, education programs and cultural and music events. It has advocated for increased arts funding, organized creative placemaking efforts throughout the city from live music to mural installations, promoted the city’s arts, culture and music, delivered arts education to thousands of schoolchildren in grades K–12, placed college students in internships, hired artists, connected artists to opportunities within and outside of Long Beach, convened discussions and celebrations about art and much more.

Long Beach Heritage North Pine Walking Tour Saturday May 7


Join Long Beach Heritage Saturday, May 7, 2016 for their new North Pine Walking tour. As well as celebrating successful re-activation projects such as the Kress Lofts, Walker Lofts (the Famous Department Store buildings), York Temple Lofts, and Molina’s Press-Telegram and Meeker- Baker buildings, this tour will highlight the charm of some of our earliest extant commercial structures along the Pine Avenue corridor between 4th and 8th Streets.

Creation Station: Sunny Yellow Offers an Afternoon of Old-Fashioned Fun at Rancho Los Cerritos


Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is offering an exciting afternoon of free, good old-fashioned fun for children at Creation Station: Sunny Yellow. This drop-in, historically-themed craft workshop will be on Saturday, May 7th from 1-4pm and is perfect for children ages 5-11.

Long Beach Symphony Presents an Evening of Mozart, Handel and Beethoven featuring Guest Conductor Lucas Richman

Maestro Lucas Richman

Maestro Lucas Richman When Maestro Lucas Richman steps to the podium of the Terrace Theater (300 E. Ocean Blvd.) on Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m., it will have been almost precisely one year since he previously did so in a performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No.

Councilwoman Suzie Price Hosts 2nd Annual Spring into Summer Concert

3rd District Councilwoman Suzie Price

Councilwoman Suzie Price is hosting the 2nd Annual Spring into Summer Concert on Sunday, April 24, featuring the band, Dustbowl Revival. Spring into Summer is a free, family event!

Around the World in 80 Days Starts This Weekend at The Playhouse

Stephen Alan Carver, Rick Reischman, and Lisa March. Photography by Mike Hardy.

Stephen Alan Carver, Rick Reischman, and Lisa March. Photography by Mike Hardy. The Long Beach Playhouse is taking audiences on the journey of a lifetime with their production of Around the World in 80 Days. Playing to their great strengths in set design and costuming, Phileas Fogg’s fast paced romp will be a visual delight.

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