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Fitz And The Tantrums to Headline Downtown Long Beach New Year’s Eve Festivities


Fitz And The Tantrums, the chart-topping, show-stopping modern pop combo, are headlining one of the West Coast’s largest New Year’s Eve street celebrations in Downtown Long Beach.  Three city blocks will be closed for this exciting street party, which is produced and sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), and will feature three stages and twelve outdoor bars.

Special Exhibitions To Highlight artXwalk Saturday


From LONG BEACH WONDERLAND by Kenny McBride ArtExchange (ArtX) has announced Special Exhibitions and program highlights for “artXwalk” on December 13, 2014. A monthly celebration of visual art – each Second Saturday at 3rd and Elm in Long Beach’s East Village Arts District – artXwalk is a free event, open to the public, and full of festivities such as family art activities, live music, artisan vendors, food truck, and art.

Long Beach Camerata Singers Presents Handel’s Messiah


Love Handel’s Messiah but don’t want to drive out of town to hear it? Hallelujah! – Long Beach Camerata Singers 80-voice choir will present this magnificent oratorio right here in Long Beach on Saturday, December 20 at 4:30 p.m., with full orchestra and 4 professional soloists.

Long Beach Opera Receives $30,000 NEA Grant for U.S. Premiere of Marilyn Monroe Opera


NEA grant will support the U.S. premiere of Marilyn Forever Long Beach Opera (LBO) is thrilled to announce the award of $30,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). LBO is one of 917 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant, and the only organization from Long Beach represented on this year’s list of award recipients.

inretrospect Presents A Tribute to David Weidman


On Friday, December 12, inretrospect will celebrate the life and work of mid-century artist David Weidman with an in-store portfolio show featuring his best-known silkscreen prints along with works that have not been seen outside his studio in decades.

The Found Theatre Celebrates 40th Anniversary With The Premiere of “Patron Saint of Sideshow”


Founded in 1974 by Long Beach resident, Cynthia Galles, The Found Theatre has been producing original, avant garde plays for 40 years. When Galles, a tireless genius who wrote, directed, designed and acted in most of the Found’s original productions, learned she had breast cancer, she knew that the experience, like other difficult issues her theatre had explored, would wind up on stage to educate and enlighten through the medium of comedy.

A Christmas Carol Returns to The Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage


Returning for its third incarnation at Long Beach Playhouse, this quick-paced, highly theatrical re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of sin and redemption will delight the entire family. In nineteenth century England, the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future show tight-fisted miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, the poverty of his material wealth and the blessings that come with generosity.

Artisans and Entrepreneurs to Highlight DLBA Small Business Saturday


After a frantic Black Friday, customers are encouraged to enjoy the artisans and entrepreneurs that call Downtown Long Beach home for Small Business Saturday. A joint venture of the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and the East Village shops, the Downtown Long Beach Small Business Saturday celebration on November 29 will feature a Makers Mart, live music, shop discounts, a photo booth, free bike valet and more.  

Shakespeare Theatre Plans a Duo of Holiday Classics

Originally a 1938 radio play by Norman Corwin, LBSC’s The Plot to Overthrow Christmas is a fully-costumed, staged version of that play, with colorful characters.

Originally a 1938 radio play by Norman Corwin, LBSC’s The Plot to Overthrow Christmas is a fully-costumed, staged version of that play, with colorful characters. For the third year in a row, LBSC will present Orson Welles’ classic 1939 radio adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

Michael Krajewski Leads LBSO in an Evening of James Bond Music


Beloved former Long Beach Symphony POPS! conductor Michael Krajewski returns to the stage of the Long Beach Arena on November 22 at 8:00 p.m., bringing his legendary wit and sense of humor to the POPS! audience in a concert that celebrates the world’s most famous spy!

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