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Members of the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company (UCB TourCo) – one of the most acclaimed improvisation and sketch comedy troupes in the nation – will bring their specialized training and performance skills to the CSULB Theatre Arts Department on Saturday, November 8.
EverythingLongBeach.com recently spoke with Karen Reside, Space Manager of Cultural Alliance of Long Beach, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach.
Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan In observance of the Dylan Thomas Centennial on Sunday, October 26, folksinger/educator Ross Altman and the Found Theatre will host a very special celebration featuring the work of the brilliant Welsh poet and his superstar namesake, Bob Dylan (aka Bob Zimmerman).
Artist Jocelyn Foye, known for her dynamic performance-based works, will present a spectacular dance and music project as part of the Arts Council for Long Beach’s A LOT Initiative. For this project, Field Dance & The Crane, Jocelyn will transform amateur dancers into complex, choreographed forms.
In Busch’s cheeky satire of philosophy and art, a worldly old friend interrupts a culture-saturated Manhattan housewife’s nervous breakdown. With this production set in 2000, the director, Gavin Cameron-Webb aims to look back at life during that time while still bringing out the laughs in the piece.
The Aquarium of the Pacific in partnership with the International City Theatre will present a performance of the play Dr. Keeling’s Curve by playwright George Shea. This one-man show will be performed by actor Mike Farrell, star of the TV show MASH.
Wax down your surfboard and head to the Long Beach Arena on Saturday, October 18, for a Surfin’ Safari with the Long Beach Symphony POPS! conducted by Grammy-nominated David Benoit, who was commissioned by the Symphony to arrange a medley of surf classics that will be presented with the popular vocal ensemble Papa Doo Run Run.
The first-place winner was Cherene Birkholz for her photo Oriental Queen. The Arts Council for Long Beach announced the three winners of a Port of Long Beach photography competition at a reception Saturday, Oct. 4, in Long Beach’s East Village Arts District.
The Long Beach Playhouse will curate a portion of the A LOT North Lot, Oct. 19. A LOT is a city-wide initiative presented by the ACLB in collaboration with the City of Long Beach. Each FREE A LOT event presents a variety of genres of performance in vacant lots, activating the spaces with art, culture, and even food for the community to enjoy!
Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. A gala reception Saturday, Oct. 4, will kick off a month-long art exhibition showcasing the Port of Long Beach in images captured by professional and amateur photographers. The show, “Port of Long Beach PHOTOGALLERY,” will be held at the Liberty Gallery and Event Space, 6-10 p.m., at 435 Alamitos Ave., in conjunction with Long Beach Arts Month.