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Fifteenth Annual African-American Festival at Aquarium of the Pacific February 25 and 26


Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American and African cultures, the Aquarium’s fifteenth annual African-American Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, from 9:00 a.m.

Arts Council for Long Beach Announces 2016–2017 Grant Recipients

Image credit: Dave Van Patten, The Sheep and the Goats (top left); Angela Willcocks, Boy (top right); Anna Bae, Charcoaled, (bottom left); Norma Haas Rose, Watts Towers (bottom right).

Image credit: Dave Van Patten, The Sheep and the Goats (top left); Angela Willcocks, Boy (top right); Anna Bae, Charcoaled, (bottom left); Norma Haas Rose, Watts Towers (bottom right). The Arts Council for Long Beach is proud to announce the 26 artists and arts organizations funded through its annual grant programs for 2016–2017.

Neil Simon’s Rumors Opens at Long Beach Playhouse February 25


In a large, tastefully appointed townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe farce attack. Despite being his tenth wedding anniversary party, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight.

CSULB Showcases Art From Lifelong Learning Students in 12th Annual Show


The 12th Annual Art Show will be held in the CSULB Duncan Anderson Art Gallery in the Design building at the corner of State University Drive and Deukmejian Way. The art works displayed are of Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing, Photography and Crafts – all representative of our OLLI students and the classes offered for learning these talents.

Red Carpet Oscar Event Fundraiser at The Art Theatre


It will be a red carpet community spectacular leading into the Art Theatre’s annual fundraising event during its Academy Awards party on “Retro Row” on Sunday, February 26 from 4-8 p.m.

7th Season of Long Beach Searches for Greatest Storyteller Begins January 30

Karen Hannigan

Karen Hannigan Monday, January 30th Long Beach Searches for Greatest Storyteller begins its 7th Season of presenting locals sharing a surprising personal anecdote. In the past, stories have covered hilarious miscommunications, words delivered on a death bed, memorable bad dates, and of course ocean tales of adventure.

Burns Supper Kicks Off Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIV


The Queen Mary welcomes back the celebration of true Scottish heritage with the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIV February 18-19. The festival will kick off with the Burns Supper on February 17 followed by a full weekend of rich Scottish culture highlighted through authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine all in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.  

Join Long Beach Heritage On a Walking Tour of The East Village Saturday


  Join Long Beach Heritage Saturday, January 14, 2017, for the East Village Walking tour. Future tours of the historic district will be given the second Saturday of each month. The East Village is home to several of the earliest “own-your-own” residential high-rises catering to elegant resort living built after World War I and the discovery of oil in the region.

Leadership Long Beach Joins Mayor and Others to Spearhead MLK National Day of Service Throughout Long Beach


Join us in Long Beach on the MLK holiday on Monday, January 16 as Leadership Long Beach, the Port of Long Beach, the Office of Mayor Robert Garcia, the Office of Vice Mayor Rex Richardson and numerous community and city organizations collaborate to make the MLK, Jr.

Long Beach Opera Kicks Off 2017 Season With Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen


Long Beach Opera (LBO) opens its 2017 season on January 22 and 28, 2017 with Henry Purcell’s 1692 The Fairy Queen, a re-telling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The California-based performance troupe Culture Clash and LBO’s Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek put their spin on this immortal tale.

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