GLOBAL invites you to explore over 1,000 arts experiences this October

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logo-global First FridaysGLOBAL is your Comprehensive Guide to National Arts and
Humanities Month
in Long Beach

Grab your calendar and go to the Global website for over 1,000 arts experiences ranging from Free Museum days to the old-world traditional Italian Zoppe Family Circus; from the 2010 Chinese Film and Cultural Festival to the Long Beach Q Film Festival; from a live lecture by Leonard Nimoy to the LB Open Studio Tour.

It’s all happening in Long Beach.

The Arts Council for Long Beach produces GLOBAL every October as part of National Arts and Humanities Month, a coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America.

“Whether you’re already a fan,” said Craig Watson, Executive Director of the Arts
Council for Long Beach, “or you haven’t yet been, GLOBAL is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to discover the cultural renaissance happening in Long Beach.”

If you prefer music events or if free events are your flavor, sort through GLOBAL’s “Event Itineraries.” The Itineraries are twelve categories ranging from “Dance” to “Date Night.”

Facebook users and arts boosters will love GLOBAL’s Facebook integration and share features. Click the “Share this Event” link, located under each event listing. From there, you can email an event to a friend or post an event on your Facebook page.

Visiting Long Beach? GLOBAL’s hotel listings, restaurant listings and retail listings offer you a complete experience of Long Beach arts, food, hospitality and shopping.

In addition to all the great events on, the website also includes “Featured Artist” profiles. Every time you visit GLOBAL at the Global website, you’ll see a “Featured Artist” profile taken from the Long Beach Arts and Culture Registry. Any artist or performer who lives or works in Long Beach and completes a Registry profile is promoted in this new GLOBAL feature.

GLOBAL at “First Fridays” Monthly Art Event in Long Beach

Friday, October 1, 2010
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
4321 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90805

GLOBAL is kicking off on “Art-lantic Avenue” Friday, October 1.

GLOBAL partnered with Bixby Knolls First Fridays this October for even more music, art, food and dance.

Stop by the GLOBAL table at the Expo Building (4321 Atlantic Ave) and don’t miss the kick-off reception featuring local fare and music by DJ Bill Child. View Gallery Expo’s latest exhibition and experience art in the Jones Gallery, or see the Long Beach Shakespeare Company’s production of BENT at 8:00 p.m. in the Expo’s Back Room Theatre.

Don’t miss all the happenings up and down Atlantic!

Here are just a few to get you started:

  • The Knolls Ranger’s Birthday Party at Vangie Ogg Photography and Pixie Toys
  • Improv Comedy by Held2Gether at Elise’s Tea Room
  • Jazz/pop/Brazilian Vocalist Anne Walsh performs at Free Spirit Yoga
  • “First Books at First Fridays” with 7th District Councilman James Johnson reading children’s books at Dana Branch Library
  • Historical Actors Jotham Bixby and Avis Bixby from the Rancho Los Cerritos
  • Long Beach Rockabilly All-Stars at Georgie’s Place
  • Historical Actors live at the Historical Society, promoting the popular annual
    Cemetery Tour (become a member and get a free ticket!)
  • Roaming Dixieland, historic characters, and fabulous freaks
  • SoundWalk 2010 preview
  • Student public recital and jam session at Jammin’ Music
  • Photographer Mark Trask at Averyboo Arts
  • Belly Dancing at Baba Ghanouj’s Lebanese Restaurant
  • Violinist Jennifer Lindsay and Fair Trade Vendors at Bella Cosa
  • Aveda Sponsored Fundraiser for City of Hope at Salon Medusa
  • Vintage vinyl records spinning at GiltComplex Antiques
  • “After Hours” fun at Nino’s Italian Restaurant and The Factory

Start your evening early at the Digital Media Arts Long Beach Networking & Information Mixer, designed for individuals and organizations committed to the development and growth of digital media arts in Long Beach. Open to the public, starts at 5:00 p.m., $5 suggested donation. Located in Nino’s Italian Restaurant Banquet Room, 3853 Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach.

Visit the First Fridays Long Beach website for the complete list of happenings, or just come as you are, and let yourself be surprised.

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