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Wondering what to do in Long Beach? Look no further! Long Beach events, festivals, conventions, community events, entertainment and more.
Genevieve Simon, Anthony B. Cohen and Natalie Beisner Photo by Mike Hardy Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential masterpiece No Exit opens at the Long Beach Playhouse on July 28. The play centers on three characters: two women and one man who are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell.
The Port of Long Beach is partnering with the Arts Council for Long Beach for Port of Long Beach Photo, a three-part photography learning experience for amateur and pro photographers alike. The free program will be held in August and end in October, in conjunction with Long Beach Arts Month, which is an annual celebration of local arts and culture.
The Leadership Academy and Mentoring Program (LAMP) invites Long Beach youth between the ages of 14-24 years old to join a fun and leadership-building program. LAMP is a unique mentoring program for teens looking to develop skills in: photography, fashion and graphic design, and music and video production.
Maggie Boles reading; Katie Faris arching. The Found Theatre of Long Beach will host the debut of a new play written, directed and performed by Long Beach artists Maggie Boles and Katie Faris: “Consider the Match.” Through the use of the surreal, absurd and awkward, “Consider the Match” follows two friends who ponder the complexities of today’s human existence through a series of quirky scenarios.
The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will once again rise from the depths of a rich, haunted history to frighten those who dare October 2 through November 2. This year’s Dark Harbor is thrilled to unveil a spectacle of new attractions that include two brand new mazes, the new The Voodoo Village, and an Exclusive Encounter on board the infamous ship.
To keep the momentum going, half way through the summer on July 19, join us for a free screening of “42 – The True Story of an American Legend” (Pg 13) at Blair Field, 4700 Deukmejian Dr in Recreation Park.
Homeland Cultural Dance Fest image from the City of Long Beach. The 6th annual Homeland Cultural Center “Dance Fest” will take place on Saturday, July 20 at 4 p.m. at the Center Theater in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E.
The bike tour starts at Trace Fukuhara’s Pacific Wind Arts Sculpture Garden. Explore some of Long Beach’s best kept secret urban gardens in the north, central and downtown neighborhoods. Empact, a grassroots bicycle advocacy group sponsored by the California Endowment, is organizing a slow paced bicycle tour of community gardens and farms in Long Beach.
It’s 1967. Lyndon B. Johnson is in office, Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis have just become an “item,” protests against the Vietnam war are going strong — and Judge Francis Biddle, former Attorney General under FDR and Chief Judge at the Nuremburg Trials, is 81 years old.
Have any items laying around that you no longer use but don’t have the heart to throw out? Imagine a community space where you could take them to and know that someone else will accept them and give it a new home. That is the vision behind the monthly Seven-Ten Swap, a free community exchange where people can give items that are clean and in good condition to pass on to others.