Are you ready for another art-filled weekend this Artober? This weekend is packed with arts and culture activities throughout the city of Long Beach. There are a lot of activities this weekend, almost too many to choose from! This week we have something for every budget and all ages. Have fun, get out there and enjoy some art! This week we have 8 Ways to Celebrate Artober!
Please note that our list is not meant to be exhaustive, it is merely a highlight of events taking place throughout Long Beach. We recognize that there are many arts related activities happening throughout our great city at any given time. If you have an event you would like to bring to our attention, please let us know here!
Join Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach for its 7th annual pediatric patient art exhibition featuring the artwork of current and former patients at an artists’ reception from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. First 150 attendees will receive a free original patient art calendar. Patient art calendars and greeting cards will be available for purchase to benefit the Artful Healing Program at Miller Children’s.Artful Healing is made possible by donations and grant funding.
Opening Reception: Fri. Oct. 24th, 12-7pm. At Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beacch. 2801 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, 90806. FREE. For information, please call Denise Clayton-Leonard at (562) 243-0170.
Don’t miss Noche de Ofrendas, a Dia de los Muertos celebration at the Museum of Latin American Art, that promises to be unlike any other. The evening will include :
- A special exhibition of celebrity inspired altars by actor Hector Elizondo, star of the highly anticipated film “The Book of Life,” filmmaker Sergio Arau (“A Day Without a Mexican”), lifestyle reporter and Good Day LA host Mar Yvette, television star Valente Rodriguez (“The George Lopez Show”), with more to be announced.
- Artwork and celebrity-inspired altars designs by the event’s honorary curator, Tony Dominguez, recognized as one of the greatest paper mache artists in the country whose work has been seen in films, music videos, television and commercials.
A special live theatrical performance of “La Muerte Vive—Where Rock Opera Meets Cabaret,” produced by Dominguez, and starring Santos de Los Angeles and Ms. Ruby Champagne with a special guest appearance by Demetrius Navarro (“Friday,” “ER” and “Los Beltran.”)
- Musical performances from Rocio Libertad Mendoza with Trio Alma y Alma, Casa de Calacas, Macondo y su Sonora, and DJ Brazilia.
- A silent auction featuring unique travel, art and entertainment packages.
- Traditional Mexican cuisine with a twist.
- Specialty tequila-based drinks created by Herradura’s star mixologist, Damian Diaz.
- Calavera face painting on-site.
- An interactive Día de los Muertos-themed social kiosk photo booth.
All proceeds from the evening benefit MOLAA’s exhibition and art education initiatives.
At Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach 90802. Sat., Oct. 25th, 7pm-12am. Tickets: $125.
Combining the visual and culinary arts with handcrafted vessels and artisanal food, LBMA and CSULB are collaborating on a Social Practice Art Event that observes to a number of movements in experimental art and performance studies. Join us as we reflect on our diverse community, and enjoy locally sourced fermented food. Artists include: Vipoo Sirvilasa, a Thai born Australian artist, Adam Field, long-term artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, MT., and Joseph Shuldiner, the Director of the Institute for Domestic Technology. Guests will receive a fermenting crock created by a CSULB student with glaze sourced from the wood ash at P3 Restaurant, and recipes to ferment your own food.
At Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach 90803. Sat., Oct. 25th, 6:30-8:30 PM. Tickets: $35-50. 562-439-2119.
Roots & Branches “Roots and Branches,” features work by artists living and working in Cambodia as well as artists of Cambodian descent living in Southern California.
Artwork for the show was curated by Kimberly Hocking (Greenly Director),Mao Soviet (artist and director of Make Maek Art Gallery in Battambang, Cambodia) and Tim Robertson (an American visual artist who spent the past five years working in Cambodia).
“The theme, Roots and Branches, revolves around origins and aspirations,” said Robertson. “We were looking for work in which the artists dealt with sources of strength and nourishment, aspirations, dreams and the future.”
Cambodia’s story has been a turbulent one stretching back over the past 50 years. The late 1960s through the ’80s were characterized by civil war, mass murder and displacement.
“That history has had a profound effect on those living in Cambodia and also Cambodian families who were forced to flee their homeland and settle abroad,” Robertson said. “The women and men sending work from Cambodia are some of the first artists their country has had in an entire generation. The artists living locally in California are part of the first several generations making a new start in a new place and beginning to express their unique perspective.”
“Roots and Branches” provides an opportunity to experience these artists’ unique expressions. Artists: Chuon Nyra, Polen Ly, Chhoeun Daravy, Phin Sophorn, Theanly Chov, Lon Lao, Sao Sreymao, Khchoa Touch, Kim Hak, Sokhorn Meas, Sayon Syprasoeuth, Carl Off, Ho Chan.
The exhibition opening event will be 7 to 10 p.m., Oct. 25. The show will run from Oct. 25,2014 through Jan. 24, 2015.
After the opening, this exhibit will be open for free public viewing Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment by calling
At Greenly Art Space, 2698 Junipero Ave, Signal Hill, 90755. Sat., October 25th, 7-10:00PM. FREE. (562) 533-4020.
Enter a world of magical possibilities, where inspiring illusions are sculpted with shadow and light, colorful masks and props, and incredible forms to captivate audiences of all ages! Originally founded in France more than four decades ago, the artistry of the Swiss theatre company MUMMENSCHANZ transcends cultural barriers with its unique non-verbal theatrical style!
At Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E Atherton St., Long Beach, 90815. Sat., October 25th, 8:00PM. Tickets: $45-50.
The Long Beach City College Department of Performing Arts and Associated Student Body Presents: The Long Beach City College Symphony Orchestras in “All That Jazz”
Marshall T. Fulbright III, Music Director/Conductor
Patrick Sheng, saxophone
Anne Walsh, vocalist
Works by: Gould, Gershwin, Grant-Still
At Long Beach City College Auditorium, 4901 E. Carson Street, Long Beach, 90808. Sun., Oct. 26th, 2:00pm. $0-12. (562) 938-4846.
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).
This is a participatory event in which the public is invited to share a Thomas poem or a Dylan tune…or just come and enjoy the performances. Signups can be done in advance by calling 562/433-3363 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the event if slots are still available.
Los Angeles folk singer Ross Altman has a PhD in Modern Literature; when he left the classroom for the stage he turned the stage into a classroom. Every so often he produces literary events such as this to uphold what Matthew Arnold called the best that has been thought and said. Ross and Found Theatre executive director Virginia DeMoss have invited a few of their favorite fellow performers to guarantee a good show.
The Found’s Dylan Thomas Centennial coincides with October is Arts Month in Long Beach, as well as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Donations for the All Dylan Evening will be accepted at the door and 100% of funds raised will be donated to Interval House of Long Beach, which provides emergency aid and support for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
Come gather round people wherever you roam and celebrate two great poets and singers of song; a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rage, rage against the dying of the light.
This not-for-profit Dylan Thomas 2014 Centennial Commemoration is a © production of Grey Goose Music (BMI) and The Found Theatre; all works to be performed are copyrighted by their original authors or estates and therefore performances may not be videotaped, photographed or tape recorded; all cell phones to be turned off.
At The Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, 90802. Sun., Oct. 26th, 7pm. Donations accepted; all proceeds to Interval House of Long Beach.
Corelli, Concerto Grosso, op. 6, No. 1 in D Major
Mozart, Sonata da Chiesa in C Major, K.328
Goemanne, Triptych for Organ
Hailstork, Sonata da Chiesa
Long Beach Symphony joins the party as First Congregational Church of Long Beach celebrates the 100th anniversary of their magnificent Italian Renaissance style building complete with stunning mahogany interiors and remarkable stain glass windows. Long Beach Symphony’s first Sounds & Spaces features this beautiful sanctuary and it’s 1956 “Mighty Möller“ organ with music created for sacred spaces. First Congregational’s organist Dr. Marc Dickey joins forces with an intimate string orchestra led by Long Beach Symphony Assistant Concertmaster, Agnes Gottschewski in performing Corelli’s Concerto Grosso No. 1, Mozart’s Church Sonata in C Major, K. 328, Belgian-American Noel Goemanne’s Triptych for solo organ and Sonata da Chiesa by African-American composer Adolphus Hailstork.
At First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, 90802. Sun. Oct. 26th 3pm. FREE. FREE bike valet will be available.