Lets conclude the 2014 Long Beach Arts Month with a bang! This weekend is packed with arts and culture activities throughout the city of Long Beach. This week we have something for every budget and all ages. Have fun, get out there and enjoy some art!
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!
Start your Halloween night off with the Long Beach Post and the Arts Council for Long Beach at BO-beau kitchen + roof tap Friday, October 31st at 6:00PM as we celebrate Long Beach Arts Month and all of the amazing, talented artists the Post has featured this month.
Hang out under the stars and enjoy Bo-beau’s fantastic food and drinks, meet our featured Long Beach artists, and enter a raffle to win a one-of-a-kind print of one of the 22 pieces we’ve featured this month. The party starts at 6:00pm and the raffle happens at 8:00pm. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged!
At BO-beau kitchen + roof tap. 144 Pine Ave., Long Beach 90802. Fri. Oct. 31st, 6pm-12am. (562) 983-0056
Who you gonna call?
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson lead the cast as the “Ghostbusters,” spirit-exterminators who fearlessly take on the other-worldly evil infiltrating Manhattan, whether it manifests itself as wicked green slime or an ancient tyrant back from the dead to take over the world. The spooktacularly successful franchise captured the imagination of audiences around the world and redefined the action-comedy genre in the process.
At Art Theatre. 2025 4th Street, Long Beach, 90802. Fri. Oct. 31, 11PM. $8-$11. 562-438-5435.
Film & television actor Jaimz Woolvett will be the master of ceremony. There will be live entertainment and a buffet. Bring your mask. Costumes not required. Baby sitting available.
At Long Beach Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Ave. 90807. Fri. Oct. 31 7pm-12am. $25. To RSVP, call 562-427-7966.
Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez invites everyone to come out in celebration of The Day of the Dead with great music, local art, local food, & local Long Beach fun on Pine Avenue. Don’t forget to #ddlm2014 & share with us your favorite moments.
Featured Activities (2PM-6PM) include:
Live Music (5PM-10PM) Performances by:
Conjunto Nueva Ola
Very Be Careful
and much more
At Pine Ave., between 6th and 8th. Sat. Nov. 1, 2-10pm. FREE.
This will be 1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park’s Final Concert of 2014 at the Bixby Park Band Shell. Featured in November are these local Long Beach musical acts:
The Black Noise
Robi’s Electro-Acoustic Indie Fusion Band
Fathers and Suns
There will be Food Trucks, an Opportunity Drawing, On Broadway Business Booths, the Really Really Free Market and more! In partnership with Friends of Bixby Park, Long Beach Music Council, On Broadway Business Association, and Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal. 1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park will return in Spring of 2015.
At 130 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, 90802. Sat., Nov. 1. 4-7pm. FREE.
“La Muerte Vive! – Where Rock Opera Meets Cabaret” is a theatrical explosion of color, culture, fiery music and sultry dance starring Santos de Los Angeles and Ms. Ruby Champagne. Please note, this is an adult-themed performance. This performance will include additional musical entertainment, food & drinks for purchase, a Día de los Muertos marketplace, face painting, photo booth and more!
At Museum of Latin American Art. 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach 90802. Sat., Nov. 1, 6-10pm. Members: $25/Non-Members: $30
Have you ever had the desire to stroll through aisles upon aisles of crafters and artists’ tents using their own two hands to create, fulfill and live their lives in that good ol’ hand-made way? Look no further: the Long Beach Patchwork show, this Sunday, will be located on the water’s edge at the Marine Stadium boat slip, right off of Appian Way.
Long Beach is the Patchwork Show’s largest event, offering local makers an affordable venue to show off their goods. The bi-annual event showcases local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and indie music. All shows are free to attend and family friendly.
If you’re on the gift-hunt for the upcoming holiday season then this is absolutely the place to be this weekend. Handbags, clothing for men, women and children, jewelry art, ceramics, garden finds, and home goods are just several of many handcrafted items you’ll find. Support your local artists by meeting some this weekend, having a chat and going so far as to support their life’s work.
Here are the parking options:
1. Metered lot at Mother’s Beach
2. Long Beach Yacht Club: off Appian Way. Fee shuttle from the Big RED Bus there to transport you to the event!
The Long Beach Patchwork Show will take place this Sun., Nov. 2, 11AM – 5PM along Marine Stadium. FREE.
Festival de los Muertos in Honor of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014).
Enjoy the Museum of Latin America’s annual Día de los Muertos festival, a vibrant celebration of life and loved ones! Learn more about Día de los Muertos through art workshops, live performances, gallery tours, face painting, unique craft vendors and an Altar Contest Display. Food and drinks available for purchase.
Aquarium on Wheels (mobile touch tank) will also be present and is hosted by the Aquarium of the Pacific
Día de Los Muertos attire strongly encouraged – Come dressed as a calavera!
At Museum of Latin American Art. 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach 90802. Sun., Nov.2, 11AM – 5PM. FREE.