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Have an Eventful Weekend!

Have you made your weekend plans yet? No? Well then you’re in the right place.

In this week’s edition of the Weekend Round-Up we have a selection of arts and culture activities throughout Long Beach that are right up your alley! This is a vibrant weekend that we hope brings residents together to mingle throughout Long Beach.

If you would like your event included in upcoming blog posts, please tell us about it here.

WE Show Art Tour

Art Chat

Visit Long Beach Museum of Art for FREE every Friday and sit in from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Art Chat, an informal tour of our galleries led by one of our skilled and knowledgeable Museum docents.

These free tours are a great way to explore the galleries during our Free Fridays and have a casual and personal educational museum experience.

Dialogue about the artwork in our exhibitions that interests you, learn about the history of the Museum campus, or chat about the artwork that the docents are passionate about.

At Long Beach Museum of Art. 2300 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803. Friday, April 17. 1-2pm. FREE.

Image Courtesy of Long Beach Playhouse website.

Image Courtesy of Long Beach Playhouse website.

By The Way Meet Vera Stark

In a new dramatic comedy from Pulitzer Prize–winning playwrightLynn Nottage, this funny yet thoughtful play draws upon the screwball films of the 1930s to take an insightful look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. Based on a true story, “By The Way, Meet Vera Stark” is a journey through the life of an African-American maid and actress and her relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood starlet.

In order of Appearance:
Adanna Kenlow
Sierra Marcks
Latonya Kitchen
Veronica Simms
Bryan Allen Taylor
Skip Blas
Robert Agiu
Veronica Bryant
Lorraine Winslow

At Long Beach Playhouse. 5021 E Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90804. Friday, April 17. 8pm. $24.

Image Courtesy of Cal Rep

Image Courtesy of Cal Rep

Out of Orbit

Out of Orbit, written by Jennifer Maisel and directed by Lindsay Allbaugh, opens this Friday on board The Queen Mary!
The final show of the 2014-2015 California Repertory season, Out of Orbit tells the story of JPL scientist mom who controls a Martian rover while her coming-of-age teen daughter is finding her own way. Director Lindsay Allbaugh is excited to champion a story about women in technology and to explore mother-daughter dynamics.
Cal Rep performances are in the Royal Theater aboard the Queen Mary. Out of Orbit runs Tuesday through Saturday, April 17 – May 9 (excluding Saturday, April 25). All performances begin at 8pm.
At Cal Rep at the Queen Mary. 1126 Queen’s Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802. Friday, April 16. 8pm. $20-25. For tickets and information please call (562) 985-5526 or visit www.calrep.org.

The Civil War and the Birth of Modern California

Dr. Glenna Matthews will present “The Civil War and the Birth of Modern California.” Dr. Matthews’ lecture will make the case that, contrary to popular belief, the Civil War played a large role in the state’s early development. She will show how the war bound the state-literally and metaphorically-to the rest of the nation by giving much of the populace a unifying civic role to play during the conflict. Dr. Matthews is the author of many books, including the much lauded The Golden State in the Civil War: Thomas Starr King, the Republican Party, and the Birth of Modern California. Dr. Matthews is an independent scholar who has taught at many prestigious institutions, including U.C. Berkeley, Stanford University, and UCLA.

At Rancho Los Cerritos. 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach, CA 90807. Saturday, April 18. 10am—12:30pm. For more information visit our website or call 562-206-2040 or e-mail JanS@RanchoLosCerritos.org. $7.

Image Courtesy of MoLAA

Image Courtesy of MoLAA

Sharing Transformations

Curator of Collections Carlos Ortega will moderate a dialogue between the audience and the five community participants who shared their personal experiences and selected the works featured in Transformations.

TARGET FREE ARTVENTURE SUNDAYS @ MOLAA: TRANSFORMATIONS
Explore MOLAA through presentations, gallery tours and workshops for all ages!
11:00am-5:00pm Free Admission to the Museum.
12:30pm Storytime in the Screening Room
1:00-4:00pm Drop-in Art Workshop: Transformative Portrait. Art Studio
1:30-3:30pm Sharing Transformations-
Curator of Collections Carlos Ortega will moderate a dialogue between the audience and the five community participants who shared their personal experiences and selected the works featured in Transformations.
2:00pm Docent Tours of the galleries.

At Museum of Latin American Art. 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802. Sunday, April 19, 11am-5pm

ARTS+ Card Partners With Long Beach Transit

Join the ARTS+ revolution and earn rewards while attending arts events!

The ARTS+ card, facilitated by the Arts Council for Long Beach, brings together Long Beach’s art organizations and local restaurants to create an art enthusiast incentive card. By attending ARTS+ events, you earn punches into your own frequent patron card to participate in this new initiative throughout April and May 2015. After two and three punches, you’re eligible to receive discounts and complimentary meal add-ons exclusive for ARTS+ card patrons. And that is not all! If you attend four or more of the ARTS+ events then you are entered into a grand prize drawing that boasts an evening out on the town and, most importantly for art enthusiasts, complimentary tickets to upcoming events!

And Long Beach Transit has partnered with the ARTS+Card to encourage public transportation use! See how you can get to all of the ARTS+ Card featured events here!

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Go Long Beach! Awards

On Friday, April 10th, Mayor Robert Garcia honored 28 community leaders who have made outstanding contributions to our City at the Go Long Beach Awards. These individuals and organizations have demonstrated a love for Long Beach, a passion for service, and a commitment to improving our community with creativity, hard work, and dedication. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight those Go Long Beach winners who are friends of the arts.

Joshua Fischel, Artist, Musician, Singer, Event Planner
Josh has performed all over the world, and collaborated with numerous renowned artists and musicians, including Sublime, Pearl Jam, Lee Scratch Perry, Fishbone, Black Eyed Peas, Ikey Owens and others. Josh is the organizer of RiotStage and Live After Five music events in Downtown Long Beach.

Kelly Ruggirello, Executive Director of the Long Beach Symphony

Appointed Director in 2013, Kelly produced a surplus for the Symphony for the first time in 10 years, and negotiated a new agreement with the musicians union providing a modest increase in their pay. A former teacher and arts mentor in Downey, she also serves on the Board and is a past President of the Association of California Symphonies.

Al Williams, President, Rainbow Promotions

Al is the creator of the Long Beach Jazz Festival, a local institution since 1987, bringing more than 15 thousands attendees to Rainbow Harbor every year. He also owned and operated Jazz Safari, later known as Birdland West, two of the first jazz clubs in Long Beach.

Monorom Neth, President of the Cambodian Coordinating Council

A survivor of the Khmer Rouge Genocide, Monorom has served the Cambodian community since 2003, including work with the Cambodian American Chamber of Commerce and the Long Beach-Phnom Penh Sister Cities program. He also helped revive the Cambodian New Year Parade.

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Have an Eventful Weekend!

Have you made your weekend plans yet? No? Well then you’re in the right place.

In this week’s edition of the Weekend Round-Up we have a selection of arts and culture activities throughout Long Beach that are right up your alley! This is a vibrant weekend that we hope brings residents together to mingle throughout Long Beach.

If you would like your event included in upcoming blog posts, please tell us about it here.

Image Credit: Live After 5 Facebook Page

Image Credit: Live After 5 Facebook Page

Big Kid, Little Kid

Free music will blare from Long Beach’s epicenter, the Civic Center and Lincoln Park, and everyone is encouraged to let your inner child rock out to the tunes of Jelly of the Month Club, a family-friendly band whose members include musicians from Sublime and The Ziggens. Jelly of the Month Club is set to perform in Lincoln Park from 7:30PM to 9PM, we will transform the park (much like we did with our Celebrate Downtown event) into a music oasis. Fashion Party, Vox Amoris, and Better Heroes will rock the Civic Center from 5-8:30PM.

At the Civic Center and Lincoln Park. Broadway St. and Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802. Thursday, April 8. 5-9PM. FREE.

Image Credit: Angela Willcocks

Image Credit: Angela Willcocks

OPEN: Artist Reception

Artist Angela Willcocks has taken over The Collaborative and turned the gallery into a working studio. Bring your curiosity, celebrate differences, and bring the community together by being introduced to the process of art.

Borders and culture are her focus, and Willcocks describes her art as “by the other for the other.” As an immigrant herself, Angela originally hails from Australia, she is very interested in those who are dissimilar or opposite to herself, and their impact on our culture.

Part of Wilcox’s work in The Collaborative will include an extension of her “China cups” project, which began in Bejiing, China, in Summer 2012. The paper cups are examples of those cups that China exports to America. Each cup has three drawings and the plastic cover a statement that describes each person, the blue color is based on Ming dynasty ceramics.

Angela has been working as a social Activist working as an artist in a vacant shop front in North Long Beach. She is represented by Sandler Hudson Gallery. and regularly projects and transmits her work, as a guerilla artist in urban landscapes.

Angela Willcocks has exhibited nationally and internationally as a Digital Media Artist, sculptor and painter for over 15 years. She holds an MFA from University of California, Irvine (Arts Computation and Engineering), an MFA, Georgia State University, Atlanta, (Drawing & Painting), and a BA from Sydney College of the Arts (Visual Communication). Angela currently lives and works in Long Beach.

Angela has successfully taught at many universities and colleges throughout the United states, including University of California, Irvine, California State University Long Beach, Georgia State University, Emory University, & Kennesaw State University.

Recently Angela participated in Artists residencies, Beijing, China, 2012 and Cappodocia, Turkey, 2011, as well as the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in 2002. Angela’s extensive exhibition record includes a solo exhibit at the High Museum in Atlanta, GA, 2002. Angela has participated in many conferences and performed works such as Precocious Puberty at UCLA, Los Angeles. She has given talks at museums and symposiums and won several individual artist grants.

The Collaborative, a public art project of the Arts Council for Long Beach and the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), presents exhibitions that raise awareness of both emerging artists and innovative approaches to art. This unique partnership is made possible with the support of Lyon Communities and Gallery 421.

At The Collaborative. 421 W Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802. Friday, April 10. 6-9PM. FREE. Two hours free parking available with The Collaborative validation.

Image Credit: from Long Beach Playhouse Facebook Page

Image Credit: from Long Beach Playhouse Facebook Page

Dancing for Musical Theatre Auditions: A Workshop or How to Learn Dance Steps Quickly!

This workshop is for anyone who struggles with learning dance steps in a limited amount of time and under pressure,
and addresses strategies on how to make you look like a dancer even when you don’t feel like one. Open to 15 years and up.

This workshop provides an opportunity to focus on the actual skills to dance moves limited to an audition situation. Students will experience body awareness; levels, tempos, spacial and traveling skills, and best of all, learn how to relax, have fun and audition at your best because you will know what to expect.

Kysa Cohen:
Having spent the last 41 years teaching dance, theatre and music to high school and college students, she is so excited to come to Long Beach Playhouse (LBP) to share her expertise in the Arts. She has directed, choreographed, and musical directed throughout Orange and LA counties in various colleges and theaters and will join LBP this summer choreographing Jesus Christ Superstar. Her favorite shows to choreograph were West Side Story, The Music Man, and Little Shop Of Horrors. Come on-Let’s dance!

At Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim Street Long Beach CA 90804. Saturday, April 11. 12-3:30PM. Tuition: $50. Bring: Comfortable clothing (Long pants suggested), dance shoes or sneakers, pencil, paper or cell phone to take notes.

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MaryBeth Leonard is a mixed media artist who works primarily by combining the mediums of painting and drawing. Her current body of work features paintings, drawings and prints inspired by the animal kingdom and the natural world around us. She has always been influenced by these elements and believes that beauty is everywhere; we simply need to remember and pause and take it in.

MaryBeth is an artist currently living and working in Long Beach, California. She was raised in a small town in the redwoods of Northern Califonia, which helped shape her appreciation of the natural world.

At Sasha Witte Design. 3237 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803. Saturday, April 11. 6-9PM. FREE.

Image Courtesy of Long Beach Symphony Orchestra Website

Image Courtesy of Long Beach Symphony Orchestra Website

Percussion at Pyramidial

Join the Long Beach Symphony’s Percussion Consortium for a free, outdoor public performance on the campus of California State University at Long Beach. Bring your blanket, a low beach chair, and a sun hat and spread out on the lawn as Long Beach Symphony Principal Percussionist Lynda Sue Marks, Principal Timpanist Gary Long, and friends Dr. Dave Gerhart of the Bob Cole Conservatory at CSULB, Scott Higgins from Cal Lutheran University and Timm Boatman from Los Angeles Opera, invite you into their world of sound, featuring a 5 octave marimba, hang drum, chimes, cymbals, drums, and Tibetan bowls. The program was inspired by the CSULB student-designed art installation, MatterApp: Pyrimidial. Be prepared to enter into a kaleidoscopic, interactive, and improvisatory soundscape with pounding live music from living composers. The free, public performance will take place at 3 pm at the MatterApp: Pyrimidial art installation between CSULB’s blue Walter Pyramid and the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. Call (562) 436-3203 ext. 228 for additional information.
Daniel Levitan Variations on a Ghanaian Theme
Paul Smadbeck Rhythm Song
James Tenney Crystal Canon for Edgard Varèse
Michael Udow A Bird Whispered
Steve Reich Pieces of Wood

At California State University Long Beach – MatterApp: Pyramidial. 1250 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840. Sunday, April 12, 2015. 3:00pm. FREE performance and FREE bike valet. FREE campus parking available in Parking Structure 1 – Level one only

Image Courtesy of Event Facebook Page.

Image Courtesy of Event Facebook Page.

Louder Than Long Beach 3

Louder Than Long Beach 3 features more local art, music, and poetry!

Music:
Die Grimm Die
Mono Lisa
The Skabbs
The Slivers
SPACEBATH
Sterile Jets

Poetry:
Larry Raymond Duncan
Keayva Mitchell
Kevin Ridgeway
Nancy Lynée Woo
Sarah Thursday

Art:
Hely Omar Gonzalez Fine Arts
Mary Elaine Fetter

At Cultural Alliance of Long Beach (CALB), 727 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813. Saturday, April 11. 3-8PM. FREE.

Image Courtesy of Art Exchange Website.

Image Courtesy of Art Exchange Website.

artXwalk

A monthly celebration of visual art – each Second Saturday at 3rd and Elm in Long Beach’s East Village Arts District – artXwalk is a free event, open to the public, and full of festivities.

The evening will focus on 5×10: UN-Sound Show 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM in the ArtX Main Gallery as part of 5×10: Contemporary – which showcases 50 unique works; ten works from five contemporary regional artists. Both the gallery showcase and musical show presentations are part of a curatorial program, 5×10, developed by ArtX studio artist Jorge Mujica (Jorge Mujica, 213-399-3494, StudioMujica@gmail.com)

Speaking to the new exhibition developments at ArtX, Nicolassa Galvez elaborates, “ArtX is a platform for art and artists like Jorge to develop their curatorial skills. We look forward to providing this opportunity to more curators to bring fresh and relevant artwork to Long Beach”

Two exhibitions will also be on display in their respective host studios; Trade Crossing, the Collective Print Studio’s first artist collaboration Long Beach sculptor Stefan Meyer, and illuminoidal arts founder Leah C. Dixon offers new digital paintings.

Additionally, ArtX welcomes new studio artist Joy Shannon. Joy is a printmaker, mixed media painter and tattoo artist (commonly known as Triple Goddess Tattoos), as well as a recording artist with the pagan folk band “Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks.”

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS
5×10: UN-Sound Show (Artists: See lineup below) – viewable at 356 East Third Street – presents special performances from contemporary sound artists.
6:30 PM – AK (http://samizdatrecords.com/album/szr009-petrified)
7:30 PM – Carlos Vela Pardo, via satellite (http://www.carlosvelaprado.com/)
8:30 PM – Archie Carey (https://archiecarey.bandcamp.com/album/echo-chamber)
9:30 PM – Patchouli Prince (https://sunkincollective.bandcamp.com/)
10:30 PM – Girl 27, Jay Gambit of Crowhurst (https://girl27.bandcamp.com/)

New Member Welcome (Artist: Joy Shannon) – at Room + Border, 342 East Third Street – displays a collection of new figurative works of Celtic mythological subject matters in watercolor, mixed media and various print-medias and introduces ArtExchange newest studio artist, Joy Shannon.

Trade Crossing (Artists: Stefan Meyer) – viewable at Collective Print Studio, 346 East Third Street – presents an exchange of objects and prints in an artistic collaboration between the Collective and Long Beach sculptor Stefan Meyer. Conceived at the Collective Print Studio during a month-long residency with Meyer, the exhibition aims to initiate a cross-Atlantic trade of small sculpture and print between Long Beach, CA. and Zurich, Switzerland. The exhibition opens with a first round of multiple curations surrounding this trade. Trade Crossing runs through April 24, 2015.

New Work from Leah C. Dixon (Artist: Leah C. Dixon) – viewable at 340 E Third Street – offers a fresh taste of digital paintings by illuminoidal founder Leah C. Dixon. Leah’s digital painting process is the core of her current art practice. Starting from an original photograph, Leah transforms the subject into a more subjective, expressionistic, or abstract composition.

REGULAR EXHIBITIONS + OPEN STUDIOS

Resident Painters (Artists: Steven Frost, Jorge Mujica, and Renee Tanner) – a variety of paintings from artist during open studio time.

TRANONMAI, Complete of a Performance (Artist: John Thatcher Montgomery) – a ceremony of an ending and a beginning.

Christine Fuchs open Studio (Artist: Christine Fuchs) – an exploration of the “success & failure of a line” in-process works from the past month will be on display for participants to see in the midst of their completion.

McArts Open Studio (Artist: Kenny McBride) – a presentation of artwork.

Margie Darrow Open Studio (Artist: Margie Darrow) – a presentation of artwork in various stages of completion by the artist. Visitors are privy to art and ideas in process as well as finished pieces.

Room + Border Open Studio (Artists: Noel Madrid, Rebecca Giesking and Joy Shannon) – a showcase of new paintings and prints. Cards and stationery available from the Little Existential Bird.

At Art Exchange, 353 E 3rd St., Long Beach, CA 90802. Saturday, April 11 6-10PM. FREE.

Image Courtesy of Long Beach Playhouse website.

Image Courtesy of Long Beach Playhouse website.

By The Way Meet Vera Stark

In a new dramatic comedy from Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Lynn Nottage, and directed by Gregory Cohen, this funny yet thoughtful play draws upon the screwball films of the 1930s to take an insightful look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. Based on a true story, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark is a journey through the life of an African-American maid and actress and her relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood starlet. Jumping from a low-rent apartment to a Hollywood Mansion, from 1930s show-biz to a 21st Century historical seminar, racial imagery and cinematic fame have never been more entertaining.

In order of Appearance:
Adanna Kenlow
Sierra Marcks
Latonya Kitchen
Veronica Simms
Bryan Allen Taylor
Skip Blas
Robert Agiu
Veronica Bryant
Lorraine Winslow

If you cannot attend opening night, By The Way Meet Vera Stark runs thru May 9th Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and selected Sundays at 2pm. Please visit http://www.lbplayhouse.org/show/way-meet-vera-stark/ for more information.

At Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim Street Long Beach CA 90804. Saturday, April 11. 8PM. $24.

Image Courtesy of Facebook

Image Courtesy of Facebook

Cambodia Town Culture Festival

Cambodia Town Culture Festival is a lively celebration of Long Beach’s Cambodian community, the largest concentration of Cambodians outside of Cambodia, showcasing the community’s cultural heritage and thriving community businesses and non-profit organizations. The annual festival will have interactive demonstrations and performances of a variety of art forms from Cambodia’s rich and ancient culture. Local Cambodian artisans and culture bearers will share their expertise on Cambodian arts and cultural practices, including Cambodian classical dance and costuming, drawing, shadow puppets, music and musical instruments, textiles, dressmaking, weddings, gardening, and cooking. The festival will also have special areas dedicated to activities for children, Cambodian food vendors, and merchandise vendors. The festival kicks off the celebration of Cambodian New Year 2559.

Returning this year, is Master Chan Ho, carving Shadow Puppets.

Shadow puppets serve a very fundamental purpose besides entertainment. It is performed on special occasions and ceremonies, which calls on heavenly deities to ask for their blessing towards the new year, for fertility, prosperity to the land and nation. They are usually performed behind a large white screen, projected onto the screen by light from a large fire behind the puppeteers. Puppets may also be operated in front of the screen where the audience can see them and the operators. The puppeteers dance as they manipulate the puppet, making it unique among other shadow puppet theaters of Southeast Asia.

ArtExchange will also have a booth for  your little ones to visit and make Apsara inspired headdresses in celebration of Cambodian New Year!

At MacAthur Park. 1321 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90813. Sunday, April 12, 2015 10am-4pm. FREE.

Image Courtesy of Long Beach Zine Fest Website.

Image Courtesy of Long Beach Zine Fest Website.

Long Beach Zine Fest

Celebrating Southern California’s independent publishing and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture, the first Long Beach Zine Fest will take place on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA).

The Long Beach Zine Fest is a one-day free event promoting zines and zine culture and will be the first independent-publishing expo of its kind in the city. The festival will bring together more than 100 writers, designers, cartoonists, photographers, artists, and DIY advocates from Long Beach and surrounding cities who believe in the power of print as a viable artistic medium in today’s web-centric world.

Learn, make, do and discuss at these workshops: http://lbzinefest.com/lbzf-2015-schedule/lbzf-2015-workshops-panel/

Listen and raise the roof with live music: http://lbzinefest.com/lbzf-2015-schedule/lbzf-2015-live-music/

By attending LBZF you will also have free access to tour the MoLAA exhibits (MoLAA’s Free Admission Sundays are sponsored by Target!)

At Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802. Sunday, April 12. 11am-5pm. FREE.

Songwriters Unplugged

Live Rock Gig and Rebirth of Rock present Songwriters Unplugged at Apostrophe Books back patio. Perform your original music and share the stories behind your songs. Come listen and enjoy! Questions or to guarantee a performing spot please contact songwritersunplugged@gmail.com.

At Apostrophe Books, 5228 E Second Steet, Long Beach, CA 90803. Sunday, April 12. 2-6PM. FREE.A

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Weekend Round-Up for Easter Weekend

Have you made your weekend plans yet? No? Well then you’re in the right place.

In this week’s edition of the Weekend Round-Up we have a selection of arts and culture activities throughout Long Beach that are right up your alley! This is a vibrant weekend that we hope brings residents together to mingle throughout Long Beach.

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Live Traditional Irish Music. acoustic trad sessions spring up weekly in most great bars in Ireland. We have our very own session here with Irish and local players. Come on down, Bring the family.

At The Auld Dubliner. 71 South Pine Street, Long Beach, 90802. Wednesday, April 1 thru Sunday, April 5th. 4-7pm. FREE. (562) 437-8300.

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The Second Annual LB County Fair is coming to First Fridays on April 3!

Fried food, local agriculture, urban bee keepers, goats…that’s right, First Fridays has partnered again with Long Beach Fresh and is going county fair style. The Long Beach County Fair will feature the best of Long Beach’s feeders, eaters, creatures, and buskers.

When the businesses start to close, “First Fridays After Hours” begins. Nino’s Italian Restaurant, The Factory, Willmore, Atun, and EJ Malloy’s go late into the night with food, drinks, and music. Why go home early? Stay out late and continue the energy Dine on Art-Lantic Avenue at one of our tasty restaurants then grab the trolley that will transport you venue to venue from designated stops at the participating businesses.

At Atlantic Ave from Bixby Rd to San Antonio Dr., Bixby Knolls, Long Beach, 90807. Friday, April 3. 6:30pm-9:30pm.

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Gabriel Garcia’s MFA show features mixed media works of himself, athletes, and current events to deal with male body issues, gender, identity and masculinity. Paintings from Arezoo Bharthania’s MFA exhibition reflect memories from growing up in Iran and issues of displacement and disconnect between public and private life. Gerardo Pena and Kyle Kruse’s Captains of Industry feature painting and printmaking commenting on the construction and deconstruction of the industrial complex in urban areas. Haneul Park’s BFA exhibition explores the “fetish of bubbles” using lights and bubbles to bring the viewer into a micro-utopia. Patricia Rangel’s MFA  Metals show involves labor, process and building as a framework for creating molds and fabricating structures; materials include dirt, cement, metal, silk and wood.

At School of Art Galleries. 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, 90840. April 5-9. Free.