The Long Beach Museum of Art will open its latest exhibition on July 10 entitled The Paternal Suit: Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation. This exhibition consists of more than 100 paintings, prints, and objects assembled by contemporary Los Angeles artist F. Scott Hess. The exhibit, which will run through October 5, will be presented as legitimate historical artifacts, supported by photographs, documents, and historical ephemera. Each object and artwork bears an artist’s name and detailed provenance and has been executed in the style of the century from which it originates. Sculpture, ceramics, furniture, toys, newspaper clippings, historic photographs, guns, and costumes advance the story.
The public is invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for free during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch more than 150 sharks and see large sharks such as the sand tiger shark at the Shark Lagoon exhibit on select Friday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Shark Lagoon brings guests closer to these predators than they ever imagined was possible. Guests can touch and learn about sharks, shop, purchase drinks and snacks, and enjoy live music during select Shark Lagoon Nights. Cost: FREE Info: 562-590-3100 or www.aquariumofpacific.org
www.calrep.org Phone: (562) 985-5526 Location:1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach 90802
California Repertory Company begins its 2014-2015 season with a production of The Pavilion, by Craig Wright, performing September 19th through October 11th on the Queen Mary. This play is set at a high school reunion, where Peter attempts to rekindle the relationship with his high school sweetheart, Kari. As the night progresses, Peter and Kari are pulled back and forth between their past and present experiences.
Cal Rep performances are in the Royal Theater aboard the Queen Mary. The Pavilion runs Tuesday through Saturday, September 19th – October 11th. Performances on October 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, and 11th begin at 6pm; all other performances begin at 8pm. There will be a preview performance on September 18th at 8pm. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for students, military, and seniors (55 and older). Parking at the Queen Mary is $8 for patrons of Cal Rep performances, $6 for CSULB students and patrons who have dinner aboard the ship. Long Beach Public Transit also runs directly to the Queen Mary. For tickets and information please call (562) 985-5526 or visit www.calrep.org.
The legendary Queen Mary welcomes the return of a frightful Halloween tradition with their annual Dark Harbor event Oct 2 - Nov. 2, 2014. For 20 haunted evenings, guests will experience the deadliest show on earth featuring a horrific circus of spectacles, freaks and sideshows inspired by some of the ship’s most infamously haunted spirits and tales.
And rumor has it that three of our mazes have washed away and the Captain has brought aboard new terrifying stories and characters that will haunt your dreams. There has also been some reports of an unidentified group that has taken over one of the mazes...Stay tuned as we confirm these reports and release the information to the world soon...
The Queen Mary is often cited as one of the most haunted places in the world. This gives the Dark Harbor event an authentic atmosphere unlike any other theme-park haunt.
Dark Harbor is not only the most unique haunted experience in Southern California but also the best value with ticket prices starting at just $20 online, with Fast Fright, VIP Passes and lodging packages also available. Want more Dark Harbor? Season passes include a General Admission and Fast Fright Pass and will be available for just $50. (restrictions apply). Dark Harbor will be open Oct. 2-4; 9-12; 16-19, 23-26 and Oct. 29 – Nov. 2 from 7 p.m. to midnight.
The CSULB Theatre Arts Department’s University Players open the 2014-2015 season with Merrily We Roll Along, with book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, running October 3rd through 12th in the Studio Theatre. Based on Kaufman and Hart’s eponymous play, Merrily We Roll Along tells the story, in reverse chronological order, of the life of successful Hollywood mogul Franklin Shepard.
Merrily We Roll Along opens Friday, October 3rd, and runs for 11 performances, closing on Sunday, October 12th. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, with an additional 6pm performance on Sunday, October 12th. There will be a preview performance Thursday, October 2nd at 8pm. This production is in the Studio Theatre on the CSULB South Campus, accessible via West Campus Drive. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for seniors and students (with valid ID). Parking is available next to the theater for $5 or with a valid CSULB parking permit. For tickets and information, please call (562) 985-5526 or visit www.csulb.edu/depts/theatre.
The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its tenth annual Southeast Asia Day. The festival’s program will highlight the beauty and diversity of the cultures of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Indonesia. Guests will enjoy live performances, including music, dance, and cultural craft demonstrations. Ethnic dishes will be available for purchase, and children will have the opportunity to partake in arts and crafts. Cost Included with general admission to guests. Free to Aquarium members; 20% off for their guests. Tickets General admission is required. You can purchase tickets online. Members get in free. No reservation needed. http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/southeast_asia_day/
You are cordially requested to join residents and business owners to discover the real treasure of East Long Beach. Find and win awesome prizes and cash. $15 prior to event. $20 registration day of event. Includes T-shirt, Drinks & Lunch. 100% of all proceeds to benefit local non-profit, Long Beach Playhouse. Celebrating their 85th Year in Long Beach.
Farmers & Merchants Bank Parking Lot 3140 E. Anaheim St Long Beach, CA 90804 Sign up today at www.EASBA.com
Famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity where every show is unique, Poundstone’s ability to create humor on the spot is legendary. "Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a jazz musician…swinging in unexpected directions!” says The Boston Globe. Heard regularly on NPR’s popular weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Poundstone is so quick and unassuming that audience members at her live shows often leave noting that their cheeks hurt from laughter!
The popular and free walk-in arts and crafts program for kids, Creation Station, returns to Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site on Saturday, October 4 with “Outrageous Orange”. This is an opportunity for children to create unique seasonal crafts, including creepy spiders, glowing lanterns, and pom-pom pumpkins! In addition to these seasonal hands-on activities, visitors can take a guided house tour (1pm to 5pm) and a garden tour (2:30pm). For more information please call (562) 206-2040, or visit the website at www.rancholoscerritos.org and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rancholosc.
John DeMain, conducting Christopher Taylor, piano Copland Fanfare for the Common Man Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Op. 35 Copland’s beloved Fanfare for the Common Man will open Long Beach Symphony’s 2014-2015 Classical Series masterfully led by guest conductor John DeMain. The concert will showcase Grieg’s Piano Concerto interpreted by piano soloist, Christopher Taylor. In the second half, audiences will be beguiled by Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade with its hauntingly beautiful violin passage that portrays the woman who convinced the Sultan to spare her life by telling him one thousand and one stories of Arabian Nights.
The RMS Queen Mary and Pink Ribbons Crusade proudly announce the premiere of a new world-class exhibition. Entitled Diana: Legacy of a Princess, especially-designed 9,000 square foot gallery aboard the iconic ocean liner permanently docked in Long Beach, CA.
Princess Diana will forever be remembered for her beauty, classic style, compassion, and charitable works. And even today, she continues to be an icon of inspiration to millions worldwide. Diana: Legacy of a Princess will capture Diana’s true essence as it showcases a priceless collection of her gowns and other cherished memorabilia. It will also provide an in depth look at other major members of the British Royal Family—those who actually visited or sailed on The Queen Mary. These include King George V and Queen Mary; the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; The Queen Mother; and Queen Elizabeth II.
A gracious Tea Room, gift boutique, and other conveniences will complement the new gallery—offering visitors even more ways to enjoy their "royal experience" aboard the historic Queen Mary. Visit www.queenmary.com for more information.
Join us as we explore Long Beach's coastline. You will learn history about the harbor as well as see the beautiful Long Beach skyline, California Sea Lions playing in the harbor, the world-famous Queen Mary, large cargo and container ships from all over the world, and much more! Special Weekday Online Promotion: Mondays through Fridays purchase one adult ticket and receive another ticket for free if purchased online. Please select 'Buy 1 Adult Get 1 Ticket Free' at ticket quantity screen. Weekday schedule at 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:15 pm, and 4:45 pm. On the weekend the schedule is every 45 minutes from 11:30 am - 6:15 pm.
2.5 hour ride into the open Pacific Ocean to search for Whales, Dolphins, Sea Lions, and other marine life. Enjoy great family fun in our double deck vessels, which provide outstanding views from all locations. Boarding daily at 12pm & 3pm
The Queen Mary is proud to host the traveling exhibit, “Bob Hope: An American Treasure,” created in partnership with the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation and the World Golf Hall of Fame.
The 2,200-square-foot exhibit IS NOW OPEN on the ship where Hope performed his first wartime routine on the day World War II began.
“Bob Hope: An American Treasure,” includes reproductions of more than 200 vintage photos, seven videos and more than 170 items. These include an original vaudeville contract from 1922; his Ellis Island medal; the final set of golf clubs used in his life; Emmy and Honorary Oscar awards; an outfit he wore during USO tours; gifts and awards from Presidents and other celebrities; his Congressional Gold Medal awarded by President John F. Kennedy; and his "Honorary Veteran Citation" from Congress, which he called the most important honor of his life.
The exhibit tells Hope’s story through 15 themed displays that span his 100-year life. They celebrate his comedic contributions; achievements in entertainment; relationships with 11 U.S. Presidents; and enduring passion – golf. They also trace the Hope family's arrival at Ellis Island; their lives as immigrants in Cleveland; Bob Hope’s effort to strike it big in New York, which led him to a successful career and family life in Hollywood; and how a love for the military and golf took him around the world.
“Bob Hope: An American Treasure,” runs Aug. 9 through Jan. 2015 in the Timeline area of the ‘Queen Mary Story’ tour.
TICKET AND EXHIBIT INFORMATION:
Appearing at the Queen Mary: Aug. 9 - Jan. 2015 Hours: Available daily 10AM - 6:30PM Pricing: Available as part of any of our tour packages - The Queen Mary Passport, The Royal Passport or the Haunted or Historic First-Class Passports. Parking: $15
This monographic exhibition presents 124 iconic black-and-white photographs by one of Germany's most distinguished photojournalists, Barbara Klemm. Taken while on assignment for newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Klemm’s photos capture forty years of cultural, social, and political history in the formerly divided nation, creating icons of contemporary European history.
Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation is an installation designed to engage students in a cross-campus interdisciplinary Photovoice project. The project uses Barbara Klemm’s generation defining images to begin a discussion through photographs and narratives on how Millennials (people born from the late 1980s to the early2000s) characterize their own generation. Since a majority of current college students fall within the Millennial Generation the project connects directly to students at CSULB.