Beatrice and Benedick, who argue with delightful wit, both glibly proclaim their disdain of love. In contrast, the sweet, young couple Claudio and Hero are rendered speechless by their love. Don Pedro, the Prince of Aragon and Don John, the Bastard Prince hatch parallel plots to trick Benedick and Beatrice into confessing their love, and Claudio into rejecting Hero. Dogberry, a Constable who thinks he’s smarter than he is, discovers the the villains’ dual plots. Don John’s treachery is revealed, the couples get each other, and everyone joins in a dance celebrating the marriages of the two couples.
A special treat aboard a historic 130' tallship March 9th & March 15th! Enjoy a lunch buffet and a 3 hour sail! Don't miss your chance at this amazing adventure! Buy your tickets today! Adults- $37, Under 12- $27, Children under 2 free.
Bach lovers, your time has arrived. On Saturday, the 40th annual Long Beach Bach Festival, featuring and sponsored by the Long Beach Camerata Singers, will open at the California Heights Methodist Church. This year, the popular festival includes five weekend concerts between February 15 and April 4. • February 15: 3 p.m. California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave. Los Angeles Horizon Chamber Choir. Tickets: $30. • March 9: 3 p.m. Bayshore Congregational Church, 5100 The Toledo. Junior Bach Festival Winners. Free admission. • March 16: 5 p.m. Sky Room Restaurant, 40 S. Locust Ave. Pianist Bill Cunliffe and friends. Tickets $50. • March 23, 4:30 p.m. Long Beach City College, 4901 Carson St., Camerata Singers. Tickets $10 - $40. • April 4, 7:30 p.m., California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave. String trio. Tickets $30.
The Carpenter Center, a partner of the Independent Television Service, will host six free screenings of ITVS documentary films through its Community Cinema project. The Trials of Muhammad Ali - Tue, Mar. 11, 2014 The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers the famed boxer’s toughest bout of all: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali’s exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent. https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9811439
The popular Taste of Downtown series is back! Many of your favorite Downtown restaurants will be serving up sample sized portions of their signature dishes at each Taste event, while live music fills the air, and artists display their talents. Mark your calendars now to make sure you don’t miss out! Tasting tickets $1, purchase online or at Event. For more information call (562) 436- 4259 or visit our website.
A special outdoor concert on the Carpenter Family Terrace. Six siblings, all classically trained musicians, offer a fresh fusion of sounds, incorporating pop, jazz, bluegrass and classical. The whole family will enjoy the delightful American roots sound of the Annie Moses Band.
In Pearl Cleage’s powerful historical drama set at the turn of the twentieth century, four African-American women journey west to the town of Nicodemus, Kansas to seek the freedom promised by the end of the Civil War — only to be challenged by the harsh and unforgiving terrain, the social climate of the time and the men who claim to be with them for love. A contemporary classic about the strength of black women and their role as pioneers in the settlement of the American West. Low-price Previews Mar 12-13 Dinner Package: 2 tix & dinner at L'Opera or The Sky Room for just $139!
Live Latin Music, Dancing, Dinner, & More...Party with the sea stars at the Aquarium’s Latin-themed night Noche de Estrellas. The Aquarium will remain open until 10:30 p.m., so you can dance under the sea stars to the sounds of cumbia, salsa, cha cha, rumba, and more. Noche de Estrellas (Night of the Stars) will feature live bands, DJs, underwater dive shows, scavenger hunts with prizes, ocean activities, and more. Mexican cuisine, beers, and drinks will be available for purchase. Guests can journey through the Pacific Ocean to meet over 11,000 animals, including more than 150 sharks they can touch. Please note: the Lorikeet Forest aviary closes at 4:30 p.m. Visit our website for more information on this event.
$14.95 per person and free for kids under age 3 and Aquarium members. Food and drinks sold separately.
A whirlwind of passion, surprises, tricks, and disguises awaits you in Shakespeare’s irresistible romantic comedy. A shipwrecked young woman falls in love with the local duke, who is in love with the local Countess, who is in love with the first woman whom she believes is a man, whose twin brother arrives to add even more chaos in this rollicking tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love!
Organized by Museo Frida Kahlo and Museo Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli Curated by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio
This exhibition includes a selection of 257 images from the 6,500 which are part of the Blue House archive. These photos have served as memories of Frida, as work tools or as a means to exorcise solitude. The exhibition is curated by the well-known photographer and photography historian Pablo Ortiz Monasterio who shows the importance of the photographic medium in Frida’s life.
This exhibition shows a series of images that belonged to her. They are grouped thematically into six sections: Her parents: Guillermo and Matilde; the Blue House; Her Crippled Body; Frida’s Loves; Photography and the Political Struggle: Diego’s Gaze. The exhibition does not intend to depict a chronological biography, but rather to present parts of the personal history of Frida, of a country and of a period of time.
Shamrock ‘N’ Roll arrives early to The Queen Mary! Join the revelry with a rocking St. Patrick’s Day concert and celebration - March 15th. Live entertainment features Craic Haus, The Mansfield Band, Dublin Republic, Green Ashes, Them Novus and The MVP’s. Green beer, Irish food, pub games and more. Try your best Irish brogue and sing along to a mix of Irish party tunes and upbeat Celtic rock music. Event is 21+. Tickets are $15 online ($20 at the door). Parking is $5 with event validation. Visit http://www.queenmary.com/events/Shamrock.php or call (562) 499-1771 for details and room packages.
The Native American festival is back Saturday, March, 15th from 1:00pm-6:00pm! This is a wonderful FREE family event. There will be Live Native American Dancing, Drumming and Singing. With Music and Story Telling, Native American Artists, Vendors & Food. Free Face Painting, along with a Balloon Artist.
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
Times: 11a.m. - 5p.m. Tues-Sat http://www.artslb.org Phone: (562) 590-9119 Location:421 W. Broadway, Long Beach 90802
The Arts Council for Long Beach presents SHINE at the Collaborative. The exhibition will present the work of this year's artist fellows - Margine Darrow, Jeff Foye, Jessica Kondrath, Annie Stromquist and Kurt Simonson. These local artists represent a unique cross-section of the Long Beach artist community. Together their work spans a broad variety of media, including video, photography, painting, mixed media, dance and wood cutting. The variety in background and artistic practice emphasizes the diversity for which Long Beach is known.
The Many Moods of Blue were selected from the Museum’s permanent collection in order to explore and savor the many moods of Blue. A majority of the artworks selected for this exhibition are abstract rather than representational, which is used to convey aesthetic ideas rather than realistic images. However, there are selected artworks that are representational in landscapes and seascapes pieces. The color blue has been used in varying amounts in religion, politics, clothing styles and design over the centuries to convey a wide variety of ideas: power, wealth, social position, or sanctity, among others. The Many Moods of Blue will represent a sample of these themes as patrons can interpret their own definition of what is blue. The galleries and store are open Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday – Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students and seniors age 62 and older, free for Members and children under 12, and free for everyone on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and all day on Friday. Claire’s is open Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (562) 439-2119 or visit www.lbma.org.
The Rauschenberg: Cardbirds and Currents exhibition presents two significant bodies of work by the renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925 – 2008). Surface Series from Currents are hand printed silkscreens in an edition of 100 each. At the time, the material Rauschenberg chose to work with was the daily newspaper: the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and the Los Angeles Times. As he scissored images for large collages, he found that he was creating a political, social, and environmental narrative that was overwhelmingly unrelieved disasters. Rather than rework the newsprint images and headlines, Rauschenberg piled on the passion and despair of the tumultuous times of industrial breakdown and environmental degradation. About the Long Beach Museum of Art Located on a magnificent bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Long Beach Museum of Art features a historic mansion and carriage house, expansive galleries and gardens, oceanfront dining at Claire’s at the Museum and a unique Museum Store. The galleries and store are open Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday – Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students and seniors age 62 and older, free for Members and children under 12, and free for everyone on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and all day on Friday. Claire’s is open Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (562) 439-2119 or visit www.lbma.org.
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 bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon. Coffee, hot cocoa, beer, wine, desserts, and snacks are available for purchase. Please note that while it is almost every Friday, some Fridays are excluded. Please check the dates for availability. Shark Lagoon Nights are weather-dependent and can be canceled due to inclement weather. Only Shark Lagoon is open and available for guests during these free events. Please call or visit our website for more information.