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.
Based on playwright Joanna McClelland Glass' actual experience as secretary to Judge Francis Biddle, Attorney General under FDR and Chief Judge of the Nuremburg Trials, the play is set in 1967 when biddle is 81 years old and trying to put his life in order. Elegant, but sharply cantankerous, he struggles with the inevitability of his age and failing health. His wife had forced upon him a new secretary named Sarah, who is all of 25 years old, and the two struggle to communicate. This richly scripted story is a humorous look at generations colliding. Previews: Aug 20-21
From Frank Sinatra to the Foo Fighters, the Replicas know how to start a party and keep it going. They bring a fun high energy vibe to every stage they play. Get ready to dance!
The Aquarium of the Pacific in conjunction with Kirschner Creative Artists is producing a Summer Concert Series (to benefit educational programs and animal care) on the Rooftop Veranda. Wednesdays through September 10, doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the concert beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. featuring a varied line-up of musical talents. Savor will be providing bar and beverage service for additional fees.
The latest in beautiful events spaces in Southern California is the intimate Rooftop Veranda at the Aquarium of the Pacific. This space overlooks the Queensway Bay and holds approximately 150 guests.
The Long Beach Expo is celebrating our 50th Anniversary and we want you to join us! For 2014 we are planning special events, featured exhibits and other promotions to celebrate you – our valued customer – who have made these past 50 years possible! One of the main attractions will be the Open Casting Call Fri-Sat from 11a.m. -2p.m. for the show Pawn Stars. Free passes to the expo are available using the promo code: "Media" at www.LongBeachExpo.com
The 18th Annual 2014 Original Lobster Festival will be held September 5-7, at the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach, California. You won't want to miss this event. The Original Lobster Festival has become a tradition to over thousands of festival goers annually. We combine local popular artists, Swing, Salsa, R&B/Motown, Decades 70s/80s Dance Bands, tons of Fresh Live Maine Lobsters steamed in the World’s Largest Cooker prepared and served by a Master Chef for that mouth watering taste, giant food court, children’s area, dance floor, two stages and beach bars to create the largest Lobster Festival outside of Maine, right here in Southern California. For more information visit: http://www.originallobsterfestival.com/
Friday, September 5th — 5 PM - 11 PM Saturday, September 6th — 12 NOON - 11 PM Sunday, September 7th — 12 NOON - 10 PM
Bixby Knolls will transform into a folk music lover's paradise September 5 for First Fridays, as Long Beach gears up for this year's Folk Revival Festival. The monthly event, which takes place on Atlantic Avenue from Bixby Road to San Antonio Drive, will feature a pie eating contest, beard trimming, musical guests and more. Edward Jones, located at 3916 Atlantic Avenue, will host a pie eating contest, with pies donated by Rossmoor Pastries. Contestants will have the chance to win free tickets to the Folk Revival Festival, featuring Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, which takes place on September 27 in Downtown Long Beach. Esquire Barber Shop will offer beard or mustache trimmings to entice people into entering the facial hair competition at the music festival. Musical guests like Ponderosa Aces, Bearcoon, Carol Martin, Black Lab and the Banjo, Lipstick Lumberjack, Honey Whiskey Trio, Jester McCool, and When Pigs Fly will play on a stage during the First Fridays event. MOVE will also perform a special folk set in front of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association's office. Guests will also have the chance to give back at the event. The Teachers Association of Long Beach will host a Pop Up FREE Store, where they will ask for donations like clothing and school supplies to assist local students. Attendees can also drop off canned goods to the First Bank on the corner of Atlantic and Carson for their Hunger Month Canned Food Drive, and get a free root beer float while they're at it. For a complete lineup of events and more information on Folk Revival First Fridays visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/272414169614738/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular.
Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece The Shining is widely considered to be one of the scariest movies of all time – even recently being voted the #1 Scariest Film of All Time by Entertainment Weekly. Based on Stephen King’s 1977 novel of the same name, Kubrick took the basic premise of King’s book – that of an alcoholic writer named Jack Torrance struggling with writer’s block, who takes a temporary job at the remote Overlook hotel as it’s caretaker over a long winter – and spins his own nightmarish version of it. Trapped miles from civilization, along with wife Wendy and young son Danny, Jack is slowly driven mad, either by the spirits in the hotel itself or by his own mind – or both – and begins a terrorizing rampage against his own family as the spirits of the hotel begin to reveal themselves one by one…
ALL AGES event! This film is Rated R – those under 17 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
Gates: 6:30pm / Film 8:30. Limited, stacked parking available at Sunnyside – come early starting at 6:30! Plenty of street parking across Willow from Cemetery.
The Aquarium of the Pacific will open its doors for free to people ages 50 and above on this special day. Special exhibits for seniors will include booth displays by the Aquarium’s volunteer services, education, animal husbandry departments, and more. Cost: FREE to ages 50 and over with a valid photo ID or $28.95 adult (12+), $14.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age 3 and Aquarium members. Info/Tickets: 562-590-3100 or www.aquariumofpacific.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 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
The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is hosting its third annual Molina 5K Run/Walk. The scenic course will take participants around the Aquarium and surrounding shoreline area. Admission to the Aquarium is included in the registration fee. Registrants will receive bib, timing tag, goody bag, ticket to Aquarium, and T-shirt (for those that pre-register only). Finishers will receive medal. Top overall male and female finishers receive $500 prizes. For age divisions and additional information, visit www.aquariumofpacific.org. Cost: Discounted registration prices before July 1: $39 for youths under age 17, $47 for adults, $27 for member youths, $35 for member adults. After July 1: $44 for youths under age 17, $52 for adults, $32 for member youths, $40 for member adults. RSVP: 562-590-3100 or www.aquariumofpacific.org
Closing out the popular summer concert series, local and regional bands will perform on four stages set up on flatbed trucks with minimal plugged-in equipment, busking for wooden nickels. Often serving as a launch-pad for the careers of local musicians, this good-natured competition draws thousands who cheer for their favorite acts and dance in the streets.
Come to the “party with a purpose.” Enjoy entertainment by South Bay Country and learn to Line Dance. Feast on genuine ranch-style open-pit barbecue. Come in your best Western Chic Attire. Best dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl win prizes. Casino under the stars, Live Auction, Vintage & Estate Jewelry Silent Auction and much more. . The Texas Hold'em Poker Challenge (for an additional $100 buy-in), features ten “Local Celebrity” poker players, with a bounty on their heads for anyone who knocks them out of the tournament.
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.