Long Beach Bayou Festival promises a great weekend of fun June 24-25

In its 31st year, the Long Beach Bayou Festival offers a weekend filled with cultural music, cuisine, and dance from a place called ‘home’– New Orleans and the Louisiana Bayou Country. It takes place June 24-25 at the Rainbow Lagoon in downtown Long Beach. They are excited to share the best parts of Louisiana Bayou and New…

Shakespeare By Sea continues June 22-24 with ‘Macbeth’ in San Pedro

    Shakespeare by the Sea will present 10 weeks of ADMISSION FREE performances at more than 20 venues throughout LA and Orange Counties this summer. The fun begins 8 p.m. tonight, June 15, at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro, with “The Taming of the Shrew.” The nonprofit group likes to offer “Timeless Tales. Ticketless […]

Lucky Baldwin’s Paradise offers free entry on June 20

What better way to spend a beautiful, sunny spring day, then a visit to the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia. And it’s even better free on the third Tuesday of every month. So grab your sunglasses and camera to come out June 20 for the next free day. With so much to see at the Arboretum, […]

Beat the summer heat for $1 at Edwards Summer Movie Express

Just in time for the coming heat wave, Regal’s Summer Movie Express returns Tuesday, June 20, for nine weeks of lively movies. Check them out at Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26 & IMAX  at 7501 East Carson in Long Beach. It’s right off the 605 Freeway or Bellflower Boulevard. Nothing beats the heat like a good flick…

Doing the Dew Tour in Long Beach with T-Rex and other beasts

I’ve never been attacked by a tyrannosaurus rex before. Which seems odd, considering I recently spent a day with a whole family of them at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. But there I was, staring up at a 20-foot-tall beast as he lumbered across the laboratory toward me. His, or her (I was…

Boris Eifman offers tribute to ‘Red Giselle’ at Segerstrom Hall

Boris Eifman draws potent and insightful parallels between a real life person and a fictional character. Dedicated as a tribute to great Russian ballerina Olga Spessivtseva, Red Giselle tells the story of this great artist — whose greatest role was Giselle – from the time she was selected to star in the Imperial Theater, through…

Moving Day offers moving experience at Japanese American Museum

Through Aug. 13, the Japanese American National Museum present Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066, a new exhibition that commemorates the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the tragic and unlawful incarceration of 120,000 individuals of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Entry is free […]

Moonlight Movies on Beach begins with ‘Rogue One: Star Wars Story’

The Port of Long Beach is once again sponsoring free events across Long Beach this summer. Make room on your calendar, the action-packed summer starts Thursday, June 15, with the blockbuster “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” on Granada Beach. The ever popular Moonlight Movies on the Beach will be back with movies playing at two…

Do the Dew! Skateboard festival rolls into Long Beach

Dew Tour’s summer skateboard competition and festival returns to Long Beach on Thursday at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. It continues until Sunday, June 18. Gates open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dew Tour is a FREE four-day weekend celebration of skateboarding featuring a four-part course, and team and individual competitions, an interactive…

Crimes of the Heart offers colorful Southern personalities

The kitchen of the small-town home of never-seen character Old Granddaddy is the setting for “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley.  Three sisters grew up in this house of their grandparents after the suicide of their mother, and have made various messes of their lives ever since. Two of the women have remained in…

Long Beach East Village Art district: An urban adventure!

By Craig Lowe The East Village, is roughly located between Long Beach Boulevard on the west, Alamitos Avenue on the east,  Ocean Boulevard on the south and 7th Street on the north in  with the center being on Linden between 1st street and Broadway.Long Beach East Village Map Link There is an Art Walk on…