Biennial fashion show at Long Beach City College

Stephanie Stutzman offers this story in Grunion Gazette. “This weekend, it’s about the fashion. It’s the 38th Biennial Fashion Show at Long Beach City College this Saturday, May 26, and the event is expected to be a little mad — the theme, that is. Student designers will be showcasing their wardrobes fitting the theme “The…

‘Flight’ takes flight at Long Beach Playhouse

Broadwayworld.com offers this story about new play at Long Beach Playhouse. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. “In 2005, Charlayne Woodard wrote a play titled Flight. Set in 1858, on a Georgia plantation, a young mother is suddenly sold, leaving behind her husband and their five-year-old son. Through a magical evening of storytelling,…

‘Crumbs from the Table of Joy’ at Long Beach Playhouse

The Long Beach Playhouse offers Lynn Nottage’s play entitled Crumbs from the Table of Joy. The play has been described as a cross between Tennessee Williams’ A Glass Menagerie and Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin the Sun. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 25-26. Friday tickets for adults are $20, Seniors $18, and Students $14….

Queen Mary free for military and vets this weekend

The Queen Mary is proud to offer free admission to active service members of the armed forces, retired military personnel, and veterans.  Special discounts will be available for their family members. Discover a world of excitement, mystery, and adventure as you explore the numerous decks aboard the last true great ocean liner of the 20th…

Bernstein at 100 exhibit at Skirball Cultural Center

On the centennial of his birth, the Skirball Cultural Center presents Leonard Bernstein at 100—a celebration of the life and work of Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990), the great American composer and conductor who dedicated his life to making classical music a vibrant part of American culture. As usual, entry is free on Thursdays. Organized by the GRAMMY…

$5 movie Thursdays at Four Star Cinemas

4 Star Cinemas’ bargain day ticket prices cost only $5! All day Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Sundays before 6 PM, most movies playing are available at this incredible discount. Seniors pay $5 all day on Wednesdays. This week, check out the smash sequel “Deadpool 2” It has a superhero for everyone! Tuesdays are discount days…

Sophia Dion offers free concert at Segerstrom

Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts explores the Southern California music scene and select up and coming artists that you want to see before everyone else. Come 6:15 p.m. Thursday, May 24, for a free outdoor performance by singer-songwriter Sophia Dion. Drawing inspiration from musicians Joss Stone and KT Tunstall, Dion recently garnered an audition…

American Legion holds dinner dance fundraiser

American Legion Los Alamitos Post 716 is hosting the Orange County Past Commander’s Club Outpost 29’s Fundraiser Dinner Dance. Open Event, please come out and support our Veterans. Music provided by sMALLTIME , a local OC/LB rock and roll, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s band. Comedy provided by Gracie and Friends, she has made people laugh all over…

Strawberry Festival set in Garden Grove

The 60th Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for the community. This year’s theme is Celebrating 60 Years of Fun and Funding Charities.  The festival will be held Memorial Day Weekend, Friday to Monday, May 25-28. Friday hours are 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m….

Scottish Fest rolls into Orange County Fairgrounds

  Scottish Fest is the oldest and largest festival of its kind in the Southern California area.  The festival occurs annually on Memorial Day Weekend at the Orange County Fair and Event Center located in Costa Mesa. The location is perfect to host the many festival activities and events not to mention the superb weather. …

Last week to see ‘Hamilton’ at Segerstrom

Eric Marchese writes about demand for ‘Hamilton’ Tickets in the Orange County Register. “If you were to use search engines for “hottest theater productions,” “highest theater ticket prices” or “record demand for theater tickets,” you’d most likely arrive at the same destination: “Hamilton.” The 2015 show has been smashing records since it appeared first off-Broadway…

Learn line dancing at El Dorado Sr Center on Thursdays

I love to dance, so I thought I should tell you about all the wonderful dance opportunities I’ve found since I retired. Most are ballroom, because that’s what I’ve taken classes in, but I want to learn to line dance too!! Stopped by the El Dorado Senior Center in Long Beach on Monday to check…