Matisse drawings fill Long Beach Museum of Art

The Long Beach Museum of Art offers a new exhibit. Drawings by Henri Matisse showcases the mastery of draftsmanship by two of the most significant artists of the twentieth century: Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015). Curated by Kelly in 2014, the exhibition speaks to his admiration for Matisse, as well as to the…

Learn line dancing 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 Wednesday to check…

Social media movie contest winner at Alamitos Beach

The weather is getting warmer and life in and around the water is beginning to look more lively. For Alfredo’s Beach Club, that means movies at the beach — and much more. Alfredo’s has been a prominent part of Long Beach’s summer puzzle for 32 years, with free events that include movies on the beach,…

‘Vitality and Verve III’ showcases contemporary art

The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) presents Vitality and Verve III, an exhibition dedicated to showcasing new works by artists of the New Contemporary Art Movement. It opened Friday, June 30, and runs through Sept. 9. Presented in curatorial collaboration with Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Projects and the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach, the exhibition…

Stroll and Savor in taste of Belmont Shore

Belmont Shore’s most popular event is a summer long “taste of Belmont Shore”, with over 40 restaurants offering the best of their menus. Enjoy an evening strolling 2nd Street, savoring food from around the globe, and listening to talented local musicians as you stroll with your family, friends, and dogs (yes, we have treats for…

Long Beach Municipal Band plays in Los Cerritos Park

LONG BEACH MUNICIPAL BAND “The Sizzling Sounds of Summer” Celebrate 109 years of the Long Beach Municipal Band. Come out with your family and friends for music under the stars. Bring a blanket, chairs and food and enjoy the sounds of big band, pop, jazz and more. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and are…

Stone Soul to perform at Seal Beach Pier

The Chamber and City of Seal Beach, along with individual band sponsors have made these events free to the public. The concerts will run every Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. starting June 27 through August 8 at Eisenhower Park next to the Seal Beach Pier. “In order to ensure there is enough space for all residents…

See ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ for $5 at 4 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 “Incredibles 2” It has a superhero for everyone! AMC is offering movie…

Try some new food at the Orange County Fair

A sampling of new food items for 2018 • Peanut butter, jelly and Siracha funnel cake – Dutchmen’s Funnel Cakes • Deep-fried cheese curds, mac & cheese bites, shrimp & cheese jammers, and more – New stand! Who Fried the Cheese? • Deep-fried filet mignon on a stick – Chicken Charlie’s • Spaghetti donut formed with pasta and topped with pesto, alfredo, carbonara or…

Artists view technology in ‘Exploratorio’ at MOLAA

Over the course of human evolution, technological and scientific innovation has played a fundamental role in aesthetic development. The Museum of Latin American Art studies this in EL EXPLORATORIO: ZONA I – BEYOND THE LIMITS AND THE PROCESSES OF CREATION. The Long Beach museum is open daily. Admission is free every Sunday. Aristotle referred to art…