Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony performs in Carpenter Center

Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony under Johannes Müller Stosch, conductor, will perform 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Cal State Long Beach. Admission is $15, but only $10 for students and senior citizens. Director of String studies, Prof. Moni Simeonov, returns to the stage with two very different concertos. The…

Critic praises ‘murder, mayhem And laughs at Long Beach Playhouse’

Grunion’s theater critic Chris Carpenter reviews the legendary comedy at The Long Beach Playhouse. It runs to Dec. 2, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $20. “I’ve had a soft spot for the dark comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” since 1984, when I made my stage debut as a would-be…

Kick off the holidays Friday night at The Pike Outlets

The holiday season gets underway with help from The Pike Outlets at the Holiday Kickoff this Friday, Nov. 17. “It definitely kicks off the holiday spirit in Long Beach,” Pike Outlets marketing manager Lauren Provence said. “The Pike is the perfect spot for the holidays, with its entertainment, dining and shopping options.” The evening gets…

Motorcycle show opens at Long Beach Convention Center

The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows (IMS), the industry authority on connecting powersports’ leading brands with highly qualified enthusiasts and buyers, comes to the Long  Beach Convention Center from Friday to Sunday, Nov. 17-19. Hours are  Friday – 3p.m. – 8p.m.; Saturday – 9:30a.m. – 8p.m.; Sunday – 10a.m. – 5p.m. Tickets are  Adults – $16, Kids…

‘Cabaret’ closes Saturday at the Long Beach Playhouse

The Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre closes its 2017 season with the musical Cabaret. Now playing, the famous musical closes Nov. 18. Broadwayworld.com has an interesting interview with the executive director. “It’s a play about decadence and despair, about flawed characters doing their best. In that way, it’s a very human story set in a very unusual…

Tango takes over Segerstrom Center for Performing Arts

Take a journey to this South American country through the passionate dance and music that embody The Spirit of Argentina. It’s coming this weekend with free Tango lessons, a Tango party and four performances on Saturday and Sunday in Segerstrom Concert Hall. One of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports, Tango Buenos Aires is considered the most authentic tango…

Last chances to see Primetime Players ‘Buzz That Tune’

There is a belief that certain institutions within the community stand for the spirit and heart of that community. Theater is one of those institutions. Primetime Players is a group of senior who produce three shows a year at various senior centers throughout the greater Long Beach community. On Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 12:30 p.m.,…

Kevin Hart brings Irresponsible Tour to Long Beach

The funniest man in Hollywood is taking his latest hour of stand up comedy on the road to cities and arenas near you. Kevin Hart is having a banner year (for the most part). He’ll bring his comedy to two shows in the Long Beach Terrace Theater on Thursday, Nov. 16. The first show begins at…

Woodwind Chamber Music offered at Cal State Long Beach

Woodwind Chamber Music will be performed 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Daniel Recital Hall at Cal State Long Beach. Rena Urso will direct. The program will offer woodwind duets, trios and quartets. The Bob Cole Conservancy Flute Choir will perform works by Alan Hovhaness, Felix Mendelssohn, Julins Weissenborn, Daniel Dorff, Ernst Kumer, Eugene Bozza, BCCM Faculty Adriana…

Mozart’s G-minor Symphony performed at Cerritos Center

Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?  series continues 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts with Mozart’s G-minor Symphony performed by the Cal State Fullerton Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $55. The G-minor Symphony is one of Mozart’s greatest masterpieces. It has been called a “plunge into the abyss of the soul,” but…

Give the gift of model railroading this holiday season!

I recently turned 65, so I’m officially a senior citizen! Just ask Medicare! So my friends wanted to make it a special occasion by throwing a dinner party for me. As usual, the company was superb and the lasagna, my favorite, was delicious. They even baked the marble cake with chocolate icing that I requested….

Best movie deals at Cinemark, AMC, Regency & 4-Star Cinema

We love to go to the movies, so we’re always on the lookout for the best prices since we go so much. Here’s a listing of the best deals that we have found in local movie theaters. Tuesdays are discount days at Cinemark Theaters. That’s right, you can get into the movies for only $5.50. You…