Emoji film opens Seal Beach Library movie month

Mary Wilson Library in Seal Beach is giving the community an early Christmas present. On Saturdays in December (except for Dec. 16), the library will show family-friendly movies for free. Today’s movie is the ‘Emoji Movie” Here’s a synopsis from Wikipedia: Gene is an emoji that lives in Textopolis, a digital city inside the phone…

CHiPs for Kids toy drive helps local families

Make this Holiday season special for a less fortunate child or teen in your community! Join the California Highway Patrol’s annual toy drive! Bring a new, unwrapped gift to any of the following drop off areas: All CHP Area Offices Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire Here are your nearest Offices: 19700 Hamilton Avenue…

Long Beach firefighters ignite Spark of Love

In the early 1950’s, Long Beach firefighter Murray Cohn, started collecting toys for needy kids in the area surrounding his fire station. This labor of love and generosity took root and grew to other surrounding stations, thus helping the cause and providing for even more kids. Upon Cohn’s retirement, Captain Jim Salisbury took over. Then…

Step right up! Behind the scenes of the Big Top at Fullerton Museum

The Golden Age of the circus, much like the golden age of anything else, is remembered with more fond nostalgia at a new exhibit at the Fullerton Museum until Jan. 7. Long before animal activists changed the industry, touring circuses, especially popular during the Depression era, would bring tigers, lions, and elephants across the country…

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….

Wonderful dancing at area venues

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…

Museum of Latin American Art features Caribbean Art

Enjoy the new exhibition “Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago” opening at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. As always, admission is free on Sundays! It runs through Feb. 25. Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, curated by Tatiana Flores, is MOLAA’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition. It…

‘Art of Japanese Diaspora’ free on Oct. 19 at Japanese American Museum

Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo will examine the experiences of artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either Latin America or predominantly Latin American neighborhoods of Southern California. The exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a Getty-led initiative exploring Latin American…

Los Angeles Arboretum offers free entry on third Tuesdays

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, […]

Anita Brenner’s Mexico at Skirball Cultural Center

The Skirball Cultural Center announces Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico, on view Sept. 14 to Feb. 25. It opened Thursday, which is always a free admission day. This exhibition illuminates the life and work of one of the most fascinating cultural figures of twentieth-century Mexico, Anita Brenner (1905–1974). A Mexican-born journalist, art historian, and…

Autry Museum of American West offers free admission on second Tuesday

The Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park offers free admission on the second Tuesday of every month, thanks to Wells Fargo with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment. So check it out today 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thanks! About the Exhibition Western Frontiers: Stories of Fact and Fiction is a new exhibition that illuminates the sweep…

Los Angeles County Museum of Art free on second Tuesday

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Home — So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957, a groundbreaking exhibition on the universal concept of home. It is the first group show at a major Los Angeles museum to focus on Latino and Latin American art since the 1950s. It opened on…