‘Flight’ reviewed at Long Beach Playhouse

Theater critic Chris Carpenter offers this review of “Flight” in the Grunion Gazette. “It took me a couple of weeks to get to it due to some recent travels, but I’m so glad I finally saw “Flight.” This current Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage production runs through June 16 and should not be missed by anyone…

‘Love/Sick’ reviewed at LB Playhouse

Here’s a review by theater critic Chris Carpenter in the “Grunion Gazette.” “If you watched the Tony Awards broadcast this past Sunday, you may have noticed John Cariani. The gangly actor currently stars in Best Musical winner “The Band’s Visit” and could be seen on stage when the producers and cast gathered to collect their…

Free concerts fill Long Beach Parks

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…

Shoreline’s Got Talent Contest begins

Shoreline Village’s second annual Shoreline’s Got Talent Contest will be held EVERY THURSDAY in JUNE from 6-9 pm, beginning June 7. PRIZES will be awarded to the winners at the end of every night and it’s FREE TO ENTER!! All talents welcome!   Each week, one winner will be selected from 4 age groups and judged based on unique talent…

‘Merry Wives of Windsor’ opening at Point Fermin

It’s Season 21 and Shakespeare by the Sea has 10 Weeks of ADMISSION FREE Performances in our jam-packed schedule! They will perform “The Merry Wives of Windsor” 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday for the rest of June at Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Join us for The Merry Wives of Windsor  & The Winter’s Tale! “The Merry…

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…

‘Newsies’ continues at La Mirada Theater for Arts

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCoy Rigby Entertainment invite you to “Seize the Day” as they present the fifth and final show of its 2017-2018 season (and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre) with Disney’s NEWSIES, book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed and choreographed by Richard…

Soccer madness takes over Old World Village

Watch FIFA World Cup 2018 @ Old World Huntington Beach June 18 |Recurring Event (See all) Old World Festival Banquet Hall, 7561 Center Ave Huntington Beach, CA 92647 + Google Map Soccer, Beers, Brats, and Big Screens There’s no better place to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup than Old World Restaurant and Bar in Huntington Beach. FIFA World Cup…

Special summer events at Queen Mary

he Queen Mary has a number of special events lined up for the summer, including a July 4th celebration and several one-day festivals.   On Wednesday, July 4, celebrate Independence Day aboard the Queen Mary. Live music, family-friendly entertainment, arts and crafts, and special historic tours are scheduled for the day. At night, witness 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…

Thanks for a wonderful Lantern Festival at Segerstrom Hall

Rich Pix had a great time at Pacific Symphony’s third annual Lantern Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts. Pacific Symphony and South Coast Chinese Cultural Center/Irvine Chinese school partner ed to offer this free, family-friendly festival to commemorate the end of the Lunar New Year….

Having fun at Adventures Worth Exploring

  Well, we explored a world of wide opportunities at a first-of-its-kind event at Adventures Worth Exploring in the Anaheim Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. They assembled an incredible array of vendors exhibiting their 100+ unconventional adventures that are all designed to change the way you see the world!…