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Arts at the Beach Public Events Calendar

Performance Tickets and Information

Tickets and information for all music and dance performance events are available over the phone (562-985-7000), by mail or in person (CSULB Arts Ticket Office, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815), or by visiting the CSULB Arts Ticket Box Office website. CSULB Arts Ticket Office Hours are Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm.

Tickets and information for all theatre performance events are available over the phone (562-985-2256), or in person at the Department of Theatre Arts Box Office Window, located at the front entrance of the Theatre Arts Building on campus. To order theatre tickets online, visit csulb.edu/theatre.

Paking on campus is available to the general public in all student lots when a $5 day pass is purchased. Day passes are available at the CSULB Parking Office or through the Yellow Kiosks located near the entrances of each parking lot. Patron parking outside of performance venues is available for $5 in attended lots on the afternoon or evening of performances. Additional information is available at www.csulb.edu/maps.

Gallery and Museum Hours and Admission

The CSULB School of Art features a large, five-gallery exhibition space devoted to showcasing student work. Exhibitions open on Sundays during the academic year, and remain on display through the following Thursday. Gallery hours are Sundays from 5-7pm, Monday-Thursday from 12noon-5pm, with extended hours on Wednesdays until 7pm.

Design Department Gallery hours vary and are included with each exhibition listing. Admission is free of charge for all Art and Design gallery exhibits.

The University Art Museum is located in the CSULB Horn Center and is open Tuesday - Wednesday from 12-5pm, Thurdays from 12-8pm, and Friday-Sunday from 12-5pm. The museum is closed on Mondays and all CSULB Holidays. Admission is $4 for the general public, free for UAM members, CSULB students, staff and faculty, and children under 12.

ONGOING

University Art Museum
Wayne Thiebaud: Prints in Process
Through May 29
The Prints in Process exhibition will focus on Thiebaud’s creative process, featuring not only print progressions, but also variations on certain themes where his exploration of shape and subject are examined.

APRIL 2016

Department of Theatre Arts
Bird in the Hand by Jorge Ignacio Cortinas
Through April 17
Studio Theatre  
A wry comedy full of striking images, this play was awarded the coveted designation of Critics’ Pick by the New York Times. A man who runs a theme park in Miami dedicated to tropical birds takes us on a tour of his final year in high school. He explains how he came to inherit the park from his father and lose his best friend in the process. The narrator feels caged and out of place, much like the imported birds he cares for. He considers the choices he might have made and daydreams about how his life might have turned out differently. And in a kind of dialogue with the bird, reflects on his cultural and sexual identity.

Department of Design
Industrial Design Junior Class Works in Progress Show
Through April 19
Design Gallery                        Free Admission
Exhibition is open 10am-5pm M-F

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Laptop Ensemble
Friday, April 15 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Piano Showcase
Saturday, April 16 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

School of Art
Diane Linquata MFA Ceramics/Ralph Acosta, Graphic Design MFA/
Xiaowen Liang, Graphic Design MFA/Ihab Ali, Ceramics BFA

April 17-21
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
Diane Linquata’s MFA Ceramics exhibition features varied sculptures that display anthropomorphic abstraction that reflects upon the body, identity, and culture. Ralph Acosta’s MFA Graphic Design exhibition features a design system for the Long Beach Airport including a custom typeface, short film, custom mobile application, and sculptural seating. Wei-Hsin Chang’s BFA Sculpture exhibition showcases body castings and their relationship to the confines of the gallery space. Xiao Liang’s MFA Graphic Design exhibition displays bike signs and logo designs based on visual elements from the city of Long Beach. Ihab Ali’s Ceramic BFA exhibit utilizes concrete, lighting and sound to simulate the ruins and psychological effects from the devastation of war.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Brass Ensemble and Chamber Music
Sunday, April 17 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10 or free for students


Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Collegium Musicum
Monday, April 18 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
University String Quartet
Wednesday, April 20 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

CSULB Department of Dance
2016 CSULB Dance in Concert
April 20-22 at 8pm; April 23 at 2&8pm
Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater   Tickets: $20/$16

Department of Design
Portfolio Exhibition
April 20-29    Free Admission
Design Department Duncan Anderson Gallery         
Exhibition is open 10am-5pm M-F

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Conservatory Brass Quintet
Thursday, April 21 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10 or free for students
The Conservatory Brass Quintet is made up of the best brass players at CSULB, and tours regularly throughout the state and performs in regional conventions and competitions.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Caribbean Extravaganza
Friday, April 22 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Department of Theatre Arts
A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick
April 22-May 7        
Players Theatre
A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crickoffers glimpses into the lives of Abebe, a young Ethiopian man with a passion for the unlikely combination of Christianity and ecology, and the family that houses him during his college studies in Maryland. Throughout their interactions, the play uncompromisingly tackles the issues of drought and social injustice, combining a realistic evocation of human emotion with the fantastical to bring attention to the scarcity of something we so often take for granted: water.

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series
Shakespeare Aloud: Twelfth Night, Or What You Will
Saturday, April 23 at 10:45am                
University Art Museum           Free Admission
On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Shakespeare Aloud provides the opportunity to hear all the plays, to become readers, and to listen to and work with others. A collaboration with CSULB University Art Museum.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Liederabend: Art Songs in English

Saturday, April 23 at 1pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Free Admission

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Jazz Orchestra and Studio Jazz Band
Sunday, April 24 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

School of Art
Drawing & Painting BFA Group Exhibition/
Photography BFA Exhibition

April 24-28
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
The Drawing and Painting BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Drawing and Painting BFA students. The Photography BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Photography BFA students.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Composers Guild
Monday, April 25 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Free Admission

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
University Wind Quintet
Tuesday, April 26 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Piano Plus!
Wednesday, April 27 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7
An eclectic program featuring selected piano students in collaboration with instrumental and vocal students.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Thursday, April 28 at 8pm
Carpenter Center   Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Celebrating Music: Verdi’s Requiem
Saturday, April 30 at 8pm
Carpenter Center   Tickets: $15/$10
This true masterpiece and one of Verdi’s best-known works will feature nearly all resources of the Bob Cole Conservatory. Four of our best-known alumni singers take time off their performing careers to return to the Carpenter Center for this special event. The choir will consist of our combined choirs.

MAY 2016

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Jazz Lab Band
Sunday, May 1 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

School of Art
Illustration & Animation BFA Group Exhibition/
Nancy Young, Printmaking BFA

May 1-5
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
The Illustration & Animation BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Illustration and Animation BFA students. Nancy Young’s Printmaking BFA exhibition looks at life after graduation in her educational exhibition by providing information about the processes of printmaking, particularly linking gallery attendees with local printmaking facilities beyond CSULB.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Women’s and Men’s Chorus Concert
Monday, May 2 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Series
Peace Officer
Tuesday, May 3 at 7pm
Carpenter Center        Free Admission
The increasingly tense relationship between law enforcement and the public is seen through the eyes of someone who's been on both sides: a former sheriff who established Utah's first SWAT team, only to see the same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Now a private investigator, Dub seeks the truth in this case and other officer-involved shootings.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Band
Tuesday, May 3 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

The School of Art and the University Art Museum
Insights 2016: The Annual Student Exhibition
May 5-22; Opening Awards Ceremony and Reception – Thursday, May 5 from 6-8pm
Admission: Free to UAM members + CSULB students, faculty and staff;
General Public $4, children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult
The exhibit features work by both graduate and undergraduate students from the CSULB School of Art. Juried by faculty members and distinguished alumni, the exhibition highlights work by students in programs including Art Education, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Fiber, Graphic Design, Illustration/Animation, Metal, Photography, Printmaking, and Wood.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Pacific Standard Time & Jazz and Tonic
Saturday, May 7 at 4&8pm          

Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Kathleen Madigan: The Mermaid Lady Tour
Saturday, May 7 at 8pm
Carpenter Center        Tickets: begin at $50
Expect to laugh yourself silly when this late-night talk show circuit veteran and star of multiple HBO and Comedy Central specials takes the Carpenter Center stage! Hailed by Jay Leno as “one of America’s funniest female comics,” Kathleen Madigan uncovers the humor in everyday life—with musings on everything from Christmas letters and being single, to her chain-smoking parents and her hometown in rural Missouri.

School of Art
Dreams of Another Time, Group Exhibition/
Sam Medeiros, Sculpture/Art Education Group Exhibition

May 8-12
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
In the group exhibition Dreams of Another Time, CSU professors Rebecca Campbell and Samantha Fields present a call and response collaboration between students from CSULB, CSUF, and CSUN. Sam Medeiros creates a sculptural system of gears and motors that focuses on the relationship of energy output and its results. Art Education students feature artwork as well as documentation of their academic progress and teaching experience within the program.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Arturo Sandoval
Saturday, May 14 at 8pm
Carpenter Center        Tickets: begin at $35
The great trumpet legend can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto, and sooth the soul with a luscious ballad—leaving audiences cheering!

Department of Design
Senior Show
May 18-20
Design Gallery, Design rooms  112                Free Admission
BFA in Gallery, BS in DESN 112 & BA in 111 & 113  (W-TH:  10am-5pm M-F, F: 10am- 2pm)

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series
Shakespeare Aloud:
Othello
– Saturday, May 21 at 10:45
Additional summer dates:
Measure for Measure – Saturday, June 25 at 10:45
Timon of Athens – Saturday, July 23 at 10:45                       
University Art Museum           Free Admission
On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members.  A collaboration with CSULB University Art Museum.