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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 free for UAM members, CSULB students, staff and faculty, and children under 12.

ONGOING

Through December 11
University Art Museum
Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren: AND/OR
Admission is Free
Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren are “poles apart” in their creative process. Fine begins with “clarity” and arrives at “complexity” while McCarren begins with “complexity” and arrives at “clarity.” It is by no means a natural or easy effort for this artistic dyad to work from opposite poles. Their choice of subject matter inevitably parallels the significant role that forces of opposition play in the process of creation. More than 20 collaborative artworks by McCarren/Fine will be on view in AND/OR. Three photo-collage installations from the Currency series will be re-created for the first time in Southern California. Their latest collaborative endeavor, Continental Edge Dwellers, will occupy the remaining galleries. In this new series, McCarren/Fine address land (the beach), water (the sea), and the line of division (the coastal shore). To dwell on the continental edge is to occupy some of the most exclusive and expensive space on the planet, as well as the most fragile and threatened. Unique conditions arise at the edge to affect individuals living there, but also the entire world. For both artists, the impenetrability of the sea versus the intimacy and comfort of a land-based society speaks metaphorically to human constraint and provides the two with an infinite field for imaginative expanse.

Through December 12
University Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions
Admission is Free
The University Art Museum is fortunate to have received several important artworks from dedicated supporters over the last several years. This exhibition is an opportunity for the community to experience these new collection gems.

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

Thursday, August 18 at 7pm          
Bob Cole Alumni Artist Recital
Simon Barrad, “Musical Madeleine”
Frank Pooler Choir Room UMC-A301           Free Admission

August 28-September 1
CSULB School of Art
School of Art Grad Week
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Grad Week features diverse work from graduate students in Printmaking, Fiber, Photography, Drawing & Painting, Sculpture, and Metals.

September 4-8

CSULB School of Art
Drawing & Painting Figurative Group Show/ Juliet Johnson, Sculpture/
UCF Photo Exchange, Photography/ SOA Maker Society/Alvaro Alvarez Salazar Fall
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Organized by Lainey Atwood, the Drawing & Painting Figurative Group show highlights completed studies of work by students in Art 492Z – Concentrated Studies in Life Painting in which the main focus is composition and personal themes. Juliet Johnson’s video installation is a goofy, slippery semi-narrative with a sculptural component.  The UCF Photo Exchange is and exchange print exhibition showcasing work from University of Central Florida.  Conversely, CSULB student work will be exhibited at UCF. The School of Art Maker Society transforms the Dutzi gallery into a blank canvas, on which visitors are invited to form the gallery-sized composition with drawing and painting media.  Alvaro Fall presents a video installation that explores intuition and visual language in relation to classical music.

September 11-15
CSULB School of Art
Elena Roznovan, Sculpture/Cintia Segovia Figueroa, Photography/
Jan Talmadge Davids, Ceramics/Carly Lake and May Ta, Illustration/
Memories in the Making, Art Education

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Elena Roznovan attempts to unveil the mechanisms that enslave the sensory human apparatus using Arduino sensors to create meaning through the interaction with the viewer and the gallery environment. Cintia Segovia Figueroa shares a video installation about the 43 students who “disappeared” in Mexico—the work imagines their souls in search of peace. Jan Talmadge Davids presents an installation of porcelain clay envelopes and letters of list making; personal thoughts; and known writing that is political, gendered, and prejudiced in nature. Using traditional and digital media, Carly Lake and May Ta explore the tensions and rewards of human intimacy. Imagery will involve the solitary human figure as well as human interaction with real and surreal objects and spaces. Memories in the Making is an art exhibition based on the works produced in collaboration between CSULB art students and artists with Alzheimer’s disease from the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County.

Friday, September 16 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
Carpenter Center        Tickets: $15/$10
The opening concert of the academic year features faculty member Rob Frear as soloist in Tomasi’s Trumpet Concerto, in an evening that begins with Chabrier’s España and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony.

September 18-22
CSULB School of Art
Jane Weibel, BFA Ceramics/ Justin Rightsell, Photography/
Katherine McRaven, Sculpture/ Ralph Acosta, MFA Graphic Design

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Jane Weibel’s BFA exhibition features mixed media works with an emphasis on photography and ceramics. The work will thematically focus on the figure, vulnerability, coyness, and defense mechanisms. Justin Rightsell presents a multi media installation showcasing a transitional shift in his artistic inclinations, particularly in regards to the spiritual. Katherine McRaven presents sculptural work that is evocative of alchemy and unconventional science of the past through the use of specific materials such as metal, juxtaposed with new technology and its own relation to unconventional or alternative processes. Ralph Acosta’s MFA exhibition features design components for LAX airport including video, typography, and lenticular signage.

Wednesday, September 21 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
New Music Ensemble
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     $10/$7

Wednesday-Thursday, September 21-22 at 7pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret Series
Marquee Five: Back Porch Swing
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets prices vary
Marquee Five brings a spunky, intelligent flair with tight harmonies and exciting five-part arrangements as they visit hits by greats like George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and more!

Friday-Saturday, September 23-24 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
The Beach Cafe
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10
Join us for our wonderful Coffee House Cabaret, where our students shine in all types of music. From Musical Theatre to Jazz, from Opera to Rock ’n’ Roll, you never know what you’ll get at the Beach Café.

September 23-October 8
A View from the Bridge
by Arthur Miller | Directed by Jeff Paul
University Theatre
Celebrating the 100th birthday of prolific American playwright, Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman, The Crucible), CSULB presents this intense and absorbing drama. When a longshoreman agrees to help his wife’s immigrant family the consequences ripple through the family like Greek tragedy, revealing hidden passions and jealousies that lead to betrayal and violence.

September 25-29
CSULB School of Art
Sheila Rodriguez, MFA Fiber/ Blaine Scot Prow/
Eva Grello and Juliet Johnson, Sculpture/ Wood Group

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Sheila Rodriguez’s MFA exhibition addresses ideas of the female identity and the generational silencing of women across the North American continent through painting, fiber installation, performance, and sculpture.  Blaine Scot Prow’s exhibition, Extrusions, presents geometric relief sculptures that entice the viewer to explore the relationship between dimensions.  Eva Grello and Juliet Johnson share an illustrative cellophane installation and imaginary rock band video piece.  The work is humorous, aesthetically lush, and feminist at heart.  Organized by Ingrid Gonzalez, the Wood program shares a survey of student work from Wood classes from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016.

Wednesday, September 28 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Woodwind Chamber Music
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Free Admission
Woodwind Chamber concerts feature students performing diverse, colorful, and challenging works for winds.

Thursday, September 29 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Alumni Artist Recital
Will Brahm and Band
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Free Admission
Woodwind Chamber concerts feature students performing diverse, colorful, and challenging works for winds.

OCTOBER

Saturday, October 1 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center WOW! Series
Peter Gros of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $45
Embark on an adventure with Peter Gros—former co-host and current ambassador of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom—as he shares both the exciting world of wildlife and timeless tales from his travels! He’ll take you into the wild— introducing you to exotic animals on stage, while highlighting his many explorations with a mix of video clips, and inspirational stories!

Sunday, October 2 at 2pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Sunday Afternoon Concert Series
The Urban Renewal Project: Big Band Legacy from Swing to Samples
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $38
This LA-based band fearlessly pulls the big band sound of yesteryear into the 21st century using all the instruments from that bygone era to create a signature sound that blurs the boundaries between pop, soul, jazz, & hip-hop. Their Carpenter Center debuts pays homage to Duke Ellington and Count Basie with a funky mix that promises to captivate!

October 2-6
CSULB School of Art
Printmaking & Photography Juried Exhibition/Dulce Soledad Ibarra, Sculpture/
Nathaniel Paderanga, Drawing & Painting/ Vanessa Olivarez, Sculpture/Brianna Meli, Fiber

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Mary Roded and Shelby Roberts jury an exhibition with themes of “dreamscape” and “body in space” exhibiting artworks of both photography and printmaking media. Dulce Soledad Ibarra presents a mixed media sculpture and video exhibition discussing race, education, class, and parent and child relationships—all intertwined through the life of a gardener. Nathan Paderanga presents oil on canvas paintings using a contemporary realism style to capture the form and light of figure, landscape, and still life, revealing a story of success through failure and beauty in the struggle. Vanessa Olivarez presents two video installations and one constructed structure that revolve around the theme of the human psyche and an individual with multiple personality disorder. Brianna Meli presents Follow Me, an exploration of the self in physical and digital realities. It is an attempt to connect the two through a dialogue created with video, song, fiber works, and performance.

Thursday, October 6 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Carpenter Center                    Tickets: $10/$7
The Wind Symphony, under the direction of John Carnahan, and the Symphonic Band, under the direction of Jermie Arnold, perform new and traditional works for wind band.

October 7-16
Stop the World, I Want to Get Off by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley | Directed by Joanne Gordon
Studio Theatre
This quirky, British musical follows the performer Littlechap in his pursuit of worldly success where he attempts to stop the world (and the show!) before it spins out of control. This rags to riches tale takes audiences on a journey of one man’s search for hope during his climb to fame. This production feature Alexandra Billings (How to Get Away with Murder, Transparent) in multiple roles as the many women in Littlechap’s life.

Saturday, October 8 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Dance Series
Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $50
Complexions makes it “sensationally, jaw-droppingly clear that we live in the age of the super dancer, at a time when technical virtuosity is being redefined as an expressive state” (Dance Magazine). Under the artistic direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions continues to lead the way with its unprecedented approach to contemporary ballet. A show that literally rocks—with the So Cal premiere of Strum, set to the music of Metallica, plus a piece on unrequited love set to J.S. Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy!

October 9-13
CSULB School of Art
MFA Advancement Exhibition/
Martin Hernandez and Alex Ngo, Wood/
Kyoung A Kang, MFA Graphic Design

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The MFA Advancement exhibition features varied work from advancing MFA candidates. Martin Hernandez and Alex Ngo present Crux, a personal exploration of object making from a historically woodworking/craftsman perspective. The collaborative show deals with issues of craft, process, economy, exoticism, and design. Kyoung A Kang’s MFA exhibition shares a Graphic Design investigation of recycling that includes a logotype, stop-motion and experimental animation, advertisements, and other works related to the subject.

Thursday, October 13 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Arts for Life
Bob Cole Conservatory Showcase Concert
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Free Admission
Experience an evening of performances by the finest students at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. Curated by Bob Cole Conservatory faculty, this showcase highlights the individual talents of their leading classical and jazz students. This performance is generously made possible by an anonymous donor.

October 13-14
CSULB Dance
Variance – the BFA Concert
Martha Knoebel Dance Theater         Tickets: $20/$16        
BFA dance majors Bradford Chin, Madison Clark, Jasmine Mosher, and Maili Schlosser premiere dance pieces performed by CSULB Dance majors in a concert that also features choreography by CSULB Dance alum and the College of the Arts 2012 Distinguished Alumni award winner Robert Moses.

Friday, October 14 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     $15/$10

October 15
University Art Museum
Long Beach Mid-Century Modern Home Tour
In January 2017, the University Art Museum opens the exhibition Frank Bros.: The Store That Modernized Modern. Long Beach retailer, Frank Bros. Furniture was the primary U.S. source for the most coveted mid-century design at the height of the modernist era. The store emphasized the principles of aesthetics and functionality in furniture design, and blurred the boundaries between art, design, and commerce with their exhibitions, innovative graphic design, marketing, and public relations. They also furnished nearly half of the Case Study Houses for Arts & Architecture Magazine. This tour is a benefit for the exhibition. Organized in collaboration with a fantastic committee of board and community members, the tour highlights the modern architecture of Hugh Davies, Edward Killingsworth, Cliff May, George Montierth, Richard Neutra, and Raphael Soriano.

Saturday, October 15 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Charles Phoenix: This is Americana!
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $45
Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud celebration of spectacular mid-century car culture, space age style, landmark attractions, festive fashions, outrageous architecture, theme parks, and much, much more!

Sunday, October 16 at 4pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Jazz Orchestra/Studio Jazz Band
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
"Jazz at the Beach" presents the award-winning Concert Jazz Band, named the top Collegiate Jazz Ensemble by Downbeat Magazine for the second consecutive year, and Studio Jazz Band.

October 16-20
CSULB School of Art
Carmina Correa, Sam Medeiros, and Nicholas O’Connell; Sculpture/
Dalia Bañuelos and Daniel Bonilla, Photography/
Advertising Group Exhibition, Graphic Design/Ink 17, Printmaking

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Carmina Correa, Sam Medeiros, and Nicholas O’Connell display large sculptural works that explore time, distance, and movement. Dalia Bañuelos and Daniel Bonilla share video and performance work exploring ideas of interpretation, commodification, exploitation, ignorance, labor, and migration in relation to the agriculture industry. Graphic Design professor Mike Whitlow sponsors an advertising show of printed works from his Advertising classes. Ink 17, a thematic group exhibition of prints, features works made by students in all printmaking classes. BFA printmaking students curate the exhibition.

Monday, October 17 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
3-Minute Wonders with XXXX Ensemble
Gerald Danield Recital Hall    Free Admission

Wednesday, October 19 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
University Woodwind Quintet/Conservatory Brass Quintet
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
The University Quintets are the top wind and brass ensembles in the Cole Conservatory. They perform masterworks from the quintet literature.

Saturday, October 22 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
University Choir and Bob Cole Chamber Choir
Los Altos United Methodist Church     Tickets: $10/$7
This concert features two of the finest collegiate choral ensembles in the nation. The Bob Cole Chamber Choir has just been named “Choir of the World” for 2016 following their unforgettable performances and wins at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales this summer.

October 23-27
School of Art
Joshua Vasquez, Drawing & Painting/Daniela Ionescue, Art History/Tony Nguyen, BFA Metals/
Alicia Keyworth, BFA Fiber/Kristi Jensen, BFA Metals

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Joshua Vasquez attempts to share his artistic headspace by recreating his studio space, thereby making connections between the artist, artwork, and the viewer. Daniela Ionescu presents The Untold Story of the Romanian Blouse, an exhibition thematically centered around the Romanian traditional blouse, which is traced from its traditional roots to Matisse’s treatment in the 1930s, ending with Yves Saint Laurent’s appropriation of the Romanian Blouse in his groundbreaking 1981 collection. Tony Nguyen’s BFA exhibition consists of art made from metal and explores the theme of neoteny—the exploration of child-like thinking in an adult world. Alicia Keyworth’s BFA exhibition explores the effects of consumption in both our economies and traditions. Her work focuses on process and the preservation of traditions, along with the pollution caused by fast fashion. Kristi Jensen’s BFA exhibition represents the artist’s fascination with gestural form, her fondness for vintage items, and her interpretation of these things using silver, steel, copper, and enamel.

Thursday, October 27 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Band: Spooktacular
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7           Call (562) 985-7000
An evening of Halloween themed concert music. Concert Band is open to all students in the university. This ensemble plays music for band with joy and exuberance.

Friday, October 28 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Fall Choral Concert – Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, 49er Choir
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
Barbershop to Renaissance madrigals, contemporary a cappella to beloved spirituals – there’s something for everyone when our choirs come together for a  “prism concert”—one hour and fifteen minutes of great music in all sorts of styles.

Sunday, October 30 at 4pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Jazz Lab Band
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
The Jazz Lab band is directed by the recipient of the coveted Beau and Jo France Graduate Jazz Studies Scholarship.

October 30-November 3
CSULB School of Art
Sculpture Group Exhibition/Caryn Aasness, BFA Fiber/
Isabel Avila, Photography/Kyle Kruse, BFA Printmaking

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The Sculpture Group exhibition features the work of all sixteen Sculpture BFA students. Caryn Aasness’s BFA exhibition features woven wall hangings that use color to convey coded messages of appropriated and original statements. Charts are displayed alongside the weavings that help explain the structure of the code. Isabel Avila uses traditional color photography to document aspects of cultural history, primarily through portraiture. The exhibition displays similar aesthetic formalities to the ethnographic photography of the 1800’s, but provides a contemporary post-colonial context in an attempt to shift the perspective from the western gaze to the subjectivity of “the other.” Kyle Kruse’s BFA exhibition is a large-scale installation of printed works with a video component.

NOVEMBER

Wednesday, November 2 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
New Music Ensemble
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Free Admission
The New Music Ensemble is dedicated to performing works from the 20th and 21st centuries. The repertoire is varied across a broad spectrum of genres and aesthetics.

Thursday, November 3 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Brass Ensemble         
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/free
Hear antiphonal music form the Baroque era, standard brass repertoire, and new works from 20th and 21st Centuries performed by the Conservatory’s leading brass students.

Friday, November 4 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Series
John Barcellona, Flute
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
John Barcellona's Faculty recitals are among the most popular events at the conservatory. Expect costumes, stories, guest artists, and grand entertainment by an extraordinary flutist.

Saturday, November 5 at 8pm; Sunday, November 6 at 4pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Opera Masterpieces
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
The vocalists of the CSULB Opera Institute are featured in our annual fall performance of favorite arias and ensembles from the operatic repertoire.

November 6-10
CSULB School of Art
Nicholas Dison, BFA Ceramics/Photography Club, Photography/
Sage Garver, BFA Sculpture/Kaclica Chhin, Sculpture

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Nicholas Dison’s BFA exhibition features ceramic objects exploring the artist’s influences from Greek pottery, abstraction, and color field painting. The Photography Club presents work thematically centered on the self through various photographic techniques and media to explore the boundaries of photography. Sage Garver’s BFA exhibition features a whimsical exploration of the digestive system in plastic and metal. Kaclica Chhin BFA exhibition uses timed lights to create different moods throughout the gallery. The installation includes a swing, allowing visitors to interact inside the gallery.

Monday, November 7 at 8pm          
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Saxophone Ensemble
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
The CSULB Saxophone Ensemble performs traditional and new works for 4-24 saxophones.

Tuesday, November 8 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
World Percussion Concert
featuring the Steel Drum Orchestra and the West African Ensemble
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7           Call (562) 985-7000
The CSULB Steel Drum Orchestra is one of the top pan bands in the west. They are joined by the West African ensemble for an evening of exciting percussion music.

Wednesday, November 9 at 8pm   
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
University String Chamber
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
String trios, quartets, and quintets will perform some of the masterworks of chamber music.

Wednesday-Thursday, November 9-10 at 7pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret Series
Mandy Harvey
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets prices vary
“From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation,” proclaims LA Times, as the jazz singer effortlessly glides from breathy jazz standards to smoky blues!

Thursday, November 10 at 7pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Jazz Combo Night
CSULB Nugget Grill

Thursday, November 10 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
University String Quartet
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
The University Quartet is the premier string ensemble in the Cole Conservatory. They perform masterworks from the String Quartet literature.

Saturday, November 12 at 4pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Jazz Orchestra/Studio Jazz Band
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
"Jazz at the Beach" presents the award-winning Concert Jazz Band, named the top Collegiate Jazz Ensemble by Downbeat Magazine for the second consecutive year, and Studio Jazz Band.

Saturday, November 12 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Wit and Wisdom Series

George Takei
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets prices vary
Join George Takei—the noted actor and activist with a razor-sharp wit—as he offers insight into his rise to celebrity as a sci-fi icon, his remarkable journey as social media luminary, and his passionate role in the fight for LGBTQ equality in America. Dedicated to empowering others to beat the odds and make a difference, Takei reveals his personal story of his family’s forced internment as Japanese Americans during WWII in this intimate evening.

November 12-19
Elements
 
written and directed by Ezra LeBank and Rebecca Nakano
University Theatre
Physical theatre performance reflecting and inspired by Earth’s natural resources brings the elements of earth, wind, fire, and air to life while exploring and impacting the lives and relationship of two people. Sally and Avi are stuck in their cookie-cutter lives never noticing one another, but when the four elements intervene to wake them from their daily existence, they are brought together.

Sunday, November 13 at 11am and 2pm
Mermaid Theatre: Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $25
The hour-long staged adaptation—perfect for ages 3-8—features endearing puppets, stunning scenery, and evocative music of stories that have delighted generations. Goodnight Moon celebrates familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny tells a pretend tale of leaving home and a parent’s love!

Sunday, November 13 at 4pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Vocal Jazz with Pacific Standard Time, Jazz and Tonic
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
The award-winning Pacific Standard Time is one of the most renowned vocal jazz ensembles in the United States. This show – featuring Pacific Standard Time along with Jazz and Tonic – typically sells out, so you are encouraged to buy tickets in advance.

November 13-17
CSULB School of Art – University Art Museum
Illustration & Animation BFA Group Exhibition
The Illustration & Animation BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Illustration and Animation BFA students.

Monday, November 14 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Collegium Musicum
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
Collegium Music, directed by LA Philharmonic cellist David Garrett, performs music from the Baroque and early Classical eras.

Tuesday, November 15 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Guest Artist Series

Vinia Tsopela - Piano           
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Wednesday, November 16 at 8pm 
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Woodwind Chamber Music
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
Woodwind trios, quartets, and quintets will perform some of the masterworks of chamber music.

November 16-18 at 8pm, November 19 at 2&8pm
CSULB Dance
CSULB Dance in Concert
Martha Knoebel Dance Theater         Tickets: $20/$16
The Department of Dance presents its twice yearly concert of original dance work by faculty choreographers and guest artists.

Thursday, November 17 at 7pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Jazz Combo Night
     
CSULB Nugget Grill

Thursday, November 17 at 8pm     
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Percussion Ensembles
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

Friday, November 18 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra   
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: $15/$10

Saturday, November 19 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Opera Scenes
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
In our second fall Opera offering, our younger singers present an evening of favorite operatic arias and ensembles.

Sunday, November 20 at 4pm        
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Piano Showcase
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
Featuring outstanding Cole Conservatory pianists in solo performances of mostly classics by the great composers from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.

Sunday, November 27 at 2pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Sunday Afternoon Concert Series
Jive Aces Holiday Show
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $40
Kick off the holidays as The Jive Aces deck the hall with high energy music, wild stage show, and irresistible humor! The UK’s No.1 jive and swing band performs energetic renditions of Christmas Classics and fresh arrangements of classics—from such greats as Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and more—leaving the audience cheering!

November 27-December 1
CSULB School of Art – University Art Museum
Photography BFA Group Exhibition/Drawing & Painting BFA Group Exhibition
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The Photography BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Photography BFA students. The Drawing and Painting BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Drawing and Painting BFA students.

Monday, November 28 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Piano Plus!
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
A collaborative concert featuring Cole Conservatory pianists in instrumental duos,chamber ensemble, and piano duets/duos.

Tuesday, November 29 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Band and Brass Chamber Ensemble
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
Concert Band is open to all students in the university. This ensemble plays music for band with joy and exuberance.

Wednesday, November 30 at 8pm 
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Laptop Ensemble
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
The Laptop Ensemble will perform original works by student and faculty composers using laptops as primary instruments.

DECEMBER

Thursday, December 1 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: $10/$7
The Wind Symphony, under the direction of John Carnahan, and the Symphonic Band, under the direction of Jermie Arnold, perform new and traditional works for wind band.

Friday, December 2 at 8pm 
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Caribbean Holiday Celebration
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: $15/$10/$5 for children under 10
This annual celebration features your favorite holiday music combined with selections of seasonal tunes from the Caribbean and includes Soca Parang, Reggae, along with classical music arrangements. Make it a tradition and ring in the holiday season with the CSULB Steel Drum Orchestra.

December 2-11
The Duchess of Malfi
by John Webster | Directed by Rob Clare
Studio Theatre
In this bloody Jacobean tragedy - one of the greatest English renaissance dramas - a Duchess marries beneath her class only to meet a nightmarish fate when her brothers seek revenge. Director Rob Clare teams with an ambitious and talented ensemble to strip down and reimagine this tale of greed, ambition, love, and lost innocence.

Saturday, December 3 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Wit and Wisdom Series
Paula Poundstone
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $60
Paula Poundstone is back with her legendary ability to create humor on the spot! Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi,Poundstone can find the hilarious angle of almost any subject—from the absurdity of the political world to the deviousness of housecats— and deliver it with impeccable timing and unique wit. Heard regularly on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Poundstone is famous for her spontaneity where every performance is unique!

Saturday, December 3 at 4&8 pm; Sunday, December 4 at 4pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Winter Festival Concert

First Congregational Church  
More than 200 singers ring in the holidays with favorite carols, songs, and classical works in Long Beach's greatest Winter extravaganza. Set in the historic sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Long Beach, this traditional concert has thrilled audiences for three decades! Enjoy the majesty of the great Moeller organ, handbells, vocal jazz, and, the combined voices of all 5 CSULB choirs.

December 4-8
CSULB School of Art
49th Annual Holiday Art Sale
Opening Day Sale - Sunday, December 4 from 4-7pm
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The 49th annual Holiday Art Sale will occupy all the School of Art Galleries. The sale will feature an array of amazing handcrafted, hand-printed, and wonderfully inspiring one-of-a-kind pieces. All are available for purchase. Gallery hours are Sunday - 4-7pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 12noon-5pm. Wednesday from 12noon-7pm.

Monday, December 5 at 8pm
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Beach Orchestra
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7

December 11-15
CSULB School of Art
Teaching Credential Final Exhibition, Art Education/
May Roded, Printmaking/The Really Really Free Market, Fiber

CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Art Education credential students display artwork as well as documentation of their academic progress and teaching experience within the program. May Roded uses silkscreen, monotype, and cyanotype processes in works descriptive of the artist’s relationship with her family after their across-the-world move. Caryn Aasness and Brianna Meli present The Really Really Free Market, a radical social platform in which participants bring no longer needed objects and take others that have been left behind.

Sunday, December 17 at 8pm
David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown
Carpenter Performing Center             Tickets: prices start at $45
Get your entire family into the spirit of the season with a Carpenter Center holiday tradition of cherished Vince Guaraldi tunes and more—starring jazz pianist David Benoit, featured vocalist Sara Gazarek, and special appearance by the All- American Boys Chorus!