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Arts at the Beach Public Events Calendar

Performance Tickets and Information

Tickets and information for all 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; Saturday, noon-4pm.

Parking 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

CSULB Theatre Arts
EPIC: IN or OUT
by Juliette Carillo
Through May 9
Players Theatre   Tickets: $15/$12
CSULB University Players presents EPIC: IN or OUT, now through Saturday, May 9. Set in a gay conversion camp, EPIC: IN or OUT offers a comedic glimpse into the challenges facing the LGBTQ community.

May 2015

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Celebrating Music: Mozart C Minor Mass and Ralph Vaughn Williams’ The Lark Ascending
Saturday, May 2 at 8pm
Carpenter Center   Tickets: $15/$10
The combined musical power of the Bob Cole Conservatory orchestra and choral/vocal program is on display in this annual evening of music and acknowledgement. Former CSULB President, Provost, College of the Arts Dean and Music Department Chair Donald J. Para will be honored and publicly thanked for his enormous contributions to the music programs, the College of the Arts and the university. The concert features violinist Moni Simeonov, Director of String Studies at the conservatory, on Vaughan William's beautifully romantic The Lark Ascending.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series
ABBAMANIA
Sunday, May 3 at 2pm      

Carpenter Center        Tickets: $38
Thrill to more than twenty hits including “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “Voulez Vous,” “Money Money Money,” “Knowing Me-Knowing You” and many more with this production that recreates the energy, style, magic and excitement of ABBA. From the authentic costume changes to the ten piece show group backed by studio musicians and vocalists, ABBAMANIA will leave you cheering for more!                       

School of Art
Contemporary Practices/Drawing and Painting Dewitt Symposium

Information = Empowerment
Sunday, May 3 at 4pm      

Hall of Science       Free Admission
A conversation between directors and curators - John Spiak and Isabelle Lutterodt. John Spiak is Director and Chief Curator at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana. Isabelle Lutterodt is Director of Visual Arts at Angeles Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Jazz Lab Band
Sunday, May 3 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

School of Art
BFA Illustration/Animation Group Exhibition and Industry Screening
May 3
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
The CSULB Animation and Illustration program is hosting its first ever Animation Industry Screening in conjunction with the annual BFA Illustration/Animation Senior show. The reception begins at 5pm, and artwork will be available for viewing in galleries from 5-7pm. The Animation screening will be held in the Hall of Science, room 102, beginning at 7pm. The artwork will be on display through May 7.

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series
Sparking Curiosity
Monday, May 4 at 7pm     
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Free admission
A 12-week documentary theatre workshop, led by CSULB Theatre Arts Faculty member Andrea Caban, Sparking Curiosity will include Long Beach high school sophomores and juniors.  Mentored by CSULB Department of Theatre Arts students, these students will study the process of creating documentary theatre through an exploration of community issues in Long Beach, interviewing residents from both a personal and historical perspective.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Women’s and Men’s Chorus Concert
Monday, May 4 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Band
Tuesday, May 5 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Carpenter Center
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Saturday, May 9 at 8pm   

Carpenter Center        Tickets: $38
Delight in an evening of sublime music by this illustrious ensemble, including Strauss’ string sextet from the opera Capriccio, Schoenberg’s “Transfigured Night” and Mendelssohn’s Octet for strings in Eb-Major, Op. 20. “Compelling grandeur…masterful,” raves BBC Music Magazine about these stellar string musicians!

Department of Film and Electronic Arts
Annual Student Film Showcase, Part 1: "Film a la mode"
Friday, May 8 at  7-10pm
University Theatre   Free Admission
A screening of more than 30 short films produced in CSULB Film and Electronic Arts courses during the 2014-15 academic year.

Department of Film and Electronic Arts
Annual Career Day Panel
Saturday, May 9 at  2-5pm
University Theatre   Free Admission
A panel of recent graduates from the Department of Film and Electronic Arts will share their work experience and offer tips for navigating the job market in the media and entertainment industries.

Film and Electronic Arts
Annual Student Film Showcase, Part 2: Documentary and Narrative Films
Saturday, May 9 at  6-10pm
University Theatre   Free Admission
A screening of advanced documentary and narrative films produced in Film and Electronic Arts courses during the 2014-15 academic year.

School of Art
Art Ed Group Exhibition/ Jeannette Viveros, Sculpture/
Marlene Tafoya, Photography/ Yeh Rim Lee, Ceramics

May 10-14
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
The Art Education Group exhibition features artwork as well as documentation of their academic progress and teaching experience within the program. Jeannette Vivero’s Sound Burglar is a mixed media installation designed to activate the senses using a variety of sculptures and found objects. Marlene Tafoya’s exhibit features video that challenge the social constructs attached to one’s ethnic identity. Yeh Rim Lee’s work features ceramic pieces rendered in organic forms and are symbolic of her experience in a new environment.

Carpenter Center Cabaret Series

Stacy Sullivan – It’s a Good Day, A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee
Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 14
Dinner/Beverage Service 6-6:45pm     Performance 7pm
Single ticket prices vary, call for details
In this refreshingly authentic tribute to Peggy Lee, Sullivan reveals the seductive charm and complexity of the legendary, multi-faceted performer! The London Times describes Sullivan's portrayal as, “A commanding, willowy presence…that rare combination of worldliness and vulnerability!”

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series
Shakespeare Aloud:
The Merry Wives of Windsor
– Saturday, May 16 at 10:45

Theatre Arts Department        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. 

Carpenter Center
Paramount’s Original LaserSpectacular featuring the Music of Pink Floyd
Saturday, May 16 at 8pm 

Carpenter Center        Tickets: $38
Delight in an evening of sublime music by this illustrious ensemble, including Strauss’ string sextet from the opera Capriccio, Schoenberg’s “Transfigured Night” and Mendelssohn’s Octet for strings in Eb-Major, Op. 20. “Compelling grandeur…masterful,” raves BBC Music Magazine about these stellar string musicians!

Heather Henson’s Sing Along with The Muppet Movie
Sunday, May 17 at 2pm   

Carpenter Center        Tickets: $15
Renew your Rainbow Connection with this fully interactive experience for Muppet fans of all ages, plus tons of surprises! Sing along, call out your favorite famous lines, and laugh with the classic film that has entertained generations!

School of Art
BFA Graphic Design Group Exhibition
May 17-21
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
The BFA Graphic Design exhibition is focused on the concept of communication design and is inspired by the debate about the human consequences of different technological futures.  The BFA senior show researches the use of communication design within the community and social domain, examine its historical roots, current facets and future potential.

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series
United States Air Force Band of the Golden West Concert Band
Monday, May 18 at 7pm               
Carpenter Center        Free Admission
In this free community concert featuring American standards and patriotic tunes, the popular Band of the Golden West Concert Band will also honor our country’s military veterans and their service. A wonderful event for the whole family!

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Series
Film Screening: Limited Partnership
Tuesday, May 19 at 7pm
Carpenter Center        Free Admission
Decades before the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality. Their story is told in this film by Thomas Miller & Kirk Marcolina.

Department of Design
Senior Show
May 20-22
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)

The School of Art and the University Art Museum
Insights 2015: The Annual Student Exhibition
Dates TBD; Opening Awards Ceremony and Reception – TBD
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.