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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

University Art Museum
Through April 12, 2015 
Admission: Free to UAM members + CSULB students, faculty and staff;
General Public $4, children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult

Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar
Jessica Rath: A Better Nectaris an expansive multisensory installation based on the tender co-evolutionary communication between flowering plants and their pollinators. Rath uses sculpture, light, and sound to consider how bumblebees learn and remember multisensory floral signals to find better nectar. Visitors are provided with a human-scaled experience of a bee’s intimate sensorial journey from its underground nest to an audibly and visually pulsating world, based on the Rath’s research and discussions with the scientists at Leonard Bee Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Consumed
Curated by the CSULB Museum Studies program,Consumedartists China Adams, Jedediah Caesar, Gabriel Kuri, Mary Mattingly, and Camilo Ontiveros explore the past, present, and future implications of mass consumption. By upholding the position that consumerism is one of the major causes of an environmental crisis, the exhibition simultaneously critiques and acknowledges the compulsive, cooperative relationship that exists between consumerism and society today.
MOCA 8
The Permanent Collection exhibition,MOCA 8, showcases the University Art Museum’s first edition prints of the famed portfolio “Eight by Eight to Celebrate The Temporary Contemporary,” gifted to the museum as part of the Gordon F. Hampton collection. Mr. Hampton was a veteran trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art and it was through the Gordon F. Hampton Foundation and his family, that his collection was gifted to the museum. Also on display are recent gifts from The Andy Warhol Foundation and The Sam Francis Foundation, two artists who contributed to the “Eight by Eight” portfolio.

March 2015

University Art Museum
Family Day
Sunday, March 1 – 2-4pm
University Art Museum           Free Admission
Join us for family day, in conjunction with the exhibition, Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar. Photo art activities with plants will be available for children on the UAM plaza. The Consumed and MOCA 8 exhibitions will also be on view. 2-3pm Lecture on native California plants, Lisa Novick, Theodore Payne Foundation. Native plants will be available for sale. 3-4pm Gallery walkthrough with Jessica Rath and digital designer Elise Co.

School of Art
The Photography Club/ Metals & Jewelry BFA Group/ Juliette Angulo, Photography/
Ink 15, Printmaking/ Brianna Allen, BFA Metals
March 1-5
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
The Photography Club group show consists of photographic, video, and/or photo sculptural pieces.  The Metals & Jewelry BFA Group Show features a variety of works focusing on: organic aesthetic, the marriage of diverse materials, and inspirations. Juliette Angulo’s photographs interpret and attempt to understand the complexity within sibling relationships. Ink 15 is a group exhibition of printmaking organized by two BFA students. Brianna Allen’s BFA exhibition crosses modes of display with mundane household objects.

Department of Design
Interior Design Junior Class Works in Progress Show
March 2-6
Design Gallery                        Free Admission
Exhibition is open 10am-5pm M-F

University Art Museum
UAM@Noon – Consumed
Tuesday, March 3 – 12noon
University Art Museum           Free Admission
Museum and Curatorial Studies graduate students and curators of the exhibition, Brittany Binder, Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne, and Amy Kaeser, lead a tour of Consumed.

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Series
Film Screening: The Homestretch
Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm
Carpenter Center        Free Admission
In this film by Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly, Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Woodwind Chamber Music
Wednesday, March 4 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Free Admission

University Art Museum
Film Screening – Plastic Paradise
Thursday, March 5 – 6pm
University Art Museum           Free Admission
In conjunction with the exhibition, Consumed, the Museum and Curatorial Studies graduate program and the UAM present Plastic Paradise. The film will be preceded by a presentation from Katie Allen of the Algalita Marine Research and Education, and followed by a Q&A with Plastic Paradise director, Angela Sun.

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series
Ken Fry – Creative Director, Microsoft
Thursday, March 5 at 7pm
Design Gallery                        Free Admission

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Thursday, March 5 at 8pm
Carpenter Center   Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
Friday, March 7 at 8pm

Carpenter Center   Tickets: $15/$10
Conducted by Johannes Müller-Stosch, the evening’s program includes Atterberg’s Cello Concerto in C minor, featuring Professor Joon Sung Jun on cello, as well as Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Jazz Orchestra and Studio Jazz Band
Sunday, March 8 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7
Under the direction of the CSULB Director of Jazz Studies, Jeff Jarvis, the Concert Jazz Orchestra (CJO) performs works ranging from big band compositions to extended works for jazz orchestra.

School of Art
Brian Davis, BFA Ceramics/ Nolan Rieter, BFA Printmaking/ Kezia Fullerton, BFA Fiber/
Laura Scattergood, BFA Fiber/ Shane Aufdemberg, BFA Sculpture

March 8-12
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
Brian Davis combines sculpture and projection to explore transitional navigation through various life stages. Nolan Reiter’s BFA show features a series of silkscreened posters highlighting his most recent work. Kezia Fullerton’s exhibit features a series of weavings in the gelim tapestry style to explore relationships and human perceptions. Laura Scattergood’s fiber art displays a domestic environment and exploits the issues surrounding gun violence and mass shootings in the United States. Shane Auftemberg’s BFA exhibition utilizes light, fog, and photographic elements to convey the degradation of meaning through representation.

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series
Satire in the Comedy of Gilbert and Sullivan
Monday, March 9 at 7pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Free admission
Acclaimed lecturer and comedy-writer David Misch (“Funny: The Book”) looks at the history of musical satire focusing on Gilbert & Sullivan and their ancestors and offspring, including “Yankee Doodle”, Groucho Marx, “MTA”, Tom Lehrer, Monty Python, Spinal Tap, Randy Newman, “Weird Al” Yankovic and “South Park.”

Carpenter Center Cabaret Series
Bettman and Halpin
Wednesday, March 11 and Thursday, March 12
Dinner/Beverage Service 6-6:45pm     Performance 7pm
Carpenter Center Stage                     Single ticket prices vary, call for details
This duo is fast earning a reputation for mesmerizing performances! Their music is new and the message lasts long after the concert is over, as they perform an engaging mixture of folk, roots, bluegrass and jazz with irresistible lyrics, transcendent harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals!

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series
Leslie Speer – Associate Professor, San Jose State University
Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
Design Gallery                        Free Admission

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Band
Thursday, March 12 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
World Percussion Concert
Friday, March 13 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Carpenter Center Dance Series
Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu
Saturday, March 14 at 8pm
Carpenter Center                    Tickets: begin at $45
Escape to the islands with a performance that melds storytelling, music and dance with the company’s trademark theatricality to create the fusion they callhula mua,a forward-looking style of the Hawaiian dance form. The dancers of Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu effortlessly ride the waves of a wide range of music, providing a sensory-rich performance that shares their cultural heritage while evolving the traditions of their ancestors to produce new expressions in Hawaiian dance!

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Series
Orpheus Duo: Mark Uranker and Althea Waites, Piano
Sunday, March 15 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Carpenter Center
David Sanborn
Sunday, March 15 at 2pm
Carpenter Center                    Tickets: begin at $35
Enjoy an evening of smooth jazz by one of the most acclaimed saxophonists for more than four decades. The six-time Grammy winner’s range is limitless, with 30 albums that encompass R&B, blues, ballads, post-bop and the avant-garde!

School of Art
Michael Rollins, MFA Drawing & Painting Contemporary Practices/MFA Studio Art Advancement/ Mike Kent, MFA Drawing & Painting Figurative
March 15-19
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
Michael Rollins MFA exhibition features nearly twenty oil paintings that explore subjectivity and the uncanny through the language of abstraction.  Mike Kent’s MFA exhibition is comprised of figurative paintings. The MFA Advancement Exhibition features work from advancing MFA candidates.

CSULB Department of Dance
ADCA Baja Conference 2015
March 18-21
CSULB Dance Center  

University Art Museum
Film Screening – The Gleaners and I
Thursday, March 19 – 6pm
University Art Museum           Free Admission
In conjunction with exhibition, Consumed, the Museum and Curatorial Studies graduate program and the UAM present Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse (The Gleaners and I).

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series
John Croft, GoRuck
Thursday, March 19 at 7pm
Design Gallery                        Free Admission

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Choral Festival
Friday, March 20
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series
Shakespeare Aloud: The History of Henry IV, Part I

Saturday, March 21 at 10:45am             
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. 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 Department of Theatre Arts.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
University Choir and Chamber Choir: Legacy
Saturday, March 21 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital hall   Tickets: $10/$7
This special concert features selections chosen by alumni of the Choral Studies program from the last 65 years. Beloved repertoire includes Johannes BrahmsSchaffe in Mir Gott ein Rein Herz,Eric Whitacre’sLeonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine,Norman Dinnerstein’sThe Frogsand other pieces by Frank Pooler, Johann Sebastian Bach, Graeme Langager and H.A. Schimmerling. This concert will sell out; please buy your tickets early! Olga Spriggs and Jonathan Talberg, conductors

Carpenter Center Wit & Wisdom Series
NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players: H.M.S. Pinafore

Sunday, March 22 at 2pm
Carpenter Center   Tickets: $40 Regular
See the seaworthy satire that put the wind in Gilbert & Sullivan's sails! This comic opera of a lowly sailor and his Captain's beautiful daughter who find their love thwarted by their differences in class will bring on the laughter and cheers!

School of Art
Dawn Ertl, MFA Sculpture/ Kaclica Chhin, Amanda Ruiz, Illustration and Sculpture/
Sculpture Group Exhibition

March 22-26
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
Dawn Ertl’s MFA exhibition features group of weavings made from weather patterns and another derived from musical notation. Kaclica Chhin & Amanda Ruiz’s sculptures and illustrations examine vulnerability and sexuality by constructing an intimate bedroom-like environment. The Sculpture Group Exhibition emphasizes the material of plaster and will feature works from all BFA majors.

University Art Museum
Panel Discussion – Umwelt: Human Eavesdropping into a Bee’s World
Thursday, March 26 – 7 - 9pm
University Art Museum           Free Admission
In conjunction with the exhibition, Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar, curator Kristina Newhouse will moderate an interdisciplinary panel discussion on the delicate and specific bio-semiotics of the world of bees, and the interplay of art, science, and sustainability. Panel includes artist Jessica Rath, Dr. Wayne Wright, Department of Philosophy, CSU Long Beach; Dr. Natania Meeker, Departments of French and Comparative Literature, University of Southern California; Dr. Anne Leonard, Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno. The catalogue for the exhibition will debut at this event.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Percussion Ensemble
Thursday, March 26 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
Friday, March 27 at 8pm  
Carpenter Center        Tickets: $15/$10
Johannes Müller-Stosch conducts an evening featuring Christopher Rouse’s percussion concerto, performed by professor Edward Atkatz, and Beethoven’s 8th Symphony.

CSULB Theatre Arts
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Robert Prior
March 27-April 12
Studio Theatre   Tickets: $15/$12
Ruhl’s reimagining of the Orpheus myth is a powerful and mysterious exploration of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the power of love to seal our fates.

April 2015

School of Art
Gabriel Garcia, MFA Drawing & Painting Contemporary Practices/Arezoo Bharthania, MFA Drawing & Painting Contemporary Practices/ Gerardo Pena, Kyle Kruse, Printmaking, Drawing & Painting/ Haneul Park, BFA Sculpture/ Patricia Rangel, MFA Metals
April 5-9
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
Gabriel Garcia’s MFA show features mixed media works of himself, athletes, and current events to deal with male body issues, gender identity and masculinity. Paintings from Arezoo Bharthania’s MFA exhibition reflect memories from growing up in Iran and issues of displacement and disconnect between public and private life.  Gerardo Pena and Kyle Kruse’s Captains of Industry feature painting and printmaking commenting on the construction and deconstruction of the industrial complex in urban areas. Haneul Park’s BFA exhibition explores the “fetish of bubbles” using lights and bubbles to bring the viewer into a micro-utopia. Patricia Rangel’s MFA Metals show involves labor, process and building as a framework for creating molds and fabricating structures; materials include dirt, cement, metal, silk and wood.

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

CSULB Opera Institute Presents
Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore
(Sung in Italian with English Subtitles)
Friday-Saturday, April 10-11 at 8pm; Saturday-Sunday, April 11-12 at 2pm
University Theater   Tickets:$25/$15
L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love, 1832) is Donizetti’s most famous comic opera. It was the most performed opera in Italy in its day and, thanks to the popularity arias such as ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ and numerous sparkling ensembles, the opera remains one of the most popular operas in the repertory today.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Multi-Piano Extravaganza 10th Anniversary
Saturday, April 11 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $15/$10
A spring tradition at the Cole Conservatory, the Multi-Piano Extravaganza celebrates its 10th Anniversary, and continues to delight audiences with its virtuosic showmanship.  The entire piano faculty join their creative forces in performing tuneful works and arrangements for one through six (!) pianos.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the Keyboard Foundation, which provide scholarships for talented piano students.

School of Art
Mitchell Springer, BFA Ceramics/ Nicholas Gaby, BFA Sculpture/ Ashley Sharpe, BFA Printmaking/ Katherine Cox, BFA Ceramics/ Piet Eppinga, BFA Ceramics
April 12-16
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
Mitchell Springer’s BFA ceramics exhibition includes freestanding ceramic structures and relief paintings that explore themes of phenomenology, gravity, materials and process. Nicholas Gaby’s BFA sculpture exhibition features a 1993 Mitsubishi Mighty Max papier-mâché replica, documentary film, and porcelain traffic cones.  Gaby’s themes include confinement and invisible power structures. Ashley Sharpe’s BFA Printmaking exhibit features a collection of mono-prints, lithographs, screen prints, etchings, and relief prints dealing with the theme of cats, their origins and their daily rituals. Katherine Cox’s BFA Ceramics show features porcelain objects/vessels adorned with relief carvings to convey patterns and narratives. Piet Eppinga’s BFA Ceramics show features life-size human sculptures and explores themes of humanity and the human experience.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
New Music Ensemble
Monday, April 13 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Department of Design
Industrial Design Junior Class Works in Progress Show
April 13-21
Design Gallery                        Free Admission
Exhibition is open 10am-5pm M-F

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Percussion Chamber featuring the University Percussion Group
Tuesday, April 14 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Woodwind Chamber Music
Wednesday, April 15 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
String Chamber Music
Thursday, April 16 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Free Admission
String students of the BCCM perform a program of great chamber music featuring works by Schubert and Beethoven.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Laptop Ensemble
Friday, April 17 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

California Repertory Company
Out of Orbit
by Jennifer Maisel
April 17-May 9
Queen Mary Royal Theater   Tickets: $25/$20
A scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and her daughter struggle to connect across space and time in this world premiere production.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Piano Showcase
Saturday, April 18 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Brass Ensemble and Chamber Music
Sunday, April 19 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10 or free for students

School of Art
BFA Photography Group/ Shihori Nakayam, MA Illustration/ Marty Knop, MFA Printmaking
April 19-23
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
The BFA Photography Group exhibition features photographic work by students earning a BFA degree in Photography. Shihori Nakayama’s MA illustration show includes pen and ink drawings and relief prints that serve as documentaries of her personal life and influences. Marty Knop’s MFA printmaking exhibition consists of mixed media works (gouache paint, screen prints, digital prints) exploring the theme of mathematics and computer graphics.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Collegium Musicum
Monday, April 20 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
University String Quartet
Wednesday, April 22 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7
The University String Quartet presents its Spring recital, performing a selection of works from the ensemble’s favorite repertoire. Dedicated to “the victims of fascism and war,” Shostakovich’s String Quartet Number 8 is an intensely personal outpouring of expression from the Russian composer, and arguably his most popular string quartet. French impressionist composer, Maurice Ravel’s, only contribution to the string quartet repertoire is his String Quartet in F Major. An homage to things of the past, the work draws inspiration from the Classical era in form, texture and style. The program will also include selections from Dvořák’s “Cypresses for String Quartet,” a series of love songs he wrote as a young man during a period of infatuation.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Jazz Combos
Wednesday-Thursday, April 22-23 at 8pm
The Nugget at CSULB   Free Admission

Department of Design
Portfolio Exhibition
April 22-May 1         Free Admission
Design Department Duncan Anderson Gallery         
Exhibition is open 10am-5pm M-F

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Conservatory Brass Quintet
Thursday, April 23 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10 or free for students
The Conservatory Brass Quintet, led by Robert Frear, is made up of the best brass players at CSULB, and tours regularly throughout the state and performs in regional conventions and competitions.

CSULB Department of Dance
CSULB Dance in Concert

April 23-24 at 8pm; April 25 at 2&8pm
Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater   Tickets: $20/$16

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Caribbean Extravaganza
Friday, April 24 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

CSULB Theatre Arts
EPIC Devised
by Juliette Carillo
April 24-May 9
Players Theatre   Tickets: $15/$12
A community-inspired devised production.

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series
Shakespeare Aloud: The Second Part of Henry IV
Saturday, April 25 at 10:45am                
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. 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 Department of Theatre Arts.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Vocal Jazz Concert: Pacific Standard Time/ Jazz and Tonic

Saturday, April 25 at 4&8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Free Admission

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Jazz Orchestra and Studio Jazz Band
Sunday, April 26 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

School of Art
BFA Drawing and Painting Group Exhibition/ Nathaniel Glauninger, Sculpture/
Danqing Shen, MFA Graphic Design/ Annette Heully, MFA Fiber

April 26-30
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
The BFA Drawing and Painting Group exhibition will feature a large body of work from BFA students.  Nathaniel Glauninger’s sculptural installation explores the bending of materials using strips of oak suspended from cables. Danqing Shen’s MFA exhibition focuses on the visualization of emotional feelings by creating informational systems.  Annette Heully’s MFA fiber show includes large net-like weavings made from cotton and vinyl.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Composers Guild
Monday, April 27 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Free Admission

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
University Wind Quintet
Tuesday, April 28 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Piano Plus!
Wednesday, April 29 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 30 at 8pm
Carpenter Center   Tickets: $10/$7

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

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!                       

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
May 3-7
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
The BFA Illustration/Animation Group exhibition is an annual show comprising the works of all graduating BFA students.

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: Documentary Films
Friday, May 8 at  7-9pm
University Theatre   Free Admission
A screening of student documentary films produced in CSULB Film and Electronic Arts courses during the 2014-15 academic year.

Department of Film and Electronic Arts
Annual Student Film Showcase, Part 2: Narrative Films
Saturday, May 9 at  7-9pm
University Theatre   Free Admission
A screening of student narrative films produced in CSULB 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.