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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
Joel Tauber: The Sharing Project
Through July 19
Admission: Free to UAM members + CSULB students, faculty and staff;
General Public $4, children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult
Presented as a 15-channel video installation, The Sharing Project poses questions about whether we share enough in our capitalist world. It focuses on the seemingly simple task of Tauber teaching his young son Zeke to share. As they struggle to understand the meaning and value of sharing, they turn to experts in various fields for answers, and then to the forgotten Socialist Jewish commune of Happyville. Guests are invited to bring toys to share as part of the exhibition.

Lost in Time: Selections from the Peckenpaugh Collection
Through December 12
Admission: Free to UAM members + CSULB students, faculty and staff;
General Public $4, children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult
This permanent collection exhibition features photographs from the Peckenpaugh Collection, donated to the University Art Museum by Tom and Barbara Peckenpaugh, longtime UAM supporters. Recent gifts are highlighted, and the theme of the sublime is explored – a notion understood to inspire awe, most often in relation to the natural landscape and our place within it.

September 2015

Fall 2015 Affinity Series
Mutual Consent – Staged Reading
Thursday, September 3 at 7pm
CSULB Theatre Arts Department, Room 241   Free Admission

CSULB School of Art
Nicholas Bamford, Ceramics/ Teresa Womack, Ceramics/
William Brigham, Metals & Jewelry/ Art Education Group Show
September 6-10
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Nicholas Bamford creates large-scale figurative sculptures and murals that serve as a narrative, immersive environment. Teresa Womack’s ceramic and mixed media works represent ideas concerning compartmentalization, meta-cognition, and balance. William Brigham presents an exploration of laminated materials and a manipulation of layers to create both simple and complex patterns in physical objects made of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, ceramics, and wood. Art Education highlights the community-based art projects developed by Art Education majors in collaboration with “Woman to Woman,” “Art & Services for the Disabled,” and “Acacia Senior Center.”

CSULB School of Art
David De Mendoza and Vanessa Gamboa, Drawing & Painting/ Chinese Artists Group Show/ Jamie Strassenburg, Illustration/
Tidawhitney Lek & Daniel Rivera, Drawing & Painting/
Madeline Walker, Animation
September 13-17
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
David De Mendoza and Vanessa Gamboa display large oil paintings paying homage to classic horror stories and the macabre using expressive figures, light and shadow, and composition. Shuai Fu presents a curated group show of young Chinese artists currently studying in the United States. Jamie Strassenburg’s Inuit Mythos is a series of story-driven character and environment illustrations based on the spiritual beliefs of the Inuit people. Madeline Walker uses mixed media and animatronics to present a fictional universe to the viewer. Tidawhitney Lek and Daniel Rivera explore the relationship between sculpting and painting in a collaborative work made from found media such as metal, wood, cement, glue, clay, glass, and fabric.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Guest Artist Series
Hocket – LA Piano Duo
Wednesday, September 16 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7          
HOCKET members Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff are pianist-composers dedicated to commissioning and performing contemporary music.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
Friday, September 18 at 8pm         
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     $15/$10          
The Cole Conservatory Orchestra features Master's student Jessica Livermore in the Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2 and a "composite" 3-movement symphony drawn from works by Mahler, Rachmaninoff, and Ginastera.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Series

Carolyn Bremer
Sunday, September 20 at 8pm       
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Free Admission
Bob Cole Conservatory Director Carolyn Bremer will have several of her works for voice, percussion, brass, and singing bowls performed by conservatory students and faculty.

CSULB School of Art
Shannon Leith & Kimberly Morris, Photography & Sculpture/ Tsukashima Drawing & Painting Group Exhibition/
Jaycen Mont Rios, Printmaking/ Kiyomi Fukui, Printmaking/ Joanie Ellen, Wood
September 20-24
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Shannon Leith and Kim Morris create a dialogue between beauty and food through sculpture and photography. Krista Tsukashima’s group drawing & painting exhibition focuses on the interplay between the collaborative and individual work of six artists exploring the effects of time and space on artistic vision.  Jaycen Mont Rios defines local aspects of South East Los Angeles using lithography. Kiyomi Fukui presents an installation of small paper sculptures and sound that explore the notion of invisibility—seeing the unseen, hearing the unheard. In I am Dirty—You are Dirty: Daybeds for the Soap in the Meisner Technique, Joanie Ellen uses an acting repetition exercise to explore the mastery of technique in wood and to define her identity as a craftsperson.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
New Music Ensemble
Wednesday, September 23 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
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.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk
Thursday, September 24 at 8pm    
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $25
This compelling and comedic play—written by three men who were tired of being typecast and discriminated against because of the color of their skin—directly confronts racial slurs and stereotypes while stimulating cultural awareness and acceptance! Be part of the conversation at a post-show discussion immediately following the performance.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
The Beach Cafe
Friday-Saturday, September 25-26 at 8pm           
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.

California Repertory Company presents
S/he & Me by Alexandra Billings-Blankenship
September 25-October 10
Cal Rep in the Studio Theatre
Alexandra Billings’ life in song as a celebration in words and music of the intense relationships and love affairs we all have with our past.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Arts for Life
Shakespeare Aloud
Saturday, September 26 at 10:45am – As You Like It
University Art Museum           Free Admission
On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud hosts 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.

CSULB School of Art
Tafoya Photography Group Show/ Manny Krakowski, Sculpture/ Alice Andreini, Laura Lopez, and Sery Kwon, Drawing & Painting/ Bailey Francis, Wood/ Dawn Derry & Anahid Malek-Stepanians, Drawing & Painting
September 27-October 1
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Marlene Tafoya’s group exhibition is a collaborative effort in a variety of media from five Latina artists concerned with stereotypes of Latina women. Alice Andreini, Laura Lopez, and Sery Kwon’s paintings focus on feminist, post-colonial, and multi-cultural views of landscape and place by opening up the possibilities of psychic subjectivities such as anxiety, desire, compulsion, memory, and wonder. Bailey Francis uses marquetry to convey that the dichotomy of art and craft is an illusion and that an object can be both artful and functional. Dawn Derry and Anahid Malek-Stepanians present oil and acrylic paintings of abstracted of landscapes. Manny Krakowki’s exhibition consists of a series of objects that attempt to concretize concepts of exclusivity and unobtainability within physical and virtual space.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Arts for Life
The Dance Process: In Collaboration with Bill T. Jones
A screening of the award-winning film by Vincent Kay
Tuesday, September 29 at 7pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Free Admission
The Dance Process series is designed to enhance your dance experience with lectures, artistic conversations and more. This screening offers a revealing look at renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones’ 2012 residency at CSULB and also uncovers the backstory of events in his life.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Woodwind Chamber
Wednesday, September 30 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Free Admission
Woodwind Chamber concerts feature students performing diverse, colorful, and challenging works for winds.

October 2015

CSULB President’s Gala
Jane Lynch: See Jane Sing
Saturday, October 3 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $75      Call (562) 985-7000
Join Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch for an evening of musical comedy as she explores her love of the beauty and absurdity of American standards and show tunes. Be there as Cal State Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley hosts the inaugural President’s Gala! CSULB salutes the Carpenter Performing Arts Center’s role in helping fulfill the university’s mission of championing creativity and providing creative activity to the campus and the Greater Long Beach community with world-class performances and community programs that extend the performing arts to an ever-expanding sphere of residents and students. VIP ticket gets a private pre-show dinner with President Jane Conoley, exclusive access to a post-show reception with Jane Lynch, and the best seats! Proceeds benefit Carpenter Performing Arts Center’s free Arts for Life program.

CSULB Dance
Masters Pro Dance Workshop
October 3-4 – Registration begins at 8am
CSULB Dance Complex        $70 for October 3, $110 for weekend
If you are over 30 years old and want to flash back to your days as a college or professional dance team dancer, or if you’re a dance teacher and just want a weekend dancing without teenagers around, join us for our 4th annual Masters Pro Dance Workshop. Experience heading back to dance camp while you learn two dances from NBA/NFL choreographers Diane Alexander-Bonds, Kristin Hollowaty, Mina Ortega, and John Peters, dance the “camp dance,” and help raise funds for student scholarships in the Department of Dance. Hosted by Chair Andy Vaca, MPDW will leave you sore, invigorated, and possibly with a trophy in your hand! For registration and information, visit http://web.csulb.edu/depts/dance/ and click on Masters Pro Dance Workshop.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Sunday Afternoon Concert Series
The Edwards Twins
Sunday, October 4 at 2pm  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $38     
Get set for an energetic performance of mimicry and music as the Edwards Twins meticulously morph into dozens of your favorite celebrities! With a repertoire of more than 100 stars—from Streisand to Stevie Wonder, from Tina Turner to Pavarotti—identical twins Anthony and Eddie Edwards bring boundless exuberance and flawless vocals and visuals to create one dynamite showstopper after another!

CSULB School of Art
Maccabee Shelley, Ceramics/ Photography Club/ Nora Ayala, Printmaking/ Ink 15, Printmaking/ Angela Drew, Ceramics BFA
October 4-8
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Macabee Shelley combines glass, ceramics, arduino, and performance in his multimedia work.  The Photography Club presents a juried group exhibition of photography, video, and sculptural work.  Nora Ayala’s printed media questions stereotypes and gender roles of domesticity that have been assigned to the queer community by heteronormative society.  Ink 15 showcases prints made by School of Art students and is curated by Printmaking BFA students.  Angela Drew’s BFA Ceramics exhibition is a body of work drawing connections between the geology of the Grand Canyon and the Biblical flood of the Holy Bible.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret Series
Jane Monheit Two Play Two: Monheit & Kanan play Ellington & Gershwin
Wednesday-Thursday, October 7-8 at 7pm          
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets prices vary    
The silky voice of Jane Monheit is matched by the piano virtuosity of Michael Kanan with a repertoire of unbridled romance and swing by great American masters!

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Alumni Artist Series
Josh Nelson, Jazz
Thursday, October 8 at 8pm           
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7          
Alumnus Josh Nelson is well-known in jazz circles, but his fourth release, Discoveries, drew wide interest: NPR named Josh one of “Six Creative Presenters.” His 2015 album, Exploring Mars, is nabbing great reviews and national attention.

Theatre Arts Affinity Series
The Voice Bank
Friday-Saturday, October 9-10 at 7:30pm; Sunday, October 11 at 3pm
Players Theater   Free Admission

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Series
Darrin Thaves
Saturday, October 10 at 8pm         
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7          
Faculty Artist Darrin Thaves performs an evening of virtuosic flute and piano music from around the world.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Dance Series
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance, Story/Time
Saturday, October 10 at 8pm         
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $40     
In a rare stage appearance, Bill T. Jones narrates personal stories in this captivating multidisciplinary work inspired by modernist composer and performer John Cage. Performed in 70 minutes by nine dancers—the stories, lights, sound and choreography are randomly selected through chance procedure before every sequence. San Francisco Chronicle raved, it's a "dance-theater rollercoaster with surprises around every corner!"

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Jazz Orchestra/Studio Jazz Band
Sunday, October 11 at 4pm
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.

CSULB School of Art
MFA Advancement Exhibition/Mimi Haddon, Fiber/ Shane Aufemberg, Sculpture BFA
October 11-15
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The MFA Advancement exhibition features varied work from advancing MFA candidates. Mimi Haddon’s interactive dyed fabric installation, Touch Color, breaks the barrier between art and viewer while presenting color as a tangible material. Shane Aufdemberg’s BFA Sculpture exhibition explores the language of everyday imagery by controlling projections of snapshots and advertisements in the exhibition space.

Department of Theatre Arts
Shakespeare In the Raw: Macbeth
October 13-25
Player’s Theatre         
Raw and fresh, this version of Shakespeare’s tale of ambition and witchcraft puts the focus on the dramatic power of the bard’s words and on the young performers bringing them to life on the stage.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Arts for Life
Bob Cole Conservatory Showcase Concert
Wednesday, October 14 at 8pm     
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.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Thursday, October 15 at 8pm         
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.

CSULB Dance
Variance, the BFA Dance Concert
October 15-16 at 8pm, October 17 at 2&8pm
Martha Knoebel Dance Theater         Tickets: $20/$16
BFA dance majors Yasmine Lindskog, Colleen Melhuish, Mari Uyeda, and Taylor Worden premiere dance pieces performed by CSULB Dance majors in a concert that also features a CSULB premiere by award-winning choreographer of concert dance and film, Sidra Bell.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
Friday, October 16 at 8pm  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     $15/$10          
The Cole Conservatory Orchestra features faculty soloists Henry Gronnier, violin; Josephine Moerschel, viola; and David Garrett, cello; in works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Mozart.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center WOW! Series
Cirque Zuma Zuma
Saturday, October 17 at 8pm         
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $43     
Cirque Zuma Zuma is a mesmerizing ensemble of African acrobats, lion dancers, contortionists, jugglers and more! An astonishing display of nonstop action awaits you with pulse-pounding movement and live music that includes a South African vocalist and percussionists from Zimbabwe. Comprised of artists from more than 15 African countries, these finalists on NBC's America's Got Talent have performed to sold out audiences around the globe!

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Series
Rob Frear, Trumpet & Clara Cheng, Piano
Sunday, October 18 at 4pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     $10/free          
Director of Brass studies, Rob Frear, performs virtuosic works for trumpet and cornet. He will be joined by Clara Cheng-Stosch, piano, and Moni Simeonov, violin, playing musicby CSULB’s Rychard Cooper,Eric Ewazen, David Gillingham, and more.

CSULB School of Art
Samuel Jernigan, Ceramics BFA/ Juan Martin, Sculpture BFA/ Eugenio Michelini, Ceramics BFA/Hanuel Park, Sculpture BFA/
Cory Mahoney, Ceramics BFA
October 18-22
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Samuel Jernigan’s BFA Ceramics exhibition explores complex social archetypes through monumental mixed media sculptures of children’s objects. Juan Martin’s BFA Sculpture exhibition focuses on adding a new “skin” to various forms by casting, resurfacing, and re-working them into new creations. Eugenio Michelini’s BFA Ceramics exhibition displays translucent porcelain objects to express personal memories, dreams, and experiences. Hanuel Park’s BFA Sculpture exhibition presents the narrative of the loneliest whale on earth through a large-scale puppetry installation. Corey Mahoney’s BFA Ceramics exhibition is an investigation of the social conventions of personal space through the use of abstract ceramic sculptures.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
University Woodwind Quintet/Conservatory Brass Quintet
Wednesday, October 21 at 8pm     
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.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
World Percussion Concert featuring the Steel Drum Orchestra and the West African Ensemble
Friday, October 23 at 8pm  
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7          
The CSULB Steel Drum Orchestra, directed by Dave Gerhart, 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.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Arts for Life
Shakespeare Aloud
Saturday, October 24 at 10:45am – The Life of Henry V
University Art Museum           Free Admission
On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud hosts 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.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
University Choir and Bob Cole Chamber Choir
Saturday, October 24 at 8pm         
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7          
This concert features two of the finest collegiate choral ensembles in the nation. The Bob Cole Chamber Choir and CSULB University Choir both maintain a significant touring and recording schedule; they have been featured in performances with the Rolling Stones, the Kronos Quartet, and on video and film soundtracks.

School of Art
Tina Moeur, Metals & Jewelry BFA/Thomas Cressman, Metals & Jewelry BFA/Emma Hankin, Printmaking BFA/
Angel Franco, Sculpture BFA/Matthew Dumpit, Metals & Jewelry BFA
October 25-29
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Tina Moeur’s BFA Metals & Jewelry exhibition offers an environment for her metalwork that draws inspiration from an alchemy and shamanism. Thomas Cressman’s BFA Metals & Jewelry exhibition features small to large scale metal sculptures that are brought together in a unique environment using lighting and found objects. Emma Hankin’s BFA Printmaking exhibition explores various forms, textures, and objects found in nature using various printmaking media. Angel Franco’s BFA Sculpture exhibition depicts the effects of violence by referencing recent events related to the forty-three missing, presumably dead, college students in Mexico. Matthew Dumpit’s BFA Metals & Jewelry exhibition features kinetic work meant to engage the gallery visitor.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
LSU Faculty Wind Quintet: Master Class and Concert
Monday, October 26 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Free Admission
Hailed as extraordinarily gifted performers, the Timm Wind Quintet enjoys a tradition of nearly half a century of music making at the Louisiana State University School of Music.

CSULB Department of Design
Interior Architecture Senior Works in Progress Show
October 26-30
Duncan Anderson Design Gallery      Free and open to the public 10am-5pm

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Band
Thursday, October 29 at 8pm         
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.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Fall Choral Concert – Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, 49er Choir
Friday, October 30 at 8pm  
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.

November 2015

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Jazz Lab Band

Sunday, November 1 at 4pm          
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.

CSULB School of Art
Christopher Linquata, Drawing & Painting - Figurative MFA/ Michael Kent, Drawing & Painting – Figurative MFA/ Katherine Yoon, Ceramics BFA/ Nathaniel Glauninger, Sculpture BFA/ Chelsea McIntyre, Sculpture BFA
November 1-5
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
Chistopher Linquata’s MFA thesis exhibition features medium and large-scale figurative paintings. Michael Kent’s MFA thesis exhibition explores themes of humanity through the framework of figurative painting. Katherine Yoon’s BFA Ceramics exhibition showcases a collection of small ceramic works scattered throughout the gallery space. Nathaniel Glauninger’s BFA Sculpture exhibition features process sculptures installed on the gallery floor, walls, and ceiling. Chelsea McIntyre’s BFA Sculpture exhibition merges performance and video that is thematically centered on the exploitation of interpersonal relationships, audience-performer interaction, and semi-autobiographical narratives regarding control.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
New Music Ensemble

Monday, November 2 at 8pm          
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.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Composers’ Guild
Wednesday, November 4 at 8pm   
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Free Admission
The Composers' Guild Concert is a student-run production of new works by undergraduate and graduate composition majors. The pieces are diverse and are influenced by everything from film to experimental music.

CSULB Department of Design
Industrial Design Senior Works in Progress Show
November 4-23
Design Department Bruce Hatch Display Case                     Available for viewing 8am-5pm

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Brass Ensemble
Thursday, November 5 at 8pm       
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.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Series
John Barcellona, Flute
Friday, November 6 at 8pm
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.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Opera Masterpieces
Saturday, November 7 at 8pm; Sunday, November 8 at 4pm    
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.

CSULB School of Art
Illustration & Animation BFA Group Exhibition/ Shahrzad Ahrar, Graphic Design MFA/ Jeanette Viveros, Sculpture BFA November 8-12
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The Illustration and Animation BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Illustration/Animation BFA students. Shahrzad Ahrar’s MFA thesis exhibition focuses on the narrative of immigrants coming to the United States seeking freedom. Jeanette Viveros’s BFA exhibition is an installation featuring video work and performance that focuses on “female” behavior in the media and daily life.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Saxophone Ensemble
Monday, November 9 at 8pm          
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
The CSULB Saxophone Ensemble performs traditional and new works for 4-24 saxophones.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Percussion Chamber featuring the University Percussion Group
Tuesday, November 10 at 8pm       
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
The elite University Percussion Group and a variety of small percussion groups will play an evening of diverse and resounding music.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret Series

A.J. Croce Band
Wednesday-Thursday, November 11-12 at 7pm  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets prices vary
Witness the legacy of the American roots tradition, as the blues-drenched voice and wry vocal style of singer, songwriter and pianist A.J. Croce—son of soft rock icon Jim Croce—brings his artistry to the cabaret stage.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
University String Chamber
Thursday, November 12 at 8pm     
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
String trios, quartets, and quintets will perform some of the masterworks of chamber music.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
University String Quartet
Friday, November 13 at 8pm          
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.

California Repertory Company presents
Far Away by Caryl Churchill
November 13-December 5
University Theatre
Based on the premise of a world in which everything in nature is at war.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Neil Gaiman
Saturday, November 14 at 8pm      
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets prices vary
The bestselling and award-winning author—whose notable works include the comic book series The Sandman as well as novels Coraline, Stardust, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, and extends to screenplays, song lyrics, poetry, journalism and multimedia—appears for one inspiring evening!

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience
Sunday, November 15 at 1pm and 4pm    
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $20
These former rescue dog daredevils return to thrill the entire family with doggone amazing tricks like world-class
Frisbee catching, famous high-jumping acts and the stellar stunt dog triathlon! Chris Perondi and his team lovingly encourage their pets in an energetic competition where every dog is a winner!

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Jazz Orchestra/Studio Jazz Band
Sunday, November 15 at 4pm        
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.

CSULB School of Art – University Art Museum
Sculpture Symposium
November 15-19
CSULB University Art Museum and Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The Sculpture Symposium exhibition is in conjunction with the University Art Museum’s Far-Sited exhibition and features three-dimensional work from recent School of Art alumni and new faculty.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Collegium Musicum
Monday, November 16 at 8pm        
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.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Woodwind Chamber Music
Wednesday, November 18 at 8pm 
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
Woodwind trios, quartets, and quintets will perform some of the masterworks of chamber music.

CSULB Dance
CSULB Dance in Concert
November 18-20 at 8pm, November 21 at 2&8pm
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. The show will feature dances by Dance faculty Rebecca Bryant, Lorin Johnson, Rebecca Lemme, and Andrew Vaca and Guest Artist Kate Hutter, the Artistic Director and Co-founder of the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Percussion Ensemble
Thursday, November 19 at 8pm     
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
The Percussion Ensemble performs an array of instruments, timbres, and sounds in a wide variety of styles.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
In Recital – Roger Wilkie, Violin and Joanne Pearce Martin, Piano
Thursday, November 19 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center                 Tickets: Prices start at $20
Long Beach Symphony Concertmaster Roger Wilkie is joined by Los Angeles Philharmonic Keyboardist Joanne Pearce Martin for a sublime program that includes Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Franck, and more! Free for CSULB students due to generous support by an anonymous donor.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Vocal Jazz with Pacific Standard Time, Jazz and Tonic
Friday, November 20 at 8pm          
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
The award-winning Pacific Standard Time is one of the most renown vocal jazz ensembles in the United States. Christine Guter directs PST and Jazz & Tonic in an exciting program of both accompanied and a cappella selections. This show typically sells out, so you are encouraged to buy tickets in advance.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
Friday, November 20 at 8pm          
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: $15/$10
The Cole Conservatory Orchestra features Master's student Ioannis Iliadis in Poulenc's Piano Concerto, Shostakovich's 10th Symphony, and Argento's Valentino Dances.

Department of Theatre Arts
EPIC: #Ethnocentric CRAP
November 20-December 6
Studio Theatre  

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Arts for Life
Shakespeare Aloud
Saturday, November 21 at 10:45am – Hamlet      
University Art Museum           Free Admission
On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud hosts 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.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Opera Scenes
Saturday, November 21 at 8pm      
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.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
An Evening with Fran Lebowitz
Saturday, November 21 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $50
An American original and purveyor of urban cool, cultural satirist and author Fran Lebowitz is pointed, forthright, unapologetically opinionated, and known for her hilariously dry social commentary on American life. Lebowitz offers insights on such timely issues as gender, race, gay rights, and the media, as well as on her own pet peeves—including celebrity culture, tourists, and baby strollers. “No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.” – Fran Lebowitz

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Piano Showcase
Sunday, November 22 at 4pm        
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.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Gene Kelly: The Legacy
Sunday, November 22 at 2pm        
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $38
An intimate afternoon of insight into the life of the legendary actor, dancer, director and choreographer Gene Kelly! Patricia Ward Kelly provides a deeply moving look into her late husband’s life in a performance that includes rare film clips, previously unreleased audio recordings, personal memorabilia and more!

CSULB School of Art – University Art Museum
Drawing & Painting BFA Exhibition/ Photography BFA Exhibition
November 29-December 3
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The Drawing & Painting BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Drawing & Painting BFA students. The Photography BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Photography BFA students.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Piano Plus!
Monday, November 30 at 8pm        
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
A collaborative concert featuring Cole Conservatory pianists in instrumental duos,chamber ensemble, and piano duets/duos.

December 2015

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Concert Band and Brass Chamber Ensemble
Tuesday, December 1 at 8pm         
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.

CSULB Department of Design
Design 360 Fall BA Gallery Showcase
December 1-8
Duncan Anderson Design Gallery      Free Admission

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Laptop Ensemble
Wednesday, December 2 at 8pm   
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Tickets: $10/$7
The Laptop Ensemble will perform original works by student and faculty composers using laptops as primary instruments.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Thursday, December 3 at 8pm       
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.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Caribbean Holiday Celebration
Friday, December 4 at 8pm 
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.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party
Saturday, December 5 at 8pm             
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $50
Add some sizzle to your holidays as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy swings into Long Beach with irresistible grooves of yuletide classics guaranteed to keep the season cool!

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Winter Festival Concert
Saturday, December 5 at 4&8 pm; Sunday, December 6 at 4pm
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.

CSULB School of Art
48th Annual Holiday Art Sale
December 6-10
Opening Day Sale - Sunday, December 6 from 4-7pm
CSULB Student Art Galleries   Free Admission
The 48th 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

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown
Saturday, December 19 at 8pm           
Carpenter Performing Arts Center     Tickets: prices start at $35
Fast becoming a Carpenter Center favorite! Get your family into the holiday spirit with an evening of cherished Vince Guaraldi tunes, starring jazz pianist David Benoit and special appearance by the All-American Boys Chorus!