Arts & Entertainment
A&E News Briefs
From Issue: Volume XX - Number 20
Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke launch LBSO’s 78th season on October 6 at The Terrace Theater with a Classics Concert featuring renowned pianist Haochen Zhang performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The season continues October 27 at the Long Beach Arena with an Orchestra Pops concert, “To Boldly Go,” featuring music from Star Wars, Star Trek, E.T., and more. For tickets or more information, call (562) 436-3203, or visit www.lbso.org.
The Expo Art Center at 4321 Atlantic Ave. presents Transformative Visions an exhibition of 24 Long Beach artists Oct. 5-27, from 1-5 p.m. Thursdays, 1-8 p.m. Fridays and 1-9 p.m. Saturdays. There is an artists’ reception on Oct. 13, 5-9 p.m. As part of Long Beach Arts Month, this project showcases a few of the many artists living and/or working in the city. For further information about the exhibition and the special Saturday events, call Slater Barron at (562) 426-3801.
Long Beach Playhouse offers The Odyssey, a great classic of literature. Set in the 8th Century BC timeframe, the dialog is lightened up with references from contemporary times including lines from musicals, songs, poems and pop culture references. The show opens on Saturday, Oct. 13 and continues on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. through Nov. 10. Order tickets ($24-$14) at www.lbplayhouse.org, or call (562) 494-1014, option 1.
International City Theatre offers “Ain’t Misbehavin,” the Tony Award-winning musical revue based on the life of Thomas “Fats” Waller and featuring 30 finger-snapping, toe-tapping numbers including “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Squeeze Me,” “Handful of Keys,” “It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie” and “The Joint is Jumpin.” Performances Oct. 12 thru Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Tickets ($29-$55) and information: (562) 436-4610 or www.ictlongbeach.org.
The Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum invites you to stop by, watch, talk about traditional and contemporary Pacific Island tattoos, or get a free consultation with renowned tattooist Tricia Allen from October 4-14. Allen has tattooed over 11,000 people worldwide and has an extensive background in Polynesian history. Her work has taken her to Samoa, Aotearoa, New Caledonia, the Society Islands, the Marquesas and Rapa Nui. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (562) 216-4170.
LB Cinematheque presents a zombie double feature with “Dead Meat Walking” and “Night of the Living Dead,” Thursday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m., $11, at the Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E. 4th St. This one-night-only preview of director Omar J. Pineda’s Zombie Walk documentary features never-before-seen footage of 2010/2011 Long Beach Zombie Walks followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Then stick around for the chilling classic: George A. Romero’s 1968 horror masterpiece “Night of the Living Dead!”
The Long Beach Camerata Singers is opening its 2012-2013 season with Mozart’s unforgettable Requiem on Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. The choir will be joined by the Long Beach Camerata Symphony Orchestra and several world class soloists to perform the deeply affecting score at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E. 3rd St., Long Beach. Tickets can be purchased for $25 presale or $30 at the door. For more information about Camerata’s concert season, please visit www.longbeachcameratasingers.org.
Olio Theatre Works will present its original comedy “Old Black Magic: A Haunted Musical” at The Found Theatre in Long Beach from Oct 11 – 28th. This family-friendly comedy features celebrity ghosts John Barrymore, Jayne Mansfield, Edgar Allen Poe and many more, one haunted night as they relive their “Past Life Issues” and decide whether to move on or live in limbo forever. Tickets on sale now at: www.oliotheatreworks.org. Also visit: www.facebook.com/oliotheatreworks and @TTKOTW on Twitter.