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Arts & Entertainment

A&E News Briefs

From Issue: Volume XX - Number 24
11/30/2012




Women of Note, the dynamic vocal ensemble, presents a varied program of traditional and contemporary songs around the theme “Fear Not” in two concerts: Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. at Community Congregational Church, 4111 Katella Ave. in Los Alamitos and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Atlantic Avenue at Seventh Street in Long Beach. Enjoy: Rock of Ages, I’ve Got my Love to Keep me Warm, Carol of the Drum, Silent Night and many more! Both concerts are free and open to the public.

International City Theatre is offering a chance to win tickets to its next production—a zany and fun-filled stage adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days Jan. 25 thru Feb. 17 Adults 18 and older are asked to send in photos of themselves in the process of getting somewhere – anywhere in the world for potential use in a lobby display – and be automatically entered into one of eleven weekly drawings. Ticket winners will become eligible for a grand-prize drawing for two free subscriptions to the remaining four shows in ICT’s 2013 season. For more information and to submit photos, go to www.InternationalCityTheatre.com. All submissions must be received by Jan. 25, 2013.

The Liberty Theater will be presenting a new musical, “Toyland,” Dec. 7-16, running Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The show takes place with memorable nursery rhyme characters and is expected to delight not just the children but all of the young at heart adults. Tickets are $13 for children/seniors and $15 for adults. For more information, call (714) 827-9141 or go to www.seclo.org.

Paula Poundstone brings her legendary comedy to The Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach for one night only – Dec. 22 – in a Breast Cancer benefit. Tickets are now on sale for $44, no service fees charged. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/282411. After the show, she’ll meet with anyone who wants to meet with her. She happily signs autographs and poses for pictures. A refreshing anti-celebrity: warm, gracious, genuine. If you like intelligent, philosophical comedy you’ll love Paula Poundstone. It’s an inexpensive night out that will deliver priceless laughs and memories.

Queen Mary – Looking for a family holiday event this season? Look no further then the Queen Mary. Their newest attraction The Ice Kingdom at CHILL is now open. Have a fun-filled day with ice tubing, ice skating and a holiday village. Also amazing ice sculptures that were made with two million pounds of ice. Come experience CHILL today through Jan. 6. For more information including prices and ticket information visit www.queenmary.com/chill.

Long Beach Cinematheque presents its first week-long run of a contemporary independent film –A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951, at the Art Theatre, 2025 E. 4th St. Dec. 12-18. A Portrait of James Dean is set in the early 1950s and focuses on Dean’s experiences as a rising star in Los Angeles. Aware of his own potential to be legendary, he is at once childlike and world-weary; a brute, and a romantic; an unrestrained playboy, and a man of great sensitivity. Info: www.arttheatrelongbeach.com.

Terrace Theater presents actor, author, social critic and standup comedian Lewis Black, live tomorrow, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $39.50 to $59.50. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.