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All About Art Fridays

Price
$6 – $9
When
Friday, Feb. 7 (3pm—4pm)
Where
Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Ave
(562) 437-1689
Event Description
Learn about Latin American creative expressions during Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) First Friday events. Programming will include book discussions as well as guest speakers that range from artists to scholars and docents.
For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 437-1689 

First Fridays Long Beach “One Love”

Price
FREE
When
Friday, Feb. 7 (6pm—10pm)
Where
Atlantic Ave. b/n San Antonio Dr. & Bixby Rd.
Atlantic Ave and San Antonio Dr

One Love! One Heart! Let’s get together and feel all right. First Fridays is honoring the birth of Bob Marley and all things reggae with “One Love”. The sounds of reggae will permeate the streets of Bixby Knolls and good vibes will be a plenty.

After the businesses close “after hours” fun begins. Nino’s Italian Restaurant, The Factory, BIS Italian-American Sports Café, and EJ Malloy’s stay open late for dining, drinks, and entertainment. Why go home early?

Dine on Art-Lantic Avenue at one of our tasty restaurants then grab the Big Red Bus that will transport you venue to venue from designated stops at the participating businesses.

For more information, please visit our website or e-mail us atinfo@bixbyknollsinfo.com.

ARTiculate Art Lecture featuring Betsy Lohrer Hall

Price
FREE
When
Friday, Feb. 7 (7:30pm)
Where
Elise’s Tea Room
3924 Atlantic Ave.
(562) 424-2134
Event Description
ARTiculate is a monthly lecture where artists reveal the stories, messages and methods of their work.Go “behind the scenes” this month with celebrated Long Beach-based artist Betsy Lohrer Hall, who will discuss her work on Friday, February 7, at 7:30 PM.

Free admission, all ages welcome.

Each month, ARTiculate will host a different artist. Featured artsits in upcoming ARTiculate lectures in March, April, May and June 2014:

  • Frau Fiber
  • Margie Darrow
  • David Early
  • Lee Adams

For more information, please visit our website or e-mail us atinfo@bixbyknollsinfo.com.

10th Annual Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival

Price
Free Admission; $10.00 for 12 Tasting Tickets
When
Saturday, Feb. 8 (1pm—4pm)
Where
Belmont Shore Business Association
200 Nieto, Suite 200B
(562) 434-3066
Event Description
Tickets may be purchased during the festival in front of Chase Bank (5200 E. 2nd St.).
The Homemade Chocolate Dessert Contest will take place for those who think they have a recipe for a chocolate dessert worthy of an award. A panel of judges will sample the desserts and choose winners in three categories: Chocolate Cakes & Pies, Chocolate Cookies & Brownies and Unique Chocolate Treats. Entry forms are available on the events page of the Belmont Shore website. It costs $10 per dessert to enter. The contest tent will be located on Corona Ave. (only judges may sample the desserts). Please sign up before Friday Feb. 7th.

Those who would rather eat chocolate than make it are welcome to enter the Hof’s Hut Chocolate Pie Eating Contest. Contestants will race each other to see who can eat an individual size chocolate cream pie the fastest. Winners of all contests will be announced directly after contest and will receive trophies. The following are the age categories and contest times: 3:00PM Kids 6 – 8 3:15PM Kids 15 – 17 3:05PM Kids 9 -11 3:20PM Adults 3:10PM Kids 12 – 14

For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 434-3066 or e-mail us at dede@belmontshore.org.

Ate9 dANCE  cOMPANY

Price
$40.00
When
Saturday, Feb. 8 (8pm—10pm)
Where
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 Atherton St
(562) 985-7000
Event Description
Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY is a Los Angeles contemporary modern group led by Israeli choreographer Danielle Agami. Born and raised in Jerusalem, Agami spent eight years with the world-renowned BatSheva Dance Company before she moved to the U.S. two years ago. She has assembled a cast of 12 distinct individuals who each possess a virtuosic magnetism, bringing to the stage a unique full evening piece. The combination between live narration, a tasteful sound track and the original vocabulary by Agami, completes a rich entertaining experience for the audience.For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 985-7000 

8th Annual Father Daughter Dance

Price
$10-$30 per Couple
When
Sunday, Feb. 9 (4:30pm)
Where
Bay Shore Community Congregational Church
5100 The Toledo
(562) 433-0401

Event Description

Couples will enjoy home-baked goodies from moms, and other delights will be provided by C.A.T. Couples will also enjoy complimentary prom-styled photos by Jim “Woody” Woods and Justin Rudd that will be available on Facebook for free.

Tickets are free for those low-income families that RSVP with first/last names to Justin@JustinRudd.com in advance. There are also $10/couple and $30/couple options. Tickets can be purchased at the door with cash. There are no printed tickets. There is a pre-paid list at the door. Proceeds support Justin Rudd’s Community Action Team (C.A.T.)

Photo by Justin Rudd

For more information, please visit our website or e-mail us atJustin@JustinRudd.com.

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