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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.

January 2015

Capitol Steps
Saturday, January 17 at 8pm
Carpenter Center                    Tickets: begin at $40
The nationally acclaimed Capitol Steps returns with its special brand of political song satire fresh from the latest news headlines. No matter your political position, cast your ballot for a night of laughs at the serious business of politics!

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Series
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
Sunday, January 18 at 8pm
Carpenter Center        Free Admission
The 67-member Symphonic Jazz Orchestra will be joined by some of today's leading jazz artists in commissioned works including George Duke's "Dark Wood: Concerto for Bass and Orchestra."

Carpenter Center Cabaret Series
Carole J. Bufford: Body and Soul
Wednesday, January 21 and Thursday, January 22
Dinner/Beverage Service 6-6:45pm     Performance 7pm
Carpenter Center Stage                     Single ticket prices vary, call for details
Since 2009, Bufford has been heating up the New York cabaret scene, praised for her astounding vocal and emotional range. Stephen Holden from the New York Times proclaims that Bufford is, “The real thing: you know it when you see it!”

Carpenter Center Arts for Life Series
Shakespeare Aloud: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Saturday, January 24 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.

School of Art
Maccabee Shelley, Ceramics/ Gianina Nunez, Drawing & Painting/
Pilar Elizabeth, Sculpture/ Rosana Anguiano, Drawing & Painting

January 25-29
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
Maccabee Shelley’s presentation, No Redemption Value, consists of glass and ceramic pieces.  Gianina Nunez’s exhibit will feature small still-life paintings and objects as she explores memories and influences within her life.  Pilar Elizabeth constructs and stitches an American flag, exploring themes related to ‘Americanness’.  Rosana Anguiano’s group exhibition includes oil paintings and sketches of social interactions, personal relationships, and cultural conflicts within society.

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Series
Film Screening: A Path Appears
Tuesday, January 27 at 7pm
Carpenter Center        Free Admission
Maro Chermayeff’s film confronts a host of societal ills. Sex trafficking and prostitution. Domestic slavery. Teen pregnancy. The devastation of poverty. These troubling situations are happening not just halfway across the world, but also in our own backyards. A Path Appears investigates young women in America forced into a life of prostitution and the innovative programs that have evolved to achieve remarkable results in empowering their lives.

University Art Museum
Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar
January 27-April 12, 2015  Opening Reception – Saturday, January 31, 5-8pm   
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 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.

Cole Conservatory Guest Artist Series

Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman, Piano
Wednesday, January 28 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall Tickets: $10/$7

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series
Ned Ward – Owner/Founder NW Associates
Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Design Gallery                        Free Admission

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Series
Making Ballet Contemporary
Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Carpenter Center                    Free Admission
In anticipation of our presentation of Restless Creature featuring classical ballerina Wendy Whelan, noted dance critic and arts journalist Sasha Anawalt, author of "The Joffrey Ballet: Robert Joffrey and the Making of An American Dance Company" will explore the intersection of classical ballet with contemporary choreography.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Singing Bowls
Friday, January 30 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall      Free Admission

Carpenter Center WOW! Series
The Scottish International Military Tattoo: The Scottish Military Parade
Saturday, January 31 at 8pm
Carpenter Center                    Tickets: begin at $45
The Scots are coming! The men of The Scottish International Military Tattoo—dressed in kilts with tartans in the colors of their individual clans—are joined by an ensemble of musicians, dancers, and singers to create a spirited and uninhibited party that’s distinctly Scottish! From the impressive sound of the bagpipes and drums to sentimental ballads full of emotion and depth, the entire company comes direct from Edinburgh and are among the finest performers Scotland has to offer!

February 2015

School of Art
Yiren Kwak, Maryanne Gonzales, Drawing & Painting/ Tidawhitney Lek, Drawing and Painting/ Almira Nikravesh, Sculpture/ Peter Macaulay, Drawing and Painting
February 1-5
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
Yiren Kwak and Maryanne Gonzales display oil paintings and drawings focused on the relationship between nature and architecture. Tidawhitney Lek’s large paintings convey emotions, events and moments in her life.  Almira Nikravesh’s installation/performance piece features the artist stacking pennies against the gallery wall for the duration of the exhibition. Peter Macaulay’s exhibit is the culmination of sketches from a group of artists focusing on queer art in the LGBTQ community.

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series
Michael Fox – Founding Partner FoxLin
Thursday, February 5 at 7pm
Design Gallery                        Free Admission

The Nile Project
Thursday, February 5 at 8pm
Carpenter Center                    Tickets: begin at $35
Experience this landmark collaboration among musicians from eleven nations that share the longest river in the world, uniting in a transformational performance with an orchestra of Ethiopian masenko and saxophone; Egyptian ney, oud, violin, simsimiya, and tanbura; Ugandan adungu; a powerful pan-Nile percussion section; and six vocalists singing in eleven different languages!

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Explorations Day
Friday, February 6 at 4pm
Cole Conservatory Music Complex   Free Admission

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
Friday, February 6 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center   Tickets: $15/$10
The program features Korngold’s Captain Blood Overture, and a cello concerto by Hyunji Evonne Yi, one of the winners of our 2014-2015 Concerto Competition. The program concludes with Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Carpenter Center Dance Series
Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature
Saturday, February 7 at 8pm
Carpenter Center                    Tickets: begin at $45
When classical ballerina Wendy Whelan entered the world of modern dance, she was met with critical acclaim!The New York Timesraved that Whelan, “exhibits the same qualities of temperament she has shown for years as a principal dancer of New York City Ballet: she’s uncompromising, generous, bold, enthusiastic, adult, at the same time decisive and investigative. Few dancers in any genre show better that a work should be a process of self-discovery!”Restless Creatureis a collaboration with choreographers Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks, and Alejandro Cerrudo to create a suite of elegant and thrilling duets!

School of Art
Makaila Palmer, Rachel Gehrke, Drawing & Painting/ Victor Ortega,
Andrea Albarran, Drawing & Painting/ Daniel Rivera, Drawing & Painting/
Haley Toyama, Drawing & Painting/ Juliet Johnson, Sculpture
February 8-12
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
Makaila Palmer & Rachel Gehrke’s paintings utilize colors from European currency to explore the idea of language and communication between diverse people and regions. Victor Ortega & Andrea Albarran’s oil paintings focus on the theme of birth and the construction/deconstruction of the figure.  Daniel Rivera’s installation features hundreds of miniature paintings and references the breaking away from institutionalized and academic notions of painting and creation. Haley Toyama’s group exhibit showcases southern California landscapes and urban cityscapes. Juliet Johnson’s mixed media installation features sculpture and painting; these works deal with self-portraiture and the frame.

University Art Museum
UAM@Noon – Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar
Tuesday, February 10 – 12noon
University Art Museum           Free Admission
Artist Jessica Rath and composer Robert Hoehn lead a tour of the exhibition, Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar.

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series
Wolfgang Joensson - ViewsDesign
Thursday, February 12 at 7pm
Design Gallery                        Free Admission

California Repertory Company presents
The Clean House
by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Joanne Gordon
February 13-March 7
Queen Mary Royal Theater   Tickets: $25/$20
A quietly touching comedy of true love and the devastating power of the perfect joke. Performances run Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm.

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
The Beach Café
Friday-Saturday, February 13-14 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital hall   Tickets: $10
The students of the Choral, Vocal and Opera Studies Program put on their exceedingly popular cabaret-style show, featuring favorites from the world of Broadway, Jazz, Light Classical and Pop music.

Cole Conservatory Faculty Artist Series
Thi Nguyen, Violin and Chizuko Asada, Piano
Sunday, February 15 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

School of Art
Dianna Franco, BFA Drawing & Painting/ Metals Group Show/
Samuel Jernigan, Ceramics/ Drawing & Painting Club

February 15-19
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
Dianna Franco explores the relationship between nature and civilizations through her large and small-scale abstract paintings.  The Metals group show features a variety of student work utilizing copper, brass, silver, steel and found objects.  Samuel Jernigan’s ceramic sculptures combine aesthetics of children’s toys and Giacometti figures and comments on the systems of value and desire. The Drawing and Painting Club’s exhibit is a juried show featuring selected works from BFA and MFA students and the jurors themselves.

Cole Conservatory Faculty Artist Series
Composers Studio
Monday, February 16 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Cole Conservatory Faculty Artist Series
Mark Uranker, Piano
Tuesday, February 17 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series
Tom Bowman – Founder Bowman Design Group
Thursday, February 19 at 7pm
Design Gallery                        Free Admission

CSULB Department of Dance
2015 Contemporary Dance Concert
February 19-20 at 8pm; February 21 at 2&8pm
Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater   Tickets: $20/$16
A presentation of choreography by undergraduate choreographers.

School of Art
Alanna Marcelletti, MFA Drawing & Painting/ Emily Gross, Romina Del Castillo, Drawing & Painting/ Colette Brown, Sculpture/ McKenzie Stribich, Photography/ Wood Program Exhibition
February 22-26
School of Art Galleries            Free Admission
Alanna Marcelletti’s abstract paintings create a visual narrative using imagery, text, and found objects.  Emily Gross & Romina Del Castillo’s exhibit explores the concept of “black”, featuring figurative drawings and paintings from controlled environments. Colette Brown explores how infinite sensory information goes unnoticed through visual fragments and verbal abstractions that call attention to what is not there. McKenzie Stribich’s photographs show subjects in local museums and focuses on the relationship between people and art. The Wood Exhibition features works from BFA-Wood students made in 2014.

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

CSULB Theatre Arts
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
by Stephen Adley Guirgis, directed by Olivia Trevino
February 27-March 8
Studio Theatre   Tickets: $15/$12
On trial in purgatory, the most infamous betrayer in history confronts a madhouse of literary characters and pop culture icons, and – ultimately – his fate. Performances run Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm, with additional performances at 2pm on Sat, Feb 28, and Sat-Sun, Mar 7-8.

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!

Cole Conservatory Visiting Alumni Artist Series
Nathan Stark Recital

Saturday, March 14 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall   Tickets: $10/$7

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
Saturday, March 21 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital hall   Tickets: $10/$7

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 – 6pm
University Art Museum           Free Admission
In conjunction with the exhibition, Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar, curator Kristina Newhouse moderates an interdisciplinary panel discussion on the delicate and specific bio-semiotics of the world of bees, and the interplay of art, science, and sustainability.

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

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, now in its seventh edition, continues delight its audience in an afternoon of musical celebration.  The entire piano faculty will 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   Tickets: $10/$7

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

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.