It is a rare treat indeed, especially in the depths of the commercialized good-tidings season, to be confronted with the genuinely-generous and spirited-actuality that is the 11th (!) annual melodrama from our good friends at The Garage and Alive Theaters. As the holidays seem to pile up, bogging us down with work, last minute planning, expensive travel, family time and consumer distractions, it is a blessing to find a quick escape that proves to be as necessary as it is irreverent.
The art of clowning is something that has deeply influenced all comedic-narrative-performing arts for about two hundred years in its most widely recognized forms. In other less specific incarnations, the clown has been around for far longer, with clowning of one kind or another dating back some four or five hundred years, and likely much further than that.
Wear decent walking shoes to Long Beach’s Second Saturday Art Walk, because ArtExchange is pulling out all the stops this weekend. The non-profit announced that a series of special exhibitions will be shown in celebration of the holiday season during the upcoming December 13 Second Saturday Art Walk in Long Beach’s East Village Arts District.
Hallelujah! Handel’s Messiah will be performed by the Long Beach Camerata Singers' 80-voice choir at Long Beach City College Auditorium. Now in its 8th year, the performance of the Messiah has become an annual tradition in Long Beach, giving residents a chance to see and hear this magnificent oratorio.
On Sunday, December 7 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at District Wine, you can view Gonzalez’ new breadth of work, a drastic departure from his more realistic "No Days Off, One Year in Self Portraits" and "The Proof of Existence." With a newly found reflective awareness, Gonzalez is now painting non-objectively and abstractedly.