Michael Bodycomb

Norton Simon Museum

London–New York–Paris: Duveen Brothers and the Market for Decorative Arts Between 1880 and 1940

Why are so many European objets d’art found in collections across the United States today? In this lecture, Dr. Charlotte Vignon, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, The Frick Collection, New York, explores the successful career of Joel, Henry and Joseph Duveen of Duveen Brothers, the prestigious international art firm established in London and New York at the close of the 19th century, and in Paris in 1908, in their dealings in Chinese porcelains, 18th-century French decorative arts and medieval and Renaissance art. More

The Great Hall – Valley Performing Arts Center

Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

You can kick back and enjoy an evening of cool-cat musicality peppered with the swinging sounds of horns, piano, bass and drums by one of the most prominent and virtuosic representatives of today’s jazz culture: NOJO. More

Gadi Dagon

REDCAT

L-E-V: HOUSE

The dance company L-E-V's piece "HOUSE" is a sultry and intoxicating ensemble work set to the driving beats of an original score by Ori Lichtik, delivered by fiercely talented dancers that move with precision. L-E-V feeds off of emerging technologies and integrates them effortlessly and unobtrusively into cross- disciplinary stagings that could be equally at home at a techno-club or opera house. More

Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Ira Glass: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

Ira Glass, producer and host of NPR’s This American Life, makes a jubilant return to Long Beach for his inventive "Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host," a show that combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, "have no business being together - dance and radio. More

The Great Hall – Valley Performing Arts Center

Brad Mehldau Trio & The Bad Plus

Double trios delight when jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard, join the audacious Bad Plus for an evening of innovative jazz and indie rock improvisational music. More

East West Players

Takarazuka!!!

Yuko is the Top Star of the Takarazuka, an all-female Japanese performance troupe, that has put on lavishly staged spectacles for decades. Facing retirement, Yuko begins to be haunted by the ghost of a former top star. More

Skirball Cultural Center

Kimberly Truhler—The History of Fashion in Film Noir

You can join Kimberly Truhler—historian, educator, and founder of GlamAmor, a website dedicated to preserving the history of fashion in film—for an illustrated lecture on the evolution of fashion in America and in the genre of film noir as innovated by some of Hollywood’s greatest designers. More

Hollywood Lutheran Church

The Winds of Winter

This year’s concert from Metropolitan Master Chorale will feature songs celebrating the holiday season with jazz overtones and diverse arrangements in a program that balances spiritual and secular works. More

Rick Spaulding

Soka Performing Arts Center

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Cantus and Theater Latté Da present "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914" by Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach. Through new arrangements of European carols and war-songs for a capella voices, "All Is Calm" recalls the remarkable World War I truce between Allied Forces and German soldiers in no man's land on Christmas, 1914. More

Vistamar School

Vistamar School Enrollment Open House

Vistamar School will welcome future 9th, 10th and 11th graders and their families to an open house. During the event, families will explore the school and learn about their globally influenced curriculum, their community, and their Life Planning philosophy and college outcomes. More