Long Beach artist Timothy Bulone’s work will hang at the El Dorado Nature Center here beginning Saturday, July 6. Bulone creates each of his images by starting with a digital photograph, then using a variety of computer programs to render them into art that is “more representational, more evocative, and more revelatory” than the original photo, he says. "Digital art sounds much too cold to me. I think of it as photographic art and of myself as an artist working in photography. I am so thankful…See More
The public is invited to a lunch hosted by CosmetiCare, the OC plastic surgery and medi-spa featured on "Today," "20/20," "The View," & the New York Times, where attendees will learn how to improve the health and vitality of their skin using the finest products and services available.The lunch will be held at the critically acclaimed Bayside Restaurant. Cost is $100, which will be applied to any products or services purchased. Lunch is complimentary.CosmetiCare has been helping women and…See More
What Upper Ten Times Funnier Fans....The Ten Times Funnier Comedy Show gonna be "rockin" EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT!! in 2013 @ The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club Universal Studios CitywalkWe got these joke!!.SHOW STARTS PROMPTLY AT 9:00 PM!!!!!Ten Times Funnier Host Black Kasper Co/Host Jay AlexanderONLY $3.00 DOLLAR VALET PARKING!!!. 18+ w/valid ID.For all my Ten Times Funnier guests that want free tickets you must fill out the link below. If you do not fill out the link you will have to pay regular…See More
A young Widow keeps her dead husband's Soul in a box. When the chance to forget him and let him go comes she is hesitant. Will she decide to let the Soul go and move on with her life? June 15 - July 13. www.lbplayhouse.org 562-494-1014 See More
It's seems like times are definitely changing. Not sure if it's for the good or bad or whatever. But definitely, the closing of the world famous V.I.P. record store is in my opinion, another defeat in Long Beach's small business scene. For those who don't know (which I hope aren't many of you CIty Lifers), V.I.P. is home to many old school hip hop videos that featured Warren G, Snoop, Nate Dogg, and more. Remember this video? To be…See More
Food is the great unifier. A great dish is something that every culture in the world takes pride in; from fresh sushi to a hearty steak.Kafé Neo opened its doors at the corner of 4th and Temple in Oct. 2007. Since then it has been serving Greek flavors infused with American…See More
Good morning City Lifers, I'm sure you're all getting ready for your barbecue session(s) on this Memorial Day. First I wanted to share something with you all. A good friend and mentor of mine who is also a Long Beach resident artist, Akinsanya Kambon was able to sit…See More
Ok, so you wanna know what is so cool about 562citylife? Other than the great community that is continuously growing and posting great news/thoughts, our awesome bloggers (The Man and Annalisa) , the cool events that are happening , our amazing groups, or our mind-blowing podcast?
562citylife.com has a chat feature at the bottom of the home page.
On Saturday, March 28th the City of Long Beach Economic Development and Cultural Affairs Bureau, The Arts Council for Long Beach, and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission held a Creative Community Public Forum at the Museum of Latin American Art, in Long Beach.
Now that's a lot of big fancy organization titles and to me art has never really been about organization and structure. To me art springs up organically, at the times and in the places where one might least expect… Continue
Many courthouse judges in the states are beginning to offer delinquents an alternative to incarceration for misdemeanor crimes. For crimes like petty theft, the offender is liely to be ordered to wear a two-sided board which reads something like, "I Stole a Snickers from a mini-mart". In a case of a lady who purchased weed while her babies were in her car, a judge ordered her to take out an ad in the local paper, stating her crime. Posting a jumbo size board that reads as "I am a Sex Offender"… Continue
Hopefully, my profile informs you just a bit, about why I love LB. Heres some more info as to why:
Like I said, I grew up in Lakewood. I moved out of my parents house when I was 22, My bestfriend and I shared a two-bedroom apartment at 1740 Redondo #15, a few buildings south of The Executive Suite. Man, did we ever hear our share of ruckus late night street brawls, all coming from the drunk patrons leaving that bar. After 2 years, I moved into a classic, vintage one-bedroom down on Rose… Continue
This Easter, you can do something for a child in need and donate a basket, or funds to Justin Rudd's Operation Easter Basket.. Last Tues, I ran into Mary Aja, Kristy Fuentes, Jacque Olsen and Connie Sears, who were making Easter baskets at LBCC. Connie is part of the Community Action team and helps with Operation Easter Basket. If you would like to grab some friends and have a basket making party,… Continue
CLICK HERE for the latest market info. It's time once again for the Thursday market update for the Cliff May Ranchos neighborhood in Long Beach. The Ranchos is a mid-century modern ranch house neighborhood, located on the eastside of Long Beach. It is centrally located and provides easy… Continue
Added by Evan Gould on March 26, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Last year 562CityLife was VERY PROUD to be a supporter of Earth Hour and this year we plan to work hard to spread the word again! We hope that you'll join us in spreading the word as far and wide as you can!
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Added by 562citylife on March 25, 2009 at 11:58pm —
On 4th street you will find many different types of thrift stores ranging from furniture antiques to vintage clothing. There's also an Artsy Theater that has only one viewing room, but shows independent films and some mainstream. I could feel a creative vibe in air as walked up and down the street window shopping.
The picture above was taken at La Bomba Vintage Thrift. Now every 3rd Saturday of the month La Bomba opens the back… Continue
“Twice on Sundays,” a mini concert series featuring local musicians, transforms Smooth’s Grill downtown into a new favorite spot for live music and cheap beer. The event is co-hosted by community groups Schooled in Song and We Love Long Beach, featuring a four-week performance residency with music by Jay Buchanan, Chris Paul Overall, Brett Bixby, So Many Wizards,and many other special guests. Another cool feature is the live video art performances by Warren Woodward, streaming in the background… Continue
The March 14th closing event of the Spoken Word Festival rocked the socks off Long Beach! Curated by the President of the Write Now Society, Mindy Nettifee and sponsored by the Arts Council for Long Beach, it drew a full house. Yes, Long Beach loves great poetry!
The night commenced with a performance by sultry shoegazers Gliss. One cool thing about a… Continue
Video starring: Mindy Nettifee. Did that bliss you out???
I went to the titanic Long Beach I love you Spoken Word Fest, on March 11th at the Aquarium of the Pacific. It was curated by the infinitely talented writer and performance poet Mindy Nettifee. The word wizards of the evening were promoting "The Good Things About America", which was edited by Derrick Brown and… Continue
i've been a member for awhile now and realized how well this site is coming together. i truly do love this city and always knew there was a sense of community that surrounded me. And now here is proof. ..=)
We're currently working on a video profile piece of 4th street, but we wanted to quickly say thank you to all those that we spoke to today for their hospitality. It's not easy when to dorks show up with a camera and want to just start talking to you!
While we work to edit up the video we also wanted to be sure to make sure you all knew about a a big sidewalk sale coming up on the 21st... hey you can't go wrong with free… Continue
The clouds are fluffy white, the grass a crisp green, flowers blooming...so it must be that time of year again. No, not Spring you silly! Tattoo time. Every year, I get this odd itch to have some work done. I love tattoos. I love to get them, I love to look at them, analyze them. I seriously love ink!
So now I ask you, show me your ink. I wanna see what you have done or tell me what you plan on… Continue
Some people hate it, some people love it, some Governors say they will not accept it, but does Long Beach need it?
This picture is just one example of something I found in Long Beach that could use a little stimulus money thrown at it. What about you? How many things in Long Beach can you think of that could use some stimulus money?
Why would anyone want to say no to this funding source? Isn't it the job of our local,… Continue
Twice now within the last week The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce has sent out an email, presumably to all of it's members, blasting local efforts to organize and unionize certain labor groups. How Ironic is it that it's OK for the businesses and business owners to organize and lobby politicians, but it's not OK for workers to organize to work towards better pay and wages?
In these emails Long Beach Area Chamber Of Commerce President and CEO Randy… Continue
Added by 562citylife on March 11, 2009 at 4:18pm —