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I hope you will be able to join us tonight for ”Catalyst for Change,” a special jazz-themed Voices for Justice Series event with musician and social activist Nicholas Payton!

Moderated by Ray Briggs, Ph.D. of CSULB’s Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, tonight’s conversation explores the music of Nicholas Payton and the power of musical expression to inspire activism. The livestream begins at 6:00 p.m. PT and registration is free.

You’re also invited to a virtual dance performance on May 21 at 7 p.m. PT with Versa-Style Dance Company! Sign up now to receive a reminder of this free online dance event.

Finally, for the latest information on our reopening plans, please visit our new Reopening FAQ page.

Megan Kline Crockett
Executive Director
Upcoming Events
Nicholas Payton
Nicholas Payton
Musician and Social Activist
May 12, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. PT

Join the Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist and social activist for a conversation about music’s essential role as a source of expression, inspiration, and activism. A 15-minute Q&A follows the discussion.

Versa-Style Dance
Versa-Style Dance Company
Free Virtual Performance
May 21, 2021

Versa-Style Dance Company is back for a virtual public performance—free for our community! Sign up now to receive a reminder, then join us on Friday, May 21 at 7 p.m. PT on YouTube and Facebook for the performance!
Shakespeare and Friends Aloud
Shakespeare Aloud
Weekly on Thursdays

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MTW Benefit Concerts

Musical Theatre West’s Keep the Lights On Benefit Concerts are back! Support our good friends and delight in new and encore performances from Broadway favorites David Burnham, Grasan Kingsberry, Bets Malone and more!

On This Side of the World
Free Livestream Filipino Migrant Center Fundraiser
Available until Monday, May 31, 2021

From torch songs to bubblegum pop, Paulo K Tiról’s sung-through musical is a love letter to the Filipino-American dream.

Donations from this livestream support Long Beach’s Filipino Migrant Center in addition to helping fund outreach programs like this one from Musical Theatre West. Watch now.
Long Beach Gives
Long Beach Gives
Mark Your Calendars
September 23, 2021

The Carpenter Center has been selected to participate in the 3rd Annual Long Beach Gives event, a citywide giving day supporting 200 nonprofits! Last year’s event raised over $1.7 million for over 150 Long Beach City organizations! Learn more.