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Megan's Message
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Friends,

I’m happy to announce that a Carpenter Center holiday tradition will continue: David Benoit’s tribute to
A Charlie Brown Christmas! This year’s classic holiday concert will livestream on December 5—for free! You’ll find more details in this email.

For even more arts experiences, you’re invited to explore our newly launched Carpenter Center Blog. There you’ll discover online arts opportunities that engage and entertain.

Finally, I want to express my gratitude to everyone who visited the Voting Center in our lobby and to all the staff, volunteers, and poll workers who made the Carpenter Center a safe and convenient place for our community to vote. I’m so pleased we were able to open our doors to all of you.

Wishing you good health,
Megan Kline Crockett
Executive Director
Livestream Performances
David Benoit
TRIBUTE TO A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Sat, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. PT

Streaming from Rick’s Café LIVE with host Rick Braun,
David Benoit and special guest James Tormé and his trio play classic holiday hits and favorite Vince Guaraldi tunes from David’s new album “It’s A David Benoit Christmas” from Steinway Records!

Charles Phoenix
Holiday Jubilee
Sat, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. PT

Join Carpenter Center favorite Charles Phoenix for his Holiday Jubilee comedy show—live on YouTube! Charles celebrates mid-century holiday life and style in this roast and toast to kitschy holiday favorites!

This event is presented by Charles Phoenix and the Torrence Cultural Center. Tickets are not sold through the Carpenter Center.

Virtual Shakespeare Aloud
STARTING AGAIN IN 2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Shakespeare Aloud program this year. We will be returning in January 2021 for more readings from the Bard's canon. Sign-up now so you don’t miss our next season!

Learning How to be Anti-Racist: Special Topics
Wed, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. PT

Join our monthly learning series as we cover a special topic around race and racism in the United States. December's topic will be policing and incarceration.

Our Community
CSULB Dance Department Fall Dance Festival
CSULB Department of Dance
FALL DANCE FESTIVAL

Directed by senior dance students, CSULB's Fall Dance Festival takes place online and includes a Q & A session on Zoom. Catch the second program this Friday, Nov 20 at 7 p.m. PT.

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Kleefeld Contemporary
MATERIAL CONCERNS

Support the Kleefeld Contemporary’s expansion at CSULB by attending their virtual three-part lecture series highlighting Doris Sung, Maren Hassinger, and Dyani White Hawk, three artists who use material in innovative ways. Proceeds go to the museum’s acquisition of new work!

Beyond Symphonic Jazz Radio Series with SJO Music Director Mitch Glickman on KJazz 88.1 FM
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
BEYOND SYMPHONIC JAZZ RADIO SERIES

Tune in to KJAZZ 88.1 FM on Sundays at 9 p.m. for "Beyond Symphonic Jazz," a weekly radio show hosted by SJO Music Director Mitch Glickman. The third season includes upcoming interviews with Hubert Laws, David Sanchez, Gary Burton & more!

Encore!
Damien Sneed Oh Freedom
Damien Sneed
2018-19 CARPENTER CENTER ARTIST

Join Damien Sneed and friends as they perform “Oh Freedom,” Sneed’s new single from his upcoming project UNPLUGGED.

Quarantine Cabaret and Cocktails
Stacy Sullivan & Lee Lessack
2019-20 CARPENTER CENTER ARTIST

Lee Lessack pays tribute to Peggy Lee with guests Stacy Sullivan and Peggy Lee’s granddaughter, Holly Foster-Wells!


Cirque Mechanics
2018-19 CARPENTER CENTER ARTIST

Cirque Mechanics bring their inventiveness to the Nevada desert with their Russian Swing performance, featuring dazzling acrobatic dives.