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Friends,

I’m deeply grateful to everyone who donated to our Arts for Life program. Your support will have a direct impact on the arts education of thousands of Long Beach schoolchildren. Thank you! 

While our theatre remains closed for performances, our lobby will be open from October 24 through November 3 as a Voting Center! Whether you vote in person or take advantage of the drive-thru drop box, exercise your right to vote—at the Carpenter Center!

Until next month, stay safe and stay well.
Megan Kline Crockett
Executive Director
Livestream Performance
The Doo Wop Project
LIVE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM

Bring the classic harmonies and endless energy of Doo Wop into your living room! We’ve partnered with Carpenter Center favorites The Doo Wop Project for a livestream concert on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. PT!
Vote Long Beach
Vote at the Carpenter Center
THE ART OF DEMOCRACY

The Carpenter Center on the campus of CSULB is Long Beach’s newest polling location for the Nov. 3 election! From October 24 through Election Day, you can cast your ballot in person at the Carpenter Center, or drop off your ballot at the Drive-thru Ballot Box in our parking lot.

If you’re not yet registered to vote, the deadline is October 19. REGISTER TO VOTE.

For more information about voting at the Carpenter Center, including registration deadlines and important dates, please visit csulb.edu/vote
Long Beach Gives
THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who supported us through Long Beach Gives and who generously donated to the Carpenter Center’s Arts for Life program. Together, we raised over $5,000!

Your generosity will enable us to reach even more schoolchildren and members of our community with free and safe virtual arts experiences!
MTW Keep the Lights On
MTW Keep the Lights On
BENEFIT CONCERTS FROM OUR RESIDENT COMPANY

Support our resident company Musical Theatre West and take in a show—online! On select Friday nights this fall, Musical Theatre West’s Keep the Light’s On benefit concerts present unforgettable performances from your favorite stars.

Up next: David Burnham Encore on Oct. 14, and Mel Collins on Oct. 23 and 28!

Consortium Flyer
some reach while others clap
Photo: Postcommodity, Some Reach While Others Clap (2020)
CSU ConSortiUm
VISUAL ARTS VIRTUAL SPEAKER SERIES

California State University art galleries and museums have launched a virtual event series featuring conversations between socially engaged artists and curators.

You’re invited to join their next event on Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m. PT for a conversation with Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist, two artists whose work is critical to current re-imagings of the art world and the world at large.

The event is hosted by CSU Humboldt, CSU Long Beach, and Fresno State.

Encore!
A.I.M by Kyle Abraham
2019-20 CARPENTER CENTER ARTIST

Join A.I.M's Homecoming Week, a week-long virtual celebration! Participate in their silent auction or take a dance masterclass with Tamisha Guy. And don't miss Homecoming night, tonight, Oct. 14, featuring a special conversation with Kyle Abraham and Misty Copeland.


Dancer: Catherine Ellis from A.I.M; Photo by Carrie Schneider

The Jive Aces
2017-18 CARPENTER CENTER ARTIST

Get your noon hour a-rockin' with a daily dose of upbeat swing music from The Jive Aces!
For over 200 days, The Jive Aces have been putting on a free daily "JiveStream" jam. Go back and watch previous performances or tune in at 12:30 p.m. PT daily to catch their next live performance!


Mariachi Los Camperos
1996-97 CARPENTER CENTER ARTIST

Mariachi Los Camperos won the 2020 Grammy for Best Regional Mexican Music Album for “De Ayer Para Siempre. Listen to the Album on our Spotify Playlist. You can also sign-up to take an online class with one of the award-winning members.

Virtual Shakespeare Aloud
ARTS FOR LIFE

Our Shakespeare Aloud program continues this Thursday from 1:00–2:30 p.m. PT. Come and be a part of our FREE reading of Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona! Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers or as audience members using the Zoom videoconferencing platform.
Learning How to be Anti-Racist: Special Topics
NEW DATES & TOPICS

Join our now-monthly discussions on Learning How to be Anti-Racist: Special Topics. This learning series covers a special topic around race and racism in the United States. This month we will discuss cultural appropriation.

Sign up to join us tonight, October 14 at 6:00 pm.