Big Sunday happily welcomes you to Our Really Big Community Calendar

We try to include all kinds of volunteering and helping opportunities for all kinds of interests, talents, passions, and ages! As you’ll see, these include volunteering opportunities (one-time and long-term) as well as the chance to support a nonprofit by attending fundraising events. Plus, of course, we include all of Big Sunday’s homegrown events, too! Whoever you are, and whatever you do, there is someone out there who could use your help.

If you have questions about our calendar, or would like to add a listing, please contact calendar@bigsunday.org or submit your event/opportunity via the button below.

Big Sunday Event Giving Opportunity! One-time Volunteer Opportunity Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Sep
20
Fri
Skid Row Neighborhood ARTS Movie Night: “The Mustang” @ Skid Row Museum
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm

Come watch "The Mustang" at 7pm on Friday, Sept. 20!

Sep
27
Fri
Studio 526 & Skid Row Arts JAM: Open Mic
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate month's Bdays with Open Mic night at 5:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 27th!

Oct
2
Wed
ove All Serve Art: An Art Show By the Young People of My Friend’s Place @ Saint Felix Hollywood
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of food, drinks, and art featuring a curated collection of pieces created by the youth of My Friend's Place.

All proceeds from art sold benefit youth artists and the young people of My Friend's Place.

Please RSVP with Dan Meyer at dmeyer@myfriendsplace.org by September 30th.

Oct
13
Sun
29th Annual L.A. GOAL Art Show and Open House @ L.A. GOAL
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for our 29th Annual L.A. GOAL Art Show and Open House!
The artists have been working hard to create an exhibit you don't want to miss! In addition to exhibiting our Members’ incredible works from this year, the show will also be an Open House at L.A. GOAL and will include collaborative art-making opportunities in our studio. We can’t wait to see you there!

Oct
16
Wed
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill @ International City Theatre
Oct 16 – Nov 3 all-day

The Songs & Stories of Billie Holiday in…

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

by Lanie Robertson

at International City Theatre

34 Years as Long Beach’s Resident Professional Theatre Company

Artistic Director/Producer caryn desai

 

“Original and riveting.” – The London Times

“A searing portrait of a woman whose art was triumphant.” – OnStage

Tony Award Winner! (2014)

About the play: The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. An audience sits waiting, not knowing that they are about to witness history as the legendary chanteuse steps into the spotlight for the last time, four months before her death at age 44.  Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is full of heart-melting numbers like “God Bless the Child,” “Strange Fruit,” and “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”. Billie bares her loves and losses in this intimate and stunning Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

 

Directed by Wren T. Brown

Music Direction by Stephan Terry

Starring Karole Foreman as Billie Holiday

 

October 16 – November 3

Performance Schedule: Previews on October 16-17 at 8pm

Run Oct 18 – Nov 3 | Thu-Sat: 8pm | Sun: 2pm

Post-show talk-back with the cast! Sunday October 27th 2019

 

NORMAL TICKET PRICES: $35-$55

SAVE $7 WITH DISCOUNT CODE: HARLEM

YOUR PRICES: $28-$48

 

Interested in Dinner too? Check out our dinner package!

Enjoy a 3-course prix fixe dinner from L’Opera Ristorante AND the show for only $79/person!

*discounts not available on dinner package* Call for details (562)-495-4595

 

Previews $35 | Thu, Fri: $47 | Sat, Sun: $49 | Opening Night: $55

Call the Box Office: 562-436-4610 (M-F 9am – 5pm) or visit us online at https://ictlongbeach.org/2019-season/

 

Parking: For best convenience, please use the Long Beach Performing Arts Center parking structure on Hart Pl. for $15.00. Enter from Ocean Blvd. or Seaside Way. Cheaper/metered parking may be available a short walk away.

 

Groups: with a group of 10+, you can receive exclusive savings up to 40% off! The more you bring, the more you save! Please contact Amber today to start organizing your group. (amber@ictlongbeach.org)

 

Getting to the Theater: When facing the fountains in front of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, the Beverly O’Neill Theater is nestled in the back left corner. Follow along the exterior windows the left, towards the Pacific Ballroom. The theater is at the top of the stairs. Address: 330 E Seaside Way.

 

Contact person: Marketing Associate Amber Guttilla | Phone: 562.495.4595 ext. 103 | Box Office: 562-436-4610 | email: amber@ictlongbeach.or

Oct
18
Fri
Skid Row Arts Map Presentation @ Skid Row Museum @ Skid Row Museum
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presentation of the SKID ROW ARTS MAP which puts the sites of all arts activities that are free and open to everyone in the community on the map. —so that everyone can find them and participate.  The Skid Row Arts MAP is designed to make it easy for people living in Skid Row– even if you’re a new arrival — to connect with other Skid Row artists and the arts activities that are open to everyone in Skid Row.

Right after Urban Voices Project’s Busk Fest on the streets of Skid Row (from 10am till 12pm) we’ll continue the party at the Skid Row History Museum & Archive at 1pm, with music, snacks and the presentation of the SKID ROW ARTS MAP.  Come on by, get your copy – or copies – of the map and go forth and create.

The ARTS MAP has been developed by Skid Row arts organizations:
Urban Voices Project, Los Angeles Poverty Department, Studio 526, Street Symphony, Piece by Piece and Skid Row Coffee with the generous support of USC’s Arts in Action program.

Skid Row Arts Map Presentation @ Skid Row Museum @ Skid Row Museum
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presentation of the SKID ROW ARTS MAP which puts the sites of all arts activities that are free and open to everyone in the community on the map. —so that everyone can find them and participate.  The Skid Row Arts MAP is designed to make it easy for people living in Skid Row– even if you’re a new arrival — to connect with other Skid Row artists and the arts activities that are open to everyone in Skid Row.

Right after Urban Voices Project’s Busk Fest on the streets of Skid Row (from 10am till 12pm) they’ll continue the party at the Skid Row History Museum & Archive at 1pm, with music, snacks and the presentation of the SKID ROW ARTS MAP.  Come on by, get your copy – or copies – of the map and go forth and create.

The ARTS MAP has been developed by Skid Row arts organizations:
Urban Voices Project, Los Angeles Poverty Department, Studio 526, Street Symphony, Piece by Piece and Skid Row Coffee with the generous support of USC’s Arts in Action program.

Oct
26
Sat
10th Annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists @ Gladys Park
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm

The 10th annual Festival for all Skid Row Artists
Saturday and Sunday, October 26 & 27, 2019
1-5pm each day in Gladys park (corner of 6th Street and Gladys Avenue)

Sign Up as a Skid Row artist – write info@lapovertydept.org / call 213-413 1077

Say What! TENth Annual –can you believe it! How Time Flies! How a community vitally sustains itself! You better believe it!

Los Angeles Poverty Department celebrates and preserves the rich artistic heritage of Skid Row and beginning with the first Festival in 2009 has generated a registry of Skid Row artists, which now numbers more than 800.

The Festival for All Skid Row Artists is a two-day festival of performing and visual art with plenty of music, showcasing the diverse range of talents among Skid Row residents. The festival has become one of the most anticipated grassroots cultural events in Skid Row where over 100 Skid Row Artists perform or display their artwork to enthusiastic audiences. Many come back each year and prepare their acts and works of art, and thanks to extensive street outreach, many people will get on-stage for the very first time and get in the mix of the vibrant Skid Row artistic culture.

LAPD partners with Studio 526 and United Coalition East Prevention Project (UCEPP) to produce the Festival. This year, the Goethe-Institut is an additional producing partner. The Goethe-Institut is organizing the event series “Worlds of Homelessness”, including discussions, music and film screenings, that begins Tuesday October 22, at LA Poverty Department’s Skid Row History Museum & Archive (with additional sites at Sci-Arc and Navel). The project brings together local and international artists, architects, scholars and others and culminates with the 2 days of the Festival.

“Worlds of Homelessness” will open with music by the LA Playmakers and the Playmakers will close out the Festival on Sunday Afternoon. The LA Playmakers are a local band founded by Joseph Warren and Stan Watson 5yrs ago. These accomplished professional musicians have played with a number of well known jazz and pop music figures. They can play anything, R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Gospel– and they do.  The band members have one thing in common: they all were members of the Praise and Worship Team at Skid Row’s Central City Church of the Nazarene.

Festival attendees are invited to participate in a range of artist facilitated workshops and creativity stations. The LA City Department of City Planning will be there to gather community input on their emerging plan for downtown DTLA2040 and Skid Row Now & 2040, will also be getting festival-goer input on their community generated plan for a Skid Row future without displacement and with housing for area residents now on the streets. LAPD’s Festival for All Skid Row Artists gives audiences a chance to hear what you usually don’t hear about Skid Row: that it is a community rich with talent!

Oct
27
Sun
Dorris Place Elementary Library @ Dorris Place Elementary Library
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Dorris Place Elementary desperately needs books for its school and classroom libraries. Please join us for a day of book processing and mural painting. If you plan to paint, please dress appropriately. Our paint doesn't wash out. Food is provided to volunteers without dietary restrictions. Please be prepared to stay until 2 p.m. though we often finish earlier

 

No groups! Individual and family sign-ups only

 

Please consider donating $10 per volunteer to help offset costs for the day.

Nov
2
Sat
Multnomah Elementary Library @ Multnomah Elementary Library
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Multnomah Elementary desperately needs books for its school and classroom libraries. Please join us for a day of book processing and mural painting. If you plan to paint, please dress appropriately. Our paint doesn't wash out. Food is provided to volunteers without dietary restrictions. Please be prepared to stay until 2 p.m. though we often finish earlier.

 

No groups! Individual and family sign-ups only. 

 

Please consider donating $10 per volunteer to help offset costs for the day.

How it Works

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