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 or submit your event/opportunity via the button below.

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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




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


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. (


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

Storytime with Mr. Steve @ Vroman's Bookstore
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Vroman's favorite storytime guy, Mr. Steve, shares books with little ones every Wednesday and Saturday morning in the kids' section of the store.

Ages 2 – 7

WITHOUT LIMITS Math & English Tutoring Program @ Urban Partners Los Angeles at 1st Unitarian Church of Los Angeles
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For 10 years, Urban Partners LA has hosted WITHOUT LIMITS, a tutoring program for inner-city families at the First Unitarian Church in the heart of Koreatown. In this area of the city many families face significant barriers to education. Local schools are underfunded and overcrowded; home support is limited while parents work 2-3 jobs and struggle to understand their children's homework because English is their 2nd language. We tutor the students every Saturday morning from 10 – Noon; parents enjoy quarterly convivios to learn how to help their children in their studies; families enjoy field trips sponsored by the Sierra Club.
Join our fun (and sometimes wacky!) team of volunteer tutors to help our wonderful, eager-to-learn students grow in their math and reading skills. Want to play hot potato with words or math problems? We try new and different ways to make learning fun! We welcome one and all – give it a try one time and learn what we're all about. Maybe you can donate one weekend a month or you'll want to help out several times a month. We look forward to meeting you and helping you …"to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit" (quote by Nelson Henderson)!

A Safe Place for Youth: Harvest Community Meal @ Safe Place for Youth Garden
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening full of farm-fresh food and live performances at the SPY Community Garden on Saturday, October 19th from 5pm-8pm. Enjoy dishes inspired by the Garden's autumn bounty, and bring your favorite fall dish to share. All ages are welcome! 

The SPY Garden Farm Stand will be selling fresh produce grown on-site, as well as other products like pesto, salve, and naturally dyed bandanas. All proceeds benefit the Garden!

$10 suggested donation


*Safe Place for Youth (SPY) provides life-saving support to homeless and at-risk youth ages 12-25 in West Los Angeles. Our mission is to inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time. We do this through a continuum of care including case management, education and employment support, health and wellness care, street outreach, and access to basic survival needs of food, showers and clothing. In 2017, SPY provided services to 1,171 individual homeless and at-risk youth.

Joan’s Wish List Signature Event @ Big Door Studios
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm

Su Casa invites you to attend a Signature Event for Joan’s Wish List on Saturday October 19 at Big Door Studios in El Segundo.


Joan’s Wish List is a non-profit, which provides support to a different domestic violence shelter each year. This year, Su Casa was selected to benefit from their event. Su Casa has requested a number of items for our wish list, including a new computer classroom for our children’s area and fitness equipment so that broken bodies can begin to mend and strengthen.


Joan’s Wish List’s 6th Annual Signature Event on October 19, 2019 at 6pm. They will be returning to Big Door Studios in El Segundo where last year’s amazing event was held. Last year’s event was off the charts and this year will be even better! Enjoy great food from local restaurants, fabulous wines and cocktails, incredible silent auction items, a photo booth, live music, entertainers and much more, all while supporting survivors of domestic violence.


The incredible auction items will include an Angels On-Field Experiencea stay at the Mammoth Juniper Lodge, a Beach-Front Stay in Peru, the Porsche Driving Experience, and many more exciting items and experiences.


In five years, Joan’s Wish List has raised nearly $450,000 to support local shelters and families impacted by domestic violence. Please join our efforts to Break the Cycle of domestic violence and support Su Casa by attending Joan’s Whish List’s 6th Annual Signature Event.

One Generation Farmers Market Volunteer @ One Generation
Oct 20 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every Sunday volunteers sign in at 7am and out at 1pm to help greet at the entrance gates and offer information about ONEgeneration services, help at the Bagel or Book booths, or assist a Farmers or small business for the day.  This event is a walk in position so you can come any Sunday that you are available from 7am to 1pm, no partial shifts.  

When volunteers sign out at 1pm they will receive a completion letter for their hours if needed. 

If you have questions about this weekly volunteer event please email [masked]

We hope to see you soon at the Encino Farmers Market!

100% of the proceeds from all ONEgeneration booths and entrance gates support the programs we offer the community. 

Imagine LA Volunteer @ The Historic Granada Buildings
Oct 22 all-day

Imagine LA is a non profit organization that recruits, trains and partners with volunteer mentors to help end the cycle of homelessness through a blend of mentoring and social services. And we are always looking for additional volunteer support. We are looking for volunteers at all levels but particularly those interesting in mentoring. Imagine LA's volunteer mentors are committed to fighting homelessness in Los Angeles and play an essential role in fulfilling our mission. They are eager to work in a team of like-minded peers and commit to a long-term volunteer position that’s incredibly fulfilling.

Volunteers must be 21+ years old and willing to make a 15 to 18 month commitment!


Storytime with Mr. Steve @ Vroman's Bookstore
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Vroman's favorite storytime guy, Mr. Steve, shares books with little ones every Wednesday and Saturday morning in the kids' section of the store.

Ages 2 – 7

Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt @ Exposition Park
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt is a series of charity dog walks that bring entire communities together to raise money to help save the lives of homeless pets.

This is much more then a fundraising walk. Strut Your Mutt is a fun-filled festival where four-, three- and two-legged participants of all ages can take part in activities like doggie yoga, pet portraits, music, contests and more.

In 2018, at the many events across the country, as well as online, participants came together to show their support for the animals. Together, more than $2.3 million was raised.


Click here to register: 

Storytime with Mr. Steve @ Vroman's Bookstore
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Vroman's favorite storytime guy, Mr. Steve, shares books with little ones every Wednesday and Saturday morning in the kids' section of the store.

Ages 2 – 7

How it Works

You can SEARCH by scrolling through the Months or by selecting different Categories or Tag functions. For a totally different view, try the Posterboard or Stream options! Feel free to submit an item for the calendar by clicking the “Submit Your Event / Opportunity” button above at the right-hand side of the page. Questions? Email