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June 2019

Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$15

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus with this lively, wide-ranging documentary exploring the history, present, and future of the utopian design and architecture school and communal social movement around the world. TICKETS At its heart, 'Bauhaus Spirit' proves without question that fun was a core component of the goings-on. We long to have played a part in its birth, existence and influence—or to even contribute now. —Alex De Vore, Santa Fe Reporter A comprehensive look at the subject.…

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IconLBC

Friday, June 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Ice House Art Complex, 625 W Anaheim St,
Long Beach, CA 90813 United States
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Free

Art. Architecture. Performances. Music. **FREE PUBLIC EVENT** Enjoy art, architecture, performances, and live music, presented in partnership with InspiredLBC, the creators of the hugely succesfful Hello Welcome series. Murals painted by local artists,nd displayed for the first time at this event, are inspired by Long Beach architecture!Be sure to stay for the After Party... Bringing down the house with great vibes and amazing music Holliday Panasith from DeepAura Music, Brandyn Placebo, Claire Placebo. FEATURING MURALS BY:  - Joshua Garcia Inspiredlbc…

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Charles Phoenix “Long Beachland”

Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Art Theatre, 2025 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814 United States
$45.00

Be prepared for your local pride to SWELL when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a then and now time travel slide show adventure exploring Long Beach’s landmarks and lore. With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles reveals his guide to undiscovered and iconic local landmarks, and the very best of his found 50s and 60s vintage Kodachrome slides taken in Long Beach. Experience the Pike Amusements, local oddities,…

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LBAW Closing Social @ 4th Street Vine

Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
4th Street Vine, 2142 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814 United States
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Free

Join us after Charles Phoenix's "Long Beachland" for a fun evening of delicious drinks, live music and great food. More info coming soon.

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September 2020

Long Beach Heritage Virtual Awards 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual CA United States
$49

Kick off Architecture Week by celebrating the people who went above and beyond last year to keep our city’s unique heritage alive—including our host, the Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix! This festive event will include music by the Jazz Angels, cocktail demos from Long Beach Playhouse and Legends, Charles on his favorite retro spots in Long Beach, and an after-party for virtual networking. Learn more about the winners here! *Included in LBAW Full Access Ticket

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Miner Smith Bungalow Self Guided Tour

Friday, September 18, 2020 @ 12:00 am - Sunday, September 27, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
Virtual CA United States

This tour shows visitors about a dozen houses built by Miner R. Smith. Smith was a self-taught builder and contractor who worked in Long Beach in the 1920s and was responsible for about 30 residences that he called ‘bungalow mansions.’ Concentrated in Belmont Heights, these buildings are arguably the most distinctive California Bungalows in Long Beach: Smith’s architectural style melded the Victorian style of the nineteenth century with the Arts and Crafts design of the early twentieth. The most notable…

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Historic Downtown Self-Guided Tour

Friday, September 18, 2020 @ 12:00 am - Sunday, September 27, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
Virtual CA United States

The Historic Downtown tour is the premier architecture tour of Long Beach Architecture Week. Highlighting the iconic historic buildings that shape the downtown cityscape. Outside of downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach is one of the few city centers in the region that can boast of historic high rises. What downtown Long Beach provides is the combination of beach and buildings that create a distinctive coastal cityscape. Take the self-guided Historic Downtown Tour to experience the fascinating history of iconic buildings…

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LB Downtown Art Deco Self-Guided Tour

Friday, September 18, 2020 @ 12:00 am - Sunday, September 27, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
Virtual CA United States

Enjoy a walking tour of wonderful Art Deco building in downtown Long Beach as curated by John Thomas local art deco historian. Along the tour you will see both art deco in Streamline moderne architecture dating back to 1929 including the wonderful WPA mosaic “recreation in Long Beach.” You’ll never look at these buildings the same way again once you’ve had the experience of learning more about their architectural in character design features. This will be a self-guided tour you…

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Pow Wow Mural Self-Guided Tour

Friday, September 18, 2020 @ 12:00 am - Sunday, September 27, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
Virtual CA United States + Google Map

Many of the exterior walls throughout the downtown of Long Beach have been transformed by some of the worlds most renowned mural artist. A revitalization through mural art has taken hold of Long Beach and graced the city with some larger than life master pieces. This will be a self-guided tour you can follow along though the LB Living app. *Included in LBAW Full Access Ticket BUY TICKETS

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The Atkinson Brick House Virtual Tour

Friday, September 18, 2020 - Sunday, September 27, 2020
Virtual CA United States

The Atkinson Brick House is a 1957 Mid-Century Modern custom home, which had laid forgotten for decades. Located on the Los Cerritos / Virginia Country Club border, the house has an incredibly unique layout—it’s literally built around a pool, with 360 degrees of floor-to-ceiling glass opening the house to the outdoor courtyard. Sounds perfect, right? Well, in December of 2018, when Ashley and Brian Scotto took the keys to this 4800sq foot spread, the radiant heat didn’t work, nor did…

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Drive in Film Screening of “Metropolis”

Saturday, September 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$25

Part of California cultural history is the lure and lore of drive-in theaters. Warm evenings, fun movies, the charm and comfort of watching a movie from your car, it makes for great memories for families, groups & date nights. Join us at the historic Scottish Rites Events Center for a memorable night. We will be screening the 1927 Classic "Metropolis" The silent film is regarded as a pioneering science-fiction movie, being among the first feature-length movies of that genre. This…

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Edward A. Killingsworth Project, pre-recorded with live Q&A

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual CA United States + Google Map

Join filmmaker Eric Bricker (Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman, Alumination) for an engaging discussion on his current project in development, KILLINGSWORTH. Inspired by the life and work of Edward A. Killingsworth, FAIA, the film focuses on the transformation of local Long Beach firm Killingsworth, Brady & Smith (KBS) into that of an international practice capable of accommodating large scale projects spanning the globe. A relatively unsung architectural great, Ed Killingsworth and his three firms (KBS, KBA, KSLW) went…

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Evolving Design in the Face of a Pandemic Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual CA United States + Google Map

From multi-family housing to restaurant dining, Covid-19 has turned the design community’s thinking upside down on how to design spaces for social interaction. This panel discussion will dive into how the ever changing knowledge, or lack thereof, surrounding Covid-19 is impacting the way buildings and social spaces are being designed. Panel Moderator: Michael Bohn, AIA Senior Principal at Studio One Eleven Panelist One: Sara Hickman, LEED AP, WELL AP, EcoDristricts AP Sustainability Director, Senior Associate at Studio One Eleven BUY…

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WPA Discussion and Live Q&A with John Thomas

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual CA United States + Google Map

Long Beach Architecture Week will present a special lecture on the interwar era Art Deco architecture of Long Beach by expert and enthusiast John Thomas, co-author of Long Beach Art Deco, past president of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles. The lecture is entitled A New Deal for Long Beach Architecture: Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, and The Influence of the Modern Design Movement, 1925-1940. Thomas will discuss the design influences of Art Deco and its variant Streamline Moderne, which…

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June 2022

Afternoon Tea at the Victorian Bembridge House

Thursday, June 9th @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bembridge House, 953 Park Cir
Long Beach, 90813 United States
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$60

Step back in time and enjoy a relaxed but traditional afternoon tea at the historic Bembridge House. Walk through the downstairs of this enchanting 1906 landmarked home, meander through the beautiful gardens, enjoy live music and experience a delightful Victorian afternoon tea in the lovely Pepper Tree Court.  This special tea service includes quiche, a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with lemon curd and clotted cream, delicious desserts, and a variety of fragrant teas. Period-appropriate clothing is encouraged but not…

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Keynote Talk: Doris Sung

Thursday, June 9th @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way,
Long Beach, 90802 United States
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$20.00

Join Long Beach Architecture Week in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Pacific Visions Theater for a talk with Architect Doris Sung. With the belief that buildings can be sensitive to the changing environment, Doris Sung seeks ways to make building skins dynamic and responsive. Through grant-funded research, she has designed projects with smart thermobimetal to self-ventilate, self-shade, self-structure, self-assemble and self-propel with zero-energy and no controls. More recently, she is rethinking the façade as a part of a city’s infrastructure and designing innovative…

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Summer Solstice Long Beach Tour

Saturday, June 11th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harvey Milk Park, 185 E 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$25

In conjunction with AIA Long Beach / South Bay Chapter, please join us for annual summer solstice Long Beach Tour!  This year’s tour will be in honor of the late Jonathan Glasgow. In addition to initiating and leading this annual tour for the AIA Long Beach chapter, Jon was an influential architect and mentor for so many in the Long Beach community. The tour will take place throughout parts of Downtown, the East Village and Alamitos Beach. In the recent…

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Milo Baughman and Thayer Coggin | The Collaboration that created Mid-Century Modern Design

Saturday, June 11th @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio One Eleven, 245 East Third St.
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$20.00

Join Long Beach Architecture Week at Studio 111 in Long Beach for a talk on one of the most iconic mid-century design partnerships. Phil Miller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Thayer Coggin, will make an intriguing presentation of the life and career path of design icon and Long Beach native son, Milo Baughman, and his epic 50-year relationship with Thayer Coggin in creating Mid-Century Modern Design Furniture.  The initial meeting between Milo and Thayer took place in February…

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Charles Phoenix: LONG BEACHLAND

Sunday, June 12th @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45.00

LIVE IN PERSON Big Retro Slide Show Performance Celebrating the Epic City by the Sea  Be prepared for your Long Beach loving pride to swell when retro pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix sweeps us away on a “then and now” time travel adventure extravaganza exploring legendary landmarks, unsung attractions, and local lore. 

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Roy Sealey Belmont Shores Clubhouse Building Tour

Sunday, June 12th @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Belmont Shores Mobile Estates, 6230 E Marina View Dr
Long Beach, CA 90803 United States
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$40

Please join us for us for a tour of the recently restored, award-winning Belmont Shores Clubhouse Building originally designed by architect Roy Sealey!  Roy Sealey was a mid-century Black architect that defied odds by designing several iconic buildings such as the Seaport Marina Hotel, Belmont Shores Mobile Estates Clubhouse, and Tuna Club all located, at the time, in the newly affluent and least diverse parts of Long Beach. While mostly overshadowed by Sealey’s acclaimed mentor Paul Revere Williams, there were…

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