Arts & Entertainment

‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

Written by William Shakespeare and directed by Maren English, games, hilarity and matters of the heart take center stage in this fun and fast-moving romantic Shakespearean comedy.

After taking a vow to avoid women and commit to a life of study and self-improvement for three years, the king and two of his friends have to host a princess and her two ladies. The three men fall in love and decide to court the women. The couples fall in love, but their love and trust will be tested.

The show runs from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10, Thursday (Feb. 1), Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Helen Borgers Theatre, 4250 ½ Atlantic, Long Beach, in Bixby Knolls.

Tickets (general admission $25; students $15) available at www.LBShakespeare.org.

Grammy-Winning Guitarist

Latin Grammy-Winning guitarist Twanguero is bringing his fiery playing to Grace First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m.

While described as a “fire breathing guitar hero” or nicknamed “Spain’s King of Twang” by Guitar Player, 2013 Latin Grammy winner Diego García goes for a more poetic phrasing to define himself: a 3-in-1 guitarist deeply in love with his instruments. Renowned for his finger picking technique, incredible versatility and distinctive ‘twang’ sound, his music is an unusual fusion of classical Spanish guitar, Latin rhythms, country, rockabilly, jazz and surf music.

Diego has played and recorded with great artists such as Andrés Calamaro, Mercedes Sosa, Juan Perro, Diego El Cigala, Fito Paez, Bunbury, Wycleaf Jean, Juanes, Jaime Urrutia, Ely Guerra, Raphael, Camilo Sesto, Ana Torroja, José María Cano, Yerbabuena and Adriana Varela, among others. He has also participated in original soundtracks recordings for TV, radio & cinema both in his native Spain and in the Americas.

This concert is a free-will donation with a $10 requested donation per person. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of Grace First Presbyterian Church, at 3955 N. Studebaker Rd.

For more information about the Music at the Point concert series, call (562) 972-3324.

Aquarium 2024 Events

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration – The Aquarium of the Pacific partners with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship Program to host a habitat restoration event in partnership at the Los Cerritos Wetlands on the first Saturday of every month. This provides an opportunity to visit and learn about local wetlands while joining the aquarium and the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority in helping to restore this important habitat.

The restoration focuses on non-native weed removal and rare native plant conservation in a habitat essential for local wildlife and endangered species. The restoration itself is accessible to all. Restoration work may include traveling on trails made of dirt or mulch, watering, weeding, or planting. These events will be led by trained naturalists and local educators. Participants are eligible to win a free ticket to the aquarium and other prizes.

Participants will be met and greeted by restoration staff at the corner of Pacific Coast Hwy and 1st Street in Seal Beach. Arriving around 10:15 a.m. is recommended. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

The wetlands are wildlands, so please dress accordingly. Closed-toe shoes are required. Hat and sunscreen are recommended. Drinking water will be provided, but this is a single-use plastic-free event. Please bring a reusable water bottle.

Info: (562) 590-3100 or aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/los_cerritos_wetlands_habitat_restoration/

Daily, Ongoing Whale Watching – The waters off the coast of Long Beach are home to one of the largest and most diverse assemblages of whales. Join an Aquarium of the Pacific educator aboard Harbor Breeze Cruises in search of dolphins, sea lions, sea birds, whales, and other animals. All cruises are weather dependent.

The cruise departs from dock on Rainbow Harbor, adjacent to the aquarium. Price includes aquarium admission and varies depending on the season. Visit the aquarium’s website for the latest pricing and schedule. Info: (562) 590-3100 or aquariumofpacific.org/education/programs/boat_programs.

First Wednesdays – First Wednesday of each month, 7 to 9:00 p.m. The Aquarium of the Pacific’s First Wednesdays events bring scientists, authors, and other experts into its theater for an illustrated talk paired with book signings or meet and greets and cocktail/social hours with music and crafts. The programs are best suited for high school and college students and adults of all ages.

$5 per ticket for advance online reservations or $10 per ticket on the day of the event at the door. Cash bar. / Reservations required. Info: (562) 590-3100 or visit aquariumofpacific.org.

Festival of Human Abilities ؘ– Jan. 27 and 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Aquarium of the Pacific welcomes guests to its 21st annual Festival of Human Abilities, which celebrates the creative talents of people with disabilities. All attendees will be able to experience live performances and workshops by dancers, musicians, and artists who have learned unique adaptive skills to hone their craft. This festival will include sign language interpreters, and the aquarium will have visitor guides in Braille and audio tours available for guests.

Cost is included with general admission. Reservations required. Info: (562) 590-3100 or aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/festival_of_human_abilities.

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