Valentine’s Day 2014 – Fun Things to Do!


I was just checking the local newspaper.. and it seems that Long Beach, California has a bunch of fun events for this weekend.  Which one do you want to do?

Theater ….

Let’s Misbehave – The Music and Lyrics of Cole Porter: International City Theatre presents a musical with more than 30 classic songs by Porter including “Anything Goes,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love).” . Final performances 8 p.m. Feb. 14-15, 2 p.m. Feb. 16. Center Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. $42-$47. 562-436-4610,

The Music Man: Musical Theatre West presents Meredith Willson’s classic musical. Harold Hill poses as an organizer of boys’ bands and fools everyone except Marian Paroo. 8 p.m. Feb. 14-15 , 2 p.m. Feb. 16 through March 2. Also 7 p.m. Feb. 23, 8 p.m. Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 1. Musical Theatre West, Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. $17-$92. 562-985-7000,; 562-856-1999, Ext. 4,

Deathtrap: Mystery about a successful writer struggling to overcome a dry spell by offering to collaborate with a student who has a potential Broadway hit. Final performances 8 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15. Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, 5021 E. Anaheim St. $24, $21 seniors, $14 students. 562-494-1014,

God of Carnage: Tony Award-winning play in which two sets of Brooklyn parents meet after their boys get into an altercation. Final performances 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 15, 2 p.m. Feb. 16. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. $20-$70; senior and student discounts. 562-944-9801.

Film …

Long Beach Cinematheque: Screening of 1971 comedy, “Harold and Maude.” 8 p.m. Feb. 14 (gates open 6:30 p.m.). Sunnyside Cemetery, 1095 E. Willow St. $10.

Shakespeare Screening: From Feb. 13-16, there will be a screening of the Broadway production of “Romeo and Juliet” featuring Orlando Bloom at AMC Marina Pacifica, the Cinemark in the Pike and the Edwards Theaters in the Town Center.

Music …

Marcus Miller, Najee and Euge Groove: Jazz concert. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 Terrace Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. $45-$135. VIP tickets include a three course meal, a rose for each lady and preferred seating in the first five rows.; Rainbow Promotions, 562-424-0013.

Boz Scaggs: 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive. Sold out; contact box office to be put on wait list. 562-467-8818,

Pacific Symphony with Matthew Morrison: The “Glee” actor performs a Valentine’s Day program of show tunes and jazz standards. 8 p.m. Feb. 14-15. Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. $35-$160. 714-556-2787,; 714-755-5799,

Peter Gallagher: The actor and singer performs show tunes and standards and relates anecdotes from his career. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-15. Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. $79. 714-556-2787,

Clint Black: 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive. $40-$80. 562-467-8818,

Golden State Pops Orchestra: Great Composer tribute to Elmer Bernstein. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. $28.50-$60. 310-433-8774,

Dance …

Russian Ballet Theatre: The company performs “Sleeping Beauty.” 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Downey Civic Theatre, 8435 Firestone Blvd. $25-$45. 562-861-8211,

Comedy …

Brian Regan: 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Terrace Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. $41.75. 562-436-3661; 800-745-3000,

Festival …    

Highland Games Festival at the Queen Mary

Highland Games Festival at the Queen Mary

Scots Festival and International Highland Games: Celebration of Scottish culture with competitions in athletic events and Highland dancing, clan information and marketplace, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 14-15. Event also includes craft beer and whisky tasting (both days; $12 and $15, respectively; minimum age 21 ) and the Rock Yer Kilt concert, 5-11 p.m. Saturday ($15). Admission $18 online, $22; 8 online for ages 4-11; $12. Parking $15. The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long

Talk …

The Art of Love: Gregorio Luke discusses Hollywood’s greatest kisses, love tales from Casanova and erotic pointers from the Kama Sutra. Also music and a three-course meal. 6 p.m. Feb. 14 Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave. $75 nonmembers, $65 members. 562-437-1689,

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