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HOMETOWN GUIDE

Out and About

March 09, 1986| Mary Allen Daily

Museums:

Long Beach Children's Museum. Cultural and educational programs. 6336 E. Pacific Coast Highway, (213) 431-1084.

Long Beach Museum of Art. Changing exhibitions of fine art. 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., (213) 439-2119.

University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach. Visual arts and public lectures. 1250 Bellflower Blvd., (213) 498-5761.

Performing Arts:

California State University, Long Beach. Theater productions, through May. 6101 East 7th St., (213) 498-5526.

Long Beach Ballet. Classical and contemporary dance. 1122 E. Wardlow Road, (213) 424-8498 or (213) 427-5206.

Long Beach Civic Light Opera. Professional productions of popular musicals. 202 E. Ocean Blvd., (213) 432-7926.

Long Beach Community Playhouse. Family entertainment programs. 5021 E. Anaheim St., (213) 494-1616.

Long Beach Opera. 300 E. Ocean Blvd., (213) 436-9611.

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. Classical performances and cabaret dinner programs, November through May. 117 East 8th St., (213) 436-3203.

Renegadi. Locally based traveling comedy troupe. 4225 E. 14th St., (213) 494-4403.

Wajeehah Theatrical Ensemble. Ethnic children's theater and television workshop. 412 Broadway, (213) 591-5218.

Recreation:

Belmont Pier. Weekend barge fishing during the day and twilight fishing from the pier. Ocean Boulevard and Termino Avenue, (213) 434-6781.

Billie Jean King Tennis Center. Eight championship tennis courts; private, semiprivate and group lessons. 1040 Park Ave., (213) 438-8509.

Catalina Cruises. Hourlong cruise through Long Beach Harbor and along the shoreline on Saturday and Sunday. Depart from the bow of the Queen Mary, (213) 547-0802.

Gondola Getaway. One-hour cruise through the canals of Naples Island on an Italian gondola. Depart from Alamitos Bay, (213) 433-9595.

Long Beach Sailing Center. Rentals and sabot sailing instruction. 5437 E. Ocean Blvd., (213) 435-8447.

Long Beach Windsurf Center. Rentals; private and group lessons. 4110 E. Ocean Blvd., (213) 433-1014.

Long Beach Naval Station. Ship tours. Terminal Island, (213) 547-7234 or (213) 547-7727.

Queen Mary. Tour of ship, including re-enactments and special-effects show. Long Beach Harbor at end of Long Beach Freeway, (213) 435-3511.

Queen's Wharf. Deep-sea fishing, harbor cruises and whale-watch tours. Seventh Street and Pico Avenue in the Port of Long Beach, (213) 432-8993.

Rancho Los Alamitos. Tour of 19th-Century adobe ranch house, gardens and farm buildings. 6400 Bixby Hill Road, (213) 431-2511.

Rancho Los Cerritos. Tour of two-story Spanish colonial adobe with Victorian fur nishings. 4600 Virginia Road, (213) 424-9423.

Scuba Schools of Long Beach. Instruction and equipment rental. 4740 Pacific Coast Highway, (213) 494-4740.

Spirit Sailing Cruises. Tour of Los Angeles / Long Beach Harbors on tall sailing schooner, during the month of April. Call (213) 831-1073.

Spruce Goose. Walk through 200-ton, all-wood airplane and accompanying aviation exhibits. Long Beach Harbor at end of Long Beach Freeway, (213) 435-3511.

Annual Events:

January

Whale Watching. Three-hour cruise outside Long Beach breakwater, January through March, (213) 514-3838.

February

Long Beach Marathon. Start at Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., (213) 494-2664.

March

Congressional Cup Sailing Race. International match near Alamitos Bay Jetty, (213) 598-9401.

Western Fishing Tackle and Fishing Boat Show. Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., (213) 436-3636 or (818) 784-3036.

April

Long Beach Windsurfing Competition. Triangle-course and long-distance racing. Claremont Street launch ramp, (213) 433-1014.

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Indy car world series, Toyota Pro-Celebrity Race and super vee race. Through downtown streets, (213) 437-0341.

May

Long Beach Bach Festival. Choral and instrumental concerts highlighting famous classical composers. Various locations in the city, (213) 436-3636.

Long Beach Summer Jazz Festival. Evening concerts. Long Beach Amphitheatre, 1st Street and Promenade North, (213) 432-5931.

July

Celebrity Concert Series. Features famous artists in pop, jazz and blues; continues through August. Various locations in the city, (213) 432-5931.

August

SeaFest. Ten-day event includes international Catalina Ski Race, sand sculpture contest, catamaran racing, pro beach volleyball, fishing rodeo and sailboat regatta. Various locations in the city, (213) 437-0341.

September

Long Beach Blues Festival. Two-day outdoor concert. North Athletic Field, California State University, Long Beach, (213) 597-9911.

December

Parade of a Thousand Lights. Lighted boats compete for prizes. Shoreline Village, 407 Shoreline Village Drive, (213) 435-5911.

Long Beach map inside back cover. Next in your hometown series: Fairfax/Miracle Mile, April 13.

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