“Good food and fine art” is the philosophy at Utopia Restaurant in the East Village.

Mayor Robert Garcia helped to kick off the Long Beach Fifth Annual POW!WOW! Saturday in the parking lot of the Varden Hotel, and the painting has begun.

In 2000, Frederick Fisher and Partners designed a new 12,800-square-foot building, the Long Beach Museum of Art’s Hartman Pavilion, now a well-loved destination situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

David Starr Jordan High School has had its share of famous athletes (football players Dennis Brown and John Ross III and former Dodger Ron Fairly) and famous entertainers (TV star Bob Denver and musicians Warren G. and Vince Staples).

"Artifact," Greenly Art Spaces' sixth fund-raising art exhibit, will open with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13.

ChoralFest, a week dedicated to classical chorale music, kicks off this Sunday with the Camerata Singers and three instrumentalists performing Brahms Piano Trios in downtown Long Beach.

Long Beach Opera, long known for drawing outside the lines of traditional opera, will step further out of expectations next month as it begins its 40th anniversary season with "Community Conversations."

Matt Roberts came to Long Beach 10 years or so ago from England with little idea about how he wanted to continue a seemingly broken life.

Third District City Councilwoman Suzie Price's office will be painting a neighborhood utility box next month — and they're looking for young residents to submit an artistic idea or two.

For the ninth year, LB Open Studio Tour (LBOST) is offering art lovers a free peek into Long Beach art studios. Organizer and artist Lisa Wibroe describes the tour as a “sort of home and garden show” that gives visitors a unique opportunity to see the sites where art comes to life.

Cal State Long Beach School of Art students soon will have their art seen by the world — at least the part of the world that goes through the Long Beach Airport.

Art and history will soon intersect at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. From Oct. 16 to Nov. 10, the church will open its Brass Rubbing Medieval Arts Center to the public. This will be the Center’s 32nd year of operation.