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Long Beach Architecture Week

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Following a major earthquake in 1933, Long Beach was rebuilt in the Art Deco style in vogue at the time. The better part of a century later, Long Beach still has a rich representation of Art Deco and Modern gems.  Learn more about this legacy during Long Beach Home + Living, Long Beach Architecture Week, a series of tours, events and educational programs starting Friday.  The week kicks off with a ‘Roaring Metropolis’ party, where guests are invited to dress in their best 1920s/1930s outfits, dance to swing music and sip period cocktails. From there, explore the Art Deco buildings in Downtown Long Beach (also heralding from the ’20s/’30s), tour Heritage Homes from architects Miner Smith, Cliff May, Hugh Davies and more; check out contemporary designs for the new (completion slated for summer 2019) Civic Center and Public Library, the Long Beach Museum of Art (designed by Frederick Fisher), and CSULB; join panel discussions on Urban Growth, and learn about Historic Downtown.  Close down the event a week from Sunday at 4th Street Vine with a daylong party with food, drink and live music.

Opening Night ‘Roaring Metropolis’ Party Friday, May 31, 6 – 9 pm. Event runs through Sunday, June 9