Adventures with Lilybugs: Long Beach Museum of Art x Masterworks

Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90803
Phone: 562.439.2119
Fax: 562.439.3587

Operating Hours:
Thursday: 11am to 8pm Friday – Sunday: 11am to 5pm

Thursday Evenings from 3P-8P are Free
Fridays are Free

$7 Adults
$6 Students/Seniors (over age 62) current I.D. required
Free for Members and children under 12

Free Parking in adjacent lot or on the street. Make sure to read the signs.

Claire’s At The Museum is Open Thurs 11-8, Fri 11-3- Sat-Sun 8-3P
Great for brunch with good views.

1-2 Hours

Places close by:
Belmont Pier

The Long Beach Museum of Art is almost a once a week thing for me and lilybugs. We first discovered the place from seeing the MSTRWRKS billboard out in front. Walking in they had a cool exhibition going on “Masterworks: Defining a New Narrative” which consists of consists of 14 large-scale paintings featuring accomplished artists who, for the last decade or more, have been consistently exploring new narrative directions in painting. Each of the artists have been charged with providing a singular work that could be considered pivotal in their careers, to which they have dedicated considerable thought, time, and skill. Artists featured will include Esao Andrews, Sean Cheetham, Natalia Fabia, Alex Gross, James Jean, Josh Keyes, Mario Martinez, Greg Simkins, Nicola Verlato, Eric White, Aron Wiesenfeld, Martin Wittfooth, and Curating Artist and Author Nathan Spoor and Co-curator Jeff McMillan.

After going through the exhibit we usually explore downtstairs which as a few activities for kids, character drawing, story telling and a puzzle they also have live artist residents who at the time was a 3d scupltor with working with a 3d printer. From there we move upstairs and look at the magazines and books then go through the “Small Treasures” exhibit which are rarely seen objects in ceramic, glass, metal and wood in the Kitty Rosenbaum Gallery. There are two necklaces and small sculptures by Claire Falkenstein, and a necklace by Frank E. Cummings among the small pieces.

Lily enjoys the place and usually asks about going there whenever we’re in Long Beach. Til Next time. Enjoy the photos from the Masterworks Exhibit and the museum below.























The Long Beach Museum of Art is a community-based organization that collects and cares for a permanent art collection, presents changing exhibitions in a variety of media, and provides engaging educational programming for youth and adults. The Museum welcomes more than 100,000 visitors each year, including more than 12,000 students, educators, and family visitors who participate in free educational programs.

The Long Beach Museum of Art is located on a magnificent bluff-top site overlooking Long Beach Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. The campus includes the historic Elizabeth Milbank Anderson house and carriage house, now called the Miller Education Center (built in 1912), oceanfront gardens, and a new pavilion with two floors of expansive gallery space for changing exhibitions with the Museum Store in the Masterson Atrium. The historic buildings are home to administrative offices, the Boeing Classroom and Café. In addition to changing exhibitions, the Museum offers extensive educational programs for children and adults, musical programs, festivals, and other special events.


Top 10 First Dance Wedding Songs 2015

Here are some popular foolproof classics once you are announced as husband and wife. For booking email:

1. John Legend – All Of Me

2. Etta James – At Last

3. K-Ci & Jojo – All My Life

4.Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am

5. Christina Perri – Thousand Years

6. Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat – Lucky

7. Train – Marry Me

8. Lonestar – Amazed

9. Rascal Flatts – Broken Road

10. Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You

More First Dance Songs
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

Adam Sandler – Grow Old With You

Chicago – You’re The Inspiration

N Sync – This I Promise You

Kelly Clarkson – A Moment Like This

All For One – I Swear

Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E

Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon

James Taylor – How Sweet It Is

Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World

Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight


Adventures with Lilybugs: The LA Art Show

I was invited to The LA Art Show by @dmanoslocalsonly to check out a sample of what’s trending in the LA Art/World scene and brought Lilybugs and my friend Cristina along. I checked out the website at first to see if it was a good show for kids, there were no special kids prices or kids activities but it didn’t say not to bring your kids or if there was an age limit. We waited about 15 mins right outside the entrance for Dmanos and saw the different kinds of people from the dealers to the attending to see this “LA Art Show.” Right when we walked in, it felt like we just drowned ourselves in what Art buying and dealing is about. Here are a few photos from Dmanos, Cristina and I below.

Photos from @dmanoslocalsonly

Photos from @_ravenpuff & I


The Wedding Duo: Mitchell & Wrex

Had the pleasure of working with one of my friends Dmanoslocalsonly for a photoshoot with the MC/Actor Mitchell De Guzman to start up the year. It was shot at The Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. For Bookings email Let us help create those memorable moments!


Top 10 Wedding Grand Entrance Songs 2015: Bridal Party

For Booking Email:

1. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

2. Martin Garrix – Animals

3. Calvin Harris – Blame

4. Clean Bandit – Rather Be

5. Pitbull and Ne-Yo – Time of Our Lives

6. Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Manaj – Bang Bang

7. Alesso – Heroes (We Could Be) Ft. Tove Lo

8. Milky Chance – Stolen Dance

9. Pharrell – Happy

10. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass


New Mix: Sages 12 – Happy New Year!

Celebrating 100k on my soundcloud today and the beginning of 2015!!! Sages 12! Shoutouts to Okword Records, Best Promoter Alive, Project Oneshot, Soulamode and all my friends and family! Thank You!!!!!!!!

J. Cole – A Tale of 2 Citiez
TI Ft Young Thug – About The Money
Future ft Drake and Juicy J – Shit (Remix)
Que – Bobby Johnson
OT Genasis – CoCo
Rae Sremmurd – No Type
Diddy Ft Meek Mills And French Montana – We Dem Boyz
Beyonce – 7 11
Jay-Z – Tom Ford
ILoveMakonnen Ft Drake – Club Goin Up On A Tuesday
Neyo Ft T Pain And Juicy J – She Knows (Remix)
Beyonce – Drunk In Love (Diplo Remix)
Kanye West – All Of The Lights (Thrizzo Festival Trap Remix)
Alvaro and Mercer Ft Lil Jon – Welcome to the Jungle (Smoothies Trap Remix)
Calvin Harris – Summer (Diplo And Grandtheft Remix)
Jessie J Ft Arianna Grande And Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Blah Blah – Make It Stop (Okword Records Exclusive)
Iggy Azalea Ft Rita Ora – Black Widow
Jason Derulo Ft Snoop Dogg – Wiggle
Bobby Shmurda – Hot Nigga
Rich Gang Ft Rich Homie Quan And Young Thug – Lifestyle
Drake – 0 To 100 (The Catch Up)
Wiz Khalifa – Ass Drop
Kalin And Myles – Love Robbery
Branden Vader x Michael Donatello -Bang That
TI Ft Iggy Azalea – No Mediocre
Migos – Fight Night
YG Ft Drake – Who Do You Love
Jeremih Ft YG – Dont Tell Em
Big Sean Ft E40 – IDFWU
Kid Ink Ft Usher And Tinashe – Body Language
Tinashe Ft Schoolboy Q – 2 On
Jason Derulo Ft 2 Chainz – Talk Dirty
Iggy Azalea – Fancy (GTA Remix)
Missy Elliot – Get Ur Freak On (Mayeda Twerk Remix)
Ciara – Goodies (Knock2 Twerk Remix)
Dirty Audio And Mr Collipark Ft Ying Yang Twins – Reverse (Original Mix)
Lil Jon Ft Tyga – Bend Ova
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake – Love Never Felt So Good (Remix)
Disclosure Ft Sam Smith – Latch
Mr Probz Ft TI And Chris Brown – Waves (Remix)
Kiesza – Hideaway
Alesso Ft Tove Lo – Heroes
Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (Hardwell Remix)
Calvin Harris – Blame
Bassjackers And Martin Garrix – Crackin (DJ Scene Bounce Edit)
Firebeatz – Bazooka (Original Mix)
WNW and Blasterjaxx – Rocket (Original Mix)
Hardwell Ft Amba Shepherd – Apollo (Dimatik Big Room Bootleg)
Calvin Harris Ft Big Sean – Open Wide
Zedd Ft Matthew Koma And Miriam Bryant – Find You
Niggy B – No Place Like Disneyland (Okword Records Exclusive)


This Is Christmas

New Compilation from DJ Wrex! This Is Christmas!


A collection of my favorite Christmas songs and samples from two of my favorite Christmas movies that’s more family & kid friendly. Enjoy. Thanks for all the love and support. Please share, like, repost. Visit to Listen, Download, Follow and Share or Check the link in my profile. Thanks. Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays! Cover: @soulamode

John Williams – Carol of the Bells
Mariah Carey – O Holy night
Pentatonix – It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Dean Martin – Let It Snow
Pentatonix – Winter Wonderland / Don’t Worry Ft. Arianna Grande
Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song
Coca Cola Christmas Song
Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You
Elvis Presley – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby
Pentatonix – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Donny Hathaway – Soulful Christmas
Nsync – Merry Christmas Happy Holidays
Pentatonix – Sleigh Ride
Ella Fitzgerald – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock
Bette Midler – Cool Yule
Jackson 5 – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Three Dog Night – Joy To The World
The Drifters – White Christmas Ft. Clyde McPhatter & Bill Pinckney
Bing Crosby – Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Burl Ives – A Holly Jolly Christmas
Brenda Lee – Rockin Around The Christmas Tree
Jose Feliciano – Feliz Navidad
John Lennon & Yoko – Happy Xmas (War is Over)
Ella Fitzgerald – Frosty The Snowman
Danny Elfman – What’s This
You’re a Mean One

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