997 Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB Tips
- Casual 5
- Dressy 4
- Park in lot 4
- Parking is cheap 4
- Parking is a breeze 2
- Dine before you go 4
- Pack a picnic 1
- Food and drinks for purchase 1
Parking is in a huge lot and costs $7.00. There is no problem getting in, but getting out is a nightmare. Its the worst parking experience of any venue I go to in LA/Orange County.
The weather was inside, a little cool. I wore DO dress up a little; it's a performing arts center. I wore a dress/nice wrap/evening bag, hubby wore slacks/sports jacket. That was pretty much the dress code..
Michael Griffiths' Cole
Large lot in front of the venue, but $7.00 charge.
Try the Fish Company in Los Alamitos. No reservations but worth the wait.
$5 for the lot in front, but some street park and walk
The weather was warm. I wore dressy casual outfit.
The weather was Sunny. . I wore a sweater and it was enough to wear. .
Park for $5 in lot or arrive a little early and park for free on the street with a short walk.
I wore Jeans/T-shirt.
It's a really nice performing arts theater. Take the opportunity and dress up!
Parking was $5
The weather was sunny, gorgeous. I wore a summer dress with a wrap. It is preferred to dress nice, or business casual. Jeans are acceptable - CA trendy and casual is fine, but not sloppy..
Try Russos in Belmont for dinner and then it's a quick Drive to Carpenter Center. Have $5 ready for parking.
Pizza mania has great pizzas or delightful creeps nearby for paninis or crepes.
$5 in the lot in front.
I parked at the street so I didn't have to pay parking
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Nearby http://www.delightfulcrepescafe.com/ was good, reasonably priced food before matinee.
Parking was $5 in lot beside entrance. Easy access off freeway I-405.
A fabulous place for dinner post show was King's Fish Market on Pine Avenue. We all ordered different dishes and we're happy. Their bread pudding is sensational. We ordered one and three shared. It was plenty.
Bring $10 cash for parking