South Bay arts calendar June 8 – 11
Saturday, June 8
For the little ones
Puttin’ On Productions presents “Seussical Jr.,” a scaled-down “Seussical the Musical,” presented at 6:30 tonight and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Also June 13 and 14 at 6:30 and June 15 at 2 and 6:30 p.m. These talented young ladies and gentlemen are between the ages of 5 and 11 years old. Tickets, $15 general; $11 children 11 and under. Where? The Hermosa Beach Playhouse, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. (310) 200-6666.
Indian dance, music
Shakti Dance presents “Dance and Music” at 5 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $20. Call (310) 428-5875 or go to shaktibharatanatyam.com.
A painterly touch
The National Watercolor Society presents “The 2013 All Member Exhibition,” with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. in the NWS Gallery, 915 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro. Through August 18.
Annual Vette Set Car Show
Come show off your Corvette or Classic at Ruby’s Diner, Redondo Beach/King Harbor. There are Corvette Classes for each generation and for Stock and Modified. Classic Chevys will be judged on their “cool factor”. All years, Stock or Modified will be in one class. There will be 15 trophies for the Classic Chevys and 24 trophies for Corvettes. Each trophy is hand crafted and represents the Southern California Beach scene. Judging begins at 10 a.m. and awards given by 3 p.m. There will be a DJ, Goodie Bags, silent auction, opportunity drawings, dash plaques, and a Kids Grab Bag. Go to www.thevetteset.com for more information. All car lovers are welcome, no admission and free parking.
Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival
The 26th Annual Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival presented by DCH Toyota of Torrance & produced by Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, takes place June 8th and 9th. Located in Rolling Hills Estates, the Fair is the biggest event on the PalosVerdesPeninsula. With 200+ premium arts & crafts booths, nonprofit organizations, commercial participants, CommunityPlaza featuring fair-style food competitions and carnival rides for all ages. Free live entertainment on 2 stages, including the 9th annual ‘Top Dogs Dog Show’ presented by Subaru Pacific and Pet Adoption Days. InternationalFoodCourt & Craft Beer/WineGarden, Free kid-friendly activities and more. For more information go to www.pvstreetfair.com
Sunday, June 9
The planets are aligned
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale presents “Venus and Mars in Harmony” at 7 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Dr. Joanna Medawar Nachef conducts, and the program includes an original theme song by resident composer Steve Moore. Tickets, $22.50, which includes fees. (310) 781-7171 or go to lcmasterchorale.com.
Jazzing it up
The South Bay New Orleans Jazz Club meets from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 214 Avenue I, in Redondo Beach. The featured band is the Fox Hills Five, led by Conrad Cayman (does he shed crocodile tears?). Admission, $9 general and $7 members, and if you’re a visiting musician who plays between sets, then it’s free for you. (310) 376-2591.
Don’t drop it, Iryna
Trio Céleste performs at 2 p.m. in the RollingHillsMethodistChurch, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates. The program includes Ravel’s “Piano Trio in A Minor” and Mozart’s “Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor” (with guest violist Michelle Gasworth). Violinist Iryna Krechkovsky plays the famed 1689 “Baumgartner” Stradivari violin on loan to her from the Canada Council for the Arts. Free, donations appreciated. (310) 316-5574.
Monday, June 10
Not senior moments
Mira Costa High School’s Drama Department seniors take the reins for “Senior Scenes” at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The series of 15-minute scenes gives these spoiled little – I mean these wonderful young men and women a chance to work together as actors, singers, dancers, directors, tech people, etc., and produce a show entirely on their own. Admission, $5.
Tuesday, June 11
Annie get your…
Calle Mayor Middle Earth School Choir presents “Annie” the musical at 7 p.m. today and tomorrow in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. The little orphan squirms out from under the tyrannical thumb of Miss Hannigan and Daddy Warbucks comes to the rescue. Tickets, $10 adults and $5 kids. (310) 533-4548 ext. 4601.