South Bay Arts Calendar Sept. 13 to 16
Thursday, September 12
Dead can dance
Green Hills Memorial Park presents their “Green Hills Retrospective,” an art show curated by Nina Zak Laddon, that celebrates the grand opening of the Pacific Terrace Mausoleum, 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes. The reception is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and we can RCVP for it at GreenHillsMemorial.com or by calling (310) 521-4460. Hours, 9:30 to 5
p.m., Friday through Sunday, Sept. 15.
Friday, September 13
Fight to the finish
The Museum of Latin American Art is kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month with live Mexican lucha libre (fighters in the ring, with great theatricality), the matches starting at 8:30 p.m. but with a photographic exhibition from the Fundacion Televisa that is a documentary and artistic journey through the world of lucha libre mexicana. The evening goes from 8 to 10 p.m., and MoLAA is located at 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach. Admission, $20 ($15 museum members). Call (562) 437-1689 or go to molaa.org.
Saturday, September 14
Raising your eyebrows
Eternal Icon – Rector Ross Productions presents “Scandalous 2013: Comedy, Drama and Sexy” at 7 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. For ticket information, (310) 781-7171.
A twist of fate
A labor of love from filmmaker and Marymount University professor Bruce Schwartz, “Lives Interrupted: The Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura Story” tells the tale of two Japanese boys who were attending Marymount College in 1994 and were slain by a San Pedro gang member (now on death row). It’s screening tonight (Saturday) at 8 p.m. on PBS.
It wasn’t easy for them
“In Memoriam – Remembering Japanese-American History with The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum and the Gardena Valley Japanese Institute” honors the struggles that brought the early Nikkei settlers to California. The event is at 1 p.m. at The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, 1827 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez.
Sunday, September 15
Hard to ignore
Shine Community Arts Company, in association with His Sheltering Arms, presents “Elephant in the Room” at 6:30 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Everyone can see the 700 lb. problem, but no one wants to do anything about it. Tickets, $25. Call (323) 252-5501 or go to shinetac.org.
Guzzle and nuzzle
The “Third Annual Local Craft Beer Festival” takes place from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at Rock & Brews, 143 Main St., El Segundo. As many as 20 craft beer brewers will be on hand. Tickets, $50 adults and $10 children 17 years old and younger. Family fun and games. (310) 615-9890 or go to rockandbrews.com.
Big band, big sound
The Mike Barone Big Band performs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Lighthouse Café, 30 Pier Plaza, Hermosa Beach. Be overwhelmed! Cost, $10 at the door. (310) 376-9833 or go to thelighthousecafe.net.
Eat one for art
Sanji, master sushi chef at Sushi Duke, is hosting two nights in support of the Redondo Beach Art Group’s “Power of Art 2013,” with a champagne toast at 6 p.m. today (Sunday) and tomorrow to mark the installation of the clay sculpture of Sushi Duke’s logo created by Suzi Dalmau and Patty Grau. It’s at 320 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. (310) 374-6929 or go to sushidukehb.com.
Monday, September 16
Classical realist painter
A collection of painted portraits by Lance Richlin are on display through Nov. 4 in the Upstairs Gallery of the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. (310) 544-0403 or go to norriscenter.com. ER