4handsLA, the piano duo of Steven Vanhauwaert (left) and Danny Holt, reprise their Jacaranda performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, celebrating the 100th anniversary of its Paris debut, at 2 p.m. in the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates. Free; donations appreciated. More at RHUMC.org/MusicConcerts.asp.
Thursday, October 10
I see the light
“Victor Raphael: Illumination – from Digital to Sublime” has its opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the El Camino College Art Gallery, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. There’s an artist’s lecture at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Through Oct. 31. Pictured, “Planet.” (310) 660-3010 or go to elcamino.edu.
“Nosferatu,” the 1922 silent horror film directed by F.W. Murnau, screens at 8:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, in the Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. Tickets, $10 general; $8 seniors. Bill Field accompanies the film on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ. (310) 322-2592 or go to OldTownMusicHall.org.
A master brought to life
“Vermeer and Music: the Art of Love and Leisure” is a big screen, cinematic event showcasing more than half of Johannes Vermeer’s paintings from a new exhibition in London’s National Gallery, and it’s screening at 7:30 p.m. in the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach, as well as in Torrance at the Rolling Hills 20 and Del Amo 18 theaters. Check your AMC Theatres website or go to FathomEvents.com.
“True Believers: Horror Movies, Strange Tales, Comic Book Worlds and Weirdness” closes Saturday at the Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Pictured, Jennifer King, gracing an already graceful work. Photo by Gloria Plascencia. (310) 618-6340 or go to TorranceArtMuseum.com.
Two evenings of one-act plays, under the supervision of faculty advisor Ron Scarlata, are performed tonight (Friday) and tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Campus Theatre at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. These are: “H.R.” by Eric Coble, “Playwriting 101: The Rooftop Lesson” by Rich Orloff, “Ring of Men” by Adam Oliensis, and “ECC Improv Troupe” by lots of improvisationals. “Ring of Men” “contains adult situations and language.” Shouldn’t they all? Tickets, $10. Call (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org.
Saturday, October 12
In tune and attuned
Pianist Steven Vanhauwaert and violinist Mira Khomik Anderson perform a benefit concert for Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Store at 4 p.m. in the St. Cross by the Sea Episcopal Church, 1818 Monterey Blvd., Hermosa Beach. Tickets, $20 general; $15 students. Sold at the door. (310) 937-9722.
Smooch your pooch. The Palos Verdes Art Center presents “I Love My Dog” (with work loaned from the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog) and “The Facebook Portraits” (featuring the work of Mike Reynolds), both shows curated by Joe Baker. The opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. and the Center is located at 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Through Jan. 5. Pictured, “Up2,” by William Wegman. (310) 541-2479 or go to pvartcenter.org.
Hawaii’s rainbow warriors
Hapa performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., RB. Photo by Don Adkins. For tickets, (800) 695-4849 or go to KalaKoa.com.
“A Tribute to the King,” starring Travis LeDoyt, creates the ambience of 1954-1960 with his impersonation of Elvis Presley, backed by a three-piece Nashville band. You’ll get a sense of what you missed. Showtime is 8 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $35. Call (310) 781-7171 or go to torrrancearts.org.
Bob Mackie’s solo show closes Sunday at Gallery 608 North, located at 608 N. Francisca Ave., Redondo Beach. (310) 376-5777 or go to 608north.com.
Hit and run
Do you remember the Battle of Dominguez Hills? You will after this re-enactment at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, 1827 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez. It takes place at 10 a.m. today and tomorrow.
Roberta Piket, whose “Solo” solo album in on Thirteenth Note Records, performs with the Billy Mintz Quartet on Saturday at 8 p.m. in Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. Eighth St., San Pedro. An evening of well seasoned jazz. Tickets, $20. Call (800) 403-3447 or go to alvasshowroom.com.
Robert Enriquez is the Sunscreen West Festival Director, a new film festival that is taking place Friday through Sunday in Manhattan Beach and at the ArcLight Cinemas in El Segundo. Panel discussions, parties, screenings, awards. It could be the next big thing for the South Bay! Go to sunscreenfilmfestival.com.
Sunday, October 13
It’s got the swing
The South Bay New Orleans Jazz Club meets from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 214 Ave. I, in Redondo Beach. The featured jazz band, led by Gene Marklevits, is Coyote Hills. Admission, $9 or $7 for members; visiting musicians who come to play additional “sets” admitted free. (310) 376-2591.
Pianist Rufus Choi performs Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor” with the Peninsula Symphony, conducted by Gary Berkson, at 7 p.m. on Sunday in the Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 631 Vincent St., Redondo Beach. There’s a 6:15 p.m. pre-concert lecture by the conductor for members. Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 3 in A minor” also to be played. Free. (310) 544-0320 or go to Pensym.org.
Monday, October 14
“Light and Color,” featuring metallic craftwork by Karen Pester plus paintings by Carol Hungerford and Joy Gonzalez, go on view at The Artists’ Studio Gallery at the Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Drive #159, Rolling Hills Estates. Reception for the artists is on Sat., Oct 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. Through N
ov. 24. Call (310) 265-2592 or go to artists-studio-pvac.com.
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