Friday, October 25
But no Berlioz
The Beach Cities Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Barry Brisk, presents “B is for Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms,” and it takes place at 8:15 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, in Torrance. The program features the “Little Fugue in G minor” by Bach, the “Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor” by Brahms (with soloist Bradley Cohen), and the “Symphony No. 5 in C minor” by Beethoven. Free pre-concert lecture at 7:30. Call (310) 379-9725 or go to BeachCitiesSymphony.org.
The South Bay Chamber Music Society present Lucinda Carver and Friends at 8 p.m. in L.A. Harbor College, 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington. The quartet plays music by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Repeated at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga, Rancho Palos Verdes. Free. Go to palosverdes.com/sbcms.
How many trombones?
The Metropolitan Education Theatre Network/Met 2 presents “The Music Man, Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Friday) and tomorrow, plus 2 p.m. on Sunday, in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets from $19 to $28. Call (310) 781-7171 or go to met2.org.
What’s the buzz?
Summer Studio’s Art Jam reception takes place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 2161 Lomita Blvd., Lomita.
Pumping out the hits
Kelly’s Lot performs blues-rock at 8 p.m. in the Grand Annex, 434 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. The group, or maybe just Kelly herself, has been compared to Bonnie Raitt and Melissa Etheridge. Blues guitarist Sean Lane opens. Tickets, $20 now and $25 at the door. (310) 833-4813 or go to grandvision.org.
Sit down, young stranger
Father Serra will speak about his travels and experiences at 9:30 a.m. in the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, 18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez. Donations welcome. Call Alison, (310) 603-0088 or email her at email@example.com.
Saturday, October 26
And then out to dinner
A “Fine Arts Cocktail Reception” takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. at Artlife Gallery, 1217 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach. The current work is up through Oct. 30, and the hours are 12 noon to 6 p.m. daily. (310) 938-2511.
The Paul Winter Consort’s “Missa Gaia” (Earth Mass), dedicated to St. Francis, is being performed at 7 p.m. in St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa (at Palos Verdes Dr. W.), in Palos Verdes Estates. The multimedia event features the adult and youth choirs, guest singers, and a jazz ensemble. Freewill offering. (310) 375-4617 or go to stfrancispv.org.
One shot only
“Mas Attack,” the first word standing in for Mutual Appreciation Society, is a one-night-only art show featuring over 100 artists, and they’re all being shown pell-mell from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Free. In Gallery 2 is “Sur: Biennial II.” (310) 618-3846 or go to torranceartmuseum.com.
“Scarium of the Pacific” takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today (Saturday) and tomorrow at the, you guessed it, Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. Special Halloween programs for the whole family, including the annual children’s costume contest, underwater pumpkin carving, eerie animals in the Great Hall, and more. With regular admission. (562) 590-3100 or go to aquariumofpacific.org.
Sunday, October 27
The raven awaits
An “Evening of Poe(try) – selected readings of Edgar Allan Poe” takes place at 5 p.m. at the Torrance Historical Society and Museum, 1345 Post Ave., Old Torrance. Free. Candy and tricky treats. (310) 328-5392 or go to TorranceHistoricalSociety.org.
Wednesday, October 30
No way out
“Hell Motel,” a Fiddler’s Misadventure Tale, with Zombies and Scary Violin Music by Jim Sitterly, takes place at 7 p.m. in Miller Recital Hall at L.A. Harbor College in Wilmington, off the Harbor Fwy at Anaheim Street. (310) 548-1659.