File this under “The Big Man will Be Missed.” Scott Canty recently stepped down as the director of exhibitions at the Palos Verdes Art Center. This past Sunday a party was held in his honor. Among those who helped organize the event are, l-r: John Chu, Karen Wickham, Jerry Hicks, the man-of-the-hour Scott Canty, Gloria Plascencia, Sandra Chu, and Gay Durward. Photo by Bernard Fallon
Friday, January 3
The word’s out
“Talk of the Town,” the 1942 film starring Gary Grant, Jean Arthur, and Ronald Colman, screens at 8:15 on Friday and Saturday, plus 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, in the Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo Tickets, $10 general; $8 seniors. (310) 322-2592 or go to OldTownMusicHall.org.
South American way
The Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) is beginning a series of Friday evening programs, included with paid admission to the museum (staying open until 9 p.m.). First Friday: All About Art; Second Friday: Latin American Lifestyles; Third Friday: En La Noche (art, food, drink, music); Fourth Friday: Art Workshops. (562) 437-1689 or go to molaa.org.
“The Still Wild West,” pastels by Lynn Folse Attig, “Honoring the Beauty and Traditions of California Ranch Life” will open with a reception on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 5 to 9 p.m. at 608 North, located at 608 N. Francisca Ave., Redondo Beach. Through Jan. 26. Pictured, “Tristan’s Cow.” (310) 376-5777 or go to 608north.com
Saturday, January 4
Helen Mirren portrays Queen Elizabeth in “The Audience,” a presentation of National Theatre Live, from London’s West End, at 7 p.m. at Temple Menorah, 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. Tickets, $20 general; $18 members; $10 seniors (65+) and students. Information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, January 8
The coolest sound
The Sam Webster Quartet performs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lighthouse Café, 30 Pier Plaza, Hermosa Beach. Webster’s on drums, Adam Bravo plays organ, Will Erahn plays guitar, and Jeremy Lappitt’s on sax. No cover. (310) 376-9833.
Thursday, January 9
“Breaking Through,” presented by the West High Dance Department, takes place at 7 p.m. on tonight (Thursday, Jan. 9) and tomorrow (Jan. 10), in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students perform in their winter dance concert. Tickets, $8. Call (310) 781-7171.