“The Live Art Series” takes place on successive Saturdays through May 24, and there will be a live demonstration by a different artist each week from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Frame & Art Dept., 950 Aviation Blvd., Suite D, Hermosa Beach. This Saturday Sandra Chu is featured, with upcoming artists being Cie Gumucio (5/17), and Val Simon (5/24). The work will then be on view in the gallery. Pictured, Gloria Lee, on the left, and Pat Woolley on the right in their San Pedro studio. Curated by Gloria Plascencia. (310) 675-4200. COURTESY OF SANDRA CHU
“On Moonlight Bay”: This 1951 film starring Doris Day (and based on the stories of Booth Tarkingon) screens on Friday and Saturday at 8:15, plus Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., in the Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. Tickets, $10 general; $8 seniors. Info: (310) 322-2592 or go to OldTownMusicHall.org.
“The Double”: Jesse Eisenberg is a mousy office clerk and then his exact opposite becomes his new co-worker – opposite in charisma and confidence, identical in looks. An adaptation of the Dostoevsky novella, directed by Richard Ayoade, screens for one week at the Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Los Angeles. Info: (310) 473-8530 or go to LandmarkTheatres.com.
“EGO’s 11”: The 11th group show at EGO Fine Art, 604 N. Francisca Ave., Redondo Beach. It’s up through Saturday 10, with gallery hours 12 noon to 6 p.m. We had a lot of fun at the opening last weekend, but I didn’t see you there, did I? Info: (424) 206-3756.
An artist’s reception for Penny Noble takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at Harmony Works, 1911 S. Catalina Ave., in Riviera Village, located in South Redondo. Nobel likes to create art that makes us smile, and her work is up through the end of this month. (310) 791-7104 or go to harmony-works.com
“Arsenic & Old Lace”: The killer comedy by Joseph Kesselring concludes this weekend at the Second Story Theatre, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Presented by Surf City Theatre, the performances are Saturday at 8 p.m. plus Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets, $25. Info: (424) 241-8040.
“Drowsy Chaperone”: A funny and somewhat bittersweet tale about an old timer in his New York apartment reliving the glory days of old musicals – and they come to live before his eyes (and ours). It plays Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Closes Sunday at the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Stars Larry Raben as the Man in the Chair, with Tracy Lore as the tipsy chaperone. Tickets, $45. Info:l (310) 544-0403 or go to norriscenter.com.
“Into the Woods, Jr.”: Presented by the South Bay Conservatory’s Youth Musical Theatre Company, this musical with a cast of 5-13 year olds takes place Friday and Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Torrance High School Auditorium, 2200 W. Carson St., Torrance. Larry Watts directs, and Kathleen Sullivan is the music director. Tickets, $12. Info: (424) 262-9722 or go to southbayconservatory.com.
Classical piano: A concert at the Bread of Life Church features Sandra Wright Shen, internationally acclaimed pianist will perform music from Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt. Presentation in English and Chinese. Free admission and free Childcare provided. 2780 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. 7:30 p.m. Sandrashen.com
“On Moonlight Bay” (1951) stars Doris Day and is based on stories by Booth Tarkingon. It screens on Friday and Saturday at 8:15, plus Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., in the Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. Tickets, $10 general; $8 seniors. Info: (310) 322-2592 or go to OldTownMusicHall.org.
Penny Noble: An artist’s reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at Harmony Works, 1911 S. Catalina Ave., in Riviera Village, located in South Redondo. Noble’s work is up through the end of this month. (310) 791-7104 or go to harmony-works.com
“The Live Art Series”: On successive Saturdays, through May 24, there will be a live demonstration by a different artist each week from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Frame & Art Dept., 950 Aviation Blvd., Suite D, Hermosa Beach. This Saturday Sandra Chu is featured. Coming up: Cie Gumucio (5/17), and Val Simon (5/24). The work will then be on view in the gallery. Curated by Gloria Plascencia. (310) 675-4200.
Dennis Hattem comforts Mary-Margaret Lewis in “The Gin Game,” by D.L. Coburn, directed by Danielle Ozymandias. Showtime is Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. through May 24, plus Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m. See it at Little Fish Theatre, 777 S. Centre St., San Pedro. Info: (310) 512-6030 or go to littlefishtheatre.org. PHOTO COURTESY OF MICKEY ELLIOT
“Mozart to Mancini”: The Asia America Youth Symphony, conducted by David Benoit, performs music old and fairly new at 8 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $47.50 and $27.50. Info: (310) 781-7171 (box office), (310) 377-8977, or go to aasymphony.org.
“Sweeney Todd in Concert”: The Golden State Pops Orchestra presents a concert version of the Stephen Sondheim musical at 8 p.m. in the Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Tickets from $28.50 to $60. Info: (310) 548-2493 or go to grandvision.org.
Tatsuya Nakadai, one of Japan’s most distinguished actors – he starred in “Yojimbo,” “High and Low,” “Kagamusha,” and “Ran,” directed by Akira Kurosawa, plus films by Masaki Kobayashi, Kon Ichikawa, Mikio Naruse, and Keisuke Kinoshita – appears in person this weekend as part of the Japan Film Festival Los Angeles 2014. A screening at the New Gardena Hotel on Saturday morning is sold out, but Nakadai appears at 4 p.m. on Saturday in Los Angeles at the New Beverly Cinema (at a screening of “Yojimbo”), and at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the DoubleTree Club in Santa Ana (at a screening of “High and Low”). Many other film screenings of recent Japanese films. Info: JFFLA.org.
Tatsuya Nakadai: One of Japan’s most distinguished actors – he was in “Yojimbo,” “High and Low,” “Kagamusha,” and “Ran,” directed by Akira Kurosawa, plus films by Masaki Kobayashi, Kon Ichikawa, and Keisuke Kinoshita, will appear in person as part of the Japan Film Festival Los Angeles 2014 at the New Gardena Hotel, 1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena. The event goes from 11:40 to 1:45 p.m. and also features director Hidetaka Inazuka whose film, “To Live To Act” will be screened. The documentary is in Japanese with English subtitles, and the talk afterwards will have translation. Tickets, $20 now and $25 at the window. Info: JFFLA.org.
HEALTH AND HARMONY
“Senior Faire”: The annual event features arts and crafts, entertainment, food booths, as well as blood pressure screening and health information, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Ken Miller Recreation Auditorium, 3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. Free.
Palos Verdes Symphonic Band: Under the direction of David Stanton, the orchestra of 70 local musicians is performing at 5 p.m. in the Frances Young Hall at the South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The ensemble commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Morton Gould at each concert this season, including – at this one – “Cafe Rio,” “Cinerama March,” and “Tropical.” Other selections include music by Alexander Arutiunian, Carl Rigoli, Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Granados and others. Tickets, $9 adults; free for children 12 and under, available in the Botanic Garden courtyard prior to the performance. Info: (310) 792-8286.
The South Bay New Orleans Jazz Club: The featured band is Jazz America during the monthly meeting, held from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 214 Ave. I, Redondo Beach. Admission, $7 members and $9 non-members, with visiting musicians who come to play additional “sets” admitted free. Info: (310) 376-2591.
“EGO’s 11” is just that, the 11th group show at EGO Fine Art, 604 N. Francisca Ave., Redondo Beach. It’s up through May 10, with gallery hours Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Pictured,”Der Gross Verlust” (The Great Lust), by Michael Chomick, which pays homage to all artists, whether well-known or obscure, for believing in their creative spirit. Info: (424) 206-3756.
“Changing Direction”: The Torrance Torrettes Dance & Drill Team perform at 1 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. These girls range in age from kindergarten to eighth grade. Tickets, $13.50, $11.50. Info: (310) 781-7171.