“The Live Art Series” continues this Saturday with a live art demonstration by Cie Gumucio from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Frame & Art Dept., 950 Aviation Blvd., Suite D, Hermosa Beach. Next Saturday we can watch Val Simon painting. The work will then be on view in the gallery. Curated by Gloria Plascencia. (310) 675-4200.
“Reflections”: Work by oil painter Kathie Reis, watercolorist Linda Thompson, and jeweler Marilyn Harrison, is on view through May 25 in the Artists’ Studio Gallery, 550 Deep Valley Drive #159, Rolling Hills Estates. Information: (310) 265-2592 or go to artists-studio-pvac.com.
“The Hollow”: Kentwood Players present Agatha Christie’s 1951 thriller on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., plus Sunday at 2 p.m., through June 21 in the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. Tickets, $20, less $2 for seniors, students, servicemen. (310) 645-5156 or go to kentwoodplayers.org.
608 North Gallery presents “A New Perspective,” being work by Angelina D’Arcy, goes on view Saturday with a reception from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at 608 North, located at 608 N. Francisca Ave., Redondo Beach. On view through Sunday, June 1. Information: (310) 376-5777 or go to 608north.com. COURTESY OF 608 NORTH
“The Jazz Singer”: Regarded as the first talkie, this 1927 film with Al Jolson screens at 8:15 on Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 on Sunday in the Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. Tickets, $10 general; $8 seniors, students. (310) 322-2592 or go to OldTownMusicHall.org.
“Young and Beautiful”: A portrait of a 17-year-old girl in four seasons and four songs, this new film by director François Ozon screens for one week at the Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Los Angeles. Information: (310) 473-8530 or go to LandmarkTheatres.com.
SHOW OF STRENGTH
55th Annual Armed Forces Day Military Concert: The Navy Band Southwest, from the San Diego Naval Base, performs at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Free, but tickets required. They are passed out (limit 4) on a first-come, first-served basis. Information: (310) 781-7171.
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. 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
Angelina D’Arcy: 608 North Gallery presents “A New Perspective,” a solo exhibition devoted to this Australian-born South Bay artist with an Irish father and Anglo-Indian mother. Colorful, expressive work. The reception is Saturday from 6:30 to 10 p.m., and the work will be on view through Sunday, June 1. Where? 608 N. Francisca Ave., Redondo Beach. Information: (310) 376-5777 or go to 608north.com.
“The Live Art Series”: There’s a live demonstration by Cie Gumucio from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Frame & Art Dept., 950 Aviation Blvd., Suite D, Hermosa Beach. Next week, May 24, Val Simon will be on hand to paint. The work will then be on view in the gallery. Curated by Gloria Plascencia. (310) 675-4200.
Pastel Society of Southern California: The Fifth Annual Members Show continues through Saturday in the Creative Arts Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd., M.B. (open this Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m.), but also highlights a pastel demo from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Information: pastelsocal.com.
“Malaga Cove Art Show”: About 30 local artists show and sell their wares from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, outdoors in the Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Drive West at Via Chico, Palos Verdes Estates. Information: (310) 920-2184.
Midge (Heather Barnett) is in love with Edward (David Tracq), or is it the other way around? The Kentwood Players’ production of Agatha Christie’s “The Hollow” opens Friday and plays weekends through June 21 in the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. Tickets, $20, less $2 for seniors, students, servicemen. (310) 645-5156 or go to kentwoodplayers.org.
Somang Jeagal: The Korean pianist, who won the Grand Prize at the Korea Music Foundation Competition and First Prize at the Asia-Pacific Young Artist Competition, performs at 3:30 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church of Torrance, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance. Free; donations appreciated. Information: (310) 316-5574.
“That Mancini Magic!”: A fully orchestrated concert and voyage through the melodies that earned Henry Mancini the reputation as one of America’s greatest composers. The show is in the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, and it features pianist Mac Frampton and Cecil Welch, who was Mancini’s trumpet player for over 20 years, accompanied by his Moon River Orchestra. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $45. Information: (310) 544-0403 or go to norriscenter.com.
“Spring in the Music”: The North Torrance Youth Musicians Ensemble perform at 7 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $10; $5. Information: (310) 781-7171.
Fortunate Son: This tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival begins at 8 p.m. in the Grand Annex, 434 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Tickets, $25 now and $30 at the door (cabaret table seats are $30 in advance and cafe deck VIP seats are $35 in advance). Information: (310) 833-4813 or go to grandannex.org.
Oliver Dragojevic and Dupini: The bard of Croatian music and his band, with guest performers, perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Tickets, from $58.50 to $68.50. Information: (310) 548-2493 or go to grandvision.org.
“Process – The Moment,” a series of drawings and paintings (in which the moment is found in the process), features artists Dina Djabieva, Ron Libbrecht, Kevin Winger, and (this is his work here) Ron Hust. Through May 23 at APC Fine Arts & Graphics Gallery, 1621 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance. (310) 328-0366 or go to apcfinearts.com.
“Sordid Lives”: Tryouts for the Del Shores “dark comedy about white trash” are being held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. The Kentwood Players production runs from July 11 through August 16. For information or copies of the audition script sides, email email@example.com.
“Optic Nerve”: This exhibition of new works by 14 members of PADA closes on Sunday but features an artist talk from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. by Ariel Swartley at Summer Studios Arts Academy, 2161 Lomita Blvd., Gardena. Information: (310) 377-8047.
The Opera Ensemble: “Spring Concert” takes place at 3 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Inglewood, 100 N. Hillcrest Blvd., Inglewood, and it includes arias by Purcell, Verdi, Mozart, Berlin and others, with singers such as Lauren Smith Woods, Ermin Cruz III, David Troung, and Clara Veda Becka. Rhona Klinghofer is the music director. Donation, $20.
Cabaret Jazz: The Midiri Brothers perform, and there are two shows, the brunch show at 11:30 a.m. and the supper show at 5 p.m. Tickets, $68 for the early and $70 for the latter, include gourmet meals, no-host bar, dance floor, and two sets of jazz music in the Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion, 501 Indian Peak Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Information: (310) 544-0403 or go to norriscenter.com.
“Piano Festival 2014”: Presented by the Japan Musicians Association of California, the event takes place at 9 a.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets are free. Information: (310) 781-7171.
Photographer Ariel Swartley talks about her work on Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in connection with PADA’s “Optic Nerve” exhibition at Summer Studios Arts Academy, 2161 Lomita Blvd., Lomita. Pictured, “Birch.” Information: (310) 377-8047 or (310) 591-7235.
“In the Moment”: An evening of jazz, contemporary ballet, and hip hop presented by the North High School Dance Dept. at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday i the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $8. Information: (310) 781-7171.