South Bay Arts Calender 6/05/14-6/11/14
Thursday the 5th
“Voices”: Are you hearing them? This art exhibit featuring work by the Mira Costa High School AP Studio Art students, has a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening in the Mira Costa Art Gallery, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. The show runs through June 10 and gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. Information: (310) 318-7337 ext. 5151.
Friday the 6th
“The Wizard of Oz”: Presented by the Manhattan Beach Community Church Children’s Theatre, Dorothy and Toto and her pals romp across the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday as well as 1:30 on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, at the church theater, which is located at 303 S. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach. Tickets, $10. Information: Call Suu Hefner at (310) 374-0537 or write her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Cats: A Brief Hisstory”: This charity art show benefits the feral cats at El Camino, and it’s opening Friday (with a reception on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.) at 608 North art gallery, 608 N. Francisca Ave., Redondo Beach. Also on view June 13 through 15. Proceeds (which will be used for spaying and neutering) go to the Peter Zippi Fund for Animals in Hermosa Beach. Information: 608north.com or email email@example.com.
Pops concert: The Redondo Union High School Band and Dance Guard’s Concert Series concludes with a 7 p.m. performance held inside and on the lawn of the school’s auditorium, located at Pacific Coast Hwy and Diamond, in Redondo Beach. Free.
“Duck Soup”: The Marx Brother star in this evergreen classic, screening at 8:15 on Friday and Saturday, and also 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, in the Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. Tickets, $10 general; $8 seniors. Information: (310) 322-2592 or go to OldTownMusicHall.org.
“The Goonies”: This 1985 film is being screened for free at 7 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier, 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach.
Coming up: “Soul Surfer” on June 13, “American Graffiti” on June 20, and “Frozen” on June 27. Information: RedondoPier.com/events.
“Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia”: Nicholas Wrathall’s documentary about one of our great men of letters opens for one week at the Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Los Angeles. Information: (310) 473-8530 or go to LandmarkTheatres.com.
Saturday the 7th
Lisa See: The author’s new novel “China Dolls” is out and See will be giving a talk, and signing copies, at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Pages: A Bookstore, 920 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. This is also a luncheon, sponsored by the Neptunian Women’s Club. Information (and ticket reservations): (310) 318-0900.
“Watchmen”: The Torrance Art Museum features a panel discussion from 5 to 6 p.m., and then an opening reception for the exhibition (“Watchmen” – Surveillance and The Flaneur) from 6 to 9 p.m., in the museum at 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Free. The show (which opens on Tuesday, and runs through July 26) has to do with being watched by cameras when walking around the city, and what are you going to do about it? Answer: Make art. Information: torranceartmuseum.com.
National Watercolor Society: The “2014 All Member Exhibition” takes place on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the NWS Gallery, 915 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro. The work is up through August 17. Information: nationalwatercolorsociety.org.
“Printemps”: Art by painters George Chirinian and Jeanne Zaske, plus jeweler Nancy Comaford, is on view through June 22 in the Artists’ Studio Gallery, Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Drive #151, Rolling Hills Estates. Zaske and Comaford talk about their work on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Information: (310) 265-2592 or go to artists-studio-pvac.com.
“Peter Pan Ballet”: South Bay Ballet presents a storybook premiere about a flying elf from Neverland, a combination of dance and story, at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, not to mention 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday, in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $24.50. Information: (310) 781-7171 or go to southbayballet.org.
“Snow White”: The San Pedro City Ballet Spring Recital takes place at 2 p.m. in the Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Tickets, $15 and $20. Information: (310) 548-2493 or go to grandvision.org.
John Kraus & The Goers: Captain John and his merry crew deliver tunes and ballads with Celtic punk and sea shanty swagger at 8 p.m. in the Grand Annex, 434 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Tickets, $20 now and $25 at the door. Information: (310) 833-4813 or go to grandannex.org.
Sunday the 8th
Robert Thies: The noted pianist performs at 2 p.m. sharp in the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates. Free; donations appreciated. Information: (310) 316-5574.
The South Bay New Orleans Jazz Club: Keeping Dixieland and traditional jazz alive, the club meets from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 214 Avenue I, Redondo Beach. The featured band is Jimmy Green’s Hi-5. Cost, $9 general; $7 members; musicians who come to play additional “sets” admitted free. Information: (310) 376-2591.
“The Thing”: The 1951 film by Howard Hawks is a pretty scary affair, and it screens after the Flash Gordon episode, “Captured by Shark Men” (1936), at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. Tickets, $10 general; $8 seniors. Information: (310) 322-2592 or go to OldTownMusicHall.org.
BOWLS FOR SOULS
“Project: Needs”: Canvas & Clay has joined the Empty Bowls movement, and is sponsoring a donation-based dinner of soul and bread, with a bowl made by a local cast member, which is yours to keep for a cash donation. It takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Canvas & Clay, 1802 and 1804B S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach. Information: (310) 316-9331 or go to canvasclay.com.
“The Wizard of Oz”: Presented by the San Pedro International Film Festival, this is the 1939 Judy Garland film and it screens at 3 p.m. in the Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. There’s a costume contest after the film, with prizes for the best child and best adult costumes. Admission, $10. Information: spiffest.org.
Tuesday the 10th
“The Scandalous Art of James Ensor”: This major exhibition of the Belgian Ensor (1860-1949) is on view from June 10 through Sept. 7 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. Lots of colorful, satirical canvases to look at. Free; $15 parking. Information: (310) 440-7300 or go to getty.edu.
Wednesday the 11th
“Guys and Dolls”: Calle Mayor Middle School presents this musical, with songs like “Luck Be A Lady,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday (June 12) in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $10; $5. Information: (310) 533-4548.