“The Healing Art of Suzanne Young” opens Friday with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Frame & Art Dept., 950 Aviation Blvd., Hermosa Beach. Young is a painter who specializes in abstract art. Curated by Gloria Plascencia, the show is on view through July 11. Pictured, “Zen Scape 1.” (310) 374-6900. COURTESY OF SUZANNE YOUNG
Thursday the 12th
“Lime Light,” featuring work by Melanie Moore, Debra Bainculli, Julienne Hsu, Jane Gillespie Pryor, and Alan Nakagawa, in addition to resident artists Robert Wilhite and Paulin Paris, the latter also showing Philippe Charpentier and Olivier Mirquet, is on view by appointment through Sunday at 13709 Cordary Ave., Hawthorne. Information: (714) 345-5086 or go to thinhstudio.com.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: Shakespeare by the Sea presents the Bard’s delicious romp through fairyland at 7 p.m. in Point Fermin Park, San Pedro. “Hamlet” opens on June 19 in the same location, the play running in tandem through July 5 before embarking throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area for several more shows. Through mid-August. Information: shakespearebythesea.org.
“YoungGiftedandFat”: That describes theater professor Sharrell Luckett, or at least her one woman show, which plays at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and also 2 p.m. on Saturday, in the Edison Theatre at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson. Tickets, $12. Information: (310) 243-3588 or go to younggiftedandfat. If purchased at the door it’s cash only.
Friday the 13th
“Soul Surfer”: This 2011 film about teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost an arm in a shark attack, and then returned to the water to surf again, screen at at 7 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier, 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, in Redondo Beach. Free. Upcoming: “American Graffiti” on June 20 and “Frozen” on June 27. Information: RedondoPier.com/events.
Sculptor Hiroko, who works intuitively and creates sublime, stunning work, at her studio during last Thursday’s San Pedro Art Walk. (310) 800-8953 or go to studiohiroko.com. GLORIA PLASCENCIA, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
“Korengal”: The Korengal Valley, six miles long near the border with Afghanistan, has become the epicenter of the U.S. war in the country, and this documentary, by Sebastian Junger, picks up where “Restrepo” left off. It opens for one week at the Nuart Theatre 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Los Angeles. The director attends Friday at 5:20, 7:30, and 9:40 shows, and on Saturday at the 5:20 and 7:30 shows. Information: (310) 473-8530 or go to LandmarkTheatres.com.
“The Healing Art of Suzanne Young”: The abstract painter’s solo show opens with a reception on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Frame & Art Dept., 950 Aviation Blvd., Hermosa Beach. Through July 11. Information: (310) 374-6900.
“Songs from the Homefront”: The 300th Army Band of Los Angeles won’t just be whistling “Dixie” when they perform American wartime music from the Revolution of 1776 through today’s heroic battles in Iraq and Afghanistan. Music that defines the era in which it was popular. Takes place at 7 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Free. Information: (310) 781-7171 or go to 300thArmyBand.com.
Paulin Paris will be showing his work, plus that of two other French artists, Philippe Charpentier and Olivier Mirguet, through Saturday by appointment at 13709 Cordary Ave., Hawthorne. In the same complex, “Lime Light,” a group show, curated by Thinh Nguyen. (714) 345-5086 or go to thinhstudio.com. GLORIA PLASCENCIA, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
“Cats: A Brief Hisstory”: This charity art show benefits the feral cats at El Camino, and it’s on view, Friday through Sunday, at 608 North art gallery, 608 N. Francisca Ave., Redondo Beach. Proceeds will be used for spaying and neutering the Peter Zippi Fund for Animals in Hermosa Beach. Information: 608northcom or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday the 14th
“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. Chirinian demonstrates his detailed style on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. Information: (310) 265-2592 or go to artists-studio-pvac.com.
Hermosa Beach Art Walk: This is the 11th annual event, taking place saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days on the lawn of the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Avenue, with nearly 100 artists displaying and selling their wares, along with live music, food, plus arts and crafts for children. Information: (310) 374-0080.
“Dancefest 2014”: Presented by the Metropolitan Ballet, it all gets underway at 5 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $17;$15. Information: dancewest.org.
Kiel Johnson’s “Urban Sprawl Project: River Front” is among the work in “Watchmen: Surveillance and The Flaneur,” through July 26 at the Torrance Art Museum. More at torranceartmuseum.com. COURTESY OF TORRANCE ART MUSEUM
Pianist Kirsten Weston: She performs classical works at 2 p.m. in the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Free. Information: (310) 377-9584 ext. 601 or go to pvld.org.
39th Annual Ragtime Festival: Featuring Kathy Craig, Frederick Hodges, Vincent Johnson, and John Reed-Torres, this rousing concert takes place on Saturday at 2:30 and 8:15 p.m., plus 2:30 on Sunday, in the Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. Tickets, $20. Information: (310) 322-2592 or go to OldTownMusicHall.org.
The Steve Shriver Band: The group plays 1980s punk, blues covers, and other cool songs at 8 p.m. in the Grand Annex, 434 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Tickets, $20 now and $25 at the door. Dance floor open! Information: (310) 833-4813 or go to grandvision.org.
The Culver City Symphony Orchestra: Under the baton of Frank Fetta, the orchestra presents “Sounds of Downtown,” which isn’t car horns and squealing tires but rather works by Copland, Barber, Ravel and Haydn, and featuring soprano Lori Stinson. Takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Kirk Douglas Theater, 9820 Washington Blvd., at Duquesne, in Culver City. Tickets, $25. Information: (310) 717-5500 or go to culvercitysymphony.org.
“Printemps” is on view through June 22 in the Artists’ Studio Gallery, located in the Promenade on the Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates. George Chirinian, whose “Tribute to Monet” is pictured, speaks about his work on Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. The show includes painter Jeanne Zaske and jeweler Nancy Comaford. (310) 265-2592 or artists-studio-pvac.com. COURTESY OF GEORGE CHIRINIAN
Sunday the 15th
“All That Jazz”: An evening of toe-tapping and sing-along tunes performed by Los Cancioneros Master Chorale, the concert starts at 7 p.m.in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $25. Information: (310) 781-7171 or go to lcmasterchorale.com.
A Tribute to Elvis: Raymond Michael performs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Library Park in El Segundo, the first in a 5-concert summer music series.