Photographs by Randy Ruby will be on view this Saturday evening to accompany the Beach Shorts Film Fest in the Hermosa Beach Playhouse. More at beachshortsfilmfest.com PHOTO COURTESY OF RANDY RUBY
Thursday the 14th
“Oswald – The Actual Interrogation”: This play by Dennis Richards re-enacts the cat-and-mouse interview of Lee Harvey Oswald in the hours after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Directed by Stephanie Coltrin, it runs Wednesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 4 at Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro. Information: (310) 512-6030 or go to littlefishtheatre.org.
The Blue Notes: Playing jazz from 6 to 8 p.m. over the water at the Redondo Beach Pier. Free. Come back on Saturday, same time and place, to hear Give Up the Junk so they can put funk in your trunk. Information: Redondo Pier.com.
The Siale Festival promotes Polynesian culture, and it takes place from 10 to 10 on Saturday at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. More at tfsca.org. PHOTO COURTESY OF TONGA FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY
The South Bay Watercolor Society: A gentle reminder for those who haven’t seen this fine and expansive exhibition on view through August 23 at the Lexus Service Center, 24777 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. There are 58 artists and 161 works of art.
Friday the 15th
King Kong: Who’s still the king of the jungle? Kong, that’s who! The 1933 original, with Fay Wray (or is it Judy Rae?) screens at 8:15 on Friday and Saturday, as well as 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, in the Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. Information: (310) 322-2592 or go to OldTownMusicHall.org.
“King Kong” (1933) screens Friday through Sunday in the Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo. (310) 322-2592 or OldTownMusicHall.org. COURTESY OF OLD TOWN MUSIC HALL
“Hamlet”: Shakespeare by the Sea takes us under the stars to visit the Prince of Denmark at 8 p.m. at Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Free. Information: (310) 217-7596 or go to shakespearebythesea.org.
“Into the Woods”: The Troupe performs Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Tickets, $5 to $27. Information: (310) 548-2493 or go to grandvision.org.
Saturday the 16th
“Oklahoma!”: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical plays Saturdy at 7:30 and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Also at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23. Tickets, $33 adults, $28 seniors, $25 children. Information: (310) 618-3843 or go to torrancetheatrecompany.com.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: Shakespeare by the Sea’s last touring production of 2014, concludes outdoors at 8 p.m. in Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Free. Information: (310) 217-7596 or go to shakespearebythesea.org.
“Charlotte’s Web”: Or, these days, Charlotte’s website. There’s a musical adaptation of E.B. White’s classic for a student cast at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Tickets, $15 to $28. Information: (310) 544-0403 or go to norristheatre.com.
Cylan Brown is the Prince of Denmark in “Hamlet,” staged outdoors at 8 p.m. on Friday at Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. On Saturday, same time and place, you can see “A Midsummer’s Night Dream.” Free. (310) 217-7596 or shakespearebythesea.org COURTESY OF SHAKESPEARE BY THE SEA
Beach Shorts Film Fest: Barry Hatchett is back at it with yet another series of short surfing and beach lifestyle films, screening at 7 p.m. in the Hermosa Beach Playhouse, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Tickets, $10. See work by featured artists Randy Ruby and Candace Stalder, plus a slide show from Tim Tindall and Apparel by Fish at Sea. Surfboard raffle from Davenport Longboards. Information: beachshortsfilmfest.com.
Siale Festival: This free family event promotes Polynesian culture and it’s taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Toyota Meeting Hall and Torino Festival Plaza in the Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Food booths, vendors, Kava circle, Tau’olunga competition, Little Miss Siale pageant, and more. Information: tfsca.org.
“All Themes Considered” is now on view at South Bay Contemporary in Rolling Hills Estates. Pictured, “Griffith Park Tree” by guest artist and curator Scott Canty. (310) 429-0973 or go to SouthBayContemporary.com COURTESY OF SOUTH BAY CONTEMPORARY
Malaga Cove Art Show: Two days of art for looking at and buying, Saturday and Sunday, take place from 10 a.m. to 5 .m. in Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Dr. W. at Via Chico in Palos Verdes Estates. About 30 artists will be attending. Information: Bernard Fallon, (310) 920-2184.
Hack – The Steve Shriver Band: Acclaimed artist Shriver is also a rock star, and his group plays 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 grandvision.org.
The Fabulous Esquires Big Band: This 14-piece orchestra is featured in “Swing Peedro” taking place at 8 p.m. in the People’s Palace, 365 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Free dance lessons at 7, so get there early. Tickets, $15 now and $25 at the door. Information: (310) 547-2348 or go to swingpedro.com.
“Sunflower,” by Lorna Kaye, is among the works on view through August at Harmony Works in Redondo Beach. (310) 791-7104. COURTESY OF HARMONY WORKS
Seaplanes and the Island of Romance: Jim Watson talks about air travel to Avalon and his two books about flying to Catalina at 11 a.m. in the Western Museum of Flight, 3315 Airport Drive, Torrance. Non-members, $5. Members free. Information: (310) 326-9544 or go to wmof.com.
Mothers of Pearl, pictured, perform at 6 p.m. at the all ages event taking place on Saturday from 3:30 to 8 .m. at the Lighthouse, 30 Pier Plaza, Hermosa Beach. Also playing: Johnny Miller at 5 p.m., Blak Reign at 4:15 p.m., and Gravity Hill at 3:30 p.m. Information: Vance Mizzi, (424) 634-8492 PHOTO COURTESY THE MOTHERS OF PEARL
Sunday the 17th
Scott Whyte: Live music at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach starting at 5 p.m. Information: citymb.info.
Frederick Hodges: Pianist performs music from old Hollywood movies (Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Kern, Warren, etc.) at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. Tickets, $20. Information: (310) 322-2592 or OldTownMusicHall.org.
Herman Olivera and Freddie Crespo’s Mambo Revue Orchestra: Celebrating one of New York’s most celebrated dance halls, this ensemble performs the music of Machito, Tito Puente, and Tito Rodriguez. Takes place at 4 p.m. at the Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos St., Long Beach. Tickets, $40 reserved seating; $30 standing room only. Information: (562) 437-1689 or molaa.org.