Spyder Surf Fest will celebrate local surf culture for the ninth consecutive year Saturday on Pier Plaza, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival will showcase the hottest surfers, brands, fashion, and music. “As in years past, Spyder Surf Fest is all about the industry and families getting together and having fun as we…Read More→
The Norris Theatre presents “Fiddler on the Roof” for three weekends Tomorrow evening, the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” opens at the Norris Theatre for 11 performances, a decent run by local standards. However, when the show opened on Broadway in 1964 it was an unstoppable phenomenon that didn’t step off the stage until nearly…Read More→
Surf City Theatre brings a rarely seen comedy to Hermosa Beach Charles Busch has written many successful plays, including “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” which in 2002 was staged to acclaim at the Ahmanson Theatre. “Olive and the Bitter Herbs” didn’t garner as much praise when it opened off-Broadway a few years back, and…Read More→
Cultural exchange program FACES is looking for families to host French teenagers from July 6 to 26.
Jazz pianist Bob Mamet plays Saint Rocke on Saturday evening It’s good to have Bob Mamet back in town. The accomplished jazz pianist was born and raised in Chicago, where he returned nearly five years ago after spending 30 years in L.A., with 10 of those here in the South Bay. Happily, he’s missed us,…Read More→
During the month of April, the Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach public libraries invite the community to participate in a Beach Cities Read with a Book-to-Action series featuring the book Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain’s Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans by Captain Charles Moore.
The Manhattan Beach city council approved the formation of an Economic Development Advisory Council Tuesday night.
Three years ago, the Easy Reader newspaper and the premiere local music club, Saint Rocke, conceived a (purportedly) more tasteful way to commemorate the glory of St. Patrick’s Day and the so-called wearing of the green (no green damn beer). Embracing trend toward quality, class, and local craft, the First Annual Froth Awards and Easy…Read More→
This year’s Froth Awards music acts were as carefully chosen as the beer and food pairings, so it was a no-brainer that the South Bay’s Kira Lingman was one of the artists asked to play. Lingman has a voice that that teeters between the moonlit comfort of Patsy Cline to the pained soulfulness of Janis…Read More→
by David Mendez Three years ago this month, Andy Weir’s debut novel, “The Martian” was purchased by Crown Publishing. That deal turned him from a self-published author whose collection of work included speculative sci-fi and fan-fiction to, eventually, one of the hottest writers in the world — one whose work was adapted into a film…Read More→
A mid-career survey of ceramic work by Keiko Fukazawa opens tonight at El Camino College Keiko Fukazawa must be having loads of fun. Her whimsical ceramic creations often make us smile but at the same time they are elegant and thought-provoking. Christopher Knight of the L.A. Times recently devoted lots of ink to her exhibition…Read More→
“My approach to classical music has always had elements of jazz to it, and that’s just because it’s where I come from,” explains pianist and composer David Benoit on his role as music director and conductor of the Asia America Symphony Association. The history of the Asia America Symphony Association (AASA) dates back to 1961…Read More→
Manhattan Beach artist Virginia Vilchis draws her subjects from within The paintings of Virginia Vilchis tend to be bright and dark at the same time. By bright I mean colorful, and by dark I mean somber, with an alluring gravitas. Combined with mixed media and a texture so prevalent we may want to run our…Read More→
A fine production of the Disney musical by 3-D Theatricals plays Friday through Sunday in Redondo Beach Shame on me for initially misjudging the capabilities of 3-D Theatricals, the Anaheim-based company that’s been staging musicals at Fullerton’s Plummer Auditorium and, more recently, the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. I’ve now seen a handful of their…Read More→