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South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 12 to 17

South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 12 to 17

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 Pushed and pulled by art “Centrifugal Force: New Work,” by Tom Jenkins, opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in the El Camino College Art Gallery, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. There’s also an artist talk on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Through Nov. 2. Call (310) 660-3010 or go to elcamino.edu. […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 5 to 11

South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 5 to 11

Thursday, October 5 Dim the lights and sit back The San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFFest) runs from Oct. 5 to15 in San Pedro’s Historic Waterfront District. The opening night film is “Dreams I’ve Never Had,” directed by Iyad Hajjaj and starring Malcolm McDowell and Robin Givens. On Sunday they’re screening Sweden’s official Oscar entry […]

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South Bay arts calendar: Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

South Bay arts calendar: Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

Thursday, September 28 Trapped in here forever? “South Bay Escape Room: Mortuary Mystery” is a fundraiser that mixes local history with spooky fun, and it takes place Sept. 28 through Oct. 29 in the basement of the 1929 mortuary, now Volunteer Center, at 1230 Cravens Ave., Torrance. You have one hour to figure out how […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 22 to 27

South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 22 to 27

Friday, September 22 Here’s to you, fella Contemporary pop singer Melissa Manchester, who wooed us many moons ago with “Midnight Blue” and “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” pays a musical tribute to such male vocalists as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Tony Bennett. Her performance takes place at 8 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 15 to 20

South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 15 to 20

Friday, September 15 Whimsical, colorful “José Lozano: Chicano Trickster” opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Art Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closes Oct. 8. Call (310) 802-5448 or […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 7 to 13

South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 7 to 13

Thursday, September 7 Forever bonded “Mother and Child,” a group show that depicts the fundamental relationship in most people’s lives, opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in the El Camino College Art Gallery, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. An artist talk is scheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m. Through Sept. 21. Call (310) […]

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South Bay arts calendar: Aug. 31 to Sept. 6

South Bay arts calendar: Aug. 31 to Sept. 6

Thursday, August 31 This is the end, my friend Strange Days, a Jim Morrison and The Doors tribute band, performs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Octagon on the Redondo Beach Pier. This is the final RB pier concert of the summer, so don’t miss out. More at redondopier.com. Friday, September 1 All aboard! […]

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South Bay arts calendar for August 10 to 16

South Bay arts calendar for August 10 to 16

Thursday, August 10 On their beat Ghost in the Machine, a tribute to Sting and The Police, performs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Octagon on the Redondo Beach Pier. Free. More at redondopier.com. Happy Hour with History A presentation by the Hermosa Beach Sister City Association takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. […]

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South Bay art calendar for July 27 to Aug. 2

South Bay art calendar for July 27 to Aug. 2

Thursday, July 27 Wild and restless Franks & Deans gives us a rock and roll Rat Pack tribute from 6 to 8 p.m. on the pier in Redondo Beach, at the octagon where the pier meets the International Boardwalk. Free. Still need help? Redondopier.com. The Doctor is in The Aerospace Players are presenting “Seussical the […]

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South Bay arts calendar for July 20 to 26

South Bay arts calendar for July 20 to 26

Thursday, July 20 In the city of planes The second of three El Segundo Art Walks takes place throughout downtown El Segundo, from 5 to 9 p.m. Info at participating venues, including El Cuervo Gallery (featured in last week’s Easy Reader). You can start at 212 Eucalyptus Drive for a map and drink. Artists include […]

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South Bay arts calendar for July 13 to 19

South Bay arts calendar for July 13 to 19

Thursday, July 13 A potent mix Pale Chubs, a name you have to love, performs jazz/reggae from 6 to 8 p.m. on the ocean side of the Redondo Beach Pier. More love at redondopier.com. A wild one, ain’t she? “The Taming of the Shrew” is being staged outdoors, under the stars, by Shakespeare by the […]

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South Bay arts calendar for July 6 to 12

South Bay arts calendar for July 6 to 12

Thursday, July 6 Back to our roots? Popravinas plays Americana at the Octagon on the Redondo Beach Pier from 6 to 8 p.m. Free. More at redondopier.com. Camera magic PADA, or Photographers and Digital Artists, are showing their work through August 3 at The Loft, 401 S. Mesa St., San Pedro. The group includes Judy […]

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South Bay arts calendar June 15 to 21

South Bay arts calendar June 15 to 21

Thursday, June 15 Put on those comfortable shoes The El Segundo Art Walk, now in its third year, goes from 5 to 9 p.m. and features over 40 artists in 35 venues throughout downtown and the Smoky Hollow neighborhood. Maps are available at venues (such as 305 Richmond (headquarters), Smoky Hollow Studios, Unita, Copper Willow […]

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South Bay arts calendar: June 8 to June 14

South Bay arts calendar: June 8 to June 14

Thursday, June 8 You’re the king pin The Hermosa Beach Lawn Bowling Club gives a brief history of their club as well as demonstrations on how to play (watch out for those gophers) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lawn Bowling Club, 861 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. To RSVP call (310) 318-9421 or email […]

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South Bay arts calendar from June 1 to 7

South Bay arts calendar from June 1 to 7

Thursday, June 1 Memorable dance steps The spring choreography showcase “Second Take,” presented by El Camino College dance and choreography students, takes place at 1 and 7 p.m. in the Campus Theatre, on the school grounds at Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. The works were inspired by dance sequences from such films as “West […]

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