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South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 22 to 28

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 22 to 28

Thursday, February 22 Girl power “Mulan, Jr.” opens at Palos Verdes Intermediate School, 2161 Via Olivera, Palos Verdes Estates. Based on the Disney cartoon, Mulan is a young girl who disguises herself as a young boy in order to take her father’s place in the army. A story relevant to today’s headlines. Performances, Thursday through […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 8 to 14

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 8 to 14

Thursday, February 8 Quirky but lovable “Hairspray the Musical” (based on the John Waters film) is being presented by North Torrance High School at 6:30 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $15. Call (310) 781-7171. Friday, February 9 Make something beautiful Artist Joyce Welsh is presenting a two-day “Stained […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 1 to 8

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 1 to 8

Thursday, February 1 Know your peninsula The Palos Verdes Historical Society isw presenting the second annual “Wine, Cheese and Chocolate” event from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Malaga Cove Library Lower Gallery, 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. Native resident Dana Graham will talk about the history of the Neighborhood Church and the building’s […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 18 to 24

South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 18 to 24

Thursday, January 18 Starting the week with love Newbery medalist Matt de la Peña and illustrator Loren Long are bringing their book “Love” to the Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. The 6 p.m. event is hosted by {pages}. (310) 545-8595. In other words, dance “Kinetic Texture,” presented by North Torrance High School, […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 11 to 17

South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 11 to 17

Friday, January 12 Are you toying with me? “Toyetic” is an exhibition focusing on artworks inspired and informed by the toy industry, and the three-person show features Chuck Hohng (showing a series of bears that resemble children’s teddy bears), John T. Quinn (Director of Character Art for Disney Consumer Products), and Toronto-based artist Ross Bonfanti […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Dec. 21 to 27

South Bay arts calendar for Dec. 21 to 27

Thursday, December 21 And the killer is… A murder mystery dinner show is set for 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday evening, but RSVPs are needed by today. The event, presented by Todd Elliot Entertainment, features a three-course meal and (not sure how this fits in) photos with Santa, strolling magic, music, dancing, and dance […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Dec. 7 to 13

South Bay arts calendar for Dec. 7 to 13

Thursday, December 7 Life could have been better “Letters to Sala,” by Arlene Hutton and directed by Melissa Staab, is being performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, in the Redondo Union Auditorium, 1 Seahawk Way, Redondo Beach. The play is about a Holocaust survivor who went […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 16 to 22

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 16 to 22

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Making the rounds The reggae group Indubious plays Saint Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, with tourmates Zahira and Ital Vibes. They’ll be in 14 cities from Washington state all the south to San Diego. (310) 372-0035 or go to saintrocke.com. Under the big top Circus Vargas is back, with performances […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 9 to 15

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 9 to 15

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 From grim to grin “I am Battle Comic,” a film by Jordan Brady, screens at 7 p.m. in the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Happy hour begins at 5:30. This is a fundraiser to benefit Team Rubicon. The documentary contains laughs, but also insight into the lives of […]

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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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