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South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 17 to 23

South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 17 to 23

Thursday, October 17 Dark and dramatic House of Bards is a new theater company that’s currently presenting “Macbeth” at the Grand Annex, 434 W. Sixth St, San Pedro. Performances: Thursday at 7:30; Friday at 7:30; Sunday at 2; plus Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7:30; Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30; Thursday, Oct. 31, at 7:30; Friday, […]

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Decades later, Gardena High School’s classic art collection comes to light

Decades later, Gardena High School’s classic art collection comes to light

Long ago, but not so far away Among high schools, Gardena’s art collection was unrivaled by Bondo Wyszpolski One hundred years ago, Gardena High School principal John H. Whitely pushed forward an idea that soon put the city on the map. By 1928, according to the Gardena Valley News, GHS was becoming known as “the […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 10 to 16

South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 10 to 16

Thursday, October 10 California dreaming “CA 101” continues through Sunday at 200 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. Hours, Thursday from 12 to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 7 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Tonight (Thursday) there’s a TEDx talk from 6 to 10 p.m. It’s curated by Peggy Sivert […]

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Ethan Coen’s slices of life at the Taper

Ethan Coen’s slices of life at the Taper

La comédie humaine Ethan Coen’s “A Play is a Poem” – five playlets at the Mark Taper Forum by Bondo Wyszpolski Playwright Ethan Coen is one-half of the high-flying Coen Brothers (with Joel), whose cinematic career has encompassed “Blood Simple,” “Fargo,” and “No Country For Old Men,” among others others. They’re true movie magic magicians; […]

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“Ca 101” art show opens big on Friday

“Ca 101” art show opens big on Friday

With love, from our galaxy to yours “CA 101” touches down, opens tomorrow in Redondo Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski Now in its eighth year, “CA 101” has become the South Bay’s most anticipated art exhibition. And, once again, dodging obstacles and setbacks (an 11th hour change of venue), curator Nina Zak Laddon and exhibition director […]

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The Huntington turns 100: She’s grand, she’s beautiful, she’s lively

The Huntington turns 100: She’s grand, she’s beautiful, she’s lively

Healthy and attractive at 100 “1919” – The Huntington kicks off its centennial celebration by Bondo Wyszpolski On August 30, 1919, Henry and Arabella Huntington signed the trust document “that would transform their property into a public institution,” which is to say “a free public library, art gallery, museum and park.” Although it didn’t formally […]

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South Bay arts calendar for October 3 to 9

South Bay arts calendar for October 3 to 9

Thursday, October 3 On the big screen The “8th Annual San Pedro International Film Festival” takes place this weekend in downtown San Pedro, beginning at 5 p.m. with a Festival Lounge Reception at Arches (on Sixth St.) that features the art of Katrina Vanderlip, Steve Shriver, and Rick Humphreys. “Easy Rider” is being shown at […]

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South Bay arts calendar – Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

South Bay arts calendar – Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

Friday, September 27 Don’t cry, come see it “Evita: In Concert” features music from “Evita,” with its Tony-winning score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. It’s being performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Features the […]

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Betye Saar’s clocks are still ticking at 93

Betye Saar’s clocks are still ticking at 93

I’m in Love With the Sad One in the Corner “Betye Saar: Call and Response” on view at LACMA by Bondo Wyszpolski It’s evident that in the L.A. arts community Betye Saar is a living legend. Now 93 years old, Saar’s work is in the permanent collections of over 80 museums. She’s currently being honored […]

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Play the game like your life depends on it, because it does

Play the game like your life depends on it, because it does

Trial and error “The Deadly Game” opens Saturday at Surf City Theatre in Hermosa Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski I would think that if your last name is Trapp, you’d be a little more careful about falling into one. But Howard Trapp (Jeremy Krasovic) clearly doesn’t know the first thing about not tempting fate. Surf City […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 19 to 25

South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 19 to 25

Thursday, September 19 When rock came of age The Hermosa Beach Historical Society and Museum presents local author Don Jung, author of “Rockin’ Through Troubled Waters,” as he discusses “West Coast Music in the South Bay during the ‘60s and ‘70s” from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hermosa Beach Museum, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa […]

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Spotlight on charity – Winkworth Pop-Up Art Show

Spotlight on charity – Winkworth Pop-Up Art Show

Proceeds Benefit PVAC and PVPLC

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Bent for surf at an early age

Bent for surf at an early age

Brian Bent traces his surf art and hotrods to growing up behind the Greg Noll surf shop in Hermosa Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski When I arrived at Brian Bent’s home in San Juan Capistrano, he was putting the finishing touches to his painting of the old Jacobs Surfboards shop in Hermosa Beach, one of several […]

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“The Heal” has bite at the Getty Villa

“The Heal” has bite at the Getty Villa

Getting off on the wrong foot “The Heal” is under the open skies at the Getty Villa by Bondo Wyszpolski If you’re going to retitle “Philoctetes,” the drama that Sophocles wrote in 409 BC, “The Heal” is a better choice than most because it loudly suggests “heel,” which not only refers to the back part […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 12 to 18

South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 12 to 18

Thursday, September 12 Swim through this Josie Iselin discusses her book, “The Curious World of Seaweed,” at 7 p.m. in {pages}: a bookstore, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. $5 of each ticket to be donated to the Roundhouse Aquarium. (310) 318-0900 or to purchase your Brown Paper Ticket go to pagesabookstore.com. Friday, September 13 Supremes? […]

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