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South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 18 to 24

South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 18 to 24

Thursday, October 18 Indian blood “Matriarchs” opens at ESMoA, 208 Main St., El Segundo. The work on view by 12 contemporary womxn (?) indigenous artists includes fashion, metalwork, photography, painting, basketry, and video. Through Jan. 26. More at esmoa.org. Friday, October 19 First wife’s ghost returns “Blithe Spirit,” a witty and amusing play by Sir […]

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Through it all he kept dancing

Through it all he kept dancing

In step with Bollywood choreographer Nakul Dev Mahajan

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Speaking Up for Planet Earth

Speaking Up for Planet Earth

Robert Glenn Ketchum and the visual aesthetics of environmental awareness

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South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 11 to 17

South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 11 to 17

Thursday, October 11 Wide-ranging, vibrant “Caminos and Passages,” a solo show devoted to artist, educator, and collector Raoul de la Sota, opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in the El Camino College Art Gallery, located at Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. A gallery talk is set for Tuesday at 1 p.m. […]

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South Bay arts calendar for October 4 to 10

South Bay arts calendar for October 4 to 10

Thursday, October 4 Painting the big questions “Time & Space: Recent Work” by Jessica Jang, is open from 5 to 9 p.m. (during the First Thursday Art Walk) at Dekor Gallery, 445 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. If you miss it, there’s the official opening this Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. (310) 831-1800. Friday, […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 27-Oct. 3

South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Thursday, September 27 True Romantics “Bloody Poetry,” written by Howard Benton, plunges into the bohemian lives of Lord Byron, his mistress, and the Shelleys… one of the outcomes of their gathering together is Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein.” The play opens at Little Fish Theatre, 777 S. Centre St., San Pedro. Opening night tickets are $23. […]

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Tempted by one of Motown’s legends…

Tempted by one of Motown’s legends…

The Ups and Downs of the Motown Legends “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg–The Life and Times of the Temptations” (a review) by Bondo Wyszpolski All the ingredients are here: The memorable songs, the singing, and the choreography. During the mid- and latter-1960s, soul music (the Detroit sound, etc.) was everywhere, up and down the charts, […]

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Lobsters are coming back to Redondo Beach

Lobsters are coming back to Redondo Beach

Crustacean manifestation “Lobster Rock” happens this weekend at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski We came “this close” to not getting a lobster festival this year at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach. The three-day event, which for the past two decades had been one of the city’s signature offerings, was put on “hiatus” […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 20 to 26

South Bay arts calendar for Sept. 20 to 26

Thursday, September 20 Cameraman “Side by Side,” photographs by South Bay photographer Brent Broza are on view at ShockBoxx Project Gallery, 636 Cypress Ave., Hermosa Beach. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday through Sunday. The closing reception for “Side by Side” is on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 1 to […]

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“Bacchae” outdoors at the Getty Villa

“Bacchae” outdoors at the Getty Villa

Divine retribution at the Getty Villa “Bacchae” (a review) by Bondo Wyszpolski Sometimes you’ll see a play and think to yourself, “They’ve done a really fine job with this, but, I dunno, I’m just not emotionally involved.” At least that’s what I was mentally grumbling when trying to soak in “Bacchae” at the Getty Villa […]

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Murder at Surf City Theatre!

Murder at Surf City Theatre!

Murder, She Wrote Agatha Christie’s “Mousetrap” springs open at Surf City Theatre by Bondo Wyszpolski “The Mousetrap” premiered in London’s West End on Oct. 6, 1952, and it’s still on the boards. Agatha Christie herself thought it might have a shelf-life of about eight months. She’s only been off by about six decades. Six decades […]

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South Bay art calendar for Sept. 13 to 19

South Bay art calendar for Sept. 13 to 19

Thursday, September 13 Young Picasso, you listening? Are you a local artist or art student looking to exhibit your work to a wide audience? Palos Verdes Library District is accepting applications for the annual Community Art Show through Sept. 30. Open to all artists. All media is eligible. Visit pvld.org/artinourlibrary and fill out the online […]

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Who’s in control now, guns or people?

Who’s in control now, guns or people?

Caught in a Mighty Crossfire “Don’t Shoot Me Down” at ShockBoxx Gallery in Hermosa Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski What can change our lives faster than a gun in the wrong hands? Well, anything from a car wreck to a tumble down the stairs, of course, but a car wreck or a tumble down the stairs […]

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South Bay art calendar for Aug. 30-Sept. 5

South Bay art calendar for Aug. 30-Sept. 5

Saturday, September 1 Literary cohorts Calling all aspiring writers! Discuss topics writers want to explore, and have the opportunity to share information, get feedback on ideas and writing, and give and receive support and encouragement. Free. It takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the second floor conference room of the Redondo Beach Main […]

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Nancy Romero & the Crown of Creation

Nancy Romero & the Crown of Creation

Picking apples in the Garden of Eden Nancy Romero is “In the Beginning” at El Camino College by Bondo Wyszpolski Okay, what was the starting point? Do you know? And if you say yes, how do you know? Who told you? And who told that person? For a group show, “In the Beginning: Origins of […]

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