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South Bay arts calendar for August 15 to 21

South Bay arts calendar for August 15 to 21

Thursday, August 15 Hit us with your best shot Live From Earth is a Pat Benatar tribute band, and they perform from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier, on the Boardwalk, below Kinkaid’s, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Free. More at redondopier.com. Waterworks “Flow,” an exhibition of fresh works by Brian Kingston, […]

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South Bay arts calendar for August 8 to 14

South Bay arts calendar for August 8 to 14

Thursday, August 8 Yeah, yeah, and yeah The Beatunes want to play Beatles songs from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier, setting up behind Tony’s, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Free. More at redondopier.com. Friday, August 9 A night out with the Bard Shakespeare by the Sea is presenting “Henry V” at […]

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Circus Vargas returns to the South Bay

Circus Vargas returns to the South Bay

Razzle-dazzle under the big top The circus wagons are back in town photos and story by Bondo Wyszpolski Circus Vargas wanders the globe, or at least our little corner of it, pounding in stakes and pulling up stakes as it visits town after town, year after year. This is the company’s 50th anniversary, and they’re […]

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South Bay art calendar for August 1 to 7

South Bay art calendar for August 1 to 7

Thursday, August 1 Music school’s in session Professor Colombo plays rockin’ country blues from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier, behind Tony’s, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Free. More at redondopier.com. Bedazzled Circus Vargas, celebrating its 50th anniversary, is performing under the big top at Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 W. Carson […]

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Robert Couturier: Still imaginative at 92

Robert Couturier: Still imaginative at 92

When a man’s life goes into extra innings Nonagenarian Robert Couturier isn’t through making art by Bondo Wyszpolski More often than not, when we purchase an item or receive a gift on some special occasion, we unwrap it quickly and then discard the packing material. We don’t even give it a second thought. But Robert […]

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South Bay art calendar for July 25 to 31

South Bay art calendar for July 25 to 31

Thursday, July 25 Summer breeze, summer sounds The 131ers play indie rock from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier, behind Tony’s, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Come back on Saturday, same time and place, to hear Ghost in the Machine pay tribute to the Police. Free. More are redondopier.com. Splendor under the […]

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Real and replica at the Getty Villa

Real and replica at the Getty Villa

Back to the beginning Originals meet the replicas in the Getty Villa’s “Buried by Vesuvius” by Bondo Wyszpolski Few of us will have the experience of digging a well in our backyard which leads to the unearthing of an entire seaside estate. But that’s sort of what happened in 1750 when well diggers were stopped […]

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South Bay arts calendar for July 18 to 24

South Bay arts calendar for July 18 to 24

Thursday, July 18 Sea breeze and seagulls Reno Divorce performs punk and rock & roll from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier, behind Tony’s, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Come back on Saturday, same time and place, to hear reggae beats from Ilocks Walker & The Souls of Love. Free. More are […]

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South Bay arts calendar from July 11 to 17

South Bay arts calendar from July 11 to 17

Thursday, July 11 Seaside soul King Chris performs soul music from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier, behind Tony’s, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Come back on Saturday, same time and place, to hear the blues rock of CC Stugino. Free. More are redondopier.com. The Bard in the yard Shakespeare by the […]

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“Titanic Live” – A new perspective

“Titanic Live” – A new perspective

A neverending fatal voyage Under the stars with “Titanic” by Bondo Wyszpolski April 15, 1912. Within the span of two or three hours it was as if an entire city had slipped beneath the surface of the ocean. And as that city disappeared it was also becoming mythic and legendary, an architectural Atlantis. Several decades […]

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South Bay arts calendar for July 4 to 10

South Bay arts calendar for July 4 to 10

Thursday, July 4 Seaside serenade Big Mess performs indie rock from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier, behind Tony’s, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Come back on Saturday, same time and place, to hear the roots rock of Hamish Anderson. More are redondopier.com. Saturday, July 6 Under the stars with King Henry […]

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Dinner and a show… with pirates

Dinner and a show… with pirates

Daggers, pistols, swords… and a mermaid The Pirates Dinner Adventure in Buena Park by Bondo Wyszpolski On a quest for non-taxing entertainment? Shakespeare and Beckett leaving you cold and confused? Well, matey, one remedy is the festive and rowdy allure of “Pirates Dinner Adventure,” a non-stop high-seas spectacle in Buena Park that’s set on an […]

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Aquarium of the Pacific – Our ocean and our sustainable future

Aquarium of the Pacific gets bigger and better

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The Warner Grand Theatre, a gem from the golden age of cinema

The Warner Grand Theatre, a gem from the golden age of cinema

But San Pedro’s Warner Grand Theatre could use a little help

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South Bay arts calendar for June 27 – July 3

South Bay arts calendar for June 27 – July 3

Thursday, June 27 A whole series or more “Art Talk: The Magic of Collecting” is a free talk from 6:30 to 8 p.m. moderated by “Oz” curator Jeff Cason at ESMoA, 208 Main St., El Segundo, and includes collectors and members of The International Wizard of Oz Club: Patricia Eliot Tobias, Freddy Fogarty, and Paul […]

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