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South Bay art calendar for August 1 to 7

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“Powerhouse,” an all-female group show opens Saturday with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at ShockBoxx Gallery, 636 Cypress Ave, Hermosa Beach. Pictured, work by Theodosia Marchant. (310) 989-4323 or go to shockboxxproject.com

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.

“Powerhouse,” an all-female group show opens Saturday with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at ShockBoxx Gallery, 636 Cypress Ave, Hermosa Beach. Pictured, work by Kymm Swank. (310) 989-4323 or go to shockboxxproject.com

Bedazzled
Circus Vargas, celebrating its 50th anniversary, is performing under the big top at Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 W. Carson St., Torrance. They’re paying homage to the golden era of circus in America: “The hypnotic call of the calliope, the sawdust, the sequins, the spangles!” Performances tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m.; Friday at 4 and 7 p.m.; Saturday at 1, 4, and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 12:30 and 4 p.m.; and Monday at 6:30 p.m. For more details and tickets, (877) 468-3861 or visit circusvargas.com.

Saturday, August 3
Women in focus
Ten artists, all women, are featured in “Powerhouse,” a group show opening with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at ShockBoxx Gallery, 636 Cypress Ave, Hermosa Beach. They include Sarah Svetlana, Theodosia Marchant, Kymm Swank, Emerald Padgett, Rebeka Montoya, Amelia McRae, Drica Lobo, Leah Perrino, Irina Wender, and Patti Astor. (310) 989-4323 or go to shockboxxproject.com.

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Once it was cutting-edge
The band 1969 plays classic rock 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.

Back to the islands
Halau Hula o ‘Imi ‘Ike presents “Iubilee o na Lani” from 3 to 5 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. We’ll be taken back to the era of the last Hawaiian chiefs through traditional hula and chants. Tickets, $10. Call (310) 781-7171. ER

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