South Bay art calendar for June 21-27
And as summer begins…
The El Segundo Art Walk goes from 5 to 9 p.m. throughout downtown El Segundo and the Smoky Hollow neighborhood, featuring over 40 artists in more than 30 venues. Live music, art, food, and South Bay/Los Angeles artists. Among the highlights, the Videowall Art Exhibition “3 by 9” that features new work by Jon 9. And, from 9 to 11 p.m., there’s a preview screening of “Gabriel.2025: The History of the Future” (free, but tickets required, so visit virtularium.com). Virtularium is at 130 Penn St. Also on view, photographs by John Divola and Zoe Crosher at ESMoA (see story, this issue). For information about the art walk in general, go to elsegundoartwalk.com.
The Bard is back in town
Shakespeare by the Sea kicks off its second play of the summer season with “The Winter’s Tale,” Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. in Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Soon it’ll go on tour throughout Southern California, running in tandem with “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Free; donations appreciated. (310) 217-7596 or go to shakespearebythe sea.org.
It’s been around quite a while
The Hermosa Arts Foundation is celebrating 65 years of entertainment at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse and Community Center. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. they’ll be introducing their new scholarship program, talking about the resurgence of art in Hermosa and how to motivate the community. More at hermosaarts.org. Friday, June 22
Feet to the fire
“Parade,” the murder mystery musical by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown, and presented by 3-D Theatricals, is onstage at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. It plays Friday and Saturday at 8, plus Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets, $25 to $105, plus $20 rush tickets one hour prior to showtime. (714) 589-2770 ext. 1, or go to 3dtheatricals.org.
Tales from the beauty salon
“Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling, is being presented by Surf City Theatre in the Second Story Theater, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. The action is set in Truvy Jones’ beauty parlor where all the ladies come to have their hair done. Directed by Nicole Parsons, the play stars Sabrina Guyll, Marquel Skinner, Kolene Fultz, Lyndsey Wegner, Melody Cohen, and Betty Smith. Fridays at 8, Saturdays at 2 and 8, and Sundays at 2 p.m. Through July 1. Tickets, $28. Call (424) 241-8040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“39 Steps,” an amusing adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s mystery thriller, is being staged at International City Theatre, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach. It’s actually alongside the Terrace Theater and alongside of the Convention Center. It opens at 8 p.m. with Thursday through Sunday performances until July 8. Tickets for tonight’s performance are $55 (includes post-show reception with actors); otherwise it’s $47 on Thursday and Friday and $49 on Saturday and Sunday. (562) 436-4610 or go to InternationalCityTheatre.org. Saturday, June 23
Back for a second year
The “South Bay Festival of the Arts” takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. outdoors at Torino Plaza, as well as in the James Armstrong Theatre and the George Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Featured artists include Aileen Quinn & The Leapin’ Lizards, Jason Ferg, Andy & Renee, Rebel Rose, Marina V, and El Haru Kuroi. Amazingly, it’s free. Geared for the whole family, which means there will be food, crafts, and hands-on art.
Their latest creations
“Art at Plaza Riviera” is a two day event, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., taking place in Plaza Riviera, 1611 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. Organized by Artlife Gallery, this is an art exhibit with South Bay artists in which there will be an exhibit tour and a chance to meet the artists. Free. To learn more, call art director Vanesa Andrade at (310) 938-2511.
Sunday, June 24
The aesthetics of movement
The Studio Art of Dance presents its dance concert at 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, plus 7 p.m. on Monday, in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $23, $20, $17. Call (310) 781-7171 or visit thestudioartofdance.com.
Pack you valise
“Music Around the World: Fun in the Sun Extravaganza,” presented by Bourque Music, departs at 6:30 p.m. from the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $15. Call (310) 781-7171 or visit bourquemusic.com. ER