South Bay arts calendar: Feb. 28-March 6

“Personal Truths,” with narrative works by Mark Steven Greenfield, Zeal Harris, Umar Rashid, Lezley Saar, and Frank J. Williams, is on view in the El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, through March 7. Pictured, “Pepto Punk Angel,” by Mark Steven Greenfield. (310) 660-3010 or go to elcamino.edu

“Personal Truths,” with narrative works by Mark Steven Greenfield, Zeal Harris, Umar Rashid, Lezley Saar, and Frank J. Williams, is on view in the El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, through March 7. Pictured, “Pepto Punk Angel,” by Mark Steven Greenfield. (310) 660-3010 or go to elcamino.edu

Friday, March 1
Seductive sounds
Trio Ondine, with Boglárka Kiss on flute, Alison Bjorkedal on harp, and Alma Lisa Fernandez on viola, perform at 12:15 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church and School, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance. Free; donations appreciated. (310) 316-5574.

The 131ers, based in Torrance, perform tonight (Thursday) at Saint Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach. The group will debut their new album, “Nothing’s as it Should Be.” Also playing: Rainsford and Holander, and Glue LA. Admission, $10. Call (310) 372-0035 or go to saintrocke.com

Latin pop songstress
Gina Chavez blends the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace, and she’s performing at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the George Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. She’s a 9-time Austin Music Award Winner and has been hailed by publications across the U.S. Tickets, $50 with dinner (Southwest salad, chicken enchiladas, and Chava rice), and $33 concert only. (310) 781-7171 or go to torrance.arts.org. For more on the artist visit ginachavez.com.

Make the right impression
St. Francis Episcopal Church presents its “2019 Designs for Dining” fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 2200 Via Rosa, at the northwest entrance to Palos Verdes Estates, off Palos Verdes Boulevard. This annual event features creative trends in entertaining and themed-table designs. Other highlights include guest speakers, boutiques and silent auction. Tickets, $40 in advance; $50 at the door. Refreshments and a light lunch are included in the admission price. (310) 375-4617, or go to stfrancispalosverdes.org and click on Designs for Dining link at bottom right side of Home page.

Trio Ondine, with Boglárka Kiss on flute, Alison Bjorkedal on harp, and Alma Lisa Fernandez on viola, perform at 12:15 p.m. on Friday in the First Lutheran Church and School in Torrance. Free; donations appreciated. (310) 316-5574

Saturday, March 2
The old meets the new
“Breaking Traditions,” an exhibition of paintings based on tradition in art with contemporary processes, opens with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. at APC Fine Arts Gallery, 1621 Cabrillo Ave., Old Torrance. Works by Ruby Wang, Ron Hust, Ron Libbrecht, and Dinara Djabieva are featured. Through April 19. Call (310) 328-0366 or visit apcfinearts.com.

Joe Kye, a violinist-looper, performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Campus Theatre of El Camino College in Torrance. Using just his violin, he creates a symphony of sound, blending many kinds of music. Tickets, $10 to $26. Call (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org

Throws it in the blender
Joe Kye, a violinist-looper, performs at 8 p.m. in the Campus Theatre of El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. Yes, using just his violin, he creates a symphony of sound, blending indie rock, jazz, classical, pop, and world folk. Tickets, $10 to $26. Call (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org.

Nimble, graceful
“Bravo! The Classical and Contemporary Ballet Experience,” presented by South Bay Ballet, takes place at 2 and 7 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $24. Call (310)781-7171 or go to the source, southbayballet.org.

What really happened?
“Pearl Harbor Reconsidered” is a new course being offered by John Powers and El Camino College Community Education that re-examines the events leading up to the Dec. 7, 1941 attack. The course questions the official story, and meets on five consecutive Saturdays, March 2 to 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Tuition is $99 plus $15 for materials. To enroll, call (310) 660-6460.

Classic choreography
Los Angeles Ballet’s final production of their 13th season, George Balanchine’s “Serenade” and August Bournonville’s “La Sylphide,” are being performed at 7:30 p.m. in the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. For tickets and information, call (310) 477-7411 or go to losangelesballet.org.

“Breaking Traditions,” an exhibition of paintings that combine the traditional with the contemporary, opens Saturday with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. at APC Fine Arts Gallery, 1621 Cabrillo Ave., Old Torrance. Works by Ruby Wang, Ron Hust, Ron Libbrecht, and Dinara Djabieva are featured. Through April 19. Pictured, “Horse,” by Dinara Djabieva. (310) 328-0366 or visit apcfinearts.com

Knock-out!
Gene Aguilera talks about this new book, “Latino Boxing in Southern California,” at 2 p.m. in the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. Free. (310) 781-7599 or go to Library.TorranceCA.gov.

Sunday, March 3
What she’d been thinking
The family of former Torrance Mayor Dee Hardison, being her two sons and husband, share their “Musings from Madam Mayor” from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Torrance Historical Society & Museum, 1345 Post Ave., Old Torrance. Opening remarks by Torrance City Manager LeRoy Jackson. Free. (310) 328-5392 or go to TorranceHistoricalSociety.org.

Wednesday, March 6
Student dance showcase
The Regina Klenjoski Dance Company celebrates its 20th anniversary with “The Kids Show Winter 2019” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. It’s always an event when Regina returns. Tickets, $13. Call (310) 781-7171 or for more information go to rkdc.org. ER

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