South Bay arts calendar for August 8 to 14

Just opened, “Blurring the Line: Manuscripts in the Age of Print,” is on view through Oct. 27 at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles. The show challenges the assumption that printed media immediately replaced the production of handmade books, and instead reveals a convergence of technology and artistry during the Renaissance. Bet you didn’t know that. Pictured, “The Sudarium, Displayed by Two Angels” (1513), by Albrecht Dürer. More at

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

“The Summer Show,” curated by note author Neil Gaiman and Lowell Nickel, is on view through August 24 at the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Installation photo by Katharine Bergstrom. (310) 541-2479 or visit

Friday, August 9
A night out with the Bard
Shakespeare by the Sea is presenting “Henry V” at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach. The curtain drops at 7 p.m. Young King Henry V seeks to unite his beloved England. Will he succeed? Free; donations appreciated. (310) 217-7596 or go to

Absolutely certain
A No Doubt tribute band performs at 9 p.m. in the Alpine Village Restaurant at Alpine Village, 833 W. Torrance Blvd, Torrance. General admission is $15, but it’s $25 for a VIP table. (310) 327-4384 or go to

Saturday, August 10
“Flow,” an exhibition of fresh works by Brian Kingston, opens with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. at Resin, 618 Cypress Ave., Hermosa Beach. The South Bay resident merges fine art, photography and mixed media design skills, and is inspired by “elements of sand+ocean+beach+lifestyle.” Also from Aug. 11 to 17, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (310) 713-0560 or visit

Fun out of the sun
April’s Fools Comedy Improv Troupe presents “Improv, The Long & the Short” at 7:30 p.m. in the Second Story Theater, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. It’s comedy in the moment, and it’s directed by Sean Hannaway and Brady Whitehouse. Tickets, $10 general and $8 seniors. (310) 318-1705 or buy ‘em online at

“Improv, The Long & the Short,” is being presented by April’s Fools Comedy Improv Troupe at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Second Story Theater, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. It’s comedy in the moment. Tickets, $10 general and $8 seniors. (310) 318-1705 or buy ‘em online at

Packrat tribute
Franks & Deans is a rock and roll rat pack tribute, which doesn’t include hot dogs, and it takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. behind Tony’s on the Redondo Beach Pier. Free. Condiments at

Shop, drop, and hop
The Summer Music Series at Del Amo Fashion Center continues with a concert from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Outdoor Village. Free.

In the park, in the dark
Shakespeare by the Sea swiftly returns with the light-hearted “Comedy of Errors,” British farce in its earliest years. Showtimes’s at 7 p.m., and it’s free. Donations appreciated. (310) 217-7596 or go to

On the bright side of life
The “Sum, Sum, Summertime” show, presented by the Artists’ Studio of Palos Verdes, opens with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. at Winkworth Wealth Management, 27 Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Estates. (310) 791-5599.

Let him entertain you
Elijah Trujillo plays original and cover songs on solo electric guitar at 1 p.m. in the North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd., Torrance. (310) 323-7200. ER


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