South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 23 to 29
Little Fish Theatre’s 2020 season continues with the ever-popular “Pick of the Vine,” a collection of one-act plays chosen from over 670 submissions from around the world. This week: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m., plus Sunday at 2 p.m. with a talkback (Q&A with the casts, directors). Closes Feb. 2. Tickets, $28 general; $26 seniors, and $15 for those 25-and-under who can recite the word “Hipster.” Prices do not include $1 ticket service fee. The theater is at 777 S. Centre St, San Pedro. (310) 512-6030 or go to littlefishtheatre.org. Friday, January 24
He’s a pinball wizard!
A concert version of the rock musical “Tommy” is being performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, plus 6 p.m. on Sunday, in the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. This landmark work by The Who also features hit songs like “I’m Free” and “We’re Not Going To Take It.” Tickets, $70 to $35. Call (310) 544-0403 or go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.
Saturday, January 25
Baring teeth, baring colors
The Vicious Circle Dance Company presents “Chroma” at 8 p.m. in the Campus Theatre at El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance. This work, adapted from a longer piece by director and choreographer (and ECC faculty member Valerie Cabag), explores the use of color therapy and the effects that color has on the body. Speaking of color, the all-male dance company is based in Orange County, in a blue state. Tickets, $21 to $10. Call (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org.
“The Best, the New, and Your Favorites” is on view through January at Artlife Gallery, 720C S. Allied Way, Plaza El Segundo, El Segundo, and there’s a reception from 6 to 9 p.m., with refreshments and music by David Carroll. (310) 938-2511 or you can email Vanesa Andrade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign in, get modernized
Auditions are being held for ages eight through adult for “Thoroughly Modern Millie, the musical, presented by South Bay Conservatory, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 to 3 p.m., in the First Baptist Church of Palos Verdes, 28 Moccasin Lane, Rolling Hills Estates. By appt. only, and you better come prepared to sing. Rehearsals start Feb. 5, and the performances will be at the James Armstrong Theatre on May 1 and 2. Details at (424) 262-9722 or southbayconservatory.com.
Sunday, January 26
Or she can ask the bird
“Jargie the Science Girl!” is coming to the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, with shows at 2 and 5 p.m. If she doesn’t have all the answers, then we can trust that her lab assistant, Benjamin the Penguin, does. Tickets, $20, $15, $10. Call (310) 781-7171 or go to TorranceArts.org. To learn more about the show, visit phantomprojects.com/science.
Captured in time
“Moments,” a solo photography exhibition by Linda Ann Detwiler Burner, goes on view in the El Camino College Library, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance. It includes a photo essay entitled “Sunny Side Up at the Tot.” The reception is Friday, Jan. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the library lobby. Through February. Details at LindaDetwilerBurner.com. Tuesday, January 28
Book a flight with them
“Global Music for Flute and Piano” features pianist Kristi Lobitz and flautist Susan Greenberg, performing at 8 p.m. in the Campus Theatre at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. Works by Carl Reinecke, Astor Piazzola, and Francis Poulenc are highlighted. Tickets, $21 to $10. Call (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org.
An oasis among us
“Small Wonders: Discoveries on the Madrona Marsh,” an exhibition by 15 members of the Photographic and Digital Artists of the Palos Verdes Art Center, opens today, with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. The Madrona Marsh Nature Center is located at 3201 Del Amo Blvd, Torrance. (310) 782-3989.
Wednesday, January 29
‘60s road trip
“Green Book,” last year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture, screens at 10:30 a.m. in the Katy Geyser Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd, Torrance. It’s free. (310) 618-5959 or go to Library.TorranceCA.Gov. ER