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South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 3 to 9

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“Chaos 1,” by Michael Stearns, is one of the new works by the artist, on view this evening (Thursday) during the San Pedro Art Walk in the Michael Stearns Studio, located in The Loft at Mesa Ave. and Fifth St., San Pedro. Openings reception is on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. Through Feb. 23

Graceband, which channels the best of The King’s Vegas years, is a 12-piece tribute band, and their annual Elvis Birthday Bash show starts at 7 p.m. in Saint Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach. Cash Only, a Johnny Cash cover band, opens. Tickets, $10. Call (310) 372-0035 or go to

South Bay Contemporary/SoLA Gallery presents “B.A.T. State II: featuring prints by women artists at El Nopal Press, 1992-2018,” opening Saturday with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. at 3718 W. Slauson, Los Angeles. Curated by Anita Bunn and Francesco Siqueiros and featuring two dozen artists. Through Feb. 9. Related events to be announced. Pictured, “untitled (black and white” (2203), lithograph by Dominique Liquois. (310) 429-0973 or go to

Thursday, January 3
They go hand in hand
“Love and Chaos,” new painting by Michael Stearns, goes on display this evening (Thursday) in the Michael Stearns Studio, located in The Loft, 401 S. Mesa Ave., San Pedro. The artist’s reception is on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. Through Feb. 23.

Friday, January 4
Reflect back, muse forward
The Cantilena Trio, with tenor Jon Lee Keenan, flutist Susan Greenberg, and guitarist Kenton Youngstrom, perform at 12:15 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church and School, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance. (310) 316-5574.

Saturday, January 5
Jaded and decadent?
L.A. Opera Community Educator Ron Streicher discusses “Debauchery in Grand Opera” at 2 p.m. in the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. (310) 618-5959. ER


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