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South Bay arts calendar for July 18 to 24

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“Ruins of Oybin Monastery,” by Carl Blechen

Thursday, July 18
Sea breeze and seagulls
Reno Divorce performs punk and rock & roll from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier, behind Tony’s, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Come back on Saturday, same time and place, to hear reggae beats from Ilocks Walker & The Souls of Love. Free. More are redondopier.com.

Derrick Anderson performs tonight (Thursday) during the El Segundo Art Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. in the El Segundo Public Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave, at Main St, in El Segundo. (310) 524-2728

I guess that means herself
Author Daniela Petrova, author of “Her Daughter’s Mother,” is in conversation with Steph Cha, noir editor of the LA Review of Books, at 7 p.m. in {pages} a bookstore, 904 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach. (310) 0900 or visit pagesabookstore.com.

And then it comes home
Harun Farocki’s “War at a Distance” is scheduled to be screened at 7 p.m. in the Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. It’s related to the current exhibition. Call email Jason Jenn right now to RSVP or to learn more, JJenn@torranceca.gov.

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Photographer and musician
Derrick Anderson performs during the El Segundo Art Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. in the El Segundo Public Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave, at Main St, in El Segundo. (310) 524-2728.

The Aerospace Players presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, at the James Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., plus Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m., Friday, July 26, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, July 27, at 2 p.m. Tickets, $24 general; $22 students and seniors. Pictured, bottom row, l-r: Sam Sanders and Lisa Stout. Top row, l-r: Carolyn Jerry, Evan Cooper, Nikolas Corzine, Ann Grennan, and Kevin Wheaton

Friday, July 19
Stands out in a crowd
The Aerospace Players presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, for two weekends at the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. The entertaining story goes all over the map. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., plus Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m., Friday, July 26, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, July 27, at 2 p.m. Tickets, $24 general; $22 students and seniors. (310) 781-7171 or go to aeaclubs.org.

Seasonal art
“The Summer Show” opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. All eight associated art groups have works on view. Juried by Lowell Nickel and Neil Gaiman. (310) 541-2479 or visit pvartcenter.org.

When the departed return: Delayed one week
We’ll print this again next week, but tonight’s scheduled opening of “Blithe Spirit,” the comedy by Noel Coward, is being delayed until July 26. It’s being presented by the Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave, Westchester. This supernatural farce is being directed by Gail Bernardi. Performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets, $22, less $2 seniors and students. Through August 24. Call (310) 645-5156 or go to kentwoodplayers.org.

Although previously scheduled for this Friday, “Blithe Spirit,” the supernatural farce by Noel Coward, has been pushed back for one week, and now opens Friday, July 26, at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave, Westchester. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets, $22, less $2 seniors and students. Through August 24. Seated from left: Megan Blakeley, Michael Hovance, and Jessica Plotin; standing from left: George Kondreck, Michele Selin, Joanna Churgin, and Kelsey Weinstein. Photo by Shari Barrett. (310) 645-5156 or go to kentwoodplayers.org

Saturday, July 20
Step on it
“Stomping Grounds” features several young and upcoming bands, and they’re performing from 12 to 8 p.m. in the Manhattan Beach Art Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd, MB. The artists include Chroma Haze, XYZPDQ, Flannels, Behind Schedule, Good Vibe, Illusion, Minor Problem, No Signal, Everything Criss, Roxy and Harry, Scream Revolution, Groove, and the Velvet Turtles.

Murder most foul?
Auditions for “Dial M for Murder,” the play by Frederick Knott (and later movie with Ray Milland and Grace Kelly) take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m., with callbacks on Monday (by appointment only) at the Westchester Playhouse for this Kentwood Players production. Non-equity, non-paid. The show will be staged from Sept. 13 through Oct. 19. George Kondreck directs. The theater is located at 8301 Hindry Ave, Westchester. To learn more contact DialM@kentwoodplayers.org. ER

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