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South Bay arts calendar for July 4 to 10

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Shakespeare by the Sea presents “Henry V” at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro and at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Valley Park in Hermosa Beach. Photo by Mickey Elliot. (310) 217-7596 or go to shakespearebythesea.org

Thursday, July 4
Seaside serenade
Big Mess performs indie rock 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 the roots rock of Hamish Anderson. More are redondopier.com.

Saturday, July 6
Under the stars with King Henry V
Shakespeare by the Sea presents “Henry V” at 8 p.m. in Point Fermin Park, San Pedro on Saturday before hitting the road. Young King Henry V seeks to unite his beloved England. Will he succeed? Free; donations appreciated. (310) 217-7596 or go to shakespearebythesea.org.

Sunday, July 7
Kathak style of dance
A “Solo Recital” by Karishma Desai, a disciple of Prachi Dixit, is being presented by Guru Prachi Dixit at 5:30 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. The show represents all aspects of the Kathak dance style. For tickets, text Prachi Dixit at (310) 872-7061 or go to nupuracademyla.org.

“Generation W(ar): Investigating the Mechanisms Behind the Militarization of Society” features 16 artists reflecting on increased military engagement across the globe. It’s on view through August 24 in the Torrance Art Museum. Pictured, “Attack Rat,” by Dan Van Clapp. (310) 618-6388 or go to TorranceArtMuseum.com

The Bard in the yard
Shakespeare by the Sea continues its 22nd season with “The Comedy of Errors,” performed at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center in Rancho Palos Verdes. In this play, everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Which doesn’t mean it isn’t a barrel of laughs. Free; donations accepted. (310) 217-7596 or go to shakespearebythesea.org.

Tuesday, July 9
Acting up, acting out
Various scenes and monologues from TV, film, and theater, directed by Anne Hulegard, is a one-hour presentation at 8 p.m. in the Second Story Theatre, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. It’s free (and so’s the parking), and features Shannon Welles, Bob Fox, Maria Brodeur, Annamarie Walsh, Lisa Franks, and Ed Fletcher. To learn more, contact actsproductions@gmail.com.

That rocky road ahead
Professors Francesca Bishop and Brittany Hubble discuss the polarization of political discourse, its media representation, and its impact on critical thinking and logical reasoning in “Rhetoric 2019: Revolutionary Change or End of Reason?” at 7 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium on the campus of El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. Tickets, $10 to $15. Call (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org.

Various scenes and monologues from TV, film, and theater, directed by Anne Hulegard, takes place Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Second Story Theatre in Hermosa Beach. Free, with Shannon Welles, Bob Fox, Maria Brodeur, Annamarie Walsh, Lisa Franks, and Ed Fletcher. To learn more, contact actsproductions@gmail.com

Sequenced
“Once. Again. Photographs in Series” documents transformations in landscapes or intimate portraits of people at different times in their lives, and it’s opening today (alongside “Gordon Parks: The Flávio Story”) at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. Through Nov. 10. Free; parking $15. More at getty.edu.

Wednesday, July 10
Guess who’s coming to town?
Shakespeare by the Sea presents “Henry V” at 7 p.m. in Valley Park, Hermosa Beach. It’s the start of the troupe’s summer road tour. Young King Henry V seeks to unite his beloved England. Will he succeed? Free; donations appreciated. (310) 217-7596 or go to shakespearebythesea.org. ER

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