South Bay arts calendar for July 5 to 11
The Bard in the yard
Shakespeare by the Sea encores “The Winter’s Tale” at 8 p.m. in Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Also on Saturday night. Free; donations appreciated. (310) 217-7596 or go to shakespearebythe sea.org.
By popular demand…
“Uncompliant Acts: The Public Stage,” being photographs by Anthony Friedkin, remain on view through July 15 at Gallery 478, located at 478 W. Seventh St., San Pedro. Open from 6 to 9 during the San Pedro First Thursday Art Walk. (310) 600-4873, (310) 732-2150.
Also on view this evening in San Pedro is a new solo show by Richard Stephens, from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring music by The Agent, Richard Burke. It’s at the Loft, 401 S. Main St. (310) 291-5316 or go to canneryrowstudios.com. On the same floor, “Block and Line: New Work by Annie Stromquist,” in Michael Stearns Studio. Upstairs in the same building, “Wood, Paper and Paint,” highlighting the work of Michael Falzone, Michael Stearns, and Ron Therrio.
Friday, July 6
Presented by the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory, “Grease” is being performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, plus 2 p.m. on Sunday, in the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Also next weekend, same times. It’s the 40th anniversary of the film version of this rock and roll stage musical. Tickets, $30 adults and $15 non-adults (look, you’re either one or the other, right?). Call (310) 544-0403 or go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.
The Bard is back in town
Shakespeare by the Sea returns with “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at 8 p.m. in Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Free; donations appreciated. (310) 217-7596 or go to shakespearebythe sea.org.
Flags, fireworks, and streamers
“Yankee Doodle Dandy!” receives its Southern California premiere, presented by Musical Theatre West, at the Carpenter Center, 6200 E. Atherton, Long Beach. The preview is tonight and the opening is Saturday. Another dozen performances through Sunday, July 22. Tickets start at $20. Call (562) 856-1999, ext. 4, or go to musical.org.
Saturday, July 7
“.25 Alt by Kat Monk” features photographs and artworks made by Manhattan Beach resident Kat Monk over the past quarter-century, featuring such musicians as Gwen Stefani, the Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Mumford & Sons, and Cage the Elephant. The show is at ShockBoxx, 636 Cypress Ave., Hermosa Beach, and the public reception is Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Closes tomorrow, Sunday, with a brunch from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. (310) 989-4323 or go to shockboxxproject.com.
The “Heat Wave” art exhibit opens at Artlife Gallery, 720C South Allied Way, Plaza El Segundo, in El Segundo. The group show has its opening reception on Saturday, July 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., but why wait? Through July 21. Call (310) 938-2511.
Art that beckons
“Balance in Between” features the art of Go Woon Choi, Hanet Seo, and Saberia Lee, and it goes on view with a reception from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dekor Gallery, 445 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Wine, art, and conversation; why stay home? Through July. (917) 415-5810 or email email@example.com.
Duo de Ascaniis, with violinist Davide de Ascaniis and pianist Sara de Ascaniis, perform at 2 p.m. in the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates. This free concert is part of the iPalpiti Festival in Southern California. The duo performs Schubert’s “Fantasy in C Major” and Janácek’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano.” Donations appreciated. (310) 316-5574.
The Bard and his women
Shakespeare by the Sea now steps over to Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, with “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at 7 p.m. Free; donations appreciated. (310) 217-7596 or go to shakespearebythe sea.org.
Tuesday, July 10
Gas money for the playwright
Solo guitarist TJ Brinjak performs from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Suzy’s Bar & Grill, 1141 Aviation Blvd., at Prospect, in Hermosa Beach. Half of the tip jar will be donated to Shakespeare by the Sea’s Hermosa Beach production (this Wednesday and Thursday). (310) 379-6171.
A wolf, and a gun
The Torrance Artists’ Guild is hosting an instructional watercolor demonstration by artist Linda Gunn from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ken Miller Recreation Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. To learn more, contact TAG president David Wolf at (310) 376-0898.
Wednesday, July 11
Billy Bard, closer to home
Shakespeare by the Sea ventures into the Beach Cities. They’ll present “The Winter’s Tale” at 7 p.m. in Valley Park, 2521 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. The come back the next night, Thursday, July 12, for “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Free; donations appreciated. (310) 217-7596 or go to shakespearebythe sea.org. ER