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South Bay arts calendar for May 10 to 16

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“Recess” opens on Saturday with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at ShockBoxx Gallery, 636 Cypress Ave., Hermosa Beach, and it features high school creatives working in a variety of mediums. Pictured, “Brass and Bottles,” by Doratea Crunk. (310) 989-4323 or go to shockboxxproject.com

Friday, May 11
Have they met theirs?
“Match” opens at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. Stephen Belber’s play is about a couple who goes to interview a noted choreographer and dancer, “but it is soon evident that their agenda is as multilayered as the life story that Tobi begins to tell them.” Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets, $22, less $2 for seniors and students. Through June 16. Call (310) 645-5156 or go to kentwoodplayers.org.
The choice is hers
Deanna Durbin stars in “100 Men and a Girl,” screening at 8:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, plus 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, in the Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo Tickets, $10 general; $8 seniors. (310) 322-2592 or go to OldTownMusicHall.org.

Stephen Belber’s play “Match” opens Friday at the Westchester Playhouse. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2 p.m., through June 16. Tickets, $22, less $2 for seniors and students. Pictured, Jennifer Sperry as Lisa and Martin Feldman as Tobi. Photo by Bruce Starrett. (310) 645-5156 or go to kentwoodplayers.org

Saturday, May 12
Imaginations go wild
“Recess” opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at ShockBoxx Gallery, 636 Cypress Ave., Hermosa Beach, and it features high school creatives working in a variety of mediums. (310) 989-4323 or go to shockboxxproject.com.
This one’s for Carnegie Hall
The El Camino College Chorale, Concert Choir,and Mixed Chorus, under the direction of Joanna Medawar Nachef, perform Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” at 8 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. They’re be accompanied by an orchestra and soloists. This “Back to Carnegie” concert precedes the groups’ upcoming trip to New York to perform this piece in Carnegie Hall. Tickets, $10. Call (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org.

April’s Fools Comedy Improv Troupe presents “Mommy’s Fools in May” on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Second Story Theater, Hermosa Beach. Tickets, $10 general; $8 seniors. (310) 318-1705 or go to AprilsFoolsImprov.com

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May I? Maybe
“Mommy’s Fools in May” is up next for April’s Fools Comedy Improv Troupe, where audience suggestions are turned into onstage comedy. It’s taking place at 7:30 p.m. in the Second Story Theater, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Tickets, $10 general; $8 seniors. (310) 318-1705 or go to AprilsFoolsImprov.com.
They know no bounds
Artists Unlimited are having are having a reception for “Kaleidoscope” from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Malaga Cove Library, 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. The eight unnamed artists are from Palos Verdes, Torrance, and San Pedro. Through May 26, and open daily except Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. (310) 548-8570.

“100 Men and a Girl,” with Deanna Durbin, screens Friday and Saturday at the Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo Tickets, $10 general; $8 seniors. (310) 322-2592 or go to OldTownMusicHall.org

Marriage, and a musical
The Torrance Theatre Company stages “A Catered Affair” in their digs at 1316 Cabrillo Ave, Old Torrance. The book for this musical was written by Harvey Fierstein and the score was composed by John Bucchino. It’s the story of a Bronx mother’s efforts to give her only daughter the elaborate wedding she never had… and the bride never asked for. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2 p.m., plus one special evening, Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m., which concludes with a Q&A with the cast. Through June 17. Tickets, $30. Call (424) 243-6882 or go to TorranceTheatreCompany.com.
Don’t get in their way
“Unstoppable: An Annual Dance Showcase,” presented by the Precision Dance Company,is being performed at 1 and 7:30 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Various dance styles: jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop. Guest vocalist Robert Vann and Anointed Feet Dance Company are featured. Tickets, $20. Call (310) 326-2939 or go to precisiondance.org.
He’ll tell you how
A self-publishing workshop with local author Christopher Lynch takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach. Lynch is the author of “One-Eyed Jack” and also a biography of “Leave It To Beaver” co-star Ken Osmond (who played Eddie Haskell). Free. (310) 318-0675, option 5, or go to redondo.org/library.
Who’s got the willies?
The Kentwood Players are holding auditions for the Del Shores comedy, “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will” on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Callbacks are on Monday evening. The play is directed by Kirk Larson and will run from July 13 to August 18 in the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. Question and concerns? Email DaddyDyin@Kentwoodplayers.org.

“The Love Potion” (Le Vin Herbé), a 1942 opera by Frank Martin, is based on “The Romance of Tristan & Iseult” and it plays at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Warner Grand Theater, San Pedro. It also plays on Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $49 to $150. Student rush tickets $15 if available. Pictured, Bernard Holcomb as Tristan. Photo by Liz Lauren. (562) 470-7464 or go to longbeachopera.org

Sunday, May 13
Back to the basics
The South Bay New Orleans Jazz Club, presenting Dixieland and Traditional Jazz in a live music format, meets from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 214 Avenue I, in Redondo Beach. The featured group is Jazz America (they’re young musicians, playing traditional music). Admission, $8 members and $12 non-members. Members of other jazz clubs get in for $10. Call (310) 376-2591.
Think Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde
“The Love Potion” (Le Vin Herbé), by Frank Martin, which had its premiere in 1942, is based on “The Romance of Tristan & Iseult” and it plays at 2:30 p.m. in the Warner Grand Theater, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. It also plays on Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $49 to $150. Student rush tickets $15 if available. (562) 470-7464 or go to longbeachopera.org.
Bringing back the 1920s
Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys perform at 2:30 p.m. in the Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. Tickets, $20. Call (310) 322-2592 or go to OldTownMusicHall.org.
Guess who this is for?
The Palos Verdes Symphonic Band presents “Magnificent Melodies for Mother’s Day” from 2 to 4 p.m. outdoors on the meadow at the South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Christine Hayes conducts Johann Strauss, Jr., Richard Strauss, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Ticheli, and Alfred Reed. Free, with garden admission. Have a picnic. Beer and wine for sale, but outside alcohol not allowed. (310) 792-8286 or go to pvsband.org.

South Bay Contemporary, SoLA Gallery’s “In Pursuit of Beauty” closes Saturday with its last hurrah from 3 to 7 p.m. at 3718 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles. There’s a sculpture talk at 3 p.m. and a video screening at 5 p.m. Pictured, artists who were in the show. (310) 429-0973 or go to southbaycontemporary.org

Monday,May 14
It’s now or never
“Student Art Show 2018” is on view at the El Camino College Art Gallery, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, featuring work in various media. The reception is Friday, May 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. Through May 31. Call (310) 660-3010 or go to elcamino.edu and scroll down to Art Gallery. ER

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