South Bay arts calendar for May 31-June 6
That’s a milestone
St. Francis Episcopal Church is hosting its 50th annual “Palos Verdes Antiques Show and Sale” on Thursday and Friday from from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the church in Palos Verdes Estates. All sort of items from furniture to jewelry and china to pottery and rugs. Plus patio luncheons, English afternoon tea, evening wine and cheese,and more. Admission, $10. Free parking. (310) 375-4617 or go to stfrancispalosverdes.org.
Plotting those moves
Works by the El Camino College dance/choreography students is on display in the dance department’s annual spring “Choreography Showcase,” at 1 and 7 p.m. in the Campus Theatre, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. The event is directed by Liz Hoefner Adamis, Jonathan Bryant, and Jessica Kondrath. Tickets, $10. Call (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org. Friday, June 1
Sturdy as a tree
Oakwood Brass performs at 12:15 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church and School, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance. A complimentary reception follows. Free; donations appreciated. (310) 316-5574.
Saturday, June 2
“Above and Beyond II,” presented by the Chih Ning West/East Cultural Exchange Association, is an exhibition in memory of Ruby Wang, and it has its closing reception from 1 to 4 p.m. atAPC Fine Arts Gallery, 1621 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance. Details at apcfinearts.com.
To Neverland we go
South Bay Ballet presents their “Peter Pan Storybook Ballet” at 2 and 5 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $24. Call (310) 781-7171 or go to southbayballet.org.
All coming together
The El Camino College Symphony Orchestra, comprised of music majors and non-music majors, plus community members, performs under the baton of Dane Teter at 8 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. The concert includes ballet music from “Le Cid” by Massenet plus works by Handel, Telemann, and Mozart. Soloists from the El Camino College Applied Music Program include Kayla Atkinson, Abraham Cervantes, Lorna Katz, and Miguel Mendez. Tickets, $10. Call (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org.
A show of hands for the maestro
“The Best of 20” is a 20th anniversary celebration for Long Beach Opera artistic director Andreas Mitisek, and it takes place at 3:30 and also 8 p.m. in the Beverly O’Neill Theatre, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Scenes and selections from some of the 60-plus productions that Mitisek has overseen will be performed. Tickets, $49 to $150. Call (562) 470-7464 or go to longbeachopera.org.
Pretzel Logic performs the greatest hits of Steely Dan at 8 p.m. in the Grand Annex, 434 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. For tickets, call (310) 833-4813 or go to grandvision.org.
Dances in the picture palace
San Pedro Ballet presents “Songs of the Silver Screen” at 2 p.m. in the Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Students perform ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop and contemporary dances inspired by the golden age of Hollywood up to the present. In addition, a new work choreographed by Patrick David Bradley will be premiered. Tickets, $26 to $31. Call (310) 732-1861 or go to sanpedroballetschool.com.
Sunday, June 3
Just back from Carnegie Hall
The El Camino College Chorale, which performed last week at Carnegie Hall in New York City, performs “A Journey Through Time” at 7 p.m. in the Campus Theatre at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. Directed by Joanna Medawar Nachef, the concert features work from Haydn, Mozart, and others. They’ll be accompanied by a string quartet. Tickets, $10. Call (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org. ER