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South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 10 to 16

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Jason Jenn presents “Dimensionalizing Narcissus” at 6:40 p.m., one of the features of the TEDx talk that runs tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 10 p.m. at 200 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. It’s curated by Peggy Sivert and Ben Zask. Meanwhile, in the same space, “CA 101” continues through Sunday. Hours, Thursday from 12 to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 7 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Learn more at friendsredondobeacharts.org

Thursday, October 10
California dreaming
“CA 101” continues through Sunday at 200 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. Hours, Thursday from 12 to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 7 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Tonight (Thursday) there’s a TEDx talk from 6 to 10 p.m. It’s curated by Peggy Sivert and Ben Zask, and moderated by Bernard Fallon. Jason Jenn presents his performance of “Dimensionalizing Narcissus” at 6:40. Learn more at friendsredondobeacharts.org.

The Manhattan Beach Community Church Theatre presents William Inge’s “Bus Stop” at the church, 303 S. Peck Ave, Manhattan Beach. Performances: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.; same schedule next week. Tickets, $25, general seating. Pictured, l-r: Frank Pepito, Tracey Dye (top), Dan Adams (top), Lawrence Moreno, Shawn Plunkett, Jessica Lombardozzi, and Victoria Bailer Alfvin. At the box office or brownpapertickets.com/event/4341825

House of Bards is a new theater company, headed up by TV and film actors Renee O’Connor (pictured) and Jed Sura, and they’re starting with “Macbeth” at the Grand Annex, 434 W. Sixth St, San Pedro. Performances: Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., with additional performance Thursday through Sunday until Nov. 3. Tickets, $30 general; $40 reserved; $60 VIP deck table seating, with a signed production poster; and $20 student with valid ID and the 3WITCHES code at the door. (310) 833-4813 or go to grandvision.org

Friday, October 11
Public transportation
The Manhattan Beach Community Church Theatre is presenting William Inge’s “Bus Stop” in the Community Hall of the MBCC, 303 S. Peck Ave, Manhattan Beach. Performances: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., with the same schedule next week. Bob Manning directs. Tickets, $25, general seating. At the box office or brownpapertickets.com/event/4341825.

More drama, please
House of Bards is a new theater company, headed up by TV and film actors Renee O’Connor and Jed Sura, and they’re kicking off with “Macbeth” at the Grand Annex, 434 W. Sixth St, San Pedro. Performances: Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30; Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2; Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30; Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:30; Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2; Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7:30; Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30; Thursday, Oct. 31, at 7:30; Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30; and Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. Tickets, $30 general; $40 reserved; $60 VIP deck table seating, with a signed production poster; and $20 student, if you use the 3WITCHES code when presenting your valid student ID at the door. (310) 833-4813 or go to grandvision.org.

Local Offers

Silver medalist
Pianist Kenny Broberg performs at 8 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. He won the silver medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn Int. Piano Competition. The program includes Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and others. Tickets, $26 to $10. Call (800) 832-ARTS or centerforthearts.org.

Pianist Kenny Broberg performs Friday at 8 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College in Torrance. He won the silver medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn Int. Piano Competition. On the bill: Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and others. Tickets, $26 to $10. Call (800) 832-ARTS or visit centerforthearts.org

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

Saturday, October 12
Spook show
April’s Fools Comedy Improv Troupe presents “Pumpkin Spice” at 7:30 p.m. in the Second Story Theatre, 710 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach. It’s comedy in the moment, this month directed by Sean Hannaway and Wade Murphy. Tickets, $10 general; $8 seniors. (310) 318-1705 or go to AprilsFoolsImprov.com.

Passionate dance
Flamenco dancer Rina Orellana hosts an evening of live flamenco music and dance at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom at Boogiezone Utopia, 1951 W. Carson St, Torrance. Vanessa Albalos and Misuda Cohen are the featured dancers, with singer Reyes Barrios, guitarist Kai Narezo, and percussionist Kassandra Kokoshis. Tickets, $40 to $30, available at rinaorellanaflamenco.com/shows/.

Diamond dogs
“Jay White: The Tribute to Neil Diamond” takes place at 8 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Apparently this is “without question the most authentic Neil Diamond Concert Experience on the planet.” Tickets, $40, $35, $30. Call (310) 781-7171 or go to TorranceArts.org. To learn more, visit jaywhitelive.com.

“Rejoice in Art!” has 90 fine art paintings in its juried show, plus 34 local artists in booths, and it takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the Riviera UMC, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd, in Riviera Village, Redondo Beach. After this weekend, the fine art exhibition continues through Oct. 27 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Pictured, “Two Fat Pelicans,” by Bobette Davison. (310) 378-9273 or go to rejoiceinart.com

Reasons to celebrate
“Rejoice in Art!” has 90 fine art paintings in its juried show, plus 34 local artists in booths, and this bountiful display is taking place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the Riviera UMC, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd, in Riviera Village, Redondo Beach. Live music, food, art demonstrations, opportunity drawings, and more. After this weekend, the fine art exhibition continues through Oct. 27 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Call (310) 378-9273 or go to rejoiceinart.com.

Flamenco dancer Rina Orellana (pictured) hosts an evening of live flamenco music and dance at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Ballroom at Boogiezone Utopia, 1951 W. Carson St, Torrance. Tickets, $40 to $30, available at rinaorellanaflamenco.com/shows/

Enhance your surroundings
The Palos Verdes Art Center, with Self-Help Graphics and Art, presents a wallpaper design printmaking workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the art center, 5504W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. It corresponds to the current exhibition, “On the Surface: Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present.” The instructor is Dalila Paola Mendez. Cost, $65. Call (310) 541-2479 or go to pvartcenter.org.

Hand to hand combat
The “Millan Music Competition 2019” takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the Ken Miller Recreation Auditorium 3341 Torrance Blvd, Torrance. Free.

Elvis ain’t dead
Graceband performs a high-energy tribute to The King at 8 p.m. in the Grand Annex, 434 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Tickets, $27 general; $32 cabaret; and $37 front row cabaret. This is a 12-piece outfit with a lot of firepower. (310) 833-4813 or go to grandvision.org.

Sunday, October 13
Which one will be chosen?
New Stuff Productions presents “Fall Foreplay 2019” in which four 15 minute scenes from four different plays will be read and/or enacted. It’s a fundraiser for this new local theater group which intends to do more contemporary works. And the plays? “Church and State” by Jason Odell Williams, “The Weir” by Conor McPherson, “Superior Donuts” by Tracy Letts, and “The Niceties” by Eleanor Burgess. One of them will later be presented in its entirety. It takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. at 1756 Nelson Ave., Manhattan Beach, and a $30 donation is requested. Wine and hors d’oeuvres. RSVP to (310) 710-7035 or email lois@newstuffproductions.com.

Classic composers
The Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, conducted by Frances Steiner, begins its 37th season at 7:30 p.m.in the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo is the featured soloist, and the program consists of works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. Pre-concert talks at 6:30 p.m. with paid admission. (310) 544-0403 ext. 221 or go to mycosb.org. Tickets also at palosverdesperformingarts.com.

Violinist Ken Aiso and pianist Valeria Morgovskaya perform works by Beethoven, de Falla, and Ravel at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church. Free; donations appreciated. (310) 316-5574

Elegant recitals
Violinist Ken Aiso and pianist Valeria Morgovskaya perform works by Beethoven, de Falla, and Ravel at 2 p.m. in the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates. Free; donations appreciated. (310) 316-5574.

Monday, October 14
Scale mountains, swim oceans
Deepak Chopra is being hosted by {pages} a bookstore at 7 p.m. in the El Segundo Performing Arts Center. He’s promoting his new book, “Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential.” To purchase your Brown Paper Ticket go to pagesabookstore.com. ER

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