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South Bay arts calendar from 2/27 to 3/4

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“My Things No. 5 – 5,000 Pieces of Rubbish” (2002), by Hong Gao. Chromogenic print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, anonymous gift. © Hong Hao, Courtesy of Chambers Fine Art. “Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs” is on view through March 8 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Features 200 works selected by the photography department curators. (310) 440-7300 or go to getty.edu

Thursday, February 27
A diverse repertoire
The Rawlins Piano Trio, with violinist Ioana Galu, cellist Sonja Kraus, and pianist Susan Keith Gray, performs standard works to new and undiscovered pieces, and they’re playing at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. The program includes works by Ilan Rechtman, Paul Frucht, and Felix “the Cat” Mendelssohn. Tickets, $21 to $10. Call (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org.

The Rawlins Piano Trio performs tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. The program includes works by Ilan Rechtman, Paul Frucht, and Felix “the Cat” Mendelssohn. Tickets, $21 to $10. Call (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org

He’s not answering
Sarah Ruhl’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” opens at 8 p.m. in Little Fish Theatre, 777 S. Centre St, San Pedro. The play, mysterious and mesmerizing, explores the need for real life connection in a technologically obsessed world. Other performances: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays March 8 (Q&A with crew and cast) and March 22 at 2 p.m. Closes March 22. Tickets, $24 opening night; thereafter $28 regular, $26 seniors, and $15 for those 25-and-under who can remember to say the word “Hipster.” (310) 512-6030 or go to littlefishtheatre.org.

Friday, February 28
Heard it through the grapevine
Presented by Surf City Theatre, Neil Simon’s “Rumors” plays this weekend and next in the Second Story Theater, 710 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., through March 8. Directed by Katie Kirkpatrick. Tickets, $28. See review, this issue. (424) 241-8040 or go to surfcitytheatre.com.

“Love Hurts” is on view through Feb. 29 at ShockBoxx Gallery in Hermosa Beach. See work by Debbie Korbel, Dustin Grabiner, Mike Collins, Wendy Layne, and KT. Pictured, work by Mike Collins. More at shockboxxproject.com

Saturday, February 29
Taking a musical trip
DSB is a Journey tribute band and they’re performing at 7:30 p.m. in the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. They recreate the feel of the rock group back when vocalist Steve Perry and the band were at the height of their fame. Tickets, $80 to $40. Call (310) 544-0403 or go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.

The pain vanishes
“Love Hurts” closes Saturday at ShockBoxx Gallery in Hermosa Beach. Hurry to see work by Debbie Korbel, Dustin Grabiner, Mike Collins, Wendy Layne, and KT. More at shockboxxproject.com.

Lots of space, lots of pictures
Original paintings by over 50 local artists go on view with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at Parkhurst Galleries, 439 W. Sixth St, San Pedro. Through April 3. Call (310) 547-3158 or visit parkhurstgalleries.com.

Tuesday, March 3
Reaching for the heavens
“What Is It About Trees?” is on view through March 12 in the El Camino College Art Gallery, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance. It’s a large group show with a forestful of artists, and some of them will join in on the Artists’ talk, Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the gallery. (310) 660-3010.

“What Is It About Trees?” has its opening reception on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the El Camino College Art Gallery, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance. It’s a group show with a forestful of artists, and some of them will join in on the Artists’ talk, Tuesday, March 3, at 1 p.m. in the gallery. Closes March 12. Pictured, “Shinto” and “Yesterday Echo,” by Karena Massengill. (310) 660-3010

Ongoing
A near miss
“My Death Awaits There,” a display of paintings made by Steve Shriver between 2016 and 2019 after barely surviving being run over by a car, are on view through March 1 in the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. (310) 377-9584 or visit pvld.org. ER

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