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South Bay arts calendar from July 11 to 17

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There’s an artist reception on Sunday from 12 to 3 p.m. for “Intertwined,” kelp forest-like sculptures by Nancy Voegeli-Curran at the Loft, 401 S. Mesa Ave, San Pedro. These are mixed-media abstract forms mapping a space that’s visual, psychological, and emotional The work is on view through Aug. 24

Thursday, July 11
Seaside soul
King Chris performs soul music from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Redondo Beach Pier, behind Tony’s, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. Come back on Saturday, same time and place, to hear the blues rock of CC Stugino. Free. More are redondopier.com.

The Bard in the yard
Shakespeare by the Sea continues its 22nd season with “The Comedy of Errors,” performed at 7 p.m. in Valley Park, Hermosa Beach. In this play, everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Proving that the present is no different than the past. Free; donations accepted. (310) 217-7596 or go to shakespearebythesea.org.

Shakespeare by the Sea presents “The Comedy of Errors” tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in Valley Park, Hermosa Beach. The title is self-explanatory. Free; donations accepted. (310) 217-7596 or go to shakespearebythesea.org

Friday, July 12
Homegrown
The opening reception for “Discover Manhattan Beach” is set for 6 to 9 p.m. in the Manhattan Beach Art Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd., MB. Paintings, photographs, ceramics, plus food, drink, and music.

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“You Have No Idea What You’re Walking Into” opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at ShockBoxx, 636 Cypress Ave., Hermosa Beach. Art stuff and design by Paul Roustan, local Olympic medalist in swimming Caroline Burckle, and LA-based painter, sculptor, and custom denim designer The Creator. (310) 989-4323 or go to shockboxxproject.com

Where your dreams come true
“This is Paradise” (see? I told you) features the music and dance of Polynesia (featuring dancers of all ages and directed by Susan Mann), and it’s taking place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday as well as 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $15. Call (310) 781-7171.

Free fallin’ and more
Tom Petty is remembered by a tribute band that takes the stage at 9 p.m. in the Alpine Village restaurant, 833 W. Torrance Blvd, Torrance. It’s the fifth of seven artist tribute shows throughout the summer. Admission, $15; VIP tables are $35. Call (310) 327-4384.

Saturday, July 13
Go ahead, take a chance
“You Have No Idea What You’re Walking Into” opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at ShockBoxx, 636 Cypress Ave., Hermosa Beach. This three-person show features body painter Paul Roustan, local Olympic medalist in swimming Caroline Burckle, and LA-based painter, sculptor, and custom denim designer The Creator. Three different animals, but that’s all the more reason to show them together, right? (310) 989-4323 or go to shockboxxproject.com.

Turn the lights down low
“An Evening of Middle Eastern Dance” takes place at 8 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. Presented by Karin Jensen and Mandala Danceworks, the event features Helena Vlahos, Fahtiem, Kamala Almanzar, Princess Farhana, Devilla and Sekhmet Dance Company, Sashi, Marjhani BellaMorte, Nilay Engin, and Jen McDonald. From the ethnic to the avant-garde. Tickets, $10 to $21. Call (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org.

“An Evening of Middle Eastern Dance” takes place Saturday at 8 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, Torrance. Presented by Karin Jensen and Mandala Danceworks, the event features Helena Vlahos, Fahtiem, Kamala Almanzar, Princess Farhana, Devilla and Sekhmet Dance Company, Sashi, Marjhani BellaMorte, Nilay Engin, and Jen McDonald. Pictured, Mandala Danceworks. Tickets, $10 to $21. Call (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org

Laughter as the best medicine
April’s Fools Comedy Improv Troupe presents “Summer Night of Foolish Improv!!” at 7:30 p.m. in the Second Story Theater, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. This month’s show is being directed by Wade Murphy and Valerie Gorsuch. Tickets, $10 general and $8 seniors. (310) 318-1705 or go to AprilsFoolsImprov.com.

Across the Pacific rim
The “Bridge USA Japanese Summer Festival 2019” takes place on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Over 60 booths, with food, kimonos, souvenirs, plus dancers, music, and a traditional Mikoshi parade. Admission, $6, $3. More at bridgeusa.com.

Before he plays the Forum
Singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist Stan DeWitt performs original folk songs at 1 p.m. in the North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd., Torrance. Free. (310) 618-5959 or go to Library.TorranceCA.Gov.

About that manuscript…
Christopher Lynch will explain the pros and cons of self-publishing in a workshop from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach. It’s an updated version of a workshop that Lynch gave previously. Free. Registration not required. (310) 318-0675, option 5, or go to redondo.org/library.

It’s a woman’s world
“Pulse of LA,” juried by Holly Tempo and showcasing LA women artist, as well as a solo show devoted to Kate Carvellas and curated by Peggy Sivert Zask, opens with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. at South Bay Contemporary – SoLA Gallery, 3718 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles. The work is on view through July 27. More at southbaycontemporary.org.

April’s Fools Comedy Improv Troupe presents “Summer Night of Foolish Improv!!” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Second Story Theater, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Tickets, $10 general and $8 seniors. (310) 318-1705 or go to AprilsFoolsImprov.com

Sunday, July 14
Senior moments
Celebrating the 1940s and our Veterans is the theme of this Senior Comedy Afternoon, and it’s featuring NBC’s top weather reporter and comedian Fritz Coleman, comedienne Cathy Ladman, and funny guy Steve Bruner. Plus others. The event starts with lunch at 12:30 p.m. and the show at 1:30 p.m. in the Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Blvd, in Los Angeles, near LAX. Wearing red, white, and blue is suggested, and/or fab ‘40s outfits. A guided tour of the Air Park takes place after the show. Tickets, $76, include three-course lunch (includes tax and tip) or $40 show alone. (714) 914-2565 or go to seniorcomedyafternoons.com.

Parisian passions
The Zadig Trio, the core of which is from Paris, consists of pianist Ian Barber, violinist Boris Borgolotto, and cellist Marc Girard Garcia, and they perform at 2 p.m. in the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates. Program to be announced from the stage. Free; donations appreciated. (310) 316-5574.

Senior Comedy Afternoons celebrates the 1940s and our Veterans on Sunday, featuring NBC’s weather reporter and comedian Fritz Coleman, comedienne Cathy Ladman, funny guy Steve Bruner, and more. Lunch at 12:30 p.m.; show at 1:30 p.m. in the Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles, near LAX. Patriotic colors suggested, and/or fab ‘40s outfits. A guided tour of the Air Park takes place afterwards. Tickets, $76, include three-course lunch (includes tax and tip) or $40 show alone. Pictured, Cathy Ladman. (714) 914-2565 or go to seniorcomedyafternoons.com

Living the high life
“Celebrate Chefs & Cellars: an afternoon in the vineyard” takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Catalina View Gardens, 6001 Palos Verdes Dr. S, Rancho Palos Verdes. This is a benefit by the Associates for the Palos Verdes Art Center. Top restaurant and winery tastings. For tickets or to learn more, (310) 541-2479 or go to pvartcenter.org.

Inner and outer spaces
There’s an artist reception from 12 to 3 p.m. for “Intertwined,” kelp forest-like sculptures by Nancy Voegeli-Curran at the Loft, 401 S. Mesa Ave, San Pedro. Her works refer to our complex and tenuous relationship with the natural world at present and its overall fragility. The work is on view through Aug. 24.

Tuesday, July 16
What’s at the very core?
Led by senior librarian Erin Schoonover, the adult book discussion of the month focuses on “The Soul of America” by Jon Meacham, and it goes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room of the Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach. Free; and you don’t have to have read the book. (310) 318-0675 option 5. Speaking of options, from 6 to 7:30 (so, you see, there’s an overlap) Jim Kempton will be across the hall in the meeting room talking about “First We Surf Then We Eat.” Good to have a choice, right?

“Songs of the People: Classical Folk Music from Around the World” is a musical journey featuring violinist Luanne Homzy and pianist Valerie Stern. Stops in China, Romania, Argentina, Ireland, Spain, and the U.S. It takes place Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Campus Theatre of El Camino College in Torrance. Tickets, $21 to $10. Parking is $3 on campus. (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org

Global soundings
“Songs of the People: Classical Folk Music from Around the World” is a musical journey featuring compositions for violin and piano and featuring Luanne Homzy and Valerie Stern. We’ll have stops in China, Romania, Argentina, Ireland, Spain, and even the U.S. It all takes place at 8 p.m. in the Campus Theatre of El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. Tickets, $21 to $10. Parking is $3 on campus. (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org.

Wednesday, July 17
Munch with the author
Hosted by {pages} at Paul Martin’s American Grill, Cristina Alger will discuss her latest novel, “Girls Like Us,” at 12 p.m. To purchase your Brown Paper Ticket go to pagesabookstore.com.

The Zadig Trio performs at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates. Program announced from the stage. Free; donations appreciated. L-r: pianist Ian Barber, violinist Boris Borgolotto, and cellist Marc Girard Garcia. (310) 316-5574

High-tension in prison
The movie “Chicago” is being screened at 10:30 a.m. in the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd, Torrance. Two death row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer’s attention. Free. (310) 618-5959 or go to Library.TorranceCA.Gov. ER

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