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South Bay arts calendar for May 23 to 29

South Bay arts calendar for May 23 to 29

Friday, May 24 A fond farewell Maestro Barry Brisk conducts his last concert for the Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. He’s retiring from the ensemble after 25 years. The concert highlights four local student soloists as well as selections from […]

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South Bay arts calendar for May 16 to 22

South Bay arts calendar for May 16 to 22

Thursday, May 16 He’ll ruin your masterpiece! Steven Rowley discusses “The Editor,” his new novel, at 7 p.m. in {pages} a bookstore, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. The book is about an author whose famous editor changes him forever, both as a writer and as a son. (310) 318-0900 or go to pagesabookstore.com. Now it’s […]

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South Bay arts calendar for May 9 to 15

South Bay arts calendar for May 9 to 15

Thursday, May 9 Seaside resort Chip Creek, author of the novel “Cape May,” described as “Rules of Civility” meets “Revolutionary Road,” discusses his book at 7 p.m. in {pages}: a bookstore, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. Free. (310) 318-0900 or go to pagesabookstore.com. Going around the bend “Hot Flashin’,” a musical comedy written by Gina […]

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South Bay art calendar for May 2 to 8

South Bay art calendar for May 2 to 8

Thursday, May 2 Drowsy, but knows his music “The Drowsy Chaperone,” presented by the Mira Costa Drama/Tech Department, has performances this evening (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a Saturday 2 p.m. matinee, in the Mira Costa High School Auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. This is the musical comedy […]

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South Bay arts calendar: April 25 to May 1

South Bay arts calendar: April 25 to May 1

Friday, April 26 Drowsy, but he knows his music “The Drowsy Chaperone,” presented by the Mira Costa Drama/Tech Department, opens at 7:30 p.m. in the Mira Costa High School Auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. This is the musical comedy that’s a send-up of the Jazz Age musical, and it won a handful of Tony […]

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South Bay art calendar for April 18 to 24

South Bay art calendar for April 18 to 24

Thursday, April 18 Celebrity history in the making “Douglas Kirkland,” an exhibition of over 60 photographs of Hollywood stars and others, is on view through Sunday at the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. But the legendary photographer is on hand at the Art Center today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. […]

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South Bay arts calendar for April 11 to 17

South Bay arts calendar for April 11 to 17

Thursday, April 11 Imagine you’re in France “Senior Prom: Springtime in Paris” is for “senior” seniors (not high school seniors), and it features the tunes of Liz Holmes and Her Orchestra performing from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ken Miller Recreation Auditorium, 3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. Just like old times, half a century ago. […]

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South Bay arts calendar for April 4 to 10

South Bay arts calendar for April 4 to 10

Thursday, April 4 Coming up daisies Taylor Jenkins Reid talks about her new book, “Daisy Jones and the Six,” at 7 p.m. in Pages, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. Live music. (310) 318-0900 or go to pagesabookstore.com. When this goes with that “Seven Boxes & Six Curiosities,” assemblages by James Preston Allen, are on view […]

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South Bay art listings: March 29 to April 3

South Bay art listings: March 29 to April 3

Friday, March 29 Strike up the band The Beach Cities Symphony, conducted by Barry Brisk, presents “Melodic Moments,” the third concert (of four) in its 69th season, and it takes place at 8 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. The program includes Beethoven’s “Egmont” overture by Beethoven, […]

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South Bay arts calendar for March 21 – 27

South Bay arts calendar for March 21 – 27

Friday, March 22 From the creator of “Hamilton” The El Camino College Theatre Department presents “In the Heights,” with music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, plus 3 p.m. on Sunday, in the school’s Campus Theatre, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance. Also plays March 29, 30, and 31. Directed by Bill Georges […]

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South Bay arts calendar for March 15 to 20

South Bay arts calendar for March 15 to 20

Friday, March 15 From the creator of “Hamilton” The El Camino College Theatre Department presents “In the Heights,” with music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, plus 3 p.m. on Sunday, in the school’s Campus Theatre, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. Also plays March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and 31. Directed […]

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South Bay arts calendar for March 7 to 13

South Bay arts calendar for March 7 to 13

Thursday, March 7 When the clock’s ticking Sunita Puri, author of “That Good Night” (about life and medicine in the eleventh hour), discusses her book at 7 p.m. at {pages} a bookstore, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. Admission to the event includes a copy of the book and is $32.04 (which includes a $2.04 service […]

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South Bay arts calendar: Feb. 28-March 6

South Bay arts calendar: Feb. 28-March 6

Friday, March 1 Seductive sounds Trio Ondine, with Boglárka Kiss on flute, Alison Bjorkedal on harp, and Alma Lisa Fernandez on viola, perform at 12:15 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church and School, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance. Free; donations appreciated. (310) 316-5574. Latin pop songstress Gina Chavez blends the sounds of the Americas with […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 21 to 27

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 21 to 27

Thursday, February 21 Tea and gravestones “The Cemetery Club,” written by Ivan Menchell and directed by James Rice, opens at 8 p.m. at Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro. Much of the cast has been seen in Hermosa Beach and Torrance productions. The play explores enduring friendships and the power of love after […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 14 to 20

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 14 to 20

Thursday, February 14 Puppy love The Torrance Theatre Company has been presenting “Sylvia,” about a couple, Greg and Kate, and a dog named Sylvia that enters their lives. Jealousy jumps up onto the couch. Directed by Jim Hormel, it plays Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and then closes Sunday at 2 p.m. There’s also […]

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