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South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 25 to 31

South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 25 to 31

Thursday, January 25 Beyond the waltz and foxtrot “Three Dynamic Nights of Dance” takes place in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, as part of the 30th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance. Thursday night: A celebration of the life of African dance legend Baba Chuck Davis; […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 18 to 24

South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 18 to 24

Thursday, January 18 Starting the week with love Newbery medalist Matt de la Peña and illustrator Loren Long are bringing their book “Love” to the Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. The 6 p.m. event is hosted by {pages}. (310) 545-8595. In other words, dance “Kinetic Texture,” presented by North Torrance High School, […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 11 to 17

South Bay arts calendar for Jan. 11 to 17

Friday, January 12 Are you toying with me? “Toyetic” is an exhibition focusing on artworks inspired and informed by the toy industry, and the three-person show features Chuck Hohng (showing a series of bears that resemble children’s teddy bears), John T. Quinn (Director of Character Art for Disney Consumer Products), and Toronto-based artist Ross Bonfanti […]

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South Bay arts calendar for January 4 to 10

South Bay arts calendar for January 4 to 10

Thursday, January 4 Blues-rock master Alligator Records recording artist Coco Montoya plays Saint Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach. His new album is “Hard Truth.” Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $15. Call 9310) 372-0035 or go to saintrocke.com. With pen in hand There’s a free costume figure drawing event from 7 to […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Dec. 21 to 27

South Bay arts calendar for Dec. 21 to 27

Thursday, December 21 And the killer is… A murder mystery dinner show is set for 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday evening, but RSVPs are needed by today. The event, presented by Todd Elliot Entertainment, features a three-course meal and (not sure how this fits in) photos with Santa, strolling magic, music, dancing, and dance […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Dec. 14 to 20

South Bay arts calendar for Dec. 14 to 20

Thursday, December 14 A future Pavarotti? The annual “Opera Workshop,” featuring El Camino College’s top vocal performers, is set for 8 p.m. in the Campus Theatre, on campus (where else?) at Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. The workshop, directed by Kevin Blickfeldt, showcases scenes from operas, oratorios, and musicals. Tickets, $10. Call (800) 832-ARTS […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Dec. 7 to 13

South Bay arts calendar for Dec. 7 to 13

Thursday, December 7 Life could have been better “Letters to Sala,” by Arlene Hutton and directed by Melissa Staab, is being performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, in the Redondo Union Auditorium, 1 Seahawk Way, Redondo Beach. The play is about a Holocaust survivor who went […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 30-Dec. 6

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Thursday, November 30 Is teacher cutting edge or marginal? The “Faculty Show,” featuring artworks by the El Camino College Art Dept. and Photography Dept. faculty has its reception from 5 to 8 p.m. in the ECC Art Gallery, on campus at Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. It’s on view through Dec. 13. More at […]

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South Bay arts calendar from Nov. 23 to 30

South Bay arts calendar from Nov. 23 to 30

Friday, November 24 Before television Presented by Surf City Theatre, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” plays Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Second Story Theatre, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. This weekend there’s a costume contest: prizes for the “best” and “most fun/original” costumes will […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 16 to 22

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 16 to 22

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Making the rounds The reggae group Indubious plays Saint Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, with tourmates Zahira and Ital Vibes. They’ll be in 14 cities from Washington state all the south to San Diego. (310) 372-0035 or go to saintrocke.com. Under the big top Circus Vargas is back, with performances […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 9 to 15

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 9 to 15

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 From grim to grin “I am Battle Comic,” a film by Jordan Brady, screens at 7 p.m. in the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Happy hour begins at 5:30. This is a fundraiser to benefit Team Rubicon. The documentary contains laughs, but also insight into the lives of […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 2 to 8

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 2 to 8

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Mayhem at the flower shop The sci-fi musical “Little Shop of Horrors” is being presented by the Palos Verdes High School Drama Department in the school’s Multipurpose Room, 600 Cloyden Road, Palos Verdes Estates. It’s campy, it’s fun. Audrey I is a girl; Audrey II is a man-eating plant. Performances, Thursday at […]

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South Bay Arts Calendar for Oct. 19 to 25

Thursday, October 19 Country music star, unplugged Grammy-award winning country singer Travis Tritt performs an acoustic concert at 8 p.m. in the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Dr., Rolling Hills Estates. Tickets, $95 to $98. Call (310) 544-0403 or go to palosverdesperforming arts.com.   Friday, October 20 Give them some water “The Rainmaker,” by N. […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 12 to 17

South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 12 to 17

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 Pushed and pulled by art “Centrifugal Force: New Work,” by Tom Jenkins, opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in the El Camino College Art Gallery, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. There’s also an artist talk on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Through Nov. 2. Call (310) 660-3010 or go to elcamino.edu. […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 5 to 11

South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 5 to 11

Thursday, October 5 Dim the lights and sit back The San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFFest) runs from Oct. 5 to15 in San Pedro’s Historic Waterfront District. The opening night film is “Dreams I’ve Never Had,” directed by Iyad Hajjaj and starring Malcolm McDowell and Robin Givens. On Sunday they’re screening Sweden’s official Oscar entry […]