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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 art calendar for October 26 to 31

South Bay art calendar for October 26 to 31

Friday, October 26 Concert season opener The Beach Cities Symphony, under the direction of Barry Brisk, performs at 8 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. The program features the “Festive Overture” by Joel Feigin, the “Violin Concerto in D minor” by Jean Sibelius (with soloist Aubree Oliverson) […]

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South Bay art calendar for August 16 to 22

South Bay art calendar for August 16 to 22

Thursday, August 16 Put on your shoes The last of this summer’s El Segundo Art Walks takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown El Segundo and also the Smoky Hollow neighborhood. Lots to look at, including “3 by 3” with videowall artists Jon 9, Jason Jenn, and Vojislav Radovanovic at Virtularium. Free parking. […]

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South Bay art calendar for June 21-27

South Bay art calendar for June 21-27

Thursday, June 21 And as summer begins… The El Segundo Art Walk goes from 5 to 9 p.m. throughout downtown El Segundo and the Smoky Hollow neighborhood, featuring over 40 artists in more than 30 venues. Live music, art, food, and South Bay/Los Angeles artists. Among the highlights, the Videowall Art Exhibition “3 by 9” […]

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South Bay arts calendar for June 7 to 13

South Bay arts calendar for June 7 to 13

Thursday, June 7 Taking flight “Grounded,” featuring photographs by John Divola and Zoe Crosher, opens at ESMoA, 208 Main St., El Segundo. The show, curated by Colin Westerbeck, looks at LAX but in oblique angles, unlike any perspective you’ve seen before. Through Sept. 22. Call (424) 277-1020 or go to esmoa.org. It’s not over yet […]

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South Bay arts calendar for May 31-June 6

South Bay arts calendar for May 31-June 6

Thursday, May 31 That’s a milestone St. Francis Episcopal Church is hosting its 50th annual “Palos Verdes Antiques Show and Sale” on Thursday and Friday from from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the church in Palos Verdes Estates. All sort of items from furniture to jewelry […]

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South Bay arts calendar for May 10 to 16

South Bay arts calendar for May 10 to 16

Friday, May 11 Have they met theirs? “Match” opens at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. Stephen Belber’s play is about a couple who goes to interview a noted choreographer and dancer, “but it is soon evident that their agenda is as multilayered as the life story that Tobi begins to tell them.” Performances […]

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South Bay art calendar for Feb. 15 to 21

South Bay art calendar for Feb. 15 to 21

Thursday, February 15 Private eye sees all Peter Heller, author of “Celine,” comes to {pages} a bookstore at 12 noon. He also wrote “The Dog Stars.” Located at 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. Tickets, $20 includes book, and $34 includes book and box lunch from Kale and Coconuts. (310) 318-0900 or go to pagesabookstore.com. Friday, […]

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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 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. 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 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. 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 […]