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South Bay arts calendar for April 20 to 25

South Bay arts calendar for April 20 to 25

Friday, April 20 A rainbow in your future “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” opens in the Mira Costa High School Auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. This is the school’s drama department’s big spring musical, and it’s a fun show. Performances, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., plus Thursday, April 26, at […]

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South Bay arts calendar for April 12 to 18

South Bay arts calendar for April 12 to 18

Thursday, April 12 Some you win, some you lose “Almost, Maine,” written by John Cariani, is being presented by the Torrance Theatre Company, 1316 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance. The play consists of nine vignettes about love and loss, and it’s being directed by Gary Kresca. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at […]

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South Bay arts calendar for April 5 to 11

South Bay arts calendar for April 5 to 11

Thursday, April 5 Some you win, some you lose “Almost, Maine,” written by John Cariani, is being presented by the Torrance Theatre Company, 1316 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance. The play consists of nine vignettes about love and loss, and it’s being directed by Gary Kresca. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at […]

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South Bay arts line-up: March 29 to April 4

South Bay arts line-up: March 29 to April 4

Thursday, March 29 How worlds find common ground “Karen Koblitz: Cultural Diplomacy” is a mid-career survey, and it’s on view at the El Camino College Art Gallery, located on the school campus at Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. The reception is Thursday (tonight) from 7 to 9 p.m. Closed for spring break from April […]

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South Bay arts calendar for March 22 to 28

South Bay arts calendar for March 22 to 28

Thursday, March 22 Pretend it’s the real deal The rock musical “Green Day’s American Idiot” is being performed at 1 p.m. on Thursday, as well as 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with a 3 p.m. show on Sunday, in the Campus Theatre of El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. This ECC […]

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South Bay arts calendar for March 15 to 21

South Bay arts calendar for March 15 to 21

Thursday, March 15 Put it in gear Speaker and author Curtis Zimmerman discusses “Living Life at Performance Level” at 7 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. Zimmerman is an entertainer and the author of six books. Tickets, $10 to $24. Call (800) 832-ARTS or go to centerforthearts.org. […]

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South Bay arts calendar for March 8 to 14

South Bay arts calendar for March 8 to 14

Friday, March 9 Where talent shines ACT II’s 32nd annual community variety show, featuring singers from the South Bay area who perform songs from Broadway musicals that became movies, takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, in the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills […]

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South Bay arts calendar for March 1 to 7

South Bay arts calendar for March 1 to 7

Thursday, March 1 Another visual banquet “Not Always So,” a mixed media exhibition, opens from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Loft in San Pedro during the First Thursday Art Walk. It’s a group show and features artists like Bernard Fallon and Astrid Francis. It’s also open during the Third Saturday Art Walk (on March […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 22 to 28

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 22 to 28

Thursday, February 22 Girl power “Mulan, Jr.” opens at Palos Verdes Intermediate School, 2161 Via Olivera, Palos Verdes Estates. Based on the Disney cartoon, Mulan is a young girl who disguises herself as a young boy in order to take her father’s place in the army. A story relevant to today’s headlines. Performances, Thursday through […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 8 to 14

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 8 to 14

Thursday, February 8 Quirky but lovable “Hairspray the Musical” (based on the John Waters film) is being presented by North Torrance High School at 6:30 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $15. Call (310) 781-7171. Friday, February 9 Make something beautiful Artist Joyce Welsh is presenting a two-day “Stained […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 1 to 8

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 1 to 8

Thursday, February 1 Know your peninsula The Palos Verdes Historical Society isw presenting the second annual “Wine, Cheese and Chocolate” event from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Malaga Cove Library Lower Gallery, 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. Native resident Dana Graham will talk about the history of the Neighborhood Church and the building’s […]

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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 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. 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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