- Terelle Jerricks
Before the Ashes
If you have been following the controversy regarding the liquid energy gas tanks across the Home Depot in San Pedro, you should come see the special screening of a 12-minute movie presentation produced by local homeowners, at 7 p.m. June 21, at Holy Trinity Parish Center.
Details: (310) 251-7075; www.hazardsbegone.com
Venue: Holy Trinity Parish Center
Location: 209 N. Hanford St., San Pedro.
Sing happy 30th birthday to one of the greatest cult classics, Forbidden Zone, starting at 11:45 p.m. June 22, at the Art Theatre in Long Beach.
Forbidden Zone is the inspired brainchild of Richard Elfman, founding member of the legendary Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, who along with writer Matthew Bright (who would later helm the 1996 cult classic Freeway) mixed in everything from Max Fleisher to Cab Calloway to Josephine Baker to unleash a musical unlike any the world had ever seen.
Mix in a typically masterful score by Elfman brother Danny (who makes a fan-favorite appearance…), a dancing frog in a tuxedo, a gorilla, an ex-queen (, and a sex-crazed kingdom ruled by the weirdest royal family and you have the movie that Film Threat called, The Citizen Kane of Underground Movies. Tickets are now on sale at the Art Theatre box office or online.
Venue: Art Theatre Long Beach
Location: 2025 E. 4th St., Long Beach
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Experience the full-stage production of the smash Broadway musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. June 29 through July 1, at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.
Details: (310) 548-2493; www.encoreentertainers.org
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre
Location: 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro
San Pedro Labor Fest
Gather for the San Pedro Labor Fest, July 6 through 8, at the Grand Annex. The film festival begins with Who Bombed Judi Bari? at 7 p.m. July 6, followed by a Q-and-A with director Mary Liz Thompson. Locked Out will be shown at 7 p.m. July 7, followed by a Q-and-A with director Joan Sekler. And, We Are Wisconsin will be shown at 5:30 p.m. July 8. Special guest Maria Elena Durazo will speak at the event.
Details: (310) 941-7395
Venue: Grand Annex
Location: 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro
Go see Real Estate, now through July 21, at Little Fish Theatre in Long Beach. Joel, a novelist experiencing writer’s block, retreats to a small town. But the house needs to be sold fast. Read theater critic John Farrell’s review of this production.
Details: (310) 512-6030; www.littlefishtheatre.org
Venue: Little Fish Theatre
Location: 777 Centre St.., San Pedro