*** RLn Calendar of Events *** April 28 – May 21, 2016

  • 04/28/2016
  • Reporters Desk


April 29
Reverend Tall Tree
Stompin’, shufflin’ and hollerin’, Rev. Tall Tree plays blues and American roots in the tradition of Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley.
Time: 8 p.m. April 29
Cost: $20 to $30
Details: http://tinyurl.com/ReverendTallTree
Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro

The Mad Reckless
Ridicula Imitatio Productions is proud to present their newest show, “The Mad Reckless.”  Ladies grind together the glamour of sexy burlesque with the high energy of modern dance.
Time: 9 p.m. April 29
Cost: $10 to $20
Details: http://longbeach.harvelles.com/
Venue: Harvelles, 201 E. Broadway, Long Beach

April 30
Circus of SinCircus of Sin
Fire dancers, contortionists and aerialists machinate in this Femme Fatale cabaret.
Time: 9 p.m. April 30
Cost: $15 to $25
Details: http://longbeach.harvelles.com
Venue: Harvelles, 201 E. Broadway, Long Beach

April 30
Bruce Baker and The Altered Presence Band
The trio will be performing many new originals, standards, and other surprise features.
Time: 8 p.m. April 30
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 519-1314; http://alvasshowroom.com
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San PedroBruce Baker

May 1
The Jonathan Rowden Group
The critically acclaimed Jonathan Rowden Group will be premiering new music from their upcoming 2016 album sequel to their Downbeat magazine reviewed debut album Becoming.
Time: 4 p.m. May 1
Cost: $15
Details: (310) 519-1314; http://alvasshowroom.com
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

May 1
Andy Hill and Renee Safier, along with their band, Hard Rain, have taken their unique sound and multi-instrumental skills to venues large and small. They are presenting the 26th Annual Bob Dylanfest.
Time: 12 to 8 p.m. April 30
Cost: $10 to $35
Details: www.andyandrenee.com
Venue: Torrance Cultural Art Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance

May 7
Zhena Folk Chorus
The women of Zhena Folk Chorus sing in the fascinating languages of Eastern Europe, lullabies, rain chants, songs of secret spells and of dreams in new lands.
Time: 8 p.m. May 7
Cost: $20 to $25
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro

May 8
Violinist Linda Wang, Pianist Robert Thies
Linda Wang began her career at the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. Robert Thies is the director of Chamber Music for the European American Musical Alliance in Paris.
Time: 2 p.m. May 8
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 316-5774
Venue: Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd. Rolling Hills Estates

May 14
Arturo Sandoval
The great trumpet legend can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth the soul with a luscious ballad.
Time: 8 p.m. May 14
Cost: $30
Details: www.carpenterarts.org
Venue: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach

May 21
Long Beach Pride Festival
The annual Pride festival will feature Neon Trees, Ricky Rebel, Saxiual Deviants, and Alexx Mack.
Time: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 21, and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 22
Cost: $20
Details: www.longbeachpride.com/parade
Venue: Shoreline Drive, Long Beach


April 30
The Green Prize Festival
This festival highlights urban farmers, green chefs, live entertainment, artists, green technology, environmental organizations as well as education through workshops, demonstrations and guest speakers.
Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 30
Cost: Free
Details: www.greenprizefestival.com
Venue: Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave., Long Beach

April 30
The USS Liberty Incident
The Iowa Lecture Series presents The USS Liberty Incident.
In 1967, an American ship – USS Liberty • GTR – came under fire by Israeli Air Force jet fighters and Israeli Navy torpedo boats. In the end, 34 crew members died and 171 were wounded. According to Israel, the attack was a case of mistaken identity. This presentation tells the Liberty’s story from the point of view of an American crewman who was there.
Time: 3 p.m. April 30
Cost: $20
Details: www.pacificbattleship.com/event/detail/574
Venue: USS Iowa, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro

May 1
Angels Gate Cultural Center Open Studios Day
Join Angels Gate Cultural Center for its annual spring arts and community celebration. This is a free family event that brings together music, dance performances, craft workshops and demonstrations from our community classes and community partners.
Time: 12 to 4 p.m. May 1
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 519-0936
Venue: Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro

May 6
Hahn’s Annual Senior Briefing and Luncheon
Seniors are invited to join Rep. Janice Hahn for an interactive forum, luncheon, and health and resource fair.
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6
Cost: Free
Details: http://Janicehahn.eventbrite.com
Venue: Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson Street, Carson

May 7
Berning Man at the Beach
Come join in the fun at the first Berning Man at the beach! This is a family friendly event with free hot dogs. Bring wood to Bern and a dish to share with others if you want. Voter registration will be available.
Time: 5 to 9 p.m. May 7
Cost: Free
Details: http://tinyurl.com/berningman
Venue: Cabrillo Beach, 3401 Stephen A. White Drive, San Pedro

May 14
5th Annual West Coast BBQ Classic
Grill masters from around the country will gather at the Queen Mary’s Waterfront Events Park to compete for the title of West Coast’s BEST BBQ. The West Coast BBQ Classic will bring together Southern California’s most accomplished Champion Pitmasters.
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 14
Cost: $35 to $40
Details: www.queenmary.com
Venue: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach

May 30
Tea by the Sea
Celebrate the beauty of the lighthouse and its gardens by having a cup of tea with friends and family.
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., May 30
Cost: Free
Venue: 807 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro


April 29
Urban Rez
Playwright Larissa FastHorse serves up a feast of culture with a side of satire in Urban Rez, Cornerstone’s seventh play in The Hunger Cycle.  Urban Rez becomes a hotbed of chaos when guests are presented with an opportunity that could change everything – federal recognition.  This potentially lucrative offer threatens to upend familial bonds and relationships, as community members are confronted with the insidious and absurd task of figuring out who’s out and who’s in.
Time: 8 p.m. April 29, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 30, and 2 p.m. May 1
Cost: $5 to $30
Details: http://cornerstonetheater.org/urbanrez
Venue: 1439 S. Barrington Ave., Los Angeles

A Walk in the Woods
Lee Blessing’s brilliant and funny play of ideas, based on a true event, seems more timely than ever. Nearing the end of the Cold War, a pair of arms negotiators — a clever, cynical Russian and an idealistic young American — meet in the woods outside Geneva to explore the obstacles their countries face on the path to peace. There, they debate politics, life and the future of the free world.
Time: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 13
Cost: $46 to $54
Details: http://tinyurl.com/ictawalkinthewoods
Venue: International City Theatre, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach

H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon™ promotes the works of H.P. Lovecraft, literary horror, and weird tales through cinematic adaptations by professional and amateur filmmakers, panel discussions, author readings, gaming, art, and sometimes live music.
Time: 6 p.m. April 29 through May 1
Cost: $15 to $80
Details: www.hplfilmfestival.com
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

Wine in the Wilderness
First performed in 1969 on WGBH-TV in Boston, Mass., as part of the series “On Being Black,” “Wine in the Wilderness” is set at the tail end of the 1964 Harlem, New York riots. Bill Jameson, a middle-class African-American artist, is completing his masterpiece, a three-part series of paintings of African-American women based on his perceptions: the young black girl as innocence, the beautiful African queen as the ideal black woman, and lastly, the uneducated and poor black woman that society created. He needs a model to complete the final portrait, and his friends believe they have the perfect model in a woman named Tommy Marie. However, when they meet Tommy and get to know her, each receives a harsh, yet well-deserved awakening.
Time: 8 p.m. April 29 and 30, 2 p.m. May 1
Cost: $15
Details: (310) 243-3588; www.csudh.edu/theatre
Venue: Edison Theatre, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson

April 30
Lust, power struggles, and loyalty test both genders in this raucous trip into the past, proving some issues never change.  Well, in ancient Greece, a young lady named Lysistrata devises a plan to do just that.  Her solution?  Withhold the one thing men care about more than killing the enemy – sex.  In this earliest of comedy dealing with the war between the sexes, the women of Greece go on a sex-strike until a peace treaty is signed.

Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays; April 30 through May 28
Cost: $27
Details: www.lbplayhouse.org/show/lysistrata/
Venue: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

Mayday! Tales of Love and other Emergencies
Celebrate the lusty month of May with delicious stories read aloud, outside, under the stars. Snuggle up with your honey under the night sky for spellbinding storytelling suitable for all lovers and lovers of literature. Featuring works by O. Henry, Alice Walker, Bret Harte, Dorothy Parker, W.B. Yeats and Irwin Shaw.
Time: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 30
Cost: $10
Details: https://angelsgateart.org
Venue: Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro

Web Series Mæry Queens Premieres in Long Beach
This Long Beach-based dramedy explores the relationship dynamics within a gay group.  Attending the premier will be most of the cast and crew, as well as prominent figures in the gay community in Long Beach.
Time: 7:30 p.m. April 30
Details: (562) 439-6343; http://www.maryqueenswebseries.com/
Venue: The Silver Fox, 411 Redondo Ave., Long Beach


April 28
Student Art Show
Support San Pedro High School students at their spring open house reception.
Time: 5 to 8 p.m. April 28
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 560-3042
Venue: SPHS Historic Gym, 1001 W. 15th St., San Pedro

May 5
San Pedro Art Walk
On the first Thursday of each month, the artists, entertainers, and business people of San Pedro celebrate the arts with an evening of open galleries, studios, street vendors, and live entertainment in the San Pedro Art Culture Entertainment District.
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 5
Cost: Free
Details: www.1stthursday.com
Venue: Downtown San Pedro, between 4th and 8th Sts., San Pedro

Surface Tension
In May, Michael Stearns Studio 347 presents artist John Hillis Sanders in an exhibition titled Surface Tension.
John Hillis Sanders’ career as an artist spans over five decades. His original works reflect his movement within mediums spawned by necessity and concept. The work continues to grow and alter using space as inspiration. Sanders’ recent work is about using paint to develop a surface of color, tension, and texture on steel.
Time: 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through May 21
Cost: Free
Details: (562) 400-0544; http://johnhillissanders.com
Venue: Michael Sterns Studio, 347 W. 7th St., San Pedro

El Camino Student Show 2016
Works by art and photo department students, in all media including: painting, drawing, digital media, sculpture, ceramics, design, photography, jewelry, printmaking, and more.
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 12 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 660-3010
Venue: El Camino Art Gallery, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance

May 7
Using emerging patterns, silhouettes and lines of 3-D sculptures, curator Ben Zask created an installation where the main gallery of South Bay Contemporary gallery becomes unified as a skyline. Zask is focused on sustainable practice in sculpture, thus the majority of sculpture will be constructed of found materials and mixed media. Art preview during the May 5, during San Pedro First Thursday Art Walk. An artist’s reception is scheduled for May 7.
Time: 4 to 7 p.m. May 7
Cost: Free
Details: www.southbaycontemporary.org
Venue: Loft Galleries, 401 S. Mesa St., San Pedro

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