Calendar

ENTERTAINMENT

Nov 16

The Paul Gormley Trio

Bassist Paul Gormley brings his trio to The Whale & Ale. These world-class musicians perform a variety of songs made popular by Frank Sinatra to Dave Brubeck to Miles Davis, as well as Brazilian music by Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Time: 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 832-0363

Venue: The Whale & Ale, 327 W. 7th St., San Pedro

It’s Comedy Tonight In Old San Pedro

Join an evening of adult humor, hosted and MC’d by Mike Muratore.

Time: 7 p.m.

Cost: $5

Details: www.brownpapertickets.com

Venue:  Machine Art Studio, 446 W. 6th St., San Pedro

Nov 17

Live Jazz Guitar

Live music with Markus Carlton at The Whale & Ale. Markus will be playing a selection of smooth jazz, blues and classic rock.

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 832-0363

Venue: The Whale & Ale, 327 W. 7th St., San Pedro

Laurence Juber

Two-time Grammy winning guitarist and former bandmate with Paul McCartney’s Wings, Juber fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, for shimmering multi-faceted instrumental performance.

Time: 8  p.m. Nov. 17

Cost: $25 to $35

Details: www.grandvision.org

Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro

The Boys of Summer

The music of The Eagles includes a performance of the entire Hotel California album. The Boys of Summer will also perform select songs from Joe Walsh and Don Henley’s solo careers.

Time: 8  p.m.

Cost: $25

Details: www.alvasshowroom.tix.com 

Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Natália Spadini Brazilian Quartet

Spadani, who is based in Los Angeles and is from São Paulo, Brazil, began working with music at 14 years old, singing in hotels and private events in the city.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $20

Details: (562) 805-7770; www.tinyurl.com/y73njq3a 

Venue: Casa Arjona 4515 E. Harvey Way, Long Beach

Quinta Essentia Brazilian Recorder Quartet

The quartet performs everything from classics to contemporary music on a collection of ancient and modern instruments, inspiring audiences worldwide.

Time: 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 316-5574; www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/TheInterludes.htm

Venue: First Lutheran Church & School, 900 W. Carson St., Torrance

Nov 18

Saw & Soul

Lou Mannick, seated right, brings his musical saw for a return engagement with special guests Barbara Morrison and Mike McCollum.

Time: 4  p.m.

Cost: $20

Details: www.alvasshowroom.tix.com 

Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

The Gray Caballeros

Michael Herzmark’s San Pedro-based classic rock band does some of the best of pop, country and R&B hits that you haven’t heard in years, including; The Monkees, Faron Young, Paul Revere and  the Raiders.

Time: 4 to 7 p.m.

Cost: $20 to $30

Details: www.grandvision.org

Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro

Nov 24

ECC Concert Jazz Band

Capturing the inspirations of music by Monk to Wonder, El Camino College’s Contemporary Big Band, under the direction of Alan Chan, will present a special program of inventive big band jazz music.

Time:  8  p.m.

Cost: $15

Details: www.alvasshowroom.tix.com

Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Nov 30

Reverend Tall Tree

A story of love, sorrow, earthy humor, and finally, redemption, we accompany Reverend Tall Tree as he plies his trade as a street preacher in the dusty small towns of the lower Mississippi valley.

Time: 8 to 11 p.m.

Cost: $20

Details: www.grandvision.org

Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro

THEATRE

Nov 16

A Christmas Cactus

Comedy, mystery, and romance converge in this charming contemporary Christmas tale where goodwill and justice triumph.

Time: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Nov. 25 and Dec. 16

Cost: $23 to $27

Details: (310) 217-7596; www.littlefishtheatre.org

Venue: Little Fish Theatre, 777. S. Centre St., San Pedro

David Sedaris

Sedaris will read from new and unpublished work. With his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that he is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. A book signing will follow the event.

Time: Nov. 16

Cost: $49 to $99

Details: (310) 825-2101; www.cap.ucla.edu

Venue: Royce Hall, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles

Nov 16 & 18

Cameron Carpenter

The iconoclastic organist takes on the famed composers’ crushing power chords as a soloist  with LA Philharmonic in Poulenc’ Organ Concerto and Saint-Saëns Organ” Symphony.

Time: 8 p.m. Nov. 16 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18

Cost: $61 to $204

Details: www.laphil.com/events/

Venue: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Nov 16 & 17

Beauty And The Beast

This is the classic tale of Belle a woman in a provincial town and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved the curse will end and he will be transformed back into a prince.

Time: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17

Cost: $22

Details: www.southbayconservatory.com

Venue: James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance

Nov 17

Jerry Lee Lewis

The music legend rocks to his all-time hits. Lewis earned a reputation as one of rock’s wildest

performers in his heyday. He catapulted to fame with the piano-driven hit Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On. The song shattering the pop, country, and R&B charts, prompting the follow-up hits Great Balls of Fire and Breathless.

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $90 to $115

Details: tickets.cerritoscenter.com

Venue: Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos

Nov 18

Sam Harris Let Me Sing

Sam Harris’ career has spanned more than three decades with successes as a singer and songwriter; stage, film, and television actor; and as a writer, producer, and director.

Time: 7 p.m.

Cost: $35 to $75

Details: (562) 856-1999; www.musical.org

Venue: Beverly O’Neill Theatre at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Nov 24

A Christmas to Remember

Wendy Katagi, inspirational singer, songwriter returns with original songs and arrangements by herself and Grammy-nominated jazz arranger and keyboardist, Tom Zink and band. The show will feature special guests Anne Walsh and Inner Vox, women’s jazz vocal ensemble.

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $15 to $35

Details: (310) 781-7171

Venue: George Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance

Nov 30 – Dec 9

Elf: The Musical

The hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.

Time: 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 30 to  Dec. 8 and 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 1, 6, 8, and 1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 2, 9

Cost: $20 and up

Details: (562) 856-1999; www.musical.org

Venue: Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts,  6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach

Nov 30

Jake Shimabukuro

It’s rare for a young musician to earn comparisons to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. But when a jaw-dropping YouTube clip of Jake Shimabukuro’s performance of While My Guitar Gently Weeps went viral, the ukulele sensation’s career skyrocketed.

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $50 to $85

Details: (562) 916-8500; www.cerritoscenter.com

Venue: Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos

Robin Spielberg’s Holiday Sing-A-Long

With an impressive tour schedule and  hundreds of thousands of recordings sold, this Steinway artist has been winning listeners hearts around the world with her compelling melodies and sensitive piano techniques since her debut release of original solos, Heal of the Hand.

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $25 to $35

Details: (310) 781-7171; www.torrancearts.org

Venue: James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance

FILM

DANCE

ARTS

Ongoing

When the Whaledogs Come Back, Recent Paintings by Peggy Reavey

Reavey is a figurative painter and storyteller. Her work has been variously described as eccentric, surreal, tender, caustic, and largely autobiographical. The exhibition runs through Dec. 29.

Time:  4 to 7 p.m.

Details: (310) 600-4873 or (310) 732-2150

Venue: Gallery 478, 478 West 7th St., San Pedro

Size Matters

Craig Antrim’s work explores techniques and color, integrating his love of symbols and shapes in abstract combinations.

Time: 4 to 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details:  (310) 521-6373

Venue: The Loft Art Studios and Galleries, 401 S. Mesa St., San Pedro

Walking Upstream

South Bay Contemporary presents a group exhibition that showcases six artists who disrupt and surprise, walking upstream and pushing the boundaries of their media with rigorous innovation. The exhibit runs through Dec. 16.

Time: 2 to 5 p.m.

Details: (310) 521-6373

Venue: The Loft Art Studios and Galleries, 401 S. Mesa St., San Pedro

COMMUNITY