Aug 18

Forever Oldies Tour

Allstar Concerts presents the Forever Oldies Tour, featuring Barbara Mason, Rose Royce, Malo, The Delfonics, The Originals, The Persuaders and The Masqueraders.

Time: 6 p.m.

Cost: $35 to $55


Venue: Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Francois de Lima

The trombonist François de Lima is praised for the creativity of his improvisations and the swing of his interpretation. De Lima transits between authorial compositions and songs by the most known artists from Brazil, presenting a unique blend of Brazilian ginga and American jazz.

Time: 9 to 11 p.m.

Cost: $15


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


Phogust is a presentation of an array of cutting edge experimental sound practitioners from the greater Los Angeles area who will converge on Angels Gate Cultural Center to create a sonic spectacle of rare proportions

Time:  6 to 10 p.m.

Cost: Free


Venue: Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St.,  San Pedro

Aug 19

4 Level Interchange

The 4LI meld their influences of funk, post bop, progressive rock, and world music into compositions that serve as a basis for improvisation and group interplay.

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Cost: $10


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

Chequered Past ‘80s New Wave Party

Doc Martens, Creepers, checkered Vans, thrift store clothes and your favorite band pins — the fun fashion side of the ‘80s included all of these, but it would not have been complete without the great music — the very best in New Wave, Post Punk and Alternative Dance classics.

Time: 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Cost: $10 to $20


Venue: Roxanne’s, 115 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach

Aug 23

Hot Pedro Nites

Get ready to shake it to some of your favorite rock ’n’ roll classics at this summer’s biggest Pedro concert supporting the nonprofit, Clean San Pedro. The Kingsmen will be headlining with hits ‘60s like Louie, Louie. Also hosting will be one of the biggest Beach Boys Tributes, Surfin’! KRTH 101 Legend, Brian Beirne.

Time: 7:30 to 9:30

Cost: $40 to $125


Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

Aug 25

14th Annual Light at the Lighthouse Festival

The Light at the Lighthouse Festival features four stages of the best headlining Christian Rock Bands, The Edge Stage for rock with a more metal vibe, a youth stage with plenty of children’s entertainment and a worship stage featuring talent from local churches.

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: Free


Venue: Point Fermin Park 3601 S. Gaffey St,. San Pedro


The summer music festival continues and this time it’s Americana Jam Band Night. Come for a night filled with unbelievable performances, delicious food and your favorite Brouwerij West beers.

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 833-9330

Venue: Brouwerij West, 110 E. 22nd St., Warehouse No. 9, San Pedro


Aug 16 – 26

Twelfth Night Celebration Series

Shakespeare’s celebration of life, love and human harmony comes to life with stunning choreography, language and music into a theatrical adventure.

Time: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 18, 23 and 25, and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 26

Cost: $5 to $20


Venue: Elysium Conservatory Theatre, 729 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro

Aug 17 – 26

Mamma Mia!

Packed with unbridled energy and enthusiasm, this Broadway blockbuster tells the story of an independent single mom who is about to marry off the spirited daughter she has raised alone on an idyllic Greek island.

Time: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 17 through 26

Cost: $40 to $85


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

Aug 19

Most Happy Fella

Based on the play, They Knew What They Wanted, by Sidney Howard, Most Happy Fella is a heart-warming story of a May-December romance. The Reiner Staged Readings are presented concert style, like radio theatre.

Time: 7 p.m.

Cost: $40 to $53

Details: (562) 856-1999;

Venue: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E. Atherton, Long Beach

Aug 22

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie is on of the most famous plays of the modern theater. The play has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on Tennessee Williams himself, his histrionic mother and his mentally fragile sister.

Time: 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 22 through Sept. 7

Cost: $42 to $47


Venue: Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, 300 Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

The Twentieth-Century Way

Based on the true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to entrap “social vagrants” in public restrooms, this highly theatrical tour-de-force brings to life a little known episode in Long Beach history and the history of LGBTQ rights

Time:  8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays through  Aug 18

Cost: $14 to $24

Details: (562) 494-1014;

Venue: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

Sea Marks at Little Fish Theatre

A fisherman on a remote Irish island falls in love with a woman from Liverpool he meets at a wedding. A long-distance courtship via mail ensues and romance blossoms.

Time: 8 p.m. Aug. 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, and 2 p.m. Aug. 12 and 19

Cost: $23 to $27


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

Uncle Vanya Celebration Series

Audiences will go further than ever into the textured tastes of Anton Checkhov’s most searing work. Artistic director Aaron Ganz blends the fearless artistry and passionate theatricality of this performing arts company into a stunning experience that blurs the lines of possibility in performance.

Time: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 19, and 8 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 17 and 24

Cost: $5 to $20


Venue: Elysium Conservatory Theatre, 729 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro


Aug 18

Summer Screenings at Mixographia

Mixographia announces a series of film screenings each Saturday in August. The selected films encompass biographical documentaries, artists’ film and video projects and films that examine particular cultural moments around the world.

Time: 3 p.m.

Cost: Free


Venue: Mixographia, 1419 E. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles

Aug  17

Summer Films in the Garden

Feed and Be Fed hopes to build and educate the community through screening films, filmmakers discussing their films, and hosting expert presenters in sustainability. Seeds of Permaculture’s speakers Larry and Elijah Santoyo, of the Permaculture Academy, will give lessons on sustainability and permaculture.

Time: 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: (424) 287-7335;

Venue: Feed and Be Fed, 425 W. 6th St., San Pedro




Pop Life Art Opening

The contemporary interactive pop-art exhibit will showcase a line-up of large scale canvas pieces of some of the most iconic figures in the history of pop culture; such as Andy Warhol, Keith Hering, Basquiat and Kate Moss. The show  runs through Sept. 9.

Time: 7 to 10 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: (562) 584-6233;

Venue: MADE by Millworks, 240 Pine Ave., Long Beach

Aug 18

Contemporary Filipino and Filipino-American Textile

The exhibition features works by Filipino-American contemporary artists Cirilo Domine and Christine Morla and Manila’s Aze Ong all of whom have conceptually, spiritually, or formally inspired to use textiles as a starting point of inquiry. Co-curated by Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza and Joseph Santarromana. Exhibition runs Aug. 18 through Oct. 28.

Time: 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, or by appointment

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 514-9139;

Venue:  Pinta*Dos Philippine Art Gallery, 479 W 6th St., Suite 107, San Pedro

August Mural Tour

Cruise through Long Beach on your bicycle and see beautiful murals you don’t see on the day to day. Some of them are impossible to stumble onto unless you’re looking. Every month is a new route. We meet in front of MADE by Millworks at 9:45 am and roll out around 10.

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: (562) 588-4903

Venue: MADE by Millworks, 240 Pine Ave., Long Beach

Aug 18 & 19

Malaga Cove Summer Art Show

The art show features local artists, jewelry, ceramics and wearable art. Malaga Cove Plaza is at the entrance to the City of Palos Verdes Estates on scenic Palos Verdes Drive West between Via Chico and Via Corta.

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free


Location: Malaga Cove Plaza, 43 Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Estates


Block and Line

Annie Stromquist, who  has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe. The exhibit runs through Aug. 31.

Time: 12 to 5 p.m. Tues. through Sat.

Cost: Free


Venue: Michael Stearns Studio @The Loft, 401 S. Mesa St., San Pedro

17th Parkhurst Artists’ Exhibit

Come celebrate brand new works from more than 30 local South Bay artists at the 17th Parkhurst Artists’ Exhibit opening reception includes hors d’oeuvres, wine bar and live music. Runs through Aug. 17.

Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 547.3158;

Venue: Parkhurst Galleries, 439 W. 6th St.,San Pedro


Aug 18

Back to School Fair

Join Harbor Community Clinic for its largest and most popular event of the year. Free backpacks and school supplies will be given out. There will be entertainment, games and face painting, free haircuts and massages.

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Free


Venue: Harbor Community Clinic, 593 W 6th St. San Pedro

10th Annual Phineas Banning Birthday Celebration

Celebrate the birthday of the “Father of the Los Angeles Harbor,” Phineas Banning. In the spirit of the Rancho-period of the Banning property, guests will be treated to a Western-themed evening with live music, free line dance instruction, dancing and a barbecue buffet.

Time: 5 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $10 to $45

Details: (310) 548-7777

Venue: Banning Museum, 401 E. M St., Wilmington

Blues at Babouch Moroccan Restaurant

Join this charity fundraiser to benefit the Harbor area World Class Youth Foundation Scholarship Fund. Enjoy a six course meal and live music .

Time: 4:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Cost: $50


Venue: Babouch Moroccan Restaurant, 810 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro

Los Angeles Taco Festival

Every year, the LA Taco Festival™ attracts thousands of Angelenos to taste the many different styles that taco vendors have to offer. This year will feature past favorites like Kogi BBQ and Epic Tacos, along with newcomers who may surprise even seasoned taco fans.

Time: 12 to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: and

Venue: Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Tiki Beach Festival

Join Alfredo’s Beach Club for their last big event of the summer. The festival includes Polynesian foods, Tiki dancers, live Hawaiian music, Chef Tama’s “Night of Fire” show and an Island marketplace.

Time: 9 p.m. Aug 18 to 6 p.m. Aug. 19

Cost: Free

Details: (714) 227-5903;

Venue: Granada Beach, Belmont Shore, Long Beach

Saturday Night at the Fights

Come join a fun night of social hour, dining, boxing, live music and great raffle prizes.

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Fabela Chavez Boxing Center.

Time: 6 p.m.

Cost: $40

Details: (310) 830-8310

Venue: Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson St., Carson

Aug 20

Long Beach Storyteller Finals

Season 8 concludes with the top eight storytellers this year in a competition. The audience decides the winner. Each teller shares a true, 6-minute tale that happened to them.

Time: 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $20


Venue: Malainey’s Grill, 168 Marina Drive, Long Beach

Aug 21 – 24

Seashore Science Surprises

Preschool children (ages 3-5) are invited to discover the wonders along the shore at Cabrillo Beach with hands-on exploration, stories, and puppets in the Tales Between the Tides classes. Pre-registration is required by Aug. 14.

Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug 21 through 24

Cost: $26

Details: (310) 548-7562;

Venue: 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro