April 20

Bishop Briggs

Bringing a hip-hop edge and sensibility to her perfect dark pop sound, Rolling Stone picked her in their 10 new artists you need to know feature (2016).

Time: 7 p.m., April 20

Cost: $12

Details: (562) 433-4996

Details: fingerprintsmusic.com

Venue: Fingerprints, 420 E. 4th St., Long Beach


April 21

Machine Art Studio

Hip-Hop Night with DJs spinning live sets.

Time: 6 to 10 p.m. April 21

Cost: Free

Details: (323) 644-8200; machinestudio.com

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


Mirrors of Cultue

Enjoy music from five centuries which include familiar tunes to the exotic.

Time: 8 p.m. April 21

Cost: $25

Details: TorranceCivicChorale.org

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


April 22

Saw & Soul

Jazz ballads with musical saw and piano, jazz, blues jumps with vocals by Windy Barnes and Oliver C. Brown on percussion.

Time: 4 p.m. April 22

Cost: $20

Details: www.alvasshowroom.tix.com, (310) 833-7538

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


April 28

Machine Art Studio

NASA Show 2 closing event with music, food, and a special pop-up store by the NASA crew.

Time: 6 to 10 p.m. April 28

Cost: Free

Details: (323) 644-8200;  machinestudio.com

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


Havana Nights, A Salute to Santana

Guitar virtuoso, Robert Sarzo  pays tribute to the sound of Carlos Santana. The evening includes Cuban cocktail specials and Cuban cigar rolling.

Time: 7 p.m. April 28

Cost: $20, $30

Details: toprockentertainment.com

Venue: Golden Sails Hotel, PCH Club, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach


April 29

Long Beach Symphony Family Concert

Receive two free child’s tickets for each adult ticket purchased.

Time: 3 p.m. April 29

Cost: $15

Details: (562) 436-3203

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



April 22

Decision My Revenge

Some may be familiar with writer producer, Doug Thomas’ hit play Decision, where the audience walked away wondering what happened next. Well, it’s time to find out.

Time: 6 p.m. April 22

Cost: $30 to $35

Details: (310) 781-7171

Venue: James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance.


True Tales From the South Bay

In the style of Moth, Story Corps or Mortified, the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present its own local storytellers along with exceptional guest tellers.

Time: 7 p.m. April 22

Cost: $10

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

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


April 27

The Little Mermaid

Meet Ariel, the little mermaid who lives far under the sea and is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the amazing world on land.

Time: 7:30 p.m. April 27 and  2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 28

Cost: $22

Details: southbayconservatory.com

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


April 28

Crumbs from the Table of Joy

From Lynn Nottage, a timeless tale of a family’s struggles in 1950s America. A cross between The Glass Menagerie and A Raisin in the Sun. Special events:

pay-what-you-can April 25 — see this production for whatever you can afford. Two-for-one preview Friday April 26, $10. Opening night champagne Reception with cast April 27, $27.

Time: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. April 28 through May 26

Cost: $14 to $27

Details: (562) 494-1014

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



April 21

Second Saturday Artwalk

Artists and galleries in downtown San Pedro open their doors for guided and self-guided tours of the Arts District offerings.

Time: 2  to 6 p.m. April 21

Cost: Free

Venue: Downtown San Pedro


American Myths Violated & Realities Revealed: Photographs by SPOT

Cornelius Projects presents American Myths Violated & Realities Revealed: Photographs by SPOT. Born Glen Lockett, SPOT came of age in Los Angeles during the late 1960s and 1970s when America was experiencing a cultural awakening. Continue celebrating the exhibition with live music at Harold’s Place, 1908 S Pacific Ave, San Pedro from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Time: 6 to 8:45 p.m.. April 21 through May 26.

Cost: Exhibition, Free, Harold’s Place, $5

Details: (310) 266-9216; corneliusprojects.com

Venue: Cornelius Projects, 1417 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro


Uncompliant Acts: The Public Stage, Photographs by Anthony Friedkin

In Uncompliant Acts, the artist shares his appreciation for these unique works, often uncontrolled, unexpected and unnamed attacks on societal structures and norms, urging the viewer to re-evaluate our urban surrounds and discover the art hidden in plain sight.

Time: 4 to 7 p.m. April 21 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Mondays through Fridays

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 600-4873, (310) 732-2150.

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


May 3

Gina Herrera, New Vision

Natural and manmade objects scavenged from the landscape are re-configured into lithe, energetic, being-like assemblages.

Time:  6 to 9 p.m. May 3, 6 to 9 p.m., 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. through Saturdays

Cost: Free

Details: (562) 400-0544

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



April 21

San Pedro Art Association Spring Craft Fair

The array of  local art assembled for this event include jewelry, paintings, woodwork and wearable art.

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 831-2928

Venue: St. Peter’s, 1648 W. 9th St., San Pedro


CMA Yard Sale

This special sale will be set up just outside the CMA Gift Shop and packed with great finds at discounted prices including CMA treasures, floral sprays, dishes, pinicware, books, stationary, handbags, gifts and much more.  There will also be artists and crafters selling one-of-a-kind items.

Time: 10 a.m. April 21

Cost: Free

Details: cabrillomarineaquarium.org

Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro


A show for the entire family including aerial silks, hoop, cyr wheel, contortion, acrobatics, Japanese drumming, stilt walkers, roller skating and dancing.

Time: 11 a.m. April 21

Cost: $13

Details: (310) 781-7171

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

Earth Day Pop Up Party

Preview the concepts for the revitalization of the 51st Street Greenbelt and take the survey to give your input on the new design.

Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 21

Cost: Free

Venue: At the 51st Street Greenbelt Deforest Ave., between 51st and 52nd streets, Long Beach


Environmental Health Fair and Family Fun Day

Discover how Green Education, Inc. educates and revitalizes disadvantaged communities across Southern California, transforming them into green-sustainable neighborhoods. Grid Alternative and solar power opportunities.

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21

Cost: Free

Details: (562) 439-0997

Venue: Burbank Elementary, 501 Junipero Ave.,  Long Beach

Earth Day Celebration and Film

Earth Day begins at White Point Nature Preserve, where visitors can attend a composting workshop, art activity, plant sale and a guided ranger walk. Later, attend a special free film screening of Jane at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.

Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 21

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 561-0917; pvplc.org

Venue: White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro


April 21 – 22

Earth Day Weekend Film Festival

Features four environmentally conscious films. Each  will be followed by a Q-and-A session to learn more about sustainable practices. Fims include, International Ocean Film Tour, Straws, A Plastic Ocean and Love and Bananas: An Elephant Love Story.

Time: 11:00 a.m. April 21, and 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. April 22

Cost: $8.50 to $11.50,

Details: www.arttheatrelongbeach.org

Venue: The Art Theatre 2025 East 4th Street Long Beach


April 27

Contracorriente (Undertow)

The Foreign Language Film Festival at LBCC provides students and community members a venue to view films in foreign languages as a means of promoting cultural understanding and a deeper understanding of contemporary issues.

Time: 6 p.m. April 27

Cost: Free

Details: www.lbcc.edu/FLFilmFest2018

Venue: Long Beach City College, PCC, Dyer Hall, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach

April 28

Yogananda Fest

Join in celebrating the spirit of Yogananda in this inspiring daylong festival.

Time: 10 a.m. April 28

Cost: Free

Details: www.yoganandafest.com

Venue: Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance


MayDay! Tales of Love and Other Emergencies

Bring your comfy chair, your favorite snacks, your ears and hearts and imaginations. Readings by Melanie Jones, Kim Estes and Kalie Quinones, with sound effects by Eric Noble. Featuring works by Charles Bukowski, Margaret Atwood and W. S. Merwin.

Time:  8 pm, April 28

Cost: $10

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


Shoreline Stitchers’ Showcase

A judged needlework show and boutique at the South Coast Botanic Garden. Nearly 300 pieces of a variety of needlework will be on display.

Time:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29

Cost: $10

Details: www.needleartistsbythesea.org

Venue: South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula