Sept  28

Willie Watson

For almost two decades, Willie Watson, formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show, has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions.

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $25 to $35


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

Sept 29

Honjoh Hidetaro and Ensemble

The program will include performances and  demonstra-tions, along with narratives and on stage interviews with musicians.

Time: 2 p.m.

Cost: $25 to $40

Details: (310) 781-7171;

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

ABBA Tribute

The set list is jam packed with hit songs, the costumes are spectacular and the excitement and energy and showmanship brought by the fantastic cast, keeps people coming back time after time.

Time: 8 p.m. Sept.  29

Cost: $20

Details: (562) 596-4718;

Venue: Gaslamp Long Beach, 6251 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach

Steve Fister Band

Guitarist, singer, songwriter Steve Fister combines a roots infused blend of blues, folk, rock and storytelling for an evening of guitar driven music with a textured twist that marks his signature style.

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $20


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

Gladys Knight

Motown powerhouse Gladys Knight shattered music charts with the Grammy-winning tunes Love Overboard, Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye) and Midnight Train to Georgia.

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $80 to $135

Details: (562) 916-8500;

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

Long Beach Symphony: American Fusion

Enjoy and evening of symphony classics at the Long Beach Terrace Theater.

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $28 to $58


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

Sept 30

Little Brazil Trio

The trio with its unique voice revisits the defining moments of Brazilian music from a contemporary perspective. The trio fills the repertoire with pieces from the best composers and also original songs.

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Cost: $20


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

Oct 4

Eden Iris

Eden Iris is a musician from Auckland, New Zealand, described as “a writer working in a new space.”

Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Cost: Free


Venue: Feed and Be Fed, 429 W. 6th St., San Pedro



On Clover Road

At an abandoned motel on a desolate American road, a mother meets with a cult deprogrammer, believing she will be reunited with her runaway daughter. What happens instead  is something that will shock her to her core.

Time: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 14, Sept. 21 through Oct. 20

Cost: $27


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

Sept 22

The Dinner Detective

America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show, now aboard the Jewel of Long Beach, the Historic Queen Mary. Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner.

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Cost: $80


Venue: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club

The play explores the question: “What if Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective found himself in a plot inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson?”

Time: Friday, Saturday 8 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. Sept. 22 through Oct. 20

Cost: $14 to $24

Details: (562) 494-1014;

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

Sept 29 – 30

The Lady with All the Answers

Madeleine Drake stars in this one-woman comedy about the mistress of manners herself, Eppie Lederer, a.k.a. Ann Landers. Based on her life and letters, and filled with secrets, regrets and triumphs, this play focuses on her two closest relationships — her husband and her twin sister, better known as Dear Abby.

Time: 2 p.m. Sept. 29 and 7 p.m. Sept. 30

Cost: $25 to $27


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

Sept  30

The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time

Fifteen-year-old Christopher stands beside Mrs. Shears’ dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. He tries to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington as he records facts in a book he writes.

Time: 2 p.m.

Cost: $17.50

Details: (310) 781-7171;

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


The Tempest

Trickery, romance, and revenge set the stage for one of Shakespeare’s late masterpieces, in which sprites, goddesses, monsters, and fools hold court. In this fanciful classic that is often described as the darker twin to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 29

Cost: $10 to $27


Venue: Long Beach Playhouse, 5201 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach


Sept 26

Love Possibly — Catalina Film Festival Screening

Opening Night screening of Love Possibly at the Catalina Film Festival. Filmmakers in attendance with Q&A afterwards

Time: 8 to 10 p.m.

Cost: $25 to $500


Venue: Art Theatre Long Beach, 2025 E. 4th St., Long Beach

Oct 7-15

San Pedro International Film Festival

Join the 55th anniversary screening of It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 through 15

Cost: $10


Venue: San Pedro International Film Festival, 464 W. 6th St., San Pedro



Sept 28

Tibahangna to Today: Stories of the Tongva People

Join the Rancho to celebrate the opening of Tibahangna to Today: Stories of the Tongva People, an exhibition of artifacts, photographs, and historical documents highlighting the history and culture of the Tongva-Gabrielino people.

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Cost: Free


Venue: Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach

Sept 29

A Wake at the Gate

The biennial fundraiser’s theme, Cabinets of Curiosities, will be on in the Angels Gate Cultural Center Galleries. Artists are installing unique “rooms” of curiosities to provide an eye-catching, fascinating and fun-inspired environment.

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Cost: $100

Details: (310) 519-0936;

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

Oct 4

Works inspired by Edgar Allan Poe

For the month of October Gallery Azul will have a show of works inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. Poe gained worldwide fame for his dark, macabre tales of horror, practically inventing the genre of Gothic literature.

Time:  6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays and 2 to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 4 through 20

Cost: Free


Venue: Gallery Azul, 520 W. 8th St., San Pedro


2018 Art and Design Faculty Exhibition

Investigating a range of subject matters and approaches to artmaking, the exhibition demonstrates the span of the media and materials used by these teaching artists in their personal practices. The exhibition features work by 12 members of the California State University Dominguez Hills Art and Design Department.

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Monday through Thursday, through Oct. 10

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 243-2001;

Venue: CSUDH University Art Gallery, Room A-107, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson.

Pop-up Exhibit: Reading and Writing Essentials of the 19th Century

Take a look at the writing life in a time well before computers or ebooks. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, a variety of objects were used to complement the activities of reading and writing.

Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, through Nov. 1.

Cost: Free

Details: (562) 206-2040;

Venue: Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach

American Monument

Attend the reception for a new artwork by lauren woods, American Monument. woods is actively transforming the University Art Museum into a monument that prompts consideration of the cultural circumstances under which African-Americans have lost their lives to police brutality. Time: 12 to 5 p.m. Sundays and 12 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 9.

Cost: Free

Details: (562) 985-5761;

Venue: University Art Museum, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach

Contemporary Filipino and Filipino American Textiles

The exhibit features works by Filipino American contemporary artists, all of whom are conceptually, spiritually or formally inspired to use textiles. As part of the exhibit, co-curator Christine Morla will give a talk during the Third Saturday Art Walk on Oct. 20 at 3 pm.

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


Sept 26

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Sea Club

Join SEA Club, or Science Education Afternoons. This will be a personalized marine biology experience for students to learn and have fun exploring the local marine environment. The deadline to register is Sept. 26.

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 through 24

Cost: $30

Details: (310) 548-7562;

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

Sept 27

Maritime Industry Salute Dinner

The International Seafarers Center will host its annual Maritime Industry Salute Dinner 2018 aboard the Queen Mary. The event will feature a boat parade and pay tribute to the San Pedro Bay Port Pilots.

Time: 5 p.m.

Cost:  $150

Details: (562) 432-7560;

Venue: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor 2018

Southern California’s most authentically terrifying haunt will once again rise from the depths. This year, you’ll find yourself disoriented with a new park footprint along with new maze designs, interactive alternate paths, and live entertainment. The event runs through Nov. 2.

Time: 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Cost: $20 and up


Venue: The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach

Sept. 28 & 29

Native Plant Sale

Thousands of California native plants will be available, especially the ones that do well in the south coast area. Experts will be on hand to answer questions.

Time: 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29

Cost: Free


Venue: Madrona Marsh Nature Center, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance

Sept 29

Sowing the Seeds of Summer 2019

Partners of Parks invites you to an evening of thanks and celebration in support of the community organizations and neighborhood groups who bring programming to city parks every summer.

Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29

Cost: $75

Details: (562) 570-1745

Venue: El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach

Havana Nights

Join the Toberman Neighborhood Center’s fall fundraising event for a good cause.

Time: 6 to 10 p.m.

Cost: $75

Details: (310) 832-1149;

Venue: Toberman Neighborhood Center, 131 N. Grand Ave., San Pedro

Salt Marsh Open House

Join Aquarium educators and Coastal Park Naturalists as they uncover the world of mud and water that is our local wetland. Bring binoculars, camera, sketch pad, journal or just your curiosity.

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 548-7562;

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

Phil Gaimon Takes the PV

As part of his YouTube series, Worst Retirement Ever, Gaimon will be having a go at the most coveted segment in the South Bay —  the switch backs in Palos Verdes.

Time: 8 a.m.

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 832-1966;

Venue: The Bike Palace, 1600 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro

Baja Splash Cultural Festival

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its 16th annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival featuring live entertainment, crafts, educational programs, and special activities.

Time: 9 a.m. Sept. 29 to 5 p.m. Sept. 30

Cost: $17.95 to $29.95


Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

Oct 6

Battle of Dominguez Hill

Join in commemorating the 172nd anniversary of the Battle of Dominguez Hill. Visitors will have an opportunity to experience living history military encampments, live period music, and educational activities for the whole family.

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 603-0088

Venue: Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, 18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez

Sustainable Seafood Expo

Kicking off the festivities on Oct. 6 is a Chef’s Table dinner prepared by Chicken of the Sea Executive Chef, John DeLoia. Diners will enjoy exquisitely prepared sustainable seafood dishes as the sun sets over Cabrillo Beach. On day two, Oct. 7, the Expo joins forces with the Autumn Sea Fair. The event will feature a dozen ocean-related nonprofit groups, seafood sampling, seafood-related talks and music.

Time: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 6

Cost: $175


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