Shaggy Dog Stories and Other Tales

This group exhibition includes works and collaborative projects by Kate Berlant and Natalie Labriola, Josh Callaghan, Wynne Greenwood and K8 Hardy, Alake Shilling, Roni Shneior, The Smudge, and Barak Zemer. Guest curated by Audrey Moyer and Paulina Samborska, Shaggy Dog Stories and Other Tales marks the first exhibition in Angels Gate Cultural Center’s Curatorial Takeover 2019. The show runs through March 23.

Time: 12 to 4 pm.

Cost: Free


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

Art of Carol Cottone-Kolthoff

The San Pedro artist will show a collection of her realistic watercolor and oil paintings based on images of San Pedro. The exhibit runs through Jan. 30.

Time: 2 to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 832-2424;

Venue: The Corner Store, 1118 W. 37th St., San Pedro

Art Gallery Launch Party

Featuring local artist, Sharna Fabiano, whose art pieces and cards are available for purchase. The show runs through Feb. 5.

Time: 7 to 10 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: (562) 432-7999;

Venue: Romeo Chocolates, 460 Pine Ave., Long Beach

Intangible in Paint

The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) presents Intangible in Paint, a show featuring all new works by 10 artists from Southern California. Artist/curator talks and tours will be announced early in the new year. The exhibit runs through Feb. 28.

Time: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 957-7037

Venue: The Lofts, 401 S. Mesa St., San Pedro

Michael Stearns

A series of paintings that strive to translate the construction of the dynamics that occupy human consciousness expressed through pain, joy, anxiety, and awe. In other words, LOVE. Artist’s reception, Sat. Feb. 9, 2 to 6 p.m.  The show runs through Feb. 23.

Time: Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Cost: Free

Details: (562) 400-0544

Venue: Michael Steans Studio @The Lofts, 401 S. Mesa St., San Pedro


Jan 19

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park Guided Walk

Hike past the unique native flora and fauna and explore tide pools teeming with fascinating marine life. The trail to and from the tidepools is approximately a mile and is a child-friendly hike. No dogs are allowed on the beach. Rain cancels a hike.

Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 544-5366;

Location: Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, 5970 Palos Verdes Dr. South, RPV

3 Bands & a Beer

Come support AltaSea with great music and celebration before renovation begins. Presenting Mike Watt + The Missingmen, Clown Sounds, Farefax. Reserve by Jan. 16 at 5 p.m.  Suggested donation of $30. No Host bar

Time: 8 to 11 p.m.

Cost: Free


Venue: AltaSea, 2331 Signal St., San Pedro

3rd Annual Women’s March Los Angeles

March for truth to power.

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free


Venue: Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles

Jan 20

Slack Key Fest

One of the most acclaimed Hawaiian concerts to ever leave the islands takes fans on a Hawaiian musical journey that showcases Grammy-winning slack key guitarists, the best hula dancers in the world, special guest performers and a free to the public Island Marketplace.

Time: 2 p.m.

Cost: $20 to $135


Venue: The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach

Peter and Adenike Harris

Red Stories is pleased to announce this month’s feature: the dynamic father and daughter team of Peter J. Harris and Adenike Harris. The evening will be complemented by the first super blood wolf moon of 2019. RSVP to confirm your attendance

Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Cost: $10


Venue: Cirivello’s, 4115 N. Viking Way, Long Beach



Jan 18

It’s Comedy Tonight In Old San Pedro

Join  the first show of 2019 in an evening of adult humor with host Mike Muratore and performing comedians, JRock, Franchie San Pedro and Jordan Perry

Time: 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Cost: $5


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

The Pink Floyd Wall Experience

A full theatrical production of Pink Floyd’s concept album and touring show featuring a live band re-creating the album, note for note, with state of the art sound, cutting edge lighting, lasers and video.

Time: 8 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19

Cost: $50 to $85


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

Jan  19

Artimus Pyle Band

More than just a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, it’s a celebration of the legendary band, led by Artimus Pyle, Skynyrd’s wild-man drummer, from the height of their success.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $55 to $95

Details: (310) 544-0403;

Venue: Palos Verdes Performing Arts, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates

The Rhythm Method

Join a fun night full of rock n roll. Bring all your friends and boogie on the dance floor.

Time: 9 to 11 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 547-4766;

Venue: Iron City Tavern, 589 W. 9th St., San Pedro

Sung Chang, Esther Lee

The Los Angeles Ensemble, along with its pianist Sung Chang and his duo-piano partner Esther Lee, swept multiple categories of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, and all will be on full display in this concert extravaganza.

Time: 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: (310) 316-5574;

Venue: First Lutheran Church & School, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance

Ally Venable Band

Texas born Ally is not only above her years as rock ’n’ blues style guitar player. She has a powerful soulful voice.

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Cost: $12


Venue: Harvelle’s Downtown Long Beach, 201 E. Broadway, Long Beach

Judy Wexler Trio

Jazz vocalist Judy Wexler returns with her outstanding trio.

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $20

Details: (310) 519-1314;

Venue: Alva’s Showroom 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Jan 20

Titan Hot Seven Cabaret Jazz Dinner Club

Enjoy a true, up-close cabaret-style experience with all of the glamour of an elegant supper club including table seating, gourmet dinner, cocktails and dancing.

Time: 5 p.m.

Cost: $92

Details: (310) 544-0403;

Venue: Norris Pavilion, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates

Douyé Album Release

Quatro is a deluxe album that celebrates the sounds of bossa nova with an embrace and infusion of African rhythm as well as Cuban and Latin jazz sounds.

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Cost: $20


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

Jan 23

Mordy Ferber Trio

Mordy Ferber is a must see guitarist, raw and in your face with an inventive expression rarely seen in most guitarists these days.

Time: 8 to 10 p.m.

Cost: $15


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



Jan 19

Open Faced

A world sandwich tour and book signing with Karen Kaplan. The sandwich, in fact, in one form or another, is a global culinary phenomenon. Kaplan will lead a world tour of the sandwich, demonstrate two classic expressions from Spain — Catalan tomato toasts and Mallorcan tomato atoasts.

Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free


Venue: Pacific Food & Beverage Museum, 731 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro


Jan 23

What Makes It Great?

Rob Kapilow and the Viano String Quartet dissect and examine the complexities, influences, and prominence of Dvořák.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Cost:  $55

Details: (562) 916-8500;

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


Pick of the Vine

After months of searching, reading, and voting on over 800 plays submitted from across the country, the enormously popular Pick of the Vine returns for its 17th year.

Time: 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 10 to Feb. 3 and Sat. Feb. 2 only

Cost: $24 to $45


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

Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web

Clarissa finds her normally entertaining and unflappable self in the middle of a drawing room murder. Not wanting to embarrass her husband, she is desperate to dispose of the body. The show runs Jan. 12 through Feb. 9.

Time: 8 p.m. Friday, and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Cost: $14 to  $24

Details: (562) 494-1014;

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


Jan 18

Sound Healing Explorations

This long-running monthly event brings the community together for an activating, cleansing and relaxing experience through Sacred Sound and Meditation. Suggested donation $25 to $30

Time: 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details:; and

Venue: Sacred Roots Holistic Healing, 2841 E. Broadwa, Long Beach


Tai Chi for Beginners

Learn this ancient Chinese practice, with graceful meditative movements that help maintain physical health, well-being and spiritual essence.

Time: 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Saturdays

Cost: Free


Location: Across from 920 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro (cross streets are Paseo Del Mar and S. Cabrillo Ave.)