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ENTERTAINMENT

Aug. 20
Legends of Soul
Barbara Mason, The Intruders and Thee Midniters are back by popular demand.
Time: 8 p.m. Aug. 20
Cost: $40 to $150
Details: http://tinyurl.com/Legends-of-soul
Venue: Long Beach Terrace Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Nueva Tropicália Meets Samba
The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach is the place to be this summer to experience the vibrancy of Latin American music. The popular music series, En la Noche, presents El-Haru Kuroi and Samba Society. These two performances are not to be missed.
Time: 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 20
Cost: $20
Details: www.molaa.org/events/en-la-noche-august
Venue: MOLAA, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach

Aug. 20
Popfuji III
Come enjoy live music and food trucks. Live bands include Fartbarf, Mike Watt and the Secondmen and Death Hymn Number 9. All ages welcome.
Time: 4:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 20
Cost: $5
Details: http://tinyurl.com/POPFUJI
Venue: Brouwerij West, 110 E. 22nd St., San Pedro

Aug. 20
Dayramir Gonzalez
The pianist and composer’s work resonates with people from all over the world. A passionate and compelling performer, Gonzalez is a distinct voice of Cuban jazz.
Time: 8 p.m. Aug. 20
Cost: $20
Details: http://tinyurl.com/Cubanjazz
Venue: Alvas Showroom,1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Aug. 20
Kiosk
One of the most influential underground rock bands to emerge since the Iranian Revolution is joined by the Grammy-winning guitarist for an evening of stinging political satire hidden within a blues and folksy sound.
Time: 8 p.m. Aug. 20
Cost: Free
Details: http://grandperformances.org
Venue: Grand Performances, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Aug. 21
Fuzon & Ayaz Farid and Abu Muhammad Qawwal
Pakistani Sufi rock will pair with Qawwali legends of traditional devotional music in a transcendent evening of South Asian vibrations.
Time: 7 p.m. Aug. 21
Cost: Free
Details: http://grandperformances.org
Venue: Grand Performances, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Aug. 24
Pete Yorn
Live in-store performance by Pete Yorn. Yorn is an artist with a knack for pop-song craft. He will be recording a live album at the event. The guest list will open with a purchase of ArrangingTime, or any of Pete’s catalog releases. Space allowing, the list will become first-come-first-served (with RSVP). Pre-purchasing will get you priority entry and an event poster.
Time: 7 p.m. Aug. 24
Details: (562) 433-4996
Venue: Fingerprints, 420 E. 4th St., Long Beach

Aug. 27
The Emperors
Rock ’n’ roll in the park will host a live musical performance by the Emperors. The Long Beach Firefighter Association Local 372 will be grilling hot dogs as well. There will activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Time: 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 27
Cost: Free
Details: http://tinyurl.com/EMPERORSINTHEPARK
Venue: Whaley Park, 5620 E. Atherton St., Long Beach

Aug. 28
Continuum
A critically acclaimed contemporary improvisational music ensemble, they have evolved “organically” over the past few years. They have built a repertoire that is rich in its influences and directions.
Time: 4 p.m. Aug. 28
Cost: $20
Details: (310) 519-1314
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Sept. 16
Artista + Activista = Artivista!
Artivist Entertainment presents an unforgettable evening of music and art by exemplary women artivistas (artist/activists) whose work focuses on stories of resistance, empowerment, equality and social justice that have inspired positive social change in their communities. The line-up includes La Marisoul (of La Santa Cecilia), Alice Bag and Martha Gonzalez (of Quetzal).
Time: 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16
Cost: $15 to $80
Details: fordtheatres.org
Venue: Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Los Angeles

COMMUNITY

Aug. 20
Taste of Brews
Taste of Brews celebrates its sixth anniversary as Long Beach’s original and authentic craft beer festival at Lighthouse Park. The event infuses more than 100 styles of microbrews and hard ciders and premier mobile restaurants.
Time: 12 to 5 p.m. Aug. 20
Cost: $35 to $45
Details: www.tasteofbrews.com, http://tinyurl.com/LB-TasteofBrews
Venue: Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

Aug. 20
Phineas Banning Birthday Concert
Friends of Banning Museum will celebrate the birthday of the “Father of the Los Angeles Harbor” Phineas Banning with a special evening of music, dancing and a good old fashioned barbecue buffet provided by Southland favorite, The Outdoor Grill.
Time: 5 to 8 p.m Aug. 20
Cost: $10
Details: www.thebanningmuseum.org
Venue: Banning Museum, 401 E. “M” St., Wilmington

Aug. 25
Lagunitas Beer Dinner
Work up an appetite visiting 11,000 animals during the day and then join in for a delicious three-course dinner on our gorgeous rooftop Veranda. Enjoy a blend of sustainable foods, beautiful harbor views, and craft beer pairings by the Petaluma, California-based Lagunitas Brewery at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 25
Cost: $75
Details: (562) 437-3474
Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

Aug. 27
Yatai Food Festival
If there’s one thing you do this summer, let it be the Yatai Food Festival. This August, Japan Alliance and Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute are teaming up to present the first ever Yatai Food Festival, which will feature South Bay street food, plus a beer garden exclusively provided by Sapporo beer company.
Time: 5 p.m. Aug. 27
Cost: $10
Details: https://gvjci.wufoo.com/forms/yatai-food-festival
Venue: Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute, 1964 W. 162nd St., Gardena

Sept. 1
Fleet Week Welcome Party
Artists and downtown businesses welcome the Navy to San Pedro during the monthly art walk. There will art, music, food and sailors.
Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1
Cost: Free
Details: sanpedrowaterfrontartsdistrict.com
Venue: Downtown San Pedro, 6th and 7th St. between Pacific Ave. and Mesa St.

Sept. 2
Dance Downtown: Disco
Dance DTLA ends on a high note with glittery disco moves.
Time: 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 2
Cost: Free
Details: www.musiccenter.org
Venue: The Music Center Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Sept. 3
September Sea Salt Workshop
Explore Terranea by Land and Sea with an experience highlighting the resort’s farm-to-Terranea philosophy. Sea Salt Workshop attendees will enjoy an intimate workshop, salt pairing, and wine, as they learn about the resort’s sea salt harvesting process with Terranea’s award-winning chefs.
Time: 10 a.m. Sept. 3
Cost: $65
Details: (310) 265-2885. http://bit.ly/295okty
Venue: Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes

THEATER

Aug. 20
Reasons to be Pretty
Smart, funny, edgy, yet compassionate Reasons to be Pretty continues at the Long Beach Playhouse. This bristling comedy confronts our collective obsession with physical beauty.
Time: 8 p.m. Aug. 20
Cost: $14 to $20
Details: (562) 494-1014
Venue: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

Aug. 21
Doubt
It is 1964, a time of movement and change. John Patrick Shanley’s riveting psychological drama examines the fine line between what seems certain and ambiguity, between conviction and doubt.
Time: 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 21
Cost: $35 to $55
Details: (562) 436.4610;  http://ictlongbeach.org
Venue: Beverly O’Neil Theatre, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Aug. 28
Rapture, Blister Burn
Two women covet each other’s life, commencing a game of musical chairs — the prize being someone’s husband. Join the creative team for a 10 to 15 minute post-show discussion on Aug. 28.
Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Aug. 28, through Sept. 3
Cost: $25 to $45
Details: www.littlefishtheatre.or
Venue: Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro

Traffic School
Traffic School is an original Found Theatre comedy written and directed by John Sturgeon. With newly minted instructor Boyd Beasley at the helm of a questionable traffic school in a former Taco Bell, the play crams all of the drama and comedy of a year of high school into a single day.
Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 28
Cost: $15
Details: www.foundtheatre.org
Venue: The Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach

Sept. 1
The How and the Why
Sarah Treem’s play explores divergent theories and the emotional drive of two brilliant women of science. It is a smart, densely textured work confronting the choices that women of every generation still face, family and survival of the fittest.
Time: 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, runs through Sept. 1
Cost: $25 to $45
Details: www.littlefishtheatre.org
Venue: Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro

Sept. 1
Cambodia Town Film Festival
The Cambodia Town Film Festival introduces new studio and independent feature films, documentaries, short films, animated shorts and re-released classics. The four-day program includes a variety of special events and panel discussions.
Time: Sept. 1 through 4
Cost: $7 to $10
Details: http://cambodiatownfilmfestival.com
Venue: Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E. 4th St., Long Beach

Sept. 4
As Straw Before the Wind
As Straw Before the Wind aims to more-accurately capture the Filipino-American presence in American media. In the new play, Filipinos tell their own stories.
The main character, Nene Santos, is a Filipino nurse who owns and operates a convalescent home with her daughter, Pelita.
Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Sept. 4
Cost: $12 to $20
Details: brownpapertickets.com
Venue: The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles

Sept. 23
Amadeus
This play is a reimagining of the lives of Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Brought to life with the music of Mozart, it is a tale of jealousy and betrayal … and perhaps even murder.
Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 23 through Oct. 22
Cost: $25-$45
Details: www.littlefishtheatre.org
Venue: Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro

ARTS

Aug. 27
Neil Nagy: An Introspective
The closing of Neil Nagy: An Introspective celebrates Nagy’s almost five-decade career which has its roots in the Bay Area Figurative Movement
Time: 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27
Cost: Free
Venue: Gallery 478 and Warschaw Gallery, 478 W. 7th. St., San Pedro

Sept. 1
Michiel Daniel, Recent Painting
His abstractions are inspired by ocean life at extreme depths.  With this work, he employs a broad range of influences.
Time: Through Sept. 1
Details: (562) 400-0544
Venue: Michael Stearns Studio 347, 347 W. 7th St., San Pedro

Sept. 1
Shipping Out: The Photography of Gil Mares
Michael Stearns Studio 347 presents Shipping Out: The Photography of Gil Mares.
Mares photography focuses on the ships traveling each day through the busiest port in the United States, the Port of Los Angeles. An artist’s reception is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10.
Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1
Cost: Free
Details: michaelstearnsstudio.com
Venue: Michael Stearns Studio 347, 347 W. 7th St., San Pedro

Sept. 1
Post Waste, Sustainable Art
Post Waste is an exhibition of artwork that is made predominantly, if not
solely, from post consumer waste. An artist’s reception is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 3.
Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1
Cost: Free
Details: southbaycontemporary.org
Venue: 401 S Mesa St, San Pedro, CA 90731

Sept. 25
Chromium US 101
New paintings and surfboard sculptures by New York-based artist Ivan Wong.  Wong’s works represent his experience of California during postwar America and embody the spirit of the region’s cultural identity as exemplified by the Finish Fetish and Light and Space artists of Southern California in the 1960s and ‘70s.
Time: 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, through Sept. 25
Cost: Free
Details: pvartcenter.org
Venue: 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes,

 


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