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ENTERTAINMENT

Sept. 16
Changui Majadero
Changüí, the granddaddy of salsa, the music of bucolic Caribbean-steeped Eastern Cuba, has a raw intensity and grace that lovers of folk music, jazz, and blues listeners will appreciate.
Time: 8 p.m. Sept. 16
Cost: $20 to $25
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro
Greaseland Rockabilly Burlesque Show
The Greaseland Rockabilly Burlesque Show is a fun and sexy high energy 50s rockabilly revival show with a wild twist.
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: $15 to $25
Details: http://longbeach.harvelles.com
Venue: Harvelle’s, 201 E. Broadway, Long Beach
Sept. 17
Squanchfest
If you’re into metal music Squanchfest is for you. Bands playing include Beneath Flesh, Loathing, Saprophagus, Sapien and Korbo. Admission is for 21 and older only. Bands get a cut of the door so be sure you tell the door guy who you came to see.
Time: 8 p.m. Sept. 17
Cost: $5
Details: (562) 433-5823
Venue: Black Light District, 2500 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach
Lea DeLaria Sings Bowie
Known as “Big Boo” on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, Lea DeLaria brings her loving tribute to David Bowie to the WaterCourt stage for a benefit concert supporting Grand
Performances. The multi talented comedian, singer and two-time SAG Awards-winning actress reworks the David Bowie catalog for the West Coast premiere of the critically-acclaimed showstopper.
Time: 8:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 17
Cost: $30
Details: http://tinyurl.com/Lea-DeLaria
Venue: Grand Performances, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
Sept. 20
Liima
Liima is a new band formed by Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö plus Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg of Danish act Efterklang. If dreamy, cinematic, hypnotic and beautifully textured are descriptives that make your ears perk up, you’re going to want to be here for this one. RSVP.
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Details: fingerprintsmusic.com
Venue: Fingerprints, 420 E. 4th St., Long Beach
Sept. 23
The Spazmatics
SoCal’s favorite 80s band performs songs like Devo’s Whip It, A-ha’s Take on Me and other period classics including Tainted Love, Blister in the Sun, Rebel Yell and Jesse’s Girl. Complete with way cool dance moves that capture the vibe of the era in perfect style from the decade we love.
Time: 8 p.m., Sept. 23
Cost: $25 to $35
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro
Joe Kincaid Birthday Bash
Legendary Blues man Joe Kincaid will be playing with Soul Bros Band to ring in his birthday.
Time:  9 p.m. Sept. 23
Cost: $7
Details: www.seabirdjazzloungelbc.com
Venue: Roscoe’s Seabird Lounge, 730 E. Broadway, Long Beach
Sept. 24
Comedy Is Not Just For Kids!
It’s time for Justin Ezzi’s annual Comedy’s Not Just for Kids show where he brings seasoned, family-friendly comedians to the Grand Annex for a night of fabulous fun.
Time: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24
Cost: $20
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro
Candi Sosa and Cristina Rebull
Candi and Cristina return to Alvas Showroom by popular demand after their sold out concert this past March. Their repertoire includes Cuban classics, Brazilian standards, Argentine tangos, French great, jazz ballads as well as some of the big Broadway tunes, which they perform with robust voices and passion.
Time: 8 p.m. Sept. 24
Cost: $30
Details: (310) 519-1314
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W 8th St., San Pedro
 
Alphonse Mouzon
A renowned drummer and percussionist, Alphonse Mouzon will return to the Seabird Lounge to perform his greatest compositions.
Time: 9 p.m. Sept. 24
Cost: $20 to $30
Details: www.seabirdjazzloungelbc.com
Venue: Roscoe’s Seabird Lounge, 730 E. Broadway, Long Beach
Oct. 1
Graceband
Channeling the best the Vegas years, you’ll hear the big hits with big arrangements, from California’s only 12-piece Elvis tribute band
Time: 8 p.m. Oct. 1
Cost: $20
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro

COMMUNITY

Sept. 16
Oktober Fest at Alpine Village
It’s never too early to start planning Oktoberfest. Be a part of the Southern California’s longest running Oktober festival with live band Happy Franconians. The event is for guests 21 years old and older only. Bring your own stein: (Glass or easily shattered material not permitted.). Parking is free.
Time: 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. and runs through Oct. 29
Cost: $12 to $60
Details: www.alpinevillagecenter.com
Venue:  The Alpine Village, 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance
Sept. 17
San Pedro Festival of the Arts
This annual festival of dance returns for its 10th year with more than 20 dance companies represented and headlining Latin folk music group, Cuñao and rock band Wildwood Highway.
Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18
Cost: Free
Details: https://triartsp.com
Venue: Ports O’ Call Village, Special Events Dance Stage, 1199 Nagoya Way, San Pedro,
Maral’s Fashion Show
Maral Designs Annual Fashion Show & Tastings event with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the LA Harbor. Maral’s exquisite clothing and accessories will be featured, along with a silent auction, homemade Afghan cuisine, a showcase of local artisans, a Middle-Eastern Dance presentation by Robyn Friend and students of her School of Silk Road Music and Dance, plus Indian Fusion Dancing choreographed by Namrata.
Time: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17
Cost: $35 to $45
Details: (310) 418-0109; www.maraldesigns.com
Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro
 
Long Beach Folk Revival Fest
Rainbow Lagoon Park DTLB the Long Beach Folk Revival Fest is coming up again, and they’ve put together an amazing lineup that includes: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, White Buffalo, Chuck Ragan, JD McPherson, Leo Bud Welch and more.
Time:  11 a.m. Sept. 17
Cost: $35
Details: folkrevivalfestival.com
Venue: Rainbow Lagoon Park, 400 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach,
Viva el Tequila at Molaa
This is a tequila tasting event where attendees can sample a variety of Mexico’s official liquor. Attendees will also get to sample mezcal and learn the difference between these two popular spirits of the agave fruit. The sampling will be complemented with Mexican food. All guests are automatically entered for a chance to win a bottle of tequila. Attendees must be 21 and older to participate.
Time: 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 17
Cost: $50 to $60
Details: Molaa.org
Venue: Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach
 
Long Beach Drive Electric Celebration
Every September, Plug-In America, Sierra Club, the Electric Auto Association and other electric vehicle advocates host a national weekend of Electric Vehicle events at Houghton Park. Every electrified vehicle from two wheels to 18 wheels will be there, including: bicycles, cars, trucks, buses, lawn equipment and motorcycles as well as information about all the benefits of electric propulsion. Alternative fuel food trucks will also be in attendance.
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17
Cost: Free
Details: http://tinyurl.com/electric-drive-week
 
Sept. 22
Aquarium of the Pacific Tequila Dinner
The Aquarium of the Pacific is putting on a tequila dinner at which attendees will get to enjoy a sustainable farm-to-table dinner paired with Casa Mexico tequilas on the aquarium’s roof-top veranda. There will even be vegetarian pairing menu due to popular demand. Just request it by Sept. 19.
Time:  6.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 22
Cost: $65 to $75
Details: (562) 590-3100;  http://tinyurl.com/Tequila-Dinner
Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
Sept. 23
Music Taste Good
Music Tastes Good is a three-day music and food festival custom-made for Long Beach.
Time: Sept. 23 to 25
Cost: $25 to $75
Details: http://mtglb.co
Venue: Downtown Long Beach
 
The Still Waters Experience
This event is where live art, music and spoken word explodes featuring spoken word artists Thea Monyee, RealTalk,  Sharde and Eternal Mind.
Time: 7 to 10 p.m. Sept 23
Cost: $15
Details: (424) 646-3334
Venue: The Event Center, 8946 Sepulveda EastWay St., Los Angele
 

THEATER

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 to $45
Details: www.littlefishtheatre.org
Venue: Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro
 
Sept. 24
Musical Theatre West Debuts New “Broadway on Concert” Series
Musical Theatre West raises the curtain on its inaugural “Broadway in Concert” series for the 2016-17 season with Davis Gaines. Gaines is best known as the longest running Phantom in The
Phantom of the Opera, performing the role more than 2,000 times both on Broadway and on tour.
Time: 8 p.m. Sept. 24
Cost: $40 to $275
Details: (562) 856-1999; www.musical.org
Venue: Musical Theatre West, 4350 E. 7th St., Long Beach
 
Oct. 1
The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest takes the upstairs stage in the Long Beach Playhouse’s Studio Theatre.
The play takes aim at Victorian manners and values. The plot revolves around two men, non-existent characters of their invention, mistaken identities and an apparent weakness of the part of Victorian women for men named Ernest.
Time: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 1
Cost: $14 to $24
Details: (562) 494-1014; www.lbplayhouse.org
Venue: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach
 

ARTS

Sept. 16
Artivist Entertainment: 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 and beyond. The line-up includes La Marisoul (of La Santa Cecilia), Alice Bag, Martha Gonzalez (of Quetzal), Medusa “The Gangsta Goddess,” Maya Jupiter, Oracle Jayne Doe, Ceci Bastida, Irka Mateo y La Tirindanga, Ofelia Esparza, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Marisa Ronstadt, and Kara Mack.
Time: 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16
Cost: $15 to $80
Details: fordtheatres.org
Venue: Ford Theatres, 2580, Cahuenga Blvd. East, Los Angeles
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 Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes
 
Landslide
Angels Gate Cultural Center is pleased to present Landslide: slips in time, place and identity; a grouping of solo and two-person exhibitions exploring the mysterious ways in which place can function as a porthole to other moments both real and imagined. The artists interweave fantasy and historical narrative to disrupt habitual patterns of moving through landscapes. The title references actual landslides and their impact on Coastal San Pedro, notably the 2011 landslide near White Point Nature preserve, where site-specific works will be installed the day of the exhibition’s opening.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 12 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 23.
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 519-0936; www.angelsgateart.org
Venue: Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro
 
Dec. 31
Mark V. Lord: L.A. Noir
Since 1999, Mark V. Lord has plied his trade as a professional screenwriter in New York and Los Angeles, while maintaining a mostly private practice as a photographer.  Palos Verdes Art Center is proud to present L.A. NOIR, Lord’s first solo exhibition. Lord’s evocative images function as imaginary movie stills documenting an L.A. noir film that never was.
Time: through Dec. 31
Cost: Free
Details: http://pvartcenter.org
Venue: Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes
 
Dec. 31
Michael Flechtner: This Is Not A Sign
Palos Verdes Art Center is pleased to announce THIS IS NOT A SIGN, a major West Coast exhibition of works in neon by Los Angeles-based artist Michael Flechtner. His work reflects a fascination with the symbols of language, technology and how they influence popular culture.
Time: Sept. 10 to Dec. 31
Cost: Free
Details: http://pvartcenter.org
Venue: Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes
 


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