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ENTERTAINMENT

 

July 22
Bobby Spencer Live
Vocalist, saxophonist and songwriter Bobby Spencer will be performing at the Seabird Lounge.
Time: 9 p.m. July 22
Cost: Free
Details: www.seabirdjazzloungelbc.com
Venue: Seabird Jazz Lounge, 730 E. Broadway Ave., Long Beach

July 22
The Freightshakers Live
If you like outlaw country and honky tonk music, you will love this band. These boys take the myth making and truth telling that is outlaw country music to a higher level in a good ole honkytonk kind of way. The event is for ages 21 and older.
Time: 9 p.m. July 22
Cost: $5
Details: www.longbeach.harvelles.com
Venue: Harvelle’s Comedy & Burlesque, 201 E. Broadway Ave., Long Beach

July 22
Ginkgoa
Welcome to hot club cabaret where vintage Paris sophistication meets New York cool in swinging electro-gypsy jazz beats.
Time: 8 p.m. July 22
Cost: Free
Details: http://grandperformances.org/
Venue: Grand Performances, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

July 22
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The four-time Guinness World Record winning Lobsterfest is coming back to the Los Angeles Waterfront. Maine lobsters will be flown in fresh daily and cooked on the spot.
Time: 5 to 11 p.m. July 22; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 23; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 24
Cost: $65, Children 12 and younger enter free
Details: www.lobsterfest.com
Venue: LA Waterfront. Swinford Street at Harbor Boulevard, San Pedro

July 22
Argentine Tango
It only takes you to tango. Beginner dance lessons, live band or DJ, and open dance floor. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
Time: 7 to 11 p.m. July 22
Cost: Free
Details: www.musiccenter.org
Venue: The Music Center Plaza, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles

July 23
Our Nation Awakens
An all-star ensemble celebrates the soundtrack that has fueled social and political movements through the decades and around the world.
Time: 8 p.m. July 23
Cost: Free
Details: http://grandperformances.org
Venue: Grand Performances, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

July 23
Azar Lawrence Quartet Live
The quartet will feature special guests Eric Reed (piano), Roy McCurdy (drums) and Edwin Livingston (bass).
Time: Doors open 7:30 p.m., concert begins 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 cover charge
Details:  www.seabirdjazzlounge.com
Venue: Seabird Jazz Lounge, 730 E. Broadway Ave., Long Beach

July 23
Circus Burlesque and Slideshow Extravaganza
Come enter a world of mystery, magic and seduction. A fun and sexy cabaret fused with classic burlesque and exciting circus elements. The event is for ages 21 and older.
Cost: 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. July 23
Details: www.longbeach.harvelles.com
Venue: Harvelle’s Comedy & Burlesque, 201 E. Broadway Ave., Long Beach

July 24
Ray Goren and Generation Blues
Pack a picnic dinner and invite friends and family for a free concert on the historic grounds of Rancho Los Cerritos. The adobe home will remain open for tours throughout the evening. No pets allowed.
Time: 4:30 p.m. July 24
Cost: Free
Details: (562) 206-2040
Venue: Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach

July 24
Concert at the Rancho
Pack a picnic dinner and invite friends and family for a free concert on the historic grounds of Rancho Los Cerritos. The adobe home will remain open for tours throughout the evening. No pets allowed. Music by Ray Goren and Generation Blues.
Time: 4:30 p.m. July 24
Cost: Free
Details: (562) 206-2040
Venue: 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach

July 24
Salt Marsh Open House
Step out into nature and discover the hidden world of the Salinas de San Pedro Salt Marsh. Join the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators and Coastal Park Naturalists as they help uncover the world of mud and water.
Time: 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. July 24
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro
 
July 27
Save Our Planet, Eat Your Veggies
The Sierra Club will have Ron Wildermuth, a retired Navy Captain and former aide to General Norman H. Schwarzkopf speak at our quarterly meeting. He will talk about the vegetarian diet and how it benefits our health and how it reduces our environmental footprint, including water pollution, forest destruction and global warming. Vegetarian snacks and refreshments will be served.
Time: 7 p.m. July 27
Details: (310) 383-5247
Venue: Palos Verdes Peninsula Public Library, 701 Silver Spur Road., Rolling Hills Estates (entrance also on Deep Valley Drive)

July 29
Hank Carbo
The group features Dr. Al White on keyboard, Lester Lands on guitar, Victor Purvis on bass and Faith Jobe on drums.
Time: 9 p.m. July 29
Cost: Free
Details: www.seabirdjazzlounge.com
Venue: Seabird Jazz Lounge, 730 E. Broadway Ave., Long Beach

Aug. 1
DancerPalooza

Dancer Palooza is the one-of-a-kind dance festival no dancer can miss. The event features a unique dance expo hall with live performances, workshops and ticketed performances.
Time: Aug. 1 through 7
Cost: $25 to $65
Details: www.dancerpalooza.com
Venue: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Aug. 19
The Women Who Score: Soundtracks Live
This landmark event showcases extraordinary female composers of film, television and video games. The concert will celebrate powerful music, promote greater visibility for women artists and take audiences on a musical adventure.
Time: 8 p.m. Aug. 19
Cost: Free
Details: http://grandperformances.org
Venue: Grand Performances, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Aug. 20
Legends of Soul
Barbara Mason, The Intruders and Thee Midniters featuring Little Willie G 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

Aug. 21
Fuzon & Ayaz Farid and Abu Muhammad Qawwal
Pakistani Sufi rock pairs 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

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

July 23
Torah on the Trails
Walk the Lunada Bay Little League Trail. Open to all.
Time: 10 a.m. July 23
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 833-2467
Venue: Lunada Bay Little League Trail, 2020 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates

July 23
Long Beach Grand Cru
Take part in an unparalleled night of dancing, wine and fine food. This year’s event will feature some of the best California wines.
Time: 6 p.m. July 23
Cost: $100 to $150
Details: www.lafla.org/longbeachgrandcru
Venue: Rainbow Lagoon, East Shoreline Drive, Long Beach

July 24
Salt Marsh Open House
Step out into nature and discover the hidden world of the Salinas de San Pedro Salt Marsh. Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators and Coastal Park Naturalists as they help uncover the world of mud and water.
Time: 10:30 to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

July 27
Save Our Planet, Eat Your Veggies
The Sierra Club will have Ron Wildermuth, a retired Navy Captain and former aide to General Norman H. Schwarzkopf speak at our quarterly meeting. He will talk about the vegetarian diet and how it benefits our health and how it reduces our environmental footprint, including water pollution, forest destruction and global warming. Vegetarian snacks and refreshments will be served.
Time: 7 p.m. July 27
Details: (310) 383-5247
Venue: Palos Verdes Peninsula Public Library, 701 Silver Spur Road., Rolling Hills Estates

July 29
Pride Convention 2016
PrideCon s two-day event that celebrates the LGBT and friends’ community with pop culture, comics, anime, cosplay, etc. The event focuses on having a friendly atmosphere for everyone; lesbian, gay, bi, asexual, couples and allies. The convention will host a variety of programming which include panels, guests of honor, meet and greets, dance, concerts and exhibitions.
Time: July 29 and 30
Cost: $37.50 to $60.00
Details: www.pride-con.com
Venue: Hilton Anaheim, 777 W. Convention Way, Anaheim

July 30
Se Mueve: Aqui/Here: It Moves
LA artists Rafa Esparza, Maria Garcia, Yesika Salgado, and Yosimar Reyes delve into the depths of Brown creativity/identity through spoken word, movement, and site-specific performance art.  Stay for the Music Movement Meaning post show discussion.
Time: 8 p.m. July 30
Cost: Free
Details: http://grandperformances.org
Venue: Grand Performances, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

July 31
Yestercon
If you were a fan of the Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, He-Man, Ghostbusters, Nintendo, Transformers, Toxic Crusaders as kid, then Yestercon is for you. Yestercon is a celebration of everything that was amazing during your childhood.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 31
Cost: $10 to $15
Details: http://www.yestercon.co/
Venue: Carson Center, 801 E. Carson St., Carson

Aug. 1
DancerPalooza
Dancer Palooza is the one-of-a-kind dance festival no dancer can miss. The event features a unique dance expo hall with live performances, workshops and ticketed performances.
Time: Aug. 1 through 7
Cost: $25 to $65
Details: www.dancerpalooza.com
Venue: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Aug. 5
Meet John Calambokidis
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites you to meet research biologist John Calambokidis at the Discovery Lecture. Calambokidis has studied blue and humpback whales off California for 30 years. RSVP.
Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 5
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 548-7562; lecture@cmaqua.org.
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

August 5
Dance Downtown: Salsa
Nothing can beat love salsa music under the stars. It’s open to all ages. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Parking is $9 before 8 p.m. and $5 after 8 p.m. in The Music Center parking lot directly under The Music Center Plaza. Access it on Grand Avenue.
Time: 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 5
Cost: Free
Details: www.musiccenter.org
Venue: The Music Center Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

August 6
Mbongwana Star
Worldwide phenom and Rolling Stone’s Coachella 2016 must-see pick is a testament to the human spirit. Dance to psycho-electronic grooves that enhance the roots of Congolese dance music with dubby-synths and powerful vocals.
Time: 8 p.m. Aug. 6
Cost: Free
Details: http://grandperformances.org
Venue: Grand Performances, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

August 19
Samba
Samba fans unite at this giant celebration of dance. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Parking is $9 before 8 p.m. and $5 after 8 p.m. in The Music Center parking lot directly under The Music Center Plaza. Access it on Grand Avenue.
Time: 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 19
Cost: Free
Details: www.musiccenter.org
Venue: The Music Center Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

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. 2
Cost: Free
Details: http://grandperformances.org
Venue: Grand Performances, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Sept. 2
Dance Downtown: Disco
Dance DTLA ends on a high note with glittery disco moves. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Parking is $9 before 8 p.m. and $5 after 8 p.m. in The Music Center parking lot directly under The Music Center Plaza. Access it on Grand Avenue.
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

THEATER

July 24
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two con men living on the French Riviera unsuccessfully attempt to work together.
Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through July 24
Cost: $20
Details: (562) 856-1999 ext. 4;  www.musical.org.
Venue: Musical Theatre West, 4350 E. 7th St., Long Beach

July 22
Into the Woods
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical fairytale mashup. The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.
Time: 7:30 p.m. July 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. July 23 and 24
Cost: $34 to $45
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

July 22
Pushin’ Too Hard – The Seeds
Acclaimed 2014 rockumentary traces the story of the original 1960s garage band, The Seeds, followed by a “talk back’ with Director Neil Norman, Producer Alec Palao and band member Daryl Hooper.
Time: 8 p.m. July 22
Cost: $15 to $25
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro
July 23
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Enjoy a night of Shakespeare in the Park.
Time:  6 p.m. July 23 and 24
Cost: Free
Venue: Recreation Park Band Shell, 4900 E. 7th St., Long Beach

Aug. 5
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.org
Venue: Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro

Aug. 17
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. Aug. 17 and 18, 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

August 11
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, Aug. 11 through Sept. 1
Cost: $25 to $45
Details: www.littlefishtheatre.org
Venue: Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro

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

July 24
The African American Journey West: Permanent Collection
This ongoing exhibition features art and artifacts that allow us to trace the African American experience from the western shores of Africa to the rural fields of the southern United States and on the continent’s western frontier.
Time: July 24 and 25
Cost: Free
Details: www.caamuseum.org
Venue: California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles

Aug. 6
The Enchanted World of Miyazaki: Tribute Art Show
This show pays tribute to legendary Japanese creator, Hayao Miyazaki. This will be a limited time engagement, and will only be in Los Angeles for one weekend. The event will showcase 22 artists from across the United States. Aug. 6 is for general viewing audiences. Aug. 7 is for 21 and older.
Time: 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6 and a 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 7
Cost: Free
Details: www.midcityarthouse.com/#home
Venue: Mid-City Arthouse, 5555 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles

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

 

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