The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners will host a public hearing to receive comments relative to a coastal development permit for soil remediation at berths 171 to 173, at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 18, at the Port of Los Angeles Board Room in San Pedro.
Details: (310) 732-3850
Venue: Port of Los Angeles Board Room
Location: 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro
Holiday Pops Spectacular
The Golden State Pops Orchestra returns for its 11th season, starting at 8 p.m. Dec. 20, at the Grand Annex in San Pedro.
Tickets range from $22 to $60.
Details: (310) 833-4813; grandannex.org
Venue: Grand Annex
Location: 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro
Tall Ships Offer Holiday Tours
A pair of tall ships — Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, are offering walk tours and cannon battles, Dec. 18 through 27, at Ports O’ Call Village in San Pedro.
The ships are touring ports delivering K through 12 education programs to schools and service groups.
Details: (800) 200-5239;www.historicalseaport.org
Venue: Ports O’ Call Village
Location: 1199 Nagoya Way, San Pedro
Breakfast and Visit with Santa
The Torrance Community Services Department presents Breakfast and a Visit with Santa, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 20, at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.
Tickets are $20.
Details: (310) 781-7150
Venue: Torrance Cultural Arts Center
Location: 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance
A Christmas Carol
Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the holiday season with the Crachit family and Ebenezer Scrooge, Dec. 18 through 21, as Long Beach Playhouse brings A Christmas Carol, directed by Jeff Brown, to the main stage once again.
Brown has added several personal touches to this production of A Christmas Carol, including a key character to the script: Charles Dickens.
Details: (562)494-1014; www.lbplayhouse.org
Venue: Long Beach Playhouse
Location: 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach
Experience The Nutcracker, starting at 2 p.m. Dec. 20, at El Camino College in Torrance.
The South Bay Ballet delivers a holiday confection of savvy ballet audiences.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children younger than 12 years old.
Venue: El Camino College
Location: 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance
Experience Across Generations, a fine arts painting exhibit, through Dec. 19, at Parkhurst Galleries Inc. in San Pedro
Details: (310) 547-3158; www.parkhurstgalleries.com
Venue: Parkhurst Galleries
Location: 439 W. 6th St., San Pedro
The Museum of Latin American Art presents Transformations, through May 17.
Transformations is an exhibition that visually depicts how everyday people deal with, and are transformed by, life altering challenges. Utilizing art from MOLAA’s collection, participants will select works that reflect their emotional state before and after their transformative experience. Five local community members will share inspiring stories ranging in topics from cancer to gang violence.
Details: (562) 437-1689
Venue: Museum of Latin American Art
Location: 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach