Published on April 14th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

*** RLn Calendar of Events *** April 14 – 27, 2016

ENTERTAINMENT

April 15
The Good Foot!
Enjoy soul, funk and Latin sounds with guest DJ Johnny Basil, and resident DJs Rodi & Dennis.
Time: 9 p.m. April 15
Cost: $7
Details: www.alexsbar.com
Venue: Alex’s Bar, 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

April 16
Anne Walsh & Pretty World
This concert will be a CD release celebration for the group’s newest CD Brand New.
Time: 8 p.m. April 16
Cost: $25
Details: (310) 519-1314; http://tinyurl.com/Anne-Walsh-Pretty-World
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

April 17
Chris Wabich
From Los Angeles, Chris Wabich is known as a versatile and original voice on the drumset. The variety of artists he works with reflects his diversity as both musician and producer.
Time: 3 p.m. April 17
Cost: $15
Details: http://www.gighear.org/venues/show_event.php?id=4845
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

April 23
Joe Bonamassa
As Joe Bonamassa enters his 26th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work.
Time: 8 p.m. April 23
Cost: $125
Details: http://tinyurl.com/j9alfvk
Venue: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

April 23
Classical Crossroads
Classical Crossroads’ “The Interludes” concert series present Beverly Hills National Auditions winner, pianist Vladimir Khomyakov.
Time: 3 p.m. April 23
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 316-5574; http://tinyurl.com/Vladimir-Khomyakov
Venue: First Lutheran Church & School, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance

April 23
To Mindanao with Love
To Mindanao with Love cultural solidarity night concert with Lumad indigenous people from Mindanao, Philippines. The show will feature live musical performances and short films about their struggle to defend their land and culture.
Time: 5 to 7 p.m. April 23
Cost: Free
Details: http://tinyurl.com/ToMindanaoWithLove
Venue: Cal State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Lecture Hall 150 Long Beach

April 23
Kristin Korb
Bassist and vocalist Kristin Korb returns to Los Angeles with a new show. The program features new originals and fresh arrangements of jazz standards.
Time: 8 p.m. April 23
Cost: $20
Details: (310) 519-1314; http://tinyurl.com/Kristin-Korb-Friends
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

April 24
Annette Warren Smith
Smith made an indelible musical mark as the voice of Ava Gardner in Show Boat. Hear her stories and classic songs from the era of big bands and movie musicals.
Time: 3 and 7:30 p.m. April 24
Cost: $20 to $50
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Grand Vision Foundation, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro

April 24
Singing For Chanson
Juri Kamiyama, Yu Ooka, Satishi Kirisawa, Jeff Takiguchi, Nori Tani and Hiroshi Nunokawa take the stage at Alvas.
Time: 4 p.m. April 24
Cost: $20
Details: (310) 519-1314; http://tinyurl.com/SingingForChanson
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

April 29
Reverend Tall Tree
Stompin’, shufflin’ and hollerin’, Rev. Tall Tree plays blues and American roots in the tradition of Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley.
Time: 8 p.m. April 29
Cost: $20 to $30
Details: http://tinyurl.com/ReverendTallTree
Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro

COMMUNITY

April 15
Steinfest
Steinfest brings all the flair, contests, song, dance and fun of Oktoberfest to the Steinhaus Restaurant & Beerhall. The event includes free passes to the Alpine Village Oktoberfest opening weekend for everyone at Steinfest.
Time: 7 p.m. April 15
Cost: $10
Details: www.alpinevillagecenter.com
Venue: Alpine Village Center, 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance

April 16
Lawn Bowling
Celebrate spring with this free and fun event.
Time: 5 p.m. April 16
Cost: Free
Details: www.EASBA.com
Venue: Long Beach Lawn Bowling Club, 1109 Federation Drive, Long Beach

April 16
2nd Annual Local LA Breweries and Artisan Food Festival
Join in and celebrate Los Angeles’ local beers and food. The event will include craft beers from well known and up-and-coming Los Angeles breweries and a wide variety of artisanal foods made locally. Only people 21 and older will be admitted.
Time: 12 to 4 p.m. April 16
Cost: $40
Details: www.alpinevillagecenter.com
Venue: Alpine Village, 833 Torrance Blvd., Torrance

April 16
City of Carson Resource Conservation Expo
The expo will have workshops offering helpful conservation information related to water, electricity, gas and recycling. The first event is Recycling Bingo, in which attendees will learn about the right ways to recycle and win prizes at the end of the event.
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16
Cost: Free
Details: http://ci.carson.ca.us/
Venue: Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson, Carson

April 16
Earth Day Bird Fest Celebration
The Earth Day and Coastal Bird Fest celebrates nature and local wildlife with a beach cleanup, educational demonstrations, music, arts and crafts, and activities for children of all ages.
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 548-7562, www.CarbrilloMarineAquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, Waterfront

April 16
Earth Day Chalkfest
This is a free Earth Day-themed chalk art festival.
Time: 10 a.m. April 16
Cost: Free
Details: www.PortOfLosAngeles.org
Venue: Wilmington Waterfront Park, 1004 C St., Wilmington

April 16
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 as they help uncover the world of mud and water.
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

April 16
The Gala
Celebrate Palos Verdes Art Center’s 85 anniversary.
Time: 6 p.m. April 16
Cost: $250
Details: (310) 541-2479
Venue: PVAC, 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes

April 23
Meet the Grunion
Grunion are small sardine-size fish of the silversides family, which are one of the few fish species in the world that actually come ashore to lay their eggs on sandy beaches. They are found from central California through Baja California, with Cabrillo Beach being one of the better places to observe the fish.
Time: 8 p.m. April 23
Cost: $5
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

April 23
Fresh 2016
This is a gala in support of continued programming, education and events for South Bay Contemporary, bringing cutting edge contemporary art programming and art education to the South Bay Region. This year the gala event will take place at the historic Italian Villa courtyard of the Shriver
Time: 5 to 8 p.m. April 23
Details: http://southbaycontemporary.com
Cost: $50
Venue: Shriver Courtyard, 21 Pomegranate Road,Rancho Palos Verdes

THEATER

April 16
Out of Africa
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy presents Out of Africa. Following the film, former Conservancy board president Bill Swank will share remarks about living near the Blixen residence during his teens.
Time: 4 p.m. April 16
Cost: $10
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

April 24
Sister Act
Musical Theatre West presents Sister Act, Broadway’s feel-good musical comedy at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. When wannabe disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime, the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Delores helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
Time: 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 24
Cost: $20
Details: (562) 856-1999, ext. 4, www.musical.org.
Venue: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E. Atherton St., Long Beach

April 25
Bear Story
SPIFFest is presenting the 2016 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts, which includes Bear Story.
Time: 5 p.m. April 25
Cost: $20
Details: http://tinyurl.com/SPIFFBearStory
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

April 27
A Walk in the Woods
Nearing the end of the Cold War, a pair of arms negotiators — a clever, cynical Russian and an idealistic young American — step away from the bargaining table to meet in the woods outside Geneva for a series of talks to explore the obstacles their countries face on the path to peace. There, they debate politics, the future of the free world, the nature of mankind, and the very survival of humanity.
Time: 8 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; April 27 through May 22
Cost: $47 to $55
Details: http://ictlongbeach.org/?p=2912
Venue: International City Theatre, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach

April 29
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon™ promotes the works of H.P. Lovecraft, literary horror, and weird tales through cinematic adaptations by professional and amateur filmmakers, panel discussions, author readings, gaming, art, and sometimes live music.
Time: 6 p.m. April 29 through May 1
Cost: $15 to $80
Details: www.hplfilmfestival.com
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

April 30
Lysistrata
Lust, power struggles, and loyalty test both genders in this raucous trip into the past, proving some issues never change. Well, in ancient Greece, a young lady named Lysistrata devises a plan to do just that. Her solution? Withhold the one thing men care about more than killing the enemy – sex. In this earliest of comedy dealing with the war between the sexes, the women of Greece go on a sex-strike until a peace treaty is signed.
Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays; April 30 through May 28
Cost: $27
Details: http://www.lbplayhouse.org/show/lysistrata/
Venue: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

April 30
Mayday! Tales of Love and other Emergencies
Celebrate the lusty month of May with delicious stories read aloud, outside, under the stars. Snuggle up with your honey under the night sky for spellbinding storytelling suitable for all lovers and lovers of literature. Featuring works by O. Henry, Alice Walker, Bret Harte, Dorothy Parker, W.B. Yeats and Irwin Shaw.
Time: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 30
Cost: $10
Details: https://angelsgateart.org
Venue: Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro

ARTS

April 22
Spring Arts Academy Showcase
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor presents an evening debuting the rising talents of some very creative young minds. The showcase will include a fine arts gallery; classical and rock music numbers; short film screenings; and an animated film.
Time: 5 p.m. April 22
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 833-1322 x 249, www.bgclaharbor.org/spring-arts-academy-showcase/
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

April 24
Amadi Collection
The Amadi Collection presents fine historic works spanning from Native American rugs to Ottoman textiles.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 24
Cost: Free
Details: www.pvartcenter.org
Venue: Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes

April 28
San Pedro Student Art Show
Drawing, painting, design, photography, ceramics, film and jewelry
Cost: Free
Venue: San Pedro High School Historic Gym, 1001 W. 15th St.

May 7
Skyline
Using emerging patterns, silhouettes and lines of 3-D sculptures, curator Ben Zask created an installation where the main gallery of South Bay Contemporary gallery becomes unified as a skyline. Zask is focused on sustainable practice in sculpture, thus the majority of sculpture will be constructed of found materials and mixed media. Art preview during the May 5, during San Pedro First Thursday Art Walk. An artist’s reception is scheduled for May 7.
Time: 4 to 7 p.m. May 7
Cost: Free
Details: southbaycontemporary.org
Venue: Loft Galleries, 401 S. Mesa St., San Pedro

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