Published on April 21st, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

*** RLn Calendar of Events *** April 22 – 27, 2016

ENTERTAINMENT

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 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 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 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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