Norteña Madness

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ENTERTAINMENT

Nov. 11
Rob on the Piano
Enjoy great food, great fun and great music.
Time: 7 p.m. Nov. 11
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 832-0363; whaleandale.com
Venue: The Whale & Ale, 327 W. 7th St., San Pedro

Nov. 12
Ramon Ayala, Paquita La Del Barrio, Los Rieleros Del Norte

Norteña music at its best with three of the great regional music artists.
Time: 7:30 to 11p.m, Nov. 12
Details: http://tinyurl.com/Ayala-Paca-Rieleros
Venue: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Nov. 12
The Darts
Stop Crying presents the OC debut of The Darts
Time: 9 p.m. Nov. 12
Details: (310) 832-5503
Venue: Harold’s Place, 1908 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro

Nov. 12
Rob Garland’s Eclectic Trio
This high-energy outfit lives up to its name, playing original music that blends jazz, rock, funk and blues.
Time: 8 p.m. Nov. 12
Cost: $20
Details: (310) 833-7538; http://alvasshowroom.com
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Nov. 12
Markus Carlton
Markus Carlton has worn out many guitars playing gigs, recording and writing.
Time: 7 p.m. Nov. 12
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 832-0363; whaleandale.com
Venue: The Whale & Ale, 327 W. 7th St., San Pedro

Nov. 13
Iris Malkin, Robert Thies
Second Sundays at Two presents an art song recital with mezzo-soprano Iris Malkin and pianist Robert Thies. Malkin represents a new generation of singers who effortlessly meld superb musical expression with exquisite vocal mastery and musicianship. Thies is renowned for his consummate musicianship and poetic temperament.
Time: 2 p.m. Nov. 13
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 316-5574
Venue: Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates

Nov. 14
Heavy Justice
Several metal bands will converge at the Black Light Lounge.
Time: 8 p.m. Nov. 14
Cost: $5
Details: http://tinyurl.com/BlackLightLounge
Venue: Blacklight District Lounge, 2500 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

Nov. 18
Tim and Myles Thompson
Tim is a Nashville-based session player, singer and songwriter. Myles is also a prolific singer-songwriter and mandolin player.
Time: 8 p.m. Nov. 18
Cost: $20
Details: (310) 833-7538; http://alvasshowroom.com
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Nov. 19
Dirk Hamilton
Dirk Hamilton returns to Alvas Showroom with a new CD Touch and Go. Touch and Go is an album of 13 songs recorded and produced by Rob Laufer in Los Angeles.
Time: 8 p.m. Nov. 19
Cost: $20
Details: (310) 833-7538; http://alvasshowroom.com
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Nov. 19
The Joshua Tree
Tribute to the loud and important band by a group named after its finest album. Opening acts include: The Contenders (tribute to The Pretenders) and  Substance (tribute to New Order).
Time: 6 p.m. Nov. 019
Cost: $10
Details: http://tinyurl.com/The-Joshua-Tree-U2Tribute
Venue: Gaslamp, 6251 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach

Nov. 19
The Funk Show
The most anticipated show of the year will feature Cameo, The Bar-Kays, The S.O.S Band, Con-Funk-Shun, Mary Jane Girls and One-Way.
Time: 7 p.m. Nov. 19
Cost: $150
Details: http://tinyurl.com/jnstlbo
Venue: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Nov. 19
Rachmaninoff
The 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Silver Medalist, Joyce Yang will dazzle us with a performance of Rachmaninoff’s well known Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
Time: 6:30 p.m.Nov. 19
Cost: $92
Details: http://longbeachsymphony.org, http://tinyurl.com/joyceyang
Venue: Long Beach Terrace Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Nov. 20
Colors of Autumn
The Nori Tani Group, a multicultural jazz band, will play popular jazz tunes and some Japanese tunes in their “Colors of Autumn” concert.
Time: 4 p.m. Nov. 20
Cost: $25
Details: (310) 833-7538; http://alvasshowroom.com
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Nov. 26
Mac Sabbath
Come out to the Gaslamp in Long Beach and see the great MAC SABBATH. Also performing are Los Pendejos, The Great Pumpkin (Smashing Pumpkins Tribute), Room Service (Kiss Tribute), Disraeli Gears (Cream tribute), The Approach & Execution & Seeds of War. This show is for all ages.
Time: 5 p.m. Nov. 26
Cost: $18 to $25
Details: http://tinyurl.com/MacSabbath-gaslamp
Venue: The Gaslamp, 6251 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach

Nov. 28
DMT, Fracture, Meridian
Get your introduction to Black Light Lounges Metal Mondays.
Time: 8 p.m.Nov. 28
Cost: $5
Details: http://tinyurl.com/BlackLightLounge
Venue: Blacklight District Lounge, 2500 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

Dec. 3
Wagman’s Gold & Silver Celebration
KJazz 88.1 FM presents a concert celebrating the career of host of Nothin’ But the Blues, Gary “The Wagman” Wagner. Headlining this special evening are Walter Trout and Friends, Janiva Magness, Coco Montoya and The Alastair Greene Band.
Time: 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 3
Cost: $25 to $55
Details: www.jazzandblues.org, http://tinyurl.com/Wagman-Gold
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

THEATER

Nov. 13
The Boys from Syracuse
Musical Theatre West’s Reiner Staged Reading Series presents the Rodgers & Hart’s classic The Boys from Syracuse. The play was the first musical ever adapted from a work by Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors featuring delightful music by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, and book by George Abbott.
Time: 7 p.m. Nov. 13
Cost: $27 to $32
Details: (562) 856-1999, ext. 4; www.musical.org
Venue: Beverly O’Neill Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Nov. 13
Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny
This hour-long staged adaptation features endearing puppets, stunning scenery, evocative music and stories that have delighted generations. It’s a familiar nighttime ritual about leaving home and a parent’s love.
Time: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 13
Cost: $25
Details: (562) 985-7000; carpenterarts.org
Venue: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E. Atherton, Long Beach

Nov. 18
My Son Pinocchio
Geppetto’s musical tale retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective.
Time: 7:30 Nov. 18 and 19, and 2 p.m. Nov. 19
Cost:  $22
Details: (310) 781-7171; www.southbayconservatory.com
Venue: James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance

Nov. 19
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


The infamous tale of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, follows his blood-soaked return to 19th century London as he seeks vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him, ravaged his young wife, and keeps his daughter a virtual prisoner in his house.
Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; through Nov. 19
Cost: $20
Details: www.lbplayhouse.org/show/sweeney-todd-the
Venue: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

Dec. 3
Don’t Dress For Dinner
Bernard’s plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But when Bernard’s wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town for a surprise tryst of her own… setting the stage for a collision course of assumed identities and outrageous infidelities.
Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through
Cost: $14 to $24
Details: (562) 494-1014; www.lbplayhouse.org
Venue: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

DANCE

Nov. 12
RKDC Kids Show
Enjoy an evening of dance by talented youngsters.
Time: 2 and 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12
Cost: $12
Details: (310) 781-7171
Venue: James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance

Nov. 13
Ek Do Teen VIII
Enjoy Bollywood dancing at its finest.
Time:  12 p.m. Nov. 13
Cost: $35
Details: (562) 402-7761; www.ndmdance.com
Venue: James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance

FILM

Nov. 19
Unbranded
Sixteen mustangs, four men, on dream: to ride border to border Mexico to Canada. The documentary tracks four fresh-out college buddies.
Time: 4 p.m. Nov. 19
Cost: $10
Details: (310) 541-7613; pvplc.org
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

ARTS

Nov. 12
Primal Origins, Works by Michael StearnsPrimal Origins
In his book Cosmos, Carl Sagan wrote “The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean”. In this series Stearns explores the primordial soup from which we emerged 3.5 billion years ago. An artist’s reception will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 12.
Time: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, through Dec. 23
Cost: Free
Details: michaelstearnsstudio.com
Venue: Michael Stearns Studio 347

Nov. 20
Serendipity
See the world as things move, then stop and enjoy the sky, flowers and rock patterns through Serendipity, the works of Norma Cuevas, Joe Devinny, and Mina Tang Kan.
Time: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 12 to 6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 20
Details: (310) 265-2592; www.artists-studio-pvac.com
Venue: The Artists’ Studio Gallery at the Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Drive, #159, Rolling Hills Estates

Nov. 30
Ambiguity
The Long Beach Playhouse Gallery presents Paula A. Prager exhibit, Ambiguity.
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 30
Cost: Free
Details: (562) 494-1014
Venue: Long Beach Playhouse Gallery, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

Dec. 10
On Being Blue
TransVagrant and Gallery 478 are pleased to present On Being Blue, Recent Works by Jay McCafferty. Electing the neutrality of the grid as an organizing principle, McCafferty has been creating artworks by focusing rays of sunlight on its points of intersection for more than three decades.
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, through Dec. 10
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 600-4873
Venue: Gallery 478, 478 W. 7th St., San Pedro

Dec. 12
Altered Objects
Altered Objects offers a reimagining of everyday objects by three Los Angeles artists: Julie Schustack, Tina Turturici, and Nicolas Shake. Shake builds his ghost sculptures from a tire, a shovel, or a palm tree frond, but they change within the context of the media and color he employs. Turturici recreates everyday objects in multiple media including ink drawings, collage, paintings and 3D objects. While Schustack combines found objects with her unique ceramic forms to create mysterious sculptures that capture the essence of time and change, especially her works related to music.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, through Dec. 12
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 243-3334
Venue: University Art Gallery, LaCorte Hall, A-107, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson

Dec. 31
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.
Lord’s images of Los Angeles are filled with the deep shadows and low-key lighting characteristic of these films, but with a decidedly contemporary twist.
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Cost: Free
Details: www.pvartcenter.org
Venue: Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes

Jan. 15, 2017
Chiaroscuro
Cornelius Projects is pleased to present new paintings by San Pedro artist Candice Gawne. The exhibition will also include an installation of several of Gawne’s signature plasma glass sculptures in the Cornelius Projects’ screening room.
Time: 12 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Jan. 15, 2017
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 266-9216; corneliusprojects.com
Venue: Cornelius Projects, 1417 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro

COMMUNITY

Nov. 12
Tidepool Wonders
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Explore low tides on the rocky shore with Calo Marine Aquarium. The area offers a home to a variety of local tidepool animals and seaweeds. Among the organisms are tidepool sculpin, sea urchins, sea hares, hermit crabs, feather-boa kelp, and an occasional octopus.
Time: 12 to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

Nov. 13
South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society
Stephen McCabe’s program, “Dudleya Conservation: Threats and New Species” will highlight his 30 years of growing and studying these little known and endangered plants. Often called “live forever,” these plants are denizens of our California and Baja Coasts and can be found growing wild in the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Time: 1 p.m. Nov. 13
Cost: Free
Details: southcoastcss.org
Venue: South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula

Nov. 14
Cooking Demonstration Class with Chef Mario Martinoli
George and Patti open the Fabulous Art Deco Penthouse Display Kitchen for a class with renowned chef and TV personality Mario Martinoli. This event features “Turkey 101” with wild mushroom stuffing, stuffed tomatoes, garlic-infused green beans,  and brûlée southern buttermilk pie.
Time: 6 p.m. Nov. 14
Cost: $65
Details: (310) 351-0070; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2707666
Venue: Art Deco Penthouse Display Kitchen, 520 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Nov. 16
Si Se Puede Yoga
Everything is stretching when you look closely, come out for some community yoga.
Time: 10 a.m. Nov. 16, 17 and 19 (English)
Cost: Free
Details: https://www.facebook.com/sisepuedeyoga
Venue: Drake Park, 951 Maine Ave., Long Beach

Nov. 18
Supply Chain Digital Transformation Conference, Hackathon
In an effort to streamline and optimize  supply chain efficiency in the maritime industry, the USC Marshall School of Business has partnered with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach  to host the first-ever Supply Chain Digital Transformation Conference. The event will kick off with a one-day symposium at USC’s Town and Gown, where industry leaders, academicians, transportation experts, port executives, digital influencers and policy makers will come together to discuss data sharing innovations and new technologies for digitizing the supply chain.
Time: Nov. 18 through 20
Cost: $100
Details: www.uscsupplychain.com/digitalsc
Venue: USC Town and Gown, 665 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles

Nov. 19
Family Adventure Sail
Every month, the Los Angeles Maritime Institute offers locals and visitors to the Los Angeles Waterfront a chance to sail on a tall ship and look behind the scenes at the Port of Los Angeles. These sails serve as mini-fundraisers and help raise awareness about our mission, volunteer opportunities and the importance of supporting youth education at-sea.
Time: 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 19
Cost: $60
Details: (310) 833-6055; www.lamitopsail.org
Venue: Berth 78 in Ports O’ Call Village

Nov. 23
Chill
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Long Beach will once again be overtaken by the holiday spirit when the fifth annual Chill returns to the majestic Queen Mary ship. In addition to ice skating, ice tubing, sleigh rides, and visits with Santa, Southern California’s coolest holiday adventure will unveil a new interactive and immersive experience Alice in Winterland.
Time: Nov. 23 to Jan. 8
Cost: $30 to $40
Details: http://queenmary.com/chill
Venue: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach

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