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ENTERTAINMENT

Feb. 18
Rose’s Pawn Shop
This Grammy-nominated band has a veritable musical arsenal: guitars, banjo, thumping upright bass, fiddle and drums. The group delivers a rootsy, driving sound that reflects its musical lineage, which includes Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe, The Band and Old Crow Medicine Show.
Time: 8 p.m. Feb. 18
Cost: $20
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Grand Annex, 436 W. 6th St., San Pedro

Feb. 18
Tommy Peltier
Enjoy the musical talents of Tommy Peltier as he releases his new extended play Tommy Peltier and the Heat. The event will include a surprise guest.
Time: 8 p.m. Feb. 18
Cost: $10
Details: www.alvasshowroom.com
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Feb. 19
Fat Brando at Alvas
Fat Brando is as big as four people. That’s because Fat Brando is a quartet that comes from a diverse set of musical experiences and interests. Fat Brando also comes from Long Beach. Fat Brando’s original compositions draw from jazz, rock and chamber music.
Time: 4 p.m. Feb. 19
Cost: $10
Details: www.alvasshowroom.com
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

The Breaking, Jason Paul
Porch Party Records produces a regular show at Que Sera called Dank Steak, conceived for up-and-coming artists who are pushing the musical envelope. This week featuring a band from Portland called The Breaking, and a Long Beach-based rebel named Jason Paul.
Time: 9 p.m. Feb. 19
Cost: $3
Details: www.facebook.com/Thequesera
Venue: Que Sera,  1923 E. 7th St., Long Beach

Feb. 24
Radio-Active at Alpine Village
Radio-Active is a 70s and 80s new wave-rock cover band based in the South Bay.
Time: 9 p.m. Feb. 24
Cost: $5
Details: www.alpinevillagecenter.com
Venue: Alpine Village, 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance

Feb. 25
Tributo a Mexico
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Co., led by Artistic Director Jose Vences, showcases the splendor of Mexican folk dance from various regions.
Time: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25
Cost: Free
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

Honey County
Rooted in three-part vocal harmonies, southern twang, and pop hooks, Honey County tis an alt-country trio led by singer-songwriter and Virginia native, Dani Rose.  The trio creates its own story-driven country, melodic pop and punchy, guitar-fueled rock.
Time: 8 p.m.Feb. 25
Cost: $20 to $120
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Grand Annex, 436 W. 6th St., San Pedro

Bunny Brunel & Kaylene Peoples
The well-regarded Bunny Brunel & Kaylene Peoples is presenting acoustic jazz and electric fusion.
Time: 8 p.m. Feb. 25
Cost: $30
Details: www.alvasshowroom.com
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

March 4
Lucia Micarelli
Lucia Micarelli performs classical, jazz, traditional fiddle music and Americana for a high energy, eclectic stage performance, all bound together by her impeccable emotional vulnerability and technical wizardry.
Time: 8 p.m. March 4
Cost: $20 to $120
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Grand Annex,  436 W. 6th St., San Pedro

THEATER

Feb. 17
Forever Plaid

Once upon a time, there were four guys who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols:  The Four Freshmen, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of a family plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid.”
Time: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 17 through March 5
Cost: $35 to $55
Details: (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre.org,
Venue: International City Theatre, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach

Feb. 17
Evita
Musical Theatre West presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical masterpiece Evita.  The seven-time Tony Award-winning musical captivated audiences with Eva Peron’s passionate and unforgettable true story of her meteoric rise to become Argentina’s champion of the poor and most influential first lady.
Time: 8 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18, and 23 through 25, 1 p.m. Feb. 19 and 26, 2 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25, and 6 p.m. Feb. 19
Cost: $20
Details: (562) 856-1999, ext. 4; www.musical.org
Venue: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E. Atherton St., Long Beach,

Feb. 26
Question 27, Question 28
Artists at Play and the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 are presenting Chay Yew’s frank drama, Question 27, Question 28. In 1942, 10 weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The order authorized the removal and internment of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II. Yew’s play traces this moment in history, serving not only as a reminder of the past, but as a cautionary tale for the present.
Time: 3 p.m. Feb. 26
Cost: Free
Details:  http://bit.ly/2k4KJku.
Venue: Aratani Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles

Monster Nite at the Puppet Asylum
Monster Nite at the Puppet Asylum explores the outer edges of puppetry with inventive, absurdly funny and wicked acts of puppetry independently produced for an adult only audience. Due to adult subject material, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted.
Time: 4 p.m. Feb. 26
Cost: $12
Details: www.alvasshowroom.com
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

March 31
Romeo and Juliet Rehearsals
You are invited to Elysium for each and every Romeo and Juliet rehearsal.
Time:  6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, until March 31
Cost: Free
Details: www.fearlessartists.org/box-office-1
Venue: Elysium, 729 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro

FILM

Feb. 18
SPIFF Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts
For the second consecutive year, the San Pedro International Film Festival is presenting Oscar-nominated short films.
Time: 5 p.m. Feb. 18 and 7 p.m. Feb. 24
Cost: $14
Details: www.SPIFFest.org
Venue: The Space on Pacific, 624 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro

March 3
Singin’ In the Rain – 65th Anniversary
SPIFFest is celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Singin’ In the Rain.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

ARTS

Feb. 18
Open Studio Art Party
Come out to support local Long Beach artist as they display their creations from a range of disciplines at this open studio art party.
Time: 2 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18
Cost: Free
Details: http://aiaart.net/
Venue: Luna Rising Art Studio, 2102 Clark Ave., Long Beach

Feb. 20
Creative Expressions, featuring glass artist Howard Schneider, local painter Kathie Reis and abstract artist Lois Olsen opens at the Artists’ Studio Gallery at the Promenade on the Peninsula. An opening reception is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. March 4.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 20 through April 16
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 265-2592; www.artists-studio-pvac.com
Venue: Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education, at 5400 Crestridge Road,  Rancho Palos Verdes

Feb. 25
Significant Otherness
Significant Otherness is a benefit exhibition for the Spay and Neuter Project of Los Angeles. It explores the unique bond between animals and humans through artworks of eight contemporary artists.  A benefit event is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 25.
Time: 10 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 12 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, through March 12
Cost: Free
Details: http://angelsgateart.org/gallery-receptions-on-january-21-2017
Venue: Angels Gate Cultural Center, Building A, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro

April 9
Frank Brothers: The Store That Modernized Modern
The exhibition relates the story of Southern California’s largest and most prominent mid-century retailer of modern furniture and design. Based in Long Beach from 1938–1982, Frank Bros. embodied the optimistic post-war ethos of the American consumer.
Date: 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, through April 9
Cost: Free
Details: csulb.edu/org/uam
Venue: California State University Long Beach, University Art Museum, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach

April 16
Wearable Expressions
Wearable Expressions explores the unbreakable bond between Art and Fashion portraying boundary-pushing works in fiber, jewelry and accessories by creative minds from around the globe.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, through April 16
Cost: Free
Details: wearableexpressions.com
Venue: Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes

April 30
Ann Weber, Sculpture
TransVagrant and Gallery 478 present Ann Weber, Sculpture. Ann Weber’s organic sculpture is abstract, formally elegant and composed of inelegant salvaged cardboard. There are abundant hints of figuration and recognizable objects: think chess pieces, balloons, human torsos, plant forms, and graphic ciphers.
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, through April 30
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 600-4873; www.transvagrant.com
Venue: Gallery 478, 478 W. 4th St., San Pedro

May 21
Dreamland
The Museum of Latin American Art presents a retrospective of the work of one of the original Los Four founders, Frank Romero in the exhibition entitled Dreamland. Romero’s most iconic works, including his mural work, such as Driving to the Olympics on the Hollywood Freeway, address life in the barrios of Los Angeles.
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, through May 21.
Cost: $7 to $10
Details: (562) 437-1689; molaa.org
Venue: Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach

COMMUNITY

Feb. 19
Cullah Mi Gullah: A Look at the Carolina Low Country
Join with the members of Mt. Sinai Baptist as they celebrate black history with a presentation that traces the history and culture of the Gullah people, descendants of enslaved people who escaped during the 18th through 19th centuries.
Time: 3 p.m. Feb. 19
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 533-3223
Venue: Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 225 S. Mesa St., San Pedro

Feb. 22
Elaine Brown
Within the past four decades, American prison activist, writer and former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown has been involved with effecting progressive change in the United States. She served the Black Panther Party in numerous capacities including as Chairperson (from 1974 to 1977), ran for public office in Oakland (1973 and 1975), and continues to work for social change. Much of her recent work focuses on the radical reform of the criminal justice system.
Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 22
Cost: Free
Details: (213) 744-2024; rsvp@caamuseum.org
Venue: California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles

Feb. 23
Robert Lee Johnson
California State University Dominguez Hills is hosting a book signing for author Robert Lee Johnson’s newest book, Notable Southern Californians in Black History. Award winning radio personality, Pat Prescott of 94.7 The Wave will interview the author.
Time: 6 p.m. Feb. 23
Cost: Free
Venue: CSUDH, 1000 Victoria Ave, Carson

Feb. 24
Whiskey Walk with Master Distiller
Michael’s Restaurant Group — known for Chianina Steakhouse, Michael’s On Naples, Michael’s Pizzeria and Working Class Kitchen — is hosting an evening with Master Distiller Dave Pickerell of WhistlePig Whiskey. Dubbed the ultimate “whiskey walk,” guests will begin with a cocktail reception on the Rooftop Lounge at Michael’s On Naples from 6 to 8 p.m. and then walk two blocks to Chianina Steakhouse for a family-style steak dinner with Mr. Pickerell.
Time: 4 p.m. Feb. 24
Cost: $8 to $75
Details: (562) 439-7080; www.MichaelsOnNaples.com
Venue:  Michael’s on Naples, 5620 E. 2nd St., Long Beach

Feb. 25
The Great Los Angeles Air Raid
Celebrate and recreate one of the most controversial events in Los Angeles history, a night when thousands of people were convinced the city was under an air attack during World War II in 1942. This year marks the 75th anniversary of that night. Many living historians will be in character. Classic cars and military equipment will be on hand.
Time: 3 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25
Cost: $25
Details: www.FtMac.org
Venue: Fort MacArthur Museum, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro

March 4
PVPLC First Saturday Family Hike at George F Canyon

Bring your family and join our naturalist guide to discover habitat, wildlife and more on an easy hike up the canyon with amazing views of the city.
Time: 9 a.m. March 4
Cost: Free.
Details: (310) 547-0862; www.pvplc.org,
Venue: 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates