Jazz it with Rick Parma and the Chitown Soul.
Time: 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 30
Cost: $25 to $310
Venue: 313 E. Carson St., Carson
Based in Orange County, Trio Céleste is ensemble-in-residence at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine.
Time: 12 p.m. Dec. 1
Details: (310) 316-5574; www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/FirstFridays.htm
Venue: First Lutheran Church and School, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance
The San Diego-based band embraces the spirit of classic roots reggae and dub music with a calculated blend of rhythm and blues, pop and rock subtleties.
Time: 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dec. 1
Cost: $15 to $300
Details: (424) 276-9705; www.solvenue.com
Venue: The Sol Venue, 313 E. Carson St., Carson
James Kimo West
Kimo’s annual Holiday Slack Key Show kicks off in San Pedro with enchanting hula by Kevin Tsusui and Ku’uleilani Taketa. Kimo will play selections from his two acclaimed holiday slack key CDs as well as Hawaiian slack key classics.
Time: 8 p.m. Dec. 2
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro
Anita Chang, Rodney Oakes
An eclectic concert of music by Anita Chang and Rodney Oakes for piano, sackbut,
trombones and video will be presented at Los Angeles Harbor College. Chang will present
works by Mozart, Chopin and Liszt. Oakes will present his new work for sackbut and piano,
Pavane, a new video with electronic music.
Time: 8 p.m. Dec.2
Details: (310) 233- 4429
Venue: LAHC, Music Department, 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington
Bobby Breton and his six-piece band performs a variety of jazz, pop and originals to ring in the holiday spirit.
Time: 2 p.m. Dec. 3
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro
This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, and top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow and you have Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.
Time: 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9, 1 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10, and 6 p.m. Dec. 3
Cost: $20 to $90
Details: (562) 856-1999; www.musical.org
Venue: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach
San Pedro City Ballet, home of American Ballet Theatre superstar Misty Copeland,
presents its 24th annual production of The Nutcracker, with artistic direction by
Cynthia and Patrick David Bradley. Join Clara on a dreamlike journey with a dancing
Nutcracker, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes, and a magical Christmas tree.
Time: 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 9, and 2 p.m. Dec. 10
Cost: $19 to $39
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro
Arsenic and Old Lace
If you are a lonely, elderly gentleman, steer clear of the old Victorian rooming house that Abby and Martha Brewster run. It may be your last room on Earth! When these two sweet old sisters feel the need to release a worthy roomer of his lonely suffering, just a sip of their homemade elderberry wine will do the trick.
Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 2
Cost: $10 to $27
Venue: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach
Much Ado About Nothing
The drama of military war and the comedic war between the sexes meet in the great playwright’s hilarious, heart-wrenching comedy. Set in a timeless world of disguises, intrigue, beautiful words and surprising violence. It is performed by a talented all-female cast.
Time: 8 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2, and 3 p.m. Dec. 3
Venue: The Collaborative, 421 W. Broadway, Long Beach
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas
Lou has wrestled with a big ball of tangled Christmas lights for the last time. Christmas is cancelled. Escaping New Jersey, the freezing cold, his nutty family and most of all the holidays, is exactly what Lou plans to do. Will a couple of unlikely characters help restore Lou and Carol’s Christmas spirit in the St. Nick of time?
Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 16
Venue: Little Fish Theatre, 777 S. Centre St., San Pedro
BEH — An Improvised Play
Who are the characters in BEH? Where does BEH take place? What is the plot of BEH? You tell us – BEH is an improvised play.
Time: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 16
Venue: The Garage Theatre, 251 E. 7th St., Long Beach
AGCC Open Studios
Open Studios Day is a biannual event at Angels Gate Cultural Center celebrating all that happens on our campus and the diverse and lively community that makes us unique. More than 50 studio artists will open their doors for you to see what they create in their studios.
Time: 12 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2
Venue: AGCC, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro
TransVagrant Projects and Gallery 478 are pleased to present blink•point, recent work by Ellwood T. Risk.
Risk is a self-taught artist who has been living and working in Los Angeles since 1992. Risk appropriates, alters, re-contextualizes, shoots (here and there) and represents the ordinary in unanticipated iterations. An artist’s reception is scheduled 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 9.
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Nov. 25
Details: (310) 600-4873; (310) 732-2150
Venue: TransVagrant Projects and Gallery 478, 478 W. 7th St., San Pedro
Exene Cervenka in Collage
Exene Cervenka: Lipstick Sunset combines the pieces on display combine handwork and appropriated images, written words and found text that present a perplexing and highly personal world.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 26
Details: (310) 541-2479; www.pvartcenter.org
Venue: Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 Crestridge Road. Rancho Palos Verdes
Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present rebidishu III, Recent Paintings by Katy Crowe.
Abstract art is often seen as carrying a moral dimension, in that it can be interpreted to stand for virtues ranging from order and purity, to simplicity and spirituality. In the case of Crowe, virtue is obtained by process and intuition.
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, through Nov. 30
Details: (310) 233-4411
Venue: Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery, 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington
Rino Gonzalez has attracted an impressive following for his works of realism during the almost 40 years since his immigration from the Philippines at age 16. Much of the joy of these painting comes purely from studying technical achievement in the reproduction of such aspects as fine lacework, polished and textured surfaces, worn books and tattered pages, fruit and roses.
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m Tuesday through Saturday, through Dec. 2
Details: (310) 547-3158; parkhurstgalleries.com
Venue: Parkhurst Galleries, 439 W 6th St, San Pedro
Moon Over San Pedro
Ann Weber’s large biomorphic sculptures have been described as bizarre characters from a story, hanging on the wall or sitting in the middle of the gallery like strange and evocative outcroppings of nature or outer space.
Time: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, through Feb. 4, 2018
Cost: $6 to $7
Venue: Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
The Lego Batman Movie
Join in to see The Lego Batman Movie, a cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.
Time: 7:45 p.m. Nov. 30
Details: (310) 732-4515
Venue: Harbor City Recreation Center, 24901 Frampton Ave., Harbor City
Do Swimming Animals Mix with the Ocean?
Join us for the next Discovery Lecture featuring John Dabiri, a professor at Stanford University and recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant. He will discuss his research on whether migrating ocean animals change the physical and/or biogeochemical structure of the water column.
Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen White Drive, San Pedro
A Life Among Fishes
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for a special event featuring Christopher Dewees, internationally recognized master of Gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing.
Time: 4 p.m. Dec. 2
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: CMA, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro
55th Annual Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade
Port of Los Angeles, with this year’s parade theme Peace Around the World will take part in the parade as judges or passengers on about 60 boats parading along the Los Angeles Waterfront. Participating vessels are of all shapes and sizes, including powerboats, sailboats, tall ships, and harbor working craft.
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2
Venues: Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water St., Wilmington
Cruise Ship Promenade, Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street, San Pedro
Battleship IOWA, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro
Downtown Harbor, 5th Street and Harbor Boulevard, San Pedro
22nd Street Landing, 141 W. 22nd St., San Pedro
SS Lane Victory, Berth 49, 3600 Miner St., San Pedro
Cabrillo and Holiday Harbor Marinas, 285 Whalers Walk, San Pedro