March 2

Strunz & Farah


Yeah, you’ve heard of ‘em. Maybe at the Grammys, where they were nominated long ago. The guitar duo have been performing their original rhythmic flamenco-style world fusion since 1979. But which one’s Strunz?

Time: 8 p.m. March 2

Cost: $25


Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro


March 3

Candi Sosa, Christina Rebull


Cristina Rebull channels Edith Piaf in vocal range and versatility. Candi Sosa can go from a Celia Cruz style rumba to a Shirley Bassey big ballad.

Time: 8 p.m. March 3

Cost: $30


Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1418 W. 8th St., San Pedro


March 3

Reverend Tall Tree


Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Chris Pierce and his band deliver original blues and American roots music in the tradition of Little Walter. TIM-berrrrrrrr!

Time: 8 to 11 p.m. March 3

Cost: $20 to $30


Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro




Before It Hits Home


Set in Midwestern America in 1991, Before It Hits Home is a complex and powerful drama that explores the effect of AIDS on charismatic jazz musician Wendal Bailey, his lovers, parents, and even his 14-year-old son. The play was the winner of the Helen Hayes Award for best new play in 1992.

Time: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 23 through March 11

Cost: $10 to $15

Details: (310) 243-3589;

Venue: Edison Studio Theatre, Cal State Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson


March 3

Let Them Eat Books


International City Theatre is bringing classic literature frolicking to life in their production of Let Them Eat Books. Poems and stories from Lewis Carroll, James Thurber, and e. e. cummings are performed with energy, humor, and lots of audience participation. The performance has an improvisational feel.

Time: 11 a.m. March 3

Cost: Free

Details: (562) 495-4595;


March 17

The Invention of Morel


Based on influential Argentinian author Adolfo Bioy Casares 1940 novel La invención de Morel, Copeland and Moore’s opera examines the triumph of time-bending love over convention in a story of adoration and desire. In the story, an escaped fugitive who is fearful of discovery arrives on an isolated, strange island.

Time: 7:30 p.m. March 17 and 24, and 2:30 p.m. March 25

Cost: $49 to $150


Venue: The Beverly O’Neill Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach



Guys and Dolls


Gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls, and showgirls turn the gamble of love into a high-energy musical. Rolling the dice is the vice of choice for Nathan Detroit (Matthew Henerson). He has big spenders ready to join his latest illegal crap game, but he needs some serious dough to keep the game afloat.

Time: 8 p.m. March 1, 2 and 3, 1 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 4, 2 p.m. March 2 6 p.m.

Cost: $20

Details: (562) 856-1999;

Venue: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E. Atherton St., Long Beach



Feb. 24

You be Bulky Item; I’ll be Curb Alert


Sheridan Lowrey’s photographs of San Pedro’s castoffs allow views into the otherwise shuttered interiors and thus the private lives of city residents by way of objects’ psychological associations, utility and juxtapositions. The exhibition runs from Feb. 24 to March 31. The opening reception is Feb. 24.
Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Feb.  24

Details: (310) 266-9216;

Venue: Cornelius Projects, 1417 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro


March 3

Wilmington Art Walk Retro-Con


The Wilmington Art Walk is back. This free for all ages event features artists, craft vendors and food trucks.

Time: 1 to 6 p.m. March 3

Cost: Free

Venue: Longshoremen Hall, 231 W. C St., Wilmington



Minoru Ohira: Memory & Nature


Palos Verdes Art Center is pleased to announce Memory & Nature, recent sculpture by Minoru Ohira. Composed of wood, granite, graphite, and resin, his forms are abstracted from the human body as well as vegetal shapes, filtered by the traces of memory in a process of meditative carving.

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, through March 4

Cost: Free


Venue: Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes



7 Painters


TransVagrant + Gallery 478 are pleased to present 7 Painters including the works by Katy Crowe, Ron Linden, William Mahan, Jay McCafferty, Marie Thibeault, Ted Twine, and HK Zamani.

Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, through March 11

Details: (310) 732-2150

Venue: Gallery 478, 478 W. 7th St., San Pedro



The Rebel Body


Angels Gate Cultural Center is pleased to present The Rebel Body, a solo show by Johanna Breiding.

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Mondays through Fridays, and 12 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through March 17

Cost: Free


Venue: Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro



Making Social


Making Social is an exhibition based on a pedagogic approach to social experience and art. The show is based on a course taught by Matt Rich over the past decade about social experience as a medium in art.

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 12 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through March 17

Cost: Free


Venue: Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro



Robert Irwin: Site Determined


This exhibition traces Robert Irwin’s process development as he embraced the ambient environment itself as his medium in his outdoor site-responsive projects. Site Determined reveals the artist’s process and demonstrates how he used landscape as muse and upheld observer as collaborator.

Time: 12 to 5 p.m. Sundays through Thursday, and 12 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 15

Cost: Free


Venue: University Art Museum, CSULB, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach



Mar. 3

SPIFF Oscar Nominated Short Films


San Pedro International Film Festival will present Oscar-nominated documentaries.  

Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 3

Cost: $10 to $14

Details: (310) 548-7672;

Venue: Warner Grand Theatre,  478 W. 6th St., San Pedro


Mar. 3

Brouwerij West 2nd Anniversary


Brouwerij West is celebrating 2 years of brewery production at Warehouse  9 in San Pedro/Port of L.A. with iconic punk bands, X, Mike Watt + The Missingmen and L.A. Witch.

Time: 6 p.m. March 3

Cost: $20 to $75


Venue: Brouwerij West, 110 E. 22nd St., San Pedro


Feb. 28

Tenant Rights Workshop


Join then Long Beach Resource Center in learning about fair housing rights and responsibilities as a tenant.

Time: 2 to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: or call 1(800) 446-FAIR

Venue: Neighborhood Resource Center, 100 W. Broadway, suite 500, Long Beach