Calendar

ARTS

April 20

Nobel Places

From the famous church in The Graduate to the Norton Simon Museum, Ladd & Kelsey, Architects were the maestros behind some of the most famous ‘60s and ‘70s landmarks in Southern California. Noble Places runs through May 26.

Time: 3 to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: 310-541-2479; pvartcenter.org

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

Saturday Ceramics

New hand building ceramics class with studio artist Lowell Nickel.

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20

Details: lowellnickel@gmail.com

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

April 27

Sketching & Drawing Workshop

Instructed by artist Amber Stucke, this is an intermediate and interdisciplinary workshop in drawing with a specific focus on plants. All levels 18 years and older are welcome.

Time: 10 a.m. to 1p.m.Saturdays, Session 1 April 27, Session 2  May 11, Session 3 June 15

Cost: $50 per workshop

Details: 510-541-1915; amberstucke.com

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

May 2

Teacher as Artist-Artist as Teacher

Gallery Azul celebrates Teacher Appreciation Month by hosting an art show about teachers as artists, artists as teachers.

Time: 6 to 10 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: 562-225-8535; www.galleryazul.com

Venue: Gallery Azul, 520 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Ongoing

Douglas Kirkland

An exhibition of works by Hollywood’s legendary photographer includes more than 60 photographs spanning Kirkland’s career. The exhibition runs through April 21.

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday

Cost: Free

Details: www.pvartcenter.org

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

Linear Amplitude

Connie DK Lane presents a live performance titled, Virtue of Respect in conjunction with her exhibit Linear Amplitude. The show runs through April 29.

Time: 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: 562-400-0544

Venue: Michael Stearns Studio@The Loft, 401 S. Mesa St., San Pedro

Index: Painting

Index: Painting was curated by Linden to be more than a show, but also a thoughtful study focused on the medium of painting viewed through a postmodern lens. The exhibition will be on view April 13 through May 11.

Time: 4 to 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: www.southbaycontemporary.org

Venue: South Bay Contemporary, SoLA Gallery, 3718 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles

Noble Places

Thornton Ladd and John Kelsey designed several notable SoCal buildings over a 30-year period, including the Norton Simon Museum, Aviva High School, and the California Institute of the Arts. The exhibition runs through May 26.

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: www.pvartcenter.org

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

COMMUNITY

April 20

Dryad

Join the annual Earth Day celebration at White Point Nature Preserve with guests, Jon and Sabine Sherman. With its cultural and ecological insights this program offers inspiration and hope to all who care about the natural world.

Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP: pvplc.org

Venue: White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro

Chalk Festival on the LA Waterfront

Create family-friendly art with an Earth Day theme. Bring your own biodegradable chalk and let your creativity flow.

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: www.lawaterfront.org/events.php

Venue: Wilmington Waterfront Park Main Plaza, 604 W. C St., Wilmington

Harbor Wildlife Celebration

The event celebrates City of Stem with docents from Marine Mammal Care Center and International Bird Rescue Center LA

Time: 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Cost:  $30 to $60

Details: 310-833-6055

Venue: LA Maritime Institute, Berth 73, Suite 2 San Pedro

Earth Day Celebration

At this family friendly event you can shop sustainable vendors and a fresh produce stand, meet the chickens, explore the food forest, learn about microgreens, try healthy food samples and much more.

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: 562-984-2917; www.growingexperiencelb.org

Venue: The Growing Experience, 750 E. Via Carmelitos, Long Beach

First Annual Wildfest

Celebrate the animals that live amongst us  and the pets that live and love us in our homes.There will be workshops on bees, butterflies and coyotes. The Harbor Animal Shelter will also hold pets adoptions.

Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: 310-519-6115

Venue: Friendship Park & Nature Center, 1805 W. 9th St., San Pedro

Ocean Adventure Day

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Marine Mammal Care Center, International Bird Rescue, and Los Angeles Maritime Institute have joined forces to present an entire day of ocean science activities.

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: 310-548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org

Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro

Cabrillo Beach Cleanup

Interactive activities on the beach including a nurdle and microplastic challenge with prizes, a sand crab station, a beach wrack station, a bird watching station and grunion hatching on the hour.

Cost: Free

Details:  310-548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org

Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro

Wildlife Observation Sail

On board LAMI’s twin tall ships, passengers will have the opportunity to learn about how sailors raised the sails on ships in the Age of Sail.   Wildlife experts from Mammal Care Center and International Bird Rescue will be on board to give commentary and answer questions.

Time:  5 to 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $30 to $60

Details: 310-833-6055

Venue: Los Angeles Maritime Institute, Downtown Harbor at the foot of 6th St., Berth 84, San Pedro

April 24

Switzerland by Train

David Eisenberg spent 11 days in July riding tourist and commuter trains in Switzerland. In his presentation Eisenberg will show you the spectacular Alpine scenery up close and personal.

Time: 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: 310- 383-5247

Venue: Palos Verdes Peninsula Public Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates

April 25

National Poetry Month

The Uptown Cafe at the Michelle Obama Library Garden celebrates National Poetry Month with poetry, jazz and  children’s activities.

Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: 562-570-1096; www.lbpl.org

Venue: Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, 5870 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

April 27

Point Fermin BioBlitz

Join the researchers from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to explore coastal marine life at Point Fermin, San Pedro.

Time: 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 27, 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  April 28

Cost: Free

RSVP: www.eventbrite.com

Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

Earth Day on Pine Avenue

Join Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez for the inaugural Earth Day on Pine Festival.

Time: 2 to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: www.earthdayonpine.com

Venue: Pine Avenue between 4th and 5th streets, Long Beach

Heart the Homeless 5k

The event will include a run or walk, costume contest, food drive, and health expo. Runners and walkers will step-off at 7:30 a.m. The event’s key sponsor is Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Time: 6:30 a.m. April 27

Cost: Free

Details: www.harborinterfaith.org/support-us-2/heart-the-homeless-5k/

Venue: Ernie Howlett Park, 25851 Hawthorne Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates

Beach Streets

From Downtown to Wrigley, Beach Streets features a 2.5-mile route inviting locals to get out and get active.  Enjoy music, food and vendors along the route with various music and family-friendly activities.

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: www.longbeach.gov/beachstreets

Location: Pacific Avenue between Willow St. & 3rd St., Long Beach

April 28

Earth Day Expo

This  community event includes educational activities about the environment, free reusable bags, chickens, bees, bunnies and children’s activities.

Time: 1 to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: 810-423-7710; amanda@gmail.com

Venue: Feed and Be Fed Urban Farm, 429 W. 6th St., San Pedro

CicLAvia—Wilmington

CicLAvia and LA2050 opens the streets in Wilmington to cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters alike to explore as recreational space.

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details:  213-355-8500; info@ciclavia.org, LA Bureau of Street Services, 213-847-6000.

April 30

Behind the Scenes Bridge Tour

One of the most successful ways the Bridge Project engages with the community is through construction site tours. To accommodate the growing interest, registrations are open for the second sunset tour.

Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: https://newgdbridge.com/contact-us/site-tours/

Venue: Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project Office, 11 Golden Shore, Long Beach

Community Conversations #3 Life Beyond Prison

Representatives from the Cal State University Long Beach  Rising Scholars Justice Lab and California Innocence Project are featured in this poignant conversation around the experiences of formerly incarcerated individuals. Isaac Bryan lends his expertise on mass incarceration and public policy in the keynote address. Bryan is director of public policy for Million Dollar Hoods, a community-driven research project that digitally maps incarceration in California. Reception to follow.

Time: 3 to 6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: https://tinyurl.com/y2wz8w3z

Venue: CSULB University Theatre, 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach

DANCE

April 19 – 20

Spring Dance Ensemble

Long Beach City College’s Performing Arts Department presents the dance ensemble’s spring performance featuring choreography by both faculty and students.

Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday April 20

Cost: $15 to $17

Details: www.tinyurl.com/y6bmt6u9

Venue: Furjanak Sandberg Auditorium, 4400 E. 10th St., Long Beach

April 23 – 25

Momentum 2019

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School presents their annual Choreo Show.

Time: 7 p.m.

Cost: $15 to $25

Details: 310-781-7171; hendrickk@pvpusd.net

Venue: James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance

ENTERTAINMENT

April 19

M-Pact

Its exploration of the artistry of the human voice is especially resonant in the era of high tech production values.

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $10 to $24

Details: 310-329-5345; artstickets@elcamino.edu

Venue: Marsee Auditorium, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance

Fantana

Come and celebrate the music of Carlos Santana as Fantana plays covers of classics like Black Magic Woman and Evil Ways.

Time: 9 to 11:30 p.m.

Cost: $15 to $25

Details: 310-323-3954

Venue: Alpine Restaurant, 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance

April 20

Chazzy Green

Speak East Cabaret presents Chazzy Green and his crew with guest vocalist Marvin Turner.

Time: 6 p.m.

Cost: $20

Details: 310-351-0070

Venue: Speak Easy Cabaret, 520 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Tower of Power

Creating a  groove that’s become the backbone of urban soul, Tower of Power is fluent in all realms of soul, rock and pop with the sophistication of big band jazz.

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $90 to $115

Details: 562-916-8500; www.cerritoscenter.com

Venue: Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos

Micah Wright & Friends

Multi-instrumentalist Micah Wright and his diverse ensemble showcase both the classic piano, clarinet, cello trio and jazzy, virtuosic selections with clarinet, sax and piano.

Time: 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: 310-316-5574; www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/TheInterludes.htm

Venue: First Lutheran Church & School, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance

The Wartburg Choir

From Waverly, Iowa the Wartburg Choir’sconcert will feature music centered around the strength of the human spirit to overcome adversity.

Time: 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: 319-352-8347

Venue: First Lutheran Church, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance

Fools Logic

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the release of Supertramp’s quadruple platinum, Grammy-winning Breakfast in America, Fools Logic will perform the album in its entirety.

Time: 8 to 10 p.m.

Cost: $25

Details: alvasshowroom.tix.com

Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

The Express

The Express is known for incorporating different genres of music into their repertoire such as swing, Cajun, American country, and classic rock.

Time: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Cost: Free

Details: 310-323-3954

Venue: Alpine Restaurant, 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance

April 24 & 25

Storm Large with Le Bonheur

Enjoy the singing of Storm Large and her band Le Bonheur as they play Broadway showstoppers and classic anthems alongside their own original music.

Time: 7 p.m. April 24 and 25

Cost: $45

Details: www.tinyurl.com/y4cx9jy4
Venue: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach

April 25

Dom Kennedy

The Associated Students Inc. of California State University Dominguez Hills presents its annual spring fling with musical guest Dom Kennedy.

Time: 6 to 10 p.m.

Cost: $10 to $15

Details: www.tinyurl.com/yy7usd5t

Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park, 18400 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson

April 26

U.S. 99

Join this trio of musicians as they play music inspired by American rock ‘n’ roll and blues music.

Time: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Cost: $5

Details: 310-323-3954

Venue: Alpine Restaurant, 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance

April 27

Old School Creole Music

Joe Hall & The Cane Cutters play original and traditional songs in Creole French, in celebration of the release of his new CD, Aye Char Catin.

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $25

Details: www.alvasshowroom.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1120310

Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Lynn McGrath

A true feast for the ears and the soul, classical guitarist Lynn McGrath performs selected movements from Platero y Yo in the role of both theatrical narrator and guitarist.

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $10 to $21

Details: 310-329-5345; www.elcaminotickets.universitytickets.com

Venue: Campus Theatre, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance

Che Malambo

The powerhouse Argentinian ensemble Che Malambo celebrates the South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho with percussive dance and music spectacles.

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $35

Details: www.tinyurl.com/y2yx853u

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

Mozart’s Jupiter

Conductor Eckart Preu and Simone Porter join in a highly sensory program from The Long Beach Symphony that includes works by Pärt, Mozart, Golijov and a performance of Korngold’s Violin Concerto by guest soloist Porter.

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $29

Details: www.tinyurl.com/y6jwelsp

Venue: Terrace Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Dymally International Jazz & Arts Festival

The Dymally Institute and Rainbow Promotions presents a day of jazz, soul, global music, spoken word, visual and performance art and hosted by D.L. Hughley.

Time: 1 to 10:30 p.m.

Cost: $55 and up

Details: 562-424-0013; www.rainbowpromotions.com

Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1000 E Victoria St., Carson

FILM

April 20

Free Solo

Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy in viewing the acclaimed documentary Free Solo at the Warner Grand Theatre.

Time: 5 p.m.

Cost: $10 and Youth Free

Details: www.pvplc.org

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

FOOD

April 27

OPA! Healthy Greek Cooking

Chef Christina Xenos demonstrates how one might extend the good life by preparing dishes from Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook: Modern Mediterranean Recipes for Living the Good Life. Afterward, enjoy samples of Chef Christina’s work and sip fine Greek wines.

Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: www.natfab.org

Venue: Pacific Food & Beverage Museum, 731 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro

LITERATURE

April 20

Writers Resist! Poetry and Prose from the Resistance

Writers Resist: The Anthology 2018 celebrates its first year. This online journal includes the works of 73 contributors, some not-yet-known, some well-known, and a few notorious writers and artists of the resistance.

Time: 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: 562-208-5862

Venue: Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach

April 27

A Red Night

Join to celebrate the launch of Adrian Ernesto Cepeda’s Between the Spine with featured readers Alexis Rhone Fancher, Joan Jobe Smith  and Aruni Wijesinghe. The event also includes an open  mic.

Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: 562-208-5862

Venue: Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach

Philippine Expressions

Poetry Reading in Spanish and English by poets from the Latin-American communities in collaboration with Filipino American poets.

Time: 4 to 7 p.m.

Cost: $10

Details: 310-548-8148; info@philippinebookshop.com

Venue: Philippine  Expres-sions Bookshop, 479 W. 6th St., Suite 105, San Pedro

THEATER

April 19 – 20

Mary Poppins

When Mary Poppins arrives on the banks doorstep she must use a combination of magic and common sense to encourage the Banks children to drop their silver spoons. A new take on a classic tale, this musical will make you believe that anything can happen.

Time: 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 20

Cost: $22

Details: 310-781-7171; www.southbayconservatory.com

Venue: James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance

April 25

Amaluna

Under the big top at the LA Waterfront, Amaluna  invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.

Time: Wednesday to Saturday 8 p.m., Saturday, Sunday 1:30 and 4:30, 5, or 8 p.m. April 25

Cost: $49

Details: www.cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna

Venue: Battleship IOWA, under the Blue Grand Chapiteau, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro.

In The Penal Colony

Franz Kafka’s ingenious metaphor about man’s inhumanity to man is heightened by Phillip Glass’ hypnotic score. Witness the internal conflict: to act or to do nothing. The show runs April 25 through May 5.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $49 to $150

Details: 562-470-7464; www.longbeachopera.org/tickets

Venue: CSULB Studio Theater, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach

April 26

HairSpray the Musical

Follow intrepid teenager Tracy Turnblad and her friends, as she negotiates teenage love, dance crazes and race relations in her quest to be a “big girl.”

Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, April 26 through May 12

Cost: $30 to $80

Detailswww.palosverdesperformingarts.com

Venue: Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates

Magic Up Close

This one of a kind magic experience puts you up close with amazing musicians who will perform close-up parlour magic that will leave you amazed.

Time: 8 p.m. April 26 & 27

Cost: $35

Details: 310-781-7171; www.torrancearts.org

Venue: George Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance

Glove Story

Two aging champion rival boxers—who fought a legendary trilogy in the early 1960s against the backdrop of a changing nation and the civil rights movement—

are reunited by an ambitious young sportswriter. The show runs April 26 through May 12.

Time: 8 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday May 5, 12

Cost: $18 to $25

Details: www.panndoraproductions.com

Venue: The Garage Theatre, 251 E. 7th St., Long Beach

April 27

Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Nan tries to show her abusive husband the error of his ways by reenacting scenes of their marriage with her friends. She even tries to make a bear eat him.

Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 27 to May 25

Cost: $14 to $20

Details: 562-494-1014;

www.lbplayhouse.org

Venue: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

Uncle Vanya

Celebrated actress Renee O’Connor stars in a reading of Uncle Vanya, a story of thwarted passion and enduring hope.

Time: 2 p.m.

Cost: $100

Details: 310-512-6030; littlefishtheatre.org/pond/uncle-vanya/

Venue: Little Fish Theater, 777 S. Centre St., San Pedro

We Sing Tomorrow’s Song

Enjoy an evening with the Torrance Civic Chorale as they perform a selection of new music by young composers, plus favorite enduring standards. For this special evening the chorale will be joined by an orchestra.

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $25

Details: www.TorranceCivicChorale.org

Venue: James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance

Ongoing

Silent Sky

The true story of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, who made brilliant advancements while facing gender discrimination.

Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 6 to May 4.

Cost: $14 to $24

Details: 562-494-1014;  www.lbplayhouse.org

Venue: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach