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42nd Street @ The Norris Theater

April 27 – May 13, 2018

42nd-Street♫Come and meet those dancing feet♫ in a glittery and glamorous production of the classic, musical comedy 42nd Street, April 27 through May 13 at the Norris Theatre.

The Tony Award-winning song and dance extravaganza tells the story of a young, small town dancer who becomes a Broadway star and features spectacular tap numbers and some of the greatest songs ever written, including We’re In The Money, Lullaby of Broadway and 42nd Street.

Redondo Beach Library Activities for April 2018

April 1 – 30, 2018

April-Library-ProgramsThe Redondo Beach Library offers a variety of activities for all ages including music, writing, dance, language, reading, crafts and more!

A few require registration but all of them are FREE!

Check out the Calendar of Events listed below, or click on the flyer, print it and stick it on the fridge as a reminder!

Book-To-Action Program*: Redondo Beach Library is participating in a Book-to-Action program featuring the book Coyote Ways by Dan Flores. Sponsored by California Center for the Book, Book-to-Action brings a community together through the shared reading of a book and participation in a civic engagement activity connected to the social issues discussed in the book.

INHABIT: The Olmsted Brothers at Palos Verdes Peninsula

March 17 – May 27, 2018

Inhabit-PVACThe Palos Verdes Art Center presents INHABIT: The Olmsted Brothers at Palos Verdes Peninsula on exhibit from Saturday, March 17 through May 27.

In 1914, the widely renowned Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm was commissioned to design a “New City” on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California. Having been purchased by a syndicate of businessmen headed by banker Frank A. Vanderlip, the 16,000 acres of peninsular land were sparsely settled at the time, having previously supported only a cattle ranch and a small number of Japanese farmers.

Pastel Society Members Exhibition

March 17 – May 4, 2018

Pastel-SocietyThe Pastel Society of Southern California hosts the eighth annual Members Exhibition March 17 through May 4 at the South Bay Lexus Service Center.

The show features paintings by nationally recognized pastel artists, as well as local PSSC members from the South Bay and the greater Southern California area. With 150 artworks on display, it represents one of the area’s largest collections of original pastel paintings, most of which are available for purchase. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The community is invited to a Gala Reception and Awards Presentation on Sunday, April 22, from 12 to 4 p.m. Juried entries were selected by Liz Hayward-Sullivan and will be judged by Tony Allain, both internationally acclaimed pastel artists. A free pastel landscape demonstration by Mr. Allain will be offered to the public from 2 to 3 p.m. during the opening reception.

ESMoA Experience #33: AWKWARD

February 15 – April 28, 2018

ESMoA - AwkwardEl Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #33: AWKWARD on display from February 15 through April 28.

Experience 33: AWKWARD will show the wonderful collection creators Mike Bender and Doug Chernack continue to grow with the help of families from all over. Art is a state of mind and when you decide to expose yourself to awkwardness you will soon discover that perfection is totally overrated. It is time to smile and see how family portraits have a true right to stay in art histories priority list. The homestyle setting in ESMoA’s gallery will provide insight on how to keep your own family memories alive with fun.

Toyetic @ MBAC

January 12 – April 1, 2018

ToyeticThe Manhattan Beach Art Center presents the exhibition Toyetic running January 12 through April 1.

Toyetic is an entertainment industry term used to describe a figural toylike quality of an item. Toyetic is an exhibition focusing on artworks inspired and informed by the toy industry. The exhibition will include the work of emerging artist Chuck Hohng, who explores the issues of life, home and gender roles through the medium of traditional children’s toys; industry giant John T. Quinn, the Director of Character Art for Disney Consumer Products, whose art drives the look, direction and essence of today’s largest toy and character producer: the Walt Disney Company; and Ross Bonfanti, who uses discarded stuffed toys and local thrift shops finds, manipulating childhood objects to produce unique sculptures and mixed media works with concrete as a central medium.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

October 1 – November 30, 2017

The-Great-Pumpkin-HuntThe South Coast Botanic Garden hosts The Great Pumpkin Hunt October 1 through November 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After a sneaky squirrel and ravenous rabbit ate last year’s prized pumpkin, the birds of South Coast Botanic Garden (ravens, owls, hummingbirds and hawks) have teamed up to save this year’s patch. They’ve secreted the pumpkins away to a clandestine location. Can you help find the missing pumpkin patch? Armed with your birdwatcher’s map, travel through the grounds of South Coast Botanic Garden in search of the hidden abodes of our feathered friends and collect the clues left in their bird houses. The clues will lead you to the South Coast Botanic Garden Pumpkin Patch.

The hunt will be family-friendly, imaginative, adventurous, and will require some hiking through the nature trails. Put on your tennis shoes and dust off the strollers for an afternoon of fresh air and an energy burning excursion!

Ride on the 2018 Torrance Rose Parade Float

October 1, 2017

Torrance-Rose-Parade-Float-Protecting-NatureHave you ever dreamed of riding on a float in the Rose Parade? Here’s your chance!

The normal cost to ride on the Torrance float is $1,500….. but for a donation of $10, you can be entered in the opportunity drawing to ride on the 2018 float “Protecting Nature: The Madrona Marsh Preserve” on January 1. To purchase Opportunity Drawing Tickets, download the order form at http://www.torrancerosefloat.org/images/forms/trfa_ride-of-life_form_2018.pdf.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.torrancerosefloat.org/.

ESMoA Experience #31: HOPE

September 17 – January 28, 2018

ESMoA HOPEEl Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #31: HOPE, opening on Sunday, September 17 at 10 a.m. with an introduction by Curator Frency Fernandez, scheduled for 2 p.m.

HOPE explores the reciprocal influence of western and latin American video and new media art in Cuba. No other country has been so equally torn between love and hate, desire and neglect, isolation and reception, western and eastern ideologies. Indeed, the Caribbean island nation is so full of contradiction that it is no wonder it became a hotbed for contemporary and new media art. The richness and sheer number of Cuba’s facets grew from postmodern, neo-baroque, conceptual and minimalistic roots – to name just a few western influences.

Experience #31: HOPE, will run through January 28, 2018.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

September 15 – October 1, 2017

spelling-beePalos Verdes Performing Arts presents the multiple Tony Award-winning musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee from September 15 through October 1 at the Norris Theatre.

The show instantly spells F-U-N as a quirky group of adolescent overachievers (played by adult actors) go head to head with each other in a spelling bee championship, while coping with overzealous parents, teen crushes, sabotage attempts, and the trials and tribulations of puberty. The hysterically funny tale will have you rooting for the unlikeliest of heroes – the awkward, but charmingly loveable cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

ESMoA Experience 29: NOEMA

June 11, 2017

NOEMAEl Segundo Museum of Art presents the opening of Experience 29: NOEMA on Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A noema is the object, or content, of a thought. The history of unique ‘thought-drawings’ comes to life and is celebrated on a super-sized scale.For this show, the Getty Research Institute has generously lent a selection of 15 rare books illustrating how the concept of a noema has changed over time.

Go Mad Sweepstakes

March 14, 2017

Go Mad SweepstakesRock & Brews restaurants are rocking basketball season this March with the Go Mad Sweepstakes at their Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside County restaurants.

Beginning Tuesday, March 14 through Monday, April 3, guests 18 and over, who fill out a bracket in the restaurant will have the chance to win a prize from their local Rock & Brews restaurant and will also be entered to win a grand prize – a trip for two to Chicago and tickets to attend a premier music festival this summer.

The restaurants are equipped with high-tech features such as a concert quality sound system and multiple flat screen televisions and will broadcast all the 2017 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament games throughout the restaurant, creating the ultimate experience for guests and fans alike.

ESMoA Experience 27: ELSEGUNDISSIMO

March 5 – May 21, 2017

elsegundissimo 2El Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience 27: ELSEGUNDISSIMO on Sunday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with curatorial remarks at 2:00pm.

ELSEGUNDISSIMO is a crowd-sourced Experience, based on community feedback. What could be done better in the city? What are the sore spots, the sticking points, the areas that need improvement?

Once On This Island

February 10 – 19, 2017

once on this island3-D Theatricals presents Once On This Island at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center February 10 through February 19.

As is the hallmark of 3-D Theatricals, their own spin on Broadway shows will be in full-play when this glorious, Caribbean-infused family musical of enormous heart and magical wisdom opens at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. Once on This Island premiered on Broadway in 1990 and was the recipient of eight Tony Award nominations.

3-D Theatricals Executive Artistic Director T.J. Dawson says “Ahrens and Flaherty are one of America’s most talented musical theater teams; and, what they did with this simplest of stories, makes ONCE ON THIS ISLAND not only a musical for the every member of the family, but 90 must-see-minutes of sheer entertainment from start to finish!.”