“Never Built: Los Angeles”: Shaping up to be an interesting exhibit at the Architecure and Design Museum in Los Angeles. What might Los Angeles have looked like if several key projects were actually built? That’s a question a new exhibit seeks to answer. Starting with an opening reception Saturday, A&D will feature vignettes about ambitious projects that were proposed but never completed. (Love the photo of an LAX terminal never built). Our aviation writer Brian Sumers blogs about it on L.A. Airspace which also links to more ticket information. Opening
reception admission: $20, $15 students with valid ID, A+D members are free. Regular museum admission: $10, $5 students/seniors, children under 12 and A+D members are free.
Aug. 3-4: LA Waterfront Summer Festival: Continuing with its activities marking the 125th Birthday of San Pedro, the San Pedro Historic Waterfront District will host a free, family festival filled with live entertainment, foods, carnival rides and games, artisans and crafters, community groups, craft beer competition and tasting garden. The festival is happening from 11 a.m. To 11 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 3) and 11 a.m. To 7 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 4) on Sixth Street between Pacific Avenue and Centre Street.
Aug. 3 highlights on the main stage include performances by :
Saturday colorful lineup of main stage music will include performances by Taikoproject, a hip (and not so traditional Japanese drum corps) that has performed at Disney World and on Jimmy Kimmel Live; Zydeco Party Band; The Damselles, a quirky 60 style doo-wop girls band; Las Vegas pop show performers, The MVPs; The Satin Dollz, a tap dancing and harmonizing all girls group; and Vaud & The Villains, a 19-piece 1930 New Orleans Orchestra and Cabaret Show
Aug. 4 lineup on the main stage will pay homage to the history of rock ‘n’ roll. Some of the most successful tribute bands in the country will perform the music of Steely Dan, David Bowie, Stevie Nix, Elvis Presley and The Police.
Alpine Village Comedy Show: “The Legends of Mowtown Komedy Slamm,” featuring tributes to R&B legends, a dance party follows the show; 7:30-midnight Friday (doors open at 6), Alpine Village Center, 833 W. Torrance Blvd. near Torrance; tickets $25/$35 show and dance; $10/$15 dance only (after 9:30 p.m.); 562-822-2367, SpectacularEventz.com.
Charlie Brown Youth Musical: South Bay Conservatory presents the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” based
on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. Ridgecrest Intermediate School, 28915 North Bay Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 general admission. and Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 424-262-9722.
Wild Child: A Jim Morrison Celebration: With Electric Caravan and Without Warning, 9 p.m. Friday (doors open at 5 p.m.) Saint Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach; tickets $20; 310-372-0035; Saint Rocke Calendar.
Lomita Art Jam Night: Summer Studios Arts Academy invites artists to bring an art piece for display, writers and poets bring a page to read, and musicians a song to play. This month’s theme is an open one. Summer Studios Arts Academy, 2161 Lomita Blvd., Lomita. 7-9:30 p.m. Friday. The event is free and open to the public. Call 310-325-8801. Summer Studios
Swing Peedro: Join the People’s Palace Dance and Yoga Studio for an evening of big band music and dancing with The Fabulous Esquires Big Band. People’s Palace, 365 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Free dance lesson at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by live music at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance; $25 at the door. For more information, call 310-547-2348.
Terranea Resort Summer Concert Series: 5-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
through Aug. 31, and on Sept. 1, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes; free. Friday: Back Tracks; Saturday, Wise 100 Doors; Terranea Resort Calendar
Modern Times: 1936 film starring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, 8:15 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo; tickets $10/$8, cash or check only; 310-322-2592; Old Town Music Hall.
2nd Annual Latin Jazz & Blues Festival: The cutting-edge Long Beach-based band New Blues Revolution (see their video at bottom of page) will be among the headliners at next weekend’s event. Besides the music, the good news is that it’s free. It takes place from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave., in Long Beach. It will feature a Kids Zone, food trucks and a Vendor Fair. For information, call 562-570-6137 or visit Latin Jazz & Blues Festival.
Manhattan Beach Cancer Fundraiser: Walk with Sally’s seventh annual White Light White Night fundraiser, featuring a live performance by “Big Bad Voodoo Daddy,” samplings from renowned local restaurants, and silent and live auctions. MBS Media campus, 1600 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach. 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $150. Tickets available at walkwithsally.org.
Redondo Summer of Music: The Redondo Beach pier hosts its annual free concert series 6-8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf. Saturday: Justin Hopkins (roots/soul); Thursday: Mas Max & The Wild Ones (rockabilly).
Point Fermin Garden Tour: The Point Fermin Lighthouse invites the public for a tour of the Victorian gardens, and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. Tea and light appetizers will be served. Admission is free. The event will be held from 10:30-12:30 a.m. Saturday at 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Call 310-241-0684 for more information; Point Fermin Lighthouse
My Daily Constitution Discussion Series: Part of the “Baker’s Dozen V “” Marginal Revolutions” exhibit, free copies of the Constitution provided, 2-4 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 3, on the patio at Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive; MyDailyConstitution.org. This week: “Guantanamo and the Constitution,” discussion led by David Glazier, professor, Loyola Law School.
Ballona Wetlands Open House: Explore the wetlands at an open house and hands-on activities led by Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority junior ranger graduates. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve across the street from 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey.
Wine Tasting Fundraiser: The Muller House Museum will hold its annual wine tasting fundraiser from 3-6 p.m. Saturday on the patio at 1542 S. Beacon St. The event will also include hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 310-519-3613. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Storytime with the Rangers: The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy invites young people of all ages to listen to nature-themed stories. This month’s theme is “Military History.” White Point Nature Center, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. 10 a.m. Saturday. For more information or to RSVP, call 310-541-7613 or email email@example.com.
Community Oral History Workshop: Palos Verdes Library District presents “Talking About Our Community: A Community Oral History Workshop” with Teresa Barnett, director of the UCLA Oral History Program. Participants will learn how to create interview outlines and questions, as well as effective interview techniques when documenting their community’s history. Peninsula Center Library Lounge, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Reservations are required and space is limited. Go to pvld.org to register. Call 310-377-9584, ext. 213 for more information.
Dominguez Rancho Garden Tour: Docent-led tour of the gardens at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, 11 a.m. Saturday, 18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez; free; reservations 310-603-0088; Dominguez Rancho.
Allen Hinds Group: 8 p.m. Saturday, Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. Eighth St., San Pedro; tickets $20; 800-403-3447; Alvas Showroom.
Old Torrance Walking Tours: Easy but brisk eight-block, docent-led tours; free; 1:30 p.m. Sunday, starts at Torrance Historical Museum, 1345 Post Ave., comfortable walking shoes recommended; 310-328-5392; Torrance Historical Society.
Concerts in the Park: City of Manhattan Beach free concerts at 5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 1 at Polliwog Park Amphitheater, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd. This week: Woodstock Tribute (classic rock).
Point Fermin Music by the Sea: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. This week: TJ Rox with South Bay All Stars, Unlimited Source and Rick’s Jamnesia; Music by the Sea.
ON THE STAGE
The Wiz at the Norris: This modern adaptation of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is set to the beat of ’70s rock and Motown music. Presented by the Education Department of the Norris Center for the Performing Arts, the show continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 28; Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates; tickets $15 youth 18 and under, $25 adults; 310-544-0403; Norris Center.
The King and I: The Aerospace Players present the musical in which an English widow and her son travel to Siam to teach English to the king’s court; continues at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through July 27 with additional shows at 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Thursday; James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance; tickets $24/$22/$20; 310-781-7171; Torrance Arts.
Lend Me a Tenor: Kentwood Players presents the screwball comedy about the chaos surrounding a world-famous tenor and his last-minute replacement; continues at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 17; Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave.; tickets $18/$16; 310-645-5156; Kentwood Players.
All’s Well That Ends Well: Shakespeare by the Sea presents the Bard’s comedy about a young woman suffering from unrequited love who schemes to win her heart’s desire; 8 p.m. July 27, Wilson Park gazebo, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance; 7 p.m. Aug. 4, Fred Hesse Jr. Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes; 8 p.m. Aug. 10, Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro; free; 310-217-7596; Shakespeare by the Sea.
King John: Shakespeare by the Sea presents the Bard’s history play; 7 p.m. Thursday, Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes; 8 p.m. July 26, Wilson Park gazebo, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance; 8 p.m. Aug. 9, Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro; free; 310-217-7596; Shakespeare by the Sea.
“Destiny of the Republic”: The Annex: Palos Verdes Library District, 627 Silver Spur Road, Suite 210, Rolling Hills Estates, 310-377-9584, Ext. 301. Nonfiction Book Club meets 11 a.m. fourth Saturday: “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President” by Candice Millard.
Tuesday: Zumba in the Park: Hundreds are shaking, shimmying and dancing their way to better health every Tuesday at Alta Vista Park in Redondo Beach as part of “Zumba in the Park.” The public health initiative — headed by Beach Cities Health District — is free and attracted more than 400 participants of all ages one recent Tuesday. The class meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (through August) at Alta Vista Park, 715 Julia Ave., Redondo Beach; Beach Cities Health District.
ArtESMoA: “Truth,” classic, modern and contemporary artworks contemplating veracity, on view until Aug. 25. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 208 Main St., El Segundo; ESMoA.
Flight Path Museum: “Now Boarding: The Architecture of Flight,” computer-animated tour of the Bradley West expansion project of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport by Fentress Architects, presented in cooperation with the museum and Los Angeles World Airports; on view through Aug. 25. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles; 424-646-7284, http://www.flightpath.us
Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center Gallery: “California Cruisin’,” photography and painting reflecting beach and surf culture by Brent Broza, Tricia Strickfaden and Rob Waxman, presented by Cultural Arts Division of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department; on view through Aug. 16; free. Hours, 2-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday; 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd., 310-802-5440, citymb.info.
PS Zask Gallery: “South Bay Contemporary,” exhibition without boundary or theme; on view through Aug. 25. Hours, 1-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 151, Rolling Hills Estates; 310-429-0973; PS Zask Gallery.
Village Gallery: “Light + Energy,” works by Mina Tang Kan, Jean Stephenson and Vicki Williams, runs through Aug. 1; jewelry making demonstration by Williams 2-4 p.m. July 21. Hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; 627 Silver Spur Road, Suite 300-C, Rolling Hills Estates, 310-265-2592.
Tuesday: Artful Days Talk: “Goya: From Joy to Sorrow,” 12:10-1 p.m. Tuesday, George Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance; free; 310-618-2326.
Wednesday: Pat Chartrand Quartet: 5 p.m. Wednesday, The Lighthouse Cafe, 30 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach; 310-372-6911; The Lighthouse Cafe.
Wednesday: Mike Guerrero Trio: Jazz, 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays, Ports O’Call Restaurant, Berth 76, San Pedro.
Thursday: Redondo Summer of Music: The Redondo Beach pier hosts its annual free concert series 6-8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf. Thursday: Mas Max & The Wild Ones (rockabilly).
Thursday: The 29th Annual Twilight Concert Series: The outdoor concert series on the Santa Monica Pier runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 12. Select concerts will be live streamed via Myspace at Twilight Concert Series. Tickets are free and the pier is at 200 Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica. For more information, go to Twilight Concerts.