A Southbay Web Preview
Spring is around the corner, and with the new season comes a lineup of events sure to satisfy the art enthusiast in all of us. Oh, and no freeway required. Whether you’re looking to browse the local arts and crafts scene while strolling around Hermosa Beach, want to lose yourself in a gallery exhibit or are drawn to dance and music performances, this season offers a wide range of options for all of the South Bay’s cultural aficionados.
February 22 to May 24
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays,
Journey into an interactive exhibit showcasing the creative process of children’s fiction author Cornelia Funke. esmoa.org
Music in the Garden: Showcasing Young Musicians of the Peninsula and South Bay
Presented by the Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic, the concert will feature young musicians from the Peninsula and other South Bay schools performing in the Hall and Koi Pond Patio. pclaphil.org
BRAVO! The Classical & Contemporary Ballet Experience
March 7 & 8
7 p.m. on the 7th, 2 p.m. on the 8th
Experience the beauty of South Bay Ballet through an eclectic series of styles for all audiences. southbayballet.org
Golden State Pops Orchestra presents
Cabaret Jazz Series
The Ellis Island Boys Featuring The Reynolds Brothers
Blue Street Jazz Band
Brunch 11:30 a.m., supper 5 p.m.
Get lost in the toe-tapping, sweet sounds of jazz while enjoying a catered meal and sipping libations from the full, no-host bar at the Norris Pavilion. norriscenter.com
John Elgin Woolf: Small Treasures
March 20 to May 24
Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Immerse yourself in the architectural style of Hollywood Regency through the work of its originator, John Elgin Woolf. pvartcenter.org
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Head to the “largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California” and enjoy live music, a beer garde —where a portion of every cup of suds purchased goes to charity, a wide range of sweet and savory dishes to nosh on, and a variety of activities for the kiddos. fiestahermosa.net
May 26, 27, 30 & 31
Bono and the boys take to the road with a tour that follows the recent release of U2’s 13th studio album, Songs Of Innocence by Island Records, which was given to U2.com subscribers and gifted by Apple to more than a half-billion iTunes Music Store customers worldwide. To date, Songs of Innocence has been streamed 81 million times and has been downloaded by 30 million fans. fabulousforum.com
Los Angeles–based interior designer Kristi Nelson, founder of KMNelson Design, LLC, creates two entirely different outdoor looks using one bench.