Among the many gems mid-western South Bay holds, beyond some of the best west-coast style IPAs, El Segundo houses a silent movie theatre with a live Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. This weekend watch a movie that gave birth to classics like King Kong and Jurassic Park when Old Town Music Hall shows Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Lost World (1925). Old Town Music Hall is located at 140 Richmond Street in El Segundo. Tickets are $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors 62+), only cash and checks are accepted. www.oldtownmusichall.org.
The Dan Band at Saint Rocke: Friday, March 4th 2016 – 9:00 PM “This band is good for you” is the description on their Facebook page. Best known for playing an irreverent wedding singer in The Hangover and Old School, Dan Finnerty of The Dan Band plays Saint Rocke Friday night, advance tickets online are $45. Saint Rocke is located at 42 Pacific Coast Hwy. in Hermosa Beach. www.saintrocke.com
Los Angeles Percussion Quartet: Friday, March 4, 2016 – 8:00 PM The Grammy Award-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (LAPQ) comes to El Camino College for a one-night-only performance that will feature newly commissioned works by some of the world’s leading young composers. The show is scheduled for 8 p.m. March 4 in El Camino College’s Marsee Auditorium. Campus Parking is $3. Marsee Auditorium is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance. Tickets are $24 and may be purchased at www.centerforthearts.org, by phone at 310-329-5345 or toll-free at 800-832-ARTS.
13th Annual LA Harbor International Film Festival: Thursday, March 3 – Sunday, March 6, 2016 The annual LA Harbor International Film Festival (LAHIFF), founded in 2003, is a non-juried, non-competitive film festival that aims to entertain, enlighten and educate the cinematic audience by showcasing film and video that reflects the harbor and all that it embraces: shipping and commerce, fishing, sailing, water sports, sea life and the area’s rich ethnic and cultural influences. Award nominated film adaptation of acclaimed 1951 Ray Bradbury novel Fahrenheit 451 is part of this year’s opening night. www.laharborfilmfest.com
Production of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men Opens at Norris Pavilion Recently revived on Broadway starring James Franco, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men remains just as powerful and vital today as when it premiered on Broadway in 1937. This riveting American classic will come to life in the intimate setting of the Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion for an immersive live theatre experience unlike any other. The March 3-6 performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $38 and $25 for children ages 12 and under. more info
El Segundo’s 29th Annual Arbor Day Celebration: Saturday, March 5, 2016 – 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Tree Musketeers and partners host El Segundo’s 29th Annual Arbor Day Celebration this Saturday. Learn how to plant and care for a tree, win prizes, lunch & dessert provided by sponsors Chevron El Segundo Refinery and Cold Stone Creamery. Sign up to be a volunteer or sponsor a tree! ALL volunteers registering the week of will be wait-listed.www.treemusketeers.org
Spring Fest at SEA Lab: Saturday, March 5, 2016 – 10:00am – 12:00pm SEA Lab in Redondo Beach celebrates Spring Fest this Saturday with a variety of aquatic events and drum beats. Take a self-guided touch tank tour or treasure hunt in a “kelp forest” then learn how to keep a beat w/ Free to be me Drum Circle. Spring Fest starts at 10 a.m. more info
Punk Rock Karaoke w/ Capital Vices LTD at The Standing Room: Saturday, March 5, 2016 – 9:00 PM It’s pretty simple, they play, you sing. Sing along with a live band stacked with Punk Rock dudes from bands like Bad Religion, The Circle Jerks, The Adolescents, The Dickies and Goldfinger Saturday night at The Standing Room in Hermosa Beach. TSR is located at 1320 Hermosa Avenue.
Absolution Brewing Company’s Hoppy 2nd Birthday: Saturday, March 5th, 2016 – Noon Torrance breweries are growing quickly, case in point, Absolution Brewing Co. celebrates its 2nd year all day Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. There will be live music by Nasty Habit from noon – 2 p.m. and Barley performs 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. General admission tickets are $25 & VIP tickets are $45; Absolution Brewing Co. is located at 2878 Columbia St. in Torrance. tickets