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<<  Month of May 2012    >>           Arts Events   
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | (All Day)   
Cultural Arts Center - Armstrong Theatre Plaza
The City of Torrance is pleased to host a piano on the plaza of the Cultural Arts Center as part of the broad-scale public art installation “Play Me, I’m Yours” by artist Luke Jerram from Thursday, April 12 through Thursday, May 3, 2012. “Play Me, I’m Yours” is being presented in 30 locations around Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) to culminate their season-long celebration of Music Director / Pianist Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th anniversary. The pianos, decorated by professional and amateur artists and groups, are being placed in high traffic public spaces to foster hubs of creativity through spontaneous music making. They will be available to the public to play 24 hours per day, 7 days a week without a fee or reservation required. City of Torrance Mayor, Frank Scotto said,” We’re excited to participate in a growing international legacy. The combination of innovation and creativity is a perfect fit for the Torrance community.” Torrance’s piano will be decorated by Roseline Seng, a Torrance resident and LACO’s graphic designer. The public is invited to attend any of the locations for the “Play Me, I’m Yours” kick-off on Thursday, April 12 at noon with 30 pianists, both local music students and acclaimed musicians, on all 30 pianos simultaneously performing Complete Preludes from Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. Chairs will be set up at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center plaza for the event. Other locations in the South Bay/Harbor area include the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro and the Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club.
 
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | (All Day)   
Cultural Arts Center - Armstrong Theatre Plaza
The City of Torrance is pleased to host a piano on the plaza of the Cultural Arts Center as part of the broad-scale public art installation “Play Me, I’m Yours” by artist Luke Jerram from Thursday, April 12 through Thursday, May 3, 2012. “Play Me, I’m Yours” is being presented in 30 locations around Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) to culminate their season-long celebration of Music Director / Pianist Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th anniversary. The pianos, decorated by professional and amateur artists and groups, are being placed in high traffic public spaces to foster hubs of creativity through spontaneous music making. They will be available to the public to play 24 hours per day, 7 days a week without a fee or reservation required. City of Torrance Mayor, Frank Scotto said,” We’re excited to participate in a growing international legacy. The combination of innovation and creativity is a perfect fit for the Torrance community.” Torrance’s piano will be decorated by Roseline Seng, a Torrance resident and LACO’s graphic designer. The public is invited to attend any of the locations for the “Play Me, I’m Yours” kick-off on Thursday, April 12 at noon with 30 pianists, both local music students and acclaimed musicians, on all 30 pianos simultaneously performing Complete Preludes from Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. Chairs will be set up at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center plaza for the event. Other locations in the South Bay/Harbor area include the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro and the Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club.
 
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre[Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of beginning, intermediate, and advanced students as they perform in their spring dance concert.
 
 
Thursday, May 3, 2012 | (All Day)   
Cultural Arts Center - Armstrong Theatre Plaza
The City of Torrance is pleased to host a piano on the plaza of the Cultural Arts Center as part of the broad-scale public art installation “Play Me, I’m Yours” by artist Luke Jerram from Thursday, April 12 through Thursday, May 3, 2012. “Play Me, I’m Yours” is being presented in 30 locations around Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) to culminate their season-long celebration of Music Director / Pianist Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th anniversary. The pianos, decorated by professional and amateur artists and groups, are being placed in high traffic public spaces to foster hubs of creativity through spontaneous music making. They will be available to the public to play 24 hours per day, 7 days a week without a fee or reservation required. City of Torrance Mayor, Frank Scotto said,” We’re excited to participate in a growing international legacy. The combination of innovation and creativity is a perfect fit for the Torrance community.” Torrance’s piano will be decorated by Roseline Seng, a Torrance resident and LACO’s graphic designer. The public is invited to attend any of the locations for the “Play Me, I’m Yours” kick-off on Thursday, April 12 at noon with 30 pianists, both local music students and acclaimed musicians, on all 30 pianos simultaneously performing Complete Preludes from Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. Chairs will be set up at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center plaza for the event. Other locations in the South Bay/Harbor area include the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro and the Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club.
 
 
Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre[Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of beginning, intermediate, and advanced students as they perform in their spring dance concert.
 
 
Friday, May 4, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre[Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of beginning, intermediate, and advanced students as they perform in their spring dance concert.
 
 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Celebrate your inner majesty with the Four Bitchin’ Babes on an excursion to Diva Nation – where music, laughter and girlfriends reign. With whimsical, hip, and sophisticated girl-group harmonies, these hysterically funny and multi talented musicians take you to a place where chocolate is a vegetable, wine is in the food pyramid and shopping for shoes is medicinal!
 
 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Columbia Park 4045 190th St, Torrance
Torrance Crafters Guild Art in the Park
 
 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Experience beauty and wonder with the infectious Casey Carle – bubble artist extraordinaire with a flair for showmanship – as he combines comedy, jazz music, and brilliant bubbling, including fantastic fog-filled bubble sculptures, blobs of helium-filled foam, bubble ping-pong and trapping an audience member (or two!) in a gigantic bubble. “A true master of his craft ”- Cirque du Soleil
 
 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Experience beauty and wonder with the infectious Casey Carle – bubble artist extraordinaire with a flair for showmanship – as he combines comedy, jazz music, and brilliant bubbling, including fantastic fog-filled bubble sculptures, blobs of helium-filled foam, bubble ping-pong and trapping an audience member (or two!) in a gigantic bubble. “A true master of his craft ”- Cirque du Soleil
 
 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 |   
Columbia Park, 4045 190th Street, Torrance
Art will depict 100 years in historic Torrance. There will also be a contest for artists to submit a Centennial logo to put on advertisements for the Torrance Artists Guild (TAG).
 
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | Noon - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre - 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance
Rodin - Father of Modern Sculpture. The sculptures of this great master seem to be in every museum collection. an in-depth look at the man and his art - there is even a movie about his life you will want to see after this lecture.
 
 
Friday, May 11, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Set sail with a colorful group of characters as they board the Ocean Greyhound America bound for England. Lovers trying to get together, mobsters incognito and ‘on the lamb,’ and family entanglements all make our hero, Billy Crocker and heroine, Hope Harcort work hard to connect with each other.
 
 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Live entertainment, food booths, door prizes, free blood pressure screening, community resource information, and much more are all to be found at this free event that the whole family can enjoy.
 
 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Set sail with a colorful group of characters as they board the Ocean Greyhound America bound for England. Lovers trying to get together, mobsters incognito and ‘on the lamb,’ and family entanglements all make our hero, Billy Crocker and heroine, Hope Harcort work hard to connect with each other.
 
 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Set sail with a colorful group of characters as they board the Ocean Greyhound America bound for England. Lovers trying to get together, mobsters incognito and ‘on the lamb,’ and family entanglements all make our hero, Billy Crocker and heroine, Hope Harcort work hard to connect with each other.
 
 
Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This dynamic and colorful women’s a apella show chorus hosts a wonderful evening of music and song. Featured guest performers include acclaimed vocal jazz quartet Ready, Willing, & Mabel, and a cameo appearance by the legendary 139th St. Quartet. The show is a celebration of close harmony singing at its best, with a musical menu that includes traditional favorites, nostalgic show tunes, and classics from the Great American Songbook.
 
 
Friday, May 18, 2012 | 1:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The City of Torrance will celebrate the 53rd Annual Armed Forces Day with a concert by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West.
 
 
Friday, May 18, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The City of Torrance will celebrate the 53rd Annual Armed Forces Day with a concert by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West.
 
 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The City of Torrance will celebrate the 53rd Annual Armed Forces Day with a concert by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West.
 
 
Sunday, May 20, 2012 | 1:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
During WWII, the MIS was secretly formed by the US Army and was mostly comprised of Japanese American men. These men were responsible for helping persuade the surrender of many Japanese troops and helping many civilians avoid the path of suicide that they would have otherwise taken. English with Japanese subtitles.
 
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 | 1:40 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
During WWII, the MIS was secretly formed by the US Army and was mostly comprised of Japanese American men. These men were responsible for helping persuade the surrender of many Japanese troops and helping many civilians avoid the path of suicide that they would have otherwise taken. English with Japanese subtitles.
 
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 | 4:20 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
During WWII, the MIS was secretly formed by the US Army and was mostly comprised of Japanese American men. These men were responsible for helping persuade the surrender of many Japanese troops and helping many civilians avoid the path of suicide that they would have otherwise taken. English with Japanese subtitles.
 
 
Monday, May 28, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
During WWII, the MIS was secretly formed by the US Army and was mostly comprised of Japanese American men. These men were responsible for helping persuade the surrender of many Japanese troops and helping many civilians avoid the path of suicide that they would have otherwise taken. English with Japanese subtitles.
 
 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
For decades, this daughter of one of the wealthiest families in America was searching for direction in her life. In 1912, she found it with the publication of her first book of poetry. From that moment on, she was determined to cut away the influence of English Victorianism on the nation’s literary landscape and plant it with a modern, wholly American style.
 
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