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Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Art Historian, Mary Drobny presents another informative, interesting, and thought provoking lecture dealing with the world of art. This lecture will focus on the ‘form and content’ approach of viewing art. Not only is it the backbone to analyzing art, but includes the fundamentals, some feel, all artists must learn to produce art.
 
 
Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 2:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This four hour Storytelling Workshop accepts 12 students who will work on their memoir writing, receive performance tips, and enjoy a casual lunch together. The class will perform their stories in a show that afternoon. In the last 90 minutes of the workshop, friends of storytellers may attend and watch the performance, or the tellers may choose to videotape their tales. After refining their skills, students may find that performing in front of the class and guests has been a rewarding experience, plus, they now have the tools they can carry forward to job interviews, first dates, or future TV guest spots!
 
 
Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Healthcare professionals from Torrance Memorial Medical Center will be on hand to administer free flu vaccinations.
 
 
Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Looking like entertainment icon John Denver is one thing, but sounding like him, too, is – well, comparable to a “Rocky Mountain High” for the incomparable singer-songwriter Rick Schuler. Rick has assembled a band and show that capture the essence of the legendary musician in every respect. Rick’s Denver-inspired “Country Roads” led him to Aspen, Colorado, where he attended his first John Denver tribute (the 13th annual) in memory of the popular entertainer’s life and music. During the course of the two-day event, Rick met several of Denver’s former band mates and close friends who were nothing short of astonished by the similarities the two shared in look, sound, and musical talent. Whether you’re a Denver devotee or not, you’ll want to catch Rick Schuler’s upcoming performance. Rest assured you’ll leave singing his praises and thanking God for this Country Boy’s truly amazing talent.
 
 
Sunday, October 2, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Friday, October 7, 2016 | 8:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Carney Magic is a theatre show that blends mind-blowing sleight of hand with intelligence, taste, and wit into a unique evening of pure entertainment. This is definitely NOT your typical ‘magic show’. Carney’s approach is smart, engaging, and often hilarious. Pinballing between jaunty comedic riffs and astonishing sleight of hand, Carney will have you reeling with his hilarious audience participation segments, as well as his embodiment of multiple characters. Regarded by his peers as one of the top sleight-of-hand performers in the world, Carney has won more awards from Hollywood’s Magic Castle than anyone in its history, as well as the Academy of Magical Arts’ prestigious Masters Performing Fellowship. You won’t see any big boxes, tigers, dancing girls, or lasers: Just a quirky, likable guy, cracking-wise, and doing some pretty amazing things…all the while you’ll be laughing yourself silly.
 
 
Friday, October 7, 2016 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This special show will feature an Indian cultural celebration.
 
 
Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This special show will feature an Indian cultural celebration.
 
 
Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 8:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Carney Magic is a theatre show that blends mind-blowing sleight of hand with intelligence, taste, and wit into a unique evening of pure entertainment. This is definitely NOT your typical ‘magic show’. Carney’s approach is smart, engaging, and often hilarious. Pinballing between jaunty comedic riffs and astonishing sleight of hand, Carney will have you reeling with his hilarious audience participation segments, as well as his embodiment of multiple characters. Regarded by his peers as one of the top sleight-of-hand performers in the world, Carney has won more awards from Hollywood’s Magic Castle than anyone in its history, as well as the Academy of Magical Arts’ prestigious Masters Performing Fellowship. You won’t see any big boxes, tigers, dancing girls, or lasers: Just a quirky, likable guy, cracking-wise, and doing some pretty amazing things…all the while you’ll be laughing yourself silly.
 
 
Sunday, October 9, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Monday, October 10, 2016 | 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald Street
Join the Torrance Fire Department as they share some basic first aid tips on injury prevention, burns/scalds, choking/strangulation, and the importance of the Vial of Life and 911 emergency calls. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at (310) 371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 6:30 PM - 11:55 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us as the Torrance Fire Department shares tips for fire-safe landscaping, roofing and weed abatement, as well as residential sprinkler systems and water conservation. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information, please call the Reference Department at (310) 618-5959.
 
 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Avenue
Join us as the Torrance Fire Department discusses easy ways to help avoid kitchen and household hazards. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at (310) 530-5044.
 
 
Friday, October 14, 2016 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Bearing an ever-expanding repertoire of, as she puts it, “obscure, lovely, and naughty songs from the 1910s, ’20s, and ’30s, Janet Klein is a musical archeologist hiding in the body of an F. Scott Fitzgerald heroine. Her music is as timeless as her personality. This is a show you won’t want to miss. Dinner Menu: chicken in wild mushroom sauce, Basmati rice, sautéed French green beans, and Italian green salad.
 
 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Healthcare professionals from the Torrance Memorial Medical Center will be on hand to administer free flu vaccinations.
 
 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance Airport (3315 Airport Drive, Torrance, 90505)
Northrop Corporation built planes. You might recall the Flying Wings. Period. End of story. Not quite, but that is how many think of Northrop Aircraft. In 1939, Jack Northrop created and founded Northrop Corporation in the South Bay. Northrop's initial work gave birth to the Flying Wings in the 1940s. But his life didn’t start and end with the Flying Wings, and Tony Chong should know. Chong is the author of "Flying Wings & Radical Things: Northrop’s Secret Projects & Concepts 1939-1994." Chong will join us for the Western Museum of Flight’s Celebrity Series on Oct. 15 to share stories from his book, as well as stories that didn’t make the book. He will enlighten us on the many advanced concepts, both conventional and radical in shape and purpose, that were proposed and developed over the company’s proud 55-year history. Chong will review of several of the most important and intriguing of those advanced proposals by following their development and the evolving design philosophies behind them. This will be a fascinating talk for anyone interested in aviation technology and the Northrop in particular. Chong’s book will be available for sale at the museum, and he will be on hand to sign autographs. Parking is free. Be a part of the WMoF family. Think about individual, family or business membership. Membership gives you one-year unlimited free admission to celebrity lectures, plus the quarterly newsletter, access to the research library (includes membership card) and access to special events. Members also will be listed in annual publications. Support your community’s unique museum and place in history.
 
 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Bearing an ever-expanding repertoire of, as she puts it, “obscure, lovely, and naughty songs from the 1910s, ’20s, and ’30s, Janet Klein is a musical archeologist hiding in the body of an F. Scott Fitzgerald heroine. Her music is as timeless as her personality. This is a show you won’t want to miss. Dinner Menu: chicken in wild mushroom sauce, Basmati rice, sautéed French green beans, and Italian green salad.
 
 
Sunday, October 16, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, October 16, 2016 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
A whimsical a la carte program with edibles in mind, such as Chili Con Carne, Tuna, Mashed Potato, Cabbage, tarragon, thyme, and many others - deliciously performed by the chorale. Following the performance, a buffet of scrumptious desserts will be provided by the talented singers.
 
 
Sunday, October 16, 2016 | 7:00 PM   
George Nakano Theare [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
In the style of “The Moth”, “Story Corps”, or “Mortified”, The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present its own local storytellers along with experienced crowd-pleasing ‘Guest Tellers’. Curated and hosted by author/producer Mariana Williams, each performance will have a new set of local stories and “All-star tellers.” (Interested? Submit your true story for a 6-minute tale - 5 lines - to: Marianastoryteller@gmail.com with ‘Torrance’ in the subject line.)
 
 
Friday, October 21, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library- Community Meeting Room
Hey book lovers, join us for our book sale! Check out the amazing variety of books being offered at incredibly low prices. We have thousands of fiction and non-fiction books, including crafts, biography, textbooks, foreign language, children's, and many more! We will also have a selection of DVDs, CDs, tapes, and records. This book sale is for Friends members only (memberships from $5 will be sold at the door, starting at 1:00 p.m.) and will be open to the public on Saturday, October 22.
 
 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library- Community Meeting Room
Hey book lovers, join us for our book sale! Check out the amazing variety of books being offered at incredibly low prices. We have thousands of fiction and non-fiction books, including crafts, biography, textbooks, foreign language, children's, and many more! We will also have a selection of DVDs, CDs, tapes, and records.
 
 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This celebration showcases 90-year-old survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp, Cantor David S Wisnia. Wisnia’s vocal talent contributed to his survival during the Holocaust as recounted in his recently published memoir: One Voice, Two Lives. Wisnia began singing in synagogue choirs and was the featured child soloist in pre-WWII Poland’s largest synagogue, the Progressive Tlumacki Synagogue. His repertoire includes Yiddish show tunes, and liturgical and popular music. Wisnia’s grandson, singer-songwriter and pianist Avi Wisnia, joins his grandfather onstage. The program features two visiting cantorial soloists, Rivka Iza Foremniak and Menachem Piotr Mirski, for the renewed Progressive Jewish community, Beit Polska in Poland. Cantor Mike Stein, of Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills, is internationally celebrated for his musical talent and energy. Cantor Paul Buch of Temple Beth Israel in Pomona is an outstanding cantorial voice. The vocalists will be supported by an instrumental ensemble from UCLA, under the supervision of Neal Brostoff.
 
 
Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for the Friends of the Torrance Library Bag Sale - great books, and you can fill up a paper grocery bag for only $5!
 
 
Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Considered scandalous when it premiered a century ago with its provocative “Dance of the Seven Veils”, Richard Strauss’ adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play has not lost its ability to shock. Set in Biblical times, this erotically charged opera centers on a tangled triangle: the persecuted John the Baptist, a lecherous King Herod, and the monarch’s pathologically seductive stepdaughter, Salome. German Soprano Nadja Michael is ‘mesmerizing throughout’ in the title role (New York Times), opposite bass-baritone, Greer Grimsley “as a thunderous and dramatically compelling Jokanaan, [and] tenor Kim Begley is a magnificent Herod, singing with precision and tonal brilliance” (San Francisco Chronicle). Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducted ‘with flair and muscle. The orchestral playing was powerful and richly colored’ (San Francisco chronicle). Co-directed by Sean Curran and James Robinson. “All the zesty blood lust of a good vampire movie…bravely and marvelously macabre!” – The New York Times.
 
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for classic films shown at the Library, with refreshments and a discussion. This screening is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information and film titles, please call the Reference Department at 310-781-7599.
 
 
Friday, October 28, 2016 | Noon   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us to learn how to use library resources to explore issues and candidates on the ballot. we will investigate "following the money" and getting information on those hoping to sit on the judicial bench. This program is free and no registration is required, please call the Reference Department at 310-781-7599 for more information.
 
 
Friday, October 28, 2016 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Based on the six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy based on Meredith Willson and Fraklin Lacey’s iconic story about a flim-flam man who walks into River City, Iowa. Harold Hill starts a band to save the youth from falling into the temptation of a pool parlor. His plan to con parents into buying band instruments and uniforms for their children runs into a snag when Harold falls in love with the town librarian, Marian. Filled with familiar songs such as “76 Trombones”, this musical will have you tapping your toes and dancing in the aisles.
 
 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 | 6:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
An evening of uplifting art, music, and dance.
 
 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Based on the six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy based on Meredith Willson and Fraklin Lacey’s iconic story about a flim-flam man who walks into River City, Iowa. Harold Hill starts a band to save the youth from falling into the temptation of a pool parlor. His plan to con parents into buying band instruments and uniforms for their children runs into a snag when Harold falls in love with the town librarian, Marian. Filled with familiar songs such as “76 Trombones”, this musical will have you tapping your toes and dancing in the aisles.
 
 
Sunday, October 30, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, October 30, 2016 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Based on the six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy based on Meredith Willson and Fraklin Lacey’s iconic story about a flim-flam man who walks into River City, Iowa. Harold Hill starts a band to save the youth from falling into the temptation of a pool parlor. His plan to con parents into buying band instruments and uniforms for their children runs into a snag when Harold falls in love with the town librarian, Marian. Filled with familiar songs such as “76 Trombones”, this musical will have you tapping your toes and dancing in the aisles.
 
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