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Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM   
Chili's, 21835 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503
Join the Torrance Rose Float Association for a fundraising event to support its 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade float entry. The flyer must be presented for TRFA to benefit, and is available on the TRFA website, TorranceRoseFloat.Org under the News & Events tab.
 
 
Friday, March 3, 2017 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Under the guidance of legendary keyboardist Joel Gaines, several new artists will perform sets specifically designed for this series. Joel has toured around the world, accompanying musical giants, such as Gladys Knight, Anita Baker, Ronnie Laws, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Donna Summer, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Melba Moor, The Platters, Sister Sledge, Bobby Vinton, The Temptations, and many others. Joel will work with these new artists to make sure they give an exceptional performance for discriminating tastes.
 
 
Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Under the guidance of legendary keyboardist Joel Gaines, several new artists will perform sets specifically designed for this series. Joel has toured around the world, accompanying musical giants, such as Gladys Knight, Anita Baker, Ronnie Laws, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Donna Summer, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Melba Moor, The Platters, Sister Sledge, Bobby Vinton, The Temptations, and many others. Joel will work with these new artists to make sure they give an exceptional performance for discriminating tastes.
 
 
Sunday, March 5, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
We will review the firsthand written accounts of the explosion of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, and then view the marvelous objects and images that the lava preserved.
 
 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Join us for this brand new show with new stories from local children. Story Pirates celebrates creative writing by students from coast to coast in a loud, hilarious sketch comedy musical performed by professional improvisers and musicians. The show is based entirely on stories written by elementary school students, and part of the show is made up on the spot by the kids in the audience! Story Pirates will delight and surprise with puppets, enlivening songs and outrageous sketches, all the while motivating kids to pick up a pencil and write down their own fantastic adventures. Story topics run the gamut from kung fu ninja babies fighting crime to cats flying and tickle monsters who rule the world.
 
 
Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Auditorium [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the whole family to this special annual event and enjoy all the spaghetti you like and feel great about it later. All proceeds benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation Summer Camp for burn patients.
 
 
Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
One of the world’s most beloved and dramatic operas, Madame Butterfly is a classic tale of colliding hearts and cultures set in 19th century Japan. Internationally acclaimed soprano Patricia Racette is Cio-Cio-San, a geisha tragically torn between two worlds and forced to make the ultimate sacrifice. Company Music Director Donald Runnicles conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this stirring production that features some of Puccini’s most popular music.
 
 
Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society, 1345 Post Avenue
The League of Women Voters Torrance Area is having its 55th Birthday Celebration! It also is a celebration of Women's History month. And what better way than celebrating the ladies who started the League and had such an impact on molding and defining who we are as a city? The public (both men and women) is invited to come for cake, cookies, punch, coffee and lots of memories. There will be historic documents on display to show just how far the group has come.
 
 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Lazy Dog Cafe- 3525 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503
On Thursday, March 16 officers from the Torrance Police Department will work at The Lazy Dog Café as celebrity servers! Police officers will be accepting tips to benefit Special Olympics South Bay Athletes.
 
 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Friday, March 17, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Auditorium [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Over 40 craftsmen displaying quality handcrafted items. Join us for food, music, and fun!
 
 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance Airport 3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3 Torrance, CA 90505
In honor of March being Women’s National History Month, the Western Museum of Flight is proud to present a woman of note: Iris Critchell. A Redondo Union High School grad, Critchell went to USC and swam competitively. She got so good, Critchell became a member of the 1936 U.S. Olympic team to compete in Berlin. She held the national title in 200 breaststroke for three years. Her life at USC expanded when she was accepted into the USC’s first Civilian Pilot Training Program in 1939. After graduation, she worked as a flight instructor prior to being selected to serve her country during World War II as a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs). Following the conflict, she returned to California where she developed and taught a curriculum at USC on civilian flight for veterans returning from the war. Always competitive, Critchell raced airplanes during the 1950s. With her husband, she founded the Bates Aeronautics program at Harvey Mudd College in 1962. A long-time certified FAA Pilot Examiner, she is the recipient of several international aviation awards and is a member of the National Flight Instructors Hall of Fame. In her later years, Critchell has remained active as a lecturer, consultant and curator of the Aeronautical Library Special Collections at Harvey Mudd. Her multitude of achievements may all be considered as pioneering efforts. These pioneering women, despite being excluded from combat duty, braved many hazards and dangers inherent in the job of climbing into brand new untested mass produced aircraft, and delivering them to wherever they were needed by the fighting forces regardless of weather, fatigue or risky conditions at launch or landing sites. The WASP’s efforts were absolutely vital to America's triumph in WWII. Join us to hear this remarkable woman share some of her fascinating experiences with us from WWII and beyond.
 
 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy this annual spring concert performed by the Palos Verdes Regional Symphony Orchestra with over 100 members from South Bay communities conducted by Elmer Su.
 
 
Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This classical concert will feature Mozart’s ‘Coronation’ and Jenkins ‘Stabat Mater’.
 
 
Monday, March 20, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM   
Chado Team Room, 1303 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
Join the Torrance Rose Float Association for a fundraising event to support its 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade float entry. The flyer must be presented for TRFA to benefit, and is available on the TRFA website, TorranceRoseFloat.Org under the News & Events tab.
 
 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Friday, March 24, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This annual event includes continuous entertainment including fencing, music, drama, martial arts, hands-on activities, craft area, door prizes and a photo contest. Event includes 70 exhibitors with information on summer camps, classes, and activities for the whole family.
 
 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience is Brian Owen’s tribute to the legendary artist and includes music selections that span Gaye’s music-making career. Early solo hits like “Can I Get a Witness,” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” share space with “You’re All I Need to Get By,” and other classic duets. And any Marvin Gaye song list would be incomplete without perennial (and challenging) crowd-pleasers like “Let’s Get It On,” or “Got to Give It Up”. Soul man Brian Owens is often referred to as the “second coming of Marvin Gaye”. Owens, who has performed at the White House for First Lady Michelle Obama, dazzles audiences with performances that are full of soul and love well beyond his peers of today. His refined style combining classic soul with a slight modern touch is why audiences everywhere are calling him the new voice of American soul.
 
 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This event is a religious play about the life of Christ.
 
 
Friday, March 31, 2017 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
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