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Friday, November 2, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
A pioneer in rock/jazz fusion, Tim Weisberg has sold more than 5 million albums, played some of the largest venues in the world, and collaborated with gifted singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg. Tim’s incredible career includes 20 albums with the biggest record labels in the country and his bands have been known as a proving ground for the likes of David Benoit, Art Johnson, and Chuck Alvarez.
 
 
Saturday, November 3, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Ken Miller Auditorium [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
This year the Lace Exchange will be replaced by a display of lace butterflies to be donated to the Butterfly Project. In an effort to remember the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million butterflies for a touring display.
 
 
Saturday, November 3, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
A pioneer in rock/jazz fusion, Tim Weisberg has sold more than 5 million albums, played some of the largest venues in the world, and collaborated with gifted singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg. Tim’s incredible career includes 20 albums with the biggest record labels in the country and his bands have been known as a proving ground for the likes of David Benoit, Art Johnson, and Chuck Alvarez.
 
 
Sunday, November 4, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This years’ festival will include demonstrations of spinning, dyeing, knitting, and braiding yarn along with a fashion show at 2 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, November 4, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, November 4, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
One of the world’s most beloved and dramatic operas, this is a classic tale of colliding hearts and cultures set in 19th century Japan. Internationally acclaimed soprano Patricia Racette is a geisha tragically torn between two worlds and forced to make the ultimate sacrifice to retain her honor. Company Music Director Donald Runnicles conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this stirring production featuring some of Puccini’s most popular music. “A compelling and almost breathlessly taut rendition of this timeless tragedy. Patricia Racette’s portrayal is an incendiary performance.” San Francisco Chronicle Two hours 40 minutes with one intermission.
 
 
Sunday, November 4, 2012 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
One of the world’s most beloved and dramatic operas, this is a classic tale of colliding hearts and cultures set in 19th century Japan. Internationally acclaimed soprano Patricia Racette is a geisha tragically torn between two worlds and forced to make the ultimate sacrifice to retain her honor. Company Music Director Donald Runnicles conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this stirring production featuring some of Puccini’s most popular music. “A compelling and almost breathlessly taut rendition of this timeless tragedy. Patricia Racette’s portrayal is an incendiary performance.” San Francisco Chronicle Two hours 40 minutes with one intermission.
 
 
Monday, November 5, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Walteria Library.
 
 
Monday, November 5, 2012 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children ages 2 and up and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this storytime! Open to the whole family, it is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the North Torrance Library.
 
 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month. For more information please call the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the North Torrance Library.
 
 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Southeast Library.
 
 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Michelangelo insisted he was first a sculptor, but as we look at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel we see the work of a brilliant painter. We will focus on this artistic genius.
 
 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children ages 2 and up and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this storytime! Open to the whole family, it is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Saturday, November 10, 2012 | 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Find that one-of-a-kind gift item for the holidays, all hand-crafted by senior citizens at this annual faire hosted by the Bartlett Senior Center.
 
 
Saturday, November 10, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
School-aged children are invited to join us for a story and craft celebrating the Thanksgiving season. This program is free, and no registration is required - generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Sunday, November 11, 2012 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for Veterans' Day. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources and renewals will be available.
 
 
Sunday, November 11, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
It has been a tradition for Sakura Chorus to have an anniversary concert every five years to show how they have grown and to showcase what they have learned.
 
 
Monday, November 12, 2012 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for Veterans' Day. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources and renewals will be available.
 
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the North Torrance Library.
 
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
This storytime is open to the whole family, and is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Southeast Library.
 
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children ages 2 and up and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this storytime! Open to the whole family, it is free with no registration required. Torrance Public Library storytimes are designed for individual families and cannot accommodate organized groups. For information on arranging a group or class visit to the Library, please contact the Youth Services Department.
 
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | 3:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
An inflatable extravaganza of vaudevillian entertainment featuring the human cartoon that is Buster Balloon! This program is free, intended for school-aged children, and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, November 15, 2012 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
School-aged children are invited to the Walteria Library for fall stories and a wreath craft. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Friday, November 16, 2012 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Janet Mitsui Brown shares her book Thanksgiving at Obaachan's and a fun craft to put us in a festive mood. Join us at the Library for fun, fabulous, and free activities. All are recommended for school aged children, and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, November 16, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Sultry chanteuse Lavay Smith is internationally recognized as the queen of classic jazz and blues in the authentic style of the 1940s and the 1950s. Her voice evokes a sensuous era of glamorous Jazz divas and sexy pinups, adding a modern, feminist twist. Whether singing her own songs or drawing on a large repertoire of classics, Lavay and her all-star eight-piece band sizzle.
 
 
Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come to this annual event and find handcrafted treasures, “make it and take it” craft tables for kids, door prizes, food booths, and an opportunity drawing.
 
 
Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the little ones, ages 1 - 5, for a morning of songs and fun with some of the best children's musicians in the area. The program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department for more information.
 
 
Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Using stories submitted by children, the Story Pirates create outlandish sketches and mini-musicals that leave kids and parents howling. Whether it’s following the adventures of a superhero baby or reminiscing about disposable rain ponchos at a baseball game, the songs and stories explode with energy.
 
 
Sunday, November 18, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come to this annual event and find handcrafted treasures, “make it and take it” craft tables for kids, door prizes, food booths, and an opportunity drawing.
 
 
Sunday, November 18, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, November 18, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This madcap musical romp featuring favorite show tunes and a crazy cast of characters with special guests, Disneyland’s famous Billy Hill & The Hillbillies plus those four men of harmony The Velvet Frogs and a Genie in training. What could possibly go wrong?
 
 
Monday, November 19, 2012 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
Ken Miller Auditorium [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Didn’t get your flu shot? Have no fear and come down to the Community Flu Clinic. You will be glad you did.
 
 
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM   
Ken Miller Auditorium [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
The City of Torrance invites the entire family to participate in the Annual Harry Sutter Memorial Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Fun Run. This three mile fun run will begin at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. After the run, there will be a spectacular post run prize drawing for mountain bikes, dinner vouchers, gym memberships and many other outstanding prizes. All registered participants will receive a commemorative Turkey Trot shirt.
 
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | 6:00 PM   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries will close at 6:00 p.m. for the Thanksgiving holiday. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources and renewals will be available.
 
 
Thursday, November 22, 2012 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for Thanksgiving. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources and renewals will be available.
 
 
Friday, November 23, 2012 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for Thanksgiving. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources and renewals will be available.
 
 
Saturday, November 24, 2012 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for Thanksgiving. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources and renewals will be available.
 
 
Sunday, November 25, 2012 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for Thanksgiving. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources and renewals will be available.
 
 
Friday, November 30, 2012 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The 1843 classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is put to music in this holiday classic. Watch Ebenezer Scrooge have the experience of a lifetime one Christmas Eve after the ghost of Jacob Marley (his former partner) visits him along with the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
 
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