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Thursday, November 1, 2012 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday from 3 to 7. Produce, Flowers, Arts & Crafts, Vintage & More. Food Tastings, Cooking Demos & Live Music. Happy Hour and Market specials from Downtown restaurants and shops!
 
 
Friday, November 2, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM   
Torrance Womens Club - 1422 Engracia Avenue
"Floating Through The Decades" will be a fun-filled evening to benefit the Torrance Rose Float Association which is helping to keep our hometown tradition alive, by entering the Rose Float Parade for the 59th time. A casual affair with Local entertainment, refreshments from several wonderful Local eateries, auction items and fun!!! Get your tickets now!
 
 
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 | 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM   
Claim Jumper restaurant, corners of Crenshaw and Lomita Blvds
The South Bay Scooter Club meets the first Saturday of every month for a chance to ride around the South Bay on our scooters with fellow scooter enthusiasts. Though vintage Italian scooters are preferred, all types of scooters are always welcome. Meet at Claim Jumper restaurant in Torrance at 12:30pm. Ride leaves around 1pm-ish. Different routes and end spots are chosen every month. Come out and ride!!
 
 
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 | 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.
 
 
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.
 
 
Thursday, November 8, 2012 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday from 3 to 7. Produce, Flowers, Arts & Crafts, Vintage & More. Food Tastings, Cooking Demos & Live Music. Happy Hour and Market specials from Downtown restaurants and shops!
 
 
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 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Airport, 3315 Airport Dr., Torrance
Join us to honor on this special day to honor this special group, American Veterans. This year the Western Museum of Flight (WMoF) and the Brannan Family Foundation recalls and pays tribute to those veterans of the baby boomer war, Vietnam and all of Southeast Asia conflicts. This WMoF event will be longer than usual with scheduled events covering the four hours, 11AM till 3PM. At 11AM, the Huey, UH-1, on loan from the Wings & Rotors Air Museum, will be on display. A special exhibit will highlight the L-19 Birddog. The Birddog was the Army’s first plane … after the Army and Air force were split into two separate services (1947). The Birddog’s mission was to find the enemy and orbit overhead until artillery could be brought to bear on the enemy ala in the manner of a bird dog (gun dog) used by game hunters. During the decade of the 50’s, Cessna delivered 3,241 Birddogs to the Army. At noon, you’ll hear firsthand accounts of heroic combat search and rescue forces (CSAR) missions from Ben Williams, Lt. Col., USMC. Related books on sale with authors present to discuss and sign their works As always, WMOF Members are free; non-members are $5, which also includes access to WMOF museum exhibits. Free parking. BTW, a WMoF membership (wmof.com/newmem.htm) can be yours for as little as $50 annually giving you one-year unlimited FREE admission to the WMoF museum, all the Celebrity Series Lectures, Quarterly Newsletters, access to the research library and access to Special Events.
 
 
Saturday, November 10, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North Ameria is the first graphic novel to tell their story, based on historical documents and interviews with elders, this is a vivid history of the Chinese in their search for "Gold Mountain" (the Chinese colloquialism for North America) as seen through the eyes of the Wong family. They traverse the challenges of surviving and thriving in their adopted homeland with hope and determination, creating a poignant immigrant's legacy for their sons and daughters.
 
 
Saturday, November 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Marriott Torrance Southbay
A fund-raising event to benefit the families of Special Operations Personnel who are killed or severely injured in the line of duty. Welcome hour with hosted bar, Hors d'oeuvres. Plated Dinner Special Operations Warrior Foundation Charity Presentation, Distinguished Speakers and Honored Military Heroes. Live Music & Dancing from Local Favorites Bands! Operation Warrior Junction dedicates the full force of our personal efforts and resources to providing emergency first response financial, psychological and emotional assistance to Special Operators surviving the chaos of combat and their families who must care for them forever 100% net proceeds to be donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF)
 
 
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.
 
 
Thursday, November 15, 2012 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday from 3 to 7. Produce, Flowers, Arts & Crafts, Vintage & More. Food Tastings, Cooking Demos & Live Music. Happy Hour and Market specials from Downtown restaurants and shops!
 
 
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   
TorrancCultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive Torrance, CA 90503
Over 75 local independent craftsmen will be selling their handmade items. Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts at this two-day event. Make this holiday extra special with handcrafted gifts from talented independent artists... crochet and knitted fashions, home goods, wallets and handbags, fashion accessories, ceramics, bath and body goodies, papercrafts, jewelry, fused glassware, holiday ornaments, toys. Check out our Opportunity Drawing and Make It and Take It table for the kids. Proceeds from this event provide scholarships to graduating seniors in the Torrance Unified School District. Like us on Facebook at Torrance Craftsmens Guild.
 
 
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 | 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 | 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.
 
 
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.
 
 
Thursday, November 22, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave. Torrance
Over 175 vendors set up in the streets of Historic Downtown Torrance on Sartori, El Prado & Marcelina, right off of Torrance Blvd. from 8 am to 3 pm, FREE Admission & Parking. In addition to the vintage sellers there are many antique & specialty shops open as well as great restaurants, sports bars, bakery and market. This year , the Antique Street Faire will celebrate 14 years in downtown Torrance!
 
 
Thursday, November 22, 2012 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday from 3 to 7. Produce, Flowers, Arts & Crafts, Vintage & More. Food Tastings, Cooking Demos & Live Music. Happy Hour and Market specials from Downtown restaurants and shops!
 
 
Sunday, November 25, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance
Over 175 sellers set up in the streets of historical downtown Torrance. Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Vintage Clothes, Jewelry, Toys, Tools, LP's, Arts & Crafts, Home Decor and more...all on sale at bargain prices! Also, have that vintage heirloom or recent treasure appraised by Dave Brownlee and crew at the Appraisal Tent, only $3.00 per item.
 
 
Thursday, November 29, 2012 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday from 3 to 7. Produce, Flowers, Arts & Crafts, Vintage & More. Food Tastings, Cooking Demos & Live Music. Happy Hour and Market specials from Downtown restaurants and shops!
 
 
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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