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<<  Month of November 2012    >>           Arts Events   
 
Thursday, November 1, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform at the Torrance Public Library. Copies of Mr. Fletcher's CDs will be available for purchase. The event is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Seating is limited, and is first-come, first-seated and the event is recommended for ages 12 and up. For more information, please contact the Reference Department at 310-618-5959.
 
 
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 | 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.
 
 
Friday, November 9, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 10:15 PM   
El Camino College Center for the Arts, Marsee Auditorium
Dave Grusin & Friends to perform in concert with the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra. Making a rare Los Angeles area appearance, Grusin will perform with an all-star rhythm section for the first half of the concert, followed by the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra and conductor Mitch Glickman joining Grusin to perform selections from his illustrious career. The concert closes with the world premiere of “Symphonic Captain’s Journey” by Grammy Award winning guitarist and composer Lee Ritenour. This new work is a commission of the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra and supported in part by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the SJO is comprised of Los Angeles’ finest jazz soloists and studio musicians. Since 2002, the SJO has commissioned and premiered 17 new symphonic jazz works. The orchestra has also served over 27,500 young people and their families through its Community Outreach Program, presenting free educational and family concerts, school assemblies, residencies, master classes and workshops throughout underserved areas of Los Angeles County. Friday, November 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College Center for the Arts, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506 $39.00 reserved seating; $15 student tickets available with valid ID; A very limited number of $100 VIP tickets are available which include preferred seating, post-concert VIP reception with the artists and a CD (one per couple) For Tickets: (310) 329.5345 or online at www.centerforthearts.org For more information: www.SJOmusic.org or call (310) 876-8130.
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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 | 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?
 
 
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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