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Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
Aon Center 707 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017
What is the Fight For Air Climb? A vertical challenge to raise funds and awareness for the American Lung Association in California. Fundraisers climb from the ground floor to the roof top of the Aon Center, the 2nd tallest building in Los Angeles, conquering nearly 1,400 stairs (63 floors) in the Fight For Air. After the climb, enjoy refreshments, massages, team photos, music, food trucks, a beer garden and awards. Join close to a 1,000 climbers of all ages and athletic levels in support of improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
 
 
Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 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, April 6, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Elegant, sensual, and captivating, this company melds ancient Chinese forms with modern dance in an artistic and inventive marriage of styles to reveal the strength, beauty, and complexity of the Chinese woman. Experience a dazzling journey of contrasts, from ancient Chinese dynasties to remote regional cultures, from the elegance of court dances to the dynamic brilliance of contemporary ribbon dancing.
 
 
Sunday, April 7, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of traditional Indian dance.
 
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 12-14 to spend Spring Break at Spring Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games and walking field trips with other teens your age. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Teen Camp are $135 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 12-14 to spend Spring Break at Spring Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games and walking field trips with other teens your age. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Teen Camp are $135 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Artists in Northern Europe developed a style different from their neighbors to the south. Learn why these differences may have come about as we discuss the Limbourg Brothers, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Bosch, Brueghel, and other artists of the era.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 12-14 to spend Spring Break at Spring Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games and walking field trips with other teens your age. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Teen Camp are $135 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Artists in Northern Europe developed a style different from their neighbors to the south. Learn why these differences may have come about as we discuss the Limbourg Brothers, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Bosch, Brueghel, and other artists of the era.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 12-14 to spend Spring Break at Spring Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games and walking field trips with other teens your age. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Teen Camp are $135 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is celebrating Earth Day all month with a free children's craft activity & Repurposing Contest. Also live cooking demos by Chef Shafer at 5:30 & 6:30, visits from Disney Princesses, DJ Ozzie, Antique Appraisals and shop local from 25 Arts & Crafts and Vintage Sellers. For a complete schedule of special events planned every Thursday, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/downtowntorrancemarketplace FREE Parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo.
 
 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Artists in Northern Europe developed a style different from their neighbors to the south. Learn why these differences may have come about as we discuss the Limbourg Brothers, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Bosch, Brueghel, and other artists of the era.
 
 
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM   
Greenwood Park-1520 Greenwood Avenue. Torrance CA 90503
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites participants ages 12-14 to spend Spring Break at Spring Teen Camp where you will enjoy indoor crafts, games and walking field trips with other teens your age. Monday, April 8, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees for Spring Teen Camp are $135 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Camp t-shirts are $7 and must be worn on field trips. Extended care available for an additional fee. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed alternating Fridays. For more information, please call (310) 618-2930.
 
 
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of Cirque entertainment that is fun for the entire family. See aerial silks, hoop, Chinese poles, cry wheel, tight-wire, contortion, acrobatics, hip hop dancing and much more! Featuring Dream World Cirque, this evening is a magical journey filled with colorful characters who laugh, dance, flip, fly, play and love.
 
 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come travel and explore the lives of well known American composers and their songs which have remained a part of the American music foundation for decades performed at the Torrance Civic Chorale’s annual spring concert.
 
 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This music competition by young classical musicians will be exciting and entertaining.
 
 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is celebrating Earth Day all month with a free children's craft activity & Repurposing Contest. Also live cooking demos by Chef Shafer at 5:30 & 6:30, visits from Disney Princesses, DJ Ozzie, Antique Appraisals and shop local from 25 Arts & Crafts and Vintage Sellers. For a complete schedule of special events planned every Thursday, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/downtowntorrancemarketplace FREE Parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo.
 
 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Downtown Torrance Plaza, Buffalo Fire Department
The Torrance Advantage Awards was created to recognize Torrance businesses that have developed innovative economic development strategies which have significantly affected the City of Torrance. The 6th annual Torrance Advantage Awards will recognize business achievements made in the year 2012. The four categories businesses can apply to include: • People to People Award • Enriching the Community Award • Quality of Life Community Investor Award • Long-Term Investor Award
 
 
Friday, April 19, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow the excitement of Sweet Water, Ohio when a rock ‘n roll sensation visits the town to kiss a lucky high school student before he heads off to the army.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
Torrance Courthouse parking lot, 825 Maple Avenue
Free Recycling Drop Off for: Electronics (benefits Madrona Marsh), Shoes and Clothing (benefits TUSD), Used oil and filters (exchange up to 2 filters for $5 coupons, while supplies last) Paper shredding and mulch give-away (while supplies last) Visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/PublicWorks for more information
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Western Museum of Flight (3315 Airport Dr. Torrance)
Before the video game, before the Bruce Willis movie there was an Armageddon. Specifically, the fighters of Armageddon. An elite, specially trained force of fighter pilots capable and prepared to detonate tactical nuclear weapons deep inside Soviet-held territory. The pilots who could penetrate deep into enemy territory, evade air defenses and deliver weapons precisely on target. Pilots with the iron resolve should the chilling order come down from National Command Authority to quickly man his aircraft, fly to his target without hesitation. The adversary had to know, with absolute certainty, that if they took the fatal step of starting World War III, the retaliation wrought upon them would be swift, certain, and devastating. The Western Museum of Flight (WMoF) WMoF Celebrity Series presents one of these exceptional war fighters Lieutenant Colonel Don Oldis. He and fellow pilots knew every day they might be called upon to fly what amounted to a suicide mission yet he and his comrades stood ready, held that vital front line, and, in retrospect, provided the deterrence that finally proved to be both effective and victorious. So join us, while Lt. Col. Oldis shares some stories from that historic era, as well as his experiences as a combat pilot in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. As always, WMoF Members are free; non-members are $5, which also includes access to WMoF museum exhibits. Free parking. Enjoy the Celebrity Series? Why not support the WMoF with an annual membership (wmof.com/newmem.htm). The annual membership gives 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, April 20, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This hugely popular festival features performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops of Japanese dance, music, martial arts, flower arranging, calligraphy, a tea ceremony, and more! A variety of Japanese foods will tantalize your taste buds and there will be games for the children to enjoy. Don’t miss this fun-filled family event.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow the excitement of Sweet Water, Ohio when a rock ‘n roll sensation visits the town to kiss a lucky high school student before he heads off to the army.
 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow the excitement of Sweet Water, Ohio when a rock ‘n roll sensation visits the town to kiss a lucky high school student before he heads off to the army.
 
 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This hugely popular festival features performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops of Japanese dance, music, martial arts, flower arranging, calligraphy, a tea ceremony, and more! A variety of Japanese foods will tantalize your taste buds and there will be games for the children to enjoy. Don’t miss this fun-filled family event.
 
 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 1:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of Japanese popular songs sung by amateur karaoke singers from local lounges in the area.
 
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Gina Oh, a Los Angeles weather girl on a local network affiliate, gets a big break to cover a live news event. From the seat of a helicopter, she witnesses the outbreak of violence following the Rodney King verdict. What she discovers surprises even her. This stage reading is sponsored by the Torrance City Council and the Torrance Historical Society & Museum.
 
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy this performance from 9th through 12th graders as they present jazz, ballet, hip hop, Latin, contemporary, lyrical, and other popular styles of dance.
 
 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is celebrating Earth Day all month with a free children's craft activity & Repurposing Contest. Also live cooking demos by Chef Shafer at 5:30 & 6:30, visits from Disney Princesses, DJ Ozzie, Antique Appraisals and shop local from 25 Arts & Crafts and Vintage Sellers. For a complete schedule of special events planned every Thursday, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/downtowntorrancemarketplace FREE Parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo.
 
 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy this performance from 9th through 12th graders as they present jazz, ballet, hip hop, Latin, contemporary, lyrical, and other popular styles of dance.
 
 
Friday, April 26, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Torrance Antique Street Faire is held on the 4th Sunday of every month in historic downtown Torrance. Over 200 sellers set up in the streets with antiques, collectibles, furniture, vintage clothes, jewelry, toys, tools, pottery, arts & crafts, home decor and more...all on sale at bargain prices! Antique appraisals available. All the downtown restaurants, bars, bakery & market are open as well as antique and specialty shops.
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance-South Bay YMCA
Get a Jump on Summer! Come to the Torrance-South Bay YMCA for a free event for the community. There will many fun activities for the children and families. The event is from 9-1pm. Check out your YMCA - that is open to everyone!
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This annual event showcases over fifty exhibitors, live entertainment, and hands-on activities for the whole family. A wide array of products and services for parents and children will also be on display.
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
A rock musical that takes you back to the disco era and one of the top best pop bands in history, ABBA. Abbamania features nine musicians and singers performing the hits of this iconic group, complete with all the costume changes, choreography, a live band, back-up singers and a big studio sound.
 
 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The downtown Torrance Antique Street Faire is held on the 4th Sunday of every month in historic downtown Torrance. Over 200 sellers set up in the streets with antiques, collectibles, furniture, vintage clothes, jewelry, pottery, arts & crafts, home decor and more...all on sale at bargain prices! There are also many antique and specialty shops open and lots of great restaurants, bakery, market and sports bars. Antique appraisals by Dave Brownlee and crew and music provided by DJ Ozzie. 8 am to 3 pm. Free admission & parking, pets welcome.
 
 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Like a lavish three-course dinner, this trio of one-acts is “smartly directed by James Robinson and conducted with sweeping lyricism by Patrick Summers” (San Francisco Chronicle). Soprano Patricia Racette tackles all three soprano rolls. “Racette modulated the quality and tone of her radiant, muscular sound accordingly. The title role in Suor Angelica is the real soprano showcase, a virtuoso exercise in both soaring vocalism and emotional specificity, and Racette rose superbly to the challenge” (SFC). (2 hours 49 minutes; two intermissions)
 
 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Like a lavish three-course dinner, this trio of one-acts is “smartly directed by James Robinson and conducted with sweeping lyricism by Patrick Summers” (San Francisco Chronicle). Soprano Patricia Racette tackles all three soprano rolls. “Racette modulated the quality and tone of her radiant, muscular sound accordingly. The title role in Suor Angelica is the real soprano showcase, a virtuoso exercise in both soaring vocalism and emotional specificity, and Racette rose superbly to the challenge” (SFC). (2 hours 49 minutes; two intermissions)
 
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