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<<  Week of Sunday, February 10, 2013    >>           ALL Events   
 
Sunday, February 10, 2013 | 8:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Photo Walk with Joe & Glenda Chiang. Free! All are welcome!For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989. The Art of Digital Photography Basic Digital Photography I – Demystifying your Camera Settings **$79.00 - Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 March 6th thru March 27th ALL those buttons and dials got you mystified? This course will simplify it for you. Aperture, shutter speed and ISO made easy! Each student will receive individual attention to help them assess and improve their skills. Understand your camera and learn the essentials for creating a great image! 1. Camera settings, jpg and RAW. Explaining the need for calibrating your monitor and how it’s done. 2. Uploading and organizing images in your computer. Basic image processing (exposure and color correction). 3. * Field shoot in the Marsh (Sunday, 8:00am-12:30pm on March 24th) 4. Field shoot review - individuals images will be evaluated and suggestions given. * NOTE: NO CLASS on March 20th. Class 3 is a field shoot on Sunday, March 24th from 8:00am-12:30pm. Please bring your camera and tripod for a fun day of shooting in the Marsh.
 
 
Sunday, February 10, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM   
Torrance First Baptist Church - Gym - 2118 W. Carson St., Torrance
Community Blood Drive Your parent is going in for open-heart surgery, will there be enough blood? Your child has been in an accident and needs blood; does the hospital have the right type? Our nation's blood supply is sustained entirely by voluntary donations, yet fewer than 5% of Americans eligible to give blood do so each year. In the gift of blood . . . there is the absence of tangible immediate rewards in monetary or non-monetary forms; the absence of penalties, financial or otherwise, and the knowledge among donors that their donations are for unnamed strangers without distinctions of age, sex, medical condition, income, class, religion, or ethnic group.... The generosity displayed by blood donors, like other virtues, is learned over time. We acquire virtues first by acting, just as we do in the case of acquiring crafts...for example, by building we become builders. Take the first step to spur one another on to love and good deeds...stop by and give the gift of life that will stay in our community at Torrance First Baptist Church (tfbclife.org)/Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center (www.providence.org) Blood Drive, Sunday, February 10, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm, in the gym at 2118 W. Carson Street, Torrance. Call (310) 328-5030 for appointment…walk-ins welcomed!
 
 
Sunday, February 10, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Sunday, February 10, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
This class provides an opportunity for children to learn to paint or sharpen already acquired watercolor skills with local artist Jennifer Siegel. Watercolor paint and paper are provided. $10 per person. Ages 8+. Registration is recommended. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, February 10, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Second Sunday Science presents Dabling and Diving Ducks. Jon Ron Melin as he taks about dabbling ducks and what species visit the Madrona Marsh Preserve during this time of year. After the talk, enjoy a walk on the preserve looking for these great ducks! All are welcome! $5 per person or $10 per family. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, February 10, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Ave., Old Torrance
The Torrance Historical Society will host Tea at Two - a Valentine's Day Tea and Program at the Museum -- hats and gloves, optional. This afternoon of tea, delicious delacasies and history will include . . . - Highlights of the History of Tea by Councilwoman Emerita & Historian, Miss Maureen O’Donnell - Each table will feature a teapot from the private collection of Jamie Ruth Watson - Vintage Linen Sale from the private collection of Janet Stancliff - Opportunity to win Tea Party gift baskets Historic hankies and Valentine's will be on exhibit. Seating is limited, so reservations are required and will be taken on a first come/first serve basis. To reserve your seat, RSVP no later than Sunday, February 3rd, to the Museum - 310.328.5392. Checks (made payable to the "Torrance Historical Society") are to be mailed to: Torrance Historical Society - 1345 Post Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501. Proceeds from the fund-raiser directly benefit the Museum — archiving activities, historical discoveries, research projects, special programs, its operation and exhibits.
 
 
Sunday, February 10, 2013 | 2:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Monday, February 11, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This story and song program is for children ages 18 months to three years, and a participating caregiver. This program is free, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m.
 
 
Monday, February 11, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, February 11, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This story and song program is for children ages 18 months to three years, and a participating caregiver. This program is free, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964. This program is a repeat of the 10:15 a.m. session.
 
 
Monday, February 11, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Monday, February 11, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, February 11, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Monday, February 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Library meeting room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, February 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed in observation of Lincoln's Birthday. Outside materials returns will be open and online resources will be available.
 
 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
City Hall will be closed
 
 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
NO MEETING
 
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Whether you are an avid birder or just a beginner, you'll have fun on this walk. Search the Madrona Marsh Preserve for our local residents and seasonal visitors. Bob Shanman is a local birding expert and vibrant speaker. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
This story and song program is for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free, but the space can get crowded, so please arrive on time. Call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
The Armchair Travelers Book Group meets to read Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Are you curious about nature? Would you like to learn about the natural history of the South Bay? Invite a friend to this fun class where you will enjoy a short lecture, short stroll and light refreshments. This month's topic is Ecology. This program occurs the 2nd Wednesday of the of every month from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Visit the library for a movie. This program is recommended for school aged children and is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM   
South High School Cafeteria, 4801 Pacific Coast Hwy
7th Annual Sweet Jazz Night. Featuring performances by: Richardson Middle School Jazz Band, Calle Mayor Middle School Jazz Band and all three South High School Jazz bands. A Fundraising event to benefit South High Band programs. More details can be found at: http://southhighband.org/wp/
 
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Unified High Schools come together for a delightful evening of dance.
 
 
Thursday, February 14, 2013 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Mayhem in the AM book group meets monthly to discuss mystery and suspense. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for current selection. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Thursday, February 14, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room
Join us as we discuss great lives and times as presented in biographies and memoirs. For list of titles, please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5659.htm. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and there is no registration required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, February 14, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the Marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh, 'pot up' plants to larger containers, collect and 'clean' seeds and prune native plants in the nursery. This program occurs every Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Best for adults or college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, February 14, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Thursday, February 14, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us at the library for a program in honor of Valentine's Day. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and is intended for school aged children. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, February 14, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for a story and craft celebrating Valentine's Day. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and is recommended for school aged children. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, February 14, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
Free Storytelling, Museum visit and Art Workshop. Children ages 7-11 and an accompanying adult with the child at all times. Space is limited and registration is required. Library booklist with related topics is distributed a the end of the workshop. Participants and their parents will meet at the Torrance Art Museum
 
 
Thursday, February 14, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room
 
 
Friday, February 15, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for preschoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Best to register on Tuesday for that week's Friday Fun Program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting or other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 kids. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, February 15, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Friday, February 15, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
A little friendly and interactive competition! TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Friday, February 15, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Unified High Schools come together for a delightful evening of dance.
 
 
Friday, February 15, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Laugh non-stop as Robert Dubac ransacks his brain to answer the age-old question, “What do women want?” All while drinking a beer. Dubac has crafted a hysterical one-man multi-character show that tackles the battle of the sexes with precision and wit. With a shrug of his shoulders or a crook of his neck, Robert Dubac seamlessly transforms himself into five alter egos – each offering his own brand of misguided advice on how to straddle the gender gap. Hailed by critics and audiences alike, this show is a rare thing: a clever combination of theater and stand-up comedy that is laugh-out-loud funny, provocative, and insightful all at once. Two types of people should rush out to see this – men and women!
 
 
Saturday, February 16, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Saturday, February 16, 2013 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration Program every Saturday from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, February 16, 2013 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
A beginner's guide to birds, bird life and behavior. This month's topic is: Big voices, Little Birds - featuring House and Bewick's Wren, Western Scrub Jay, Mockingbirds, Crows and Ravens ( plus aside of Steller's Jay and Clark's Nutcracker). Each class will include a short presentation about the featured birds followed by a walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to look for them. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Classes are limited to 20 students. Ages 9+. Free! Donations accepted. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, February 16, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw beautiful animals? Do you admire those who can draw but you haven't really tried to learn yet? Well then, this class is for you. Join Lala Ragimov and discover that you can draw and can make beautiful illustration. Basic drawing and watercolor supplies provided. This workshop occurs once a month on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; dates vary. Adult and children 9+ are welcome. $10 per person. Pre-registration is recommended. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, February 16, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
View over 200 member quilts and garments on display in the Quilt Gallery and browse through the many quilting supplies from your favorite vendors. Sunday, a miniature quilt auction will take place at 1 p.m. and an opportunity quilt will be raffled off at 4 p.m.
 
 
Saturday, February 16, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the little ones for a morning of music and fun, with some of the best names in children's musical entertainment! This concert series is recommended for ages one to five, and is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. No registration is required, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, February 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Saturday, February 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
WMoF 3315 Airport Dr. Torrance
Western Museum of Flight (WMoF) Celebrity Series: Endeavour in LA; thank Kenneth Phillips Los Angeles, home to Endeavor, was one of the dozen cites vying for one of the four available retired space shuttles. Seattle and Chicago were so disappointed they asked for Congressional investigation. So how did LA get the Endeavor? Dr. Kenneth Phillips, curator for Aerospace Science at the California Science Center, was the one who headed the SoCal efforts. Dr. Phillips used his bureaucratic skills, professional knowledge, and boundless energy, to gain the preeminent position for the Center to obtain the rights to Endeavour. Ken, a longtime friend of the Western Museum of Flight, he has agreed to share with us, the history of the Space Shuttle program, as well as his personal experiences involved with the bureaucratic and financial struggle to acquire one for the people of Southern California. Join us, as Ken shares some inside information about the bureaucracy that controls these national assets. It promises to be a fascinating glimpse into a technological and political world that is usually obscured from the American public. 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, February 16, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Laugh non-stop as Robert Dubac ransacks his brain to answer the age-old question, “What do women want?” All while drinking a beer. Dubac has crafted a hysterical one-man multi-character show that tackles the battle of the sexes with precision and wit. With a shrug of his shoulders or a crook of his neck, Robert Dubac seamlessly transforms himself into five alter egos – each offering his own brand of misguided advice on how to straddle the gender gap. Hailed by critics and audiences alike, this show is a rare thing: a clever combination of theater and stand-up comedy that is laugh-out-loud funny, provocative, and insightful all at once. Two types of people should rush out to see this – men and women!
 
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