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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Book Club meets to discuss great books. All Torrance Public Library book groups are free, and no registration is required. Please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5661.htm for titles, and call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
In November 1512, the Sistine Chapel was unveiled to the public. A young sculptor by the name of Michelangelo completed the 10,000 square foot fresco in only four years. Today, five million people annually view his magnificent work.
 
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Lower Level Study Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join this fun Romance Book club to talk about your favorite romance authors or find someone new and exciting to read. Lead by Kelly Wong, creator of FictionDB.com and Friend of the Library volunteer, the Romance in the Stacks Book Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Lower Level Study Rooms. No specific titles are selected; just bring your passion for romantic fiction and a desire to explore new authors.
 
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | Noon - 1:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Discover extraordinary new worlds, travel through space and time, journey to other dimensions as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group explores the wondrous and fantastic realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy each month. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, April 3, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
An evening discussion by City Council Members/Candidates and Mayoral Candidates on the Arts in Torrance with the public and members of the arts community.
 
 
Friday, April 4, 2014 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow beautiful, young Ariel as she longs to break out of her underwater kingdom and leave her ‘tail’ and her father, King Triton, behind to be with the handsome Prince Eric, live above the sea.
 
 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Hawthorne, Betty Ainsworth Sports Center, El Segundo Blvd. and Doty Ave. between Prairie Ave. and Doty Ave., north of El Segundo Blvd. Enter roundup from Doty Ave.
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd
Join us for an afternoon with Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, author of A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States. In 1943, Gordon hirabayashi was convicted and imprisoned for defying the curfew and mass removal of Japanese Americans on the West Coast. Drawing from his unpublished letters and diaries, Gordon's brother James and nephew Lane use Gordon's own words from this period to detail the events of Hirabayashi v. United States, the Supreme Court case that in 1943 upheld and on appeal in 1987 vacated his conviction.
 
 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow beautiful, young Ariel as she longs to break out of her underwater kingdom and leave her ‘tail’ and her father, King Triton, behind to be with the handsome Prince Eric, live above the sea.
 
 
Sunday, April 6, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, April 6, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Follow beautiful, young Ariel as she longs to break out of her underwater kingdom and leave her ‘tail’ and her father, King Triton, behind to be with the handsome Prince Eric, live above the sea.
 
 
Monday, April 7, 2014 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us each month for a discussion of a great mystery book. This book group is free and no registration is required. For titles see: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5663.htm or call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Peninsula High School presents an evening of diverse dance offerings featuring over 100 students.
 
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | 11:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
The Armchair Traveler Book Group meets to discuss great books that highlight places around the world. The meetings are free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418. For a list of upcoming titles, please see: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/25195.htm
 
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Peninsula High School presents an evening of diverse dance offerings featuring over 100 students.
 
 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join this free book club to read and discuss great mysteries. The book club is free and no registration is required, just read the book prior to the meeting. For titles see: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/14488.htm and for more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 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, April 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Peninsula High School presents an evening of diverse dance offerings featuring over 100 students.
 
 
Friday, April 11, 2014 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Now jazz singer and classic film buff Laura Ellis premieres a new show celebrating the tunes that made America fall in love with its favorite leading ladies. Her silky-voiced performance of classics like Que Sera Sera and ‘Til There Was You sparkles. It with be a fun evening with celebrity trivia, movie clips on the big screen, and veteran film and TV arranger and pianist John Rodby at the grand piano.
 
 
Sunday, April 13, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, April 13, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The grandest of grand operas and a brilliant balance of spectacular pageantry and emotional intimacy. A bitter love triangle plays itself out against a backdrop of war and cultural oppression in this compelling tale of conflicting loyalties and forbidden passion. As Aida, soprano Micaela Carosi’s “voice wasn’t only luminous; she was alive in the role…every fear, frustration and outburst of love registered in her voice, face, body” (San Jose Mercury News). Tenor Marcello Giordani plays Radames, “mustering a ringing sound and suitably ardent phrasing” in the opera’s climax (San Francisco Chronicle). “Mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick delivered a powerhouse performance as Amneris, cloaking her unstoppable dramatic fury in plush and impeccably controlled tones.” – San Francisco Chronicle. “As Amonasro, baritone Marco Vratogna emitted gorgeous, orchestra-defying sounds.” – San Francisco Classical Voice.
 
 
Friday, April 18, 2014 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Tony Bennett calls Allan “my favorite singer,” and The New York Times’ Stephen Holden raves about “the protean talent that is Allan Harris.” Allan has cultivated a global following by playing for packed audiences and receiving outstanding reviews throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, and the Far East. A three-time winner of the New York Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist,” Allan is regularly featured at the world’s great music festivals. Dinner available beginning at 6:30 p.m.
 
 
Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 8:00 AM - Noon   
Toyota Employee Parking Lot on Toyota Way between Van Ness/Western Ave., 190th St./Del Amo Blvd. Enter Toyota Way from Van Ness Ave.
Free Earth Day Events include paper shredding, recycling drop for electronics, clothing/shoes, and used oil/filters. Event held in the Toyota Employee Parking Lot on Toyota Way, Torrance, between Van Ness/Western Ave., 190th St./Del Amo Blvd. Enter Toyota Way from Van Ness.
 
 
Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Torrance Airport (3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3)
Today’s Western Museum of Flight (WMoF) Celebrity Series could certainly have a present-day, very-relevant headline: Strategic Challenges Facing the United States Air Force. The years following the terrorist September 2001 have been extraordinary change in establishment. An evolving geopolitical landscape, rapid advances in information other factors have introduced both new threats and opportunities. Reflecting on his past five years as Secretary of the Air Force, Mike Donley will outline the strategic challenges facing the nation’s air and space force and how it seeks to balance competing needs. In the middle of wartime changing security environment, inventories, and declining resources, what has the Air Force determined to be the best way forward, and why? Donley has over 35 years of experience in the national security community, including the US Senate, the White House, and the Pentagon. He has worked for five presidents and six secretaries of defense of both political parties, and stepped down in 2013 as the longest serving Secretary of the Air Force. As always, WMoF Members are free; non-members are $5, which also includes access to WMoF museum exhibits. Free parking. Support YOUR community’s unique museum and place in history: WMoF Annual Memberships (wmof.com/newmem.htm) always available. The annual membership – individual, family or business - gives you one-year unlimited FREE admission to Celebrity Lectures, Quarterly Newsletter and access to the research library (Includes Membership Card), access to Special Events and will be listed in Annual publications.
 
 
Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Tony Bennett calls Allan “my favorite singer,” and The New York Times’ Stephen Holden raves about “the protean talent that is Allan Harris.” Allan has cultivated a global following by playing for packed audiences and receiving outstanding reviews throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, and the Far East. A three-time winner of the New York Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist,” Allan is regularly featured at the world’s great music festivals. Dinner available beginning at 6:30 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, April 20, 2014 | 1:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy a special evening of karaoke and special surprises.
 
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Friday, April 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Preview sale for Friends of the Torrance Library members only (you may join at the door!). General public sale is Saturday, April 26. Great books at bargain prices, and all proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Torrance Public Library! Special items include 3 Ansel Adams books, pop music on vinyl records from the 40s and 50s, the Torah in large print, a special group of very small books, and old and unique books in the Collectors Corner. DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes also.
 
 
Friday, April 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The Filipino community of St. Margaret Mary Church will be presenting a fundraising event showcasing the musical and dancing talents of various ethnic groups, including Filipino songs and dances. This is the first show of its kind, and funds generated from this event will support the needs of the church, school, charitable goals, and the American Cancer Society.
 
 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Friends of the Torrance Library offer great hardcover books at bargain prices, with all proceeds benefiting the programs and services of the Torrance Public Library. Special items include 3 Ansel Adams books, pop music on vinyl records from the 40s and 50s, a special group of very small books, and old and unique books in the Collectors Corner. DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes also.
 
 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This hugely popular festival sponsored by the Torrance Sister City Association, 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 26, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Seventy years and two generations later, classic songs from the 1940s camp era will be brought back to life by our next generation youth as they sing songs of joy, hope, and inspiration. Join us for an afternoon of swing tunes and nostalgic songs as our younger generation pays special tribute to the Nisei generation.
 
 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Origami instructor Beverly Baudino will direct participants in making three gifts suitable for Mother's and Father's Day. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but participants must register and bring 4 dollar bills to the workshop. For more information or to register, please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This hugely popular festival sponsored by the Torrance Sister City Association, 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 27, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
over the world with a flair for showmanship and infectious energy for bubbling – from the intricate to the massive. Come see the beauty, wonder, and fun of bubbles as Casey Carle brings his amazing one-man show combining spontaneous comedy, jazz music, and brilliant bubbling to the Armstrong Theatre. Among the many featured skills are fantastic fog-filled bubble sculptures, blobs of helium-filled foam, bubble ping-pong, trapping an audience member (or two?) inside a gigantic soap bubble, and thousands of bubbles filling the stage. Amazement and amusement fro ages 5 through 95. “A true master of his craft.” Cirque du Soleil “A one-man phenomenon.” Austin Statesman “Ephemeral masterpieces out of thin soap.” Boston Globe
 
 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Asano Taiko US, 20909 S Western Ave, Torrance
LATI's Primer Week offers free taiko lessons every day! Try taiko on hand-crafted instruments from Japan, learning powerful taiko music from professional players.
 
 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
over the world with a flair for showmanship and infectious energy for bubbling – from the intricate to the massive. Come see the beauty, wonder, and fun of bubbles as Casey Carle brings his amazing one-man show combining spontaneous comedy, jazz music, and brilliant bubbling to the Armstrong Theatre. Among the many featured skills are fantastic fog-filled bubble sculptures, blobs of helium-filled foam, bubble ping-pong, trapping an audience member (or two?) inside a gigantic soap bubble, and thousands of bubbles filling the stage. Amazement and amusement fro ages 5 through 95. “A true master of his craft.” Cirque du Soleil “A one-man phenomenon.” Austin Statesman “Ephemeral masterpieces out of thin soap.” Boston Globe
 
 
Monday, April 28, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM   
Asano Taiko US, 20909 S Western Ave, Torrance
LATI's Primer Week offers free taiko lessons every day! Try taiko on hand-crafted instruments from Japan, learning powerful taiko music from professional players!
 
 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
20909 S Western Ave, Torrance CA
LATI's Primer Week offers free taiko lessons every day! Try taiko on hand-crafted instruments from Japan, learning powerful taiko music from professional players! Contact us to RSVP. We look forward to playing taiko with you!
 
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
20909 S Western Ave, Torrance CA
LATI's Primer Week offers free taiko lessons every day! Try taiko on hand-crafted instruments from Japan, learning powerful taiko music from professional players! Contact us to RSVP. We look forward to playing taiko with you!
 
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