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<<  Week of Sunday, January 19, 2014    >>           ALL Events   
 
Sunday, January 19, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave (Historic Downtown Torrance)
Mild-mannered CPA Henry Perkins' life is about to turn upside down! Henry is arriving home late for his birthday dinner party, but with good reason, he has accidentally picked up a briefcase containing loads and loads of money and now his main aim in life is to emigrate and fast! Soon the house is full, resulting in a frantic game of cat and mouse, hilarious inuendo and cruelly funny turns of fate in the battle to hold on to the money.
 
 
Sunday, January 19, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Ave., Old Torrance
Talk about having an office with a window seat. For 37 years, Goodyear Blimp Pilot, John Crayton, had a bird's eye view of the South Bay and its ever-changing landscape. With a Light-than-Air license tucked under his wing, and having earned his Private Pilot's license at the Torrance Airport, he spent nearly four decades hovering above the Southland watching such events as the Olympics, World Cup Soccer, World Series, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls and Rose Parades -- all with the best seat in the house. On Sunday, January 19, John Crayton will share is memories of events, adventures and the transformation of the Southland's landscape from open fields to industrial complexes in a program entitled, "The Blimp - 37 Goodyears of Flying." Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come/first-served basis -- no reservations are required.
 
 
Monday, January 20, 2014 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, January 20, 2014 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources will be available.
 
 
Monday, January 20, 2014 | (All Day)   
City Hall
City Hall will be closed
 
 
Monday, January 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 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, January 21, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a stroll with Ron Melin and Dave Moody as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve, as well as other parks throughout the city of Torrance. This program occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of the month of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. All are welcome! Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 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 of the month of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. 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, January 21, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and play targeted to build those early literacy skills. This storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 4:30 PM   
Human Resources meeting room, 3231 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
NO MEETING
 
 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for the General Audubon Meeting held tonight at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tonight's presenter will be Mike Osborn, Supervisory Wildlife Inspector US Fish and Wildlife Service and will discuss international wildlife trade. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome! Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 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 of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 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, January 22, 2014 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! This program is aimed at 18 mos to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required - but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join this book group just for teens! This group is free but registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. To register please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
January is Science Month, and children ages 5 and up are invited to join us for a fun series of science! This program is free, sponsored by the ExxonMobil Foundation, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922
 
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Torrance City Hall, West Annex Commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 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 and college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, 90501
The Downtown Torrance Market Place is held every Thursday in downtown Torrance. 30 + sellers with arts, crafts, vintage and new merchandise, DJ Ozzie & the downtown raffle, food demos & special events, book signings, Antique Appraisals by Dave Brownlee, Karren's Krafts 4 kids - free crafting activity & $2, $4, $6 dinner & happy hour specials at local restaurants. Free parking at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo or public parking structure on Sartori.
 
 
Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are welcome to join us for creating and entertaining programs in TeenZone. Programs are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 6:00 PM   
20285 Western Avenue, Ste. 100, Torrance
 
 
Friday, January 24, 2014 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, January 24, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. This program will be offered at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., but a $5 donation is requested. 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 and 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 children. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, January 24, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Friday, January 24, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
January is Science Month, and children ages 5 and up are invited to join us for a fun series of science! This program is free, sponsored by the ExxonMobil Foundation, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, January 24, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Artist reception for Lala Ragimov's watercolor exhibit will be held tonight at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments are provided. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, January 24, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave (Historic Downtown Torrance)
Mild-mannered CPA Henry Perkins' life is about to turn upside down! Henry is arriving home late for his birthday dinner party, but with good reason, he has accidentally picked up a briefcase containing loads and loads of money and now his main aim in life is to emigrate and fast! Soon the house is full, resulting in a frantic game of cat and mouse, hilarious inuendo and cruelly funny turns of fate in the battle to hold on to the money.
 
 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 | 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, January 25, 2014 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration Program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 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 13 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, January 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Hermosa Beach, Clark Stadium, Valley Dr. between 8th and 11th Streets
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Torrance Public Library invites you to try out this exciting new service that aims to expose you to the latest technologies, featuring hands-on demonstrations. Come learn about the newest trends in technology, and participate in one-on-one conversations with our knowledgeable tech savy teens. Recommended for ages 40+ or anyone interested in learning a new skill. Space is limited. Call (310) 618-5945 to register for individual appointments on Saturdays between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm.
 
 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Take a guided tour on the Madrona Marsh Preserve and learn about the flora and fauna that live in our captivating vernal marsh. You'll see how living things interact in their habitat and learn the value of wetlands in our urban environment. This walk occurs on the 4th Saturday & 4th Sunday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All are welcome! Great for seniors. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989
 
 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2014, Reverb: music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman and runs from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. Exhibiting artists include: Tyler Adams, Steve Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam Miller, Dave Muller, Georg Nussbaumer, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton, Matt Stokes, and Mark Trayle. With 25 international artists, Reverb examines the complex relationship of music and contemporary art. Although music has always played a vital role in the inspiration and creation of many historical works of art, this exhibition takes a closer look at how current artist are using sound and music in their art production today. From actual recordings and video to sculpture and performance, these artists approach music and/or sound and incorporate it into their unique practices. Whether they are working from existing material or generating new sound, these exhibiting artists share this common auditory connection. Beyond The Ocean - art from China Exhibiting in Gallery Two at the Torrance Art Museum is Beyond the Ocean – art from China. This exhibition features new works from nine Chinese artists from Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong Province. The exhibition will be open from January 18th through March 8th, 2014. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Exhibiting artists include: Ming Bai, Guangbin Cai, Sijia Chen, Canbo He, Zhijie Qiu, Qingji Wei, Yi Wu, Jingsong Yang, and Zhengyao Zuo. Beyond the Ocean is a part of the Torrance Art Museum’s mission to provide cultural exchanges from not only the local community but the international stage as well. These artists were selected to present artworks created from a Chinese perspective. As all cultural producers from around the world strive to express their point of view, here too the exhibiting artists are given a chance to present their work to an international audience.
 
 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre (Torrance Cultural Arts Center) 3330 Civic Center Drive
Back by popular demand with a brand new show created in part by kids from Torrance! Story Pirates celebrates creative writing by students from coast to coast in a loud, hilarious musical sketch performed by professional improvisers and musicians. The show is based entirely on stories written by elementary school students, and part of the show is made up on the spot by the kids in the audience. Story Pirates will delight and surprise with puppets, enlivening songs, and outrageous sketches, all the while motivating kids to pick up a pencil and write down their own fantastic adventures. Story plots run the gamut from kung fu ninja babies fighting crime, to flying cats and tickle monsters who rule the world.
 
 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Are you interested in how feathered dinosaurs became some of the birds you see today? Did Brown Pelicans and Turkey Vultures originate from dinosaurs? Join Bob Carr for this fun and educational program and discover the relationship between dinosaurs and birds from their initial stages of development to some of the birds that fly over your homes. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable afternoon that well surely captivate all. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 | 6:00 PM   
Toyota Meeting Hall (Torrance Cultural Arts Center) 3330 Civic Center Drive
There’s gonna be a trailer park wedding and y’all are all invited. You’ll experience, firsthand, a real beautiful ceremony, a delicious trailer park dinner, dancing, wedding cake, and all the great folks from the Shady Knolls Trailer Park. You think Tony & Tina know how to throw a wedding? Well, the Italians have nothing on this group of characters.
 
 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
1316 Cabrillo Ave (Historic Downtown Torrance)
Mild-mannered CPA Henry Perkins' life is about to turn upside down! Henry is arriving home late for his birthday dinner party, but with good reason, he has accidentally picked up a briefcase containing loads and loads of money and now his main aim in life is to emigrate and fast! Soon the house is full, resulting in a frantic game of cat and mouse, hilarious inuendo and cruelly funny turns of fate in the battle to hold on to the money.
 
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