Hot Dogging

Published February 21, 2008

Friday, February 22
The Irish Rovers (they began over 40 years ago with “The Unicorn”) perform at 8 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Tickets, $35. Call (310) 781-7171.

Art moves around
“Wearable Art” – clothing, jewelry, accessories – goes on display with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes Estates. There’ll be art from 30 states and 15 countries. Also going on view: “The Woven Image,” with work by Susan McGehee, Hiroko Momii, and Susan Willen. Through April 20. Call (310) 541-2479 or go to

Pocket change
The Belasco Theatre Company presents “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at 7:30 p.m., and plays Friday and Saturday at 7:30 with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Where? The Hermosa Beach Playhouse, 710 Pier Ave. at Pacific Coast Hwy., in Hermosa Beach. Tickets, $15. Call (310) 376-1907.

Morality play, satire
“The Colored Museum,” a series of vignettes by George C. Wolfe, plays tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., with a similar schedule next weekend. It takes place in the Edison Theatre at California State University, Dominguez Hills, located at 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson. Tickets, $12 general; $10 students, seniors. (310) 243-3589.

Millions drive it daily
“Crenshaw Boulevard,” a documentary film by PV-raised Dan Wozniak, showcases the people who live, work, and use Crenshaw Boulevard. Las Candalistas is holding a benefit premiere of the film at 8 p.m. in the Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Tickets, $15. Go to or to

Saturday, February 23
Drink it up
“H2O-Where Do You Go?” is part of the Super Science Saturdays series, geared towards ages 7-12, and it’s set for 2 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. It’s billed as a musical with everything you need to know about water, from evaporation to condensation. Tickets, $10. Call (310) 781-7171.
Discuss it with others
Share your thoughts with others about Geraldine Brooks’ novel, March, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Redondo Beach Public Library, second floor conference room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., RB. (310) 318-0675 or go to

East to west
Sitarist Aloke Dasgupta, with tabla accompaniment by Sri Arnab Mukherjee, perform at 7 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall at Harbor College, 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington. The second half of the program will highlight blue ragas (Indo-jazz fusion) and Beatles songs, performed by cellist Peter Jacobson, bassist Matt Benschoten, guitarist Chris Smith, saxophonist and flautist Maurice Gainen, percussionist Christ Garsia, and with vocals by Riju Dasgupta. Tickets, $15. Call (310) 538-4341 or 489-5760.

Immigration woes
“Under Her Wing,” a play by Diane Rodriguez, gets a reading at 2 p.m. in Gallery A of Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro. Tickets, $10 ($5 members). Information, Heather Dundas at (310) 519-0936.

They had the smarts
“Sean Casey’s Inventing is Fun!” is an interactive family event taking place at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Free, just show up. (310) 377-9584 ext. 601 or go to
Hop into bed
Open auditions for South Bay Conservatory’s production of the musical “Once Upon a Mattress” (for ages 8 to 18) take place at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Palos Verdes, 28 Moccasin Lane, Rolling Hills Estates. (310) 373-4149 or go to

Sunday, February 24
Your eyes will be spinning
“The Tweaksters: Fabulous Feats of Physical Fun!” (with Regan Patno and Julia Snyder) combines acrobatic dance and artistic juggling, and there will be two performances, at 1 and 4 p.m., in the Norris Theatre, 27570 Crossfield Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Tickets, $12. Call (310) 544-0403.

Wednesday, February 27
Sixty-eight was great
“1968: Year That Rocked! Memphis,” adapted and directed by J-Powers, is the first in a new four part “Works in Progress series,” and it’s being staged at 7 p.m. in the George Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. This one traces the events and people that drew Martin Luther King, Jr. to the city overlooking the Mississippi River in March and April of 1968. The cast includes Carl Gilliard, Renard Ricks, Ian Tanza, and Bill Wolski. Tickets, $25 adults; $23 seniors, students; $20 subscribers. (310) 781-7171.

…and further afield
Friday, February 22
Armenian painter and poet
“Six Films by Sergei Paradjanov” screens at the L.A. County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. The retrospective begins tonight with perhaps his best-known work, “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” (1965), followed by “Andriesh” (1954). Tomorrow: “Ashik Kerib” (1988) and “The First Lad” (1958). Lastly, on Friday, Feb. 29, we can view “The Color of Pomegranates” (1969) and “The Legend of Suram Fortress” (1985). All programs start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $9 general; $6 students, seniors, members. (323) 857-6010.

Emerald eyes
“Tony Kenny’s Ireland” is a music, dance, and comedy extravaganza, and it plays and 8 p.m. in the Cerritos Center, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Kenny has been named Ireland’s Entertainer of the Year in 1998 and 2004. Tickets, $50 to $25. Call (562) 467-8818 or go to

Tuesday, February 26
Guilty as charged?
Richard Thomas stars in “Twelve Angry Men,” directed by Scott Ellis, through March 9 in Segerstrom Hall at the Orange County Performing Artscenter, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Performances, Tues. through Fri. at 7:30, Sat. at 2 and 7:30, and Sun. at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tonight through Feb. 28 there will be Q&A panel discussions at 9:10 p.m. Tickets, $15 to $65. Call (714) 556-2787 or go to ER