Published February 21, 2008

Sterling Silver Rose (2007), by Sari Staggs, is among the works in the ten-person group show, Manhattan Beach Revisited II, on display through March 13 at the Creative Arts Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd., MB. Call (310) 802-5440 or go to

Brian Sisson and his trio (Dan Malouin on bass and Ronnie Ciago on drums) perform at 9 p.m. on Friday at Grog, 514 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. (310) 376-7765.

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to neck with a porcupine, here’s your chance. Alexandra Chaney’s Repel: Aprilophobia is among the more creative pieces in Wearable Expressions, opening Friday with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Cheri Reckers’ Velvet Coat, also pictured, is in the show as well. Through April 20. Call (310) 541-2479 or go to

Quiet, a raku fired tea bowl by M.C. Armstrong, is among the works in Form and Atmosphere, on view through March 30 at The Artists’ Studio Gallery in The Village, 627 Silver Spur Road, 300C, in Rolling Hills Estates. Photographs by Mark Tanner and paintings and photography by Pauline Falstrom are also on display. Reception this Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Call (310) 265-2592.

Elizabeth Bishop, James Johnson, and Bonaventura Bottone star in Viktor Ullmann’s The Broken Jug, part of an LA Opera double bill, with Alexander Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf, through March 8 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Tickets, $20 to $238. Photo by Robert Millard. The works are reviewed in this issue. (213) 972-8001 or go to

La Geisha Kiyoka, Tokyo (1935) is among the sublime pleasures of Rainbow Colors: The Woodblock Prints of Paul Jacoulet, on display through March 30 at the Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. (626) 449-2742 or go to

Riders in the Sky present Riders Radio Theater… On the Road! at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Cerritos Center, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Tickets, $51 to $27.50. Call (562) 467-8818 or go to

Babelesque, the new production from the Bellydance Superstars, sashays into the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at 8 p.m. tomorrow. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets, $23 to $52. Call (714) 556-2787 or go to The group also shakes it up a bit at 8 p.m. on Saturday in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, in Pasadena. Tickets, $30, $25, $20 (and $10 for juniors). Call (888) 222-5832.