Heal the Bay is sponsoring a Manhattan Beach cleanup Saturday that ends with having some beer, Heal the Bay IPA to be exact.
Heal the Bay is sponsoring a Manhattan Beach cleanup Saturday that ends with having some beer, Heal the Bay IPA to be exact. (AP File Photo)

FRIDAY

When the Past Comes Back: Play by Mildred Dumas about a reunion of sorority sisters 30 years after graduation, the purpose of which is known only to the hostess; opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and continues at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Inglewood Center for Spiritual Living, 525 N. Market St., Inglewood; tickets $22/$16; 310-412-4027 or Rochelle Williams Events.

"A Summer With the Ladies" Art Exhibit: 608 North Gallery; works by nine artists featuring abstract art, paintings, photographic images, collages, and scratch art; opening reception 6-10 p.m. Friday, on view through July 14. Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Peter Tork (of Monkees fame) and Shoe Suede Blues will perform at the Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival this weekend.
Peter Tork (of Monkees fame) and Shoe Suede Blues will perform at the Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival this weekend. (Photo used by permission)
Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 608 N. Francisca Ave., Redondo Beach; 310-376-5777; 608 North.

Bye Bye Birdie: The Belasco Theatre Company, a nonprofit youth performing arts organization, will produce this American musical comedy classic. Hermosa Beach Playhouse, 710 Pier Ave. Tickets are $17 or $15 for children under 12. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and continues 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through July 2. Information: 310-379-4208, belasco.org.

Much Ado About Nothing: Classic Shakespeare comedy. Tickets are $20. Manhattan Beach Community Church Theater, Community Hall, 303 S. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach. Opens at 8 p.m. Friday and continues at 8 p.m. Saturday, and June 28 and 29 and at 2 p.m. this Sunday. Reservations: mbcctheater@yahoo.com or 310-379-3139.

All Quiet on the Western Front: Academy Award-winning World War I film from 1930, 8:15 p.m. Friday , 2:30 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo; tickets $10/$8, cash or check only; 310-322-2592; Old Town Music Hall.

Bonsai Demonstration: Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai will have a bonsai demonstration with Manuel Martinez. Ken Nakaoka Community Center, 1670 W. 162nd St., Gardena. 7 p.m. Friday. Go to daiichibonsaikai.wordpress.com.

Decision on Stage: A play to entertain and to make you think, presented by Genesis Harvest Ministry and Nu Vision Production. James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $35. 310-781-7171; James Armstrong Theatre.

Heal the Bay will sponsor a beach cleaning in Manhattan Beach Saturday, followed by a beer tasting of craft beer.
Heal the Bay will sponsor a beach cleaning in Manhattan Beach Saturday, followed by a beer tasting of craft beer. (AP File Photo)

SATURDAY

Heal the Bay Cleanup and Beer Tasting: On Saturday, Heal the Bay is helping to clean up Manhattan Beach before heading over to a beer tasting. Golden Road Brewing has created the brand-new Heal the Bay IPA, and it will be on draft at Simmzy's Manhattan Beach, Simmzy's Long Beach, Tin Roof Bistro and M.B. Post. $20 from every keg will be donated to Heal the Bay. The cleanup and beer tasting is from 8:30 a.m. To noon. Those interested in helping are asked to meet at Simmzy's, 229 Manhattan Beach Blvd.; Heal the Bay Check out our beer blog: | » Beer Goggles.

A soldier mugs for pictures with the Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew cheerleaders recently at the Bob Hope USO at LAX. Alpine Village will be staging a benefit
A soldier mugs for pictures with the Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew cheerleaders recently at the Bob Hope USO at LAX. Alpine Village will be staging a benefit for the USO over Fourth of July weekend. (Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer)

Macbeth: Long Beach Opera presents Ernest Bloch's version of Shakespeare's play about the Scottish general whose lust for power leads to betrayal, murder and madness, sung in English; 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, World Cruise Center, 100 Swinford Way, San Pedro. The stage is built inside the World Cruise Center at Berth 92 near the USS Iowa. Once inside, the audience is brought into a constructed space with risers on two sides and the orchestra opposite the entrance; tickets $39-$160. Sold out; call Long Beach Opera ticket services at 562-432-5934 to be placed on a wait list in case tickets become available. Long Beach Opera | Read more on the staging of 'Macbeth'

Malaga Cove Art Show and Sale: Approximately 30 artists affiliated with the Palos Verdes Art Center show and sell ceramics, jewelry and paintings, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Drive West between Via Corta and Via Chico, Palos Verdes Estates; additional dates, ; information: 310-541-2479; PV Art Center

Long Beach Bayou & Blues Festival: The festival brings both the party atmosphere and the food delicacies of a New Orleans Mardi Gras to Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach (north side of Shoreline Drive between Shoreline Village Drive and Linden Avenue). There will be a bevy of bands, including Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues, Sai Whatt Band (see the video) and the Pine Leaf Boys. Staging the event for a 27th year, the festival will be held Saturday and Sunday. Hours are 11a.m. To 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. To 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: Adults: $25/day-advance, $30/day-gate; seniors (60+) and students (18+): $20/advance, $30 at the gate; teens (ages 13-17): $15, children 12 & under are free. VIP ticket: $65, includes backstage access, seating, one meal and two drinks; 310-217-4196; Long Beach Festival.

Historic Garden Tour: Guided tour of the rancho's rose and cactus gardens, hidden grottoes and more, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, 18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez; free; reservations, 310-603-0088; Dominguez Rancho.

Speaker Series on Phineas Banning: Tim Sitton talks about Phineas Banning's role in the development of Southern California; refreshments and book signing included, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, 18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez; free; 310-603-0088; Dominguez Rancho.

Banning House Museum Lecture: Michael Sanborn, museum director, will talk about evolution of the Banning residence, including the current painting and restoration project of the Greek Revival residence. Q&A after the lecture. 401 E. M St., Wilmington. 10 a.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 for nonmembers; free for friends of Banning Museum members and children under 12. Reservations: 310-548-2005.

Dance Fest 2013: Metropolitan Ballet presentation. James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $17/$15. 310-781-7171; James Armstrong Theatre.

Health, Safety and Pet Fair: Activities include low-cost dog licensing and vaccinations, health information booths, a petting zoo, health and fitness demonstrations, entertainment and food vendors. Free except for food. Lawndale Civic Center Plaza, West 147th Street and Burin Avenue. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The following streets will be closed between 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: West 147th street between Hawthorne Boulevard and Burin Avenue; and Burin Avenue between De Oro Lane to the City Hall south parking lot. Parking available at Lucille Smith Elementary School and west side of City Hall.

Point Vicente Tour: Join docents from Los Serenos de Point Vicente for tour of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, walk through the native plant garden and along the bluff top, and access inside the 1926 lighthouse. Free. 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. 310-377-5370, LosSerenos.org.

Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo: Free trade show event featuring healthcare providers, publications, vendors and Community and Senior Services of Los Angeles County. Products, services and resources for people 50 and older. Additional activities include health screenings, a mini-job fair, games and an antique appraisal clinic. Hollywood Park Casino, Grand Ballroom, 3883 W. Century Blvd., Torrance. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. GoldenFutureSeniorExpo.com.

Amateur Radio Field Day: See how amateur radio operators get the word out during an annual international emergency simulation Saturday and Sunday. Talk to the operators and learn more about the role of amateur radio and how to get your own FCC radio license. Hands-on participation available at some locations; no experience necessary. The Los Angeles Amateur Radio Club will be at Cal State Dominguez Hills Parking Lot 1, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, from noon Saturday to noon Sunday. The South Bay Amateur Radio Club will be on the roof of the west parking structure at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, 3330 Lomita Blvd., from 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday. The United Amateur Radio Club will be at Angels Gate Park, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club will be at Ridgecrest Middle School, 28915 Northbay Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, from 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday. For additional locations, visit Radio Field Day.

Denny Seiwell Trio: 8 p.m. Saturday, Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. Eighth St., San Pedro; tickets $20; 800-403-3447; Alvas Showroom.

SUNDAY

Concerts in the Park: City of Manhattan Beach free concerts at 5 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 1 at Polliwog Park Amphitheater, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd. This week: Hyperion Outfall Serenaders (Dixieland).

Big Country: With the Burn Riffs and Midnight Lamp, 7 p.m. Sunday (doors open at 6), Saint Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach; tickets $20; 310-372-0035; Saint Rocke.

Old Torrance Walking Tours: Easy but brisk eight-block, docent-led tours; free; 1:30 p.m. Sunday, starting at Torrance Historical Museum, 1345 Post Ave.; comfortable walking shoes recommended; 310-328-5392; Torrance Historical Society

Hiroshi Harada Special Charity Show: Presented by the Himawari Karaoke Dokokai, with sales from the event donated to Tohoku "Grandma" in Rikuzen -- Takada City, Iwateken; 1 p.m. Sunday, James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance; tickets $35; 310-781-7171; James Armstrong Theatre.

Del Rey Art Walk: Fourth annual event; 15 locations featuring painting, sculpture, watercolors, multi-media, jewelry, pottery, live music and more. Map available on the Del Art Walk blog, http://delreyart.blogspot.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

ON THE STAGE

Steel Magnolias: Comedy-drama about women who share their joys and sorrows at a Louisiana beauty salon. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through July 13; also 2 p.m. July 7, 8 p.m. July 11. Little Fish Theatre, 777 S. Centre St., San Pedro. $27; $24 seniors, $20 students. 310-512-6030; Little Fish Theatre.

Bye Bye Birdie: The Belasco Theatre Company, a nonprofit youth performing arts organization, will produce this American musical comedy classic. Hermosa Beach Playhouse, 710 Pier Ave. Tickets are $17 or $15 for children under 12. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and continues 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through July 2. Information: 310-379-4208, belasco.org.

Much Ado About Nothing: Classic Shakespeare comedy. Tickets are $20. Manhattan Beach Community Church Theater, Community Hall, 303 S. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach. Opens at 8 p.m. Friday and continues at 8 p.m. Saturday, and June 28 and 29 and at 2 p.m. this Sunday. Reservations: mbcctheater@yahoo.com or 310-379-3139.

All's Well That Ends Well: Shakespeare by the Sea presents the Bard's comedy about a young woman suffering from unrequited love who schemes to win her heart's desire; 8 p.m. Saturday, June 28 and Aug. 10, Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro; check website for additional performances in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance and Rancho Palos Verdes in July and August; free; 310-217-7596; Shakespeare by the Sea.

King John: Shakespeare by the Sea presents the Bard's history play; 8 tonight, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29 and Aug. 9, Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro; check website for additional performances in Rancho Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Torrance in July; free; 310-217-7596; Shakespeare by the Sea.

BOOK EVENTS

"The Calligrapher's Daughter": Southeast Library: 23115 S. Arlington Ave., Torrance, 310-530-5044. Creative Spirit book group meets 7 p.m. fourth Thursday: "The Calligrapher's Daughter" by Eugenia Kim.

"Double Cross": The Annex: Palos Verdes Library District, 627 Silver Spur Road, Suite 210, Rolling Hills Estates, 310-377-9584, Ext. 301. Nonfiction Book Club meets 11 a.m. fourth Saturday: "Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies" by Ben Macintyre.

ONGOING

608 North: "A Summer with the Ladies" features works by nine artists dealing in abstract art, paintings, photographic images, collages, and scratch art; opening reception 6-10 p.m. Friday, on view through July 14. Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 608 N. Francisca Ave., Redondo Beach; 310-376-5777; 608 North.

ArtESMoA: "Truth," classic, modern and contemporary artworks contemplating veracity, on view until Aug. 25. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 208 Main St., El Segundo; ESMoA.

Flight Path Museum: "Now Boarding: The Architecture of Flight," computer-animated tour of the Bradley West expansion project of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport by Fentress Architects, presented in cooperation with the museum and Los Angeles World Airports; on view through Aug. 25. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles; 424-646-7284, http://www.flightpath.us

PS Zask Gallery: "Imagined Realities in New Media," works by eight artists in individual themes with digital technology in common; on view through June 26. Hours, 1-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 151, Rolling Hills Estates, 310-429-0973; PS Zask Gallery

PV Art Auction: The Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education is conducting an art auction and collectibles sale beginning at 10 a.m. Monday. The silent auction will include artwork by both local and regional artists. Pieces on auction to include: World War II posters, signed prints, (including a Salvador Dali signed etching), paintings, reproductions, plus more. A Sergio Bustamante museum piece sculpture will also be auctioned. Some collectibles for sale include frames, stretched canvas, and a few drafting table lights, plus other miscellaneous items. The auction will be held at the Palos Verdes Art Center's temporary location, Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 261, Rolling Hills Estates. Auction bidding will close at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2. Office hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The proceeds of this auction to benefit the Art Center's the educational and community programming.

Village Gallery: "Centrifugal Forces," paintings by Jody Wiggins and Norma Devinny, on view through Sunday. "Light + Energy," works by Mina Tang Kan, Jean Stephenson and Vicki Williams, opens Monday and runs through Aug. 4; opening reception 2-5 p.m. June 30 with concert by electronic guitarist Vinnie Caggiano and artist conversations with Kan and Stephenson, closing reception Aug. 4 with 3 p.m. jewelry making demonstration by Williams. Hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; 627 Silver Spur Road, Suite 300-C, Rolling Hills Estates, 310-265-2592.

COMING UP

Monday-Wednesday: Art of Dance Concert: Featuring the Christy Curtis Dance Company, 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance; tickets $22/$19/$16; 310-781-7171; The Studio Art of Dance

Tuesday: Free Zumba in the Park: The Beach Cities Health District offers a free instructor-led Zumba class at Alta Vista Park in Redondo Beach from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the park's Julia Field. To register or for information, call 310-374-3426, Ext. 110.

Wednesday: Hannah and the Dread Gazebo: Staged reading of Jiehae Park's play about a Korean-American woman who traces a package containing a suicide note back to Korea, where her grandmother recently jumped from the roof of her retirement home into the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea; 7 p.m. Wednesday, George Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance; free but reservations are required; email info@Torrancelive.us.

Wednesday: Vadeem Z Quartet: 5 p.m. Wednesday, The Lighthouse Cafe, 30 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach; 310-372-6911; The Lighthouse Cafe.

June 29 and 30: Dora the Explorer: Nickelodeon cartoon character Dora the Explorer and all her friends come to life in the interactive, musical stage show, "Dora the Explorer Live! Dora's Pirate Adventure," at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 29 and 2 p.m. June 30 at the Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Tickets $18 children, $25 adults; 310-544-0403.

Fourth of July Weekend Bash at Alpine Village: In a benefit to aid the Bob Hope USO of Greater Los Angeles, Alpine Village is bringing in food, drinks, comics and live bands Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6. Beginning at 6 p.m. July 5, the featured lineup includes Elvia, the L.A. Kings girls, Playboy Bunnies, the bench Warmers, Trashyr, Martin Rizzo and Henry Turner Jr. Featured on July 6: Stevie Mack, Latin Vibes, Apocolipstick, Shenkar, Juliette and Kid Knuckles, plus the L.A. Kings girls, Playboy Bunnies and Bench Warmers. Admission is $20 and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the USO. For reservations: 310-327-4384, Ext. 245 or email jon@alpinevillagecenter.com .