Spring is the time for events that signal a return to warmer weather. Several area activities and venues are sure to get you out to enjoy the weather and the culture of the south bay area.
Music lovers also won’t want to miss The Corelli Ensemble’s spring concert. Features in “Fruhlingskonzert” are Baroque music by: Fasch, Telemann, J.G. Graun, and J.S. Bach. This benefit concert for the homeless will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church, 17910 S. Prairie Ave., Torrance, CA 90504. For details call 310-544-7745, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit: facebook.com/thecorelliensemble. Mark April 9 on your calendar for this free concert.
If you are an ABBA fan, set aside April 26 for the 8 p.m. concert at The Norris Theatre is located at 27570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates. Abba Fab. tribute band harkens back to the early fame of this Swedish group with hits like: "Dancing Queen," "SOS," "Take a Chance on Me," "Waterloo," and "Mamma Mia". Concert tickets are $48 to $58available at the box office at (310) 544-0403, ext. 221, or online at: www.palosverdesperformingarts.com.
Art enthusiasts should also check out two South Bay locales. Dane Capo’s vibrant colors are very striking. Diagnosed with a form of epilepsy at 10 months old and autism at the age of 5, Capo’s artistic expression takes many forms.
Art Life Gallery at 1217 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach has art exhibits, art workshops, demonstrations and seminars seven days a week. For more information call (310) 938-2511 or email: ARTLIFESOUTHBAY@YMAIL.COM.
If you are enthusiastic about vintage films then check out the South Bay Film Society, Randy Berler, a retired Redondo Beach planning director, is fanatical about cinema. His enthusiasm is so great that he has singlehandedly created the rotating roster of movies shown at the Rolling Hills AMC theatre in Torrance. See what is offered in foreign, independent, and art house films, as well as classic Hollywood blockbusters.
One of the great benefits living in the South Bay area is that there are always a large number of events, concerts, or art festivals happening at any given time. Some are major events sponsored by communities, while others are simple showings at an “out of the way” location. You may want to try a link such as this to keep on top of all the advertised art happenings in the area: http://festivalnet.com/art_fairs.html/California-art-fairs
Also, you could make your own art festival and use a weekend as an excuse to visit some of the local art galleries to see what local artists have in store for the general public. To make your own art festival, simply go for a drive and stop at any gallery that you pass on the road. You may find this to be one of the most convenient ways to find new art.