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Saturday, November 1

"As You Like It" Play Presented at El Camino College

El Camino College, Campus Theatre

16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, 90506

8:00pm

MULTIPLE SHOWS:
Nov. 1, 7, and 8 at 8 p.m.
Nov. 2 and 9 at 3 p.m.

Comic twists and turns abound in the fertile Forest of Arden, where a disguised Rosalind seeks refuge after being wrongfully banished by her uncle. William Shakespeare’s enduring romantic comedy “As You Like It” runs in the El Camino College Campus Theatre at 8 p.m. Nov. 1, 7, and 8 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9.

Matthew Talbott directs the play that highlights adventures of Rosalind as she encounters some of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters: colorful fools, witty rustics, and the handsome, lovesick Orlando. A courtship ensues in this timeless and transcendent romantic comedy.

Tickets for the performance are $15 and may be purchased online at www.centerforthearts.org, by phone at 310-329-5345 or toll-free at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. The El Camino College Campus Theatre is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.

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Thursday, November 6

Charity Screening of Daniel Baldwin's WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE, Cast Q&A and Red Carpet Party

Pepperdine University’s Elkin’s Auditorium

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 90263

5:00pm to 9:30pm

Join writer/director Daniel Baldwin at a special screening, and Q&A with cast members, of his award-winning film The Wisdom to Know the Difference. Written and directed by Baldwin, the film stars Lou Diamond Phillips; Mayra Leal; Elle LaMont , Maggie Wagner, Burton Gilliam and William “Billy” Baldwin.

Based in part on actual events, Wisdom is a story about a man’s journey to bring his sobriety full circle. ‘Bob’ (Daniel Baldwin) a former addict and convict, is asked by an old friend (Lou Diamond Phillips), to help a young woman (Mayra Leal) kick a serious drug problem by any means necessary. Despite pressure from a family member (William Baldwin) to stay on the straight and narrow, ‘Bob’ puts his own life at risk and faces tremendous dangers in order to help save a young woman’s life.

The film which is being hailed as the “best recovery film of all time” has won best picture at the Long Beach International, San Antonio, Burbank International Film Festival and Manhattan International Film Festivals, and is an official selection at the upcoming Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival and Big Apple Festival. “This film is near and dear to me,” states Daniel Baldwin, who has been sober for years. “There are millions of Americans who suffer from addiction and if we can reach just one person with this film, it would be the biggest reward ever.”

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San Pedro 1st Thursday Art Walk

Downtown San Pedro

6th Street & Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA

6:00pm

Since 1996, both locals and cruise-ship tourists from the nearby Port of Los Angeles have flocked to the area to experience San Pedro’s tight-knit artists’ community, impromptu street performances and conversation-worthy art — all classic ingredients for a great art walk. The tour's 30-odd participating galleries include contemporary and textile art.

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The Black Keys - Turn Blue World Tour

The Forum

Inglewood, 90305

8:00pm

Guitarist/singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney make up the blues rock powerhouse that is The Black Keys. The duo has come a long way from their early days recording in an Akron, Ohio, basement to their current ability to sell out tickets to a Madison Square Garden concert in just 15 minutes.
After their 2002 debut dubbed “The Big Come Up,” The Black Keys developed an underground following which they satiated with intimate tours and new releases every couple years. The 2010 unveiling of “Brothers” marked the start of their commercial success, as tracks like “Howlin’ for You” and “Tighten Up” received regular rotation on Top 40 stations nationwide. Not to mention the three Grammy Awards the group took home for Best Alternative Music Album, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Tighten Up” and Best Recording Package.

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Friday, November 7

Abbot Kinney First Fridays

Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Abbot Kinney Blvd. and California St., Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm to 10:00pm

(NOV. 7) Local merchants on or near Abbot Kinney, the thoroughfare that runs diagonally through Venice, come together every month to feature the best artists, gifts, products and music in the area. Local charities benefit as art junkies, couples and families descend on the always funky beach community. And, of course, beverages are available.

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First Fridays Long Beach

First Fridays Long Beach Art Walk

4313 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, 90807

6:30pm to 9:30pm

The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community.

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Westminster Arts Club IX

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

681 Venice Bl., Venice, 90291

7:00pm to 11:00pm

The live music/art event, Westminster Arts Club, is back in Venice Beach for it's 9th installment on Friday, November 7, 2014. Founded/Produced by local artist, Brian Pat Mylius; guitarist/composer, Michael Jost; and Co-Produced by Karen Criswell/Koncept Films, the evening is host to an exciting number of burgeoning, as well as, established talent. The event began as a way to showcase local art, and has quickly developed into a premiere event for all original music, visual and video art at the performance space, Beyond Baroque. It is Venice Beach; unplugged!

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PAINT NIGHT WITH ART EXPERIENCE STUDIOS

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, 90274

7:00pm to 9:00pm

This is an evening designed for you to eat, drink, paint and socialize with your friends. It is your "creative happy hour" after a busy day. No prior painting experience is required. We will provide step-by-step instructions, helping you turn a blank 20" x 16" canvas into a final piece of personalized art. Our DJ will play your favorite music and a selection of snacks and beverages will be provided to enhance you experience.

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