On the Scene


Theatrical circus

Mike and Dan Huling’s company, Handsome Little Devils Productions, will be performing their world famous “Squirm Burpee Circus” at the James Armstrong Theatre on Friday, Sept. 27. Come see classic Vaudeville entertainment from slapstick to jigsaw juggling. The event will start at 8 p.m. and tickets will be sold for $30 a piece. Buying three tickets in bulk will cost $27 apiece. To buy tickets in advance, visit: http://www.torrancearts.org/handsome-little-devils-present-squirm-burpee-circus/

Full of wit

3-D Theatricals presents “Funny Girl,” a story about Fanny Brice, one of the greatest comediennes of all time. “Funny Girl” is full of spectacle splendor and topped off with heart. The show will open at The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 27 and run until Sunday, September 29. There will be one performance Friday at 8 p.m., two performances Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and one performance on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $35.


Marsee Auditorium Film Night

Marsee Auditorium will be screening the film “Sailing Down to Rio on the Queen Mary 2” on Monday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. The showing is part of EC’s Discovery World Travel series. The film is narrated by Doug Jones who gives great and adventerous detail about the first voyage of the Queen Mary 2 in 2004. Admission is $7.


Art of the animal kingdom

The Long Beach Museum of Art is hosting “Museum Menagerie” from June 14 to Nov. 3. The exhibit displays art from the museum’s permanent collection that reminds viewers of their ongoing relationships with animals. Admission to the museum is $7 or $6 with a student ID, it is free to attend on Thursdays from 3 to 8 p.m. and free all day on Fridays. Long Beach Museum of Art is located at 2300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90803.

Mayans and Aztecs

The Torrance Cultural Services Division presents “Artful Days: Temples and Rituals of Mesoamerica” in the George Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive. Admission is free and the event will run 12:10 to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1. See what led the Mayans to predict the end of the world on December 2012.

Art for the next generation

The Palos Verdes Arts Center and Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education present “Encore,” an art exhibit celebrating artists who continue to influence the next generation. The exhibition will include unique works created with a wide variety of mediums. The gallery is open to the public from 10 to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The exhibit will be open untill Sept. 29 and is located at 5504 W. Crestridge, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.