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Experience, Support the Arts at 'Tasting' Event

Mar 07, 2016 04:36PM ● By Liz Spear
The joy of the artistic experience will be celebrated on Saturday, April 2 with a "Tasting of the Arts," a fundraising event for the Friends of the Redondo Beach Arts.

Held from 5:30-10 p.m. at the Woman's Club of Redondo Beach, the evening will feature a diverse mix of arts, including Theatrum Elysium, the South Bay Stories Show, culinary art, a mosaic workshop, film, music, dance, poetry, ceramics, a fiber art workshop, installation art, handmade art books, a fine art auction, door prizes, and food and wine. 

Theatrum Elysium, based in historic downtown San Pedro, brings a taste of "Cymbeline," one of William Shakespeare's lesser-known plays to the event. The TE San Pedro Rep, as the group calls itself, will stage the production in full April 23-May 15 on the U.S.S. IOWA, the first time the historic battleship has hosted a live theatrical production.

The South Bay Stories Show showcases "real people" telling "their real stories," according to Jim Mueller, presenter and producer of the 
storytelling group's last show in October in Hermosa BeachThat event, held in the Hermosa Beach Community Center, was directed by well-known South Bay director Tony Torrisi with D&M Screenplay also producing. 

Tickets for "Tasting of the Arts" are $25 per person and available online via PayPal. Anyone who purchases a ticket to this event can also become a member of FRBA at no additional charge. Membership usually costs $25 annually.

The Woman's Club of Redondo Beach is at 400 S. Broadway, Redondo Beach, and was recently restored.

The Friends of the Redondo Beach Arts, formed in 2006 to support local arts and culture, collaborates with and supports other community groups, including the Redondo Beach Art Group, largely comprised of active artists, and the City of Redondo Beach’s Public Art Commission.

FRBA also provides organizational support for 
TEDxRedondo Beach and serves as its financial  agency, according to their website.

FRBA, an independent non-profit organization with its own 501 (c) 3 designation, holds monthly members meetings, typically at the historic Morrell House, located at Dominguez Park on Flagler Lane (between 190th and Beryl streets), Redondo Beach. Membership is open to all; Guests are "welcome to bring their ideas and support for enriching Redondo Beach’s arts and cultural presence."

The cost to become an FRBA member is $25 per person and can be done online here.

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