By Sandy Gerety
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LA Waterfront Movie Night: The animated adventure, “The Book of Life,” about a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at two locations: Wilmington Waterfront Park, 1004 W. C St., Wilmington; Downtown Harbor San Pedro, 504 S. Harbor Blvd. Free. www.lawaterfront.org.
Carson Country Western Fair: Nonstop live country music, line dancing, western riders, petting zoo, carnival rides, boxing exhibition, horse show, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 17. Dominguez Park, 21330 Santa Fe Ave., Carson. 310-549-3962.
Autumn Sea Fair: Variety of ocean-related activities, including face painting, a search for buried treasure, origami, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro; free; 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Late Nite Catechism 3: In “‘Til Death Do Us Part,” Sister gives lessons in marriage, last rites and more, 8 p.m. Saturday. Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Palos Verdes Peninsula. $48-$58; 310-544-0403. www.palosverdesperformingarts.com
Comedy show: Gabe Abelson, Anita Milner, Marty Ross highlight Bonnie Barchichat’s Senior Comedy Afternoons “Howl-O-Ween” comedy show and luncheon, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 18. DoubleTree Penthouse Ballroom, 21333 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance. $60; show only $25. 714-914-2565, www.seniorcomedyafternoons.com
90th birthday party: For Old Los Angeles Fire Department Fireboat No. 2, the Ralph J. Scott, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17. Cake, refreshments, fireboat history. Berth 86, San Pedro. http://www.lafdmuseum.org/
Nature walk: Los Serenos Docents guided tour of the switchback trail to the beach, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 17. Park to the left of the Trump Clubhouse, in the public lot at the end of One Trump National Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. Free. 310-377-5370, www.losserenos.org
Whale watching: Eco tour and ocean adventure in the Santa Monica Bay aboard the 65’ Matt Walsh, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 17. Dock 52, 13552 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey. Limited to first 80 people to register. $40/adults, $20/kids under 12. http://greaterla.hdsa.org/
El Cabaret Flamenco: Live performance from a variety of Flamenco dancers, 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Grand Annex , 434 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. $25-$40 at Sarah@SarahParra.com. 562-761-1618, www.Esenciaflamenca.com
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale: Just Desserts “Getting to Know You” concert featuring music and sweet treats, 7 p.m. Oct. 18. James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. $22.50. 310-781-7171, www.lcmasterchorale.com
Scary concert: Peninsula Symphonic Winds perform “March of the Trolls,” “Flight of the Vampire,” and a medley of John Williams’ scariest and most ominous melodies, 3 p.m. Oct. 18. Rolling Hills Community Church Community Center, 735 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. $10/adults; children 12 and under free with adult. 310-200-5482, 310-541-7193, www.palosverdes.com/peninsulawinds
Power of Art: Tenth anniversary of “Power of Art,” showcasing the works of the best artists in Redondo Beach. 303 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. Gala reception kicks off event from 6-10 tonight; 11 a.m-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Complete schedule at www.rbag.org
Parish fair: 45th annual American Martyrs Parish Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18. American Martyrs Church, 624 15th St. in Manhattan Beach. Silent auction, wine tasting, food, drawing for a 2015 Volkswagen convertible Beetle, haunted house and entertainment. 310-545-5651, americanmartyrs.org.
Weekend events: Autumn Sea Fair and Just Desserts concert among things to do in the South Bay