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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

September 15 – October 1, 2017

spelling-beePalos Verdes Performing Arts presents the multiple Tony Award-winning musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee from September 15 through October 1 at the Norris Theatre.

The show instantly spells F-U-N as a quirky group of adolescent overachievers (played by adult actors) go head to head with each other in a spelling bee championship, while coping with overzealous parents, teen crushes, sabotage attempts, and the trials and tribulations of puberty. The hysterically funny tale will have you rooting for the unlikeliest of heroes – the awkward, but charmingly loveable cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

Nelson’s Summer Concert Series

May 27 – September 30, 2017

Nelson's-Summer-Concert-SeriesTerranea Resort presents the Nelson’s Summer Concert Series kicking off Memorial Day Weekend and running through the last weekend in September.

On select Saturdays and Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m., guests will enjoy live music at Nelson’s cliff-side perch overlooking the deep blue. Local bands and musicians will play everything from Hawaiian Reggae to Classic Rock while the culinary team will whip up delectable creations to complete the Nelson’s experience.

Delicious food, fabulous music, incomparable vistas – summer is here and this is how it begins.

ESMoA Experience 29: NOEMA

June 11, 2017

NOEMAEl Segundo Museum of Art presents the opening of Experience 29: NOEMA on Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A noema is the object, or content, of a thought. The history of unique ‘thought-drawings’ comes to life and is celebrated on a super-sized scale.For this show, the Getty Research Institute has generously lent a selection of 15 rare books illustrating how the concept of a noema has changed over time.

Go Mad Sweepstakes

March 14, 2017

Go Mad SweepstakesRock & Brews restaurants are rocking basketball season this March with the Go Mad Sweepstakes at their Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside County restaurants.

Beginning Tuesday, March 14 through Monday, April 3, guests 18 and over, who fill out a bracket in the restaurant will have the chance to win a prize from their local Rock & Brews restaurant and will also be entered to win a grand prize – a trip for two to Chicago and tickets to attend a premier music festival this summer.

The restaurants are equipped with high-tech features such as a concert quality sound system and multiple flat screen televisions and will broadcast all the 2017 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament games throughout the restaurant, creating the ultimate experience for guests and fans alike.

ESMoA Experience 27: ELSEGUNDISSIMO

March 5 – May 21, 2017

elsegundissimo 2El Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience 27: ELSEGUNDISSIMO on Sunday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with curatorial remarks at 2:00pm.

ELSEGUNDISSIMO is a crowd-sourced Experience, based on community feedback. What could be done better in the city? What are the sore spots, the sticking points, the areas that need improvement?

Once On This Island

February 10 – 19, 2017

once on this island3-D Theatricals presents Once On This Island at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center February 10 through February 19.

As is the hallmark of 3-D Theatricals, their own spin on Broadway shows will be in full-play when this glorious, Caribbean-infused family musical of enormous heart and magical wisdom opens at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. Once on This Island premiered on Broadway in 1990 and was the recipient of eight Tony Award nominations.

3-D Theatricals Executive Artistic Director T.J. Dawson says “Ahrens and Flaherty are one of America’s most talented musical theater teams; and, what they did with this simplest of stories, makes ONCE ON THIS ISLAND not only a musical for the every member of the family, but 90 must-see-minutes of sheer entertainment from start to finish!.”

Wearable Expressions 7th International Juried Exhibition

February 10 – April 16, 2017

Wearable ExpressionsThe Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Opening Reception: Wearable Expressions 7th International Juried Exhibition on Friday, February 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Palos Verdes Art Center’s exhibition of wearable art returns with innovative works in fiber, jewelry and accessories by artists from around the globe chosen by an international jury. Artists participating in this year’s exhibition are from Asia, Europe, Australia and both North and South America.

Featuring wearable art in all media, Wearable Expressions promotes the adornment of the body seen through the aesthetic lens of fine art. Wearable Expressions is established to promote the sharing of new visions and the exploration of innovative techniques and materials in art to wear.

You don’t want to miss the unveiling of this amazing exhibition of wearable art!

Aaron G. Green & California Organic Architecture Exhibit

January 21 – May 28, 2017

Aaron GreenPalos Verdes Art Center presents the exhibit, Aaron G. Green & California Organic Architecture, on display from January 21 through May 28.

Curated by architect and architecture historian, Alan Hess, the exhibition will feature rare photographs and original architectural renderings and plans from the noted architect’s office, as well as period shelter magazines spotlighting Green’s work.

Pulped Fictions @ TAM

January 14 – March 4, 2017

postcard-6inx8in-h-frontThe Torrance Art Museum presents the exhibit, Pulped Fictions, opening January 14 and running through March 4.

Cardboard: It surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things. It is a material rarely paid any attention…..but some artists grasp the malleability of it, as well as its strength and ability to be transformed.

This exhibit features 13 artists who have found ways to transform the pulped wood to tell new stories. Some replicate realistic objects, some explore structures, and some just delight with their humor and whimsy.

Adventure to Santa – a DreamWorks DreamPlace @ South Bay Galleria

November 5 – December 24, 2016

Adventure to SantaSouth Bay Galleria presents Adventure to Santa – a DreamWorks DreamPlace beginning Saturday, November 5. The experience offers guests an unforgettable journey inspired by a child’s most memorable experience: meeting Santa Claus.

Adventure to Santa – A DreamWorks DreamPlace is an immersive holiday experience that starts with Kung Fu Panda, seamlessly blending storytelling with cutting-edge technology. It features dynamic animation, entertaining light shows featuring the mischievous antics of Po and friends, as well as a private visit with Santa.

Of course, you’ll want a few keepsake photos of this amazing experience! Photo packages can be pre-purchased by visiting www.SouthBayGalleria.com and booking a reservation.

L.A. Defenders

November 11, 2016 – April 1, 2017

Los-Angeles-D-FendersThe L.A. D-Fenders, the development team of the Los Angeles Lakers, start the 2016-17 season with their first home game on November 11 at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.

Enjoy an up-close-and-personal game with opportunities to meet the players, coaches, refs and Lakers’ Girls, complete with photo ops and autographs!

Carpenter Wagon

July 5 – August 9, 2017

Carpenter-Wagon sbbjThe City of Torrance Community Services Department in partnership with The Home Depot will be hosting the Carpenter Wagon again on select Wednesdays this summer.

Staff will help children ages 6 to 14 create a variety of wood craft projects. They can make mailboxes, toolboxes, birdhouses and more! Parents/guardians must be present in order for their child to participate.

Workshops are offered in 50-minute sessions at noon, 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Sessions are limited to 20 participants and are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Registration will be taken 10 minutes prior to the start of each session. Participation is limited to one session per child per day.

Fun in the Sun

July 6 – August 17, 2017

Fun-In-The-Sun-SummerThe City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop by for some Fun in the Sun at a variety of parks this summer.

The program will offer innovative group-based, outdoor games designed to stimulate and challenge participants. The program is non-custodial and participants are free to come and go as they please.

This program is FREE and will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the following parks on the following dates:

Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale

August 19 – 21, 2015

Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk SaleThe Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale will take place Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Over 50 stores slash prices so low, (like 50-75% off!) it is sure to cool you off! It’s time to clean out the closet and make room for all those great deals you’re going to find.

Participating stores look forward to sharing the best deals and some stores start on Thursday with a “sneak peek” and local’s discount… just ask!

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/downtownmanhattanbeach.

Tinkertopia!

August 19, 2016

tinkertopiaEl Segundo Museum of Art presents the Kid’s Engineering Club: Tinkertopia on Friday, August 19 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Kids are invited to drop in after school with a favorite adult companion and siblings of all ages are welcome. They will explore, tinker, engineer and play with reusable recycled materials.