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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!.”

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 and booking a reservation.

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


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.

Summer Surf Movie Series

August 19, 2016

the incrediblesNikau Kai Waterman Shop and the City of Manhattan Beach present the popular Summer Surf Movie Series on Friday, August 19 at 6 p.m. in the Courtyard at the Manhattan Beach Library.

The community is encouraged to attend with friends, family and neighbors for a FREE evening of cinema under the stars! There will be on-site food, beverage vendors and activities for kids. Enjoy music and a raffle prior to the screening of this week’s feature film, The Incredibles.

Known to the world as superheroes Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, Bob Parr and his wife Helen, were among the world’s greatest crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs to live “normal” lives with their three kids, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment.

Surfer’s Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony

August 19 & 20, 2016

Surfer's Walk of Fame InductionThe City of Hermosa Beach invites the community to celebrate our local surf heritage!

On Friday, August 19, the Hermosa Historical Society presents the world premiere screening of Chasing El Nino at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse at 6 p.m. Afterward, there will be a Meet & Greet with the 2016 Surfer’s Hall of Fame Inductees:Ted Robinson, Charles ‘Chip’ Post, Kelly Gibson and John Leininger

The annual Surfer’s Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Pier followed by the first annual Hermosa Beach Surf Expo from 1 to 5 p.m.

Women’s Safety & Self-Defense Workshop

August 20, 2016

Hadley-Women's-Self-DefenseAssemblyman David Hadley invites South Bay women and girls 14 and older for a Safety & Self-Defense Workshop on Saturday, August 20.

There will be two sessions: from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Come to this FREE event and get some hands-on experience of helpful defense moves. While you’re there, get an update on laws impacting women’s safety.

The workshop will take place at United Studios of Self Defense located at 1728 Aviation Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

For additional information and to register, visit the website at

El Segundo Main Street Car Show

August 20, 2016

El-Segundo-Car-ShowEl Segundo Chamber of Commerce and the Automobile Driving Museum present the annual Main Street Car Show on Saturday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 100 to 500 blocks of Main Street.

The Main Street Car Show is open to all pre-1975 custom classic street rods, antique sports cars, race cars and special interest cars. The event also features live music and a raffle with some great prizes.

Enjoy the sights and sounds as you stroll along the streets of downtown El Segundo surrounded by impressive engine blocks, tricked out exhaust systems, custom paint jobs, lavish interiors and swanky rims.

Hermosa Beach Surf Expo

August 20, 2016

Hermosa Beach Surf ExpoSpyder Surfboards presents the first annual Hermosa Beach Surf Expo on Saturday, August 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Pier Plaza

The family festival will showcase interactive booths, with industry leaders that manufacture the supplies needed to make the only thing necessary to become a surfer – surfboards.

Award-winning surfboard manufacturer Dennis Jarvis will be shaping surfboards on-site and participating in a live Q &A session with Steve Albin from Aloha Glass-shop, answering questions from the audience about how boards are built.

In addition, the City of Hermosa Beach will induct four new individuals into the “Surfers Walk of Fame” Ted Robinson, Charles ‘Chip’ Post, Kelly Gibson and John Leininger.

Fantasy Football Draft Party

August 12 – September 8, 2016

Fantasy FootballRock & Brews just announced their Fantasy Football draft party packages starting August 12 and running through September 8. It’s perfect for football fans looking for a draft party to remember.

The promotion runs from now until the kick off of the NFL season on September 8 at participating Rock & Brews locations in the Los Angeles area including Rock & Brews El Segundo and Rock & Brews Redondo Beach.

With the purchase of a party food package, guests will receive the use of a draft board complete with easy-to-remove stickers with each player’s name.

Beach Shorts Film Festival

August 20, 2016

beach-shorts-film-fest 2The tenth annual Beach Shorts Film Fest will take place Saturday, August 20 at 7 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.

The Beach Shorts Film Fest features short films 6 to 10 minutes in length with surfing or beach lifestyles as the theme. Beach lifestyles covers a broad stroke and in the past has featured skateboarding, beach volleyball, sailing, sandcastle building and so much more.

Let’s Connect Mixer @ B2 Lounge

August 23, 2016

Lets Connect Mixer @ B2 LoungeThe South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at the B2 Lounge located at a private residence in Redondo Beach on Tuesday, August 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs while mixing and mingling with like minded individuals.

Emergency First Aid Clinic

August 23, 2016

ChokingFirstLight Home Care of South Bay and Hermosa 5-0 Senior Center will host a FREE Emergency First Aid Clinic as part of the Summer Safety Series on Tuesday, August 23 at 10:30 a.m.

The clinic will cover what to do when you or someone you love is choking, and the basics of fall prevention. Both are valuable resources to keep you and your loved ones safe, especially for family caregivers.

Everyone is welcome to attend and learn these valuable tips.

For additional information, contact Chanel Garcia at (424) 704-5337.

Co-Rec Open House

September 23, 2016

Co-Rec ClubThe Community Services Department presents the Co-Rec Open House on Friday, September 23 from 7:30 to 9 p.m at the Ken Miller Recreation Auditorium.

Membership for Co-Rec is excclusively for middle school students. Parents and teens are invited to come by and check out the Co-Rec program which features the best DJs, a great snack bar and game room. There will be door prizes, too! For additional information, call 310-618-2930.

The Ken Miller Recreation Auditorium is located at 3341 Torrance Boulevard in Torrance.