El Segundo Events

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ESMoA Experience #31: HOPE

September 17 – January 28, 2018

ESMoA HOPEEl Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #31: HOPE, opening on Sunday, September 17 at 10 a.m. with an introduction by Curator Frency Fernandez, scheduled for 2 p.m.

HOPE explores the reciprocal influence of western and latin American video and new media art in Cuba. No other country has been so equally torn between love and hate, desire and neglect, isolation and reception, western and eastern ideologies. Indeed, the Caribbean island nation is so full of contradiction that it is no wonder it became a hotbed for contemporary and new media art. The richness and sheer number of Cuba’s facets grew from postmodern, neo-baroque, conceptual and minimalistic roots – to name just a few western influences.

Experience #31: HOPE, will run through January 28, 2018.

ESMoA Drawing Club

Every Friday

ESMoA - Just DrawEl Segundo Museum of Art hosts the Drawing Club every Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In this informal drawing club, attendees will start with warm-up drawing exercises and then take inspiration from the featured artworks. No artistic experience is required and all supplies will be provided. This program is for adults.

Lunch Networking Event

October 25, 2017

Instagram-For-BadassesThe El Segundo Chamber of Commerce hosts a Lunch Networking Event on Wednesday, October 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Brewport Tap House.

The lunch will feature a special presentation, Instagram For BadAsses: Tips and apps to create share-worthy, thumb-stopping, images and video, by Roni Ramos from Harmony3Productions.

Is your business on Instagram? Do you feel like you might be missing out if you’re not using it yet? Well, you should look closely at this social media site as a way to engage with your customers and find new followers for your service or brand. If you think Instagram is only about beautiful faraway places or amazing food, join me for tips, apps, and hands on best practices on how to create images and video for your Instagram account.

Check-in is at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and the program at 11:45 a.m.

Kid’s Club @ The Point

Third Thursdays, May through December

Kids-Club-The_PointThe Point hosts the Mommy & Me (and Daddy’s, too!) Kid’s Club the third Thursday of every month, May through December, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Parents of pre-schoolers know it’s not always easy to keep kids stimulated and occupied, and it can be downright exhausting. Luckily, The Point is kicking off a monthly Kid’s Club to provide nothing but fun activities and good times for South Bay families, at no charge. Parents and their pre-school aged kids are welcome to come to The Point for arts and crafts, live entertainment, face painting, stilt walker, Smitten Ice Cream tastings and more!

Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ @ The ADM

November 3, 2017

cruisin for a bruisinThe Automobile Driving Museum presents Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ on Friday, November 3 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ will be a night to remember. Enjoy an evening of skating under the Disco Ball and listening to great music! Bring the whole family as the CHICKSINBOWLS will be there to teach skating skills. Bring your roller skates, roller blades, inline skates, Razor Scooters and skateboards for a super fun evening filled with music, food and drinks!

Ramps and rails provided and a 3,200 square foot roller rink in the museum! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. All guests will have to fill out a liability waiver to skate in the museum.

This event is open to all ages. Admission is $10 and children under 10 get in FREE.

Salute to the Military Luncheon

November 7, 2017

Salute-to-the-MilitaryThe El Segundo Chamber of Commerce will host a Salute to the Military Luncheon on Tuesday, November 7 starting at 11:30 a.m. at Northrup Grumman.

The event begins at 11:30 with registration and exhibitor tables. The program and lunch will commence at noon. Ticket prices TBA.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.elsegundochamber.com/.

Northrup Grumman is located at 2114 MArine Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

Veteran’s Day Observances in the South Bay

November 11, 2017

veterans-day-2012If you plan to honor our warriors this Veterans Day, the following is a list of local military memorial sites located throughout the South Bay. Official services are planned at most of these sites. Contact city offices for specifics.

Gardena: Roosevelt Memorial Park & Mortuary, 18255 South Vermont Avenue

Gardena: War Memorial at Gardena City Hall, 1700 W. 162nd Street

Hawthorne: Hawthorne Memorial Center, 3901 West El Segundo Boulevard

USO Fundraising Gala

November 11, 2017

USO-GalaThe Automobile Driving Museum will host a USO Fundraising Gala on Saturday, November 11 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The event features dinner, dancing, drinks, 50/50 Raffle and live entertainment from Swing Dames Productions, Rusty’s Lindy Hoppers and a seven piece swing band. You’ll want to come dressed in your best 1940s attire!

Ed “Isky” Iskenderian will be honored at the Gala for his lifetime achievements in the racing and automotive industry. The legendary Ed “Isky” Iskenderian, founder of Isky Racing Cams, is a pioneer in the automotive performance industry. Often referred to as the Camfather, Ed is best known for his innovative research and development techniques, which resulted in great improvements in engine performance. This tradition of excellence began in the early days of hot rodding and continues today. Ed is a favorite of auto enthusiasts worldwide. He appears at many automotive events throughout the year, and is considered one of the most respected and beloved icons in the industry.

Funds raised will benefit the Myrna Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum scholarship for students attending the Automotive Technical program at El Camino College, and educational programs for children of all ages.

Salute to El Segundo Mixer

November 15, 21017

Salute-El-SegundoThe El Segundo Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Salute to El Segundo Mixer on Wednesday, November 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Mattel.

Join the Chamber and Mattel, Inc. at one of the year’s most anticipated events, recognizing El Segundo leaders Mayor Suzanne Fuentes and El Segundo’s former mayors, and congratulating this year’s honorees for Citizen of the Year.

Enjoy meeting El Segundo’s business, resident and community leaders while sampling delicious hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening. Attendees will receive a one-time 40% discount for regular-priced Mattel items when you present your original ticket. The offer is valid on one purchase any day between 11/15/17 and 11/17/17. Limit one offer per person, some items may be excluded from offer. See associate for details. Reminder, El Segundo residents receive 30% discount year-round upon presentation of valid ID showing proof of residence.

Tickets are $25 for Chamber Members and $35 for non-Members. Tickets will not be sold at the event. Pre-purchase event tickets are available at the Chamber office beginning October 19. Ticket prices include: a 2017 Holiday Barbie(TM) Doll; a 40% discount at the Mattel Toy Store and a fabulous buffet!The El Segundo Chamber is located at 427 Main Street in Downtown El Segundo. Limit 2 tickets per person.

Athleta FREE Workouts @ The Point

Every Sunday

AthletaAthleta presents FREE Workouts every Sunday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Point in El Segundo.

Join the Athleta crew for a FREE workout taught by local instructors on the grass in the Plaza. The schedule includes Yoga, Couples Yoga, Yoga Cycle, Pilates, Sweat & Sculpt and more. Get ready to get your sweat on during these fun workouts! All you need to bring is your mat, water and a friend!