Manhattan Beach Events

South Bay By Jackie is your source for information about fun and interesting Manhattan Beach events.

Local Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack

October 26, 2017

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Gwendolyn Womack will discuss her latest novel The Fortune Teller. It is about the discovery of a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra that tells the story of a priceless tarot deck which is both memoir and prophecy. In it are descriptions of devastating wars and natural disasters thousands of years before they occurred. The manuscript holds the key to a two-thousand-year-old secret, a secret someone will do anything to possess.

Copies of the books will be available for sale. This program is free and open to the public. RSVPs appreciated –

For additional information, visit the website at

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This is IT – The Scariest Night of the Year

October 28, 2017


StrandBar at The Strand House hosts This is IT – The Scariest Night of the Year on Saturday, October 28 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The feature film IT themed event will feature a DJ and dancing…. and Halloween costumes are strongly encouraged. Get prepared to be totally creeped out!

This event is free to attend!

For additional information and bottle service, call 310-545-7470 x1.

The Strand House it located at 117 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

October 29, 2017

Support local education and children with special needs by signing up for the annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk.

This special walk will take place on Sunday, October 29 and goes from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m.

The annual SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is an awe-inspiring event that brings together all walks of life for one common purpose; to support children with special needs and education. The walk is produced by SKECHERS USA and The Friendship Circle.

World Famous Pumpkin Race

October 29, 2017

pumpkinraceThe City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department proudly present the annual World Famous Pumpkin Race on Sunday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Never mind the Indy 500 and forget the Kentucky Derby – the hottest, most contested race of the year takes place right here in the South Bay! This national award-winning event is a favorite with locals and has been a Beach Cities tradition since 1990.

Anyone can enter the race and Pumpkin Racecar kits are available for $20 at the Live Oak Park Tennis Office while supplies last. Pumpkin Racecar Kits are fun and easy to assemble and contain everything you needed to build a Pumpkin Racecar. Free expert assistance, decorations and accessories are available at the event for those purchasing official kits. You may also make your own Pumpkin Racecar according to the Official Rules of the World Famous Pumpkin Race.

The race is fun, easy and free to enter! No registration is required and costumes are encouraged. Compete in single elimination Open Qualifying from noon to 4 p.m. for your chance to race in the Championship Finals beginning at 4 p.m.

TEDx Manhattan Beach: Anything’s Possible

November 4, 2017

Tedx-Manhattan-BeachTEDx Manhattan Beach presents Anything’s Possible on Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mira Costa High School.

TEDx Manhattan Beach is more than just an annual event. It is part of an international phenomenon. Thousands of people from around the world have attended their locally organized TEDx event. From big-city universities in the US, to out-of-the-way villages in Africa, people have come together to hear “ideas worth sharing”. This is your chance to join that world-wide movement.

Feed Your Mind. Hear what innovative thinkers are doing. Discuss big ideas. Meet the best and brightest in Manhattan Beach. Mingle with hundreds of the smartest folks in the South Bay.

Tickets are $35/$85/$148.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

Mira Costa High School is located at 1401 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Get Styled at Kasai

November 12, 2017

Get-Styled-at-KasaiThe community is invited to Get Styled at Kasai on Sunday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. benefiting Cancer Research at CHLA.

This glamorous morning is designed to pamper guests and honorees from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Guests ages 15 and under will have the opportunity to get their hair styled by some of the top stylists in Los Angeles. All guests will enjoy a gourmet brunch, have the chance to win amazing prizes, create unique gifts at craft stations and be entertained by musician Zeal Levin.

Tickets are $25 per person.

Culinary Masters Series: East Meets West

November 6, 2017

Tim-Cushman-2The Strand House restaurant welcomes Chef Tim Cushman to the popular Culinary Masters Series on Monday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Tim Cushman is the James Beard award-winning Chef/Co-Owner of Cushman Concepts, the restaurant group behind the acclaimed restaurants o ya (Boston and New York), Hojoko Japanese Tavern (Boston), Covina and Roof at Park South (New York). The theme of this dinner is ‘East Meets West’ and it is the very first sushi dinner ever served at The Strand House. The 11 course meal will be paired with hand selected sakes and wine.

The cost is $250 per person for dinner and beverage pairing (non-alcoholic options available); tax, a 20% service charge, and fees, have been calculated into the total ticket price. Any additional beverage selections will be charged upon consumption the night of the event.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit

The Strand House is located at 117 Manhattan Beach Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.

A Discussion with Dr. Lucy Jones

November 6, 2017

Lucy-Jones-FlyerThe Manhattan Beach Fire Department presents A Discussion with Dr. Lucy Jones on Saturday, November 6 at 7 p.m. at the Joslyn Center

Dr. Lucy Jones, the foremost authority on earthquakes, will discuss how a catastrophic earthquake will affect the South Bay. Learn the steps you can take to better prepare yourself, your loved ones and neighbors by being part of Map Your Neighborhood and learn what the City of Manhattan Beach is doing to prepare for earthquakes and other disasters.

This event is FREE to attend.

For additional information, contact Battalion Chief, Scott Hafdell at (310) 802-5204 or Claudio Taniguchi, Emergency Services Coordinator at (310) 802-5208.

The Joslyn Center is located at at 1601 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

MBPD Tip-A-Cop

November 7, 2017

MBPD-Tip-A-CopThe Manhattan Beach Police Department will take “Protect and Serve” to a whole new level at the annual Tip-A-Cop event, where police officers and staff serve as hosts and waiters to raise money for Special Olympics.

The community is invited to Tin Roof Bistro on Tuesday, November 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a memorable dining experience and exceptional service. Manhattan Beach Police Department staff will collect tips and donations to benefit Special Olympics, which provides athletic training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the South Bay Area. Tips are tax deductible donations. Since 2012, the Manhattan Beach Police Department’s Tip-A-Cop events have raised over $50,000 for local Special Olympics athletes.

For additional information,visit the MBPD Facebook page at For more information about Special Olympics Southern California visit

If you plan to attend, dinner reservations are suggested. Call Tin Roof Bistro at (310) 939-0900.

Tin Roof Bistro is located at 3500 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA

Mastermind: By Women for Women

November 8, 2017

Mastermind-By-Women-For-WomenThe Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents Mastermind: By Women for Women on Wednesday, November 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Joselyn Community Center.

The intention behind the event is to bring women together to learn more about the Mastermind concept, and create opportunities for them to focus, even if just over lunch for a few minutes, on how they are not alone facing challenges in their business, careers or personal life.