Manhattan Beach Events

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

Polliwog Park Summer Concert Series

July 1 – September 3, 2018

Concerts in Polliwog ParkThe City of Manhattan Beach presents the annual Concerts in the Park series kicking off Sunday, July 1 with a Salute to the Troops and running through September 2.

The series is a summer-long event held at Polliwog Park and takes place every Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Concerts in the Park has featured such artists as the Doo-Wah Riders, Nathan Shrake, Elvis and Beatles tribute Bands, as well as a host of other talented musicians.

Day in the Life of Manhattan Beach Opening Reception

June 29, 2018

Day-in-the-Life-of-Manhattan-Beach-ExhibitionThe Manhattan Beach Arts Center presents the Opening Reception: Day in the Life of Manhattan Beach Exhibition on Friday, June 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Celebrate national Parks and Rec Month and experience everyday life in Manhattan Beach! Revel in leisure and recreation through the eyes and lenses of local artists and enjoy original artwork by the community in a variety of media, depicting the hometown feel of the City. This exhibition is a portrait of Manhattan Beach and its progressive, laid back lifestyle familiar to all! Enjoy a Day in the Life of Manhattan Beach.

The Opening Reception is FREE to attend and the exhibition will be on display June 29 through August 5, 2018.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.citymb.info/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/62999/1192.

Manhattan Beach Art Center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Live Music @ Metlox

May 27 – September 2, 2018

Metlox - Manhattan BeachMetlox Plaza presents Live Music at Metlox every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. through September 2.

Each Sunday afternoon Metlox Plaza will feature a different band or musician for shoppers, diners and gatherers to enjoy. Metlox Plaza is a unique shopping and dining destination located at the gateway to Downtown Manhattan Beach.

Metlox boasts a European style town square where upscale shopping and dining offerings intertwine with landscaped courtyards, fountains, a fire sculpture and public art that celebrates the history of the Metlox Pottery manufacturing facility that occupied the site from 1927.

Costume Figure Drawing @ MBAC

First Thursdays

LIVE-Costume-Figure-Drawing-MBACThe Manhattan Beach Art Center presents LIVE: Costume Figure Drawing the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 10 p.m.

LIVE is a FREE series of Thursday night community-building activities designed to enhance artistic skills and develop presentation confidence in local artists. Small refreshments and good vibes will be provided. LIVE is open to everyone 16 years and older. Events are FREE but a donation of $12 is much appreciated to help defray costs.

Hang out with your friends and work on your figure drawing skills with a live costumed model. No instructors and no pressure – draw as you feel! Attendees should bring their own materials; easels will be provided if necessary.

For additional information, call (310) 802-5440 or contact via email at infombac@citymb.info.

Manhattan Beach Art Center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

July 22, 2018

Manhattan-Beach-Grand-PrixThe Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, July 22 at Live Oak Park.

The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix features nine races catering to all levels of cyclists, as well as a wide range of community races. The fan favorite kids’ races for children between the ages of two and 12, will be held at 12 noon, followed by the Women’s Pro 1-3 race at 1 p.m. The last race of the day will be the Men’s Pro 1-2 race at 2 p.m. Riding either a bicycle or a tricycle, kids compete for various medals and each participant receives an official race number, t-shirt, medal and goodie bag. Adult cyclists take on the challenging course in an effort to win a portion of the $21,500 in prize money being awarded that day and one of the coveted Grand Prix winners’ jerseys.

The Chevron Kids’ Zone is set up for children two through 12 years. In addition to the nine races and the Chevron Kids’ Zone, the event will include food vendors, local exhibits, and lots of family fun.

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

Live Oak Park is located at 1901 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

BCHD Summer Fitness Series : Mindful Yoga on the Beach

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018

bchd yoga - sbbjJoin Beach Cities Health District for the FREE Summer Fitness Series: Mindful Yoga on the Beach, Monday evenings in July at 6:30 p.m.

The weekly event takes place on the sand south of the Manhattan Beach Pier. Get moving and de-stress with this free, public event that brings together community, fitness and fun! Everyone is welcome to participate — women, men and children — and you can participate at your own pace. By all means, invite friends, family and co-workers!

After Hours Social @ WeWork

July 25, 2018

After-Hours-Social-WeWorkThe Manhattan Beach Chamber presents the monthly After Hours Social on Wednesday, July 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at WeWork.

Attendees will enjoy small bites and refreshments at WeWork’s facility and a presentation by Dan Stover on ‘Emotions in the Workplace’. Bring a smile and plenty of business cards!

Admission is FREE for MB Chamber members IF registered early or $10 at the door. General admission is $20.

For additional information, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/after-hours-social-weworks-with-dan-stover-8997.

WeWork is located in Manhattan Beach Towers at 1240 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 120, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Shakespeare by the Sea

July 27 & 28, 2018

Shakespeare by the Sea - sbbjThis season, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay. Performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Winter’s Tale will take place during July and August.

The Merry Wives of Windsor – a rollicking romantic comedy which tells of Falstaff’s folly: courting two married women at the same time. It’s mischief and mayhem galore.

The Winter’s Tale – the story of Leontes, a King who banishes his family wrongfully, and is taught the meaning of forgiveness through the inspired plan of a wise, loyal woman.

Day at the Beach

July 28, 2018

Day at the BeachThe P.S. I Love you Foundation presents a Day at the Beach on Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Manhattan Beach.

Day at The Beach is an extraordinary experience that matches over 300 adult volunteer mentors with over 300 at-risk children from different schools, shelters and foster care programs across LA County for a day of fun. The P.S. I Love You Foundation and its’ partners provide all of the necessities for a perfect beach day including t-shirts, boogie boards, school supplies, food, drinks, toys and games, and access to special activities like face painting, surf lessons, make-up lessons, and relay races.

Day at The Beach brings the community together through an easy and memorable event that allows adults to mentor, give back and share time and hope with at-risk youth living in nearby communities like Compton, Watts and Long Beach.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://www.psiloveyoufoundation.org.

The event will take place in the sand at 8th Street in Manhattan Beach.

International Surf Festival

August 1 – 5, 2018

International-Surf-FestivalThe annual International Surf Festival will take place Wednesday, August 1 through Sunday, August 5.

The host city for this year’s Festival is the City of Redondo Beach. The event promotes the four South Bay beach cities, the world’s best lifeguard service, and physical fitness for thousands of participants.

Scheduled events include the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor Dinner, Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament (better known as 6-man!), surfing championships, the Dick Fitzgerald two-mile beach run, sand soccer, the Velzy-Stevens Pier to Pier Paddleboard Championship, sand castle contest, beach volleyball and several other activities.