Manhattan Beach Events

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

Toyetic @ MBAC

January 12 – April 1, 2018

ToyeticThe Manhattan Beach Art Center presents the exhibition Toyetic running January 12 through April 1.

Toyetic is an entertainment industry term used to describe a figural toylike quality of an item. Toyetic is an exhibition focusing on artworks inspired and informed by the toy industry. The exhibition will include the work of emerging artist Chuck Hohng, who explores the issues of life, home and gender roles through the medium of traditional children’s toys; industry giant John T. Quinn, the Director of Character Art for Disney Consumer Products, whose art drives the look, direction and essence of today’s largest toy and character producer: the Walt Disney Company; and Ross Bonfanti, who uses discarded stuffed toys and local thrift shops finds, manipulating childhood objects to produce unique sculptures and mixed media works with concrete as a central medium.

For additional information, visit the website at

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

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

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

South Bay Easter Egg Hunts & Bunny Photo Ops

March 9 – April 1, 2018

The Easter Bunny has been busy! He’s been hiding eggs, chocolate and other treats and there are several opportunities to find them at various Easter Egg Hunts scheduled throughout the South Bay!

Grab your basket now because you don’t miss out on these EGG-CELLENT celebrations!


Networking in the Evening

March 22, 2018

Networking-in-the-EveningThe Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts Networking in the Evening on Thursday, March 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Hennessey’s Tavern in Manhattan Beach.

The event offers a great opportunity to grow your business network and get to know the local movers and shakers. Enjoy refreshments courtesy of Hennessey’s! Bring a smile and plenty of business cards!

The event is FREE for Members with per-registration, otherwise $10 at the door, and $20 for non-Members.

For additional information, visit the website at

Hennessey’s Tavern is located at 313 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Leadership MB Information Night

March 22 & April 19, 2018

Leadership MBThose interested in signing up for the Leadership Manhattan Beach Class of 2019 should attend the Leadership MB Information Night on either March 22 or April 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the City Council Chambers.

Leadership Manhattan Beach (LMB) offers a comprehensive 9-month leadership program to educate and develop future community leaders. LMB has over 25 years’ experience working with our city departments, and enabling primary access to Manhattan Beach departments and city executives. Techniques learned in LMB training are put to immediate use to connect with city officials lead teams, and manage the final class project.

King Harbor Girl Scout Troop Tasting Bee

March 24, 2018

Tasting-BeeKing Harbor Girl Scouts present the annual Tasting Bee on Saturday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mira Costa High School Mustang Mall.

Support your local Girl Scout Troop and sample international cuisine while celebrating World Thinking Day! There will be over 30 countries represented with over 100 varieties of food available to discover.

Admission is FREE. Tasting tickets will be sold at the door. $1 for 2 tickets – 1 ticket gets you a generous tasting! Attendees can park in any of the three campus lots.

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

LMB 25th Anniversary Gala

March 24, 2018

LMB-GalaThe Leadership Manhattan Beach Class of 2018 presents the LMB 25th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Manhattan Medical Center.

The event is a fundraiser for the class project to install Bike Fix-it Stations in several high bike traffic locations within the city. The evening will feature casino games, live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

You don’t have to be LMB alumni to attend – all are welcome!

Pre-sale tickets are is $75. After 2/15 the ticket price goes up to $100.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

Manhattan Medical Center is located at 1000 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Let’s Connect Mixer @ The Healing Collective

March 27, 2018

Let's-Connect-MixerThe South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at The Healing Collective on Tuesday, March 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This monthly fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs while mixing and mingling with like-minded individuals. It’s always a fun and casual evening!

Tickets are $5 for members and $15 for non-members.

WLWN Kick-Off Mixer

March 27, 2018

WLWN-Kick-Off-MixerJoin Walk With Sally at the White Light White Night Kick-Off Mixer on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Tin Roof Bistro.

It’s time to start thinking about that mid-summer tan, and your white ensemble for White Light White Night 2018! This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, July 28 and dedicated committee members who want to help make this year the best one yet are needed! All interested parties are encouraged to attend and enjoy sips and bites at Tin Roof Bistro to hear all about what it takes to put on the South Bay’s favorite summer event.

For additional information, visit the website at

Tin Roof Bistro is located at 3500 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Black Flour Ribbon Cutting

March 28, 2018

Black-Flour-Ribbon-CuttingJoin the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce for the Black Flour Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, March 28 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Manhattan Beach Toyota.

Black Flour Gourmet Food Truck offers organic, savory buckwheat crepes and artisanal dessert crepes. The community is encouraged to attend this FREE and tasty event and welcome them to the neighborhood!

For additional information, visit the website at

Manhattan Beach Toyota is located at 1500 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA.