Manhattan Beach Events

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

Oscars Viewing Party

February 26, 2017

Shade Oscar PartyShade Hotel Manhattan Beach will bring the excitement of Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre to the South Bay with a black-tie Oscars Viewing Party on Sunday, February 26 starting a 4 p.m.

Guests will be able to walk a red carpet and root for their favorite films and stars during the live Academy Awards telecast. Guests will also be eligible to “win with the stars”! Upon entry, each guest will choose a name tag of a nominee out of a bag and wear it all night. If their nominee ends up winning, they get to go up on Shade Hotel’s stage to win simultaneously with the telecast. Admission is free but table service is recommended as the event is expected to get crowded.

For additional information, visit the website at To book table service, please call 310-469-3466.

Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach is located at 1221 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Save Santa’s Float

February 27, 2017

Save Santa's FloatThe Manhattan Beach Santa Float needs your help!. Chosen by the Leadership MB class of 2017, the class project, Save Santa’s Float, will improve the structure, and modernize the neighborhood holiday float to enhance family experiences through photo opportunities, seating, lighting, and updated technology, all while maintaining the integrity and nostalgia that has been part of the community for over 60 years.

The project is scheduled for completion by May 2017, and its ultimate success will be determined by how much support is received from community members and businesses.

Fourteen stores in Downtown Manhattan Beach are pitching in to help Save Santa’s Float. All stores listed below have agreed to donate 10% of their total sales on Monday, February 27 to the Leadership Manhattan Beach Class of 2017 project, Save Santa’s Float. Spread the word!

FREE Stretch Classes

March 5 & 11, April 2 & 8, 2017

StretchballYoga Cycle in Manhattan Beach and Shine Studio in Redondo Beach will present FREE Healthy Stretch Classes led by South Bay health, fitness and nutrition expert, Julie Heath.

Creator of the StretchBall™, Julie will lead instruction on an effective method that will help participants enjoy the stretch of yoga and the relaxation of massage. The StretchBall™ class will include techniques to gently loosen tight muscles in hips, back, hamstrings, chest, shoulders and more…. in literally, seconds. Roll your way to feeling great!

Upcoming free class schedule:

March 5 & April 2, 11am-12pm @ Yoga Cycle 2015 Manhattan Beach Blvd. #110, Redondo Beach (424) 456-4161

Taste of Blue Zones

March 5, 2017

Taste-of-Blue-ZonesBeach Cities Health District hosts Taste of Blue Zones on Sunday, March 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Manhattan Beach Civic Plaza.

The event will feature an array of healthy samples from 25 popular Blue Zones restaurants, including Just Poke, Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ, Zinc at Shade and Hermosa Beach Fish Shop, among others.

Camp Expo

March 11, 2017

camp-expoThe Meadows School PTA will host the annual Camp Expo on Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Manhattan Beach Middle School.

Yes, summer is just around the corner! Now is the time to plan how your children will spend their days. This free event is open to all families and kids and features over 40 camps and a silent auction. Enjoy food trucks and bring your bike and helmet for free bike safety training.

For additional information, visit the website at

Manhattan Beach Middle School is located at 1502 Redondo Avenue in Manhattan Beach.

Somos Locos

March 18, 2017

Somos LocosThe Manhattan Beach Art Center, City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department, and California Locos presents SOMOS LOCOS, an ephemeral extravaganza bringing together the best in street, skate, surf, punk, art, athletics and music on Saturday, March 18 from 1 to 9 p.m.

SOMOS LOCOS is the latest stop on the California Locos pop-up tour of evolving exhibitions and historic cultural events.

Opening Reception: All Media Art Show

March 24, 2017

All Media Art ShowThe Manhattan Beach Art Center presents the Opening Reception: All Media Art Show on Friday, March 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.

This FREE event features select works of Mira Costa High School students from the 9th through 12th grades, showcasing their experimentations and explorations in a variety of artistic media. Now in its 17th year, the MCHS Art Show at the Manhattan Beach Art Center continues a strong tradition of civic partnership and support to the emerging artists of the local community.

“For many students, the annual show at the Art Center is their first time showing their work in a public space,” said Kate Martin, Art teacher at Mira Costa.

Storytelling Seminar

Third Tuesdays

storytellingJim Mueller, producer of the South Bay Stories Show, hosts a Storytelling Seminar every third Tuesday at the Joslyn Center at 12:30 p.m. in the Sunset Room.

The main focus is the participants. Jim discusses storytelling principles and techniques, but it’s mostly the stories of the participants.

Yoga @ Shade Hotel Rooftop

Every Monday & Saturday

Shade Yoga 2 - sbbjShade Hotel offers a Yoga Class every Monday and Saturday morning on the rooftop Skydeck.

Gather a few friends for an all levels class taught by certified Yogi Katherine Guerra. The class begins at 10 a.m. both days and is an hour long.

This event is ‘weather permitting’, so don’t show up if it’s raining, and attendees should bring their own mat. It’s a terrific way to start the day!

Call 310-546-4995 to reserve your spot!

For additional information, visit the website at or call 310-546-4995.

Shade Hotel is located at 1221 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

Swing & Sway

Second Fridays

Ballroom dancing is more popular than ever before and you don’t have to be a ‘star’ to take part in this popular pastime.

Walk In, Dance Out hosts Swing & Sway at the Joslyn Center in Manhattan Beach the second Friday of every month from 8 to 11 p.m.

If you’ve ever dreamed of tripping the light fantastic, this is your chance.

The South Bay ballroom dancing community is extraordinarily welcoming and encouraging, so even if you’re a beginner, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to practice your moves.