Manhattan Beach Events

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

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.

DineLA Restaurant Week

January 12 – 26, 2018

dineLA - sbbjAttention local foodies! Restaurant Week is back and it’s time to DineLA!

DineLA Restaurant Week is a bi-annual dining event established to introduce diners to the extensive assortment of restaurants in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. DineLA Winter Restaurant Week takes place over 14 consecutive days and runs from January 12 through January 26.

Local foodies and visitors to the area will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix fixe menus from some of LA’s best restaurants during this this period.

DTMB Sidewalk Sale

January 19 – 21, 2018

DTMB-Sidewalk-SaleThe business owners of Downtown Manhattan Beach host the annual Winter Sidewalk Sale Friday, January 19 through Sunday, January 21.

The weather forecast is for SUN & FUN, so spend the weekend in Downtown Manhattan Beach! For three days, shoppers can take advantage of drastic price reductions on merchandise ranging from clothing to home furnishings and everything in between.

Enjoy massive retail markdowns, pleasant outdoor dining, gorgeous weather, convenient parking and glorious ocean views… all on the sidewalks of beautiful downtown Manhattan Beach. Regular store and restaurant hours will be in effect.

For additional details, visit the website at

Blood Drive @ MB Farmers’ Market

January 23, 2018

Blood-DriveAmerican Red Cross Communities that Care will be at the Manhattan Beach Farmers’ Market for a Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

They really couldn’t make it any easier for you to sign up to donate blood and save a life!

To sign up, visit the website at or go to and save up to 15 minutes by completing health history questions the day of your donation.

The Blood Mobile will be located on the corner of Morningside Drive and 13 Street.

Team Referral Network

January 23, 2018

Team-Referral-Network-2The South Bay Business Professionals of Team Referral Network will meet Tuesday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m. at El Torito.

If you’re looking to build your business with warm, relationship-driven referrals, be sure to stop by. They’re actively looking for local companies to join their established networking group. Only one company can occupy a category, so any of these businesses, or their referrals who need your services, would give all those referrals to YOU.

This event is FREE for first time attendees!

Manhattan Beach Chamber Open House

January 25, 2018

MB-Chamber-Open-HouseThe Manhattan Beach Chamber is hosting an Open House on Thursday, January 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Chamber is celebrating the completion of the office remodel and invites the community to stop by, check out the new digs and meet the Chamber staff.

There is no cost to attend – see you there!

For additional information, call 310-545-5313.

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce is located at 425 15 Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Manhattan Beach State of the City

February 7, 2018

MB Chamber State of the City 2018The Manhattan Beach Chamber presents the annual State of the City address on Wednesday, February 7 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Joslyn Center.

The Mayor will speak on how the city is managing its resources, what was accomplished last year and how the City is preparing for 2018. This annual event is a great opportunity to get informed and make new business connections.

Tickets are $35 for Chamber members and $45 for non-members. Breakfast will be provided.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at

The Joslyn Center is located at 1601 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle

Purchase Tickets by Friday, April 27, 2018

Palos-Verdes-Dream-House-RaffleCalifornia’s first and longest running house raffle is back – the 2018 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle!

An Oceanfront Estate on the island of Kauai in Hawaii – or $5,000,000 – is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2018 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. The first and oldest house raffle licensed in California, proceeds help fund Palos Verdes Art Center’s exhibition, education, and outreach programs, making the visual arts available, accessible and affordable in Los Angeles County.

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.