South Bay By Jackie is your source for Redondo Beach events
January 1, 2018
A few require registration but all of them are FREE!
Check out the Calendar of Events listed below, or click on the flyer, print it and stick it on the fridge as a reminder!
January 3 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room
Teens (grades 6th-12th) are invited to this program.
Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques.The monthly sessions will be led by trained Beach Cities Health District staff. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is required.
Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and get settled.
Wonder of Dinosaurs features museum quality robotic and static dinosaurs. The dinosaurs are beautifully displayed and accompanied by signs that provide information that you will find both educational and fascinating. The Exhibition is a walk through at your own pace, self-guided tour.
While the robotic dinosaurs have been known to make adults jump back, the entire exhibit is family friendly for even the youngest of children.
Every Friday: April through October
Cruise at the Beach returns to Ruby’s Diner in Redondo Beach for the season!
Open to the public, this free event happens every Friday night through October and features a gathering of vintage automobiles on display in the Ruby’s Diner parking lot from 4 to 8 p.m.
January 12 – 26, 2018
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.
January 12 – 26, 2018
The event will showcase Redondo Beach as a diverse dining destination where participating restaurants will offer specially priced prix-fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner. A Michelin-starred chef, Basque pinxtos and handmade pasta are just some of the standouts for the 2018 event. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the diversity of Redondo Beach’s foodie scene!
January 18 – 21, 2018
The shop will be filled with hundreds of one-of-a-kind hand knotted rugs from Pakistan direct from the crafts cooperative. The rugs come in all sizes and colors, each a work of art. This once a year opportunity supports rug artisans in Pakistan.
In addition, there will be a presentation, Journey to Pakistan and Back, on January 18 at 6:30. Attendees will learn about the artisan process from design and dying to knotting and finishing. RSVP is required: 310-465-1600. Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit Fair Trade retail store.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/redondobeach#fndtn-home or call 310-465-1600.
Ten Thousand Villages is located at 1907 South Catalina Avenue Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
January 22, 2018
Visit SBG every week in January to watch a FREE movie! Receive a stamp on your SBG Movie Pass at the beginning and end of each movie. Passes with all 8 stamps at the end of the month will be entered for a chance to win a $500 South Bay Galleria gift card!
Attendees should bring low-backed chairs or blankets to sit on.
January 27, 2018
Jon Fitzgerald is a local author and the Co-Founder of Slamdance, AFI Fest, Santa Barbara and South Bay Film & Music Festivals. He’ll discuss his book Filmmaking for Change, and show related movie clips.
This book is the instruction manual for the very powerful tool of filmmaking. Whether you are an experienced filmmaker or someone who has never made a movie but wants to, this is the book for you. Recognizing that film is a powerful form of social and political activism, you will learn how to unlock the powers of Filmmaking for Change. For more background on Fitzgerald, visit the website at http://www.filmmakingforchange.com.
Copies of the books will be available for sale. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required and light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Redondo Beach Public Library.
January 29, 2018
The event is a Napa versus Sonoma showdown with Master Sommelier Michael Jordan, who is one of just 15 people in the world awarded both Master Sommelier and CWE (Certified Wine Educator) Diplomas. At this wine pairing event, guests can expect a five course meal paired with two wine tastings per course (except dessert), one from Napa and the other from Sonoma. Guests can also expect to be highly educated in various wines from both regions.
Tickets are $75 per person and include tax and tip.
For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-540-1222.
Chez Melange is located at 1611 South Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.