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Mindfulness Drop In

First Wednesdays

Mindfulness.jpgBeach Cities Health District offers Free Mindfulness Drop-In the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

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 @ SBG

Every Day

Wonder-of-DinosaursSouth Bay Galleria is now hosting Wonder of Dinosaurs!

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.

Sunscreen Lab Improv Troupe

Last Saturday

ImprovSunscreen Film Festival West presents the Sunscreen Lab Improv Troupe the last Saturday of each month from 8 to 9:30.

Come out for an evening of laughs… maybe even participate? This group of improvisers includes alum from UCB, Groundlings, Improv Olympics, Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv and more, is guaranteed to entertain. This is top-notch improv right here in the South Bay!

Riviera Village Summer Festival

June 24 & 25, 2017

Riviera Village Summer FestivalThe annual Riviera Village Summer Festival will take place on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. This popular event takes place from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. both days and admission is FREE.

There will be over 250 vendor booths featuring arts and crafts, apparel, accessories, commercial, civic and non-profit organization exhibits and much, much more.

Local acts and musicians will be performing live on the Community Stage both days so be ready to rock.

The little ones will delight in the carnival rides and games and adults will appreciate the Beer & Wine Garden, where they can sit back and take in the ocean view, sea breezes and great music while enjoying a refreshing adult beverage.

You don’t want to hassle with parking so leave the car at home and take out the bicycles or use the free shuttle service to and from the event from the South High parking lot.

Local Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack

June 27, 2017

The Fortune TellerThe Redondo Beach Library will host a Local Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack on Tuesday, June 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Gwendolyn Womack will discuss her latest novel The Fortune Teller. It is about the discovery of a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra that tells the story of a priceless tarot deck which is both memoir and prophecy. In it are descriptions of devastating wars and natural disasters thousands of years before they occurred. The manuscript holds the key to a two-thousand-year-old secret, a secret someone will do anything to possess.

Copies of the books will be available for sale by Mysterious Galaxy.

This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Redondo Beach Public Library.

For additional information, call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit the website at

Redondo Pier Summer of Music Concert Series

July 1 – August 31, 2017

Summer of Music 2017 - Concerts on the Redondo PierThe Redondo Beach Pier Association presents the Summer of Music Concert Series every Thursday and Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. starting July 1 and running through August 31.

These concerts are free to the public, so grab a few beach chairs and gather your family, friends and neighbors for a casual, relaxing evening of entertainment the South Bay way.

Concerts on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays will take place at the Octagon where the pier meets the International Boardwalk below Kincaid’s, all other concerts will take place at the end of the pier. All pier events are weather permitting. Concert schedule is subject to change.

For additional information, directions and concert schedule, visit the website at

The Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach.

Village Runner 4th of July 5K Run/Walk & Firecracker Dash

July 4, 2017

Village-Runner-Fourth-of-July-5K-RunThe Village Runner presents the annual Fourth of July 5K Run/Walk & Firecracker Dash sponsored by UCLA Health.

This very popular local event gets underway at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 in front of the Village Runner store in Riviera Village.

The route starts on Catalina Avenue and heads north three blocks to Avenue I for a left turn west to the Esplanade. The course continues north to Torrance Boulevard for a U-turn to retrace the route back to the finish line.

There will be chip timing, water stations, sponsored refreshments, age division awards and cash prizes to the top three overall male and female runners in the 5K and all participants will receive a 4th of July Run t-shirt.

For additional information and registration, call 310-375-2626 or visit the website at

The Village Runner is located at 1811-A South Catalina Avenue in Riviera Village in Redondo Beach.

Red, White & Aqua Pool Party

July 4, 2017

Red, White & Aqua Pool PartyCelebrate the land of the free while admiring the shining sea this Independence Day at Shade, the new luxury waterfront boutique hotel in Redondo Beach. The hotel announced the details of their premier 21 and over Red, White & Aqua Pool Party on Tuesday, July 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For a $20 cover fee, guests will enjoy live music by DJ Tony Gadachy, hand crafted cocktails and summertime bites on the hotel’s scenic Aquadeck. The festivities will continue with a spectacular view the City of Redondo Beach’s Seaside Lagoon Fireworks show amid the sweeping coastal backdrop starting at 9:00 p.m. Doors for the fireworks viewing party will open at 7:00 p.m. and for a $20 cover, guests and their families will have the opportunity to enjoy snacks and cocktails before the show. This event is open to all ages.

Starting at $500, guests can party in style with the Cabana & Bottle Service Package. The package will include a private cabana for up to eight people, a selection of bottle service, eight tickets to their selected Red, White & Aqua event and VIP access. Table service and private cabanas will be available for purchase on a first come, first served basis.

Redondo Beach 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

July 4, 2017

Seaside Lagoon FireworksThe community is invited to celebrate our nation’s birthday at the annual Redondo Beach 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on Tuesday, July 4 at Seaside Lagoon.

This family friendly special event will feature first come, first serve seating throughout the Seaside Lagoon. Bring your beach chairs, blankets and umbrellas (tents are not permitted). Gates open at 2 p.m. and lifeguards will be on duty.

All day fun for the kids includes swimming with family in the warm water lagoon, inflatable slides, arts & crafts, party music with a live DJ, and a special menu of food and beverages from Ruby’s Diner. Attendees are also welcome to bring prepared foods and drinks.

The event will be alcohol free; no alcohol sales inside the lagoon and no outside alcohol will be permitted. Redondo Beach 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular offers a safe, family-friendly atmosphere to celebrate the 4th of July!

Yoga on the Pier

July 8, 2017

Yoga on the OctagonThe Redondo Pier Association hosts FREE Yoga on the Pier the second Saturday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend and take part in this all level yoga class where the International Boardwalk meets the Redondo Beach Pier (the octagon below Kincaid’s). Participants should bring a yoga mat, towel and bottled water.

Scheduled dates: May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, November 11, December 9.

For additional information, visit the website at

The Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.