Special Events

Malaga Cove Summer Art Shows

July 21 & 22, 2018

Malaga-Cove-Art-ShowThe Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Malaga Cove Summer Art Show on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Malaga Cove.

The event takes place each month from April through September and features paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, wearable art and prints from artists from the seven art groups affiliated with Palos Verdes Art Center: Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, and Third Dimension.

For additional information, visit the website at http://pvartcenter.org/malaga-cove.

Malaga Cove Plaza is located at the entrance to the City of Palos Verdes Estates on scenic Palos Verdes Drive West between Via Chico and Via Corta. There is plenty of free parking.

El Segundo Concert Band: Just for Laughs

July 21, 2018

Just-for-Laughs-ConcertThe South Bay Music Association presents a FREE concert Just for Laughs on Saturday, July 21 at 4 p.m. at the El Segundo Performing Arts Center.

Enjoy an evening of not-so-thought provoking music that will put a smile on your face with Maestro Steven Allen Fox conducting this special event for all ages.
The concert will feature students from the 2018 South Bay Music Symposium along with El Segundo High School Band Director Robert Solo playing Bass Trombone and special guest Kevin Maloney on Piano and Typewriter.

Music includes “The Looney Tunes Overture,” “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas” by Erik Whitacre, “Tubby the Tuba,” “Typewriter” by Leroy Anderson, “Variations on Barnacle Bill the Sailor” and “Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion” by P.D.Q. Bach

In addition, El Segundo’s Funniest Videos Contest Winners will be announced and prizes awarded. Send your funniest videos to inquires@sbmusic.org and they will be entered into the contest.

RPV Movies in the Park

July 21, 2018

RPV-movies-in-the-parkThe City of Rancho Palos Verdes hosts Movies in the Park on select summer Saturdays at locations throughout the city.

•Saturday, June 16, 2018: Despicable Me 3 @ Hesse Park located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes
•Saturday, July 21, 2018: Coco (Drive-In Movie) @ at City Hall located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes
•Saturday, August 18, 2018: Peter Rabbit @ Eastview Park located at 1700 Westmont Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with pre-movie activities and games for kids. Food trucks will be onsite, plus movie trivia and prizes for the whole family. Movies begin at dusk. Bring a low-slung beach chair and blanket, plus a jacket (it gets cold once the sun goes down)! July’s drive-in movie can be watched from your vehicle or in a beach chair.

For additional information, call 310.544.5260 or visit the website at http://www.rpvca.gov/1046/Movies-in-the-Park.

Outdoor Movies in the Park

July 21, 2018

Outdoor-Movies-in-the-ParkThe City of Gardena presents Outdoor Movies in the Park on select Saturdays (July 21) this summer.

The movies will be shown is parks throughout the city starting at 8 p.m. and food vendors will be onsite with food for purchase beginning at 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, sit back and enjoy a movie under the night sky!

Admission is FREE!

Saturday, July 14: Coco @ Fukai Park located at 15800 Brighton Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247
Saturday, July 21: Jumanji @ Nakaoka Community Center located at 1670 W 162 Street, Gardena, CA 90247
Saturday, August 11: Black Panther @ Rowley Park located at 13220 South Van Ness Avenue, Gardena, CA 90249

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/gardenacityevents/.

Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

July 22, 2018

Manhattan-Beach-Grand-PrixThe Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, July 22 at Live Oak Park.

The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix features nine races catering to all levels of cyclists, as well as a wide range of community races. The fan favorite kids’ races for children between the ages of two and 12, will be held at 12 noon, followed by the Women’s Pro 1-3 race at 1 p.m. The last race of the day will be the Men’s Pro 1-2 race at 2 p.m. Riding either a bicycle or a tricycle, kids compete for various medals and each participant receives an official race number, t-shirt, medal and goodie bag. Adult cyclists take on the challenging course in an effort to win a portion of the $21,500 in prize money being awarded that day and one of the coveted Grand Prix winners’ jerseys.

The Chevron Kids’ Zone is set up for children two through 12 years. In addition to the nine races and the Chevron Kids’ Zone, the event will include food vendors, local exhibits, and lots of family fun.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.MBGP.com.

Live Oak Park is located at 1901 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

July 22, 2018

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, July 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event features 200+ sellers offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more. Have your antiques appraised for only $3, enjoy a free crafting activity with Karen’s Krafts 4 Kids and live music.

Rain or shine, free admission and pet friendly!

For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at http://www.torranceantiquefaire.com/.

The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.

Senior Entourage

July 22, 2018

Senior-EntourageThe Universe Multicultural Film Festival presents Senior Entourage on Sunday, July 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Library.

The movie features Edward Asner, Mark Rydell, Helen Reddy, Marion Ross and Charles Robinson. After the screening, learn what these Hollywood Icons are up to today! A local Palos verdes film company is one of the producers, and filmed some of the scenes along the coast of Palos Verdes.

This event is FREE to attend. Free parking, too!

El Segundo Summer Concerts in the Park Series

July 22, 2018

El-Segundo-summer-concerts-in-the-parkThe City of El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department presents the Summer Concerts in the Park series sponsored by Chevron.

These free concerts take place on select Sunday evenings at Library Park located in the 600 block of Main Street in beautiful downtown El Segundo. Activities begin at 4 p.m. with the music starting at 4:30 and running until 6 p.m. Gourmet food trucks will be on site and kids can stop by the gazebo for free face painting and arts & crafts provided by Camp Cowabungo Day Camp.

The concert schedule is as follows:

Sunday, June 17 – Surfs Up, Beach Boys Tribute
Sunday, July 08 – Barbara Morrison & Bobby Barron & the Swing Thing
Sunday, July 22 – Kelly Rae Band
Sunday, August 5– Midnight Ride

Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series

July 22, 2018

Lunada-Bay-summer-concertsThe Lunada Bay Homeowners Association presents the Summer Concert Series on select Sundays beginning at 5 p.m.

Summer means backyard barbecues, ice cold lemonade, family vacations, trips to the beach and even better, the annual Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series. Fun, affordable and family-friendly, the Summer Concert Series features six bands performing at Lunada Bay Park and PV High School. This year’s lineup promises something for everyone with lots of local artists and new exciting headliners. A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase at all events in support of LBHOA and local businesses. Plus look out for the “Kids Corner” offering arts and crafts.

Be sure to bring blankets, chairs, a picnic dinner and enjoy a wonderful evening in the park with family and friends.

The schedule is as follows:

Garden Concert Series – The Kaleidescope Trio

July 22, 2018

Garden-Concert-SeriesSt. Luke’s Presbyterian Church presents the FREE Garden Concert Series on Sunday, July 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. on the lawn.

This month, the event features the music of The Kaleidescope Trio, an eclectic ensemble that performs a wide array of music from Bach and The Beatles, to Schubert and Sinatra.

Attendees should plan to arrive early and picnic on the lawn. Dessert and coffee will be hosted by St. Luke’s.

This is a FREE event and there is ample free parking available.

For additional information, call 310-377-2825.

St Luke’s Presbyterian Church is located at 26825 Rolling Hills Road in Rolling Hills Estates.

BCHD Summer Fitness Series : Mindful Yoga on the Beach

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018

bchd yoga - sbbjJoin Beach Cities Health District for the FREE Summer Fitness Series: Mindful Yoga on the Beach, Monday evenings in July at 6:30 p.m.

The weekly event takes place on the sand south of the Manhattan Beach Pier. Get moving and de-stress with this free, public event that brings together community, fitness and fun! Everyone is welcome to participate — women, men and children — and you can participate at your own pace. By all means, invite friends, family and co-workers!

Let’s Connect Mixer @ Medawar Fine Jewelers

July 24, 2018

Let's-Connect-MixerThe South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Medawar Fine Jewelers on Tuesday, July 24 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!

Summer STEAM Days @ the ADM

July 25, 2018

Summer-STEAM-DaysThe Automobile Driving Museum presents Summer STEAM Days on select days from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Wednesday, June 27.

Bring the kids to enjoy fun art and engineering activities with hands-on instruction. Learn how to use simple household objects and more to create a real racing toy. Ignite creativity! Develop skills that will allow children to problem-solve while having fun. Then after all their hard work, enjoy an ice cream in the 1950’s themed ice cream parlor!

Summer STEAM Days will take place on June 27, July 5, 11, 18 & 25 and August 1 & 9.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/summer-steam-days-at-the-adm/.

The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA.

After Hours Social @ WeWork

July 25, 2018

After-Hours-Social-WeWorkThe Manhattan Beach Chamber presents the monthly After Hours Social on Wednesday, July 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at WeWork.

Attendees will enjoy small bites and refreshments at WeWork’s facility and a presentation by Dan Stover on ‘Emotions in the Workplace’. Bring a smile and plenty of business cards!

Admission is FREE for MB Chamber members IF registered early or $10 at the door. General admission is $20.

For additional information, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/after-hours-social-weworks-with-dan-stover-8997.

WeWork is located in Manhattan Beach Towers at 1240 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 120, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Hermosa Beach Open

July 26 – 29, 2018

Hermosa-Beach-OpenThe Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) presents the Hermosa Beach Open as part of the AVP Pro Tour Gold Series on Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29.

Every year from 1984 through 2010, Hermosa Beach was a cornerstone in the AVP schedule and in 2017, it was a cornerstone in the schedule again. Appropriately, Hermosa Beach falls right next to Manhattan Beach on the 2018 schedule.

The 2018 Hermosa Beach Open will be made up of 24 Main Draw teams for men and women- 14 auto entries, 2 wild cards, 8 qualifier teams.

Watch the finals on NBCSN July 29, 9:00 -10:30 p.m.

Food & Wine Pairing @ Custom Design

July 26, 2018

Food-Wine-PairingCustom Design & Construction will host a Food & Wine Pairing on Thursday, July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

It will be an elegant, upscale, tasting event featuring oil, vinegars and wine. During the event, attendees will enjoy small bites using Oil & Vinegar’s unique products sourced from artisan producers around the world, as well as fine wines from the Boisset Collection in Napa Valley.

Tickets are $5 and benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Shakespeare by the Sea

July 27 & 28, 2018

Shakespeare by the Sea - sbbjThis season, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay. Performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Winter’s Tale will take place during July and August.

The Merry Wives of Windsor – a rollicking romantic comedy which tells of Falstaff’s folly: courting two married women at the same time. It’s mischief and mayhem galore.

The Winter’s Tale – the story of Leontes, a King who banishes his family wrongfully, and is taught the meaning of forgiveness through the inspired plan of a wise, loyal woman.

Day at the Beach

July 28, 2018

Day at the BeachThe P.S. I Love you Foundation presents a Day at the Beach on Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Manhattan Beach.

Day at The Beach is an extraordinary experience that matches over 300 adult volunteer mentors with over 300 at-risk children from different schools, shelters and foster care programs across LA County for a day of fun. The P.S. I Love You Foundation and its’ partners provide all of the necessities for a perfect beach day including t-shirts, boogie boards, school supplies, food, drinks, toys and games, and access to special activities like face painting, surf lessons, make-up lessons, and relay races.

Day at The Beach brings the community together through an easy and memorable event that allows adults to mentor, give back and share time and hope with at-risk youth living in nearby communities like Compton, Watts and Long Beach.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://www.psiloveyoufoundation.org.

The event will take place in the sand at 8th Street in Manhattan Beach.

White Light White Night 2018

July 28, 2018

WLWN-2018Walk With Sally presents the annual White Light White Night fundraiser on Saturday, July 28 from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Top of the Plaza at Continental Park.

The event boasts “A Taste of LA” featuring 25 of the city’s top tier, chef driven restaurants; special musical guest Belinda Carlisle; and live and silent auctions! It’s the South Bay’s hottest event of the year and is truly a night to remember!

White Light White Night is the nonprofit’s largest annual fundraiser, raising the funds necessary to financially support the program throughout the year.

Luau Party Fundraiser

July 28, 2018

Luau-PartyThe Torrance Rose Float Association will host the annual Luau Party Fundraiser on Saturday, July 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ken Miller Recreation Center.

The family friendly event features live music, a spectacular Hawaiian show, plenty of island food, photo booth and activities for the kids. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirt, dress or grass skirt, if they dare. The evening will include opportunities to support the Torrance Rose Float Association with drawings and a silent auction.

The cost is $50 for adults; $25 for children 3-12, Under 3 free.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the webiste at http://www.torrancerosefloat.org or call 310-618-2425 or via email at info@torrancerosefloat.org.

Summer Swing Nights @ The ADM

July 28, 2018

Summer-Swings-NightsThe Automobile Driving Museum presents three Summer Swing Nights this summer: Saturday, June 23, July 28 and August 25 at 7 p.m.

Put on your dancing shoes and turn back the clock to the Big Band sounds of the 1930s and 40s. The evening features the Swing Dames with their 7-piece Big Band and host Rob Pope. Enjoy favorite tunes such as Chattanooga Choo Choo, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and more, revived to their original Big Band Glory, then get your picture taken next to that one-of-a-kind 1940’s car of your dreams. The Food Truck Fair and Swinging Bar will keep your cravings down so you can dance the night away! The live music goes to 11 p.m.!

Pre-purchase tickets are now available for all three Summer Swing Nights: One night $20, two nights $35, three nights $45. All tickets include one free drink. $30 at the door. Discounted group sales and customized packages are also available

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/swingnights/.

The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Movies in the Park – Torrance

July 28, 2018

movies in the park - sbbj 2The City of Torrance Community Services Department and local Homeowners Associations are proud to sponsor Movies in the Park.

These movie nights will take place at various parks throughout the city this summer. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Pack up a picnic basket, blanket and lawn chairs and join friends and neighbors for an evening of family-friendly cinematic entertainment as the parks convert into outdoor movies theaters.

International Surf Festival

August 1 – 5, 2018

International-Surf-FestivalThe annual International Surf Festival will take place Wednesday, August 1 through Sunday, August 5.

The host city for this year’s Festival is the City of Redondo Beach. The event promotes the four South Bay beach cities, the world’s best lifeguard service, and physical fitness for thousands of participants.

Scheduled events include the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor Dinner, Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament (better known as 6-man!), surfing championships, the Dick Fitzgerald two-mile beach run, sand soccer, the Velzy-Stevens Pier to Pier Paddleboard Championship, sand castle contest, beach volleyball and several other activities.

Thursdays on the SkyDeck *LAUNCH DATE CHANGE*

August 2, 2018

Thursdays-on-Skydeck-Shade-HotelShade Hotel Manhattan Beach will launch Thursdays on the Skydeck on Thursday, August 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The event will take place every Thursday through the end of August and features bites, cocktails, tunes, endless views and good times.

Celebrate summer with rooftop sunsets, old friends and new acquaintances!

Admission is FREE!

For additional information, visit the website at http://mb.shadehotel.com/.

SHade Hotel is located at 1221 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Hermosa Beach Summer Sidewalk Celebration

August 3 – 5, 2017

Summer-Sidewalk-CelebrationThe Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau hosts the annual Summer Sidewalk Celebration in downtown Hermosa Beach from Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

The family-friendly event allows residents and visitors to browse through merchandise on the sidewalks of Pier and Hermosa Avenues, enjoy live music and take advantage of enticing discounts. Restaurants are also offering various specials and several businesses will offer children’s activities. This annual summer event brings the community together as business owners find the sidewalk sale to be the perfect opportunity to mingle with customers and showcase their merchandise in a festive atmosphere.

It’ll be a lively few days in town with Movies on the Beach, Summer Concerts on the Beach and the International Surf Festival taking place as well. So spend a sunshine-filled weekend in Hermosa Beach!

For additional information, visit the website at http://business.hbchamber.net/events/details/summer-sidewalk-celebration-3568.

First Friday

August 3, 2018

First-Fridays-in-Riviera-VillageRiviera Village presents First Friday on August 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.

This free, monthly event is the place to be every first Friday! Head to the Village and enjoy live music, food samplings, gallery viewing, promotional offers and more while you dine and shop. Riviera Village merchants and art galleries stay open until 8 p.m. The energy will be fueled by live music at various locations from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Village has plenty of metered parking on every street, along with a large metered parking lot in the triangle bordered by South Elena Avenue, Via El Prado and Avenida del Norte, and additional parking off South Catalina Avenue and Vista Del Mar. The parking fees are $1.50 per hour from 9am to 9pm and many meters conveniently accept credit cards for payment.

For additional information, visit the website at http://rivieravillage.net/.

Summer Family Movies @ Alta Vista Park

August 3, 2018

Summer-Classic-Movies-Under-The-StarsThe City of Redondo Beach hosts Summer Family Movies in Alta Vista Park every Friday night in August.

This FREE event is open to the public and the community is invited to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and popcorn down to Alta Vista Park at dusk and enjoy a night of cinema under the stars. The schedule is as follows:

August 03 – Public Enemy
August 10 – My Little Chickadee
August 17 – Spellbound
August 24 – The Defiant Ones

For additional information, visit the Newsletter page at https://indd.adobe.com/view/f39d0475-97fb-47e8-9846-46d851496732

Alta Vista Park is located at 715 Julia Street, Redondo Beach, CA.

El Segundo Movie in the Park

August 4, 2018

El-Segundo-Movie-in-the-ParkThe El Segundo Rotary Club presents Movie in the Park on Saturday, August 4 at 4 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy a screening of Mary Poppins. Additional activities include train rides, a moon bounce and face painting for the kids. Refreshments will also be available. Please bring your own blankets and chairs but leave the pets at home! Drop offs are not permitted.

Admission is $5 per person (children under 2 years of age are free) and parking is included. Tickets can be purchased at the El Segundo Chamber of Commerce. Gates open at 4 p.m. with the movie starting at dusk.

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Movie-in-the-Park-El-Segundo-California-159632327440221/

Chevron Park is located at the corner of El Segundo and Sepulveda Boulevards.

Movies Under the Stars

August 4, 2018

Despicable-Me-3The City of Lomita presents Movies Under the Stars on select Saturdays.

On Saturday, July 14 at 8:30 p.m. on the lawn at City Hall, enjoy a screening of Disney Pixar’s Coco. Lomita City Hall is located at 24300 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA 90717.

On Saturday, August 4 at 8:30 at Lomita Park Belba Field, enjoy a screening of Despicable Me. Lomita Park is located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717.

Bring low beach chairs, blankets, snacks and popcorn for a fun, hot summer night with family, friends and neighbors.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.lomita.com/cityhall/announcements/Lomita-Parks-Special-Events-2018.pdf

Ice Cream Social

August 5, 2018

Ice-Cream-SocialThe South Bay Coastliners and Westminster Chorus will host a FREE Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s by the Sea.

Take a step back in time at this free family-friendly event hosted by the always entertaining South Bay Coastliners and the world champion Westminster Barbershop Chorus with a performance by the St. Peter’s Men’s Chorale. Ice cream sundaes will be served all afternoon. This event is a fundraiser as well as a fun-raiser in support of the groups’ musical outreach.

Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.Coastliners.org or http://www.westminsterchorus.org.

St. Peter’s by the Sea Church is located at 6410 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series

August 5 – 26, 2018

Summer-Concerts-on-the-BeachSaint Rocke and LA Car Guy present the 2018 Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series!

The concerts will take place Sundays in August from 5 to 8 p.m. on the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier located at the base of Pier Plaza.

These concerts are some of the most popular events in the South Bay and the crowd numbers well into the thousands. Arrive early to claim a prime viewing spot because EVERYBODY will be there!

The schedule and band line-up are as follows:

BCHD Summer Fitness Series: Zumba in the Park

August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018

zumba - sbbjBeach Cities Health District presents Zumba in the Park, every Monday in August at Alta Vista Park as part of the FREE Summer Fitness Series.

Get ready to dance your way into shape this summer! Every Monday night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the public is invited to participate and move at their own pace. All ages are welcome. This FREE community event brings together friends, family, fitness and fun! Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and athletic clothing. Classes will be led by certified Zumba® instructors from the Center for Health & Fitness. Zumba in the Park is a huge hit every summer!

National Night Out

August 7, 2018

National-Night-Out-2016The annual National Night Out takes place this year on Tuesday, August 7.

This unique crime and drug prevention event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

This annual event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness by generating support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthening neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sending a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Cruise In & Food Truck Rally

August 9, 2018

Thursday-Night-Cruise-InThe Automobile Driving Museum presents the Cruise In & Food Truck Rally on Thursday, August 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Bring the whole family, your collector car, and an empty stomach for a night of fun! Best of all, the museum is FREE FOR ALL! Museum tours are at 7 and 8 p.m. with lots of photo opportunities.

No registration required!

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/.

Opening Reception: The Usual Suspects

August 11, 2018

The-Usual-SuspectsShockBoxx Gallery presents the Opening Reception of The Usual Suspects on Saturday, August 11 at 7 p.m.

You’ve seen them anywhere between one and six times at The Boxx and they’re bringing back your favorite artists August 11 through August 25 for The Usual Suspects.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1871249476251990/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1532099522272750.

ShockBoxx Gallery is located at 636 Cypress Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Social Security Workshop

August 11, 2018

Social-SecurityAdult Financial Education Services will offer a workshop on Maximizing Social Security on Saturday, August 11 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Assembly Room at the Ken Miller Recreation Center.

For many Americans, Social Security is the single largest asset they have in retirement, and greater than 90% of all recipients do not maximize their Social Security benefits. Advance planning is essential and the decisions you make today can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime.

This educational workshop will provide you with much needed information to help you understand the system, coordinate spousal and survivor benefits, minimize taxes, and maximize your personal benefits.

Whether you’re single, married, divorced, or widowed, there may be ways to maximize the lifetime Social Security benefits you receive.

Yoga on the Octagon @ Redondo Pier

August 11, 2018

Yoga-on-the-OctagonThe Redondo Pier Association hosts FREE Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month (August 11) 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: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14 May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/events/.

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

Summer Music Series @ Del Amo Fashion Center

August 11, 2018

Del-Amo-Summer-Concert-SeriesDel Amo Fashion Center presents the Summer Music Series on Saturday, August 11.

The Summer Music Series showcases the new Village Park lawn area, just outside AMC Theaters, with a variety of musical genres on the second Saturday of the month in June, July, August and September from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Summer Music Series collection of performances is fine tuned to feature a diverse music styles by local artists from Greater Los Angeles. Guests will enjoy sounds from incredible artists such as Natalie Clark, selected as a Mercedes Benz KTLA “Artist to Watch,” also seen on the most recent season of the Voice. Other artists bring alternative, singer-songwriter and pop music to the Summer Music Series.

Bite at the Beach

August 11, 2018

Bite-At-The-BeachThe Manhattan Beach Chamber presents the annual Bite at the Beach on Saturday, August 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the MBS Media Campus

Bite at the Beach aims to highlight culinary delights from around the South Bay and the many local, craft breweries. Guests will receive a plate and glass upon entry and have the opportunity to enjoy as many tastes from the paired restaurants and breweries as desired. This year, the event will feature over 30 restaurants and 30 beverage stations, live music, a peep show and more. Over 700 attendees are expected – it sold out last year and will again this year!

VIP tickets are $65, general admission is $45. When ordering tickets online, use the code MB360 and receive a $15 discount!

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bite-at-the-beach-tickets-47934533480.

The MBS Media Campus is located at 1600 Rosecrans Avenue in Manhattan Beach.

SEA Lab Summer Carnival

August 12, 2018

Sea-Lab-Summer-CarnivalThe SEA Lab will host the Summer Carnival: Celebrating 20 Years on Sunday, August 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s going to be a festive afternoon at this SEAlebration marking twenty years of leading marine education programs. The next chapter begins with carnival games and fun! Visit the touch tanks – play games – eat tasty treats – go on a kayaking adventure!

The price of admission is $5 per person. The kayaking package is $45, payment and registration is required in advance.

For additional information, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-sea-labs-summer-carnival-celebrating-20-years-tickets-47338243962?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

The SEA Lab is located at 1021 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Concerts in the Park – Wilson Park Gazebo

August 12 & September 8, 2018

concerts-in-the-park-torranceThe City of Torrance presents the FREE Concert in the Park series on Saturday, August 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Wilson Park.

A new performance venue, the Wilson Park Gazebo will host a variety of entertainment year round. Pack up some chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and gather family and friends for a beautiful summer evening in the park! The schedule is as follows:


August 12, 2018

SummerFestThe Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce [TACC] Foundation and The Depot present Summer Fest on Sunday, August 12 from 4 to 9 p.m. in front of the Depot Restaurant.

Guests will enjoy a delectable BBQ buffet by Chef Shafer, hosted beer, wine and martini bar, silent auction, and live music. The event serves to benefit the second year of the Foundation’s LEAD program; designed to influence and inspire the future leaders of our community.

Modeled after the TACC’s highly-regarded Leadership Torrance program, LEAD consists of 25-30 sophomore students from various Torrance area high schools who have been selected by Torrance Unified School District faculty. Selected students will have displayed an aptitude for the professional processes of the business world, and will participate in a series of activities and excursions aimed at sharpening their leadership skills and identifying career path opportunities in corporate, non-profit and municipal arenas.

El Segundo Art Walk

August 16, 2018

El-Segundo-Art-Walk-2The community is invited to attend the El Segundo Art Walk on Thursday, August 16 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Located in the Downtown and Smoky Hollow districts, over thirty creative El Segundo businesses will open their doors for studio tours and become a pop-up gallery displaying original artwork of Los Angeles based artists.

ESAW pairs artists with local businesses to display their work on the premises. Yes, it is an art walk, but the art is only half of the attraction.

El Segundo Main Street Car Show

August 18, 2018

Main-Street-Car-Show2The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce and El Segundo Police Officers Association present the annual Main Street Car Show on Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 100 to 500 blocks of Main Street.

The Main Street Car Show is open to all pre-1975 custom classic street rods, antique sports cars, race cars and special interest cars. The event also features live music and a raffle with some great prizes.

Enjoy the sights and sounds as you stroll along the streets of downtown El Segundo surrounded by impressive engine blocks, tricked out exhaust systems, custom paint jobs, lavish interiors and swanky rims.

Vehicle pre-registration fee is $25, event day registration is $30.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Vroom, vroom! It’s time to start your engines!

Lomita Community Day

August 25, 2018

Community-DayThe Lomita Railroad Museum will host Community Day on Saturday, August 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event is FREE as a thank you to the community for supporting the Lomita Railroad Museum throughout the year! The event features an array of entertainment including live music, dancing, DJ, demos, crafts, games, free admission to the museum, face painting, martial arts demonstrations, RR model display, photo booth and more.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.lomita-rr.org/calendar/.

The Lomita Railroad Museum is located at 2137 250 Street, Lomita, California 90717.

Evening Under The Stars

August 25, 2018

Evening-Under-The-StarsAmerican Honda Motor Company and the Torrance Chamber host an Evening under the Stars: Annual Gourmet Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, August 25. The gala event takes place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Honda Headquarters in Torrance.

The evening features Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G, scrumptious bites from the finest South Bay restaurants and more than 80 varietals of wine. Professional sommeliers will be on hand to educate guests about wine.

As part of the event’s festivities, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a live and silent auction for exclusive items and experiences, including entertainment packages, sporting events and memorabilia, dining, travel, local outings and specialty items.

Gardena Jazz Festival

August 26, 2018

Gardena-Jazz-FestivalThe City of Gardena presents the annual Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 26 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Rowley Park.

Artists include Euge Groove, Alex Bugnon and more. Headliner will be announced on July 30.

Tickets are $25 – $120. Prices increase August 1st.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.gardenajazzfestival.com or in person at the Nakaoka Community Center. If you have any questions, contact the Rec Division Office at 310-217-9537.

Fiesta Hermosa

September 1 – 3, 2018

Fiesta-HermosaThe Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Fiesta Hermosa Saturday, September 1 through Monday, September 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in downtown Hermosa Beach.

The largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California, the event features over 300 artists including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors and more. People flock to Fiesta Hermosa each year not only for the arts and crafts but for the music! There are two stages featuring live music – the Main Stage on the Pier and another in the Charity Beer & Wine Garden.

This year, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has partnered with South Bay Artist Collective to create a new experiential art zone at Fiesta Hermosa. The art zone will be located in the parking lot of Laurel Tavern and will feature an interactive youth art installation, pet adoption, Mira Costa Art Dept award-winner, art from the Collective’s members, live street art, and an innovative community building platform: FOMOgroups. The art zone’s focus is in building and promoting creativity and community in Hermosa Beach.

Celebration of Food & Wine @ Terranea

September 7 – 9, 2018

Celebration of Food & WineTerranea Resort presents the annual Celebration of Food & Wine Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 9.

The celebration features multiple daytime and evening events with seasonal menus prepared by the resort’s award-winning culinary team. Events celebrate local and sustainably grown ingredients with wines to pair. Un past years, guests have enjoyed one-of-a-kind experiences like dining at the Beach Cove, a marine location naturally carved by nature and a popular spot for dolphin spotting.

Taste at the Beach

September 8, 2018

Taste-at-the-BeachHermosa Beach Kiwanis presents the annual Taste at the Beach on Saturday, September 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.

The event is one of Kiwanis’ special social fundraisers and features fine wines, craft brews, favorite dishes from local restaurants, a silent auction and live music. Guests will receive a commemorative wine glass, hors d’oeuvre tray and unlimited sips and bites. Chat with locals, listen to live music, and casually tour the facilities, including the famous Hermosa Beach Historical museum just steps away.

Tickets are $65 per person.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.tasteatthebeach.org/.

The Hermosa Beach Community Center is located at 710 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

Manhattan Movie Nights

September 8, 2018

Street-Food-CinemaThe Manhattan Beach Chamber and Street Food Cinema present Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, September 8 at Westdrift Golf Course in Manhattan Beach.

The event features live music, food trucks and a screening of La La Land. Doors open at 5:30, the music begins at 6:30 and the movie starts at 8:00.

About La La Land: While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Movies at the Beach

September 8, 2017

Movies-at-the-BeachHermosa Beach Friends of the Parks and the City of Hermosa Beach present Movies at the Beach on select Saturday nights in September.

The movies will be screened on the beach just south of the Hermosa Beach Pier. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with the move starting at 7:30. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this FREE community event! Attendees should bring blankets, beach chairs and picnic baskets. Refreshments, t-shirts, caps and blankets will be for sale on site with all proceeds benefitting Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks. The schedule is as follows:

September 8: TBA
September 22: TBA

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/2121964301383667/?event_time_id=2121964308050333.

Pub at the Club

September 9, 2018

Pub-at-the-ClubThe Manhattan Beach Badminton Club will host Pub at the Club on Sunday, September 9 from 1 to 5 p.m.

This annual craft beer, bubbles, wine and food festival, transforms the entire Club into a tasting extravaganza. MBBC will welcome local and regional premium craft breweries, exceptional vintners and amazing restaurants to the Club and will donate 100% of the ticket sales to their Junior Foundation Programs. MBBC Junior Foundation is a charity dedicated to developing champions on and off the court by supporting all athletes, including special needs and para-athletes.

Gary Busey & The Hardtop Convertibles @ Saint Rocke

September 14, 2018

Gary-BuseySaint Rocke presents Gary Busey & The Hardtop Convertibles Friday, September 14 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. This event is 21 and over.

Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

North Manhattan Beach Art Walk

September 15, 2018

North-Manhattan-BeachThe North Manhattan Beach Business Improvement District presents the North Manhattan Beach Art Walk on Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dozens of artists will be displaying their work on Highland Avenue between 33 Street and Rosecrans Avenue. Stop by to see the surf-and-ocean themed art and mingle with the artists. All visitors are encouraged to linger and enjoy a delicious lunch at some of the great restaurants that line Highland Avenue.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.northmb.info/events.html.

The Art Walk will take place on Highland Avenue between 33 and Rosecrans Boulevard in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Boots, Brews & BBQ

September 15, 2018

Boots-Brews-BBQSwitzer Learning Center hosts Boots, Brews & BBQ on Saturday, September 15 from 6 to 11 p.m.

The South Bay’s biggest and best outdoor BBQ event of the year will be an adults-only, high spirited, western themed party for over 300 guests. Dust off your boots and put on a cowboy hat! Get ready to feast on barbecue dishes, sample craft beers from local breweries, and enjoy tequila tastings or your favorite cocktails at the open bar. Work on your aim at the shooting ranges, play blackjack, spin the Booze Wheel, partake in live and silent auctions, and dance the night away!

Music is in the Air

September 16, 2018

Andy & ReneeThe Torrance-South Bay YMCA presents a Music is in the Air on Sunday, September 16 from noon to 3 p.m. at a private residence in Torrance.

It will be a delightful afternoon of wonderful music, along with cheese and wine tastings, in support of the Torrance-South Bay YMCA. Guests will enjoy live entertainment by Andy Hill and Renee Safier whose unique sound and multi-instrumental skills will move you, your feet, and your heart.

Alcohol will be served, therefore all guests must be over 21 to attend. If you have any questions please contact Amanda Martelli at 310-602-4910 or via email at AmandaMartelli@ymcaLA.org.

Food, Wine & Cigar Festival

September 22, 2018

Food-Wine-Cigar-FestivalThe City of Gardena hosts the annual Food, Wine & Cigar Festival on Saturday, September 22 from noon to 6 p.m. on the front lawn at City Hall.

The event features over 80 food, wine, cigar and other outdoor retail vendors for you to enjoy! General admission ticket prices are available and include entrance to the event and wine glass ONLY. Food tasting and wine tasting tickets are sold separately. VIP admission ticket prices includes entrance to event, 5 food and 5 wine tasting tickets, wine glass and assigned seating. Additional food tasting and wine tasting tickets may be purchased separately.

No outside food or drinks are allowed.

Tickets are $25.

Fall Fete 2018: A Night of Croatian-Inspired Food, Fun & Entertainment

September 23, 2018

Fall-Fete-2018DAM Cancer Foundation and ETC present Fall Fete 2018: A Night of Croatian-Inspired food, Fun & Entertainment on Sunday, September 23 at 3 p.m. at Villa Narcissa and The Cottage.

This year, the land which George Bernard Shaw referred to as “the pearl of the Adriatic” becomes the next stop on the tour of the Mediterranean featuring food, music, and entertainment inspired by the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. The festivities will take place at two side-by-side historic estates, The Ranch Cottage and Villa Narcissa in Rancho Palos Verdes, overlooking Catalina Island and the Pacific.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 29, 2018

Walk to End Alzheimer'sTake the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s at the Beach Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday September 29 beginning at 9 a.m.

The route length is 3.4 miles long and starts at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the ceremony is at 10 a.m. and the Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100.

Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance

September 30, 2018

Palos-Verdes-ConcoursThe annual Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance will take place at Louis Zamperini Field on Sunday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..

Once a year, the cream of historical automotive beauty, innovation and engineering are curated into multiple classes and placed on display at a stunning outdoor venue. The 2018 Concours will once again be held at Zamperini Field. In addition to displaying the usual high standard of historic automobiles, they’ll be showcasing vintage aircraft in a side-by-side display.

Social Hour @ Sea Level

October 9, 2018

social-hourSea Level will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project Social Hour on Tuesday, October 9 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Italians drink a glass of red wine with each meal…and they might just be onto something. Studies show that for people who have a healthy relationship with alcohol, enjoying a glass of wine rich in artery-scrubbing flavonoids can benefit the health of the mind and body. Unwind with new and old friends during Social Hour.

Attendees will enjoy discounted appetizers and the first glass of wine for $5.

The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at various venues throughout the South Bay. No registration is required, just show up!

For additional information, visit the BCHD website at http://bchd.org/socialhour.

Sea Level is located at 655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA.

Old Torrance Historic Homes Tour

October 13 & 14, 2018

Torrance-Historical-SocietyThe Torrance Historical Society & Museum hosts the Original Fall Tour of Historic Homes in Old Torrance on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Guests can tour the inside of a half dozen homes and see how others have renovated, updated and decorated their historic residences to accommodate today’s lifestyle, while managing to preserve the charming architecture and characteristics of the past. The homes on the tour reflect an eclectic mix which adds to the charm of Old Torrance which was founded in 1912. Each home will have a Model A car parked in front of it courtesy of South Bay Touring A’s. Complimentary lemonade and Torrance Bakery Cookies will be served from the historic 1925 Woman’s Club.

The Halloween Ball

October 14, 2018

Halloween-BallChef Shafer of The Depot hosts the annual Halloween Ball on Sunday, October 14 from 4 to 9 p.m.

This spooktacular evening is attended by over 700 costumed guests and features a ghoulish feast by Chef Shafer, hosted bar, live music, dancing, the infamous wine wall, a costume contest, both live and silent auctions and lots of eerie fun.

Benefitting the children of Pediatric Therapy Network, the Ball will take place under a ghostly white tent located in front of The Depot restaurant. All proceeds go to support Pediatric Therapy Network’s programs and services for children with special needs.

You know those things that go bump in the night? They’ll all be there.

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

October 28, 2018

Skechers-Pier-to-Pier-Friendship-Walk2The annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk takes place on Sunday, October 28.

Support local education and children with special needs by signing up for this special walk which goes from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m.

The event will also include a Kids Zone featuring bounce houses, children’s games and various booths. The whole family can participate in this annual walk along the shore. After the Walk, stay for the Great Pumpkin Race!

Halloween Festival @ Lomita Railroad Museum

October 28, 2018

Halloween-at-the-MuseumThe Lomita Railroad Museum will host a Halloween Festival on Sunday, October 28 from noon to 4:30 p.m.

The event features carnival games, crafts, a spooky story and more. Attendees should wear their creepiest costumes!

For additional information, call 310-326-6255 or visit http://www.lomita.com/cityhall/announcements/Lomita-Parks-Special-Events-2018.pdf.

The Lomita Railroad Museum is located at 2137 West 250 Street, Lomita, CA.

Halloween in Lomita Park

October 31, 2018

Halloween-Lomita-ParkThe City of Lomita will celebrate Halloween on Wednesday, October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Lomita Park

Add Lomita Park to your Trick or Treating route this year! They’re kicking off the celebration with a costume contest at 6 p.m. After that, stick around and enjoy the inflatable carnival games, decorate a pumpkin and don’t forget to pick up a custom balloon creation from one of the balloon twisters!

The best part of this event? It’s FREE! So don’t miss out.

Santa & The Polar Express @ Lomita Railroad Museum

December 2, 2018

Polar-ExpressThe Lomita Railroad Museum presents Santa & The Polar Express on Sunday, December 2 from Noon to 4 p.m.

The community is invited for a special reading of The Polar Express and photos with Santa. In addition, there will be face painters, balloon animals, holiday crafts, hot chocolate and cookies and tours of the museum.

The price of admission is $15 per family and includes everything.

Tickets are available online at http://www.lomita-rr.org or at the door the day of the event.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.lomita-rr.org/calendar/.

The Lomita Railroad Museum is located at 2137 West 250th Street, Lomita, CA 90717.

Lomita Holiday Tree Lighting

December 7, 2018

Lomita-Tree-LightingThe City of Lomita hosts the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 7 at 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall.

Attendees can sip complimentary coffee and hot cocoa while enjoying an evening of musical performances and a visit from Santa!

For additional information, call 310-326-0140 or visit the website at http://www.lomita.com/cityhall/.

Lomita City Hall is located at 24300 Narbonne Avenue in Lomita.

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