March 22 – 26, 2017
Chef Ibarra will be cooking up some very special versions of this classic dish….
Weds 3/22- Paella Mariscos (seafood)
Thurs 3/23- Lamb Paella with Drunken Grapes
Fri 3/24- Paella Negra (squid, chorizo + ink)
Sat 3/25- Pork Belly Pork Belly Paella (twice because it’s a lot of pork belly!)
Sun 3/26- Paella Mixta (chicken, pork, chorizo, squid, mussels, clams)
Sounds like a whole lot of deliciousness! Better make a reservation!
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.abasqkitchen.com
A Basq Kitchen is located at 136 North International Boardwalk in Redondo Beach.
March 25, 2017
Activities include continuous entertainment, hands-on activities and craft area, fantastic giveaways, door prizes, and Cover Kid Photo Contest. Kids can enjoy games with our DJ, performances, a treasure hunt and so much more while parents visit over 60 exhibitors with information on summer camps, classes and activities for the whole family.
Visit the Fleur de lis Photography booth at the Expo and your child will have a chance to have their photo taken and be entered into the Cover Kid Photo Contest for the Summer issue of What’s Up for Kids Magazine. Sittings are on a first come, first serve basis.
March 25, 2017
The Marvin Gaye Experience is Brian Owen’s tribute to the legendary artist and includes music spanning Gaye’s career. Early solo hits Can I Get a Witness and I Heard It Through the Grapevine share space with You’re All I Need to Get By and other classics. And any Marvin Gaye song list would be incomplete without perennial crowd-pleasers Let’s Get It On and Got To Give It Up.
March 25, 2017
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. Hosted by UCB/Groundlings Alum Max Cutler, this is top-notch improv right here in the South Bay!
March 25, 2017
The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to participate as a symbol of community support for the planet. The City will do its part by turning off the pier lights during this time and welcomes the participation of all interested businesses.
For additional information on the event, visit the website at http://earthhour.org
This shouldn’t be limited to Manhattan Beach – how about if the whole South Bay does this???
March 26, 2017
The event features 200+ sellers with 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, free parking and pet friendly – can’t beat that!
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.
March 26, 2017
The City of Torrance invites the community to celebrate the first signs of spring under the blooming cherry trees at the annual Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival on Sunday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The community is invited to bring blankets and picnic under the blossoms. Columbia Park has more than 110 cherry blossom trees, which have been donated by Soka Gakkai International – USA. In Japan, cherry blossoms, or sakura, are a symbol of hope, virtue and new beginnings. They also symbolize clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse, and are an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life.
March 26, 2017
South Bay Food Swap is an eclectic gathering of artisan food lovers, who exchange extraordinary, handmade and homegrown food creations. Their mission is to bring together the community by sharing a love and passion for creating, and growing, fabulous food representative of various cultures and world travels.
March 26, 2017
Rosé lovers will bask in the springtime sun while enjoying a tasting of premier rosé wines, and taking in breathtaking views of the Southern California coast from the Sky-Level event space of the hotel. Guests will also enjoy delicious appetizers prepared by Executive Chef Aaron Robbins of Sea Level Restaurant and Lounge and a presentation from a distinguished wine expert on the tasting notes and style of each featured rosé.
“Rosé is a favorite among our guests and locals at Shade hotel and we are excited to host this event to share some of our preferred selections for our guests to savor in the sun,” said Michael Zislis, owner Zislis Group. “Gorgeous views of the Pacific and delicious appetizers made by our talented chef will set this wine event apart from the rest.”
March 26, 2017
Join ESMoA and esteemed panelists for a futurist discussion about the arts in El Segundo. They will discuss the new Arts and Culture Advisory Committee and how locals can best support art in the city.
March 27, 2017
The first 50 hungry customers will receive FREE BURGERS FOR A YEAR! Guests will also take home Burger City Grill swag with giveaways throughout the day. Burger City Grill is also excited to welcome the Torrance Chamber of Commerce as they’ll be hosting an official Ribbon Cutting that morning.
Quite possibly more American than baseball and apple pie, the burger is no doubt a beloved and iconic American staple. While the preparation and interpretation is constantly up for debate, a casual eatery parked in the South Bay’s very own backyard is rising above the rest. Burger City Grill aka B.C.G. is crafting burgers with Certified Angus beef, quality ingredients, and fresh brioche buns, made exclusively for B.C.G.
March 27, 2017
The event include snacks from the Kogi menu and beverages. Copies of Choi’s book will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. All proceeds from the event benefit Women of Watts.
For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Eventbrite page at https://meetroychoi.eventbrite.com.
Whole Foods Market is located at 760 South Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245.
March 28, 2017
The Redondo Beach Police Department and members of the community will come together in a friendly, informal environment to discuss community issues, build relationships and enjoy a good cup of coffee. All community members are invited to attend.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the police department’s work in Redondo Beach’s neighborhoods.
March 28, 2017
Join Sommelier Nancie Hemminger for a night of learning about wine while you help shape the wine list for The Slip. What makes it a blind tasting? As you learn, you’ll be tested to name the varietals of the wines you are tasting. Correctly identify all six, and your tasting is FREE!
March 29, 2017
Rock & Brews El Segundo is joining forces with Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks to take guests on an educational Wild Beer Experience presented by Firestone Walker Barrelworks’ director, Jeffers Richardson, on how beer acidity shapes one’s sensory perception of wild beers on Wednesday, March 29 at 6 p.m.
Guests attending will have the ability to taste tantalizing sour and wild ales along with a pint of Firestone Double Barrel Ale a.k.a. “DBA” in a commemorative anniversary glass, along with bites of Rock & Brews’ complimentary signature food items.
Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at the Rock & Brews El Segundo location. Seating is limited.
For additional information, call (310) 615-9890 or visit the website at http://www.rockandbrews.com/elsegundo.
Rock & Brews El Segundo is located at 143 Main Street, El Segundo, CA.
March 30, 2017
The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Torrance Police Department presents the fourth annual TPD Awards & Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, March 30 at the Torrance Marriott. Registration begins at 11:30am and the event is scheduled from noon until 2 p.m.
This event honors the brave officers of the TPD who, while serving in an official or unofficial capacity, have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty and/or standard job responsibilities.
Tickets are $48 for TACC Members and $58 for non-Members.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://TorranceChamber.com/TPDAwards or call 310-540-5858.
The Torrance Marriott is located at 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA.
March 30, 2017
Yorktown has become known as a haven for local, established, and up and coming artists and designers, and they want to show off our local creatives and introduce them to our community. Local artists include: Snygg Mas, Drica Lobo, Missy Patterson, Elisabeth Pohle, Shannon Wadsworth, Michael Panetta, Susan Anderson, Michael Graham and Lisa Pedersen.
Sips and lite bites will be provided by Yorktown and Patron Spirits.
A limited number of tickets are available for $20 per person and 100% of ticket sales and a percentage of any of the art sold, will benefit Walk With Sally.
March 31 – April 2, 2017
The festival offers an amazing opportunity to learn about different cultures, lifestyles, traditions and beliefs. UMFF will screen more than 100 feature and short films representing thirty countries, along with a film market, panels, galas, screenplay showcases, fantastic red carpet award ceremony and multicultural fashion competitions.
March 31, 2017
Back by popular demand, Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ will be a night to remember. Enjoy an evening of skating under the Disco Ball and listening to great music! Bring the whole family as the MOXI GIRLS will be there to teach skating skills. Bring your roller skates, roller blades, inline skates, Razor Scooters and skateboards for a super fun evening filled with music, food and drinks!
April 1, 2017
The City of Torrance Community Services Department and The Attic invite the public to celebrate the Attic’s anniversary with an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 1 from 7 to 11 a.m.
Guests will enjoy live entertainment and tours of the facility will be available. Donations are $5 per person and will be used to upgrade the heating and air conditioning.
Tickets are now on sale at The Attic, the City of Torrance Community Services Department Information Desk or from any Attic Advisory Committee/Torrance Youth Council representative.
For additional information, call (310) 618-2930 or visit the website at http://www.recreation.torranceca.gov.
The Attic is located at 2320 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90501.
April 1 – 16, 2017
The Easter Bunny has been busy! He’s been hiding eggs, chocolate and other treats and there are several opportunities to find them at Easter Egg Hunts scheduled throughout the South Bay!
Be sure to confirm all of these events at the individual websites or by phone.
Grab your basket now because you don’t miss out on these EGG-CELLENT celebrations!
April 1 & 2, 2017
The Fluorescent Mineral Society’s exhibit is one of the most comprehensive collections of rocks and minerals from all over the world and will display beautiful colors under ultraviolet lights.
April 1, 2017
It’s time to get your dessert look on for the Coachella Festival. The event features a gift with every purchase, music, raffles, sips, bites, giveaways, henna artist and more. Win prizes from Agua Bendita, Frankies Bikinis, Billabong, a TAVIK beach throw and much more!
For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1785338555121602/.
Diane’s is located at 1125 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
April 1, 2017
If you enjoy exceptional whisky and wines and supporting great causes then don’t miss the first annual Whisky, Wine, and a Splash of Love event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the P.S. I Love You Foundation’s “Love 4 Life” initiative that provides social and emotional learning courses for at risk youth, in disadvantaged areas of our community.
Attendees can expect exceptional pourings from The Dalmore, Koval, Buffalo Trace Distillery, The Macallan and more. Wine tastings include a selection of fine Italian varietals curated from Northeast Italy’s famous wine regions of Abruzzo and Veneto.
April 1, 2017
The evening begins with a cocktail reception during which guests can bid on an array of unique silent auction items and enjoy a selection of wine tastings presented by Bristol Farms. The night continues with a gourmet dinner and live auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences!
April 2 & 8, 2017
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:
April 2, 11am-12pm @ Yoga Cycle 2015 Manhattan Beach Blvd. #110, Redondo Beach (424) 456-4161
April 2, 2017
In the style of The Moth, Story Corps and Mortified, True Tales from the South Bay will showcase our own local storytellers along with experienced crowd-pleasing Guest Tellers. Curated and hosted by author/producer Mariana Williams, each performance will have a new set of local stories and All-Star Tellers. (To submit your true, 6-minute tale, send five lines to Marianastoryteller@gmail.com with Torrance in the subject line.)
General admission tickets are $10. For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-781-7171 or visit the website at http://torrancearts.org/
The Nakano Theatre is located in the Torrance Cultural Arts Center at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.
April 4, 2017
Coffee with a Cop is a community-based program designed to bring residents and police officers together for a casual meet-and-greet. Manhattan Beach residents are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee and have a one-on-one conversation with different members of the Manhattan Beach Police Department. Members from the Detective, Records, Parking and Animal Control, Patrol and Traffic Sections will be there to answer any questions you may have. Or, you can always just stop by to say Hello!
Manhattan Beach Police Department Chief Eve R. Irvine said, “Coffee with a Cop is a great way to bring the police and residents together to connect over a cup of coffee.”
April 6, 2017
The contentious local election cycle has come to a close, making it the perfect time for residents from all sides of the debate to come together and share a collective – and mindful – sigh of relief. Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) will be helping people do just that on April 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. when it hosts a FREE Community Mindfulness Workshop at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.
April 8, 2017
The event is a fundraiser for the ADM and features a Big Band, swing dancing, poker tournaments and all those classic automobiles. Attendees will enjoy food, beverages and good times while supporting the ADM’s mission to offer more educational programs to all children, such as the new STEAM Days (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and scholarship opportunities for students wishing to pursue careers in the automotive industry.
April 9, 2017
The event features a two hour show-and-tell and the Los Angeles premiere of the New York fashion legend Tzippy’s new book, The Art of Dressing: Ageless, Timeless, Original Style. The voice of women who dare to dress, Tzippy has spent a lifetime collecting antique clothes and accessories, assembling them into ecstatic sui generous outfits she shares with the world from the seat of her pink Shinola bicycle.
April 14, 2017
The event features Liz Holmes and her 18 piece band playing all your favorite ballroom dance tunes and tempos including foxtrot, swing, waltz and more. Attendees will enjoy light refreshments and easy dance lessons with Roland.
The cost is $10 per person. Tickets sell out early so don’t wait! Doors open at 11:45 a.m.
For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-320-5918 or visit the website at http://www.torranceca.gov/Parks/6619.htm.
The Ken Miller Recreation Center is located at 3341 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA.
April 19, 2017
At this event, dads and kids will begin with a scavenger hunt to learn about the history of the Automobile. Then, each dad and kid team will create their own car with egg cartons, popsicle sticks, toilet paper rolls, rubber bands, mints, buttons and more in a fun, hands-on art making workshop. Attendees will end the evening with a visit to the 1950’s themed Ice Cream Parlor for sundaes and a car that you can take home.
Aprill 22 – 23, 2017
The event takes place the third weekend of 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.
April 23, 2017
The show features paintings by nationally recognized pastel artists, as well as local PSSC members from the South Bay and the greater Southern California area. With 150 artworks on display, it represents one of the area’s largest collections of original pastel paintings, most of which are available for purchase. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The community is invited to a gala reception and awards presentation on Sunday, April 23 from 12 to 4 p.m. Juried entries were selected by Doug Dawson and will be judged by Barbara Courtney Jaenicke – both internationally acclaimed pastel artists. A free pastel landscape demonstration by Ms. Jaenicke will be offered to the public from 2 to 3 p.m. during the opening reception.
April 27, 2017
Attendees will have an African Cultural Experience while enjoying the gorgeous view of the vineyard, the Pacific and Catalina Island. The day will include:
-“Empowering Women in Africa” presented by Humanitarian and Author Linda Eckerbom Cole, founder of Community Action Fund for Women in Africa
-“All Creatures Great and Small” Learn about the animals of the Safari presented by Dr. Sue Soldoff
-Enjoy the breath-taking sounds of Amadou Fall, World Renowned Master Kora Player
-Chance to win an Africa trip for two valued at over $6500! Includes a 7-night Kenya Safari and 4 nights in Cape Town, South Africa.
April 28 & 29, 2017
Delectable Living: Delightful and Delicious is a two-stop garden party with music and edible treats. This 31st annual tour is presented by The Circle, a Palos Verdes Art Center support group. All proceeds benefit PVAC.
Tour tickets, which also include luncheon at the Art Center, are $70 pre-sale and $75 on the event days. Tickets may be purchased online at http://pvhomestour.org, by calling 310.541.2479, or at PVAC. The event also features the popular Collectibles shop, artist and designer boutiques, and a raffle.
Delectable Living highlights these classic Rolling Hills properties:
April 29, 2017
The event features 20 breweries, 5 bands, unlimited tastings and each attendee will receive a souvenir glass.
Food will be available for purchase from Charlie’s, Hop Saint Brewing, Hudson House and Ruby’s Diner. Live entertainment by Fartbarf, Curly Wolf, The Royal Rats, Kira Kingman and Freestone.
Advance tickets are $40 each or $50 at the door. Attendees must be 21+.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.brewlagoonfest.com .
Seaside Lagoon is located at 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
April 29, 2017
The Foundation has been a long-time supporter of local artists, and they’ve gathered them together on the James Armstrong stage for a one-of-a-kind night of fantastic fun. Come see some of the most creative and exciting short films the world has to offer! Audience members get to vote for the ‘Best of the Fest’.
May 5, 2017
This inspirational event centers on awarding scholarships to deserving South Bay women to pursue degrees in business. It is also an opportunity for education, motivation and networking with new, like-minded connections.
May 9, 2017
The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the South Bay Business Leaders’ Summit on Tuesday, May 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..
The event provides a day full of information and tools to help build meaningful relationships, improve productivity, set achievable goals, create strong customer service, and improve on marketing efficiencies. Together, whether a small or large business, we are building a legacy of solid, smart entrepreneurs and business people in the South Bay.
May 13 & 14, 2017
On Saturday night, Zymurgy Brew Works will serve their terrific craft beer and Marsatta Chocolates will be on site with their amazing artisan chocolates! If you can’t make it Saturday, then have brunch with mom on Sunday and come to the exhibit afterwards. It’s a great way to spend Mother’s Day!
Gilligan’s images have been displayed in the Laguna and Torrance Art Museums, won numerous awards, and have been published across the United States in magazines, newspapers and websites, including Popular Photography, Ladies Home Journal, and Beach Magazine.
May 13, 2017
Moms, aunties, grandmas and friends are invited to stroll through The Point and The Collection (at Plaza El Segundo) while enjoying beauty touch-ups, champagne, brunch specials, shopping incentives, and more! This FREE, passport event includes an afternoon full of pampering and all things fabulous from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the first 50 ladies to register upon arrival will receive a complimentary gift!
Let’s show the special ladies of the South Bay an afternoon of fun and much needed “Momcation” because they deserve it! Check in will take place at The Point in between ShopHouse & Superba Food + Bread.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.ThePointSB.com.
May 20, 2017
The event will feature split timers every mile, computerized finish times, water stations and sponsor refreshments. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division and a gift certificate to Village Runner stores. All runners will receive a cool t-shirt.
Pre-race packet pick-up at Village Runner located in Riviera Village at 1811-A Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach. Late registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the event.
For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://www.villagerunner.com/torrance-armed-forces-day-5k/?utm_source=eNEWSLETTER+%7C++Thursday%2C+February+23+-+Wednesday%2C+March+1%2C+2017&utm_campaign=Torrance+eNewsletter+217&utm_medium=email
May 21, 2017
The annual Tour de Pier will take place on Sunday, May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier
This unique fundraising event brings one of the hottest indoor fitness activities – stationary cycling – to the gorgeous outdoors. The Tour de Pier includes four 50 minute sessions beginning at 9 a.m.
Participants will be overlooking the Manhattan Beach Pier and riding in place while taking in the historic Southern California ocean view.
May 29, 2017
Memorial Day is a time to honor the fallen. The solemn observance will include reflection and remembrance, music, commentary, and honors, to all those members of the armed forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice in our nation’s wars. Local elected officials and military dignitaries will be in attendance.
The service will be followed by a BBQ picnic sponsored by the Redondo Elks Lodge #1378 in the Elks parking lot south of the Lodge next to Veterans Park. The BBQ is free for all veterans and members of the military, police officers and firefighters. A $5 donation is requested from all others.
June 10 & 11, 2017
Enjoy shopping, music, dining and entertainment with more than 200 arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, International Food Court, Beer Garden, children’s petting zoo and pony rides, community events, pet adoptions and continuous live entertainment on two separate stages. Tribute bands will be showcased on the Main Stage and will feature several different music genres including Rock and Blues. Convenient all-day carnival ride wristbands will be available for purchase. Artisan craft brews and a variety of culinary delights, including wine & beer tastings, will be available in the International Food Court and Beer Garden.
June 24, 2017
The event will feature live performances, art displays, demos, craft beer tastings, food and children’s arts and crafts.
In partnership with the City of Torrance, TOCA’s mission has always been, and continues to be, to enrich the community through the performing arts by providing diverse cultural, educational and entertainment experiences of the highest quality.
If you are interested in exhibiting, download the Exhibitor Packet at https://torrancearts.org/.
The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is locate at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.