Special Events

South Bay Escape Room: Mortuary Mystery

September 28 – October 29, 2017

South-Bay-Escape-Room-Mortuary-MysteryThe Volunteer Center is offering the community a chance to explore the basement of their historic Torrance building – a former mortuary dating back to 1929 – during a new, interactive fundraiser. Beginning September 28 and running through October 29, the local nonprofit is presenting South Bay Escape Room: Mortuary Mystery – the first fundraiser of its kind in the nation which mixes together local history with spooky, fictional fun in an immersive experience just in time for Halloween!

“Escape the room” games have become very popular over the last several years. Participants are given one hour to solve a series of fun and challenging puzzles using strategically-placed clues, where both communication and teamwork are essential in figuring out how to solve the mystery and “escape.”

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

October 1 – November 30, 2017

The-Great-Pumpkin-HuntThe South Coast Botanic Garden hosts The Great Pumpkin Hunt October 1 through November 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After a sneaky squirrel and ravenous rabbit ate last year’s prized pumpkin, the birds of South Coast Botanic Garden (ravens, owls, hummingbirds and hawks) have teamed up to save this year’s patch. They’ve secreted the pumpkins away to a clandestine location. Can you help find the missing pumpkin patch? Armed with your birdwatcher’s map, travel through the grounds of South Coast Botanic Garden in search of the hidden abodes of our feathered friends and collect the clues left in their bird houses. The clues will lead you to the South Coast Botanic Garden Pumpkin Patch.

The hunt will be family-friendly, imaginative, adventurous, and will require some hiking through the nature trails. Put on your tennis shoes and dust off the strollers for an afternoon of fresh air and an energy burning excursion!

Carnevil Harbor Invasion

October 21, 26, 27, 28, 31, 2017

Carnevil-Harbor-InvasionR10 Social House and Gasser’s Lounge present Carnevil Harbor Invasion for five nights only at R10 Social House.

Horror lovers and the Halloween obsessed are invited to experience a deranged immersive experience like never before. From the legendary degenerates behind a decade of insane parties across Southern and Central California, comes the next incarnation of the South Bay’s most immersive Halloween experience! Brace yourself for five mind-blowing nights of shock, horror, and indulgence led by the demon puppets of Dead Marionette Theatre.

Held on the second floor of R10 Social House, expect a night filled with drinks and debauchery. It’s guarantee you won’t ever forget this Halloween experience…that is, if you make it out alive.


Dead Marionette Theatre is a 360 degree, fully-immersive experience with heavy and frequent use of strobe lights, lasers, pyrotechnics, sub-sonic sound, climate-altering effects, projectiles, and graphic and potentially offensive imagery.

Let’s Connect Mixer @ Chelsea Pub & Lounge

October 24, 2017

Lets-Connect-Mixer-Chelsea-PubThe South Bay Business Women’s Association hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Chelsea Pub & Lounge on Tuesday, October 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs Attendees will enjoy light appetizers and a no-host bar.

Tickets are $5 for members and $15 for non-members. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://sbbwa.com/mixer-tickets.

Chelsea Pub & Lounge is located at 1334 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Lunch Networking Event

October 25, 2017

Instagram-For-BadassesThe El Segundo Chamber of Commerce hosts a Lunch Networking Event on Wednesday, October 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Brewport Tap House.

The lunch will feature a special presentation, Instagram For BadAsses: Tips and apps to create share-worthy, thumb-stopping, images and video, by Roni Ramos from Harmony3Productions.

Is your business on Instagram? Do you feel like you might be missing out if you’re not using it yet? Well, you should look closely at this social media site as a way to engage with your customers and find new followers for your service or brand. If you think Instagram is only about beautiful faraway places or amazing food, join me for tips, apps, and hands on best practices on how to create images and video for your Instagram account.

Check-in is at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and the program at 11:45 a.m.

Creative Entertaining: : A Showcase of Tabletop Designs & Lifestyle Speakers

October 26, 2017

Creative-EntertainingLas Candalistas presents Creative Entertaining: A Showcase of Tabletop Designs & Lifestyle Speakers on Thursday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion.

Attendees will enjoy wine, appetizers and live music by local recording artist, Laura Savitz. Don’t miss the table top design inspirations by local designers Konni Tanaka and Kate Lester.

The speaker series includes Aida Mollenkamp, local star of Food Network, Cooking Channel, cookbook author; food and travel expert; Jenny Barker, floral designer; and Gerie Davies, fashion consultant. Shop at Las Candalistas boutique and take part in a silent auction.

Frida Kahlo Inspired – A Group Exhibition & Costume Party

October 26, 2017

Frida-KhaloThe community is invited at attend Frida Kahlo Inspired – A Group Exhibition & Costume Partyon Thursday, October 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at LAX Restaurant.

There will be a special one-night-only performance of Bajo Tu Piel by Karin Guerra at 7 p.m. Karin Guerra has performed the life of Frida Kahlo in theaters and schools throughout the U.S and Mexico. She is the personification of Frida Kahlo, and she will bring Frida Kahlo’s paintings to life while wearing replicas of Frida’s dresses in this short but unique presentation. After the performance, there will be an opportunity to take photos with Karin.

Local Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack

October 26, 2017

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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. This program is free and open to the public. RSVPs appreciated – RSVP@pagesabookstore.com.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/gwendolyn-womack-author-event.

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Pints for Prostate

October 26, 2017

Pints-For-Prostate 2Shade Hotel Redondo Beach in partnership with Torrance Memorial Medical Center presents Pints for Prostate on Thursday, October 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The event will be led by speakers Dr. Timothy Lesser, M.D. and Dr. Garrett Matsunaga, M.D. who will educate attendees on the importance of early detection of prostate cancer and men’s health. One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common among American men aside from skin cancer.

Craft beer samplings will be provided by local breweries King Harbor Brewing Company, Strand Brewing Company and El Segundo Brewing Company.

Fall Carnival & Halloween Spooktacular

October 27 – 29, 2017

Fall-Carnival-Halloween-SpectacularThe Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce presents the Fall Carnival & Halloween Spooktacular Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29 at the Peninsula Shopping Center.

This family-friendly event features rides and games for all ages! Big kid carnival rides include the Zipper, Super Shot, Century Wheel, Tornado, and Kamikaze. For the younger set, don’t miss favorites like the Carousel, Drop Zone, Super Slide, Bear Affair and Dizzy Dragons.

Enjoy Trick or Treating at the Peninsula Shopping Center 0n Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enter the Costume Contests for great prizes on Saturday at 2 p.m. (Five age groups: PreK, K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th grades & High School).

Purchase carnival wristbands for unlimited carnival rides. Advance purchase wristbands are $25, at the event $30. Each wristband is valid for either Saturday, October 28 OR Sunday, October 29. Wristbands are not valid for game play and are not transferrable. All sales final; no refunds or exchanges. Lost tickets will not be honored.

Halloween Costume Contest & 80s Dance Party with Richard Blade

October 27, 2017

Halloween-Costume-Contest-and-80s-Dance-PartyThe Redondo Pier Association presents a Halloween Costume Contest & 80s Dance Party with Richard Blade on October 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Legendary Los Angeles DJ Richard Blade will host this new, annual event on the Octagon, where the Redondo Beach Pier meets the International Boardwalk/Redondo Beach Marina.

The event is FREE and all ages are welcome. Wear your most horrific costume and plan to dance the night away to all those great tunes from the 80s. There will be prizes! ♫It’s a dead man’s party! Who could ask for more???♫

For additional information, contact via email at info@redondopier.com

Redondo Beach Pier is located at 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

South Bay Scream

October 27, 2017

South-Bay-ScreamBerry Bly Productions presents South Bay Scream on Friday, October 27 at The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club.

The festivities get under way at 9 p.m. with DJs spinning the hottest club and dance tunes in three separate rooms. The celebration includes multiple dance floors, performance artists, tarot readers, scary creatures, lighting and visual effects, smoking patio, parking and much more.

Costumes are required and guests must be at least 21 to attend. It’s the biggest Halloween party in the South Bay and everybody will be there! Advance pre-sale tickets go on sale September 25.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.southbayscream.com/.

The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club is located at 260 Portofino Way in Redondo Beach.

Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

October 28 & 29, 2017

glass pumpkinsGlass House Studio presents the annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There are dozens of pumpkin patches throughout the South Bay this time of year but this is one very special patch you don’t want to miss! The event features thousands of glass pumpkins on display and for sale to the public.

Pumpkin pie is fleeting but these unique works of art will be enjoyed for years to come! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hermosa Arts Foundation.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.glasshouse.ws/.

The event will take place at 618 Cypress Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

This is IT – The Scariest Night of the Year

October 28, 2017


StrandBar at The Strand House hosts This is IT – The Scariest Night of the Year on Saturday, October 28 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The feature film IT themed event will feature a DJ and dancing…. and Halloween costumes are strongly encouraged. Get prepared to be totally creeped out!

This event is free to attend!

For additional information and bottle service, call 310-545-7470 x1.

The Strand House it located at 117 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Halloween Monster Ball

October 28, 2017

Halloween-Monster-Ball 2The annual Halloween Monster Ball will take place on Saturday, October 28 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at The Catalina Room.

Ladies and Gentlemen, freaks and foes, you are invited to a devilish show
Dust off your bones and put on your costume, prepare for a feast with music and cocktails
This will certainly be a horrific celebration, and your chance to support Make-A-Wish Foundation
So join us if you dare, for this opportunity is quite rare
And truth be told, indeed, all proceeds will help children in need

Halloween Scare Down in Downtown

October 28, 2017

Halloween-Scare-DownThe Downtown Torrance Association presents the Halloween Scare Down in Downtown on October 28 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Head to downtown Torrance for this family friendly, fun-filled Halloween event with Halloween activities for all ages! The evening features a Trunk or Treat on El Prado from 6 to 8 p.m. with music and pumpkin painting sponsored by Patricia Wisman, Keller Realty; glitter face painting; music activities from Music Does It and more!

Check out the Haunted Bounce House at Cracked Vessel Vintage and Haunted Maze & Glow Room at Cheer 360! Stroll down the decorated streets of historic downtown Torrance and see which business gets your vote for best decorations. Most stores will be open late with candy for the trick or treaters and scary good sales! Enjoy selfie themed photo fun in Kennedy Park.

For the adults, there will be a vintage car show on El Prado, a Day of the Dead altar display at the Torrance Museum, fortune tellers, pendulum reading and tarot card readers, Escape Room at the Volunteer Center (advance tickets required, must be over 14).

Revenge of the Ninjas

October 28, 30 & 31, 2017

revenge-of-the-ninjasThe Way of the Shadow Martial Arts Academy presents Revenge of the Ninjas on Saturday, October 28, Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, October 31 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Around every 31st of October, supernatural phenomena seem to occur in Torrance. Home to the Kage No Michi Ninjutsu clan, this martial arts studio seems to be visited by spirits from another realm. Strange noises, unexplained events, and even missing persons have been reported. Despite this fact, the location remains a hotspot for thrill-seekers hoping to experience the supernatural around Halloween night by attempting to pass through this apparently haunted dojo.

Admission tickets start at only $5 and are available for purchase at the door. A ticket is required for entry to the maze.

In addition, there will be a FREE BLOCK PARTY on Halloween Night! On October 31, the maze will be accompanied by a FREE, family-friendly, Fall Festival Block Party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with games and fun for all ages. Food will be available for purchase.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

October 28, 2017

Something-Wicked-This-Way-Comes 2Hey 19 Public House presents the Something Wicked This Way Comes on Saturday October 28 from 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. featuring The Crow Hill Band.

The Crow Hill Band, a local Redondo Beach favorite, has played at venues and festivals throughout the South Bay. They play a variety of classic rock that features some of the most popular music including the Doobie Brothers, Santana, Journey, Eddie Money, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Beatles and even some awesome disco tunes. Check them out at http://www.crowhillband.com.

In addition, the event will have one of the largest cash prize Halloween Costume contests in Los Angeles, a must attend for some of the most creative and outlandish adult trick or treat revelers out there. First prize is $1000 cash, second prize is $500!

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

October 29, 2017

Support local education and children with special needs by signing up for the annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk.

This special walk will take place on Sunday, October 29 and 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 annual SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is an awe-inspiring event that brings together all walks of life for one common purpose; to support children with special needs and education. The walk is produced by SKECHERS USA and The Friendship Circle.

World Famous Pumpkin Race

October 29, 2017

pumpkinraceThe City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department proudly present the annual World Famous Pumpkin Race on Sunday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Never mind the Indy 500 and forget the Kentucky Derby – the hottest, most contested race of the year takes place right here in the South Bay! This national award-winning event is a favorite with locals and has been a Beach Cities tradition since 1990.

Anyone can enter the race and Pumpkin Racecar kits are available for $20 at the Live Oak Park Tennis Office while supplies last. Pumpkin Racecar Kits are fun and easy to assemble and contain everything you needed to build a Pumpkin Racecar. Free expert assistance, decorations and accessories are available at the event for those purchasing official kits. You may also make your own Pumpkin Racecar according to the Official Rules of the World Famous Pumpkin Race.

The race is fun, easy and free to enter! No registration is required and costumes are encouraged. Compete in single elimination Open Qualifying from noon to 4 p.m. for your chance to race in the Championship Finals beginning at 4 p.m.

Riviera Village Halloween Trick or Treat

October 31, 2017

Riviera Village Trick or TreatThe Riviera Village BID hosts the annual Riviera Village Halloween Trick or Treat on Tuesday, October 31 from 4 to 6 p.m.

It’s that spooky time of year when ghosts, goblins and monsters roam the streets in search of tasty morsels. These little fiends have a keen craving for sweets and it’s crucial to keep them sated. Who knows what diabolical tricks they have up their tiny sleeves? Satisfy their cravings at one of the most popular South Bay Halloween rituals.

This event has become a Redondo Beach tradition, attracting thousands of children each year to participate in a safe, fun Halloween activity. Catalina Avenue will be closed to traffic from Avenue I to Palos Verdes Boulevard to accommodate the trolling hoards. Music, face painting and other entertainment will be on tap throughout the Village and local shops will hand out candy and other treats from 4 to 6 p.m.

The little creatures will surely have worked up an appetite collecting all those treats, so why not make an evening of it and stop for dinner in one of the many fabulous Village restaurants? Quite a crowd is expected, so be sure to make your reservations early.

Torrance Halloween Carnival

October 31, 2017

Torrance Halloween CarnivalThe City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to enjoy the annual Halloween Carnival on Tuesday, October 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wilson Park.

The Carnival is a safe, family friendly alternative to trick-or-treating. It will feature games, crafts, face painting, a photo area, spooky music by DJ Ozzie, a costume parade and much more! The costume parade will take place at 6:30 p.m.

Unlimited-use wristbands are $10 per child and are required to participate in carnival activities. Food will be available for purchase from on-site food trucks.

The event will take place, rain or shine. Dogs and other pets are not allowed at this event.

Halloween in Lomita Park

October 31, 2017

Lomita-Halloween-2The City of Lomita will host Halloween in Lomita Park on Tuesday, October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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.

Mural #7 Unveiling & Fundraiser

November 1, 2017

Joanna-GarelThe Hermosa Murals Project presents the Unveiling & Fundraiser Reception: Mural #7 on Wednesday, November 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Laurel Tavern.

The community is invited to meet local artist Joanna Garel and see her mural Lifeguards in Hermosa Beach. Joanna Garel is the first female muralist for the Hermosa Murals Project. A little known fact – before LA County took over in 1936, Hermosa Beach had their own lifeguards.

Tickets are $100 per person or purchase two for $150.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.hermosamurals.org.

Laurel Tavern is located at 1220 Hermosa Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

Gardena Hollypark Community Association

November 2, 2017

Steven-BradfordThe Gardena Hollypark Community Association holds Community Meetings every first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Rowley Park.

On Thursday, November 2 the meeting will feature special guest speaker, California State Senator Steve Bradford.

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015334478571.

Rowley Park is located at 13220 South Van Ness Avenue, Gardena, CA.

Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ @ The ADM

November 3, 2017

cruisin for a bruisinThe Automobile Driving Museum presents Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ on Friday, November 3 from 6 to 10 p.m.

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 CHICKSINBOWLS 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!

Ramps and rails provided and a 3,200 square foot roller rink in the museum! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. All guests will have to fill out a liability waiver to skate in the museum.

This event is open to all ages. Admission is $10 and children under 10 get in FREE.

Exene Cervenka: Lipstick Sunset Exhibition & Benefit Concert

November 3 & 4, 2017

Exene-Cervenka - Lipstick SunsetPalos Verdes Art Center presents the Opening Reception: Exene Cervenka – Lipstick Sunset on Friday, November 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The event features recent collage art by the acclaimed poet, artist, author, and vocalist of the band X. Exene’s collages mix images and text in a pairing that she has compared to the music and words of songs, creating tableaux that recall Joseph Cornell’s enigmatic boxes, Constructivist design of the Russian revolutionary avant-garde, and the cut-ups of beat artist/writer Brion Gysin – filtered through a lens of punk/folk Americana.

Rooted in her practice of art journaling begun in the mid-1970s, Exene’s collages combine handwork and appropriated images, written words and found text. Similar to her songs, the narrative is not long storytelling, but presents strongly lit windows to a world both perplexing and highly personal.

The exhibition will be on view through November 26.

TEDx Manhattan Beach: Anything’s Possible

November 4, 2017

Tedx-Manhattan-BeachTEDx Manhattan Beach presents Anything’s Possible on Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mira Costa High School.

TEDx Manhattan Beach is more than just an annual event. It is part of an international phenomenon. Thousands of people from around the world have attended their locally organized TEDx event. From big-city universities in the US, to out-of-the-way villages in Africa, people have come together to hear “ideas worth sharing”. This is your chance to join that world-wide movement.

Feed Your Mind. Hear what innovative thinkers are doing. Discuss big ideas. Meet the best and brightest in Manhattan Beach. Mingle with hundreds of the smartest folks in the South Bay.

Tickets are $35/$85/$148.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://tedxmanhattanbeach.com/.

Mira Costa High School is located at 1401 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Solar Powered Future Forum

November 4, 2017

Environmental-Priorities-NetworkThe Environmental Priorities Network presents a Solar Powered Future Forum on Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St Luke’s Presbyterian Church.

This FREE event will provide the information necessary to take part in, and benefit from, the solar-powered revolution that is occurring all around us. The community is invited for light morning refreshments, a Q&A with three speakers discussing rooftop solar panel systems, plug-in electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Visit tables from local groups providing information related to the forum, speak with owners displaying a variety of plug-in electric vehicles and network with others. If you are interested in learning more about rooftop solar and/or plug-in electric vehicles and how to take advantage of them, this is the event for you.

Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach Holiday Boutique Fundraiser

November 4, 2017

Boutique-FundraiserThe Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach (WCHB) will host the annual Holiday Boutique Fundraiser on Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clark Building.

Kick off the holiday season by shopping at the Holiday Boutique to support the WCHB. There will be lots of great vendors with an assortment of merchandise for purchase including, candles, jewelry and more.

15% of all proceeds will benefit WCHB philanthropic community services.

For additional information, call (310) 318-5080 or visit the website at http://www.womansclubofhermosabeach.org/.

The Clark Building is located at 861 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. There is plenty of free parking on Valley Drive.

Sea Salt Workshops @ Terranea

November 4, 2017

sea-salt-workshopsTerranea Resort is offering a series of Sea Salt Workshops on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Sea Salt Conservatory.

Explore Terranea by Land and Sea with an experience highlighting the resort’s Farm-to-Terranea philosophy. Sea Salt Workshop attendees will enjoy an intimate workshop, salt pairing, and wine, as they learn about the resort’s sea salt harvesting process with Terranea’s award-winning chefs.

Get Styled at Kasai

November 12, 2017

Get-Styled-at-KasaiThe community is invited to Get Styled at Kasai on Sunday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. benefiting Cancer Research at CHLA.

This glamorous morning is designed to pamper guests and honorees from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Guests ages 15 and under will have the opportunity to get their hair styled by some of the top stylists in Los Angeles. All guests will enjoy a gourmet brunch, have the chance to win amazing prizes, create unique gifts at craft stations and be entertained by musician Zeal Levin.

Tickets are $25 per person.

Culinary Masters Series: East Meets West

November 6, 2017

Tim-Cushman-2The Strand House restaurant welcomes Chef Tim Cushman to the popular Culinary Masters Series on Monday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Tim Cushman is the James Beard award-winning Chef/Co-Owner of Cushman Concepts, the restaurant group behind the acclaimed restaurants o ya (Boston and New York), Hojoko Japanese Tavern (Boston), Covina and Roof at Park South (New York). The theme of this dinner is ‘East Meets West’ and it is the very first sushi dinner ever served at The Strand House. The 11 course meal will be paired with hand selected sakes and wine.

The cost is $250 per person for dinner and beverage pairing (non-alcoholic options available); tax, a 20% service charge, and fees, have been calculated into the total ticket price. Any additional beverage selections will be charged upon consumption the night of the event.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit http://www.cmscushman.eventbrite.com.

The Strand House is located at 117 Manhattan Beach Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.

A Discussion with Dr. Lucy Jones

November 6, 2017

Lucy-Jones-FlyerThe Manhattan Beach Fire Department presents A Discussion with Dr. Lucy Jones on Saturday, November 6 at 7 p.m. at the Joslyn Center

Dr. Lucy Jones, the foremost authority on earthquakes, will discuss how a catastrophic earthquake will affect the South Bay. Learn the steps you can take to better prepare yourself, your loved ones and neighbors by being part of Map Your Neighborhood and learn what the City of Manhattan Beach is doing to prepare for earthquakes and other disasters.

This event is FREE to attend.

For additional information, contact Battalion Chief, Scott Hafdell at (310) 802-5204 or Claudio Taniguchi, Emergency Services Coordinator at (310) 802-5208.

The Joslyn Center is located at at 1601 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

Salute to the Military Luncheon

November 7, 2017

Salute-to-the-MilitaryThe El Segundo Chamber of Commerce will host a Salute to the Military Luncheon on Tuesday, November 7 starting at 11:30 a.m. at Northrup Grumman.

The event begins at 11:30 with registration and exhibitor tables. The program and lunch will commence at noon. Ticket prices TBA.

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

Northrup Grumman is located at 2114 MArine Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

Let’s Talk About It: Memory Loss & Alzheimer’s

November 7, 2017

Welbrook-Lets-talk-about-itWelbrook South Bay Senior Living presents Let’s Talk About It: Memory Loss & Alzheimer’s on Tuesday, November 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Come learn about how aging affects our memory. This FREE program will cover:

●The difference between normal aging and dementia
●What to do if there are memory concerns
●Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease – what is the difference?
●Diagnosis and treatment options
●Everyone is welcome to attend

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Khryste Langlais, Director of Marketing at 424-488-6340.

Welbrook South Bay Senior Living is located at 3210 West Sepulveda Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505.

MBPD Tip-A-Cop

November 7, 2017

MBPD-Tip-A-CopThe Manhattan Beach Police Department will take “Protect and Serve” to a whole new level at the annual Tip-A-Cop event, where police officers and staff serve as hosts and waiters to raise money for Special Olympics.

The community is invited to Tin Roof Bistro on Tuesday, November 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a memorable dining experience and exceptional service. Manhattan Beach Police Department staff will collect tips and donations to benefit Special Olympics, which provides athletic training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the South Bay Area. Tips are tax deductible donations. Since 2012, the Manhattan Beach Police Department’s Tip-A-Cop events have raised over $50,000 for local Special Olympics athletes.

For additional information,visit the MBPD Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1795148914076003/. For more information about Special Olympics Southern California visit http://www.sosc.org.

If you plan to attend, dinner reservations are suggested. Call Tin Roof Bistro at (310) 939-0900.

Tin Roof Bistro is located at 3500 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA

USBA Community EXPO

November 8, 2017

USBA-EXPO-2017The Unified Small Business Alliance presents the USBA Community EXPO on Wednesday, November 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Toyota Meeting Hall at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The event features local small businesses, vendors and special guests including local City Council Members and other decision makers. Over 75 local, small businesses will be on site offering services, goods, information, advice and answering your questions. In addition, guests will enjoy free samples of local flavors and plenty of giveaways. Bring the whole family!

Admission and parking are FREE! Come out and support your local small businesses!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1599786456712457.

Mastermind: By Women for Women

November 8, 2017

Mastermind-By-Women-For-WomenThe Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents Mastermind: By Women for Women on Wednesday, November 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Joselyn Community Center.

The intention behind the event is to bring women together to learn more about the Mastermind concept, and create opportunities for them to focus, even if just over lunch for a few minutes, on how they are not alone facing challenges in their business, careers or personal life.

‘The Vintage Spoon’ Jewelry Collection Launch Party

November 8, 2017

Vintage-Spoon-CollectionSabine Schoepke of Shiny Little Blessings, will host a Launch Party to introduce her new and unique line of jewelry The Vintage Spoon Collection on Wednesday, November 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Community Room at Remedy Pharmacy in Torrance.

This new line was designed to help homeless families in the South Bay. Sabine created the “Buy a Spoon, Feed Mind, Body and Soul,” campaign to offer a holistic approach to serving local families in need. After searching for a way to give back, she partnered with Family Promise of the South Bay, which assists families in need through food, shelter, job, medical and other resources. Specifically, 15% percent of all sales from the Spoon Collection will directly impact local homeless families. The handcrafted spoons, forged with messages such as “love,” “brave,” “hope,” “dream,” “faith,” and more will retail for $49 apiece.

The launch includes a ribbon cutting with the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, and holiday boutique. Featured guests include Torrance Mayor, Patrick J. Furey, singer/songwriter Ayline Artin and Oliver C. Brown (original member of KC & The Sunshine Band.) Live music, complimentary food and drink, drawings, grab bags and event specials will be available.

Veteran’s Day Observances in the South Bay

November 11, 2017

veterans-day-2012If you plan to honor our warriors this Veterans Day, the following is a list of local military memorial sites located throughout the South Bay. Official services are planned at most of these sites. Contact city offices for specifics.

Gardena: Roosevelt Memorial Park & Mortuary, 18255 South Vermont Avenue

Gardena: War Memorial at Gardena City Hall, 1700 W. 162nd Street

Hawthorne: Hawthorne Memorial Center, 3901 West El Segundo Boulevard

Yoga on the Pier

November 11, 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, October 14, November 11, December 9.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/event/yoga-on-the-octagon-2/2017-05-13/.

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

Redondo Beach Veterans Day Observance

November 11, 2017

veterans-day-2012 - sbbjRedondo Beach will observe Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial in beautiful Veterans Park at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 11.

The solemn observance will include reflection and remembrance, music and commentary, and honors all those members of the military who served their country. In addition to the Keynote speaker, local elected officials and other military dignitaries will also participate. The Keynote Speaker is Brigadier General Philip A. Garrant, USAF. Brigadier General Garrant is Vice Commander, Space & Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force base.

USO Fundraising Gala

November 11, 2017

USO-GalaThe Automobile Driving Museum will host a USO Fundraising Gala on Saturday, November 11 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The event features dinner, dancing, drinks, 50/50 Raffle and live entertainment from Swing Dames Productions, Rusty’s Lindy Hoppers and a seven piece swing band. You’ll want to come dressed in your best 1940s attire!

Ed “Isky” Iskenderian will be honored at the Gala for his lifetime achievements in the racing and automotive industry. The legendary Ed “Isky” Iskenderian, founder of Isky Racing Cams, is a pioneer in the automotive performance industry. Often referred to as the Camfather, Ed is best known for his innovative research and development techniques, which resulted in great improvements in engine performance. This tradition of excellence began in the early days of hot rodding and continues today. Ed is a favorite of auto enthusiasts worldwide. He appears at many automotive events throughout the year, and is considered one of the most respected and beloved icons in the industry.

Funds raised will benefit the Myrna Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum scholarship for students attending the Automotive Technical program at El Camino College, and educational programs for children of all ages.

South Bay Food Swap: Fall Harvest Fest

November 12, 2017

South-Bay-Food-Swap-Fall-HarvestThe next South Bay Food Swap will take place on Sunday, November 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Honest Abe Cidery.

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.

Free Flu Shots

November 13, 2017

flu shotThe City of Torrance Community Services Department will offer FREE Flu Shots on Monday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ken Miller Recreation Center.

Get ready for winter by stopping by and getting a flu shot for FREE. You should see your physician prior to getting any flu shot if you have a serious illness or are hypersensitive to eggs.

For additional information, visit the website at https://arts.torranceca.gov/our-city/general-services/cultural-arts/miller.

The Ken Miller Recreation Center is located at 3341 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.

Salute to El Segundo Mixer

November 15, 21017

Salute-El-SegundoThe El Segundo Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Salute to El Segundo Mixer on Wednesday, November 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Mattel.

Join the Chamber and Mattel, Inc. at one of the year’s most anticipated events, recognizing El Segundo leaders Mayor Suzanne Fuentes and El Segundo’s former mayors, and congratulating this year’s honorees for Citizen of the Year.

Enjoy meeting El Segundo’s business, resident and community leaders while sampling delicious hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening. Attendees will receive a one-time 40% discount for regular-priced Mattel items when you present your original ticket. The offer is valid on one purchase any day between 11/15/17 and 11/17/17. Limit one offer per person, some items may be excluded from offer. See associate for details. Reminder, El Segundo residents receive 30% discount year-round upon presentation of valid ID showing proof of residence.

Tickets are $25 for Chamber Members and $35 for non-Members. Tickets will not be sold at the event. Pre-purchase event tickets are available at the Chamber office beginning October 19. Ticket prices include: a 2017 Holiday Barbie(TM) Doll; a 40% discount at the Mattel Toy Store and a fabulous buffet!The El Segundo Chamber is located at 427 Main Street in Downtown El Segundo. Limit 2 tickets per person.

Arts & Crafts Faire

November 18 – 19, 2017

Arts & Craft FaireThe Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild presents the Arts & Crafts Faire on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The Arts & Crafts Faire features an array of handmade crafts – everything from candles and quilts to sculpture, clothing and jewelry. Attendees can look forward to a door prize and opportunity drawing, music by DJ Ozzie and food and beverages available for purchase.

This event raises the funds needed to support scholarships to high school seniors within the Torrance Unified School District.

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

The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3341 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA (at the corner of Torrance Boulevard and Madrona Avenue).


November 18, 2017

ART2GODestination: Art presents Art2Go on Saturday, November 18 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Destination: Art is a collection of studios and a gallery for artists in the immediate community and the greater South Bay. Support local artists and get some holiday shopping done. A huge selection of unframed artwork will be available in two specially priced sizes: 8×10 for $100 and 12 x 12 for $250. Framing will be available on-site.

For additional information, visit the website at http://destinationartsouthbay.blogspot.com/p/front.html

Destination: Art is located at 1815 West 213 Street #135, Torrance, CA.

Torrance Turkey Trot

November 23, 2017

Torrance Turkey TrotThe City of Torrance presents the annual Torrance Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 23.

A time-honored tradition here in the South Bay, the annual Harry Sutter Memorial Thanksgiving Day 3 Mile Fun Run – aka Turkey Trot – gets under way at 8 a.m. at Sam’s Club in Torrance.

All registered participants will receive a commemorative Turkey Trot shirt. The Village Runner and other sponsors will be providing great prizes – including mountain bikes! – for the after-race raffle.

The City of Torrance invites runners and spectators to bring a can of food for a special Thanksgiving Food Drive. While you run or watch, the canned foods will be distributed to people in need throughout the South Bay.

Thanksgiving Day Trail Hike @ Terranea

November 23, 2017


Head to Terranea Resort for a Thanksgiving Day Trail Hike on Thursday, November 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What better way to work up an appetite than by joining Terranea’s Naturalist for a picturesque guided hike around the property on Thanksgiving Day? Guests will have no guilt digging into some pumpkin pie after this invigorating hike! This active holiday offering will also include a visit to the Point Vicente Lighthouse.

Torrance Antique Street Faire Trick or Treat

November 26, 2017

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, November 26 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, free parking 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.

Sandpipers’ Holiday Homes Tour

December 1 – 3, 2017

SandpipersSandpipers presents the annual Holiday Homes Tour Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3.

The Holiday Homes Tour is one of Sandpipers largest fundraising events of the year and offers a delightful way to kick off the holiday season. Guests will tour four distinctive South Bay homes exquisitely decorated for the holidays. The homes will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offer a variety of decorating styles that will inspire you to try something new and different in your own home. Enjoy seasonal entertainment, themed cocktails and bites while touring these magnificent homes.

Afterward, visit the Holiday Market and Café for a bite and some shopping. The Market features unique jewelry, children’s wear, hostess gifts and many other great items. The Holiday Market & Cafe is located at 2515/2521 Valley Drive in Hermosa Beach.

In addition, the Home Tour will host a Rooftop Happy Hour on Sunday, December 3 from noon to 5 p.m. at 200 Pier Avenue. This special stop on the Tour is open to the public and features delicious food, wine, beer and live entertainment.

Tree Lighting @ Terranea

December 3, 2017

terranea-holiday-tree-lightingTerranea Resort celebrates the start of the season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 3 at 5 p.m. at Catalina Terrance.

Guests will enjoy lively entertainment, holiday crafts for all ages, and spirited music from local entertainment. Share your holiday spirit and bring an unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots. Entry to the event is complimentary with a toy donation.

Afterwards, enjoy a special Tree Lighting Dinner at Catalina Kitchen, where DT Prime Kitchen, the signature steak night buffet, will be served. The cost for adults is $65, children 4-10 $29 (under 3 free).

Cruise at the Beach Christmas Car Show

December 9, 2017

Cruise at the Beach FlyerRuby’s Diner presents the annual Cruise at the Beach Christmas Car Show on Saturday, December 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ruby’s parking lot

The Christmas edition of Cruise at the Beach is a South Bay tradition that keeps automobile aficionados returning year after year. Take a stroll among some of the finest examples of the Southern California car culture and marvel at this amazing collection of classic automobiles. Judging begins at 9 a.m. with the trophy presentation at 2 p.m. In keeping with the spirit of the season, please bring an unwrapped toy to benefit the Cheer for Children Christmas Toy Drive.

If you wish to display a car or require more information, contact Larry Neville at 310-962-7438. Registration is $20.

Ruby’s Diner is located at 245 North Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach.

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza @ Terranea

December 31, 2017

new years eve - sbbjTerranea Resort presents the annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza on Sunday, December 31.

Countdown to 2018 in style in the Marineland Ballroom. The evening will include a deluxe open bar, three delicious courses and dessert bar. Bring an appetite and plan on dancing the night away!

Advance purchase tickets are $125 for adults, $90 for children 12 – 20 and $40 for children 2 to 11. VIP tables are available and advance reservations are required by calling 310-265-2836.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website athttp://www.terranea.com/traditions.

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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