Special Events

South Bay Film & Music Festival

June 22 – 25, 2017

SB FIlm & Music FestivalThe City of Hermosa Beach and the Hermosa Arts Foundation present the annual South Bay Film & Music Festival from June 22 through June 25.

Selections will include offerings from the Documentary, Narrative, Surf Film Showcase and Shorts Programs sections, as well as art exhibitions and special presentations. Many of the filmmakers, actors and participating artists will be on hand for Q&A sessions following the film screenings. The Festival will also present a number of World Premieres and an Opening Night Gala: Under an Arctic Sky on Thursday, June 22 at 8 p.m.

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

Riviera Village Summer Festival

June 24 & 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Torrance Antique Street Faire

June 25, 2017

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, June 25 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 – 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.

Celebrate Wellness

June 25, 2017

Celebrate Wellness 3The community is invited to join Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach for the annual Celebrate Wellness food and beverage tasting event on Sunday, June 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden.

Reserve your seat at this extraordinary garden party celebration that will amaze and delight food and wine enthusiasts or anyone who appreciates an opportunity for a great culinary experience.

Leisurely stroll through the garden on a summer afternoon while sampling delectable cuisine and beverages from some of the finest South Bay restaurants, wineries and breweries.

St. Luke’s Garden Concert Series

June 25, 2017

The Artisan Guitar EnsembleSt. Luke’s Presbyterian Church presents the FREE Garden Concert Series on Sunday, June 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. on the lawn.

This month, the event features the music of The Artisan Guitar Ensemble comprised of Max Mendoza, Andre Giraldo and Daniel Ramirez, a Southern California-based guitar trio, performing exemplary chamber music. Their eclectic sound exemplifies music’s power to evoke joy and pleasure.

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

Local Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack

June 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

For additional information, call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.

Truxton’s American Bistro Ribbon Cutting

June 29, 2017

Truxton's American BistroThe Torrance Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting for Truxton’s American Bistro on Thursday, June 29 at 4 p.m. at Hillside Village.

The community is encouraged to attend and welcome Truxton’s to the South Bay. Truxton’s captures the essence of a classic bistro where the neighborhood eats, drinks and gathers. The menus reflect America’s diversity, influenced by international and regional flavors and ingredients.

WeWork MB Opening Party

June 29, 2017

WeWork Manhattan BeachWeWork Manhattan Beach Towers will host an Opening Party on Thursday, June 29 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Why leave the beach every day to fight traffic and spend hours on the road when you could have your office right down the street? WeWork breaks the status quo with a place for entrepreneurs and enterprises alike to stop commuting and put those hours toward their business, their craft, and their life’s work. Check out what your work like could be like at the WeWork Manhattan Beach Launch Party!

Attendees will enjoy sips, bites and swag! Stop by and check it out!

Sea Salt Workshops @ Terranea

July 1, 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.

Redondo Pier Summer of Music Concert Series

July 1 – August 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Pool Party @ Shade MB

July 2, 2017

Summer Sundays on the SkydeckShade Hotel Manhattan Beach hosts the Summer Pool Party of the season on Sunday, July 2 on the rooftop Skydeck from 1 to 7 p.m.

Guests will enjoy exquisite cocktails; menu specials created by Executive Chef Ashley Oates of zinc@shade; and a DJ spinning uplifting music for guests to enjoy while basking in the summer sun.

“Summer is our favorite season at Shade,” said Jeffery Modaff, general manager of Shade Manhattan Beach. “Our Skydeck provides the ideal setting for friends to come together and enjoy the summer sun, amazing food, drinks and music in a contemporary and luxurious atmosphere.”

Shade’s Summer Pool Parties are open to the public for those 21 and over, and there is a $20 admission fee. The final pool party of the season is scheduled for August 13.

For additional information, visit the website at www.shadehotel.com.

Concerts in Polliwog Park

July 2 – September 3, 2017

Concerts in Polliwog ParkThe City of Manhattan Beach presents the annual Concerts in the Park series kicking off Sunday, July 2 and running through September 3.

The series is a summer-long event held at Polliwog Park and takes place every Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Concerts in the Park has featured such artists as the Doo-Wah Riders, Nathan Shrake, Elvis and Beatles tribute Bands, as well as a host of other talented musicians.

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

July 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

For additional information and registration, call 310-375-2626 or visit the website at http://www.villagerunner.com/4th-of-july-5k/

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

Palos Verdes 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2017

Old-Fashioned 4th of JulyThe City of Palos Verdes Estates proudly presents An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July on Tuesday, July 4 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

This free community event is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Pack a picnic basket and plan to make a day of it. Enjoy family games, face painting, magic show, patriotic music, food and more.

Children are encouraged to decorate their bicycles in red, white and blue and participate in the Patriotic Bicycle Parade.

If you plan to take part in the Apple Pie Contest, you should arrive early to submit your entry.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.pvjuly4.org/index.php.

All activities take place on the playing fields of Malaga Cove School located at 300 Paseo Del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates.

El Segundo 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular

July 4, 2017

El Segundo Fourth of JulyThe El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department proudly presents the 4th of July Community Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular on Tuesday, July 4.

The celebration is an all-day event with activities for the entire family and takes place in Recreation Park. The fun gets underway at 10 a.m. with a Hula Hoop contest, water balloon toss, sack races and more. The El Segundo Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a pie eating contest at 1:30 p.m. followed by a watermelon eating contest at 2:15 p.m. sponsored by the El Segundo Rotary Club.

Proceeds from the food and snack booths will benefit local community and school groups.

Enjoy live music at the softball field from 5 to 7 p.m. The music continues at Stevenson Field from 7 to 9 p.m.

The fireworks show sponsored by Chevron blasts off at 9 p.m. with expanded seating opportunities including general admission, senior citizen and resident priority seating.

Rancho Palos Verdes 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2017

fourth of JulyThe City of Rancho Palos Verdes presents the annual 4th of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Point Vicente Park and RPV Civic Center

This year’s event features live entertainment, food booths, kiddie carnival rides, games, arts and crafts, pie eating contest, a hula hoop contest and much, much more! Admission is free and complimentary shuttle service along Hawthorne Boulevard will be provided. On-site parking will be available for $5.

For additional information, call 310-544-5260 or visit the website at http://www.rpvca.gov.

Point Vicente Park and RPV Civic Center are located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Red, White & Aqua Pool Party

July 4, 2017

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

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

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

Redondo Beach 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

July 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

Torrance 4th of July Fireworks Show

July 4, 2017

fireworks 3The City of Torrance will host the Fourth of July Fireworks Show on Tuesday, July 4 at 9 p.m. at the Torrance Civic Center.

The 20-minute show will feature a patriotic soundtrack to complement the more than 1,000 shells being fired.

The internal Civic Center parking lot will be closed for the launching of the fireworks, however surrounding parking lots will be open for the general public to view the show. In addition, the Toyota Sports Complex and a portion of the Courthouse parking lot will be open for public viewing.

The Point Summer Music Series

July 5 – August 30, 2017

The Point Summer Concert SeriesThe Point hosts the annual Summer Music Series every Wednesday night from July 5 through August 30.

As the sun begins to set on the day, head to The Point every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. throughout July and August to celebrate hot summer nights. Spread out a blanket, snuggle up and rock out to a different genre of music every week. From R&B to Smooth Jazz, the South Bay’s Living Room is sure to become a part of your weekly summer routine!

In addition to the music, The Point’s merchants and restaurants are sure to make those summer nights that much more memorable. Curb your hunger with a delicious meal or happy hour at one of The Point’s esteemed restaurants, including True Food Kitchen, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, North Italia, Mendocino Farms, Superba Food + Bread and ShopHouse.

MB Chamber Business Connection Lunch & Learn

July 7, 2017

MB ChamberThe Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the Business Connection Lunch & Learn the first Friday of every month.

This month, the luncheon will take place a Manhattan House on Friday, July 7 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The restaurant usually doesn’t offer lunch service but they’re opening just for this special event. Chamber Members are invited to bring a friend at the member rate of $25.

For additional information and reservations, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/business-connection-luncheon-january-2017-07-07-2017-8495.

Manhattan House Farm-to-table restaurant is located at 1019 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Beach Movie Nights

July 7 – September 1, 2017

Dockweiler Beach Movie NightsLos Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors presents Beach Movie Nights at the Dockweiler Youth Center Friday nights from July 7 through September 1.

All screenings will begin at 8 p.m. and are shown outdoors (weather permitting). Attendees are advised to dress accordingly as it can get chilly after dark and bring beach chairs or blankets.

The schedule is as follows:

Yoga on the Pier

July 8, 2017

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

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

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

For additional information, visit the website at 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.

Opening Reception: Pastel Impressions

July 8, 2017

pastel impressionsMalaga Cove Library will host an Opening Reception for a group show featuring selected works of The Pastel Society of Southern California on Saturday, July 8 from 3 to 5 p.m.

The show features original paintings by nationally recognized pastel artists, as well as local PSSC members from the South Bay and the greater Southern California area. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays, Noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; with other hours by appointment. Most of the artwork is available for purchase. The exhibit will be on display through July 29.

The community is also invited to hear a free talk on the “Art of Pastel Collecting” by Otto Stürcke during the opening reception.

For more information, call the Library office at 310-377-9584 or visit http://www.pastelsocal.com.

Malaga Cove Library is located at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, CA.

El Segundo Summer Concerts in the Park Series

July 9, 2017

Summer Concerts in the Park, El SegundoThe 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 18 – The Wonderelles – 1950s
Sunday, July 09 – Aquarius – 1960s
Sunday, July 23 – The Disco Freaks – 1970s
Sunday, August 6– Centerfold – 1980s

Beauty of Nature Film Series: The Big Year

July 9, 2017

Beauty of Nature Film SeriesThe Palos Verdes Land Conservancy presents the Beauty of Nature Film Series: The Big Year on Sunday, July 9 at 5 p.m. at Peninsula High School.

This high-flying comedy concerns a trio of competitive bird watchers who vow to win a contest by spotting and recording as many avian species as humanly possible. Based on Mark Obmascik’s nonfiction book. Cast includes Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson. (2011; 100 min)

The cost is $10 per person. Free for 18 years and under.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://pvplc.org/_events/filmseries.asp.

Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series

July 9, 2017

Lunada-Bay-summer-concertsThe Lunada Bay Homeowners Association presents the Summer Concert Series in Lunada Bay Park on select Sundays.

The concerts gets underway at 5 p.m. each evening so 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:

Shakespeare by the Sea

July 9 – August 17, 2017

Shakespeare by the Sea - sbbjThis season, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay. Performances of MacBeth and Taming of the Shrew will take place during July and August.

Macbeth: “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” Seduced by supernatural prophecy, Macbeth and his Lady embark on an ambitious quest to win the Scottish Throne. In the aftermath of their success, we glimpse a world torn apart when a volatile, paranoid tyrant becomes King.

BCHD Summer Fitness Series : Mindful Yoga on the Beach

July 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2017

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!

South Bay Greek Festival

July 14 – 16, 2017

The South Bay Greek Festival, an annual tradition since 1964, kicks off on Friday, July 14 and runs through Sunday, July 16.

All things Greek will be featured at this popular South Bay event: music, dancing, games for the kids and food….lots and lots of fabulous food. Baklava, souvlaki and gyros, oh my!

Proudly sponsored by St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, admission donations are only $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and free for kids under 12 years old, or you can visit the website at http://sbgreekfestival.com/ and receive a FREE admission coupon!

These three days of food, drink, and entertainment are not to be missed….and oh yes, there will be Greek beer and wine! Ooopa!

Malaga Cove Art Show

July 15 & 16, 2017

Malaga Cove Summer 2017 Art ShowsThe Palos Verdes Art Center presents Art at the Plaza on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Malaga Cove.

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.

Body & Beauty Care Open House

July 15, 2017

Beauty & Body CareCoe Dynamics will host a Body & Beauty Care Open House on Saturday, July 15 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at a private home in Hermosa Beach.

The community is invited to come see, smell, touch, feel, and learn what TRUE, QUALITY-TESTED, ALL-NATURAL personal beauty care products can do for your outside beauty and inside health.

Concerts in the Park – Wilson Park Gazebo

July 15, 2017

concerts-in-the-park-torranceThe City of Torrance kicks off the summer with FREE Concerts in the Park on Saturday, July 15 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 and will be inaugurated with the first concert of the summer. Pack up some chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and gather family and friends for a beautiful summer evening in the park!

Chefs & Cellars

July 16, 2017

Chefs & CellarsThe Palos Verdes Art Center and Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education presents Chefs & Cellars on Sunday, July 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Catalina View Gardes.

The community is invited for an epicurean afternoon in the vineyard! Guests will enjoy mouthwatering tastes from over 15 of the South Bay’s premiere restaurants, accompanied by wine, beer, and spirits by many of California’s foremost makers.

A silent auction featuring vacation getaways, paintings by local artists, a private tour on board a retired naval ship and more, accompanies special art activities for guests to enjoy.

AVP Pro Tour Gold Series

July 20 – 23 & August 17 – 20, 2017

AVP 2The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) is proud to announce the Gold Series for the upcoming New York, Manhattan Beach and Chicago Pro Tour tournaments, which feature elevated prize money and points for competing athletes. For the first time ever, prize money will increase from $150,000 to $175,000 for the New York Open, and $225,000 for the Manhattan Beach Open as well as the Championships in Chicago.

In addition, the AVP will celebrate its return to Hermosa Beach since 2007 with an expanded Main Draw from 16 to 24 teams per gender to accommodate the growing demand and talent in the qualification rounds.

Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament

July 20 – 23, 2017

MB Tennis OpenThe City of Manhattan Beach and Skechers present the annual Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23.

Take your game to the next level or put your practice into play at this classic South Bay sporting event! All the action takes place at the Live Oak Park Tennis Facility, Mira Costa High School and Manhattan Country Club. From Men’s and Women’s Open Singles and Doubles Divisions to Amateur Divisions, the tournament is sure to provide a fun-filled weekend of competition at its finest. The event features:

•Prizes and trophies for all division winners
•Single elimination
•All entries include lunch, a T-shirt, and a goodie bag
•US Open Wilson tennis balls will be in play for all events.

El Segundo Art Walk

July 20, 2017

el segundo art walk logo
The community is invited to attend the El Segundo Art Walk on Thursday, July 20 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. The venues are what make the event so unique. El Segundo has an abundance of remarkable and historic architecture, most of which house businesses not open to the general public. The opportunity to gain access to these distinctive spaces makes for an extraordinary experience.

Kinecta Community Celebration & Chili Cook-Off

July 22, 2017

Kinecta Chili Cook OffKinecta celebrates community service in the South Bay with the annual Community Celebration & Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This FREE public event features food, prizes and family fun! Attendees will enjoy Kinecta’s Texas-style BBQ rig, a Chili Cook-Off, music, children’s entertainment, raffle prizes, giveaways and more. During the event, Kinecta will extend special recognition to local police and fire departments for their service and dedication.

The BBQ lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The chili tasting will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with the chili winners announced at 1:30 p.m. A suggested donation of $2 for food and $1 for raffle. Proceeds to benefit CMN Hospitals.

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

Kinecta Federal Credit Union is located at 1440 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Beauty & Body Care Open House

July 22, 2017

Beauty & Body CareCoe Dynamics will host a Body & Beauty Care Open House on Saturday, July 22 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Embody Pilates Studio

The community is invited to come see, smell, touch, feel, and learn what TRUE, QUALITY-TESTED, ALL-NATURAL personal beauty care products can do for your outside beauty and inside health.

White Light White Night 2017

July 22, 2017

WLWN 2017Walk WIth Sally presents the annual White Light White Night fundraiser on Saturday, July 22 from 5 to 11 p.m. on The Rooftop of The Plaza at Continental Park.

The event boasts “A Taste of LA” featuring 25 of the city’s top tier, chef driven restaurants; live musical guest Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray; 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. Walk With Sally’s free mentoring programs support children of parents or siblings with cancer – one child at a time, one heart at a time.

Be sure to wear your brightest whites!

Torrance Rose Parade Float Luau Fundraiser

July 29, 2017

Luau FundraiserThe Torrance Rose Float Association will host a Luau Party Fundraiser on Saturday, July 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Toyota USA Automobile Museum.

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.

In addition, this will be one of the last chances to visit the Toyota USA Automobile Museum which will be closing at the end of September.

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.

Movies in the Park

July 29, 2017

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.

Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

July 30, 2017

Manhattn-Beach-Grand-PrixThe Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, July 30 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.

International Surf Festival

August 3 – 6, 2017

The annual International Surf Festival will take place Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6.

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

The festival kicks off with the Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament (better known as 6-man!) on Thursday, August 3 at 9 a.m. at the Manhattan Beach pier.

Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts

August 6, 2017

Hermosa Beach Summer ConcertsSaint Rocke and LA Car Guy present the 2017 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 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2017

zumba - sbbjBeach Cities Health District presents Zumba in the Park, every Monday in August 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 and all ages are welcome. This FREE community-wide event brings together the community, 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 was a huge hit last summer and it’s even more popular this year! You don’t want to miss this!

South Bay’s Got Talent Auditions

August 7, 2017


The South Bay’s Got Talent competition is returning to the James R. Armstrong Theatre on Saturday, September 23 at 7 p.m.

Do you possess star quality? Have you been practicing and perfecting a talent that you want to share with the world? Are you ready to step onto the stage and into the spotlight? Then get ready for the 2017 South Bay’s Got Talent competition!

Bite at the Beach *DATE CHANGE*

August 12, 2017

Bite at the Beach 2017The Manhattan Beach Chamber presents the annual Bite at the Beach on Saturday, August 12 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 for the event at the entrance and have the opportunity to enjoy as many tastes from the paired restaurants and breweries as desired.

Last year, the event featured over 20 restaurants and breweries and attracted over 700 attendees. Participating restaurants and breweries will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets are on sale now – Early Bird tickets are $65, General Admission is $85.

Kids Extreme

August 20, 2017

Kids ExtremeThe City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department presents the annual Kids Extreme on Sunday, August 20 at 9 a.m. at Begg Pool and Field in Polliwog Park.

This event promotes a fun and healthy way for kids to have a feeling of accomplishment and encourage self-esteem. Participants should be ready to swim, run and go over, under, through and between various obstacles. Mud, tires, hay, water, walls, and much more will be provided to challenge your physical ability.

Endless Summer Beach Bash

August 26, 2017

Endless-Summer-Beach-PartyThe Richstone Family Center hosts the annual Endless Summer Beach Party on Saturday, August 26. The event takes place on a stretch of beach in Redondo from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy an evening filled with flavorsome dishes from local restaurants. Guest will stay refreshed under the sun with refreshing cocktails, beer and wine.

The evening will also feature entertainment from the talented 12 member band, Night Owl Productions, covering all the beachy classics.

Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

August 27, 2017

Catalina-ClassicThe Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race will take place on Sunday, August 27.

The longest, most demanding race on the paddleboard circuit,the Catalina Classic is a grueling, thirty-two mile long paddleboard marathon which takes off from Catalina Island and finishes at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Founded in 1955, the event is a herculean endeavor drawing qualified watermen from all over the world to compete.

The event was cancelled in 1961 due to dangerous conditions and languished for more than twenty years. It was revived in 1982 with a field of ten competitors. Since then, the sport has experienced an enormous resurgence in popularity, particularly in the South Bay.

All Corvair Cruise-In: Ageless to Anarchy

September 9, 2017

Corvair-CruiseInSouth Coast Corsa presents the 2017 All Corvair Cruise-In: Ageless to Anarchy on Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Automobile Driving Museum.

This event is for all automobile enthusiasts and Corvair devotees! At the 2016 show, there were over 120 Corvairs participating. Attendees will enjoy music, raffles, lots of cool cars and awards at the end of the show. In addition, the ADM will be open all day for museum viewing with food and beverages available for purchase.

ALL CORVAIRS WANTED: Daily Drivers; Customs; Restored; Modified; Originals; Classics; Beaters; Patinas; High Performance; V8s; Racers, Ultravans, Works-in-Progress, the Weird; the Wild: ANYTHING Corvair-powered. If you have a Corvair, if it runs and stops, and can get you to this event, you need to come to this show!

Manhattan Movie Nights

September 9, 2017

Mean GirlsStreet Food Cinema presents Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, September 9 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott Golf Course.

The event features live music, food trucks and a movie screening of Mean Girls. About Mean Girls: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. Run time 1 hour 37 minutes.

Doors open at 5:30, the music begins at 6:30 and the movie starts at 8:00.

Boots, Brews & BBQ

September 16, 2017

Boots, Brews & BBQThe Switzer Learning Center hosts Boots, Brews & BBQ on Saturday, September 16 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 come dressed in western wear to feast on barbecue dishes cooked by teams representing some of the best restaurants competing in the BBQ cook-off! Guests will sample delicious craft beers from local breweries, imbibe in whiskey tasting or favorite cocktails at open bars, ride a mechanical bull, test their skills at the rifle and pistol shooting ranges, play blackjack, partake in excellent live and silent auctions, and dance the night away!

Tickets are $125 until August 31 and $150 thereafter.

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

Switzer Learning Center is located at 2201 Amapola Court, Torrance, CA.

Seaside Yoga Gathering @ Terranea

September 24, 2017

Yoga day - sbbjCelebrate National Yoga Month at Terranea Resort as they present the annual FREE Seaside Yoga Event on Sunday, September 24.

Open to the public, the free yoga event begins at 4:30 p.m. with an outdoor wellness marketplace. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with fitness experts from The Spa at Terranea who will share tips on exercise routines and staying fit. The feature event, a Sunset Yoga Class, will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Terranea’s 16,000-square-foot oceanfront Palos Verdes Meadows.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 30, 2017

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 30 beginning at 8 a.m.

The route length is 2 miles long and starts at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the ceremony is at 9 a.m. and the Walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100. Unless otherwise communicated, T-shirts will be available for pick up on Walk day.

Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance

October 1, 2017

Concours d' EleganceThe annual Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance will take place at Louis Zamperini Field on Sunday, October 1.

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.

Since the founding of the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance in 1991, the Concours’ mission has been to create a world-class show of vintage, classic, and special-interest automobiles, to provide funds for charitable and community purposes and to promote the beauty of and opportunities in, the greater South Bay area. The past years have seen the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance grow in stature among automobile enthusiasts into one of the premiere concours events on the West Coast.

For 2017, they’ve re-imagined the show and are taking it to an entirely new level by adding vintage airplanes to the Concours. In addition to displaying the usual high standard of historic automobiles, they’ll be showcasing vintage aircraft in a side-by-side display.

Manhattan Beach 10K Run

October 7, 2017

Manhattan-Beach-10K-Run 2The Manhattan Beach 10K Run takes place Saturday, October 7, starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. and finishes just in time for the opening of the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair.

The course winds its way through the heart of Manhattan Beach with the final stretch taking participants along the oceanfront Strand.

There are two ways to register: online at http://www.mb10k.com/ or in person at the Village Runner store located at 1840 North Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.

Proceeds from the event are returned to the community in the form of scholarships to high school seniors living in Manhattan Beach and to various enhancements to the recreation facilities of local schools and parks.

Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

October 7 & 8, 2016

The annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair takes place Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A longstanding South Bay tradition, the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is a fun-filled, family occasion featuring live music, entertainment, arts and crafts, games and rides. The Hometown Fair merchants offer an extensive assortment of quality craftsmanship. Exhibitors are by invitation only so as to provide a unique selection of items.

With over 200 vendors, there’s something for everyone: from ceramics and clothing, oil and water paintings to photographs and sculptures made from glass, wood and metal.

Manhattan Movie Nights

October 14, 2017

The Addams FamilyStreet Food Cinema presents Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, October 14 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott Golf Course.

The event features live music, food trucks and a movie screening of The Addams Family. About The Addams Family: Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle. Run time 1 hour 39 minutes.

Doors open at 5:30, the music begins at 6:30 and the movie starts at 8:00.

Limited tickets will be available at the door (cash only) starting at 6 p.m. Please note: door may be held at any time to allow for advance ticket holders to enter. No dogs over 20 pounds will be permitted.

Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival

October 21 & 22, 2017

HB FIne Arts FestSupport local artists at the twelfth annual Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, October 21 Sunday, October 22.

Formerly known as Hermosa Artwalk, the Festival has grown considerably over the years and now takes place on the lawn of the Community Center between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days. The Hermosa Beach Art Walk was founded in 2002 by local artist Ken Klade as a non-profit community organization and art exhibition designed to promote arts education and appreciation.

The event features the work of nearly 100 talented artists in a variety of mediums including photography, glass, metal, paintings, ceramics and mixed media. Attendees will enjoy live music and food for purchase along with arts and crafts for children.

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.

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