Special Events

DineLA Restaurant Week

January 12 – 26, 2018

dineLA - sbbjAttention local foodies! Restaurant Week is back and it’s time to DineLA!

DineLA Restaurant Week is a bi-annual dining event established to introduce diners to the extensive assortment of restaurants in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. DineLA Winter Restaurant Week takes place over 14 consecutive days and runs from January 12 through January 26.

Local foodies and visitors to the area will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix fixe menus from some of LA’s best restaurants during this this period.

Redondo Beach Restaurant Week

January 12 – 26, 2018

Redondo-Restaurant-WeekThe Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce presents Redondo Beach Restaurant Week taking place Friday, January 12 through Friday, January 26.

​The event will showcase Redondo Beach as a diverse dining destination where participating restaurants will offer specially priced prix-fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner. A Michelin-starred chef, Basque pinxtos and handmade pasta are just some of the standouts for the 2018 event. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the diversity of Redondo Beach’s foodie scene!

Bunyaad Rug Event

January 18 – 21, 2018

Bunyaad-Rug-SaleTen Thousand Villages will host a Bunyaad Rug Event for one weekend only Thursday, January 18 through Sunday, January 21.

The shop will be filled with hundreds of one-of-a-kind hand knotted rugs from Pakistan direct from the crafts cooperative. The rugs come in all sizes and colors, each a work of art. This once a year opportunity supports rug artisans in Pakistan.

In addition, there will be a presentation, Journey to Pakistan and Back, on January 18 at 6:30. Attendees will learn about the artisan process from design and dying to knotting and finishing. RSVP is required: 310-465-1600. Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit Fair Trade retail store.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/redondobeach#fndtn-home or call 310-465-1600.

Ten Thousand Villages is located at 1907 South Catalina Avenue Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

DTMB Sidewalk Sale

January 19 – 21, 2018

DTMB-Sidewalk-SaleThe business owners of Downtown Manhattan Beach host the annual Winter Sidewalk Sale Friday, January 19 through Sunday, January 21.

The weather forecast is for SUN & FUN, so spend the weekend in Downtown Manhattan Beach! For three days, shoppers can take advantage of drastic price reductions on merchandise ranging from clothing to home furnishings and everything in between.

Enjoy massive retail markdowns, pleasant outdoor dining, gorgeous weather, convenient parking and glorious ocean views… all on the sidewalks of beautiful downtown Manhattan Beach. Regular store and restaurant hours will be in effect.

For additional details, visit the website at http://www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com/.

PVAC Opening Reception: Memory & Nature and Lines of Sight

January 19, 2018

PVAC-Lines-Of-SightPalos Verdes Art Center will host an Opening Reception for Memory & Nature, sculpture by Minoru Ohira and Lines of Sight, by photographer Lance Gerbe on January 19 from 6 to 9 p.m..

Memory & Nature features recent sculpture by Minoru Ohira. Composed of wood, granite, graphite, and resin, his forms are abstracted from the human body as well as vegetal shapes, filtered by the traces of memory in a process of meditative carving. Trained in the classical western art tradition with a studio practice in marble sculpture at Tokyo University of the Arts, Ohira furthered his studies with post-graduate work at La Esmeralda, Mexico National Institute of Art in Mexico City, before moving to Los Angeles where he has developed a unique method of constructing large wood sculpture utilizing found objects, including downed branches and construction waste. View more images at at http://www.memoryandnature.com.

AQMD Refinery Committee Meeting

January 20, 2018

Take ActionThe Air Quality Management District (AQMD) will hold a Refinery Committee Meeting on Saturday, January 20 at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Gate Way.

The meeting will discuss Rule 1410, meant originally to ban MHF, the very toxic and volatile chemical used at the Torrance and Wilmington refineries, which could drift out for miles into our communities if accidentally released.

Downward Grog @ Scholb Taproom

January 20, 2018

Get-Fit-January-YogaScholb Premium Ales will host Downward Grog on Saturday, January 20 starting at 10:30 a.m.

If you love yoga and beer, come join Downward Grog for a gently guided class in a brewery. $15 for 1 hour yoga class and 1 craft beer. Start your weekend right with some like-minded people.

10.30am – Optional warm-up RUN
11am – Mixed-level vinyasa flow yoga
12pm – Drink BEER!

Ford Model T Cruise-in

January 20, 2018

Ford-Model-T-Cruise-InThe Automobile Driving Museum presents a Ford Model T Cruise-In on Saturday, January 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On October 1, 1908, the first production Model T Ford was completed at the company’s Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford would build some 15 million Model T cars. It was the longest production run of any automobile model in history until the Volkswagen Beetle surpassed it in 1972.

The community is encouraged to stop by and learn about the first production vehicle that began our love affair with the automobile.

Owners of Ford Model Ts are welcome to display during this cruise-in and enjoy the featured exhibit on the history of the Ford Model T. Pre-register for this FREE cruise-in and receive a complimentary collector magnet. The museum will be creating collectible magnets for each car show throughout the year and this will be the first for 2018! Any pre-1941 Ford model vehicle welcome to join.

Opening Reception: Water & Wood

January 20, 2018

Water & WoodThe Hermosa Beach Artist Collective presents the Opening Reception: Water & Wood 2018 on Saturday, January 20 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Hermosa Design.

The exhibit showcases the work of 89 South Bay artists in a variety of mediums. The evening will feature live music by the Kira Lingman Band and a live art demo by Roustan.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1782864352007087/.

Hermosa Design is located at 618 Cypress Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

Vagabond Cheese Pop Up Shop @ Scholb Brewing

January 20, 2018

Scholb-Cheese-Beer-PairingScholb Brewing will host a Vagabond Cheese Pop Up Shop on Saturday, January 20 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day at the taproom and treat yourself to a cheese and charcuterie beer flight pairing guided by the experts at Vagabond.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/495733017493266/.

Scholb Craft Brewery is located at 2964 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503.

Ladies Car Care 101 & 201

January 21, 2018

Ladies-car-careThe Automobile Driving Museum presents Ladies Car Care 101 & 201 on Sunday, January 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grease Girl is coming to the museum again in 2018 offering LADIES CAR CARE CLASSES.

Ladies Car Care 101: A two hour class for all ages of women to gain confidence in car care. Learn routine checks, identify what’s under the hood and understand what to do when something goes wrong! Ladies Car Care 101 – Sunday January 21 from 10am-12pm

Thomas Fire Benefit Concert

January 21, 2018

Jason-FergSaint Rocke will host a Benefit Concert for victims of the Thomas Fire on Sunday, January 21 at 7 p.m.

The South Bay wants to send some love to our northern neighbors after the recent devastating fires. The event features Jason Ferg and Awdiv Band and special guests. Jason Ferg is a singer, songwriter, and MC who connects with fellow music lovers to create epic live music experiences and recorded content.

Tickets are $10/$15. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Monday Movie Nights @ SBG

January 22, 2018

Monday-Movie-NightsSouth Bay Galleria presents Monday Movie Nights every Monday in January at 6 p.m. in the Food Court.

Visit SBG every week in January to watch a FREE movie! Receive a stamp on your SBG Movie Pass at the beginning and end of each movie. Passes with all 8 stamps at the end of the month will be entered for a chance to win a $500 South Bay Galleria gift card!

Attendees should bring low-backed chairs or blankets to sit on.

Blood Drive @ MB Farmers’ Market

January 23, 2018

Blood-DriveAmerican Red Cross Communities that Care will be at the Manhattan Beach Farmers’ Market for a Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

They really couldn’t make it any easier for you to sign up to donate blood and save a life!

To sign up, visit the website at http://www.redcrossblood.org or go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass and save up to 15 minutes by completing health history questions the day of your donation.

The Blood Mobile will be located on the corner of Morningside Drive and 13 Street.

Let’s Connect Mixer @ Oil & Vinegar

January 23, 2018

Let's-Connect-MixerThe South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Oil & Vinegar on Tuesday, January 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This monthly fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs while mixing and mingling with like-minded individuals. There will be light appetizers provided and beverages for purchase.

Team Referral Network

January 23, 2018

Team-Referral-Network-2The South Bay Business Professionals of Team Referral Network will meet Tuesday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m. at El Torito.

If you’re looking to build your business with warm, relationship-driven referrals, be sure to stop by. They’re actively looking for local companies to join their established networking group. Only one company can occupy a category, so any of these businesses, or their referrals who need your services, would give all those referrals to YOU.

This event is FREE for first time attendees!

Friendship Bowl Kick Off

January 23, 2018

Friendship-Bowl-Kick-OffReady, Set, Launch! Walk With Sally presents the Friendship Bowl Kick Off on Tuesday, January 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Uncorked in Hermosa Beach.

Wine flights ($15) and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available as attendees mingle and chat about what this year’s fundraising campaign means for Walk With Sally. They’re working to raise enough funds to support 24 new friendships, hence the #BowlFor24 campaign.

So if you’ve been looking for a way to honor a loved one, or want to make a difference in a child’s life, come check out what the Friendship Bowl is all about…. and, it’s a great excuse to taste a wine flight on a Tuesday night!

The event is FREE to attend!

Manhattan Beach Chamber Open House

January 25, 2018

MB-Chamber-Open-HouseThe Manhattan Beach Chamber is hosting an Open House on Thursday, January 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Chamber is celebrating the completion of the office remodel and invites the community to stop by, check out the new digs and meet the Chamber staff.

There is no cost to attend – see you there!

For additional information, call 310-545-5313.

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce is located at 425 15 Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

FTK Speaker Series

January 25, 2018

FTK-Speaker-SeriesWalk With Sally presents the FTK Speaker Series on January 25 at 7 p.m. at Unita.

The FTK Speaker Series celebrates mentors within our community! These leaders come from different backgrounds, experiences and entrepreneurial paths and will be sharing their journey and experiences as well as some tips and tricks on how to be a positive light and leader within your own community.

Paint & Pints @ Scholb Brewery

January 26, 2018

Paints & PintsScholb Brewery will host Paints & Pints on Friday, January 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy an evening of pints, painting, and creating a picture of your very own. Step by step instruction will be given, along with some helpful tips and guidance for an approximately 2 hour long class. All essential materials are included such as canvas, brushes, paints, easels, aprons, and most importantly…delicious craft beer!

Tickets are $35 per person.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

January 26 – February 4, 2018

PICASSO-AT-THE-LAPIN-AGILEPalos Verdes Performing Arts presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile January 26 through February 4 at the Norris Theatre.

This clever Off-Broadway hit play is from comedian and writer Steve Martin. The comedy imagines Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meeting in a Parisian bar one evening in 1904, just before each man introduced the work that would make him famous. With rapier-sharp wit and hysterical one-liners, Martin paints a playful portrait of the two geniuses, with egos are as big as their intellects, as they spar about art and science, their respective libidos, and the promise of the 20th century. Add in a bar full of eccentrics and a mysterious visitor, and you’re in for a brilliant and witty evening of theatre.

Tickets are $30/$70.

Hermosa Beach Community-Wide Garage Sale

January 27, 2018

Hermosa-Beach-Community-Wide-Garage-SaleThe City of Hermosa Beach is planning a Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, January 27.

The community-wide garage sale is intended to assist residents in clearing out their garages to make room for their vehicles that may otherwise be parked in driveways and extending over the sidewalks.

Please remember to Be Aware, Park with Care!

For more information and to register your garage sale, visit https://local.nixle.com/alert/6311557/ or contact Georgia Moe at gmoe@hermosapolice.org, or Leeanne Singleton at lsingleton@hermosabch.org.

Filmmaking for Change

January 27, 2018

Film-Making-for-ChangeThe Redondo Beach Library presents Filmmaking for Change with Jon Fitzgerald on Saturday, January 27 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Jon Fitzgerald is a local author and the Co-Founder of Slamdance, AFI Fest, Santa Barbara and South Bay Film & Music Festivals. He’ll discuss his book Filmmaking for Change, and show related movie clips.

This book is the instruction manual for the very powerful tool of filmmaking. Whether you are an experienced filmmaker or someone who has never made a movie but wants to, this is the book for you. Recognizing that film is a powerful form of social and political activism, you will learn how to unlock the powers of Filmmaking for Change. For more background on Fitzgerald, visit the website at http://www.filmmakingforchange.com.

Copies of the books will be available for sale. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required and light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Redondo Beach Public Library.

Backstage with The Beatles

January 27, 2018

backstage-with-the-beatlesThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents Backstage with The Beatles on Saturday, January 27 at 8 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theater.

As part of the Guest Artists Series, Backstage with The Beatles is an evening of magical music, never-before-seen photos, and behind-the-scenes stories about The Beatles from Bob Eubanks, the only living person to have produced The Beatles concerts all three years they toured America.

Music will be performed live by Ticket to Ride, the ultimate Beatles tribute band.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

January 28, 2018

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, January 28 24 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.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

January 28, 2018

Wild-Scenic-Film-FestivalThe Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy presents the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Sunday, January 28 at 4 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival offers an exciting selection of environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. This premier environmental and adventure film festival will inspire the audience and ignite interest in the ways individuals can help protect nature while creating a positive future for the next generation.

A selection of 13 short films will be screened over two hours. Tickets purchased online are $10. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $15. Doors open at 3 p.m.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/_events/WSFFPage2018.asp.

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

Dinner with the Winemaker @ Chez Melange

January 29, 2018

Dinner-with-the-Wine-Maker-Chez-MelangeChez Melange is hosting Dinner with the Winemaker on Monday, January 29 at 7 p.m.

The event is a Napa versus Sonoma showdown with Master Sommelier Michael Jordan, who is one of just 15 people in the world awarded both Master Sommelier and CWE (Certified Wine Educator) Diplomas. At this wine pairing event, guests can expect a five course meal paired with two wine tastings per course (except dessert), one from Napa and the other from Sonoma. Guests can also expect to be highly educated in various wines from both regions.

Tickets are $75 per person and include tax and tip.

For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-540-1222.

Chez Melange is located at 1611 South Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Community Meeting: Living Streets Draft Manual & Aviation Boulevard Concept Alternatives

January 31, 2018

Beach Cities Health District will host Community Meeting: Living Streets Draft Manual & Aviation Boulevard Concept Alternatives on Wednesday, January 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

The Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach recently received a grant to complete a multimodal corridor plan to improve Aviation Boulevard (from Rosecrans to PCH) and develop a Living Streets Design Manual to help guide future community improvement projects. Residents are invited to provide input on the design elements they’d like to see reflected in their city’s streets.

This event is free to attend and no registration is required.

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

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA.

First Fridays

February 2, 2018

riviera-villageRiviera Village presents First Fridays on February 2.

This free, monthly event is the place to be every first Friday! Head to the Village and enjoy live, outdoor bands, food samplings, gallery viewing, promotional offers and more while you dine and shop.

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

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

Casino Night

February 3, 2018

Mardi-Gras-Casino-NightTorrance Memorial’s Young Physicians and Professionals Alliance (YPPA) will host the annual Mardi Gras-themed Casino Night on Saturday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Hoffman Health Conference Center.

Attendees will enjoy drinks and dinner and try their luck at the gaming tables. Wear your finest Mardi Gras masks and pile on the beads!

Tickets are $50 for YPPA members and $85 for non-members. Proceeds will support construction of Torrance Memorial’s new Pediatric and Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit.

Disco Bingo

February 3, 2018

Disco-BingoMychal’s Learning Place will host Disco Bingo on Saturday, February 3 beginning at 7 p.m.

The Disco Themed event features 10 games of bingo with the Queen, dinner, dessert and one drink with admission. Wear your best clothes from the 70s and enter the costume contest for fun prizes. All proceeds will benefit Mychal’s Learning Place programs.

Tickets are $50.00 per person. Doors open at 6:45.

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

Mychal’s Learning Place is located at 4901 West Rosecrans Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K Run/Walk

February 4, 2018

Super-Bowl-Sunday-10KThe Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K Run/Walk on Sunday, February 4.

Join more than 9,000 race enthusiasts at the South Bay’s biggest Super Bowl event! Now in its 38 year, the Super Bowl Sunday 10K is a terrific way to celebrate the biggest day in American sports.

Enjoy the picturesque sites of Redondo Beach – the Pacific Ocean, the Redondo Beach Pier, the Marina in King Harbor and the Wyland whale mural – as you make your way along the race route. The ocean breeze, salt air and mild temperatures make for perfect winter running conditions.

Participants and guests will also enjoy great food, beverages and a variety of running accessories at the two day Health & Fitness Expo presented by Michelob Ultra located at the Seaside Lagoon. The Expo takes place the day before the race, Saturday, February 3 and the day of the race Sunday, February 4, and is free and open to the public.

Manhattan Beach State of the City

February 7, 2018

MB Chamber State of the City 2018The Manhattan Beach Chamber presents the annual State of the City address on Wednesday, February 7 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Joslyn Center.

The Mayor will speak on how the city is managing its resources, what was accomplished last year and how the City is preparing for 2018. This annual event is a great opportunity to get informed and make new business connections.

Tickets are $35 for Chamber members and $45 for non-members. Breakfast will be provided.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://www.manhattanbeachchamber.com.

The Joslyn Center is located at 1601 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Switzer Center Women of the Year Awards Luncheon

February 8, 2018

Switzer-Women-of-the-YearThe Switzer Learning Center is proud to present the Women of the Year Awards Luncheon on Thursday, February 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

For nearly two decades, Switzer Learning Center has honored women who have made significant contributions to the South Bay through their work in the community. This year is no exception, as the Center will once again honor four incredibly dedicated, hard working, innovative and generous women who have left indelible marks in the South Bay. Drum roll, please….and the 2018 South Bay Women of the Year are….

Laurie Brandt
Supervisor Janice Hahn
Lea Ann King
Jill Smisek Maroney

Rocke Your Pink

February 8, 2018

Crow-Hill-BandSaint Rocke presents Rocke Your Pink Cancer Benefit Concert with the Crow Hill Band on Thursday, February 8 at 7:30.

The Crow Hill Band is a local South Bay favorite for classic 70s and 80s rock and wants to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer. Head to SAint Rock and ROCKE YOUR PINK on February 8! Lead singer, Laryssa Densmore, is returning to the stage after winning her recent fight against breast cancer. Door proceeds will benefit Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach.

Tickets are $10. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Yoga on the Octagon @ Redondo Pier

February 10, 2018

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

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

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

Talk on Meditation

February 10, 2018

MeditationThe Redondo Beach Library will host a Talk on Meditation by Doug Frankel on Saturday, February 10 from 11 a.m. to Noon at the Redondo Beach North Branch Library.

Back-by-popular demand, Doug Frankel will offer practical techniques of meditation that can positively impact your life. Through first hand demonstrations of these simple yet highly effective methods, you will discover keys to deeper concentration, relaxation and personal growth.

The 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. Free parking is available at the Library.

Valentine’s Day @ The ADM

February 11, 2018

Valentines-Day-ADMThe Automobile Driving Museum pays homage to all things romance with the Valentine’s Day Sweethearts Ride on Sunday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The ADM is the only automobile museum in the world that regularly uses their fleet. Every Sunday (weather permitting) the ADM features three different cars in the ride program. Rides are for guests 10 years of age and older. Guests will be treated to champagne and chocolates!

For additional information, call 310-909-0950 or visit the website at http://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/.

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

Shop Talk Series @ The ADM

February 17, 2018

Shop-Talks-ADMThe Automobile Driving Museum will host Shop Talk on Saturday, February 17 from 11:30 to 1 p.m.

Car enthusiasts are encouraged to attend this interactive lecture series that will showcase the American automobile throughout history and learn about the current status of the collector market. The featured speakers are Jim Crabtree, noted professional car historian, and Phil Skinner, Editor of Kelly Blue Book and Old Cars.

Scheduled Lectures:
November 4: Tiller to Tremor – Inception to 1929
December 9: Struggle for Survival – 1930 to 1942
January 13: Recovery & Revival – 1943 to 1972
February 17: Technology & Triumphs
March 10: Current Status of the Collector Market with Phil SKinner

Dancing with the South Bay Stars VII

February 24, 2018

Dancing with the South Bay Stars VIThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present Dancing with the South Bay Stars VII on Saturday, February 24 at 7 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater.

The event pairs local ‘celebrities’ with professional dancers in a competition to raise funds for the Foundation and the participants’ nonprofit organization of choice. This season, eleven of the South Bay’s brightest stars will slip into their dancing shoes, take the stage and strut their stuff!

Festival of the Kite

March 11, 2018

Should you notice the sky above the coastline bursting with colorful, odd shaped objects exhibiting remarkable maneuvering ability, do not be alarmed. This is no alien invasion. No, it’s only the most ancient example of man yearning to fly.

Brought to you by The Sunshine Kite Company and sponsored by the Redondo Pier Association, the Annual Festival of the Kite takes place on Sunday, March 11, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Pier.

This is Southern California’s longest running kite festival – the event is free and open to the public and features live music and other entertainment. The festivities get underway with the annual Throw Down Yo-Yo Competition to be held on the Pier. All ages are welcome! Then discover just how much you really can eat in five minutes during the annual Craig’s Hot Dog On A Stick Eating Contest at 3 p.m. There’s a $200 Prize!

Torrance Police Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon

March 22, 2018

Torrance-PD-Awards-LuncheonThe Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Torrance Police Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, March 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center Toyota Meeting Hall.

Tickets are $45 for TACC Members and $55 for non-members.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/tpd2018/.

Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance,CA 90503.

Torrance City Council Candidates Forum

March 29, 2018

Torrance-Candidates-ForumThe Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents the City Council Candidates Forum on Thursday, March 29 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center Nakano Theater.

The community is encouraged to attend the event and hear from the candidates. Invited participants include Tom Brewer, Tim Goodrich, Norman Sase, George Chen, Aurelio Mattucci, Bill Sutherland, Pat Furey, Ron Riggs and Kurt Weideman.

Tickets will go on sale approximately 6 weeks prior to the event date. Tickets are $20 for TACC Members and $30 for non-members.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/council2018/.

The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90254.

State of the State

April 6, 2018

State-of-the-StateThe Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents the State of the State on Friday, April 6 at 7:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance-South Bay.

The event features State Senators Ben Allen (26th District) and Steven Bradford (35th District) with Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (66th District).

Tickets are $40 for TACC Members and $60 for non-members.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/state18/.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance-South Bay is located at 21333 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA.

Ladies Car Care 101 & 201

April 8, 2018

Ladies-car-careThe Automobile Driving Museum presents Ladies Car Care 101 & 201 on Sunday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grease Girl is coming to the museum again in 2018 offering LADIES CAR CARE CLASSES.

Ladies Car Care 101: A two hour class for all ages of women to gain confidence in car care. Learn routine checks, identify what’s under the hood and understand what to do when something goes wrong! Ladies Car Care 101 – Sunday, April 8 from 10am-12pm.

The cost is $5 per person for these valuable classes.

Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle

Purchase Tickets by Friday, April 27, 2018

Palos-Verdes-Dream-House-RaffleCalifornia’s first and longest running house raffle is back – the 2018 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle!

An Oceanfront Estate on the island of Kauai in Hawaii – or $5,000,000 – is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2018 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. The first and oldest house raffle licensed in California, proceeds help fund Palos Verdes Art Center’s exhibition, education, and outreach programs, making the visual arts available, accessible and affordable in Los Angeles County.

Torrance Fire Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon

May 2, 2018

Torrance-Fire-Department-Awards-Appreciation-LuncheonThe Torrance Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Torrance Fire Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, May 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s Hoffman Health Conference Center.

The event honors the community members and city staff who support the mission of the Torrance Fire Department and the brave TPD members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty and/or standard job responsibilities.

Tickets are $45/person for TACC Members and $55/person for non-Members. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with the awards and luncheon starting at noon.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/fire2018/.

Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s Hoffman Health Conference Center is located at 3315 Medical Center Drive, Torrance,CA 90505.

South Bay Women’s Conference

May 11, 2018

SBWC-Unleashing-Potential-2The South Bay Business Women’s Association presents the annual conference Unleashing Potential on Friday, May 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Torrance Marriott.

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. The day includes two dynamic keynote speakers, informative breakout sessions, an inspirational panel, a lovely lunch, plus plenty of opportunities to connect with other businesswomen.

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