Special Events

Mysterious Beer Dinner

April 26, 2017

Mysterious Beer DinnerThe Standing Room will host a Mysterious Beer Dinner on Wednesday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach location.

It’s mysterious because all four courses will be kept a secret until the guests arrive! The event is sponsored by The Strand Brewing Company and they will also keep all four beers a secret, as these beers have never before been served at The Standing Room. Attendees will be the first to try The Standing Room’s off-menu food and beer for only $40 per person. If you’re open to something new, surprising, and delicious, you don’t want to miss this!

To reserve a seat, call The Standing Room at 310- 318-1272. ( A link is normally provided for additional information, but it’s all a great mystery…..)

The Standing Room is located at 1320 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Wings of Freedom Tour

April 27 – 30, 2017

wings of freedom tourThe Collings Foundation presents the Wings of Freedom Tour at Torrance Airport Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30.

This tour showcases fully restored bomber aircraft: a B-24 Liberator and B-17 Flying Fortress, a P-51C Mustang and B-25 Mitchell. The public is invited to tour these World War II military planes or take to the skies for an unforgettable 30 minute flight experience.

Admission for the tour is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 years and younger. No reservations are needed for the tour. Flights aboard the B-17 and B-24 are $450 each per person. Flights on the B-25 Mitchell are $400 each.

Guests are also invited to fly the greatest fighter on earth and get some ‘stick time’ in the world’s only full dual control P-51C Mustang. Flight training on the Mustang is $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for one hour.

Springfest Carnival

April 27 – 30, 2017

SpringFest-2017The North Redondo Beach Business Association presents the annual SpringFest Carnival & Community Festival beginning Thursday, April 27 and running through Sunday, April 30.

Remember going to the carnival when you were a kid? Winning a prize at the ring toss, a first kiss at the top of the Ferris wheel, feeling slightly queasy from too much cotton candy? Thank goodness some things never change!

The event features arts & crafts, kid’s zone, petting zoo, food court, gourmet food trucks and of course, carnival rides and games.

The carnival takes place at Aviation Park, a 14 acre recreation facility located at the corner of Aviation and Manhattan Beach Boulevards near the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

Las Candalistas Spring Event: Out of Africa

April 27, 2017

out of africaLas Candalistas is celebrating fifty years of giving at the annual spring event Out of Africa on Thursday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Catalina View Gardens.

Attendees will have an African Cultural Experience while enjoying the gorgeous view of the vineyard, the Pacific and Catalina Island. The day will include:

-“Empowering Women in Africa” presented by Humanitarian and Author Linda Eckerbom Cole, founder of Community Action Fund for Women in Africa
-“All Creatures Great and Small” Learn about the animals of the Safari presented by Dr. Sue Soldoff
-Enjoy the breath-taking sounds of Amadou Fall, World Renowned Master Kora Player
-Chance to win an Africa trip for two valued at over $6500! Includes a 7-night Kenya Safari and 4 nights in Cape Town, South Africa.

Free Documentary Screening: Being Mortal

April 27, 2017

being-mortalTorrance Memorial Medical Center and Caring House will host a free screening of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal on April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hoffman Conference Center.

Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, the film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members who care for them.

A panel discussion by end-of-life experts and community members will follow the screening.

Ballroom Dance

April 27, 2017

ballroom-danceThe Redondo Beach Elks Club hosts the monthly Ballroom Dance on Thursday, April 27 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The event features Liz Holmes and the Retro Swing Dance Band playing all your favorite ballroom dance tunes and tempos including foxtrot, swing, waltz and more. The large dance floor offers plenty of room to strut your stuff. If you don’t feel like dancing but just want to enjoy some great music, the venue offers theater-like seating and a cash bar.

A donation of $10 at the door is suggested.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.bigband.com/Dances.html.

The Redondo Beach Elks Lodge, 315 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA.

Kendra Gives Back Party

April 27, 2017

kendra Gives BackThe community is invited to attend the Kendra Gives Back Party on Thursday, April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kendra Scott at The Point.

It’s going to be a fun evening hosted by local realtor Michele Brown. Twenty percent of proceeds from jewelry sold that evening will benefit Walk With Sally.

Attendees will enjoy complimentary sips, sweets and jewels while shopping for a great cause!

For additional information on the event, visit the website at http://www.kendrascott.com/. For additional information about Walk With Sally, visit the website at http://www.walkwithsally.org/.

Kendra Scott is located at The Point at 850 South Sepulveda, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Palos Verdes Homes Tour – Delectable Living: Delightful and Delicious

April 28 & 29, 2017

Palos Verdes Home TourThe Circle presents the annual Palos Verdes Homes Tour – Delectable Living: Delightful and Delicious on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Delectable Living: Delightful and Delicious is a two-stop garden party with music and edible treats. This 31st annual tour is presented by The Circle, a Palos Verdes Art Center support group. All proceeds benefit PVAC.

Tour tickets, which also include luncheon at the Art Center, are $70 pre-sale and $75 on the event days. Tickets may be purchased online at http://pvhomestour.org, by calling 310.541.2479, or at PVAC. The event also features the popular Collectibles shop, artist and designer boutiques, and a raffle.

Delectable Living highlights these classic Rolling Hills properties:

ESMoA Drawing Club

April 28, 2017

ESMoA - Just DrawEl Segundo Museum of Art hosts the Drawing Club every Friday in April from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In this informal drawing club, attendees will start with warm-up drawing exercises and then take inspiration from the featured artworks. No artistic experience is required and all supplies will be provided. This program is for adults.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 29, 2017

Drug-take-back-dayThe City of Redondo Beach and the City of Manhattan Beach will take part in the DEA organized National Prescription Drug Take-Back campaign on Saturday, April 29 from from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The DEA is coordinating the campaign which is a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to collect potentially dangerous controlled substances from medicine cabinets. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.

Everyone is encouraged to drop off unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs or over the counter drugs (do not need to be in original container). This program is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Redondo Beach 125th Birthday Celebration

April 29, 2017

Redondo 125 Birthday CelebrationThe Redondo Beach Historical Society and the City’s Historical Commission present the 125th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, April 29 to commemorate the City’s date of incorporation in 1892.

The commemoration event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with activities beginning at Ruby’s Diner Parking Lot at Portofino Way and North Harbor Drive, and closing at Heritage Court, featuring the Historical Museum at the Queen Anne House and the Morrell House Living Museum, both located at Dominguez Park, 302 Flagler Lane in Redondo Beach. The Historical Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Morrell House Living Museum will be open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Both the Historical Museum and the Morrell House will feature displays, artifacts and exhibits. Additionally, the event will include guest speakers, a display of vintage automobiles at Ruby’s Diner parking lot, a 1892 photo display, and a variety of healthy refreshments.

Spyder Surf Fest 2017

April 29, 2017

Surf FestThe tenth annual Spyder Surf Fest will take place Saturday, April 29 from noon to 7 p.m. at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach.

The event will showcase the action sports industry’s most celebrated athletes, brands and music, in addition to highlighting the hottest beach lifestyle apparel with a fashion show. Attendees will enjoy interactive booths, meet and greets with the industry’s finest athletes and influencers, and free giveaways and prizes.

The day will also feature live music by Jamison Jarvis, Barley, The Who Show and Good Vibe.

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

Free Yoga Class & Fundraiser

April 29, 2017

Infertility AwarenessThe Yoga Harbor will host a FREE Yoga Class & Fundraiser for Infertility Awareness Day of Hope on Saturday, April 29 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

1 IN 8 COUPLES STRUGGLE TO BUILD A FAMILY – The CDC tells us that is 15% of couples in America. Infertility does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexuality or economic status. You never know how badly you want something until you are told that it may not be possible. It is up to all of us to transform how others view infertility. One that will help educate and provide resolution to the millions of Americans impacted. Be part of a movement that wants to remove barriers that stand in the way of building families during National Infertility Awareness Week®.

12:30-1:30 Supportive yoga for grounding, nourishing, and increasing energy
1:30-1:50 Guided meditation for health and vitality
1:50-2:30 Guest speakers, Q&A, Conversation

Brew Lagoon Craft Beer & Music Festival

April 29, 2017

brew lagoonHuck Street Productions proudly presents Brew Lagoon Craft Beer & music Festival on Saturday, April 29 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Seaside Lagoon.

The event features 20 breweries, 5 bands, unlimited tastings and each attendee will receive a souvenir glass.

Food will be available for purchase from Charlie’s, Hop Saint Brewing, Hudson House and Ruby’s Diner. Live entertainment by Fartbarf, Curly Wolf, The Royal Rats, Kira Kingman and Freestone.

Advance tickets are $40 each or $50 at the door. Attendees must be 21+.

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

Seaside Lagoon is located at 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Pacific Coast International Short Film Festival

April 29, 2017

Pacific-Coast-Short-Film-Festival-south-bay-by-jackieThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents the annual Pacific Coast International Short Film Festival on Saturday, April 29 beginning at 8 p.m.

The Foundation has been a long-time supporter of local artists, and they’ve gathered them together on the James Armstrong stage for a one-of-a-kind night of fantastic fun. Come see some of the most creative and exciting short films the world has to offer! Audience members get to vote for the ‘Best of the Fest’.

Group Kayaking

April 30, 2017

kayak2Waterfront Education hosts Group Kayaking the last Sunday of every month from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Kayaking is a fun and healthy way to spend time together. These excursions are led by knowledgeable marine science discovery leaders and King Harbor has a plethora of marine life to discover and engage with. Enjoy spending time on the water and connecting with nature.

What to bring/wear: swimwear/water clothes, dry bag, phone/camera, towel, sunscreen, hat, towel, water, and snacks.

The cost is $20 per person single kayak and $15 per person double kayak (minimum 6 students / maximum 12 students). Excursions are weather dependent. Any cancellations due to weather will be rescheduled and/or refunded.

Torrance Fire Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon

May 3, 2017

Torrance-Fire-Appreciation-luncheonThe Torrance Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Torrance Fire Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance/South Bay.

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.

Let’s show our local firefighters some love!

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

Torrance Coffee with a Cop

May 4, 2017

coffee-with-a-copThe Torrance Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, May 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Old Torrance Coffee & Tea.

All community members are invited to attend, meet with Torrance Police officers, discuss community issues and drink coffee. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Torrance Police Department. Join your local police officers for coffee and conversation – no agenda or speeches; just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

For additional information, view the flyer at http://www.torranceca.gov/PDF/Coffee_with_a_Cop_Old_Torrance_Coffee.pdf

Old Torrance Coffee & Tea is located at 1413 Marcelina Avenue in Torrance.

Demonstrative Dinner Party

May 4, 2017

Demonstrative Dinner PartyBettolino has teamed up with Custom Design to host a Demonstrative Dinner Party on Thursday, May 4 at 6:30 in the Custom Design Showroom.

Chef Fabio Ugoletti will teach attendees how to cook a five-course meal paired with wine. The class will start with light appetizers, work toward two main course dishes, and end with dessert.

This event is perfect for those who want to learn how to cook, or simply taste, delicious Italian food and wine from Bettolino.

South Bay Women’s Conference

May 5, 2017

South Bay Women's Conference 2017 2The South Bay Business Women’s Association presents its annual conference Women of Impact & Influence on Friday, May 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Torrance Marriott South Bay.

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.

Pets in the Park

May 6, 2017

pets in the parkHermosa Beach Friends of the Parks presents Pets in the Park on Saturday, May 6 starting at 9:30 a.m. at Valley Park.

A suggested donation of $10 per family includes a swag bag filled with samples and coupons. This event is open to all South Bay residents.

Television personality, designer and animal lover, Michael Maloney, will emcee the Pets in the Parks festivities. If your pet needs a checkup or vaccination, Concierge Mobile Vet will offer discounted shots, no appointment necessary. If you haven’t registered your pet with the city, you will have the opportunity to get them licensed with no penalty. Want to be a responsible pet owner but not sure of all Hermosa Beach laws? A Hermosa Beach Community Services Officer will be available to answer your questions. CERT will be available to demo CPR techniques to use on your pet.

All Media Art Sale

May 6 & 7, 2017

All Media Art SaleMB City Arts presents the All Media Art Sale on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Joslyn Community Center.

This is your chance to shop small, shop local, shop Manhattan Beach! Students, instructors and staff from the Manhattan Beach Cultural Arts Classes will be selling their handcrafted artworks, which include ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and more. Support local artists at this unique event!

For additional information, call (310) 802-5440 or contact via email at infombac@citymb.info

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

Kentucky Derby Party @ Shade Hotel

May 6, 2017

kentucky derby part @ ShadeANNNNNDDDDD, THEY’RE OFF!

Shade Hotel will host the second annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 6 beginning at noon.

Held annually at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky the first Saturday in May, the 143 Run for the Roses is the first race in horse racing’s coveted Triple Crown.

The event begins at noon with the race starting at 3:24 p.m. Pacific Daylight time. Guests will enjoy an afternoon of Mint Juleps, Derby-inspired cocktails and small plates for purchase along with fun contests! Ladies should wear their most stylish hats and gents are encouraged to don their best Derby attire!

The event is free to attend but you should definitely make a reservation!

Pipe & Thimble Book Store Grand Opening

May 6, 2017

Pipe & ThimbleThe community is invited to attend the Grand Opening of the Pipe & Thimble Book Store on Saturday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The store will be filled with amazing books by talented indie authors from around the globe. Local authors will be available for a Meet & Greet and to sign their purchased books. Attendees can sign up for upcoming classes and events.

Black Tie Event

May 6, 2017

Black Tie EventThe Unified Small Business Association presents the first annual Black Tie Event to benefit New Challenge Ministries on Saturday, May 6 from 6 p.m. to midnight at the DoubleTree in Torrance.

Over 120,000 homeless children were helped by New Challenge Ministries last year and now the community has an opportunity to come together and lend it’s support. New Challenge Ministries is the largest food bank in the South Bay. They feed over 10,000 children a month and have helped many into stable lifestyles. This is a Torrance-based organization that services our local community members in need.

The evening includes dinner and dancing, a presentation, silent auction and no-host bar.

Tickets are $100 per person. Sponsorships and tables of 8 and 10 are available. This event is expected to sell out, so buy your tickets now!

Impressions Workshop

May 7, 2017

Impressions WorkshopThe Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy presents an Impressions Workshop on Sunday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Terranea Resort.

Enjoy a naturalist-guided coastal hike and family friendly activities along Discovery Trail to Terranea Resort for a children’s art workshop. All ages are welcome. The cost is $25 per family. The next Workshop is scheduled for July 23.

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

Meet in front of the statue at Pelican Cove Parking area located at 31300 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

Wolves – An Ecological Keystone

May 7, 2017

wolves 2The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Wolves – An Ecological Keystone on Sunday, May 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

‘Wolves – An Ecological Keystone’ will educate guests on predator-prey relationships, define what a keystone species is and examine the dynamics of trophic cascade with this exciting second installment of Project Wildsong’s interactive presentation. Yellowstone National Park is an unrivaled example which demonstrates how an ecosystem’s vitality and inhabitants become imperiled due to the loss of a pivotally critical component. Wolves are an important species which supports the existence of both flora and fauna.

DylanFest

May 7, 2017

DylanFestAward-winning singers/songwriters Andy Hill and Renee Safier host the annual DylanFest on May 7 from noon to 8 p.m. in Torino Plaza at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

What began as a small backyard party with talented Bob Dylan fans taking turns performing his music has evolved into an eight-hour festival attended by hundreds and featuring some of the L.A. area’s top musicians. Besides Hill and Safier and their band, Hard Rain, performers this year will include top L.A. session musician Marty Rifkin, who has toured with Bruce Springsteen. He will be among the more than 50 accomplished musicians who will perform about 65 Dylan-composed songs.

South Bay Business Leaders’ Summit

May 9, 2017

south-bay-business-leaders-summit-south-bay-by-jackieThe Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the South Bay Business Leaders’ Summit on Tuesday, May 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..

The event provides a day full of information and tools to help build meaningful relationships, improve productivity, set achievable goals, create strong customer service, and improve on marketing efficiencies. Together, whether a small or large business, we are building a legacy of solid, smart entrepreneurs and business people in the South Bay.

Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age

May 10, 2017

screenagersBeach Cities Health District will host a FREE screening of Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age on Wednesday, May 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Mira Costa High School as part of their Teen Wellness Series.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Presented by Redondo Beach Council PTAs, this movie is recommended for upper elementary-aged students or older. Please arrive early to check in and find a seat.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.screenagersmovie.com. To register for the screening, visit http://www.southbayfamiliesconnected.org/events

Mira Costa High School Auditorium is located at 1401 Artesia Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Mixt & Moms

May 11, 2017

Mixt & MomsMixt Studio will host Mixt & Moms on Thursday, May 11 from 4 to 8 p.m.

In preparation for Mother’s Day, attendees will enjoy wine, dessert, a fragrance event and shopping with favorite, local, women-owned businesses including Soap Seas, The Souk, Box Human Landscaping, Basha Wines, MB Surplus, Lily Pad and Simply Grateful.

What a fun way to spend some time with your favorite woman in the world!

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

Mixt Studio is located at 422 Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach.

Celebrate Manhattan Beach

May 12, 2017

HP_home_V4The Manhattan Beach Rotary presents Celebrate Manhattan Beach on Friday, May 12 starting at 6 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Marriott.

Now in its 27th year, Celebrate Manhattan Beach is an opportunity for Rotary members, guests and sponsors, who have transformed Manhattan Beach, to celebrate the city and highlight living in the greatest place, with the greatest community. More than 200 guests will celebrate with local business and community leaders and government dignitaries.

Deliberations – A Photography Exhibition

May 13 & 14, 2017

DeliberationsThe South Bay Art Center presents photographer Kevin Gilligan’s solo exhibition, Deliberations, on Saturday, May 13 from 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Saturday night, Zymurgy Brew Works will serve their terrific craft beer and Marsatta Chocolates will be on site with their amazing artisan chocolates! If you can’t make it Saturday, then have brunch with mom on Sunday and come to the exhibit afterwards. It’s a great way to spend Mother’s Day!

Gilligan’s images have been displayed in the Laguna and Torrance Art Museums, won numerous awards, and have been published across the United States in magazines, newspapers and websites, including Popular Photography, Ladies Home Journal, and Beach Magazine.

Mom’s Day Out @ The Point

May 13, 2017

Moms_Day_Out_Celebration_In honor of Mother’s Day, South Bay ladies are invited to a Mom’s Day Out celebration on Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Point and The Collection at Plaza El Segundo.

Moms, aunties, grandmas and friends are invited to stroll through The Point and The Collection (at Plaza El Segundo) while enjoying beauty touch-ups, champagne, brunch specials, shopping incentives, and more! This FREE, passport event includes an afternoon full of pampering and all things fabulous from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the first 50 ladies to register upon arrival will receive a complimentary gift!

Let’s show the special ladies of the South Bay an afternoon of fun and much needed “Momcation” because they deserve it! Check in will take place at The Point in between ShopHouse & Superba Food + Bread.

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

Casino Night

May 13, 2017

Casino Night YPPATorrance Memorial’s Young Physicians and Professionals Alliance (YPPA) will host the annual Casino Night on Saturday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Redondo Beach.

The event is western themed. Guests will enjoy cocktails and a BBQ dinner while trying their luck at the gaming tables.

Tickets are $50 for YPPA members and $95 for non-members. Proceeds will support construction of Torrance Memorial’s new Pediatric and Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit.

The Ultimate BMX Freestyle Stunt Show

May 13, 2017

bmxThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents The Ultimate BMX Freestyle Stunt Show on Saturday, May 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater.

Robert Castillo’s BMX Freestyle Team features some of today’s best action-sports athletes in a nonstop, action-packed, stunt show. These World Class BMX Superstars put on a show that you won’t soon forget. It’s exciting, entertaining and memorable!

Tickets are $10/$15/$20. For additional information, call 310-781-7171 or visit the website at https://torrancearts.org/bmx-freestyle-team/.

The James Armstrong Theater is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA.

Teen Substance Use In the Beach Cities: What Every Parent Should Know

May 17, 2017

Group Of Teenage Pupils Outside ClassroomBeach Cities Health District will host a FREE class, Teen Substance Use In the Beach Cities: What Every Parent Should Know on Wednesday, May 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hermosa Valley School as part of their Teen Wellness Series.

Join South Bay Families Connected for this FREE, monthly parent education event.

FREE Rooftop Cardio Dance Parties @ Trilogy Spa

May 17, 2017

Trilogy PartiesTrilogy Spa is hosting a series of FREE Rooftop Cardio Dance Parties on May 17 and June 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the dance party begins at 7:30 p.m.

Shine Studio’s PopFit workout will get you moving and sweating to the best pop music, and moving like a backup dancer for Britney or Beyonce, cardio style! A mix of flirty and sassy moves that you would see in any music video. How do you think Bey gets her tight and fit curves?

Space is limited and it is requested that you RSVP for the class only if you are committed to attending. RSVP to Shine Studios at at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/su1.asp?tg=22&vt=&lvl=&stype=&view=&trn=0&page=&catid=&prodid=&date=4%2F19%2F2017+12%3A00%3A00+AM&classid=52&sSU=&optForwardingLink=&qParam=

Trilogy Spa is located at 451 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Tour de Pier – New Car Raffle

May 19, 2017 Deadline to Purchase Raffle Tickets

tour de pier logoFor simply purchasing a $100 Raffle Ticket, one lucky winner will drive away in a brand new car at the fifth annual Tour de Pier. The award-winning stationary cycling fundraiser has partnered with South Bay Ford in offering a chance to win a new Ford vehicle (valued up to $50,000) or optioning to accept a $30,000 cash prize.

Armed Forces Day Celebration & Parade

May 19 – 21, 2017

Armed Forces Day ParadeThe City of Torrance will pay tribute to the nation’s Armed Forces at the 58 annual Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade – the City’s longest standing tradition – from Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21.

The parade features active and reserve military units from the five branches of the Armed Forces. The parade will also include military vehicles of all descriptions including Humvees, armored personnel carriers, support vehicles and Abrams Battle Tanks rumbling down the streets of Torrance.

Armed Forces Day 5k Run/Walk

May 20, 2017

Torrance-Armed-Forces-Day-5K-2The Torrance Chamber of Commerce and the Village Runner present the annual Armed Forces Day 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, May 20 at Del Amo Fashion Center starting at 8 a.m.

The event will feature split timers every mile, computerized finish times, water stations and sponsor refreshments. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division and a gift certificate to Village Runner stores. All runners will receive a cool t-shirt.

Pre-race packet pick-up at Village Runner located in Riviera Village at 1811-A Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach. Late registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the event.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://www.villagerunner.com/torrance-armed-forces-day-5k/?utm_source=eNEWSLETTER+%7C++Thursday%2C+February+23+-+Wednesday%2C+March+1%2C+2017&utm_campaign=Torrance+eNewsletter+217&utm_medium=email

Champions for Children 5K Run/Walk

May 20, 2017

Champions Flyer 5x7inSouth Bay Children’s Health Center presents the annual Champions for Children 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 20 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the South Coast Botanic Garden.

The event will raise money and build awareness of the need for quality mental and oral health services for underserved children, teens and young adults throughout the South Bay and surrounding areas and will attract local dental and mental health professionals, community partners, families and local corporations.

Participants can run or walk the beautiful course as an individual or as part of a team. The day will be filled with family activities for children of all ages, vendor booths, a children’s festival and a wonderful, healthy team spirit.

Register now and save $10 – $35.00 for adults and $25.00 for children under 13.

Walk for Life

May 20, 2017

Walk for LifeThe Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance presents the annual Walk for Life on Saturday, May 20.

To celebrate the 30th year of its annual Walk for Life, the Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance announces a new name for this well-known and loved community event: Walk For Life South Bay. The leisurely seaside 5K, which starts at 9 a.m. from Veterans Park in Redondo Beach, welcomes everyone in the community.

Malaga Cove Art Show

May 20 & 21, 2017

Malaga Cove Summer 2017 Art ShowsThe Palos Verdes Art Center presents Art at the Plaza on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 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.

Woodie’s Picnic

May 20, 2017

woodies-picnicThe Automobile Driving Museum will host the annual Woodie’s Picnic on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Drive your classic Woodie and family and friends to the ADM for fun times, good food and great music! Attendees will enjoy live music by surf band, Jetpack, and food will be available for purchase. There will also be a display of vintage longboards in the Museum’s Ballroom. Bring your boards with display stands by 10am May 20th. Display tables will also be available. No FEES, its FREE! Bring one or more boards.

Boating Safety Day @ King Harbor

May 20, 2017

Boating Safety DayThe boating community is invited to attend Boating Safety Day on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Moonstone Park in Redondo Beach.

The event is open to all boaters who want to learn about the latest in Marine Safety Equipment. A United Sates Coast Guard Instructor will be present to train boaters on the proper use and deployment of Marine Safety Flares. South Bay Fire Extinguisher will be present to demonstrate Marine Fire Extinguishers and West Marine will display the latest in Marine Safety Equipment: EPIRBs, PLBs and Inflatable Life Jackets. Additionally, this is the only collection event for expired Marine Safety Flares in L.A. County.

The event is FREE to all interested South Bay boaters.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.waterfronteducation.org/boat-safety/

Moonstone Park is located at 280 Marina Way in Redondo Beach.

WalkAbout Redondo

May 20, 2017

WalkAbout Redondo 2WalkAbout Redondo will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration for the event will take place at the Redondo Beach Parks & Recreation Building.

WalkAbout Redondo registered participants receive a “passport” and map of participating businesses, then walk the 2.8 mile Artesia Boulevard circuit to meet local businesses and collect “stamps” denoting they have visited each business. Raffle tickets are given based upon the number of businesses visited. During the entire event the NRBBA provides music, food and refreshments in the Parks & Recreation parking lot.

Tour de Pier

May 21, 2017

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The annual Tour de Pier will take place on Sunday, May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier

This unique fundraising event brings one of the hottest indoor fitness activities – stationary cycling – to the gorgeous outdoors. The Tour de Pier includes four 50 minute sessions beginning at 9 a.m.

Participants will be overlooking the Manhattan Beach Pier and riding in place while taking in the historic Southern California ocean view.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

May 28, 2017

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

Redondo Beach Memorial Day Observance & BBQ

May 29, 2017

memorial day 2The public is invited to attend the 2017 Memorial Day Observance & BBQ at the Veterans Memorial in beautiful Veterans Park in Redondo Beach at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 29.

Memorial Day is a time to honor the fallen. The solemn observance will include reflection and remembrance, music, commentary, and honors, to all those members of the armed forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice in our nation’s wars. Local elected officials and military dignitaries will be in attendance.

The service will be followed by a BBQ picnic sponsored by the Redondo Elks Lodge #1378 in the Elks parking lot south of the Lodge next to Veterans Park. The BBQ is free for all veterans and members of the military, police officers and firefighters. A $5 donation is requested from all others.

Roundhouse Fun Run for the Oceans

June 3, 2017

roundhouse aquarium - sbbj 1The annual Roundhouse Aquarium Fun Run for the Oceans will take place on Saturday, June 3.

This 5K family-friendly run/walk gets underway at 9:30 a.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier and will benefit the Roundhouse Aquarium. The event will raise funds to support the Aquarium’s ocean education programs and classes.

Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival

June 10 & 11, 2017

PV Street FairThe Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Enjoy shopping, music, dining and entertainment with more than 200 arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, International Food Court, Beer Garden, children’s petting zoo and pony rides, community events, pet adoptions and continuous live entertainment on two separate stages. Tribute bands will be showcased on the Main Stage and will feature several different music genres including Rock and Blues. Convenient all-day carnival ride wristbands will be available for purchase. Artisan craft brews and a variety of culinary delights, including wine & beer tastings, will be available in the International Food Court and Beer Garden.

Back to the Catskills: A Tribute to the Borscht Belt

June 11, 2017

Back to the CatskillsBonnie Barchichat’s Senior Comedy Afternoons presents Back to the Catskills: A Tribute to the Borscht Belt on Sunday, June 11 at the Clark Building in Hermosa Beach.

This show is for anyone looking for a great afternoon full of laughs and a chance to socialize. The event features comedians Annie Korzen, Tom McGillen and Karen Rontowski.

Tickets go on sale May 1. Advance tickets are $35 per person and $40 at the door (includes complimentary dessert buffet and show). Doors open at 2 p.m. with the show starting at 3 p.m.

For additional information and ticket purchase, contact Bonnie Barchichat at 714-914-2565 or via email at bonnie@seniorcomedyafternoons.com.

The Clark Building is located at 861 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

South Bay Festival of the Arts

June 24, 2017

South Bay Festival of the ArtsThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to be launching the first South Bay Festival of the Arts on June 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The event will feature live performances, art displays, demos, craft beer tastings, food and children’s arts and crafts.

In partnership with the City of Torrance, TOCA’s mission has always been, and continues to be, to enrich the community through the performing arts by providing diverse cultural, educational and entertainment experiences of the highest quality.

If you are interested in exhibiting, download the Exhibitor Packet at https://torrancearts.org/.

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

Lomita Founder’s Day Celebration

June 24, 2017

Lomita Founder's Day CelebrationThe City of Lomita presents the annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Saturday, June 24 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Lomita Park.

The public is invited to this FREE event which will include music, carnival games, food trucks, performances by local groups and more. The evening will culminate with a fireworks show at 9 p.m.

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

Lomita Park is located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue in Lomita.

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.

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