Special Events

Nelson’s Summer Concert Series

May 27 – September 30, 2017

Nelsons-Summer-Concert-SeriesTerranea Resort presents the Nelson’s Summer Concert Series kicking off Memorial Day Weekend and running through the last weekend in September.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m., guests will enjoy live music at Nelson’s cliff-side perch overlooking the deep blue. Local bands and musicians will play everything from Hawaiian Reggae to Classic Rock while the culinary team will whip up delectable creations to complete the Nelson’s experience.

Delicious food, fabulous music, incomparable vistas – summer is here and this is how it begins.

For additional information, call (310) 265-2766 or visit the website at http://www.terranea.com.

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

Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series

June 4 – August 27, 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:

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.

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.

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.

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:

Malaga Cove Concerts in the Park

July 12 – August 30, 2017

Malaga Cove ConcertsThe Malaga Cove Business & Professional Association, in cooperation with the Palos Verde Police Officers Association, is proud to present Concerts in the Park.

Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts

August 6 – 27, 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:

Manhattan Beach Open Beach Volleyball Tournament

August 17 – 20, 2017

AVP 2The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) presents the Manhattan Beach Open as part of the AVP Pro Tour Gold Series on Thursday, August 17 through Sunday, August 20.

The Manhattan Beach Open happens every year, and every year, four athletes get to place their name in history. The AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open is known as the Super Bowl of beach volleyball – big stage, big money and big reward, as AVP stars enshrine their name on the Manhattan Beach Pier. The second tournament of the 2017 Gold Series and the last of the four California tournaments, this year’s edition goes “old school” with a 32-team format, double that of all the previous events on the schedule. Biggest field of the season… matches on nine courts… immortalized winners… all at the AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open.

Annual Rummage & Book Sale

August 18 & 19, 2017

Rummage-SaleSt. Francis Church will hold the annual Rummage & Book Sale on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sponsored by St. Motley’s and St. Anne’s Guild, the event features thousands of items including furniture, kitchen items, small appliances, decorative art, sporting goods, garden equipment, tools, toys, baby gear, holiday, jewelry, boutique items, clothes, shoes and more.

Proceeds support St. Francis’ buildings, grounds, outreach programs and charities such as the Salvation Army, Senior Services of Torrance, local animal shelters, St. Luke’s Shower Program, Mama Hill’s Help, Habitat for Humanity and Harbor Interfaith.

Kate Lester Home Grand Opening Weekend

August 19 & 20, 2017

Kate-Lester-Home-Grand-OpeningKate Lester Home will celebrate the opening of her brand new shop with a Grand Opening Weekend on Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kate Lester Interiors is a luxury residential interior design firm specializing in new construction and custom designed interiors – and now the community is invited to browse her new Home shop. Stop by and see all the goodies Kate has in store! Attendees will enjoy libations and VIP shopping….rumor has it the mimosas will be flowing!

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

Kate Lester Home is located at 837 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach, CA.

Malaga Cove Art Show

August 19 & 20, 2017

Malaga Cove Summer 2017 Art ShowsThe Palos Verdes Art Center presents Art at the Plaza on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 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.

El Segundo Main Street Car Show

August 19, 2017

El Segundo Main Street Car ShowThe El Segundo Chamber of Commerce and El Segundo Police Officers Association present the annual Main Street Car Show on Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 100 to 500 blocks of Main Street.

The Main Street Car Show is open to all pre-1975 custom classic street rods, antique sports cars, race cars and special interest cars. The event also features live music and a raffle with some great prizes.

Enjoy the sights and sounds as you stroll along the streets of downtown El Segundo surrounded by impressive engine blocks, tricked out exhaust systems, custom paint jobs, lavish interiors and swanky rims.

Vehicle pre-registration fee is $25, event day registration is $30.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

WMoF Celebrity Lecture Series: Funding Amelia

August 19, 2017

Endorsed by Earhart BookThe Western Museum of Flight Celebrity Lecture Series presents Funding Amelia: Amelia Earhart’s Product Promotions on Saturday, August 19 at 11 a.m.

Historian and author, Barbara Schultz, will present a history of the wide range of commercial product endorsements that helped to finance Amelia Earhart’s flying adventures. This fascinating story reveals the early age of celebrity product endorsements. In the 1930’s, executives of major commercial companies recognized the value of having their products identified with famous people.

Barbara’s book Endorsed by Earhart: How Amelia Financed Her Flying will be on sale and she will be available for autographs. Learn about the person behind the public persona and which products Amelia was willing to endorse and those she would not. It’s a fascinating story.

Admission is free for museum members and $5 for non-members.

Concerts in the Park – Wilson Park Gazebo

August 19, 2017

concerts-in-the-park-torranceThe City of Torrance presents a FREE Concert in the Park on Saturday, August 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Wilson Park featuring the Bone Daddys.

A new performance venue, the Wilson Park Gazebo will host a variety of entertainment year round. Pack up some chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and gather family and friends for a beautiful summer evening in the park!

For additional information, call 310-618-2376 or visit the website at http://www.torranceca.gov/4584.htm.

Wilson Park is located at 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90501.

Movies at the Beach

August 19, 2017

movies at the beach, hermosaHermosa Beach Friends of the Parks and the City of Hermosa Beach present Movies at the Beach every Saturday night in August.

The movies will be screened on the beach just south of the Hermosa Beach Pier. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with the move starting at 7:30. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this FREE community event! Attendees should bring blankets, beach chairs and picnic baskets. Refreshments, t-shirts, caps and blankets will be for sale on site with all proceeds benefitting Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks. The schedule is as follows:

Aug 05 – The Karate Kid
Aug 12 – Moana
Aug 19 – La La Land
Aug 26 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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

Bourbon, Blues & BBQ

August 19, 2017

Bourbon-Blues-BBQShade Hotel Redondo Beach presents Bourbon, Blues & BBQ on Saturday, August 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. on the Sky Level.

Enjoy Shade’s open-air Sky Level and celebrate summer at the Bourbon, Blues & BBQ event! This country themed event is a great way to spend a hot summer night and enjoy breathtaking views from Palos Verdes to Malibu.

Ticket includes entry to the event, an unlimited BBQ feast, hand-crafted bourbon or vodka drink ticket, and an awesome Blues band! The rooftop bars will also be open for cocktails, beer, wine and other options (cash bar available).

Tickets are $55 per person and includes food and one bourbon or vodka cocktail. Attendees must be 21+ with valid photo I.D.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bourbon-blues-bbq-tickets-36524712398?internal_ref=login.

Shade Hotel is located at 655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

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.

Lunada Market & Deli Grand Opening

August 20, 2017

Lunada-Market-and-Deli-Grand-OpeningThe community is invited to celebrate the Lunada Market & Deli Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Sunday, August 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lunada Market & Deli has been open for several weeks and is now ready to make it official – stop by and see what everyone is talking about! Vendors will be offering samples and the first 100 people to purchase $50 worth of merchandise, will receive a gift bag of sample products.

For additional information, visit the website at https://lunadamarket.com/.

Lunada Market & Deli is located at 2201 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, CA.

Ice Cream Social

August 20, 2017

Ice-Cream-SocialThe South Bay Coastliners and Westminster Chorus will host a FREE Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Torrance.

Take a step back in time at this free family-friendly event hosted by the always entertaining South Bay Coastliners and the world champion Westminster Barbershop Chorus and guest quartets. Ice cream sundaes will be served all afternoon. This event is a fundraiser as well as a fun-raiser in support of the groups’ musical outreach. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Ice cream socials are a traditional gathering dating back to the 18th century in North America. The first ice cream social in America was in 1744, when Maryland governor Thomas Bladen served ice cream for a dinner party. When ice cream became more common to the public in the 1800s, organizations such as schools and churches started hosting ice cream socials. Today, it is often a neighborhood event or welcoming party, normally held during the summer, and nothing goes better with ice cream than classic Barbershop music!

Taste at the Beach

August 20, 2017

Taste at the BeachHermosa Beach Kiwanis presents the annual Taste at the Beach on Sunday, August 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.

The event is one of Kiwanis’ special social fundraisers and features fine wines, craft brews, favorite dishes from local restaurants, a silent auction and live music. Guests will receive an ID badge, a commemorative wine glass and unlimited sips and bites. Chat with locals, listen to live jazz by the Brian Sission Trio, and casually tour the facilities, including the famous Hermosa Beach Historical museum just steps away.

Tickets are $55 per person.

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

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

SummerFest

August 20, 2017

Summer-FestThe Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce [TACC] Foundation is proud to present Summer Fest on Sunday, August 20 from 4 to 9 p.m. in front of the Depot Restaurant.

Guests will enjoy a delectable BBQ buffet by Chef Shafer, hosted beer, wine and martini bar, silent auction, and live music.

The event will benefit the Foundation’s new Junior Leadership Torrance [JLT] program designed to influence and inspire the future leaders of our community.

Modeled after the TACC’s highly-regarded Leadership Torrance program, JLT will consist of approximately 30 sophomore students from various Torrance area high schools who have been selected by Torrance Unified School District faculty. Selected students will have displayed an aptitude for the professional processes of the business world, and will participate in a series of activities and excursions aimed at sharpening their leadership skills and identifying career path opportunities in corporate, non-profit and municipal arenas.

BCHD Summer Fitness Series: Zumba in the Park

August 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!

Let’s Connect Mixer at The Shoe Box

August 22, 2017

Let's-Connect-Mixer-at-the-shoe-box The South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at The Shoe Box on Tuesday, August 22 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. It’s always a fun and casual evening!

A Total Eclipse: A Chocolate & Wine Tasting

August 22, 2017

Total-EclipseMarsatta Chocolates will host A Total Eclipse: Chocolate & Wine Tasting on Tuesday, August 22 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The evening will take attendees through the process of actually “making” chocolate, from the bean to the bar – you’ll never look at chocolate the same way again. Learn about local winemaker, Kinship Wines, and the amazing vintages they create. One chocolate maker and one wine maker. How cool is that? Taste some amazing chocolates paired with some incredible wines!

Tickets are $48 per perosn. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Taizé Worship Service

August 22, 2017

Taize Worship ServiceSt. Francis Episcopal Church will host a meditative, multi-faith Taizé Worship Service of healing and wholeness on Tuesday, August 22 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel.

The service includes candlelight, periods of silence, chants and intercessory prayer with a Prayer Team leader, followed by a reception with light refreshments. Taizé is a calming and beautiful form of sung contemplative prayer developed in an ecumenical monastery in France. Director of Music, Youth & Arts, Dr. Jeannie Cobb, will lead the congregation in chanting, accompanied by USC graduate, Robert Backes (a protégé of Christopher Parkening) on classical guitar and Dr. Clayton Cobb on mandolin. Taizé services are offered monthly throughout the year on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Donations are welcome.

For additional information, call (310) 375-4617 or visit the website at http://www.stfrancispalosverdes.org.

St. Francis Episcopal Church is located at 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates, CA.

Annual Regional Mixer

August 23, 2017

Annual-Regional-mixerThe Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Regional Mixer on Wednesday, August 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Seaside Lagoon.

Mix, mingle, make new friends and meet up with other local business owners at this popular annual event. Guest will enjoy live entertainment, opportunity drawings, great food from local Chamber member restaurants and more.

The cost is $10 for any Chamber members and $20 for non-members.

To register, call 310-376-6911 or visit the website at http://web.redondochamber.org/events/Redondo-Beach-Chamber-Regional-Mixer-2274/details.

Neptunian Woman’s Club Open House

August 24, 2017

Neptunian's-Womens-Club-2The Neptunian Woman’s Club hosts the annual Open House on Thursday, August 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the clubhouse.

The oldest philanthropic organization in the South Bay, this free event is open to all women in the South Bay!

Summer Family Movies @ Alta Vista Park

August 25, 2017

Summer-Family-Movies-Alta-Vista-ParkThe City of Redondo Beach hosts Summer Family Movies in Alta Vista Park every Friday night in August.

This FREE event is open to the public and the community is invited to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and popcorn down to Alta Vista Park at dusk and enjoy a night of cinema under the stars. The schedule is as follows:

August 04 – Take Me Out to the Ballgame
August 11 – To Have and Have Not
August 18 – Union Pacific
August 25 – Bells are Ringing

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.visitredondo.com/family-friendly-weekly-events.html.

Alta Vista Park is located at 715 Julia Street, Redondo Beach, CA.

Riviera Village Sidewalk Sale

August 26 & 27, 2017

Riviera Village Sidewalk SaleThe Riviera Village Sidewalk Sale takes place Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Riv is a unique shopping destination and home to hundreds of exceptional shops, restaurants and services. Stroll the streets of this quaint corner of Redondo Beach located just steps from the Esplanade, Redondo’s signature stretch of Pacific coastline. Businesses will be offering an eclectic mix of extraordinary items and fabulous finds for every budget.

Get a jump start on the day at the Riviera Village Farmers’ Market on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and while you’re in the neighborhood, enjoy a meal at one of the many fabulous eateries located throughout the Village.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.rivieravillage.org/ or the Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/RivieraVillage.

Riviera Village is located in south Redondo Beach between Catalina Avenue, Avenue I and Palos Verdes Boulevard

We Rock the Spectrum Grand Opening

August 26, 2017

We-Rock-The-Spectrum-Kids-GymWe Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym will celebrate the Grand Opening on Saturday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The community is invited to join in a day of fun at the new facility and meet the owners. The event features face painting, music, raffles and treats from neighborhood businesses.

The unique sensory equipment found at We Rock the Spectrum includes ten pieces of specialized equipment specifically designed for children with sensory processing disorders. Check out the trampoline, zip line, swings and more!

For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/798659286961674/

We Rock the Spectrum is located at 4451 Redondo Beach Blvd, Unit B, 2nd Floor, Lawndale, CA 90260.

Lomita Community Day

August 26, 2017

lomita-community-dayThe Lomita Railroad Museum will host Community Day on Saturday, August 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s FREE to the general public as a thank you to the community for supporting the Lomita Railroad Museum throughout the year!

The event features an array of entertainment including live music, dancing, DJ, demos, crafts, games, free admission to the museum, face painting, martial arts demonstrations, RR model display, photo booth and more.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.lomita-rr.org/calendar/2017/?event=community-day

The Lomita Railroad Museum is located at 2137 250 Street, Lomita, California 90717.

South Bay Lakers’ Select-A-Seat

August 26, 2017

Select-a-SeatThe community is invited to the South Bay Lakers’ Select-A-Seat event at the brand new UCLA Health Training Center on Saturday, August 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is the first opportunity for fans to see the layout of the new arena, and give you the chance to pick out your seats for the upcoming NBA G-League season!

If you would like to attend, call Drew Freeman at 310-343-3113 or via email at dfreeman@sb-lakers.com

The UCLA Health Training Center is located at 2275 East Mariposa Avenue, El Segundo, CA.

Knit in the Park

August 26, 2017

Knit-in-the-ParkBeach Cities Health District presents Knit in the Park on Saturday, August 26 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Polliwog Park gazebo.

Bring your knitting or crocheting supplies and join Blankets of Love to make blankets for babies in need. Refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by Beach Cities Health District, the City of Manhattan Beach and South Bay Families Connected.

Everyone is invited to attend this FREE event regardless of your skill level! No registration is required.

Polliwog Park is located at 1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA.

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.

Evening Under The Stars

August 26, 2017

Evening-Under-The-Stars-2017American Honda Motor Company and the Torrance Chamber host an Evening under the Stars: Annual Gourmet Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, August 26. The gala event takes place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Honda Headquarters in Torrance.

The evening features Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G, scrumptious bites from the finest South Bay restaurants and more than 80 varietals of wine. Professional sommeliers from The Disneyland Resort will be on hand to educate guests about wine.

As part of the event’s festivities, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a live and silent auction for exclusive items and experiences, including entertainment packages, sporting events and memorabilia, dining, travel, local outings and specialty items.

Movies in the Park – Torrance

August 26, 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.

RPV Movie in the Park

August 26, 2017

Rogue_OneThe City of Rancho Palos Verdes will host Movies in the Park on Saturday, August 26 at Hesse Park.

The community is invited to a FREE screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. View the trailer at https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=rogue+one++trailer&&view=detail&mid=9540EABFCD10D93183B09540EABFCD10D93183B0&FORM=VRDGAR.

Children’s activities begin at 6:30pm with Electrikids and food trucks will have food for purchase starting at 6:45 p.m. The movie begins at dusk (usually 8:15 p.m.).

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.rpvca.gov/1046/Movies-in-the-Park.

Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

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.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

August 27, 2017

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, August 27 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.

Jet to Jetty Run/Walk

August 27, 2017

Jet-2-JettyGet ready for the annual Jet to Jetty 5K/10K Run/Walk & Kid’s Fun Run on Saturday, August 27.

The Jet To Jetty Beach Run takes place at Dockweiler State Beach west of LAX. This annual historic event offers a fast flat course for runners along the beach on city streets. There’s a kids Fun Run and face painting. A special T-shirt awaits all registered. Finishers find a giant expo, entertainment and prizes, food and drinks.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Airport Marina Counseling Service.

Manhattan Beach Police Department’s 2017 #PinkPatchProject Fundraiser

August 28 & 29, 2017

#PinkPatchProjectOn Monday, August 28 and Tuesday, August 29, California Pizza Kitchen in the Manhattan Village Mall will donate 20% of sales to the Manhattan Beach Police Department’s 2017 #PinkPatchProject Fundraiser.

This year, all proceeds will go to Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach to make Breast Cancer Comfort Bags for individuals battling breast cancer in the South Bay. The #PinkPatchProject is a collaborative cancer awareness fundraiser supported by the Los Angeles County Police Chief’s Association and many other police agencies. The goal of this project is to raise funds to further the research, treatment, and care, of those who are battling and have battled breast cancer.

You must print the event flyer and present it to your server to participate in the fundraiser (includes dine in, take out, catering, and all beverage purchases).

For additional information, visit the MBPD Facebook page at Facebook page

Sunset Sweat Cardio Party @ Shade RB

August 30, 2017

Sunset-Sweat-Cardio-PartyShade Hotel Redondo Beach will host Shine Studio’s Sunset Sweat Cardio Party on Wednesday, August 30 at 6:30 on the Skydeck.

Shine Studio is transforming the traditional workout with sexy dance moves and bubbly pop tunes. Sweat out the day’s stress with a mood boosting sunset sweat session with some Britney and Beyonce favorites. Experience this killer cardio dance party during a gorgeous sunset on the Skydeck.

Directly following the workout, head downstairs Sea Level to dine and socialize with your cardio buddies.

Ticket are $15 per person.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://bit.ly/2wt0W4K

Shade Redondo Beach Skydeck – 655 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

After Hours Social

August 31, 2017

Two-Guns-Espresso

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the monthly After Hours Social on Thursday, August 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Two Guns Espresso.

Unwind after work while expanding your business opportunities. Attendees will enjoy small bites, refreshments and spirits. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!

The cost is 10 for Members and $20 for non-Members.

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

Two Guns Espresso is located at 350 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Summertime Art Show Closing Reception

August 31, 2017

Summertime-Art-Show-Shock-BoxxShockBoxx Project Gallery presents the Closing Reception: Summertime Art Show on Thursday, August 31 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The event is hosted by Laura Schuler Studio and features the work of half a dozen local artists. The community is invited and encouraged to celebrate the last night of this show and take home something bright to make summer last all year long. Free admission and kid friendly!

For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/119429668701505/.

ShockBoxx Project Gallery is located at 636 Cypress Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Sea Salt Workshops @ Terranea

September 2, 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.

Fiesta Hermosa

September 2 – 4, 2017

fiesta hermosa - sbbjThe Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Fiesta Hermosa Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in downtown Hermosa Beach.

The largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California, the event features over 300 artists including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors and more.

People flock to Fiesta Hermosa each year not only for the arts and crafts but for the music! There are two stages featuring live music – the Main Stage on the Pier and another in the Charity Beer & Wine Garden.

Gardena Hollypark Community Association Town Hall

September 7, 2017

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

On Thursday, September 7, the meeting will be a Town Hall format with Council Member Dr. Mark Henderson.

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

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

Redondo Beach Fire Department C.E.R.T. Academy #52

September 7, 2017

RB CERT LogoThe Redondo Beach Fire Department C.E.R.T. Academy #52 will take place September 7 through November 4 and is now accepting applications.

The Redondo Beach Fire Department C.E.R.T. Academy began in April 1996, with overwhelming success. To date, over 1000 individuals have received training. The C.E.R.T. concept is based on increasing disaster preparedness and awareness within the community by having a core group of trained individuals capable of assisting themselves, their family and their neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster.

Although Fire and Police emergency service personnel are the best trained and equipped to handle disasters, they will not be able to help everyone in post disaster response and recovery. You can make the difference by using the training you will receive to save lives and protect property. Are you ready?

Portuguese Bend National Horse Show

September 8 – 10, 2017

Portuguese Bend Horse ShowPeninsula Committee Children’s Hospital Los Angeles presents the Annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10 at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates.

The event features three days of riding events beginning at 8 a.m. each day.

The Children’s Area offers pony rides, petting zoo, moon bounce, games, prizes, face/hair painting, crafts and spin art, and will be open from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

A Wildlife Safari with live animals from around the world will take place on Sunday.

General admission is free on Friday and $5 per person on Saturday and Sunday. Children under 12 get in for free. Reserved seating is available at ringside tables (table of 10 for all three days is $450 or one day for $200) Individual seats at tables are $25 each.

Klein Creative Media Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

September 8, 2017

Klein-Creative-Media-Grand-OpeningKlein Creative Media is celebrating their new production facility with a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting on Friday, September 8 at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy appetizers catered by Ginger’s Healthy Habits, live music and a Battaglini Vineyards wine tasting. No host bar with Urban Dread performing at 6:30 in the American Legion Hall.

For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1921387221468324/.

Klein Creative Media is located at 412 South Camino Real, Redondo beach, CA.

Lomita Fair

September 8 – 10, 2017

Lomita FairSt. Margaret Mary Church and School will host the annual Lomita Fair Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10.

The event features food, games, rides, non-stop entertainment, vendor and craft booths and admission is FREE! The raffle features over $15,000 in cash prizes. Raffle tickets are available for purchase in the parish office.

Parking is available at Fleming Middle School across from the Church for a nominal fee. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.lomitafair.net/.

The Fair is a fundraiser and will be held on the grounds of St. Margaret Church located at 25511 Eshelman Avenue in Lomita.

LA Kings 5K Run/Walk

September 9, 2017

LA-Kings-Beach-Cities-5k-10k-FundraiserJoin the LA Kings and the Kings Care Foundation for the annual Beach Cities 5K/10K fundraiser on Saturday, September 9 benefiting the Hydrocephalus Association.

The event will travel through Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach and features special appearances by the LA Kings! The 5K race starts promptly at 7:45 a.m. with the 10K starting at 8:30.

The race begins and ends at the Village Runner in Riviera Village. The course proceeds north on Catalina Avenue to Avenue E, west to the Esplanade, south to the end of the Esplanade at Torrance Beach, makes a u-turn north to Knob Hill, heads east just short of PCH where it makes a u-turn back to the Esplanade and then heads south for the return.

Chalk Art Festival @ Redondo Pier

September 9, 2017

chalk art 1The Redondo Beach Pier Association presents the annual Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, September 9 from noon to 4 p.m.

Aspiring and experienced artists are invited to participate in this colorful event intended to transform the Pier into a canvas over the water. All ages are welcome, there is no fee to register and free chalk will be given away to the first 150 registrants. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories. This event is open to public viewing so even if you don’t plan to participate, take a stroll along the pier and see for yourself what these amazing artists can create with a slab of concrete and a little chalk!

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

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

Yoga on the Pier

September 9, 2017

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

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

Scheduled dates: May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9.

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

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

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!

Backyard BBQ

September 9, 2017

backyard-bbqStripe Café and Palos Verdes Art Center, together with Brouwerij West, present an end of summer Backyard BBQ on Saturday, September 9 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Stripe Cafe at PVAC.

The event features barbeque by Chef Daniel and music by Dennis Robicheaux & the Sophisticates, playing a blend of experimental psychedelic and alternative country, folk, blues & rock. Also playing is garage pop band Steppe Bison and singer-songwriter Carlos Michael Gutierrez’s project, CMG + We Are The Night, fusing the introspective soul of Lou Reed, the crooning of Elvis Costello, blended with the California Canyon folk-rock style. Accompanying the event is a pop-up art installation by Jill Smith.

Row for a Reason Fundraising Event

September 9 & 10, 2016

Row-for-a-Reason 2Body One Fitness presents the annual Row for a Reason event to raise funds for Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach on Friday, September 15 from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, September 16 from 7 a.m. to noon.

Gym Owner and founder of Row for a Reason, Lou Sidella, will dedicate all row machines to the fundraiser for the duration of the event. Sidella, who lost his father to cancer several years ago, created Row for a Reason with the idea of making a difference while getting a great workout on a row machine. He wanted to create a fundraiser that would appeal to avid rowers, but also introduce rowing to those who might not otherwise take on that type of workout.

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.

Concert of the Century

September 9, 2017

Concert-of-the-CenturyTorrance High School is celebrating 100 years with the Concert of the Century on Saturday, September 9 at 7 p.m. in the newly restored Torrance High auditorium.

The concert will feature talented Tartar Alumni including David Pack, perhaps best known as the co-founder, singer, and guitarist of Ambrosia, who wrote and sang all of the timeless hits they produced in the 1970’s and 80’s. David will be performing his classic hits Biggest Part of Me, How Much I Feel and You’re the Only Woman .

Beyond Ambrosia, David established himself as a successful solo artist, Grammy-winning record producer, and Music Director of global special events – including both of President Clinton’s Inaugural Galas, and events for Barbara Streisand, Elton John, Billy Joel, Madonna and others. His music mentors were friends Quincy Jones and the late Leonard Bernstein, but it all started for David in his hometown of Torrance. He has worked with the THS Centennial Committee for a year to create this unique event.

Pub at the Club

September 10, 2017

Pub at the clubThe Manhattan Beach Badminton Club will host Pub at the Club on Sunday, September 10 from 1 to 5 p.m.

This annual craft beer, wine and food festival, transforms the entire Club into a tasting extravaganza. MBBC will welcome more than 20 local and regional premium craft breweries, 10 exceptional vintners and 10 amazing restaurants to the Club and will donate 100% of the ticket sales to their Junior Foundation Programs. MBBC Junior Foundation is a charity dedicated to developing champions on and off the court by supporting all athletes, including special needs and para-athletes.

Concert & Wine Tasting

September 10, 2017

Concert & Wine TastingThe Torrance-South Bay YMCA presents a Concert & Wine Tasting on Sunday, September 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. at a private residence.

It will be a delightful afternoon of wonderful music, along with cheese and wine tastings, in support of the Torrance-South Bay YMCA.

Guests will enjoy live entertainment by Andy Hill and Renee Safier whose unique sound and multi-instrumental skills will move you, your feet, and your heart.

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at http://www.ymcala.org/torrance-south-bay/pages/torrance-south-bay-y-benefit-concert. Attendees must be over 21 years of age.

The concert will take place at a private residence. The location information will be sent when tickets are purchased.

Giggle Water Comedy Show

September 10, 2017

Giggle WaterDave Williamson and Dave Yates present the Giggle Water Comedy Show on Sunday, September 10 at 8 p.m. at Rob Rubens Distilling & Brewing.

This new, monthly show will take over Rob Rubens beautiful taproom every second Sunday. Attendees will get to see some of the best line-ups of comedians in the city. Come and watch some of your favorites perform in a beautiful, intimate, speakeasy setting.

Tickets are $5. Space is very limited – only 50 tickets are available – so buy your tickets in advance!

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.purplepass.com/#159679/The_Gundo_Comedy_Festival-“Giggle_Water”_Comedy_Night-Rob_Rubens_Distilling_and_Brewing-August-13-2017.html

Rob Rubens Distilling & Brewing is located at 909 East El Segundo Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245.

California Coastal Cleanup Day

September 16, 2017

California Coastal Cleanup Day, a yearly beach and inland waterway effort to eliminate waste, will take place Saturday, September 16.

You’ve been recycling for years, reduced your water consumption, turned in the old gas guzzler for a cleaner fuel ride and maybe even installed solar panels. What more can be done? Funny you should ask. Join thousands of volunteers up and down the coast as they gather to remove trash and debris that eventually ends up in the ocean.

California Coastal Cleanup Day was first organized in 1985 by the California Coastal Commission. Last year, over half a million volunteers removed almost 18.3 million pounds of trash and debris in only a few hours from beaches, rivers and lakes throughout the state.

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.

Ohana Fundraiser

September 16, 2017

Ohana FundraiserThe Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club presents the Ohana Fundraiser on Saturday, September 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Seaside Lagoon.

The event features a family fun zone, with activities such as an inflatable obstacle course, hula lessons, face painting, and kid-friendly snacks and drinks!

After two successful years of raising more than $50,000 for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the Ohana Fundraiser is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Torrance South Bay YMCA. They are shifting their focus locally to provide coordinated, compassionate, and responsive support of service members, veterans’ families, and civilian employees.

ESMoA Experience #31: HOPE

September 17, 2017

ESMoA HOPEEl Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #31: HOPE, opens on Sunday, September 17 at 10 a.m. with an introduction by Curator Frency Fernandez, scheduled for 2 p.m.

HOPE explores the reciprocal influence of western and latin American video and new media art in Cuba. No other country has been so equally torn between love and hate, desire and neglect, isolation and reception, western and eastern ideologies. Indeed, the Caribbean island nation is so full of contradiction that it is no wonder it became a hotbed for contemporary and new media art. The richness and sheer number of Cuba’s facets grew from postmodern, neo-baroque, conceptual and minimalistic roots – to name just a few western influences.

Experience #31: HOPE, will run through January 28, 2018.

Redondo Beach Lobster Festival

September 22 – 24, 2017

redondo-beach-lobster-festivalThe South Bay pays homage to all things lobster at the annual Redondo Beach Lobster Festival beginning Friday, September 22 and running through Sunday, September 24.

It’s all lobster, all the time, at this classic South Bay event! There are several lobster meal packages available for your dining pleasure including the popular Lobster Feast and you don’t want to miss the Lobster Bistro.

Lobster reigns supreme at this classic South Bay event but there are plenty of other reasons to attend. The music line-up features live bands and DJ’s playing throughout the weekend as well as stand up paddle board lessons, kids area, face painting and balloon art.

Beauty of Nature Film Series Double Feature

September 22, 2017

Beauty of Nature Film SeriesThe Palos Verdes Land Conservancy presents the Beauty of Nature Film Series Double Feature: Emptying the Skies and The Sagebrush Sea on Friday, September 22 at 3:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Library.

Emptying the Skies is based on a New Yorker essay by novelist Jonathan Franzen exposing the rampant poaching of migratory song birds in southern Europe. The Sagebrush Seashows the amazing wildlife of a 500,000 square mile sagebrush expanse.

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 or call 310.541.7613.

The Peninsula Center Library is located at 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.

South Bay/Long Beach Shuttle Art Tour

September 23 – 24, 2017

Shuttle-Art-TourSix separate South Bay and Long Beach art exhibitions will be connected via free shuttle bus service over the weekend of September 23-24. The offering makes it easy for the public to arrange and enjoy an art-filled day at no cost. That’s the impetus behind the South Bay/Long Beach Shuttle Art Tour set up by the South Bay/Long Beach Hub (SB/LB Hub), a collective of local arts institutions produced in partnership with Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

Nestled in the southwest corner of Los Angeles County within easy proximity of Los Angeles International Airport, the Port of Los Angeles, and the Port of Long Beach, the six art institutions of the SB/LB Hub operate with an eye toward collaboratively promoting and generating enthusiasm for their respective Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions. Together, they trace thematic connections within the region around them while drawing attention to the ways that Latin American and Latinx art functions in the context of the above-mentioned points of entry and exit.

Remember the Music

September 23, 2017

Remember-The-MusicThe National Merchants Association presents Remember the Music on Saturday, September 23 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ernie Howlett Park.

This year, the event will be in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary Celebration for the City of Rolling Hills Estates. This is an all ages festival featuring artists inspired by the sounds of American roots music. The event will feature lawn seating, a VIP tent, food trucks, beer vendors, arts and crafts, children activities and more.

Remember The Music is an annual roots music festival benefitting Alzheimer’s disease research organized by Betty’s Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Adult tickets are $15, children 12 and under get free admission to the lawn. The VIP Experience is $45 for adults and $10 for kids. Parking is $10.

South Bay’s Got Talent

September 23, 2017

South Bay's Got Talent - sbbjThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents South Bay’s Got Talent on Saturday, September 23 at 7 p.m.

Witness the best and brightest stars from the South Bay including vocalists, musicians, dancers, aerialists, comedians and more! Performers will compete in front of the audience and a panel of judges.

Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place winners and a special acknowledgment will be given to the audience favorite.

Rods, Rides & Relics Classic Car Show

September 24, 2017

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The Redondo Pier Association presents the annual Rods, Rides and Relics Classic Car Show on Sunday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Redondo Pier

A favorite with local car enthusiasts, Rods, Rides & Relics features some of the finest classic cars in the South Bay. 100 cars will be displayed over the water on The Pier while a DJ spins oldies but goodies. Take a stroll along the pier, view the cars and then vote for your favorite.

The event is open to the public, admission is free and hanging out on the pier surrounded by classic automobiles is certainly a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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.

Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival

September 30, 2017

Ukulele FestivalKala Koa Entertainment presents the Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival on Saturday, September 30 at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The Los Angeles Ukulele Festival is a full day of continuous performances by today’s hottest ukulele fingerpickers, virtuosos and singer/songwriters, plus workshops for all levels, marketplace vendors and more.

The event features unlimited workshops for all levels, children and adults alike, beginner to advanced, introduction to ukulele, chord melodies, strumming techniques and more! So whether you are a complete beginner, a casual observer or a seasoned player, come join the rest of the ukulele community and meet new friends or reconnect with old ones.

Tickets starts at are $45.

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.

Sunscreen Film Festival West

October 6 – 8, 2017

SunScreen-Film-FestivalThe Hermosa Beach Community Theater will host the annual Sunscreen Film Festival Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8 at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater.

The Sunscreen Film Festival West is presented by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and other Independent sponsors dedicated to education, economic development, informing the public about the art of visual storytelling, enhancing opportunities for filmmakers to develop their craft and art, and increasing the public’s awareness and support of filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset. Sunscreen is one of only a few film festivals nationwide to be sponsored and acknowledged by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2009, MovieMaker magazine voted Sunscreen one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the country.

In 2013, Sunscreen launched in the South Bay after eight successful years in Florida. Sunscreen Film Festival West is happy to call the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre home and hopes to keep growing as a South Bay destination for filmmakers and film lovers.

Manhattan Beach 10K Run

October 7, 2017

MB 10K LogoThe 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.

The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is a separate event from the Manhattan Beach 10K Run and does not provide shuttle service for parking on race morning.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://www.mb10k.com/.

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.

In Perfect Harmony

October 7, 2017

In-Perfect-HarmonyThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents the premiere performance of In Perfect Harmony on Saturday, October 7 for two shows only at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

In Perfect Harmony harkens back to the peace-loving 60s and 70s, when the world was changing and we found solace in the soothing harmonies of pop music. The show will feature songs of the most famous groups of the era, including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and the Papas, and Simon and Garfunkel. Performers Lee Lessack, Johnny Rogers, Susannah Mars, renowned guitarist Joe Ravo and local musicians, have created a toe-tapping, feel-good, sing-along concert the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets are $25/$35 per person.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://torrancearts.org/in-perfect-harmony/.

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

Taste of the Pier

October 8, 2017

taste-of-the-pier - sbbjThe Redondo Pier and King Harbor Associations present the annual Taste of The Pier, King Harbor & Waterfront on Sunday, October 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

The event will showcase restaurants along the entire Redondo Beach waterfront and includes over 50 restaurants and shops. The City of Redondo Beach and The Waterfront invite the residents of the South Bay and beyond to savor the best bites the pier has to offer while taking a self-guided walking tour. The event is free and open to the public and features live entertainment.

Tasting tickets can be purchased for $1 each which can be used to sample bites and beverages from restaurants such as Tony’s on the Pier, Barney’s Beanery, R10 Social House, Kincaid’s Restaurant, King Harbor Brewing Company’s Tasting Room and The Slip Bar & Eatery. Each restaurant will feature a different menu item and non-food retailers will offer other discounts.

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.

Homeless to Haute

October 15, 2017

Homeless-to-HauteAll About the Animals presents Homeless to Haute on Sunday, October 15 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Los Verdes Golf Course.

Homeless to Haute will showcase adoptable and rescued pets in the most fur-bulous fashion; strutting down the catwalk at the heel of professional models. All About the Animals a non-profit which saves and enriches the lives of unwanted pets in Southern California and beyond.

This fun-filled, furry, fashion show will feature vegan hors d’oeuvres and sunset champagne reception, a sumptuous three course vegan dinner and spectacular ocean views.

Tickets are $150 per person.

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

Los Verdes Golf Course is located at 7000 Los Verdes Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Palos Verdes Pastoral

October 15, 2017

Palos-Verdes-Pastoral-2The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy in partnership with Terranea Resort present the annual Palos Verdes Pastoral: A Garden-to-Table Dining Experience on Sunday, October 15.

Only 200 lucky guests will experience California’s best in organic, handcrafted food and wine prepared by Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra. The event takes place under a harvest moon with breathtaking ocean views.

The evening will not only raise critical funds, but increase awareness of the important work of the Conservancy. All ticket proceeds will go to support the Land Conservancy and its restoration of open space.

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.

Riviera Village Halloween Trick or Treat

October 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

Torrance Halloween Carnival

October 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

Gardena Hollypark Community Association

November 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts Faire

November 18 – 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Torrance Turkey Trot

November 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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