Torrance Events

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Torrance Police Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon

March 30, 2017

TPD AwardsThe Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Torrance Police Department presents the fourth annual TPD Awards & Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, March 30 at the Torrance Marriott. Registration begins at 11:30am and the event is scheduled from noon until 2 p.m.

This event honors the brave officers of the TPD who, while serving in an official or unofficial capacity, have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty and/or standard job responsibilities.

Tickets are $48 for TACC Members and $58 for non-Members.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at or call 310-540-5858.

The Torrance Marriott is located at 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA.

Small Business Cyber Security Summit

March 31, 2017

Cyber-Security-SummitThe Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Small Business Cyber Security Summit on Friday, March 31 beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Congressman Ted Lieu is scheduled to serve as the event’s keynote speaker, focusing on the imminent need for small business owners to protect themselves in today’s climate of ever-changing technology and the potential threat of cyber attacks. Lieu will be joined by an expert panel who will answer questions from summit attendees.

“The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing its members and the South Bay’s small business community with invaluable programs to empower effective decision-making with regard to mitigating cyber security threats and working proactively rather than reactively to protect themselves and their clients,” said Donna Duperron, President and CEO of the TACC.

Pancake Breakfast @ The Attic

April 1, 2017

pancake-breakfast-at-the-atticThe City of Torrance Community Services Department and The Attic invite the public to celebrate the Attic’s anniversary with an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 1 from 7 to 11 a.m.

Guests will enjoy live entertainment and tours of the facility will be available. Donations are $5 per person and will be used to upgrade the heating and air conditioning.

Tickets are now on sale at The Attic, the City of Torrance Community Services Department Information Desk or from any Attic Advisory Committee/Torrance Youth Council representative.

For additional information, call (310) 618-2930 or visit the website at

The Attic is located at 2320 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90501.

Gem & Mineral Show

April 1 & 2, 2017

mineralThe South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society hosts the annual Gem & Mineral Show, Nature’s Treasures, on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ken Miller Recreation Center.

The Fluorescent Mineral Society’s exhibit is one of the most comprehensive collections of rocks and minerals from all over the world and will display beautiful colors under ultraviolet lights.

True Tales from the South Bay

April 2, 2017

True Tales from the South BayThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents True Tales from the South Bay on Sunday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at the Nakano Theater.

In the style of The Moth, Story Corps and Mortified, True Tales from the South Bay will showcase our own local storytellers along with experienced crowd-pleasing Guest Tellers. Curated and hosted by author/producer Mariana Williams, each performance will have a new set of local stories and All-Star Tellers. (To submit your true, 6-minute tale, send five lines to with Torrance in the subject line.)

General admission tickets are $10. For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-781-7171 or visit the website at

The Nakano Theatre is located in the Torrance Cultural Arts Center at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

Restauarant for Roses @ IHOP

April 13, 2017

iHopThe Torrance Rose Float Association invites the community to the next Restaurant for Roses event on Thursday, April 13 at IHOP from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Torrance Crossroads Shopping Center.

We all saw the fabulous, award-winning Torrance Float in this year’s Parade of Roses. Well, they raise funds all year long to make the float happen every year. Here’s your chance to contribute! Enjoy some delicious food while supporting the Torrance Rose Float Association.

IHOP will donate 20% of your purchase to the TRFA fundraiser. Print out the flyer or just show them this post!

IHOP is located at 24631 Crenshaw Boulevard, Unit D, Torrance, CA 90505.

Senior Prom

April 14, 2017

Senior PromThe City of Torrance Community Services Department present the annual Senior Prom: Dream a Little Dream of Me on Friday, April 14 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Ken Miller Recreation Center.

The event features Liz Holmes and her 18 piece band playing all your favorite ballroom dance tunes and tempos including foxtrot, swing, waltz and more. Attendees will enjoy light refreshments and easy dance lessons with Roland.

The cost is $10 per person. Tickets sell out early so don’t wait! Doors open at 11:45 a.m.

For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-320-5918 or visit the website at

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

Pastel Society Members Exhibition

April 23, 2017

Lynn Attig_PoppiesOnAHillside 1920The Pastel Society of Southern California hosts the eighth annual Members Exhibition now through April 28 at the South Bay Lexus Service Center.

The show features paintings by nationally recognized pastel artists, as well as local PSSC members from the South Bay and the greater Southern California area. With 150 artworks on display, it represents one of the area’s largest collections of original pastel paintings, most of which are available for purchase. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The community is invited to a gala reception and awards presentation on Sunday, April 23 from 12 to 4 p.m. Juried entries were selected by Doug Dawson and will be judged by Barbara Courtney Jaenicke – both internationally acclaimed pastel artists. A free pastel landscape demonstration by Ms. Jaenicke will be offered to the public from 2 to 3 p.m. during the opening reception.

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’.

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.