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January 14 – March 4, 2017
Cardboard: It surrounds us, linking our desires via the packaging of consumer goods, keeping them safe, quenching our thirst for things. It is a material rarely paid any attention…..but some artists grasp the malleability of it, as well as its strength and ability to be transformed.
This exhibit features 13 artists who have found ways to transform the pulped wood to tell new stories. Some replicate realistic objects, some explore structures, and some just delight with their humor and whimsy.
February 24, 2017
The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the annual Black History Celebration on Friday, February 24 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Torrance Marriott
Hosted by Emmett Smith, award-winning journalist and freelance National News Correspondent for ABC News, the event will celebrate and honor the outstanding achievements of the following individuals:
LEGACY AWARD – Olympic Gold Medalist: Valerie Brisco-Hooks
INPIRATIONAL SPIRIT AWARD – CSUDH Student: Asia Watkins
LEGACY AWARD – American Soul/R&B Group: The Emotions
BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD – Attorney, Advocate & Commentator: Areva Martin
February 25, 2017
The event pairs local ‘celebrities’ with professional dancers in a competition to raise funds for the Foundation and the participants’ nonprofit organization of choice. This season, eleven of the South Bay’s brightest stars will slip into their dancing shoes, take the stage and strut their stuff!
February 25, 2017
Join in the celebration of the City of Torrance 2017 Be Your Own Knight Rose Parade Float. The event includes dinner, the Annual Meeting, and installation of Officers and Board of Directors.
Tickets are $15 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door.
February 26, 2017
The event features 200+ sellers with 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.
March 2, 2017
Celebrate Mardi Gras PTN-style with live jazz music and delicious food and beverage tastings from local restaurants and breweries including the Depot, Red Car Brewery & Restaurant, Restoration Kitchen & Wine, HT Grill, Torrance Bakery, Strand Brewing Company, Ise-Shima and more!
March 4, 2017
South Bay Hands On Art is celebrating 30 YEARS of bringing art to South Bay children, and more specifically, over 8,000+ RBUSD students each year. SBHOA also brings art to nearby communities, helping inner-city schools and Senior Centers through the Reaching Out program formed and led by 21-year SBHOA veteran, Stefani Conniff.
SBHOA has one fundraiser per year where the sole beneficiary is the South Bay Hands On Art program. This year, breaking from the traditional “show up & art” party, SBHOA board members decided to go all out with a gala honoring the docents and Past Presidents of SBHOA. SBHOA is doing 30 days of giveaways right now to promote the gala!
March 4, 2017
Attendees will get creative and paint their own masterpiece while enjoying craft beer. Step by step instruction will be provided, along with some helpful tips and guidance in this two hour class. All essential material are included, such as canvas, brushes, paint, easel, smocks, and most importantly…craft beer!
The cost is $35 per person. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-brew-party-scholb-premium-ales-tickets-31477226231?aff=eac2.
Scholb Premium Ales is located at 2964 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503.
March 10, 2017
For nearly two decades, Switzer Learning Center has honored women who have made significant contributions to the South Bay through their work in the community. This year is no exception, as the Center will once again honor four incredibly dedicated, hard working, innovative and generous women who have left indelible marks in the South Bay. The honorees are Sue Chen, Paula Del Vicario, Merrietta Fong and Peggy Tremayne.
March 11, 2017
Bring the entire family to this special annual event and enjoy all the spaghetti you can eat for a very worthy cause! All proceeds benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation Summer Camp for burn patients.