Torrance Events

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Bites & Bubbles

May 24, 2017

Primo Wine EventPrimo Italia kicks off spring and summer with the first wine event of the season Bites & Bubbles on Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in Rocco’s Room.

Join sommelier Grace Giovannetti and guest Matthew Lapides as they take you through all the great sparkling wines of Italy. Guests will enjoy 5 sparkling wines and perfectly paired bites served family style.

The price is $75 per person (does not include tax and gratuity). Tickets are on sale now and if you purchase more than one wine event, you get 10% off. As always, wines tasted will be available for purchase.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bites-bubbles-wine-tasting-tickets-34281800789.

Primo Italia is located at 24590 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505.

South Bay Medal of Valor & Awards Luncheon:

May 25, 2017

Medal of ValorThe South Bay Police & Fire Memorial Foundation will host the annual South Bay Medal of Valor & Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 25 at the Torrance Marriott Hotel.

The public is invited to attend the event which honors the South Bay law enforcement and fire protection agencies. The annual luncheon will recognize the conspicuous acts of bravery of our police officers and firefighters who selflessly serve and protect our communities.

The event begins at 11 a.m. with no-host cocktails followed by the luncheon and awards at noon.

The South Bay Police and Fire Memorial Foundation represent the cities of El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach and Torrance.

Live Music @ Scholb Brewery

May 27, 2017

The Lucky OnesScholb Brewery will host The Lucky Ones on Saturday, May 27 at 5 p.m.

Kick off the Memorial Day weekend with smooth sounds and cold, craft beer. Corn Dog Gone Wild – a gourmet corn dog stand – will be on site with food for purchase.

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

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

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.

Walking Tours of Historic Old Torrance

May 28, 2017

torrance historical society 2The Torrance Historical Society will kick-off their annual Walking Tours of Historic Old Torrance on Sunday, May 28.

This free, docent-led tour begins at the Torrance Historical Museum (1345 Post Avenue) at 1:30 PM, and will point out many historic sites and landmarks of Old Torrance (founded 1912).

Torrance Memorial Day Service

May 29, 2017

memorial dayThe Torrance Historical Society will conduct a Memorial Service on Monday, May 29 at 2 p.m. at Memorial Plaza.

The event recognizes Torrance service personnel who gave their lives in U.S. military actions. The program will take place at Memorial Plaza and will include the reading of the 146 names on the wall. Those names include war losses from World War I to those in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

Casino for a Cause

June 3, 2017

pokerThe second annualCasino for a Cause will take place on Saturday, June 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Toyota Automobile Museum.

It’s sure to be a night of fun, games, fast cars, and prizes – all to benefit a great cause! Guests can play blackjack, craps, roulette, and bingo with $100 of “play money” included with admission; tour Toyota’s Car Museum showcasing Toyota vintage cars, new cars, and race cars; convert play money to tickets for the opportunity drawing and win great prizes; bid in a spectacular silent auction; get lucky in the “Wine Surprise”; nibble on hors d’oeuvres (included with admission) and a cash bar.

Zamperini Bus Tour

June 4, 2017

Zamperini 2Torrance hometown hero, Louis Zamperini, would have turned 100 in 2017, and in celebration of his centennial year, the Torrance Historical Society will host a Guided Bus Tour of Zamperini’s old stomping grounds on Sunday, June 4.

The tour will begin at the Torrance Historical Society & Museum with a 9:30 check-in, with the bus leaving the museum at 10 a.m. sharp. A continental breakfast will be served at the museum, water and snacks will be provided on the bus and attendees will receive a special gift at end of tour.

In addition, the bus will cruise along the two mile stretch of the 405 Freeway, between Redondo Beach Boulevard and Western Avenue, which will soon be dedicated the Zamperini Memorial Highway. The new signage will be installed the day prior to the bus tour.

One lucky winner will go home with a copy of Louis Zamperini’s book, Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In (completed two days before his death) signed by his son Luke Zamperini.

Triple B Romp & Stomp

June 4, 2017

Triple B Romp & StompDepot Productions presents the annual Triple B Romp & Stomp on Sunday, June 4 from noon to 6 p.m. in The Depot parking lot.

This popular event features bourbon, beer, BBQ and blues bands! There will be performances by the All-Nighters featuring San Pedro Slim, Dennis Herrera Blues Band, Blue Daddy, Nasty Bad Habit, Tres Hombres and other special guests. If you’re not a bourbon drinker, never fear – microbrews, wine and alternative libations will be available!

Gold Level tickets are $100 and includeS all you can eat, drink & jam, with front table seating and cocktail service. Silver Level Tickets are $75.00 for all you can eat, drink and jam. No refunds or exchanges and all sales are final. You must be 21 to attend. Proceeds benefit the Torrance Del Amo Rotary.

Concerts in the Park – Wilson Park Gazebo

June 17, 2017

concerts-in-the-park-torranceThe City of Torrance kicks off the summer with FREE Concerts in the Park beginning on Saturday, June 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Wilson Park.

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