Torrance Events

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DineLA Restaurant Week

January 12 – 26, 2018

dineLA - sbbjAttention local foodies! Restaurant Week is back and it’s time to DineLA!

DineLA Restaurant Week is a bi-annual dining event established to introduce diners to the extensive assortment of restaurants in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. DineLA Winter Restaurant Week takes place over 14 consecutive days and runs from January 12 through January 26.

Local foodies and visitors to the area will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix fixe menus from some of LA’s best restaurants during this this period.

AQMD Refinery Committee Meeting

January 20, 2018

Take ActionThe Air Quality Management District (AQMD) will hold a Refinery Committee Meeting on Saturday, January 20 at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Gate Way.

The meeting will discuss Rule 1410, meant originally to ban MHF, the very toxic and volatile chemical used at the Torrance and Wilmington refineries, which could drift out for miles into our communities if accidentally released.

Downward Grog @ Scholb Taproom

January 20, 2018

Get-Fit-January-YogaScholb Premium Ales will host Downward Grog on Saturday, January 20 starting at 10:30 a.m.

If you love yoga and beer, come join Downward Grog for a gently guided class in a brewery. $15 for 1 hour yoga class and 1 craft beer. Start your weekend right with some like-minded people.

10.30am – Optional warm-up RUN
11am – Mixed-level vinyasa flow yoga
12pm – Drink BEER!

Vagabond Cheese Pop Up Shop @ Scholb Brewing

January 20, 2018

Scholb-Cheese-Beer-PairingScholb Brewing will host a Vagabond Cheese Pop Up Shop on Saturday, January 20 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day at the taproom and treat yourself to a cheese and charcuterie beer flight pairing guided by the experts at Vagabond.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at

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

Let’s Connect Mixer @ Oil & Vinegar

January 23, 2018

Let's-Connect-MixerThe South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Oil & Vinegar on Tuesday, January 23 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. There will be light appetizers provided and beverages for purchase.

Paint & Pints @ Scholb Brewery

January 26, 2018

Paints & PintsScholb Brewery will host Paints & Pints on Friday, January 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy an evening of pints, painting, and creating a picture of your very own. Step by step instruction will be given, along with some helpful tips and guidance for an approximately 2 hour long class. All essential materials are included such as canvas, brushes, paints, easels, aprons, and most importantly…delicious craft beer!

Tickets are $35 per person.

Backstage with The Beatles

January 27, 2018

backstage-with-the-beatlesThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents Backstage with The Beatles on Saturday, January 27 at 8 p.m. in the James Armstrong Theater.

As part of the Guest Artists Series, Backstage with The Beatles is an evening of magical music, never-before-seen photos, and behind-the-scenes stories about The Beatles from Bob Eubanks, the only living person to have produced The Beatles concerts all three years they toured America.

Music will be performed live by Ticket to Ride, the ultimate Beatles tribute band.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

January 28, 2018

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, January 28 24 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.

For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at

The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.

Casino Night

February 3, 2018

Mardi-Gras-Casino-NightTorrance Memorial’s Young Physicians and Professionals Alliance (YPPA) will host the annual Mardi Gras-themed Casino Night on Saturday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Hoffman Health Conference Center.

Attendees will enjoy drinks and dinner and try their luck at the gaming tables. Wear your finest Mardi Gras masks and pile on the beads!

Tickets are $50 for YPPA members and $85 for non-members. Proceeds will support construction of Torrance Memorial’s new Pediatric and Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit.

Switzer Center Women of the Year Awards Luncheon

February 8, 2018

Switzer-Women-of-the-YearThe Switzer Learning Center is proud to present the Women of the Year Awards Luncheon on Thursday, February 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

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. Drum roll, please….and the 2018 South Bay Women of the Year are….

Laurie Brandt
Supervisor Janice Hahn
Lea Ann King
Jill Smisek Maroney