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Pulped Fictions @ TAM

January 14 – March 4, 2017

postcard-6inx8in-h-frontThe Torrance Art Museum presents the exhibit, Pulped Fictions, opening January 14 and running through March 4.

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.

Black History Celebration

February 24, 2017

Black-History-CelebrationThe 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

Dancing with the South Bay Stars VI

February 25, 2017

Dancing with the South Bay Stars VIThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present Dancing with the South Bay Stars VI on Saturday, February 25 at 8 p.m. at the Armstrong Theater.

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!

Torrance Rose Float Association Celebration Dinner

February 25, 2017

Rose FloatEveryone is invited to the Torrance Rose Float Association 2017 Celebration Dinner on Saturday, February 25 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

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.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

February 26, 2017

The monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, February 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

PTN Mardi Gras Celebration

March 2, 2017

Mardi Gras kids_FINALThe Miyako Hybrid Hotel hosts the annual Mardi Gras Celebration benefiting Pediatric Therapy Network on Thursday, March 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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!

Color Celebration Gala

March 4, 2017

sbhoaSouth Bay Hands On Art presents a Color Celebration Gala on Saturday, March 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Toyota Automotive Museum.

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!

Paint & Brew Party @ Scholb Premium Ales

March 4, 2017

scholbScholb Premium Ales will host a Paint & Brew Party on Saturday, March 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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.

For additional information, contact Jeff Fieger at (808)277-6387 or via email at irie_art@aol.com or visit the website at http://www.drinkscholb.com/.

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

Switzer Center Women of the Year Awards Luncheon

March 10, 2017

switzer 2017The Switzer Learning Center is proud to present the Women of the Year Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 10 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. The honorees are Sue Chen, Paula Del Vicario, Merrietta Fong and Peggy Tremayne.

Torrance Firefighters Association Spaghetti Dinner

March 11, 2017

spaghetti-dinner-fundraiser-south-bay-by-jackieThe Torrance Firefighters Association presents the annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 11 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ken Miller Auditorium.

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.