Torrance Events

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Pastel Society Members Exhibition

March 17 – May 4, 2018

Pastel-SocietyThe Pastel Society of Southern California hosts the eighth annual Members Exhibition March 17 through May 4 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 22, from 12 to 4 p.m. Juried entries were selected by Liz Hayward-Sullivan and will be judged by Tony Allain, both internationally acclaimed pastel artists. A free pastel landscape demonstration by Mr. Allain will be offered to the public from 2 to 3 p.m. during the opening reception.

Community Beautification @ Seaside Heroes Park

Second Saturdays

Seaside-Heroes-Park-Community-Beautification-EventJoin volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event the second Saturday of every month from 8 to 11 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to get down and dirty and lend a hand cleaning, weeding, and dead heading – including groups or individuals who need community service hours.

Even though the park is small, it’s a huge job to keep it looking good. As of January 2018, there are over 900 work hours in this project, but once the entire park has received a once-over, it’s time to go back and start at the beginning. This is a labor of love and the organizers are immensely grateful to anyone who gives their time.

South Bay Easter Egg Hunts & Bunny Photo Ops

March 9 – April 1, 2018

The Easter Bunny has been busy! He’s been hiding eggs, chocolate and other treats and there are several opportunities to find them at various Easter Egg Hunts scheduled throughout the South Bay!

Grab your basket now because you don’t miss out on these EGG-CELLENT celebrations!


USBA Networking Mixer

March 21, 2018

USBA-Networking-Event-1The Unified Small Business Alliance will host a Networking Mixer on Wednesday, March 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the USBA Headquarters in Torrance.

If you’ve never attended one of the USBA events, you should make a point to stop by – it’s always a very casual, friendly evening. Bring plenty of business cards….better yet, bring a friend.

For additional information and to RSVP, visit the website at

The USBA headquarters is located at 2501 West 237 Street, Suite A in Torrance.

Downtown Torrance Active Transportation Improvement Project

March 21, 2018

Torrance-Transportation-ImprovementsThe Old Torrance Neighborhood Association has invited the City of Torrance Public Works staff to present the upcoming Downtown Torrance Active Transportation Improvement Project on Wednesday, March 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bartlett Senior Center

This $2 million dollar federal grant-funded project will repair damaged sidewalks, install curb ramps, and enhance bicycle facilities throughout the neighborhood. Come hear details of the project, how the repair areas were determined, and how the City plans to preserve mature trees and the unique concrete name stamps found on sidewalks throughout the neighborhood. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers following the presentation.

City of Torrance Public Works staff include Shin Furukawa, Engineering Manger; Justin Gatza, Associate Engineer; Judy Emerson, Streetscape Manager; and Jose Urtez, Streetscape Supervisor.

Torrance Police Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon

March 22, 2018

Torrance-PD-Awards-LuncheonThe Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Torrance Police Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, March 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center Toyota Meeting Hall.

Tickets are $45 for TACC Members and $55 for non-members.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

Blooms & Beers

March 23, 2018

Blooms-BeersScholb Premium Ales presents Blooms & Beers on Friday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the taproom.

Sip and cheers with your new favorite beers at Scholb Premium Ales! It’s going to be an evening of creative floral fun as you learn how to make custom flower arrangements. Enjoy a complimentary beer and bring your friends to make beautiful centerpieces filled with spring blooms. At the end of the evening, leave with your new floral skills to create your own arrangements just in time for graduation events and wedding season!

Purchased tickets but something came up? You can transfer your ticket to another class as long as you make contact at least 48 hours before the event. Please note, they do not offer refunds.

Tickets are $70 per person and space is limited.

Downtown Torrance Relay Day

March 24, 2018

Torrance-Relay-DayVisit Downtown Torrance on March 24 for Relay Day and when you buy a Paint the Town Purple special at a participating business, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Relay for Life of Torrance benefitting the American Cancer Society.

Visit five participating Downtown Businesses on March 24 and get a FREE entry into the Grand Prize Drawing. Pick up a punch card from Cracked Vessel Vintage or Street Faire Antiques the day of the event.

Baroque Concert

March 24, 2018

Baroque-ConcertOrchestra Kontrapunktus will perform a Baroque Concert at Ascension Lutheran Church on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m.

Kontrapunktus will be performing a 90-minute concert featuring a rare and dynamic classical repertoire commemorating influential Baroque composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Arcangelo Corelli, while also introducing new Baroque music from a young, local, living composer named Mark Moya.

The program, entitled Mentors, Pupils & Scions, consists of music from legendary Baroque composers who were impacted by Bach and Corelli, including Francesco Geminiani, Pietro Locatelli, Domenico Scarlatti, Charles Avison, George Frideric Handel, George Philipp Telemann, Johann Adolph Hasse, Unico W.R. van Wassenaer, and Bach’s prolific sons, Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, and Johann Christian.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

March 25, 2018

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, March 25 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 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.