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August 9, 2018
The Manhattan Beach Chamber presents Bite at the Beach on Saturday, August 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the MBS Media Campus. Joe Terry and I will host a Facebook Live podcast of The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360 from the event. The podcast, sponsored by Village Runner, will start at 2:30. If you don’t plan on attending (tickets have sold out) you can kick back with a cold one and watch…. it’ll be just like you’re there! You can tune in at http://biteatbeach2018live.thesouthbayshow.com.
August 7 was National Oyster Day and Sea Change has decided not to restrict this oyster shucking event to just one day. Instead, Sea Change and the Oyster Bar at Chez Melange will be featuring raw oysters, baked oysters and shooters Tuesday, August 7 through Saturday, August 11. They’ll also be featuring different specials such as a dozen for $24, which is usually $42. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.chezmelange.com/. Sea Change at Chez Melange is located at 1611 South Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Have a Pint for a Purpose at Smog City Brewing! Every Thursday in August from 3 to 10 p.m., Smog City will donate a portion of sales to the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Enjoy hand-crafted local beer while supporting the Conservancy. As a member of ‘1% for the Planet’, Smog City has joined this organization created by the Patagonia Company founders designed to promote corporate responsibility and help the environment. Please consider patronizing Smog City any Thursday in August and know that you will be helping the environment and supporting the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. For additional information, visit the website at https://www.smogcitybrewing.com/. Smog City Brewery & Taproom is located at 1901 Del Amo Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90501.
The Automobile Driving Museum presents the FINAL Summer STEAM Day today, Thursday, August 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring the kids to enjoy fun art and engineering activities with hands-on instruction. Learn how to use simple household objects and more to create a real racing toy. Ignite creativity! Develop skills that will allow children to problem-solve while having fun. Then after all their hard work, enjoy an ice cream in the 1950’s themed ice cream parlor. This event is FREE to attend! For additional information, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/summer-steam-days-at-the-adm/. The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA.
The Automobile Driving Museum presents the Cruise In & Food Truck Rally on Thursday, August 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring the whole family, your collector car, and an empty stomach for a night of fun! Best of all, the museum is FREE FOR ALL! Museum tours are at 7 and 8 p.m. with lots of photo opportunities. No registration required! For additional information, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/. The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.
Find below sea level prices this weekend in Downtown Manhattan Beach! Downtown area business owners will be hosting the popular Sidewalk Sale beginning Friday, August 10 and running through Sunday, August 12. All weekend long, shoppers are encouraged to take advantage of great retail markdowns, pleasant outdoor dining, beautiful weather, convenient parking and glorious ocean views from the sidewalks of beautiful Downtown Manhattan Beach. Businesses will be offering drastic price reductions on quality merchandise ranging from clothing to home furnishings and everything in between. Many stores will have a special preview day on Thursday. Regular store and restaurant hours will be in effect. The forecast calls for gorgeous weather this weekend so get out and shop, dine, stay and play for a while in Downtown Manhattan Beach – it’s just west of ordinary! For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/downtownmanhattanbeach.
Destination: Art will showcase the unique work of Bob Mackie and Rosine Sorbom at an Artist Reception on Friday August 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. Meet the artists! Enjoy refreshments! See their newest pieces! Artwork will be available for sale during the reception. Please RSVP to Rosine at rosine@RosineDesigns.com so she buys enough wine! For additional information, visit the website at http://destinationartsouthbay.blogspot.com/p/front.html. Destination: Art is located at 1815 West 213 Street, #135, Torrance, CA 90501, right next to the Bubble Bath Car Wash.
The City of Redondo Beach hosts Summer Classic Movies in Alta Vista Park every Friday night in August. This FREE event is open to the public and the community is invited to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and popcorn down to Alta Vista Park at dusk and enjoy a night of cinema under the stars. The schedule is as follows:
August 10 – My Little Chickadee
August 17 – Spellbound
August 24 – The Defiant Ones
For additional information, visit the Newsletter page at https://indd.adobe.com/view/f39d0475-97fb-47e8-9846-46d851496732. Alta Vista Park is located at 715 Julia Street, Redondo Beach, CA.
These are the FINAL local shows in the South Bay…. This season, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay. Performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Winter’s Tale will take place during July and August. The Merry Wives of Windsor – a rollicking romantic comedy which tells of Falstaff’s folly: courting two married women at the same time. It’s mischief and mayhem galore. The Winter’s Tale – the story of Leontes, a King who banishes his family wrongfully, and is taught the meaning of forgiveness through the inspired plan of a wise, loyal woman. The performances are scheduled as follows:
Manhattan Beach – Polliwog Park, 1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Friday, August 10 at 7pm: The Winter’s Tale
Saturday, August 11 at 7pm: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Chairs are fine – low beach chairs are best for those behind you. Also tends to get a little damp. Greek amphitheater type venue in center of park – not visible from the street. You have to park a little ways away and walk in. Shakespeare by the Sea is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ignite imagination, promote literacy and offer a venue for technical and performing artists to exercise their passion. So grab a few lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket and settle in for a theater production by the greatest playwright of all time. These shows are free and open to the public. All seating is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, visit the website at http://www.shakespearebythesea.org/.
The Gardena Police Foundation presents the Drive-In Movie Night on Friday, August 10 at 7 p.m. at the Roadium Open Air Market. Enjoy a screening of the classic film American Graffiti from the comfort of your car! The box office opens at 7 p.m. with the movie beginning at 8 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available until July 31 for $25 per vehicle, which provides entry for as many people as can legally fit in that vehicle. For additional information, contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Roadium Open Air Market is located at 2500 Redondo Beach Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90504.
Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, in collaboration with the Carson Animal Shelter and the ASPCA, will host a South Bay Pet Adoption Fair on Saturday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to Noon at Charles H. Wilson Park. Animal shelters are busting at the seams with loveable dogs and cats that need help. Come discuss legislative issues such as animal protection and hopefully find your next furry best friend! For additional information, call (310) 375-0691. Register online at https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ADInfo/einvites/AD66/1665_South_Bay_Pet_Adoption_Fair.html. Charles H. Wilson Park is located at (Animal Control Site) 2200 Jefferson Street in Torrance.
Adult Financial Education Services will offer a workshop on Maximizing Social Security on Saturday, August 11 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Assembly Room at the Ken Miller Recreation Center. For many Americans, Social Security is the single largest asset they have in retirement, and greater than 90% of all recipients do not maximize their Social Security benefits. Advance planning is essential and the decisions you make today can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime. This educational workshop will provide you with much needed information to help you understand the system, coordinate spousal and survivor benefits, minimize taxes, and maximize your personal benefits. Whether you’re single, married, divorced, or widowed, there may be ways to maximize the lifetime Social Security benefits you receive. One of the most important decisions you need to make before you retire is when and how to claim Social Security benefits. About half of retirees apply for Social Security as soon as they become eligible at age 62, but by doing so, they may significantly and permanently impact their income and benefits for the rest of their lives. The difference between the best and worst possible decision of when to start Social Security can be well over $100,000! Learn important rules that affect the amount of retirement benefits you collect, as well as strategies for coordinating Social Security with other sources of retirement income. For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.adultfinancialed.org/course-registration/maximizing-social-security-mtpkm0811/. The Ken Miller Recreation Center is located at 3341 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.
Del Amo Fashion Center presents Add a Little Fancy on Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Outdoor Village. Ooh-la-la! Get ready for spectacular family fun and creative activities based on the new Disney Junior series. Find the fantastique Fancy Nancy collection at the Disney store at Del Amo Fashion Center to gear up for your play date on August 11. All attendees at the play date will have a chance to win a $50 Fancy Shopping Spree from the Disney store at Del Amo Fashion Center. This event is FREE to attend, no purchase necessary. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center/stores/simon-guest-services/stream/add-a-little-fancy-5941311. Del Amo Fashion Center is located at 3525 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503.
The Redondo Pier Association hosts FREE Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month (August 11) from 10 to 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and take part in this all level yoga class where the International Boardwalk meets the Redondo Beach Pier (the octagon below Kincaid’s). Participants should bring a yoga mat, towel and bottled water. Scheduled dates: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14 May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/events/. The Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
The Redondo Beach Library will host a Local Author Event with Rossana Snee on Saturday, August 11 from 11 a.m. to noon. Rossana Snee will be at the Library to discuss her book The Healing Alphabet: 26 Empowering Ways to Enrich Your Life. The book serves as a template for self-reflection and improvement. Rossana, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will expand on two chapters from her book “Accept” and “Forgive” and will include relatable examples to help attendees with their own personal roadblocks. Copies of the books will be available for sale. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Redondo Beach Public Library. For additional information on programs and services at Redondo Beach Public Library, please call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library. The program will be held in the 2nd floor Meeting Room at Redondo Beach Main Library, located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach. Free underground parking is available at the Library.
Shade Hotel and Berry Bly Productions will host the AQUA Pool Party on Saturday, August 11 from noon to 5:00 p.m. on the rooftop Aquadeck. AQUA pool parties are normally held on Sundays, but this week they’re changing it up and offering the first 50 guests a complimentary mimosa included with entry! With stunning views of the coastline, and for a $20 admission fee, guests can sip on handcrafted cocktails and dine on delectable menu specials from Executive Chef Aaron Robbins of Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge while a couple of DJs spin the hottest tunes. For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/431545737367767/ or call 310-921-8940. For cabana and bottle service reservations, call 310-430-3974. Shade Hotel Redondo Beach is located at 655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Del Amo Fashion Center presents the Summer Music Series on Saturday, August 11. The Summer Music Series showcases the new Village Park lawn area, just outside AMC Theaters, with a variety of musical genres on the second Saturday of the month in June, July, August and September from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Summer Music Series collection of performances is fine tuned to feature a diverse music styles by local artists from Greater Los Angeles. Grab your friends and family, bring a blanket and pick up some food from the selection of top-notch eateries for an afternoon of sunshine and music! The remaining schedule is as follows:
-Saturday, August 11 – Michael Physick & Band
-Saturday, September 8 – Lisa Ritchie
Enjoy leisure time in the beautiful, new Village Park at Del Amo Fashion Center with a pristine lawn and gorgeous garden landscaping. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center/stores/simon-guest-services/stream/summer-music-series-5870424. Del Amo Fashion Center is located at 3525 Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503.
It’s official – this event has sold out…. The Manhattan Beach Chamber presents the annual Bite at the Beach on Saturday, August 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the MBS Media Campus. Bite at the Beach aims to highlight culinary delights from around the South Bay and the many local, craft breweries. Guests will receive a plate and glass upon entry and have the opportunity to enjoy as many tastes from the paired restaurants and breweries as desired. This year, the event will feature over 30 restaurants and 30 beverage stations, live music, a peep show and more. (I had a sneak peek of the peep show during a walk-thru yesterday and you won’t believe it!) Over 700 attendees are expected this year! VIP tickets are $65, general admission is $45. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bite-at-the-beach-tickets-47934533480. The MBS Media Campus is located at 1600 Rosecrans Avenue in Manhattan Beach.
ShockBoxx Gallery presents the Opening Reception: The Usual Suspects on Saturday, August 11 at 7 p.m. You’ve seen their art work anywhere between one and six times at The Boxx and they’re bringing back your favorite artists August 11 through August 25. For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1871249476251990/?notif_t=event_calendar_create¬if_id=1532099522272750. ShockBoxx Gallery is located at 636 Cypress Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
The City of Gardena presents the FINAL Outdoor Movie in the Park on Saturday, August 11 at Rowley Park. The movies will be shown is parks throughout the city starting at 8 p.m. and food vendors will be onsite with food for purchase beginning at 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, sit back and enjoy a screening of Black Panther under the night sky! Admission is FREE! For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/gardenacityevents/. Rowley Park is located at 13220 South Van Ness Avenue, Gardena, CA 90249.
April’s Fools Comedy Improv Troupe presents Impractical Foolishness & Improv of Doom! on Saturday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Second Story Theater. You’ll laugh out loud when the audience suggestions are turned into comedy on stage. Directed by Sean Hannaway with special guests Steve Lurie, Wade Murphy and Brady Alexander Whitehouse. Show content appropriate for 18 and older. General admission tickets are $10 and $8 for seniors – or buy an annual pass, 12 shows for $60. For additional information and ticket purchase, call (310) 318-1705 or visit the website at http://www.AprilsFoolsImprov.com. The Second Story Theater is located at 710 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.
The SEA Lab will host the Summer Carnival: Celebrating 20 Years on Sunday, August 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s going to be a festive afternoon at this SEAlebration marking twenty years of leading marine education programs. The next chapter begins with carnival games and fun! Visit the touch tanks – play games – eat tasty treats – go on a kayaking adventure! The price of admission is $5 per person. The kayaking package is $45 – payment and registration are required in advance. For additional information, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-sea-labs-summer-carnival-celebrating-20-years-tickets-47338243962?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. The SEA Lab is located at 1021 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
The City of Torrance presents the FREE Concert in the Park series on Sunday, August 12 from 2 to 4 to 6 p.m. in Wilson Park featuring the Susie Hansen Latin Band. A new performance venue, the Wilson Park Gazebo offers a variety of entertainment year-round. Pack up some chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and gather family and friends for a beautiful summer evening in the park! For additional information, call 310-618-2376 or visit the website at https://arts.torranceca.gov/the-arts/summerconcerts. Wilson Park is located at 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90501.
The Sunday Morning Art Collective hosts Zen and the Arts on Sunday, August 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Acupuncture by Homa. Guests will enjoy sips and bites while browsing a beautiful display of art, jewelry and sculptures. The event features the work of ten fabulous local artists of the Sunday Morning Art Collective. This event is FREE to attend! For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/268703800593072/. Acupuncture by Homa is located at 234 South Pacific Coast Highway, Suite #205, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
The Universe Multicultural Film Festival presents a screening of Senior Entourage on Sunday, August 12 at 2 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Library. The movie features Edward Asner, Mark Rydell, Helen Reddy, Marion Ross and Charles Robinson. After the screening, meet them in person and learn what these Hollywood Icons are up to today! A local Palos verdes film company is one of the producers, and filmed some of the scenes along the coast of Palos Verdes. The Q & A starts at 2 p.m. with the screening at 2:30 p.m. This event is FREE to attend. Free parking, too! For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/289649818282624/. The Peninsula Center Library is located at 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.
The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce [TACC] Foundation and The Depot present Summer Fest on Sunday, August 12 from 4 to 9 p.m. in front of the Depot Restaurant. Guests will enjoy a delectable BBQ buffet by Chef Shafer, hosted beer, wine and martini bar, silent auction, and live music. The event serves to benefit the second year of the Foundation’s LEAD program; designed to influence and inspire the future leaders of our community. Modeled after the TACC’s highly-regarded Leadership Torrance program, LEAD consists of 25-30 sophomore students from various Torrance area high schools who have been selected by Torrance Unified School District faculty. Selected students will have displayed an aptitude for the professional processes of the business world, and will participate in a series of activities and excursions aimed at sharpening their leadership skills and identifying career path opportunities in corporate, non-profit and municipal arenas. Whether you choose to purchase tickets or a table, sponsor the event, or donate to the silent auction, your support of the Junior Leadership Torrance program will allow the TACC Foundation to continue its work in positively impacting the future of Los Angeles’ workforce; thereby improving the long-term economic vitality of our region. Tickets are $125 per person. All donations are tax deductible; the TACC Foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization. For additional information and ticket purchase, call (310) 540-5858 or visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/summerfest/. The Depot is located at 1250 Cabrillo Avenue in Torrance.
The Lunada Bay Homeowners Association presents the Summer Concert Series on select Sundays beginning at 5 p.m. Summer means backyard barbecues, ice cold lemonade, family vacations, trips to the beach and even better, the annual Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series. Fun, affordable and family-friendly, the Summer Concert Series features six bands performing at Lunada Bay Park and PV High School. This year’s lineup promises something for everyone with lots of local artists and new exciting headliners. A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase at all events in support of LBHOA and local businesses. Plus look out for the “Kids Corner” offering arts and crafts. Be sure to bring blankets, chairs, a picnic dinner and enjoy a wonderful evening in the park with family and friends. The remaining schedule is as follows:
-August 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Random Sequence (Jason Buck’s Original Jam Band)
-August 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Tenn West (Country Western)
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.lbhoa.org/. Lunada Bay Park is located at 2201 Palos Verdes Drive West in Palos Verdes Estates (Palos Verdes Drive West & Via Carrillo).
We went last Sunday to see the English Beat – what a gorgeous night and the music was fantastic! Such a great series….. Saint Rocke and LA Car Guy present the 2018 Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series! The concerts will take place Sundays in August from 5 to 8 p.m. on the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier located at the base of Pier Plaza. These concerts are some of the most popular events in the South Bay and the crowd numbers well into the thousands. Arrive early to claim a prime viewing spot because EVERYBODY will be there! The schedule and band line-up are as follows:
Sunday, August 12 – Sashamon
Sunday, August 19 – Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Sunday, August 26 – Venice
Visit the Hermosa Summer Concerts Facebook page for updates and event information at https://www.facebook.com/hermosasummerconcerts?fref=ts .The concerts will take place on the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier.
Beach Cities Health District presents Zumba in the Park every Monday in August at Alta Vista Park as part of the FREE Summer Fitness Series. Get ready to dance your way into shape this summer! Every Monday night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the public is invited to participate and move at their own pace. All ages are welcome. This FREE community event brings together friends, family, fitness and fun! Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and athletic clothing. Classes will be led by certified Zumba® instructors from the Center for Health & Fitness. Zumba in the Park is a huge hit every summer! For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/freefitness. Alta Vista Park is located at 715 Julia Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the monthly Networking Luncheon on Tuesday, August 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the original Ragin Cajun. Network with locals, relax and enjoy a delicious meal at the Hermosa Chamber’s monthly Networking Luncheon. This luncheon will feature special guest speaker Brian Fife of ServiceHoot who will discuss a few simple steps you can take to ensure your local business is found when customers are looking for you! The cost is $20 for current Hermosa Chamber Members and $25 for guests/potential members. Entrance fee covers the cost of lunch + tip. Please register to confirm your attendance. Cash or credit card will also be accepted at the door. For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://business.hbchamber.net/events/details/networking-lunch-hermosa-beach-chamber-3574. The Original Ragin’ Cajun is located at 337 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach.
The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the monthly Business @ Noon luncheon on Tuesday, August 14 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Hey 19 Public House. Connect with other business owners and leaders in the Torrance area and extend your professional reach. Bring plenty of business cards and feel free to bring an item to promote your business! There will be time for networking and a chance to enter the opportunity drawing. The cost is $25 and this event is for current Torrance Chamber Members ONLY. For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/hey19/. Hey 19 is located at 4525 Calle Mayor, Torrance, CA.
The Rockefeller in Hermosa Beach will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project Social Hour on Tuesday, August 14 from 5 to 6 p.m. Italians drink a glass of red wine with each meal…and they might just be onto something. Studies show that for people who have a healthy relationship with alcohol, enjoying a glass of wine rich in artery-scrubbing flavonoids can benefit the health of the mind and body. Unwind with new and old friends during Social Hour. Enjoy discounted appetizers and the first glass of wine for $5. The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at various venues throughout the South Bay. No registration is required, just show up! For additional information, visit the BCHD website at http://bchd.org. The Rockefeller is located at 418 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA.
The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) presents the Manhattan Beach Open as part of the AVP Pro Tour Gold Series on Thursday, August 16 through Sunday, August 19. The Manhattan Beach Open happens every year, and every year, four athletes get to place their name in history. The AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open is known as the Super Bowl of beach volleyball – big stage, big money and big reward, as AVP stars enshrine their name on the Manhattan Beach Pier. This sixth stop of the 2018 Gold Series celebrates 59 years of beach volleyball tradition. General admission to the AVP Pro Tour is free to the public. VIP tickets featuring upgraded viewing and hospitality are available for $65 – $150. For additional information, visit the website at http://avp.com/event/manhattan-beach-open/. The tournament takes place on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier.
The business owners of Downtown Manhattan Beach proudly present the Sunset Beach Party on the AVP/Manhattan Beach Open Skydeck on Thursday, August 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. Perched high above the sands of Manhattan Beach and overlooking the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier, you are invited to inhale the warm summer evening breeze and enjoy the stunning panoramic sunset views. Guests will enjoy delicious bites from ten local restaurants and other award-winning chef creations while kicking back with cool vibes by The Lucky Ones. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Roundhouse Aquarium. Ticket prices range from $45 to $120. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunset-beach-party-on-the-avp-skydeck-in-manhattan-beach-tickets-48262959812. The event will take place next to the Manhattan Beach Pier.
The community is invited to attend the FINAL El Segundo Art Walk on Thursday, August 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. Located in the Downtown and Smoky Hollow districts, over thirty creative El Segundo businesses will open their doors for studio tours and become a pop-up gallery displaying original artwork of Los Angeles based artists. ESAW pairs artists with local businesses to display their work on the premises. Yes, it is an art walk, but the art is only half of the attraction. The venues are what make the event so unique. El Segundo has an abundance of remarkable and historic architecture, most of which house businesses not open to the general public. The opportunity to gain access to these distinctive spaces makes for an extraordinary experience. The evening features fine art, live music, great food and studio tours. It’s fun and it’s FREE! Trust me, you don’t want to miss this….put it on your calendar NOW. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.elsegundoartwalk.com/.
The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Council is hosting a Sweat & Social event on Thursday, August 16 at AfterBurn Fitness. Trade in the oxfords, heels, button ups and blouses for your tennis shoes and active apparel, followed by “No Shower Happy Hour”. Sweat it out, then network it out! Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with the class starting at 6 p.m. Afterburn’s Tag Team Workout: 15 Mins of Spin Class, 15 Mins of MMA Conditioning, 15 Mins of Interval Training. The cost is $5 for YPC Members and $20 for non-Members. For additional information, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/ypc-sweat-social-9002. Afterburn Fitness is located at 1133 Artesia Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
Here’s a HEADS-UP on a few events you’ll want to plan for now!
This event listing is current as of yesterday, but new events are posted EVERY DAY, so be sure to check the website for updates at http://www.southbaybyjackie.com for details on these and other events happening throughout the South Bay.
Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks will host Movies on the Beach this September and they want you to vote for which movies to screen! To cast your vote, visit the website at http://hermosamovies.com/movies-2/.
Gaetano’s Restaurant is celebrating their upcoming 25 Anniversary in January with a South Bay Scavenger Hunt over the next four months. They’re hiding twenty-five $50 gift cards around the South Bay every week through January! The first gift card was found last week in less than 30 minutes. Find clues on Gaetano’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GaetanosItalianRestaurant/. For those of you that go to the location but are too late, don’t forget to post a photo of yourself at the site and tag Gaetano’s to get your consolation prize!
Here’s something to sink your teeth into – August is National Sandwich Month and Mickey’s Italian Delicatessen is celebrating by offering one of their first sandwiches ever made and most popular, Mickey’s Combo, for only $5 throughout the month of August. Yes, you read that right… only $5. This mouth-watering sandwich is made up of hearty Cotto Salami, Chopped Ham, Bologna, Swiss Cheese, Mustard, Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Peppercini’s and Red Onion. This sandwich is perfect for a day at the beach, when you’re tight on cash or when you’re on the go. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.mickeysdeli.com/. Mickey’s Italian Delicatessen & Liquor Store is located at 101 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach CA 90254.
Japanese fast food chain, Gindaco, has opened in Gardena. Jean Trinh of LAMAG couldn’t have said it better: “It’s a pretty big deal that Japan’s largest takoyaki chain, Gindaco, just landed in the South Bay with its first North American location. Gindaco is like the Starbucks of the takoyaki world, with nearly 500 outposts scattered throughout Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and Malaysia.” You can visit Gindaco at the newly renovated food court of the Tokyo Central Japanese Supermarket located at 1740 Artesia Boulevard, Gardena, CA 90248.
Now is the time to share your opinions on the Redondo Beach General Plan Update: Parks & Open Space Survey. The City is in the process of updating the General Plan, including the Conservation, Recreation and Parks, and Open Space chapter. This section of the Plan provides guidance for the long-term preservation and enhancement of active and passive parks and preserved open space throughout Redondo Beach. Please take a moment to share your ideas for parks and open spaces in the City. This survey will ask your opinions about future parks planning including types of activities desired, age groups to plan for and types of amenities to enhance your experience at Redondo’s parks as the community plan Redondo’s future. Your feedback will assist the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) as they review this topic and will help inform the Recreation and Parks Commission in future recommendations for parks facilities. The GPAC will share their progress regarding open space and recreation, as well as other topics such as land use, at an open house tentatively scheduled for Fall 2018. The results of this survey will also be presented at the Fall 2018 open house. The deadline to submit a response is 5:30 P.M. on Friday, August 31, 2018. Take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RedondoParksSurvey. If you have any questions or comments about the survey, contact PLANredondo@redondo.org.
Don’t forget all the ongoing weekly Summer Concert Series! You can view the schedules at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/ongoing-events.php.
This morning on The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight, our guest is Roseanney Liu, the best-selling author of You did WHAT now?! and How to Survive Elementary School. Her third book Badassery 101: Ten secrets to be the Confident Boss of Your Life has just been released on Amazon, and will shortly be followed by a collaboration book, Mastering Your Inner Game and Phenomenal Women in September 2018. Don’t worry, if you missed the program, you can listen to it anytime at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/roseanney-liu-author/. Tune in every Thursday at 8 a.m. to keep up with what’s going down throughout in the South Bay!
Tomorrow morning on The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360 our guest will be Steve Collins, Partner and President of Hermosa Cyclery, and we’re going to discuss the relatively new scooter issues local municipalities are dealing with and bike share programs. You can listen live at 8 a.m. or anytime at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/steve-collins-hermosa-cyclery/. Tune in every Friday morning and discover what’s new in Manhattan Beach!
Have a fabulous South Bay weekend!