South Bay Weekend Guide

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South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide

October 11, 2018

You know I always recommend confirming events before heading out. Last week, right after this Guide was sent, I received an email from a subscriber informing me the link for the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater wasn’t working. (This always freaks me out because I double and triple checks links to make sure they work.) Minutes later, I received an email from TOCA telling me the show was cancelled. These things happen. I don’t know why the show was cancelled, but if it was due to low ticket sales, that is the best reason to purchase event tickets early! I know many of us prefer to wait until the last minute to commit to a ticket purchase, but if enough people do that, events will be cancelled. The opposite side of the coin is they’ll sell out…. and you’ll be kicking yourself for procrastinating. Case in point, you’ll see below that the annual Palos Verdes Pastoral has sold out. I already have tickets for the Ragin Cajun Blues Festival but if you want to attend, you should get on that now. Just sayin’.

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce presents Fiesta El Segundo Installation & Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 11 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Lakes. The community is invited to a casual, fall evening at The Lakes for a delicious dinner and entertainment to honor the Chamber’s Board and salute local businesses and leaders. Tickets are $60 per person. For additional information, visit http://www.elsegundochamber.com. The Lakes is located at 400 South Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, CA.

Head to The Point for the Kendra Scott Give Back Night on Friday, October 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Join FTK to celebrate the launch of Kendra Scott’s winter line with 20% of all sales donated back to Walk With Sally. Stop in for a light bite, a drink or two, and some shopping. This is not just for the ladies. Get a head start on your holiday shopping, gentlemen! This event is FREE to attend. For additional information, visit the website at https://donate.walkwithsally.org/event/ftk-kendra-scott-giveback-2018/e201099. Kendra Scott is located at 830 South Sepulveda Boulevard, #114, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Saint Rocke presents the Rocke Your Pink Cancer Benefit Concert with Crow Hill Band on Thursday, October 11 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saint Rocke is teaming with Crow Hill Band to put on a benefit concert for the Cancer Support Community of Redondo Beach, our local team that is helping so many people who have cancer. All door proceeds will be donated to this chapter. Enjoy a night of 70’s and 80’s classic rock and some originals all night long. WEAR PINK and put on your dancin’ shoes for a night of great music! Tickets are $15. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.ticketweb.com/event/rocke-your-pink-a-breast-saint-rocke-tickets/8521655?pl=saintrocke&REFID=clientsitewp. Saint Rocke is located at 142 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidates’ Forum on Friday, October 12 at 7:30 a.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance-South Bay. The community is encouraged to attend to learn the candidates’ views on multiple issues. The candidates are 66th District Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi and Former Mayor of Torrance, Frank Scotto. Registration begins at 7:30 followed by a plated breakfast and forum. Tickets are $30 for TACC Members and $45 for non-Members. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/assembly/. DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance-South Bay is located at 21333 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.

Ono Hawaiian BBQ will celebrate the opening of the new location in Torrance with a Luau & Ribbon Cutting on Friday, October 12 at 10:45 a.m. The 75th location will celebrate its grand opening with a festive luau, complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:45 a.m. followed by a raffle – fifty $100 gift cards will be given away on the spot – Hawaiian dance performers, and buy-one-get-one-free for all food items during business hours. Ono Hawaiian BBQ’s menu features Hawaiian-inspired plate lunches and island specialties like Hawaiian BBQ Chicken, Spam Musubi, Chicken Katsu and more through a fusion of flavors. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.onohawaiianbbq.com/. The new Ono Hawaiian BBQ is located at 1313-1 West Sepulveda Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90501.

The fifth annual 4D Fours Volleyball Tournament will take place on Saturday, October 13 at 8 a.m. on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. The tournament features 4-person volleyball teams with at least one female member, a silent auction, and giveaways. Players will be provided with snacks, sips and t-shirts. Team registration is $160. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. For additional information and to register, visit the website at http://www.4Dfours.com. The tournament will take place on the volleyball courts south of the Manhattan Beach Pier.

The Redondo Pier Association hosts FREE Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month (October 13) 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 new Lazy Acres in Hermosa Beach will celebrate the Grand Opening on Saturday, October 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The new store will introduce an all new, experiential shopping venue devoted to fresh foods, clean ingredients, healthy lifestyle, and community partnership. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. to introduce shoppers to the Lazy Acres’ experience for the first time. The Hermosa Beach store will take things to a new level with a wide selection of organic produce and groceries, as well as natural living products like vitamins, supplements, lotions and creams. Specialty departments include bakery, meat/poultry and seafood, cheese, deli, prepared foods, floral and natural living. Bakery and gourmet prepared foods are made daily in the store kitchen. Those who entertain will enjoy an extensive selection of cheeses from around the world, fine wines and craft beer including hard to find varieties from local brewers. For shoppers on the go, the prepared foods section offers a fresh poke bar, a Mexican food hot bar, signature sandwiches and Paninis, an abundance of hot entrees and side dishes, eight daily soups and more. For additional information, visit the website at https://lazyacres.com/hermosa-beach. Lazy Acres is located at 2510 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks host the annual Pumpkins in the Park on Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Edith Rodaway Friendship Park. Everyone will enjoy this fun, family-friendly Halloween event. Dress in your favorite costume and pick out a free mini-pumpkin, decorate it and take it home. The event features games, crafts, popcorn, refreshments, hot dogs and a Halloween puppet show! For additional information, visit the website at http://www.hbfop.org or the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1985571571505409/. Edith Rodaway Friendship Park is located at Prospect Avenue and Hallowell in Hermosa Beach.

The Torrance Unified School District Building Bridges Community Collaborative presents the Fall 4 Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Torrance High School. The event features fun, family activities, demonstrations, giveaways, informational booths, and free healthy refreshments. Admission is FREE! For additional information, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-bridges-fall-4-wellness-fair-tickets-47003194821. Torrance High School is located at 2336 Plaza del Amo, Torrance, CA 90501.

The Torrance Historical Society & Museum hosts the Original Fall Tour of Torrance Historic Homes on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Guests can tour the inside of a half dozen homes and see how others have renovated, updated and decorated their historic residences to accommodate today’s lifestyle, while managing to preserve the charming architecture and characteristics of the past. The homes on the tour reflect an eclectic mix which adds to the charm of Old Torrance which was founded in 1912. Each home will have a Model A car parked in front of it courtesy of South Bay Touring A’s. Complimentary lemonade and Torrance Bakery Cookies will be served from the historic 1925 Woman’s Club. Additional elements of the Home Tour include:
-Stroll the tree-lined streets of Old Torrance
-Special display of Hometown Hero, Louis Zamperini (in Museum)
-Opportunity to win a Progressive Dinner for six in three Historic Homes. Drawing to be held in November 2018 (winner will be notified) – ticket price TBA – Dinner date will be in early 2019.
The homes may be viewed in any order, on either day, and all are within walking distance from the Museum. The self-guided Original Fall Tour of Historic Homes begins at the Torrance Historical Society & Museum. Proceeds from the fundraiser directly benefit the Museum – archiving activities, historical discoveries, research projects, special programs, its operation and exhibits. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased directly from the Torrance Historical Society & Museum either day of the tour. Purchase advance tickets via Paypal at http://www.torrancehistoricalsociety.org/news/events.html. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.torrancehistoricalsociety.org/. The Torrance Historical Society & Museum is located at 1345 Post Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501.

WinGroup Financial will host two Financial Planning Workshops at the Redondo Beach Main Library this month. On Saturday, October 13 from 11:00am to 12:30pm, learn about maximizing social security benefits in an informative and easy-to-understand class discussing the Social Security system and the wide variety of different ways a married couple can claim benefits. On Saturday, October 20 from 2:00pm-3:30pm learn tax tips which your accountant or financial advisor might overlook. It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep when it comes to money. The programs are hosted by Adam Strauss, a Financial Advisor with WinGroup Financial. Programs are free and open to the public and will be held in the 2nd floor Meeting Room at Redondo Beach Main Library. Free underground parking is available at the Library. For more 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 Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach.

Rejoice in Art! Fine Art Fair & Exhibition takes place on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Riviera UMC. This premier South Bay art event is a national juried show featuring 32 local artists in tents and booths in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere brimming with live music, art demonstrations, food vendors, a handmade gift boutique and more. A variety of artistic talents will be represented in all price ranges, including original paintings in oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media, along with ceramics, jewelry, woodturning, photography, glass and metal art. During the festive weekend, attendees are invited to view more than 90 original paintings on display at “For the Beauty of the Earth 2018,” an exclusive juried exhibition featuring works by artists nationwide, including many from the South Bay, Torrance and Palos Verdes areas. Artworks have been juried in by esteemed painter Kim Lordier and all are available for acquisition. After opening weekend, the fine art exhibition will continue until October 28 during select gallery hours. Free demonstrations will be offered during the fair by distinguished artists painting in oil, pastel and watercolor. Live musical entertainment also will be provided throughout the weekend, including performances by rock, jazz and classical groups. The highlight of the weekend is the Art Opportunity Drawing, Sunday at 4 p.m., in which members of the public vie for pieces of original art for the price of an opportunity ticket ($5). All Rejoice in Art! activities include FREE admission and FREE parking, Food will be available for purchase. Net proceeds from the event benefit Riviera UMC’s outreach projects, along with its art and music programs. Riviera UMC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.rejoiceinart.com. United Methodist Church is located at 375 Palos Verdes Boulevard, Redondo Beach.

Dine, drink and donate at the Del Amo Fashion Center Pink Party hosted by Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center on Saturday, October 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon honoring and supporting a local South Bay support group, Cancer Support Community of Redondo Beach. Attendees will enjoy live music from Joe’s Band, delicious bites from restaurants, refreshments, a makeover from Mac cosmetics, an opportunity to make a flower crown or mini bouquet fit for a queen by Bloom Maven and more. VIP guests will receive FREE valet parking (next to PF Chang’s), front of the line access to the food vendors and music, as well as access to a lush VIP lounge, free artisanal drinks from Coastal Cocktails and Drake’s Organic Spirits, a personalized notebook by Honest Type and a chance to win two VIP tickets to a 2019 LAFC soccer game (First row 50 yard line seats behind opposing team!) on behalf of the Center for Reproductive Health & Gynecology, a fertility center that supports and provides services to cancer patients and survivors in their journey to preserve their fertility. Buy your tickets now as these are limited! Check-in will be in the Outdoor Pavilion grass area in between Free People and Forever 21. All proceeds will benefit Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach which offers more than 200 free support programs each month for cancer patients and their families. Tickets are $10/$25. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pink-party-tickets-50666267169?aff=SouthBayByJackie. Del Amo Fashion Center Outside Pavilion is located at 3525 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503.

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Dacha, Pull & Thread, and Indian Pink Pillows will host a Kasbah Party on Saturday, October 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dacha showroom. This collaborative event will showcase handmade vintage textiles, pillows and rugs from the Middle East and beyond. Stop by and view these one-of-a-kind treasures and enjoy custom craft cocktails by Mr. Elixir. This event is FREE to attend but RSVP is requested! RSVP to pullandthread@gmail.com. Dacha is located at 1219 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

The South Bay Artist Collective hosts the Opening Reception: There’s No Planet B on October 13 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Resin. Honoring our beautiful planet and spreading environmental awareness, There’s No Planet B is an interactive experience. Local artist, Drica Lobo will exhibit pieces that share this message by incorporating earth-friendly elements into her work such as recycled paints, textiles, and thought-provoking art installations. Drica Lobo’s work will be available for viewing throughout the following week. Guests are welcome to stop by and explore Drica’s work, share the eco-friendly vibes, and enjoy wine with complimentary eats from Sampas Gourmet Pizza. For more information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/258609881419990/. Resin is located at 618 Cypress Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Mychal’s Learning Place will host Sip & Paint on Saturday, October 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. The community is invited at stop by and enjoy some wine while creating a work of art. Beverages and appetizers will be served! Tickets are $35 per person or two for $60. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.mychals.org/. Mychals’ Learning Place is located at 4901 West Rosecrans Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

April’s Fools Comedy Improv Troupe presents Fools Tricks for Treats on Saturday, October 13 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 Rick Ramirez with special guest performers Molly Kauffman, Wade Murphy and Steve Lurie. Show content appropriate for 18+. 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 Women’s Club of Hermosa Beach presents the annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, October 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Kiwanis Building. The event features raffle baskets, silent auction, photo booth, face stenciling and activities for the kids. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee. Tickets are $10 per person and children 5 and under eat for free. Proceeds from the events will benefit Hermosa Beach Women’s Club philanthropies. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.womansclubofhermosabeach.org/. The Kiwanis Building is located at 2515 Valley Drive in Hermosa Beach.

Green Hills Memorial Park will host the annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 14 from noon to 3 p.m. This year’s event will include a pumpkin patch, a fun maze, multiple food trucks, arts and crafts for children, and hay rides. Award winning Professional Pumpkin Carver Doug Goodreau will return this year to give pumpkin carving demonstrations. Doug has competed in numerous carving contests, including season 2 of Food Network’s Halloween Wars show. Live music will be provided by New Wild West. Everyone is welcome and all activities are free of charge. Bring the whole family! For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1302503983220357/. Green Hills Memorial Park is located at 27501 S Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church presents Second Sundays at Two featuring Pianist Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro on Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. Portugal’s foremost pianist, Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro is considered a “poet of the piano”. His musical interpretations are highly appreciated by music critics and the public. Playing the whole spectrum of the piano repertoire, Steinway Artist Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro has premiered works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Marcelo Nisinman, Eurico Carrapatoso, and Sofia Gubaidulina. As a concerto soloist, he is frequently invited by leading European orchestras. At-the-door contributions (100% are for the artists!) ensures the success of the series. For additional information, visit the website at http://rhumc.org/concerts-at-rolling-hills/. Rolling Hills United Methodist Church is located at 26438 Crenshaw Boulevard in Rolling Hills Estates at the NE corner of Crenshaw and Palos Verdes Drive North.

Chef Shafer of The Depot hosts the annual Halloween Ball on Sunday, October 14 from 4 to 9 p.m. This spooktacular evening is attended by over 700 costumed guests and features a ghoulish feast by Chef Shafer, hosted bar, live music, dancing, the infamous wine wall, a costume contest, live and silent auctions and lots of eerie fun. Benefitting the children of Pediatric Therapy Network, the Ball will take place under a ghostly white tent located in front of The Depot restaurant. All proceeds go to support Pediatric Therapy Network’s programs and services for children with special needs. You know those things that go bump in the night? They’ll all be there. Tickets are $150 per person or a table of 10 for $1,600. For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-328-0276 ext. 202 or visit the website at http://www.pediatrictherapynetwork.org/. The Depot is located at 1250 Cabrillo Avenue in Torrance.

This event has already sold out, but there is a wait list….. The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy in partnership with Terranea Resort present the annual Palos Verdes Pastoral: A Garden-to-Table Dining Experience on Sunday, October 14. Only 200 lucky guests will experience California’s best in organic, handcrafted food and wine prepared by Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra. The event takes place under a harvest moon with breathtaking ocean views. The evening will feature an exclusive dinner inspired by the vibrant colors and flavors from the culinary and design mecca of Oaxaca emphasizing raw, local and handcrafted ingredients from the land and ocean. The evening will not only raise critical funds, but increase awareness of the important work of the Conservancy. All ticket proceeds will go to support the Land Conservancy and its restoration of open space. The reception begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $250 per person and space is limited to 200 guests. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit the website at http://www.pvplc.org/index.asp. Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes.

The Redondo Beach Police Department in partnership with UCLA Health will be hosting a Blood Drive on Monday, October 15 from 7 a.m. to noon. The UCLA Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Redondo Beach Police Department located at 401 Diamond Street. For an appointment, contact Officer Michael Diehr at (310) 379-2477 x2493 or via email at mike.diehr@redondo.org. The Redondo Beach Police Department is located at 401 Diamond Street Redondo Beach, CA.

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Susan Porter Griego of Call Realty will host the Real Estate Expo: Seniors and Boomers – Let’s Get Moving! on Tuesday, October 16 starting at 8:30 a.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden. Don’t miss this free real estate expo assisting Seniors and Boomers with the “how- to” of home sale preparation. The Real Estate EXPO is designed to provide trusted and pre-vetted vendors and specialists who can help home sellers navigate the tumultuous waters of a big decision and home move with confidence. The team of professionals will provide the information needed to make a well-informed, confident decision for yourself. Attendees will enjoy a free continental breakfast while listening to expert seminars on topics affecting the 50+ homeowner seeking to move forward to his/her next life experience. Prizes, vendors, real estate services and big discounts. Check in starts at 8:30 a.m. with speakers from 9 a.m. to noon. Enjoy a free stroll through the beautiful botanic gardens after the event. Register now as seating is limited. For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://susanportergriego.ticketleap.com/seniors–boomers-lets-get-moving-/details. South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes, CA 90274.

The Torrance Adult School Antiques and Collectibles Class is having an Antiques Sale on Tuesday, October 16 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon at the Levy Adult Center. There will be pottery, glass, silver, jewelry, toys, tools, textiles, books, small furniture, vintage clothing, art, and more. The sale is in the auditorium. Free parking in back. For additional information, contact Joy Coffey at njoycoffey@hotmail.com. The Levy Adult Center is located at 3420 229th Place in Torrance.

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the inaugural Heroes of Manhattan Beach on Wednesday, October 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Veranda’s Beach House. Hosted by Amy Howorth and Mary Beth McDade, this special event will recognize the heroes of Manhattan Beach who protect, preserve, and provide. The city wouldn’t be the same without these folks and the community is encouraged to attend and commemorate their extraordinary efforts. There will be live music by Jeremy Buck and Moe Z; a plated lunch catered by Verandas Beach House; live auction for some great items with proceeds going to the Burn Foundation and Police Explorers Club. Tickets are $50 per person. For additional information, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/heroes-of-manhattan-beach-9014. Veranda’s Beach House is located at 401 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Essentials Seminar on Wednesday, October 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Cross Campus. Let’s get back to the basics. Refresh your business skills with this comprehensive, FREE, seminar created for new and long-time business owners. Topics covered include:
• What makes an effective marketing campaign
• Tips for organizing your books for peace of mind
• Maximizing Your Deductions — Pay less taxes
• What’s the difference between buying and leasing on your bottom line
• HOW to Grow Your Business with the Right Marketing
• Yes, you can afford to buy a building — find out how!
Stay afterward for networking from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards! For additional information and to register, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-essentials-often-overlooked-tickets-50284005815. Cross Campus is located at 840 Apollo Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Here’s a HEADS-UP on a few events you’ll want to plan for now!

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https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/ymca-annual-celebration-awards-dinner/

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https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/hermosa-beach-fine-arts-festival/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/ragin-cajun-blues-festival/

https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/art-wine-event/

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https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/oktoberfest-shade-hotel/

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This event listing is current as of yesterday, but new events are posted EVERY DAY! Check the website for updates at http://www.southbaybyjackie.com for details on these and other events happening throughout the South Bay.

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A while back, I came across this video by Civic Couch. It features Manhattan Beach City Council Member, now Mayor, Steve Napolitano and Brad Jacobsen discussing the iconic Robie Hutas photo taken at the 1976 Manhattan Open. I’m a history buff (if you haven’t figured that out yet) and enjoy discovering these local nuggets. I thought you might, too. Brad Jacobson kindly gave me permission to share it with you. Several years ago, my husband and I went to a Robie Hutas photo exhibit at the old Cannery Row gallery and spent about an hour speaking with him. He’s been taking photographs since the 1940s and, as Steve mentions, has quite a photography collection documenting life in the South Bay. View the video at https://www.facebook.com/civiccouch/videos/285026228999846/.

This is your chance to be a part of Redondo Beach history! Friends of Redondo Beach Arts are creating a Surfing Mosaic Mural to be installed at the Redondo Beach Civic Center. It will be located along the Police Department entrance wall and visible from Pacific Coast Highway. The mural has been designed by Debbie Collette and Patti Linnett of dp mosaics and depicts silhouettes of surfers as they survey a large ocean wave cresting at sunset. The project has the approval and support of the Redondo Beach Public Art Commission and has been endorsed by the RB Police Chief, the RB Mayor, the RB City Manager, the RB Public Works Director, and California Assembly Member Muratsuchi. In addition, this effort is in perfect timing with California Governor Jerry Brown’s passing of the Assembly Bill AB1782, making surfing the official state sport. Take this opportunity to support this beautiful project by purchasing a sponsorship brick. The mural is scheduled for completion Spring of 2019. This is an incredible opportunity to have your name, business, or commemorative inscription prominently displayed at the RB Civic Center, next to the Police Department entrance. There are only 100 bricks available (2 lines, 20 characters each) for $200 each. Make your tax-deductible donation today and help beautify the city by purchasing a brick to be installed next to the mural. To make a donation, visit the website at http://www.friendsredondobeacharts.org or make your check payable to Friends of the Redondo Beach Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID #26-4319304 and mail to Friends of the Redondo Beach Arts President, 628 South Irena Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

The City of Manhattan Beach has put out a Call for Artists to submit their work for the new utility box beautification program. The city plans to transform 41 utility boxes into public art. The first phase will include 12 of the boxes with the first round of submissions due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 12. (I just received this info three days ago so if you can’t submit by tomorrow, you can during the next phase.) Each chosen artist will receive a payment of $500. For additional information and submissions, visit the website at https://www.citymb.info/.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Giving Tuesday, every Tuesday in October Bettolino Kitchen will split the profits from the day with Providence Little Company of Mary. Use your powers for good while enjoying a great meal! FYI, my husband and I ate dinner there recently and the food is PHENOMENAL. Should you need a good excuse to dine out on a Tuesday, this is it. For additional information, visit the website at https://www.bettolinokitchen.com/. Bettolino Kitchen is located at 211 Palos Verdes Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

This morning on The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight, our guest is Steve Hodges, co-owner of Ragin Cajun Café & Moonshine Bar in Redondo Beach. Steve is producing the inaugural Ragin Cajun Blues Festival which will take place on Saturday, October 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Seaside Lagoon. It’s going to be an epic day of food, fun and incredible music, featuring Davy Knowles, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Reverend Tall Tree and Eric Sardinas & Big Motor. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at https://www.ragincajunbluesfest.com/. Don’t worry, if you missed the program, you can listen to it anytime at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/steve-hodges-ragin-cajun-blues-festival/. 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 guests are Director and Drama teacher, Jonathan Westerberg and students Bryson Ehrhard, Bella McDaniel, Kira Randolph, Travers Tobis, Megan Yeh, and Sofia Fontaine from Mira Costa High School, and they’re going to tell us about their upcoming production of The Laramie Project playing November 2 through November 10. Listen to the podcast live at 8 a.m. or anytime at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/mira-costa-drama-production-laramie-project/. Tune in every Friday morning and discover what’s happening in Manhattan Beach!

Have a fabulous South Bay weekend!

Jackie

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