South Bay Weekend Guide

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South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide

October 10, 2019

MammaMia! Oi Vey! OMG! Halloween has gone off the rails! For several years now it’s been reported that people have been spending more money on Halloween festivities than during the entire holiday season. I believe it, because for the last few years, I’ve received way more Halloween event info than any other special occasion (just take a look at the number of Halloween events on the website). I have a theory about this. There is so much that defines and divides us: culture, religion, politics, even food (vegetarian, pescatarian, beegan, vegan, flexitarian) but Halloween seems to be the one occasion we can ALL delight in. What’s not to love about a night of ghoulish fun, spooky costumes and all those delightful, mini candies? For one night, we put aside all our differences and revel in the macabre…. and that’s a good thing, don’t you think?

Calling all shrimp lovers! Ragin Cajun will celebrate that fabulous crustacean all week-long during Shrimp Week from October 7 through October 13! Only once a year can you indulge in all your favorite shrimp dishes, including Shrimp Creole, Stuffed Shrimp, Jumbo Shrimp Roll, Tequila Shrimp, Shrimpnado, Shrimp Cake, Buffalo Shrimp Po-Boy, and Shrimp Mac n Cheese! Enjoy live music and drink specials while you’re chowing down on all that shrimp! In addition, you’ll want to try the famous Boudin Balls, stuffed with pepper jack cheese, served with Cajun aioli. YUM! It’s a SECRET menu item ONLY available October 7 through October 13! For additional information, visit the website at https://www.ragincajuncafe.com/. Ragin Cajun is located at 525 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA.

If you haven’t been to this yet, I highly recommend it – it’s a rockin’ good time! Barclay Roach presents the South Bay Jam tonight, Thursday, October 10 at 9:30 p.m. at The Standing Room. Every Thursday night, some of the South Bay’s best musicians gather for an evening of live improvisational music. The house band jams with various musicians playing an assortment of instruments and just about every music genre is covered – rock, blues, jazz, rap, disco, country and more. Every week you’ll hear music played in new and unique ways. Can you think of a better way to kick-off the weekend?!? For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/southbayjam/. The Standing Room is located at 1320 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

The Hawthorne Historical Society presents the Fall 2019 Lecture Series tonight, Thursday, October 10 and Wednesday, November 6 at 6 p.m. at the Museum.
• October 10: Local author and historian Don Christy will share information about the development of Palos Verdes.
• November 6: Aerospace engineer and former curator of the Western Museum of Flight, Lynn Jenson, will discuss Hawthorne’s role in the history of flight.
Attendees will enjoy socializing, light refreshments and the presentation. Suggested donation is $5 per person. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to HawthorneHistorical@gmail.com. The Hawthorne Historical Museum is located at 14100 Prairie Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Last I looked, this event has sold out…. Kensington Senior Living presents A Purple Evening with Maria Shriver tonight, Thursday, October 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Join journalist, author and Alzheimer’s advocate, Maria Shriver, in conversation with renowned neuroscientists Joshua Grill, PhD from the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments & Neurological Disorders and Freddi Segal-Gidan, PA, PhD from the Rancho Los Amigos/USC California Alzheimer’s Disease Center. The event also features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. For additional information, call (424) 241-2064. To RSVP, visit the website at http://www.thekensingtonredondobeach.com. The Kensington is located at 801 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA.

There are only a few more weeks left to catch Cruise at the Beach at Ruby’s Diner! Open to the public, this free event happens every Friday night (October 11) through the end of October and features a gathering of vintage automobiles on display in the Ruby’s Diner parking lot from 4 to 8 p.m. Enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their hot rods, street rods and muscle cars and strut their stuff. A favorite with local car enthusiasts, this popular event has grown tremendously over the years and features vintage and classic cars from all over Southern California. The evening also features music, trivia, trophies and raffle. Take a stroll before or after dinner and marvel at this fine collection of classic automobiles. If you wish to display a car or require more information, contact Larry Neville at 310-962-7438. Ruby’s Diner is located at 245 North Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach.

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Social Irrigation on Friday, October 11 starting at 6 p.m. End your week in the most fun and relaxing way possible! Check out the Garden’s newest program, Social Irrigation. Bring your friends and family and let them take care of the rest. Beer, cider and wine will be available for sale onsite. Pre-purchase picnic box meals so it’s ready when you arrive, courtesy of Torrance Bakery. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own picnic as well. Relax and enjoy live music, take a stroll throughout the Garden or try your hand at The Great Pumpkin Hunt. Music provided by Ghost in the Machine, A police tribute band. Tickets are $9/$12/$16. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/social-irrigation-2/. South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.

The City of Hermosa Beach will host a FREE Document Shredding & Compost Giveaway on Saturday, October 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center. This event is for Hermosa Beach Residents only (must bring ID with current address). This is your opportunity to clean out old files and properly dispose of papers without compromising your personal information. The paper shredding will be done on-site and you will be able to witness the destruction of your documents. After the documents are thoroughly shredded, the paper is recycled. There is no limit on how much you can bring. Please remove all binder clips. For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/504593630294479/. The Community Center is located at 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Join volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event on Saturday, October 12 from 8 to 11 a.m. All are 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 2019, volunteers have put over 1300 work hours into the project. This is a labor of love and the organizers are immensely grateful to anyone who gives their time. COME MAKE FRIENDS! DO GOOD! HAVE FUN! Meet at 22812 Kathryn Avenue in Torrance. Bring tools and gloves (if you have or will be supplied), sunscreen, water AND energy. Donations are also accepted via Paypal and personal check to cover the cost of water, tools, and promotion of the event. To schedule yourself or your group, contact Jenna Christensen at 310.920.9387 or via email at cjenna@realtor.com. Seaside Heroes Park is located at 22851 Anza Avenue, Torrance, CA.

The Redondo Beach Pier Association and Cancer Support Community present Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month (October 12) 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. For details, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/events/. The Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. If it rains, the class will be held at Cancer Support Community at 109 West Torrance Boulevard.

Palos Verdes Art Center, in partnership with Self Help Graphics & Art, presents an Introductory Relief Printmaking Workshop on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will view the current exhibition, On the Surface: Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present, for inspiration to create their own unique pattern design. Demonstrations and one-on-one instruction will include learning about the tools, vocabulary, and methods for relief printmaking. A goal-based project exploring design, color, symbols, and natural elements will encourage a unique wallpaper design. Participants will leave with their linocut block and prints on paper showcasing their unique designs. The workshop is taught by Dalila Paola Mendez, an Indigenous Guatemalan/Salvadoran queer artist born and raised in Los Angeles. Class fee is $65. For additional information and registration, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wallpaper-design-printmaking-workshop-tickets-73500133879. Palos Verdes Art Center is located at 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

The South Coast Botanic Garden will host one of the South Bay’s largest and most anticipated music and craft festivals. The Garden’s inaugural Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees can sip hot drinks and local craft beer while listening to live music by the Windy Ridge Bluegrass Band. Artisans will be showcasing a selection of handmade crafts for sale, including jewelry and artwork. Vendors include Ex Libris & Kumlin Design, featuring fall themed garden décor; Cottage Lopez Farms, selling fall vegetables like corn and squash; and the Artists’ Studio of Palos Verdes. A variety of plants will also be for sale, including plants propagated at the South Coast Botanic Garden, as well as Rare Fruit Growers. Among the food and drink vendors at the Fall Festival will be Pint Fermin, San Pedro’s premier Kombucha brewing company. Pint Fermin will offer Kombucha workshops where participants can make their own kombucha to take home. The Fall Festival is in conjunction with the Garden’s Great Pumpkin Hunt, where visitors search for pumpkins that have been hidden throughout the Garden’s 87 acres as they make their way to the Adventure Zone (a great fall-photo op). Visitors will also have the chance to experience newly-installed artwork on loan from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Hide and Seek: Art Meets Nature, the garden’s new exhibit opened in September and is a collaboration between the South Coast Botanic Garden, one of Southern California’s top outdoor education and recreation centers, and LACMA. The exhibit features six sculptures on loan through the next 10 years. Entry into the Fall Festival is free with a South Coast Botanic Garden membership or general admission ticket. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/fall-festival-new/2019-10-12/. South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.

The annual fine art fair and exhibition, Rejoice in Art, will take place on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 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. Throughout the festive weekend, 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. New this year is the Artist Quick Draw, in which the public can watch multiple artists at work in a live, simultaneous painting event, from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Attendees are also invited to view 90 original paintings on display at “For the Beauty of the Earth 2019,” 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 Barbara Jaenicke (http://barbarajaenicke.com), and all are available for acquisition. The juried exhibition winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on Sunday, October 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. They have been selected by Desmond O’Hagan (http://desmondohagan.com), an internationally acclaimed oil/pastel painter based in Denver. After opening weekend, the fine art exhibition will continue until October 27 during select gallery hours (Fri/Sat/Sun, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and other hours by appointment (310-378-9273). Free demonstrations will be offered during the fair by distinguished artists painting in oil, pastel and watercolor/collage. Live musical entertainment also will be provided throughout the weekend, including performances by rock, jazz and classical groups. A 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 CA 90277.

Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks host the annual Pumpkins in the Park on Saturday, October 12 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, 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 details, visit the website at www.hbfop.org or the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/372632063646876/. Edith Rodaway Friendship Park is located at Prospect Avenue and Hallowell in Hermosa Beach.

The Manhattan Beach Community Counsel and the Beach Cities Health District are now offering a Seniors Art Group every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. from October 12 through November 16 at the Manhattan Beach Assembly Hall Building. This group is designed to offer seniors in the South Bay community a place to come together to create, reflect and have fun. The group will be facilitated by art therapists and will include various projects using a variety of art materials. The cost is $10 per session and includes all materials for each class. Participants can sign up for each class individually or all six weeks. For additional information, contact Jeannie Beaumont at 310-683-3243 or via email at jeanniebeaumont@gmail.com. The Manhattan Beach Assembly Hall Building is located at 303 South Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA (second floor).

The annual South Bay Hootenanny & Chili Cook-Off will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Torrance Church of the Nazarene. The event features live-music and bouncers, pony rides, games, crafts, a chili cook off, and fun for all ages. This event is FREE to attend. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.SouthBayNaz.com. Torrance Church of the Nazarene is located at 700 Maple Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503.

The Lomita/Harbor City Kiwanis present OctoberFest on Saturday, October 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kiwanis Hall. Join friends and neighbors for a fun evening in support of the Lomita Railroad Museum. Enjoy a nice evening tasting locally brewed craft beers, fine wines, cocktails and delicious alcohol-free drinks, accompanied by fine foods, dancing, and live music. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door and includes two drinks and refreshments. For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-326-6255 or visit the website at http://www.lomita-rr.org. The Lomita/Harbor City Kiwanis Hall is located at 24822 Narbonne Avenue in Lomita, CA.

South Bay Customs will host the Not So Pro Jam on Saturday, October 12 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Attendees can sit back and watch OR get up on stage and let out their inner rock/folk/jazz/blues star! It will be an amazing evening of music, libations and tacos! If you plan to attend, you must RSVP to torirobinson@earthlink.net. Let them know if you’ll be attending as an audience member or a musician and what instrument you play. South Bay Customs is such a cool space – it’s like the laboratory of a mad scientist! For additional information, visit the website at http://www.southbaycustoms.net/. South Bay Customs is located at 115 Penn Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

The Standing Room presents the Rock Your Pink Cancer Benefit Concert on Saturday, October 12 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Headlining will be the rock group Crow Hill Band, a South Bay favorite that has been electrifying the LA area with their rock tributes covering several decades of music. This unique band is made up of executives from across the aerospace, medical, retail and marketing industries. The lead singer, Laryssa Densmore, a rocket engineer, is a breast cancer survivor. Deborah Bakke, the owner of The Standing Room, is also a breast cancer survivor – making this the perfect match for hosting this event to help raise awareness for our South Bay family. The line-up includes Charis Rey & Friends, in addition, local, youth rock band, Battle of the Bands award winner, Behind Schedule, will be one of the opening acts! WEAR PINK and put on your dancin’ shoes for a night of great music! Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-your-pink-the-standing-room-with-crow-hill-band-tickets-69155075693. The Standing Room is located at 1320 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

April’s Fools Comedy Improv Troupe presents The Fools Channel on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Second Story Theater. You’ll laugh out loud when audience suggestions are turned into comedy on stage! Directed by Sean Hannaway and Wade Murphy. 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 Jokers, a South Bay-based classic rock band, will perform on Saturday, October 12 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion Post 184. The Jokers’ music line-up for the evening includes party and dance favorites by Tommy James and the Shondells, The Byrds, The Miracles, Edwin Star, Stones, Beatles, Turtles, Tom Petty, Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Rascals, Eagles, The Doors, Van Morrison and The Mindbenders. And not to be left out, The Moody Blues, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown and Stevie Wonder. This event is open to the public and is FREE to attend. This is a 21-and-over event. Added bonus – drinks are reasonably priced. For additional information, visit The Jokers’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/The-Jokers-1969396543158056/?ref=bookmarks. The American Legion Post 184 is located at 412 Camino Real in Redondo Beach.

The Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach presents the annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, October 13 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.

The Redondo Beach Police Department will host the annual Public Safety Fair & Open House on Sunday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Civic Center. The event will feature live demonstrations by K-9, motorcycle and S.W.A.T. units; static displays of police equipment and fire apparatus; safety and crime prevention exhibits; tours of the police station; free gun locks and child I.D. kits; firearms simulator demo; free bike registration; and free hotdogs. As part of the Community Oriented Policing philosophy, the Police Department’s doors will be open to the public. Everyone is invited to tour the police facility and enjoy the activities at the Safety Fair. There will be numerous photo opportunities for children and adults. For additional information, call (310) 318-0612. The Civic Center and Police Department are located at 401 Diamond Street in Redondo Beach.

The annual South Bay Water-Wise Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a self-driven tour of water-wise gardens in Redondo Beach, Torrance, Hawthorne and Gardena. The tour consists of 7 private homes, one park, one marshland and one wetland. Pack a tailgate lunch, bring along friends, family and neighbors. Proceeds from the garden tour will support the Gardena Willows Wetlands Preserve. Tickets are $12. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.southbaywaterwisegardentour.com. The proceeds from the garden tour go to support the Gardena Willows Wetlands Preserve.

Green Hills Memorial Park will host the annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 13 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. Attendees will enjoy live music by Tina Michelle and the Rhinestone Cowboys. 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. This event is FREE to attend! Bring the whole family! For details, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/753411835109028/. Green Hills Memorial Park is located at 27501 South Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Unheard L.A. will take place on Sunday, October 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. Discover more about Los Angeles and the folks who call it home with Unheard LA as your guide. Presented by KPCC In Person – the live programming platform for NPR affiliate KPCC – this live, community-driven storytelling series takes place at theaters around the greater Los Angeles area. Each show is free, unique, and features a curated lineup of real people sharing true stories of life here in Southern California. You won’t be going on this journey alone. Theater artist and Watts native Bruce A. Lemon, Jr. will be your Unheard LA host, helping to connect each story, storyteller, and show venue along the way. And stick around afterward for a post-show mixer to meet the storytellers, mingle with others, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and be inspired by your fellow Angelenos. This event is FREE to attend! For details and to get free tickets, visit the website at https://www.scpr.org/events/2019/07/18/2732/unheard-la-salon-torrance-cultural-arts-center/. The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

The Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay presents the Season Opening Concert on Sunday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Norris Theater. The opening concert of the season features the winner of the most prestigious piano competition in the world, the Van Cliburn Competition, pianist Yekwon Sunwoo. The Music Director is Francis Steiner. The program includes:
• Mozart: Overture to Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
• Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
• Schubert: Symphony No. 6 in C major, D. 589 “Little C Major”
Tickets are $69. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=103370. The Norris Theater is located at 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.

Dave Williamson and Dave Yates present the Giggle Water Comedy Show on Sunday, October 13 at 8 p.m. at R6 Distillery. This monthly show takes over the R6 lounge every second Sunday. Attendees will get to see some of the best lineups of comedians in the city. This month’s event features Ryan Dalton, Kristal Adams and Gary Petersen. Come and watch some of your favorites perform in an intimate, speakeasy setting. Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door. Space is limited – only 50 tickets are available – so buy your tickets in advance! For additional information and ticket purchase, visit https://www.purplepass.com/#192327/The_Gundo_Comedy_Festival-Giggle_Water_Comedy_Show-Smoky_Hollow_Tasting_&_Taproom_@_R6_Distillery-October-13-2019.html.
R6 Distillery is located at 909 East El Segundo Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245.

The South Bay community is encouraged to attend a Vaping Prevention Town Hall with Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi on Monday, October 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Middle School gymnasium. Join Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi for a discussion focusing on Vaping Prevention. More than 3.6 million middle and high school students currently use e-cigarettes. Experts will be discussing the dangers of vaping, why kids are choosing to vape and how to know if your child is vaping. They will also discuss how to talk to your child about the dangers of this vice. Representatives from local school districts will be talking about what they are doing to prevent it in their schools. This event is FREE to attend. For additional information and registration, call 310-375-0691 or visit https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/einvite.php?dist=AD66&id=919994&selection=I%20will%20be%20attending&eid=2147. Manhattan Beach Middle School is located at 1501 North Redondo Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA.

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will host Chamber 101 on Tuesday, October 15 at 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber offices. Attendees will learn about leveraging the Chamber’s advocacy network, programs available to members, and the numerous networking opportunities. Meet and chat with staff about the different parts of the Chamber that work together to support your business. This event is FREE to attend. Bring your business cards! For details and to RSVP, or visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/chamber-101-2/ or call 310-540-5858. The Torrance Chamber of Commerce is located at 3480 Torrance Boulevard, Suite 305, Torrance, CA 90503.

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The community is invited to attend the Torrance Rose Parade Float Fundraiser on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. at The Comedy & Magic Club. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of comedy while supporting a cherished South Bay tradition. There is a two-item minimum for each guest (soda, cocktails, appetizers, etc.). All guests must be at least 18 years of age and seating is on a first come first served basis. Tickets are $25 per person and all ticket sale proceeds will benefit the City of Torrance Rose Parade Float. Doors open at 6:30. Please arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. or the Club can sell your seat. For reservations, call 310-372-1193. To purchase tickets, contact TRFA at 310-618-2425, via email at torrrosefloat@gmail.com or visit the website at http://www.torrancerosefloat.org. The Comedy & Magic Club is located at 1018 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents the annual State of the City Address on Thursday, October 17 at 11:30 a.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton. This event features the annual address by Mayor Patrick J. Furey and the announcement of the 2019 Citizen of the Year. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with the program and lunch commencing at noon. Tickets are $48. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/sotc2019/. The DoubeTree by Hilton is located at 21333 Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance.

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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.

Family owned and run for the past 65 years, Mickeys Deli has become a staple of the South Bay community and has developed a life-long relationship with locals. This has and always will be a part of the Mickey’s Deli way and with the amazing impact that this delicatessen has made, it was only right to pay tribute to the man that started it all, and what better way to do so then with a mural of the founder Michael Angelo “Mickey” Mance himself. To the left of the entrance, there is a quaint seating area for customers to sit, relax and enjoy their food, now they will be able to do this with a mural of Mickey Mance sitting alongside Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. Two other very iconic and impactful Italian influencers, which seems very fitting for the small Italian family business. Stop by and check it out!

Mattucci Real Estate is gathering supplies for the annual Food Drive for the thousands of local people helped through New Challenge Ministries of Torrance. Many of these food-challenged families live in their cars with young children, or have just barely enough for rent, but not much left for food and clothing. Please take the time to drop off some items that you can find on the Wish List at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/food-drive/. The deadline is November 25 for food donations. New Challenge Ministries is a 501C3 non-profit. Let’s make this holiday season the best ever! You can drop off donations at the Mattucci Real Estate office located at 2501 West 237 Street, Suite A, Torrance, CA 90505. There is usually someone there between 10 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Freedom4U is launching its Service Leadership Program for the 2019-2020 school year. The program, which runs throughout the school year, asks selected participants to choose an area of service for their project. They will be mentored by experienced staff throughout the year to develop important leadership skills, such as setting goals, public speaking, organizing and teamwork. Teens will also gain vital knowledge on the logistics of charity work, including the administration of finances, budgets, supplies and resources. They will also learn to interface with other nonprofits and private businesses to provide service to the community. Participants will have an opportunity to win a scholarship at the conclusion of the program. Teens in the South Bay and Harbor Area are encouraged to apply. The deadline is November 1, 2019. For additional information, visit the website at https://www.freedomcommunity.com/service-leadership.

Help make the 11th annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk the best ever! This popular annual event will take place on Sunday, October 27 and they need volunteers. The following opportunities are available on event day: Vendor Assistants, Check-In Helpers, Water Assistants, Medal Helpers, Clean Team, Finish Line Helpers and Tear Down Helpers. While they’ll try to accommodate everyone’s preferences, please understand that they may need to place you in a position where a worker is needed most. To volunteer, visit the website at http://www.skechersfriendshipwalk.com/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_volunteer.

This morning on The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight, our guests are Lynn Attig, Joe Mancuso, Desmond O’Hagan and Dave Wolfram from Destination: Art, and this morning, we’ll learn about the upcoming Rejoice in Art show scheduled for Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Riviera UMC. Listen to the podcast live at 8 a.m. or anytime at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/rejoice-in-art-2/. 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 Brenna Humphreys of Walkthrough Productions and Select South Bay. Walkthrough Productions is a boutique video and 3-D marketing agency with its own distribution channel, SelectSouthBay.com and we’re going to learn what they can do for you. Listen to the podcast live at 8 a.m. or anytime at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/brenna-humphries-walkthrough-productions/. Tune in every Friday morning and discover what’s happening in Manhattan Beach!

Have a fabulous South Bay weekend!

Jackie

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