South Bay Weekend Guide

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South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide

June 21, 2018

The arts scene in the South Bay is THRIVING and this weekend, several of our local art groups have events scheduled. The second annual South Bay Festival of the Arts in Torrance is this Saturday. The inaugural event was a huge success and this year promises to be bigger and better. Tonight is the first El Segundo Art Walk of the season – of which I am the ultimate fangirl – and I’m really looking forward to the Downtown Torrance Art Walk next week. I especially enjoy the art walks since they provide an opportunity to discover and explore neighborhoods you may be unfamiliar with. It’s so much more interactive than standing around a gallery, sipping wine and nibbling cheese puffs (not that there’s anything wrong with that – I adore cheese). So get out there this weekend and discover all the amazing talent we have right here in our backyard!

The community is invited to attend the El Segundo Art Walk tonight, Thursday, June 21 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! El Segundo Art Walk will take place the third Thursday evening of the summer months – June 21, July 19 and August 16. For additional information, visit the website at

The physicians of Coastal Ortho will host an Open House to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new El Segundo facility tonight, Thursday June 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature outstanding food, drinks and entertainment. Be sure to stop by and check it out! RSVP is requested. For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Eventbrite page at Coastal Ortho is located at 2200 E Maple Avenue, El Segundo, CA.

The Hermosa Arts Foundation hosts the 50 Anniversary Celebration tonight, Thursday, June 21 from 6 to 8:30 the Hermosa Beach Playhouse & Community Center. The event features and highlights the impact which the HAF has had in the community – to recognize historic supporters, introduce the new scholarship program, and to celebrate the resurgence of arts in the community. Attendees will enjoy refreshments, special entertainment and “A Trip through History”. For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at The Hermosa Beach Community Center Theater is located at 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

The Launch Party for The El Segundo Scene takes place on Friday, June 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at El Segundo Museum of Art. Join the community in celebrating the launch of The El Segundo Scene and meet Publisher Florence Valladares and Editor Maureen Kingsley. The El Segundo Scene’s mission is to celebrate, publicize, and promote El Segundo’s thriving arts and culture scene, and to provide an outlet for the creative expression of community members. It is a monthly magazine providing high-quality coverage of El Segundo’s art, music, culture, and community. Editorial coverage includes local visual art, performing art, public art, fine art, culinary art, photography, children’s artwork, food and wine culture, craft brewing, car culture, and more. Admission is FREE! For additional information, visit the website at The El Segundo Museum of Art is located at 208 Main Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

The Redondo Pier Association in partnership with King Harbor Association is pleased to present Family Movie Nights at the Redondo Beach Pier every Friday in June at 8 p.m. This free event series is presented by Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach and will feature family-friendly movies. The Redondo Pier Association welcomes visitors to arrive early and visit one of the many restaurants located on Fisherman’s Wharf, International Boardwalk and the adjacent Redondo Beach Marina for dine-in or take-out prior to the movie screening. For a complete list of businesses, visit The schedule is as follows:
Friday, June 22: Peter Rabbit
Friday, June 29: Wonder Woman
These events are free and open to the public and take place between 8 and 10 p.m. where the International Boardwalk meets the Redondo Beach Pier below Kincaid’s in the octagon. Movies begin at dusk so times will vary. For additional information, visit the website at The Redondo Beach Pier is located at the end of Torrance Boulevard, west of Pacific Coast Highway.

South Bay Children’s Health Center presents the annual Champions for Children 5K Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, June 23 starting at 8:30 a.m. at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates. The event will raise money and build awareness of the need for quality mental and oral health services for underserved children, teens and young adults throughout the South Bay and surrounding areas and will attract local dental and mental health professionals, community partners, families and local corporations. Participants can run or walk the course as an individual or as part of a team. The day will be filled with family activities for children of all ages, vendor booths, a children’s festival and a wonderful, healthy team spirit. The cost is $35 for adults and $25 for children under 13. Late registration, event day packet pick-up and warm-up begin at 7 a.m. The Trail Run starts at 8 a.m. The Trail Walk begins at 9:15 a.m. For additional information and registration, visit the website at Ernie Howlett Park is located at 25851 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.

Redondo Beach Art Group presents the Summertime Art Fair & Exhibition on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the patio at the Greenstreet Commercial Center. In addition to the Fair & Exhibition, there will be a FREE art workshop for people of all ages to participate. There is plenty of free parking and places to eat. Collect a coupon for 15% off at Roman Aroma! For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at Greenstreet Commercial Center is located at 901-903 North Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, just south of the Main Post office in Redondo.


The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Malaga Cove Summer Art Show on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Malaga Cove. The event takes place each month from April through September and features paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, wearable art and prints from artists from the seven art groups affiliated with Palos Verdes Art Center: Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, and Third Dimension. For additional information, visit the website at Malaga Cove Plaza is located at the entrance to the City of Palos Verdes Estates on scenic Palos Verdes Drive West between Via Chico and Via Corta. There is plenty of free parking.

The annual Riviera Village Summer Festival will take place on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and admission is FREE. There will be over 250 vendor booths featuring arts and crafts, apparel, accessories, commercial, civic and non-profit organization exhibits and much, much more. Local acts and musicians will be performing live on the Community Stage both days so be ready to rock. The little ones will delight in the carnival rides and games and adults will appreciate the Beer & Wine Garden, where they can sit back and take in the ocean view, sea breezes and great music while enjoying a refreshing adult beverage. You don’t want to hassle with parking so leave the car at home and take out the bicycles or use the free shuttle service to and from the event from the South High parking lot. For additional information, call the event hotline at 310-531-8939 or visit the website at The Festival takes place on Catalina Avenue and surrounding streets from Avenue I to Palos Verdes Boulevard in Redondo Beach.

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present the annual South Bay Festival of the Arts on Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. The event will feature live performances, art displays, demos, craft beer tastings, food and children’s arts and crafts. All four of the Center’s stages – the Armstrong Theatre, the Ken Miller Stage, the Torino Plaza Main Stage, and the Nakano Theatre – will feature live entertainment throughout the Festival. Some of the best local restaurants, caterers, breweries, and wineries will have food and beverages available for purchase during the festival. The beautiful Japanese garden will be the site of the beer and wine garden. Local artists and craftsmen will have handmade merchandise available for purchase. There will also be drawings for prizes and pop-the-balloon prizes offered to festival-goers. Within the classrooms of the Center, instructors will be teaching crafts and giving demonstrations to visitors of all ages. General admission tickets are FREE, but you must register for the event on Eventbrite. VIP tickets are available for $150. For additional information and registration, visit the Eventbrite page at The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

The El Segundo Auxiliary Children’s Hospital Los Angeles presents Reach for the Stars on Saturday, June 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Jewelry Source. Attendees will enjoy refreshments while shopping and a raffle for a custom gold and diamond pendent. Raffle tickets can be purchased online or from any Auxiliary member. 20% of proceeds will be donated to Children’s Hospital. This event is FREE to attend. For additional information, visit the website at The Jewelry Source is located at 337 Main Street, El Segundo, CA.

The Automobile Driving Museum presents three Summer Swing Nights this season: Saturday, June 23, July 28 and August 25 at 7 p.m. Put on your dancing shoes and turn back the clock to the Big Band sounds of the 1930s and 40s. The evening features the Swing Dames with their 7-piece Big Band and host Rob Pope. Enjoy favorite tunes revived to their original Big Band Glory, then get your picture taken next to that one-of-a-kind 1940’s car of your dreams. The Food Truck Fair and Swinging Bar will keep your cravings down so you can dance the night away! The live music goes to 11 p.m. Pre-purchase tickets are now available for all three Summer Swing Nights: One night $20, two nights $35, three nights $45. All tickets include one free drink. Price is $30 at the door. Discounted group sales and customized packages are also available. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Starting Saturday, June 23 from 8 to midnight (and every Saturday night throughout September), Terranea Resort presents the grand opening of Cielo after Dark. Visitors are invited to gather under the stars at the ocean’s edge at the exclusive ultra-lounge. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, dancing and VIP bottle service. Must be 21+. $10 entry charge for resort guests and $20 charge for non-resort guest. For additional information, visit the website at Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

The monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, June 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features 200+ sellers offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more. Have your antiques appraised for only $3, enjoy a free crafting activity with Karen’s Krafts 4 Kids and live music. Rain or shine, free admission and pet friendly! For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.

Shade Hotel hosts the first Aqua Pool Party of the season on Sunday, June 24 from 1 to 6 p.m. on its rooftop Aquadeck. Guests are invited to dance poolside this summer with panoramic marina views on the third-floor rooftop pool! Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, food specials, DJs and good vibes on select weekends this summer. $20 cover, 21+ valid ID required. Limited capacity. First come, first serve. The pool parties are scheduled for May 27, June 24, July 15, August 11 and September 2. For additional information, visit the website at or call 310-921-8940. For cabana and bottle service reservations, call 310) 430-3974. Shade Hotel is located at 655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

The Book Launch of Arnette Wright Travis’ debut book, Bitch: A Definitive and Restorative Guide will take place on Sunday, June 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Waterfront Information Center. Engage in the overdue, and timely, adult conversation about the presence of the word “bitch” in our society today. Refreshments will be served! For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at The Waterfront Information Center is located at 239 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

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The community is invited to join Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach for the annual Celebrate Wellness food and beverage tasting event on Sunday, June 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden. Reserve your seat at this extraordinary garden party celebration that will amaze and delight food and wine enthusiasts or anyone who appreciates an opportunity for a great culinary experience. Leisurely stroll through the garden on a summer afternoon, while sampling delectable cuisine and beverages from some of the finest South Bay restaurants, wineries and breweries. Mingle with old friends and new, and bid on the many valuable live and silent auction items offered at the event. Choose among a variety of fabulous trips, health and beauty, entertainment and sports items, and much more. Highlights include a six-course chef’s dinner for 10 from The Strand House with wine pairing, presented in their wine cellar, two hours of flight time for 7 passengers on a Net Jets Cessna XLS/Excel, and an exciting ride on the new Goodyear Blimp. Tickets are $150 per person (guests must be 21 and older). For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-376-3550 or visit the website at The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard in Palos Verdes Estates.

The Adventure Film Festival will take place on Sunday, June 24 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre. The event features award-winning films from serious outdoor exploration to environmental heroism. The Adventure Film Festival showcases gripping tales from the edge of the believable. Witness gritty, profound, shocking, visceral, and inspiring films that manifest the spirit of adventure. These journeys and stories are where dreams are born and legends are made. The Adventure Film Festival will feature award winners on a World Tour traveling from Boulder to Chicago, New York, Santiago, and several major cities in between. All event proceeds will be donated to the Sierra Club’s Los Angeles Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO). Los Angeles ICO is a 100% volunteer-run community outreach program that provides opportunities for urban youth to explore and protect the natural world, while developing their leadership skills and honing a love of the outdoors. The funds raised will help expand the reach to engage more youth and increase the number and ambition of outings. Tickets are $5/$15 per person. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at The Hermosa Beach Community Theatre is located at 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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 schedule is as follows:
-June 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Erotic City (Prince Tribute Band)
Lunada Bay Park, 2201 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
-July 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Peninsula Symphonic Winds
Palos Verdes High School, 600 Cloyden Road, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
-July 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Hollywood U2 (U2 Tribute Band)
Lunada Bay Park, 2201 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
-August 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Random Sequence (Jason Buck’s Original Jam Band)
Lunada Bay Park, 2201 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
-August 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Tenn West (Country Western)
Lunada Bay Park, 2201 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
For additional information, visit the website at Lunada Bay Park is located at 2201 Palos Verdes Drive West in Palos Verdes Estates (Palos Verdes Drive West & Via Carrillo).

St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church presents the Garden Concert Series on Sunday, June 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. on the lawn. This month, the event features the music of the Helix Collective, a Los Angeles based ensemble specializing in multi-media, collaborative performances and recording. Helix has released two critically acclaimed albums and has recorded scores for over a dozen films. Helix has a little something for everyone – those who like the classics straight up with a contemporary edge, or with populist appeal. Attendees should plan to arrive early and picnic on the lawn. Dessert and coffee will be hosted by St. Luke’s. This is a FREE event and there is ample free parking available. For additional information, call 310-377-2825. St Luke’s Presbyterian Church is located at 26825 Rolling Hills Road in Rolling Hills Estates.

The Neighborhood Church presents Summer Sunday Sounds on June 24 beginning at 6 p.m. These FREE ocean-side, summer concerts have been a Neighborhood Church favorite for years and features local musicians on the seaside patio. The bring-you-own picnic begins at 6 p.m. with the concert starting at 7 p.m. This year’s season kicks off on June 24 with Kent Jenkins, a YouTube sensation and multi-talented artist. Kent Jenkins (Snubby J) is a Los Angeles-based musician, creator and entertainer known for his performances with the RimbaTubes, a homemade PVC Pipe instrument built with his father in 2007. What started as a hobby of making YouTube music videos, has since garnered Kent over 400,000 followers and 200 million video views worldwide. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University (Theatre Arts ’14), Kent has performed internationally on numerous television shows including ABC’s revival of The Gong Show, Das Supertalent (in Germany) and even TEDx Talks online. Through his uniquely high-energy performances, Kent aims to create work that will spread light into other people’s lives in a fun and meaningful way. Join us for an evening of wide-ranging musical entertainment from fun originals, classic oldies, and name-that-tune pop songs with audience connection and participation at the core. No tickets or reservations are required — just pack a picnic, grab a few friends, come on down and enjoy the show! Seating is provided. The concerts are free and a freewill offering will be collected. The Neighborhood Church is located at 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274. Please take care to park in one of the parking lots on either end of the building and avoid street parking.

The South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Porsche South Bay on Tuesday, June 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This monthly fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs while mixing and mingling with like-minded individuals. It’s always a fun and casual evening. Bring plenty of business cards! Tickets are $5 for members and $15 for non-members. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at Porsche South Bay/LA Car Guy Showroom is located at 14610 Hindry Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250 (405 & Rosecrans).


Wayfarer’s Chapel presents a Romantic, Uplifting & Spiritual Evening featuring singer/songwriter Ildy Lee on Tuesday, June 26 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Attendees can sit back and enjoy a tour around the world while European recording artist and TV personality Ildy Lee escorts you through many countries with songs in their original language. You will hear famous tunes in French, Italian, Spanish, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian Hebrew, Yiddish, Swedish, Russian, and of course English. She will also feature her own original songs. A refugee from war-torn Hungary, Ildy Lee reached success through hard work, trust in a higher power, and faith in human kindness. Join her in this entertaining evening, which offers something for everyone. Tickets are $25 per person. For additional information and ticket purchase, call the Visitors Center 310-377-1650 x2. Wayfarers Chapel is located at 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

The Hermosa Beach Chamber will host the monthly Happy Hour Mixer on Wednesday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Steak & Whiskey. Network with locals, relax, have fun and grow your business network. Appetizers will be provided; drink specials will be available for guests. No charge for Chamber Members, no charge for Potential Members/Guests. Non-Members may only attend 3 networking mixers before becoming a member of the Hermosa Chamber. For additional information and registration, visit the website at Steak & Whisky is located at 117 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

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 for details on these and other events happening throughout the South Bay.

Earlier this week, the City of El Segundo renamed Sepulveda Boulevard to Pacific Coast Highway. The city of El Segundo has officially renamed the city’s 2-mile stretch of Highway 1, which runs from Rosecrans Avenue in the south to Imperial Highway, along the city’s northern border. A total of 14 overhead signs and 44 corner posts were installed with the new name. Can Manhattan Beach be far behind???

The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is accepting applications for the Arts and Crafts booths through July 10. To download the application, visit If you have any questions, email Also, if you are interested in participating in the Hometown Fair Battle of the Bands, the application is online at or reach out to Mark Lipps at

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce, the El Segundo Police Officers Association and the Automobile Driving Museum present the Main Street Car Show in Downtown El Segundo later this summer. Register now for the 2018 El Segundo Main Street Car Show taking place on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Advance registration is $30 per car entry or $35 day-of entry. Register at For Sponsorship Opportunities or questions, contact the Chamber at 310-322-1220 or via email at

This morning on The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight, our guests are Angela Wilson and Lisa Daggett-Cummings from the South Bay Children’s Health Center and this morning, we’re going to learn about the programs and services available at The South Bay Children’s Health Center and the annual Champions for Children 5K Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, June 23 at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates. Don’t worry, if you missed the program, you can listen to it anytime at 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 360 we have a returning guest, Nancy Wilcox, co-chair of the South Bay Coalition to End Homelessness and we’ll be discussing the homeless crisis and learn what is being done to end homelessness in the South Bay. You can listen live at 8 a.m. or anytime at Tune in every Friday morning and discover what’s new in Manhattan Beach!

Have a fabulous South Bay weekend!