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South Coast Botanic Garden November Events

November 1 – 30, 2018

South-Coast-Botanic-Garden-Activities-November-1The South Coast Botanic Garden offers visitors a wide variety of activities and events every month.

For additional information, visit the website at

South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274.

View the November schedule of events below….

Saturday, November 3
9 am – Noon
$25 Members / $30 Nonmembers

Artists Reception @ PVAC

October 27 – November 25 2018

Shooting-GalleryThe Palos Verdes Art Center presents two new exhibitions, Shooting Gallery and The Little Prince on Saturday, October 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Shooting Gallery features new works in cast glass and metal by Mitchell Gaudet that comment on gun violence. Working in Arabi, next to New Orlean’s Lower Ninth Ward, mixed-media artist Mitchell Gaudet is known for his beautiful cast glass sculpture.

His new exhibit, Shooting Gallery, uses the visual seduction of glass to comment on a gruesome American phenomenon: school shootings. Also included are metal castings of toy guns, and sculptures made of found objects, such as shooting trophies coupled to antique school bells. Focusing on the traditions of Americana, the exhibit also includes a carnival shooting booth with a twist – instead of tin ducks, fleeing school children mixed with so-called “active shooters” are the targets. The object is to hit the shooters without taking out a child.


October 26 – December 31, 2018

MimesisHomeira Goldstein and Time4Art present Mimesis from Friday, October 26 through December 31 at the Manhattan Beach Art Center.

Mimesis is an exhibition featuring new works consisting of paintings and videos by internationally celebrated Italian artist, Carla Viparelli. The exhibition explores images being brought to life in a magic-like essence creating a vision of epiphany. This exhibition features video animations and paintings as moving and standing images generating an element of surprise. 

ESMoA Experience #37: MATRIARCHS

October 18, 2018 – January 26, 2019

MatriarchsEl Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #37: MATRIARCHS opening Thursday, October 18 and running through January 26, 2019.

Curated by two indigenous curators – Kristen Dorsey (Chickasaw Nation) and Jaclyn Roessel (Diné) – MATRIARCHS will feature multiple works by 12 contemporary womxn indigenous artists representing 14 indigenous communities. Four artists represent communities indigenous to California. Featured in the experience are an array of mediums including fashion, metalwork, photography, painting, basketry, and video.

“As Indigenous womxn, we have occupied essential leadership roles in our communities for centuries. While the forces of colonization have sought to dismantle our cultures and life ways, we have fought to maintain and preserve them – not only surviving, but asserting our Indigenous identities at every turn throughout history. Today, our womxn are leading and shaping movements to protect both natural resources and Indigenous bodies. Leading this critical work to heal, recover, and shape brighter, healthier futures, Indigenous womxn are occupying roles as activists, scholars, educators, doctors, attorneys, writers, artists, scientists, and social workers.

Redondo Beach Night Market

Every Thursday

Native Harvest presents the Redondo Beach Night Market every Thursday night from 5 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

The Night Market vendors offer an array of hot and prepared foods for purchase, seating area, DJ, and kid’s corner for the little ones.

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at

The Night Market takes place in the parking lot of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church located at 301 Avenue D, in Redondo Beach.

South Coast Botanic Garden October Events

October 1 – 31, 2018

South-Coast-Botanic-Garden-Activities-October-logoThe South Coast Botanic Garden offers visitors a wide variety of activities and events every month.

For additional information, visit the website at

South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274.

View the October schedule of events below….

Ride the Wild Wheels

September 29 – November 4, 2018

Ride-the-Wild-Wheels2Pacific Coast Gallery presents Ride the Wild Wheels photo exhibition through November 4.

The exhibition features the work of famed SST producer and photographer SPOT. SPOT is well known for producing many of the early releases from Black Flag, the Minutemen, Descendents, Meat Puppets and Husker Du (among many other bands from that era). He was also a prolific photographer and sharp-eyed chronicler of life in LA and Hermosa during the 70s and early 80s. Many of his images were featured in his acclaimed photo book Sounds of Two Eyes Opening, released in 2014.

The exhibit will showcase beach, roller skate, skateboard, surf and punk rock photos from Hermosa Beach and the South Bay. This will be the first time SPOT has ever offered these images as fine art prints, and they will be printed by the same master printer, and to the same standards, as the other fine art landscape photos at Pacific Coast Gallery. PCG will also be releasing some of SPOT’s never before seen images of Black Flag from their Nervous Breakdown recording session, as this record nears its 40th anniversary.

Day in the Life of Manhattan Beach Opening Reception

June 29, 2018

Day-in-the-Life-of-Manhattan-Beach-ExhibitionThe Manhattan Beach Arts Center presents the Opening Reception: Day in the Life of Manhattan Beach Exhibition on Friday, June 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Celebrate national Parks and Rec Month and experience everyday life in Manhattan Beach! Revel in leisure and recreation through the eyes and lenses of local artists and enjoy original artwork by the community in a variety of media, depicting the hometown feel of the City. This exhibition is a portrait of Manhattan Beach and its progressive, laid back lifestyle familiar to all! Enjoy a Day in the Life of Manhattan Beach.

ESMoA Experience #35: GROUNDED

June 7 – September 22, 2018

GROUNDEDEl Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #35: GROUNDED, opening Thursday, June 7 and running through September 22.

GROUNDED is about the work of two prominent Southern Californian photographers: John Divola and Zoe Crosher. Each has done a major project very different from the other’s but with a common theme – LAX.

South Bay Escape Room: Mortuary Mystery

June 1 – July 28, 2018

South-Bay-Escape-Room-Mortuary-MysteryThe South Bay Escape Room: Mortuary Mystery is BACK! The Volunteer Center is offering the community another chance to explore the basement of their historic Torrance building – a former mortuary dating back to 1929 – for an interactive fundraiser. Beginning June 1 and running through July 28, the local nonprofit is presenting South Bay Escape Room: Mortuary Mystery – a fundraiser that mixes local history with spooky, fictional fun in an immersive experience.

“Escape the room” games have become very popular over the last several years. Participants are given one hour to solve a series of fun and challenging puzzles using strategically-placed clues, where both communication and teamwork are essential in figuring out how to solve the mystery and “escape.”

42nd Street @ The Norris Theater

April 27 – May 13, 2018

42nd-Street♫Come and meet those dancing feet♫ in a glittery and glamorous production of the classic, musical comedy 42nd Street, April 27 through May 13 at the Norris Theatre.

The Tony Award-winning song and dance extravaganza tells the story of a young, small town dancer who becomes a Broadway star and features spectacular tap numbers and some of the greatest songs ever written, including We’re In The Money, Lullaby of Broadway and 42nd Street.

INHABIT: The Olmsted Brothers at Palos Verdes Peninsula

March 17 – May 27, 2018

Inhabit-PVACThe Palos Verdes Art Center presents INHABIT: The Olmsted Brothers at Palos Verdes Peninsula on exhibit from Saturday, March 17 through May 27.

In 1914, the widely renowned Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm was commissioned to design a “New City” on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California. Having been purchased by a syndicate of businessmen headed by banker Frank A. Vanderlip, the 16,000 acres of peninsular land were sparsely settled at the time, having previously supported only a cattle ranch and a small number of Japanese farmers.

ESMoA Experience #33: AWKWARD

February 15 – April 28, 2018

ESMoA - AwkwardEl Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #33: AWKWARD on display from February 15 through April 28.

Experience 33: AWKWARD will show the wonderful collection creators Mike Bender and Doug Chernack continue to grow with the help of families from all over. Art is a state of mind and when you decide to expose yourself to awkwardness you will soon discover that perfection is totally overrated. It is time to smile and see how family portraits have a true right to stay in art histories priority list. The homestyle setting in ESMoA’s gallery will provide insight on how to keep your own family memories alive with fun.

Thursday Night Cruise In @ The ADM

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Thursday-Night-Cruise-InEnjoy hot summer nights at the Automobile Driving Museum on select Thursday nights for a Cruise In & Food Truck Rally 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! The final Cruise In for the season is September 20.

Meditation Circle

Every Tuesday

Meditation-CircleTorrance Memorial’s HealthLinks offers an opportunity to enhance meditation skills through a free, drop-in Meditation Circle for community members every Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 3 of the Hoffman Health Conference Center

Benefits of regular meditation include: quieting the mind, developing inner peace, adding balance to life, relaxation for health and well-being, and shared energy.

Some meditation experience is desired. If you do not have experience, call HealthLinks for details on “The Taste of Meditation” class. Drop-ins are welcome any time during the hour.

For additional information, visit the website at or call 310-517-4711.