March 15, 2020
For the last nine years, South Bay by Jackie.com has kept the community informed of all the incredible leisure activities and special events taking place in our seaside bubble.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re temporarily switching gears to act as a clearing house for hyper-local news. We’re receiving COVID-19 updates and information from multiple, reliable sources. In order to distribute all of this information in a timely manner, we’re posting announcements to the Daily Blog page as we receive them. Read more... (176 words, 1 image, estimated 42 secs reading time)
Looking to stay active and healthy from the comfort of your home?
Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness is now offering FREE, on demand Virtual Exercise Classes for the foreseeable future via Zoom. For on demand classes, visit the You Tube page at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBJD64KWm7XAh6p0eaBIUSEo5N_0qwJdv
They also offer Live Virtual Classes with unlimited access to all live classes for $22 a month. To register, visit https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/3720be6b63d74aa2bc9e38d3bda4340c.
To learn how to join a virtual group exercise class, visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting.
The current COVID pandemic has taken its toll on performing arts organizations and performing artists. In hopes to support these artists, who are critical to our success, the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation has created TOCA To Go.
Know someone who is missing the excitement of a live performance? Got a special occasion that you want to celebrate, or need a special gift you want to send to someone? Try TOCA TO GO!
With just a few clicks, TOCA will send a performer to your home, place of work or other location. Performers who travel will maintain social distance. Read more... (131 words, 1 image, estimated 31 secs reading time)
June 4 – September 26, 2020
ESMoA presents Experience 26: OOMO, a solo exhibition of photographic artist Nicole Maloney. The OOMO digital cube is a conceptual interactive art sculpture depicting human oneness and our symbiotic association with technology. OOMO asks the world to stand in awe instead of in judgment of one another.
OOMO| OUT OF MANY ONE: Maloney is on a mission to capture every face in the world on the OOMO digital cube to prove that out of many, we are one. One humanity. Our differences are vast, but our similarities are colossal. OOMO confronts man’s symbiotic relationship with technology by broadcasting each selfie on both a communal and global scale. OOMO represents humanity’s moral imperative: to seek peace and tolerance so that every man, woman and child will see the other as they see themselves.
Maloney’s seminal work began with the original OOMO cube installation located in downtown Los Angeles March 2014. This analog cube is a permanent public art piece confronting prejudice with tolerance. It stands 2.44 meters made of steel and aluminum resting on one point. The cube displays photographic images featuring the diversity of man through a mixture of faces printed on stainless steel on five of the six sides.
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June 17, 2020
A message from the South Coast Botanic Garden….
The world has felt like a scary place the past few months. While many businesses around us closed, South Coast Botanic Garden remained open as a much-needed place of hope for our community.
Staying open has been no small feat. We acted swiftly and thoughtfully to implement solutions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of staff and visitors, working under guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
While we remain open as a safe place for all, it certainly is no longer business as usual. Many of the Garden’s typical sources of funding — including public programs, classes, plant sales, festivals and event rentals — have all been put on hold. The Garden is losing an estimated $4,000 per day during this crisis — a hard hit for our small organization.
That is why we are asking for your help today. You can help us weather this storm! Can we count on your support of our 2020 Flourish Fund with a fully tax-deductible gift today?
To donate, visit https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/shop/donations/flourish-fund-donations-to-the-garden/.
Your gift of any amount will allow our beautiful Garden to flourish for years to come and continue to unite people through nature. We are grateful for your continued and generous support. Any amount you can contribute helps.
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June 20 – July 11, 2020
ShockBoxx Gallery presents the Opening Reception of Don’t Touch Your Face on Saturday, June 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. via Zoom
Heading into quarantine, ShockBoxx put out an international call for art, asking artists working with any medium or style to capture their experience of lock down during the global pandemic.
This show received over 650 submissions from 250 artists and after a tough jury process, the results are in and will be exhibited at the gallery.
Given social distancing guidelines, the Opening Reception will happen via Zoom (479-922-3404) Password (006346). Read more... (149 words, 1 image, estimated 36 secs reading time)
July 12, 2020
The Torrance Theatre Company presents Play at Home, a series of FREE staged readings and virtual performances
Register to attend either or both of the remaining shows and watch the series in the comfort of your home.
Sunday, July 12: Kalamazoo
Sunday, July 26: All the Days
After registering, you will receive an email with a private link to the Torrance Theatre Company YouTube channel. Copy the link into your browser on the night of the performance. The link is active for 24 hours (through Monday night). Read more... (124 words, 1 image, estimated 30 secs reading time)
July 13, 2020
Pediatric Therapy Network is thrilled to be one of 25 organizations selected as a finalist in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge! They’re in the running to receive up to $100,000, but they need your vote!
PTN is a finalist in the Learn category. Winning the top $100,000 prize would allow them to promote early education programs and enhance functional abilities among children with and at-risk for developmental delays and disabilities.
As the ONLY finalist serving children with developmental needs and the ONLY organization located in the South Bay and Long Beach area, your vote will have a tremendous impact on the communities PTN serves. Read more... (195 words, 1 image, estimated 47 secs reading time)
July 14, 2020
Women’s Voices in Tech will host the Women in Tech Virtual Networking Hour on Tuesday, July 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom.
As with all Women’s Voices in Tech events, this virtual event will bring together some of the most successful, influential, and inspiring women entrepreneurs, and techies in Los Angeles. Expand your professional network! Don’t miss this opportunity to:
-Find career opportunities
-Networking and meet new people
-Connect with tech investors
-Have fun and relax
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July 30, 2020
Style on the Spot will host a Happier Hour on Thursday, July 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Grab a cocktail and your computer, it’s time to get happy! Join the third virtual Happier Hour to benefit Keep It Sacred Sister (K.I.S.S.). The event features celebrity guest appearances, a special musical performance, a comedy show, exclusive giveaways and more! Want to win one of the giveaways? If you purchase a ticket by 5:30 p.m. PST, July 10th, you will be automatically entered to win one of the exclusive giveaways!
The day before the event, you will receive the Happier Hour menu that will list all of the exclusive details for the evening, including the Zoom ID & password. Make sure to tune in so you don’t miss out on all the fun! Let’s drink, share in some laughter and be happy!
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