Category: Gardena

South Bay by Jackie.com COVID-19 Website Announcement

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.

Free Virtual Exercise Classes with the Center for Health & Fitness

Ongoing

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.

Pierspective Community Art Exhibition

Ongoing

The Pierspective Community Art Exhibition celebrates 100 years of the Manhattan Beach Pier!

This featured, virtual exhibition pays homage to the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier through a variety of artwork by community artists, showcasing immersive works centered around the oldest concrete pier on the west coast.

Due to the high volume of submissions, the artwork is still being installed. In the meantime, please view all the submission in the photo album located at https://www.citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreation/insta-contest#ad-image-4.

Image credit: Nell-Budde.

Palos Verdes Art Center: Skin in the Game

Ongoing

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the virtual exhibition Skin in the Game on display beginning September 12.

To have “skin in the game” is to have a personal stake in a competitive endeavor, placing assets at risk, win or lose. For Black folk in this game we call America, the asset risked is the body itself ¬ its physical being and cultural identity.

Curated by Brent Holmes, Skin in the Game presents works by twelve artists working during this time of unrest that challenge mainstream assumptions of Black identity and artistic practice.

Their pieces range from experiments in Afrofuturism and Afropunk to street portraiture, abstraction, exercises in queer humor, and the appropriation of minstrelsy. Media includes video and animation, performance video, VR (virtual reality), painting, photography, and sculpture.

The artists featured are Crackhead Barney, Q’shaundra James, Cat Jones, Karla Lagunas, Antwane Lee, AJ McClenon, Mark Steven Greenfield, Carlos Ramirez, Se7en Captures, Lance L. Smith, and duo Jason Woodberry and Marcus Kiser.

TAM Fall Exhibitions

Ongoing

Torrance Art Museum (TAM) presents the Fall Exhibitions on display beginning September 19.

Tam is pleased to announce two new exhibitions for fall: Baker’s Dozen 2020 in the Main Gallery and Rewilding Structures in Gallery Two.

Main GalleryBaker’s Dozen 2020 acts as a review of sorts; a survey show of thirteen artists whose work made an impression upon the curators in the last year. These thirteen reflect current directions in Southern Californian contemporary art practices.

Historically, a Baker’s Dozen is thirteen instead of twelve, as British bakers in the 13th century gave customers an extra loaf of bread to avoid being punished by King Henry III for cheating the public when serving up notoriously light loaves. It takes on new meaning during 2020, considering all the necessary pandemic closures that robbed public of experiences. As with previous Baker’s Dozens, the selections within this exhibition reflect our own preconceptions and biases, centering on artistic endeavors at this moment in history. 2020 has proven to be a year of daunting challenges, and it is insightful to discover how new creations can either follow, oppose and/or move beyond the influences of our particular times.

Soroptimist Dream Raffle

October 1 – December 31, 2020

Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach (SIMB) presents the Dream Raffle to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes.

Tickets will be sold until December 31, 2020, unless all tickets are sold before the end date. Six drawings will be held during the months of January to June 2021, during the monthly Board meetings of SIMB. The winner does not need to be present to win.

Only 300 tickets will be sold. If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning improve. When you purchase your ticket, you are automatically entered into 6 drawings during 2021, one per month in January through June, where the winners will receive $100 prizes.

Gardena Cinema Drive-In *SCHEDULE CHANGES CONSTANTLY*

Ongoing

LA Arts Society presents Pop Up Drive-In Movie Screenings at the Gardena Cinema back lot.

Since its founding, Los Angeles Arts Society has hosted several successful film screenings and has several others in the works. For 2020, they have established LA Arts Society Pop-Up Drive-In Cinema at the Gardena Cinema back lot. The aim is the bring some of the best curated cinema to Los Angeles in a safe, entertaining and enjoyable setting. The schedule is constantly being updated, so check the Eventbrite page.

Tickets are $20 per car/truck/SUV, regardless of number of people in your vehicle.

Gates will open at 7 p.m. sharp. Arrive early for priority drive-in spots.

Destination: Art Fall 2020 Gallery Show

Ongoing

Destination: Art presents the Fall 2020 Gallery Show online.

Destination: Art is sharing this beautiful exhibit of artwork with the community to enjoy during this time of Thanksgiving. The stunning array of beauty will lift spirits and provide a note of delight to your day.

Enjoy from the comfort of your home, or anywhere in the world, the current Gallery Show featuring work by sixteen of their artists.

For additional information and to view the gallery, visit the website at https://www.destination-art.net/.

Destination: Art is located at 1815 West 213 Street, #135, Torrance, CA 90501, right next to the Bubble Bath Car Wash.

Torrance Memorial Virtual Holiday Festival

November 1 – December 10, 2020

The Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival is going virtual this year!

Although the Holiday Festival will not be under the big white tent this year, you will still find many ways to celebrate, participate and support the hospital!

Heroes Tree Ornaments – Ongoing
Honor a hero in your life with digital signage recognition at this 12′ tree which will be displayed in the Grand Lobby of Lundquist Tower. Donation levels are $100 to $10,000.

BCHD Events for November

November 1 – 30, 2020

Beach Cities Health District offers the community a variety of monthly activities and special events.

All events are currently taking place virtually, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/.

Take a look at what’s scheduled for November…

Light Up the Beach Cities

November 20 – December 10, 2020

The Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc., the non-profit that manages and operates the Roundhouse Aquarium, will be hosting Light Up the Beach Cities, a fitting celebration to an extraordinary year.

Light Up the Beach Cities, sponsored by Edison International, is a holiday decorating contest that invites beach cities residents and businesses to join a holiday decorating contest designed to raise critical funds to support the Roundhouse Aquarium’s education programs on marine science. Residents and businesses in other southern California communities are also invited.

“In this extraordinary year, we wanted to find a safe way to celebrate the holidays where the community could also come together to support the Roundhouse Aquarium,” said Grace Adams, OTS executive director. “We hope to be able to continue and expand our education programs on ocean science into 2021 and beyond. We need the community’s help to ensure that programs that inspire people of all ages to care for the oceans, tidelands and beaches continue. OTS pivoted its operations to convert our in-person programs at the Roundhouse Aquarium to virtual classes and distance learning initiatives to meet the needs of students and teachers who are learning and teaching from home. There is a continued need for our programs, whether they are in-person or virtual. We certainly hope to welcome everyone back to the Roundhouse once restrictions are lifted, but until then we are ready to continue serving students and our community through our distance learning initiatives,” she added.

Shop Small Business Saturday

November 28, 2020

Small-Business-SaturdayNovember 28 is Small Business Saturday!

With the holidays just around the corner, this is a great opportunity to make a dent in that shopping list while supporting local merchants. Approximately 83 cents of every dollar spent locally stays within the community and supports everything from team sports to infrastructure improvements.

The South Bay has numerous downtown areas which are home to a vast assortment of shops, services and dining establishments. You really can find everything you need right around the corner!

This season, shop local and keep those all-important tax dollars in the neighborhood!

Cyber Monday 2020

November 30, 2020

November 30 is Cyber Monday and if you do any shopping online, this is the day to take advantage of incredible savings.

Most sites will be offering FREE shipping and all sorts of discounts – 40%, 50%, 60% and more off merchandise!

This could be the day we BREAK THE INTERNET!!!

Santa Stroll Reimagined

November 30 – December 12, 2020

Mychal’s Learning Place presents the annual Santa Stroll Reimagined starting November 30 and running through December 12.

The team at Mychal’s Learning Place are still on their quest to beating the world record for the most Santas in one place. The plan is to take this year, 2020, as the official practice run for 2021, when we can hopefully gather as a huge group in one of our glorious California beaches all in our decked out Santa suits. The annual Santa Stroll has been “reimagined” to keep all Santa’s socially distanced and safe!

Giving Tuesday 2020

December 1, 2020

December 1 is Giving Tuesday, a day recognized around the world to giving back. Families, businesses, communities, students and others will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Be part of the global celebration of a new tradition of generosity! The South Bay has so many incredible service and non-profit organizations that can use your help, so let’s keep it local!