Category: Manhattan Beach

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.

Torrance Art Museum Online Projects

Ongoing

The Torrance Art Museum doors may be closed to the public at the moment, but they’re busy with several special online projects on the website and social media to keep you entertained, educated and engaged in the weeks ahead.

HOBSON’S CHOICE
Open-sourced content to keep the community engaged through this period – a new online project for friends and supporters that will introduce 7 artists per week for the original run of the Spring Exhibitions from April 4 – May 16. The first 7 choices are already online – with 7 more appearing every Saturday around noon.
To submit your work or recommend a friend for future choices send materials to TAMchoicecot@gmail.com with the subject line Hobson’s Choice and your name.

STAFF PICKS
Join the TAM Staff as they share personal essays exploring artists and works of art that inspired and/or influenced their own lives. It’s a fun and informative journey we know you’ll enjoy.

TOCA To Go

Ongoing

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.

ESMoA Experience #26: OOMO

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.

Virtual Associate Artists’ Online Show

June 8 – July 5, 2020

Destination: Art will host the Virtual Associate Artists’ Show from June 8 through July 5.

The Associate Artists’ exhibition is online now at https://www.destination-art.net/onlineartshow and most of the art work is available for purchase. For inquiries, email localartists@destination-art.net.

Prizes will be awarded in several categories. Awards juror is the esteemed Frank Minuto. Visitors to the Virtual Gallery will be able to vote for their favorite painting for the Art Lovers’ Choice Award, which will be announced at the end of June.

Support the South Coast Botanic Garden 2020 Flourish Fund

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.

Don’t Touch Your Face

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).

MB Chamber Power Hour

July 2, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Chamber Power Hour on Cleaning vs Disinfecting Practices with Micron Disinfection on Thursday, July 2 at 9 am.

Chamber Power Hour is a virtual, one-hour event created to invigorate those who are seeking to expand their business skills and concepts in our ever-changing world. Each event will have an expert speaker share a pressing topic that connects to the business world. The presentation will be followed with a short strategic group discussion that aims to implement the topic in their day-to-day life and receive guidance from peers and speaker(s). By participating in this program, you will continue to grow your entrepreneurial knowledge and safely network with people in your community.

This month’s guest speaker is Josh Wilson, President of Micron Disinfection. He will discuss the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting, share important details regarding common cleaning supplies, and what services are available to you.

Style on the Spot Happier Hour with Special Celebrity Guests

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, you will be automatically entered to win all of the exclusive prizes in store!

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!

Zinc Terrace & Lounge (At Shade Hotel)

1221 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-4995
http://mb.shadehotel.com/dine/
Cuisine: American & Californian
Jackie says: The team at Shade never rest on their laurels and they’re constantly searching for ways to improve the guest experience. They change up the menus every now and then but keep the most popular dishes. There’s a little bit of everything at Zinc and it’s all delicious. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or order several small plates and graze. The specialty cocktails are phenomenal!

Petros

451 Manhattan Beach Blvd #110
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-4100
www.petrosrestaurant.com
Cuisine: Greek
Jackie says: All the traditional Greek dishes done exceedingly well. Great ambiance.

The Kettle

1138 Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-8511
www.thekettle.net
Cuisine: American
Jackie says: A Manhattan Beach mainstay. Late night munchies? This is the place.