Category: Manhattan Beach

Costume Figure Drawing @ MBAC

First Thursdays

LIVE-Costume-Figure-Drawing-MBACThe Manhattan Beach Art Center presents LIVE: Costume Figure Drawing the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 10 p.m.

LIVE is a FREE series of Thursday night community-building activities designed to enhance artistic skills and develop presentation confidence in local artists. Small refreshments and good vibes will be provided. LIVE is open to everyone 16 years and older. Events are FREE but a donation of $12 is much appreciated to help defray costs.

Hang out with your friends and work on your figure drawing skills with a live costumed model. No instructors and no pressure – draw as you feel! Attendees should bring their own materials; easels will be provided if necessary.

SkyDeck Yoga

Every Monday & Saturday

Shade Hotel offers a complimentary Yoga Class every Monday and Saturday morning on the rooftop Skydeck at 10 a.m..

Gather a few friends for an hour long, all levels class taught by certified Yogi Katherine Guerra.

This event is ‘weather permitting’, so don’t show up if it’s raining, and attendees should bring their own mat. It’s a terrific way to start the day!

Call 310-546-4995 to reserve your spot!

For additional information, visit the website at or call 310-546-4995.

Shade Hotel is located at 1221 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

Seniors Art Group

October 12 – November 16, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Community Counsel and the Beach Cities Health District are now offering a Seniors Art Group every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. from October 12 through November 16 at the Manhattan Beach Assembly Hall Building.

This group is designed to offer seniors in the South Bay community a place to come together to create, reflect and have fun. The group will be facilitated by art therapists and will include various projects using a variety of art materials.

The Best of Manhattan

October 17, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents The Best of Manhattan on Thursday, October 17 at 6 p.m. at The Westdrift Hotel.

The Best of Manhattan strives to recognize those businesses and leaders who make Manhattan Beach the tremendous city it is. Each year the community has an opportunity to vote for their favorites in several categories. On top of the fun awards, the evening will feature dinner and dancing.

Nominations start August 26th and ends September 8th. To nominate your favorites, visit the website at Final voting begins September 12th and ends September 26th.

Manhattan Beach Family Halloween Carnival

October 19, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department presents the annual Family Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at Manhattan Heights Park.

The eveent is designed for children ages 2 to 13. A costume contest and parade gets under way at noon with several costume categories. The judges will be awarding prizes for 1st through 5th place.

Each child participating in the Halloween Carnival is recommended to purchase a $10 bracelet. The bracelets includes unlimited use of carnival booths, jumper, Teen Center haunted house. It also comes with a one time combo meal with a choice of hotdog or pizza, drink and chips or fruit.

Additional tickets for activities such as face painting, snow cones, cup cake walk and food both can be purchased for $0.50 cents. Tickets for all events will be sold at the Information Booth and are $.25 each. Bills over $20 will not be accepted. Tickets are also required for goodies from the Snack Stand.

BeachLife Backyard Games

October 19, 2019

Tito’s Vodka will sponsor the Beachlife Backyard Games every month at a different location in the South Bay leading up to the BeachLife Festival in May 2020.

The BeachLife crew wants to stay busy in the off season, while giving back to the community. They’ve partnered with Tito’s Handmade Vodka to throw some BeachLife Backyard Games for charity.

It’s always FREE to enter, super FUN, and they’ll donate $1,000 to local non-profits every time.

In addition to the games, the events will feature live music and after parties!

Manhattan Movie Nights

October 19, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and Street Food Cinema present Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, October 19 at Westdrift Golf Course in Manhattan Beach.

It’s more than just a movie! Street Food Cinema features cool outdoor movies, picnic-ready food trucks, live music from emerging artists, interactive games and more! Attendees will enjoy a screening of the original Ghostbusters, celebrating it’s 35 anniversary.

Doors open at 5:30, the music begins at 6:30 and the movie starts at 8:30.

Business Owner Emergency Preparedness Seminar

October 23, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Manhattan Beach Fire Department will host a Business Owner Emergency Preparedness Seminar on Wednesday, October 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Join the Manhattan Beach Fire Department Fire Prevention Division for an evening of important facts and tips to safeguard your business from a variety of looming hazards. Some of the topics that will be covered include:

– Fire\Safety
– Fire Extinguisher Demo
– AED Overview
– Mock Business Inspection
– Resources & Tips
– Facts and more

Snacks will be provided. Parking is available at the lower level parking at City hall on a first come-first served basis, Metlox Parking Structure, and street parking.

Kiwanis Club/Mira Costa Key Club Toy Drive

October 26, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Kiwanis Club and Mira Costa Key Club present the annual Toy Drive on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the turn-around in front of the Mira Costa Administration Building.

Donations of new and gently used toys, stuffed animals, books, games, etc. are appreciated. All donations are tax-deductible.

Style on the Spot: Fall into Beauty

October 26, 2019

Style on the Spot will host Fall into Beauty on Saturday, October 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Manhattan Village Shopping Center.

It’s time for trick or treating… in style, at the Manhattan Village Shopping Center. Get your bag of treats while you sip, shop and learn new beauty tricks from Macy’s Beauty, Origins, MAC, Sephora, Kiehl’s, Holly & Hudson Nail Salon!

Leave the costumes for Halloween night, because the dress code is ALL BLACK. Come wearing your best LBD (little black dress) and spellbinding accessories. There will be a surprise in store for the best dressed!

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

October 27, 2019

The annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk takes place on Sunday, October 27.

Support local education and children with special needs by signing up for this special walk which goes from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m.

The event will also include a Kids Zone featuring bounce houses, children’s games and various booths. The whole family can participate in this annual walk along the shore. After the Walk, stay for the Great Pumpkin Race!

The annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is an awe-inspiring event that brings together all walks of life for one common purpose; to support children with special needs and education. The walk is sponsored by Skechers USA and Nickelodeon.

World Famous Pumpkin Race

October 27, 2019

pumpkinraceThe City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department proudly present the annual World Famous Pumpkin Race on Sunday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Never mind the Indy 500 and forget the Kentucky Derby – the hottest, most contested race of the year takes place right here in the South Bay! This national, award-winning event is a favorite with locals and has been a Beach Cities tradition since 1990.

Anyone can enter the race and Pumpkin Racecar kits are available for $20 at the Live Oak Park Tennis Office while supplies last. Pumpkin Racecar Kits are fun and easy to assemble and contain everything you needed to build a Pumpkin Racecar. Free expert assistance, decorations and accessories are available for those purchasing official kits. You may also make your own Pumpkin Racecar according to the Official Rules of the World Famous Pumpkin Race.

The race is fun, easy and free to enter! No registration is required and costumes are encouraged. Compete in single elimination Open Qualifying from noon to 4 p.m. for your chance to race in the Championship Finals beginning at 4 p.m.

DTMB Trick or Treat

October 27, 2019

The Downtown Manhattan Beach Business and Professional Association will host the annual Trick or Treat on Sunday, October 27 from 11 30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Downtown Manhattan Beach.

Participating businesses will have the event flyer posted in their windows and guests must wear a costume to receive treats. In addition, be sure to stop by the DTMB Farmers’ Market booth for a few tricks and special treats. If you guess the weight of the giant pumpkin, you’ll win a spooktacular prize!