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.

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.

Submissions being Accepted for ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival

July 23 – October 31, 2020

The ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival is back!

What does ‘Rise Up’ mean to you? Make a 60 second film and submit it to the ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival.

Films will be reviewed by ESMoA and a panel of judges from the El Segundo and Los Angeles arts community who will decide which films will be featured at the screening event at ESMoA on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

A Jury Panel will vote for Film Favorite, Animation Favorite and Video Art Favorite. Festival Attendees will vote for the Audience Favorite Award. Awards will be announced at the screening.

Palos Verdes Art Center: Skin in the Game

September 12 – November 14, 2020

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the virtual exhibition Skin in the Game on view from September 12 through November 14.

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.

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.

Richstone Marathon Month

October 1 – 31, 2020

In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Richstone Family Center is hosting the first ever Marathon Month virtual fun run/walk this October.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this FREE community event by running or walking a total of 26.2 miles during the month to raise awareness of domestic violence and show support of Richstone’s therapy programs that offer critical support for abuse survivors.

With a new challenge introduced each week, Marathon Month is a great way to get the whole family moving for an important cause.

TAG Fine Arts Show

October 3 – 31, 2020

Destination:Art presents the first Torrance Artists’ Guild virtual Fine Arts Show October 3 through October 31 on the D:A website.

Experience 78 exceptional artworks in a variety of mediums, then cast your vote for the Art Lover’s Award. D:A is happy to lend its technology to TAG, which has had to adapt to the virtual world to share its creations!

The public is enthusiastically invited to attend a Zoom Reception on October 17 at 4 p.m.

Registration for the Zoom reception is required!

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.destination-art.net/tagshow.

A Faery Hunt Show & Virtual Fairy Halloween Party

October 24, 2020

A Faery Hunt Company will host A Faery Hunt Show & Virtual Fairy Halloween Party on Saturday, October 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. online.

It’s that time of year again! Time for some gentle, silly Halloween fun in Fairyland. First, join A Faery Hunt Company, named “Best Children’s Theater in LA,” with an enchanted recorded performance of The Missing Fairy Light. Filmed in a magical forest, you’ll go on an enchanted adventure to help the Faery Queen. This movie features a musical score by Freddy Curci and was filmed in the beautiful forest of Redwood Grove near Heavenly Pond.

Virtual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

October 25, 2020

The twelfth annual and first-ever Virtual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

With celebrity appearances and performances it’s going to be an exciting livestream event you won’t want to miss! Make sure to tune-in for celebrity appearances by football great Tony Romo, Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, Brooke Burke, pro golfers Matt Kuchar & Brooke Henderson, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, Nickelodeon’s Dallas Young, Singing Sensation Malea Emma and many more!

2020 has certainly been a challenge, and with the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, this year the plan is to gather virtually! Your support is needed now more than ever to change the lives of thousands of children in the public education system.

Your gift will go towards retaining key curriculum, improving technology, high-quality programs, as well as supporting The Friendship Foundation – an organization that assists children with special needs and their families.

Breast Friends Ryde Along

October 25, 2020

Walk With Sally and Ryde FYR will host a Breast Friends Ryde Along Fundraiser on Sunday October 25 at 9:45 a.m. at Polliwog Park.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Walk With Sally families are impacted by breast cancer more than any other type of cancer. This October help fight the aftermath Breast Cancer leaves behind by providing families with FREE mentoring & support services.

Fundraise in honor of a loved one impacted by Breast Cancer! The first 15 people to raise $100 or more will secure a bike for the 45 minute RydeFYR rhythm ride OUTSIDE! This all pink class has been created just for Walk With Sally in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

DTMB Pumpkin Decorating Contest

October 25, 2020

The businesses of Downtown Manhattan Beach are hosting a Pumpkin Decorating Contest on Sunday, October 25 from 12 to 5 p.m. at Metlox Plaza.

The Downtown businesses are excited to help bring some much-needed festivity to the weekend of the World Famous Pumpkin Races.

Gift certificates will be awarded to winners in the following categories:
Best Kids Creation (ages 10 and under) – $25 to Gum Tree
Good Enough to Eat – $25 to Rock’N Fish

Torrance Theatre Company: Play at Home

October 25, 2020

The Torrance Theater Company presents the virtual performance series Play at Home on select Sundays through the end of the year.

Play at Home is a series of FREE staged readings and virtual performances you can watch from the comfort of your home. The schedule is as follows:

October 25: Bauer
November 1: The Velocity of Autumn
November 15: Annapurna
December 6: Beyond Glory
December 13: Driving Miss Daisy
December 20: A Christmas Carol

The fee is $20 per household.

Women in Tech Virtual Networking Hour

October 27, 2020

Women in Tech will host the monthly Virtual Networking Hour on Tuesday, October 27 from 3 to 4 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!

The Special Guest is Julia Pollak, Labor Economist at ZipRecruiter. Find out where the tech jobs are and how to position yourself for the best opportunities post covid-19.

Virtual Let’s Connect Mixer

October 27, 2020

The South Bay Business Women’s Association will host a Virtual Let’s Connect Mixer on Tuesday, October 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

We’re in an uncertain time and our furry family members are definitely feeling what’s happening. While they bring comfort to us, we may not be seeing what they are experiencing. This presentation is going to help us to get more connected with them.

Animal communicator, TEDx speaker, Hay House author, educator and animal parent, Joan Ranquet leads an inspired life. It’s no surprise MSN deemed her as one of the “Top 25 People Who Do What They Love.”

Joan has connected with animals professionally for over twenty-five years, she’s connected with them personally as long as she can remember.