July 12 – September 29 2019
The Manhattan Beach Art Center presents the Discover Manhattan Beach on display July 12 through September 29.
Celebrate national Parks & Rec Month and discover everything Manhattan Beach has to offer! Revel in leisure, hidden gems and hot spots through the eyes and lenses of local artists. Enjoy original artwork by the community in a variety of mediums that shows what makes the City an enchanting place to live and visit.
This exhibition is a portrait of Manhattan Beach and its progressive, laid back lifestyle familiar to all. Read more... (126 words, 1 image, estimated 30 secs reading time)
The South Bay has several terrific Farmers’ Markets throughout the week.
These are great community amenities that provide an opportunity to shop locally for the freshest, seasonal produce available.
Here’s a schedule by day of the week:
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The 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. Read more... (151 words, 1 image, estimated 36 secs reading time)
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 http://www.shadehotel.com/ or call 310-546-4995.
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May 26 – September 1, 2019
Metlox Plaza presents Live Music at Metlox every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
Each Sunday afternoon Metlox Plaza will feature a different band or musician for shoppers, diners and gatherers to enjoy. Metlox Plaza is a unique shopping and dining destination located at the gateway to Downtown Manhattan Beach.
Metlox boasts a European style town square where upscale shopping and dining offerings intertwine with landscaped courtyards, fountains, a fire sculpture and public art that celebrates the history of the Metlox Pottery manufacturing facility that occupied the site from 1927. Read more... (140 words, 1 image, estimated 34 secs reading time)
June 30 – September 1, 2019
The City of Manhattan Beach presents the annual Concerts in the Park series kicking off Sunday, July 7 with a Salute to the Troops and running through September 1.
The series is a summer-long event held at Polliwog Park and takes place every Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Concerts in the Park has featured such artists as the Doo-Wah Riders, Nathan Shrake, Elvis and Beatles tribute Bands, as well as a host of other talented musicians. So get out your beach chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and head to Polliwog Park for some classic summertime fun!
These performances are free to the public. There are no dogs, barbecues or wheeled vehicles allowed at any time in the concert area. Umbrellas and pop-up tents may be set up before and after the concert but once the concert begins, you will be required to take them down.
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July 1 – 31, 2019
Beach Cities Health District offers the community a variety of monthly activities and special events.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/.
Take a look at what’s scheduled for July…
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July 7 through August 10, 2019
This summer, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay. Performances of The Comedy of Errors and Henry V will take place during July and August.
The Comedy of Errors – A classic Shakespearean romp of mistaken identity-it’s mischief and mayhem galore! Two young visitors arrive in the city unaware that their long-lost twins already live there. Over the course of a single day, everything that can go wrong does go wrong: a marriage at breaking point, a missing gold chain, an unpaid debt, and a dubious arrest. It’s mischief and mayhem galore!
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July 19, 2019
The Manhattan Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, July 19 from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
The purpose of the checkpoint is to promote public safety, increase the awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving, and deter impaired driving and unlicensed driving. The intent of the checkpoint is to encourage sober designated drivers. By publicizing these educational and enforcement efforts, the Manhattan Beach Police Department believes that drinking and driving and driving while unlicensed will be reduced. Read more... (135 words, 1 image, estimated 32 secs reading time)
July 20, 2019
The City of Manhattan Beach presents Stomping Grounds – A Future Legends Music Experience on Saturday, July 20 from Noon to 8 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Art Center.
Stomping Grounds is a music and art festival that celebrates, supports and provides teen musicians and artists the opportunity to showcase their talent. The festival has been established with one purpose in mind – to provide a positive, creative and professional environment for youth to express and develop their musical and artistic talents.
The inaugural Stomping Grounds event will feature music, art, activities and game booths, as well as food and giveaways. Attendees can also stop inside the Manhattan Beach Art Center and view the exhibit, Discover Manhattan Beach, the art show curated from work by local artists of all ages.
Stomping Grounds is a free event and fun for the whole family. Plan to spend the day rocking out to some great music from local teen bands and witness this music experience! Music. Art. Food. Fun.
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July 21, 2019
The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, July 21 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Live Oak Park.
The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix features nine races catering to all levels of cyclists, as well as a wide range of community races. The fan favorite kids’ races for children between the ages of two and 12, will be held at 12 noon, followed by the Women’s Pro 1-3 race at 1 p.m. The last race of the day will be the Men’s Pro 1-2 race at 2 p.m. Riding either a bicycle or a tricycle, kids compete for various medals and each participant receives an official race number, t-shirt, medal and goodie bag. Adult cyclists take on the challenging course in an effort to win a portion of the $21,500 in prize money being awarded that day and one of the coveted Grand Prix winners’ jerseys. Read more... (220 words, 1 image, estimated 53 secs reading time)
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
Join Beach Cities Health District for the FREE Summer Fitness Series: Mindful Yoga on the Beach, every Monday evening in July at 6 p.m.
The weekly event takes place on the sand south of the Manhattan Beach Pier. Get moving and de-stress with this free, public event that brings together community, fitness and fun! Everyone is welcome to participate — women, men and children — and you can participate at your own pace. By all means, invite friends, family and co-workers!
Registration starts at 6 p.m. with the hour long yoga class beginning at 6:30. All participants must sign a waiver. Attendees should bring their own yoga mat. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, athletic clothing and bring a jacket in case of cool weather. Classes will be led by certified instructors from the Center for Health & Fitness.
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July 25 – 28, 2019
The City of Manhattan Beach and Skechers present the annual Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28.
Take your game to the next level or put your practice into play at this classic South Bay sporting event! All the action takes place at the Live Oak Park Tennis Facility, Mira Costa High School and Manhattan Country Club. From Men’s and Women’s Open Singles and Doubles Divisions to Amateur Divisions, the tournament is sure to provide a fun-filled weekend of competition at its finest. The event features:
•Prizes and trophies for all division winners
•All entries include lunch, a T-shirt, and a goodie bag
•US Open Wilson tennis balls will be in play for all events.
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July 27, 2019
The P.S. I Love you Foundation presents Day at the Beach on Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Manhattan Beach.
Day at The Beach is an extraordinary experience that matches over 300 adult volunteer mentors with over 300 at-risk children from different schools, shelters and foster care programs across LA County for a day of fun. The P.S. I Love You Foundation and its’ partners provide all of the necessities for a perfect beach day including t-shirts, boogie boards, school supplies, food, drinks, toys and games, and access to special activities like face painting, surf lessons, make-up lessons, and relay races.
Day at The Beach brings the community together through an easy and memorable event that allows adults to mentor, give back and share time and hope with at-risk youth living in nearby communities like Compton, Watts and Long Beach.
Sign up now to be a mentor or volunteer at the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/19th-annual-day-at-the-beach-072719-love-share-mentor-tickets-60435950555.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.psiloveyoufoundation.org.
The event will take place in the sand at 8th Street in Manhattan Beach.
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July 31 – August 4, 2019
The annual International Surf Festival will take place Wednesday, July 31 through Sunday, August 4.
The host city for this year’s Festival is the City of Hermosa Beach. The event promotes the four South Bay beach cities, the world’s best lifeguard service, and physical fitness for thousands of participants.
Scheduled events include the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor Dinner, Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament (better known as 6-man!), surfing championships, the Dick Fitzgerald two-mile beach run, sand soccer, the Velzy-Stevens Pier to Pier Paddleboard Championship, sand castle contest, beach volleyball and several other activities.
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