Category: Palos Verdes

Second Sundays @ Two

Second Sundays

violinRolling Hills United Methodist Church presents Second Sundays At Two concert series at 2 p.m. on select second Sundays throughout the year.

RHUMC Music Director Charles Dickerson serves as Artistic Advisor for the series of free afternoon recitals and chamber music concerts from September through June, except December and the month of Easter, when there are other musical offerings at RHUMC. Admission is FREE but donations are appreciated! 100% of donations go directly to the artists.

For additional information, visit the website at http://rhumc.org/concerts-at-rolling-hills/.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for December

December 1 – 31, 2019

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special activities and monthly events.

One of the South Bay’s best kept secrets is the surprising amount of natural habitat to be found in the area and it is the mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to “preserve land and restore habitat for the enjoyment and education of all.”

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/ or call (310) 541-7613.

Take a look at what’s on tap for December….

The Winter Show @ PVAC

December 6 – January 18, 2020

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents The Winter Show opening December 6 and running through January 18.

The Winter Show is a juried, all-media exhibition hosted by and open for submission only to members of the Palos Verdes Art Center’s eight active artists’ groups: Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, The Artist’s Studio, and Third Dimension.

The People’s Choice Award of $200, will be chosen by popular ballot during the opening reception on December 6. The winner will be announced in the Main Gallery at 8:30 p.m. Refreshments provided by The Circle.

Breakfast with Santa @ Promenade on the Peninsula

December 14, 2019

Buy your tickets now for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Promenade on the Peninsula.

It’s going to be a magical morning! See Santa up close and personal! Enjoy a breakfast provided by Good Stuff Restaurant, arts and crafts, and a visit with Jolly St. Nick.

Time slots:
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Tickets are $15 per adult, $5 for kids 6 to 12 years old, 5 years old and younger are FREE. Tickets can be purchased at Good Stuff Restaurant in Promenade on the Peninsula.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/363849380977228/.

The Nutcracker

December 14 – 15, 2019

The Palos Verdes Ballet presents The Nutcracker for one weekend only on Saturday, December 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 15 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Norris Theater.

The magic is back! This enchanting ballet classic is directed by Uta Graf-Apotol

Palos Verdes Ballet’s talented pre-professional dancers will be dancing on stage with guest artist Priit Kripson from Royal Ballet of Flanders. He will portray the double role of Dr. Drosselmeier and author E.T.A. Hoffmann who, inspired by his niece and nephew Marie and Fritz, begins to write a Christmas story. Casting himself as the mysterious Herr Drosselmeier, Hoffmann writes passionately; the story unfolds, and the characters spring to life!

Palos Verdes Ballet students from various South Bay area schools will be sharing the roles of the main character of Marie throughout the performance. Marie enters a moonlit living room in desperate search of her Nutcracker. The Mouse King fights the Nutcracker for control of the manor, but with the help of Drosselmeier’s magic the Nutcracker defeats the Mouse King. Marie dances her way into the arms of her beloved Nutcracker Prince. As the Drosselmeier transforms young Marie into “the Sugar Plum Fairy”, every young ballerina’s dream role, she dances with the Nutcracker Prince to celebrate their love.

Holiday Small Works Art Show

December 15, 2019

Pacific Unitarian Hall will host the Holiday Small Works Art Show on Sunday, December 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This intimate fine art show will be held in the courtyard of Pacific Unitarian’s gorgeous hillside campus in Rancho Palos Verdes. The curated group of professionals and gifted amateurs has created a tantalizing selection of small and miniature paintings, drawings and sculpture for this show. A limited number of larger pieces will also be available for purchase. Abstract and realist drawings, painting and sculpture priced at $50 to $350. Part of the proceeds will support Pacific Unitarian charitable activities.

St. Luke’s Sunday Concert: Christmas Dreams, A Cantata

December 15, 2019

St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church presents Christmas Dreams: A Cantata on Sunday, December 15 at 9:30 a.m.

Conducted by St. Luke’s Music Director, Dan Doctor, this collaborative cantata from Joseph Martin and Heather Sorenson offers the Christmas story from a fresh perspective.

Using traditional carols, newly composed seasonal selections and thoughful narration, this rich work delivers a tapestry of sound and emotion.

For additional information, call 310-377-2825.

St Luke’s Presbyterian Church is located at 26825 Rolling Hills Road in Rolling Hills Estates.

Breakfast with Santa @ Terranea

December 15, 2019

Terranea Resort will host three seatings for Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 15.

Santa will journey from the North Pole for a magical breakfast and photo opportunities in the Grand Ballroom at Terranea. Guests will enjoy bakery and waffle stations, beverage and hot food stations, as well as an egg kitchen, kids buffet and festive crafts.

Seatings are scheduled for 9:00, 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.

Adult tickets are $65, tickets for children ages 2 – 10 are $32, and children under age 2 will have complimentary entrance.

Point Vicente Lighthouse *LIGHTHOUSE TOWER IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, GROUNDS & MUSEUM OPEN DURING MONTHLY OPEN HOUSE*

Second Saturdays

There’s something romantic about a lighthouse….

If you’ve ever driven along the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, chances are you’ve caught a glimpse of the Point Vicente Lighthouse. Built in 1926, the 67 foot high tower is perched on a cliff offering breathtaking views of the endless Pacific and its beacon can be seen from twenty miles at sea.

New Year’s Eve Underwater Extravaganza @ Terranea

December 31, 2019

Terranea Resort presents the annual New Year’s Eve Underwater Extravaganza on Tuesday, December 31 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Count down to 2020 with a dazzling celebration for those 21 and over, including an open bar with VIP bottle service available. Enjoy a variety of food stations from Terranea’s award-winning culinary team and dance the night away to tunes provided by a live DJ. Room package available that includes two tickets to the Extravaganza.

Pre-purchase tickets online for $185. Tickets bought at the door are $200.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.terranea.com/events/featured-events/nye-extravaganza.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for January

January 1 – 31, 2020

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special events and monthly activities.

One of the South Bay’s best kept secrets is the surprising amount of natural habitat to be found in the area and it is the mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to “preserve land and restore habitat for the enjoyment and education of all.”

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/ or call (310) 541-7613.

Check out what’s on tap for January….

Special Events

Peninsula Cars & Coffee

January 4, 2020

The Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance presents Peninsula Cars & Coffee every first Saturday (January 4) of each month from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Promenade on the Peninsula parking structure top deck.

Attention car hobbyists and enthusiasts! Bring you hot rod, custom, muscle car, sports car, antique, classic or exotic or other special interest car or truck…. or just yourself! It’s the perfect opportunity to meet other South Bay gear heads!

This event is FREE to attend for both the public and those displaying a vehicle.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.pvconcours.org/peninsula-cars-and-coffee.

BeachLife Backyard Games

January 18, 2020

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!