Category: Palos Verdes

On the Surface – Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present

September 7 – November 16, 2019

Palos Verdes Art Center presents the On the Surface – Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present through November 16.

This survey of applied architectural surface design – wallpaper – presents historic samples from European, English, and American wallpaper designers and manufacturers, as well as reissues of classic patterns and explorations in contemporary design. Also included are sample books, antique tools of the trade, and feature walls suitable for portrait backdrops.

The exhibition is organized by PVAC and Boston artist and collector, Scott Dahill.

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

Nelson’s Sound Series

June 1 – October 26, 2019

Terranea Resort presents the Nelson’s Sound Series starting Saturday, June 1. The series runs from Memorial Day Weekend through late October.

Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m., guests will enjoy live music at Nelson’s cliff-side perch overlooking the deep blue. Local bands and musicians will play everything from Country and Reggae to Classic Rock.

Delicious food, fabulous music, incomparable vistas – this is how we do summer in the South Bay.

Saturday, June 1, Feed the Kitty
Friday, June 7, Everyday Housewives
Saturday, June 8, Wise
Friday, June 14, Wise
Saturday, June 15, Headshine
Friday, June 21, The Backtracks

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

September 13 – November 30, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden hosts The Great Pumpkin Hunt daily through November 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate autumn with this perfect fall excursion in the Garden! Search for pumpkins while enjoying the Garden’s 87 acres. This annual tradition will have you exploring picturesque areas of the Garden in search of hidden pumpkins leading you to the unexpected. Bring your cameras and cell phones for plenty of fall photo opportunities along the way. Walking shoes, sunscreen and water bottles recommended. The hunt is family-friendly, imaginative, adventurous, and will require some hiking through the nature trails.

Admission is free for Members. For nonmembers, the event is included with General Garden Admission. Advance tickets are strongly encouraged.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for October

October 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 or call (310) 541-7613.

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

Aging Mastery Program Series

October 3 – November 21, 2019

St. Francis Episcopal Church will host the Aging Mastery Program Series of Healthy-Living Life Skills for Older Adults October 3 through November 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Presented by the Foundation for Senior Services, this program was created by the National Council on Aging. Central to the program is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results. Learn more at Sessions will take place at St. Francis Church. Healthy snacks will be provided.

These classes are FREE to attend! Classes will be held on October 3, 10, 17 and November 7, 14, 21.

For additional information and to register for the classes, call the church office at (310) 375-4617.

St. Francis Church is located at 2200 Via Rosa in Palos Verdes Estates.

See below for class schedule…..

Palos Verdes Coastal Architecture Tour

October 19, 2019

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Palos Verdes Coastal Architecture Tour on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spend a day exploring the architecture, coastal beauty, rich history and fine cultural points-of-interest of Palos Verdes and its environs. Join regional architectural expert/architect Joseph Spierer, AIA, principal, Joseph Spierer Architects, Inc. and South Bay historian Steve Shriver, as they bring Palos Verdes to life.

The self-driving excursion will begin with a private tour of the Palos Verdes Art Center and end with a celebratory reception overlooking the coastal sunset at Terranea. In between, stops will include Wayfarer’s Chapel, Del Monte Point, Malaga Cove, special private tours of an historic 1931 Gordon Kaufmann Italianate farmstead, Neutra’s famed Rados House, and other locations.

The cost is $95 for the full day, including lunch at a popular, picturesque Palos Verdes cafe. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the AIA Long Beach/South Bay education and scholarship programs.

Space is limited to 30, please RSVP by October 9.

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!

Wicks & Wine

October 19, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Wicks & Wine on Saturday, October 19 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Join Banter and Bliss to make your very own holiday scented candles. A drink and snacks will be provided during the workshop where you’ll learn about candle making while getting into the holiday spirit. Take home two holiday scented candles. More may be made at an additional cost.

Member price is $54, Non-Members is $68.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes, CA 90247.

Negri Series: My Wild Ride

October 24, 2019

Marymount California University presents the Negri Speaker Series: My Wild Ride in the Inner-City Check Cashing Industry with Tom Nix on Thursday, October 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Commons

Tom Nix fought his way up from the mean streets of San Pedro to revolutionize check cashing services. While the Beastie Boys sang about Nix Check Cashing, he was hit with armed robberies, cutthroat competition, the L.A. Riots, and an assassination threat by the Chicago Mob – overcoming it all to serve urban communities.

Movie Night @ South Coast Botanic Garden

October 25, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Movie Night on Friday, October 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Upper Meadow.

Enjoy the crisp fall air in the Garden while watching Tim Burton’s classic The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the movie begins shortly after sunset, approximately 6:15 p.m. Before the movie starts guests will have time to picnic, play lawn games and participate in the Great Pumpkin Hunt at dusk. Bring your picnic, blankets and low-slung chairs to enjoy this halloween classic in the Garden.

Prepared Peninsula Expo

October 27, 2019

The four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula are once again teaming up for the Prepared Peninsula Expo on Sunday, October 27 from noon to 3 p.m at the Norris Pavilion.

This free event will teach you how to protect yourselves, your family and your pets in a disaster. This information-filled Expo will provide a free lunch (while supplies last) and feature dozens of exhibitors, demonstrations and equipment displays. Children, remember to wear your Halloween Costume and go “trick-or-treating” at the exhibitor booths!

Exhibitors include local organizations giving tips and tools and retail vendors selling preparedness goods, like extended life water, emergency bags as well as Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MREs) and much more. There will be brief presentations available during the Expo on safety and preparedness tips. Exhibits from California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and Law Enforcement vehicles will provide for an informative and family-friendly time.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the website at

Palos Verdes Pastoral

October 27, 2019

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy in partnership with Terranea Resort present the annual Palos Verdes Pastoral: A Garden-to-Table Dining Experience on Sunday, October 27 at 5 p.m. on the Catalina Terrace at Terranea Resort

Only 200 lucky guests will experience California’s best in organic, handcrafted food and wine prepared by Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra. The event takes place under a harvest moon with breathtaking ocean views. The evening will feature an exclusive dinner inspired by the heritage of the natural landscapes of the Peninsula, emphasizing raw, local and handcrafted ingredients from the land and ocean. Acclaimed Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra will create an exclusive menu that will be paired with some of the finest regional wines available.

Halloween Trick or Treat @ POP

October 31, 2019

The Promenade on the Peninsula will host a Halloween Trick or Treat on Thursday, October 31 from 3 to 4:30 P.M.

The community is invited for a fun and safe afternoon of trick or treating! All families are encouraged to wear their spookiest costume. Stroll through the center and trick or treat at participating stores.

Enjoy spooky, good times and make new memories!

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at

Promenade on the Peninsula is located at 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.