Category: Torrance

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.

PVAC Online Exhibition: Paul Jean Martel, Post Impressionist

Ongoing

The Palos Verdes Art Center is pleased to announce the new online exhibition, Paul John Martel (1879-1944) Post-Impressionist, featuring paintings by the noted Belgian-American artist beginning September 8.

Curated by Aaron Sheppard, the show presents selected works from the artist’s estate. The exhibition is open to the public on the PVAC website.

Paul Jean Martel is an artist who defies easy categorization. Equally rooted in the European traditions of the French and Belgian fin-de-siècle avant-garde and the academic realism of the early twentieth century Pennsylvania Impressionists, Martel’s paintings reveal a life-long passion for the paint medium. Martel’s oeuvre mirrors the dynamic evolution of European Modernism. With a nod to French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Belgian Neo-Impressionism, and the Nabis, Martel’s stylistic influences are diverse.

Palos Verdes Art Center: Skin in the Game

Ongoing

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the virtual exhibition Skin in the Game on display beginning September 12.

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.

TAM Fall Exhibitions

Ongoing

Torrance Art Museum (TAM) presents the Fall Exhibitions on display beginning September 19.

Tam is pleased to announce two new exhibitions for fall: Baker’s Dozen 2020 in the Main Gallery and Rewilding Structures in Gallery Two.

Main GalleryBaker’s Dozen 2020 acts as a review of sorts; a survey show of thirteen artists whose work made an impression upon the curators in the last year. These thirteen reflect current directions in Southern Californian contemporary art practices.

Historically, a Baker’s Dozen is thirteen instead of twelve, as British bakers in the 13th century gave customers an extra loaf of bread to avoid being punished by King Henry III for cheating the public when serving up notoriously light loaves. It takes on new meaning during 2020, considering all the necessary pandemic closures that robbed public of experiences. As with previous Baker’s Dozens, the selections within this exhibition reflect our own preconceptions and biases, centering on artistic endeavors at this moment in history. 2020 has proven to be a year of daunting challenges, and it is insightful to discover how new creations can either follow, oppose and/or move beyond the influences of our particular times.

Destination: Art Fall 2020 Gallery Show

Ongoing

Destination: Art presents the Fall 2020 Gallery Show online.

Destination: Art is sharing this beautiful exhibit of artwork with the community to enjoy during this time of Thanksgiving. The stunning array of beauty will lift spirits and provide a note of delight to your day.

Enjoy from the comfort of your home, or anywhere in the world, the current Gallery Show featuring work by sixteen of their artists.

For additional information and to view the gallery, visit the website at https://www.destination-art.net/.

Destination: Art is located at 1815 West 213 Street, #135, Torrance, CA 90501, right next to the Bubble Bath Car Wash.

Drive-In at the Roadium

Ongoing

The Roadium Open Air Market presents Drive-In at the Roadium.

The Roadium is reviving its classic 1950’s drive-in for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience. On select nights, guests can enjoy a great film in this throwback retro setting, along with food trucks, concessions, and more.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with the movie starting at sundown.

Admission is $25 per car.

For additional information, visit the website at http://roadium.com/. For ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-friday-drive-in-at-the-roadium-grease-tickets-61667943479.

The Roadium Open Air Market is located at 2500 West Redondo Beach Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90504.

PVPLC Online Auction

January 15 – 30, 2021

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy presents a special Online Auction launching Friday, January 15 and running through January 30.

The Auction is made possible by the members of the White Point Community Group to raise awareness and support for the restoration and beautification activities of the White Point Nature Preserve.

Items include local staycations, getaway vacations, adventures and classes, beautiful Plein-air paintings, jewelry, landscape consultation opportunities, and many more items. You’ll enjoy finding something unique while providing critical support for restoration and education activities at the White Point Nature Preserve. The auction will also be available during Sunday’s presentation of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on January 17, at 4 pm.

Magic Up Close with Jonathan Levit

January 16, 2021

TOCA @ Home presents Magic Up Close with Jonathan Levit on Saturday, January 16 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Unlike any televised performance by a magician, you know that there are no camera tricks, edits or special effects as it is happening live via Zoom.

Penn & Teller may describe Jonathan perfectly when they said “Jonathan is funny, elegant, and disturbingly smart. Like something cuddly, with really sharp teeth.”

Jonathan’s career as a magician, actor, television host, magic consultant and producer, spans nearly 40 years. He has graced the covers, multiple times, of Magic Magazine and Genii Magazine – the premiere publications in the magic world.

Levit is highly respected in all areas of magic, including sleight of hand, mentalism, and magic history, where his work alongside Neil Patrick Harris and his recreation on stage as Howard Thurston has gained him respect amongst his peers.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

January 17, 2021

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy presents the virtual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Sunday, January 17 online.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival started in 1983 and is now the largest film festival of its kind in the United States. W&SFF partners internationally to present “On Tour” festivals by engaging hosts who jointly raise awareness of preservation issues in nature.

The Conservancy is proud to present an exciting selection of adventurous and inspirational films about nature. With beautiful cinematography and some remarkable individuals, the passion is contagious.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

January 24, 2021

The monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, January 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event features 150+ sellers offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more. Have your antiques appraised for only $3, enjoy a free crafting activity with Karen’s Krafts 4 Kids and live music.

Rain or shine, free admission and pet friendly!

For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at http://www.torranceantiquefaire.com/.

The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.

Virtual Let’s Connect Mixer

January 26, 2021

The South Bay Business Women’s Association will host a Virtual Let’s Connect Mixer on Tuesday, January 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Special Guest Speaker Debbie McCormick will talk about the five things you must get right on your LinkedIn profile to attract and impress the people you want to do business with. Plan to take notes, because you’ll be able to go to your profile and make changes that will immediately make it stronger and come up higher in search results.

Debbie McCormick, once the writer for a U.S. Congressional campaign, is a LinkedIn marketing expert and an award-winning speaker. Her best-selling book, The LinkedIn Manual for Rookies, is the resource she wishes had been available when she was learning LinkedIn.

Friendship Bowl 2021

January 28 – March 20, 2021

The annual Walk With Sally Friendship Bowl 2021 launches on January 28!

The Friendship Bowl is a peer to peer fundraising campaign for friendships. Walk With Sally has set a high goal of fundraising for 25 Friendships – that’s $125,000!

This campaign launches on January 28th and culminates in a high-energy virtual day of bowling on March 20th. If you raise a minimum of $250, you will be entered into an EPIC online bowling tournament and have a chance to win 120,000 reward points (8 night stay) to a Wyndham Hotel & Resort. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity and sign up today.

Your help is needed to build awareness for this program and to help raise the necessary funds so Walk With Sally can help more kids dealing with the trauma of a loved one’s cancer journey.

This year’s goal is #BowlFor25! Each new Walk With Sally friendship costs $5,000 to support. These funds will provide…

BCHD Events for November

February 1 – 28, 2021

Beach Cities Health District offers the community a variety of monthly activities and special events.

All events are currently taking place virtually, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/.

Take a look at what’s scheduled for February…

Blue Zones Virtual Social Hour

February 9, 2021

Beach Cities Health District will host a Virtual Blue Zones Social Hour on Tuesday, February 9 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Enjoy good company and practice some of Blue Zones Project’s Power 9 Principles of Longevity, including Down Shift and Right Tribe. The special guest will be Blue Zones Project Approved Restaurant, The Rockefeller. Relax, bring your healthy bites and connect with your community!

The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month.

This event is FREE to attend! Once registered, you’ll receive the event link.