Category: Torrance

TAM Fall Exhibitions

September 21 – November 16, 2019

Torrance Art Museum (TAM) two Fall Exhibitions opening on Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Main Gallery hosts Material Matters as one of seven venues in the Los Angeles region taking part in the 5th SUR:biennial (2019). Gallery Two examines superheroes in contemporary art with To Save The Day!

Material Matters features works by Cruz Castillo, Elisa Ortega Montilla, Ruben Ochoa, and Tessie Salcido Whitmore. These four artists gather together the materials of urban life, here in Southern California – plastics, steel, concrete, fabrics, detritus – and manipulate them in order to address themes of identity, memory, political positions, and the poetics of the urban environment. The artists make discoveries with these gathered materials and reassemble them in new ways to bring a fresh insight into what it might mean to be urban within our massive contemporary metropolis.

Community Beautification @ Seaside Heroes Park

Second Saturdays

Seaside-Heroes-Park-Community-Beautification-EventJoin volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event the second Saturday of every month from 8 to 11 a.m.

All are welcome to get down and dirty and lend a hand cleaning, weeding, and dead heading – including groups or individuals who need community service hours.

Even though the park is small, it’s a huge job to keep it looking good. As of January 2019, volunteers have put over 1300 work hours into the project. This is a labor of love and the organizers are immensely grateful to anyone who gives their time.

Walking Tours of Historic Old Torrance

Fourth Sundays: May Through October

torrance historical society 3The Torrance Historical Society offers Walking Tours of Historic Old Torrance every fourth Sunday through October. This FREE docent-led tour begins at the Torrance Historical Museum at 1:30 p.m. and will point out many historic sites and landmarks in Old Torrance founded in 1912.

Ride the Trains @ Wilson Park

First Sunday & Third Saturday

Southern-California-Live Steamers sbbjSouthern California Live Steamers invites the public to Ride the Trains at Wilson Park.

They host public run days on the first Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the third Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. every month. The trains are located at the eastern end of the park near the picnic tables.

Southern California Live Steamers is a 501(c)3 non-profit and an all-volunteer organization that provides free rides during public run days. Each volunteer is a member of the City of Torrance volunteer program.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

Fourth Sundays

Torrance Street Faire - sbbjJoin the vintage treasure hunt every fourth Sunday at the Torrance Antique Street Faire from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in historic downtown Torrance.

Over 200 sellers will be set up along the tree lined streets with antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, furniture, jewelry, toys, tools, home decor and more…all on sale at bargain prices!

The monthly event features live entertainment with DJ Ozzie in the park, Stacy Robin & Friends in the Plaza and live music in front of the coffee shop and Just Luigis.

Santa Photo Experience @ Del Amo

November 8 – December 24, 2019

Santa-Del-AmoEager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Santa Photo Experience at Del Amo Fashion Center.

Children can visit and be photographed with Santa November 8 through December 24.

Del Amo Fashion Center will host a several opportunities for families to make memories with Santa. Save time, avoid the line by reserving your magical moment with Santa online. Families can plan their visit to see Santa in advance with a Santa Fast Pass on all days the shopping mall is open.

Jewelry & Accessories Sale Fundraiser

November 14, 2019

The Volunteer Center will host a Jewelry & Accessories Sale Fundraiser on Thursday, November 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Affinity Group of the Volunteer Center invites you to start your holiday shopping early while supporting a good cause at their Jewelry & Accessories Sale Fundraiser.

Enjoy refreshments while you shop an assortment of new or previously-owned necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, handbags, scarves and more – all generously donated by members of the community.

Proceeds benefit Operation Teddy Bear and the Volunteer Center’s other programs supporting youth and families.

Arts & Crafts Faire

November 16 & 17, 2019

The Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild presents the Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The Arts & Crafts Faire features an array of handmade crafts – everything from candles and quilts to sculpture, clothing and jewelry. Attendees can look forward to a door prize and opportunity drawing, music by DJ Ozzie and food and beverages available for purchase.

Admission is FREE!

For additional information, visit the website at

Destination: Art Fifth Anniversary Celebration

November 16, 2019

Destination: Art will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a Gala Reception on Saturday, November 16 from 4 to 7 p.m.

A milestone of South Bay culture will be marked at the original combined studio and gallery art space with a gala reception, silent auction and debut of a new exhibition.

Destination: Art was established to fill a void in the South Bay. The founding artists had known each other and participated in several art groups for many years but wanted to create a more accessible art space. These artists envisioned a dedicated studio where each could paint and thrive on their mutual creativity. And a gallery space was needed where they, and other local artists, could exhibit their work, as well as offer classes.

The founders saw a need to provide access to art from a growing public demand for local South Bay art. As more famed artists began crowding the smattering of South Bay galleries, those who live and create locally felt displaced. The concept of Destination: Art took shape, and its door opened in November 2014.

Today there are eight Studio artists and eight Gallery artists, and nearly 100 Associate Artists, who take classes, volunteer and have their own annual show in June.

BeachLife Backyard Games

November 17, 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!

The Brews Hall Grand Opening

November 18, 2019

The community is invited to attend the Grand Opening Celebration of The Brews Hall on Monday, November 18 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Attendees will get to meet the opening team as well as George Lopez and Colin Cowherd. The brewmaster will also be on site to answer any questions about the unique brew lineup.

Tickets are $100. Price of admission includes a wristband with 5 tickets that includes 3 adult beverages and 2 food items (selection of one appetizer and one entrée) and photo opportunities with George Lopez or Colin Cowherd.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit the website at

Torrance Antique Street Faire

November 24, 2019

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, November 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event features 200+ 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!

2019 DATES: Jan. 27 • Feb. 24 • Mar. 24 • Apr. 28 • May 26 • June 23 • July 28 • Aug. 25 • Sep. 22 • Oct. 27 • Nov. 24 • Dec. 22

Torrance Turkey Trot

November 28, 2019

Torrance Turkey TrotThe City of Torrance presents the annual Torrance Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 28.

A time-honored tradition here in the South Bay, the annual Harry Sutter Memorial Thanksgiving Day 3 Mile Fun Run – aka Turkey Trot – gets under way at 8 a.m. at Sam’s Club in Torrance.

All registered participants will receive a commemorative Turkey Trot shirt. The Village Runner and other sponsors will be providing great prizes – including mountain bikes! – for the after-race raffle.

The City of Torrance invites runners and spectators to bring a can of food for a special Thanksgiving Food Drive. While you run or watch, the canned foods will be distributed to people in need throughout the South Bay.

Drive In Movie Nights

November 29, 2019

The Roadium Open Air Market presents Drive-In Movie Nights this fall and winter.

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

09/27/19 Grease
10/25/19 Beetlejuice
11/29/19 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (original)
12/10/19 Elf
12/27/19 The Karate Kid
01/31/20 Toy Story 1
02/28/20 Up

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