Category: Torrance

South Bay by COVID-19 Website Announcement

March 15, 2020

For the last nine years, South Bay by has kept the community informed of all the incredible leisure activities and special events taking place in our seaside bubble.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re temporarily switching gears to act as a clearing house for hyper-local news. We’re receiving COVID-19 updates and information from multiple, reliable sources. In order to distribute all of this information in a timely manner, we’re posting announcements to the Daily Blog page as we receive them.

Free Virtual Exercise Classes with the Center for Health & Fitness


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

They also offer Live Virtual Classes with unlimited access to all live classes for $22 a month. To register, visit

To learn how to join a virtual group exercise class, visit

Torrance Rose Float Flower Power Fundraiser


The Torrance Rose FLoat Association is raising funds with a Flower Sale.

The Torrance Rose Float Association enters the City of Torrance Rose Float in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade each year. They are a 100% volunteer non profit organization. The Association is responsible for the parade entrance forms and fee, the design contest, working with our float builder to finalize the design and obtain tournament approval, supplying the volunteer float decorators and raising funds to cover a portion of the costs.

A large portion of the costs have been provided by the City of Torrance, but due to the COVID-19 crisis, that participation is in serious doubt. There have been 65 City of Torrance floats in the Tournament of Roses Parade since 1914. The Torrance Rose Float Association works hard to continue this long standing community tradition.

If you love the Rose Parade, you also love flowers!



The current COVID pandemic has taken its toll on performing arts organizations and performing artists. In hopes to support these artists, who are critical to our success, the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation has created TOCA To Go.

Know someone who is missing the excitement of a live performance? Got a special occasion that you want to celebrate, or need a special gift you want to send to someone? Try TOCA TO GO!

With just a few clicks, TOCA will send a performer to your home, place of work or other location. Performers who travel will maintain social distance.

ESMoA Experience #26: OOMO

June 4 – September 26, 2020

ESMoA presents Experience 26: OOMO, a solo exhibition of photographic artist Nicole Maloney. The OOMO digital cube is a conceptual interactive art sculpture depicting human oneness and our symbiotic association with technology. OOMO asks the world to stand in awe instead of in judgment of one another.

OOMO| OUT OF MANY ONE: Maloney is on a mission to capture every face in the world on the OOMO digital cube to prove that out of many, we are one. One humanity. Our differences are vast, but our similarities are colossal. OOMO confronts man’s symbiotic relationship with technology by broadcasting each selfie on both a communal and global scale. OOMO represents humanity’s moral imperative: to seek peace and tolerance so that every man, woman and child will see the other as they see themselves.

Maloney’s seminal work began with the original OOMO cube installation located in downtown Los Angeles March 2014. This analog cube is a permanent public art piece confronting prejudice with tolerance. It stands 2.44 meters made of steel and aluminum resting on one point. The cube displays photographic images featuring the diversity of man through a mixture of faces printed on stainless steel on five of the six sides.

Support the South Coast Botanic Garden 2020 Flourish Fund


A message from the South Coast Botanic Garden….

The world has felt like a scary place the past few months. While many businesses around us closed, South Coast Botanic Garden remained open as a much-needed place of hope for our community.

Staying open has been no small feat. We acted swiftly and thoughtfully to implement solutions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of staff and visitors, working under guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

While we remain open as a safe place for all, it certainly is no longer business as usual. Many of the Garden’s typical sources of funding — including public programs, classes, plant sales, festivals and event rentals — have all been put on hold. The Garden is losing an estimated $4,000 per day during this crisis — a hard hit for our small organization.

That is why we are asking for your help today. You can help us weather this storm! Can we count on your support of our 2020 Flourish Fund with a fully tax-deductible gift today?

To donate, visit

Your gift of any amount will allow our beautiful Garden to flourish for years to come and continue to unite people through nature. We are grateful for your continued and generous support. Any amount you can contribute helps.

Don’t Touch Your Face

June 20 – July 11, 2020

ShockBoxx Gallery presents the Opening Reception of Don’t Touch Your Face on Saturday, June 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Heading into quarantine, ShockBoxx put out an international call for art, asking artists working with any medium or style to capture their experience of lock down during the global pandemic.

This show received over 650 submissions from 250 artists and after a tough jury process, the results are in and will be exhibited at the gallery.

Given social distancing guidelines, the Opening Reception will happen via Zoom (479-922-3404) Password (006346).

Downtown Does Dining Alfresco

July 10 – 12, 2020

Take the family for a unique, open air, dining experience as Torrance restaurants participate in Downtown Does Dining Alfresco.

Streets will be closed on Sartori between El Prado and Marcelina for a safe dining experience. In conjunction with the outdoor dining program, Downtown guests are encouraged to visit retailers and service businesses either before or after they dine.​

Friday, July 10, from 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

BBQ & Afternoon Get Together

July 11, 2020

The Depot will host a BBQ & Afternoon Get Together on Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot.

Bring your camp, lounge or beach chair for an afternoon of food, drinks and live music with tunes by Andy & Renee.

Cover charge is $20. Cash only for food and beverages.

To make a reservation, call 310-787-7501.

The Depot is located at 1250 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501.

Torrance Theatre Company

July 12, 2020

The Torrance Theatre Company presents Play at Home, a series of FREE staged readings and virtual performances

Register to attend either or both of the remaining shows and watch the series in the comfort of your home.

Sunday, July 12: Kalamazoo
Sunday, July 26: All the Days

After registering, you will receive an email with a private link to the Torrance Theatre Company YouTube channel. Copy the link into your browser on the night of the performance. The link is active for 24 hours (through Monday night).

Vote for Pediatric Therapy Network to Receive $100,000 Grant

July 13, 2020

Pediatric Therapy Network is thrilled to be one of 25 organizations selected as a finalist in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge! They’re in the running to receive up to $100,000, but they need your vote!

PTN is a finalist in the Learn category. Winning the top $100,000 prize would allow them to promote early education programs and enhance functional abilities among children with and at-risk for developmental delays and disabilities.

As the ONLY finalist serving children with developmental needs and the ONLY organization located in the South Bay and Long Beach area, your vote will have a tremendous impact on the communities PTN serves.

Women in Tech Networking Mixer

July 14, 2020

Women’s Voices in Tech will host the Women in Tech Virtual Networking Hour on Tuesday, July 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom.

As with all Women’s Voices in Tech events, this virtual event will bring together some of the most successful, influential, and inspiring women entrepreneurs, and techies in Los Angeles. Expand your professional network! Don’t miss this opportunity to:
-Find career opportunities
-Networking and meet new people
-Connect with tech investors
-Have fun and relax

BeachLife Festival Summer Series

July 23, 2020

BeachLife presents the next edition of the Speakeasy Summer Series on Thursday, July 23 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The BeachLife Festival has embraced this “new normal” of live streaming, and are putting together a stellar lineup for July 23! Tune in at 7 p.m. for 2 hours of live performances and special guests, including Lukas Nelson, The Record Company, Roots of Creation, Anuhea and more! Thanks to Herradura Tequila, the streams are FREE to watch!

Watch on You Tube at

Torrance Antique Street Faire

July 26, 2020

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, July 26 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!

2020 DATES: 1/26/20 2/23/20 3/22/20 4/26/20 5/24/20 6/28/20 7/26/20 8/23/20 9/27/20 10/25/20 11/22/20 12/27/20

For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at