Category: Torrance

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 Beer Run

June 15 – 23, 2019

The first annual Torrance Beer Run will take place from Saturday, June 15 through Sunday, June 23 in conjunction with L.A. Beer Week.

Get your beer on in Torrance! Visit each of the breweries listed on the card during L.A. Beer Week and have your card stamped. When you have all 11 stamps, turn in your card and receive a Torrance Beer Run t-shirt. T-shirts can be picked up at Hop Saint and Smog City. It’s first-come, first served, so be sure to complete your card and turn it in quickly while supplies last.

South Bay HYPE Mixer

June 18, 2019

The Torrance Chamber of Commerce presents the monthly South Bay HYPE Mixer on Tuesday, June 18 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Brio Coastal Bar & Kitchen.

HYPE is all about Helping Young Professionals Excel! Bring plenty of business cards, bring a friend, bring a smile!

Admission is FREE for TACC Members and $5 for guests. Ages 21 to 45 welcome.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

Brio Coastal Bar & Kitchen is located at 21532 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.

Third Fridays @ Strand Bewing

June 21, 2019

Strand Brewing Company presents Third Fridays on June 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. featuring the work of artist David Harris.

A confluence of local art and local beer, Third Fridays is a recurring event focusing on local artists and featuring their work in the Tap Room of the brewery. In addition to the art exhibits, the event features on-site food trucks and plenty of Strand Beer for purchase.

Summer Fridays Drive-In Movies

June 21, 2019

The Roadium Open Air Market presents Summer Fridays Drive-In Movies every Friday (June 21) this summer.

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

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with the movie starting at 8 p.m.

Summer Fridays Movie Lineup:

6/7/2019: Back to the Future
6/14/2019: Jurassic Park
6/21/2019: Moana
6/28/2019: Matilda (In-N-Out Truck)
7/5/2019: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
7/12/2019: Grease (Classic Car night)

South Bay Festival of the Arts

June 22, 2019

Festival-of-the-ArtsThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present the South Bay Festival of the Arts on Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The event will feature live performances, art displays, demos, craft beer tastings, food and children’s arts and crafts. All four of the Center’s stages – the Armstrong Theatre, the Ken Miller Stage, the Torino Plaza Main Stage, and the Nakano Theatre – will feature live entertainment throughout the Festival.

Some of the best local restaurants, caterers, breweries, and wineries will have food and beverages available for purchase during the festival. Local artists and craftsmen will have handmade merchandise available for purchase. There will also be drawings for prizes and pop-the-balloon prizes offered to festival-goers. Within the classrooms of the Center, instructors will be teaching crafts and giving demonstrations to visitors of all ages.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

June 23, 2019

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, June 23 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

Night Time Bazaar

June 27, 2019

Pull & Thread will host a Night Time Bazaar on Thursday, June 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The community is invited to stop by, enjoy a beverage and discover local artists.

The event will feature merchandise and art work by Love & Loyalty, Monica Lewis, Preening Peacock, Somos Life, Funkie Art, Drica Lobo and Studio Soul.

Pull & Thread is located at 24415 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA.

Backyard BBQ @ Strand Brewing

June 29, 2019

Strand Brewing will host the annual Backyard BBQ on Saturday, June 29 from noon to 9 p.m.

This annual summer celebration is a day-long party featuring local bands, backyard barbecue, and special one-off beer releases.

They open up the depths of the brewery for you to get down on some tunes, food, and Strand Beer. Bring your friends, family and neighbors!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at

Strand Brewing Company is located at 2201 Dominguez Street, Torrance, CA 90501.

Movies in the Park – Torrance

June 29, 2019

The City of Torrance Community Services Department and local Homeowners Associations are proud to sponsor Movies in the Park.

These movie nights will take place at various parks throughout the city this summer. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Pack up a picnic basket, blanket and lawn chairs and join friends and neighbors for an evening of family-friendly cinematic entertainment as the parks convert into outdoor movies theaters.

Each event will feature a different movie beginning at dusk (around 8 p.m.) so bring a jacket, popcorn, cocoa and snacks and join in the fun! The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 29
De Portola Park
25615 Lazy Meadow Drive, Torrance, CA 90505

Torrance 4th of July Fireworks Show

July 4, 2019

The City of Torrance will host the 4th of July Fireworks Show on Thursday, July 4 at 9 p.m. at the Torrance Civic Center.

The 20-minute show will feature a patriotic soundtrack to complement the more than 1,000 shells being fired.

The internal Civic Center parking lot will be closed for the launching of the fireworks, however, surrounding parking lots will be open for the general public to view the show. In addition, the Toyota Sports Complex and a portion of the Courthouse parking lot will be open for public viewing.

Tickets will be required to enter the Toyota Sports Complex viewing area. These FREE tickets are available now, and must be picked up in advance from either the Cultural Arts Center Box office at the James Armstrong Theatre (3330 Civic Center Drive) or from the Community Services Department located in the West Annex of City Hall (3031 Torrance Blvd). There are a limited number of tickets available for access to the Toyota Sports complex. All other areas will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Shakespeare by the Sea

July 7 through August 10, 2019

This summer, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay. Performances of The Comedy of Errors and Henry V will take place during July and August.

The Comedy of Errors – A classic Shakespearean romp of mistaken identity-it’s mischief and mayhem galore! Two young visitors arrive in the city unaware that their long-lost twins already live there. Over the course of a single day, everything that can go wrong does go wrong: a marriage at breaking point, a missing gold chain, an unpaid debt, and a dubious arrest. It’s mischief and mayhem galore!