Category: Special Events

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

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.

Special Dog Walking Hours @ SCBG

June 10, 2020 – End of Summer

Grab a Leash! Dogs are welcome back to the South Coast Botanic Garden starting June 10th!

Are you looking for more space and time for you and your four-legged friend to take a stroll? The special dog walking hours will allow you to enjoy the Garden with your best four-legged friend throughout the summer. Visit the Garden on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Be sure to secure your reservation early. These days will be popular!

The Summer Show @ PVAC

July 20 – August 31, 2020

Opening online July 20 at the Palos Verdes Art Center, The Summer Show is a virtual exhibition featuring work by PVAC members associated with any of its eight artists groups: Artists Open Group (AOC), Pacific Arts Group, Paletters, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists (PADA), The Artists’ Studio, and Third Dimension.

This year, PVAC is pleased to announce Nina Zak Laddon as Juror. Nina is the co-founder of the Redondo Beach Art Group and originator of the Power of Art exhibition. She serves on the Board of Friends of Redondo Beach Arts as a Creative Advisor. Nina has been the curator of CA 101 contemporary international art exhibition for the past 8 years. She is currently the TEDx Redondo Beach Organizer.

Pierspective Community Art Exhibition


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

Image credit: Nell-Budde.

Submissions being Accepted for ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival

July 23 – October 31, 2020

The ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival is back!

What does ‘Rise Up’ mean to you? Make a 60 second film and submit it to the ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival.

Films will be reviewed by ESMoA and a panel of judges from the El Segundo and Los Angeles arts community who will decide which films will be featured at the screening event at ESMoA on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

A Jury Panel will vote for Film Favorite, Animation Favorite and Video Art Favorite. Festival Attendees will vote for the Audience Favorite Award. Awards will be announced at the screening.

10 Meadows & Lawn Areas to Enjoy at the South Coast Botanic Garden


There are 87-acres to explore at South Coast Botanic Garden, so no matter how many times you’ve visited, you probably didn’t know there are 10 meadows and grassy areas to enjoy!

Some are in secluded areas of the Garden that some visitors never get to, and one that’s not even on the map! So whether you’re looking for the perfect picnic spot or a place to let the kids run around, check out the list of these can’t miss locations! These are listed in order starting in Palm Circle, walking down the Promenade, and continuing clock wise.

1. Upper Meadow
The most easily accessible and largest meadow, the Upper Meadow is located close to the Garden’s entrance and exit. The meadow’s beautiful gazebo has been the site of many wedding ceremonies and the meadow itself is often where Garden events are held. Making this space even more of an attraction is its stunning Apricot Trumpet tree, which blooms in early spring.

TAM Summer Exhibitions

July 25 – August 29, 2020

Torrance Art Museum (TAM) is excited to announce new exhibitions for the summer that will be available to view via a series of ongoing online resources with a physical opening once State and county protocols allow for public safety. As always TAM is free and accessible to the public, but now with some new procedures in place to keep all visitors to the museum safe and secure. For full program details, visit

Main Gallery – Semblance: Sunshine traces the material and aesthetic influence of post-war Los Angeles on minimalist art within Southern California from the 1960s to today, co-curated by Josh Hashemzadeh and the Torrance Art Museum.

Destination: Art – Hanging in There!

August 8 – 15, 2020

Destination: Art presents the Opening Reception: Hanging in There! on view online beginning August 8 with the Opening Reception on Saturday, August 15.

The Studio and Gallery artists will show their work for the first time in their own online gallery starting August 8. This is a great chance to see the variety of artwork created by this talented group.

The Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, August 15 at 4 p.m. via Zoom. The Reception will feature a panel discussion on abstract art, a talk with studio artist (and storm chaser) Ms. Kyle Boone and the introduction of the extraordinary, new 3-D virtual Gallery Tour!

Women in Tech Virtual Networking Hour

August 11, 2020

Women in Tech will host a Virtual Networking Hour: Women CEOs of Color on Tuesday, August 11 from 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom.

As with all Women’s Voices in Tech events, this virtual event will bring together some of the most successful and interesting women techies in Los Angeles and beyond. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your professional network!

In August and September, Women’s Voices in Tech spotlights women tech C.E.O.s of color and how they successfully overcame gender and racial obstacles on their way to the top!

Del Amo Outdoor Market

August 14 – 16, 2020

Del Amo Fashion Center will offer shoppers an Outdoor Market in the Outdoor Village near Forever 21 each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through August 30 from noon to 4 p.m.

This pop-up, open-air shopping experience features several retailers including Tesla, kate spade new york, TravisMathew, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Nature Republic & more!

For additional inforamtion, visit the website at

Del Amo Fashion Center is located at 3525 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503.

Hermosa Beach Farmers’ Market Re-Opens!

August 14, 2020

The Rotary Club of Hermosa Beach is pleased to announce the reopening of Hermosa’s original Certified Farmers’ Market on Friday August 14 with an expanded list of farmers and packaged food vendors, new layout and more.

The market will be held at its traditional location on Valley Drive at 11th Street from noon to 4 p.m. with free parking. According to LA County Health Department regulations, Farmers’ Markets are currently restricted to sales from farmers and packaged food vendors with masks and social distancing required for all sellers and customers. No hot food, picnicking or artisans are permitted at this time.

Downtown Dining Alfresco

August 14 – 16, 2020

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

To allow for more socially distanced seating in restaurants, and create a hip, happening vibe in historic Old Torrance, the City will close Sartori Avenue again, but this time from Post Avenue to Marcelina Avenue, this weekend (Friday – Sunday) for alfresco dining. This dining program will take place the first, second and third weekends of the month now through September. The fourth weekend is reserved for the Antique Street Faire.

Restaurants will be taking to the streets, shops will be open later, and there’s even an area in the center of street for “communal dining”. Grab a bite from one of the participating restaurants, and then grab a seat so you’re front-and-center for a people-watching, unique outdoor dining experience in the heart of the original footprint of the City. You can also pull up a chair and just hang, while waiting to be seated at one of the restaurants.

Summer Drive In at the Roadium

August 14, 2020

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

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:

August 1: Shrek
August 7: School of Rock
August 14: American Graffiti
August 21: Beethoven
August 28: Twister
September 4: Grease

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

Admission is $25 per car.