Category: Special Events

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for January

January 1 – 31, 2020

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special events and monthly activities.

One of the South Bay’s best kept secrets is the surprising amount of natural habitat to be found in the area and it is the mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to “preserve land and restore habitat for the enjoyment and education of all.”

For additional information and registration, visit the website at or call (310) 541-7613.

Check out what’s on tap for January….

Special Events

Redondo Beach Library Activities for January

January 1 – 31, 2020

The Redondo Beach Library offers a variety of activities for all ages including music, writing, dance, language, reading, crafts and more!

A few require registration but all of them are FREE!

Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Telephone: 310 318-0675

Redondo Beach North Branch Library is located at 2000 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Telephone: 310 318-0677

For additional information on Library programs and services, please call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for Adult or Teen Programs, (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs or visit the website at

Check out the January Calendar of Events listed below, or click on the flyer, print it and stick it on the fridge as a reminder!

DineLA Restaurant Week

January 17 – 31, 2020

Attention local foodies! Restaurant Week is back and it’s time to DineLA!

DineLA Restaurant Week is a bi-annual dining event established to introduce diners to the extensive assortment of restaurants in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. DineLA Winter Restaurant Week takes place over 14 consecutive days and runs from January 17 through January 31.

Local foodies and visitors to the area will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix fixe menus from some of LA’s best restaurants during this this period.

MBAC Exhibition: Mare Vitalis

January 17 – March 22, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Art Center (MBAC) presents the Opening Reception: Mare Vitalis on Friday, January 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The importance of the sea in maritime communities is evident in the work of three painters: Alex Weinstein, Wendy Stillman, and Marlene Yamada. Their work spans from abstract to representational, and the idea of ocean is represented through specific cultural references, philosophical theories about nature and beauty, and the physicality and motion of water.

This event is FREE to attend and all are welcome!

For additional information, visit the website at

Resin Gallery Exhibition: Industry of Meaning

January 18 – February 15, 2020

The L.A. County Historical Society presents the exhibition Industry of Meaning opening Saturday, January 18 and running through February 15 at Resin Gallery.

Be immersed in the Industry of Meaning. This exhibit reflects an observation of the surf, skate, street and beach mediums and presents a 100 year retrospective of the creative ripple effect which surf, skate, street and beach mediums have had on culture and artists. This exhibit brings together fine artists, cultural icons and and a range of cultural artifacts.

There are over 50 participating artists in this exhibit, including cultural icons like Skip Englom and Jim Gonzer, both of whom have over 50 years in their respected mediums. Show curators Matt Wessen and Skip Engblom, both prolific surfers and founders of LA County Historical Society.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Eventbrite page at

TAM Fall Exhibitions

January 18 – march 14, 2020

The Torrance Art Museum (TAM) presents two new exhibitions, Death Cult in Gallery One and Alptraum in Gallery Two opening Saturday, January 18 and running through March 14.

Death Cult examines the human fascination with skulls and mortality throughout the history of art and its intersection with motorcycle sub-cultures. The obsession with death has always been a fundamental pivot for much of art throughout history and across geographical boundaries. As Western contemporary culture moved into a period of youth sub-cultures in the mid-1950s, the skull took on various signifiers for myriad groups and has continued to maintain that tradition with greasers, punks, contemporary skaters, and others making use of the skull as a motif. This exhibition focuses on the ubiquitous human skull and sub-cultural expression of ‘the American Dream’, with a particular focus on the motorcycle world lifestyle, as its participants have one of the largest mortality rates among these sub-cultures. Death Cult explores the link between the sub-cultural yearnings for freedom expressed through the motorcycle, its movies, its tropes, and the vanitas nature of skull related art works – a reminder of our own mortality, memento mori. Curated by Max Presneill with Sue-Na Gay.

Light Gate Sunset

January 27, 2020

Light-GateGet your camera ready for another picture perfect Light Gate Sunset in Manhattan Beach on Monday, January 27 at 5:19 p.m.! 📸🌅

This unique artwork on Highland Avenue located next to the Manhattan Beach Library focuses the view through an opening down 14th Street to the ocean. Every year on November 14th and January 27th, the sunset aligns perfectly through the Light Gate keyhole.

For additional information, visit the website at

The Light Gate is located on Highland Avenue between Manhattan Beach City Hall and the Manhattan Beach Library.

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Let’s Connect Mixer

January 28, 2020

The South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Panelas Brazil Cuisine on Tuesday, January 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

These monthly mixers are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at various locations around the South Bay to show support for local businesses. Come prepared to meet other like-minded and professional business women in a warm, easy-going and fun environment. Men are also welcome to attend these mixers!

Torrance City Council Candidates Forum

January 29, 2020

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents the City Council Candidates Forum on Wednesday, January 29 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the
DoubleTree By Hilton Torrance-South Bay.

The community is encouraged to attend the event and hear from the candidates. Invited participants include George Chen, Geoff Rizzo, Sue Herbers, Sharon Kalani, Andrew DeBlock and Mike Griffiths.

Tickets are $15.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

DoubleTree By Hilton Torrance-South Bay is located at 21333 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA

Hawthorne Business Expo 2020

January 29, 2020

The Hawthorne Business Expo 2020 will take place on Wednesday, January 29 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Hawthorne Memorial Center.

Join local business owners and employment professionals at this year’s expo. Learn how to access a wealth of opportunities, advice and no-cost resources from local, state and national agencies that can help you improve, evolve and expand your business.

Learn how to develop your social media presence; obtain financing; access no-cost resources to build your business; protect your computer and cybersecurity; and learn website essentials for small businesses. Take advantage of the networking opportunities awaiting you with other entrepreneurs and successful business owners large and small.

Women in Tech Networking Happy Hour

January 30, 2020

The Women in Tech Networking Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, January 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Shade Hotel.

This mixer brings together some of the most influential and inspiring women entrepreneurs, investors, and tech executives in Los Angeles. Who is this event for? Women leaders in tech, women entrepreneurs in tech, and the men and women who support and invest in them!

Enjoy networking in a fun, relaxed atmosphere; mingle with highly successful men and women in the entrepreneur, startup, and tech space; connect to fellow techies that can help you advance your career or business; meet developers to recruit for projects; and maybe find your next client, employee, business partner or co-founder.

Virtual Campfire @ Project Barley

January 31, 2020

Gather round the campfire when Virtual Campfire plays on Friday, January 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Project Barley.

Bring your tents, sleeping bags and marshmallows (just kidding) for a night of music, craft beer and fun in Lomita!

No cover charge!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at

Project Barley Brewery is located at 2308 Pacific Coast Highway, Lomita, CA 90717.

Drive In Movie Nights

January 31, 2020

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.

Beach Cities Symphony: Heartbreak & Homeland

January 31, 2020

The Beach Cities Symphony presents Heartbreak and Homeland, the second concert of the 70th season on Friday, January 31 in the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College.

Paul Piazza will conduct Holst’s Somerset Rhapsody, Beethoven’s A! Perfido, Dvorak’s Symphony No.8, and Puccini’s Vissi D’Arte. Erin Wood is the featured soprano soloist. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 7:15 pm with the concert starting at 8:00 pm.

This concert is FREE to attend! On-campus parking is $3.

For additional information, call (310) 374-7461 or visit the website at

Library After Dark: A Conversation with John Van Hammersveld & Henry Diltz

January 31, 2020

The El Segundo Public Library presents A Conversation with John Van Hammersveld & Henry Diltz on Friday, January 31 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The community is invited for a special after hours library event as legendary artist John Van Hamersveld and rock n’ roll photographer Henry Diltz discuss their artistic careers and experiences working with music’s most iconic classic artists of the 1960s and 1970s.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, call 310-524-2728 or visit the website at

The El Segundo Public Library is located at 111 West Mariposa Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245.