Category: Special Events

South Bay by Jackie.com COVID-19 Website Announcement

March 15, 2020

For the last nine years, South Bay by Jackie.com 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

Ongoing

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 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBJD64KWm7XAh6p0eaBIUSEo5N_0qwJdv

They also offer Live Virtual Classes with unlimited access to all live classes for $22 a month. To register, visit https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/3720be6b63d74aa2bc9e38d3bda4340c.

To learn how to join a virtual group exercise class, visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting.

Pierspective Community Art Exhibition

Ongoing

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 https://www.citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreation/insta-contest#ad-image-4.

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.

PVAC Online Exhibition: Paul Jean Martel, Post Impressionist

Ongoing

The Palos Verdes Art Center is pleased to announce the new online exhibition, Paul John Martel (1879-1944) Post-Impressionist, featuring paintings by the noted Belgian-American artist beginning September 8.

Curated by Aaron Sheppard, the show presents selected works from the artist’s estate. The exhibition is open to the public on the PVAC website.

Paul Jean Martel is an artist who defies easy categorization. Equally rooted in the European traditions of the French and Belgian fin-de-siècle avant-garde and the academic realism of the early twentieth century Pennsylvania Impressionists, Martel’s paintings reveal a life-long passion for the paint medium. Martel’s oeuvre mirrors the dynamic evolution of European Modernism. With a nod to French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Belgian Neo-Impressionism, and the Nabis, Martel’s stylistic influences are diverse.

Palos Verdes Art Center: Skin in the Game

September 12 – November 14, 2020

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the virtual exhibition Skin in the Game on view from September 12 through November 14.

To have “skin in the game” is to have a personal stake in a competitive endeavor, placing assets at risk, win or lose. For Black folk in this game we call America, the asset risked is the body itself ¬ its physical being and cultural identity.

Curated by Brent Holmes, Skin in the Game presents works by twelve artists working during this time of unrest that challenge mainstream assumptions of Black identity and artistic practice.

Their pieces range from experiments in Afrofuturism and Afropunk to street portraiture, abstraction, exercises in queer humor, and the appropriation of minstrelsy. Media includes video and animation, performance video, VR (virtual reality), painting, photography, and sculpture.

The artists featured are Crackhead Barney, Q’shaundra James, Cat Jones, Karla Lagunas, Antwane Lee, AJ McClenon, Mark Steven Greenfield, Carlos Ramirez, Se7en Captures, Lance L. Smith, and duo Jason Woodberry and Marcus Kiser.

TAM Fall Exhibitions

September 19 – October 24, 2020

Torrance Art Museum (TAM) presents the Fall Exhibitions on display from September 19 through October 24, 2020.

Tam is pleased to announce two new exhibitions for fall: Baker’s Dozen 2020 in the Main Gallery and Rewilding Structures in Gallery Two.

Main GalleryBaker’s Dozen 2020 acts as a review of sorts; a survey show of thirteen artists whose work made an impression upon the curators in the last year. These thirteen reflect current directions in Southern Californian contemporary art practices.

Historically, a Baker’s Dozen is thirteen instead of twelve, as British bakers in the 13th century gave customers an extra loaf of bread to avoid being punished by King Henry III for cheating the public when serving up notoriously light loaves. It takes on new meaning during 2020, considering all the necessary pandemic closures that robbed public of experiences. As with previous Baker’s Dozens, the selections within this exhibition reflect our own preconceptions and biases, centering on artistic endeavors at this moment in history. 2020 has proven to be a year of daunting challenges, and it is insightful to discover how new creations can either follow, oppose and/or move beyond the influences of our particular times.

Soroptimist Dream Raffle

October 1 – December 31, 2020

Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach (SIMB) presents the Dream Raffle to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes.

Tickets will be sold until December 31, 2020, unless all tickets are sold before the end date. Six drawings will be held during the months of January to June 2021, during the monthly Board meetings of SIMB. The winner does not need to be present to win.

Only 300 tickets will be sold. If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning improve. When you purchase your ticket, you are automatically entered into 6 drawings during 2021, one per month in January through June, where the winners will receive $100 prizes.

Richstone Marathon Month

October 1 – 31, 2020

In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Richstone Family Center is hosting the first ever Marathon Month virtual fun run/walk this October.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this FREE community event by running or walking a total of 26.2 miles during the month to raise awareness of domestic violence and show support of Richstone’s therapy programs that offer critical support for abuse survivors.

With a new challenge introduced each week, Marathon Month is a great way to get the whole family moving for an important cause.

TAG Fine Arts Show

October 3 – 31, 2020

Destination:Art presents the first Torrance Artists’ Guild virtual Fine Arts Show October 3 through October 31 on the D:A website.

Experience 78 exceptional artworks in a variety of mediums, then cast your vote for the Art Lover’s Award. D:A is happy to lend its technology to TAG, which has had to adapt to the virtual world to share its creations!

The public is enthusiastically invited to attend a Zoom Reception on October 17 at 4 p.m.

Registration for the Zoom reception is required!

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.destination-art.net/tagshow.

ESMoA Experience #47: FREESTATE

October 8, 2020 – March 27, 2021

The El Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #47: FREESTATE on exhibit both inside and outside the museum from October 8 through March 27, 2021.

Taking ESMoA and LA’s South Bay City of El Segundo as ostensible “campaign headquarters,” FREESTATE will feature new artworks that artist Cole Sternberg conceives as fabricated historical ephemeras and objects, sovereign documents, and fictional propaganda. The gallery space will be split into three rooms, forcing the viewer to experience each as a separate moment along the path to the Free Republic.

FREESTATE prolifically details and addresses concepts of human rights, the environment, democracy and freedom through a multi-media and publicly activated artistic journey, one that recalls Joseph Beuys’ 7000 Oaks (which precipitated the founding of Germany’s Green Party in 1980).

SolidARiTy

October 17 – 24, 2020

Resin Gallery presents SolidARiTy, an online exhibition and fundraising auction taking place October 17 through October 24.

The SolidARiTy movement includes over 20 South Bay artists who are creating thought-provoking pieces using donated plywood from boarded up businesses following the death of George Floyd, transforming them into art that stands in support of solidarity and equality, raising awareness of racial injustice and helping to fund local nonprofits.

The fundraiser is online now at https://funddeed.com/solidarity and the art
auction will be live Saturday, October 17 thru October 24 at https://supportsolidarity.com during which time the pieces will be available for viewing at Resin Gallery by scheduled appointment.

Torrance State of the City Address

October 22, 2020

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents the annual State of the City Address on Thursday, October 22 at noon online.

This event features the annual address by Mayor Patrick J. Furey, City of Torrance, and the announcement of the 2020 Citizen of the Year.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/stateofthecity2020/.

GLOW Tickets on Sale

October 22, 2020

The South Coast Botanic Garden is proud to present Garden Lights & Ocean Waters, also known as GLOW, opening to the public on November 21 and running through January 10, 2021.

This visually stunning light exhibition will transform the beloved and lush botanical oasis into a nighttime oceanic experience you won’t soon forget. The Garden’s fan-favorite collections like the Bohannon Rose Garden, Banyan Grove, Desert Collection and Living Wall will dance with light in this festive installation for the first-ever nighttime art installation.

Opening to the public on November 21 and running through January 10, 2021, this after-dark walk through the Garden is set to an artistically curated soundtrack featuring a little something for everyone, from original electro-pop songs produced specifically for GLOW by DJ Jerzy to Baja surf music, Train and Vivaldi.

Timed-ticket reservations are required for all visitors, however, Members have a chance to reserve their tickets before anyone else. Member Presale for discounted tickets of $24.95 begins October 22. The general public can purchase their tickets for $34.95 starting November 6. Sustainer, Supporter and Garden Circle members will receive TWO complimentary Golden Tickets, good for reservation-free entry.

Sunscreen Film Festival

October 22, 2020

The eighth annual Sunscreen Film Festival will take place on Thursday, October 22 at 7 p.m. for one night only at Gardena Cinema’s Outdoor Drive-In.

Going into it’s eighth year in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, the Sunscreen Film Festival screens top notch films, provides stellar workshops and panels packed with Hollywood talent, and hosts great parties. Everyone that attends Sunscreen is accessible and easy to interact with. Many filmmakers love the open atmosphere during the festival and appreciate the chance to learn from one another.

It will be a full slate of shorts under the stars, concessions, DJ, and fun for the whole family! Due to the pandemic, adjustments have been made, but the show must go on! The schedule is as follows:
5:30 PM – Gates Open (Arrive early for best Drive-In spots)
6:30 PM – Welcoming address and Introduction.
7:00 PM – The Films!!
8:15 PM – 15 minute intermission!