Category: Special Events

South Bay by Jackie.com COVID-19 Website Announcement

March 15, 2020

For the last ten 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.

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

Ongoing

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the virtual exhibition Skin in the Game on display beginning September 12.

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

Ongoing

Torrance Art Museum (TAM) presents the Fall Exhibitions on display beginning September 19.

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.

Destination: Art Fall 2020 Gallery Show

Ongoing

Destination: Art presents the Fall 2020 Gallery Show online.

Destination: Art is sharing this beautiful exhibit of artwork with the community to enjoy during this time of Thanksgiving. The stunning array of beauty will lift spirits and provide a note of delight to your day.

Enjoy from the comfort of your home, or anywhere in the world, the current Gallery Show featuring work by sixteen of their artists.

For additional information and to view the gallery, visit the website at https://www.destination-art.net/.

Destination: Art is located at 1815 West 213 Street, #135, Torrance, CA 90501, right next to the Bubble Bath Car Wash.

ESMoA Experience #47: FREESTATE

Ongoing

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).

Drive-In at the Roadium

Ongoing

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

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

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

Admission is $25 per car.

For additional information, visit the website at http://roadium.com/. For ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-friday-drive-in-at-the-roadium-grease-tickets-61667943479.

The Roadium Open Air Market is located at 2500 West Redondo Beach Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90504.

Gardena Cinema Drive-In *SCHEDULE CHANGES CONSTANTLY*

Ongoing

LA Arts Society presents Pop Up Drive-In Movie Screenings at the Gardena Cinema back lot.

Since its founding, Los Angeles Arts Society has hosted several successful film screenings and has several others in the works. For 2020, they have established LA Arts Society Pop-Up Drive-In Cinema at the Gardena Cinema back lot. The aim is the bring some of the best curated cinema to Los Angeles in a safe, entertaining and enjoyable setting. The schedule is constantly being updated, so check the Eventbrite page.

Tickets are $20 per car/truck/SUV, regardless of number of people in your vehicle.

Gates will open at 7 p.m. sharp. Arrive early for priority drive-in spots.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for January

January 1 – 31, 2021

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 https://pvplc.org/ or call (310) 541-7613.

Check out what’s on tap for January….

January 9 – Nature Club for Families
Virtual Event Presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy 9:30 am – 10:30 am Join us for behind the scenes activities from our nature centers, animal encounters, and fun! Visit pvplc.org for event link.

ESMoA Open Call for Artists & Writers

January 15, 2021

The ESMoA LAB Residency is designed for emerging artists to partner with ESMoA in response to a theme or topic based on an Experience (ESMoA’s word for exhibition) taking place inside the main gallery.

Application to the ESMoA LAB Residency is free and open to artists and writers who live in, work in, and/or have a distinct commitment to Los Angeles County.

They are offering an unrestricted stipend of $2,500 to artists and writers to create original artwork, performance, or composition in response to Experience 47: FREESTATE.

PVPLC Online Auction

January 15 – 30, 2021

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy presents a special Online Auction launching Friday, January 15 and running through January 30.

The Auction is made possible by the members of the White Point Community Group to raise awareness and support for the restoration and beautification activities of the White Point Nature Preserve.

Items include local staycations, getaway vacations, adventures and classes, beautiful Plein-air paintings, jewelry, landscape consultation opportunities, and many more items. You’ll enjoy finding something unique while providing critical support for restoration and education activities at the White Point Nature Preserve. The auction will also be available during Sunday’s presentation of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on January 17, at 4 pm.

Virtual Coffee with the Mayor

January 16, 2021

The City of Hermosa Beach invites the community for Virtual Coffee with the Mayor on Saturday, January 16 at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

Mayor Massey will be discussing the City’s latest initiatives, including the COVID-19 response, and will be taking questions from participants.

RSVP required. Space is limited.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

For additional information and to register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q7vGDmraT4eSSH8pNDmz4A.

ShockBoxx Opening Reception: Intergalactic Open

January 16, 2021

ShockBoxx Gallery presents the virtual Opening Reception: Intergalactic Open on Saturday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

After an open art call spanning all galaxies and solar systems, the ShockBoxx crew has narrowed down the field to the best of the best. All mediums, all styles, they’ve got it covered.

Zoom Meeting Info:
Zoom ID: 479.922.3403
Password: 006346

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/757105558224697/.