Category: Special Events

Manhattan Beach City Council Candidate Forum

September 30, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a City Council Candidate Forum on Wednesday, September 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

Kelly Stroman, President and CEO of the Manhattan Beach Chamber, will ask the candidates important questions regarding the business community and their ideas about other issues facing the city and it’s residents.

Admission is FREE!

Once you are registered, you will receive the Zoom link.

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

Virtual Manhattan Beach 10K Run

October 1 – 10, 2020

The Manhattan Beach 10K Special Edition: Run Your Own Race will take place on Thursday, October 1.

The 2020 MB10k is a virtual event taking place over the course of ten days allowing you to decide when and where you’ll run it. Many of the rules and regulations have been suspended for the event this year, allowing you the flexibility to truly run your own race. Take advantage of the freedom to sleep in on “race day” and even run Rosecrans twice if you like. It’s all up to you at the 2020 MB10k – Run Your Own Race!

RUN YOUR OWN COURSE
This year’s virtual race is taking place in Anytown, Anystate, and Anycountry you choose – it’s all up to you. You have ten days to complete your 10k this year, choosing to run it in one outing or over the course of several days. The only thing we ask is that you follow all local guidelines for face mask requirements and practice responsible social distancing.

As a virtual event, there will be no recorded finishing times, but you should post the informal results on social media.

South Bay Economic Forecast Meeting

October 1, 2020

Cal State Dominguez Hills will host the South Bay Economic Forecast on Thursday, October 1 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. online.

Take part in this annual event from the comfort of your home and take the opportunity to network with the Forecast speakers and attendees in virtual sessions. The Emcee and Moderatoris Frank Mottek, Business News Anchor, KNX1070 Radio.

Topics include:
-What shifts in manufacturing have occurred as a result of COVID-19?
-What new industries have emerged?
-How quickly can the South Bay economy recover?
-Who has been hardest hit by the downturn?
-Is working from home here to stay?

Sunset at the Beach, A Virtual Event

October 1, 2020

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach presents Sunset at the Beach, A Virtual Event on Thursday, October 1 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Join Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) for Sunset at the Beach a live stream event to benefit CSCRB’s free support programs for cancer patients and their loved ones. CSCRB’s very first virtual event will be hosted by award-winning actor, television host, and comedian Mark DeCarlo. CSCRB looks forward to gathering with old friends and new all while safe at home in support of the people in our lives who have been touched by cancer.

“We are honored to have Mark DeCarlo join us for this special night and to bring this opportunity for people to participate in one of our events from the comfort of their home or wherever they might be,” said CSCRB Executive Director/CEO Joey Shanahan.

Laemmle Drive-In Series at the Roadium

October 1 & 8, 2020

Laemmle Theatres will screen new Art House Film Releases at the Roadium Drive-In over the next few Thursday nights.

Since 2012, the South Bay Film Society has brought art-house films to the South Bay, saving locals from having to drive to the west side. Now we have an opportunity right here in the South Bay to return the favor to help keep Laemmle Theatres alive. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, September 24: AVA
Thursday, October 1: 12 HOUR SHIFT
Thursday, October 8: SHE IS THE OCEAN

One $25 ticket covers everyone in your vehicle. Gates open at 6:15 p.m. with the movie starting around 7:15 p.m. Entrance gate closes at 7:35 p.m.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/roadium-open-air-market-and-drive-in-30426837310.

Gardena Cinema Drive In *SCHEDULE CHANGES CONSTANTLY*

October 1, 2020

LA Arts Society will host Pop Up Drive In Movie Screenings at the Gardena Cinema back lot this summer.

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 as follows:

October 1 – 3: BeetleJuice
October 1: The Craft
October 23 & 24: Nightmare on Elm Street
October 30 & 31: Halloween

Drive-In at the Roadium

October 2, 2020

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. The schedule is as follows:
October 2: Shrek 2
October 10: Ghostbusters
October 29: Nightmare on Elm Street
November 14: Ratatouille
December 11: The Polar Express

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

Admission is $25 per car.

Virtual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

October 3 & 4, 2020

The Virtual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair will take place on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4.

The Hometown Fair has always been a safe place to gather, perform and fundraise for 48 years. This year, the priority has to be the health and safety of the community, so the Fair will be primarily virtual.

The event will feature ‘So unFair’ merchandise; silent auction; arts & crafts vendor directory; Battle of the Bands competition; and more.

For all the details and calendar of events, visit the website at https://www.mbfair.org/2020-hometown-fair/.

Drive-In Movie @ Manhattan Village Shopping Mall

October 3, 2020

Style on the Spot will host a Drive-In @ Manhattan Village Shopping Center on various nights on the top level of the new parking structure next to California Pizza Kitchen.

The drive-in movie event of the summer is finally here and will bring the community together for the next few weeks with classic films. The schedule is as follows:

October 3: Jumanji

Reserve one ticket per car and sound will be played on your car radio via a station that will be provided when you arrive.

Torrance Theatre Company: Play at Home

October 4, 2020

The Torrance Theater Company presents the virtual performance series Play at Home on select Sundays through the end of the year.

Play at Home is a series of FREE staged readings and virtual performances you can watch from the comfort of your home. The schedule is as follows:

October 4: Chapatti
October 18: Bauer
November 1: The Velocity of Autumn
November 15: Annapurna
December 6: Beyond Glory
December 13: Driving Miss Daisy
December 20: A Christmas Carol

MBSAFE City Council Candidates Forum

October 5, 2020

MBSAFE (Manhattan Beach Safe Alternatives for Everyone) will host a City Council Candidate Forum on Monday, October 5 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

The community is invited to attend, Hear from the candidates and have your questions answered. The candidates are Mark Burton, Chaz Flemmings, Grettel Fournell, Joe Franklin, Phoebe Lyons, Richard Montgomery and Steve Napolitano.

The moderator will screen and ask questions sent via chat room during the forum. Questions can be sent in advance at mbsafe@outlook.com. This event is FREE to attend! The deadline to register is October 4 at 8 p.m.

DTMB City Council Candidates Forum

October 7, 2020

The Downtown Manhattan Beach Business + Professionals Association will host a 2020 Manhattan Beach City Council Candidate Forum on Wednesday, October 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. online.

The community is invited to attend and learn about the candidates and have your questions answered. The candidates are Mark Burton, Chaz Flemmings, Grettel Fournell, Joe Franklin, Phoebe Lyons, Richard Montgomery and Steve Napolitano.

The event link will be provided once registration is complete.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information and registration, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/712464859348146.

Candidates Forum: Torrrance Unified School District Board of Education

October 8, 2020

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual Candidates Forum on Thursday, October 8 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom.

There are four candidates vying for two seats on the Torrance Unified School District Board of Education. Candidates Madison Lester, Anil Muhammed, Jasmine Park and Ron Riggs will participate in the virtual forum.

Terry Ragins, elected to the TUSD Board of Education in 2003 will be terming off in December 2020. Ragins, who wholeheartedly believes that students are our future, has made a firm commitment to education throughout her life. Don Lee, elected to the TUSD Board of Education in 2007 will be terming off in December 2020. Don has committed himself to community service and has had various leadership positions in the Torrance community.

You must register in advance for this meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sduiorzwsGdS432QyXrkiB6B8_CRHa8lY

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

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).