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Vote Now for Best of Manhattan

September 19, 2017

The nominations are in and voting has begun for the Best of Manhattan!

The Best of Manhattan strives to recognizes those businesses and leaders who make Manhattan Beach the tremendous city it is. Each year the community has an opportunity to vote on their favorites in several categories. Voting ends at midnight on September 29 To vote, visit the website at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bestofmb.

The Meet the Finalists Mixer will be held at Bo Bridges Gallery located at 1108 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, on Thursday, October 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There is no cost to attend.

Tickets are now on sale for the Best Of Manhattan dinner and awards gala to be held on Thursday, October 19 at 6 p.m. at Verandas. To purchase tickets, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/the-best-of-manhattan-a-toast-to-the-top-8687.

This is a fun night you don’t want to miss!

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Buy Tickets Now For Redondo Beach Lobster Festival!

September 18, 2017

The annual Redondo Beach Lobster Festival Takes place Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24 this year and you don’t want to wait until the very last minute to buy your tickets!

Everyone comes for the lobster but we all stay for the live music. The line-up includes local bands Feed the Kitty and Barley, and features internationally renowned bands The Untouchables and English Beat.

You don’t want to miss any of this delicious, fun-filled weekend!

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.lobsterfestival.com/.

The Festival takes place at the Seaside Lagoon next to King Harbor, just north of the Redondo Beach Pier at 200 Portofino Way in Redondo Beach (at the corner of Harbor Drive and Beryl Street).

Football Sundays @ Rock & Brews PCH

September 17, 2017

Football Sundays are back at Rock & Brews PCH!

Every Sunday morning starting at 9:30 a.m. guests will enjoy bottomless mimosas along with the full menu and over 100 beers on tap. Kick back and watch
your favorite team while the kids entertain themselves on the patio jungle gym. It’s a fine way to spend a few hours on a Sunday!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.rockandbrews.com/wp-content/uploads/Rock-and-Brews-RB-Happy-Hour-Menu-r061517.pdf.

Rock & Brews PCH is located at 6300 South Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach.


Yoga Classes @ Shade RB Skydeck

September 16, 2017

Shade Hotel, the new luxury boutique hotel at the forefront of the Redondo Beach Revitalization Project is dedicated to enhancing the lives and environment of the surrounding Redondo Beach community through various sustainability and health and wellness initiatives.

Partnering with local South Bay non-profit, Cancer Warrior Foundation, Get Lit Yoga is held on the third Saturday of each month from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on the hotel’s rooftop Skydeck, with pristine views of the marina. The hotel donates $25,000 worth of space every month to the non-profit for this cause. Led by Cancer Warrior Foundation instructors, including founder and cancer survivor Sarah Krish, local community members can donate $20 to the Cancer Warrior Foundation in lieu of a fee and also enjoy a curated pop-up featuring locally handcrafted and artisanal treats from nearby vendors such as Soap Seas and Wilder Coffee, a producer of organic probiotic coffee.

The luxury boutique hotel also offers Complimentary Yoga Classes to the public on their Skydeck on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and offers top of the line exercise bikes and free beach cruiser rentals for health minded guests.

“The South Bay neighborhood is our home, and we love to connect with our community and other small businesses in the area. We support the Cancer Warrior Foundation’s mission to bring health and wellness opportunities to Redondo Beach,” said Michael Zislis, owner Zislis Group. “It is important to Shade to continue our dedication to the well-being of our community through hotel operations and special events.”

Shade Hotel also has a deep-rooted commitment to support environmentally sustainable efforts through guest relations, employee engagement and hotel operations. Some of the brand’s efforts include incorporating recycled paper supplies and trash bags; energy efficient and nontoxic LED lighting in all public areas and more. In partnership with the non-profit organization, Plant with Purpose, guests staying at one of the brand’s properties can decline housekeeping and other hotel services and in return, Shade will donate trees equivalent to the number of nights to Plant with Purpose. To date, Plant with Purpose has planted 20 million trees across the globe.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.shaderb.com or call the front desk at (310) 932-8940.

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach is located at 655 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.


The Dan Band @ Saint Rocke

September 15, 2017

Saint Rocke presents THE DAN BAND tonight, Friday, September 15 at 9 p.m. with special guest, Olio.

Dan Finnerty caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart, as well as his appearance as the sleazy bat-mitzvah singer in Starsky & Hutch and again as the inappropriate wedding singer in the record breaking hit, The Hangover.

What started as a drunken joke for Finnerty singing I Am Woman at a karaoke bar has spiraled out of control into THE DAN BAND – a cult phenomenon that has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, The L.A. Times, Rolling Stone, Variety among others, and prompted Entertainment Weekly to dub it “The hottest ticket in Hollywood.”

THE DAN BAND plays to sold-out crowds from Los Angeles to New York and has appeared on numerous shows including The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ellen, The Late Late Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Last Comic Standing, The Guys Choice Awards and caught the attention of Steven Spielberg, who signed on to executive produce Dan’s one hour concert special “The Dan Band: I Am Woman,” directed by McG.

Tickets are $40 – $45 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.saintrocke.com/event/1444328-dan-band-hermosa-beach/.

Saint Rocke is located at 142 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Feed the Kitty @ Salt Creek Grille

September 14, 2017

Feed the Kitty will be playing at Salt Creek Grille tonight, Thursday, September 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Jack, Jed and Jon will perform songs off their latest CD, Westbound & Down and lots of crowd favorites.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.feedthekitty.com/.

Salt Creek Grille is located in Plaza El Segundo (Across from Whole Foods) at 2015 East Park Place, El Segundo, CA 90245.


Wine, Whiskey & Wings Wednesday

September 13, 2017

Hey 19 Public House presents Wine, Whiskey & Wings Wednesday today from 3 to 10 p.m.

Enjoy 50% of all whiskeys by the glass, wine by the bottle and $5 wings. Now THAT’S what I call happy hour!

For additional information, visit the website athttp://www.hey19publichouse.com.

Hey 10 Public House is located at 4525 Calle Mayor, Torrance, CA 90505.


Social Hour at Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ

September 12, 2017

Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project, Social Hour, tonight, Tuesday, September 12 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Italians drink a glass of red wine with each meal…and they might just be onto something. Studies show that for people who have a healthy relationship with alcohol, enjoying a glass of wine rich in artery-scrubbing flavonoids can benefit the health of the mind and body. Unwind with new and old friends during the most social of hours.

The first glass of wine is $5 and there will be discounted appetizers.

Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at various venues throughout the South Bay.

For additional information, visit the BCHD website at http://bchd.org/.

Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ is located at 20 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA.

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Chez Melange Experiences a Sea Change

September 11, 2017

Restaurant pioneers Michael Franks and Robert Bell are taking their famed eatery in a new direction. Chez Melange has become Sea Change at Chez Melange, and is now open after a quick rebranding.

The menu will focus on seafood but will retain a few of the most popular dishes. The casual front bar, Bouzy, remains the same, while the back formal dining room and Bar 150 have been combined for the new concept.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.chezmelange.com/.

Sea Change at Chez Melange is located at 1611 South Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

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Taste Dinners Special Offer

September 10, 2017

Dream Dinners, a Torrance-based store offering delicious, nutritious and easy-to-prepare home-cooked dinners, is offering a series of Taste Dinners.

Groups of 6-12 people will build 3 dinners of 3 servings per meal for only $34.99. The monthly dinner menus are very reasonably priced, delicious and easy to prepare.

All the ingredients are assembled so parents and singles can freeze an entire ready-to-make meal or cook immediately at home. Study after study shows that families that eat together are healthier, perform better, and are less inclined towards obesity, drug abuse, and teen pregnancy. Dream Dinners’ mission is to bring families back to eating dinner together in a simple, cost-effective and stress-free way.

The dates for the upcoming Taste DInners are:

1.) Mon 9/11 at 5:30 pm – use this link for registration: http://dreamdinners.com/taste/724963
2.) Thurs 9/14 at 7 pm -use this link for registration: http://dreamdinners.com/taste/724941
3.) Sat 9/16 at 11 am – use this link for registration: http://dreamdinners.com/fundraiser/726295 (fundraiser for Hurrican Harvey Relief)

Here’s a video on how it works: https://dreamdinners.com/main.php?static=how_it_works

Dream Dinners is available to host fundraisers, special after-school programs and is perfect for sports teams. It also comes in handy for people who are grieving, have small children or newborns, or are moving into a new home.

Here’s a video on how it works….

These Taste Dinners are only available through this offer and are not listed on the website. For additional information, contact Joy Kennelly at 310-792-0055.

All events take place on site at Dream Dinners located at 22226 Palos Verdes Blvd Torrance, CA 90505.


Torrance C.E.R.T. Training

September 9, 2017

The Torrance Fire Department has scheduled the next Community Emergency Response Team Training for September 29 through October 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Learn about disaster preparedness by enrolling in the Torrance Fire Department’s CERT three-day training. The hands-on training is free of charge to Torrance residents and business members over the age of 18. Participants will receive a certification of completion after undergoing a disaster simulation and learning about medical operations, fire suppression, light search and rescue, team organization, and more.

To sign up, call the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2720 or email at enroll@torranceca.gov.

The classes will take place at Fire Station 1 Classroom located at 1701 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90501.


Los Angeles Ensemble

September 8, 2017

Classical Crossroads presents First Fridays at First featuring the critically acclaimed Los Angeles Ensemble today, Friday, September 8 at 12:15 p.m. at First Lutheran Church and School.

Formed in the fall of 2015, the Los Angeles Ensemble was awarded First Prize at the International Music Competition Grand Prize Virtuoso in London and Fourth Prize at the Schoenfeld International String Competition in Harbin, China. LAE is active in the greater Los Angeles area, performing regularly in concert series such as L’Ermitage and Classics Alive Presents as well as in intimate house concert settings.

Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE concert! A reception with the artists follows with complimentary organic, fair-trade coffee, freshly baked treats and seasonal fruit selection.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/FirstFridays.htm.

First Lutheran Church & School is located at 2900 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503.


Lomita Date Meets Zip

September 7, 2017

This is kinda cool….

Today, Thursday, September 7, 2017 the community of Lomita will experience an event that occurs only once a century – it is called Date Meets Zip. The date 9-07-17 will match the community’s ZIP Code of 90717. This rare occurrence will be recognized by a special postmark that will be available all day at the Lomita post office.


Free Tickets to LA Kings Pre-Season Game

September 6, 2017

We recently had Daryl Evans and Jennifer Pope from the LA Kings organization on The South Bay Show to talk about the LA Kings Beach Cities 5K/10K fundraiser taking place on Saturday, September 9 benefiting the Hydrocephalus Association.

They informed us that everyone that registers for the race will receive a FREE ticket for an LA Kings pre-season game!

You can register for the race at https://www.nhl.com/kings/community/kings-care/5k.

Don’t wait!

You can listen to the program at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/l-kings-beach-cities-5k10k-runwalk/.


99¢ Burger Tuesdays at The Rockefeller

September 5, 2017

Take advantage of the best burger deal in town at 99¢ Burger Tuesdays at The Rockefeller!

Seriously, the burgers are .99¢ from 5 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday at both locations. All you have to do is order a glass of beer or wine with it….you shouldn’t have any problem with that. They change the recipe every month. One per customer, cannot be combined with any other offer.

For additional information, visit the website at https://eatrockefeller.com/#menu-item-3083.

The Rockefeller is located at 1209 Highland Avenue in Manhattan Beach and 418-422 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

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Happy Labor Day!

September 4, 2017

Happy Labor Day everybody! How will you spend this day of leisure?


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Sunday Paradise @ Shade Hotel MB

September 3, 2017

Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach hosts Sunday Paradise today, Sunday, September 3 from 3 p.m. to close

Sunday Paradise offers an elevated twist on the conventional Sunday Funday to keep the festivities going after brunch has ended. zinc@shade, the hotel’s contemporary lounge and restaurant, will offer guests the opportunity to wind down their weekend – or turn up their Sunday – with live music, gourmet food specials, French press cocktails and table-side mimosa and bloody mary service. Guests have the option to enjoy Sunday Paradise al fresco on the terrace under the glistening afternoon sun or in the chic setting of the contemporary lounge.

For additional information and to make reservations, call 310-469-3466 or visit the website at http://mb.shadehotel.com/.

Shade Hotel is located at 1221 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

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Randy Coleman @ Hey 19 Public House

September 2, 2017

Randy Coleman will be performing tonight, Saturday, September 2 from 9 p.m. to midnight at Hey 19 Public House.

Come and listen to the sweet soulful/rock of Randy Coleman. His soothing voice and Hey 19’s flavorful drinks specials and tasty food make for a great Saturday night out! No cover charge either!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/122322331756869/.

Hey 19 Public House is located at 4525 Calle Mayor, Torrance, CA 90505.


Labor Day Weekend @ Absolution Brewing

September 1, 2017

Absolution Brewing has a lot going on this Labor Day weekend!

The game room is available on Fridays and Saturdays for the over 21 set and it’s recently been upgraded to include a range of new games. Enjoy a game of cornhole, checkers, darts, jenga, Donkey Kong and more while enjoying a cold, craft brew.

Bibb’s BBQ will be in the house Friday, and on Saturday, Stephanie’s Tacos.

Every Saturday morning, take a FREE yoga class from 10 to 11 a.m.

Guests will enjoy live bluegrass music by Moonshine Cadillac Saturday night from 6 to 8 p.m.

In addition, all beer to go (bottles, growlers & howlers) will be 20% off Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Absolution Brewing will be closed on on Labor Day, Monday, September 4.

What more could you ask for?

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.absolutionbrewingcompany.com/home.

Absolution Brewing is located at 2878 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503.


Andy & Renee @ Orlando’s

August 31, 2017

One of the South Bay’s favorite duos, Andy & Renee, will be performing at Orlando’s Pizzeria & Birreria tonight, Thursday August 31. They’ve been playing there every Thursday night and this is the final performance of the summer.

Listen to popular favorites and some original tunes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. while you sit back enjoying some of the tastiest pasta, pizza and other entrees this side of the Atlantic.

For additional information and to make reservations, call (310) 792-9300 or visit the website at http://www.pizzeriaorlandos.com/.

Orlando’s Pizzeria & Birreria is located at 1000 Torrance Boulevard, Suite A, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

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