El Segundo Events

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ESMoA Experience #31: HOPE

September 17 – January 28, 2018

ESMoA HOPEEl Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #31: HOPE, opening on Sunday, September 17 at 10 a.m. with an introduction by Curator Frency Fernandez, scheduled for 2 p.m.

HOPE explores the reciprocal influence of western and latin American video and new media art in Cuba. No other country has been so equally torn between love and hate, desire and neglect, isolation and reception, western and eastern ideologies. Indeed, the Caribbean island nation is so full of contradiction that it is no wonder it became a hotbed for contemporary and new media art. The richness and sheer number of Cuba’s facets grew from postmodern, neo-baroque, conceptual and minimalistic roots – to name just a few western influences.

Experience #31: HOPE, will run through January 28, 2018.

ESMoA Drawing Club

Every Friday

ESMoA - Just DrawEl Segundo Museum of Art hosts the Drawing Club every Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In this informal drawing club, attendees will start with warm-up drawing exercises and then take inspiration from the featured artworks. No artistic experience is required and all supplies will be provided. This program is for adults.

South Bay EXPO 2017

September 21, 2017

South-Bay-ExpoThe El Segundo, LAX Coastal and Manhattan Beach Chambers of Commerce present South Bay EXPO 2017, an evening of business, noshing and socializing on Thursday, September 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Automobile Driving Museum.

Everyone is invited to mix and mingle with business owners from El Segundo, Westchester, Playa del Rey, Marina del Rey, Manhattan Beach and the rest of the South Bay. The evening features dozens of exhibitors, raffle prizes and a grand prize drawing. The ‘Sip & Savor’ will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. with wine and craft beer tastings, bites, dessert and coffee bar.

Admission is $10 and includes valet parking, beer, wine, bites and great socializing.

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

The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA.

Raising Bilingual Children

September 21, 2017

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The El Segundo Public Library welcomes Maritere Rodriguez Bellas, author of Raising Bilingual Children on Thursday, September 21 from 7 to 8 p.m.

The evening features a discussion and Q&A with local author Maritere Rodriguez Bellas about raising bilingual children in modern times. Maritere will share her adventures in multicultural parenting, along with the adjustments, the balance and the benefits of being bilingual and bicultural. Maritere will bring copies of her book to sell and sign.

Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.eslib.org or call 310-524-2728.

El Segundo Public Library 111 West Mariposa Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Richmond Street Fair

September 23, 2017

Richmond-Street-FairThe El Segundo Kiwanis Club presents the annual Richmond Street Fair on Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Historic Richmond Street is located in the center of El Segundo’s downtown business district. Known for its architecture, quaint shops, eateries, studios and vintage theater, Richmond Street has been the anchor of this charming community for over 100 years. Where better to commemorate this delightful little town and all it has to offer?

Expect five big blocks of fun with arts & crafts, rides, live entertainment, beer garden, music, dancing, raffle prizes and more.

El Segundo has a burgeoning food scene and local restaurants will be featuring the finest offerings from their kitchens as well as vendors from all over Southern California.

Bring the whole family and make a day of it.

El Segundo Champions of Business Celebration

September 28, 2017

Champions-of-Business-CelebrationThe City of El Segundo and the El Segundo Economic Development Advisory Council present the El Segundo Champions of Business Celebration on Thursday, September 28 From 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Vistamar Performing Arts Center.

The event features Master of Ceremonies, Tim Harris, President of Business Operations for the L.A. Lakers and 2017 Honoree and Keynote Speaker, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. The cocktail hour will be followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. Dress code: business attire.

ART310

September 29, 2017

art310The LA25 Foundation for the Arts presents the annual live art auction ART310 on Friday, September 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Unita Building.

ART310 is a live art auction of fine art, photography and mixed media by world-class artists from within and around Southern California. Many of the ART310 contributing artists have works displayed at prestigious galleries including: LACMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Smithsonian Institute’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Artists from previous years have included Al Satterwhite, Bo Bridges, Tricia Strikfaden, Brian Kingston, Lauren Frick, Brent Broza, Lee Clarke, Jeff and Siri Berting, Gerard Murphy and Dave Peters.

Kid’s Club @ The Point

Third Thursdays, May through December

The Point Kid's ClubThe Point hosts the Mommy & Me (and Daddy’s, too!) Kid’s Club the third Thursday of every month, May through December, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Parents of pre-schoolers know it’s not always easy to keep kids stimulated and occupied, and it can be downright exhausting. Luckily, The Point is kicking off a monthly Kid’s Club to provide nothing but fun activities and good times for South Bay families, at no charge. Parents and their pre-school aged kids are welcome to come to The Point for arts and crafts, live entertainment, face painting, stilt walker, Smitten Ice Cream tastings and more!

Stop by the registration table to pick-up the activity schedule and exclusive member discounts!

Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ @ The ADM

November 3, 2017

cruisin for a bruisinThe Automobile Driving Museum presents Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ on Friday, November 3 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ will be a night to remember. Enjoy an evening of skating under the Disco Ball and listening to great music! Bring the whole family as the MOXI GIRLS will be there to teach skating skills. Bring your roller skates, roller blades, inline skates, Razor Scooters and skateboards for a super fun evening filled with music, food and drinks!

Ramps and rails provided and a 3,200 square foot roller rink in the museum! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. All guests will have to fill out a liability waiver to skate in the museum.

This event is open to all ages. Admission is $10 and children under 10 get in FREE.

Veteran’s Day Observances in the South Bay

November 11, 2017

veterans-day-2012If you plan to honor our warriors this Veterans Day, the following is a list of local military memorial sites located throughout the South Bay. Official services are planned at most of these sites. Contact city offices for specifics.

Gardena: Roosevelt Memorial Park & Mortuary, 18255 South Vermont Avenue

Gardena: War Memorial at Gardena City Hall, 1700 W. 162nd Street

Hawthorne: Hawthorne Memorial Center, 3901 West El Segundo Boulevard