El Segundo Events

South Bay By Jackie is your source for information about fun and interesting El Segundo events.

ESMoA Experience #33: AWKWARD

February 15 – April 28, 2018

ESMoA - AwkwardEl Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #33: AWKWARD on display from February 15 through April 28.

Experience 33: AWKWARD will show the wonderful collection creators Mike Bender and Doug Chernack continue to grow with the help of families from all over. Art is a state of mind and when you decide to expose yourself to awkwardness you will soon discover that perfection is totally overrated. It is time to smile and see how family portraits have a true right to stay in art histories priority list. The homestyle setting in ESMoA’s gallery will provide insight on how to keep your own family memories alive with fun.

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.

Kid’s Club @ The Point

Third Thursdays, May through December

Kids-Club-The_PointThe 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!

Wine Tasting Event – Open Your Heart

April 22, 2018

Open-Your-Heart-Wine-TastingThe South Bay Children’s Health Center presents the annual wine tasting event Open Your Heart on Sunday, April 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lisa’s Bon Appetit at Elevon.

The community is invited to a very special opportunity to learn about the South Bay Children’s Health Center and their ongoing commitment to underserved families in the South Bay at the beautiful new Lisa’s Bon Appetit in El Segundo. Attendees can taste fine wine, shop the silent and live auctions and enjoy a lovely spring afternoon. Auction items include: Four Seasons Westlake Village, Intercontinental San Francisco, LA Lakers Package, selection of Large Format Wines, LA Kings Package and more.

Tickets are $60 per person. Space is limited.

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

Lisa’s Bon Appetit at Elevon is located at 747 North Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA.

Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle

Purchase Tickets by Friday, April 27, 2018

Palos-Verdes-Dream-House-RaffleCalifornia’s first and longest running house raffle is back – the 2018 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle!

An Oceanfront Estate on the island of Kauai in Hawaii – or $5,000,000 – is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2018 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. The first and oldest house raffle licensed in California, proceeds help fund Palos Verdes Art Center’s exhibition, education, and outreach programs, making the visual arts available, accessible and affordable in Los Angeles County.

El Segundo Hometown Fair & Carnival

May 5, 2018

El-Segundo-Hometown-FairThe City of El Segundo is proud to present the Hometown Fair & Carnival on Saturday, May 5 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Main Street at Library Park

The event features carnival rides, game booths, entertainment, music, arts and crafts, bake-off contest, community expo and more. The annual Bake-Off will take place in the Gazebo in Library Park. This year’s categories are Petit Desserts & Cookies, Bread, Rolls & Muffins, Cakes & Pies. Entries are accepted from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and can be delivered to the Gazebo on the day of the event.

A variety of vendors will be selling one-of-a-kind handmade crafts, while the El Segundo Police Department and El Segundo Non-Profit groups will participate in the event to provide information about their organizations and programs. The Rotary Club will have their Duck Drop at the Showmobile at 2 p.m. again this year.

For additional information, call 310-524-2700 or visit the website at https://news.elsegundo.org/recreation-parks-hometown-fair/.

Grades of Green Verte Gala 2018

May 5, 2018

Verte-Gala-2018The annual Verte Gala 2018 takes place on Saturday, May 5 at 6 p.m. at the PCT Courtyard in El Segundo.

The invitation proclaims, “If you miss this party, you’ll be green with envy,” which very well may be true! According to sources, nonprofit Grades of Green is planning on taking their annual Verte Gala to a new level with a Spanish flair that includes artisan paella from Paella Project, tri-tip street tacos from sponsor Rock & Brews, and a specialty margarita bar by tequila sponsor Nos Ostros. Feel like partying? Then stick around after dinner as the event kicks it up a notch with dancing and music by DJ Goldust, and special entertainment.

At this year’s gala, environmental education organization Grade of Green will be honoring of the City of Santa Monica for leading the nation in municipal climate action.

Mom’s Day Out by Style on the Spot @ The Point

May 12, 2018

Mom's-Day-Out-The-PointStyle on the Spot presents Mom’s Day Out on Saturday, May 12 from noon to 3 p.m. at The Point.

In honor of Mother’s Day, ladies are invited to stroll through the shops at The Point while enjoying beauty touch-ups, drinks, live music, shopping incentives, and more! Plus enjoy a spring pop-up with local makers from Artisanal LA!

Your $10 ticket includes an exclusive tote with swag from The Point, a passport unlocking special promotions from The Point retailers, champagne, and more!

The Gundo Comedy Festival

May 15 – 20, 2018

Gundo Comedy FestivalDave Williamson presents The Gundo Comedy Festival beginning Tuesday, May 15 and running through Sunday, May 20.

The event features stand-up comedy, podcast recordings and more in multiple amazing, local venues!

In addition to paid admission events, there are free shows, events for kids and free babysitting on Saturday night provided by El Segundo Parks and Rec.

Attendees will see some of the best up-and-coming and well known comedians in the country performing right in THE GUNDO.

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

South Bay Memorial Day Tributes

May 28, 2018

memorial dayIf you plan to honor our nation’s warriors this Memorial 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.

Visit the websites listed for additional information and updates.