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September 17 – January 28, 2018
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.
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.
Third Thursdays, May through December
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!
November 25, 2017
With the holidays just around the corner, this is a great opportunity to make a dent in that shopping list while supporting local merchants. Approximately 83 cents of every dollar spent locally stays within the community and supports everything from team sports to infrastructure improvements.
The South Bay has numerous downtown areas which are home to a vast assortment of shops, services and dining establishments. You really can find everything you need right around the corner!
This season, shop local and keep those all-important tax dollars in the neighborhood!
December 1, 2017
Guests will enjoy refreshments, raffles, prizes, music and more while indulging in a little holiday shopping at participating retailers throughout the charming downtown area.
Be sure to purchase a wristband for $5 at the event to enjoy wine and beer served at locations listed in “Red” on the flyer. Proceeds benefit the El Segundo Chamber and support the Annual Holiday Parade.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.elsegundochamber.com/events-and-news
Downtown El Segundo is located in and around Main Street and Grand Avenue in El Segundo, CA 90425.
December 2, 2017
The event features life size Hot Wheels cars and trucks, raffle, balloon artist, face painting, $2 ice-cream sundaes and a visit with Santa! It’s a fun outing for the whole family!
For additional information, call (310) 909-0950 or visit the website at http://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/.
The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street in El Segundo.
December 2, 2017
El Segundo City Hall Plaza at Main Street will be revelry central with traditional holiday entertainment, carolers, a craft boutique and farmers’ market. The main stage is located at Main Street and Holly Avenue and will feature musical performances by various school and community groups. Check out the Candy Cane Lane Kid Zone for free games, crafts and train rides.
Go to Santa’s Village for a visit with the jolly, fat guy in the red suit and a special appearance by Barbie. Kids will receive a free gift from Mattel while supplies last.
December 9, 2017
Car enthusiasts are encouraged to attend this interactive lecture series that will showcase the American automobile throughout history and learn about the current status of the collector market. The featured speakers are Jim Crabtree, noted professional car historian, and Phil Skinner, Editor of Kelly Blue Book and Old Cars.
November 4: Tiller to Tremor – Inception to 1929
December 9: Struggle for Survival – 1930 to 1942
January 13: Recovery & Revival – 1943 to 1972
February 17: Technology & Triumphs
March 10: Current Status of the Collector Market with Phil SKinner
December 9 – 31, 2017
The homes are festooned with lights and decorations beginning the second Saturday of December and Santa’s sleigh stops for a visit on certain nights through December 23.
The street will be closed to through traffic through Christmas night, and most houses will still have their lights up through New Year’s weekend. The lights are generally on until about 10.
The 1200 block of East Acacia Avenue is located west of Sepulveda and south of Imperial Highway in El Segundo.
Check out the video courtesy of Civic Couch!
December 10, 2017
The parade gets underway at 1 p.m. and is expected to end about 3 p.m. The route begins on Main Street at Imperial Avenue and proceeds south to El Segundo Boulevard. The grandstands will be located at Main Street and Holly Avenue on the west side of the street where parade entrant performances will take place.
Floats will be theme decorated and Saint Nick will make his appearance at the end of the procession.