South Bay By Jackie is your source for information about fun and interesting El Segundo events.
- Rooftop Cinema Club El Seguno
July 28 – October 3, 2021
Enjoy iconic films at Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo every weekend through October!
Rooftop Cinema believes that all experiences should be memorable, which is why they’re on a mission to transform nights at the movies to cinematic events like no other. You bring your friends and loved ones, and they’ll bring you city skylines, sunsets, starlit evenings, awesome drinks, delicious food, and great movies on the big screen. Rooftop Cinema offers a handpicked curation of cults, classics, and new releases.
Ever missed that key plot-line because the person behind you was eating their popcorn too loudly? Rooftop Cinema use state-of-the-art wireless headphones so you can live in those memorable cinematic moments, and not get disturbed by the outside world.
The deckchairs, with adjustable seat heights and plenty of leg room, allow you to lean back and relax under the night sky. There are two kinds of deckchairs – lounge seats for one or love seats for two (perfect for date night).
- Soroptimist Dream Raffle
September 1 – December 31, 2021
Soroptimists International of Manhattan Beach are excited to announce the centennial edition of the annual Dream Raffle!
One Grand Prize will be awarded – a one night stay at the Westdrift Manhattan Beach hotel PLUS $500 cash. In addition, for every 20 tickets sold, there will be a drawing for a $50 Gift Card to Athleta. Funds will support programs to bring education opportunities to women and girls including the Live Your Dream Awards.
Tickets will be sold until December 31, 2021, unless all tickets are sold before the end date. The winner does not need to be present to win. Only 300 tickets will be sold. If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning improve.
Tickets are $30 each or two for $50, and available from members only.
For additional information and raffle ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.simanhattanbeach.org/raffle.
- California Coastal Cleanup Day
September 18, 2021
California Coastal Cleanup Day, a yearly beach and inland waterway effort to eliminate waste, will take place on Saturday, September 18 between 9 a.m. and noon.
You’ve been recycling for years, reduced your water consumption, turned in the old gas guzzler for a cleaner fuel ride and maybe even installed solar panels. What more can be done? Funny you should ask. Join thousands of volunteers up and down the coast as they gather to remove trash and debris that eventually ends up in the ocean.
California Coastal Cleanup Day was first organized in 1985 by the California Coastal Commission. Last year, over half a million volunteers removed almost 18.3 million pounds of trash and debris in only a few hours from beaches, rivers and lakes throughout the state.
Coastal Cleanup Day is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a chance for Californians to join people around the world in expressing their respect for our oceans and waterways.
- Terranea Resort Online Yoga Session
September 18 & 19, 2021
In celebration of World Wellness Weekend, Terranea Resort will host a complimentary, online Seaside Yoga Session on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 at noon each day.
Virtually led by a Terranea instructor, participants will enjoy a mindful yoga session at their leisure and in the comfort of your home, while promoting balance and inner well-being during the scenic oceanfront session.
This fitness activity welcomes guests of all levels and will provide invigorating flow and a moment of tranquility.
To participate, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/357865859263978/.
- Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack
September 23, 2021
The Redondo Beach Library will host an Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack on Thursday, September 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom.
Meet award winning author Gwendolyn Womack, author of The Memory Painter; The Fortune Teller; and The Time Collector.
The zoom program is free, but you must register at http://www.redondo.org/library, click on events calendar and click on September 23 Local Author Talk, then click on more info to register.
For more information on programs and services at Redondo Beach Public Library, call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.
The Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach. Free underground parking is available at the Library.
- Summer Swing Nights: Back to the Museum
September 25, 2021
Aaron Jacobs Productions presents Summer Swing Nights: Back to the Museum on Saturday, August 14 from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Automobile Driving Museum.
Put on your dancing shoes and turn back the clock to the 30s, 40s and beyond! Attendees will enjoy the jazzy vocal stylings of The Swing Tones with special guest singers, accompanied by a live 7-piece big band, plus swing dance lessons with the Los Angeles Swing Dance Posse and top tap performer Chester Whitmore. Swing dance lessons start at 7 p.m. Vendor booths specializing in vintage wear and accessories, plus local specialty food trucks, will be on site. Attendees are encouraged to attend in their own vintage cars, with VIP ticketing options.
Tickets are $35/$50/$60/$100.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-swing-nights-2021-back-to-the-museum-edition-tickets-147017482247.
The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.
- MBSAFE Community Meeting
September 27, 2021
MBSAFE will host a Community Meeting on Mnday, September 27 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.
Ramon Rendon, Harbor Interfaith Beach Cities Coordinator, will take us, step-by-step, through the journey of the homeless people as they engage with our outreach team. What lies ahead for the homeless people who come to our town? What are the services we hear so much about? What are the options for dealing with the homeless people living long-term on our streets, who desperately need but refuse services?
- The Fair on Richmond Street
October 9, 2021
The El Segundo Kiwanis Club presents the annual Richmond Street Fair on Saturday, October 9 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 six big blocks of fun with arts & crafts, rides, live entertainment, beer garden, music, dancing, raffle prizes and more. El Segundo has a happening 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!
For additional information, visit the website at https://elsegundokiwanis.org/fair-on-richmond.
- South Bay Water Wise Garden Tour
October 10, 2021
The annual South Bay Water-Wise Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This a self-guided driving tour of 8 private gardens and one marsh. These gardens showcase a variety of drought tolerant and helpful features: rain gardens, rain barrels and rain catchment systems, grey water system, wild life certified gardens, and ocean friendly gardens.
About 1 week before the tour, you will receive the addresses of the gardens so you can create a route. If you pack a lunch, you can eat in 2 of the gardens. The gardens are in Hawthorne, Torrance, Redondo Beach and Gardena. It’s a lovely way to spend the day!
Tickets are $10. Children under 12 are free.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.southbaywaterwisegardentour.com.
- South Bay Economic Forecast Conference
October 28, 2021
Cal State Dominguez Hills will host the South Bay Economic Forecast on Thursday, October 28 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Loker Student Union Ballroom.
Take part in this annual event and take the opportunity to network with the Forecast speakers and attendees in virtual sessions. The Emcee and Moderator is Frank Mottek, Mottek on Money, KABC 790.
•What economic changes did COVID-19 accelerate?
•Is inflation here to stay?
•Are we seeing a housing market bubble?
•What innovations will shape our region’s future?
A complimentary craft brew and wine reception will start at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $110/$125/$150.
- South Bay’s Got Talent Auditions
Application Deadline: November 5, 2021
The South Bay’s Got Talent competition is returning to the James R. Armstrong Theatre on Saturday, January 8 at 7 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to win the next South Bay’s Got Talent? Every year some of the best talent in the South Bay compete to win South Bay’s Got Talent. From dancers to magicians, bands to solo performers… ALL talents and ALL ages are welcome!
•Audition application due date: Friday November 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm
•Audition dates: December 6 & 7, 2021
•Competition date: Saturday January 8, 2022
First place winner receives a scholarship to the next World Championships of the Performing Arts, a small cash award and trophy. Additional awards given include 2nd and 3rd place and Judge’s Favorite.
- Westside Food-Wine-Spirits Festival
November 7, 2021
The Westside Food-Wine-Spirits Festival will take place on Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Automobile Driving Museum.
Festivities will take place both inside the museum and outside and attendees will have full access to the Museum and the incredible collection of automobiles.
This 6th edition of the festival will showcase a variety of Southern California’s best culinary talent, finest wines, and spirit makers. An abundance of 25+ food, wine, craft spirits and beers, and non-alcoholic drink exhibitors will be serving delicious tastings.