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.

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!

Shop Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2017

Small-Business-SaturdayNovember 25 is Small Business Saturday!

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!

Downtown El Segundo Holiday Open House

December 1, 2017

Downtown-El-Segundo-Holiday-Open-HouseThe El Segundo Chamber of Commerce presents the Downtown El Segundo Holiday Open House on Friday, December 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.

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.

Hot Wheels Garage with a Visit from Santa

December 2, 2017

Hot-Wheels-GarageThe Automobile Driving Museum hosts Hot Wheels Garage on Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

El Segundo Holiday Tree Lighting

December 2, 2017

El-Segundo-Tree-LightingThe City of El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department and Mattel, Inc. present the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 2 from 3 to 7 p.m..

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.

Shop Talk Series @ The ADM

December 9, 2017

Shop-Talks-ADMThe Automobile Driving Museum will host Shop Talk on Saturday, December 9 from 11:30 to 1 p.m.

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.

Scheduled Lectures:
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

El Segundo Candy Cane Lane

December 9 – 31, 2017

Candy-Cane-LaneThe 1200 block of East Acacia Avenue in El Segundo magically transforms into Candy Cane Lane every holiday season since 1919!

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!

El Segundo Holiday Parade

December 10, 2017

El-Segundo-Holiday-ParadeThe El Segundo Chamber of Commerce and Chevron presents the annual Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 10.

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.