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South Bay by COVID-19 Website Announcement

March 15, 2020

For the last nine years, South Bay by has kept the community informed of all the incredible leisure activities and special events taking place in our seaside bubble.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re temporarily switching gears to act as a clearing house for hyper-local news. We’re receiving COVID-19 updates and information from multiple, reliable sources. In order to distribute all of this information in a timely manner, we’re posting announcements to the Daily Blog page as we receive them.

Almost every South Bay event scheduled for the year has been cancelled, postponed or reconfigured as a virtual event. There are still a few events on the calendar, which will be reevaluated by the host organizations in the coming months and we’ll update the website as we receive that information. We’re posting virtual and live stream events to the Special Events page.

We’re all in this together and we’ll get through this together. #SouthBayStrong

Free Virtual Exercise Classes with the Center for Health & Fitness


Looking to stay active and healthy from the comfort of your home?

Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness is now offering FREE, on demand Virtual Exercise Classes for the foreseeable future via Zoom. For on demand classes, visit the You Tube page at

They also offer Live Virtual Classes with unlimited access to all live classes for $22 a month. To register, visit

To learn how to join a virtual group exercise class, visit

ESMoA Experience #26: OOMO

June 4 – September 26, 2020

ESMoA presents Experience 26: OOMO, a solo exhibition of photographic artist Nicole Maloney. The OOMO digital cube is a conceptual interactive art sculpture depicting human oneness and our symbiotic association with technology. OOMO asks the world to stand in awe instead of in judgment of one another.

OOMO| OUT OF MANY ONE: Maloney is on a mission to capture every face in the world on the OOMO digital cube to prove that out of many, we are one. One humanity. Our differences are vast, but our similarities are colossal. OOMO confronts man’s symbiotic relationship with technology by broadcasting each selfie on both a communal and global scale. OOMO represents humanity’s moral imperative: to seek peace and tolerance so that every man, woman and child will see the other as they see themselves.

Maloney’s seminal work began with the original OOMO cube installation located in downtown Los Angeles March 2014. This analog cube is a permanent public art piece confronting prejudice with tolerance. It stands 2.44 meters made of steel and aluminum resting on one point. The cube displays photographic images featuring the diversity of man through a mixture of faces printed on stainless steel on five of the six sides.

Pierspective Community Art Exhibition


The Pierspective Community Art Exhibition celebrates 100 years of the Manhattan Beach Pier!

This featured, virtual exhibition pays homage to the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier through a variety of artwork by community artists, showcasing immersive works centered around the oldest concrete pier on the west coast.

Due to the high volume of submissions, the artwork is still being installed. In the meantime, please view all the submission in the photo album located at

Image credit: Nell-Budde.

Submissions being Accepted for ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival

July 23 – October 31, 2020

The ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival is back!

What does ‘Rise Up’ mean to you? Make a 60 second film and submit it to the ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival.

Films will be reviewed by ESMoA and a panel of judges from the El Segundo and Los Angeles arts community who will decide which films will be featured at the screening event at ESMoA on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

A Jury Panel will vote for Film Favorite, Animation Favorite and Video Art Favorite. Festival Attendees will vote for the Audience Favorite Award. Awards will be announced at the screening.

Palos Verdes Art Center: Skin in the Game

September 12 – November 14, 2020

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the virtual exhibition Skin in the Game on view from September 12 through November 14.

To have “skin in the game” is to have a personal stake in a competitive endeavor, placing assets at risk, win or lose. For Black folk in this game we call America, the asset risked is the body itself ¬ its physical being and cultural identity.

Curated by Brent Holmes, Skin in the Game presents works by twelve artists working during this time of unrest that challenge mainstream assumptions of Black identity and artistic practice.

Their pieces range from experiments in Afrofuturism and Afropunk to street portraiture, abstraction, exercises in queer humor, and the appropriation of minstrelsy. Media includes video and animation, performance video, VR (virtual reality), painting, photography, and sculpture.

The artists featured are Crackhead Barney, Q’shaundra James, Cat Jones, Karla Lagunas, Antwane Lee, AJ McClenon, Mark Steven Greenfield, Carlos Ramirez, Se7en Captures, Lance L. Smith, and duo Jason Woodberry and Marcus Kiser.

SwordFight @ Shockboxx

September 19 – October 3, 2020

Shockboxx Gallery presents the exhibition Swordfight on display from Saturday, September 19 through October 3..

After last summer’s all woman ShockBoxx show, PowerHouse, the guys felt a little left out and decided to bounce back with a show of their own.

So far they’ve been really excited about the flyer. Fingers crossed, at least most of them get motivated to actually bring the heat to this show. Scott probably will.

To view the exhibition, visit the website at

ShockBoxx Gallery is located at 636 Cypress Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA.

Living Trusts & Estate Planning Workshop

September 23, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting an online workshop, Living Trusts & Estate Planning, presented by Kinecta Federal Credit Union on Wednesday, September 23 from 5 to 6 p.m.

This workshop will help prepare you for living trusts and estate planning. The hour-long event will be moderated by Natalie Spiwak, Founder and President of Affinity Trusts. She has been educating the community about the importance of protecting and transferring their wealth quickly, privately, and cost-effectively for 15 years. Affinity Trusts proudly serves the estate planning needs of Kinecta Federal Credit Union members, providing accessible educational seminars and delivering affordable Estate Planning documents (such as Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives) prepared by experienced attorneys to its members.

This webinar is FREE to anyone interested in registering.

Registration link:

Speed Networking at Night

September 24, 2020

El Segundo, LAX Coastal and Inglewood Airport Area Chambers are teaming up for Speed Networking at Night on Thursday, September 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

The El Segundo Chamber is happy to join the LAX Coastal Chamber for their monthly Networking @ Night which is back in a new, fun, and interactive way. This month, they will be Speed Networking! Not only will you have the chance to connect virtually with other great leaders across the LAX Coastal region, you will have the opportunity to learn from some area Chamber members as you dive into interactive breakout room sessions.


September 25, 2020

LA Arts Society will host Pop Up Drive In Movie Screenings at the Gardena Cinema back lot this summer.

Since its founding, Los Angeles Arts Society has hosted several successful film screenings and has several others in the works. For 2020, they have established LA Arts Society Pop-Up Drive-In Cinema at the Gardena Cinema back lot. The aim is the bring some of the best curated cinema to Los Angeles in a safe, entertaining and enjoyable setting. The schedule is as follows:

September 25: Grease
October 1 – 4: BeetleJuice

National Public Lands Day: Mission Conservation

September 26, 2020

Saturday, September 26 is National Public Lands Day. It was established 26 years ago to raise awareness of the importance for the country to enjoy and appreciate our public lands. The community is invited to team up with The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and Agents of Discovery for a safe and fun Kids Adventure.

Agents of Discovery, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and several other leading conservation organizations are bringing National Public Lands Day to young people with “Mission Conservation.” Using a smart phone application, Agents of Discovery will help make conservation education fun and engaging!

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the perfect occasion to start a mission. NPLD is held the fourth Saturday in September as a way to encourage everyone to help support our nation’s cherished and irreplaceable public lands. This year on September 26, 2020 the theme is “More Ways to Connect to Nature.” Working since 1988 to save over 1,600 acres of natural lands that now will be protected forever, the Land Conservancy seeks to raise awareness of National Public Lands Day to highlight the health and biological benefits of conserved lands. Executive Director Adrienne Mohan says, “Activities like Agents of Discovery will help students discover the wonders of nature found in preserved natural lands, iconic parks, national forests, marine estuaries, and other public areas even during these challenging times”.

Women in Tech Virtual Networking Hour

September 30, 2020

Women in Tech will host a Virtual Networking Hour: Building a Culture of Allyship on Wednesday, September 30 from 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom.

Allyship is a concept that has been leveraged in social advocacy communities for years, and it is now increasingly being embraced to build more inclusive workplace cultures.

In this Women’s Voices in Tech session, special guest Dianna Ciruolo, Head of Inclusion at Jambb and co-founder of Dianna Ciruolo Consulting, will show attendees of all backgrounds, identities, and genders how to successfully undertake allyship at work.

By illustrating the stakes of allyship as well as practical tools to achieve it, you will learn how you can help create a healthy workplace, ways to foster critical conversations about difference and equality and actionable tools to empower yourself to advocate for others. Topics that will be discussed include:
What is an ally?

South Bay Economic Forecast Meeting

October 1, 2020

Cal State Dominguez Hills will host the South Bay Economic Forecast on Thursday, October 1 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. online.

Take part in this annual event from the comfort of your home and take the opportunity to network with the Forecast speakers and attendees in virtual sessions. The Emcee and Moderatoris Frank Mottek, Business News Anchor, KNX1070 Radio.

Topics include:
-What shifts in manufacturing have occurred as a result of COVID-19?
-What new industries have emerged?
-How quickly can the South Bay economy recover?
-Who has been hardest hit by the downturn?
-Is working from home here to stay?

South Bay Jam Online

October 1, 2020

The next South Bay Jam is scheduled for Thursday, October 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

It’s going to be a fully live, socially distanced, South Bay Jam featuring our fabulous, local musicians!

Be sure to send in your song requests!

Watch it live on the Facebook page at

Sunset at the Beach, A Virtual Event

October 1, 2020

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach presents Sunset at the Beach, A Virtual Event on Thursday, October 1 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Join Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) for Sunset at the Beach a live stream event to benefit CSCRB’s free support programs for cancer patients and their loved ones. CSCRB’s very first virtual event will be hosted by award-winning actor, television host, and comedian Mark DeCarlo. CSCRB looks forward to gathering with old friends and new all while safe at home in support of the people in our lives who have been touched by cancer.

“We are honored to have Mark DeCarlo join us for this special night and to bring this opportunity for people to participate in one of our events from the comfort of their home or wherever they might be,” said CSCRB Executive Director/CEO Joey Shanahan.

Torrance Theatre Company: Play at Home

October 4, 2020

The Torrance Theater Company presents the virtual performance series Play at Home on select Sundays through the end of the year.

Play at Home is a series of FREE staged readings and virtual performances you can watch from the comfort of your home. The schedule is as follows:

October 4: Chapatti
October 18: Bauer
November 1: The Velocity of Autumn
November 15: Annapurna
December 6: Beyond Glory
December 13: Driving Miss Daisy
December 20: A Christmas Carol

Virtual Fun Run for the Oceans

October 10, 2020

The Roundhouse Aquarium Virtual Fun Run for the Oceans will take place on Saturday, October 10.

This event raises critical funds for the daily care of marine animals and programs at the Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center. Register as a virtual runner and run anywhere, anytime! Have more fun by creating a team with friends. There will also be a raffle held virtually with amazing prizes. Whether or not you register, you can still support the cause by becoming a fundraiser and telling your friends or donating.

$30 donation– Includes a special gift
$42.95 donation – Includes a limited edition t-shirt for the first 100 registrants

Don’t like running but still like winning? Buy tickets today for the virtual raffle. Fun and exciting prizes await! To view the prizes, visit

For additional information and registration, visit the website at

South Bay Water Wise Garden Tour

October 11, 2020

The annual South Bay Water-Wise Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This a self-guided driving tour of 7 private gardens and one wetland.

All proceeds go to support the Garden Willows Wetland Preserve. Cuttings will be given out as well as one Grand Prize Certificate.

Pack a tailgate lunch, bring along friends, family and neighbors. It’s a lovely way to spend the day!

Tickets are $10.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

Virtual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

October 25, 2020

The twelfth annual and first-ever Virtual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

With celebrity appearances and performances it’s going to be an exciting livestream event you won’t want to miss!

2020 has certainly been a challenge, and with the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, this year the plan is to gather virtually! Your support is needed now more than ever to change the lives of thousands of children in the public education system.

Your gift will go towards retaining key curriculum, improving technology, high-quality programs, as well as supporting The Friendship Foundation – an organization that assists children with special needs and their families. Work also continues on the Skechers Foundation Scholarship Program – providing dozens of deserving high school seniors across the nation with scholarships to further their education.

City of Gardena Halloween Route

October 30, 2020

The City of Gardena has put together a Drive-Thru Halloween Route to pick up tricks or treats on Friday, October 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. to ensure residents are able to celebrate safely.

The Graveyard of Goodies includes City Hall Complex, Freeman Park, Johnson Park, Mas Fukai Park, and Rowley Park.

To comply with health regulations, no walk-ups will be allowed and face coverings are required.

For additional information, call (310) 217-9537 or visit the Facebook page at