Hawthorne Events

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  • South Bay by Jackie.com COVID-19 Website Announcement

    March 15, 2020

    For the last ten years, South Bay by Jackie.com 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 has been cancelled, postponed or reconfigured as a virtual event. We’re posting virtual and live stream events to the Special Events page. You can bet that when events begin to come back online (hopefully by the summer!) you’ll hear about it here first!

    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 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBJD64KWm7XAh6p0eaBIUSEo5N_0qwJdv

    They also offer Live Virtual Classes with unlimited access to all live classes for $22 a month. To register, visit https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/3720be6b63d74aa2bc9e38d3bda4340c.

    To learn how to join a virtual group exercise class, visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting.

  • 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.

    To view the exhibition, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il_49jKOSVQ&feature=youtu.be.

    Image credit: Nell-Budde.

  • TAM Fall Exhibitions


    Torrance Art Museum (TAM) presents the Fall Exhibitions on display beginning September 19.

    Tam is pleased to announce two new exhibitions for fall: Baker’s Dozen 2020 in the Main Gallery and Rewilding Structures in Gallery Two.

    Main GalleryBaker’s Dozen 2020 acts as a review of sorts; a survey show of thirteen artists whose work made an impression upon the curators in the last year. These thirteen reflect current directions in Southern Californian contemporary art practices.

    Historically, a Baker’s Dozen is thirteen instead of twelve, as British bakers in the 13th century gave customers an extra loaf of bread to avoid being punished by King Henry III for cheating the public when serving up notoriously light loaves. It takes on new meaning during 2020, considering all the necessary pandemic closures that robbed public of experiences. As with previous Baker’s Dozens, the selections within this exhibition reflect our own preconceptions and biases, centering on artistic endeavors at this moment in history. 2020 has proven to be a year of daunting challenges, and it is insightful to discover how new creations can either follow, oppose and/or move beyond the influences of our particular times.

  • Friendship Bowl 2021

    January 28 – March 20, 2021

    The annual Walk With Sally Friendship Bowl 2021 launches on Thursday, January 28!

    The Friendship Bowl is a peer to peer fundraising campaign for friendships. Walk With Sally has set a high goal of fundraising for 25 Friendships – that’s $125,000!

    This campaign launches on January 28th and culminates in a high-energy virtual day of bowling on March 20th. If you raise a minimum of $250, you will be entered into an EPIC online bowling tournament and have a chance to win 120,000 reward points (8 night stay) to a Wyndham Hotel & Resort. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity and sign up today.

    Your help is needed to build awareness for this program and to help raise the necessary funds so Walk With Sally can help more kids dealing with the trauma of a loved one’s cancer journey.

    This year’s goal is #BowlFor25! Each new Walk With Sally friendship costs $5,000 to support. These funds will provide…

  • PVAC90 Anniversary Exhibition


    Palos Verdes Art Center presents the PVAC90 Anniversary Exhibition now on display online.

    The 90th Anniversary Exhibition celebrates the achievements made by Palos Verdes Art Center since its beginnings in 1931 through the continued contributions and involvement of our community.

    PVAC90 is a retrospective of the past 90 years, but more importantly, it provides an opportunity to reflect on moving forward while remaining a valuable resource to local constituents by collaborating with the world at large. At this time, they celebrate their contributions and strengths while demonstrating how they move forward by building stronger cultural bridges together.

    Arts programming over the years will be highlighted with fresh follow-ups on artists, staff, instructors and volunteers. Programming will be updated regularly on this site with additional galleries, event notifications and educational material.

  • Local Live Music Online


    We have so many talented musicians here in the South Bay, but due to the pandemic they’re unable to perform live – but we can still support Local Music!

    Several local musicians have been playing live online regularly. I’ll continue adding to this post as I receive other band info!

    Andy & Renee play on Wednesdays and Sundays. You can watch the performances live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEH3sjsxj7E&feature=youtu.be.

    •The musicians of South Bay Jam continue to play on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/southbayjam.

    Barley is playing on Sundays at 4 p.m. via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EnjoyBarley/.

    Tatiana Pignolato Erse plays on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tatierse.

  • dineL.A. Restaurant Week

    March 1 – 14, 2021

    Attention local foodies! Restaurant Week is back and it’s time to dineL.A.!

    dine L.A. Restaurant Week is a bi-annual dining event established to introduce diners to the extensive assortment of restaurants in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. Local foodies and visitors to the area will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix fixe menus from some of LA’s best restaurants during this this period. It should come as no surprise that a variety of restaurants throughout the South Bay will be participating in this culinary event.

    Some of the restaurants will feature lunch, some will offer dinner and some will present both, so be sure to check the website at https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/dinela. This is a great opportunity to sample something different and it’s sure to whet your appetite without emptying your wallet!

    dineL.A. takes place over 14 consecutive days and runs from March 1 through March 14.

    For additional information, visit the website at https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/dinela.

  • The Next Step Movie Premiere

    March 5, 2021

    The Fresh Air Crew presents a virtual private screening of The Next Step: A Story of Tragedy, Triumph, and a Wild Ride on Route 66 on Friday, March 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. PST.

    From March 10, 2019 to May 15, 2019, Janne Kouri, Founder of NextStep, rode his power wheelchair from Manhattan Beach, CA to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness and funds to support the 6 million individuals and wounded service members living with paralysis in the U.S.

    Janne was joined by other participants who rode bikes alongside him across the country. This dedicated team inspired those at the rehabilitation centers, universities, and the communities they visited. They provided quality-of-life grants, donated medical equipment, and hosted charity events.

    The adventure tested the team’s spirit from beginning to end. The LA to DC journey was a true test of endurance, strength and camaraderie but, the team had a lot of fun along the way. The team experienced this amazing country from such a unique perspective and they met so many amazing people along the way. It was the adventure of a lifetime!

  • PVPLC Family Nature Club: Whales

    March 13, 2021

    Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for the Virtual Family Nature Club: Whales on Saturday, March 13 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.

    Meet children’s book author Chris Boettcher and illustrator Nicole Boettcher, and hear a reading of their new book, Be Brave and Be Kind: the Story of Eleanor the Whale.

    A guest from Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will also be joining the Conservancy for families to learn more about our local whales, with fun activities you can follow along with at home.

    This event is FREE.

    Advance registration is required for Zoom access.

    For additional information and registration, visit https://pvplc.org/event/fnc-2-13-2/.

  • Destination:Art – On the Bright Side Artist Reception

    March 13

    Destination:Art will host the On the Bright Side Artist Reception on Saturday, March 13 at 4 p.m. via Zoom.

    Destination: Art’s On the Bright Side is not only its first Gallery show of 2021, it also reflects the attitude at the non-profit studio and gallery. The three-month online/in-Studio event features 60 paintings by 12 artists.

    Don’t miss the lively discussion on the use of “brights” in painting, and the influence of the Fauve Movement. Led by the South Bay’s own Frank Minuto and surprise guests. You’ll want to be online to congratulate all the Gallery Artists and to hear about the incredible updates at Destination: Art.

    Among those exhibiting in the Gallery for the first time are acclaimed artist, instructor and mentor Frank Minuto, a South Bay legend whose art is in collections around the world.

  • SBCCOG General Assembly Virtual Conference

    March 18, 2021

    The South Bay Cities Council of Governments’ will host the 21st Annual General Assembly Virtual Conference on Thursday, March 18 from 9 to 4 p.m.

    The General Assembly is an opportunity for our local thought leaders and residents to gather and engage in a dynamic dialogue to advance our goals as a sub-region.

    The COVID-19 global pandemic has underscored how one change impacts many others.

    This year, they will examine how understanding the interrelationships of the issues we mutually face is critical to our success.

  • Women’s Voices in Tech: Developing Your Personal Brand

    March 21, 2021

    Women’s Voices in Tech present Developing Your Personal Brand to Attract your Tribe & Boost Your Business on Wednesday, March 24 from 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom.

    Whether you are looking for a job, want a promotion, are aiming to grow your name recognition, or are just interested in determining how you come across to others, building and maintaining a strong personal brand is important to finding success.

    Personal Branding is how you package yourself and communicate your unique skills and the value you bring to an organization. Strategically building your brand and taking control of it will effectively position you as an authority in your domain and a person of influence.

  • Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Virtual Classical Concert

    March 21, 2021

    Los Cancioneros Master Chorale presents a Virtual Classical Concert on Sunday, March 21 at 4 p.m.

    The event will highlight past classical concerts, new instrumental selections, interviews, and more.

    The concert is free to watch, but donations are gladly accepted.

    Los Cancioneros Master Chorale has been providing quality concerts to the South Bay for 72 years….. not even a pandemic can stop them!

    To watch the concert, visit the website at https://www.lcmasterchorale.com/.

  • VVA South Bay Chapter 53 Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

    Entries Must be Received by April 18, 2021

    Vietnam Veterans of America South Bay Chapter 53 is proud to announce the Annual Scholarship Program for graduating high school students.

    Since 1995 the VVA South Bay Chapter 53 has been awarding scholarships to graduating seniors from local South Bay area high schools. In addition to encouraging and supporting continued education, they are trying to heighten awareness of the Vietnam War, the men and women who served during that period, and the huge impact it has made on the United States, both then and now.

    This year, Chapter 53 will again award scholarships of $1,000 to selected college or technical school bound South Bay area high school seniors.

    Applicants must submit an essay on a Vietnam Era Veteran, defined as any Veteran who served in the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty, for other than training purposes, either 1) in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975 or 2) in any duty location between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975.