Hermosa Beach Events

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Comedy by the Beach

September 22, 2017

Comedy-by-the-BeachComedy Pop Up presents Comedy by the Beach on Friday, September 22 beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club.

Come enjoy a night out with some of LA’s funniest comics as Comedy Pop-Up hosts Comedy by the Beach in partnership with Toast Our Vets Foundation. The event features Gene Pompa Comedy (Conan, Paul Rodriguez & Friends: Comedy Rehab); Johnny Pemberton (21 Jump Street, Son of Zorn, Superstore); Aaron Edwards Hall (Laff Mobb’s We Got Next); Matt O’Brien (Sirius XM Radio’s Top Comic, Late Night Talk Show on a Subway); and Samantha Hale (Laughs on Fox).

Beverages and light snacks will be available for purchase during the show and there’s plenty of FREE parking available right outside the venue. Doors open at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8:30 pm.

General admission tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. 18 and older. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Toast Our Vets Foundation.

Happy Hour Networking Mixer @ Studio 637

September 28, 2017

Networking-MixerThe Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau hosts the monthly Happy Hour Mixer on Thursday, September 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Studio 637.

The Happy Hour Networking Mixer combines business and pleasure and is the perfect opportunity to take in the beach scene while mixing and mingling with locals.

The cost is $10 for members, $15 for potential members and includes one drink and appetizers.

For additional information and registration, call 310-376-0951 or visit the website at http://business.hbchamber.net/events/details/happy-hour-mixer-studio-637-3493.

Studio 637 is located at 637 Cypress Avenue, Hermosa Beach, 90254.

Community Mindfulness Workshop

September 28, 2017

BCHD-Mindfulness-WorkshopBeach Cities Health District (BCHD) will host a FREE Community Mindfulness Workshop on Thursday, September 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre.

Discover the power of mindfulness and learn how to incorporate various evidence-based techniques into your daily life to reduce stress and anxiety. This dynamic workshop will feature guided meditations from local experts as well as an interactive demonstration of the mindfulness exercises being implemented in Hermosa Beach City School District classrooms. Experience how these mindfulness practices can benefit people of all ages and levels of experience.

Doors open at 6 p.m. There is no cost to attend the workshop, but advanced registration is required.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 30, 2017

Walk to End Alzheimer'sTake the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s at the Beach Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday September 30 beginning at 8 a.m.

The route length is 2 miles long and starts at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the ceremony is at 9 a.m. and the Walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100. Unless otherwise communicated, T-shirts will be available for pick up on Walk day.

Girl’s Night Out FUNdraiser

October 3 – 5, 2017

GNO_finalCancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) presents the annual Girl’s Night Out FUN-raiser at The Comedy & Magic Club on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 3,4 and 5. This sell-out event “Just for Ladies” celebrates the women in our lives who have been touched by cancer with an evening of fun and humor.

Festivities begin each night at 5:30 p.m. with the opening of the bar and silent auction, followed by dinner, live auction, a fabulous show with a world class line-up of top comedians, raffle and lots of laughs. Each evening will also include an inspirational speaker who will share their story of cancer survivorship. Don your festive attire and get ready to party in pink!

Sunscreen Film Festival West

October 6 – 8, 2017

SunScreen-Film-FestivalThe Hermosa Beach Community Theater will host the annual Sunscreen Film Festival Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8 at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater.

The Sunscreen Film Festival West is presented by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and other Independent sponsors dedicated to education, economic development, informing the public about the art of visual storytelling, enhancing opportunities for filmmakers to develop their craft and art, and increasing the public’s awareness and support of filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset. Sunscreen is one of only a few film festivals nationwide to be sponsored and acknowledged by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2009, MovieMaker magazine voted Sunscreen one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the country.

In 2013, Sunscreen launched in the South Bay after eight successful years in Florida. Sunscreen Film Festival West is happy to call the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre home and hopes to keep growing as a South Bay destination for filmmakers and film lovers.

Torrance Rose Parade Float Fundraiser

October 18, 2017

Torrance-Rose-Parade-Float-FundraiserThe community is invited to attend the Torrance Rose Parade Float Fundraiser on Wednesday, October 18 at The Comedy & Magic Club.

Enjoy a fun-filled evening of comedy while supporting a cherished South Bay tradition. There is a two item minimum for each guest (soda, cocktails, appetizers, etc.). All guests must be at least 18 years of age and seating is on a first come first served basis.

Doors open at 6:30. Please arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. or the Club can sell your seat. To make a reservation, call 310-372-1193. To purchase tickets, contact TRFA at 310-618-2425, via email at torrrosefloat@gmail.com or visit the website at http://www.torrancerosefloat.org.

Tickets are $20 per person and all ticket sale proceeds will benefit the 2017 City of Torrance Rose Parade Float.

Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival

October 21 & 22, 2017

Hermosa-Beach-Fine-Arts-FestivalSupport local artists at the annual Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, October 21 Sunday, October 22.

Formerly known as Hermosa Artwalk, the Festival has grown considerably over the years and now takes place on the lawn of the Community Center between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days. The event features the work of nearly 100 talented artists in a variety of mediums including photography, glass, metal, paintings, ceramics and mixed media. Attendees will enjoy live music and food for purchase along with arts and crafts for children.

For additional information, visit the website at http://hermosafinearts.com/

The Hermosa Beach Community Center is located at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

October 28 & 29, 2017

glass pumpkinsGlass House Studio presents the annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There are dozens of pumpkin patches throughout the South Bay this time of year but this is one very special patch you don’t want to miss! The event features thousands of glass pumpkins on display and for sale to the public.

Pumpkin pie is fleeting but these unique works of art will be enjoyed for years to come! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hermosa Arts Foundation.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.glasshouse.ws/.

The event will take place at 618 Cypress Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Veteran’s Day Observances in the South Bay

November 11, 2017

veterans-day-2012If you plan to honor our warriors this Veterans Day, the following is a list of local military memorial sites located throughout the South Bay. Official services are planned at most of these sites. Contact city offices for specifics.

Gardena: Roosevelt Memorial Park & Mortuary, 18255 South Vermont Avenue

Gardena: War Memorial at Gardena City Hall, 1700 W. 162nd Street

Hawthorne: Hawthorne Memorial Center, 3901 West El Segundo Boulevard

Hermosa Beach Drum Circle

Third Sundays

Sabina-sandovalThe Hermosa Beach Drum Circle takes place every third Sunday of the month from 12 noon to 3 p.m. just north of the Hermosa Beach Pier on the sand.

Local rock star drummer Sabina Sandoval facilitates this very popular drum circle which draws crowds of onlookers and participants. Drums and percussion instruments are provided so that no one is left out. Any donations received are used for the purchase, maintenance and repair of instruments and to keep the circle alive.

South Bay Farmers’ Markets Schedule

The South Bay has several terrific Farmers’ Markets throughout the week.

These are great community amenities that provide an opportunity to shop locally for the freshest, seasonal produce available.

Here’s a schedule by day of the week: