Hermosa Beach Events

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Ride the Wild Wheels

September 29 – November 4, 2018

Ride-the-Wild-Wheels2Pacific Coast Gallery presents Ride the Wild Wheels photo exhibition through November 4.

The exhibition features the work of famed SST producer and photographer SPOT. SPOT is well known for producing many of the early releases from Black Flag, the Minutemen, Descendents, Meat Puppets and Husker Du (among many other bands from that era). He was also a prolific photographer and sharp-eyed chronicler of life in LA and Hermosa during the 70s and early 80s. Many of his images were featured in his acclaimed photo book Sounds of Two Eyes Opening, released in 2014.

The exhibit will showcase beach, roller skate, skateboard, surf and punk rock photos from Hermosa Beach and the South Bay. This will be the first time SPOT has ever offered these images as fine art prints, and they will be printed by the same master printer, and to the same standards, as the other fine art landscape photos at Pacific Coast Gallery. PCG will also be releasing some of SPOT’s never before seen images of Black Flag from their Nervous Breakdown recording session, as this record nears its 40th anniversary.

Edward Jones Grand Opening

October 18, 2018

Edward Jones Grand OpeningJeanie Alessandrini of Edward Jones Financial Services invites the community to the Grand Opening Celebration of their new location in Hermosa Beach on Thursday, October 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Various activities are planned, including a ribbon cutting ceremony, ice cream social and a silent auction benefiting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Guests will also have an opportunity to tour the new office.

“I am excited to be opening an Edward Jones office in Hermosa Beach, because I see a need for the type of service we provide,” Alessandrini said. “This firm concerns itself with the needs of individual investors and small-business owners, and I’m happy to be bringing that kind of personalized service to this community.”

Please RSVP by October 15 to 310-372-0850.

Edward Jones Financial Services is located at 555 Pier Avenue, Suite 2, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival

October 20 & 21, 2018

Hermosa-Beach-Fine-Arts-FestivalSupport local artists at the annual Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, October 20 Sunday, October 21.

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.

La La Land Day at the Beach

October 24 – 27, 2018

La-La-Land-Day-at-the-BeachHermosa Beach will celebrate its starring role in the Academy Award® winning film La La Land and the City’s historical connection to jazz by celebrating La La Land Day at the Beach on Saturday, October 27.

Hosted by the City of Hermosa Beach and Kinecta Federal Credit Union, La La Land Day at the Beach will feature performances by the Lou Giovannetti Jazz Orchestra and professional dancers from 5 to 7 p.m. Friends of the Parks will then provide a free screening of the award-winning movie on a beachfront screen.

Community Movie Night: Carrie

October 25, 2018

CarrieThe City of Hermosa Beach Parks and Recreation Department present Community Movie Night on Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Theater.

Celebrate Halloween with a special movie screening of Carrie. Did you know scenes from Carrie were filmed at the Hermosa Beach Community Center? Come watch this horror cult classic dressed in your best prom attire and enjoy a behind the scenes look at the filming spots used in the movie complete with photo opportunities and haunted surprises. A reception at 6:30 will be hosted by the Hermosa Beach Historical Society with food and drinks. The movie starts at 8 p.m. Rated R, 1 Hour and 28 Minutes.

Tickets are $10 for 18 and older, kids are free.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofhermosabeach/Activity_Search/3914.

The Community Theater is located at 710 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

South Bay Scream

October 26, 2018

South-Bay-ScreamBerry Bly Productions presents South Bay Scream on Friday, October 26 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Alta House.

South Bay Scream is the South Bay’s biggest and best Halloween party every year and this year will be no different. Alta House will be hosting the event with two floors of music, haunted decor and state of the art production featuring Dj Dik, Danny Olson, Eric B and Black Sheep.

Costumes are required and guests must be at least 21 to attend.

Tickets are $40. Tables are also available at great deals for one and two bottle minimums. Message Berry for tables and other details.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.southbayscream.com/.

Alta House is located at 1301 Manhattan Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

October 28, 2018

Skechers-Pier-to-Pier-Friendship-Walk2The annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk takes place on Sunday, October 28.

Support local education and children with special needs by signing up for this special walk which goes from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m.

The event will also include a Kids Zone featuring bounce houses, children’s games and various booths. The whole family can participate in this annual walk along the shore. After the Walk, stay for the Great Pumpkin Race!

Ride the Wild Wheels: Panel, Q&A and Closing Reception

November 3, 2018

Ride-the-Wild-WheelsPacific Coast Gallery will host Ride the Wild Wheels: Panel, Q&A and Closing Reception on Saturday, November 3 at 7 p.m.

The panel includes SPOT, SST Records co-owner Joe Carducci, and Randy Nauert from the seminal surf rock band The Challengers. The panel and Q&A starts at 8 p.m.

Pacific Coast Gallery is exhibiting the work of famed SST producer and photographer SPOT, in an exhibition called Ride the Wild Wheels. SPOT is well known for producing many of the early releases from Black Flag, the Minutemen, Descendents, Meat Puppets and Husker Du (among many other bands from that era) and he was also a prolific photographer and sharp-eyed chronicler of life in LA and Hermosa during the 70s and early 80s. Many of his images were featured in his acclaimed photo book Sounds of Two Eyes Opening, released in 2014.

Art Auction Fundraiser

November 10, 2018

Save-our-GalleryThe South Bay Artist Collective is hosting an Art Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Resin Gallery.

Over the last few years, the South Bay Artist Collective has provided the local South Bay cities with a community art gallery – throwing 12 free-to-public shows during that timespan, while hosting fundraisers for schools and end-of-year feature shows for MBMS and the MCHS art depatments.

The Collective is now looking to ensure they can keep their local gallery open and running for the upcoming 2019 year. Please join the Collective in their first fundraiser, in an effort to keep the local gallery open for 2019.

Free Holiday Parking in Hermosa Beach

November 27 – December 25, 2018

Free-Holiday-Parking-Hermosa-BeachThe City of Hermosa Beach once again welcomes visitors throughout Southern California to enjoy the beach community’s shops, restaurants and downtown area as the City announces the return of the FREE Holiday Parking Program.

From November 27 through December 25, free parking will be offered at meters located in downtown Hermosa. The City of Hermosa Beach is pleased to offer residents and visitors the ability to park free of charge during the specified time frame at the designated meters for up to the posted time limit.

Meters that are included in the program will be clearly marked with festive red Holiday bags.

This marks the ninth consecutive year that Hermosa Beach has provided free parking to both residents and visitors for the holidays.

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: