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- South Bay by Jackie.com COVID-19 Website Announcement
March 15, 2020
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
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
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 https://www.citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreation/insta-contest#ad-image-4.
Image credit: Nell-Budde.
- Palos Verdes Art Center: Skin in the Game
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.
- TAM Fall Exhibitions
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 Gallery – Baker’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.
- Destination: Art Fall 2020 Gallery Show
Destination: Art is sharing this beautiful exhibit of artwork with the community to enjoy during this time of Thanksgiving. The stunning array of beauty will lift spirits and provide a note of delight to your day.
Enjoy from the comfort of your home, or anywhere in the world, the current Gallery Show featuring work by sixteen of their artists.
For additional information and to view the gallery, visit the website at https://www.destination-art.net/.
Destination: Art is located at 1815 West 213 Street, #135, Torrance, CA 90501, right next to the Bubble Bath Car Wash.
- ESMoA Open Call for Artists & Writers
January 15 – February 12, 2021
The ESMoA LAB Residency is designed for emerging artists to partner with ESMoA in response to a theme or topic based on an Experience (ESMoA’s word for exhibition) taking place inside the main gallery.
Application to the ESMoA LAB Residency is free and open to artists and writers who live in, work in, and/or have a distinct commitment to Los Angeles County.
They are offering an unrestricted stipend of $2,500 to artists and writers to create original artwork, performance, or composition in response to Experience 47: FREESTATE.
- PVPLC Online Auction
January 15 – 30, 2021
The Auction is made possible by the members of the White Point Community Group to raise awareness and support for the restoration and beautification activities of the White Point Nature Preserve.
Items include local staycations, getaway vacations, adventures and classes, beautiful Plein-air paintings, jewelry, landscape consultation opportunities, and many more items. You’ll enjoy finding something unique while providing critical support for restoration and education activities at the White Point Nature Preserve. The auction will also be available during Sunday’s presentation of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on January 17, at 4 pm.
To make a bid in the Online Auction, visit https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=11966&CFID=22511627&CFTOKEN=d5f08cff367596a8-DCB48E17-E7F7-3ECE-F39CF38AD1665F0C.
- Ten Days of Takeout
January 17 – 27, 2021
Since Dine LA was cancelled this year, some of our local restaurant owners decided to create their own dining week. Each restaurant is offering three courses for two people for $50!
Participating restaurants include:
-Pacific Standard Prime https://www.pspsteak.com/
-Bettolino Kitchen https://www.gaetanosonline.com/
-Gabi James https://www.gabijamesla.com/
-Dominique’s Kitchen http://dominiqueskitchen.com/
-Primo Italia https://www.eatprimo.com/
- Re:Her Festival
January 21 – 30, 2021
Women-owned restaurants all over Los Angeles will come together to offer unique collaborations with other female chefs, thematic menus, one-on-one conversations among female industry leaders, and much more.
The food festival will launch on the anniversary of the groundbreaking Women’s March of 2017.
Over 100 participating restaurants and collaborators are cooking up their events and specials for the 10-day festival right now!
- Virtual Let’s Connect Mixer
January 26, 2021
Special Guest Speaker Debbie McCormick will talk about the five things you must get right on your LinkedIn profile to attract and impress the people you want to do business with. Plan to take notes, because you’ll be able to go to your profile and make changes that will immediately make it stronger and come up higher in search results.
Debbie McCormick, once the writer for a U.S. Congressional campaign, is a LinkedIn marketing expert and an award-winning speaker. Her best-selling book, The LinkedIn Manual for Rookies, is the resource she wishes had been available when she was learning LinkedIn.
- Virtual Town Hall with Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi
January 26, 2021
Join Assembly Member Muratsuchi for a coronavirus vaccine discussion. The event will feature Dr. Simon Paul, Chief Science Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Dr. Griselda Gutierrez, Associate Medical Director for Outpatient Services, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and Dr. Mona Shah, Kaiser Permanente South Bay’s COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy Physician Lead. They will be discussing how to get the vaccine, the rollout of the vaccine, and medical questions regarding the vaccine.
The Town Hall will be hosted on Facebook. You do not need a Facebook account to view the Town Hall.
- Lomita Chamber Networking Hour
January 27, 2020
Everyone is invited to join this interactive networking event to kick-off 2021!
They’ll do a quick round of intros and then breakout for some fun in smaller groups. Don’t worry, there will be convo starters to kick-off connections. (Bring a gift to donate to the drawing to create a 1:1 connection outside the event.)
Introverts, extroverts and ambiverts welcome!
Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.lomitachamber.org/lomita-chamber-kickoff2021-networking-hour-january2021/.
- Friendship Bowl 2021
January 28 – March 20, 2021
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…
- BCHD Events for February
February 1 – 28, 2021
All events are currently taking place virtually, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/.
Take a look at what’s scheduled for February…
- Virtual Safe in the South Bay Series: Vaccine 101
February 4, 2021
Join an esteemed panel of experts who will provide the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccines and the ways residents, organizations, businesses, schools and the Beach Cities community can support COVID-19 recovery.
The Beach Cities is fortunate to have a guiding coalition of health providers, public agencies and Chambers co-hosting this important conversation to provide the most useful guidance to help our communities turn the corner with this pandemic as quickly as possible.
- The Great South Bay Valentine’s Day Giveaway
February 8, 2021
Each participating business will be posting about the giveaway on February 8 and to enter you need to like all the participating businesses Instagram pages and tag two friends that live in the South Bay. You can enter the giveaway on any of the participating businesses pages.
There will be three winners: first place will get their first pick of 6 gift cards, second place will get to pick the next 4 and third place will get the remaining two.
The giveaway will go live on February 8 and the winner will be announced February 12.
-AR Workshop Torrance https://www.instagram.com/arworkshoptorranceca/?hl=en
-Berries by Bella https://www.instagram.com/berriesbybella_/?hl=en
- Blue Zones Virtual Social Hour
February 9, 2021
Enjoy good company and practice some of Blue Zones Project’s Power 9 Principles of Longevity, including Down Shift and Right Tribe. The special guest will be Blue Zones Project Approved Restaurant, The Rockefeller. Relax, bring your healthy bites and connect with your community!
The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month.
This event is FREE to attend! Once registered, you’ll receive the event link.
For additional information and registration, visit the BCHD website at http://bchd.org/socialhour.
If you have questions leading up to this event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Virtual State of the State
February 11, 2021
The event features State Senators Ben Allen (26th District) and Steven Bradford (35th District) with Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (66th District).
This annual event is where all three of the South Bay’s State Legislators address the Torrance business community regarding California’s business climate and what the future may hold for California businesses.
This event is FREE but registration is required.
To register, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/state2021/
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
- State of the Region
February 19, 2021
Hear from the Congressional representatives in this annual address. The event features Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Congressman Ted Lieu. Chamber members will hear relevant information pertaining to business at the federal level.
This event is FREE to attend but registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/stateofregion2021/.