Lomita 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Walk for Water

    March 22 – April 22, 2021

    The Samburu Project’s annual fundraising event, Walk for Water, will be a month-long campaign this year, from March 22 through April 22.

    Join The Samburu Project’s month-long campaign to raise money and awareness for clean water. This customizable fundraiser allows supporters to choose their activity, time commitment, and fundraising goal! Swim, ski, run, bike, or walk – just get up, get moving, and #DoItForWater.

    March 22- 28 world water week
    March 29- April 4 (run) for water
    April 5-11 (bike) for water
    April 12-22 (walk) for water

  • SBAC Exhibition: Emergence

    April 12, 2021

    The South Bay Artist Collective presents the exhibition Emergence beginning Monday, April 12 for online and in-person viewing at Resin Gallery.

    The show features stunning new works from local Collective artists created during the pandemic.

    While there will not be a proper opening event, Resin will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for in-person viewing. To make an appointment, email Aidancm17@gmail.com.

    To preview the show virtually – but it’s even more phenomenal in person – visit https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/5599011/emergence.

    For additional information, visit the website at http://sbartistcollective.org/.

    Resin Gallery is located at 618 Cypress Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

  • Redondo Beach Library Book Discussion

    April 13, 2021

    The Redondo Beach Library will host a Book Discussion on Tuesday, April 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

    The discussion will feature The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

    You must register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sd-6qqz0rH9TwnoXSOk2QzU4L3IQQ1Nzz.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Then start reading the book for the May 11 Book Discussion, Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid.

    For additional information, email erin.schoonover@redondo.org.

  • Roundhouse Aquarium Earth Day Events

    April 17, 22 & 24, 2021

    Celebrate Earth Day all month long at the Roundhouse Aquarium!

    April 22, 2021 marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, and the Roundhouse Aquarium, managed by the Oceanographic Teaching Stations, is set to honor this milestone virtually with programs throughout the month of April. Sponsored by Chevron Corporation, The Port of Long Beach and Dive N’Surf, the four-part virtual celebration explores the magic of the ocean, its connection to humans and what people can do to protect it.

    This FREE Series is appropriate for all ages and advanced reservations are required!

    Saturday, April 17, 2021 – Celebrating Whales and Dolphins: Fantastic Flukes and Fins
    9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Free Virtual Event
    Meet the largest animals ever to live on earth! You’ll meet many animals that swim in the sea, but breath air like you and me. And, get a paper and pencil ready, and learn how to draw one of these amazing animals!

  • Our Village Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

    April 17, 2021

    Uncorked, The Wine Shop, will host a Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Our Village on Saturday, April 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

    Enjoy three bottles of wine – one red, one white, one rose – for $75, or add a cheese plate for a total of $100. During the Zoom meeting, a sommelier will provide insight to the wines.

    This is an adult only event.

    Purchase the wine at https://uncorkedwineshops.com/post-7400/.

    Buyers must pick up the wine at the Uncorked locations on Firday, April 16. If you’re unable to join the live Zoom meeting, the wine lesson will be recorded for playback to watch anytime.

  • VVA South Bay Chapter 53 Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

    Deadline: 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.

  • Lomita Chamber Installation & Awards Night

    April 22, 2021

    The Lomita Chamber of Commerce presents the Installation & Awards Night on Thursday, April 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. online.

    The community is invited to join this virtual dinner and program. It will be a festive celebration recognizing and honoring outstanding members, businesses, organizations and individuals in the community in addition to installing the Lomita Chamber Board of Directors.

    Tickets are $25/$45.

    For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.lomitachamber.org/installation-awards-night-2021/.

  • PVPLC Earth Day Celebration

    April 22, 2021

    The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will partner with the PV Library District, Friends of the Library and the California Native Plant Society for a virtual Earth Day Celebration on April 22 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

    The event will explore what each of us can do to renew the Earth and how our actions here on the Peninsula can impact the planet. The Earth Day online event will include a fascinating video presentation by Doug Tallamy, author of Nature’s Best Hope about how to support birds and wildlife with native plants in our yards. Participants are encouraged to read the book and also join a LIVE Zoom Q&A with the author on May 1st at 11 am.

    For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/event/earthday-2021/.

  • Applications Now Being Accepted for Undergraduate Internship at ESMoA

    Deadline to Submit Application: April 24, 2021

    El Segundo Museum of Art is now accepting applications for the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship.

    Calling all undergraduate students! Are you interested in learning what it’s like to work for an art nonprofit? Would you like to know more about career opportunities in the arts? Apply now for two paid positions at ESMoA for Summer 2021.

    Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship: Communications and Digital Media Intern
    The Communications and Digital Media Intern will assist the ESMoA team with marketing and engagement, curate content for ESMoA’s online platforms, and help design promotional materials for our annual Video Art + Film.

    Additionally, the Intern will have some archival responsibilities such as saving and storing social media posts on ESMoA’s digital archive. Among the many educational opportunities for the Communications and Digital Media Intern are on-the-job experiences and instruction that will:

  • Women’s Voices in Tech: True Empowerment Comes from Within

    April 27, 2021

    Women’s Voices in Tech present True Empowerment Comes from Within on Tuesday, April 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom.

    Learn how to tap into your true power and become the force you were created to be! All women have the power to affect positive change in the world around them. However, in order to do this women must realize their capabilities, confidence and power.

    Cam Kashani, formerly known as the “Godmother of Silicon Beach” is redefining beauty, body, and Self. Her vision is to help women feel beautiful, powerful, and enough, while helping to redefine their current definition of beauty, body, and Self, so they can feel more empowered and self-aware.

  • Boeing STEM Signing Day

    April 29, 2021

    The 2021 STEM Signing Day will take place on April 29 at 12:30 p.m.

    The application is open for 2021 STEM Signing Day presented by Boeing and Powered by Tallo. All Los Angeles County high school seniors who plan to attend a two-year or four-year college or university and pursue a S.T.E.M degree or program are eligible to apply on Tallo.

    Just like Signing Day for athletes, Boeing’s California STEM Signing Day will celebrate high school students in Los Angeles County as they make their commitment to education programs focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

  • Now Trending Submissions

    Deadline: April 30, 2021

    The Palos Verdes Art Center has put out a Call for Artist for Now Trending, the annual Alpay Scholarship University Student Juried Exhibition.

    Current art and media students from Southern California colleges and universities are invited to submit engaging new work to be showcased in Palos Verdes Art Center’s Alpay Scholarship Exhibition, Now Trending. One $5000 cash prize will be awarded. In addition, the scholarship winner will be considered for inclusion in future PVAC exhibitions. This call is open to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.

    All media will be considered, including but not limited to: Painting, Drawing, Printing, Sculpture, Glass, Ceramics, Fiber Art, Photography, Video, Film, VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), Installation Art, Performance Art, Sound Art, and Mixed Media.

  • LUNAFEST Virtual Film Festival

    May 1 – 3, 2021

    Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach presents LUNAFEST Saturday, May 1 through Monday, May 3.

    Lights! Camera! Advocacy! Become a champion of change at this year’s LUNAFEST and watch the premiere of seven new films made by women, about women. 100% of proceeds from your ticket will benefit Soroptimist programs for women and girls. The screening starts on May 1 at 9:00 a.m. for a 48 hour viewing window at home, at your convenience.

    The festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny, and thought-provoking themes. LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film and offers an opportunity to see short films which you may otherwise never have access to.

    This year, a snack bag will be offered to all ticket holders, with popcorn and treats! You must purchase your ticket no later than April 20 to participate, and only those who opt-in will receive the bags.

    For additional information and ticket purchase, visit https://watch.eventive.org/lunafest/play/603fc5f461a0bd005931d7d9.

  • LAAFB Youth Academic Recognition Celebration

    May 6, 2021

    The Los Angeles Air Force Base presents the annual Youth Academic Recognition Celebration on Thursday, May 6 at 5 p.m. via Zoom.

    It’s that time of year when Los Angeles Air Force Base leadership recognizes students pre-K through 12 grade for Academic Achievement (School Year (SY) 19-20 and SY 20-21) in Perfect Attendance, Citizenship and GPA.

    Parents can nominate their children to receive an award and attend the virtual celebration and pep rally.

  • NextStep Ride For Paralysis: Cruisin’ the Coast

    May 14 – May 16, 2021

    NextStep presents the annual Ride for Paralysis: Cruisin’ the Coast taking place Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16.

    The team at NextStep is embarking on another adventure on wheels and everyone is invited to join them on the ride from San Diego to Manhattan Beach. This ride is intended for all ability levels. Great times for a great cause!

    Live in LA and need a road bike? If you live within 80-miles of Los Angeles, the Bike Angels can provide you with a FREE high-end road bike for training and the ride. They are located in Redondo Beach. Email Manuel@bicycleangels.com and he will take care of you. Simply let him know you are participating and send him the link to your campaign.

    The mission at NextStep is to raise awareness and funds to support NextStep and the 6 million individuals and wounded service members living with paralysis in the U.S.

  • Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle

    Ticket Purchase Deadline: June 18, 2021

    California’s first and longest running house raffle is back – the 2021 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle!

    A Hilltop Estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean or $5,000,000 is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2021 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. The first and oldest house raffle licensed in California, proceeds help fund the Palos Verdes Art Center’s education, exhibition and outreach programs, keeping them available, accessible and affordable during these challenging times.

    Tickets are $150 each or a 3-pack for $400 or a 5-pack for $600. The drawing will take place on June 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

    Ticket order forms, complete rules and further information about the raffle are available at http://cadreamraffle.com/.