Manhattan Beach Events

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BCHD February Events

February 1 – 28, 2019

Beach Cities Health District offers the community a variety of monthly activities and special events.

For additional information, visit the website at

Take a look at what’s scheduled for February…

Costume Figure Drawing @ MBAC

First Thursdays

LIVE-Costume-Figure-Drawing-MBACThe Manhattan Beach Art Center presents LIVE: Costume Figure Drawing the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 10 p.m.

LIVE is a FREE series of Thursday night community-building activities designed to enhance artistic skills and develop presentation confidence in local artists. Small refreshments and good vibes will be provided. LIVE is open to everyone 16 years and older. Events are FREE but a donation of $12 is much appreciated to help defray costs.

Hang out with your friends and work on your figure drawing skills with a live costumed model. No instructors and no pressure – draw as you feel! Attendees should bring their own materials; easels will be provided if necessary.

For additional information, call (310) 802-5440 or contact via email at

Manhattan Beach Art Center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Book Signing: Kick Ass Kinda Girl

February 21, 2019

{Pages} a Bookstore, will host a Book Signing: Kick Ass Kinda Girl with author Kathy Koll on Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m.

Kathi Koll, author of Kick-Ass Kinda Girl: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Caregiving will discuss her new book which chronicles the more than six years she was a full-time caregiver to her late husband, real estate developer Don Koll, after his debilitating stroke.

Kathi Koll’s powerfully moving memoir is both a love story and a warrior’s tale. With unflinching honesty and refreshing humor, Koll unveils an unexpected life of joy, adventure, and heartbreak as she shares the realities of being a full-time caregiver.

Two by Two @ MBAC

February 22, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Arts Center presents the Opening Reception of Two by Two: Stories Beneath the Surface on Friday, February 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The exhibition will feature paintings, prints and drawings by artists Amelia Amell and Jesus Chaidez. Both artists have been informed by their rich cultural backgrounds, one from the island of Hispaniola and the other from Culiacan, Mexico. As a whole, the exhibit examines artists living in two worlds and the impact of global politics, personal histories, and cultural symbolism. Curated by Singletree arts the exhibition highlights two important contemporary artists and their art-making practice. 

This event is FREE to attend.

For additional information, visit the website at

The Manhattan Beach Art Center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Tea Bar

February 24, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Art Center will host a Tea Bar on Sunday, February 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. with Jesus Chaidez

Artist Jesus Chaidez is bringing his Downtown LA Tea Bar to Manhattan Beach. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon tea tasting, taste signature teas from around the world, and learn about folklore associated with them. Explore loose leaf tea and improve your own tea making at home.

Tickets are $40. This event is 18 and older.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

The Manhattan Beach Art Center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Beach Cities Free Fitness Week

February 25 – March 3, 2019

The next Beach Cities Free Fitness Week takes place Monday, February 25 through Sunday, March 3.

QUESTION: What’s better than breaking a healthy sweat at a top fitness studio?
ANSWER: Doing it for free!

Free Fitness Week is a partnership between BCHD and local studios and gyms to provide opportunities for residents to get healthy, and have fun being physically active! The Free Fitness program was designed by BCHD to introduce people of all income and ability levels to a wide variety of fitness offerings, including yoga, Pilates, cycling, strength training, boot camp and more. Over 20 fitness studios in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach have joined the community initiative.

Let’s Connect Mixer

February 26, 2019

The South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Trina Turk on Tuesday, February 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This monthly fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs while mixing and mingling with like-minded individuals. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards and any flyers you might have to promote your business. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Tickets are $5 for members and $15 for non-members.

Manhattan Beach State of the City

February 27, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber presents the annual State of the City address on Wednesday, February 27 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Joslyn Center.

The Mayor will speak on how the city is managing its resources, what was accomplished last year and how the City is preparing for 2019. This annual event is a great opportunity to get informed and make new business connections.

General admission is FREE. Preferred seating is $55 and includes coffee, pastries and swag bag.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at

The Joslyn Center is located at 1601 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Women’s Voices in Tech Networking Happy Hour

February 28, 2019

Women’s Voices in Tech Networking Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, February 28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Shade Hotel MB.

This mixer brings together some of the most influential and inspiring women entrepreneurs, investors, and tech executives in Los Angeles. Who is this event for? Women leaders in tech, women entrepreneurs in tech, and the men and women who support and invest in them!

They’ll be celebrating diversity at this month’s mixer with special guests Kenni (Lethridge) Kaufman, Head of Studio, Magnopus and Nicole Holmes, Senior Director, Information Security & Technology, Scopely.

Rosé Soirée

March 9, 2019

Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach presents a Rosé Soirée on Saturday, March 9 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Rosé the day away! Unlimited Rosé tastes from multiple wineries, frozé with delicious bites and sweets! Chef Graham will be cooking up some amazing bites to compliment the delicate wines. Don’t forget to dress to impress in your favorite rose-colored attire. The is a 21+ event.

Unlimited Tastes for $45 / VIP Rosé Garden experience is $495.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Facebook page at

Shade Hotel is located at 1221 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.