South Bay By Jackie is your source for information about fun and interesting Manhattan Beach events.
March 15, 2020
For over eight 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 information from multiple, reliable sources. In order to distribute all of this information in a timely manner, we’re posting several announcements to the Daily Blog page each day.
Every South Bay event scheduled through the end of April has been cancelled or postponed. Just in case anyone has been living under a rock the last few weeks, we’ve kept all calendar events posted to the website with a CANCELLED or POSTPONED notice in the title line. There are still several events scheduled through the end of spring, which will be reevaluated by the host organizations in the coming weeks and we’ll update the website as we receive that information.
In addition, The South Bay Show podcast will have the same focus for the foreseeable future. We encourage anyone that wants to share information, to call in to the show at 714-242-5288 every Thursday morning between 8 and 9 a.m. We still need to communicate! So don’t be shy, if you have something to share, call us, we’re here for you!
We’re all in this together and we’ll get through this together, even though we can’t physically be together. #SouthBayStrong
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manhattan Beach Art Center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
Every Monday & Saturday
Gather a few friends for an hour long, all levels class taught by certified Yogi Katherine Guerra.
This event is ‘weather permitting’, so don’t show up if it’s raining, and attendees should bring their own mat. It’s a terrific way to start the day!
Call 310-546-4995 to reserve your spot!
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.shadehotel.com/ or call 310-546-4995.
Shade Hotel is located at 1221 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.
March 25, 2020
R6 Distillery has launched a GoFundMe page to help with an initiative directed toward EMS and first responders in the LA area. In order to do so, R6 needs to spend a significant amount of capital to bring in the raw material to provide such relief.
They are receiving dozens of calls and emails daily, and their top priority remains police, fire, government agencies, and hospitals requesting support for this specific need.
Any help is tremendously appreciated! #SouthBayStrong
March 31, 2020
America’s restaurants are in crisis. The coronavirus poses a significant threat to the future of an industry that employs more than 15 million Americans. Everyone is encouraged to support restaurants and their employees by joining #TheGreatAmericanTakeout and ordering at least one delivery or pick-up meal.
Here’s How You Can Help:
-Hype it up. Post to social media platforms.
-Rally the troops. Reach out to your community and encourage them to participate.
-Eat. Order takeout or delivery from your favorite restaurant. Don’t forget to post a snap or video of your meal, tagged with #thegreatamericantakeout.
-Repeat. The Great American Takeout is only the beginning. Keep supporting our nation’s restaurants by ordering takeout or delivery as often as you can.
April 1, 2020
We will discuss the new stimulus package that Congress passed last Friday as well as provide updates on the virus and share information on how to avoid scams and cyberattacks. I hope you will join the conversation by signing up here.
I understand that you may have a prior commitment that prevents you from being able to join the telephone town hall. To ensure everyone has a chance to listen, our call will be recorded and uploaded to my YouTube page shortly after. To listen to our last telephone town hall that took place on March 17th, click here. For new information and resources related to COVID-19, visit my coronavirus webpage.
Please remember to continue to stay at home except when performing essential activities; wash your hands; and maintain 6 feet of distance from others so we can slow the spread of this virus. I look forward to speaking with you tomorrow.
Sincerely, Ted W. Lieu, Member of Congress
April 1, 2020
This is a full body belly dance inspired workout that provides a complete mind/body/spirit experience, tightening up those curves while exploring an ancient feminine art. Participants leave relaxed, invigorated, and in touch with their body in a new and refreshing way.
Join Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/584449750?pwd=TVhZejdrU3JlamhuWVBJSHRTRDR5dz09
Meeting ID: 584 449 750
For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1207132276160109/.
April 24 – May 2, 2020
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, this Tony Award-winning production takes everyone’s favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic that is both enchanting and touching.
Into the Woods follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
April 25, 2020
Participants will walk from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. with the event getting underway at 8:30 a.m. The Walkathon is uniquely different from other walks as live music will take place along the route as well as food and beverage vendors, fitness trunk shows, photo-booth and more. The Pet Parade begins at 7:45 a.m. The Opening Ceremony and Awards for Top Fundraising Teams, Individuals/Pets and Best Dressed Pet is at 8 a.m. This is a family friendly event and children of all ages are welcome.
All proceeds benefit the Richstone Family Center child abuse treatment and prevention programs. This is a very popular event and everybody will be there! Don’t miss this opportunity to take a few steps to help prevent child abuse.
April 25, 2020
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the First Earth Day, the Eco Festival will showcase businesses selling services and products benefiting the environment, and environmental groups with a mission of sustainability or environmental stewardship. Exhibits will be interactive and experiential.
Visitors will enjoy eco presentations, food specials at local restaurants and live music by Latch Key Kid, The Lucky Ones and Jack Tracy.
This event is FREE to attend!
For additional information, visit the website at https://www.southbayecofestival.org/.
Metlox Plaza is located at 451 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
May 1, 2020
The crew at BeachLife has decided that, in the true spirit of live music, the show must go on! So they’re bringing us the SpeakEasy line-up via a free Live Stream Event on May 1st, the original BeachLife Festival date. The event features performances by Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters, Jim Lindberg of Pennywise, Trever Keith of Face to Face, Jason Cruz of Strung Out, Jason Devore of Authority Zero, LAW, and more.
More details will follow in the coming weeks, but we do know that during the event they’ll be raising awareness and donations for music industry relief and several other worthy causes helping those in need. So Tune in, jam out, and do some good at the same time!
May 17, 2020
This unique fundraising event brings one of the hottest indoor fitness activities – stationary cycling – to the gorgeous outdoors. The Tour de Pier includes four 50-minute sessions beginning at 9 a.m. 1,700 cyclists will be riding on 350 stationary bikes while overlooking the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. The area’s best instructors and celebrity guests will spin riders through four 50-minute sessions with energizing music and loads of excitement. Participants can ride solo for all four sessions or be a team captain and recruit up to three teammates to register and ride as a team.
In addition to the cycling portion of the Tour de Pier, the event will include a Health & Fitness Expo with a number of fitness and health related sponsors and kid’s Fun Zone with games, activities and entertainment.
The Tour de Pier is organized to raise funds for the local cancer community including The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, the Uncle Kory Foundation and Cancer Support Community.
Ride in place – move charity forward!
June 21, 2020
Fathers and daughters. Fathers and sons. All for charity. All for fun! The City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department celebrates all things paternal with the annual Father’s Day Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.
This year, forget the ties and grooming products! This is a fun way for the kids to spend some quality time with pops (while mom enjoys a little downtime)!
There are four different age divisions: 10 and under (short court); 11 to 14 (short court); 15 to 18 (short court); Four Person – All Ages (long court)
Registration is $50 (18 and Under Divisions) and $100 (Four Person – All Ages). All participants will receive a T-shirt and other giveaways. This is a recreational tournament with pool play only.
The Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium is ideally located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Open daily to the public free of charge, the Roundhouse is dedicated to teaching students and visitors about the oceans, marine life and the environment.
They offer a variety of programs including class field trips, volunteer opportunities, summer camps and more. Group tours are also available by reservation.
1800 Rosecrans Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Jackie says: Il Fornaio offers authentic regional italian dishes and special seasonal menus as well as cooking classes, wine dinners and wine tastings.
1221 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Cuisine: American & Californian
Jackie says: The team at Shade never rest on their laurels and they’re constantly searching for ways to improve the guest experience. They change up the menus every now and then but keep the most popular dishes. There’s a little bit of everything at Zinc and it’s all delicious. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or order several small plates and graze. The specialty cocktails are phenomenal!
451 Manhattan Beach Blvd #110
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Jackie says: All the traditional Greek dishes done exceedingly well. Great ambiance.
1550 Rosecrans Avenue Suite G
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Jackie Says: You can’t go wrong with the Italian dishes but they offer so much more…..be adventurous!