Manhattan Beach Events

South Bay By Jackie is your source for information about fun and interesting Manhattan Beach events.

South Bay Farmers’ Markets Schedule

South Bay farmers' MarketsThe 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:

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.

SkyDeck Yoga

Every Monday & Saturday

Shade Hotel offers a complimentary Yoga Class every Monday and Saturday morning on the rooftop Skydeck at 10 a.m..

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 or call 310-546-4995.

Shade Hotel is located at 1221 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

Fair Trade Rug Event

January 16 – 19 & January 22 – 26, 2020

Ten Thousand Villages presents the annual Fair Trade Rug Event Thursday, January 16 through Sunday, January 19 at American Martyrs Church and Wednesday, January 22 through Sunday, January 26 at the shop in Redondo Beach from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Shop over 300 hand-knotted Chobi, Persian, Kazak, Bokhara and other types of rugs in various shapes and sizes, from runners to room. Made by adult artisans who are paid a fair and equal income, these rugs will withstand most messes life brings.

On January 16 at 6:30 p.m. at American Martyrs, hear the history and stories behind Bunyaad Fair Trade Rugs at the Room to Loom presentation. Get a glimpse into how Bunyaad rugs are hand made, from dyeing the wool to tying the fringes. These quality products are made to last a life time.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at 310-465-1600.

For additional information, visit the website at or call 310-465-1600.

American Martyrs Church is located at 700 15th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

DineLA Restaurant Week

January 17 – 31, 2020

Attention local foodies! Restaurant Week is back and it’s time to DineLA!

DineLA Restaurant Week is a bi-annual dining event established to introduce diners to the extensive assortment of restaurants in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. DineLA Winter Restaurant Week takes place over 14 consecutive days and runs from January 17 through January 31.

Local foodies and visitors to the area will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix fixe menus from some of LA’s best restaurants during this this period.

Restaurants from El Segundo to Palos Verdes will be participating in this culinary event. Some of the restaurants will feature lunch, some will offer dinner and some will present both so be sure to check the website at Diners may make a reservation online at Open Table or contact the restaurant directly. Due to the popularity of this event, advance reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-ins are welcome but there is no guarantee they can be accommodated.

This is a great opportunity to sample something different and it’s sure to whet your appetite without emptying your wallet!

MBAC Exhibition: Mare Vitalis

January 17 – March 22, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Art Center (MBAC) presents the Opening Reception: Mare Vitalis on Friday, January 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The importance of the sea in maritime communities is evident in the work of three painters: Alex Weinstein, Wendy Stillman, and Marlene Yamada. Their work spans from abstract to representational, and the idea of ocean is represented through specific cultural references, philosophical theories about nature and beauty, and the physicality and motion of water.

This event is FREE to attend and all are welcome!

For additional information, visit the website at

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

BeachLife Backyard Games

January 18, 2020

Tito’s Vodka will sponsor the Beachlife Backyard Games every month at a different location in the South Bay leading up to the BeachLife Festival in May 2020.

The BeachLife crew wants to stay busy in the off season, while giving back to the community. They’ve partnered with Tito’s Handmade Vodka to throw some BeachLife Backyard Games for charity.

It’s always FREE to enter, super FUN, and they’ll donate $1,000 to local non-profits every time.

In addition to the games, the events will feature live music and after parties!

MB Chamber New Year Fiesta & Ribbon Cutting @ Mercado

January 22, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a New Year Fiesta & Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, January 22 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Mercado.

The community is invited to celebrate the New Year with a FIESTA at Mercado. The festive evening will start with a ribbon-cutting to officially welcome Mercado to Manhattan Beach.

Guests will enjoy delicious tamales, jicama Ahi tacos, Dos Gringas, and taco de carnitas. The cash bar will offer Happy Hour drink specials from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Chamber Members attend for FREE. Cost to non-members is $15.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit

Mercado is located in Manhattan Village Mall at 3212A North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale

January 24 – 26, 2020

The Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale will take place Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Over 75 stores slash prices so low, (like 50-75% off!) it is sure to cool you off! It’s time to clean out the closet and make room for all those great deals you’re going to find.

Participating stores look forward to sharing the best deals and some stores start on Thursday with a “sneak peek” and local’s discount… just ask!

For additional information, visit the website at

Women in Tech Networking Happy Hour

January 30, 2020

The Women in Tech Networking Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, January 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Shade Hotel.

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!

Enjoy networking in a fun, relaxed atmosphere; mingle with highly successful men and women in the entrepreneur, startup, and tech space; connect to fellow techies that can help you advance your career or business; meet developers to recruit for projects; and maybe find your next client, employee, business partner or co-founder.