Manhattan Beach Events

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

Live Music @ Metlox

May 27 – September 2, 2018

Metlox - Manhattan BeachMetlox Plaza presents Live Music at Metlox every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. through September 2.

Each Sunday afternoon Metlox Plaza will feature a different band or musician for shoppers, diners and gatherers to enjoy. Metlox Plaza is a unique shopping and dining destination located at the gateway to Downtown Manhattan Beach.

Metlox boasts a European style town square where upscale shopping and dining offerings intertwine with landscaped courtyards, fountains, a fire sculpture and public art that celebrates the history of the Metlox Pottery manufacturing facility that occupied the site from 1927.

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.

Father’s Day Beach Volleyball Tournament

June 17, 2018

MB Fathers Day Volleyball TournamentFathers 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 17 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:

Day in the Life of Manhattan Beach Opening Reception

June 29, 2018

Day-in-the-Life-of-Manhattan-Beach-ExhibitionThe Manhattan Beach Arts Center presents the Opening Reception: Day in the Life of Manhattan Beach Exhibition on Friday, June 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Celebrate national Parks and Rec Month and experience everyday life in Manhattan Beach! Revel in leisure and recreation through the eyes and lenses of local artists and enjoy original artwork by the community in a variety of media, depicting the hometown feel of the City. This exhibition is a portrait of Manhattan Beach and its progressive, laid back lifestyle familiar to all! Enjoy a Day in the Life of Manhattan Beach.

The Opening Reception is FREE to attend and the exhibition will be on display June 29 through August 5, 2018.

For additional information, visit the website at

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

Summers’ Fest Teen Music Showcase

June 30, 2018

Summers'-FestSummers Sports Bar will host Summers’ Fest Teen Music Showcase on Saturday, June 30 from 3 to 8 p.m.

The concert will feature four teen bands from the South Bay – Alinea, Chroma Haze, The DropOffs and Good Vibes. A raffle and silent auction will raise funds for Mira Costa End Epilepsy. This is a FREE family-friendly event and all ages are welcome to attend.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at

Summers Sports Bar is located at 3770 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Polliwog Park Summer Concert Series

July 2 – September 3, 2018

Concerts in Polliwog ParkThe City of Manhattan Beach presents the annual Concerts in the Park series kicking off Sunday, July 1 with a Salute to the Troops and running through September 2.

The series is a summer-long event held at Polliwog Park and takes place every Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Concerts in the Park has featured such artists as the Doo-Wah Riders, Nathan Shrake, Elvis and Beatles tribute Bands, as well as a host of other talented musicians.

Shakespeare by the Sea

July 8 – August 11, 2017

Shakespeare by the Sea - sbbjThis season, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay. Performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Winter’s Tale will take place during July and August.

The Merry Wives of Windsor – a rollicking romantic comedy which tells of Falstaff’s folly: courting two married women at the same time. It’s mischief and mayhem galore.

The Winter’s Tale – the story of Leontes, a King who banishes his family wrongfully, and is taught the meaning of forgiveness through the inspired plan of a wise, loyal woman.

Social Hour @ Cafe Wild

July 10, 2018

social-hourCafe Wild will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project Social Hour on Tuesday, July 10 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Italians drink a glass of red wine with each meal…and they might just be onto something. Studies show that for people who have a healthy relationship with alcohol, enjoying a glass of wine rich in artery-scrubbing flavonoids can benefit the health of the mind and body. Unwind with new and old friends during Social Hour.

Attendees will enjoy discounted appetizers and the first glass of wine for $5.

The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at various venues throughout the South Bay. No registration is required, just show up!

For additional information, visit the BCHD website at

Cafe Wild is located at 3505 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Manhattan Movie Nights

July 14, 2018

Street-Food-CinemaThe Manhattan Beach Chamber and Street Food Cinema present Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, July 14 at Westdrift Golf Course in Manhattan Beach.

The event features live music, food trucks and a movie screening of 500 Days of Summer. Doors open at 5:30, the music begins at 6:30 and the movie starts at 8:00.

About 500 Days of Summer: An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn’t believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

Director: Marc Webb – Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Geoffrey Arend – PG-13 – 1h 35min – Comedy, Drama, Romance.

Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

July 22, 2018

Manhattan-Beach-Grand-PrixThe Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, July 22 at Live Oak Park.

The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix features nine races catering to all levels of cyclists, as well as a wide range of community races. The fan favorite kids’ races for children between the ages of two and 12, will be held at 12 noon, followed by the Women’s Pro 1-3 race at 1 p.m. The last race of the day will be the Men’s Pro 1-2 race at 2 p.m. Riding either a bicycle or a tricycle, kids compete for various medals and each participant receives an official race number, t-shirt, medal and goodie bag. Adult cyclists take on the challenging course in an effort to win a portion of the $21,500 in prize money being awarded that day and one of the coveted Grand Prix winners’ jerseys.

The Chevron Kids’ Zone is set up for children two through 12 years. In addition to the nine races and the Chevron Kids’ Zone, the event will include food vendors, local exhibits, and lots of family fun.

For additional information, visit the website at

Live Oak Park is located at 1901 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.