Manhattan Beach Events

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

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.

Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale

April 20 – 22, 2018

DTMB-Sidewalk-SaleThe Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 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 Facebook page at

Drive-Thru Shredfest

April 21, 2018

ShredfestIn honor of Earth Day, Kinecta Federal Credit Union will host a FREE Shredfest on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.

There is a limit of 10 boxes of paper per person for confidential shredding. Paper of all kinds will be accepted including phone books, magazines, newspapers, file and hanging folders and personal documents.

This is a first-come, first serve event and items will only be accepted in designated areas during the event time frame.

It’s good for the community and good for the planet!

For additional information, visit the website at

Kinecta Federal Credit Union is located at 1440 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle

Purchase Tickets by Friday, April 27, 2018

Palos-Verdes-Dream-House-RaffleCalifornia’s first and longest running house raffle is back – the 2018 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle!

An Oceanfront Estate on the island of Kauai in Hawaii – or $5,000,000 – is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2018 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. The first and oldest house raffle licensed in California, proceeds help fund Palos Verdes Art Center’s exhibition, education, and outreach programs, making the visual arts available, accessible and affordable in Los Angeles County.

Richstone Pier to Pier Walkathon

April 28, 2018

Richstone-WalkaThonThe annual Richstone Pier to Pier Walkathon takes place Saturday, April 28 at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

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, a 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.

Mychal’s Annual Luncheon

May 5, 2018

Mychals-LuncheonMychal’s Learning Place will hold the Annual Luncheon on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Westdrift.

The event features a live and silent auction, entertainment by Mychals’ students, award presentations and more.

Tickets are $100 for adults and $25 for children under 10. A table of 10 is $900.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

The Westdrift (formerly Manhattan Beach Marriott) is located at 1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Community Health & Wellness Fair

May 5, 2018

Community-Health-Wellness-FiarThe Holistic Chamber of Commerce of Manhattan Beach is hosting a Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Public Library.

The community is invited to discover locally available alternative and complementary solutions for living a healthy lifestyle. Serving the local community, the MB Chapter of the HCC is excited about introducing themselves and spreading the word about their services. The MB Chapter of the HCC is also launching their new Corporate Wellness Resource Directory at the fair and welcomes businesses to visit and learn more. The event is free and open to all ages.

The Holistic Chamber of Commerce, HCC, is an international organization facilitating as the bridge for conscientiously aware consumers with holistic and eco-friendly options. With the vision of healthy people on a healthy plant, the Chamber of Commerce is weaving together a movement promoting holistic, natural and sustainable products, solutions and services. The organization is proud to have such an active chapter in the area. “Our members really care about this community and are dedicated to offering all sorts of means to help others towards a healthier life” says Chapter President, Margie Hanson.

Leadership MB Unveils First Bike Fix-It Station

May 5, 2018

Leadership-MB-UnveilingThe Leadership Manhattan Beach Class of 2018 will unveil the first of three Bike Fix-It Stations on Saturday, May 5 at noon.

The thousands of people who ride bikes on The Strand will find something new along their way when the Leadership Manhattan Beach Class of 2018 unveils the first Bike Fix-It station. It will be located near existing bike racks at the base of the Manhattan Beach Pier. The community is invited to attend the unveiling.

This year’s class is installing three Bike Fix-It stations in high bike traffic areas to provide riders the ability to perform simple repairs. The stations feature a bicycle stand, pump and eight commonly used tools. There are also how-to repair videos accessible from your mobile device to demonstrate a variety of common repairs.

A second Fix-It station will be located on The Strand bike path at Rosecrans Avenue serving those who ride along the beach area closer to El Porto. The third location will be at Manhattan Beach Middle School to benefit the eastern section of Manhattan Beach and students riding to school. This project is scheduled for completion in May 2018.

Wellness Expo & Art Walk

May 19, 2018

Wellness-Expo-Art-WalkThe North Manhattan Beach Business Improvement District presents the Wellness Expo & Art Walk on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Highland Avenue will host dozens of wellness experts and artists displaying their work. Stroll the avenue and learn the latest in health and fitness and mingle with the artists. All visitors are encouraged to linger and enjoy a delicious lunch at some of the great restaurants that line Highland Avenue.

For additional information, visit the website at

The Art Walk will take place on Highland Avenue between 30 and 40 Streets in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Annual Family Camp Out & Fishing Derby

May 19 & 20, 2018

Family-Camp-OutThe annual Family Camp Out will take place on Saturday, May 19 starting at 1:30 p.m. at Begg Field.

Bring the whole family out to enjoy the serenity and inspiration of nature through this low-cost camping experience. Throughout Polliwog Park and Begg Field, children and parents can enjoy an amazing outdoor space to play and exercise. After setting up your tent, join in family games, bounce house, and arts and crafts projects organized by recreation leaders. Later in the evening, enjoy dinner and a movie.

On Sunday morning, join in on the annual Fishing Derby starting at 8 a.m. Fee includes breakfast, dinner, camp activities and refreshments.