Manhattan Beach Events

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

Polliwog Park Summer Concert Series

July 1 – 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.

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.

Manhattan Beach Open Beach Volleyball Tournament

August 16 – 19, 2018

AVP 2The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) presents the Manhattan Beach Open as part of the AVP Pro Tour Gold Series on Thursday, August 16 through Sunday, August 19.

The Manhattan Beach Open happens every year, and every year, four athletes get to place their name in history. The AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open is known as the Super Bowl of beach volleyball – big stage, big money and big reward, as AVP stars enshrine their name on the Manhattan Beach Pier. This sixth stop of the 2018 Gold Series celebrates 59 years of beach volleyball tradition.

Sunset Beach Party

August 16, 2018

Beach-PartyThe business owners of Downtown Manhattan Beach proudly present the Sunset Beach Party on the AVP/Manhattan Beach Open Skydeck on Thursday, August 16 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Perched high above the sands of Manhattan Beach and overlooking the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier, you are invited to inhale the warm summer evening breeze and enjoy the stunning panoramic sunset views. Guests will enjoy delicious bites from ten local restaurants and other award-winning chef creations while kicking back with cool vibes by The Lucky Ones. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Roundhouse Aquarium.

Ticket prices range from $45 to $120.

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

The event will take place next to the Manhattan Beach Pier.

YPC Sweat & Social

August 16, 2018

YPC-Sweat-SocialThe Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Council is hosting a Sweat & Social event on Thursday, August 16 at AfterBurn Fitness.

Trade in the oxfords, heels, button ups and blouses for your tennis shoes and active apparel, followed by “No Shower Happy Hour”. Sweat it out, then network it out!

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with the class starting at 6 p.m. Afterburn’s Tag Team Workout: 15 Mins of Spin Class, 15 Mins of MMA Conditioning, 15 Mins of Interval Training.

The cost is $5 for YPC Members and $20 for non-Members.

For additional information, visit the website at

Afterburn Fitness is located at 1133 Artesia Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Opening Reception: Terra Firma

August 17, 2018

Terra-FirmaThe Manhattan Beach Art Center will host the Opening Reception: Terra Firma on Friday, August 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Terra Firma aims “To discern an overall pattern from a mass of detail; to see the big picture, or the broader, more general situation.” The exhibit features artists Lowell Nickel, Jacalyn Lopez Garcia and Nicholas Cesar Colon, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Anita Bunn, Fatemeh Burnes. The exhibit will run through October 14.

For additional information, visit the website at

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

Chemocessories Event

August 19 & 20, 2018

ChemocessoriesCongregation Tikvat Jacob will host a Chemocessories Event on Sunday, August 19 and Monday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chemocessories is a charity that provides personalized sets of scarves, jewelry and turbans to cancer patients going through chemotherapy. Community members are encouraged to stop in and help assemble these sets so they can continue to help women in need. If you like fashion, good company and giving back, spend an hour or two and you’ll leave feeling great!

Donations of new or gently used scarves, turbans and jewelry are accepted and always appreciated.

For additional information, visit the website at

FTK Social Club Mixer

August 23, 2018

FTK-MixerThe monthly FTK Social Club Mixer will take place on Thursday, August 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sharkeez Manhattan Beach.

Want to volunteer your time? Want to meet motivated leaders and young professionals? Perhaps you’re looking for a way to give back? Join FTK Social Club at the Aprily Mixer where you can learn more about what they do (#forthekids), why they support Walk With Sally and how you can help directly support kids impacted by cancer.

After Hours Social @ WeWork *DATE CHANGE*

August 30, 2018

After-Hours-Social-WeWorkThe Manhattan Beach Chamber presents the monthly After Hours Social on Thursday, August 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at WeWork.

Attendees will enjoy small bites and refreshments at WeWork’s facility and a presentation by Dan Stover on ‘Emotions in the Workplace’. Bring a smile and plenty of business cards!

Admission is FREE for MB Chamber members IF registered early or $10 at the door. General admission is $20.

For additional information, visit the website at

WeWork is located in Manhattan Beach Towers at 1240 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 120, Manhattan Beach, CA.