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.

BCHD April Events

April 1 – 30, 2019

Beach Cities Health District offers the community a variety of monthly activities and special events.

For additional information, visit the website at

Take a look at what’s scheduled for April…

Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale

April 26 – 28, 2019

The Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale will take place Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 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

Richstone Pier to Pier Walk for Wellness

April 27, 2019

The annual Richstone Pier to Pier Walk for Wellness takes place Saturday, April 27 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, 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.

For additional information, registration and to make a donation, visit the website at

The Manhattan Beach Pier is located at the western end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard in Manhattan Beach. #richstonewalk #richstonefamily

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 27, 2019

Drug-take-back-day Several South Bay cities will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to drop off unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs or over the counter drugs (do not need to be in original container). This program is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

What you can bring:
•Unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs or over the counter drugs (do not need to be in original container)

What you can’t bring:
•Illicit substances such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana
•Hypodermic Needles (“Sharps”)

Manhattan Beach Town Hall Meet & Greet with City Council

May 1, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Town Hall Meet & Greet on Wednesday, May 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Westdrift.

The community is invited to meet with the new City Council to ask questions, give feedback and learn about what’s coming up in 2019. Get to know your council members and take this opportunity to tell them what you think. If you would like to submit questions in advance, those will be answered first.

Tickets are $35 for Members and $55 for non-Members.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

The Westdrift Hotel is located at 1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Opening Reception: Morphologizing

May 3, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Art Center (MBAC) presents the Opening Reception: Morphologizing on Friday, May 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Morphologizing is an exhibition of work by Jonathan Keep, Dino Capaldi, Alec Lindsey, Karen Koblitz and more. The word “morphology” comes from the Greek word for “form.” The term now refers to a common mode of scientific analysis utilized to understand objects in terms of their parts, shapes, and structures. Morphology also explores how these parts come together to create a unified whole. This exhibition is dedicated to a morphological understanding of pottery.

The artists and work featured in the exhibition encourage observers to consider each and every part, feature, and aspect of ceramic objects. They push our understanding of pottery and its relationship to art, culture, and society. Comprised of pieces from a variety of locations, time periods, and cultural perspectives, Morphologizing offers a dynamic view of pottery-making and its innumerable intersections with our daily lives.

The exhibition will be on display May 3 through June 16.

All MBAC exhibitions are FREE and open to the public. MBAC Hours: M – Tu – Closed, W – Sat – 10am to 9pm, Sun 10am – 5pm

Mychal’s Annual Luncheon

May 4, 2019

Mychal’s Learning Place will hold the Annual Luncheon on Saturday, May 4 from 11:30 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.