Manhattan Beach Events

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

Discover Manhattan Beach

July 12 – September 29 2019

The Manhattan Beach Art Center presents the Discover Manhattan Beach on display July 12 through September 29.

Celebrate national Parks & Rec Month and discover everything Manhattan Beach has to offer! Revel in leisure, hidden gems and hot spots through the eyes and lenses of local artists. Enjoy original artwork by the community in a variety of mediums that shows what makes the City an enchanting place to live and visit.

This exhibition is a portrait of Manhattan Beach and its progressive, laid back lifestyle familiar to all.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreation/cultural-arts.

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

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 infombac@citymb.info.

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 http://www.shadehotel.com/ or call 310-546-4995.

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

Live Music @ Metlox

May 26 – September 1, 2019

Metlox Plaza presents Live Music at Metlox every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

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.

For additional information, visit the website at http://metloxmb.com/.

Metlox Plaza is located at 451 Manhattan Beach Boulevard in Manhattan Beach with convenient metered parking in the Metlox structure.

Polliwog Park Summer Concert Series

June 30 – September 1, 2019

The City of Manhattan Beach presents the annual Concerts in the Park series kicking off Sunday, July 7 with a Salute to the Troops and running through September 1.

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. So get out your beach chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and head to Polliwog Park for some classic summertime fun!

These performances are free to the public. There are no dogs, barbecues or wheeled vehicles allowed at any time in the concert area. Umbrellas and pop-up tents may be set up before and after the concert but once the concert begins, you will be required to take them down.

BCHD Events & Activities for August

August 1 – 31, 2019

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

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/.

Take a look at what’s scheduled for August…

Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

August 25, 2019

The Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race will take place on Sunday, August 25.

The longest, most demanding race on the paddleboard circuit, the Catalina Classic is a grueling, thirty-two milelong paddleboard marathon which takes off from Catalina Island and finishes at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Founded in 1955, the event is a herculean endeavor drawing qualified watermen from all over the world to compete.

The event was cancelled in 1961 due to dangerous conditions and languished for more than twenty years. It was revived in 1982 with a field of ten competitors. Since then, the sport has experienced an enormous resurgence in popularity, particularly in the South Bay.

Neptunian Woman’s Club Open House

August 27, 2019

The Neptunian Woman’s Club hosts the annual Open House on Tuesday, August 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the clubhouse.

The oldest philanthropic organization in the South Bay, this event is open to all women in the South Bay!

Enjoy a glass of wine, light tapas and conversation with the Neptunian Woman’s Club members. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the club that has been a Manhattan Beach philanthropic organization since 1909. Bring a neighbor and a friend!

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-neptunian-womans-club-new-member-open-house-tickets-63813650346?.

The Neptunian Woman’s Club is located at 920 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Manhattan Beach Chamber Lunch & Learn

September 4, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the monthly Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, September 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Tin Roof Bistro.

Practice your elevator pitch and network with other business representatives and owners at the monthly Lunch & Learn. The featured guest speaker is Anna Kagan from Beach Financial Group. Anna will discuss cyber security and earthquake insurance. Two of the most discussed topics facing businesses and individuals is Cyber-Security & Earthquakes. Cyber-Insurance is a product used to protect businesses and individuals from Internet and risks relating to information technology infrastructure and activities. Most ordinary business and homeowners insurance policies do not cover earthquake damage, so what can be covered? Join us as we unpack the best approaches to secure your business from looming threats.

Tickets are $20 for Chamber Members and $30 for non-Members.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/lunch-learn-beach-financial-group-9474.

Tin Roof Bistro is located at 3500 North Sepulveda, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.