Manhattan Beach Events

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

  • Live Music @ Metlox

    May 30 – September 5, 2021

    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

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

  • Sunsational Sandcastles: A Summer Sand Sculpture Contest

    June 8 – July 6, 2021

    The Roundhouse Aquarium will host Sunsational Sandcastles to celebrate World Oceans Day starting June 8.

    Sunsational Sandcastles is a sandcastle building contest that invites people from across the United States and around the world to join a summer fun contest designed to raise critical funds to support the Roundhouse Aquarium’s education programs on marine science. People can create their sandcastles wherever they are with any type of sand or soil they have access to.

    Voting will take place online. Detailed directions will be announced on July 9th. You can vote for a winner in each category for a $10 donation!

  • Virtual Manhattan Wine Auction

    June 12, 2021

    The Virtual Manhattan Wine Auction will take place on Saturday, June 12 starting at 5 p.m.

    Celebrate the traditions of the Manhattan Wine Auction through an exciting live stream show, incredible silent and live auctions, virtual tastings, and extraordinary culinary and wine experiences.

    Virtual tastings and raffle ticket go on sale May 1. Live auction preview and silent auction open online June 5. Live auction opens online June 10.

    Proceeds from the event will benefit the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation.

    For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

  • Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Virtual Concert: Happy Together

    June 13, 2021

    Los Cancioneros Master Chorale presents its third virtual concert of the pandemic, Happy Together, premiering Sunday, June 13 at 4 p.m.

    It is free to watch and available anytime after the premiere. Donations are gladly accepted.

    The concert features highlights from previous concerts, including songs from Hamilton. Two new songs were taped outdoors and an additional two songs were done virtually.

    Los Cancioneros Master Chorale has been providing quality concerts to the South Bay for 72 years….. not even a pandemic can stop them!

    To watch the concert, visit

  • {Pages} Author Event: Michael Levine

    June 15, 2021

    The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and {pages}, a bookstore, will host an Author Event with Michael Levine on Tuesday, June 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom.

    Michael Levine is an author, brand, and media expert. Levine’s Broken Windows, Broken Business was ranked as one of the ten most influential business books of the last decade by Entrepreneur Magazine several years ago. This event will allow attendees to engage in a stimulating conversation about his new revised edition of Broken Windows, Broken Business which has 25% new material.

    You’ll learn about The Broken Windows Theory for Business and how you can apply it in simple steps to receive significant rewards and more! The book can be purchased at {pages}.

    Register for this FREE event at

  • Manhattan Village Summer Concerts in The Plaza

    June 17 – August 28, 2021

    Manhattan Village presents Summer Concerts in the Plaza Thursdays and Saturdays from June 17 through August 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.

    Soak in the sun and enjoy the outdoors at the new Summer Concert Series featuring up-and-coming musical acts. Make a night of it! Shop and dine within the center before, during, and/or after the event.

    The concerts are complimentary to the community; self-seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seating will be limited due to social distancing. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

    For a list of scheduled performers, visit

    For the health and safety of the community, please practice social distancing, hand washing and all current guidelines. If you feel unwell, please do not attend.

    Manhattan Village is located at 3200 Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

  • Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle

    Ticket Purchase Deadline: June 18, 2021

    California’s first and longest running house raffle is back – the 2021 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle!

    A Hilltop Estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean or $5,000,000 is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2021 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. The first and oldest house raffle licensed in California, proceeds help fund the Palos Verdes Art Center’s education, exhibition and outreach programs, keeping them available, accessible and affordable during these challenging times.

    Tickets are $150 each or a 3-pack for $400 or a 5-pack for $600. The drawing will take place on June 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

    Ticket order forms, complete rules and further information about the raffle are available at

  • Goat Yoga

    June 19, 2021

    Style on the Spot presents Goat Yoga on Saturday, June 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Manhattan Village.

    Goat Yoga? You’ve GOAT to be kidding me. Not a ba-a-a-a-a-ad way to relieve stress. Come get your BAAHMASTE on with some zen baby goats in the outdoor Manhattan Village Plaza and join in a yoga class like you’ve never experienced.

    Feel free to stay longer to snuggle up with the cutie goat friends and enjoy a free goodie bag to get your zen on from some exclusive vendors! ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE YOGA MAT!

    Check-in begins promptly at 11:30 a.m All levels of yoga are welcomed. There will be enough room for social distance in the yard. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD.

  • Roundhouse Aquarium Grand Re-Opening

    June 19, 2021

    The Roundhouse Aquarium celebrates the Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, June 19 from noon to 6 p.m.

    Join the Roundhouse Aquarium at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier for craft and activity tables, prizes, outdoor fun, and live performances by Jefferson Graham and Paul Ellis!

    Live Performance Schedule:
    3:30-4:00 p.m. Classical and Jazz Guitarist Jefferson Graham, Solo Performance.
    4:00-6:00 p.m. Two Guitars by Classical and Jazz Guitarists Paul Ellis and Jefferson Graham

    Advanced reservations are recommended. To reserve a spot, register at

    Suggested donation of $10 per family.

    For additional informaton, visit the website at or call (310) 379-8117.

    The Roundhouse Aquarium is located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier.

  • Kontrapunktus: OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel

    June 19, 2021

    KONTRAPUNKTUS is set to premiere its third virtual concert, OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel, on YouTube Live via their Kontrapunktus Baroque YouTube channel on Saturday, June 19 at 7:00 PM PST.

    Entitled OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel, KONTRAPUNKTUS will be performing four richly nuanced, yet seldom played concertos by the immortal Baroque composer, George Frideric Handel.

    The movements to the music contain a full range of compositional styles, including airs, fugues, themes, and dance variations. It would be one of Handel’s last compositions in the Italian style.

  • Culture Brewing Ribbon Cutting & Mixer

    June 23, 2021

    The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting & Mixer at Culture Brewing on Wednesday, June 23 at 6 p.m.

    It will be a purposeful evening of beer, networking, and celebration! Culture Brewing opened its new location in Downtown Manhattan Beach during the pandemic and has patiently waited to welcome you at the first taproom in Manhattan Beach. There will be ice cold beer, music, raffle prizes, and a much-needed opportunity to network. When you register you’ll be entered to win a raffle prize.

    For additional information and registration, visit

    Culture Brewing is located at 327 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

  • Mychal’s Annual Luncheon

    July 31, 2021

    Mychal’s Learning Place will hold the Annual Luncheon on Saturday, July 31 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.

  • The Village Market

    August 7, 2021

    Style on the Spot presents The Village Market on Saturday, August 7 from noon to 4 p.m.

    Enjoy some fresh air, music and unique vendors in the new Plaza at the Manhattan Village shopping center. The Village Market will run from February to December with live music performances and unique, local vendors spaced out in the Village’s outdoor plaza.

    Guests are asked to RSVP in order to stagger check-in times so the experience can be the safest for everyone coming to enjoy their Saturday afternoon. Along with an outdoor venue and staggered arrivals, safety is ensured by mask requirements, social distancing reminders, and designated eating/drinking areas. The first 100 guests to register will receive a FREE Village Market jute bag, perfect for carrying their market purchases.

    There will be only 100 tickets that include a gift bag. These are allocated to one per person RSVP with a ticket, and one per email address that has been submitted.

    Future Dates: September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4.

  • NextStep Charity Poker Tournament @ The 900 Club

    August 21, 2021

    NextStep presents the annual 900 Club Charity Poker Tournament on Saturday, August 21 starting at noon.

    The 900 Club is a members-only establishment located in Manhattan Beach and this is your chance to gain entrance to this exclusive retreat! The event will bring together members the 900 Club, celebrity guests, local businesses and friends in support of NextStep.

    Check-in starts at noon with cards flying at 1 p.m. The buy-in is $100 pre-purchase or $150 at the door, and rebuys will be available. Players will enjoy free cocktails, fireball shots, and food!

    There are only 70 seats available so you have a real chance to win! Hey, it’s fun, it’s for a great cause and it’s tax deductible!

    For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

  • Ride the Night

    September 11, 2021

    The Tour de Pier presents Ride the Night on Saturday, September 11 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

    Ride the Nite is a sunset stationary cycling ride. As the sun sets over the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier, riders tune in via wireless headsets for an exclusive ride with instructors Chrissy Roth and PK Kessel. As the night sky sets in, participants are immersed in brilliant lights to create a surreal riding experience.

    When Ride the Nite is over, the celebration is just beginning. Sponsor LA Aleworks has partnered with The Strand House to keep the good vibes going at the StrandBar! All registered participants* will receive 2 drink tickets good for LA Aleworks beer at The Strand House’s StrandBar. Valid on September 11, 2021 only. *Must be over 21 years of age.

  • Tour de Pier

    September 12, 2021

    The annual Tour de Pier will take place on Sunday, September 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier and Strand.

    This unique fundraising event brings one of the hottest indoor fitness activities – stationary cycling – to the gorgeous outdoors. The Tour de Pier includes four 50-minute sessions beginning at 9 a.m. 1,700 cyclists will be riding on 350 stationary bikes while overlooking the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. The area’s best instructors and celebrity guests will spin riders through four 50-minute sessions with energizing music and loads of excitement. Participants can ride solo for all four sessions or be a team captain and recruit up to three teammates to register and ride as a team. In addition to in-person riders, there is a virtual rider option this year.

    The Tour de Pier raises funds for the local cancer community including The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, the Uncle Kory Foundation and Cancer Support Community.

    Ride in place – move charity forward!