South Bay By Jackie is your source for Palos Verdes events
July 11 – August 29, 2018
The concerts will take place July 11 through August 29 at Farham Martin’s Park adjacent to the Malaga Cove Library.
The music starts at 7 p.m. but concert goers may arrive at the park as early as 3 p.m. to spread a blanket and claim a prime parking spot.
The concert schedule is as follows:
May 25 – September 15, 2018
Fridays through Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m., guests will enjoy live music at Nelson’s cliff-side perch overlooking the deep blue. Local bands and musicians will play everything from Country and Reggae to Classic Rock.
Delicious food, fabulous music, incomparable vistas – this is how summer begins.
For additional information, call (310) 265-2766 or visit the website at https://www.terranea.com/assets/pdfs/2018-Nelson-s-Consert-Series-Flyer.pdf.
Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes.
August 17 & 18, 2018
The event features thousands of items including furniture, kitchen items, small appliances, decorative art, sporting goods, garden equipment, tools, toys, baby gear, holiday, jewelry, boutique items, clothes, shoes and more.
Proceeds support buildings, grounds and outreach. Some of the charities that have benefited in the past include His House,Salvation Army, Senior Services of Torrance, local animal shelters, St. Luke’s Shower Program, Mama Hill’s Help – Watts After-School Program, Habitat for Humanity and Harbor Interfaith.
August 18 & 19, 2018
The event takes place each month from April through September and features paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, wearable art and prints from artists from the seven art groups affiliated with Palos Verdes Art Center: Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, and Third Dimension.
For additional information, visit the website at http://pvartcenter.org/malaga-cove.
Malaga Cove Plaza is located at the entrance to the City of Palos Verdes Estates on scenic Palos Verdes Drive West between Via Chico and Via Corta. There is plenty of free parking.
August 18, 2018
•Saturday, June 16, 2018: Despicable Me 3 @ Hesse Park located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes
•Saturday, July 21, 2018: Coco (Drive-In Movie) @ at City Hall located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes
•Saturday, August 18, 2018: Peter Rabbit @ Eastview Park located at 1700 Westmont Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with pre-movie activities and games for kids. Food trucks will be onsite, plus movie trivia and prizes for the whole family. Movies begin at dusk. Bring a low-slung beach chair and blanket, plus a jacket (it gets cold once the sun goes down)! July’s drive-in movie can be watched from your vehicle or in a beach chair.
For additional information, call 310.544.5260 or visit the website at http://www.rpvca.gov/1046/Movies-in-the-Park.
August 26, 2018
Summer means backyard barbecues, ice cold lemonade, family vacations, trips to the beach and even better, the annual Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series. Fun, affordable and family-friendly, the Summer Concert Series features six bands performing at Lunada Bay Park and PV High School. This year’s lineup promises something for everyone with lots of local artists and new exciting headliners. A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase at all events in support of LBHOA and local businesses. Plus look out for the “Kids Corner” offering arts and crafts.
Be sure to bring blankets, chairs, a picnic dinner and enjoy a wonderful evening in the park with family and friends.
The schedule is as follows:
August 26, 2018
This month, the event features the music of the Encore Saxaphone Quartet, whose extensive repertoire spans original compositions and arrangements that bridge styles from Classical to Modern Jazz.
Attendees should plan to arrive early and picnic on the lawn. Dessert and coffee will be hosted by St. Luke’s.
This is a FREE event and there is ample free parking available.
For additional information, call 310-377-2825.
St Luke’s Presbyterian Church is located at 26825 Rolling Hills Road in Rolling Hills Estates.
September 7 – 9, 2018
The celebration features multiple daytime and evening events with seasonal menus prepared by the resort’s award-winning culinary team. Events celebrate local and sustainably grown ingredients with wines to pair. Un past years, guests have enjoyed one-of-a-kind experiences like dining at the Beach Cove, a marine location naturally carved by nature and a popular spot for dolphin spotting.
September 15, 2018
This is an all ages festival showcasing artists inspired by the sounds of American roots music. The event will have lawn seating, a VIP tent, food trucks, beer vendors, arts and crafts, children activities, line dancing, silent auction, raffle and more. The event features two award-winning bands, Gethen Jenkins and Honey County.
September 23, 2018
This year, the land which George Bernard Shaw referred to as “the pearl of the Adriatic” becomes the next stop on the tour of the Mediterranean featuring food, music, and entertainment inspired by the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. The festivities will take place at two side-by-side historic estates, The Ranch Cottage and Villa Narcissa in Rancho Palos Verdes, overlooking Catalina Island and the Pacific.
3:00 pm Reception & Silent Auction at the Villa Narcissa
4:00 pm Musical Theatrics by ETC Theatre Company
5:15 pm Dinner at The Cottage
Tickets are $225 per person. Please RSVP by September 13.
RHUMC Music Director Charles Dickerson serves as Artistic Advisor for the series of free afternoon recitals and chamber music concerts from September through June, except December and the month of Easter, when there are other musical offerings at RHUMC. Admission is FREE but donations are appreciated! 100% of donations go directly to the artists.
For additional information, visit the website at http://rhumc.org/concerts-at-rolling-hills/.
Rolling Hills United Methodist Church is located at 26438 Crenshaw Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 (NE corner of Crenshaw & PV Drive North).
There’s something romantic about a lighthouse….
If you’ve ever driven along the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, chances are you’ve caught a glimpse of the Point Vicente Lighthouse. Built in 1926, the 67 foot high tower is perched on a cliff offering breathtaking views of the endless Pacific and its beacon can be seen from twenty miles at sea.
Since 1931, when it was founded as a cultural arm of the planned community of Palos Verdes Estates, the Art Center’s exhibitions, educational and outreach programs have made the visual arts available, accessible and affordable.
Palos Verdes Performing Arts is a non-profit organization committed to providing the South Bay with a performing arts venue that is also available for community use. Throughout the season, PVPA stages an eclectic selection of productions, including the best of Broadway plays and musicals, revues and concert performances as well as classes and camps.
PVPA boasts the 450-seat Norris Theater for stage productions, the 300-seat Pavilion for concerts and the Upstairs Gallery for art exhibits.
The South Bay is world-renowned for its miles of delightful beaches and coastline – but did you know there are also hundreds of acres of woodlands, meadows and trails just waiting to be explored?
One of the South Bay’s best kept secrets is the surprising amount of natural habitat to be found in the area and it is the mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to “preserve land and restore habitat for the enjoyment and education of all.”
They host a full calendar of popular activities, volunteer workdays, training programs and special events throughout the year including:
27570 Norris Center Drive
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Jackie Says: This 450 seat theater produces a variety of concerts – from a Beach Boys Tribute band to some of Broadway’s finest performers. The Irving Berlin White Christmas concert is sure to get the whole family in the holiday spirit.
The 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:
The 87-acre Garden, known as the ‘Jewel of the Peninsula’, has more than 2,500 different species of plants from as far away as Australia, the Mediterranean and southern Africa. The Garden is situated in Sunset’s Zone 23, one of the most favored growing areas in the world.
About 100 trees and shrubs are rare mature specimens, infrequently seen elsewhere. The wide variety of plant life provides food and shelter to an abundant wildlife and bird population, and over 200 species of birds are sighted annually.
Mankind has employed birds of prey to hunt for thousands of years. Falconry is “the taking of wild quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of a trained raptor” and the sport has been around for a long, long time.
Have you ever had an opportunity to view a hawk or falcon up close and personal? Have you ever watched them hunt? Falconry is a fascinating pastime and if you’ve ever wondered about this ancient pursuit and would like to learn more about it, you’re in luck.
We wake up on weekend mornings and contemplate all the things we could and should accomplish with our free time. As everyone knows, keeping up with the Joneses is a full time occupation….but seriously, when was the last time you squandered away a perfectly good afternoon?
As Lin Yutang professed, “If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.” I think he’s onto something.
Many places claim to be dog friendly – hotels, parks, shops, even entire towns – but when it comes to dining, there are few and far between that actually practice what they preach. Fortunately, for our furry friends that frequent the South Bay, there is an establishment that encourages inter-species dining.
Nelson’s at Terranea in Palos Verdes is a casual dining venue, one of seven restaurant options at the resort. The freestanding structure is situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific with magnificent views of Catalina.