Palos Verdes Events

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The Summer Show @ PVAC

July 19 – August 24, 2019

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents The Summer Show on July 19 through August 24.

The Summer Show is a juried, all-media exhibition hosted by and open for submission only to members of the Palos Verdes Art Center’s eight active artists’ groups: Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, The Artist’s Studio, and Third Dimension.

The exhibition will be juried by Neil Gaiman and Lowell Nickel.

For additional information, visit the website at https://pvartcenter.org/.

The Palos Verdes Art Center is located at 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

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:

Second Sundays @ Two

Second Sundays

violinRolling Hills United Methodist Church presents Second Sundays At Two concert series at 2 p.m. on select second Sundays throughout the year.

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).

Nelson’s Summer Concert Series

June 1 – October 26, 2019

Terranea Resort presents the Nelson’s Summer Concert Series starting Saturday, June 1. The series runs from Memorial Day Weekend through late October.

Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 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 we do summer in the South Bay.

Saturday, June 1, Feed the Kitty
Friday, June 7, Everyday Housewives
Saturday, June 8, Wise
Friday, June 14, Wise
Saturday, June 15, Headshine
Friday, June 21, The Backtracks

Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series

June 23 – August 25, 2019

The Lunada Bay Homeowners Association presents the Summer Concert Series on select Sundays.

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 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.

Shakespeare by the Sea

July 7 through August 10, 2019

This summer, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay. Performances of The Comedy of Errors and Henry V will take place during July and August.

The Comedy of Errors – A classic Shakespearean romp of mistaken identity-it’s mischief and mayhem galore! Two young visitors arrive in the city unaware that their long-lost twins already live there. Over the course of a single day, everything that can go wrong does go wrong: a marriage at breaking point, a missing gold chain, an unpaid debt, and a dubious arrest. It’s mischief and mayhem galore!

Malaga Cove Concerts in the Park

July 10 – August 28, 2019

Microsoft Word - OC Register Newport Beach August 08 2010.docThe Malaga Cove Business & Professional Association, in cooperation with the Palos Verde Police Officers Association, is proud to present Concerts in the Park.

The concerts will take place every Wednesday evening July 10 through August 28 at Farham Martin’s Park adjacent to the Malaga Cove Library.

The music starts at 6:30 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:

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for August

August 1 – 31, 2019

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special activities and monthly events.

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.”

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/ or call (310) 541-7613.

Take a look at what’s on tap for August….

Malaga Cove Summer Art Shows

August 17 & 18, 2019

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Malaga Cove Summer Art Show on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Malaga Cove.

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.

Show Dates: April 13 & 14 – May 18 & 19 – June 15 & 16 – July 20 & 21 – August 17 & 18 – September 21 & 22

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.

Summer Sunday Sounds

August 18, 2019

The Neighborhood Church presents Summer Sunday Sounds featuring Miskey Mountain Boys on Sunday, August 18 beginning at 6 p.m.

Do you know what Classgrazz is? This talented bluegrass band wants to show you! Featuring artists who have performed around the world in places like the Hollywood Bowl and the Tournament of Roses, the Miskey Mountain Boys have a unique style all their own. Their combined talents and expertise create this incredible, one-of-a-kind band, that seamlessly blend jazz, classical and swing with traditional Bluegrass into a new genre they lovingly call Classgrazz. Featuring uniquely “Miskified” musical arrangements, innovative elements, driving Bluegrass and powerhouse vocals, this show blends mastery with laughter, joy and camaraderie to create an unforgettable experience for their audiences.

Community Yoga @ The Promenade

August 24, 2019

Equinox and Promenade on the Peninsula present Community Yoga on Saturday, August 24 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the central courtyard.

The community is invited for an all-levels yoga class! Mats and props will be provided with pre-registration or you can bring your own mat.

Also, a complimentary day pass for those who would like to use Equinox facilities and Kids Club access where you can drop off the kids while you work out! Kids Club accepts ages 3 months all the way up to 7 years! You must RSVP for Kids Club to Scott.Marlow@Equinox.com .

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information and registration, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/415671542384295/.

Promenade on the Peninsula is located at 500 Deep Valley Run, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.

Garden Concert Series

August 25, 2019

St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church presents the FREE Garden Concert Series on Sunday, August 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. on the lawn.

Attendees should plan to arrive early and picnic on the lawn. Dessert and coffee will be hosted by St. Luke’s.

Future concerts dates are July 28 and August 25.

This event is FREE to attend 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.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for September

September 1 – 30, 2019

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special events and monthly activities.

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.”

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/ or call (310) 541-7613.

Check out what’s on tap for September….

Special Events

Portuguese Bend National Horse Show

September 6 – 8, 2019

Peninsula Committee Children’s Hospital Los Angeles presents the annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8 at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates.

For three days, this highly regarded A-rated Horse Show has two fully scheduled rings offering a wide variety of classes, including the prestigious PCHA Horsemanship Medal Finals. In addition, the $10,000 Harman Jr.-A/O Jumper Classic and the $15,000 Seahorse Jumper Classic promise to challenge some of the West Coast’s finest riders with difficult and exciting courses. The weekend’s activities will include an array of food booths, boutiques and fun for children, including puppet shows, pony rides, and face painting.

All proceeds will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; in particular, The Associates Endowed Chair for the Chief of the Children’s Orthopaedic Center and The Associates Chair in Liver and Intestinal Research.

Opening Reception: On the Surface – Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present

September 7, 2019

Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Opening Reception: On the Surface – Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present on Saturday, September 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

This survey of applied architectural surface design – wallpaper – presents historic samples from European, English, and American wallpaper designers and manufacturers, as well as reissues of classic patterns and explorations in contemporary design. Also included are sample books, antique tools of the trade, and feature walls suitable for portrait backdrops.

The exhibition is organized by PVAC and Boston artist and collector, Scott Dahill.

South Bay Social Dogs

First Sundays

Canine Social Hikes - sbbjAll canines and their human companions are invited to attend the monthly Canine Group Hike the first Sunday of each month.

These monthly group hikes were created to give all dogs a much needed opportunity to enjoy a healthy outdoor activity in the company of other dogs and people.

Point Vicente Lighthouse *LIGHTHOUSE TOWER IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, GROUNDS & MUSEUM OPEN DURING MONTHLY OPEN HOUSE*

Second Saturdays

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.

Palos Verdes Art Center

PVAC - sbbjThe newly remodeled Palos Verdes Art Center, a non-profit, community visual arts gallery and school, ‘inspires individuals to celebrate, appreciate and create art.’

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

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.

Explore the Wild Side of the South Bay

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:

South Coast Botanic Garden

south-coast-botanic-garden-south-bay-by-jackieThe South Coast Botanic Garden is located on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula and offers visitors a wide variety of activities and events.

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.

Experience Terranea’s Birds of Prey

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.

Seascape Trail in Palos Verdes

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.

Treat Fido to Lunch @ Nelson’s

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.