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South Bay by Jackie.com COVID-19 Website Announcement

March 15, 2020

For over eight years, South Bay by Jackie.com has kept the community informed of all the incredible leisure activities and special events taking place in our seaside bubble. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re temporarily switching gears to act as a clearing house for hyper-local news.

We’re receiving information from multiple, reliable sources. In order to distribute all of this information in a timely manner, we’re posting several announcements to the Daily Blog page each day.

Every South Bay event scheduled through the end of April has been cancelled or postponed. Just in case anyone has been living under a rock the last few weeks, we’ve kept all calendar events posted to the website with a CANCELLED or POSTPONED notice in the title line. There are still several events scheduled through the end of spring, which will be reevaluated by the host organizations in the coming weeks and we’ll update the website as we receive that information.

In addition, The South Bay Show podcast will have the same focus for the foreseeable future. We encourage anyone that wants to share information, to call in to the show at 714-242-5288 every Thursday morning between 8 and 9 a.m. We still need to communicate! So don’t be shy, if you have something to share, call us, we’re here for you!

We’re all in this together and we’ll get through this together, even though we can’t physically be together. #SouthBayStrong

Esplanade Sweep

First Saturdays

Keep the Esplanade Beautiful presents the monthly Esplanade Sweep the first Saturday of each month.

The Esplanade, located on the west side of the street from Knob Hill to Miramar Park, is the crown jewel of Redondo Beach! Each of us that walks, runs, rides, or just sits along the Esplanade enjoying the view have a vested interest and responsibility to help maintain it. While we enjoy the Esplanade in different ways, perhaps with our friends and families, our dogs and bike riding clubs, some debris and wear and tear is inevitable, but it’s not just the city’s responsibility to clean up after us – we are all responsible for our environment.

The Keep the Esplanade Beautiful committee is reaching out to the community and asking you to come out every first Saturday for an hour, and join fellow residents in a team effort to “Help Keep the Esplanade Clean”.

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:

First Fridays in Riviera Village

First Fridays

First-Fridays-in-Riviera-VillageRiviera Village presents First Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. every first Friday of the month.

This free, monthly event is the place to be every first Friday! Head to the Village and enjoy live music, food samplings, gallery viewing, promotional offers and more while you dine and shop. Riviera Village merchants and art galleries stay open until 8 p.m. The energy will be fueled by live music at the north east corner of Avenue I and Catalina from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Village has plenty of metered parking on every street, along with a large metered parking lot in the triangle bordered by South Elena Avenue, Via El Prado and Avenida del Norte, and additional parking off South Catalina Avenue and Vista Del Mar. The parking fees are $1.50 per hour from 9am to 9pm and many meters conveniently accept credit cards for payment.

For additional information, visit the website at http://rivieravillage.net/.

Yoga on the Octagon

Second Saturdays

The Redondo Beach Pier Association and Cancer Support Community presents Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend and take part in this all level yoga class where the International Boardwalk meets the Redondo Beach Pier (the octagon below Kincaid’s).

Participants should bring a yoga mat, towel and bottled water.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/events/.

The Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. If it rains, the class will be held at Cancer Support Community at 109 West Torrance Boulevard.

Aquadeck Yoga

Mondays & Wednesdays

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach offers FREE Yoga on the Aquadeck every Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 to 9 a.m.

Gather a few friends for an hour long, all levels class. This event is ‘weather permitting’, so don’t show up if it’s raining. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing. Mats are available on a first come, first serve basis. It’s a terrific way to start the day!

Call 310.921.8940 to reserve your spot!

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

Shade Hotel is located at 655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Mindfulness Drop In

First Wednesdays

Mindfulness 4Beach Cities Health District offers a FREE Mindfulness Drop-In the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques.The monthly sessions will be led by trained Beach Cities Health District staff. No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is required.

Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and get settled.

Cruise at the Beach

Every Friday: April through October

Cruise at Ruby's - sbbjVroom, vroom! The Cruise is back!

Cruise at the Beach returns to Ruby’s Diner in Redondo Beach for the season!

Open to the public, this free event happens every Friday night through October and features a gathering of vintage automobiles on display in the Ruby’s Diner parking lot from 4 to 8 p.m.

Rooftop Yoga @ Crowne Plaza

Every Friday & Saturday

Yoga-On-The-RoofCrowne Plaza Redondo Beach hosts free Yoga Classes Friday evenings and Saturday mornings every week.

Led by yoga instructor, Ryann MacMurdo, the classes take place on the roof top at pool side with an incredible ocean view. It’s a refreshing and rejuvenating way to end the work week and start the weekend!

Classes take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evenings and 9 a.m. on Saturday mornings.

Attendees should bring a yoga mat, water and jacket in case of cool weather. These classes are free of charge – but gratuities are appreciated! There is a fee for parking in the structure.

For additional information, contact Ryann MacMurdo at 310-800-4924 or by email at ryann.macmurdo@gmail.com.

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located at 300 North Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach.

Help R6 Distillery Make Hand Sanitizer!

Ongoing

There have been numerous requests from fire fighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, and hospitals requesting assistance with the production of hand sanitizer.

R6 Distillery has launched a GoFundMe page to help with an initiative directed toward EMS and first responders in the LA area. In order to do so, R6 needs to spend a significant amount of capital to bring in the raw material to provide such relief.

They are receiving dozens of calls and emails daily, and their top priority remains police, fire, government agencies, and hospitals requesting support for this specific need.

To donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-r6-distillery-make-community-hand-sanitizer.

Any help is tremendously appreciated! #SouthBayStrong

The Great American Takeout

Ongoing

America’s restaurants are in crisis. The coronavirus poses a significant threat to the future of an industry that employs more than 15 million Americans. Everyone is encouraged to support restaurants and their employees by joining #TheGreatAmericanTakeout and ordering at least one delivery or pick-up meal.

Here’s How You Can Help:
-Hype it up. Post to social media platforms.
-Rally the troops. Reach out to your community and encourage them to participate.
-Eat. Order takeout or delivery from your favorite restaurant. Don’t forget to post a snap or video of your meal, tagged with #thegreatamericantakeout.
-Repeat. The Great American Takeout is only the beginning. Keep supporting our nation’s restaurants by ordering takeout or delivery as often as you can.

Free Virtual Exercise Classes with the Center for Health & Fitness

Every Monday thru Friday to April 30, 2020

Looking to stay active and healthy from the comfort of your home?

Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness is now offering FREE Virtual Exercise Classes Monday through Friday for the entire month of April via Zoom.

For the full schedule, visit the website at https://www.beachcitiesgym.org/virtualgroupexercise .

To learn how to join a virtual group exercise class, visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting.

Monday Morning Java

Every Monday in April

Brian Evans, Certified Business Coach will host Monday Morning Java with Brian Evans, a weekly, hour-long, facilitated, open-forum-style offering for entrepreneurs, business owners and nonprofit leaders from 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom.

Participants will talk business strategies, networking/partnerships, and inspiration for any industry – and for any business large or small – in a fun, casual, lightly-structured virtual lounge setting.

No RSVP is required, simply drop in and receive the support you need (and/or offer your support to others.) Live via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/2132807371.

Invitation is attached as a graphic and PDF. Please circulate the invitation to others in your networks – especially those who might be feeling a bit uncertain how to survive this crisis!

Online Families Connected Parent Chat

April 13, 20 & 27, 2020

Beach Cities Health District, South Bay Families Connected and the Thelma McMillen Center will host Online Families Connected Parent Chat every Monday in April from 9:50 to 10:50 a.m. via Zoom.

All South Bay parents are welcome to attend this free, virtual, parent support group.

No registration is required.

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

Women in Tech in Quarantine Virtual Networking Mixer

April 13, 2020

Women in Tech will host a Quarantine Virtual Networking Mixer on Monday, April 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom.

This virtual networking and discussion event is an opportunity for women in tech to express their concerns, fears, how they’ve been impacted, how they’re feeling and coping, the future and more. We are in the mist of an unprecedented public health crisis. Covid-19 is affecting our lives and the world on a scale that has never been witnessed in our lifetimes All industries are feeling its impact and are scrambling to make necessary adjustments to weather this pandemic. Tech is no exception.

Special Guest, Kathy Copic, VP Growth at Insight Data Science, will be discussing the ins and outs of the world of Data Science and how to begin or transition into a career in Data Science.

Virtual Coffee Chats

April 15, 2020

Join Beach Cities Health District, South Bay Families Connected and Fusion Academy for weekly Virtual Coffee Chats every Wednesday in April from 3 to 4 p.m.

Sessions provide advice and coping strategies via guest speakers as well as offering a forum where parents and caregivers can share and learn from each other.

These events are FREE but you must register online at https://www.southbayfamiliesconnected.org.

The schedule is as follows:

• April 15: College Tests and Applications with Matt Steiner of Compass Education Group
• April 22: Managing Special Learning Needs with Eryn Schnel Yolac, ET/P, SPED
• April 29: Playing Sports (Speaker TBD)

Virtual Belly Dance Class

April 15, 2020

Pull & Thread will host a Virtual Bellydance Class on Wednesday, April 15 and every Wednesday in April from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

This is a full body belly dance inspired workout that provides a complete mind/body/spirit experience, tightening up those curves while exploring an ancient feminine art. Participants leave relaxed, invigorated, and in touch with their body in a new and refreshing way.

Join Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/584449750?pwd=TVhZejdrU3JlamhuWVBJSHRTRDR5dz09

Meeting ID: 584 449 750
Password: 219075

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1207132276160109/.

Beatbuds Cyber Jam

April 16, 2020

The Point will host The Beatbuds Cyber Jam on Thursday, April 16 from 11 to 11:40 a.m. on Instagram.

With children stuck at home, and schools across the nation closed, amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Point in El Segundo has transformed its extremely popular outdoor Kids Club to a cyber jam with The Beatbuds. With hopes of inspiring and entertaining one another during this crisis, The Point will host a free Instagram live takeover and kids of all ages are invited to tune in for a forty minute jam session with The Beatbuds.

The Beatbuds, who are signed by Justin Biebers’ manager Scooter Braun, create children’s music with a contemporary sound that the whole family can enjoy. Through their catchy tunes and interactive performance, the ‘Buds create a musical universe that guarantees children an educational and entertaining introduction to music!

Keep the Esplanade Beautiful Mixer *POSTPONED*

April 22, 2020

The annual Keep the Esplanade Beautiful Mixer will take place on Wednesday, April 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at HT Grill.

In addition to an update on the 2019 Keep the Esplanade Beautiful accomplishments and plans for 2020, the event will feature appetizers, a silent auction, special raffle and a no host bar. Contributions to Keep the Esplanade Beautiful are not only appreciated, they’re tax deductable!

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/KeeptheEsplanadeBeautiful/permalink/2198040053588753/.

HT Grill is located at 1701 South Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA.

Free Virtual Parent Workshop: Families Connected Speaker Series

April 30, 2020

Join Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected for The Journey – A Conversation About Mental Health in New, Uncertain Times on Thursday, April 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

Special guests include professional surfer Alex Gray and local clinician Kevin Sousa, MFT.

The event is FREE but you must register at https://www.southbayfamiliesconnected.org .

The Zoom meeting information will be directly emailed to registered participants.

BeachLife Festival *CANCELLED*

May 1 – 3, 2020

The second annual Beachlife Festival will take place May 1 through May 3 in Redondo Beach.

The event will take place in Ruby’s parking lot and the Seaside Lagoon with an expected 7,000 to 9,000 attendees each day and two stages featuring chart topping, national acts. It’s going to be another spectacular three days of music and fun on the oceanfront.

The BeachLife Festival is proud to announce another exciting musical lineup featuring artists who embody Southern California’s iconic beach culture. Steve Miller Band, Counting Crows, and Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley’s Bob Marley Celebration will headline the three-day immersive music, art, and culinary oceanside event. Additional artists appearing include UB40 feat. Ali Campbell and Astro, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Fitz and The Tantrums, Live, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, WAR, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Chevy Metal feat. Taylor Hawkins performs Queen, Grace VanderWaal, and more.

Tickets are on sale NOW!

For additional information, visit the website at https://beachlifefestival.com/.

Seaside Lagoon is located at 137 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

BeachLife Speakeasy Live Stream Event

May 1, 2020

BeachLife Festival presents Speakeasy Live Stream Event on Friday, May 1 from 3 to 8 p.m.

The crew at BeachLife has decided that, in the true spirit of live music, the show must go on! So they’re bringing us the SpeakEasy line-up via a free Live Stream Event on May 1st, the original BeachLife Festival date. The event features performances by Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters, Jim Lindberg of Pennywise, Trever Keith of Face to Face, Jason Cruz of Strung Out, Jason Devore of Authority Zero, LAW, and more.

More details will follow in the coming weeks, but we do know that during the event they’ll be raising awareness and donations for music industry relief and several other worthy causes helping those in need. So Tune in, jam out, and do some good at the same time!

Virtual Walk for Life South Bay

May 16, 2020

The Pregnancy Help Center presents the Virtual Walk for Life South Bay on Saturday, May 16 at 8:30 a.m.

THESE ARE CRAA-ZY TIMES! SO THE WALK FOR LIFE SOUTH BAY IS GOING CRAA-ZY AND VIRTUAL!

TAKE THE CHALLENGE! 500 CRAZY STEPS FOR LIFE!

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

rbpacThe Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center is the largest performing arts venue (1,457 seats) in the South Bay and showcases a variety of entertainment.

RBPAC plays host to the Distinguished Speaker Series, the Los Angeles Ballet, 3D Theatricals and live concerts including the Southern California Slack Key Festival, Aloha Falsetto Festival, Los Angeles Flamenco Festival, Los Angeles Guitar Festival and Gypsy Jazz Festival.

FREE Family Movie Nights @ Redondo Pier

June 5, 2020

The Redondo Pier Association in partnership with King Harbor Association is pleased to announce the return of FREE Family Movie Nights at the Redondo Beach Pier every Friday in June at 8 p.m.

This free event series is presented by Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach and will feature family-friendly movies throughout the month of June. The Redondo Pier Association welcomes visitors to arrive early and visit one of the many restaurants located on Fisherman’s Wharf, International Boardwalk and the adjacent Redondo Beach Marina for dine-in or take-out prior to the movie screening. For a complete list of businesses, visit the website at http://RedondoPier.com/directory.

The schedule is as follows:

-Friday, June 5, 2020: Avengers: Endgame (PG-13)
-Friday, June 12, 2020: Spider-Man: Far From Home (PG-13)
-Friday, June 19, 2020: Frozen II (PG)
-Friday, June 26, 2020: The Lion King (PG)

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

(310) 937-6607
1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Redondo Beach CA 90278
https://www.redondo.org/depts/recreation/cultural_arts/rbpac/default.asp

 
 
 

Jackie Says: RBPAC is the largest music venue (1,457 seats) in the South Bay and showcases some of the hottest musical talent in the world. They host the Southern California Slack Key Festival, the Aloha Falsetto Festival, the Los Angeles Flamenco Festival, the Los Angeles Guitar Festival and the Gypsy Jazz Festival. It’s a teriffic venue to see a variety of great musical styles.

Starboard Attitude

Starboard Attitude(310) 379-5144
202 The Pier
Fisherman’s Wharf
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
https://www.facebook.com/New-Starboard-Attitude-111481655557008/

 
 

Jackie Says: Old school watering hole on the Redondo Beach Pier featuring generous pours, good prices, dance floor and kickass rock and blues. One of my favorite spots to kick back with friends – think shorts, tanks and flip flops. This is as South Bay as it gets!

Redondo Pier Summer of Music Concert Series

July 2 – August 29, 2020

The Redondo Beach Pier Association presents the Summer of Music Concert Series every Thursday and Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. starting July 2 and running through August 29.

Grab a few beach chairs and gather your family, friends and neighbors for a casual, relaxing evening of entertainment the South Bay way. Click on the flyer, print it out and stick it on the fridge, cause you don’t want to miss all the fun!

These events are FREE to attend!

All pier events are weather permitting. Concert schedule is subject to change.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/events/.

The Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach.

LUNAFESt

August 2, 2020

Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach presents LUNAFEST, a traveling film festival, on Sunday, August 2 at 2 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

The festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny, and thought-provoking themes. LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film and offers an opportunity to see short films which you may otherwise never have access to. All of the net proceeds are donated to charity and Soroptimist programs to advance the status of women in the community.