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March 15, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re temporarily switching gears to act as a clearing house for hyper-local news. We’re receiving COVID-19 updates and information from multiple, reliable sources. In order to distribute all of this information in a timely manner, we’re posting announcements to the Daily Blog page as we receive them.
Almost every South Bay event scheduled for the year has been cancelled, postponed or reconfigured as a virtual event. There are still a few events on the calendar, which will be reevaluated by the host organizations in the coming months and we’ll update the website as we receive that information. We’re posting virtual and live stream events to the Special Events page.
We’re all in this together and we’ll get through this together. #SouthBayStrong
Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness is now offering FREE, on demand Virtual Exercise Classes for the foreseeable future via Zoom. For on demand classes, visit the You Tube page at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBJD64KWm7XAh6p0eaBIUSEo5N_0qwJdv
They also offer Live Virtual Classes with unlimited access to all live classes for $22 a month. To register, visit https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/3720be6b63d74aa2bc9e38d3bda4340c.
To learn how to join a virtual group exercise class, visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting.
1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Redondo Beach CA 90278
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.
202 The Pier
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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!
This featured, virtual exhibition pays homage to the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier through a variety of artwork by community artists, showcasing immersive works centered around the oldest concrete pier on the west coast.
Due to the high volume of submissions, the artwork is still being installed. In the meantime, please view all the submission in the photo album located at https://www.citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreation/insta-contest#ad-image-4.
Image credit: Nell-Budde.
July 23 – October 31, 2020
What does ‘Rise Up’ mean to you? Make a 60 second film and submit it to the ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival.
Films will be reviewed by ESMoA and a panel of judges from the El Segundo and Los Angeles arts community who will decide which films will be featured at the screening event at ESMoA on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
A Jury Panel will vote for Film Favorite, Animation Favorite and Video Art Favorite. Festival Attendees will vote for the Audience Favorite Award. Awards will be announced at the screening.
September 12 – November 14, 2020
To have “skin in the game” is to have a personal stake in a competitive endeavor, placing assets at risk, win or lose. For Black folk in this game we call America, the asset risked is the body itself ¬ its physical being and cultural identity.
Curated by Brent Holmes, Skin in the Game presents works by twelve artists working during this time of unrest that challenge mainstream assumptions of Black identity and artistic practice.
Their pieces range from experiments in Afrofuturism and Afropunk to street portraiture, abstraction, exercises in queer humor, and the appropriation of minstrelsy. Media includes video and animation, performance video, VR (virtual reality), painting, photography, and sculpture.
The artists featured are Crackhead Barney, Q’shaundra James, Cat Jones, Karla Lagunas, Antwane Lee, AJ McClenon, Mark Steven Greenfield, Carlos Ramirez, Se7en Captures, Lance L. Smith, and duo Jason Woodberry and Marcus Kiser.
October 1 – December 31, 2020
Tickets will be sold until December 31, 2020, unless all tickets are sold before the end date. Six drawings will be held during the months of January to June 2021, during the monthly Board meetings of SIMB. The winner does not need to be present to win.
Only 300 tickets will be sold. If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning improve. When you purchase your ticket, you are automatically entered into 6 drawings during 2021, one per month in January through June, where the winners will receive $100 prizes.
Tickets cost $30 or 2 for $50.
For additional information and raffle ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.simanhattanbeach.org/raffle.
October 1 – 31, 2020
Everyone is welcome to participate in this FREE community event by running or walking a total of 26.2 miles during the month to raise awareness of domestic violence and show support of Richstone’s therapy programs that offer critical support for abuse survivors.
With a new challenge introduced each week, Marathon Month is a great way to get the whole family moving for an important cause.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated conditions that contribute to family violence. Take part and support survivors of domestic violence and spread awareness that can help generate change out of crisis.
To register, visit the website at https://secure2.convio.net/rsc/site/TR?fr_id=1080&pg=entry.
October 3 – 31, 2020
Experience 78 exceptional artworks in a variety of mediums, then cast your vote for the Art Lover’s Award. D:A is happy to lend its technology to TAG, which has had to adapt to the virtual world to share its creations!
The public is enthusiastically invited to attend a Zoom Reception on October 17 at 4 p.m.
Registration for the Zoom reception is required!
For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.destination-art.net/tagshow.
October 24, 2020
It’s that time of year again! Time for some gentle, silly Halloween fun in Fairyland. First, join A Faery Hunt Company, named “Best Children’s Theater in LA,” with an enchanted recorded performance of The Missing Fairy Light. Filmed in a magical forest, you’ll go on an enchanted adventure to help the Faery Queen. This movie features a musical score by Freddy Curci and was filmed in the beautiful forest of Redwood Grove near Heavenly Pond.
Following the recorded show, enjoy A Fairy Virtual Halloween Party, the Fairies’ gentler Halloween alternative. Some of the Faery Stars from the movie will be the hosts. Live and interactive through Zoom, you can expect storytelling, music, games, frolic and lots of silly fun! Perfect for ages 2-9 and great for the whole family. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume (grownups, too!). The recorded show will be available until 1:00 p.m. for multiple viewings.
Tickets are $15.00 per household
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit https://stores.afaeryhunt.com/store-catalog/ or call 818-324-6802.
October 24, 2020
South Bay local, Matt McIvor has taken his hobby of crafting smash burgers to the streets and is hosting an official Proudly Serving Burgers Pop-Up on Saturday October 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Redondo Beach.
Proudly Serving was a success from the start. Beginning in March 2020, Proudly Serving began serving smashed burgers to the residents of the Golden Hills neighborhood in Redondo Beach. Word quickly got out and within weeks, Chef Matt of Proudly Serving was arranging safe and contactless burger drop-offs to those who were in-the-know. After months of quietly providing burgers through word of mouth, Proudly Serving is opening up orders for a one-day-only pick-up, pop-up in Redondo Beach.
Experience Proudly Serving’s signature burger, the P.S Burger; a Double Cheeseburger with cheese (obviously), griddled onions, pickles, and a secret burg sauce served on a potato bun for $9.00. Chef Matt has arranged a limited number of burgers to be pre ordered via Venmo. A limited amount of additional items will be available for purchase including South Baked’s Stay Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies, which are also a South Bay favorite!
“To be respectful to our neighbors and our health, I will have one-hour time slots to choose from when ordering so we can practice social distancing and keep everyone safe. Walk ups will be available but we can’t promise they will last long.” says Chef Matt.
October 25, 2020
With celebrity appearances and performances it’s going to be an exciting livestream event you won’t want to miss! Make sure to tune-in for celebrity appearances by football great Tony Romo, Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, Brooke Burke, pro golfers Matt Kuchar & Brooke Henderson, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, Nickelodeon’s Dallas Young, Singing Sensation Malea Emma and many more!
2020 has certainly been a challenge, and with the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, this year the plan is to gather virtually! Your support is needed now more than ever to change the lives of thousands of children in the public education system.
Your gift will go towards retaining key curriculum, improving technology, high-quality programs, as well as supporting The Friendship Foundation – an organization that assists children with special needs and their families.
October 25, 2020
The Torrance Theater Company presents the virtual performance series Play at Home on select Sundays through the end of the year.
Play at Home is a series of FREE staged readings and virtual performances you can watch from the comfort of your home. The schedule is as follows:
October 25: Bauer
November 1: The Velocity of Autumn
November 15: Annapurna
December 6: Beyond Glory
December 13: Driving Miss Daisy
December 20: A Christmas Carol
The fee is $20 per household.
October 27, 2020
As with all Women’s Voices in Tech events, this virtual event will bring together some of the most successful, influential, and inspiring women entrepreneurs, and techies in Los Angeles. Expand your professional network!
The Special Guest is Julia Pollak, Labor Economist at ZipRecruiter. Find out where the tech jobs are and how to position yourself for the best opportunities post covid-19.
October 27, 2020
We’re in an uncertain time and our furry family members are definitely feeling what’s happening. While they bring comfort to us, we may not be seeing what they are experiencing. This presentation is going to help us to get more connected with them.
Animal communicator, TEDx speaker, Hay House author, educator and animal parent, Joan Ranquet leads an inspired life. It’s no surprise MSN deemed her as one of the “Top 25 People Who Do What They Love.”
Joan has connected with animals professionally for over twenty-five years, she’s connected with them personally as long as she can remember.
October 29, 2020
Join Sommelier Peggy Dean, and her wine-savvy husband Brian, as they guide you through a fun and educational tasting experience of great new fall wines. They’ll have fun prize giveaways for all registered participants throughout the evening. Plus you’ll learn how they’re supporting cancer patients and their families during Covid-19 with special guest speakers.
Simple cheese and food pairings will be suggested in advance to maximize your enjoyment. Feel free to share this tasting and the wines with close friends and family — all from the comfort of your home via Zoom. (No designated driver needed!)
November 1, 2020
There is a critical blood shortage and everyone is encouraged to make an appointment ahead of time to ensure measures for social distancing.
For all the details, visit the website at http://www.ucedonor.com, click on the Blood Drive tab and enter in the Account Code box RVFM. You can also call 310.825.0888 ext. 2.
For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/289415505664116/.
November 8, 2020
Congressman Ted Lieu is looking for Veterans to share their stories and what it means to them at this annual event.
If you are a Veteran and live in California’s 33rd District and have a funny, sad, scary and/or inspirational story from your time in the service, they would love to hear from you!
If interested, please email a brief synopsis to email@example.com or call Janet at 310-496-9896 and Congressman Lieu’s office will be in touch.
November 12, 2020
• Free for NextStep 365 Members. Learn more and join at http://www.nextstep365.org
• Members need to pay for re-buy and add-on
• Join the poker club today, register for the tourney after October 29
• Must play on computer. Does not work on Phone, iPad or Tablet.
• Does not work in New Jersey or Washington State