Redondo Beach Events

South Bay By Jackie is your source for Redondo Beach events

Redondo Beach Library Activities for November

November 1 – 30, 2017

October-Library- ProgramsThe Redondo Beach Library offers a variety of activities for all ages including music, writing, dance, language, reading, crafts and more! A few require registration but all of them are FREE! Check out the Calendar of Events listed below, or click on the flyer, print it and stick it on the fridge as a reminder!

Web Design Program for children and teens ages 10-18 years old
November 4 at 10:30am-12:30pm
Main Library Children’s Storytime Room
Parent supervision is required. Bring your own charged laptop as electrical outlets are limited.
Free program but Pre-registration is required via

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.

Wonder of Dinosaurs @ SBG

Every Day

Wonder-of-DinosaursSouth Bay Galleria is now hosting Wonder of Dinosaurs!

Wonder of Dinosaurs features museum quality robotic and static dinosaurs. The dinosaurs are beautifully displayed and accompanied by signs that provide information that you will find both educational and fascinating. The Exhibition is a walk through at your own pace, self-guided tour.

While the robotic dinosaurs have been known to make adults jump back, the entire exhibit is family friendly for even the youngest of children.

Sunscreen Lab Improv Troupe

Last Saturday

ImprovSunscreen Film Festival West presents the Sunscreen Lab Improv Troupe the last Saturday of each month from 8 to 9:30.

Come out for an evening of laughs… maybe even participate? This group of improvisers includes alum from UCB, Groundlings, Improv Olympics, Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv and more, is guaranteed to entertain. This is top-notch improv right here in the South Bay!

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.

Free Thanksgiving Meal

November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving-DinnerHow great is this?!?

VFW 2828 will be hosting a FREE Thanksgiving Meal all day Thursday, November 23.

Stop by and enjoy a meal at the Post courtesy of our local VFW.

If you already have Thanksgiving dinner plans, you have much to be thankful for, so use your powers for good and DROP OFF A PIE OR SIDE DISH.

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at

VFW Post 2828 is located at 1000 North Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA.

Shop Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2017

Small-Business-SaturdayNovember 25 is Small Business Saturday!

With the holidays just around the corner, this is a great opportunity to make a dent in that shopping list while supporting local merchants. Approximately 83 cents of every dollar spent locally stays within the community and supports everything from team sports to infrastructure improvements.

The South Bay has numerous downtown areas which are home to a vast assortment of shops, services and dining establishments. You really can find everything you need right around the corner!

This season, shop local and keep those all-important tax dollars in the neighborhood!

Coffee with the Chief

November 29, 2017

Coffee-with-the-ChiefAssemblymember Al Muratsuchi invites the community for Coffee with the Chief on Wednesday, November 29 at 6 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Main Branch Library.

Police Chief Kauffman will share useful tips on how to protect yourself from becoming the victim of package theft and discuss other public safety concerns that affect the community.

‘Tis the season – learn what you can do to keep the holidays merry and bright!

For additional information and to RSVP, call the District Office at 310-375-0691 or visit the website at

The Redondo Beach Main Branch Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach.

Riviera Village Holiday Stroll

November 30, 2017

riviera-village-holiday-strollThe annual Riviera Village Holiday Stroll takes place on Thursday, November 30 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Village takes on a cheerful holiday atmosphere with lights, decorations and festive music for your enjoyment as you stroll along the avenues admiring the festooned store fronts. A parade featuring marching bands from local schools and Santa Claus, gets underway at 6 p.m. at the corner of Catalina Avenue and Avenue I.

With over 300 fashionable boutiques offering a wide variety of unique gift ideas, Riviera Village is the destination of choice for discerning shoppers.

Once the shopping is done, take a relaxing ride in a horse-drawn carriage and treat yourself to dinner at one of the many fine dining establishments. As always, reservations are highly recommended!

Catalina Avenue will be closed to traffic from Avenue I to Elena Avenue from 5 to 9 p.m. to facilitate the happy shoppers.

Randy Ruby Memorial Paddle Out

December 2, 2017

Randy-Ruby-Paddle-OutThe community is invited to attend Randy Ruby’s Memorial Paddle Out on Saturday, December 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Torrance Beach.

Randy was a local photographer whose gorgeous pictures brought a smile to all who saw them. Randy was our guest on The South Bay Show several years ago when it was called The South Bay Small Business Hour. Randy shared with us how he first began selling his photographs. You can hear in his voice how stoked he was that people wanted to purchase his images! You can listen to the show at

Hope to see you all out there! Torrance State Beach is located at Via Rivera, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.