Rock Around the Block

July 18, 2019

The Torrance Historical Society and the Sares Regis Group present the annual Rock Around the Block event on Thursday, July 18 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Are you ready to rock? Put on your pedal pushers, poodle skirts or Pendleton’s, and cruise on down to the Torrance Historical Society & Museum! Flashback to the 1950s at this year’s Rock Around the Block event celebrating Torrance’s All-America City Award, a prestigious community recognition awarded to the city in 1956. The 1950s style family event will feature music by DJ Ozzie, special exhibits, vintage cars, performances, retro memorabilia, contests, and an IN-N-OUT burger wagon. Check-out high school yearbooks, play retro games like Dime Toss or paint a pet rock or enter the Wham-O hula hoop, bubble gum blowin’, Torrance Bakery cake walk and pie eating contests – there are prizes!

The Bartlett Senior (over 50) Center will also be hosting an Open House this same night. Attendees can dine on their patio and sway to The South Bay Strummers (ukulele group). The Torrance Woman’s Club will have their 1950s Club scrapbook available for viewing. Also, the Torrelle’s – a group of City employees who sing 50s and 60s songs a cappella – will entertain guests while strolling through the crowd. The Sounds of Honda Choir, decked in their black, white and pink period outfits, will treat listeners to a trio of 50s tunes.

Alex Hattori, world-renowned yo-yo champ, will amaze the crowd with his award-winning tricks and will do a live demo for those who want to learn the skill of yo-yo-ing.

Guests will also have the opportunity to learn hands-on CPR from the Torrance Fire Dept. to the Bee Gee’s tune of “Stayin’ Alive.”

For additional information, call the Museum at (310) 328-5392 or visit the website at

The Torrance Historical Society & Museum is located at 1345 Post Avenue in Torrance.

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