Special Events

Palos Verdes Homes Tour – Legends By the Sea: The Story of Three Homes

April 20 & 21, 2018

Palos-Verdes-Home-TourThe Circle presents the annual Palos Verdes Homes Tour – Legends By the Sea: The Story of Three Homes on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Three homes that reveal the amazingly different lifestyles available within minutes of each other in Portuguese Bend will be featured on the 2018 Palos Verdes Homes Tour.

Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale

April 20 – 22, 2018

DTMB-Sidewalk-SaleThe Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Over 75 stores slash prices so low, (like 50-75% off!) it is sure to cool you off! It’s time to clean out the closet and make room for all those great deals you’re going to find.

Participating stores look forward to sharing the best deals and some stores start on Thursday with a “sneak peek” and local’s discount… just ask!

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

Earth Day Recycling Event

April 21, 2018

Recycling-EventThe City of Torrance is hosting an Earth Day Recycling Event on Saturday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Torrance City Hall Employee Parking Lot.

This event is for Torrance residents only and includes free paper shredding and electronic recycling. There is a limit of eight boxes or bags for paper shredding per vehicle. Books, magazines and binders will not be accepted. Electronics being accepted include TVs, monitors, small appliances, cell phones and other items for safe and responsible recycling. Please do not bring any hazardous materials to this event.

For additional information, call (310) 781-6900 or visit the website at https://www.torranceca.gov/our-city/public-works?utm_source=Thursday%2C+April+12++-+Wednesday%2C+April+18%2C+2018&utm_campaign=Torrance+eNewsletter+237&utm_medium=email.

Torrance City Hall Employee Parking Lot is located near the Torrance Courthouse off Maple Avenue.

Drive-Thru Shredfest

April 21, 2018

ShredfestIn honor of Earth Day, Kinecta Federal Credit Union will host a FREE Shredfest on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.

There is a limit of 10 boxes of paper per person for confidential shredding. Paper of all kinds will be accepted including phone books, magazines, newspapers, file and hanging folders and personal documents.

This is a first-come, first serve event and items will only be accepted in designated areas during the event time frame.

It’s good for the community and good for the planet!

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

Kinecta Federal Credit Union is located at 1440 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Earth Day Chalk Art Challenge

April 21, 2018

CHalk-Art-ChallengeKing Harbor Association presents the annual Earth Day Chalk Art Challenge on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Redondo Marina.

This FREE event provides a public space for professional artists, children and festival-goers to create and enjoy chalk art murals. Participants of all skill levels are invited to create a chalk art drawing to commemorate Earth Day. The first 100 children to sign-up on the day of the event will receive free chalk and a recycled and reusable canvas tote bag that they can custom paint with paints supplied by King Harbor Association. The Sea Lab mobile touch tank and Waterfront Education will be on site for visitors to learn about local sea life and waterfront activities. There may also be a surprise visit from On the Wing Falconry this year to showcase the amazing birds.

This free event is open to public viewing, so even if you don’t plan to participate, take a stroll along the waterfront and discover what these amazing artists can create with a slab of concrete and a little chalk!

SHINE – A Cirque Extravaganza

April 21, 2018

ShineThe Art Attack Foundation is proud to present SHINE – A Cirque Extravaganza on Saturday, April 21 at 11 a.m. at the James Armstrong Theatre

SHINE is a show for the entire family including aerial silks, hoop, cyr wheel, contortion, acrobatics, Japanese drumming, stilt walkers, roller skating, dancing & much, much more !

Some of the renowned performers in this show include Stiltworld & KnightRollers featuring Trey Knight, master juggler Jack Kalvan and his wife and juggling partner Jeri, the drumming of Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko, and the amazing cirque talents of Le Petite Cirque.

It’s a magical journey filled with colorful characters who laugh, dance, flip, fly, play, & love. As the journey unfolds you will be drawn into their world, and will share in the transformation from ordinary life into revelation and pure joy.

Tickets are $13.

NOAA Day at SEA Lab

April 21, 2018

NOAA-Day-Sea-LabLearn about ocean exploration and research at NOAA Day at SEA Lab on Saturday April 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join the team at SEA Lab for a trip under the sea and build your own ROV! National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) staff will be onsite to stream live footage from the exploration vessel OKEANOS and the ROV Deep Discover. Plus, a live phone conversation with the ROV pilot and ship staff as they explore the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. Afterward, stick around to build your very own ROV!

The cost is $5 per person at the door.

For additional information, visit the website at https://lacorps.org/programs/the-sea-lab/ or contact Adrianne Calbreath at acalbreath@lacorps.org or call 310-318-7458.

SEA Lab is located at 1021 North Harbor Drive Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Elevate Los Angeles

April 21, 2018

Elevate-Los-AngelesFelicia Davis and The Black Women’s Collective present Elevate Los Angeles on Saturday, April 21 from 1:30 to 7:30 at The Beach House.

Elevate is a one day leadership accelerator for black women uniquely designed to help you brand your brilliance, revolutionize the way you lead, and amplify your vision, voice and visibility! Learn what it takes to brand your brilliance in a way that attracts the right strategic relationships for success.

FACT: 44% of Black women feel that their career is stalled.
FACT: Black women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by white women.
FACT: Black women lack the strategic relationships (mentors/sponsors) necessary to ascend.

It’s these facts that make The Black Women’s Collective and the Black Women Elevate Experience so necessary. The reality is that black women are losing ground in closing the pay gap and the only way to turn that around starts at Elevate.

Closing Reception: Wonder & Symbiosis

April 21, 2018

Wonder-Through-the-Lens-of-YouthThe Hermosa Beach Artist Collective presents the Closing Reception for Wonder and Symbiosis on Saturday, April 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Resin.

The closing reception will have beverages, food and live music! Wine courtesy of Uncorked, tequila tasting by Nosotros Tequila at the West Wing of the exhibit. Several pieces have already sold but there are still plenty of incredible pieces available!

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

Resin is located at 618 Cypress Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Rock & Roll Casino Night

April 21, 2018

Rock-Roll-Casino-NightThe Redondo Beach Rotary Club presents Rock & Roll Casino Night on Saturday, April 21 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Crowne Plaza.

This annual fundraising event features casino-style gambling, bites, beverages and a silent and live auction. Dance the night away to local band, Feed the Kitty. Dancing lessons will be available.

Tickets are $95 per person and includes two drink tickets and self parking.

Spring Concert: Mirrors of Culture

April 21, 2018

Mirrors-of-CultureThe Torrance Civic Chorale presents the annual Spring Concert: Mirrors of Culture on Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theatre.

This season’s concert pairs the exquisite harmonies of Haydn, Mendelssohn and Biebl with the colorful melodies, rhythms and styles of music from Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina and Cuba. The centerpiece of the concert, two versions of Te Deum, epitomize the striking parallels and vivid contrasts between Latin American and European compositions. This unique display of choral works from the Latin American Colonial period through the Beatles will have the audience tapping their feet and dancing in their seats.

Over 80 singers strong, the Torrance Civic Chorale is one of the premier vocal ensembles in the South Bay.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

April 22, 2018

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event features 200+ sellers offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more. Have your antiques appraised for only $3, enjoy a free crafting activity with Karen’s Krafts 4 Kids and live music.

Rain or shine, free admission and pet friendly!

For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at http://www.torranceantiquefaire.com/.

The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.

Walk for Water

April 22, 2018

Walk-For-WaterThe Samburu Project’s annual fundraising event, Walk for Water, will take place on Sunday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to noon in Hermosa Beach.

This event means to grow awareness of the worldwide water crisis and to provide access to clean water in Kenya. The Hermosa Beach event traditionally includes 300 walkers who participate in a 4-mile walk or run on the Strand between the Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach Piers. Walkers will meet at American Junkie where they will check in, receive t-shirts, create signs and get some pre-walk inspiration. Bring a friend, bring your dog, and walk, run, bike or skate as we come together this Earth Day and raise money for clean water!

A celebratory pancake breakfast at American Junkie restaurant follows, with entertainment, games, raffle and prizes for top fundraisers.

Bloom into Spring Garden Tour

April 22, 2018

Bloom-into-Spring-Garden-TourTemple Beth El Sisterhood presents the Bloom Into Spring Garden Tour on Sunday, April 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Explore five extraordinary private gardens on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and lunch in a sixth garden. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Tickets are $40 with reservations before April 14 and $45 thereafter. Ticket price includes lunch. No day-of sales.

For additional information and ticket purchase, contact Sandy Pickar at 310-377-3043 or via email at gardentourpv@gmail.com or visit the website at https://ehb8.urjweb-1.org/events/.

Wine Tasting Event – Open Your Heart

April 22, 2018

Open-Your-Heart-Wine-TastingThe South Bay Children’s Health Center presents the annual wine tasting event Open Your Heart on Sunday, April 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lisa’s Bon Appetit at Elevon.

The community is invited to a very special opportunity to learn about the South Bay Children’s Health Center and their ongoing commitment to underserved families in the South Bay at the beautiful new Lisa’s Bon Appetit in El Segundo. Attendees can taste fine wine, shop the silent and live auctions and enjoy a lovely spring afternoon. Auction items include: Four Seasons Westlake Village, Intercontinental San Francisco, LA Lakers Package, selection of Large Format Wines, LA Kings Package and more.

Tickets are $60 per person. Space is limited.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.sbchc.com/.

Lisa’s Bon Appetit at Elevon is located at 747 North Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA.

Opera High Tea @ Villa Narcissa

April 22, 2018

Opera-High-TeaVilla Narcissa will host an Opera High Tea on Sunday, April 22 at 4 p.m. to benefit the Vanderlip Heritage Fund.

Seated high tea party for a maximum of 20 people in the dining room followed by viewing of the sunset with a flute of champagne. The sun sets at 7:04 p.m. and the view over the Pacific and Catalina is unforgettable from the Villa Narcissa terrace.

A concert of operatic arias will take place in the living room. Peter Karazaz, director of Opera, UCLA has prepared a program sung by his very talented young singers. It is an absolutely magical experience to experience their powerful voice so close with the excellent acoustic of the Villa Narcissa living room.

True Tales from the South Bay

April 22, 2018

True Tales from the South BayThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents True Tales from the South Bay on Sunday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at the Nakano Theater.

In the style of The Moth, Story Corps and Mortified, True Tales from the South Bay will showcase our own local storytellers along with experienced crowd-pleasing Guest Tellers. Curated and hosted by author/producer Mariana Williams, each performance will have a new set of local stories and All-Star Tellers. (To submit your true, 6-minute tale, send five lines to Marianastoryteller@gmail.com with Torrance in the subject line.)

General admission tickets are $10. For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-781-7171 or visit the website at http://torrancearts.org/

The Nakano Theatre is located in the Torrance Cultural Arts Center at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

Art by the Sea with Poetic Expression

April 22, 2018

Art-By-The-Sea-With-Poetic-ExpressionCelebrate Earth Day at Art By The Sea With Poetic Expression on Sunday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wayfarers Chapel.

The event features VIP guests, Eric and Mary Wright. Eric is the son of Lloyd Wright, architect of the Wayfarers chapel, and grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright, iconic American architect. Mary is an artist and earth activist and will be selling her original nature inspired watercolor art in the Meditation Garden. Local artists Don Crocker, Kathryn Stinis, Trish McCoy, Julie Balcom and Linda Gunn will be in attendance as well. In addition, April is National Poetry Month, and there will be poetry readings starting at 1 p.m. inside the chapel.

Let’s Connect Mixer @ Social Workplace

April 24, 2018

Let's-Connect-MixerThe South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Social Workplace on Tuesday, April 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This monthly fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs while mixing and mingling with like minded individuals. It’s always a fun and casual evening!

Lunch with Janice Hahn

April 25, 2018

Lunch with our LeaderThe Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will host Lunch with Janice Hahn on Wednesday, April 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Sunrider International.

The event will feature the annual address from the County of Los Angeles, 4th District Supervisor, Janice Hahn. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and the program will commence at noon.

Tickets are $40 for TACC Members and $60 for non-Members.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/hahn2018/.

Sunrider International is located at 1625 Abalone Avenue in Torrance.

SK8 for the Schools

April 25, 2018

Sk8-for-SchoolsSK8 for the Schools will take place on Wednesday, April 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Skatepark.

This annual fundraising event is in it’s 12th year, created by two local kids, Sebastian and Julian Kuhr. They gather pledges and donations for the HB school district each year and then skate for two hours with the community. They do tricks, teach other kids how to skate, all while raising money. They invite everyone to join them in the skatepark. The more the merrier!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.hermosabch.org/index.aspx?page=21&recordid=5425.

The Skatepark is located at 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Wings of Freedom Tour

April 26 – 30, 2018

Wings-of-Freedom-TourThe Collings Foundation presents the Wings of Freedom Tour at Torrance Airport Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 30.

This tour showcases fully restored bomber aircraft: a B-24 Liberator and B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell and TP-51D. The public is invited to tour these World War II military planes or take to the skies for an unforgettable 30 minute flight experience.

Admission for the tour is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 years and younger. No reservations are needed for the tour. Flights aboard the B-17 and B-24 are $450 each per person. Flights on the B-25 Mitchell are $400 each.

Guests are also invited to fly the greatest fighter on earth and get some ‘stick time’ in the world’s only full dual control TP-51D. Flight training is $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for one hour.

Las Candalistas Spring Event: Celebrate the Spirit of Ireland

April 26, 2018

Celebrate-the-Spirit-of-IrelandLas Candalistas presents the annual spring event Celebrate the Spirit of Ireland on Thursday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Catalina View Gardens.

The event features a wonderful day of Irish hospitality; the history and culture of Ireland presented by the charming and witty Honorary Consul General Emeritus of Ireland, M. Finbar Hill; an energetic performance by the Celtic Irish Dance Academy; and the magical sounds of traditional Irish music by singer/guitarist, Denis Murray. Take a chance to win a trip for two to Ireland, valued at $5,250! Includes $2000 airfare allowance and 9 nights accommodations.

Enjoy a gourmet luncheon, visit the Irish pub, try the Catalina View wines, shop the boutique vendors, Las Candalistas Creations, Garden Shoppe and Gourmet Pantry and awesome Silent Auction items. Proceeds benefit Community’s Child, Family Promise of the South Bay and Providence TrinityKids Care Hospice.

Ximix Craft Exploration Company Ribbon Cutting

April 26, 2018

XimixA Ribbon Cutting for the new brewery, Ximix Craft Exploration Company, will take place on Thursday, April 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The community is invited to stop by, have a cold one and celebrate Ximix Craft Exploration Company, the latest entrant into the South Bay craft brewing scene with an out-of-this-world-mission!

“Only recently has the Supreme Council of the Centauri System lifted the prohibition of alcohol that lasted over four Millennia. Younger systems, like our solar system, are more progressive. Even though areas on Earth have had their run-ins with prohibition, there’s never been a system-wide ban like the Centauri prohibition.

In the latter days of the prohibition, Caspian Ximix was a smuggler who became the best “beer runner” among all nearby galaxies. Born on planet Earth of the Milky Way Galaxy, but raised on Proxima in the Centauri System, Caspian was the black sheep of the Royal Family of Ximix from Proxima, where his father still rules.

FTK Social Club Mixer

April 26 2018

FTK-April-MixerThe next FTK Social Club Mixer will take place on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Scholb Brewery in Hermosa Beach.

Want to volunteer your time? Want to meet motivated leaders and young professionals? Perhaps you’re looking for a way to give back? Join FTK Social Club at the Aprily Mixer where you can learn more about what they do (#forthekids), why they support Walk With Sally and how you can help directly support kids impacted by cancer.

Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle

Purchase Tickets by Friday, April 27, 2018

Palos-Verdes-Dream-House-RaffleCalifornia’s first and longest running house raffle is back – the 2018 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle!

An Oceanfront Estate on the island of Kauai in Hawaii – or $5,000,000 – is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2018 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. The first and oldest house raffle licensed in California, proceeds help fund Palos Verdes Art Center’s exhibition, education, and outreach programs, making the visual arts available, accessible and affordable in Los Angeles County.

Richstone Pier to Pier Walkathon

April 28, 2018

Richstone-WalkaThonThe annual Richstone Pier to Pier Walkathon takes place Saturday, April 28 at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Participants will walk from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. with the event getting underway at 8:30 a.m.

The Walkathon is uniquely different from other walks as live music will take place along the route as well as food and beverage vendors, fitness trunk shows, a photo-booth and more. The Pet Parade begins at 7:45 a.m. The Opening Ceremony and Awards for Top Fundraising Teams, Individuals/Pets and Best Dressed Pet is at 8 a.m. This is a family friendly event and children of all ages are welcome.

All proceeds benefit the Richstone Family Center child abuse treatment and prevention programs.

This is a very popular event and everybody will be there! Don’t miss this opportunity to take a few steps to help prevent child abuse.

APDA Optimism Walk

April 28, 2018

Optimism-WalkThe South Coast Botanic Garden will host the APDA Optimism Walk on Saturday, April 28 with check-in starting at 8:30 a.m.

This is a family-friendly event to raise funds and awareness for the American Parkinson Disease Association and provide funds for more research towards a cure, along with local programs and services for people living with PD.

Vette Set Car Show

April 28, 2018

Vette-SetThe annual Vette Set Car Show takes place Saturday, April 28 at Ruby’s Diner in Redondo Beach.

The event is free to spectators and features food, vendors, raffle, silent auction, DJ and awards ceremony.

All years of GM cars and trucks are invited to participate. Awards will be given in 14 Corvette categories and 20 GM categories. Judging is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with trophy’s awarded at 3 p.m. Corvettes will be judged to NCCC street concours standards. All GM vehicles will be judged on presentation, modified, stock or work in progress. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://thevetteset.com/home.

Ruby’s Diner is located at 245 North Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach.

Inclusion Festival

April 28, 2018

Inclusion-FestivalThe Community Advisory Committee for SELPA presents the annual Inclusion Festival on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Bay Adult School.

This festival offers a fun afternoon of food and games designed for special ed students, families, disabled adults and all members of our community to learn about how best to support diversity and inclusion of our disabled citizens.

All students and graduates of special education deserve to be fully included as citizens of our community. If you are a Student, Educator, Supporter, Family Member or Business Owner in our community, do not miss this opportunity to come together and learn about the future of disability inclusion. You will also learn about enrichment programs and services available in the South Bay. There will also be workshops for participants to learn about how they can do more to promote inclusion in schools and beyond.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Fisher at 310.680.5770 ext. 5807 or via email at Jennifer_Fisher@swselpa.org.

The South Bay Adult School Campus is located at 3401 Inglewood Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

Surfer’s Walk of Fame Weekend

April 27 & 28, 2018

Surfers-Walk-of-Fame-CeremonyThe City of Hermosa Beach presents the Surfer’s Walk of Fame Weekend on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.

On Friday, April 27, head to the Community Theater, located at 710 Pier Avenue, at 6 p.m. for a screening of Chasing and the Big Wave Challenge Awards sponsored by the Hermosa Historical Society and the South Bay Boardriders Club.

On Saturday, April 28, the community is invited to celebrate our local surf heritage and congratulate inductees Kip Jerger, Scott Daley and Candace Woodward at the Surfer’s Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Pier Plaza. Afterward, stick around for Spyder Surf Fest featuring live music, fashion show, raffles, games and lots of FREE swag at noon!

For additional information, contact the Community Resources Department at 310-318-0280 or visit the website at http://www.hermosabch.org/index.aspx?page=21&recordid=5625.

Pier Plaza is located at the western end of Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

Brew Lagoon Craft Beer & Music Festival

April 28, 2018

brew lagoonHuck Street Productions proudly presents the Brew Lagoon Craft Beer & Music Festival on Saturday, April 28 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Seaside Lagoon.

The event features 20 breweries, 5 bands, unlimited tastings and each attendee will receive a souvenir glass. Food will be available for purchase.

Advance tickets are $50 each or $60 at the door. Attendees must be 21+.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.brewlagoonfest.com .

Seaside Lagoon is located at 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Spring Fling @ Destination:Art

April 28, 2018

Spring-Fling-Destination-ArtDestination: Art’s first big art exhibition of 2018, Spring Fling, will kick off with a Gala Public Reception on Saturday, April 28, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Art lovers, collectors, and the curious are invited to attend this special show and sale, celebrating the iconic natural beauty of the South Bay and the work of local artists. The public will enjoy the variety of art in the Studio and Gallery and can explore one’s “personal art signature” to begin, or enhance, the use of art in the home.

EXPLO Informational Meeting

April 29, 2018

ExploThe community is invited to an EXPLO Informational Meeting on Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at the Torrance Marriott.

For more than 40 years, EXPLO has brought together bright, curious, and interesting young people from around the globe. EXPLO provides a range of one, two, and three week summer programs for students ages 7 to 17 on the campuses of Yale University, Wellesley College, and Wheaton College in Massachusetts.

Full Moon Yoga @ Terranea

April 29, 2018

Full-Moon-YogaTerranea Resort presents Full Moon Yoga on Sunday April 29 at 7 p.m. benefiting the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

The class will take place on the Ocean Lawn under the full moon and is open to both guests and locals. Yogis of all levels are welcome. Participants should bring a yoga mat and $20 to support PVP Land Conservancy in honor of Earth Month.

Space is limited, and reservations must be made by calling The Spa at 310-265-2740.

Torrance Fire Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon

May 2, 2018

Torrance-Fire-Department-Awards-Appreciation-LuncheonThe Torrance Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Torrance Fire Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, May 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s Hoffman Health Conference Center.

The event honors the community members and city staff who support the mission of the Torrance Fire Department and the brave TPD members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty and/or standard job responsibilities.

Tickets are $45/person for TACC Members and $55/person for non-Members. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with the awards and luncheon starting at noon.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/fire2018/.

Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s Hoffman Health Conference Center is located at 3315 Medical Center Drive, Torrance,CA 90505.

First Fridays

May 4, 2018

First-Fridays-in-Riviera-VillageRiviera Village presents First Fridays on May 4, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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 various locations 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/.

The Line Up Surf Contest

May 5, 2018

The-Line-Up-Surf-ContestThe Redondo Beach Police Department wants you to get in The Line Up Surf Contest on Saturday, May 5 at 7 a.m. between Avenue I and Burnout.

Come out for a great day at the beach supporting Special Olympics, Wounded Heroes of America and the Redondo Beach Police Foundation. The Line Up will not consist of the usual suspects. It is based on the “Jimmy” surf team format which includes all levels of surfers: from first timers to rippers. Some amazing sponsors will be giving away great surf stuff while you have a rare opportunity to experience what having fun while giving is all about.

Enter the surf contest, no matter your skill level or experience. If you don’t surf, come join the festivities and watch some of the South Bay’s best surfers in action and see which team will win the Golden Donut trophy.

El Segundo Hometown Fair & Carnival

May 5, 2018

El-Segundo-Hometown-FairThe City of El Segundo is proud to present the Hometown Fair & Carnival on Saturday, May 5 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Main Street at Library Park

The event features carnival rides, game booths, entertainment, music, arts and crafts, bake-off contest, community expo and more. The annual Bake-Off will take place in the Gazebo in Library Park. This year’s categories are Petit Desserts & Cookies, Bread, Rolls & Muffins, Cakes & Pies. Entries are accepted from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and can be delivered to the Gazebo on the day of the event.

A variety of vendors will be selling one-of-a-kind handmade crafts, while the El Segundo Police Department and El Segundo Non-Profit groups will participate in the event to provide information about their organizations and programs. The Rotary Club will have their Duck Drop at the Showmobile at 2 p.m. again this year.

For additional information, call 310-524-2700 or visit the website at https://news.elsegundo.org/recreation-parks-hometown-fair/.

Pets in the Park

May 5, 2018

Pets-in-the-ParkPresented by Friends of the Parks and Just Food for Dogs, the annual Pets in the Park will take place on Saturday, May 5 10 a.m. at Valley Park.

Pets in the Park serves as a FUNdraiser for Friends of the Parks non-profit organization and provides local businesses with the opportunity to brand their company and meet many of the pet owners in the South Bay. The annual Pets in the Park event is also designed to help educate our community on local laws and petiquette. While we all love our pets, some pet owners aren’t aware of local ordinances and/or being responsible pet parents. FOP hopes to help in educating and celebrating all pets on May 5. This year a Guest Speaker series has been added to include Dr. Alice Villalobos, Vet Tech Erika Berlant, CERT team demonstrating Pet CPR and Community Services Division Manager Georgia Moe speaking on Pet Safety and Diseases caused by not picking up pet waste. Funds raised at this event go directly back to the Hermosa community, parks and recreation activities like Movies on the Beach.

Mychal’s Annual Luncheon

May 5, 2018

Mychals-LuncheonMychal’s Learning Place will hold the Annual Luncheon on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Westdrift.

The event features a live and silent auction, entertainment by Mychals’ students, award presentations and more.

Tickets are $100 for adults and $25 for children under 10. A table of 10 is $900.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.mychals.org/.

The Westdrift (formerly Manhattan Beach Marriott) is located at 1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Community Health & Wellness Fair

May 5, 2018

Community-Health-Wellness-FiarThe Holistic Chamber of Commerce of Manhattan Beach is hosting a Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Public Library.

The community is invited to discover locally available alternative and complementary solutions for living a healthy lifestyle. Serving the local community, the MB Chapter of the HCC is excited about introducing themselves and spreading the word about their services. The MB Chapter of the HCC is also launching their new Corporate Wellness Resource Directory at the fair and welcomes businesses to visit and learn more. The event is free and open to all ages.

The Holistic Chamber of Commerce, HCC, is an international organization facilitating as the bridge for conscientiously aware consumers with holistic and eco-friendly options. With the vision of healthy people on a healthy plant, the Chamber of Commerce is weaving together a movement promoting holistic, natural and sustainable products, solutions and services. The organization is proud to have such an active chapter in the area. “Our members really care about this community and are dedicated to offering all sorts of means to help others towards a healthier life” says Chapter President, Margie Hanson.

Leadership MB Unveils First Bike Fix-It Station

May 5, 2018

Leadership-MB-UnveilingThe Leadership Manhattan Beach Class of 2018 will unveil the first of three Bike Fix-It Stations on Saturday, May 5 at noon.

The thousands of people who ride bikes on The Strand will find something new along their way when the Leadership Manhattan Beach Class of 2018 unveils the first Bike Fix-It station. It will be located near existing bike racks at the base of the Manhattan Beach Pier. The community is invited to attend the unveiling.

This year’s class is installing three Bike Fix-It stations in high bike traffic areas to provide riders the ability to perform simple repairs. The stations feature a bicycle stand, pump and eight commonly used tools. There are also how-to repair videos accessible from your mobile device to demonstrate a variety of common repairs.

A second Fix-It station will be located on The Strand bike path at Rosecrans Avenue serving those who ride along the beach area closer to El Porto. The third location will be at Manhattan Beach Middle School to benefit the eastern section of Manhattan Beach and students riding to school. This project is scheduled for completion in May 2018.

Grades of Green Verte Gala 2018

May 5, 2018

Verte-Gala-2018The annual Verte Gala 2018 takes place on Saturday, May 5 at 6 p.m. at the PCT Courtyard in El Segundo.

The invitation proclaims, “If you miss this party, you’ll be green with envy,” which very well may be true! According to sources, nonprofit Grades of Green is planning on taking their annual Verte Gala to a new level with a Spanish flair that includes artisan paella from Paella Project, tri-tip street tacos from sponsor Rock & Brews, and a specialty margarita bar by tequila sponsor Nos Ostros. Feel like partying? Then stick around after dinner as the event kicks it up a notch with dancing and music by DJ Goldust, and special entertainment.

At this year’s gala, environmental education organization Grade of Green will be honoring of the City of Santa Monica for leading the nation in municipal climate action.

South Bay Women’s Conference

May 11, 2018

SBWC-Unleashing-Potential-2The South Bay Business Women’s Association presents the annual conference Unleashing Potential on Friday, May 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Torrance Marriott.

This inspirational event centers on awarding scholarships to deserving South Bay women to pursue degrees in business. It is also an opportunity for education, motivation and networking with new, like-minded connections. The day includes two dynamic keynote speakers, informative breakout sessions, an inspirational panel, a lovely lunch, plus plenty of opportunities to connect with other businesswomen.

Community Beautification Event @ Seaside Heroes Park

May 12, 2018

Seaside-Heroes-Park-Community-Beautification-EventJoin volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event the second Saturday of every month (May 12) from 8 to 11 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to get down and dirty and lend a hand cleaning, weeding, and dead heading – including groups or individuals who need community service hours.

Even though the park is small, it’s a huge job to keep it looking good. As of January 2018, there are over 900 work hours in this project, but once the entire park has received a once-over, it’s time to go back and start at the beginning. This is a labor of love and the organizers are immensely grateful to anyone who gives their time.

Successful Aging Expo

May 12, 2018

Successful-Aging-ExpoThe Daily Breeze will host the annual Successful Aging Expo on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Torrance Marriott.

This one-day event is designed especially for people ages 40 to 100 and will be rich in resources and information. Visitors and participants will have the opportunity to visit over 50 booths of companies and firms with something of value to offer young adults, baby boomers, those in mid-life and older adults.

Admission is FREE, (attendees do not need to pre-register) and parking is complimentary.

For additional information, visit the website at http://successfulagingexpo.com/dailybreeze/.

The Torrance Marriott is located at 3635 Fashion Way in Torrance.

Yoga on the Octagon @ Redondo Pier

May 12, 2018

Yoga-on-the-OctagonThe Redondo Pier Association hosts FREE Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month (May 12) 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.

Scheduled dates: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14 May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8.

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.

Superhero Run

May 12, 2018

Superhero-Fun-RunJoin in the fun at the Superhero Run on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden!

An evil villain is destroying the planet! Grab your best super-suit and help bring him to justice! Let loose, laugh and play at this imaginative fun run. Battle through planet saving obstacles, fight through physical challenges and team up to solve earth-friendly riddles, while adventuring through 2 kilometers of nature trails.

The cost is $3/$10. Children under 2 years of age admitted free.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/superhero/.

South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes, CA 90247.

Prevention & Wellness Open House

May 12, 2018

Prevetion & Wellness Open HouseThe Southern California Center for Anti-Aging will host a Prevention & Wellness Open House on Saturday, May 12 from Noon to 3 p.m.

Do you know what the Star Trek Physical Exam, NutrEval, Alcat, and Cardiometabolic Marker tests are? Are you aware of the benefits they can provide you, your family and friends? Come to the Open House and learn about these services and others provided at The Southern California Center for Anti-Aging.

Refreshments will be served!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP via email to socalbhrt@mdofficemail.com or call 424-247-4962.

The Southern California Center for Anti-Aging is located at 23823 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA.

Mom’s Day Out by Style on the Spot @ The Point

May 12, 2018

Mom's-Day-Out-The-PointStyle on the Spot presents Mom’s Day Out on Saturday, May 12 from noon to 3 p.m. at The Point.

In honor of Mother’s Day, ladies are invited to stroll through the shops at The Point while enjoying beauty touch-ups, drinks, live music, shopping incentives, and more! Plus enjoy a spring pop-up with local makers from Artisanal LA!

Your $10 ticket includes an exclusive tote with swag from The Point, a passport unlocking special promotions from The Point retailers, champagne, and more!

Beach Cities Beer & Wine Festival

May 12, 2018

Beer-Wine-FestivalThe annual Beach Cities Beer & Wine Festival will take place on Saturday, May 12 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Bay Club in Redondo Beach.

The event will offer guests the opportunity to taste over 20 different local craft brews and fine wines in an oceanfront venue. The Bay Club offers amazing views of the Redondo Beach Marina and is the perfect setting to showcase local wineries and breweries, in addition to restaurants serving a variety of food samples.

Senior Comedy Afternoons: Hats on for Momma!

May 13, 2018

MothersDayPostcard frontSenior Comedy Afternoons presents Hats on for Momma on Sunday, May 13 in the Vista Ballroom at Palos Verdes Golf Course.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with another fabulous ‘Clean and Clever Comedy’ show. This show is for anyone looking for a great afternoon full of laughs, a delightful lunch and a chance to socialize.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m., followed by an Italian Buffet Luncheon at 1 p.m. During lunch the audience will be serenaded by a celtic harpist and other entertaining surprises. The show begins at 2 p.m. and everyone is encouraged to wear HATS of course, in honor of MOM!

Comedians performing include Emcee Scott Wood, aka “Mr. Punchline!” Scott has appeared on ABC, NBC, Fox, BET, Comedy Central and America’s Got Talent, and has written for Leno, Joan Rivers and others.

Comedienne Anita Milner, who when not doing comedy practices law. She’s also performed at The Pechanga Casino and the La Jolla Comedy Store and scores of joints!

The Gundo Comedy Festival

May 15 – 20, 2018

Gundo Comedy FestivalDave Williamson presents The Gundo Comedy Festival beginning Tuesday, May 15 and running through Sunday, May 20.

The event features stand-up comedy, podcast recordings and more in multiple amazing, local venues!

In addition to paid admission events, there are free shows, events for kids and free babysitting on Saturday night provided by El Segundo Parks and Rec.

Attendees will see some of the best up-and-coming and well known comedians in the country performing right in THE GUNDO.

For additional information, show schedule and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.thegundocomedyfestival.com/.

Rainwater/Greywater Class & Seminar

May 16 & May 22, 2018

Rainwater-Greywater-ClassThe West Basin Municipal Water District is offering a two part Rainwater/Greywater Class & Seminar on Wednesday, May 16 (class) and Tuesday, May 22 (workshop) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hawthorne Memorial Center.

Learn about the benefits, ordinances and guidelines of using rainwater and greywater and qualify for a $100 discount on greywater parts.

Register now to attend this FREE seminar at http://www.sbesc.com/calendar/workshops/rainwater-greywater-class-workshop-hawthorne.

Hawthorne Memorial Center is located at 3901 West El Segundo Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Hot in the Shade

May 17, 2018

Hot-in-the-ShadeShade Hotel Redondo Beach presents Hot in the Shade the third Thursday of the month (May 17) at Sea Level from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The event features salsa dancing and live music on the second story Horizon Level with sweeping coastal views. Azucar Band will be performing with high energy beats and will also have salsa instructors on site for beginners or anyone wanting to brush up on their skills!

Don’t feel like dancing? Enjoy food and drink specials all night long, enjoy the coastal view and live entertainment!

The first two events will have no cover charge. Guests must be 21+ with valid ID.

For additional information, reservations and bottle service, call 310.921.8950.

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

Armed Forces Day Celebration & Parade

May 18 – 20, 2018

Armed Forces Day ParadeThe City of Torrance will pay tribute to the nation’s Armed Forces at the annual Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20.

Each year, the city honors a different military branch; this year highlights the United States Marine Corps. Throughout the weekend, several events will occur in the city as part of the celebration.

The parade takes place on Saturday, May 19 beginning at 1:30 pm. The parade features active and reserve military units from the five branches of the Armed Forces.

Armed Forces Day 5k Run/Walk

May 19, 2018

Armed-Forces-5KThe Torrance Chamber of Commerce and the Village Runner present the annual Armed Forces Day 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, May 19 at Del Amo Fashion Center starting at 8 a.m.

The event will feature split timers every mile, computerized finish times, water stations and sponsor refreshments. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division and a gift certificate to Village Runner stores. All runners will receive a cool t-shirt.

Malaga Cove Summer Art Shows

May 19 & 20, 2018

Malaga-Cove-Art-ShowThe Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Malaga Cove Summer Art Show on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 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.

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.

Wellness Expo & Art Walk

May 19, 2018

Wellness-Expo-Art-WalkThe North Manhattan Beach Business Improvement District presents the Wellness Expo & Art Walk on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Highland Avenue will host dozens of wellness experts and artists displaying their work. Stroll the avenue and learn the latest in health and fitness and mingle with the artists. All visitors are encouraged to linger and enjoy a delicious lunch at some of the great restaurants that line Highland Avenue.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.northmb.info/events.html.

The Art Walk will take place on Highland Avenue between 30 and 40 Streets in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Annual Family Camp Out & Fishing Derby

May 19 & 20, 2018

Family-Camp-OutThe annual Family Camp Out will take place on Saturday, May 19 starting at 1:30 p.m. at Begg Field.

Bring the whole family out to enjoy the serenity and inspiration of nature through this low-cost camping experience. Throughout Polliwog Park and Begg Field, children and parents can enjoy an amazing outdoor space to play and exercise. After setting up your tent, join in family games, bounce house, and arts and crafts projects organized by recreation leaders. Later in the evening, enjoy dinner and a movie.

On Sunday morning, join in on the annual Fishing Derby starting at 8 a.m. Fee includes breakfast, dinner, camp activities and refreshments.

Tour de Pier

May 20, 2018

tour de pier 2014 - sbbjThe annual Tour de Pier will take place on Sunday, May 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier

This unique fundraising event brings one of the hottest indoor fitness activities – stationary cycling – to the gorgeous outdoors. The Tour de Pier includes four 50 minute sessions beginning at 9 a.m. 1,700 cyclists will be riding on 350 stationary bikes while overlooking the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. The area’s best instructors and celebrity guests will spin riders through four 50-minute sessions with energizing music and loads of excitement. Participants can ride solo for all four sessions or be a team captain and recruit up to three teammates to register and ride as a team.

Formerly Alien @ Pull & Thread

May 22, 2018

Formerly-AlienFormerly Alien will be playing at Pull & Thread on Tuesday, May 22 at 8:30 p.m.

It’s going to be a futuristic evening with some groovy tunes. Space-wear is highly encouraged!

Tickets are $10 per person. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8:30 p.m. SHARP

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

Pull & Thread is located at 24415 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, 90505.

Due Menti Pop Up @ Nordstrom Del Amo

May 25 – 27, 2018

Due-MentiNordstrom at Del Amo Fashion Center will host a Due Menti Pop Up Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27.

Due Menti offers versatile designs that can easily be dressed up or dressed down completing any look. Each piece is carefully handmade with love making every style different and special. The textiles come from Maya artisans in Guatemala – a sustainable alternative to mass produced accessories – and made locally in Los Angeles.

One Cuff Worn Two Ways – Wear the snap under your wrist or on top of your wrist, wear them solo or stack them up!
Festival Fever – Complete your boho, festival look!
I’ve Got It In My Jeans – Denim and Shibori are sure to turn heads!

South Bay Memorial Day Tributes

May 28, 2018

memorial dayIf you plan to honor our nation’s warriors this Memorial Day, the following is a list of local military memorial sites located throughout the South Bay.

Official services are planned at most of these sites.

Visit the websites listed for additional information and updates.

CA 101 Art Exhibition

June 1 – 10, 2018

CA 101Friends of Redondo Beach Arts present the annual CA 101 Art Exhibition June 1 through June 10.

Artists hailing from California’s Oregon border to the Mexican border will share and exchange their creative impressions of life today in California. Curated by Nina Zak Laddon with exhibition director Sandra Liljenwall, the juried show features hundreds of works in various mediums.

The Opening Night Artist Reception will take place on Friday, June 1 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Admission to CA 101 is FREE and the community is encouraged to attend!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.friendsredondobeacharts.org/.

The exhibition will be held at 200 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA.

Family Movie Nights @ Redondo Pier

June 1, 2018

Family-Movie-NightsThe Redondo Pier Association in partnership with King Harbor Association is pleased to announce the return of 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. 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 http://RedondoPier.com/directory.

Triple B Romp & Stomp

June 3, 2018

DEPOT-4173_2018-Rotary-BBB-poster-f1gmThe Depot and Torrance Del Amo Rotary Club presents the annual Triple B Romp & Stomp on Sunday, June 3 from 1 to 6 p.m. in The Depot parking lot.

This popular event features bourbon, BBQ and blues bands! There will be performances by several bands and other special guests. If you’re not a bourbon drinker, never fear – microbrews, wine and alternative libations will be available!

General admission tickets are $75.00 for all you can eat, drink and jam. No refunds or exchanges and all sales are final. You must be 21 to attend. Proceeds benefit the City of Hope and scholarship funds.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit the website at https://torrancedelamorotaryevents.com/.

The Depot is located at 1250 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501.

Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival

June 9 & 10, 2018

Palos-Verdes-Street-Fair-Music-FestivalThe Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Recognized as a high quality, family friendly event, the Fair features a range of activities designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of visitors. Enjoy shopping, music, dining, more than 200 arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, International Food Court, craft beer and wine garden, children’s petting zoo and pony rides, community events, pet adoptions and continuous live entertainment on two separate stages. Convenient all-day carnival ride wristbands will be available for purchase.

Free parking is available at Peninsula High School with a free shuttle service to and from the Fair. The campus parking lot is located on Silver Spur Road near the corner of Hawthorne Boulevard.

South Bay Food Swap: Spring Fling!

June 10, 2018

South-Bay-Food-Swap-Spring-FlingThe next South Bay Food Swap will take place on Sunday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Honest Abe Cidery.

South Bay Food Swap is an eclectic gathering of artisan food lovers, who exchange extraordinary, handmade and homegrown food creations. Their mission is to bring together the community by sharing a love and passion for creating, and growing, fabulous food representative of various cultures and world travels.

Social Hour @ Captain Kidd’s

June 12, 2018

social-hourCaptain Kidd’s will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project Social Hour on Tuesday, June 12 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Italians drink a glass of red wine with each meal…and they might just be onto something. Studies show that for people who have a healthy relationship with alcohol, enjoying a glass of wine rich in artery-scrubbing flavonoids can benefit the health of the mind and body. Unwind with new and old friends during Social Hour.

Attendees will enjoy discounted appetizers and the first glass of wine for $5.

The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at various venues throughout the South Bay. No registration is required, just show up!

For additional information, visit the BCHD website at http://bchd.org/socialhour.

Captain Kidd’s is located at 209 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA.

Home & Health Expo

June 15 & 16, 2018

Home-Health-ExpoThe Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the Home & Health Expo on Friday, June 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach National Guard Armory.

This two day event offers insight on how to revitalize your home and rejuvenate your health. Enjoy fitness classes, nutritional demos, sustainable design ideas, and more. Over 50 vendors will be featured. It’s a family friendly event for a healthy mind, body and lifestyle!

Sponsors and Chamber Members will enjoy a VIP After Hours Celebration on Friday, June 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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

The Manhattan Beach National Guard Armory is located at 3601 Bell Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Father’s Day Beach Volleyball Tournament

June 17, 2018

MB Fathers Day Volleyball TournamentFathers and daughters. Fathers and sons. All for charity. All for fun!

The City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department celebrates all things paternal with the annual Father’s Day Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.

This year, forget the ties and grooming products! This is a fun way for the kids to spend some quality time with pops (while mom enjoys a little downtime)!

There are four different age divisions:

Champions for Children 5K Trail Run/Walk

June 23, 2018

Champions-For-Children-5KSouth Bay Children’s Health Center presents the annual Champions for Children 5K Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, June 23 starting at 8:30 a.m. at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates.

The event will raise money and build awareness of the need for quality mental and oral health services for underserved children, teens and young adults throughout the South Bay and surrounding areas and will attract local dental and mental health professionals, community partners, families and local corporations.

Participants can run or walk the course as an individual or as part of a team. The day will be filled with family activities for children of all ages, vendor booths, a children’s festival and a wonderful, healthy team spirit.

The cost is $35 for adults and $25 for children under 13.

South Bay Festival of the Arts

June 23, 2018

Festival-of-the-ArtsThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present the first South Bay Festival of the Arts on Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The event will feature live performances, art displays, demos, craft beer tastings, food and children’s arts and crafts. All four of the Center’s stages – the Armstrong Theatre, the Ken Miller Stage, the Torino Plaza Main Stage, and the Nakano Theatre – will feature live entertainment throughout the Festival.

Some of the best local restaurants, caterers, breweries, and wineries will have food and beverages available for purchase during the festival. The beautiful Japanese garden will be the site of the beer and wine garden.

Local artists and craftsmen will have handmade merchandise available for purchase. There will also be drawings for prizes and pop-the-balloon prizes offered to festival-goers. Within the classrooms of the Center, instructors will be teaching crafts and giving demonstrations to visitors of all ages.

Lomita Founder’s Day Celebration

June 30, 2018

Founder's-DayThe City of Lomita presents the annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Saturday, June 30 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Lomita Park.

The public is invited to this FREE event which will include music, carnival games, food trucks, performances by local groups and more. The evening will culminate with a fireworks show at 9 p.m.

For additional information, call 310-326-0140 or visit http://www.lomita.com/cityhall.

Lomita Park is located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue in Lomita.

Social Hour @ Cafe Wild

July 10, 2018

social-hourCafe Wild will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project Social Hour on Tuesday, July 10 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Italians drink a glass of red wine with each meal…and they might just be onto something. Studies show that for people who have a healthy relationship with alcohol, enjoying a glass of wine rich in artery-scrubbing flavonoids can benefit the health of the mind and body. Unwind with new and old friends during Social Hour.

Attendees will enjoy discounted appetizers and the first glass of wine for $5.

The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at various venues throughout the South Bay. No registration is required, just show up!

For additional information, visit the BCHD website at http://bchd.org/socialhour.

Cafe Wild is located at 3505 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Manhattan Movie Nights

July 14, 2018

Street-Food-CinemaThe Manhattan Beach Chamber and Street Food Cinema present Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, July 14 at Westdrift Golf Course in Manhattan Beach.

The event features live music, food trucks and a movie screening of 500 Days of Summer. Doors open at 5:30, the music begins at 6:30 and the movie starts at 8:00.

About 500 Days of Summer: An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn’t believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

Director: Marc Webb – Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Geoffrey Arend – PG-13 – 1h 35min – Comedy, Drama, Romance.

Movies Under the Stars

July 14 & August 4, 2018

CocoThe City of Lomita presents Movies Under the Stars

On Saturday, July 14 at 8:30 p.m. on the lawn at City Hall, enjoy a screening of Disney Pixar’s Coco. Lomita City Hall is located at 24300 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA 90717.

On Saturday, August 4 at 8:30 at Lomita Park Belba Field, enjoy a screening of Despicable Me. Lomita Park is located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717.

Bring low beach chairs, blankets, snacks and popcorn for a fun, hot summer night with family, friends and neighbors.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.lomita.com/cityhall/announcements/Lomita-Parks-Special-Events-2018.pdf

Freedom Breeze Fundraiser

July 15, 2018

Freedom-Breeze-2Freedom4U will host the annual Freedom Breeze Fundraiser on Sunday July 15 at 3 p.m. at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates.

Enjoy a fun evening in paradise while raising funds to benefit youth programs in the South Bay. The event features live music, dancing and special performances, as well as a silent and live auction. Enjoy samplings from the best local restaurants and mingle while sipping signature cocktails and wine. Tropical casual attire is encouraged!

Freedom4U’s mission is to identify, develop and release the potential of youth into their life purpose by offering peer-driven healthy activities such as creative arts, life skills, service projects, and leadership opportunities in the South Bay/Harbor Area of Los Angeles. The annual Freedom Breeze event is not only an important part of raising funds for the organization to continue to fund impactful youth programs, but it is also a chance to connect with all the wonderful people in the community.

White Light White Night 2018

July 28, 2018

WLWN 2018Walk WIth Sally presents the annual White Light White Night fundraiser on Saturday, July 28 from 5 to 11 p.m.

The event boasts “A Taste of LA” featuring 25 of the city’s top tier, chef driven restaurants; live musical guests; and live and silent auctions! It’s the South Bay’s hottest event of the year and is truly a night to remember!

White Light White Night is the nonprofit’s largest annual fundraiser, raising the funds necessary to financially support the program throughout the year. Walk With Sally’s free mentoring programs support children of parents or siblings with cancer – one child at a time, one heart at a time.

Be sure to wear your brightest whites!

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.walkwithsally.org/.

Bite at the Beach

August 11, 2018

Bite-At-The-BeachThe Manhattan Beach Chamber presents the annual Bite at the Beach on Saturday, August 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the MBS Media Campus

Bite at the Beach aims to highlight culinary delights from around the South Bay and the many local, craft breweries. Guests will receive a plate and glass for the event at the entrance and have the opportunity to enjoy as many tastes from the paired restaurants and breweries as desired.

This year, the event will feature over 30 restaurants and 30 beverage stations and attract hundreds of attendees. Participating restaurants and breweries will be announced in the coming weeks.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.manhattanbeachchamber.com.

The MBS Media Campus is located at 1600 Rosecrans Avenue in Manhattan Beach.

Lomita Community Day

August 25, 2018

Community-DayThe Lomita Railroad Museum will host Community Day on Saturday, August 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event is FREE as a thank you to the community for supporting the Lomita Railroad Museum throughout the year! The event features an array of entertainment including live music, dancing, DJ, demos, crafts, games, free admission to the museum, face painting, martial arts demonstrations, RR model display, photo booth and more.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.lomita-rr.org/calendar/.

The Lomita Railroad Museum is located at 2137 250 Street, Lomita, California 90717.

Manhattan Movie Nights

September 8, 2018

Street-Food-CinemaThe Manhattan Beach Chamber and Street Food Cinema present Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, September 8 at Westdrift Golf Course in Manhattan Beach.

The event features live music, food trucks and a screening of La La Land. Doors open at 5:30, the music begins at 6:30 and the movie starts at 8:00.

About La La Land: While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

North Manhattan Beach Art Walk

September 15, 2018

North-Manhattan-BeachThe North Manhattan Beach Business Improvement District presents the North Manhattan Beach Art Walk on Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dozens of artists will be displaying their work on Highland Avenue between 33 Street and Rosecrans Avenue. Stop by to see the surf-and-ocean themed art and mingle with the artists. All visitors are encouraged to linger and enjoy a delicious lunch at some of the great restaurants that line Highland Avenue.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.northmb.info/events.html.

The Art Walk will take place on Highland Avenue between 33 and Rosecrans Boulevard in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Food, Wine & Cigar Festival

September 22, 2018

Food-Wine-Cigar-FestivalThe City of Gardena hosts the annual Food, Wine & Cigar Festival on Saturday, September 22 from noon to 6 p.m. on the front lawn at City Hall.

The event features over 80 food, wine, cigar and other outdoor retail vendors for you to enjoy! General admission ticket prices are available and include entrance to the event and wine glass ONLY. Food tasting and wine tasting tickets are sold separately. VIP admission ticket prices includes entrance to event, 5 food and 5 wine tasting tickets, wine glass and assigned seating. Additional food tasting and wine tasting tickets may be purchased separately.

No outside food or drinks are allowed.

Tickets are $25.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 29, 2018

Walk to End Alzheimer'sTake the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s at the Beach Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday September 29 beginning at 9 a.m.

The route length is 3.4 miles long and starts at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the ceremony is at 10 a.m. and the Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100.

Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance

September 30, 2018

Palos-Verdes-ConcoursThe annual Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance will take place at Louis Zamperini Field on Sunday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..

Once a year, the cream of historical automotive beauty, innovation and engineering are curated into multiple classes and placed on display at a stunning outdoor venue. The 2018 Concours will once again be held at Zamperini Field. In addition to displaying the usual high standard of historic automobiles, they’ll be showcasing vintage aircraft in a side-by-side display.

Social Hour @ Sea Level

October 9, 2018

social-hourSea Level will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project Social Hour on Tuesday, October 9 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Italians drink a glass of red wine with each meal…and they might just be onto something. Studies show that for people who have a healthy relationship with alcohol, enjoying a glass of wine rich in artery-scrubbing flavonoids can benefit the health of the mind and body. Unwind with new and old friends during Social Hour.

Attendees will enjoy discounted appetizers and the first glass of wine for $5.

The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at various venues throughout the South Bay. No registration is required, just show up!

For additional information, visit the BCHD website at http://bchd.org/socialhour.

Sea Level is located at 655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA.

Santa & The Polar Express @ Lomita Railroad Museum

December 2, 2018

Polar-ExpressThe Lomita Railroad Museum presents Santa & The Polar Express on Sunday, December 10 from Noon to 4 p.m.

The community is invited for a special reading of The Polar Express and photos with Santa. In addition, there will be face painters, balloon animals, holiday crafts, hot chocolate and cookies and tours of the museum.

The price of admission is $15 per family and includes everything.

Tickets are available online at http://www.lomita-rr.org or at the door the day of the event.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.lomita-rr.org/calendar/.

The Lomita Railroad Museum is located at 2137 West 250th Street, Lomita, CA 90717.

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