Special Events

BCHD Summer Fitness Series: Zumba in the Park

August 13, 20, 27, 2018

zumba - sbbjBeach Cities Health District presents Zumba in the Park, every Monday in August at Alta Vista Park as part of the FREE Summer Fitness Series.

Get ready to dance your way into shape this summer! Every Monday night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the public is invited to participate and move at their own pace. All ages are welcome. This FREE community event brings together friends, family, fitness and fun! Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and athletic clothing. Classes will be led by certified Zumba® instructors from the Center for Health & Fitness. Zumba in the Park is a huge hit every summer!

Hermosa Beach Chamber Networking Luncheon @ Ragin Cajun

August 14, 2018

HB-Chamber-Monthly-Networking-LunchThe Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the monthly Networking Luncheon on Tuesday, August 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the original Ragin Cajun.

Network with locals, relax and enjoy a delicious meal at the Hermosa Chamber’s monthly Networking Luncheon. This luncheon will feature special guest speaker Brian Fife of ServiceHoot who will discuss a few simple steps you can take to ensure your local business is found when customers are looking for you!

The cost is $20 for current Hermosa Chamber Members and $25 for guests/potential members. Entrance fee covers the cost of lunch + tip. Please register to confirm your attendance. Cash or credit card will also be accepted at the door.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://business.hbchamber.net/events/details/networking-lunch-hermosa-beach-chamber-3574.

The Original Ragin’ Cajun is located at 337 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach.

Torrance Chamber Business @ Noon

August 14, 2018

Business-At-NoonThe Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the monthly Business @ Noon luncheon on Tuesday, August 14 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Hey 19 Public House.

Connect with other business owners and leaders in the Torrance area and extend your professional reach. Bring plenty of business cards and feel free to bring an item to promote your business! There will be time for networking and a chance to enter the opportunity drawing.

The cost is $25 and this event is for current Torrance Chamber Members ONLY.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/hey19/.

Hey 19 is located at 4525 Calle Mayor, Torrance, CA

Social Hour @ The Rockefeller

August 14, 2018

social-hourThe Rockefeller in Hermosa Beach will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project Social Hour on Tuesday, August 14 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. 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.

The Rockefeller is located at 418 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA.

RBPD Coffee with a Cop

August 15, 2018

coffee-with-a-copJoin members of the Redondo Beach Police Department for Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, August 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Kaltch Coffee.

The Redondo Beach Police Department and members of the community will come together in a friendly, informal environment to discuss community issues, build relationships and enjoy a good cup of coffee. All community members are invited to attend.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the police department’s work in Redondo Beach’s neighborhoods.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

Manhattan Beach Open Beach Volleyball Tournament

August 16 – 19, 2018

AVP 2The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) presents the Manhattan Beach Open as part of the AVP Pro Tour Gold Series on Thursday, August 16 through Sunday, August 19.

The Manhattan Beach Open happens every year, and every year, four athletes get to place their name in history. The AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open is known as the Super Bowl of beach volleyball – big stage, big money and big reward, as AVP stars enshrine their name on the Manhattan Beach Pier. This sixth stop of the 2018 Gold Series celebrates 59 years of beach volleyball tradition.

Life Planning Classes: A Five-Part Series Empowering Older Adults & Their Families

August 16 – September 27, 2018

Life-PlanningThe Redondo Beach Main Branch Library is offering Life Planning Classes: A Five-Part Series Empowering Older Adults & Their Families during August and September.

A free five-part series in partnership with H.E.L.P. focusing on elder care is offered at the Redondo Beach Main Library. Classes are free and open to everyone. No reservations are required. All classes are on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. The topics and dates are as follows:

August 16 – Staying In Charge of Your Healthcare and Finances
August 23 – Trusts & Probate
August 30 – Elder Care and Residential Choices
September 20 – Financial Planning for Long Term Care
September 27 – Alcohol and Drug Awareness for Safe Senior Living

Sunset Beach Party

August 16, 2018

Beach-PartyThe business owners of Downtown Manhattan Beach proudly present the Sunset Beach Party on the AVP/Manhattan Beach Open Skydeck on Thursday, August 16 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Perched high above the sands of Manhattan Beach and overlooking the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier, you are invited to inhale the warm summer evening breeze and enjoy the stunning panoramic sunset views. Guests will enjoy delicious bites from ten local restaurants and other award-winning chef creations while kicking back with cool vibes by The Lucky Ones. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Roundhouse Aquarium.

Ticket prices range from $45 to $120.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunset-beach-party-on-the-avp-skydeck-in-manhattan-beach-tickets-48262959812.

The event will take place next to the Manhattan Beach Pier.

El Segundo Art Walk

August 16, 2018

El-Segundo-Art-Walk-2The community is invited to attend the El Segundo Art Walk on Thursday, August 16 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Located in the Downtown and Smoky Hollow districts, over thirty creative El Segundo businesses will open their doors for studio tours and become a pop-up gallery displaying original artwork of Los Angeles based artists.

ESAW pairs artists with local businesses to display their work on the premises. Yes, it is an art walk, but the art is only half of the attraction.

YPC Sweat & Social

August 16, 2018

YPC-Sweat-SocialThe Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Council is hosting a Sweat & Social event on Thursday, August 16 at AfterBurn Fitness.

Trade in the oxfords, heels, button ups and blouses for your tennis shoes and active apparel, followed by “No Shower Happy Hour”. Sweat it out, then network it out!

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with the class starting at 6 p.m. Afterburn’s Tag Team Workout: 15 Mins of Spin Class, 15 Mins of MMA Conditioning, 15 Mins of Interval Training.

The cost is $5 for YPC Members and $20 for non-Members.

For additional information, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/ypc-sweat-social-9002.

Afterburn Fitness is located at 1133 Artesia Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Annual Rummage & Book Sale

August 17 & 18, 2018

Rummage-SaleSt. Francis Church will hold the annual Rummage & Book Sale on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event features thousands of items including furniture, kitchen items, small appliances, decorative art, sporting goods, garden equipment, tools, toys, baby gear, holiday, jewelry, boutique items, clothes, shoes and more.

Proceeds support buildings, grounds and outreach. Some of the charities that have benefited in the past include His House,Salvation Army, Senior Services of Torrance, local animal shelters, St. Luke’s Shower Program, Mama Hill’s Help – Watts After-School Program, Habitat for Humanity and Harbor Interfaith.

Opening Reception: Terra Firma

August 17, 2018

Terra-FirmaThe Manhattan Beach Art Center will host the Opening Reception: Terra Firma on Friday, August 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Terra Firma aims “To discern an overall pattern from a mass of detail; to see the big picture, or the broader, more general situation.” The exhibit features artists Lowell Nickel, Jacalyn Lopez Garcia and Nicholas Cesar Colon, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Anita Bunn, Fatemeh Burnes. The exhibit will run through October 14.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreation/cultural-arts/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions.

The Manhattan Beach Art Center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Summer Classic Movies @ Alta Vista Park

August 17, 2018

Summer-Classic-Movies-Under-The-StarsThe City of Redondo Beach hosts Summer Classic Movies in Alta Vista Park every Friday night in August.

This FREE event is open to the public and the community is invited to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and popcorn down to Alta Vista Park at dusk and enjoy a night of cinema under the stars. The schedule is as follows:

August 03 – Public Enemy
August 10 – My Little Chickadee
August 17 – Spellbound
August 24 – The Defiant Ones

For additional information, visit the Newsletter page at https://indd.adobe.com/view/f39d0475-97fb-47e8-9846-46d851496732

Alta Vista Park is located at 715 Julia Street, Redondo Beach, CA.

Malaga Cove Summer Art Shows

August 18 & 19, 2018

Malaga-Cove-Art-ShowThe Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Malaga Cove Summer Art Show on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 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.

Riviera Village Sidewalk Sale

August 18 & 19, 2018

Riviera-Village-Sidewalk-SaleThe Riviera Village Sidewalk Sale takes place Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Riv is a unique shopping destination and home to hundreds of exceptional shops, restaurants and services. Stroll the streets of this quaint corner of Redondo Beach located just steps from the Esplanade, Redondo’s signature stretch of Pacific coastline. Businesses will be offering an eclectic mix of extraordinary items and fabulous finds for every budget.

Get a jump start on the day at the Riviera Village Farmers’ Market on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and while you’re in the neighborhood, enjoy a meal at one of the many fabulous eateries located throughout the Village.

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

Riviera Village is located in south Redondo Beach between Catalina Avenue, Avenue I and Palos Verdes Boulevard

El Segundo Main Street Car Show

August 18, 2018

Main-Street-Car-Show2The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce and El Segundo Police Officers Association present the annual Main Street Car Show on Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 100 to 500 blocks of Main Street.

The Main Street Car Show is open to all pre-1975 custom classic street rods, antique sports cars, race cars and special interest cars. The event also features live music and a raffle with some great prizes.

Enjoy the sights and sounds as you stroll along the streets of downtown El Segundo surrounded by impressive engine blocks, tricked out exhaust systems, custom paint jobs, lavish interiors and swanky rims.

Vehicle pre-registration fee is $25, event day registration is $30.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Vroom, vroom! It’s time to start your engines!

RPV Movies in the Park

August 18, 2018

RPV-movies-in-the-parkThe City of Rancho Palos Verdes hosts Movies in the Park on select summer Saturdays at locations throughout the city.

•Saturday, June 16, 2018: Despicable Me 3 @ Hesse Park located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes
•Saturday, July 21, 2018: Coco (Drive-In Movie) @ at City Hall located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes
•Saturday, August 18, 2018: Peter Rabbit @ Eastview Park located at 1700 Westmont Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with pre-movie activities and games for kids. Food trucks will be onsite, plus movie trivia and prizes for the whole family. Movies begin at dusk. Bring a low-slung beach chair and blanket, plus a jacket (it gets cold once the sun goes down)! July’s drive-in movie can be watched from your vehicle or in a beach chair.

For additional information, call 310.544.5260 or visit the website at http://www.rpvca.gov/1046/Movies-in-the-Park.

Chemocessories Event

August 19 & 20, 2018

ChemocessoriesCongregation Tikvat Jacob will host a Chemocessories Event on Sunday, August 19 and Monday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chemocessories is a charity that provides personalized sets of scarves, jewelry and turbans to cancer patients going through chemotherapy. Community members are encouraged to stop in and help assemble these sets so they can continue to help women in need. If you like fashion, good company and giving back, spend an hour or two and you’ll leave feeling great!

Donations of new or gently used scarves, turbans and jewelry are accepted and always appreciated.

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

Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series

August 19, 2018

Summer-Concerts-on-the-BeachSaint Rocke and LA Car Guy present the 2018 Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series!

The concerts will take place Sundays in August from 5 to 8 p.m. on the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier located at the base of Pier Plaza.

These concerts are some of the most popular events in the South Bay and the crowd numbers well into the thousands. Arrive early to claim a prime viewing spot because EVERYBODY will be there!

The schedule and band line-up are as follows:

Winemakers’ Dinner @ Gabi James

August 20, 2018

vinosdelvientosGabi James, the new Redondo Beach hotspot for Spanish and Coastal French cuisine, will host their first Winemakers’ Dinner on Monday, August 20 starting at 6:30 p.m. with the accoladed, young winemaker Michael Cooper of Vinos del Viento Winery.

Michael Cooper was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, where he witnessed the renaissance and evolution of California winemaking during the first 20 years of his life. In 2002, he moved to Spain, where he saw, similarly, the Spanish winemaking revolution and new generation of Spanish winegrowers.

Cooper’s passion for wines, specifically Spanish wines, led him down the path to wine writing and winemaking. In 2009, with no official education in oenology and no experience in winemaking, he began experimenting with Carignan from the Cariñena appellation in Spain. He continues to experiment with Spanish varietals and was one of the first winemakers to use Garnacha Blanca in Aragón, the first to use Garnacha Peluda, and the first to make a rosé using the Cariñena grape. Cooper’s goal is to make unique wines that express the identity of the regions where they are grown.

Smog City Movie Nights

August 21, 2018

Smog-City-Movie-NightsSmog City Brewing will host Movie Night on Tuesday, August 21 starting at 6 p.m. in the taproom.

Head over to Smog City Brewery & Taproom for a screening of Jaws. The venue is a fantastic spot to sit back and enjoy tasty craft beers while watching a movie with family & friends!

The taproom opens at 3 p.m., enjoy s’mores beginning at 6 p.m., with the movie starting at 8:30 p.m.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.smoreology.com/event.

Smog City Brewery is located at 1901 Del Amo Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90501.

CoWork Wednesday @ Social Workplace

August 22, 2018

CoWork-WednesdaySocial Workplace presents CoWork Wednesday on Wednesday, August 22.

Experience Social Workplace with a free day pass! Grab a desk and free tea or coffee and enjoy access to this ultra-cool workspace and amenities. Get some work done and meet other members.

Social Workspace is opening their doors to let you experience what coworking is all about. If you’re working from home, working from a noisy coffee shop or anywhere else that you find ineffective to getting Sh!t done, you need to come to Social Workplace for CoWork Wednesday!

It’s a free day. It’s a chance to try out coworking with very little commitment on your part. All they need is a show of good faith – a deposit that will be refunded or applied as a credit for our space when you show up on August 22. If you don’t show up, we’re keeping your 10 bucks as a donation to the coffee fund.

Annual Regional Mixer

August 22, 2018

Annual-Regional-MixerThe Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Regional Mixer on Wednesday, August 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Seaside Lagoon.

Mix, mingle, make new friends and meet up with other local business owners at this popular annual event. Guest will enjoy live entertainment, opportunity drawings, great food from local Chamber member restaurants and more. Members from 13 local Chambers will be attending!

The cost is $10 for any Chamber members and $20 for non-members.

Restaurants for Roses Fundraiser

August 23, 2018

Restaurant-for-Roses
The Torrance Rose Float Association invites the community to the monthly Restaurant for Roses event on Thursday, August 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Chicago for Ribs.

We all saw the fabulous Torrance Float in this year’s Parade of Roses. Well, they raise funds all year long to make the float happen every year. Here’s your chance to contribute!

Chicago for Ribs will donate 20% of all sales revenue generated by this event back to the cause. Print out and give the accompanying flyer to your server to assure the funds are accounted for. This includes, dine-in, take-out and delivery.

Chicago for Ribs is located at 228 Avenue I, Redondo Beach, CA

Wine & Design

August 23, 2018

PetalfoxPetalfox presents Wine & Design on Thursday, August 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 at Unita.

It will be an evening filled with petals, pinot and lovely people. Sip wine as you design and take home a beautiful arrangement. Get more tips on DIY design, home flower care and preservation and meet a few new floral varieties. This event is BYOB, so make sure to bring your own bottle or bubbles.

Tickets are $55 and include flowers, vessel and materials.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/484221885327484/.

Unità is located at 215 Arena Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

FTK Social Club Mixer

August 23, 2018

FTK-MixerThe monthly FTK Social Club Mixer will take place on Thursday, August 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sharkeez Manhattan 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.

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.

Evening Under The Stars

August 25, 2018

Evening-Under-The-StarsAmerican Honda Motor Company and the Torrance Chamber host an Evening under the Stars: Annual Gourmet Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, August 25. The gala event takes place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Honda Headquarters in Torrance.

The evening features Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G, scrumptious bites from the finest South Bay restaurants and more than 80 varietals of wine. Professional sommeliers will be on hand to educate guests about wine.

As part of the event’s festivities, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a live and silent auction for exclusive items and experiences, including entertainment packages, sporting events and memorabilia, dining, travel, local outings and specialty items.

Summer Swing Nights @ The ADM

August 25, 2018

Summer-Swings-NightsThe Automobile Driving Museum presents three Summer Swing Nights this summer: Saturday, June 23, July 28 and August 25 at 7 p.m.

Put on your dancing shoes and turn back the clock to the Big Band sounds of the 1930s and 40s. The evening features the Swing Dames with their 7-piece Big Band and host Rob Pope. Enjoy favorite tunes such as Chattanooga Choo Choo, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and more, revived to their original Big Band Glory, then get your picture taken next to that one-of-a-kind 1940’s car of your dreams. The Food Truck Fair and Swinging Bar will keep your cravings down so you can dance the night away! The live music goes to 11 p.m.!

Pre-purchase tickets are now available for all three Summer Swing Nights: One night $20, two nights $35, three nights $45. All tickets include one free drink. $30 at the door. Discounted group sales and customized packages are also available

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/swingnights/.

The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Movies in the Park – Torrance

August 25, 2018

movies in the park - sbbj 2The City of Torrance Community Services Department and local Homeowners Associations are proud to sponsor Movies in the Park.

These movie nights will take place at various parks throughout the city this summer. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Pack up a picnic basket, blanket and lawn chairs and join friends and neighbors for an evening of family-friendly cinematic entertainment as the parks convert into outdoor movies theaters.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

August 26, 2018

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, August 26 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.

Gardena Jazz Festival

August 26, 2018

Gardena-Jazz-FestivalThe City of Gardena presents the annual Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 26 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Rowley Park.

Artists include Euge Groove, Alex Bugnon and more. Headliner will be announced on July 30.

Tickets are $25 – $120. Prices increase August 1st.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.gardenajazzfestival.com or in person at the Nakaoka Community Center. If you have any questions, contact the Rec Division Office at 310-217-9537.

Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series

August 26, 2018

Lunada-Bay-summer-concertsThe Lunada Bay Homeowners Association presents the Summer Concert Series on select Sundays.

Summer means backyard barbecues, ice cold lemonade, family vacations, trips to the beach and even better, the annual Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series. Fun, affordable and family-friendly, the Summer Concert Series features six bands performing at Lunada Bay Park and PV High School. This year’s lineup promises something for everyone with lots of local artists and new exciting headliners. A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase at all events in support of LBHOA and local businesses. Plus look out for the “Kids Corner” offering arts and crafts.

Be sure to bring blankets, chairs, a picnic dinner and enjoy a wonderful evening in the park with family and friends.

The schedule is as follows:

Garden Concert Series

August 26, 2018

Garden-Concert-SeriesSt. Luke’s Presbyterian Church presents the FREE Garden Concert Series on Sunday, August 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. on the lawn.

This month, the event features the music of the Encore Saxaphone Quartet, whose extensive repertoire spans original compositions and arrangements that bridge styles from Classical to Modern Jazz.

Attendees should plan to arrive early and picnic on the lawn. Dessert and coffee will be hosted by St. Luke’s.

This is a FREE event and there is ample free parking available.

For additional information, call 310-377-2825.

St Luke’s Presbyterian Church is located at 26825 Rolling Hills Road in Rolling Hills Estates.

Let’s Connect Mixer

August 28, 2018

Let's-Connect-MixerThe South Bay Business Women’s Association hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Tamiza’s Treats on Tuesday, August 28 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!

Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards and any flyers you might have to promote your business. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided.

After Hours Social @ WeWork *DATE CHANGE*

August 30, 2018

After-Hours-Social-WeWorkThe Manhattan Beach Chamber presents the monthly After Hours Social on Thursday, August 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at WeWork.

Attendees will enjoy small bites and refreshments at WeWork’s facility and a presentation by Dan Stover on ‘Emotions in the Workplace’. Bring a smile and plenty of business cards!

Admission is FREE for MB Chamber members IF registered early or $10 at the door. General admission is $20.

For additional information, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/after-hours-social-weworks-with-dan-stover-8997.

WeWork is located in Manhattan Beach Towers at 1240 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 120, Manhattan Beach, CA.

PetrolFest 2018

September 1, 2018

PetrolFestThe Good Life Society will host PetrolFest 2018 on Saturday, September 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carroll Shelby Warehouse.

Petrolfest 2018 features a day of games, prizes, food, cars and more! Enjoy exclusive Shelby Cobra beer and other awesome event items along with all those exoctic cars, classic cars and modded cars.

This event is open to the public and admission is FREE.

To register a car for this event, visit the website at http://www.petrolfest.com/.

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/290386298398939/.

The Carroll Shelby Warehouse is located at 19021 South Figueroa Street, Gardena, CA 90248.

Fiesta Hermosa

September 1 – 3, 2018

Fiesta-HermosaThe Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Fiesta Hermosa Saturday, September 1 through Monday, September 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in downtown Hermosa Beach.

The largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California, the event features over 300 artists including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors and more. People flock to Fiesta Hermosa each year not only for the arts and crafts but for the music! There are two stages featuring live music – the Main Stage on the Pier and another in the Charity Beer & Wine Garden.

This year, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has partnered with South Bay Artist Collective to create a new experiential art zone at Fiesta Hermosa. The art zone will be located in the parking lot of Laurel Tavern and will feature an interactive youth art installation, pet adoption, Mira Costa Art Dept award-winner, art from the Collective’s members, live street art, and an innovative community building platform: FOMOgroups. The art zone’s focus is in building and promoting creativity and community in Hermosa Beach.

Aqua Pool Party

September 2, 2018

Aqua-Pool-PartyShade Hotel hosts the final Aqua Pool Party of the season on Sunday, September 2 from 2 to 8 p.m. on its rooftop Aquadeck.

Guests are invited to dance poolside while enjoying panoramic marina views from the third-floor rooftop pool! Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, food specials, DJs and good vibes!

$20 cover, 21+ valid ID required. Limited capacity. First come, first serve.

Celebration of Food & Wine @ Terranea

September 7 – 9, 2018

Celebration of Food & WineTerranea Resort presents the annual Celebration of Food & Wine Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 9.

The celebration features multiple daytime and evening events with seasonal menus prepared by the resort’s award-winning culinary team. Events celebrate local and sustainably grown ingredients with wines to pair. Un past years, guests have enjoyed one-of-a-kind experiences like dining at the Beach Cove, a marine location naturally carved by nature and a popular spot for dolphin spotting.

First Friday

September 7, 2018

First-Fridays-in-Riviera-VillageRiviera Village presents First Friday on September 7, 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/.

Yoga on the Octagon @ Redondo Pier

September 8, 2018

Yoga-on-the-OctagonThe Redondo Pier Association hosts FREE Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month (September 8) 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.

Chalk Art Festival @ Redondo Pier

September 8, 2018

Chalk-Art-FestivalThe Redondo Beach Pier Association presents the annual Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, September 8 from noon to 4 p.m.

Aspiring and experienced artists are invited to participate in this colorful event intended to transform the Pier into a canvas over the water. All ages are welcome, there is no fee to register and free chalk will be given away to the first 150 registrants. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories.

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

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

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

Summer Music Series @ Del Amo Fashion Center

September 8, 2018

Del-Amo-Summer-Concert-SeriesDel Amo Fashion Center presents the Summer Music Series on Saturday, September 8.

The Summer Music Series showcases the new Village Park lawn area, just outside AMC Theaters, with a variety of musical genres on the second Saturday of the month in June, July, August and September from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Summer Music Series collection of performances is fine tuned to feature a diverse music styles by local artists from Greater Los Angeles. Guests will enjoy sounds from incredible artists such as Natalie Clark, selected as a Mercedes Benz KTLA “Artist to Watch,” also seen on the most recent season of the Voice. Other artists bring alternative, singer-songwriter and pop music to the Summer Music Series.

Concerts in the Park – Wilson Park Gazebo

September 8, 2018

concerts-in-the-park-torranceThe City of Torrance presents the FREE Concerts in the Park series on Saturday, September 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Wilson Park.

A new performance venue, the Wilson Park Gazebo will host a variety of entertainment year round. Pack up some chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and gather family and friends for a beautiful summer evening in the park! The schedule is as follows:

Taste at the Beach

September 8, 2018

Taste-at-the-BeachHermosa Beach Kiwanis presents the annual Taste at the Beach on Saturday, September 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.

The event is one of Kiwanis’ special social fundraisers and features fine wines, craft brews, favorite dishes from local restaurants, a silent auction and live music. Guests will receive a commemorative wine glass, hors d’oeuvre tray and unlimited sips and bites. Chat with locals, listen to live music, and casually tour the facilities, including the famous Hermosa Beach Historical museum just steps away.

Tickets are $65 per person.

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

The Hermosa Beach Community Center is located at 710 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

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.

Movies at the Beach

September 8, 2017

Movies-at-the-Beach-2018Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks and the City of Hermosa Beach present Movies at the Beach on select Saturday nights in September.

The movies will be screened on the beach just south of the Hermosa Beach Pier. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with the move starting at 7:30. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this FREE community event! Attendees should bring blankets, beach chairs and picnic baskets. Refreshments, t-shirts, caps and blankets will be for sale on site with all proceeds benefitting Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks. The schedule is as follows:

September 8: TBA
September 22: TBA

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/2121964301383667/?event_time_id=2121964308050333.

Pub at the Club

September 9, 2018

Pub-at-the-ClubThe Manhattan Beach Badminton Club will host Pub at the Club on Sunday, September 9 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Sponsored by Manhattan Beach Toyota, Porsche South Bay, Aldrich & Turkmany Insurance and the Automobile Driving Museum, this annual craft beer, bubbles, wine and food festival, transforms the entire Club into a tasting extravaganza. MBBC will welcome local and regional premium craft breweries, exceptional vintners and amazing restaurants to the Club and will donate 100% of the ticket sales to their Junior Foundation Programs. MBBC Junior Foundation is a charity dedicated to developing champions on and off the court by supporting all athletes, including special needs and para-athletes.

El Segundo Champions of Business Celebration

September 12, 2018

Champions-of-Business-CelebrationThe El Segundo Champions of Business Celebration will take place on Wednesday, September 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lakers UCLA Health Training Center.

Spend an evening with El Segundo’s business leaders where the Lakers perfect their game! Share cocktails and dinner with the business leaders who are making El Segundo the region’s best destination for business. The event will honor Jeanie Buss, CEO and Controlling Owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. The cocktail hour will be followed by dinner and the awards ceremony.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraiser

September 12, 2018

Walk-to-End-Alzheimers-Fundraiser-Comedy-Magic-ClubThe Comedy & Magic Club will host a Fundraiser to benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Wednesday, September 12.

Enjoy an evening of comedy and magic while supporting the second annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s taking place on Saturday September 29 at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per person.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/beachcitiesalz/ or contact Barbara Dietsch at 310-528-3068 or via email at barbdietsch@yahoo.com.

The Comedy & Magic Club is located at 1018 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Gary Busey & The Hardtop Convertibles @ Saint Rocke

September 14, 2018

Gary-BuseySaint Rocke presents Gary Busey & The Hardtop Convertibles Friday, September 14 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. This event is 21 and over.

Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

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.

Remember the Music Festival

September 15, 2018

Remember-the-MusicThe National Merchants Association presents Remember the Music on Saturday, September 15 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ernie Howlett Park.

This is an all ages festival showcasing artists inspired by the sounds of American roots music. The event will have lawn seating, a VIP tent, food trucks, beer vendors, arts and crafts, children activities, line dancing, silent auction, raffle and more. The event features two award-winning bands, Gethen Jenkins and Honey County.

Boots, Brews & BBQ

September 15, 2018

Boots-Brews-BBQSwitzer Learning Center hosts Boots, Brews & BBQ on Saturday, September 15 from 6 to 11 p.m.

The South Bay’s biggest and best outdoor BBQ event of the year will be an adults-only, high spirited, western themed party for over 300 guests. Dust off your boots and put on a cowboy hat! Get ready to feast on barbecue dishes, sample craft beers from local breweries, and enjoy tequila tastings or your favorite cocktails at the open bar. Work on your aim at the shooting ranges, play blackjack, spin the Booze Wheel, partake in live and silent auctions, and dance the night away!

South Bay Food Swap: Summer Spectacular

September 16, 2018

South-Bay-Food-Swap-Summer-SpectacularThe next South Bay Food Swap will take place on Sunday, September 16 beginning at 11 a.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.

A Food Swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house. It’s a modern take on an old tradition. Your homemade creations become your own personal currency that you can use to swap with other participants. No cash is exchanged. Artisanal goodies change hands and everyone goes home happy and inspired.

Anyone can participate! Home bakers/cooks, canners, gardeners, food bloggers, professional chefs, students…pretty much anyone who likes to grow, make, or share food.

Music is in the Air

September 16, 2018

Andy & ReneeThe Torrance-South Bay YMCA presents a Music is in the Air on Sunday, September 16 from noon to 3 p.m. at a private residence in Torrance.

It will be a delightful afternoon of wonderful music, along with cheese and wine tastings, in support of the Torrance-South Bay YMCA. Guests will enjoy live entertainment by Andy Hill and Renee Safier whose unique sound and multi-instrumental skills will move you, your feet, and your heart.

Alcohol will be served, therefore all guests must be over 21 to attend. If you have any questions please contact Amanda Martelli at 310-602-4910 or via email at AmandaMartelli@ymcaLA.org.

Cruise In & Food Truck Rally

September 20, 2018

Thursday-Night-Cruise-InThe Automobile Driving Museum presents the Cruise In & Food Truck Rally on Thursday, September 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Bring the whole family, your collector car, and an empty stomach for a night of fun! Best of all, the museum is FREE FOR ALL! Museum tours are at 7 and 8 p.m. with lots of photo opportunities.

No registration required!

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

Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival

September 22, 2018

Ukulele FestivalKala Koa Entertainment presents the Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival on Saturday, September 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The Los Angeles Ukulele Festival is a full day of continuous performances by today’s hottest ukulele fingerpickers, virtuosos and singer/songwriters, plus workshops for all levels, marketplace vendors and more. The event features unlimited workshops for all levels, children and adults alike, beginner to advanced, introduction to ukulele, chord melodies, strumming techniques and more! So whether you are a complete beginner, a casual observer or a seasoned player, come join the rest of the ukulele community and meet new friends or reconnect with old ones.

Tickets starts at are $45. Children under 12 get in free.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.kalakoa.com/ukulele/index.html.

The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

Rosé Soirée

September 22, 2018

Rose-SoireeShade Hotel Manhattan Beach presents a Rosé Soirée on Saturday, September 22 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Guests will gather in the open-air courtyard and sip on special selections of rosé, sparkling, and regular wines – or make your own tasty creation at the Sangria Bar. Don’t forget to dress to impress in your favorite rose-colored attire. Live music by The Fancies Band. Full bar will also be available. The is a 21+ event.

Ticket Options
~ $25 includes two rosé tastes and appetizers
~ $45 includes unlimited rosé tastes and appetizers
~ $400 includes Rosé Magnum bottle service, unlimited rosé tastes and entry for 6 people

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shade-hotel-manhattan-beach-rose-soiree-tickets-48378769201.

South Bay’s Got Talent

September 22, 2018

South Bay's Got Talent - sbbjThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents South Bay’s Got Talent on Saturday, September 22 at 7 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater.

Witness the best and brightest stars from the South Bay including vocalists, musicians, dancers, aerialists, comedians and more! Performers will compete in front of the audience and a panel of judges. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place winners and a special acknowledgment will be given to the audience favorite.

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.

Fall Fete 2018: A Night of Croatian-Inspired Food, Fun & Entertainment

September 23, 2018

EblastLRDAM Cancer Foundation and ETC present Fall Fete 2018: A Night of Croatian-Inspired food, Fun & Entertainment on Sunday, September 23 at 3 p.m. at Villa Narcissa and The Cottage.

This year, the land which George Bernard Shaw referred to as “the pearl of the Adriatic” becomes the next stop on the tour of the Mediterranean featuring food, music, and entertainment inspired by the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. The festivities will take place at two side-by-side historic estates, The Ranch Cottage and Villa Narcissa in Rancho Palos Verdes, overlooking Catalina Island and the Pacific.

The Program:
3:00 pm Reception & Silent Auction at the Villa Narcissa
4:00 pm Musical Theatrics by ETC Theatre Company
5:15 pm Dinner at The Cottage

Tickets are $225 per person. Please RSVP by September 13.

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.

Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show

September 30, 2018

Rods, Rides & RelicsThe Redondo Pier Association presents the annual Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show on Sunday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Redondo Pier.

A favorite with local car enthusiasts, Rods, Rides & Relics features some of the finest classic cars in the South Bay. 100 cars will be displayed over the water on The Pier. Enjoy live music by The Stingrays from noon to 2 p.m. Take a stroll along the pier, view the cars and then vote for your favorite.

The event is open to the public, admission is free and hanging out on the pier surrounded by classic automobiles is certainly a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours on a lazy Sunday afternoon!

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

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

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.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

October 10, 2018

Comedy-Pet-ShowPopovich Comedy Pet Theater will play for one show only on Wednesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater.

Comedy Pet Theater was voted Best Family Show in Vegas! International circus legend award winner Gregory Popovich brings his European-style physical comedy, acrobats, jugglers, but most important, his furry cast of animals, the real stars of the show! All animals have been rescued from shelters all over the country and they have been transformed into Las Vegas stars. The show features an amazing cast of house-cats, dogs, parrots, geese, mice, even a miniature horse named Diamond!

He has published two books, You Can Train Your Cat andy Doggy Gone Good. Gregory has been featured on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, in USA Today, People Magazine and was recently a finalist on America’s Got Talent. He starred in his first full-length film, winning the Audience Choice Award at the Dances With Films Festival in Los Angeles.

Tickets are $30.

Rocke Your Pink

October 11, 2018

Version 2Saint Rocke presents the Rocke Your Pink Cancer Benefit Concert with Crow Hill Band on Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Saint Rocke is teaming with Crow Hill Band to put on a benefit concert for the Cancer Support Community of Redondo Beach, our local team that is helping so many people who have cancer. All door proceeds will be donated to this chapter.

Lead singer, Laryssa Densmore, a breast cancer survivor, will be performing with several other musicians touched by this illness, including Nashville recording artists Kate & Kacey. Enjoy a night of 70’s and 80’s classic rock and some originals all night long. WEAR PINK and put on your dancin’ shoes for a night of great music!

Old Torrance Historic Homes Tour

October 13 & 14, 2018

Torrance-Historical-SocietyThe Torrance Historical Society & Museum hosts the Original Fall Tour of Historic Homes in Old Torrance on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Guests can tour the inside of a half dozen homes and see how others have renovated, updated and decorated their historic residences to accommodate today’s lifestyle, while managing to preserve the charming architecture and characteristics of the past. The homes on the tour reflect an eclectic mix which adds to the charm of Old Torrance which was founded in 1912. Each home will have a Model A car parked in front of it courtesy of South Bay Touring A’s. Complimentary lemonade and Torrance Bakery Cookies will be served from the historic 1925 Woman’s Club.

The Halloween Ball

October 14, 2018

Halloween-BallChef Shafer of The Depot hosts the annual Halloween Ball on Sunday, October 14 from 4 to 9 p.m.

This spooktacular evening is attended by over 700 costumed guests and features a ghoulish feast by Chef Shafer, hosted bar, live music, dancing, the infamous wine wall, a costume contest, both live and silent auctions and lots of eerie fun.

Benefitting the children of Pediatric Therapy Network, the Ball will take place under a ghostly white tent located in front of The Depot restaurant. All proceeds go to support Pediatric Therapy Network’s programs and services for children with special needs.

You know those things that go bump in the night? They’ll all be there.

Harvest Festival

October 27, 2018

Harvest-FestivalThe annual Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park and Machado Lake.

This family friendly event will feature contests and games, live music, face painting, arts & crafts, food trucks, a health fair and more.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.laparks.org/park/ken-malloy-harbor-regional.

Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park is located at 25820 Vermont Avenue, Harbor City, CA 90710

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

October 28, 2018

Skechers-Pier-to-Pier-Friendship-Walk2The annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk takes place on Sunday, October 28.

Support local education and children with special needs by signing up for this special walk which goes from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m.

The event will also include a Kids Zone featuring bounce houses, children’s games and various booths. The whole family can participate in this annual walk along the shore. After the Walk, stay for the Great Pumpkin Race!

Halloween Festival @ Lomita Railroad Museum

October 28, 2018

Halloween-at-the-MuseumThe Lomita Railroad Museum will host a Halloween Festival on Sunday, October 28 from noon to 4:30 p.m.

The event features carnival games, crafts, a spooky story and more. Attendees should wear their creepiest costumes!

For additional information, call 310-326-6255 or visit http://www.lomita.com/cityhall/announcements/Lomita-Parks-Special-Events-2018.pdf.

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

Torrance Halloween Carnival

October 31, 2018

Torrance Halloween CarnivalThe City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to enjoy the annual Halloween Carnival on Wednesday, October 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wilson Park.

The Carnival is a safe, family friendly alternative to trick-or-treating. It will feature games, crafts, face painting, a photo area, spooky music by DJ Ozzie, a costume parade and much more! The costume parade will take place at 6:30 p.m.

Unlimited-use wristbands are $10 per child and are required to participate in carnival activities. Food will be available for purchase from on-site food trucks.

The event will take place, rain or shine. Dogs and other pets are not allowed at this event.

Halloween in Lomita Park

October 31, 2018

Halloween-Lomita-ParkThe City of Lomita will celebrate Halloween on Wednesday, October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Lomita Park

Add Lomita Park to your Trick or Treating route this year! They’re kicking off the celebration with a costume contest at 6 p.m. After that, stick around and enjoy the inflatable carnival games, decorate a pumpkin and don’t forget to pick up a custom balloon creation from one of the balloon twisters!

The best part of this event? It’s FREE! So don’t miss out.

Arts & Crafts Fair

November 17 & 18, 2018

Arts & Craft FaireThe Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild presents the Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The Arts & Crafts Faire features an array of handmade crafts – everything from candles and quilts to sculpture, clothing and jewelry. Attendees can look forward to a door prize and opportunity drawing, music by DJ Ozzie and food and beverages available for purchase.

Admission is FREE!

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

The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3341 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA (at the corner of Torrance Boulevard and Madrona Avenue).

Torrance Turkey Trot

November 22, 2018

Torrance Turkey TrotThe City of Torrance presents the annual Torrance Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 22.

A time-honored tradition here in the South Bay, the annual Harry Sutter Memorial Thanksgiving Day 3 Mile Fun Run – aka Turkey Trot – gets under way at 8 a.m. at Sam’s Club in Torrance.

All registered participants will receive a commemorative Turkey Trot shirt. The Village Runner and other sponsors will be providing great prizes – including mountain bikes! – for the after-race raffle.

The City of Torrance invites runners and spectators to bring a can of food for a special Thanksgiving Food Drive. While you run or watch, the canned foods will be distributed to people in need throughout the South Bay.

Santa & The Polar Express @ Lomita Railroad Museum

December 2, 2018

Polar-ExpressThe Lomita Railroad Museum presents Santa & The Polar Express on Sunday, December 2 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.

Lomita Holiday Tree Lighting

December 7, 2018

Lomita-Tree-LightingThe City of Lomita hosts the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 7 at 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall.

Attendees can sip complimentary coffee and hot cocoa while enjoying an evening of musical performances and a visit from Santa!

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

Lomita City Hall is located at 24300 Narbonne Avenue in Lomita.

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