Special Events

  • Rooftop Cinema Club El Seguno

    July 28 – October 3, 2021

    Enjoy iconic films at Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo every weekend through October!

    Rooftop Cinema believes that all experiences should be memorable, which is why they’re on a mission to transform nights at the movies to cinematic events like no other. You bring your friends and loved ones, and they’ll bring you city skylines, sunsets, starlit evenings, awesome drinks, delicious food, and great movies on the big screen. Rooftop Cinema offers a handpicked curation of cults, classics, and new releases.

    Ever missed that key plot-line because the person behind you was eating their popcorn too loudly? Rooftop Cinema use state-of-the-art wireless headphones so you can live in those memorable cinematic moments, and not get disturbed by the outside world.

    The deckchairs, with adjustable seat heights and plenty of leg room, allow you to lean back and relax under the night sky. There are two kinds of deckchairs – lounge seats for one or love seats for two (perfect for date night).

  • Soroptimist Dream Raffle

    September 1 – December 31, 2021

    Soroptimists International of Manhattan Beach are excited to announce the centennial edition of the annual Dream Raffle!

    One Grand Prize will be awarded – a one night stay at the Westdrift Manhattan Beach hotel PLUS $500 cash. In addition, for every 20 tickets sold, there will be a drawing for a $50 Gift Card to Athleta. Funds will support programs to bring education opportunities to women and girls including the Live Your Dream Awards.

    Tickets will be sold until December 31, 2021, unless all tickets are sold before the end date. The winner does not need to be present to win. Only 300 tickets will be sold. If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning improve.

    Tickets are $30 each or two for $50, and available from members only.

    For additional information and raffle ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.simanhattanbeach.org/raffle.

  • Redondo Beach Library Activities for September

    September 1 – 31, 2021

    The Redondo Beach Library offers a variety of activities for all ages including music, writing, dance, language, reading, crafts and more.

    A few require registration but all of them are FREE!

    Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Telephone: 310 318-0675

    Redondo Beach North Branch Library is located at 2000 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Telephone: 310 318-0677

    For more information on Library programs and services, please call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for Adult or Teen Programs, or (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs.

    For updated information, visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.

  • PVPLC Activities for September

    September 1 – 30, 2021

    The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special activities and monthly events.

    For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/.

    Here’s what’s on tap for September:

    National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 25th, 9am. – 12pm. Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy in our celebration of public lands at White Point Nature Preserve. Volunteer in a beautifully restored California native plant demonstration garden by watering native plants, mulching, eradicating invasive weeds or repairing trails that will help maintain and protect this precious public land resource. Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.

  • Cansu Art Gallery Annual Studio Sale

    September 1 – 30, 2021

    Cansu∞Art™ Gallery is delighted to announce the launch of their Annual Studio Sale taking place from September 1 through September 30!

    Are you looking for art for your home or remodeling? Perhaps looking for a special gift for a wedding, anniversary, or a birthday? How about an early holiday gift for yourself? Special offers up to 50% off are available for various artwork selections and commissions.

    Established in 2010, Cansu∞Art™ offers unique, contemporary, fine art created through Meditation with the Elements and Sand Meditation™ by the Artist and Founder, Cansu Bulgu. It is possible that you may have run into Cansu at a local beach or participated in one of her Sand Meditation™ events in person or via live stream. Cansu has been creating along the Pacific Coast and with sand from all over the world as she travels globally to bring this unique, vibrational, contemporary art to a growing, inspired, global community. The gallery has experience working with individual clients as well as large corporations. Stop by, see what all the fun is about and join in, if you like!

  • Circus Caballero

    September 9 – 20, 2021

    Circus Caballero will be at Del Amo Fashion Center starting Thursday, September 9 and running through Monday, September 20.

    The circus is coming to town! Three generations, more than 65 years of circus family manifest themselves in each of these shows.

    Beautiful acrobats will delight the public of all ages, with acts of juggling and fine physical and mental coordination and where the triple and double somersaults will keep the audience tied to their seats.

    The action continues with The Globe of Death, where three brave motorcyclists travel over 70 miles per hour in an act that will have your nerves on edge.

    Tickets are $10/$25/$30/$40/$50. Children’s coupon is available.

  • LA Kings 5K/10K Run/Walk

    September 18, 2021

    Join the LA Kings and the Kings Care Foundation for the annual LA Kings 5K/10K Run/Walk fundraiser on Saturday, September 18 at 6:45 a.m.

    The LA Kings 5K in Redondo Beach is BACK, signaling the start of the 2021-22 NHL season is near! But before the LA Kings hit the ice for Training Camp and Pre-Season, let’s take it ocean-side to the streets of Riviera Village in South Redondo Beach.

    Register for the LA Kings 5K on September 18th where you can run, glide, skip or skate your way through downtown shops and restaurants beside the sparkling ocean for 3.1 miles.

    Entry fees include a ticket for a 2021-22 LA Kings home game, a race t-shirt and participant medal! All proceeds benefit Kings Care Foundation.

    LA Kings players, Bailey, Ice Crew and more will be there and the event’s esteemed host, Daryl Evans!

  • Day at the Beach

    September 18, 2021

    The P.S. I Love you Foundation presents Day at the Beach on Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Manhattan Beach.

    Day at The Beach is an extraordinary experience that matches over 300 adult volunteer mentors with over 300 at-risk children from different schools, shelters and foster care programs across LA County for a day of fun. The P.S. I Love You Foundation and its’ partners provide all of the necessities for a perfect beach day including t-shirts, boogie boards, school supplies, food, drinks, toys and games, and access to special activities like face painting, surf lessons, make-up lessons, and relay races.

    Day at The Beach brings the community together through an easy and memorable event that allows adults to mentor, give back and share time and hope with at-risk youth living in nearby communities like Compton, Watts and Long Beach.

    Sign up now to be a mentor, volunteer or sponsor!

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

    The event will take place on the sand at 8th Street in Manhattan Beach.

  • California Coastal Cleanup Day

    September 18, 2021

    California Coastal Cleanup Day, a yearly beach and inland waterway effort to eliminate waste, will take place on Saturday, September 18 between 9 a.m. and noon.

    You’ve been recycling for years, reduced your water consumption, turned in the old gas guzzler for a cleaner fuel ride and maybe even installed solar panels. What more can be done? Funny you should ask. Join thousands of volunteers up and down the coast as they gather to remove trash and debris that eventually ends up in the ocean.

    California Coastal Cleanup Day was first organized in 1985 by the California Coastal Commission. Last year, over half a million volunteers removed almost 18.3 million pounds of trash and debris in only a few hours from beaches, rivers and lakes throughout the state.

    Coastal Cleanup Day is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a chance for Californians to join people around the world in expressing their respect for our oceans and waterways.

  • Lobster Rock Weekend @ Ragin Cajun

    September 18 & 19, 2021

    Head to Ragin Cajun for a Lobster Rock Weekend on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19!

    The events features those fabulous crustaceans, food and drink specials and live music by Feed the Kitty, Tatiana Erse, Courtney McKenna and the Roach Kaylor Band.

    No tickets required! First come, first served!

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

    Ragin Cajun is located at 525 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

  • Malaga Cove Lawn Shows

    September 18 & 19, 2021

    The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Malaga Cove Lawn Show on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn in Malaga Cove.

    The event 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 https://pvartcenter.org

    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.

  • Shop Small Bizz Pop Up

    September 18, 2021

    Shop Small Bizz will host a Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, September 18 from noon to 7 p.m. at Del Amo Fashion Center.

    Shop Small Bizz is an indoor multi-vendor marketplace hosting 30+ vendors of all varieties.

    Shop til you drop with amazing merchandise including candles, clothing, jewelry, homegoods, beauty and more.

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

    Del Amo Fashion Center​ is located at 3525 West Carson Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 511, Torrance, CA 90503.

  • Terranea Resort Online Yoga Session

    September 18 & 19, 2021

    In celebration of World Wellness Weekend, Terranea Resort will host a complimentary, online Seaside Yoga Session on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 at noon each day.

    Virtually led by a Terranea instructor, participants will enjoy a mindful yoga session at their leisure and in the comfort of your home, while promoting balance and inner well-being during the scenic oceanfront session.

    This fitness activity welcomes guests of all levels and will provide invigorating flow and a moment of tranquility.

    To participate, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/357865859263978/.

  • Chili Cook-Off & Car Show

    September 18, 2021

    The Torrance Elks will host the Chili Cook-Off & Car Show on Saturday, September 18, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the lodge.

    The event features a chili cook-off contest and car show held outdoors in the big parking lot next to the DMV.

    The Jokers will be performing so don’t forget your dancin’ shoes. Oh yeah, and you still gotta bring your mask… for now.

    This is a FREE event, so stop by and check out classic cars, hear classic rock music and get your chili fix!

    For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TORR1948ELKS/.

    The Torrance Elks Lodge is located at 1820 Abalone Avenue, Torrance, CA.

  • TAM Fall Exhibitions

    September 18, 2021

    Torrance Art Museum (TAM) presents the Opening Reception of the Fall Exhibitions on September 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring the return of the boundary crossing SUR:Biennial, a curiously clever fiber art show, and videos from around the world.

    The 6th SUR:biennial at the Torrance Art Museum assembles a lineup of artists whose works intersect the spaces between contemplative contemporary perspectives and representing and investigating pluralistic cultural heritages hailing from Mexico, Central America, and South America while living in Southern California, Oregon, and New York. These artists fuse artistic traditions from these cultures with current artistic perspectives to establish and celebrate, while also critiquing, notions of specific Latinx, Latin American, Xicana/o (Chicana/o) cultural identities and redefining identities within these designations.

    Is it possible to analyze one’s own identity? Is it possible to stand to one side and do the same for one’s encompassing culture’s? These are questions essential to the SUR project. No answers are necessarily found here but the need to clarify the right questions to ask is fundamental.

  • Festival of the Kite

    September 19, 2021

    Should you notice the sky above the coastline bursting with colorful, odd shaped objects exhibiting remarkable maneuvering ability, do not be alarmed. This is no alien invasion. No, it’s only the most ancient example of man yearning to fly. The annual Festival of the Kite takes place on Sunday, September 19 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Pier.

    The Redondo Beach Pier hosts one of the longest-running kite festivals in the country. This all-ages, free event is open to the public and prizes are awarded for the best handmade kite, highest-flying kite and the youngest and youngest-at-heart kite flyers. The kite festival features live music, hot dog on a stick eating contest, Dance 1 student demo and giveaways courtesy of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital. The festival will culminate with a mass group kite ascension flight on the beach adjacent to Redondo Landing, immediately south of the Redondo Beach Pier.

    For additional information, visit the website at https://redondopier.com/festival-of-the-kite/.

    The Redondo Pier is located at 100 – 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

  • Lomita Chamber Bingo Business Mixer

    September 22, 2021

    The Lomita Chamber of Commerce will host a Bingo Business Mixer on Wednesday, September 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Social Workplace campus.

    Meet and mingle with other business leaders and learn about upcoming events and opportunities at this socially distanced, outdoor networking event. It will be a fun evening taking the ‘work’ out of networking. Get to know each other in a unique way with a friendly game of icebreaker bingo. Bites and beverages will be available.

    Please follow the latest health and safety protocols and vaccination guidelines. If you’re feeling ill, please stay home for your own health and the safety of others.

    Tickets are $5/$10.

    Registration is required. To register, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lomita-chamber-business-mixer-tickets-168623851479.

  • Yoga on the Pier

    September 22 & 29, 2021

    The Redondo Beach Pier Association hosts Yoga on the Pier every Wednesday in September from 6 to 7 p.m.

    Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. All levels welcome. The class will take place on the west end of the Pier.

    This is a socially distanced outdoor yoga class. Face coverings and/or masks are recommended. Visitors must adhere to the Los Angeles County Public Health Officer orders.

    This class is FREE!

    Schedule is subject to change and is weather permitting.

    For additional information, visit the website at https://redondopier.com/free-yoga-on-the-pier/.

    The Redondo Pier is located at 100-500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

  • Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack

    September 23, 2021

    The Redondo Beach Library will host an Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack on Thursday, September 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom.

    Meet award winning author Gwendolyn Womack, author of The Memory Painter; The Fortune Teller; and The Time Collector.

    The zoom program is free, but you must register at http://www.redondo.org/library, click on events calendar and click on September 23 Local Author Talk, then click on more info to register.

    For more information on programs and services at Redondo Beach Public Library, call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.

    The Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach. Free underground parking is available at the Library.

  • Row for a Reason

    September 24 & 25, 2021

    Body One Fitness presents the sixth annual Row for a Reason event to raise funds for Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) on Friday, September 24 from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, September 25 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Body One Fitness Redondo Beach location in Redondo Beach.

    Gym Owner and founder of Row for a Reason, Lou Sidella, will dedicate all row machines to the fundraiser for the duration of the event.

  • Paint & Pour

    September 24, 2021

    Manhattan Village presents Paint & Pour on Friday, September 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Plaza.

    Attendees will paint a fun and easy beach scene. The event includes two glasses of wine and a two-hour class. Class is held outside in The Plaza.

    Everyone in attendance will be entered to win a $100 gift card to Mercado.

    Tickets are $10.

    For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-and-pour-with-manhattan-village-tickets-170345505994.

    Manhattan Village is located at 3200 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

  • DylanFest

    September 25, 2021

    Award-winning singers/songwriters Andy Hill and Renee Safier present the annual DylanFest on Saturday, September 25 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

    What began as a small backyard party with talented Bob Dylan fans taking turns performing his music has evolved into an eight-hour festival attended by hundreds and featuring some of the L.A. area’s top musicians.

    The selections include interpretations of material that cover a broad spectrum of Dylan’s musical styles. Some audience members like to attend in costumes representing themes or characters in his songs. (Think Tangled Up in Blue, or Like a Rolling Stone).

  • Destination: Art Open House

    September 25, 2021

    Destination: Art will host an Open House & Opening Reception: Made in the South Bay on Saturday, September 25 at 1 p.m.

    Sip, snack, view, mix, mingle and meet at Destination: Art! This public reception will feature a collection of 60 paintings by 12 of the gallery artists.

    Attendees will enjoy light refreshments, a special live demonstration by Louisa McHugh and the opportunity to meet the artists in person.

    This event is FREE to attend! Bring a friend…. or five!

    For additional information, visit the website at https://www.destination-art.net/.

    Destination: Art is located at 1815 213th Street #135, Torrance, CA 90501.

  • Manhattan Movie Nights

    September 25, 2021

    The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and Street Food Cinema present Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, September 25 at the Westdrift Golf Course in Manhattan Beach.

    It’s more than just a movie! Street Food Cinema features cool outdoor movies, picnic-ready food trucks, live music from emerging artists, interactive games and more. Attendees will enjoy a screening of The Addams Family

    Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m..

    Tickets are $6/$11/$18/$23. Limited tickets will be available at the door (cash only) starting at 6 p.m. Door may be held at any time to allow for advance ticket holders to enter. No dogs over 20 pounds will be permitted.

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

  • PVAC Opening Reception: Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?

    September 25, 2021

    Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education proudly presents the Opening Reception: Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking? on Saturday, September 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.

    This show was conceived in 2019 when arts writer Bondo Wyszpolski surveyed a group of paintings on display and noted that most of them had fairly standard subject matter rendered in fairly standard style – pets, piers, tidepools and sunsets. He commented that if one pulled on the tails of these and other artists by urging them to try something out of their comfort zone, then perhaps something exciting or unusual would emerge. But how could this happen? By giving them unusual titles which would become the basis of their paintings.

    In January of last year, 35 visual artists gathered at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates to spin a wheel of fortune, upon which were attached a constantly replenished supply of fortune cookies. The usual fortune (romance, travel, an unexpected inheritance) had been removed from each cookie and replaced with a random title (created by Bondo). Spinning the wheel to find out which fortune cookie was theirs was like combining Chance and Fate. The title in each cookie was to be the title of their work.

  • PVAC Opening Reception – Eugene Daub: MONUMENTAL

    September 25, 2021

    The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Opening Reception of Eugene Daub: MONUMENTAL on Saturday, September 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.

    Eugene Daub: MONUMENTAL is a retrospective of the internationally acclaimed sculptor’s large public works sited across the U.S. This exhibition will disclose the many stages that are crossed in the course of developing a monument – the evolution from a sketch to a maquette, then an enlargement, the mold-making process, and finally the pouring of the bronze and welding it all back together again from many pieces – giving a behind-the-scenes view into the creation of monumental sculptures.

    This event is FREE to attend! The exhibition will be on display from September 25 to November 13.

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

    The Palos Verdes Art Center is located at 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

  • Summer Swing Nights: Back to the Museum

    September 25, 2021

    Aaron Jacobs Productions presents Summer Swing Nights: Back to the Museum on Saturday, August 14 from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Automobile Driving Museum.

    Put on your dancing shoes and turn back the clock to the 30s, 40s and beyond! Attendees will enjoy the jazzy vocal stylings of The Swing Tones with special guest singers, accompanied by a live 7-piece big band, plus swing dance lessons with the Los Angeles Swing Dance Posse and top tap performer Chester Whitmore. Swing dance lessons start at 7 p.m. Vendor booths specializing in vintage wear and accessories, plus local specialty food trucks, will be on site. Attendees are encouraged to attend in their own vintage cars, with VIP ticketing options.

    Tickets are $35/$50/$60/$100.

    For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-swing-nights-2021-back-to-the-museum-edition-tickets-147017482247.

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

  • Torrance Antique Street Faire

    September 26, 2021

    The monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, September 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Join the hunt for vintage treasure when 150 sellers transform the streets of downtown Torrance into an eclectic open-air antique flea market! The Antique Appraisal Booth offers appraisals for only $3 per item. Many local, award-winning restaurants are still open for take-out.

    Rain or shine, free admission and pet friendly! Masks and social distancing required.

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

  • Dog Walking Hours @ SCBG

    September 26, 2021

    Grab a Leash! The South Coast Botanic Garden has scheduled Dog Walking Hours for Sunday, September 26 starting at 9 a.m.

    Are you looking for more space and time for you and your four-legged friend to take a stroll? The special dog walking hours will allow you to enjoy the Garden with your best four-legged friend. The Dog Walking Hours will be from 9am to 5pm on the third Sunday of the month (May 16).

    Members are free! General Ticket Prices: $15/adult, $11/senior, $5/child. All Dogs: $5 each. Advance reservations are still required, so be sure to get them before they sell out!

  • Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show

    September 26, 2021

    Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital and the Redondo Pier Association present the annual Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show on Sunday, September 26 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. Take a stroll along the pier, view the cars and then vote for your favorite. (Cars in this event are by invitation only.)

    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 https://redondopier.com/car-show/.

    The Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 – 500 Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach.

  • Downtown Manhattan Beach Car Show

    September 26, 2021

    The Manhattan Beach Police Department K-9 Unit and the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business Association present the annual Downtown Manhattan Beach Car Show on Sunday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Attendees will enjoy live music, fun family events, raffle prizes and awesome car show.

    Vehicle line up will take place along Valley Drive at 15th St and then will be escorted into the show beginning at 8:30am. If you want to park as a group, you must line up as a group. Parking opens up at 8:30 am. All vehicles must be in place by 10:00 am. Vehicles will not be allowed to leave until 2:00 pm by order of the Manhattan Beach Police Dept. If you pre-register, bring your confirmation email by the MBPD K-9 Booth to receive a free t-shirt.

    This event is FREE for spectators!

    For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.mbpdk9.com/carshow.

  • MBSAFE Community Meeting

    September 27, 2021

    MBSAFE will host a Community Meeting on Mnday, September 27 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

    Ramon Rendon, Harbor Interfaith Beach Cities Coordinator, will take us, step-by-step, through the journey of the homeless people as they engage with our outreach team. What lies ahead for the homeless people who come to our town? What are the services we hear so much about? What are the options for dealing with the homeless people living long-term on our streets, who desperately need but refuse services?

  • Let’s Connect Mixer

    September 28, 2021

    The South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Beauty a the Bay on Tuesday, September 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Come network with incredible business women of the South Bay and support a local business. (Men are also welcome at these mixers!)

    Tickets must be purchased in advance. $5 SBBWA Members/$10 Guests.

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

    Beauty at the Bay is located at 831 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

  • SOAR @ South Coast Botanic Garden

    October 1 – November 30, 2021

    The South Coast Botanic Garden presents SOAR: Monarch Migration opening on Friday, October 1 and running through November 30.

    Monarchs are one of only a few butterfly species that migrate. At this brand-new exhibit, visitors are invited to come learn why, how and where they travel. The immersive pavilion, which will be replanted inside, will showcase not only Monarchs, but also a few mimics (other butterflies that may look like a Monarch but aren’t actually). SOAR guides (both our in person guides and our educational materials) can help you become a butterfly detective so you can tell the difference between the species in the pavilion. Plus, the host and nectar garden outside the pavilion will be replanted with everything our Western Monarchs love, including milkweed, which helps repopulate this very special butterfly.

  • Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

    October 2 & 3, 2021

    The annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair takes place Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    A longstanding South Bay tradition, the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is a fun-filled, family occasion featuring live music, entertainment, arts and crafts, games and rides. The Hometown Fair merchants offer an extensive assortment of quality craftsmanship. Exhibitors are by invitation only so as to provide a unique selection of items. With over 200 vendors, there’s something for everyone: from ceramics and clothing, oil and water paintings to photographs and sculptures made from glass, wood and metal.

  • The Village Market

    October 2, 2021

    Style on the Spot presents The Village Market on Saturday, October 2 from noon to 4 p.m.

    Enjoy some fresh air, music and unique vendors in the new Plaza at the Manhattan Village shopping center. The Village Market will run from February to December with live music performances and unique, local vendors spaced out in the Village’s outdoor plaza.

    Guests are asked to RSVP in order to stagger check-in times so the experience can be the safest for everyone coming to enjoy their Saturday afternoon. Along with an outdoor venue and staggered arrivals, safety is ensured by mask requirements, social distancing reminders, and designated eating/drinking areas. The first 100 guests to register will receive a FREE Village Market jute bag, perfect for carrying their market purchases.

    There will be only 100 tickets that include a gift bag. These are allocated to one per person RSVP with a ticket, and one per email address that has been submitted.

  • Gardena Food, Wine & Brew Festival

    October 2, 2021

    The City of Gardena is proud to announce the 11th annual Gardena Food, Wine & Brew Festival on Saturday, October 2 from noon to 7 p.m. on the lawn of Gardena City Hall.

    A ticket to the festival will assist in raising funds for the Gardena Senior Citizens Bureau and the Senior Day Care Center and Alzheimer’s Clinic. All attendees will receive a Wine Festival Ticket as well as a wine glass to keep.

    Come and enjoy the sounds of musical guests DW3 and other local bands. During the festival you can visit food, wine, beer and retail vendors throughout the day. There will also be a Cigar Lounge for cigar enthusiasts that will be open for all to enjoy.

    Tickets are $25/$80.

  • Hermosa Harmony Festival

    Otober 2, 2021

    World of Sound Productions (WOSP) presents the Hermosa Harmony Festival, the first-ever silent beach festival where attendees enjoy an immersive experience of live music, DJs, and wellness experiences through high-fidelity headphones. The unprecedented, all ages, unique concert event kicks off on Saturday, October 2 from 2 to 9 p.m. near the Hermosa Beach Pier.

    With five stages to choose from – including DJs, live performers, dancing, and wellness experiences – each concert goer will receive unique headphones with five channels, allowing them to dial in to the experience of their choice. The crystal-clear audio has a range of nearly a quarter mile in each direction, allowing visitors to even to be able to dance with their toes in the ocean. Performers include Cubensis (Grateful Dead tribute band), Acoustic Graffiti (Led Zeppelin tribute band), Kat Hall, Barley, and Latchkey Kid. There will be 15+ DJs, including participation from Neon Beach LA, Ecstatic Dance LA, and Better Together Records. Wellness experiences include Shine Kids Dance, Yoga, meditation, breath work, and shamanic fitness. Non-alcoholic food and drink will be provided.

  • Palos Verdes Pastoral

    October 3, 2021

    The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy in partnership with Terranea Resort present the annual Palos Verdes Pastoral: A Garden-to-Table Dining Experience on Sunday, October 3 at 5 p.m. on the Catalina Terrace at Terranea Resort.

    Imagine 200 dinner guests seated at long tables in an exclusive coastal setting… linen tablecloths with exquisite natural décor and wine glasses sparkling in the sunlight… the sounds of the ocean, and a gentle breeze inspiring the feeling of standing in a field of coastal grasslands. The first of multiple courses is served and an evening of fine wine, beautiful food and dining at sunset begins.

    Acclaimed Chef de Cuisine Andrew Vaughan will present the event’s garden-to-table menu using the finest local sustainable seafood, grass-fed meats and the freshest ingredients and flavors to create delicious and thoughtful Low Carbon Footprint courses paired with an inspired selection of wines.

  • Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event

    October 9, 2021

    Join volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event every second Saturday of the month (October 9) from 8 to 11 a.m.

    All are 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 October 2020, volunteers have put over 2300 work hours into the project. This is a labor of love and the organizers are immensely grateful to anyone who gives their time.

    COME MAKE FRIENDS! DO GOOD! HAVE FUN! BE SURE TO BRING YOUR MASK TO WEAR. There will be waivers for everyone to sign so please arrive by 7:45 am, if possible, so you can begin the work at 8 am.

  • The Fair on Richmond Street

    October 9, 2021

    The El Segundo Kiwanis Club presents the annual Richmond Street Fair on Saturday, October 9 from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m.

    Historic Richmond Street is located in the center of El Segundo’s downtown business district. Known for its architecture, quaint shops, eateries, studios and vintage theater, Richmond Street has been the anchor of this charming community for over 100 years. Where better to commemorate this delightful little town and all it has to offer?

    Expect six big blocks of fun with arts & crafts, rides, live entertainment, beer garden, music, dancing, raffle prizes and more. El Segundo has a happening food scene and local restaurants will be featuring the finest offerings from their kitchens, as well as vendors from all over Southern California.

    Bring the whole family and make a day of it!

    For additional information, visit the website at https://elsegundokiwanis.org/fair-on-richmond.

  • VERTE 2021

    October 9, 2021

    LAcarGUY will host the annual Verte 2021 on Saturday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Audi Pacific in Torrance.

    Join Grades of Green for VERTE 2021, an unforgettable evening of food, drinks, dancing and fun to celebrate Mother Earth and the student environmental leaders who care for her. Founded 11 years ago in Manhattan Beach, Grades of Green has grown to inspire and empower more than 670,000 students across the world to make astounding environmental impact. VERTE is Grades of Green’s number one funding source, allowing the nonprofit to continue providing students with its award-winning brand of mentorship and support at no charge.

    Verte is a celebration to benefit Grades of Green, an environmental education non-profit whose vision is to make environmental protection second nature in young minds, which is achieved by inspiring and empowering kids and the broader school community to care for the environment.

  • Halloween Scare Down in Downtown

    October 9, 2021

    The Downtown Torrance Association presents the annual Halloween Scare Down in Downtown on Saturday, October 9 from 5 to 9 p.m.

    Head to downtown Torrance for this family friendly, fun-filled Halloween event with activities for all ages. The evening features pumpkin painting, music, haunted boo-tique, photo booth, games, tarot card reader and more!

    Stroll down the decorated streets of historic downtown Torrance and see which business gets your vote for best decorations. Most stores will be open late with candy for the trick or treaters and scary good sales! At the Torrance Historical Society Museum located at 1345 Post Avenue, there will be an antique car show, Day of the Dead altar exhibits and candy and tattoos for the kids.

    All the downtown restaurants will be offering Halloween themed drinks and specials! Party into the late, late night with live music at Tortilla Cantina, Madre! and Keegan’s.

    For additional information, call 310-328-6107 or visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/scaredown.

  • South Bay Water Wise Garden Tour

    October 10, 2021

    The annual South Bay Water-Wise Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    This a self-guided driving tour of 8 private gardens and one marsh. These gardens showcase a variety of drought tolerant and helpful features: rain gardens, rain barrels and rain catchment systems, grey water system, wild life certified gardens, and ocean friendly gardens.

    About 1 week before the tour, you will receive the addresses of the gardens so you can create a route. If you pack a lunch, you can eat in 2 of the gardens. The gardens are in Hawthorne, Torrance, Redondo Beach and Gardena. It’s a lovely way to spend the day!

    Tickets are $10. Children under 12 are free.

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

  • Furbaby Lovefest

    October 10, 2021

    The City of Gardena presents the Furbaby Lovefest on Sunday, October 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. on the lawn at City Hall.

    This fundraising event benefits homeless animals by providing low cost services, entertainment and education. Available services include: low cost spay and nueter; pet licensing; pet adoptions; contests, vendor booths, snacks, raffle, silent auction and more.

    The event is Hawaiian themed and will feature live traditional and contemporary island music by Island Style. Hawaiian attire is recommended!

    This is a complimentary event but donations are appreciated.

    Gardena City Hall is located at 1700 West 162 Street, Gardena, CA 90247.

  • Rocktoberfest @ Seaside Lagoon

    October 15 – 17, 2021

    Ragin Cajun will host Rocktoberfest Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17 at Seaside Lagoon.

    It will be a weekend of beer, brats, burgers and rock and roll!

    Tribute bands will cover the greatest rock and roll music in the world from Queen, The Eagles, Pink Floyd to Led Zepplin, Oingo Boingo, Van Halen, U2, ZZ Top and more!

    Proceeds to support the American Cancer Society & the Beach Cities Relay For Life.

    For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page or http://www.rocktoberfestival.com.

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

  • Shop Small Biz Pop-Up Shop

    October 16, 2021

    Shop Small Bizz will host a Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, October 16 from noon to 7 p.m. at Del Amo Fashion Center.

    Calling all goblins, ghosts and creatures of the night! It will be an evening filled with monstrous fun! Shop from 30+ vendors varying from clothing, jewelry, home decor, candles, DIY and more.

    It’s going to be a terrifyingly good time!

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

    Del Amo Fashion Center​ is located at 3525 West Carson Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 511, Torrance, CA 90503.

  • The Halloween Ball

    October 17, 2021

    Chef Shafer presents the annual Halloween Ball on Sunday, October 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Depot.

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

    Benefitting the Torrance Police Foundation, the Ball will take place under a ghostly white tent located in The Depot parking lot.

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

    Tickets are $125 per person or a table of 10 for $1,500. This is an adults only event (21+).

    For additional information and ticket purchase, call (310) 802-7830 or email JOLVERA@GHMP.com.

    The Depot is located at 1250 Cabrillo Avenue in Torrance.

  • The Best of Manhattan

    October 21, 2021

    The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents The Best of Manhattan on Thursday, October 21 at 5 p.m. at The Westdrift Hotel.

    The Best of Manhattan strives to recognize those businesses and leaders who make Manhattan Beach the tremendous city it is. Each year the community has an opportunity to vote for their favorites in several categories. The evening will begin at the reception area located outside of the ballroom at the Westdrift Hotel. Guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, champagne, entertainment, and a special experience to celebrate the Chamber’s 80th anniversary. Guests are encouraged to dress in cocktail attire. For the remainder of the night, guests will be treated to a sit-down dinner, more entertainment, and a fantastic lineup of events as the winners are announced in each category.

    Tickets are $135/$165 per person.

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

    The Westdrift Hotel is located at ​1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

  • Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

    October 24, 2021

    The annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk takes place on Sunday, October 24 at 9 a.m. in Manhattan Beach.

    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 annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is an awe-inspiring event that brings together all walks of life for one common purpose; to support children with special needs and education. The walk is sponsored by Skechers USA and Nickelodeon.

  • Celebrate Wellness

    October 24, 2021

    The community is invited to join Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach for the annual Celebrate Wellness food and beverage tasting event on Sunday, October 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden.

    Reserve your seat at this extraordinary garden party celebration that will amaze and delight food and wine enthusiasts or anyone who appreciates an opportunity for a great culinary experience. Leisurely stroll through the garden on a summer afternoon, while sampling delectable cuisine and beverages from some of the finest South Bay restaurants, wineries and breweries.

    Mingle with old friends and new, and bid on the many valuable live and silent auction items offered at the event. Choose among a variety of fabulous trips, health and beauty, entertainment and sports items, and much more.

    Tickets are $150/$175 per person (guests must be 21 and older).

  • Halloween Costume Contest & Dance Party

    October 25, 2019

    The Redondo Pier Association presents Halloween on the Pier on Friday, October 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Wear your most horrific costume and plan to dance the night away. There will be prizes! Free Halloween themed balloons, boat rides (free admission for anyone in costume between 5 and 8 p.m.), DJ, selfie wall, sponsor giveaways, trick-or-treat on the boardwalk and pier (between 5 and 8 p.m.)

    The event is FREE to attend and all ages are welcome.

    ♫It’s a dead man’s party….who could ask for more???♫

    For additional information, visit the website at https://redondopier.com/halloween-on-the-boardwalk/

    Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 – 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

  • Redondo Beach Community Awards

    October 28, 2021

    The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Redondo Beach Community Awards on Thursday, October 28 at 11:30 a.m.

    There are so many amazing individuals in the community and the Chamber invites you to submit nominations for both the “Man and Woman of the Year” Awards which will be presented at the Chamber’s annual Community Awards Ceremony.

    Nominees do not have to be Chamber members and political figures are not eligible for the award.

    The award is presented to two individuals who have distinguished themselves by significantly contributing to our community in the following areas:

  • South Bay Economic Forecast Conference

    October 28, 2021

    Cal State Dominguez Hills will host the South Bay Economic Forecast on Thursday, October 28 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Loker Student Union Ballroom.

    Take part in this annual event and take the opportunity to network with the Forecast speakers and attendees in virtual sessions. The Emcee and Moderator is Frank Mottek, Mottek on Money, KABC 790.

    Topics include:
    •What economic changes did COVID-19 accelerate?
    •Is inflation here to stay?
    •Are we seeing a housing market bubble?
    •What innovations will shape our region’s future?

    A complimentary craft brew and wine reception will start at 5:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $110/$125/$150.

  • Haunted Halloween Movie Night & Costume Contest

    October 29, 2021

    The Redondo Beach Police Department will host the Haunted Halloween Move Night & Costume Contest on Friday, October 29 at 6 p.m.

    Be sure to dress in your best costumes for a screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Attendees will enjoy candy and popcorn, games and a photo booth.

    Bring your own beach chairs!

    Mystery location will be revealed soon!

  • Movie in the Park

    October 30, 2021

    The City of Torrance Community Services Department will host a Halloween-themed Movie in the Park on Saturday, October 30 at Wilson Park, which will take the place of the City’s traditional Halloween Carnival.

    Grab your costumes, blankets, and lawn chairs for a special viewing of The Addams Family.

    The event will be free of charge and no registration is required.

    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Music provided by DJ Ozzie, Photo Area
    5:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Food Booths (food available for purchase)
    6:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Costume Parade
    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Special viewing of The Addams Family (2019, rated PG)

    For additional information, visit https://www.torranceca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/24548/18.

    Wilson Park is located at 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.

  • Lomita Halloween Celebration

    October 30, 2021

    The City of Lomita will celebrate Halloween on Saturday, October 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lomita Park.

    The event features carnival games and a costume contest for all ages!

    For additional information, call (310) 326-0140.

    Lomita Park is located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue, Lomita, CA.

  • South Bay’s Got Talent Auditions

    Application Deadline: November 5, 2021

    The South Bay’s Got Talent competition is returning to the James R. Armstrong Theatre on Saturday, January 8 at 7 p.m.

    Do you have what it takes to win the next South Bay’s Got Talent? Every year some of the best talent in the South Bay compete to win South Bay’s Got Talent. From dancers to magicians, bands to solo performers… ALL talents and ALL ages are welcome!

    •Audition application due date: Friday November 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm
    •Audition dates: December 6 & 7, 2021
    •Competition date: Saturday January 8, 2022

    First place winner receives a scholarship to the next World Championships of the Performing Arts, a small cash award and trophy. Additional awards given include 2nd and 3rd place and Judge’s Favorite.

  • Westside Food-Wine-Spirits Festival

    November 7, 2021

    The Westside Food-Wine-Spirits Festival will take place on Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Automobile Driving Museum.

    Festivities will take place both inside the museum and outside and attendees will have full access to the Museum and the incredible collection of automobiles.

    This 6th edition of the festival will showcase a variety of Southern California’s best culinary talent, finest wines, and spirit makers. An abundance of 25+ food, wine, craft spirits and beers, and non-alcoholic drink exhibitors will be serving delicious tastings.

  • Lomita Holiday Tree Lighting

    December 3, 2021

    The City of Lomita hosts the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall.

    The City Hall tree will be lit and the lawn will be decorated with several different holiday displays available for families to take their holiday picture.

    The displays will be available from December 3 through New Year’s Day 2022.

    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.

  • Let It Snow!

    December 4, 2021

    The Redondo Beach Police Department presents Let It Snow! on Saturday, December 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Seaside Lagoon.

    The community is invited to Seaside Lagoon for an afternoon frolicking in REAL SNOW!

    Enjoy cocoa, cookies and crafts, and photo ops with Santa. Take a ride down the snow hill, test your aim with snowball throwing and make a craft at Santa’s workshop. There will also be a Crazy Holiday Hat Contest with prizes!

    Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy, coat or gift card for children and families in need.

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

  • Holiday Concert & Santa at the Redondo Beach Pier

    December 11, 2021

    The Redondo Pier Association presents the annual Holiday Concert & Santa on the Pier on Saturday, December 11 from 2 to 4 p.m.

    The event features live music and attendees are encouraged to sing along to all the most popular holiday favorites.

    Santa will be holding court on the pier, so be sure to bring your list and be on your best behavior. The event also features giveaways and surfing Santa photos. Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Love in the Mirror Toy Drive.

    Holiday tunes performed by a surf rock band on the Pier overlooking the deep blue…..this is how the South Bay celebrates the season!

    For additional information, visit the website at https://redondopier.com/holiday-concert-on-the-pier/

    The Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 – 500 Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach.

  • Senior Comedy Afternoons: Holidays Happen!

    December 12, 2021

    Senior Comedy Afternoons presents Holidays Happen! on Sunday, December 12 at the Los Verdes Golf Course.

    This show is for anyone looking for a great afternoon full of laughs, a delightful lunch and a chance to socialize. Doors open at noon, a 3-course served luncheon starts at 12:30 and the show starts at 1:30.

    The line up includes comedians Marty Ross, Fritz Coleman and Karen Rontowski. The event also features music and dancers, a senior mini-expo, free parking, birthday celebrations and surprises.

    Tickets are $75/$85 and include lunch, the show, taxes and tip. Senior Comedy Afternoons loves celebrating birthdays so don’t’ forget to mention it when purchasing tickets.

    Tickets are available online at http://www.seniorcomedyafternoons.com or by calling 714.914.2565.

    For additional information, contact Bonnie Barchichat at 714-914-2565 or via email at bonnie@seniorcomedyafternoons.com.

  • NextStep Charity Poker Tournament @ The 900 Club

    February 19, 2022

    NextStep presents the annual 900 Club Charity Poker Tournament on Saturday, February 19 starting at noon.

    The 900 Club is a members-only establishment located in Manhattan Beach and this is your chance to gain entrance to this exclusive retreat! The event will bring together members the 900 Club, celebrity guests, local businesses and friends in support of NextStep.

    Check-in starts at noon with cards flying at 1 p.m. The buy-in is $100 pre-purchase or $150 at the door, and rebuys will be available. Players will enjoy free cocktails, fireball shots, and food!

    There are only 70 seats available so you have a real chance to win! Hey, it’s fun, it’s for a great cause and it’s tax deductible!

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