- Live Music @ Metlox
Every Sunday: May 30 – September 5, 2021
Metlox Plaza presents Live Music at Metlox every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
Each Sunday afternoon Metlox Plaza will feature a different band or musician for shoppers, diners and gatherers to enjoy. Metlox Plaza is a unique shopping and dining destination located at the gateway to Downtown Manhattan Beach.
Metlox boasts a European style town square where upscale shopping and dining offerings intertwine with landscaped courtyards, fountains, a fire sculpture and public art that celebrates the history of the Metlox Pottery manufacturing facility that occupied the site from 1927.
For additional information, visit the website at http://metloxmb.com/.
Metlox Plaza is located at 451 Manhattan Beach Boulevard in Manhattan Beach with convenient metered parking in the Metlox structure.
- Manhattan Village Summer Concerts in The Plaza
Every Thursday & Saturday: June 17 – August 28, 2021
Manhattan Village presents Summer Concerts in the Plaza Thursdays and Saturdays from June 17 through August 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Soak in the sun and enjoy the outdoors at the new Summer Concert Series featuring up-and-coming musical acts. Make a night of it! Shop and dine within the center before, during, and/or after the event.
The concerts are complimentary to the community; self-seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seating will be limited due to social distancing. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.
For a list of scheduled performers, visit https://www.acousticspottalent.com/venues/manhattan-village
For the health and safety of the community, please practice social distancing, hand washing and all current guidelines. If you feel unwell, please do not attend.
Manhattan Village is located at 3200 Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
- Redondo Pier Summer of Music Concert Series
Every Thursday & Saturday: July 1 – August 28, 2021
The Redondo Beach Pier Association presents the Summer of Music Concert Series every Thursday and Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. starting July 1 and running through August 28.
Grab a few beach chairs and gather family, friends and neighbors for a casual, relaxing evening of entertainment the South Bay way.
These events are FREE to attend!
All pier events are weather permitting. Concert schedule is subject to change.
THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2021: Like Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin Tribute)
SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2021: Big Mess (Indie Rock)
THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2021: Femme Halen (Van Halen Tribute)
- Terranea Sound Series
Every Friday & Saturday: July 2 – September 25 2021
Terranea Resort kicks off summer with the Terranea Sound Series starting Friday, July 2 and running through Saturday, July 31 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Celebrate Independence Weekend with live music at Nelson’s cliff-side perch overlooking the deep blue. Local bands and musicians will play everything from Country and Reggae to Classic Rock.
Friday, July 2 – 80-DO
Saturday, July 3 – Kevin Sousa
Sunday, July 4 – WaisMusic
Friday, July 9 – Hugo Fernandes*
Saturday, July 10 – Identity Theft
Friday, July 16 – Christina & Gene*
Saturday, July 17 – Emperors
- The Point Summer Music Series
Every Wednesday: July 7 – September 29, 2021
The Point presents the annual summer music series Sounds of Summer every Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. from July 7 through September 29.
Shop, stroll and dine while listening to free live music this summer at The Point in El Segundo. After 15 months, The Point in El Segundo is welcoming back the return of it’s summer concert series, The Sounds of Summer, a family friendly concert series happening every Wednesday through September.
Every week, The Point will feature a new musician and band with tunes ranging from folk rock to reggae. This all ages, outdoor event is for the whole family to enjoy as guests are welcome to pack a picnic, lawn chairs and relax on the lawn.
Restaurants and shops – including Mendocino Farms, North Italia and Hopdoddy are also offering special promotions and picnic baskets for guests to purchase in advance and enjoy.
The concert schedule is as follows:
- El Segundo Summer Concerts in the Park
Select Sundays: July 11 – August 15, 2021
The City of El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department presents Summer Concerts in the Park sponsored by Bill Ruane R/E Max on Sunday, July 25 at 4 p.m.
These free concerts take place on select Sunday evenings at Library Park located in the 600 block of Main Street in beautiful downtown El Segundo. Activities begin at 4 p.m. with the music starting at 4:30 and running until 6 p.m. Gourmet food trucks will be on site and kids can stop by the gazebo for free face painting and arts & crafts provided by Camp Cowabungo Day Camp.
The concert schedule is as follows:
July 11 – Tom Petty/Stevie Nicks Cover Band
July 25 – CJ Simmons – Country
August 8 – The Reflexx – 80’s Cover Band
August 15 – Yachty by Nature – 70’s & 80’s Yacht Rock
No glass containers are permitted and please leave the pets at home!
- Malaga Cove Concerts in the Park
Select Wednesdays: July 14 – August 25, 2021
The Malaga Cove Business & Professional Association, in cooperation with the Palos Verde Police Officers Association, is proud to present Concerts in the Park.
The concerts will take place on select Wednesday evenings at Farham Martin’s Park adjacent to the Malaga Cove Library. The music starts at 6:30 p.m. but concert goers may arrive at the park as early as 3 p.m. to spread a blanket and claim a prime parking spot. The concert schedule is as follows:
July 14: Classical Jim – Sitterly Memorial Quartet
July 28: Andy, Renee & Hard Rain – Rock Classics
August 11: Driftaway – Soulful ’70s
August 25: John Brown Band – British Invasion
For additional information, visit the website at https://malagacoveconcerts.org/.
The Malaga Cove Library is located at 2400 Via Campesina in Palos Verdes Estates with the Library parking lot off Via Pinale.
- DiscOasis @ SCBG
July 16 – September 6, 2021
Constellation Immersive presents DiscOasis starting Friday, July 16 and running through Monday, September 6, 2021 starting at 5 p.m. each night at South Coast Botanic Garden.
What if a garden were watered by music? Welcome to The DiscOasis – a glittering roller-disco paradise for the soul, growing within the beauty of the South Coast Botanic Garden.
Groove through a garden of pure rhythm and celebration with music curated by Grammy® winning producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame™ inductee, the legendary groovemaster, Nile Rogers! Rogers has produced Chic’s Good Times and Le Freak, Madonna’s Like a Virgin, Daft Punk’s Get Lucky and Sister Sledge’s We Are Family.
July 17 – August 28, 2021
The Torrance Art Museum (TAM) announces the adventurous new community-based public art exhibition ULTRA!, which opens on July 17 and runs through August 28. The Ultra! Kickoff and Museum Reopening Ceremony is on Saturday, July 17 at noon.
Torrance Art Museum serves as the hub station for the exhibition, which features more than 20 artworks from some of the region’s most exciting contemporary artists in accessible locations throughout Torrance. Sculpture, installation, video projection, and interactive experiences are among the works that visitors will find in various parks, storefronts, schools, and government buildings.
The current roster of Ultra! artists include: Luciana Abait, Richard Ankrom, Badly Licked Bear, Joshua Beliso, Reed van Brunschot, Juan Capistran, Ana Carolina Estarita-Guerrero, Fallen Fruit, Finishing School, Jeff Frost, Narsiso Martinez, Julie Orser, Matthew Pagoaga, Esther Ruiz, Abram Santa Cruz, Sonja Schenk, Allison Stewart, Jan van der Ploeg, Dan S Wang, Glen Wilson, and Yarn Bombing LA.
- Malaga Cove Summer Lawn Shows
July 24 & 25, 2021
The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Malaga Cove Summer Lawn Show on Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25 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.
- Torrance Antique Street Faire
July 25, 2021
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/.
2021 Dates: January 24 • February 28 • March 28 • April 25 • May 23 • June 27 • July 25 • August 22 • September 26 • October 24 • November 28 • December 26 •
The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.
- Dog Walking Hours @ SCBG
July 25, 2021
Grab a Leash! The South Coast Botanic Garden has scheduled Dog Walking Hours for Sunday, July 25 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!
- Outdoor Jam with Andy & Renee
July 25, 2021
The Depot will host an Outdoor Jam with Andy & Renee on Sunday, July 25 at noon in the parking lot.
Andy & Renee are touring for the entire month of August, so this will be the last chance to see them. Food and adult beverages (cash bar & grill) will, of course, be part of the gig!
Seating is limited, bring your own chair. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the music starts at noon.
Tickets are $20.
For additional information and ticket purchase, call (310) 787-7501.
The Depot is located at 1250 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501.
- Garden Concert Series
July 25, 2021
St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church presents the Garden Concert Series on Sunday, July 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. on the lawn.
Attendees should plan to arrive early and picnic on the lawn. Dessert and coffee will be hosted by St. Luke’s.
Due to the pandemic, seating will be limited, so please RSVP for the concert by sending your name and the number of people in your party to email@example.com.
There will be another concert on August 22.
This event is FREE to attend 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.
- Art Exhibit @ Pull & Thread
July 25, 2021
Pull & Thread will host an Art Exhibit on Sunday, July 25 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The community is invited to celebrate local artist, Anthony Poon. Musician, architect, and author — Anthony Poon generates compositions of mixed media where various modes of communication and contrasting narratives collide. Through reincarnating found objects and abandoned paintings, he enjoys having a dialogue with artists that he has never met. Anthony’s art has been exhibited in California and Massachusetts and published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Press and ORO Editions. Anthony was a selected artist for the 2013 and 2020 Beverly Hills Art Show.
Enjoy sips and small bites while marveling at the art.
This event is FREE to attend.
For additional information, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-exhibit-at-pullthread-tickets-158684410343.
Pull & Thread is located at 24415 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, 90505.
- BCHD Summer Fitness Series: Yoga on the Beach
July 26, 2021
The event takes place on the sand south of the Manhattan Beach Pier. Get moving and de-stress with this free, public event that brings together community, fitness and fun! Everyone is welcome to participate — women, men and children — and you can participate at your own pace. By all means, invite friends, family and co-workers!
Registration starts at 6 p.m. with the hour long yoga class beginning at 6:30. All participants must sign a waiver. Attendees should bring their own yoga mat. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, athletic clothing and bring a jacket in case of cool weather. Classes will be led by certified instructors from the Center for Health & Fitness.
- Let’s Connect Mixer
July 27, 2021
The South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Practical Magic Apothecary and The Commune on Tuesday, July 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Come network with incredible business women of the South Bay and support a local woman-owned business, Practical Magic Apothecary. (Men are also welcome to join us at our mixers.)
Bites, wine and craft cocktails included.
ONLY 40 SPOTS AVAILABLE! NO WALK-INS.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. $5 SBBWA Members/$10 Guests.
- International Surf Festival
July 28 – August 1, 2021
The annual International Surf Festival will take place Wednesday, July 28 through Sunday, August 1.
The host city for this year’s Festival is the City of Torrance. The event promotes the four South Bay beach cities, the world’s best lifeguard service, and physical fitness for thousands of participants.
Participants range in age from 8 years old to the late 80’s. The three signature events for the festival are the Judge Taplin Lifeguard Medley Relay, the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, and the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament. Other great events include a surfing contest, bodysurfing contest, beach run, paddleboard races, dory race, and youth events. The festival has hosted numerous international lifeguard teams including teams from Victoria, Australia.
- Lomita Chamber Business Mixer
July 28, 2021
The Lomita Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Mixer on Wednesday, July 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Still Got It Fitness.
All local business owners are welcome to mix, mingle and meet like-minded professionals. Each business owner will have an opportunity to introduce their business. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards and a smile!
Admission is $5 for members and $10 for guests. Registration is required to attend.
For additional information and registration, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lomita-chamber-business-mixer-tickets-162486460377.
Still Got It Fitness is located at 2173 Lomita Blvd, Lomita, CA 90717.
- Blood Drive
July 29, 2021
The City of Torrance will host a UCLA Blood Drive on Thursday, July 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ken Miller Recreation Center.
In order to ensure measures for appropriate social distancing, you are strongly encouraged to make an appointment in the following ways:
Eligible donors will receive a promotional prize!
The UCLA Bloodmobile will be located in the Ken Miller Recreation Center at 3341 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA.
- Redondo Beach PD Coffee with a Cop
July 29, 2021
Join the Redondo Beach Police Department for Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, July 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Natural World Market & Café.
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.
- Women’s Voices in Tech: Women in Health IT
July 29, 2021
Women’s Voices in Tech present Women in Health IT on Thursday, July 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom.
Join Women’s Voices in Tech for this insightful and informative look into the booming health IT industry with special guest Joanne Ortiz, VP of Application Technology at Molina Healthcare.
Joanne has more than 25 years of experience implementing and managing technology in the health IT industry. She will be sharing her story of success in this industry, its shifting landscape, and new technology trends like:
•The rise of mobile-optimized patient assessments for managed care organization
- Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament
July 30 & 31, 2021
The Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament will take place on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Known as the “Godfather of Beach Volleyball,” Charlie Saikley was the man, who over 42 years ago, brought the Manhattan Beach 6-Man Volleyball Tournament to the South Bay. 2021 marks the seventh year of the Jr. 6-Man, which takes place on Sunday, August 1, 2021. This is a nod to Saikley’s belief in fostering youth involvement within the sport. It is expected that the youth tournament will also embrace the culture of costume-oriented team participation.
The spirited revelry and unique costumes will continue on as part of the fun and tradition of recent years for the beach volleyball competition, with the additional element of youth participation joining the celebrated event.
All teams must register through Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, visit https://www.citymb.info/home/showpublisheddocument/39742/637599451987030000.
Deadline to register is July 19, 2021 at 4:30 PM.
- Beer & Magic @ Absolution Brewing
July 30, 2021
Absolution Brewing presents Beer & Magic on Saturday, July 30 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Drop by the taproom for a night of amazing illusions and optical wonders, along with a large selection of CRAFT BEER! Multiple Magicians from the Magic Castle will amaze sud-sippers with their sleight of hand while the onlookers, in turn, make their beer disappear!
No reservations required, see you there!
For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/absolutionbrewing/.
Absolution Brewing Company is located at 2878 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503.
- 2021 Summer Silent Concert Series @ Rock & Brews
July 30, 2021
World of Sound Productions and Rock & Brews present the 2021 Summer Silent Concert Series on select dates from 9 p.m. to midnight at Rock & Brews PCH.
These concerts will feature the best tribute bands in the country! From The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac to Led Zepplin and more.
WHAT IS A HEADPHONE CONCERT? Upon check-in, you’ll receive top-of-the-line, hi-fidelity headphones (sanitized for your safety), and the crew will get you tuned in to the night’s frequencies.
WHY HEADPHONES: Studio-quality sound! The highest quality sound you will ever hear at a rock & roll show. Guaranteed. No amps, no noise, no problems! Get ready to rock & roll and dance til midnight. Out of respect for the neighbors and everyone’s groove, the headphones will keep this party tight!
Tickets are $20, check-in begins at 8:30. Tickets are limited! To purchase tickets, click on the link next to the concert you want to attend.
- El Segundo E-Waste and Mulch Event
July 31, 2021
The City of El Segundo will host an E-Waste and Mulch Event on Saturday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works Yard.
There will be certified shredding trucks and all items will be shredded ONSITE! Limited to two bankers boxes (10x12x15) per household.
Unwanted electronics will also be collected including TVs, computer monitors, printers, fax machines, VCRs, etc. However, no household hazardous waste material will be accepted.
Also available will be free mulch for residents (while supplies last). This is a self-serve, self-loading service, so please bring your own cans/bags and shovel. Limit of 3 cans/bags per vehicle. If you plan to haul your mulch in an open truck or trailer, please remember to bring a tarp to cover your material.
- Mychal’s Annual Luncheon
July 31, 2021
Mychal’s Learning Place will hold the Annual Luncheon on Saturday, July 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Westdrift.
The event features a live and silent auction, entertainment by Mychals’ students, award presentations and more.
Tickets are $100 for adults and $25 for children under 10. A table of 10 is $900.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.mychals.org/.
The Westdrift (formerly Manhattan Beach Marriott) is located at 1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
- Plastic Free July Beach Bash & Clean Up
July 31, 2021
The Waste Less Shop will host the Plastic Free July Beach Bash & Clean Up on Saturday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrate the conclusion of Plastic Free July with a beach bash and cleanup. Start at the storefront where there will be beverages (BYO cup), music, and pop-up vendors, then head down to the beach tent for a cleanup and some fun in the sun!
Attendees will enjoy free champagne, a braid bar by Salon Flourish, and a build your own flower bouquets by J Flowers. Registrants will receive special discounts and a free reusable cup!
This event is FREE to attend but you must register!
- PVPLC Activities for August
August 1 – 31, 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 August:
Family Nature Club – Birds, Saturday, August 7th, 9am. Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for the next Virtual Family Nature Club as we fly into the exciting topic of birds! Learn about local birds on the Peninsula, how to be a birdwatcher and enjoy a fun bird craft. Sign up at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdOCrrTMvH9wKlFGseWuVl7ds4QE38BwR.
- Cypress Avenue Block Party
August 1, 2021
Resin, Shockboxx, Hermosa Music Company, Studio 637, SB Artist Collective and the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the Cypress Avenue Block Party on Sunday, August 1 from 1 to 9 p.m.
The community is invited to get back out there and have some family-friendly fun block party-style at the Hermosa Beach Industrial Arts District!
The event features 10 live music acts including the Kevin Sousa Trio & The Hollow Legs and an art exhibit opening of “The Phoenix Rises” at Resin Gallery.
This event is FREE to attend but you must register!
For additional information and registration, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cypress-block-party-music-x-art-hb-industrial-arts-district-tickets-163093933345.
The event will take place at 618 Cypress Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
- BCHD Summer Fitness Series: Zumba in the Park
August 2, 9 & 16, 2021
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!
- Lomita National Night Out
August 3, 2021
The City of Lomita will host a National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. in front of City Hall.
The best way to build a safer community is to know your neighbors and your surroundings.
Join law enforcement, local businesses and other community members for National Night Out, an annual, nationwide community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to improve local communities.
The evening will feature a police command post, photo booth, face painter/balloon artist, a fire truck, public works tractors, and much more for the whole family. Interact with your neighbors and receive safety tips from Lomita Sheriff Deputies.
For additional information, contact the City of Lomita Parks and Recreation Division at 310-326-0140.
Lomita City Hall is located at 24300 Narbonne Avenue in Lomita.
- Restaurants for Roses Fundraiser
August 4, 2021
The Torrance Rose Float Association invites the community to the next Restaurant for Roses event on Wednesday, August 4 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at King’s Hawaiian.
We’ve all seen the fabulous Torrance Float in the Parade of Roses. Well, they raise funds all year long to make the float happen every year. Here’s your chance to contribute!
Kings Hawaiian will donate 15% of all sales revenue generated by this event back to the cause.
Print out the flyer and bring it with you or (SAVE A TREE) and pull it up on your smart phone.
King’s Hawaiian is located at 2808 West Sepulveda Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.
- Cops & Cones
August 5, 2021
The Redondo Beach Police Department Community Services Unit will host Cops & Cones on Thursday, August 5 at Franklin Park from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Community Services Trailer will be on site giving out free snow cones to anyone who wants one. Several of the RBPD Officers will be there to hand them out and visit with the kids. Meredith (the Facilities Dog) will also be there with her handler, Sharon Rose, to spread some love and get lots of hugs. Everyone is encouraged to drop by. All Covid precautions will be observed – please wear a mask and keep a six foot distance from others.
July 6 – Franklin Park – 807 South Inglewood Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
July 20 – Veteran’s Park – 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
- Hermosa Beach Summer Sidewalk Sale
August 6 – 8, 2021
The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau host the annual Summer Sidewalk Sale from Friday, August 6 through Sunday, August 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Downtown Hermosa Beach
The Summer Sidewalk Celebration is back and better than ever! If you loved shopping before, strap in because there’s going to be SO MUCH MORE!
- Temple Emet open House
August 6 & August 20, 2021
Temple Emet will host an Open House on Friday, August 6 and Friday, August 20 at 5 p.m.
What if you could have a Synagogue with everything that synagogues provide – PLUS the fun of a family-like a social club that shares lunches, dinners, concerts, theater, movies, and other events?
You can have it ALL at Temple Emet – a community that cares, and is there for you when needed, in addition to doing lots of fun social activities together. Temple Emet is inclusive, spiritual, musical and believes in quality – not quantity. Many schedule their lives around the two services each month; the first and third Friday, along with the lunches and dinners.
All are welcome!
For additional information, visit the website at https://www.templeemet.org/.
Temple Emet is located at 051 West 236th Street, Torrance, CA 90501.
- Lemonade Day in Lomita
August 7, 2021
The Lomita Chamber of Commerce will host Lemonade Day on Sunday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lomita Farmers Market.
The goal is to register 100 youth who go to school or live in the Lomita area who in turn will start new businesses all across Lomita – on a single day on August 7, 2021.
The first 100 kids that sign up for Lemonade Day Lomita receive a free backpack and workbook which can be picked up at the Lomita Farmers Market on or around June 13th and at other locations to be announced.
Lemonade Day, a well-established global and national youth entrepreneurship program that teaches leadership and business skills by encouraging children to launch a lemonade business in their community, is expanding again.
- The Village Market
August 7, 2021
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.
Future Dates: September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4.
- Summer Swing Nights: Drive In Edition
August 7, 2021
Aaron Jacobs Productions presents Summer Swing Nights: Drive In Edition on Saturday, June 12 from 8 to 10 p.m. at El Camino College.
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.
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 $50/$275. An additional Summer Swing Night will take place on September 4.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-swing-nights-2021-drive-in-edition-tickets-147017267605.
El Camino College is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90506.
- Polliwog Park Summer Concert Series
Select Sundays: August 8 – 29, 2021
The City of Manhattan Beach presents the annual Concerts in Polliwog Park series on Sundays in August from 5 to 7 p.m..
Get out your beach chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and head to Polliwog Park for some classic summertime fun! Bands have not yet been announced but the dates are as follows: August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29.
These performances are free to the public. There are no dogs, barbecues or wheeled vehicles allowed at any time in the concert area. Umbrellas and pop-up tents may be set up before and after the concert but once the concert begins, you will be required to take them down.
- Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event
August 14, 2021
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.
Meet at 22812 Kathryn Avenue in Torrance. Bring tools (if you have or will be supplied), sunscreen, water, energy.
Donations are also accepted via Paypal and personal check to cover the cost of water, tools, and promotion of the event.
- Manhattan Movie Nights
August 14, 2021
The Manhattan Beach Chamber and Street Food Cinema present Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, August 14 at the Westdrift Golf Course in Manhattan Beach.
The event features live music, food trucks and a screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Doors open at 5:30, the music begins at 6:30 and the movie starts at 8:30. No tickets will be sold at the door. Advance tickets prices are as follows:
General admission $23
Children 6-12 $12 (Children 5 & under are free)
No chairs over 6 inches off the ground. No tall back chairs. On-site bar available. No outside alcohol permitted at this location.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://streetfoodcinema.com/ferris-bueller-2021/.
The Westdrift is located at 1400 Park View Avenue in Manhattan Beach.
- Movies Under the Stars
August 14, 2021
The City of Lomita presents Movies Under the Stars on Saturday, August 14 at 8:30 p.m. on the softball field at Lomita Park.
Enjoy screenings of popular movies this summer under the stars! Bring low beach chairs, blankets, snacks and popcorn for a fun, hot summer night with family, friends and neighbors.
-Saturday, July 17: Cars
-Saturday, August 14: Trolls World Tour
This event is FREE to attend!
For additional information, visit the website at http://lomita.com/cityhall.
Lomita Park is located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717.
- Restaurant for Roses @
August 18, 2021
The Torrance Rose Float Association invites the community to the next Restaurant for Roses fundraiser happening on Wednesday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at BJ’s at Del Amo.
We’re all familiar with the beautiful, award-winning Torrance float entries in the Rose Parade each year. Well, they raise funds all year long to make the float happen. Here’s your chance to contribute! Enjoy some delicious food while supporting the Torrance Rose Float Association.
BJ’s will donate a percentage of all purchases to the TRFA fundraiser. Present the flyer to your server or SAVE A TREE and pull it up on your smart phone.. For online orders enter the 6 digit code under Coupon Code at checkout.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.torrancerosefloat.org/.
BJ’s is located at 3525 West Carson Street, Suite 168, Torrance, CA 90503.
- El Segundo Main Street Car Show
August 21, 2021
The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce, El Segundo Police Officers Association and Automobile Driving Museum present the annual El Segundo Main Street Car Show on Saturday, August 21 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 registration fee is $30.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Vroom, vroom! It’s time to start your engines!
For additional information or to register a car for the show, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-el-segundo-main-street-car-show-registration-103461129022.
- NextStep Charity Poker Tournament @ The 900 Club
August 21, 2021
NextStep presents the annual 900 Club Charity Poker Tournament on Saturday, August 21 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!
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.classy.org/event/900-club-charity-poker-tourney-manhattan-beach/e342182.
- White Light White Night
August 21, 2021
Walk With Sally presents White Light White Night on Saturday, August 21.
White Light White Night is a great event for a great cause. Benefiting Walk With Sally, an organization that provides mentorship to people who’ve experienced loss through cancer, this night is a celebration of goodwill and support. With a “taste of LA” food festival, auctions, live music, and more, it is also a spectacularly good time!
In addition to a live concert, attendees will enjoy gourmet bites from over 20 restaurants during the Taste of Los Angeles. The festivities will also include beverages and specialty cocktails from local craft breweries and boutique wineries.
The Beacon of Light Award honors individuals who go above and beyond, year after year to help grow Walk With Sally’s mission.
General admission tickets are on sale now.
- Riviera Village Summer Festival
August 27 – 29, 2021
The annual Riviera Village Summer Festival will take place Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 29 from 10 a.m to 7 p.m.
There will be over 200 vendor booths featuring arts and crafts, apparel, accessories, commercial, civic and non-profit organization exhibits and much, much more. Local acts and musicians will be performing live on the Community Stage both days so get ready to rock. The little ones will delight in the carnival rides and games and adults will appreciate the Beer & Wine Garden, where they can sit back and take in the ocean view, sea breezes and great music while enjoying a refreshing adult beverage.
You don’t want to hassle with parking, so leave the car at home and take the bicycles or use the free shuttle service to and from the event from the South High parking lot.
This event is FREE to attend!
For additional information, call the event hotline at 310-531-8939 or visit the website at http://www.rvsummerfestival.com/.
- El Segundo Art Walk
August 28, 2021
The community is invited to attend the El Segundo Art Walk on Saturday, August 28 from 3 to 9 p.m.
The El Segundo Art Walk is back for one night only this year. The event features fine art, live music, great food and drink.
Located in the Downtown and Smoky Hollow districts, creative El Segundo businesses will open their doors for tours and become a pop-up gallery displaying original artwork from 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. The venues are what make the event so unique. El Segundo has an abundance of remarkable and historic architecture, most of which house businesses not open to the general public. The opportunity to gain access to these distinctive spaces makes for an extraordinary experience.
- Endless Summer Beach Party
August 28, 2021
The Richstone Family Center presents the annual Endless Summer Beach Party on Saturday, August 28 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on a stretch of beach in Redondo.
This celebration honors the many volunteers and donors who work tirelessly to make Richstone’s child abuse treatment and prevention programs possible.
Guests will enjoy a sampling of delectable food, cocktails, wine, and beer from local South Bay hot spots while enjoying the rocking rhythms of live music on the sands of this private beach.
Event proceeds support Richstone’s child abuse and domestic violence treatment and prevention services that help thousands of abused and at-risk children and families in our communities. Richstone remains committed to keeping children safe and building stable and healthy families!
Tickets start at $175 per person.
- Yoga on the Pier
September 1, 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.
- Movies on the Redondo Pier Boardwalk
September 3, 2021
Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital and the Redondo Pier Association present Movies on the Boardwalk every Friday in September from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Bring a blanket or low-backed beach chair. A variety of food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for take-out to enjoy during the movies. Alcohol is not allowed. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy one of the many restaurants located on Fisherman’s Wharf and International Boardwalk prior to the movie screening. Films begin at dusk so actual times may vary.
This is a socially distanced outdoor movie screening. Face coverings and/or masks are recommended while visiting the pier. Visitors are asked to adhere to the Los Angeles County Public Health Officer orders.
The schedule is as follows:
September 3 – Raya and the Last Dragon (PG)
September 10 – Endless Summer II (PG)
- Fiesta Hermosa Locale
September 4 – 6, 2021
The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Fiesta Hermosa Locale Saturday, September 4 through Monday, September 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in downtown Hermosa Beach.
They’re changing things up this year (due to COVID, naturally). There will be NO street closures and there will be gated areas accessible only with tickets to keep track of capacity and generate revenue. The three main areas are the Lawn on PCH and Pier Avenue; the Pier Avenue Sidewalk all the way down to Pier Plaza; and the Garden located in the parking lot behind Pier Plaza.
The Lawn will feature a fine arts festival with work from over 100 artists and is free to the public; the Sidewalk will have existing brick and mortar businesses with tables and tents in front of their stores with activities, sales, promotions and live music in addition to dining and is free to the public; the Garden will have a street closure on Hermosa Avenue between Pier Avenue and 10th Street. The Garden will be enclosed and will feature live music, food vendors, beer and wine garden, family fun zone, experience alley, two stages, VIP lounge and will require a paid ticket (wristband) for entry.
- Portuguese Bend National Horse Show
September 10 – 12, 2021
Peninsula Committee Children’s Hospital Los Angeles presents the annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show Friday, September 10 through Sunday, September 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates.
For three days, this highly regarded A-rated Horse Show has two fully scheduled rings offering a wide variety of classes, including the prestigious PCHA Horsemanship Medal Finals. The weekend’s activities will include an array of food booths, boutiques and activities for children, including puppet shows, pony rides, and face painting.
All proceeds will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; in particular, The Associates Endowed Chair for the Chief of the Children’s Orthopaedic Center and The Associates Chair in Liver and Intestinal Research.
- BeachLife Festival
September 10 – 12, 2021
The second annual Beachlife Festival will take place September 10 through September 12 in Redondo Beach.
Come experience the biggest beach party in Los Angeles!
The event will take place in the Ruby’s parking lot and Seaside Lagoon each day with a curated lineup of top-tiered bands and legendary musicians, culinary stars, and multiple surf and lifestyle components for a three-day celebration of Southern California culture.
It’s going to be another spectacular three days of music and fun on the oceanfront!
Tickets are on sale NOW!
For additional information, visit the website at https://beachlifefestival.com/.
Seaside Lagoon is located at 137 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
- Ride the Night
September 11, 2021
The Tour de Pier presents Ride the Night on Saturday, September 11 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Ride the Nite is a sunset stationary cycling ride. As the sun sets over the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier, riders tune in via wireless headsets for an exclusive ride with instructors Chrissy Roth and PK Kessel. As the night sky sets in, participants are immersed in brilliant lights to create a surreal riding experience.
When Ride the Nite is over, the celebration is just beginning. Sponsor LA Aleworks has partnered with The Strand House to keep the good vibes going at the StrandBar! All registered participants* will receive 2 drink tickets good for LA Aleworks beer at The Strand House’s StrandBar. Valid on September 11, 2021 only. *Must be over 21 years of age.
- Swim the Avenues
September 12, 2021
The annual Redondo Beach Open Water Swim, Swim the Avenues, will take place Sunday, September 12 in Redondo Beach.
There will be a one mile ocean swim as well as a ½ mile ocean swim. There will be a wet-suit and non-wet suit category.
Packet pickup is on Saturday, September 11 from noon to 4 p.m. at The Village Runner.
The cost to register is $45.
For additional information and registration, visit https://raceroster.com/events/2021/48669/redondo-beach-swim-the-avenues.
The Village Runner is located at 255 Avenida Del Norte, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
- Tour de Pier
September 12, 2021
The annual Tour de Pier will take place on Sunday, September 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier and Strand.
This unique fundraising event brings one of the hottest indoor fitness activities – stationary cycling – to the gorgeous outdoors. The Tour de Pier includes four 50-minute sessions beginning at 9 a.m. 1,700 cyclists will be riding on 350 stationary bikes while overlooking the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. The area’s best instructors and celebrity guests will spin riders through four 50-minute sessions with energizing music and loads of excitement. Participants can ride solo for all four sessions or be a team captain and recruit up to three teammates to register and ride as a team. In addition to in-person riders, there is a virtual rider option this year.
The Tour de Pier raises funds for the local cancer community including The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, the Uncle Kory Foundation and Cancer Support Community.
Ride in place – move charity forward!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Rocktoberfest @ Seaside Lagoon
October 15 – 17, 2021
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!
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
- 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. On top of the fun awards, the evening will feature dinner and dancing.
Nominations start August 12th and ends August 29. To nominate your favorites, visit the website at http://www.manhattanbeachchamber.com/BOM.
Tickets are $115 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.
- 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.
- 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.