Special Events

  • Live Music @ Metlox

    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.

  • PVPLC Events & Activities

    June 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 June:

    Special Events

    National Trails Day at Abalone Cove Reserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, June 5th 9am – 12pm. Join us to celebrate America’s trails with a volunteer day outdoors to beautify this scenic coastal reserve with trails down to the beach. Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/#_=_.

  • Sunsational Sandcastles: A Summer Sand Sculpture Contest

    June 8 – July 6, 2021

    The Roundhouse Aquarium will host Sunsational Sandcastles to celebrate World Oceans Day starting June 8.

    Sunsational Sandcastles is a sandcastle building contest that invites people from across the United States and around the world to join a summer fun contest designed to raise critical funds to support the Roundhouse Aquarium’s education programs on marine science. People can create their sandcastles wherever they are with any type of sand or soil they have access to.

    Voting will take place online. Detailed directions will be announced on July 9th. You can vote for a winner in each category for a $10 donation!

  • Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event

    June 12, 2021

    Join volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event every second Saturday of the month (Junbe 12) 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.

    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.

  • Virtual Manhattan Wine Auction

    June 12, 2021

    The Virtual Manhattan Wine Auction will take place on Saturday, June 12 starting at 5 p.m.

    Celebrate the traditions of the Manhattan Wine Auction through an exciting live stream show, incredible silent and live auctions, virtual tastings, and extraordinary culinary and wine experiences.

    Virtual tastings and raffle ticket go on sale May 1. Live auction preview and silent auction open online June 5. Live auction opens online June 10.

    Proceeds from the event will benefit the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation.

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

  • Live Music in Torino Plaza

    June 12, 2021

    The Torrance Cultural Arts presents Live Music in Torino Plaza on select Saturdays at 7 p.m..

    In person performances are back and TOCA is proud to bring four amazing live concerts to the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. The schedule is as follows:

    May 22: Louie Cruz Beltran
    June 12:The Smooth Touch Band
    June 19: The Fenians
    July 3: LA All Stars of Funk

    All current city, county and state COVID protocols will be followed.

    Tickets are $32/$35.

  • Summer Swing Nights: Drive In Edition

    June 12, 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. Additional Summer Swing Nights will take place on August 7 and 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-141231127103?aff=ebdsoporgprofile.

    El Camino College is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90506.

  • Run Up to Father’s Day @ the Western Museum of Flight

    June 13, 2021

    The Western Museum of Flight presents the Run Up to Father’s Day on Sunday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Attendees will have an opportunity for selfies with the T-38 and famous test pilot, Roy Martin.

    Air show favorite War Dog (SNJ/T-6) will be on display. Meet and greet air show pilot, John Collver.

    Aviation models, kits, apparel and mementos will be available for purchase.

    Suggested donation is $5.

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

    The Western Museum of Flight is located at 3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3, Torrance, CA 90505.

  • Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Virtual Concert: Happy Together

    June 13, 2021

    Los Cancioneros Master Chorale presents its third virtual concert of the pandemic, Happy Together, premiering Sunday, June 13 at 4 p.m.

    It is free to watch and available anytime after the premiere. Donations are gladly accepted.

    The concert features highlights from previous concerts, including songs from Hamilton. Two new songs were taped outdoors and an additional two songs were done virtually.

    Los Cancioneros Master Chorale has been providing quality concerts to the South Bay for 72 years….. not even a pandemic can stop them!

    To watch the concert, visit https://www.lcmasterchorale.com/.

  • {Pages} Author Event: Michael Levine

    June 15, 2021

    The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and {pages}, a bookstore, will host an Author Event with Michael Levine on Tuesday, June 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom.

    Michael Levine is an author, brand, and media expert. Levine’s Broken Windows, Broken Business was ranked as one of the ten most influential business books of the last decade by Entrepreneur Magazine several years ago. This event will allow attendees to engage in a stimulating conversation about his new revised edition of Broken Windows, Broken Business which has 25% new material.

    You’ll learn about The Broken Windows Theory for Business and how you can apply it in simple steps to receive significant rewards and more! The book can be purchased at {pages}.

    Register for this FREE event at https://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/author-event-with-michael-levine-10153.

  • Flag Day Celebration

    June 15, 2021

    The Redondo Beach Elks Lodge #1378 will host a Flag Day Celebration on Tuesday, June 15 starting at 5 p.m.

    The South Bay community in invited to attend this moving tribute to the history of our country’s flag and participate in the retirement of flags.

    Dinner will be available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. with the Flag Retirement at 7:45 p.m.

    This is a family friendly event and all are welcome.

    Reservations are appreciated.

    For additional information and to make a dinner reservation, call 310-372-8488.

    The Redondo Beach Elks Lodge is located at 315 The Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

  • Manhattan Village Summer Concerts in The Plaza

    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.

  • Night Bazaar

    June 17, 2021

    Pull & Thread will host a Night Bazaar on Thursday, June 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

    The Night Bazaar is a monthly pop-up market that celebrates local artists and creatives.

    The community is invited to stop by and discover local artists. Come connect with one another in the beautiful showroom surrounded by the magic of hand-knotted rugs from all around the world. Local artists and creatives will fill up the space with their special vibes.

    Vendors include handmade ceramics, tasty treats, delicious dips, hand poured candles, photography and much more.

  • Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle

    Ticket Purchase Deadline: June 18, 2021

    California’s first and longest running house raffle is back – the 2021 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle!

    A Hilltop Estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean or $5,000,000 is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2021 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. The first and oldest house raffle licensed in California, proceeds help fund the Palos Verdes Art Center’s education, exhibition and outreach programs, keeping them available, accessible and affordable during these challenging times.

    Tickets are $150 each or a 3-pack for $400 or a 5-pack for $600. The drawing will take place on June 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

    Ticket order forms, complete rules and further information about the raffle are available at http://cadreamraffle.com/.

  • Gnome Sweet Gnome Father’s Day Weekend

    June 18 – 20, 2021

    The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Gnome Sweet Gnome Father’s Day Weekend Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20.

    Show the dads in your life that you love them like gnome-body else! Celebrate Father’s Day with Gnome Sweet Gnome! Enjoy a fun scavenger hunt where you’ll roam the 87 acres to find gnomes.

    If gnomes aren’t your dad’s thing, that’s OK. The Bar Society, Inc. will also be back in the Garden during the weekend. They will be selling craft beer and cocktails as well as charcuterie boards. The bars will be open for Friday and Saturday Happy Hour from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The locations of the bars are to be announced as the weekend gets closer. Both the drinks and the boxes are available while supplies last.

  • Classic Car Show Cruise Nights

    Every Friday: June 18 through August 27, 2021

    Classic Car Show Cruise Nights will take place this summer at the Redondo Marina!

    Open to the public, this free event happens every Friday night from 3 to 6:30 p.m. from June through August and features a gathering of vintage automobiles on display in the Marina parking lot from 4 to 8 p.m.

    Enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their hot rods, street rods and muscle cars and strut their stuff. A favorite with local car enthusiasts, this popular event has grown tremendously over the years and features vintage and classic cars from all over Southern California.

  • Goat Yoga

    June 19, 2021

    Style on the Spot presents Goat Yoga on Saturday, June 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Manhattan Village.

    Goat Yoga? You’ve GOAT to be kidding me. Not a ba-a-a-a-a-ad way to relieve stress. Come get your BAAHMASTE on with some zen baby goats in the outdoor Manhattan Village Plaza and join in a yoga class like you’ve never experienced.

    Feel free to stay longer to snuggle up with the cutie goat friends and enjoy a free goodie bag to get your zen on from some exclusive vendors! ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE YOGA MAT!

    Check-in begins promptly at 11:30 a.m All levels of yoga are welcomed. There will be enough room for social distance in the yard. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD.

  • Roundhouse Aquarium Grand Re-Opening

    June 19, 2021

    The Roundhouse Aquarium celebrates the Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, June 19 from noon to 6 p.m.

    Join the Roundhouse Aquarium at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier for craft and activity tables, prizes, outdoor fun, and live performances by Jefferson Graham and Paul Ellis!

    Live Performance Schedule:
    3:30-4:00 p.m. Classical and Jazz Guitarist Jefferson Graham, Solo Performance.
    4:00-6:00 p.m. Two Guitars by Classical and Jazz Guitarists Paul Ellis and Jefferson Graham

    Advanced reservations are recommended. To reserve a spot, register at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/admi/event/832795/.

    Suggested donation of $10 per family.

    For additional informaton, visit the website at http://roundhouseaquarium.org/ or call (310) 379-8117.

    The Roundhouse Aquarium is located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier.

  • Father’s Day Mini Golf @ The Point

    June 19, 2021

    LA Pop-Up Mini Golf will host Father’s Day Mini Golf on Saturday, June 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Point.

    Get To The Point for a “hole in one” kind of day! Dine, shop and enjoy a Father’s Day inspired Mini Golf Pop-Up on the grass at The Point Plaza.

    This event is FREE!

    For additional information, visit the website at https://thepointsb.com/2021/05/04/fathers-day-mini-golf-pop-up/.

    The Point is located at 850 South Pacific Coast Highway, El Segundo, CA.

  • Epipalooza

    June 19, 2021

    The Mira Costa End Epilepsy Club presents Epipalooza on Saturday, June 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at South Bay Customs.

    Enjoy tunes by local teen bands – Radio Rebels, PennyRoyal, Salem Meade, The Dropoffs, Redacted, Cooper Jones and Emma Powell-Wyse. The event also features a silent auction and food for purchase.

    All proceeds benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Los Angeles.

    Tickets are $25. There are only 100 tickets are available!

    To purchase tickets, Venmo @Epipalooza.

    For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/2855037568043937/.

    South Bay Customs is located at 115 Penn Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

  • Kontrapunktus: OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel

    June 19, 2021

    KONTRAPUNKTUS is set to premiere its third virtual concert, OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel, on YouTube Live via their Kontrapunktus Baroque YouTube channel on Saturday, June 19 at 7:00 PM PST.

    Entitled OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel, KONTRAPUNKTUS will be performing four richly nuanced, yet seldom played concertos by the immortal Baroque composer, George Frideric Handel.

    The movements to the music contain a full range of compositional styles, including airs, fugues, themes, and dance variations. It would be one of Handel’s last compositions in the Italian style.

  • Riviera Village Garden Concert Series

    June 19, 2021

    The Village Garden in Riviera Village will host The Garden Concert Series on Saturday, June 19 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

    The Garden Concert Series is an exciting new performance venue located one block from the beach in Redondo. GCS is an intimate chamber concert performed by the Constellation Quartet with a selection of popular, film, and world music, and a new special guest each month. The concert this month features Cliff Beach, multitalented singer, songwriter and performer.

    Funk music artist Cliff Beach has been performing live for more than 17 years in Los Angeles. The Berkley trained singer/songwriter/keyboardist and DC native has created a style of music he coins as “Nu-funk”, a hybrid of soul, traditional R&B, funk and neo-soul which he performs regularly throughout Southern California.

  • Father’s Day Sunday Drive & Beer Tasting @ The ADM

    June 20, 2021

    The Automobile Driving Museum will host a Father’s Day Sunday Drive & Beer Tasting on Sunday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Treat Dad to an epic ride in a classic car and a complimentary beer tasting.

    Bring the entire family as this event is appropriate for all ages. Ride cars TBA. Must be 21 and over to drink. Children must meet height requirements of 55″ to take a ride in a car.

    Tickets are $5/$10/$15. Children under 10 get in free.

    For additional information and ticket purchase, call (310) 909-0950 or visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/fathers-day-rides/.

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

  • Father’s Day Brunch: Cigars & Cognac

    June 20, 2021

    The Automobile Driving Museum will host a Father’s Day Brunch: Cigars & Cognac on Sunday, June 20 from 12 to 4 p.m.

    This Father’s Day Brunch is designed for the Distinguished Gentleman! Enjoy amazing food catered by Chef Will Bly, live music and entertainment.

    Bring the entire family to celebrate dad as this event is appropriate for all ages.

    Brunch includes a full buffet brunch, cognac, mimosas and cigars.

    Tickets are $75 if purchased before the event. Add discount code Brunch2021 to receive a $10 discount.

    For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-363-3060 or visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/fathers-day-rides/ .

    The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 l”airport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

  • Culture Brewing Ribbon Cutting & Mixer

    June 23, 2021

    The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting & Mixer at Culture Brewing on Wednesday, June 23 at 6 p.m.

    It will be a purposeful evening of beer, networking, and celebration! Culture Brewing opened its new location in Downtown Manhattan Beach during the pandemic and has patiently waited to welcome you at the first taproom in Manhattan Beach. There will be ice cold beer, music, raffle prizes, and a much-needed opportunity to network. When you register you’ll be entered to win a raffle prize.

    For additional information and registration, visit https://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/celebrate-with-purpose-ribbon-cutting-mixer-with-culture-brewing-10163.

    Culture Brewing is located at 327 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

  • Fair Trade Rug Event

    June 25 – 30, 2021

    Ten Thousand Villages presents the annual Fair Trade Rug Event Friday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 30 at the shop in Redondo Beach from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    The event will feature a large selection of Tribal, Bokhara and Persian rugs with classic to contemporary designs in sizes from 2’x3 to 10’x14, with square, round, rectangle, oval and runner configurations. All of the rugs are hand-knotted by fairly paid adults in Pakistan.

    These quality pieces last generations, and are created by true artisans who are able to sustain themselves due to fair trade labor standards. Ten Thousand Villages is able to bring these rugs to our area by partnering with Bunyaad, a fair trade rug company that works with over 850 families throughout 100 villages in Pakistan.

    For additional information, visit the website at http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/redondobeach#fndtn-home or call 310-465-1600.

    Ten Thousand Villages is located at 1907 South Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

  • Beach Cities Relay For Life: Drive Through Luminaria Event

    June 26, 2021

    The community is invited to join the American Cancer Society and Beach Cities Relay for Life Drive Through Luminaria Event on Saturday, June 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

    Participants will stay in the safety of their cars and honor and remember loved ones from their vehicles; by driving through the Redondo Beach Performing Art parking-lot. Luminaria bags will be displayed curbside.

    Luminaria bags can be purchased at http://lnkd.in/diCSh_a

    For additional information, visit https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?pg=entry&fr_id=100626.

    Redondo Beach Performing Art Center is located at 1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

  • Lomita Founder’s Day Fireworks Show

    June 26, 2021

    The City of Lomita will celebrate Founder’s Day this year with a Fireworks Show on Saturday, June 26 at 9 p.m.

    The annual Founder’s Day Celebration usually brings thousands of people to Lomita Park, However, this year city officials ask residents not to congregate at Lomita Park due to the corona virus.

    The parking lot and park will be closed.

    Instead, they ask that you view the fireworks from your yard or neighborhood.

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

  • Torrance Antique Street Faire

    June 27, 2021

    The monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, June 27 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/.

    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

    June 27, 2021

    Grab a Leash! The South Coast Botanic Garden has scheduled Dog Walking Hours for Sunday, June 27 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!

  • SoCal Etsy Guild @ Del Amo

    June 27, 2021

    The SoCal Etsy Guild Pop Up Market will be at Del Amo Fashion Center on Sunday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    It will be a day of handmade fun with local designers, live art, food, giveaways and more!

    All vendors will be located below the AMC movie theater, near Forever 21 and a main mall entrance. In case of extreme rain this event will be rescheduled. Plenty of free parking is available.

    Scheduled dates: May 23 – June 27- July 25 – August – September 26 – October 24 – November 28 – December 19.

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

    Del Amo Fashion Center is located at 3525 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503.

  • Garden Concert Series

    June 27, 2021

    St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church presents the Garden Concert Series on Sunday, June 27 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 June concert by sending your name and the number of people in your party to stlukespresbyterian@outlook.com.

    Future concerts dates are July 25 and 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.

  • Hermosa Beach Murals Project Unveiling & Fundraiser

    June 28, 2021

    The Hermosa Beach Murals Project will host the Mural #10 Unveiling & Fundraiser on Monday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at at the location of the former Bijou Theater.

    The grandest and final mural will celebrate the Hermosa’s Surf & Sand Club a.k.a. the Biltmore Hotel. Artist John Pugh, who has decades of experience with public art and has completed over 250 murals, has been working for several months on the mural that will cover the entire west-facing wall of the building lastly known as the Bijou Theater. The mural measures 3,900 square feet (94.6’ wide by 45’ tall) and is painted in the Trompe l’oeil style. Trompe l’oeil, French for “deceive the eye,” is a style of still life painting that creates the illusion the subject of the painting is three dimensional, with a photographic-like quality.

  • PVPLC Activities for July

    July 1, 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 July:

    Nature Walk at Abalone Cove Reserve, Saturday, July 10th, 3pm. Visit the Conservancy’s newest restoration site providing habitat for several rare and endangered species. Then enjoy a walk down to explore the tide pools and pillow lava formations at low tide. Moderate. Parking $6. Sign up at https://pvplc.org/event/nature-walk-3/.

    Rapid Response Team, Fridays and Saturdays, 9am – 12pm. Work alongside Conservancy staff protecting important wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails! Tasks include trail maintenance, fence building, installing signage and more! We work at various locations around the Preserve. No experience needed. 15 and up. Sign up at https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.

  • Village Runner 4th of July 5K Run/Walk & Firecracker Dash

    July 3, 2021

    The Village Runner presents the annual Fourth of July 5K Run/Walk & Firecracker Dash on Saturday, July 3 starting at 6:30 a.m.

    All participants will receive an Independence Day run t-shirt. There will be chip timing, age division awards and cash prizes to the top three overall male and female runners in the 5K run. All kids dash finishers receive medals too! Race packets will be available for pickup the following dates and times:
    -Friday, July 2nd: Noon to 6pm at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach
    -Saturday, July 3rd: 6:30am on Catalina Ave. near Palos Verdes Blvd.

    Registration is $40/$45.

    For additional information and registration, visit https://racewire.com/register.php?id=12215&fbclid=IwAR3TzaLviX-_jNo2FV2vISPwaKAxj9CZlwlpxSPWN3J05_DhUPSwt8NnnsA.

    The Village Runner is located at 255 Avenida Del Norte, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. (Near Trader Joe’s and the Redondo Beach Triangle Parking Lot)

  • Torrance 4th of July Fireworks Show

    July 4, 2021

    The City of Torrance will host the 4th of July Fireworks Show on Sunday, July 4 at 9 p.m. at the Torrance Civic Center.

    Details will be available after June 15.

    For additional information, visit the website at https://www.torranceca.gov/services/community-services/july-4-fireworks-celebration-2021

  • Cops & Cones

    July 6, 2021

    The Redondo Beach Police Department Community Services Unit will host Cops & Cones on Tuesday, July 6 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

  • El Segundo Summer Concerts in the Park

    July 11, 2021

    The City of El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department presents Summer Concerts in the Park sponsored by Chevron on Sunday, July 11 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

  • Pull & Thread: Art SHow

    July 11, 2021

    Pull & thread will host an Art Show on Sunday, July 11 from 6 to 9 p.m.

    It will be a night of local artists showcasing their work. Enjoy sips and live music while marveling at the art!

    Featured artists are Heather Ireland Artz is a Los Angeles based oil painter who specializes in fine art surreal portraiture, contemporary abstract and picturesque pastel beachscapes and Erin Delsigne, Film Collage Artist, is most well-known for her instant film collages using Polaroid and Fuji Instax film to create psychedelic landscapes and surreal portraiture.

    This event is FREE to attend.

  • Pull & Thread: Champagne Shimmy

    July 15, 2021

    Pull & Thread will host Champagne Shimmy on Thursday, July 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.

    Champagne Shimmy is a night of belly dance, connecting your mind to your body, surrounded by feminine Love. Experience the intimacy of bonding with other powerful women through dance, fitness, and conversation.

    Enjoy a full hour of RAQSHIMMY – a unique invigorating full-body belly dance inspired workout that promises to tighten up your curves and unleash your feminine spirit by tapping into a an ancient art form and a unique combination of strength, flexibility, and dance technique.

  • ULTRA!

    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.

  • Movies Under the Stars

    July 17, 2021

    The City of Lomita presents Movies Under the Stars on Saturday, July 17 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Style on the Spot presents The Village Market on Saturday, August 7 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.

    Future Dates: September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Barb Habif Memorial Chili Cook-Off & Car Show

    September 18, 2021

    The Torrance Elks will host the Barb Habif Memorial 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.

  • Rocktoberfest @ Seaside Lagoon

    October 15 – 17, 2021

    Ragin Cajun will host Rocktoberfest from 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!

    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

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