Special Events

Live Music @ Metlox

May 26 – September 1, 2019

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.

Nelson’s Summer Concert Series

June 1 – October 26, 2019

Terranea Resort presents the Nelson’s Summer Concert Series starting Saturday, June 1. The series runs from Memorial Day Weekend through late October.

Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m., guests will enjoy 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.

Delicious food, fabulous music, incomparable vistas – this is how we do summer in the South Bay.

Saturday, June 1, Feed the Kitty
Friday, June 7, Everyday Housewives
Saturday, June 8, Wise
Friday, June 14, Wise
Saturday, June 15, Headshine
Friday, June 21, The Backtracks

Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series

June 23 – August 25, 2019

The Lunada Bay Homeowners Association presents the Summer Concert Series on select Sundays.

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

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

Polliwog Park Summer Concert Series

June 30 – September 1, 2019

The City of Manhattan Beach presents the annual Concerts in the Park series kicking off Sunday, July 7 with a Salute to the Troops and running through September 1.

The series is a summer-long event held at Polliwog Park and takes place every Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Concerts in the Park has featured such artists as the Doo-Wah Riders, Nathan Shrake, Elvis and Beatles tribute Bands, as well as a host of other talented musicians. So get out your beach chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and head to Polliwog Park for some classic summertime fun!

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.

The Point Summer Music Series

July 3 – August 28, 2019

The Point hosts the annual Summer Music Series every Wednesday night from July 3 through August 28.

As the sun begins to set on the day, head to The Point every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. throughout July and August to celebrate hot summer nights.

Spread out a blanket, snuggle up and rock out to a different genre of music every week. From R&B to Smooth Jazz, the South Bay’s Living Room is sure to become a part of your weekly summer routine.

It’s a fun and relaxing way to spend a Wednesday evening, so grab a few friends, a couple of blankets and beach chairs and get to The Point!

The concert schedule is as follows:

July 03 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Retrofit (Rock/ Reggae)
July 10 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Phoenix Rising (Rock)

Redondo Pier Summer of Music Concert Series

July 4 – August 31, 2019

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 4 and running through August 31.

The free concert series kicks off on the 4th of July from 6 to 8 p.m. The first concert will be followed by the annual fireworks display beginning at 9 p.m. The fireworks can be viewed for free from Redondo Beach Pier. Parking will be a $20 flat rate on July 4th and all other times, parking at the Redondo Beach Pier (north or south structures), is $2.00 per hour. Concerts on July 18, July 27, August 15 and August 24 will take place on the octagon below Kincaid’s.

These concerts are free to the public, so grab a few beach chairs and gather your family, friends and neighbors for a casual, relaxing evening of entertainment the South Bay way.

All pier events are weather permitting. Concert schedule is subject to change.

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

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

Shakespeare by the Sea

July 7 through August 10, 2019

This summer, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay. Performances of The Comedy of Errors and Henry V will take place during July and August.

The Comedy of Errors – A classic Shakespearean romp of mistaken identity-it’s mischief and mayhem galore! Two young visitors arrive in the city unaware that their long-lost twins already live there. Over the course of a single day, everything that can go wrong does go wrong: a marriage at breaking point, a missing gold chain, an unpaid debt, and a dubious arrest. It’s mischief and mayhem galore!

Malaga Cove Concerts in the Park

July 10 – August 28, 2019

Microsoft Word - OC Register Newport Beach August 08 2010.docThe 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 every Wednesday evening July 10 through August 28 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:

BCHD Events & Activities for August

August 1 – 31, 2019

Beach Cities Health District offers the community a variety of monthly activities and special events.

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

Take a look at what’s scheduled for August…

Redondo Beach Library Activities for August

August 1 – 31, 2019

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

A few require registration but all of them are FREE!

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

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

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

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

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for August

August 1 – 31, 2019

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

One of the South Bay’s best kept secrets is the surprising amount of natural habitat to be found in the area and it is the mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to “preserve land and restore habitat for the enjoyment and education of all.”

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/ or call (310) 541-7613.

Take a look at what’s on tap for August….

Crab Fest

August 12 – 18, 2019

Ragin Cajun presents Crab Fest Monday August 12 through Sunday August 18.

Crab Fest happens only once a year and you definitely don’t want to miss it! Get your fill of snow crab, king, crab, Dungeness Crab, soft shell crab, Louisiana blue crab and so much more, including the entire regular menu and live music on Friday.

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

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

Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament

August 16 – 18, 2019

AVP 2The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) presents the Manhattan Beach Open as part of the AVP Pro Tour Gold Series Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18.

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

General admission to the AVP Pro Tour is free to the public. VIP tickets featuring upgraded viewing and hospitality are available for $65 – $165.

Torrance Elks Lodge – Grill Your Own Steak Night

August 16, 2019

The Torrance Elks Lodge will host Grill Your Own Steak Night on Friday, August 16 at 6 p.m.

Start the weekend with a delicious dinner and music by The Jokers. Choose between chicken and steak, with baked potato, baked beans, salad and dinner roll.

Suggested donation is $5 per person.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?LodgeNumber=1948.

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

Summer Fridays Drive-In Movies

August 16, 2019

The Roadium Open Air Market presents Summer Fridays Drive-In Movies every Friday (August 16) this summer.

The Roadium is reviving its classic 1950’s drive-in for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience this summer. Every Friday night, guests can enjoy a great film in this throwback retro setting, along with food trucks, movie concessions, and more!

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with the movie starting at 8 p.m.

Summer Fridays Movie Lineup:

6/7/2019: Back to the Future
6/14/2019: Jurassic Park
6/21/2019: Moana
6/28/2019: Matilda (In-N-Out Truck)
7/5/2019: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
7/12/2019: Grease (Classic Car night)

Movies Under the Stars @ Alta Vista Park

August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019

The City of Redondo Beach hosts Movies Under the Stars every Friday night in August at Alta Vista Park.

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

August 02 – Small Foot
August 09 – Ocean’s 11
August 16 – Little Shop of Horrors
August 23 – Speedway
August 30 – The Black Stallion

For additional information, visit the Newsletter page 37 at https://www.redondo.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=37185.

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

Beauty & the Beast

August 16 – 24, 2019

Torrance Theatre Company presents a production of Beauty & the Beast August 16 through August 24 at the James Armstrong Theater.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Torrance! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature film, this breathtaking spectacle has won the hearts of millions of people worldwide.

PERFORMANCES:
August 16 at 8pm
August 17 at 2pm & 8pm
August 18 at 2pm
August 22 at 7pm
August 23 at 8pm
August 24 at 2pm & 8pm

Reserved Seating is $40. Select discounts for children and 4-packs available.

Malaga Cove Summer Art Shows

August 17 & 18, 2019

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Malaga Cove Summer Art Show on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Malaga Cove.

The event takes place each month from April through September and features paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, wearable art and prints from artists from the seven art groups affiliated with Palos Verdes Art Center: Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, and Third Dimension.

Show Dates: April 13 & 14 – May 18 & 19 – June 15 & 16 – July 20 & 21 – August 17 & 18 – September 21 & 22

For additional information, visit the website at http://pvartcenter.org/malaga-cove.

Malaga Cove Plaza is located at the entrance to the City of Palos Verdes Estates on scenic Palos Verdes Drive West between Via Chico and Via Corta. There is plenty of free parking.

El Segundo Main Street Car Show

August 17, 2019

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce, El Segundo Police Officers Association and Automobile Driving Museum present the annual Main Street Car Show on Saturday, August 17 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/2019-main-street-el-segundo-car-show-registration-60713247959?aff=erelexpmlt.

The event will take place on Main Street in El Segundo, CA 90245.

War, Art and Visual Culture: Los Angeles – A One Day Symposium

August 17, 2019

Torrance Art Museum (TAM) presents War, Art and Visual Culture: Los Angeles, a one-day symposium in conjunction with the exhibition GENERATION W(ar) addressing today’s images of war, terror and political violence on Saturday, August 17.

Shaun Gladwell, VR and video artist, and a former Australian Official War Artist, will be a keynote speaker. International expert on war and art, Dr Laura Brandon, now retired from the Canadian War Museum, will also give a keynote address. The symposium will bring together leading theorists, artists, researchers, and experts on conflict and contemporary art to Torrance Art Museum, to coincide with the current exhibition, GENERATION W(ar).

Project Barley Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

August 17, 2019

The Lomita Chamber of commerce will host the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for Project Barley on Saturday, August 17 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Project Barley is a nano-brewery of mischievous undertaking with roots in music, art, culture, sports, and most importantly…beer. The original inspiration coming from years of brewing music with local South Bay band, Barley, all the while perfecting their brewing skills, and drinking a lot of wonderful brewskies along the way.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/339286237006048/.

Hermosa Beach Summer Series

August 17/18 & 24/25, 2019

5B Artists & Media present the 2019 Hermosa Beach Summer Series sponsored by KROQ.

The popular FREE community event returns to the sands of the quintessential Southern California beach town over two weekends in August, and for the first time ever, is expanding to both Saturday and Sunday (August 17/18 and August 24/25) at 5 p.m. each day with a jam-packed lineup of music, comedy, movies on the beach and other family-friendly experiences.

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

Walking Thru Time

August 17, 2019

The Friends of Madrona Marsh present Walking Thru Time on Saturday, August 17 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve.

Walk through time and the moonlight at the Madrona Marsh. This fundraiser includes a dinner, program, music and strolling tours on the Preserve. Wine, coffee, and tea will be available.

Hear from keynote speaker Tracy Drake who will illuminate the new Nature Center murals from the days of the dinosaurs up until today. Be sure to stay for the traditional finale, howling at the moon.

Tickets are $50 per person, adults only, and are available at the Nature Center. Dress attire is casual and bring your walking shoes. Parking is limited.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://friendsofmadronamarsh.com/news-fundraiser-walkin-thru-time.shtml

The Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve is located at 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90503.

Concerts in the Park – Wilson Park Amphitheater

August 17, 2019

The City of Torrance presents the FREE Concerts in the Park series on Saturday, August 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wilson Park Amphitheater.

Pack up some chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and gather family and friends for a beautiful summer evening in the park! These concerts take place the third Saturday of the summer months and are FREE to attend. The schedule is as follows:

-Saturday, June 15: The Smokin Cobras – The biggest hits from the 50’s Rockabilly, 60’s Soul, 70’s Funk and the 80’s Wave, in an electrifying performance!

-Sunday, July 20: Woodie and the Longboards – Experience all the hits of legendary California bands, The Beach Boys and The Eagles, in this tribute concert that captures the timeless spirit of the celebrated era.

Summer Swing Nights @ The ADM

August 17 & September 21, 2019

The Automobile Driving Museum presents Summer Swing Nights on Saturday, August 17 and Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 10 p.m.

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

Tickets are $40 presale, $10 dance class (at 6pm), $70 for both nights, $50 at the door, $350 for 10 tickets, includes a free drink.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/swingnights/2019-08-17/.

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

Creating Conversations Author Events

August 9, 17, 12, 2019

Creating Conversations book store will host a series of Author Events.

-Friday, August 9 at from 7 to 10 p.m. – Book Launch for The Birthday Girl by Melissa de la Cruz. Enjoy mocktails and mingling, author talk and Q&A, Guilty Reader Bingo and signing and cupcakes.

-Saturday, August 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. – Bookstore Romance Day will feature four authors and a panel discussion and book signing.

-Thursday, September 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. – Book Club A discussion on The Marriage Clock and book signing with author Zara Raheem.

Kids Extreme

August 18, 2019

The City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department presents the annual Kids Extreme on Sunday, August 18 at 9 a.m. at Begg Pool and Field in Polliwog Park.

This event promotes a fun and healthy way for kids to have a feeling of accomplishment and encourage self-esteem. Participants should be ready to swim, run and go over, under, through and between various obstacles. Mud, tires, hay, water, walls, and much more will be provided to challenge your physical ability.

Participants must bring a swim suit, goggles, running shoes, shorts, shirt, towel(s), sunscreen, water and a change of clothes.

The course consists of:

Summer Sunday Sounds

August 18, 2019

The Neighborhood Church presents Summer Sunday Sounds featuring Miskey Mountain Boys on Sunday, August 18 beginning at 6 p.m.

Do you know what Classgrazz is? This talented bluegrass band wants to show you! Featuring artists who have performed around the world in places like the Hollywood Bowl and the Tournament of Roses, the Miskey Mountain Boys have a unique style all their own. Their combined talents and expertise create this incredible, one-of-a-kind band, that seamlessly blend jazz, classical and swing with traditional Bluegrass into a new genre they lovingly call Classgrazz. Featuring uniquely “Miskified” musical arrangements, innovative elements, driving Bluegrass and powerhouse vocals, this show blends mastery with laughter, joy and camaraderie to create an unforgettable experience for their audiences.

BCHD Summer Fitness Series: Mindful Yoga in the Park

August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019

Join Beach Cities Health District for the FREE Summer Fitness Series: Mindful Yoga in the Park every Monday in August at 6 p.m. at Valley Park in Hermosa Beach.

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.

For additional information and to register, call 310.374.3426 or visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/freefitness.

Valley Park is located at 2521 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Torrance Community Strategic Planning Workshops

August 20 & 21, 2019

The Torrance Police Department will hold Community Strategic Planning Workshops on Tuesday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 21 at 6 p.m. both nights.

The Torrance Police Department is currently developing a Strategic Plan which will serve as the organization’s roadmap for the next three years. It is vital to get input from the community so they can effectively identify and meet the needs of the residents and businesses they serve. The Torrance Police Department aims to uphold the organizational values and enhance the partnership they enjoy with the community.

Participants can choose either of the listed two-hour workshops:

Night Market in Redondo Beach

August 22, 2019

Native Harvest presents the Redondo Beach Night Market on Thursday, August 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and every Thursday night during the summer months.

The Night Market vendors offer an array of hot and prepared foods for purchase, seating area, DJ, and kid’s corner for the little ones.

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

The Night Market takes place in the parking lot of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church located at 301 Avenue D, in Redondo Beach.

Community Yoga @ The Promenade

August 24, 2019

Equinox and Promenade on the Peninsula present Community Yoga on Saturday, August 24 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the central courtyard.

The community is invited for an all-levels yoga class! Mats and props will be provided with pre-registration or you can bring your own mat.

Also, a complimentary day pass for those who would like to use Equinox facilities and Kids Club access where you can drop off the kids while you work out! Kids Club accepts ages 3 months all the way up to 7 years! You must RSVP for Kids Club to Scott.Marlow@Equinox.com .

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information and registration, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/415671542384295/.

Promenade on the Peninsula is located at 500 Deep Valley Run, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.

Community Coffee with Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

August 24, 2019

Community CoffeeAssemblymember Al Muratsuchi will host a Community Coffee on Saturday, August 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lomita Library.

The community is encouraged to attend, enjoy a cup of coffee and share your thoughts regarding state and legislative issues affecting the South Bay.

Attendees will hear what’s happening in the district and what services are available.

For additional information and to RSVP, call the District Office at 310-375-0691 or visit the website at https://a66.asmdc.org/.

Lomita Library (Don Knabe Room) is located at 24200 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717.

Gassers 6 @ The ADM

August 24, 2019

The Automobile Driving Museum presents Gassers 6 on Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This 6th annual Gassers event will be bigger and better than ever. Celebrate vintage speed and all nostalgia classes of the era. FX, superstock and altereds welcome! Blown vehicles must have roots-style blowers.

Special Guest Speakers are Ed “Isky” Iskenderian, Bones Balogh, and Bob Muravez. Join these special guests at the ADM for autographs and a discussion panel, moderated by Wicked Kuztomz very own Ken Vela!

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

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

Lomita Community Day

August 24, 2019

The Lomita Railroad Museum will host Community Day on Saturday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

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

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

Taste at the Beach

August 24, 2019

Hermosa Beach Kiwanis presents the annual Taste at the Beach on Saturday, August 24 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.

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

Tickets are $65 per person or $75 at the door,

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

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

Port Royal Yacht Club Summer Bash

August 24, 2019

The Port Royale Yacht Club will host the annual Summer Bash Charity Fundraiser on Saturday, August 24 from 4 to 10 p.m.

The theme this year is ‘Pirates and Mermaids’ so find an appropriate costume and plan on a night of fun! Enjoy dinner, dancing, raffles, silent and live auctions.

In addition, they will be hosting the Home Port Regatta Race open to any make, model, or year, sailboat. Proceeds from the auctions will benefit City 2 Sea and Marine Mammal Rescue.

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Endless Summer Beach Party

August 24, 2019

The Richstone Family Center presents the annual Endless Summer Beach Party on Saturday, August 24 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on a stretch of beach in Redondo.

Enjoy an evening filled with flavorsome dishes from local restaurants, live music and dancing. Guest will stay cool with refreshing cocktails, beer and wine. The evening will also feature entertainment from the talented 12 member band, Night Owl Productions, covering all the beachy classics.

All proceeds of ticket sales will continue to fund free mentoring programs against domestic violence for children who escaped abused homes. With invitations targeting Richstone’s most dedicated and generous supporters, they anticipate a sold out event.

Evening Under The Stars

August 24, 2019

American Honda Motor Company and the Torrance Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Evening under the Stars: Annual Gourmet Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, August 24 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Honda Headquarters in Torrance.

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

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

Tickets are $200 per person. Dress code: cocktail attire. No one under 21 years of age will be admitted. Proceeds will benefit Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s North Patient Tower, which will house new Pediatric, Neonatal Intensive Care and Mother/Baby Units and Vistas for Children.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.torrancememorial.org/Giving/Foundation_Events/Evening_Under_the_Stars/Evening_Under_the_Stars.aspx.

Alligator Beach Album Release Party

August 24, 2019

The LA-based New Orleans funk band, Alligator Beach, will release their debut album titled Throwin’ a Party! on August 22nd on Spotify. The Alligator Beach Album Release Party will take place on Saturday, August 24 at 7 p.m. at Saint Rocke.

The band’s founder, Lance Keller, is a longtime Hermosa Beach resident who is frequently seen playing trombone with a variety of local bands in the South Bay and in Hollywood. His passion for New Orleans funk inspired him to create Alligator Beach a few years ago. The band now has a loyal following, packing local venues such as Harvelle’s and Saint Rocke and enjoying immensely popular word-of-mouth reviews.

Their music is described as “pure musical party fun”, with lead vocalist Carol Hatchett tearing the house down in nearly every song. The band’s debut album features original songs & 2 covers, including a New Orleans groove-version of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love.

Members of Alligator Beach have performed with and/or recorded with Etta James, Bette Midler, Rod Stewart, The Eurythmics, Tom Petty, Dr. Dre, Barry White, Ziggy Marley, Yes, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Stanley Clarke, Ringo Starr, Beyonce, Ray Charles, Maceo Parker, Kool and The Gang, Van Morrison, Keith Richards, Roger Daltry, Buddy Guy, Bob Weir, Levon Helm, Albert Lee, The Jacksons, Sister Sledge, Shiela E, Tierra, Bo Didley & Orgone.

Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

August 25, 2019

The Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race will take place on Sunday, August 25.

The longest, most demanding race on the paddleboard circuit,the Catalina Classic is a grueling, thirty-two mile long paddleboard marathon which takes off from Catalina Island and finishes at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Founded in 1955, the event is a herculean endeavor drawing qualified watermen from all over the world to compete.

The event was cancelled in 1961 due to dangerous conditions and languished for more than twenty years. It was revived in 1982 with a field of ten competitors. Since then, the sport has experienced an enormous resurgence in popularity, particularly in the South Bay.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

August 25, 2019

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, August 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Rain or shine, free admission and pet friendly!

2019 DATES: Jan. 27 • Feb. 24 • Mar. 24 • Apr. 28 • May 26 • June 23 • July 28 • Aug. 25 • Sep. 22 • Oct. 27 • Nov. 24 • Dec. 22

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

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

Gardena Jazz Festival

August 25, 2019

The City of Gardena presents the annual Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 25 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Rowley Park.

The Stanley Clarke Band will headline this year’s event. Also, gracing the main stage will be Jazz Funk Soul with Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp and Paul Jackson Jr., the phenomenal Marcus Johnson, the ladies of jazz “Jazz In Pink”, Corney Mims and tHE-KNOW-IT-ALLz, and the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center youth group. The second stage will feature the Supa Lowery Brothers, The F.E.R.M., The Wyldebunch, and showcasing the winner of the talent contest “Coming to the Stage, the Next Big Thing!”.

Tickets are $25 – $85.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/17th-annual-gardena-jazz-festival-tickets-59904099775?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Rowley Park is located at 13220 Van Ness Avenue, Gardena, CA 90249.

Garden Concert Series

August 25, 2019

St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church presents the FREE Garden Concert Series on Sunday, August 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.

Future concerts dates are July 28 and August 25.

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.

Let’s Connect Mixer

August 27, 2019

The South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Bliss Nail Lounge on Tuesday, August 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

These monthly mixers are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at various locations around the South Bay to show support for local businesses. Come prepared to meet other like-minded and professional business women in a warm, easy-going and fun environment. Men are also welcome to attend these mixers!

Neptunian Woman’s Club Open House

August 27, 2019

The Neptunian Woman’s Club hosts the annual Open House on Tuesday, August 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the clubhouse.

The oldest philanthropic organization in the South Bay, this event is open to all women in the South Bay!

Enjoy a glass of wine, light tapas and conversation with the Neptunian Woman’s Club members. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the club that has been a Manhattan Beach philanthropic organization since 1909. Bring a neighbor and a friend!

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-neptunian-womans-club-new-member-open-house-tickets-63813650346?.

The Neptunian Woman’s Club is located at 920 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Regional Chamber Mixer

August 28, 2018

The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Regional Mixer on Wednesday, August 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Seaside Lagoon.

Mix, mingle, make new friends and meet up with other local business owners at this popular annual event. Guest will enjoy live entertainment, opportunity drawings, great food from local Chamber member restaurants and more. Members from 11 local Chambers will be attending. This mixer can draw over 300 people from the South Bay. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make connections and don’t forget your business cards.

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

To register, call 310-376-6911 or visit the website at https://web.redondochamber.org/events/Annual-Regional-Mixer-2558/details.

Fiesta Hermosa

August 31 – September 2, 2019

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Fiesta Hermosa Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in downtown Hermosa Beach.

The wildly popular family-friendly event includes live music, carnival rides, an enormous variety of food and beverages alongside painters, sculptors, photographers, handcrafters and jewelers

Families have plenty of activities to keep the kids happy. The Kiddie Carnival features a 30 foot slide, mechanical rides and games for kids from 3 to 10 years old. There will be pony rides, a petting zoo and face painters.

Movies in the Park – Torrance

August 31, 2019

The City of Torrance Community Services Department and local Homeowners Associations are proud to sponsor Movies in the Park on Saturday, August 31.

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

Each event will feature a different movie beginning at dusk (around 8 p.m.) so bring a jacket, popcorn, cocoa and snacks and join in the fun! The schedule is as follows:

Trolls
Saturday, June 29
De Portola Park
25615 Lazy Meadow Drive, Torrance, CA 90505

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for September

September 1 – 30, 2019

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

One of the South Bay’s best kept secrets is the surprising amount of natural habitat to be found in the area and it is the mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to “preserve land and restore habitat for the enjoyment and education of all.”

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/ or call (310) 541-7613.

Check out what’s on tap for September….

Special Events

Labor Day Pool Party

September 1, 2019

Shade Hotel hosts the Labor Day Pool Party of the season on Sunday, September 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. on the rooftop Aquadeck.

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

Admission is $20. For cabana reservation and bottle service, call (310) 430-3974.

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

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

Manhattan Beach Chamber Lunch & Learn

September 4, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the monthly Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, September 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Tin Roof Bistro.

Practice your elevator pitch and network with other business representatives and owners at the monthly Lunch & Learn. The featured guest speaker is Anna Kagan from Beach Financial Group. Anna will discuss cyber security and earthquake insurance. Two of the most discussed topics facing businesses and individuals is Cyber-Security & Earthquakes. Cyber-Insurance is a product used to protect businesses and individuals from Internet and risks relating to information technology infrastructure and activities. Most ordinary business and homeowners insurance policies do not cover earthquake damage, so what can be covered? Join us as we unpack the best approaches to secure your business from looming threats.

Tickets are $20 for Chamber Members and $30 for non-Members.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/lunch-learn-beach-financial-group-9474.

Tin Roof Bistro is located at 3500 North Sepulveda, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Creative Design Grand Opening

September 5, 2019

The community is invited to the Grand Opening of Creative Design Home Furnishings on Thursday, September 5 at 4 p.m.

The team at Creative Design is super excited to be in Riviera Village and are looking forward to meeting their new neighbors! With over 20 years experience in making homes beautiful, designer Tanya Collins has seen styles come and go and understands the importance of a timeless approach to design.

Attendees will enjoy beverages and light appetizers.

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

Creative Design is located at 1713 Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Portuguese Bend National Horse Show

September 6 – 8, 2019

Peninsula Committee Children’s Hospital Los Angeles presents the annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8 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. In addition, the $10,000 Harman Jr.-A/O Jumper Classic and the $15,000 Seahorse Jumper Classic promise to challenge some of the West Coast’s finest riders with difficult and exciting courses. The weekend’s activities will include an array of food booths, boutiques and fun 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.

First Friday

September 6, 2019

First-Fridays-in-Riviera-VillageRiviera Village presents First Friday on September 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.

This free, monthly event is the place to be every first Friday! Head to the Village and enjoy live music, food samplings, gallery viewing, promotional offers and more while you dine and shop. Riviera Village merchants and art galleries stay open until 8 p.m. The energy will be fueled by live music at various locations from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Village has plenty of metered parking on every street, along with a large metered parking lot in the triangle bordered by South Elena Avenue, Via El Prado and Avenida del Norte, and additional parking off South Catalina Avenue and Vista Del Mar. The parking fees are $1.50 per hour from 9am to 9pm and many meters conveniently accept credit cards for payment.

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

LA Kings 5K/10K Run/Walk

September 7, 2019

Join the LA Kings and the Kings Care Foundation for the annual Beach Cities 5K/10K fundraiser on Saturday, September 7 at 6:45 a.m.

The South Bay coastline sets the stage for the LA Kings 5K/10K in Redondo Beach, the kick-off event for the 2019-20 LA Kings season. Run, glide, skip or skate your way through downtown shops and restaurants, past beach homes and the sparkling ocean water to the start of training camp. LA Kings players, Bailey, Ice Crew and more will be there…not to mention the event’s esteemed host, Daryl Evans!

The pre-race party starts 1 hour before the race. There will be music, refreshments, vendors, giveaways and more!

Manhattan Movie Nights

September 7, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber and Street Food Cinema present Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, September 7 at the Westdrift Golf Course in Manhattan Beach.

The event features live music, food trucks and a screening of Bohemian Rhapsody. Doors open at 5:30, the music begins at 6:30 and the movie starts at 8:00. Bohemian Rhapsody is the story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985, 2 hours, 14 minutes).

Limited tickets will be available at the door (cash only) starting at 6 p.m. Please note: door may be held at any time to allow for advance ticket holders to enter. No dogs over 20 pounds will be permitted.

Advance tickets prices are as follows:
Reserved Seating – $21
General – $15
Children Reserved 6-12 – $11

Opening Reception: On the Surface – Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present

September 7, 2019

Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Opening Reception: On the Surface – Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present on Saturday, September 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

This survey of applied architectural surface design – wallpaper – presents historic samples from European, English, and American wallpaper designers and manufacturers, as well as reissues of classic patterns and explorations in contemporary design. Also included are sample books, antique tools of the trade, and feature walls suitable for portrait backdrops.

The exhibition is organized by PVAC and Boston artist and collector, Scott Dahill.

Movies on the Pier

September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019

Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital and the Redondo Pier Association presents Movies on the Pier every Saturday night in September at 7:30 p.m.

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. A few favorites include R10 Social House, Quality Seafood, Kincaids, The Slip and Tony’s on the Pier. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, September 7 – School of Rock
Saturday, September 14 – Karate Kid
Saturday, September 21 – Back to the Future
Saturday, September 28 – Grease

Pub at the Club

September 8, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Badminton Club will host the annual Pub at the Club on Sunday, September 8 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Tap into the most exciting summer event, where great spirits and great food come together for a great cause! The MBBC fourth annual Pub at the Club is a tasting of over 20 of the finest craft brewers and ciders, 10 spectacular wineries/bubbles and 10 amazing restaurants.

100% of proceeds from the event will benefit the Manhattan Beach Badminton Club’s Junior Foundation including special needs, para, veteran and junior athletic programs.

Entertainment will be provided by the one and only VOX DJs.

Taste of the South Bay

September 8, 2019

Join the LA Kings on Sunday, September 8 for the annual Taste of the South Bay at Westdrift Hotel from 4 to 8 p.m.

Celebrate the upcoming LA Kings season with the 11th annual Taste of the South Bay, a new take on the upscale, food-centric social event.

Social Hour @ Locale 90

September 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Abigaile Restaurant is located at 1301 Manhattan Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA.

HB Woman’s Club New Member Luncheon & Western Hoe Down

September 11, 2019

The Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach presents the New Member Luncheon & Western Hoedown on Wednesday, September 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clark Building.

Attendees will enjoy a western themed lunch with food provided by Dickie’s BBQ. The featured speakers are the City Manager and Assistant City Manager who will speak on the homeless challenges facing the city.

Western attire is encouraged!

Tickets are $15, new members attend for FREE!

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.womansclubofhermosabeach.org or RSVP to tinkerbuffett@yahoo.com.

The Clark Building is located at 861 Valley Drive in Hermosa Beach.

Barktoberfest @ Absolution Brewing

September 11, 2019

The SPCLA and Absolution Brewing present Barktoberfest on Saturday, September 21.

All canines are invited to bring their human friends for a day of craft beer, music, food and more! Brown Owl Meals will be serving up their delicious Mexican dishes all day long. Attendees can compete in a game of cornhole, shuffleboard and and other games.

Of course, there will be new surprise beers on tap! Nasty Bad Habit will play from 1 to 4 p.m. followed by other local bands from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy fun and games for the entire family with plenty of soda and ice cream for the kids!

A percentage of sales will be donated to the SPCLA.

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

Absolution Brewing is located at 2878 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503

Health & Wellness Fair

September 12, 2019

The Torrance-South Bay YMCA will host a Health & Wellness Fair on Thursday, September 12 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Looking to start the fall on a healthy note? Head to the Torrance-South Bay YMCA Health & Wellness Fair to find out how! Experience cooking classes, health food, screenings, giveaways, and more.

Meet the personal trainers and try out new exercises with the Y-HIIT and Zumba demonstrations.

This event is FREE and open to the public!

For additional information, contact Amanda Martelli via email at AmandaMartelli@ymcaLA.org or call 310-602-4910.

The Torrance-South Bay YMCA is located at 2900 West Sepulveda Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505.

Fashion on Point

September 12, 2019

The Point presents Fashion On Point on Thursday, September 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in The Point Plaza.

As summertime starts to simmer down, it’s hard to say goodbye to outdoor concerts, endless ice cream and days at the pool, but at The Point in El Segundo, the fun never stops. Grab your fashionista friends and family as The Point will be hosting its annual Fashion on Point event with looks from various boutiques and shops showcasing their fall looks. This year, The Point invites you to enjoy runway seating, champagne from the Bubble Tap Trailer, a beauty bar, exclusive shopping parties and more. Participating shops and boutiques located at The Point include Planet Blue, Kendra Scott, Lucky Brand, Rabbit Ladders, No Rest For Bridget, Athleta, and more

Tickets are $20. Your ticket includes The Point Swag Bag, a passport with exclusive incentives and in-store parties, champagne from The Bubble Tap Trailer, reserved seating at the 7 p.m. runway fashion show featuring fall looks from The Point retailers.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fashion-on-point-tickets-65718575027.

The Point is located at 850 South Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event

September 14, 2019

Join volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event on Saturday, September 14 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 January 2019, volunteers have put over 1300 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!

Meet at 22812 Kathryn Avenue in Torrance. Bring tools and gloves (if you have or will be supplied), sunscreen, water AND energy.

Yoga on the Octagon @ Redondo Pier

September 14, 2019

The Redondo Beach Pier Association and Cancer Support Community host Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month (September 14) from 10 to 11 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend and take part in this all level yoga class where the International Boardwalk meets the Redondo Beach Pier (the octagon below Kincaid’s).

Participants should bring a yoga mat, towel and bottled water.

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

The Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. If it rains, the class will be held at Cancer Support Community at 109 West Torrance Boulevard.

Lawndale Blues Festival

September 14, 2019

The annual Lawndale Blues Festival will take place on Saturday, September 14 at 11 a.m. at Jane Addams Park

Sponsored by the City of Lawndale, the Festival will showcase the music of SmackDaddy Blues Band, Brooks Project featuring Gregg Wright, Awesome Blue, The Lawndale Blues Boys and Shari Puorto Band. Attendees should bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. Alcohol is prohibited but food will be available for purchase. Canopies, umbrellas, and other portable shade equipment must be located in the canopy zone or be taken down once the festival begins. It’s a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some great music with family, friends and neighbors in the heart of the South Bay!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.lawndalecity.org/ or call (310) 973-3270.

Jane Addams Park is located at 15114 Firmona Avenue, Lawndale, CA 90260.

Summer Music Series @ Del Amo Fashion Center

September 14, 2019

Del Amo Fashion Center presents the Summer Music Series on Saturday, September 14 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Summer Music Series showcases the Village Park lawn area, just outside AMC Theaters, with a variety of musical genres on the second Saturday of the summer months. Enjoy live music from local musicians, food and drink samples, outdoor games and more. The first 50 guests will receive a Signature Tote with retailer goodies. Don’t miss your chance to win a raffle prize!

The Summer Music Series is scheduled for July 13, August 10, September 14 and October 5.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center/stores/management-office/stream/summer-music-series-6133390.

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

Downtown Manhattan Beach Car Show

September 15, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Police Department K-9 Unit and the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business Association present the annual Downtown Manhattan Beach Car Show on Sunday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Last year’s show had a great turn out but they ran out of room on 13th St. So this year, they’re moving down to Manhattan Avenue, a block from the beach and pier in beautiful Downtown Manhattan Beach. Proceeds from the show go directly to the Manhattan Beach Police K-9 Foundation.

Car registration is $30. Be sure to bring your confirmation email on the day of the show for entry. All vehicles should enter at Manhattan Ave and Manhattan Beach Blvd.

Social Hour @ Social Workplace: Thirsty Third Thursdays

September 19, 2019

Social Workplace hosts the monthly Social Hour: Thirsty Third Thursdays on Thursday, September 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Get social at Social Workplace! Bring your best smile and plenty of business cards. Each person has a chance to pitch their business to the group with plenty of mingling before and after. Pitches start promptly at 6 p.m. and refreshments are served. Know anyone who might need a workplace or meeting space? Bring a friend!

Pre-purchase tickets are $10 or pay $20 at the door.

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

Social Workplace is located at 2315 Lomita Blvd, Lomita, CA 90717. Parking is first-come, first-served. Parking is also available on surrounding streets. Uber, Lyft and ride sharing encouraged.

After Work Mixer @ Manhattan Beach Studios

September 19, 2019

Head to Manhattan Beach for an After Work Mixer at the MBS Media Campus on the Manhattan Beach Studios sound stage on Thursday, September 19 to 5:30 to 8 p.m.

It will be a relaxing meet and greet on the MBS Media Campus. Come by after 5:30 p.m. and expand your network in a highly unique environment. It’s on the movie lot, so you need to RSVP so they can provide your name to security.

For additional information and to RSVP, visit the website at http://www.manhattanbeachstudios.net/

Manhattan Beach Studios is located on the MBS Media Campus at 1600 Rosecrans Avenue in Manhattan Beach.

Richmond Street Fair

September 21, 2019

The El Segundo Kiwanis Club presents the annual Richmond Street Fair on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m.

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

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

Bring the whole family and make a day of it!

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

The Richmond Street Fair is located on Richmond Street in Downtown El Segundo. The Fair will take place in the 100, 200, and 300 blocks of Richmond Street and the west 100 and 200 blocks of Grand and Franklin Avenues.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 21, 2019

Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s at the Beach Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday September 21 beginning at 9 a.m.

Sign up to start a team, join a team, or to walk as an individual!

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

All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/CA-CaliforniaSouthland?fr_id=10752&pg=entry.

Boots, Brews & BBQ

September 21, 2019

Switzer Learning Center presents the annual Boots, Brews & BBQ on Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 11 p.m.

The South Bay’s biggest and best outdoor BBQ event of the year will be an adults-only, high spirited, western themed party for over 300 guests. Dust off your boots and put on a cowboy hat!

Get ready to feast on smoked barbecue dishes, sample craft beers from local breweries, ride the mechanical bull, work on your aim at the shooting ranges, play blackjack, spin the Booze Wheel, partake in live and silent auctions, and dance the night away!

Tickets are $125.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://switzercenter.ejoinme.org/BBB2018.

Switzer Learning Center is located at 2201 Amapola Court, Torrance, CA.

Food, Wine & Cigar Festival

September 28, 2019

The City of Gardena hosts the annual Food, Wine & Cigar Festival on Saturday, September 28 from noon to 6 p.m. on the front lawn at City Hall.

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

Tickets are $25. No outside food or drinks are allowed.

For additional information, contact the Recreation Department at (310) 217-9537 or visit the website at http://www.gardenaevents.com.

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

The Janitor – A New Comic Opera

September 28 & 29, 2019

El Camino College Center for the Arts presents The Janitor for two shows only on Saturday, September 28 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 29 at 3 p.m. at the Campus Theater.

The intersection of good and evil with music, science, poetry and art are explored as the cast deals with temptation, jobs, bosses and some ridiculous advice. The Janitor takes you on a comical ride through time and space, upending our views of creation, the universe, scholars, beloved fairy tales, and even airline safety demonstrations! How bad can a good time be? Story and music by William E. Doyle.

Tickets are $10/$21. $3 parking permit required.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.centerforthearts.org or visit the ticket office at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90506 (M–F, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Closed Weekends) or call 1-800-832-ARTS

The Campus Theater is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90506.

Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show

September 29, 2019

Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital and the Redondo Pier Association present the annual Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show on Sunday, September 29 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.

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!

Wowsa Ocean Fest

October 5 & 6, 2019

The World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) presents Ocean Fest 2019 on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6 at Seaside Lagoon and adjacent beach.

The two day event features ocean workshops, inspirational speakers, ocean races, awards, raffle, beer garden, food trucks, music and beach brands merchandise.

WOWSA TALKS – Saturday October 5 | 10am – 4pm
The TED Talks of open water swimming, come listen to how the sport is growing, inspiring, and making history. There’s much to learn with talks on training, equipment, safety, and more.

REDONDO BEACH COASTAL CHALLENGE – Sunday October 6 | 8am – 3pm
Join us at what is currently the proposed location for the 10km Marathon Swim of 2028’s Olympic Games. Who knows, this might even start you down the road to the LA games!

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://wowsaoceanfest.com.

City of Lomita Poker Tournament

October 5, 2019

The City of Lomita will host a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on Saturday, October 5 starting at 5 p.m. at the Tom Rico Center gymnasium in Lomita Park.

Do you love playing cards? Do you love playing Texas Hold’em? Then you’ll want to participate in this Poker Tournament fundraiser for the City of Lomita. A table sponsor ($200) will receive two (2) entries into the tournament and a tournament sponsor ($500) will receive four (4) entries plus an extra $1,000 in chips per person to start with.

The entry fee is $50 per person with an option to re-buy $20 during the tournament.

There will be raffle prizes and drinks for sale (no alcohol). The tournament will begin at 5 p.m. and end at approximately 10 p.m.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://www.lomita.com/cityhall. Walk-ins are welcome depending on availability.

Tom Rico Center gymnasium in Lomita Park is located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717.

HB Woman’s Club Pancake Breakfast

October 13, 2019

The Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach presents the annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, October 13 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Kiwanis Building.

The event features raffle baskets, silent auction, photo booth, face stenciling and activities for the kids. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee.

Tickets are $10 per person and children 5 and under eat for free.

Proceeds from the events will benefit Hermosa Beach Women’s Club philanthropies.

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

The Kiwanis Building is located at 2515 Valley Drive in Hermosa Beach.

Unheard L.A.

October 13, 2019

Unheard L.A. will take place on Sunday, October 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

Discover more about Los Angeles and the folks who call it home with Unheard LA as your guide. Presented by KPCC In Person – the live programming platform for NPR affiliate KPCC – this live, community-driven storytelling series takes place at theaters around the greater Los Angeles area. Each show is free, unique, and features a curated lineup of real people sharing true stories of life here in Southern California.

You won’t be going on this journey alone. Theater artist and Watts native Bruce A. Lemon, Jr. will be your Unheard LA host, helping to connect each story, storyteller, and show venue along the way. And stick around afterward for a post-show mixer to meet the storytellers, mingle with others, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and be inspired by your fellow Angelenos.

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

October 27, 2019

The annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk takes place on Sunday, October 27.

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

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

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

Lomita Holiday Tree Lighting

December 6, 2019

The City of Lomita hosts the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall.

Attendees can sip complimentary coffee and hot cocoa while enjoying an evening of musical performances.

Enjoy a visit and photo ops with Santa!

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

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

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