Special Events

Torrance Turkey Trot

November 23, 2017

Torrance Turkey TrotThe City of Torrance presents the annual Torrance Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 23.

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

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

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

Free Thanksgiving Meal

November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving-DinnerHow great is this?!?

VFW 2828 will be hosting a FREE Thanksgiving Meal all day Thursday, November 23.

Stop by and enjoy a meal at the Post courtesy of our local VFW.

If you already have Thanksgiving dinner plans, you have much to be thankful for, so use your powers for good and DROP OFF A PIE OR SIDE DISH.

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VFW-Post-2828-134317593245800/.

VFW Post 2828 is located at 1000 North Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA.

Thanksgiving Sand Bowl

November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Sand Bowl2Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at the annual Thanksgiving Sand Bowl on Thursday, November 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the beach in Manhattan.

Want to get a little exercise before sitting down to the annual feast? Need to get people out from underfoot in the kitchen? Want to avoid standing by the oven basting the bird for four hours? Then this is for you!

Stop by and get in the game… or just watch and heckle!

The game will take place between 26 Street and 27 Street in Manhattan Beach. Just look for people throwing the pigskin.

Thanksgiving Day Trail Hike @ Terranea

November 23, 2017

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Head to Terranea Resort for a Thanksgiving Day Trail Hike on Thursday, November 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What better way to work up an appetite than by joining Terranea’s Naturalist for a picturesque guided hike around the property on Thanksgiving Day? Guests will have no guilt digging into some pumpkin pie after this invigorating hike! This active holiday offering will also include a visit to the Point Vicente Lighthouse.

Santa’s Arrival Parade @ Manhattan Village

November 24, 2017

santa floatManhattan Village kicks off the holiday season with Santa’s Arrival Parade on Friday, November 24 beginning at 9 a.m.

Everyone is invited to march along with Santa and his friends during the parade to his house near Macy’s. FREE activities will include holiday arts and crafts, face painting, balloon twisting and a special appearance by Mrs. Claus and other special guests. Photos ops will be available at Santa’s house. Registration is required!

For additional information and to register for the event, call 310-546-5555 or visit the website at http://www.shopmanhattanvillage.com.

Manhattan Village is located at 3200 Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.

#OptOutside on Black Friday!

November 24, 2017

#OptOutsideThe Palos Verdes Land Conservancy invites everyone to #OptOutside on Black Friday, November 24 at 10 a.m.

Black Friday is now a day for people to reconnect with the outdoors thanks to REI. The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will host a special guided hike of the Alta Vicente Reserve exploring the 22-acre restoration site with cactus wren and gnatcatcher habitat and beautiful views of Catalina Island.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.rei.com/event/optoutside-nature-walk-alta-vicente/rancho-palos-verdes/190466.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at http://www.pvplc.org.

Shop Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2017

Small-Business-SaturdayNovember 25 is Small Business Saturday!

With the holidays just around the corner, this is a great opportunity to make a dent in that shopping list while supporting local merchants. Approximately 83 cents of every dollar spent locally stays within the community and supports everything from team sports to infrastructure improvements.

The South Bay has numerous downtown areas which are home to a vast assortment of shops, services and dining establishments. You really can find everything you need right around the corner!

This season, shop local and keep those all-important tax dollars in the neighborhood!

Torrance Antique Street Faire

November 26, 2017

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, November 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Rain or shine, free admission, free parking and pet friendly.

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

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

Angel Tree Lighting

November 27, 2017

Angel-Tree-LightingThe City of Lawndale Community Services Department is proud to present the annual Angel Tree Lighting on Monday, November 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza.

This fun-filled, family-friendly event includes arts and crafts, train rides, music, entertainment, refreshments, snow sledding, pictures with Santa and a princess surprise worth melting over!

Manhattan Beach Santa Float Schedule

November 27 – December 15, 2017

Santa-Float-2017-Route-MapThe Santa Float will be making the rounds of Manhattan Beach over the next couple of weeks!

It is almost the Holiday Season and Santa has a brand new sleigh in Manhattan Beach this year, thanks to the Leadership Manhattan Beach Class of 2017 which made preservation of this local tradition its project.

Santa and the Elves will be starting early, with the first route beginning on the evening of Monday, November 27. The neighborhood routes generally start at 4:45 p.m., but check the times at the link below as there are some variations. The sleigh will tour a different neighborhood for fifteen nights (excluding weekends), ending December 15.

Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival

November 28 – December 3, 2017

Torrance-Memorial-Holiday-FestivalThe magic of the holiday season will once again come to life through 36 themed, decorated Christmas trees to be displayed at Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s annual Holiday Festival. The festival runs Tuesday, November 28 through Sunday, December 3 in a 30,000-square-foot white tent located on Torrance Memorial’s campus, filled with exquisite sights including custom-decorated holiday trees, the sweet aroma of savory treats and the sounds of music and dancing.

Coffee with the Chief

November 29, 2017

Coffee-with-the-ChiefAssemblymember Al Muratsuchi invites the community for Coffee with the Chief on Wednesday, November 29 at 6 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Main Branch Library.

Police Chief Kauffman will share useful tips on how to protect yourself from becoming the victim of package theft and discuss other public safety concerns that affect the community.

‘Tis the season – learn what you can do to keep the holidays merry and bright!

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

The Redondo Beach Main Branch Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach.

Manhattan Beach Chamber Holiday Soiree

November 30, 2017

MB-Chamber-Holiday-SoireeThe Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Holiday Soiree at We Work on Thursday, November 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Celebrate the season with old friends and make some new ones. Guests will enjoy wine, beer and plenty of hors d’oeuvres.

Tickets are $40 for guests and FREE for Chamber Members. Tickets are available online and at the Chamber office. Ticket is all inclusive of entry, drinks, and food.

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

We Work is located at 1240 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 120, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Riviera Village Holiday Stroll

November 30, 2017

riviera-village-holiday-strollThe annual Riviera Village Holiday Stroll takes place on Thursday, November 30 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Village takes on a cheerful holiday atmosphere with lights, decorations and festive music for your enjoyment as you stroll along the avenues admiring the festooned store fronts. A parade featuring marching bands from local schools and Santa Claus, gets underway at 6 p.m. at the corner of Catalina Avenue and Avenue I.

With over 300 fashionable boutiques offering a wide variety of unique gift ideas, Riviera Village is the destination of choice for discerning shoppers.

Once the shopping is done, take a relaxing ride in a horse-drawn carriage and treat yourself to dinner at one of the many fine dining establishments. As always, reservations are highly recommended!

Catalina Avenue will be closed to traffic from Avenue I to Elena Avenue from 5 to 9 p.m. to facilitate the happy shoppers.

Sandpipers’ Holiday Homes Tour

December 1 – 3, 2017

Sandpiper-Holiday-Homes-TourSandpipers presents the annual Holiday Homes Tour Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3.

The Holiday Homes Tour is one of Sandpipers largest fundraising events of the year and offers a delightful way to kick off the holiday season. Guests will tour four distinctive South Bay homes exquisitely decorated for the holidays. The homes will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offer a variety of decorating styles that will inspire you to try something new and different in your own home. Enjoy seasonal entertainment, themed cocktails and bites while touring these magnificent homes.

Afterward, visit the Holiday Market and Café for a bite and some shopping. The Market features unique jewelry, children’s wear, hostess gifts and many other great items. The Holiday Market & Cafe is located at 2515/2521 Valley Drive in Hermosa Beach.

In addition, the Home Tour will host a Rooftop Happy Hour on Sunday, December 3 from noon to 5 p.m. at 200 Pier Avenue. This special stop on the Tour is open to the public and features delicious food, wine, beer and live entertainment.

Lomita Holiday Tree Lighting

December 1, 2017

Lomita-Tree-LightingThe City of Lomita hosts the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall.

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

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

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

Downtown El Segundo Holiday Open House

December 1, 2017

Downtown-El-Segundo-Holiday-Open-HouseThe El Segundo Chamber of Commerce presents the Downtown El Segundo Holiday Open House on Friday, December 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Guests will enjoy refreshments, raffles, prizes, music and more while indulging in a little holiday shopping at participating retailers throughout the charming downtown area.

Be sure to purchase a wristband for $5 at the event to enjoy wine and beer served at locations listed in “Red” on the flyer. Proceeds benefit the El Segundo Chamber and support the Annual Holiday Parade.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.elsegundochamber.com/events-and-news

Downtown El Segundo is located in and around Main Street and Grand Avenue in El Segundo, CA 90425.

Lomita and Rancho Palos Verdes Santa Sleigh Tour

December 1 – 18, 2017

Lomita-SantaSanta Claus is coming to town!

The LA Sheriff’s Lomita Station hosts the annual Santa Sleigh Tour from Friday, December 1 through Monday, December 18.

They’ll be guiding his sleigh through the streets of Lomita and Rancho Palos Verdes. A sheriff’s patrol car will precede Santa’s Sleigh announcing his arrival.

Look for Santa Stops Here signs along the route. Children of all ages are encouraged to come out, chat with Santa, and get a candy cane.

Click on the image to enlarge the schedule! For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=lomita%20sheriff%27s%20station

Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza

December 1, 2017 – January 1, 2018

076 - sbbj2Taking place for over 40 years, the Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza (also known as Candy Cane Lane) is one of the largest holiday decoration displays in the country.

You can walk or drive through the neighborhood reveling in the sights, sounds and scents of the season. It’s a wonderful way to spend the evening and one the entire family will enjoy and remember for years to come. The wildly extravagant decorations are on display from December 1 through January 1 from about 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

You don’t want to miss this!

For additional information and directions, visit the website at http://www.yelp.com/biz/sleepy-hollow-christmas-lights-torrance

Friends of Mychal’s Art Show

December 1 – 3, 2017

Friends-of-Mychals-Art-ShowMychal’s Learning Place presents the annual Friends of Mychal’s Art Show Fundraiser December 1 through December 3.

The show is a three day open house and features original artwork by individuals with developmental disabilities from all over Los Angeles. This is a juried art show where most of the pieces will be available for sale. Hours are: Friday 6:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The is a FREE event open to the public!

Mychal’s Learning Place is a non-profit that believes children and adults with developmental disabilities deserve to be challenged with opportunities that build self-esteem and independence, creating long term success for life. All proceeds go directly to supporting the amazing programs and efforts of Mychal’s Learning Place.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.mychals.org/events-calendar/?cid=all&mc_id=1266.

Mychal’s Learning Place is located at 4901 West Rosecrans Avenue in Hawthorne.

Randy Ruby Memorial Paddle Out

December 2, 2017

Randy-Ruby-Paddle-OutThe community is invited to attend Randy Ruby’s Memorial Paddle Out on Saturday, December 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Torrance Beach.

Randy was a local photographer whose gorgeous pictures brought a smile to all who saw them. Randy was our guest on The South Bay Show several years ago when it was called The South Bay Small Business Hour. Randy shared with us how he first began selling his photographs. You can hear in his voice how stoked he was that people wanted to purchase his images! You can listen to the show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thesouthbayshow/2011/10/27/the-south-bay-small-business-hour.

Hope to see you all out there! Torrance State Beach is located at Via Rivera, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Hot Wheels Garage with a Visit from Santa

December 2, 2017

Hot-Wheels-GarageThe Automobile Driving Museum hosts Hot Wheels Garage on Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event features life size Hot Wheels cars and trucks, raffle, balloon artist, face painting, $2 ice-cream sundaes and a visit with Santa! It’s a fun outing for the whole family!

For additional information, call (310) 909-0950 or visit the website at http://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/.

The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street in El Segundo.

Sea Salt Workshops @ Terranea

December 2, 2017

sea-salt-workshopsTerranea Resort is offering a series of Sea Salt Workshops on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Sea Salt Conservatory.

Explore Terranea by Land and Sea with an experience highlighting the resort’s Farm-to-Terranea philosophy. Sea Salt Workshop attendees will enjoy an intimate workshop, salt pairing, and wine, as they learn about the resort’s sea salt harvesting process with Terranea’s award-winning chefs.

BaySMASH Celebrity Tennis Tournament

December 2, 2017

BaySMASHMcKenna South Bay BMW presents BaySMASH on Saturday, December 2 from 11 a.m.to 8 p.m. at Manhattan Country Club.

The South Bay meets Hollywood in this head to head tennis tournament! BaySMASH is a Pro-Celebrity tennis event with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Cancer for College and USTA Foundation. 100% of player ticket sales will go to charity.

This is an event for tennis fans of all ages. Sign up today and participate alongside your favorite star in a fast paced round robin format. Feeling ambitious? Then jump onto the court and play with some of the ATP and WTA Tour pro’s.

Admission includes all matches, participation in vendor exhibits, entrance to kids zone, food vendors, one hour sponsored Happy Hour, end of event concert.

Tickets are $150 Individual; $250 VIP Seating (Front Row Seats); $300 Family (2 adults/ 2 kids under 15); Player: $500.

Art of Winter

December 2, 2017

ResinThe Hermosa Beach Artist Collective will host Art of Winter on Saturday, December 2 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Resin Gallery.

The event features new works as well as affordable original art and the gallery will be filled with “gift-able” artwork. Christmas is only 42 days away! This year, be original and buy original.

For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/378712725914900/.

Resin Gallery is located at 618 Cypress Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Holiday Parade of Lights

December 2, 2017

parade of lightsThe City of Rolling Hills Estates presents the annual Palos Verdes Peninsula Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Join the community as the Parade of Lights illuminates the night along Silver Spur Road and Deep Valley Drive, through the Promenade on the Peninsula to Norris Center Drive.

The Parade of Lights is designed to showcase the unique character of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Enjoy the fanfare as magical floats, marching bands, costumed characters, equestrian units, classic cars, drill teams, community and civic groups make their way along the route.

El Segundo Holiday Tree Lighting

December 2, 2017

El-Segundo-Tree-LightingThe City of El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department and Mattel, Inc. present the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 2 from 3 to 7 p.m..

El Segundo City Hall Plaza at Main Street will be revelry central with traditional holiday entertainment, carolers, a craft boutique and farmers’ market. The main stage is located at Main Street and Holly Avenue and will feature musical performances by various school and community groups. Check out the Candy Cane Lane Kid Zone for free games, crafts and train rides.

Go to Santa’s Village for a visit with the jolly, fat guy in the red suit and a special appearance by Barbie. Kids will receive a free gift from Mattel while supplies last.

Hermosa Beach Holiday Tree Lighting & Concert

December 3, 2017

Hermosa-Beach-Holiday-Tree-LightingThe Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the Holiday Tree Lighting & Rock for Tots Toy Drive Charity Concert on Sunday, December 3 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Pier.

This Concert/Fundraiser is in association with the Beach Cities Toy Drive. The concert will start at 3 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. with an impressive line-up of live bands. Attendees are encouraged to bring a toy worth at least $5 – $10 in value.

The Tree Lighting will take place at 6 p.m. followed by the grand entrance of Santa Claus. There will be a meet and greet photo station with Santa Claus, a Holiday Carousel sponsored by Kinecta, and Hot Chocolate.

This is a great family holiday tradition bringing the community together to share in the fun and excitement of the season, all for a good cause.

Tree Lighting @ Terranea

December 3, 2017

terranea-holiday-tree-lightingTerranea Resort celebrates the start of the season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 3 at 5 p.m. at Catalina Terrance.

Guests will enjoy lively entertainment, holiday crafts for all ages, and spirited music from local entertainment. Share your holiday spirit and bring an unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots. Entry to the event is complimentary with a toy donation.

Afterwards, enjoy a special Tree Lighting Dinner at Catalina Kitchen, where DT Prime Kitchen, the signature steak night buffet, will be served. The cost for adults is $65, children 4-10 $29 (under 3 free).

Irish Christmas in America

December 3, 2017

Irish-Christmas-AmericaThe Torrance Cultural Arts Center presents Irish Christmas in America on Sunday, December 3 for two shows at 2 and 7 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater.

Get a taste for what a true Irish Christmas is like by being a part of Irish Christmas in America, a seasonal celebration of holiday traditions through music, song, dance, and a bit of storytelling.

This family-friendly performance features lively instrumental tunes on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes and harp, along with thrilling Irish old-style dancing from Brian Cunningham and Samantha Harvey. In addition, evocative photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions of Ireland. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland, bring you on a fun-filled start to the holiday season of 2017.

Come early or stay late to take part in an art project provided by Art To Grow On.

Streets for All Community Design Workshop

December 4, 2017

Dan-BurdenBeach Cities Health District (BCHD) will host an Interactive Community Workshop with Blue Zones Project’s Dan Burden on Monday, December 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Community Center.

Dan Burden is one of TIME’s six most important civic innovators in the world. Residents are invited to participate in hands-on activities and share their ideas about the things they care most about in the design of their streets and neighborhoods. The workshop will include:

•A presentation from Dan Burden on creating a healthy, vibrant and connected community through innovative built environment designs
•Exercises used by engineers to design city streets
•Opportunities for participants to share their thoughts and ideas about the design of their streets and neighborhoods

South Bay Faves Holiday Trunk Show

December 5, 2017

South-Bay-Faves-Holiday-Truck-ShowSoap Seas presents South Bay Faves Holiday Trunk Show, a celebration of local art, design and craft, on Tuesday, December 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.

South Bay Faves Holiday Trunk Show features sweet local artists, makers and creatives at a private home in Hermosa Beach. Get to meet your neighbors and makers, shop one of a kind gifts for the Holidays, and avoid the chaos at the malls. Lets mingle, shop, and be merry. Local love welcome!

Artists include Dane Capo Art, Gus Vintage Goods, Soap Seas, Lauren Luvs Jewelry, PACHA HOT SAUCE, Drica Lobo Art, Krista Lynnette and Andreas Glassworks.

North Manhattan Beach Open House & Walkabout

December 7, 2017

North-Manhattan-Beach-Holiday-Open-House-WalkaboutThe North Manhattan Beach Business District presents the annual Holiday Open House & Walkabout on Thursday, December 7 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Walkabout offers another fabulous opportunity to get your holiday shopping done in a fun and festive way. Participating shops, businesses and restaurants along Highland Avenue from 32 Street to 42 Street will stay open late for an evening of music, shopping, dining and entertainment. Merchants will be offering discounts, samples, snacks and libations making for a thoroughly enjoyable shopping experience. The kids will enjoy balloon art, face painting, artists, popcorn, raffle prizes and more.

The area restaurants are sure to be busy, busy, busy, so reservations are highly recommended.

Santa will be flying in from the North Pole, landing at the “Miracle on 34th Street” from 6 to 8 p.m.! Be sure to bring the wish list and camera!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.northmb.info.

FREE Holiday Parking in Riviera Village

December 9, 2017

free-parkingFREE Holiday Parking in Riviera Village begins December 9 and will run through January 1….perfect for some holiday shopping and primping!

Approximately 550 parking meters will be covered with plastic bags, or the display on the new solar powered IPS parking meters will read, “Happy Holidays – Free Parking.”

All other parking restrictions will be strictly enforced. Santa and his elves have enough to do without listening to you whine about getting a ticket!

Hermosa Beach Sand Snowman Contest

December 9, 2017

sand snowmanThe City of Hermosa Beach invites children of all ages to compete in the annual Sand Snowman Contest on Saturday, December 9 from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Just because the South Bay doesn’t experience cold, snowy winters doesn’t mean you have to miss out on traditional winter pastimes. The South Bay may not have snow but there’s sand….lots and lots of sand. So instead of building a snowman, how about building a sand snowman?

It is recommended that you arrive early to claim a prime building site. Registration starts at 8:45 a.m. north of the Hermosa Pier at shoreline and building commences at 9 a.m.

Prizes will be awarded for the Most Unique, Most Traditional, Best Dressed, Hermosa Beach Favorite and Funniest. Judging begins at 11:15 a.m. with awards being presented at 11:30 a.m.

Cruise at the Beach Christmas Car Show

December 9, 2017

Cruise at the Beach FlyerRuby’s Diner presents the annual Cruise at the Beach Christmas Car Show on Saturday, December 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ruby’s parking lot

The Christmas edition of Cruise at the Beach is a South Bay tradition that keeps automobile aficionados returning year after year. Take a stroll among some of the finest examples of the Southern California car culture and marvel at this amazing collection of classic automobiles. Judging begins at 9 a.m. with the trophy presentation at 2 p.m. In keeping with the spirit of the season, please bring an unwrapped toy to benefit the Cheer for Children Christmas Toy Drive.

If you wish to display a car or require more information, contact Larry Neville at 310-962-7438. Registration is $20.

Ruby’s Diner is located at 245 North Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach.

Yoga on the Pier

December 9, 2017

Yoga on the OctagonThe Redondo Pier Association hosts FREE Yoga on the Pier the second Saturday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend and take part in this all level yoga class where the International Boardwalk meets the Redondo Beach Pier (the octagon below Kincaid’s). Participants should bring a yoga mat, towel and bottled water.

Scheduled dates: May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/event/yoga-on-the-octagon-2/2017-05-13/.

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

Shop Talk Series @ The ADM

December 9, 2017

Shop-Talks-ADMThe Automobile Driving Museum will host Shop Talk on Saturday, December 9 from 11:30 to 1 p.m.

Car enthusiasts are encouraged to attend this interactive lecture series that will showcase the American automobile throughout history and learn about the current status of the collector market. The featured speakers are Jim Crabtree, noted professional car historian, and Phil Skinner, Editor of Kelly Blue Book and Old Cars.

Scheduled Lectures:
November 4: Tiller to Tremor – Inception to 1929
December 9: Struggle for Survival – 1930 to 1942
January 13: Recovery & Revival – 1943 to 1972
February 17: Technology & Triumphs
March 10: Current Status of the Collector Market with Phil SKinner

Holiday Concert & Santa at the Redondo Beach Pier

December 9, 2017

Holiday-Concert-Santa-on-the-PierThe Redondo Pier Association presents the annual Holiday Concert & Santa on the Pier on Saturday, December 9 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

The Nutcracker

December 9 & 10, 2017

Nutcracker Snow QueenDance West Dance Studio and the Metropolitan Ballet Company present The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10 at the James Armstrong Theater. There will be two shows daily at 2 and 7 p.m.

Relive the classic story of Clara and Fritz as they dream of a land of magic. Revolving around Clara’s broken, and then magically repaired nutcracker, an evening of delight and ballet ensue with familiar favorites brought to life by this special company of dancers.

Tickets are $17.50 and $19.50.

For additional information, call 310-781-7171 or visit the website at https://torrancearts.org/.

The James Armstrong Theater is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive in Torrance.

King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade

December 9, 2017

boat paradeThe King Harbor Yacht Club presents the annual King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, December 9.

A longtime favorite of locals and visitors to the area, this hugely popular South Bay event gets under way at 4:30 p.m. in the main channel of King Harbor. As always, the Body Glove yacht Disappearance will lead off the parade with this year’s Grand Marshalls! The SUPs will be on the water at 4:30 followed by the boats lighting up the night at 5:30.

Boats participating in the parade will be judged by vessel type in several different categories. Awards will be given for Best Costumes, Best Lighting, Best Animation, Best Execution of Theme, Best in Fleet and the Overall Winner.

Boat Parade Viewing Party

December 9, 2017

Boat-Parade-Viewing-PartyShade Hotel Redondo Beach will host a Boat Parade Viewing Party for the annual King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, December 9 from 4:30 to 10 p.m.

Guests will enjoy unobstructed picturesque views of the marina and parade from the hotel’s premiere viewing location on the Aquadeck. This family friendly event will include small bites from Sea Level Restaurant, cocktails, warm holiday drinks, cabana rentals and bottle service.

Reservations are booking quickly so call soon!

El Segundo Candy Cane Lane

December 9 – 31, 2017

Candy-Cane-LaneThe 1200 block of East Acacia Avenue in El Segundo magically transforms into Candy Cane Lane every holiday season since 1919!

The homes are festooned with lights and decorations beginning the second Saturday of December and Santa’s sleigh stops for a visit on certain nights through December 23.

The street will be closed to through traffic through Christmas night, and most houses will still have their lights up through New Year’s weekend. The lights are generally on until about 10.

The 1200 block of East Acacia Avenue is located west of Sepulveda and south of Imperial Highway in El Segundo.

Check out the video courtesy of Civic Couch!

Christmas Boutique

December 10, 2017

Christmas-Boutique-Wilson-ParkThe City of Torrance Community Services Division presents the annual Christmas Boutique on Sunday, December 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilson Park.

The Christmas Boutique is a one-of-a-kind hand-crafted items only show featuring a variety of goods such as toys, ceramics, needlework, quilts, dolls, jewelry, T-shirts and sweatshirts, stuffed animals and many one-of-a-kind items. It’s a great opportunity to find gifts or decorations for Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Santa & The Polar Express @ Lomita Railroad Museum

December 10, 2016

Polar-ExpressThe Lomita Railroad Museum presents Santa & The Polar Express on Sunday, December 10 from Noon to 4 p.m.

The community is invited for a special reading of The Polar Express and photos with Santa. In addition, there will be face painters, balloon animals, holiday crafts, hot chocolate and cookies and tours of the museum.

The price of admission is $15 per family and includes everything.

Tickets are available online at http://www.lomita-rr.org or at the door the day of the event.

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

The Lomita Railroad Museum is located at 2137 West 250th Street, Lomita, CA 90717.

El Segundo Holiday Parade

December 10, 2017

El-Segundo-Holiday-ParadeThe El Segundo Chamber of Commerce and Chevron presents the annual Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 10.

The parade gets underway at 1 p.m. and is expected to end about 3 p.m. The route begins on Main Street at Imperial Avenue and proceeds south to El Segundo Boulevard. The grandstands will be located at Main Street and Holly Avenue on the west side of the street where parade entrant performances will take place.

Floats will be theme decorated and Saint Nick will make his appearance at the end of the procession.

Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks

December 10, 2017

Manhattan-Beach-Holiday-FireworksThe annual Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks sponsored by Skechers will take place Sunday, December 10!

Manhattan Beach’s signature holiday event gets underway at 4 p.m. with a concert by the Hyperion Outfall Serenaders followed by the award-winning Mira Costa Jazz Ensemble at 5 p.m. and local favorite, Joe’s Band, will be ‘Rockin’ the Holidays’ at 6 p.m. Our own Lou Giovannetti will be Master of Ceremonies.

Skechers’ Snow Park will be open from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with five 50′ sled runs, two snow play areas and snowmen available for family photos. A donation of canned goods, cash or a new, unwrapped toy is requested for admission to the Snow Park. The Bounce Park will have two huge slides and the Fire Dog bouncie for smaller children.

The Holiday Fireworks start at 7 p.m. and will be synchronized to holiday music with an extended grand finale sponsored by Belkin.

This is a hugely popular event so be sure to arrive early to nab prime seating – bring your own beach chairs and blankets!

Let’s Connect Mixer @ Strand Brewing

December 12, 2017

Let's-Connect-MixerThe South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Strand Brewing on Tuesday, December 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This monthly fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs while mixing and mingling with like-minded individuals. There will be light appetizers provided and beverages for purchase.

Holiday Light Concert

December 15 & 16, 2017

Holiday-LightThe Torrance Civic Chorale presents the annual Fall concert Holiday Light on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16 at 8 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater.

Over 100 singers strong, the Torrance Civic Chorale is one of the premier auditioned vocal ensembles in the South Bay. Immerse yourself in the spirit of the holidays by attending their concert and sing along to some of your favorite carols.

This season’s concert features John Rutter’s Gloria, an Eric Whitacre number, several exquisite pieces from other cultures, a rollicking new arrangement of You’re a Mean One, Mr Grinch, and a variety of old favorites and new choral gems.

Buy your tickets early as the holiday concerts sell out quickly! Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by calling the Theatre Box Office at 310-781-7171 or online.

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

Breakfast & A Visit with Santa

December 16, 2017

Breakfast-with-Santa-3The City of Torrance Community Services Department hosts Breakfast & A Visit with Santa on Saturday, December 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, milk and coffee. The event also features Buster Balloon, music by DJ Ozzie. Additional activities include cookie decorating, holiday carols, and pictures with Santa (bring your own camera).

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at the City of Torrance Registration Office located at 3031 Torrance Boulevard. Advance registration is required. No walk-ins will be admitted. Reservations can be made by phone at (310) 618-2930. Seating is limited and baby carriages and strollers are not allowed in the dining room. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Beach Cities Toy Drive Wrapping Party

December 16, 2017

Beach-Cities-Toy-DriveThe annual Beach Cities Toy Drive Wrapping Party will take place in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, December 16 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.

The Beach Cities Toy Drive is held in cooperation with the cities of Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach and will benefit local charities including: The Salvation Army, Harbor Child Crisis Center, 1736 House, Good Shepherd Center, Richstone Family Center, Special Needs Network, The Midnight Mission, South Central Family Health Center, Toys for Champions and Los Angeles County Toy Loan Program.

The wrapping will commences at 11 a.m. and will continue until all the gifts are wrapped. You can also drop items off at the Wrapping Party and stay to help wrap hundreds of others! It is requested that you bring scissors, tape and any extra wrapping paper you may have!

You can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any of the following locations:

Manhattan Beach Glowtide 5K

December 16, 2017

Glowtide-RunThe Manhattan Beach Glowtide 5K takes place Saturday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m. beneath the lights of the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Celebrate the holiday season at the most unusual running event in LA. The entire course will be lit by glow sticks to guide you. Participants will race out from the pier, north to the jetty at 45th Street, and back. The super low tide creates a perfect running surface of hard packed sand like a dirt road so running with or without shoes is an option. Baby joggers work great and are encouraged as the kids love being that close to the sea.

A Latin Holiday (In Sandals & Sombreros)

December 17, 2017

LOS-CANCIONEROSLos Cancioneros Master Chorale presents A Latin Holiday (in Sandals & Sombreros) on Sunday, December 17 at 7 p.m.

Bring your sandals and sombreros to this year’s holiday concert as the Chorale celebrates carols from the Latin community. Featuring Conrad Susa’s acclaimed Carols and Lullabies from the Southwest, the Chorale will also present Latin favorites from both sides of the Atlantic: holiday melodies from Spain and Middle America.

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball

December 31, 2017

Masquerade-BallShade Hotel Manhattan Beach will ring in 2017 with a New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball on Sunday, December 31 beginning at 8 p.m.

The event features hors d’oeuvres, dessert and coffee bar, DJ KC Campbell of Vox Djs, gambling chips, complimentary masks and a champagne toast at midnight. Dress to impress in casual-chic or masquerade attire.

Tickets are $95 per person.

New Year’s Eve: Havana Nights

December 31, 2017

Havana-Nights.jpgShade Hotel Redondo Beach presents Havana Nights, a themed New Year’s Eve celebration on Sunday, December 31, beginning at 8 p.m.

It’s going to be a special multi-level Cuban-style New Year’s Eve bash! Guests will enjoy hors-d’oeuvres and tray passed canapés, mojito bar, buffet, dessert and Coffee Bar, Cuban Band and DJ, photo booth, entertainment, midnight champagne toast, complimentary fedoras and fans, prizes, live cigar rollers, and late night snacks.

Tickets are $95 per person.

For Bottle Service, VIP Lounge reservations and questions, call 310.921.8953. For dinner reservations at Sea Level Restaurant and Lounge call 310.921.8950.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shade-redondo-beach-new-years-eve-havana-nights-tickets-38879732326.

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza @ Terranea

December 31, 2017

new years eve - sbbjTerranea Resort presents the annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza on Sunday, December 31.

Countdown to 2018 in style in the Marineland Ballroom. The evening will include a deluxe open bar, three delicious courses and dessert bar. Bring an appetite and plan on dancing the night away!

Advance purchase tickets are $125 for adults, $90 for children 12 – 20 and $40 for children 2 to 11. VIP tables are available and advance reservations are required by calling 310-265-2836.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website athttp://www.terranea.com/traditions.

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Mostly Kosher

January 13, 2017

Mostly-KosherThe Torrance Cultural Arts Center presents Mostly Kosher on Saturday, January 13 at 8 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater.

Mostly Kosher, acclaimed Jewish cultural revival band, is a musical feast of Jazz, Latin,Rock, Hip Hop, and Folk. Radically reconstructing Judaic and American cultural musical roots, the musicians of Mostly Kosher are some of LA’s most accomplished.

Led by Leeav Sofer, one of Jewish Journal’s “30 under 30” most accomplished professionals in the Los Angeles’ Jewish diaspora, Mostly Kosher is comprised of some of the highest regarded Los Angeles musicians: violinist Janice Mautner Markham, drummer Eric Hagstrom, bassist Adam Levy, accordion/trumpet Mike Bolger, trombonist Mike King, and, on guitar, Will Brahm.

Switzer Center Women of the Year Awards Luncheon

February 8, 2018

Switzer-Women-Year-LuncheonThe Switzer Learning Center is proud to present the Women of the Year Awards Luncheon on Thursday, February 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

For nearly two decades, Switzer Learning Center has honored women who have made significant contributions to the South Bay through their work in the community. This year is no exception, as the Center will once again honor four incredibly dedicated, hard working, innovative and generous women who have left indelible marks in the South Bay.

Valentine’s Day @ The ADM

February 11, 2018

Valentines-Day-ADMThe Automobile Driving Museum pays homage to all things romance with the Valentine’s Day Sweethearts Ride on Sunday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The ADM is the only automobile museum in the world that regularly uses their fleet. Every Sunday (weather permitting) the ADM features three different cars in the ride program. Rides are for guests 10 years of age and older. Guests will be treated to champagne and chocolates!

For additional information, call 310-909-0950 or visit the website at http://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/.

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

South Bay Women’s Conference

May 11, 2018

SBWC-Unleashing-Potential-2The South Bay Business Women’s Association presents the annual conference Unleashing Potential on Friday, May 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Torrance Marriott.

This inspirational event centers on awarding scholarships to deserving South Bay women to pursue degrees in business. It is also an opportunity for education, motivation and networking with new, like-minded connections. The day includes two dynamic keynote speakers, informative breakout sessions, an inspirational panel, a lovely lunch, plus plenty of opportunities to connect with other businesswomen.

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