Special Events

  • South Bay by Jackie.com COVID-19 Website Announcement

    March 15, 2020

    For the last ten years, South Bay by Jackie.com has kept the community informed of all the incredible leisure activities and special events taking place in our seaside bubble.

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re temporarily switching gears to act as a clearing house for hyper-local news. We’re receiving COVID-19 updates and information from multiple, reliable sources. In order to distribute all of this information in a timely manner, we’re posting announcements to the Daily Blog page as we receive them.

    Almost every South Bay event has been cancelled, postponed or reconfigured as a virtual event. We’re posting virtual and live stream events to the Special Events page. You can bet that when events begin to come back online (hopefully by the summer!) you’ll hear about it here first!

    We’re all in this together and we’ll get through this together. #SouthBayStrong

  • Pierspective Community Art Exhibition

    Ongoing

    The Pierspective Community Art Exhibition celebrates 100 years of the Manhattan Beach Pier!

    This featured, virtual exhibition pays homage to the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier through a variety of artwork by community artists, showcasing immersive works centered around the oldest concrete pier on the west coast.

    To view the exhibition, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il_49jKOSVQ&feature=youtu.be.

    Image credit: Nell-Budde.

  • TAM Fall Exhibitions

    Ongoing

    Torrance Art Museum (TAM) presents the Fall Exhibitions on display beginning September 19.

    Tam is pleased to announce two new exhibitions for fall: Baker’s Dozen 2020 in the Main Gallery and Rewilding Structures in Gallery Two.

    Main GalleryBaker’s Dozen 2020 acts as a review of sorts; a survey show of thirteen artists whose work made an impression upon the curators in the last year. These thirteen reflect current directions in Southern Californian contemporary art practices.

    Historically, a Baker’s Dozen is thirteen instead of twelve, as British bakers in the 13th century gave customers an extra loaf of bread to avoid being punished by King Henry III for cheating the public when serving up notoriously light loaves. It takes on new meaning during 2020, considering all the necessary pandemic closures that robbed public of experiences. As with previous Baker’s Dozens, the selections within this exhibition reflect our own preconceptions and biases, centering on artistic endeavors at this moment in history. 2020 has proven to be a year of daunting challenges, and it is insightful to discover how new creations can either follow, oppose and/or move beyond the influences of our particular times.

  • ESMoA Experience #47: FREESTATE

    Ongoing

    The El Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #47: FREESTATE on exhibit both inside and outside the museum from October 8 through March 27, 2021.

    Taking ESMoA and LA’s South Bay City of El Segundo as ostensible “campaign headquarters,” FREESTATE will feature new artworks that artist Cole Sternberg conceives as fabricated historical ephemeras and objects, sovereign documents, and fictional propaganda. The gallery space will be split into three rooms, forcing the viewer to experience each as a separate moment along the path to the Free Republic.

    FREESTATE prolifically details and addresses concepts of human rights, the environment, democracy and freedom through a multi-media and publicly activated artistic journey, one that recalls Joseph Beuys’ 7000 Oaks (which precipitated the founding of Germany’s Green Party in 1980).

  • Drive-In at the Roadium

    Ongoing

    The Roadium Open Air Market presents Drive-In at the Roadium.

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

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

    Admission is $25 per car.

    For additional information, visit the website at http://roadium.com/. For ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-friday-drive-in-at-the-roadium-grease-tickets-61667943479.

    The Roadium Open Air Market is located at 2500 West Redondo Beach Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90504.

  • Gardena Cinema Drive-In *SCHEDULE CHANGES CONSTANTLY*

    Ongoing

    LA Arts Society presents Pop Up Drive-In Movie Screenings at the Gardena Cinema back lot.

    Since its founding, Los Angeles Arts Society has hosted several successful film screenings and has several others in the works. For 2020, they have established LA Arts Society Pop-Up Drive-In Cinema at the Gardena Cinema back lot. The aim is the bring some of the best curated cinema to Los Angeles in a safe, entertaining and enjoyable setting. The schedule is constantly being updated, so check the Eventbrite page.

    Tickets are $20 per car/truck/SUV, regardless of number of people in your vehicle.

    Gates will open at 7 p.m. sharp. Arrive early for priority drive-in spots.

  • PVAC90 Anniversary Exhibition

    Ongoing

    Palos Verdes Art Center presents the PVAC90 Anniversary Exhibition now on display online.

    The 90th Anniversary Exhibition celebrates the achievements made by Palos Verdes Art Center since its beginnings in 1931 through the continued contributions and involvement of our community.

    PVAC90 is a retrospective of the past 90 years, but more importantly, it provides an opportunity to reflect on moving forward while remaining a valuable resource to local constituents by collaborating with the world at large. At this time, they celebrate their contributions and strengths while demonstrating how they move forward by building stronger cultural bridges together.

    Arts programming over the years will be highlighted with fresh follow-ups on artists, staff, instructors and volunteers. Programming will be updated regularly on this site with additional galleries, event notifications and educational material.

  • Local Live Music Online

    Ongoing

    We have so many talented musicians here in the South Bay, but due to the pandemic they’re unable to perform live – but we can still support Local Music!

    Several local musicians have been playing live online regularly. I’ll continue adding to this post as I receive other band info!

    Andy & Renee play on Wednesdays and Sundays. You can watch the performances live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEH3sjsxj7E&feature=youtu.be.

    •The musicians of South Bay Jam continue to play on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/southbayjam.

    Barley is playing on Sundays at 4 p.m. via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EnjoyBarley/.

    Tatiana Pignolato Erse plays on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tatierse.

  • Walk for Water

    March 22 – April 22, 2021

    The Samburu Project’s annual fundraising event, Walk for Water, will be a month-long campaign this year, from March 22 through April 22.

    Join The Samburu Project’s month-long campaign to raise money and awareness for clean water. This customizable fundraiser allows supporters to choose their activity, time commitment, and fundraising goal! Swim, ski, run, bike, or walk – just get up, get moving, and #DoItForWater.

    March 22- 28 world water week
    March 29- April 4 (run) for water
    April 5-11 (bike) for water
    April 12-22 (walk) for water

  • RBPD Geocache

    April 1 – 30, 2021

    The Redondo Beach Police Department has joined the Geocaching Community!

    The RBPD has hidden several geocaches throughout the city and all are welcome to join the hunt to find them.

    Each finder will receive a little reward inside the cache, officially making you a #CacheSceneInvestigator.

    For additional information, visit http://www.geocaching.com.

  • SOAR @ South Coast Botanic Garden

    April 1 – July 1, 2021

    The South Coast Botanic Garden presents SOAR: Tropical Butterflies opening on Thursday, April 1.

    The experience includes an immersive butterfly pavilion, an emergence chamber featuring caterpillars and pupae, and new garden plantings that include the geometric flower beds (which currently feature a tulip superbloom), pollinators and other butterfly-attracting flowers.

    While the outdoor experience is free for all visitors, the butterfly pavilion will require a separate timed ticket to enter.

    Discounted tickets and a Member Presale will take place March 1 through March 13. The first four days (April 1 – April 4) of the exhibit is for Members only.

  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for April

    April 1 – 30, 2021

    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 April….

  • Roundhouse Aquarium Re-Opens

    NOW OPEN

    The Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc. board of directors and staff are pleased to announce the Roundhouse Re-Opening after more than a year temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting on April 3, 2021, the Roundhouse Aquarium will reopen to the general public and guests will once again have the opportunity to visit the aquarium to explore its marine life exhibits and learn about southern California’s tidelands, beaches and ocean.

    To ensure an enjoyable and safe guest visit at the Roundhouse Aquarium, OTS is implementing a phased approach to reopening which includes a reservation process, increased hygiene and sanitation practices, physical distancing and other safety measures.

  • El Segundo Public Library to Re-Open

    April 12, 2021

    The El Segundo Public Library is pleased to announce that the library’s doors will be opening to the public beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 12 for hourly reservations.

    During the initial phase of reopening, the library will be providing only essential services—browsing the collections, checkouts, computer use and research assistance—based on hourly reservations between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Library to Go and virtual services will continue.

    To ensure the health and safety of customers and staff, only a limited number of people will be allowed into the building per reservation period. Reservations must be made for either the adult collection or the children’s collection; only those with reservations may enter.

    All members of the public above the age of two will be required to wear face coverings, check their temperature upon entrance and observe social distancing. Those needing special accommodations for face coverings may contact Mark Herbert at 310-524-2732.

  • SBAC Exhibition: Emergence

    April 12, 2021

    The South Bay Artist Collective presents the exhibition Emergence beginning Monday, April 12 for online and in-person viewing at Resin Gallery.

    The show features stunning new works from local Collective artists created during the pandemic.

    While there will not be a proper opening event, Resin will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for in-person viewing. To make an appointment, email Aidancm17@gmail.com.

    To preview the show virtually – but it’s even more phenomenal in person – visit https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/5599011/emergence.

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

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

  • Virtual Community Meeting: The Future of Housing in El Segundo

    April 13, 2021

    The community is invited to join a Virtual Meeting: The Future of Housing in El Segundo on Tuesday, April 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    The City of El Segundo invites you to have a seat at the table to identify the housing options you want to see in the 2021-2029 Housing Element Update. Your input will help the City develop a plan that best reflects the community’s housing needs, values, and priorities.

    During this community workshop, you can get involved and let your voices be heard. Watch a brief video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC9DJxxGQq8 and take a 10-question survey at https://www.menti.com/tx8cna1uni/0.

  • Redondo Beach Library Book Discussion

    April 13, 2021

    The Redondo Beach Library will host a Book Discussion on Tuesday, April 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

    The discussion will feature The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

    You must register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sd-6qqz0rH9TwnoXSOk2QzU4L3IQQ1Nzz.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Then start reading the book for the May 11 Book Discussion, Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid.

    For additional information, email erin.schoonover@redondo.org.

  • RBPD Coffee with a Cop

    April 13, 2021

    Join members of the Redondo Beach Police Department for Coffee with a Cop on Tuesday, April 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Redondo Beach Civic Center.

    The Redondo Beach Police Department and members of the community will come together in a friendly, informal environment to discuss community issues, build relationships and enjoy a good cup of coffee. All community members are invited to attend. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the police department’s work in Redondo Beach’s neighborhoods.

    The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

  • DTMB Sidewalk Sale

    April 16 – 18, 2021

    The business owners of Downtown Manhattan Beach will host the annual Sidewalk Sale Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 18.

    The weather forecast is for SUN & FUN, so spend the weekend in Downtown Manhattan Beach! For three days, shoppers can take advantage of drastic price reductions on merchandise ranging from clothing to home furnishings and everything in between.

    Participating stores look forward to sharing the best deals and some stores start on Thursday night with a “sneak peek” and local’s discount… just ask!

    Enjoy massive retail markdowns, pleasant outdoor dining, gorgeous weather, convenient parking and glorious ocean views… all on the sidewalks of beautiful downtown Manhattan Beach. Regular store and restaurant hours will be in effect.

    For additional details, visit the website at http://www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com/.

  • RB Free Compost Giveaway

    April 17, 2021

    The City of Redondo Beach will host a Free Compost Giveaway on Saturday, April 17 between 8 a.m. and noon at Wilderness Park.

    Please follow the directions below:

    • REDONDO BEACH RESIDENTS ONLY. (ID OR BILL REQUIRED)
    • FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES
    • BRING STURDY CONTAINERS (SELF-SERVICE EVENT)
    • NO PLASTIC BAGS ALLOWED
    • NO CONTAINER LARGER THAN 32 GALLONS DUE TO SAFETY WEIGHT CONCERNS
    • DRIVE UP ONLY (NO WALK-INS)
    • GLOVES AND EYE PROTECTION RECOMMENDED

  • Roundhouse Aquarium Earth Day Events

    April 17, 22 & 24, 2021

    Celebrate Earth Day all month long at the Roundhouse Aquarium!

    April 22, 2021 marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, and the Roundhouse Aquarium, managed by the Oceanographic Teaching Stations, is set to honor this milestone virtually with programs throughout the month of April. Sponsored by Chevron Corporation, The Port of Long Beach and Dive N’Surf, the four-part virtual celebration explores the magic of the ocean, its connection to humans and what people can do to protect it.

    This FREE Series is appropriate for all ages and advanced reservations are required!

    Saturday, April 17, 2021 – Celebrating Whales and Dolphins: Fantastic Flukes and Fins
    9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Free Virtual Event
    Meet the largest animals ever to live on earth! You’ll meet many animals that swim in the sea, but breath air like you and me. And, get a paper and pencil ready, and learn how to draw one of these amazing animals!

  • Virtual Coffee with the Mayor

    April 17, 2021

    The City of Hermosa Beach invites the community for Virtual Coffee with the Mayor on Saturday, April 17 at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

    Mayor Justin Massey will be discussing the City’s latest initiatives, including its COVID-19 response. This monthly event is an opportunity for you to ask the Mayor questions and receive current city updates.

    RSVP is required. Space is limited. Please register in advance at
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KBHFYbleSQOTi6o2okKWwA.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

  • For the People Market

    April 17, 2021

    The community is invited to attend the For the People Market (FTPM) on Saturday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at South Bay Galleria.

    For The People Market is designed for all diverse makers and small business owners! It’s a family-friendly market place and all are welcome. Made by a maker for all makers. The goal is to support small businesses by making them accessible to the public. This event is FREE to attend! The market is located on Level 1 near Guest Services.

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

    The South Bay Galleria is located at 1815 Hawthorne Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

  • Spring into Beauty

    April 17, 2021

    Style on the Spot presents Spring into Beauty on Saturday, April 17 from Noon to 4 p.m. at Manhattan Village.

    Head the Manhattan Village Shopping Center for a delightful taste of spring! The shopping center will be vibrant with local vendors, artisans, activities like palm readings, hand massages, personalized flower bouquets, a donut wall, tasty bites from numerous restaurants and yummy sips to add a SPRING to your step and more!

    Get your ticket today, and stay tuned in the weeks to come for more info on exciting vendors and exclusive discounts offered by select stores! The first 200 RSVP’d attendees to arrive will receive a gift bag curated with South Bay style! Only ONE gift bag per registered email address and name.

    This event is FREE to attend but you must register!

    For additional information and registration, visit theEventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-into-beauty-tickets-145120889487.

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

  • Our Village Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

    April 17, 2021

    Uncorked, The Wine Shop, will host a Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Our Village on Saturday, April 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

    Enjoy three bottles of wine – one red, one white, one rose – for $75, or add a cheese plate for a total of $100. During the Zoom meeting, a sommelier will provide insight to the wines.

    This is an adult only event.

    Purchase the wine at https://uncorkedwineshops.com/post-7400/.

    Buyers must pick up the wine at the Uncorked locations on Firday, April 16. If you’re unable to join the live Zoom meeting, the wine lesson will be recorded for playback to watch anytime.

  • Take a Sunday Drive @ The ADM

    April 18, 2021

    Every Sunday, the Automobile Driving Museum takes guests for rides in their magnificent automobiles!

    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. Guests can expect to ride in anything from Joseph Stalin’s 1936 Packard to a 1982 DeLorean.

    Rides are Sundays only from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for guests 10 years of age and older.

    Everyone will enjoy this adventure!

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

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

  • VVA South Bay Chapter 53 Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

    Deadline: April 18, 2021

    Vietnam Veterans of America South Bay Chapter 53 is proud to announce the Annual Scholarship Program for graduating high school students.

    Since 1995 the VVA South Bay Chapter 53 has been awarding scholarships to graduating seniors from local South Bay area high schools. In addition to encouraging and supporting continued education, they are trying to heighten awareness of the Vietnam War, the men and women who served during that period, and the huge impact it has made on the United States, both then and now.

    This year, Chapter 53 will again award scholarships of $1,000 to selected college or technical school bound South Bay area high school seniors.

    Applicants must submit an essay on a Vietnam Era Veteran, defined as any Veteran who served in the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty, for other than training purposes, either 1) in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975 or 2) in any duty location between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975.

  • Shred Day

    April 18, 2021

    The Hoffman-Murphy Team invites the community to Shred Day on Sunday, April 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

    Want to get rid of piles of paper, confidential financial information and other items intended for your eyes only? There will be a commercial grade shredder for secure shredding. Drive up and drop off your stuff, or get out and watch your documents destroyed on site. Bring as much as you like!

    For additional information, call 310-939-9393.

    The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach CA 90278. They will be in the Flagler parking lot on Aviation and Manhattan beach Boulevard.

  • Dog Walking Hours @ SCBG

    April 18, 2021

    Grab a Leash! The South Coast Botanic Garden has scheduled Dog Walking Hours for the new year!

    Are you looking for more space and time for you and your four-legged friend to take a stroll? The special dog walking hours will allow you to enjoy the Garden with your best four-legged friend. The Dog Walking Hours will be from 9am to 5pm on the third Sunday of the month (April 18).

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

    The dog-walking hours will take place February 21, March 21, April 18 and May 16.

  • Redondo Beach Libraries Re-Open

    April 19, 2021

    The Redondo Beach Public Library welcomes patrons back on Monday, April 19 for “grab n’ go” browsing.

    To ensure the safety of our staff and patrons, the Library will follow all County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health protocols. The buildings will be open for browsing and limited computer and reference service only. Patron numbers will be metered to ensure the buildings do not exceed 75% capacity. Patrons will be limited to 30 minutes or less in the buildings. There will be no seating available except at a limited number of public access computers that will be available for 30 minutes per day per user. Newspapers, room rentals, study rooms, and children’s toys will not be available at this time.

    Face coverings will be required except for children ages 2 and under and patrons will be required to maintain a 6-foot distance between all individuals not in the same family.

    Sneeze guards will be in place at all service desks, and hand sanitizing stations will be available for the public at both locations.

  • Lomita Chamber Installation & Awards Night

    April 22, 2021

    The Lomita Chamber of Commerce presents the Installation & Awards Night on Thursday, April 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. online.

    The community is invited to join this virtual dinner and program. It will be a festive celebration recognizing and honoring outstanding members, businesses, organizations and individuals in the community in addition to installing the Lomita Chamber Board of Directors.

    Tickets are $25/$45.

    For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.lomitachamber.org/installation-awards-night-2021/.

  • PVPLC Earth Day Celebration

    April 22, 2021

    The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will partner with the PV Library District, Friends of the Library and the California Native Plant Society for a virtual Earth Day Celebration on April 22 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

    The event will explore what each of us can do to renew the Earth and how our actions here on the Peninsula can impact the planet. The Earth Day online event will include a fascinating video presentation by Doug Tallamy, author of Nature’s Best Hope about how to support birds and wildlife with native plants in our yards. Participants are encouraged to read the book and also join a LIVE Zoom Q&A with the author on May 1st at 11 am.

    For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/event/earthday-2021/.

  • Applications Now Being Accepted for Undergraduate Internship at ESMoA

    Deadline to Submit Application: April 24, 2021

    El Segundo Museum of Art is now accepting applications for the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship.

    Calling all undergraduate students! Are you interested in learning what it’s like to work for an art nonprofit? Would you like to know more about career opportunities in the arts? Apply now for two paid positions at ESMoA for Summer 2021.

    Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship: Communications and Digital Media Intern
    The Communications and Digital Media Intern will assist the ESMoA team with marketing and engagement, curate content for ESMoA’s online platforms, and help design promotional materials for our annual Video Art + Film.

    Additionally, the Intern will have some archival responsibilities such as saving and storing social media posts on ESMoA’s digital archive. Among the many educational opportunities for the Communications and Digital Media Intern are on-the-job experiences and instruction that will:

  • Used Oil Filter Exchange

    April 24, 2021

    The City of Gardena is hosting a Used Oil Filter Exchange event on Saturday, April 24 at Autozone.

    People who bring in an old oil filter to these events will get a voucher to get a new oil filter for free at AutoZone.

    They will also be giving away free oil change kits which include a 6-qt oil drain container, shop towels, funnels, filter bag and filter grip, plus some educational materials from the City.

    This event is funded by a grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). The City of Gardena has not hosted a filter exchange since 2019, due to COVID-related cancellations.

    The event will take place at AutoZone, located at 14742 Crenshaw Boulevard, Gardena, CA.

  • Torrance Antique Street Faire

    April 25, 2021

    The monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

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

    2021 Dates: January 24 • February 28 • March 28 • April 25 • May 23 • June 27 • July 25 • August 22 • September 26 • October 24 • November 28 • December 26 •

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

  • Women’s Voices in Tech: True Empowerment Comes from Within

    April 27, 2021

    Women’s Voices in Tech present True Empowerment Comes from Within on Tuesday, April 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom.

    Learn how to tap into your true power and become the force you were created to be! All women have the power to affect positive change in the world around them. However, in order to do this women must realize their capabilities, confidence and power.

    Cam Kashani, formerly known as the “Godmother of Silicon Beach” is redefining beauty, body, and Self. Her vision is to help women feel beautiful, powerful, and enough, while helping to redefine their current definition of beauty, body, and Self, so they can feel more empowered and self-aware.

  • Boeing STEM Signing Day

    April 29, 2021

    The 2021 STEM Signing Day will take place on April 29 at 12:30 p.m.

    The application is open for 2021 STEM Signing Day presented by Boeing and Powered by Tallo. All Los Angeles County high school seniors who plan to attend a two-year or four-year college or university and pursue a S.T.E.M degree or program are eligible to apply on Tallo.

    WHAT IS STEM SIGNING DAY?
    Just like Signing Day for athletes, Boeing’s California STEM Signing Day will celebrate high school students in Los Angeles County as they make their commitment to education programs focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

  • Now Trending Submissions

    Deadline: April 30, 2021

    The Palos Verdes Art Center has put out a Call for Artist for Now Trending, the annual Alpay Scholarship University Student Juried Exhibition.

    Current art and media students from Southern California colleges and universities are invited to submit engaging new work to be showcased in Palos Verdes Art Center’s Alpay Scholarship Exhibition, Now Trending. One $5000 cash prize will be awarded. In addition, the scholarship winner will be considered for inclusion in future PVAC exhibitions. This call is open to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.

    All media will be considered, including but not limited to: Painting, Drawing, Printing, Sculpture, Glass, Ceramics, Fiber Art, Photography, Video, Film, VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), Installation Art, Performance Art, Sound Art, and Mixed Media.

  • Mother’s Day Staycation @ Shade MB

    May 1 – June 30, 2021

    What are you doing for the most important woman in your life this Mother’s Day? Here’s an idea…. Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach is offering a special Mother’s Day Staycation package.

    Treat mom to the special getaway she deserves – a one night, relaxing stay at the quintessential boutique hotel in Manhattan Beach – complete with a bottle of sparkling wine and $50 food and beverage credit.

    This special package is available to book from May 1 through June 30. Rooms start at $349.

    If you’ve ever craved favorite child status, this will do it.

    To make a reservation, call 310-546-4995. For additional information, visit the website at https://mb.shadehotel.com/.

    Shade Hotel is located at 1221 N Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

  • Mother’s Day Staycation @ Shade Hotel Redondo Beach

    May 1 – June 30, 2021

    Shade Hotel Redondo Beach is offering a special Mother’s Day Staycation package.

    Treat mom to the special getaway she deserves – a one night, relaxing stay at the ultimate, waterfront, boutique hotel.

    Mom will appreciate a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and $50 food and beverage credit.

    This special package is available to book from May 1 through June 30. Rooms start at $349.

    To make a reservation, call 310-546-4995. For additional information, visit the website at https://mb.shadehotel.com/.

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

  • LUNAFEST Virtual Film Festival

    May 1 – 3, 2021

    Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach presents LUNAFEST Saturday, May 1 through Monday, May 3.

    Lights! Camera! Advocacy! Become a champion of change at this year’s LUNAFEST and watch the premiere of seven new films made by women, about women. 100% of proceeds from your ticket will benefit Soroptimist programs for women and girls. The screening starts on May 1 at 9:00 a.m. for a 48 hour viewing window at home, at your convenience.

    The festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny, and thought-provoking themes. LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film and offers an opportunity to see short films which you may otherwise never have access to.

    This year, a snack bag will be offered to all ticket holders, with popcorn and treats! You must purchase your ticket no later than April 20 to participate, and only those who opt-in will receive the bags.

    For additional information and ticket purchase, visit https://watch.eventive.org/lunafest/play/603fc5f461a0bd005931d7d9.

  • ADM Grand Re-Opening Cruise In

    May 1, 2021

    The Automobile Driving Museum presents the Grand Re-Opening Cruise In on Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Get your classic and vintage cars ready and cruise on over to the ADM for the official Grand Reopening extravaganza! This Grand Opening Cruise-In is open to all vintage, classics, hotrods, lowriders, exotics, and custom cars. Show cars roll in at 8 am for first come first serve parking spots. Vendor space is available. To purchase your 10x10ft Vendor Space please register with your information down below.

    Experience Mitzi & Co 2021 Pinup Contest. Mitzi will be judging the Miss ADM 2021 Pinup Contest along with Special Host: Dee Dee Cupcake! Sign up for the Pinup Contest and get more information at mitziandco@gmail.com. The deadline to apply is April 14. Here Is How You Enter:

    •Send in (1) Pinup Photo first (no cell phone photos)
    •Prepare a short 2-minute video telling us about yourself and why you are entering. Must submit by April 14
    •Help Raise donations for the Automobile Driving Museum by sharing this page
    •The top 10 Pinup contestants will be announced Monday, April 14, 2021

  • The Village Market

    May 1, 2021

    Style on the Spot presents The Village Market on Saturday, May 1 from noon to 4 p.m.

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

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

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

    Future Dates: May 8, June 5, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4.

  • LAAFB Youth Academic Recognition Celebration

    May 6, 2021

    The Los Angeles Air Force Base presents the annual Youth Academic Recognition Celebration on Thursday, May 6 at 5 p.m. via Zoom.

    It’s that time of year when Los Angeles Air Force Base leadership recognizes students pre-K through 12 grade for Academic Achievement (School Year (SY) 19-20 and SY 20-21) in Perfect Attendance, Citizenship and GPA.

    Parents can nominate their children to receive an award and attend the virtual celebration and pep rally.

  • Apply for BCHD Non-Profit Agency Grants

    Deadline to Apply: May 7, 2021

    Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is currently accepting applications for its Non-Profit Agency Grants to enhance its ability to provide preventive health services in the community.

    Non-profits that provide physical and/or mental health programs are welcome to apply. The application period will run until noon, May 7, 2021. BCHD’s ad hoc grants committee will select applications to recommend to its Board for funding. The BCHD Board of Directors will then approve grant applicants through their
    annual budget adoption at their June 23, 2021 Board meeting. Awardees will be notified in June and, upon signing the final contract, disbursements of funds will occur in FY 2021-2022 on a performance reimbursement basis.

    The District funds programs that provide:
    • Health education and prevention
    • Support groups
    • Health promotion

  • Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event

    May 8, 2021

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

    All are welcome to get down and dirty and lend a hand cleaning, weeding, and dead heading – including groups or individuals who need community service hours. Even though the park is small, it’s a huge job to keep it looking good. As of October 2020, volunteers have put over 2300 work hours into the project. This is a labor of love and the organizers are immensely grateful to anyone who gives their time.

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

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

    Donations are also accepted via Paypal and personal check to cover the cost of water, tools, and promotion of the event.

  • Mother’s Day Brunch @ Zinc

    May 9, 2021

    Zinc @ Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach presents the annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Keep mom out of the kitchen and treat her to a delicious 3-course meal on her special day! She’ll absolutely appreciate the make-her-own mimosa bar, too!

    The 3-course, prix fixe menu is $75 for adults and $35 for children.

    Make reservations on Resy at https://resy.com/cities/mnht/zinc-shade.

    Shade Hotel is located at 1221 N Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

  • Mother’s Day Brunch @ Sea Level

    May 9, 2021

    Sea Level @ Shade Hotel Redondo Beach presents the annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    There are any number of ways to celebrate the most important woman in your life – and brunch is certainly at the top of the list. Even better, brunch in the harbor overlooking the deep blue sea.

    Next to being surrounded by loved ones, it will be the most appreciated gift she receives all day!

    The 3-course, prix fixe menu is $75 for adults and $35 for children.

    Make reservations on Resy at https://resy.com/cities/rdn/sea-level-ca.

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

  • NextStep Ride For Paralysis: Cruisin’ the Coast

    May 14 – May 16, 2021

    NextStep presents the annual Ride for Paralysis: Cruisin’ the Coast taking place Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16.

    The team at NextStep is embarking on another adventure on wheels and everyone is invited to join them on the ride from San Diego to Manhattan Beach. This ride is intended for all ability levels. Great times for a great cause!

    Live in LA and need a road bike? If you live within 80-miles of Los Angeles, the Bike Angels can provide you with a FREE high-end road bike for training and the ride. They are located in Redondo Beach. Email Manuel@bicycleangels.com and he will take care of you. Simply let him know you are participating and send him the link to your campaign.

    The mission at NextStep is to raise awareness and funds to support NextStep and the 6 million individuals and wounded service members living with paralysis in the U.S.

  • Virtual Light Up the Night Fundraising Event

    May 22, 2021

    The Hoffman-Murphy Real Estate Team presents the annual Redondo Beach Education Foundation Light Up the Night fundraising event on Saturday, May 22 starting at 6 p.m. online.

    The event is going virtual this year with three pre-events before the Spring Gala event on May 22. The main event features a silent auction, live auction and entertainment.

    April 29: Uncorked Wine Tasting @ https://www.facebook.com/events/533092328088521/
    May 6: Designer Bags, Bingo & Bubbly
    May 13: Whisky Tasting with R6 Distillery

    Ticket packages are $25/$100/$500/$700

    For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://rbef.org/spring-gala.

  • Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle

    Ticket Purchase Deadline: June 18, 2021

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

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

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

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

  • ULTRA!

    July 17 – August 28, 2021

    The Torrance Art Museum (TAM) announces an adventurous new community-based public art exhibition called ULTRA!, which opens on July 17 and runs through August 28, 2021.

    The outdoor exhibition will feature more than 20 artworks from some of the region’s most significant and exciting contemporary artists in accessible locations throughout Torrance. Sculpture, installation, video projection, and interactive experiences are among the works that visitors will find in various parks, storefronts, schools, and government buildings.

    “As we prepare to welcome the community back inside the museum, I’m delighted that ULTRA! allows the public to engage with art while exploring the city safely,” says Max Presneill, TAM Director / Head Curator.

    The current roster of ULTRA! artists include: Luciana Abait, Richard Ankrom, Badly Licked Bear, Joshua Beliso, Reed van Brunschot, Juan Capistran, Ana Carolina Estarita-Guerrero, Fallen Fruit, Finishing School, Jeff Frost, High Beams Project, Narsiso Martinez, Julie Orser, Matthew Pagoaga, Esther Ruiz, Abram Santa Cruz, Sonja Schenk, Allison Stewart, Jan van de Ploeg, George Stone, Dan S Wang, Glen Wilson, and Yarn Bombing LA.


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