Special Events

Seniors Art Group

October 12 – November 16, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Community Counsel and the Beach Cities Health District are now offering a Seniors Art Group every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. from October 12 through November 16 at the Manhattan Beach Assembly Hall Building.

This group is designed to offer seniors in the South Bay community a place to come together to create, reflect and have fun. The group will be facilitated by art therapists and will include various projects using a variety of art materials.

The cost is $10 per session and includes all materials for each class. Participants can sign up for each class individually or all six weeks.

For additional information, contact Jeannie Beaumont at 310-683-3243 or via email at jeanniebeaumont@gmail.com

The Manhattan Beach Assembly Hall Building is located at 303 South Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA (second floor).

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for November

November 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 November….

Special Events

Redondo Beach Library Activities for November

November 1 – 30, 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 additional information on Library programs and services, please call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for Adult or Teen Programs, (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs or visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.

Check out the Calendar of Events listed below, or click on the flyer, print it and stick it on the fridge as a reminder!

BCHD Events for November

November 1 – 30, 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 November…

Santa Photo Experience @ Del Amo

November 8 – December 24, 2019

Santa-Del-AmoEager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Santa Photo Experience at Del Amo Fashion Center.

Children can visit and be photographed with Santa November 8 through December 24.

Del Amo Fashion Center will host a several opportunities for families to make memories with Santa. Save time, avoid the line by reserving your magical moment with Santa online. Families can plan their visit to see Santa in advance with a Santa Fast Pass on all days the shopping mall is open.

An opportunity for all members of the family, Pet Photo Night allows pets the opportunity to visit and have their photo taken with Santa. The center will host two pet photo nights on Sunday, November 17 and Sunday, December 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. where pet owners can bring their fur babies for photos with Santa Claus.

For families with children on the autism spectrum, Caring Santa offers families with these needs the opportunity to visit with Santa in a sensory-friendly environment. Caring Santa will occur in association with Autism Speaks before regular mall hours on Sunday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Guests can reserve their appointment online.

Save time and avoid the line with Santa Fast Pass. Now you can reserve your magical moment with Santa online at http://simonsanta.com/.

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

Air Force Base Career Fair

November 12 & 13, 2019

The Los Angeles Air Force Base will host a Career Fair: Transitioning into the Civilian Workplace on Tuesday, November 12 and Wednesday, November 13.

The event will feature employers such as SAIC, Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin and many more.

Tuesday, November 12: Networking for Success Resume Workshop
Create your professional LinkedIn page and learn what civilian employers are looking for.
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Building 272, Classroom 201-202

Wednesday, November 13: Career Fair
Meet local employers and learn about career opportunities
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Gordon Conference Center, Area 3

Social Hour @ O-Sho Sushi

November 13, 2018

O-Sho Sushi will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project Social Hour on Tuesday, November 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy discounted appetizers and the first glass of wine for $5. Enjoy good company and practice some of Blue Zones Project’s Power 9 Principles of Longevity, including Down Shift and Right Tribe at a Blue Zones Restaurant.

The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month at various venues throughout the South Bay.

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

O-Sho Sushi is located at 913 North Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.

Salute to El Segundo Mixer

November 14, 2019

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Salute to El Segundo Mixer on Thursday, November 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Mattel.

Join the Chamber and Mattel, Inc. at one of the year’s most anticipated events, recognizing El Segundo leaders: Mayor Drew Boyles and El Segundo’s former Mayors.
Enjoy meeting El Segundo’s business, resident and community leaders while sampling hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening.

Start your holiday shopping early! Get a one-time 40% OFF discount on regular priced items; Must present original ticket; Some exclusions and product limits may apply; Valid between 11/14/19 thru 11/15/19; Limit of 1 ticket per person, per transaction; See a Toy Store associate for full details.

For more information or to donate a door prize, call the El Segundo Chamber at (310) 322-1220 or email at info@elsegundochamber.org.

Tickets are $25 for Chamber Members and $35 for non-Members.

Jewelry & Accessories Sale Fundraiser

November 14, 2019

The Volunteer Center will host a Jewelry & Accessories Sale Fundraiser on Thursday, November 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Affinity Group of the Volunteer Center invites you to start your holiday shopping early while supporting a good cause at their Jewelry & Accessories Sale Fundraiser.

Enjoy refreshments while you shop an assortment of new or previously-owned necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, handbags, scarves and more – all generously donated by members of the community.

Proceeds benefit Operation Teddy Bear and the Volunteer Center’s other programs supporting youth and families.

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

The Volunteer Center is located at 1230 Cravens Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501.

Tip a Cop Fundraiser @ Tin Roof Bistro

November 14, 2019

Tin Roof Bistro hosts the annual Tip A Cop fundraiser on Thursday, November 14 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Diners at Tin Roof Bistro will enjoy an extra level of service when Manhattan Beach Police Department personnel partner with the restaurant’s staff for the evening. The event is intended to not only provide guests with a memorable dining experience and exceptional service, but to also collect tips and donations to benefit Special Olympics. ‘Tip-A-Cop’ is a fun and entertaining way for the community to meet their local police officers, firefighters and Special Olympic Athletes.

All tips are a tax-deductible donation to Special Olympics, which provides athletic training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the South Bay Area.

Social Irrigation

November 15, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Social Irrigation on Friday, November 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.

End your week in the most fun and relaxing way possible! Check out the Garden’s newest program, Social Irrigation. Bring your friends and family and let them take care of the rest. Beer, cider and wine will be available for sale onsite. Pre-purchase picnic box meals so it’s ready when you arrive, courtesy of Torrance Bakery. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own picnic as well. Relax and enjoy live music, take a stroll throughout the Garden or try your hand at The Great Pumpkin Hunt.

Tickets are $9/$12/$16.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/social-irrigation-3/

South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.

Redondo Beach Police Foundation Fundraiser

November 15, 2019

The community is invited to attend the annual Redondo Beach Police Foundation Fundraiser on Friday, November 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at R10 Social House.

It’s going to be an evening of great food, wine, music and an incredible silent auction, generously hosted by George Loren and the great team at R10 Social House.

There will be a special live performance from Battle of the Bands winner “Live Wire”

Tickets are $150.

If you plan to attend, RSVP to http://www.redondobeachpolicefoundation.org.

R10 Social House is located at 179 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Caribbean Nights

November 15, 2019

Next Step presents Caribbean Nights on Friday, November 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Automobile Driving Museum.

The event features a full bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, cigar rolling, and live reggae music. There will also be a silent and live auction hosted by The Charity Angels.

Dress code: cocktail attire.

Tickets are $150.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.classy.org/event/nextsteps-caribbean-nights-2019/e248574.

The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 L’airport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

Gelson’s One Year Anniversary Celebration

November 16 & 17, 2019

Head over to Gelson’s for their One Year Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17.

Enjoy samples throughout the store both days, 30% off beer, wine and spirits, live music from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and anniversary cake. Every hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. one lucky shopper will win FREE GROCERIES (up to $100 worth).

On Saturday, 5% of all sales will benefit the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation.

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

Gelson’s is located at 707 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Arts & Crafts Faire

November 16 & 17, 2019

The Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild presents the Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The Arts & Crafts Faire features an array of handmade crafts – everything from candles and quilts to sculpture, clothing and jewelry. Attendees can look forward to a door prize and opportunity drawing, music by DJ Ozzie and food and beverages available for purchase.

Admission is FREE!

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

The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3341 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA (at the corner of Torrance Boulevard and Madrona Avenue).

Destination: Art Fifth Anniversary Celebration

November 16, 2019

Destination: Art will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a Gala Reception on Saturday, November 16 from 4 to 7 p.m.

A milestone of South Bay culture will be marked at the original combined studio and gallery art space with a gala reception, silent auction and debut of a new exhibition.

Destination: Art was established to fill a void in the South Bay. The founding artists had known each other and participated in several art groups for many years but wanted to create a more accessible art space. These artists envisioned a dedicated studio where each could paint and thrive on their mutual creativity. And a gallery space was needed where they, and other local artists, could exhibit their work, as well as offer classes.

The founders saw a need to provide access to art from a growing public demand for local South Bay art. As more famed artists began crowding the smattering of South Bay galleries, those who live and create locally felt displaced. The concept of Destination: Art took shape, and its door opened in November 2014.

Today there are eight Studio artists and eight Gallery artists, and nearly 100 Associate Artists, who take classes, volunteer and have their own annual show in June.

Promenade on the Peninsula Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting Celebration

November 16, 2019

Promenade on the Peninsula presents the annual Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting Celebration on a Saturday, November 16 starting at 4 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend this event featuring music, entertainment, ice-skating, refreshments and giveaways! Come celebrate the start of the holiday season by welcoming Santa and lighting the Christmas Tree!

Share in the spirit of the season and bring a donation for the Spark of Love Toy Drive.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the website at https://promenadeonthepeninsula.com/event-directory/

Promenade on the Peninsula is located in Rolling Hills Estates on Silver Spur Road between Hawthorne and Crenshaw Boulevards.

The Art of Giving Fundraiser

November 16, 2019

Resin Gallery will host The Art of Giving Fundraiser on Saturday, November 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.

It’s going to be a fun night of art, live music, craft cocktails, beer, wine, and food!

Learn how to support The Collective’s work with local artists and the creative after-school programs provided for Friendship Foundation, Richstone Family Center and more.

Tickets are $75/$100.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit https://sbac.tofinoauctions.com/artofgiving2019?mc_cid=66c75dfdc6&mc_eid=81be482960.

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

Laugh Zone

November 16, 2019

Calling all high school and young adults with special needs! Laugh Zone is gearing up for another creative, original, fun event featuring Karaoke with Good Vibrayshuns and magic with Brandon Achers on Saturday, November 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church Parish Hall

Come enjoy a night of food n’ fun with old and new friends! No pressure– no obligation, just a cool opportunity to spice up a typical Saturday night. Get inspired.! It’s going to be the best time you’ve had this year… no joke!!

Admission is a suggested donation of $1 at the door.

Please RSVP to laughzone@yahoo.com to secure your seat.

St. Francis Episcopal Church Parish Hall is located at 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274. Park in the lower lot and take stairs up. Handicap parking is located at entrance drive.

Comedy Pop Up

November 16, 2019

Nick Gantt presents Comedy Pop Up on Saturday, November 16 from 8 to 10 p.m. at Social Workplace.

Enjoy a night out with some of LA’s funniest comics! The event features J. Chris Newberg (America’s Got Talent, The Tonight Show), Alex Hooper (America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central’s Roast Battle), Lisa Alvarado (The Latin Queen of Comedy) and Jay Washington (Comedy Central, Mad Titan Podcast).

BYOB. There’s plenty of parking available right outside the venue. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Show is 18+ The show will take place outside on the patio or in the main event room, depending on the weather.

General admission tickets are $10 online.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/543552529811759/.

Social Workplace is located at 2315 Lomita Boulevard, Suite 200, Lomita, CA 90717.

King of the Harbor Skateboard Championships

November 17, 2019

The Redondo Beach Police Department is proud to present the annual King of the Harbor Skateboard Championships on Sunday, November 17 at 10 a.m. at the Redondo Pier.

This FREE event is open to all levels of skaters between ages 8 to 18 – all are invited to participate and compete. Registered participants will receive a free T-shirt, trophies, lunch, snacks, cool giveaways, prizes and more provided FREE courtesy of the generous sponsors. The winner’s names will be inscribed on the perpetual trophy that will hang at the Police Station. You can choose to just come out and skate all day at the Pier, or you can compete to win prizes and be crowned King of the Harbor! There will be music and lots of other cool stuff.

This year, they’ve partnered with Beachlife Backyard Games to make the event even bigger and better. There will be a 5′ Half Pipe in the layout, pro-skaters including Tony Alva will be there and an adult competition will be held after the youth portion of the event. In addition to all of this, Beachlife will host an after party at Barney’s Beanery.

Skateboarders, thrashers and shredders of all levels can register online at http://www.redondo.org/skateboard.

Craft Fair & Bake Sale

November 17, 2019

The Neighborhood Church will host a Craft Fair & Bake Sale on Sunday, November 17 from 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s time to begin holiday shopping! The event features handcrafted items, vintage items, jewelry, delicious baked goods and more.

Where else can you do holiday shopping with an ocean view???

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.ncpve.org/upcoming-events/2018/10/11/crafty-ladies-holiday-sale-yxcbw.

The Neighborhood Church is located at 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274.

Holiday Maker’s Market

November 17, 2019

Holly Socrates Gallery will host a Holiday Maker’s Market on Sunday, November 17 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sip while you shop local artisans and makers!

Enjoy a holiday wine tasting from Elizabeth Spencer Wines; pave diamond jewelry from Bonebydawn; home, baby and apparel by the Shibori Shoppe; macrame by Modern Knots; and candles by Kin Candle Co.

Arrive early because these unique items are sure to fly out the door!

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

Holly Socrates Gallery is located at 150 Main Street, El Segundo, CA.

BeachLife Backyard Games

November 17, 2019

Tito’s Vodka will sponsor the Beachlife Backyard Games every month at a different location in the South Bay leading up to the BeachLife Festival in May 2020.

The BeachLife crew wants to stay busy in the off season, while giving back to the community. They’ve partnered with Tito’s Handmade Vodka to throw some BeachLife Backyard Games for charity.

It’s always FREE to enter, super FUN, and they’ll donate $1,000 to local non-profits every time.

In addition to the games, the events will feature live music and after parties!

The Brews Hall Grand Opening

November 18, 2019

The community is invited to attend the Grand Opening Celebration of The Brews Hall on Monday, November 18 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Attendees will get to meet the opening team as well as George Lopez and Colin Cowherd. The brewmaster will also be on site to answer any questions about the unique brew lineup.

Tickets are $100. Price of admission includes a wristband with 5 tickets that includes 3 adult beverages and 2 food items (selection of one appetizer and one entrée) and photo opportunities with George Lopez or Colin Cowherd.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit the website at https://www.thebrewshall.com/grand-opening-celebration/.

Movie Night @ Sea Level

November 19, 2019

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach will host Movie Night on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge.

Enjoy screenings of both classic and new films. Blankets and popcorn will be provided, so head on down to the marina and cozy up! The schedule is as follows:

October 22 – Beetlejuice
November 19 – Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince
December 17 – Elf
January 21 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Seating is limited and the movies are subject to change.

For additional information and to make reservations, call 310.921.8950.

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

DTMB Holiday Open House & Pier Lighting

November 20, 2019

The Downtown Manhattan Beach Business Association presents the annual Holiday Open House & Pier Lighting on Wednesday, November 20 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Holiday Open House is downtown restaurants, retail stores and businesses way of saying ‘Thank You’ to their customers and community for their support and patronage throughout the year. Get in the spirit of the season and enjoy an evening of holiday music, shopping and dining. Downtown merchants will be open until 9 p.m. and will present some distinctive gift ideas and intriguing offers this holiday season.

Enjoy live entertainment at Metlox Plaza starting at 5 p.m. with Santa Danny, Soozi Show Balloon Art, Nicole Face Paints, Jack Tracy Ukelele, picture with Santa provided by Ralf’s Photography and treats for purchase by Frontier Kettle Korn + Le Pain Quotidien.

There will be LIVE REINDEER located in front of {pages} a bookstore and carolers at several locations.

Lomita State of the City Luncheon

November 21, 2019

The community is invited to attend the annual State of the City Luncheon on Thursday, November 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at Lomita Park Tom Rico Center.

Come learn about what’s happening in the community as the Lomita Mayor and City Council deliver the annual State of the City address.

Get a sneak preview of the new programs, partnerships and projects coming soon to the City. The Lomita Chamber of Commerce will also be revealing their new campaign to attract and retain early-stage and startup businesses to the community.

RSVP to City Hall at 310-325-7110

The cost to attend is $15 per person.

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

The Tom Rico Center is located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue in Lomita.

Social Hour @ Social Workplace: Thirsty Third Thursdays

November 21, 2019

Social Workplace hosts the monthly Social Hour: Thirsty Third Thursdays on Thursday, November 21 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.

Halo of Hope Kick-Off & Fundraiser Extravaganza

November 21, 2019

Halo of Hope will host a Kick-Off & Fundraiser Extravaganza on Thursday, November 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Moose Lodge.

Halo of Hope is a US Cancer Charity Foundation committed to helping cancer patients survive the illness. It is a non-profit organization that is born of a passion to improve the survivorship of cancer victims through support programs and treatment funding to encourage them to stay strong and keep fighting.

The event features cocktails and appetizers, holiday shopping, Bunco, and prizes, and focuses on cancer awareness. The Bunco tables fill up quickly!

Suggested donation is $10 per person.

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

The Moose Lodge is located at 516 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Hermosa Beach Sidewalk Sale

November 22 – 24, 2019

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau host the annual Sidewalk Sale in Downtown Hermosa Beach Friday, November 22 through Sunday, November 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The event features discounts and specials at local shops and restaurants in the Downtown area. Pick up specially priced merchandise at participating stores and celebrate winter with seasonal menu items at local restaurants.

Shoppers will also enjoy live music at different locations.

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

Java Man Jam

November 23, 2019

Head to Hermosa Beach for the first annual Java Man Jam on Saturday, November 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The mission of this event is to help re-establish Hermosa Beach as a destination for all kinds of live music, build community and revitalize downtown.

Music is what put Hermosa on the map 70 years ago at The Lighthouse, and we are so lucky to have such a wonderful community of very talented musicians. So let’s bring in the holiday cheer with some great music and show our musicians some love.

Bring your beach chair!

Torrance Antique Street Faire

November 24, 2019

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, November 24 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.

Torrance Turkey Trot

November 28, 2019

Torrance Turkey TrotThe City of Torrance presents the annual Torrance Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 28.

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.

Drive In Movie Nights

November 29, 2019

The Roadium Open Air Market presents Drive-In Movie Nights this fall and winter.

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

09/27/19 Grease
10/25/19 Beetlejuice
11/29/19 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (original)
12/10/19 Elf
12/27/19 The Karate Kid
01/31/20 Toy Story 1
02/28/20 Up

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

Small Business Saturday @ Common Space Brewery

November 30, 2019

Stop by Common Space Brewery for Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 30 from noon to 6 p.m.

The event features 15 local vendors. Shop small. Shop local. Get all your holiday shopping done while sipping a beer – or two.

This event is FREE to attend and family friendly!

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.commonspace.la/events/shop-small.

Common Space Brewery is located at 3411 West El Segundo Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for December

December 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 December….

Senior Comedy Afternoons: Happy Jolly Holidays

December 1, 2019

Senior Comedy Afternoons presents Happy Jolly Holidays on Sunday, December 1 at the Proud Bird.

This show is for anyone looking for a great afternoon full of laughs, a delightful lunch and a chance to socialize. Doors open at noon, a 3-course served luncheon starts at 12:30 and the show starts at 1:30. Post show plane tours will take place at 3:15 p.m.

The line up includes comedians Danny Villapando, Jann Karam and Mark Schiff. The event also features music and dancers, a senior mini-expo, free parking, birthday celebrations and surprises.

Tickets are $75 and include the lunch, the show, taxes and tip. Show only tickets are $40. Senior Comedy Afternoons loves celebrating birthdays so don’t’ forget to mention it when purchasing tickets.

Tickets are available online at http://www.seniorcomedyafternoons.com or by calling 714.914.2565. Buy a table of 8 get a group discount of $5 off each ticket.

For additional information, contact Bonnie Barchichat at 714-914-2565 or via email at bonnie@seniorcomedyafternoons.com.

The Proud Bird is located at 11022 Aviation Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Manhattan Beach Santa Float Schedule

December 2 – 20, 2019

The Santa Float will be making the rounds of Manhattan Beach over the next couple of weeks!

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 20. Santa should be able to complete each nightly route before the kiddies go to bed, so get those lists ready!

The Manhattan Beach Santa Float is led by the Kiwanis Club of Manhattan Beach, and is staffed each night by a different community organization. There is no charge to visit the Santa Float on its nightly routes. The calendar, staffing organizations, dates and a hi-resolution expandable map of the routes can be seen at http://www.manhattanbeachsantafloat.com/routes/ .

Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival

December 3 – December 8, 2019

Torrance Memorial Medical Center presents the annual Holiday Festival December 3 through December 8.

The event features themed, decorated trees, live entertainment, holiday boutique, opportunity drawing, children’s activities, food court and special ticketed events: Fashion Show $150 (12/3), Festival Gala $325 (12/6) and Lunch with Santa $20 (12/8).

The hospital invites seniors and those with special needs to view the trees in a relaxed environment free of charge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, and Thursday, Dec. 5. During those hours a Senior Marketplace will offer stocking stuffers mostly under $5.

Non-profit and community service group members are invited to the Festival at a special admission price of $2 in honor of their service on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 9 p.m. On this day, community service group members are asked to show their pride and wear apparel representing their organization.

On Saturday, Dec 7, the Torrance Fire and Police Department will be collecting unwrapped new toys at the tent for the Toys for Tots Drive. Anyone bringing a toy with a value of $5 or more will be given free admission between 2 to 6 p.m. Fire trucks and police vehicles will also be on hand for kids to climb on and sit inside.

Lomita and Rancho Palos Verdes Santa Sleigh Tour

December 5 – 20, 2019

Santa Claus is coming to town!

The LA Sheriff’s Lomita Station hosts the annual Santa Sleigh Tour from Thursday, December 5 through Friday, December 20.

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/LomitaSheriffsStation/.

Riviera Village Holiday Stroll

December 5, 2019

The annual Riviera Village Holiday Stroll takes place on Thursday, December 5 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, starts 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.

Women in Tech: Women in Code

December 5, 2019

Women’s Voices In Tech present Women in Code on Thursday, December 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Motor Trend Group.

This event celebrates women software engineers and is sponsored by the great people at Motor Trend! Join the Women’s Voices in Tech community for this special holiday event featuring:
•Tech talks on Web Accessibility, SwiftUI and DevOps from with some incredible women coders
•Panel Discussion
•Career Opportunities

Sandpipers’ Holiday Homes Tour

December 6 – December 8, 2019

Sandpipers presents the annual Holiday Homes Tour Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..

The Tour, which features four breathtaking homes in the most desirable neighborhoods of Manhattan Beach, will be decorated and transformed for the holiday season by top local designers, retailers, and florists for ticket holders to visit and explore. Proceeds from the Tour will benefit Sandpipers’ 60+ local charities as well as individuals and families in need of emergency financial assistance.

“We are thrilled to welcome Los Angeles residents near and far to experience the joy of the holidays in the South Bay. Whether it’s the decorations, friendships, featured artisans or the stunning homes themselves, the Sandpipers’ Holiday Homes Tour will not only surprise and delight, but raise the resources to support so many in need,” said Natalie Radtke, President of Sandpipers.

Angel Tree Lighting

December 6, 2019

The City of Lawndale Community Services Department is proud to present the annual Angel Tree Lighting on Friday, December 6 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza.

This fun-filled, family-friendly event includes arts and crafts, train rides, music, entertainment, refreshments, ice-skating, snow sledding, pictures with Santa and more.

In keeping with the spirit of the season, a suggested donation of canned food items is requested.

For additional information, contact the Community Services Department at 310-973-3270 or visit the website at www.lawndalecity.org.

Civic Center Plaza is located at 14700 Burin Avenue in Lawndale.

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.

First Friday

December 6, 2019

First-Fridays-in-Riviera-VillageRiviera Village presents First Friday on Friday, December 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.

If you plan on having dinner at one of the many fine dining establishments, reservations are highly recommended.

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/.

Peninsula Cars & Coffee

December 7, 2019

The Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance presents Peninsula Cars & Coffee every first Saturday (December 7) of each month from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Promenade on the Peninsula parking structure top deck.

Attention car hobbyists and enthusiasts! Bring you hot rod, custom, muscle car, sports car, antique, classic or exotic or other special interest car or truck…. or just yourself! It’s the perfect opportunity to meet other South Bay gear heads!

This event is FREE to attend for both the public and those displaying a vehicle.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.pvconcours.org/peninsula-cars-and-coffee.

Promenade on the Peninsula is located at 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274. Entrance to the top deck of the parking structure is located on Indian Peak Road.

Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event

December 7, 2019

Join volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event on Saturday, December 7 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.


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

First Saturday Sweep

December 7, 2019

Keep the Esplanade Beautiful presents the monthly Esplanade Sweep on Saturday, December 7 from 9 to 10 a.m.

The Esplanade, located on the west side of the street from Knob Hill to Miramar Park, is the crown jewel of Redondo Beach! Each of us that walks, runs, rides, or just sits along the Esplanade enjoying the view have a vested interest and responsibility to help maintain it. While we enjoy the Esplanade in different ways, perhaps with our friends and families, our dogs and bike riding clubs, some debris and wear and tear is inevitable, but it’s not just the city’s responsibility to clean up after us – we are all responsible for our environment.

Yoga on the Octagon @ Redondo Pier

December 7, 2019

The Redondo Beach Pier Association and Cancer Support Community host Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month (December 7) 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.

TAM Special Exhibitions

December 7, 2019

Torrance Art Museum (TAM) closes out the year with a run of Special Exhibitions from December 7 through December 21.

TAM’s Main Gallery hosts Adjacent, Adjacent, a culminating exhibition of FORUM 2019, a 10-month mentorship program with a cohort of fourteen art professionals. Gallery Two hosts Plaza Mirage II, featuring brand new works by artists Zach Trow and Theresa Sterner. The Dark Room features a series of video and document clips pertaining to FORUM 2019 events.

Main Gallery – Adjacent, Adjacent

Adjacent, Adjacent is a reflection on relationships between the participants of the FORUM 2019, some of whom will carry forward beyond the exhibition as the art collective Museum Adjacent. The exhibition provokes the artists to consider where they are (both in location and career trajectory) and how that relates to what they make. FORUM is an annual 10-month mentorship residency for emerging artists, curators, gallerists and writers who wish to build a career in contemporary art. This empowering program is designed as a practical guide to navigating the art world via Q&A sessions with successful professionals (artists, curators, critics and gallerists), culminating with an exhibition in the Main Gallery of the Torrance Art Museum, with the program’s participants. More information about the program and applications for FORUM 2020 are now available at http://www.TorranceArtMuseum.com/forum.

Christmas Boutique

December 8, 2019

The City of Torrance Community Services Division presents the annual Christmas Boutique on Sunday, December 8 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.

Various food vendors will be on-site with food for purchase. In addition, there will be photo ops with Santa!

El Segundo Holiday Parade

December 8, 2019

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce and Chevron present the annual Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 8.

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.

Floats, music, marching bands, antique cars, giveaways, Santa and more….can you think of a better way to celebrate the season?

Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks

December 8, 2019

The annual Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks sponsored by Skechers will take place Sunday, December 8!

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 bouncy for smaller children.

Holiday Tree Lighting @ Terranea

December 8, 2019

Terranea Resort celebrates the start of the season with the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 8 at 5 p.m. at Catalina Terrance.

Celebrate the start of the season with Terranea’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy spirited music from local entertainers and holiday crafts for all ages. The resort will accept donations of unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots, and will also be hosting a celebratory dinner at catalina kitchen following the ceremony. Take your little ones to sea beans for popcorn, holiday cookie decorating, and a visit with Mrs. Claus.

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

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Holiday Bazaar

December 12, 2019

Pull & Thread will host a Holiday Bazaar on Thursday, December 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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

Items includes candles, skin products, handmade clothing, ceramics among many other treasures! Vendors include The Melanin Nurse, La La Candles, Crawford Denim, The Wasteless Shop, and more.

Refreshments and beverages will be provided.

For additional information, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-bazaar-tickets-80380406961.

Pull & Thread is located at 24415 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505.

Torrance Civic Chorale: A Joyful Sound

December 13 & 14, 2019

The Torrance Civic Chorale presents A Joyful Sound on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14 at 8 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theatre.

Enjoy a celebration of holiday music from the Americas including several sing-a-long favorites!

The Chorale has provided the South Bay with exceptional choral music, instruction and cultural enhancements since 1961. With 90+ singers, the auditioned Chorale is sponsored by the Cultural Services Division of the Community Services Department at the City of Torrance, with Irene Apanovitch-Leites as Artistic Director and Conductor.

Tickets are $25.

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

The James Armstrong Theater is located in the Torrance Cultural Arts Center at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

Breakfast with Santa @ Promenade on the Peninsula

December 14, 2019

Buy your tickets now for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Promenade on the Peninsula.

It’s going to be a magical morning! See Santa up close and personal! Enjoy a breakfast provided by Good Stuff Restaurant, arts and crafts, and a visit with Jolly St. Nick. Be sure to ring your camera!

Time slots:
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Tickets are $15 per adult, $5 for kids 6 to 12 years old, 5 years old and younger are FREE. Tickets can be purchased at Good Stuff Restaurant in Promenade on the Peninsula.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/363849380977228/.

Promenade on the Peninsula is located at 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 101, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.

El Segundo Woman’s Club Holiday Boutique

December 14, 2019

The El Segundo Woman’s Club presents the annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clubhouse.

Shop local for the holidays! The event features the work of local crafters and artisans and plenty of sweet treats for purchase.

Tables are $40 with an item donation.

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

The El Segundo Woman’s Club Clubhouse is located at 541 Standard Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Breakfast & A Visit with Santa

December 14, 2019

Breakfast-with-Santa-3The City of Torrance Community Services Department hosts Breakfast & A Visit with Santa on Saturday, December 14 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.

Cruise at the Beach Christmas Car Show

December 14, 2019

Ruby’s Diner presents the annual Cruise at the Beach Christmas Car Show on Saturday, December 14 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.

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

The California Great Santa Stroll

December 14, 2019

Mychal’s Learning Place will host The California Great Santa Stroll on Saturday, December 14 starting at 10 a.m.

The Stroll is part of a world-wide competition for the most “Santas” gathered in one location. Invite all your friends, family, and furry pals to dress up as Santa (Santa suit included in registration) to raise funds for all the programs and activities at Mychal’s Learning Place.

Registration is $15/$25/$45/$175/$300.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://e.givesmart.com/events/esL/.

The event will start at Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza located at Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA.

Breakfast with Santa @ Terranea

December 15, 2019

Terranea Resort will host three seatings for Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 15.

Santa will journey from the North Pole for a magical breakfast and photo opportunities in the Grand Ballroom at Terranea. Guests will enjoy bakery and waffle stations, beverage and hot food stations, as well as an egg kitchen, kids buffet and festive crafts.

Seatings are scheduled for 9:00, 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.

Adult tickets are $65, tickets for children ages 2 – 10 are $32, and children under age 2 will have complimentary entrance.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.terranea.com/events/featured-events/breakfast-with-santa.

Terranea is located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Santa & The Polar Express @ Lomita Railroad Museum

December 15, 2019

Polar-ExpressThe Lomita Railroad Museum presents Santa & The Polar Express on Sunday, December 15 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 $20 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.

New Year’s Eve Underwater Extravaganza @ Terranea

December 31, 2019

Terranea Resort presents the annual New Year’s Eve Underwater Extravaganza on Tuesday, December 31 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Count down to 2020 with a dazzling celebration for those 21 and over, including an open bar with VIP bottle service available. Enjoy a variety of food stations from Terranea’s award-winning culinary team and dance the night away to tunes provided by a live DJ. Room package available that includes two tickets to the Extravaganza.

Pre-purchase tickets online for $185. Tickets bought at the door are $200.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.terranea.com/events/featured-events/nye-extravaganza.

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

Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K Run/Walk

February 1, 2020

The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K Run/Walk on Sunday, February 1.

Join more than 8,000 race enthusiasts at the South Bay’s biggest Super Bowl event! The Super Bowl Sunday 10K is a terrific way to celebrate the biggest day in American sports.

Enjoy the picturesque sites of Redondo Beach – the Pacific Ocean, the Redondo Beach Pier, the Marina in King Harbor and the Wyland whale mural – as you make your way along the race route. The ocean breeze, salt air and mild temperatures make for perfect winter running conditions.

BeachLife Festival

May 1 – 3, 2020

The second annual Beachlife Festival will take place May 1 through May 3 in Redondo Beach.

The event will take place in Ruby’s parking lot and the Seaside Lagoon with an expected 7,000 to 9,000 attendees each day and two stages featuring chart topping, national acts. It’s going to be another spectacular three days of music and fun on the oceanfront.

Early Bird tickets are on sale NOW! For the BeachLife 2020 Festival Early Bird release, buy a General Admission ticket and get a $25 coupon code to the BeachLife Shop, buy a VIP pass and get a $40 coupon code, or go BIG and buy a Captains Pass to get a $100 Coupon Code. (Limited merchandise options and first 100 buyers only.)

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

Seaside Lagoon is located at 137 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

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