Special Events

Nelson’s Sound Series

June 1 – October 26, 2019

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

Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m., guests will enjoy live music at Nelson’s cliff-side perch overlooking the deep blue. Local bands and musicians will play everything from Country and Reggae to Classic Rock.

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

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

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for September

September 1 – 30, 2019

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

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

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

Check out what’s on tap for September….

Special Events

Redondo Beach Library Activities for September

September 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 more 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 September

September 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 September…

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

September 13 – November 30, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden hosts The Great Pumpkin Hunt daily through November 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate autumn with this perfect fall excursion in the Garden! Search for pumpkins while enjoying the Garden’s 87 acres. This annual tradition will have you exploring picturesque areas of the Garden in search of hidden pumpkins leading you to the unexpected. Bring your cameras and cell phones for plenty of fall photo opportunities along the way. Walking shoes, sunscreen and water bottles recommended. The hunt is family-friendly, imaginative, adventurous, and will require some hiking through the nature trails.

Admission is free for Members. For nonmembers, the event is included with General Garden Admission. Advance tickets are strongly encouraged.

Life is Short, Don’t Wait to Dance

September 19, 2019

Negri Speaker Series presents Life is Short, Don’t Wait to Dance with Valorie Kondos-Field on Thursday, September 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The Commons at Marymount California University.

Former ballet dancer Valorie Kondos-Field never played organized sports, yet the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame gymnastics coach was a seven-time NCAA champion, four-time national coach of the year and Pac-12 gymnastics coach of the century. Having an extraordinary ability to lead and mentor young gymnasts, Coach Kondos used the sport as an opportunity to teach valuable life lessons and empower her student-athletes to use their voices and celebrate themselves. A recent breast cancer survivor, Miss Val’s positive outlook and hope-filled message is not about winning and losing, but about choreographing your life and owning the choices you make.

Social Hour @ Social Workplace: Thirsty Third Thursdays

September 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

After Work Mixer @ Manhattan Beach Studios

September 19, 2019

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

It will be a relaxing meet and greet, so come by and expand your network in a unique environment. It’s on the movie lot, so you need to RSVP so they can provide your name to security.

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

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

Queens & Kings, A Royal Drag Show

September 19, 2019

ESMoA celebrates the final week of Experience 41: OZ with Queens & Kings, A Royal Drag Show on Thursday, September 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The evening includes a high-energy drag show emceed by Ellie Cota with performances by Los Angeles drag royalty: Crystal Palace, Clit Eatswood, Die Anna, Skirt Cocaine and DJ Rubella Spreads.

Local organizations, PFLAG Manhattan Beach / South Bay, the South Bay LGBTQ Center, and Mykie’s Bakery of Mychal’s Learning Place will also be participating at the event. Visitors can also look forward to Oz-inspired mocktails and photo booth.

Just like any drag performance, guests are encouraged to tip the amazing performers and to dress in festive Oz-inspired attire. The performance is recommended for audiences ages 18 and up.

As always, admission is FREE!

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

El Segundo Museum of Art is located at 208 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Chasing Coral

September 19, 2019

There will be a FREE screening of Chasing Coral on Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

The film took more than three years to shoot and is the result of 500+ hours of underwater footage, coral bleaching submissions from volunteers in 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people in various locations around the world.

This event is FREE to attend!

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

The Hermosa Beach Community Center is located at 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

L.A. Street Festival

September 20 & 21, 2019

The Los Angeles Times presents L.A. Street Festival on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 from noon to 9 p.m. in El Segundo.

The first-ever L.A. Street Festival will send summer off in style with a FREE two-day, family-friendly festival.

Fans can get up close to the fast-paced, street-style basketball that has millions of players worldwide in its Los Angeles premiere, the FIBA 3×3 World Tour.

Gardena Community Clean Up Day

September 21, 2019

The City of Gardena and the Gardena Beautification Committee invite the community to participate in the 20th annual Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, September 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at Mas Fukai Park.

You can make a difference in the community by volunteering to help clean up the parks, right of ways and neighborhoods. Volunteers will plant flowers, remove litter, and do minor landscaping around the City. Afterwards, attendees will celebrate their achievements with lunch in the park.

For additional information, call the City Manager’s Office at 310-217-9503 or via email at volunteer@cityofgardena.org. Registration is being accepted now via EventBrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-clean-up-day-registration-62226677668.

Mas Fukai Park is located at 1700 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247.

Richmond Street Fair

September 21, 2019

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

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

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

Bring the whole family and make a day of it!

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

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

Harvest Festival of Dulcimers

September 21, 2019

The twenty fifth annual Harvest Festival of Dulcimers will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Riviera United Methodist Church.

There will be teaching workshops all day long, for dulcimers, ukulele, autoharp, storytelling, bodhran, bowed psaltery, harmonica, drum/flute circle, shape-note singing, sing-along, music improv, and more.

The ticketed Evening Concert at 6 p.m. is open to the public and will include festival headliners, Mark Alan Wade on hammered dulcimer and Dave Haas on mountain dulcimer. Both performers are nationally known dulcimer players, and many excellent local players will also be teaching and jamming.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase, in addition to music vendors. Musicians young and old will be around the grounds, playing and singing.

For additional information and ticket purchase, call (714) 534–2855, contact via email at dulcimer@scdh.org or visit the website at http://www.scdh.org.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

California Coastal Cleanup Day

September 21, 2019

California Coastal Cleanup Day, a yearly beach and inland waterway effort to eliminate waste, will take place on Saturday, September 21.

You’ve been recycling for years, reduced your water consumption, turned in the old gas guzzler for a cleaner fuel ride and maybe even installed solar panels. What more can be done? Funny you should ask. Join thousands of volunteers up and down the coast as they gather to remove trash and debris that eventually ends up in the ocean.

California Coastal Cleanup Day was first organized in 1985 by the California Coastal Commission. Last year, over half a million volunteers removed almost 18.3 million pounds of trash and debris in only a few hours from beaches, rivers and lakes throughout the state.

Coastal Cleanup Day is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a chance for Californians to join people around the world in expressing their respect for our oceans and waterways. It’s an opportunity for the community to demonstrate its desire for clean water and healthy marine life. It’s a moment to share with one’s neighbors, family, and friends, coming together to accomplish something vital and worthy on behalf of our environment.

Malaga Cove Summer Art Shows

September 21 & 22, 2019

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Malaga Cove Summer Art Show on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Malaga Cove.

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

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

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

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

Barktoberfest @ Absolution Brewing

September 21, 2019

The SPCLA and Absolution Brewing present Barktoberfest on Saturday, September 21 starting at 11 a.m.

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

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

A percentage of sales will be donated to the SPCLA.

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

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

Oktoberfest @ Common Space Brewery

September 21, 2019

Common Space Brewery presents Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 21 from noon to 5 p.m.

Get ready for a family-friendly event full of classic Oktoberfest beer, games, food and music. They will be releasing a new German lager beer called THAT’S A BINGO!, a collaboration brewed with Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company.

Come enjoy the Hammerschlagen, stein hoisting, yodeling contest, corn hole, German food trucks, polka music and more!

This event is FREE to attend and all ages are welcome.

For additional information, visit the website at http://commonspace.la.

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

Chili Cook Off & Car Show

September 21, 2019

The Torrance Elks will host a Chili Cook-Off & Car Show on Saturday, September 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge.

The event features chili tastings, live music by Smalltime and other food for purchase.

Car Show entry fee is $15. Chili Cook-Off entry is free.

For car show info call Andrew at 310-529-7403. For chili info call Veronica 310-433-3174. For additional information, visit the website at https://www.torranceca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/16584/18?curdate=9-21-2019&utm_source=Thursday%2C+September+12+-+Wednesday%2C+September+18%2C+2019&utm_campaign=Torrance+eNewsletter+286&utm_medium=email.

The Torrance Elks Lodge is located at 1820 ABalone Avenue in Torrance.

Wickedly Trans: Voices from the Rainbow

September 21, 2019

On Saturday, September 21, audiences of all ages are invited to attend Wickedly Trans: Voices from the Rainbow as part of El Segundo Museum of Art Experience #41: OZ.

Experience 41: OZ has enchanted audiences of all generations since opening at ESMoA in June 2019. As the Experience comes to a close, ESMoA is celebrating the show’s unique pop culture impact with special programming.

Wickedly Trans: Voices from the Rainbow is a special performance by The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles (TCLA) who will be performing a selection of songs inspired by the music of The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, and Wicked. Founded in 2015, Trans Chorus of Los Angeles – TCLA is making an impact in the choral world by using their unique voices to be visible, bold and proud. TCLA is the first all Trans-identified chorus in America.

Performances take place at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. Donations to TCLA are appreciated!

GreenStreet Autumn Art Fair

September 21, 2019

Redondo Beach Art Group presents the GreenStreet Autumn Art Fair on Saturday, September 21 from 2 to 8:30 p.m. on the patio of the Greenstreet Commercial Center.

Drop by and check out some amazing artwork by members of the Redondo Beach Art Group and other local artists on the patio. Enjoy happy hour at King Shabu Shabu from 2 to 6 p.m., live music on the patio by Shawn from 4 to 8 p.m. and wine tasting at Roman Aroma from 5:30 to 6:30, followed by a dance party at Imperial Dance from 7 to 8:30.

This event is FREE to attend and there is plenty of FREE parking!

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

The Greenstreet Commercial Center is located at 901-903 North Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, just south of the Main Post office.

Kendra Scott Shopping Party / Client Appreciation Night

September 21, 2019

Engel & Volkers will host a celebration of the art of Phyllis Ferrara at a Shopping Party / Client Appreciation Night on Saturday, September 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kendra Scott.

Attendees will sip One Hope wines, enjoy complimentary bites, take advantage of an exclusive 15% discount and maybe get lucky in the raffle.

Phyllis Ferrara originals will be displayed on easels throughout the shop.

For additional information and to RSVP, visit the website at http://ThePoint@KendraScott.com.

Kendra Scott is located at 830 South Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 114, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Boots, Brews & BBQ

September 21, 2019

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

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

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

Tickets are $125.

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

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

Summer Swing Nights @ The ADM

September 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

TAM Opening Reception

September 21, 2019

Torrance Art Museum (TAM) will host an Opening Reception for two of their Fall Exhibitions on Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Main Gallery hosts Material Matters as one of seven venues in the Los Angeles region taking part in the 5th SUR:biennial (2019). Gallery Two examines superheroes in contemporary art with To Save The Day!

Material Matters features works by Cruz Castillo, Elisa Ortega Montilla, Ruben Ochoa, and Tessie Salcido Whitmore. These four artists gather together the materials of urban life, here in Southern California – plastics, steel, concrete, fabrics, detritus – and manipulate them in order to address themes of identity, memory, political positions, and the poetics of the urban environment. The artists make discoveries with these gathered materials and reassemble them in new ways to bring a fresh insight into what it might mean to be urban within our massive contemporary metropolis.

Movies on the Pier

September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019

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

Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy one of the many restaurants located on Fisherman’s Wharf and International Boardwalk prior to the movie screening. A few favorites include R10 Social House, Quality Seafood, Kincaids, The Slip and Tony’s on the Pier. The schedule is as follows:

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

David Benoit with Special Guest: Asia America Youth Symphony

September 21, 2019

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents David Benoit with special guest, the Asia America Youth Symphony on Saturday, September 21 at 8 p.m.

David Benoit is best known for his contribution to smooth jazz, but did you know he’s also composed the score for multiple Charlie Brown specials? Learn all about David’s 40 year career, from his jazzy beginnings to his current work with the Asia America Symphony, during his upcoming September performance. He’ll be joined on stage by the Asia America Youth Symphony, and will even share a taste of his new album.

If you love jazz, especially smooth jazz, this will be a performance you won’t want to miss. Don’t wait, tickets for this performance are almost sold out!

Tickets are $30/$40/$45.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://torrancearts.org/david-benoit/.

Chum Album Release Party

September 21, 2019

The Chum Album Release Party will take place on Saturday, September 21 at starting at 9:30 p.m. at the Purple Orchid.

Southern California’s killer surf band, Chum, will be playing at the Richmond Street Fair at 4 p.m. and will celebrate the release of their new album, The Endless Bummer later at the Purple Orchid.

The Glasgow Tiki Shakers will open for Chum at both shows.

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

The Purple Orchid is located at 221 Richmond Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

September 22, 2019

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, September 22 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.

Barktoberfest @ Common Space Brewery

September 22, 2019

Common Space Brewery presents Barktoberfest on Sunday, September 22 from 1 pm to 5 pm.

This pup-friendly event includes local vendors and adoption services from Carson Animal Shelter. Enjoy dog games, a costume contest and more!

This is a FREE family friend event and all ages are welcome. It will take place in the West Warehouse.

For additional information, visit the website at http://commonspace.la.

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

Sunday Funday @ the Portofino Gas Dock

September 22, 2019

The Portofino Hotel & Marina present Sunday Funday @ The Dock on Sunday, September 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Portofino Gas Dock.

A little sun, a little surf, a little music – is there a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon? Enjoy tunes by local artists while sittin’ on the dock of the bay! They have a full bar set up and grill area with food for purchase. Come hang out on the dock!

Schedule:

September 22 – Arnie Vilches
September 29 – Brent George
October 13 – Arnie Vilches

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.hotelportofino.com/calendar.aspx.

The Portofino Gas Dock is located at 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Go past the hotel entrance, through the parking lot to the Marina Office.

Bazaar 2.0

September 22, 2019

Pull & Thread will host Bazaar 2.0 on Sunday, September 22 from 3 to 6 p.m.

The community is invited to stop by, enjoy a beverage 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.

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

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

A Swiss Fall Fete

September 22, 2019

Janine and John Colich will host A Swiss Fall Fête on Sunday, September 22 at 4 p.m. at their restored home, the Cottage, in Portuguese Bend.

ETC Theatre Company and DAM-Cancer Foundation host their fourth joint event, a Swiss celebration inspired by the Fall Harvest and Winegrowers’ Festival on the banks of Lake Geneva. Guests will savor gourmet Swiss specialities, a silent auction and sparkling entertainment, including a live alpenhorn. A show specially written for the event by ETC Music Director Parmer Fuller will be performed by a cast of musical theater talents.

Proceeds will benefit the two nonprofit organizations.

Tickets are $225 per person.

Seaside Yoga Gathering @ Terranea

September 22, 2019

Celebrate National Yoga Month at Terranea Resort as they present the annual FREE Seaside Yoga Event on Sunday, September 22 from 4 to 6 p.m..

Open to the public, the free yoga event begins at 4 p.m. with an outdoor wellness marketplace. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with fitness experts from The Spa at Terranea who will share tips on exercise routines and staying fit. The feature event, a Sunset Yoga Class, will begin at 5 p.m. and will take place on Terranea’s 16,000-square-foot oceanfront Palos Verdes Meadows.

The complimentary one hour class, led by Terranea’s fitness gurus, will emphasize the most current yoga moves and techniques. Seasoned yogis and beginners alike are invited to participate. It is recommended that attendees bring a yoga mat.

Space is limited and advance reservations are required.

Let’s Connect Mixer

September 24, 2019

The South Bay Business Women’s Association hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at For Eyes on Tuesday, September 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This monthly fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs while mixing and mingling with like minded individuals. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards and any flyers you might have to promote your business. Light appetizers will be provided.

Creating a Safer Los Angeles County

September 25, 2019

Biz Fed presents Creating a Safer Los Angeles County, a resiliancy and sustainability event, on Wednesday, September 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Ganahl Lumber Offices in Torrance.

Registration starts at 11:30, followed by lunch and from noon to 2 p.m. Speakers include the Los Angeles County Office of Sustainability; Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management; Optimum Seismic; Southern California Association of Governments; and the US Resiliency Council.

Topics for discussion include Building Resilient Communities; Update on State/Local Requirements to Upgrade Building Safety; Liability Risks for Businesses / Building Owners; Expert Engineering and Advanced Technology; Best Practices for Keeping Your Building Safe; Economics for Earthquake Safety; LA County Sustainability Plan; LA County Business Preparedness Plan; and SCAG RTP/SCS.

This event is FREE to attend!

Restaurant for Roses

September 25, 2019

The Torrance Rose Float Association invites the community to the next Restaurant for Roses event on Wednesday, September 25 at The Habit from 4 to 8 p.m.

We all saw the fabulous, award-winning Torrance Float in this year’s Parade of Roses. Well, they raise funds all year long to make the float happen every year. Here’s your chance to contribute! Enjoy some delicious food while supporting the Torrance Rose Float Association.

The Habit will donate 20% of all purchases to the TRFA fundraiser. Print out the flyer and bring it with you or (SAVE A TREE) and pull it up on your smart phone.

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

The Habit is located at 3829 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.

Lomita Chamber Mixer

September 25, 2019

The new Lomita Chamber of Commerce will host a Networking Mixer on Wednesday, September 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Project Barley.

Meet and mingle with other business leaders and learn about upcoming events and opportunities.

Tickets are $10 for Chamber Members and $20 for non-Members.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/378728706412609/.

Project Barley Brewery is located 2308 Pacific Coast Highway, Lomita, CA 90717.

Seven Gifts from L.A. Kitchens to the World

September 25, 2019

Richard Foss will present a culinary history talk Seven Gifts from L.A. Kitchens to the World on Wednesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library.

Each wave of immigrants to Los Angeles brought their own tastes in food, and both home and commercial cooks recreated traditional items. New cuisines developed that included elements from Europe, Central America, and Asia.

Join culinary historian Richard Foss as he discusses the waves of migration to Los Angeles and looks at seven items invented in California with inspiration from all over the world.

Paint & Sip

September 25, 2019

Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ presents Paint & Sip on Wednesday, September 25 starting at 8 p.m.

Local artist Drica Lobo will teach a painting class while attendees sip wine. Learn some techniques, give it a whirl and voila! Just imagine what you can accomplish with a glass of wine and a paint brush….

Admission is $35 per person. All art supplies will be provided.

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

Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ is located at 20 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA.

El Segundo Champions of Business Celebration

September 26, 2019

The El Segundo Champions of Business Celebration will take place on Thursday, September 26 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the The Toyota Sports Performance Center.

Spend an evening on the ice with El Segundo’s business leaders where the L.A. Kings perfect their game! Share cocktails and dinner with the business leaders who are making El Segundo the region’s best destination for business. The Keynote Speaker is L.A. Kings President, Luc Robitaille,

The 2019 Champion of Business Honoree is Michael Hackman, Chief Executive Officer of Hackman Capital Partners. Michael’s vision and influence has had a great impact on the commercial real estate development landscape in El Segundo and the Southern California region. Let’s celebrate his contributions at one of El Segundo’s most anticipated events of the year!

Drive In Movie Nights

September 27, 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 night, guests can enjoy a great film in this throwback retro setting, along with food trucks, movie concessions, and more!

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.

Evita: In Concert

September 27 – 29, 2019

Palos Verdes Performing Arts’ popular concert series at the Norris Theater soars with music from Evita September 27 through September 29.

One of the most riveting musicals in Broadway history, Evita features a brilliant Tony-winning score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The compelling story of Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to become the first lady of Argentina, will come to vivid life with a full orchestra and cast singing the stunning score from the show including Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, High Flying Adored and On This Night of a Thousand Stars.

Performances are September 27 and September 28 at 7:30 p.m. and September 29 at 2 pm.

Tickets $35/$70.

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

The Norris Theatre is located at 27570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates.

Hermosa Heroes Pancake Breakfast

September 28, 2019

The City of Hermosa Beach in partnership with Hermosa Valley & View Parent Teacher Organization will host the Hermosa Heroes Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, September 28 from 8 a.m. to noon at Hermosa Lifeguard Headquarters.

The event aims to show appreciation for the police officers, firefighters and lifeguards who support and protect our community on a daily basis. The event will include a pancake breakfast, educational booths, apparatus displays and live music by local bands.

Jr. Lifeguards, wear your uniform for 50% off at the door. All proceeds benefit HVPTO.

Tickets are $10 per person.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/466357947428729/.

Hermosa Lifeguard Headquarters is located at 1201 The Strand in Hermosa Beach.

Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival

September 28, 2019

Kala Koa Entertainment presents the Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival on Saturday, September 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

Celebrating the little four-stringed wonder – the Ukulele – which has been captivating hearts and bringing musical joy into people’s lives for over 100 years, the 2019 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival presented by Kala Koa Entertainment, is an exciting day-long event dedicated to exploring the musical versatility of the ukulele for the experienced ukulele player, the occasional strummer, or simply the curious spectator. This unique, family-friendly Festival includes workshops for all levels of playing ability to work on technique or simply learn to play, and live all-star performances by some of today’s most popular ukulele players (included in admission). The Festival takes place on September 28 at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The 2019 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival also hosts a Ukulele Marketplace, located in the Entry Plaza of the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. Free and open to the public, attendees can browse boutique Ukulele builders, entry level and budget friendly instruments, fun accessories and ukuleles handcrafted in Hawaii, as well as open mic performances. In addition, authentic island style shave ice and food available for purchase.

Japanese Car Show @ The ADM

September 28, 2019

The Automobile Driving Museum presents the annual Japanese Car Show on Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A primarily American museum, the Automobile Driving Museum celebrates all automotive genres at this annual Japanese car show. Attendees can expect more than 100 nostalgic and newer Japanese cars. The event features live music, japanese food trucks, awards and more! Award categories are: Best 60s, Best 70s, Best 80s, Best 90s, Best 00s, Best Itasha, Best in Show and People’s Choice.

This event is FREE for spectators!

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

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

South Bay Public Safety Fair

September 28, 2019

The Utopian Society Project and Street Racing Kills will host the South Bay Public Safety Fair on Saturday, September 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Del Amo Fashion Center.

Attendees will meet local first responders, government officials and other members of the community seeking solutions to the issues that affect us.

It’s going to be a fun and educational event for the whole family with games, prizes, balloon art, face painting, music and more!

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/64100949.3072324/.

Del Amo Fashion Center is located at 3525 Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503. The event will take place near the Lazy Dog Cafe.

Food, Wine & Cigar Festival

September 28, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Founders’ Show Gala Reception @ Destination: Art

September 28, 2019

Destination: Art presents the Founders’ Show Gala Reception on on Saturday, September 28 from 3 to 6 p.m.

The event features the original artists who had a new idea for art lovers and collectors to view and buy local art from local artists in one studio and community. The returning Founders include Lois Olsen, Lorene Barker, Ann Rode, Joy Gonzalez, Rosemary Bandes and Richard Stephens.

The event will also honor the Founders who are still creating and exhibiting at Destination: Art: Suzanne, Kuuskmae, Al Hagan, Vickie Sekits, Linda Thompson, Jean Comings, Margaret Lindsey, and current President, Dave Wolfram.

“This is a milestone for Destination: Art,” says Wolfram. “These artists got us started, and their talent, vision and drive contributed to our becoming a vital part of the Southern California art scene.”

South Bay Invitational Field Show Tournament

September 28, 2019

The 34th annual South Bay Invitational Field Show Tournament will take place on Saturday, September 28 from 4 to 10 p.m. at the West High Football Stadium

West High Entertainment Unit’s South Bay Invitational is the premier marching band competition in the South Bay. As one of the first 2019 field show tournaments adjudicated by the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SBCOA), various high school bands from Southern California will come together and compete for the prestigious first place title, and a chance to secure their spot in the 2019 SBCOA Field Championships in November. It’s a magnificent event, full of great music, pageantry, food, and above all, incredibly talented students doing what they love to do.

Tickets ate $5/$10. Parking is $10, first come, first served. No pets. Service animals must be kept with their owners.

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

West High School Fred Peterson Football Stadium is located at 20401 Victor Street, Torrance, CA 90503.

Opera in the Park

September 28, 2019

LA Opera presents Opera in the Park: A Live Broadcast of La Boheme on Saturday, September 28 from 5:30 to 10:30 in Columbia Park.

Be transported to the bustling cafe’s and hidden corners of 19th-century Paris in Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme. The opera will be transmitted live in high definition video from nine cameras at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles to a large LED screen in the park.

The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. with family activities, food trucks and live performances before the broadcast, which starts about 7:30 p.m. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and experience the music and romance of La Boheme under the stars.

RSVP to https://www.laopera.org/performances/201920-season/la-boheme/ and get a free gift, attendance tips and updates on activities, food, performances and more.

Columbia Park is located at 4045 190th Street, Torrance, CA 90504.

Comedy Pop Up

September 28, 2019

Social Workplace will host a Comedy Pop Up on Saturday, September 28 at 8 p.m.

The show features stand-up comedy from Kira Soltanovich (The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live); Laurie Kilmartin (Conan, Comedy Central’s @midnight); Francisco Ramos (Last Comic Standing, Netflix’s Lady Dynamite); Shapel Lacey (Just For Laughs New Faces); and Bebos Rafael.

BYOB. There’s street parking next to the venue. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Lineup subject to change.

Tickets are $10.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.socialworkplace.com/event/comedy-pop-up-south-bay-september-2019/.

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

South Bay’s Got Talent

September 28, 2019

South Bay's Got Talent - sbbjThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents South Bay’s Got Talent on Saturday, September 28 at 7 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater.

Witness the best and brightest stars from the South Bay including vocalists, musicians, dancers, aerialists, comedians and more! Performers will compete in front of the audience and a panel of judges. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place winners and a special acknowledgment will be given to the audience favorite.

The Janitor – A New Comic Opera

September 28 & 29, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show

September 29, 2019

Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital and the Redondo Pier Association present the annual Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show on Sunday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Redondo Pier.

A favorite with local car enthusiasts, Rods, Rides & Relics features some of the finest classic cars in the South Bay. 100 cars will be displayed over the water on The Pier. Take a stroll along the pier, view the cars and then vote for your favorite.

The event is open to the public, admission is free and hanging out on the pier surrounded by classic automobiles is certainly a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours on a lazy Sunday afternoon!

Bluetoberfest @ Common Space Brewery

September 29, 2019

Common Space Brewery presents Bluetoberfest on Sunday, September 29 from 12 pm to 5 pm.

Calling all Dodger fans! This party will include pitching cages, helmet hidden ball games, wiffle ball, kids games, nachos, hot dogs and more.

DODGER PLAYOFF TICKETS GIVEAWAY. TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, YOU MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE SEPTEMBER DRAWING. Come to Common Space Brewery wearing any Dodger great or Common Space baseball t-shirt DURING any Dodger game in September and get one (1) raffle ticket. Raffle tickets are only available during Dodger games September 1 through September 29. There will be a random drawing on Saturday, September 29 at 5 pm for the winner of four (4) Dodger’s Playoff Tickets. Must be present to win. Must have matching raffle ticket to win. One waffle ticket per person, per game.

This is a FREE, family friendly event and all ages are welcome. This event will take place in the Taproom and West Warehouse.

For additional information, visit the website at http://commonspace.la.

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

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for October

October 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 October….

Girl’s Night Out FUNdraiser

October 1 – 3, 2019

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) presents the annual Girl’s Night Out FUNdraiser at The Comedy & Magic Club Tuesday, October 1 through Thursday, October 3. This sell-out event “Just for Ladies” celebrates the women in our lives who have been touched by cancer with an evening of fun and humor.

Festivities begin each night at 5:30 p.m. with the opening of the bar and silent auction, followed by dinner, live auction, a fabulous show with a world class line-up of top comedians, raffle and lots of laughs. Each evening will also include an inspirational speaker who will share their story of cancer survivorship. Don your festive attire and get ready to party!

El Segundo Coffee with a Cop

October 2, 2018

The community is invited to Coffee With a Cop on Wednesday, October 2 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Smoky Hollow Roasters.

Coffee With a Cop brings police officers and community members together over a nice, hot cup of coffee to discuss issues and learn more about each other. It’s a chance for casual conversation and an opportunity to build relationships one cup at a time!

Oh, and there will be cupcakes!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/2532828320336876/.

Smoky Hollow Roasters is located at 118 Sierra Street, Unit C, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Torrance Coffee with a Cop

October 2, 2019

coffee-with-a-copThe Torrance Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, October 2 from noon to 2 p.m. at Starbucks.

All community members are invited to attend, meet with Torrance Police officers, discuss community issues and drink coffee. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Torrance Police Department.

Join your local police officers for coffee and conversation – no agenda or speeches; just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

For additional information, visit https://local.nixle.com/alert/7498076/?sub_id=417692.

Starbucks is located at 18308 Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance.

First Friday

October 4, 2019

First-Fridays-in-Riviera-VillageRiviera Village presents First Friday on Friday, October 4 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/.

Once in a Lifetime Fundraiser

October 4, 2019

Once in a Lifetime is a fundraising event celebrating Steven Griswold’s 40th birthday taking place on Friday, October 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. at a private residence in Rancho Palos Verdes

The event features music by DJ Richard Blade, the Beyond Meat Food Truck and an ultra rare and uncommon whiskey tasting! Proceeds will benefit Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach and Beagle Freedom Project

Tickets:
“Once in a lifetime” – Ultra rare whisky tasting ticket: $400.00
“Good Times Roll” – Rare & uncommon whisky tasting Ticket:$250.00
“Friday I’m in Love” – Beer & Wine tasting ticket: $100

Street parking is available / ride share options are recommended.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://lastingdesign.com/sg40/?fbclid=IwAR0Bjitma8BHtP3jIA5lkvQvUC10u3SpSr2lWPkRsn4Ef_ndZoJ2URi20Fc.

Manhattan Beach 10K Run

October 5, 2019

Manhattan-Beach-10KThe Manhattan Beach 10K Run takes place Saturday, October 5, starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. and finishes just in time for the opening of the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair.

Experience one of the most scenic 10k courses in the South Bay with live music and volunteer mile timers calling out split times at every mile. Over 3,500 runners will take to the streets for this moderate to slightly difficult course through downtown and residential Manhattan Beach, finishing at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

The course winds its way through the heart of Manhattan Beach with the final stretch taking participants along the oceanfront Strand. There is a combined start at 3rd & Valley and 4th & Ardmore. The runners run north on both sides of the green belt (Valley & Ardmore).

Peninsula Cars & Coffee

October 5, 2019

The Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance presents Peninsula Cars & Coffee every first Saturday (October 5) 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.

Wowsa Ocean Fest

October 5 & 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

October 5 & 6, 2019

The annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair takes place Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A longstanding South Bay tradition, the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is a fun-filled, family occasion featuring live music, entertainment, arts and crafts, games and rides. The Hometown Fair merchants offer an extensive assortment of quality craftsmanship. Exhibitors are by invitation only so as to provide a unique selection of items.

With over 300 vendors, there’s something for everyone: from ceramics and clothing, oil and water paintings to photographs and sculptures made from glass, wood and metal.

Tour d’Art

October 5 & 6, 2019

The Artists’ Studio of Palos Verdes presents the annual Tour d’Art on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Enjoy an artistic tour of the spectacular Palos Verdes Peninsula, viewing art, meeting local artists and nibbling scrumptious treats! It’s a wonderful way to spend the day!

The Tour D’Art 2019 features over 40 local artists located in seven private studios and at the Palos Verdes Art Center. Choose where you want to start and go at your own pace. Tickets are good for the two-day event. You can visit all studios in one day or split them up. Enjoy conversations with the artists and see where and how they create their artwork. New artwork is for sale at each location.

Vegtoberfest @ Common Space Bewery

October 5, 2019

Common Space Brewery presents Vegtoberfest on October 5 from 12 pm to 5 pm.

Green Saturday LA returns for a special Vegtoberfest. Attendees will enjoy delicious vegan food, beer, live music and free giveways.

Food vendors will be offering special German and Oktoberfest themed dishes. Want to get a free goodie bag filled with vegan products? It’s simple! They’ll be giving out gift bags to the first 20 adult attendees. So get there early to snag yours! (No cutting in line or saving spaces.)

This event is FREE to attend. Family and dog friendly!

For additional information, visit the website at http://commonspace.la.

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

Summer Music Series @ Del Amo Fashion Center

October 5, 2019

Del Amo Fashion Center presents the Summer Music Series on Saturday, October 5 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Opening Reception: Developing Men – Photography & Video Exhibition

October 5, 2019

Resin Gallery presents the Opening Reception of Developing Men: Photography & Video Exhibition on Saturday, October 5 from 4 to 9 p.m.

Kevin Gilligan’s 25th exhibition and third solo show, Developing Men, is a powerful exploration of contemporary male friendship, masculinity, isolation, community and legacy. The exhibition features 30 portraits of men and video interviews exploring these critical issues.

What does it take to develop strong men? What roles do men play in developing healthy boys and young women? How do we develop men who treat women and girls well? Why do some men succeed and others struggle mightily? How do we encourage boys to be strong and healthy while not being shackled by traditional gender roles and the need to always be “hard” and “strong”?

The exhibition runs through October 12.

City of Lomita Poker Tournament

October 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social Hour @ Abigaile

October 8, 2019

social-hourRock & Brews PCH will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project Social Hour on Tuesday, October 8 from 5 to 6 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Rock & Brews is located at 6300 SOuth Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Hawthorne Historical Society Lecture Series

October 10 & November 6 2019

The Hawthorne Historical Society presents the Fall 2019 Lecture Series on Thursday, October 10 and Wednesday, November 6 at 6 p.m. at the Museum.

October 10: Local author and historian Don Christy will share information about the development of Palos Verdes.

November 6: Aerospace engineer and former curator of the Western Museum of Flight, Lynn Jenson, will discuss Hawthorne’s role in the history of flight.

Attendees will enjoy socializing, light refreshments and the presentation.

Suggested donation is $5 per person.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to HawthorneHistorical@gmail.com.

The Hawthorne Historical Museum is located at 14100 Prairie Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event

October 12, 2019

Join volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event on Saturday, October 12 from 8 to 11 a.m.

All are welcome to get down and dirty and lend a hand cleaning, weeding, and dead heading – including groups or individuals who need community service hours.

Even though the park is small, it’s a huge job to keep it looking good. As of January 2019, volunteers have put over 1300 work hours into the project. This is a labor of love and the organizers are immensely grateful to anyone who gives their time.

COME MAKE FRIENDS! DO GOOD! HAVE FUN!

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

Yoga on the Octagon @ Redondo Pier

October 12, 2019

The Redondo Beach Pier Association and Cancer Support Community host Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month (October 12) 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.

OctoberFest

October 12, 2019

The Lomita/Harbor City Kiwanis present OctoberFest on Saturday, October 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kiwanis Hall.

Join friends and neighbors for a fun evening in support of the Lomita Railroad Museum. Enjoy a nice evening tasting locally brewed craft beers, fine wines, cocktails and delicious alcohol-free drinks, accompanied by fine foods, dancing, and live music.

Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door and includes two drinks and refreshments.

For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-326-6255 or visit the website at http://www.lomita-rr.org.

The Lomita/Harbor City Kiwanis Hall is located at 24822 Narbonne Avenue in Lomita, CA.

Not So Pro Jam

October 12, 2019

South Bay Customs will host the Not So Pro Jam on Saturday, October 12 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Attendees can sit back and watch OR get up on stage and let out their inner rock/folk/jazz/blues star! It will be an amazing evening of music, libations and tacos!

If you plan to attend, you must RSVP to torirobinson@earthlink.net. Let them know if you’ll be attending as an audience member or a musician and what instrument you play.

South Bay Customs is such a cool space – it’s like the laboratory of a mad scientist!

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

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

Social Irrigation

October 12, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Social Irrigation on Saturday, October 12 starting at 6 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.

Is there a better way to usher in the fall season? I don’t think so!

Tickets are $12/$16.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://buy.acmeticketing.com/orders/228/tickets?eventId=5d4b46467947cc39506915ec&cdEventIds=5d4b46467947cc39506915ec&date=2019-09-13T18:00:00-07:00.

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

Rock Your Pink

October 12, 2019

The Standing Room presents the Rock Your Pink Cancer Benefit Concert on Saturday, October 12 from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Headlining will be the rock group Crow Hill Band, a South Bay favorite that has been electrifying the LA area with their rock tributes covering several decades of music. This unique band is made up of executives from across the aerospace, medical, retail and marketing industries. The lead singer, Laryssa Densmore, a rocket engineer, is a breast cancer survivor. Deborah Bakke, the owner of The Standing Room, is also a breast cancer survivor – making this the perfect match for hosting this event to help raise awareness for our South Bay family. The line up includes Charis Rey & Friends, in addition to local, youth rock band, Battle of the Bands award winner, Behind Schedule, will be one of the opening acts!

WEAR PINK and put on your dancin’ shoes for a night of great music!

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-your-pink-the-standing-room-with-crow-hill-band-tickets-69155075693.

HB Woman’s Club Pancake Breakfast

October 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

South Bay Water Wise Garden Tour

October 13, 2019

The annual South Bay Water-Wise Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is a self-driven tour of water-wise gardens in Redondo Beach, Torrance, Hawthorne and Gardena. The tour consists of 7 private homes, one park, one marshland and one wetland.

Pack a tailgate lunch, bring along friends, family and neighbors. Proceeds from the garden tour will support the Gardena Willows Wetlands Preserve.

Tickets are $12.

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

The proceeds from the garden tour go to support the Gardena Willows Wetlands Preserve.

Unheard L.A.

October 13, 2019

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

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

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

Torrance Rose Parade Float Fundraiser

October 16, 2019

The community is invited to attend the Torrance Rose Parade Float Fundraiser on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. at The Comedy & Magic Club.

Enjoy a fun-filled evening of comedy while supporting a cherished South Bay tradition. There is a two item minimum for each guest (soda, cocktails, appetizers, etc.). All guests must be at least 18 years of age and seating is on a first come first served basis.

Tickets are $25 per person and all ticket sale proceeds will benefit the City of Torrance Rose Parade Float.

Doors open at 6:30. Please arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. or the Club can sell your seat. To make a reservation, call 310-372-1193. To purchase tickets, contact TRFA at 310-618-2425, via email at torrrosefloat@gmail.com or visit the website at http://www.torrancerosefloat.org.

The Comedy & Magic Club is located at 1018 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Twisted Tales: Haunted House

October 17, 2019

The City of El Segundo Recreation and Parks along with the El Segundo Rotary Club and El Segundo Masonic Lodge are proud to present Twisted Tales: Haunted House at the El Segundo Teen Center.

Twisted Tales takes classic fairy tales to a whole new level! Fall down the rabbit hole into famous fairy tale stories with a dark twist! Guests will encounter an alternate timeline from Hansel and Gretel’s not-so-sweet adventure, to Beauty & the Beast’s happily never after, as well as a diabolical operation replacing tea time for Alice and her friends!

This exciting attraction will open on Thursday, October 17 and operate until Halloween on Thursday, October 31. There will be special, kid-friendly shows on October 24 and October 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. and October 20 and 27 from 4 to 5 p.m. The house lights will be left on and the monsters are tamed or taking a nap.

During regular event nights, the monsters will be wide awake and ready to leave you shivering in your shoes! Hours are on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 to 10 p.m., Sundays, 6 to 9 p.m. with an extra special, scary night on Halloween from 6 to 11 p.m. Don’t worry, there will be various exit points along the maze just in case it gets a little too scary!

The Best of Manhattan

October 17, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents The Best of Manhattan on Thursday, October 17 at 6 p.m. at The Westdrift Hotel

The Best of Manhattan strives to recognize those businesses and leaders who make Manhattan Beach the tremendous city it is. Each year the community has an opportunity to vote for their favorites in several categories. On top of the fun awards, the evening will feature dinner and dancing.

Nominations start August 26th and ends September 8th. To nominate your favorites, visit the website at http://www.manhattanbeachchamber.com/BOM. Final voting begins September 12th and ends September 26th.

Tickets are $115 per person.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-best-of-manhattan-awards-tickets-70348820215.

The Westdrift Hotel is located at ​1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Creating Conversations Author Events

October 17, 2019

Creating Conversations book store will host an Author Event on Thursday, October 17 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The event will feature a discussion and book signing with Liza Palmer, author of The Nobodies.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the website at https://creatingconversations.indielite.org/.

Creating Conversations is located at 2850 Artesia Boulevard, Suite 101, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

Sunscreen Film Festival West

October 18 – 20, 2019

The annual Sunscreen Film Festival will take place Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20 at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater.

The Sunscreen Film Festival West (SSFFwest) and the Hermosa Beach Historical Society (HBHS) will present this year’s selection of short films and features from several different countries. Screenings will begin on Friday and run through the weekend, culminating with the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 20.

For additional information, complete schedule of events and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.ssffwest.com/.

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

Palos Verdes Coastal Architecture Tour

October 19, 2019

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the Palos Verdes Coastal Architecture Tour on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spend a day exploring the architecture, coastal beauty, rich history and fine cultural points-of-interest of Palos Verdes and its environs. Join regional architectural expert/architect Joseph Spierer, AIA, principal, Joseph Spierer Architects, Inc. and South Bay historian Steve Shriver, as they bring Palos Verdes to life.

The self-driving excursion will begin with a private tour of the Palos Verdes Art Center and end with a celebratory reception overlooking the coastal sunset at Terranea. In between, stops will include Wayfarer’s Chapel, Del Monte Point, Malaga Cove, special private tours of an historic 1931 Gordon Kaufmann Italianate farmstead, Neutra’s famed Rados House, and other locations.

The cost is $95 for the full day, including lunch at a popular, picturesque Palos Verdes cafe. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the AIA Long Beach/South Bay education and scholarship programs.

Space is limited to 30, please RSVP by October 9.

Manhattan Beach Family Halloween Carnival

October 19, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department presents the annual Family Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at Manhattan Heights Park.

The eveent is designed for children ages 2 to 13. A costume contest and parade gets under way at noon with several costume categories. The judges will be awarding prizes for 1st through 5th place.

Each child participating in the Halloween Carnival is recommended to purchase a $10 bracelet. The bracelets includes unlimited use of carnival booths, jumper, Teen Center haunted house. It also comes with a one time combo meal with a choice of hotdog or pizza, drink and chips or fruit.

Additional tickets for activities such as face painting, snow cones, cup cake walk and food both can be purchased for $0.50 cents. Tickets for all events will be sold at the Information Booth and are $.25 each. Bills over $20 will not be accepted. Tickets are also required for goodies from the Snack Stand.

Manhattan Movie Nights

October 19, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and Street Food Cinema present Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, October 19 at Westdrift Golf Course in Manhattan Beach.

It’s more than just a movie! Street Food Cinema features cool outdoor movies, picnic-ready food trucks, live music from emerging artists, interactive games and more! Attendees will enjoy a screening of the original Ghostbusters, celebrating it’s 35 anniversary.

Doors open at 5:30, the music begins at 6:30 and the movie starts at 8:30.

Tickets are $6/$11/$15/$24. Limited tickets will be available at the door (cash only) starting at 6 p.m. Door may be held at any time to allow for advance ticket holders to enter. No dogs over 20 pounds will be permitted.

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

The Westdrift Golf Course is located at 1400 Park View Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Halloween Scare Down in Downtown

October 19, 2019

The Downtown Torrance Association presents the annual Halloween Scare Down in Downtown on Saturday, October 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Head to downtown Torrance for this family friendly, fun-filled Halloween event with activities for all ages. The evening features pumpkin painting, music, haunted boo-tique, photo booth, games, tarot card reader and more!

Stroll down the decorated streets of historic downtown Torrance and see which business gets your vote for best decorations. Most stores will be open late with candy for the trick or treaters and scary good sales! At the Torrance Historical Society Museum located at 1345 Post Avenue, there will be an antique car show, Day of the Dead altar exhibits and candy and tattoos for the kids.

All the downtown restaurants will be offering Halloween themed drinks and specials! Party into the late, late night with live music at Tortilla Cantina, Madre! and Keegan’s.

For additional information, call 310-328-6107 or visit the website at http://downtowntorrance.net/.

The Halloween Ball

October 20, 2019

Chef Shafer of The Depot hosts the annual Halloween Ball on Sunday, October 20 from 4 to 9 p.m.

This spooktacular evening is attended by over 700 costumed guests and features a ghoulish feast by Chef Shafer, hosted bar, live music, dancing, the infamous wine wall, a costume contest, both live and silent auctions and lots of eerie fun.

Benefitting the children of Pediatric Therapy Network, the Ball will take place under a ghostly white tent located in front of The Depot restaurant. Proceeds to benefit students at El Camino College and South Bay Promise.

You know those things that go bump in the night? They’ll all be there.

Business Showcase

October 23, 2018

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Business Showcase on Tuesday, October 30 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Torrance Marriott.

Join the Torrance Chamber for a totally radical event where the best of the best of South Bay businesses will showcase their products and services. More than 125 Torrance area businesses, non-profit organizations and restaurants will be represented. Attendees will enjoy a raffle with epic items from various Torrance area businesses and samples and tastings from local eateries, breweries and wineries

Admission and parking are FREE and all ages are welcome!

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/torrance-business-expo/

The Torrance Marriott is located at 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA 90503.

Mural #9 Unveiling & Fundraiser

October 23, 2019

The Hermosa Murals Project presents the Unveiling & Fundraiser Reception for Mural #9: Beatnik Alley on Wednesday, October 23 at 6 p.m. at Pier Plaza.

The community is invited to celebrate Hermosa’s Jazz and Beat counterculture with the unveiling of Mural #9 Beatnik Alley as interpreted by artist Timothy Robert Smith. The mural unveiling will take place at 6 p.m. at Pier Plaza and is FREE and open to the public. The fundraiser reception will follow at Waterman’s at 6:30 p.m. The event features a live and silent auction and live entertainment.

There will be t-shirts, book bags and other merchandise for purchase at the unveiling. Tickets are needed to attend the reception.

Tickets are $80 per person or $140 for two.

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

Waterman’s is located at 22 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Halloween Costume Contest & Dance Party

October 25, 2019

The Redondo Pier Association presents the annual Halloween Costume Contest & Dance Party on Friday, October 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Wear your most horrific costume and plan to dance the night away to all those great tunes from the 80s. There will be prizes! Free Halloween themed balloons, boat rides (free admission for anyone in costume between 5 and 8 p.m.), DJ, selfie wall, sponsor giveaways, trick-or-Tteat on the boardwalk and pier (between 5 and 8 p.m.)

The event is FREE to attend and all ages are welcome.

♫It’s a dead man’s party….who could ask for more???♫

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/event/halloween-costume-contest-dance-party/

Redondo Beach Pier is located at 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. The event will take place below Kincaid’s, where the Redondo Beach Pier meets the International Boardwalk/Redondo Beach Marina.

Mall-O-Ween Celebration

October 26, 2019

The South Bay Galleria presents Mall-O-Ween on Saturday, October 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Food Court.

Attendees will enjoy character meet & greets, a custom photo booth, arts & crafts, face painting, balloon twisting, giveaways and more! Don’t forget to wear your costume!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/378646793083409/.

South Bay Galleria is located at 1815 Hawthorne Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. The Food Court is located on Level 3.

Bryan Bishop Tune-Up Tour

October 26, 2019

The Dude’s Brewing Company presents the Bryan Bishop Tune-Up Tour on Saturday, October 26 from 9 to 10:30 p.m. in the taproom.

Join co-host of ‘The Adam Carolla Show’ Bryan Bishop for a night of stand up comedy as he prepares for his ‘Laughs with Bald Bryan’ event.

Tickets are $20.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bryan-bishop-tune-up-tour-torrance-tickets-70069819717.

The Dude’s Brewing Company is located at 1840 West 208th Street, #304, Torrance, CA 90501.

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

October 27, 2019

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

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

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

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

World Famous Pumpkin Race

October 27, 2019

pumpkinraceThe City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department proudly present the annual World Famous Pumpkin Race on Sunday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Never mind the Indy 500 and forget the Kentucky Derby – the hottest, most contested race of the year takes place right here in the South Bay! This national, award-winning event is a favorite with locals and has been a Beach Cities tradition since 1990.

Anyone can enter the race and Pumpkin Racecar kits are available for $20 at the Live Oak Park Tennis Office while supplies last. Pumpkin Racecar Kits are fun and easy to assemble and contain everything you needed to build a Pumpkin Racecar. Free expert assistance, decorations and accessories are available for those purchasing official kits. You may also make your own Pumpkin Racecar according to the Official Rules of the World Famous Pumpkin Race.

The race is fun, easy and free to enter! No registration is required and costumes are encouraged. Compete in single elimination Open Qualifying from noon to 4 p.m. for your chance to race in the Championship Finals beginning at 4 p.m.

DTMB Trick or Treat

October 27, 2019

The Downtown Manhattan Beach Business and Professional Association will host the annual Trick or Treat on Sunday, October 27 from 11 30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Downtown Manhattan Beach.

Participating businesses will have the event flyer posted in their windows and guests must wear a costume to receive treats. In addition, be sure to stop by the DTMB Farmers’ Market booth for a few tricks and special treats. If you guess the weight of the giant pumpkin, you’ll win a spooktacular prize!

This event takes place at the same time as the World Famous Pumpkin Race. The lower portion of Manhattan Beach Boulevard will be closed to traffic for these family friendly events.

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

Prepared Peninsula Expo

October 27, 2019

The four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula are once again teaming up for the Prepared Peninsula Expo on Sunday, October 27 from noon to 3 p.m at the Norris Pavilion.

This free event will teach you how to protect yourselves, your family and your pets in a disaster. This information-filled Expo will provide a free lunch (while supplies last) and feature dozens of exhibitors, demonstrations and equipment displays. Children, remember to wear your Halloween Costume and go “trick-or-treating” at the exhibitor booths!

Exhibitors include local organizations giving tips and tools and retail vendors selling preparedness goods, like extended life water, emergency bags as well as Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MREs) and much more. There will be brief presentations available during the Expo on safety and preparedness tips. Exhibits from California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and Law Enforcement vehicles will provide for an informative and family-friendly time.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the website at http://ci.rolling-hills-estates.ca.us/community/events/prepared-peninsula.

Palos Verdes Pastoral

October 27, 2019

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy in partnership with Terranea Resort present the annual Palos Verdes Pastoral: A Garden-to-Table Dining Experience on Sunday, October 27 at 5 p.m. on the Catalina Terrace at Terranea Resort

Only 200 lucky guests will experience California’s best in organic, handcrafted food and wine prepared by Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra. The event takes place under a harvest moon with breathtaking ocean views. The evening will feature an exclusive dinner inspired by the heritage of the natural landscapes of the Peninsula, emphasizing raw, local and handcrafted ingredients from the land and ocean. Acclaimed Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra will create an exclusive menu that will be paired with some of the finest regional wines available.

Riviera Village Halloween Trick or Treat

October 31, 2018

The annual Riviera Village Halloween Trick or Treat takes place on Wednesday, October 31 from 4 to 6 p.m.

It’s that spooky time of year when ghosts, goblins and monsters roam the streets in search of tasty morsels. These little fiends have a keen craving for sweets and it’s crucial to keep them sated. Who knows what diabolical tricks they have up their tiny sleeves? Satisfy their cravings at one of the most popular South Bay Halloween rituals.

This event has become a Redondo Beach tradition, attracting thousands of children each year to participate in a safe, fun Halloween activity. Catalina Avenue will be closed to traffic from Avenue I to Palos Verdes Boulevard to accommodate the trolling hoards. Music, face painting and other entertainment will be on tap throughout the Village and local shops will hand out candy and other treats from 4 to 6 p.m.

Torrance Halloween Carnival

October 31, 2019

Torrance Halloween CarnivalThe City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to enjoy the annual Halloween Carnival on Thursday, October 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wilson Park.

The Carnival is a safe, family friendly alternative to trick-or-treating. It will feature games, crafts, face painting, a photo area, spooky music by DJ Ozzie, a costume parade and much more! The costume parade will take place at 6:30 p.m.

Unlimited-use wristbands are $10 per child and are required to participate in carnival activities. Food will be available for purchase from on-site food trucks.

The event will take place, rain or shine. Dogs and other pets are not allowed at this event.

Halloween in Lomita Park

October 31, 2019

The City of Lomita will celebrate Halloween on Wednesday, October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Lomita Park

Add Lomita Park to your Trick or Treating route this year! They’re kicking off the celebration with a costume contest at 6 p.m. After that, stick around and enjoy the inflatable carnival games, decorate a pumpkin and don’t forget to pick up a custom balloon creation from one of the balloon twisters!

The best part of this event? It’s FREE! So don’t miss out.

For additional information, call Lomita Park at (310) 326-0140 or visit http://www.lomita.com/cityhall/announcements/Lomita-Parks-Special-Events-2018.pdf.

Lomita Park is located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717.

Redondo Beach Veterans Day Observance

November 11, 2019

Redondo Beach will observe Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial in Veterans Park at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 11.

The solemn observance will include reflection and remembrance, music and commentary, and honors all those members of the military who served their country. In addition to the Keynote speaker, local elected officials and other military dignitaries will also participate. Keynote speaker is Colonel Ann Igl, USAF, Commander 61st Air Base Group, Los Angeles Air Force Base.

Music will be provided by the 40th Division Band, California National Guard from Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos under the baton of Chief Warrant Officer Chris Fossmo. The Redondo Union High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC, the Coastal Naval Sea Cadets and the Scouts are supporting the service.

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 fourth annual State of the City address.

Get a sneak preview of the new programs, partnerships and projects coming soon to our 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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