Special Events

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for January

January 1 – 31, 2020

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 January….

Special Events

Redondo Beach Library Activities for January

January 1 – 31, 2020

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

A few require registration but all of them are FREE!

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

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

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

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

Fair Trade Rug Event

January 16 – 19 & January 22 – 26, 2020

Ten Thousand Villages presents the annual Fair Trade Rug Event Thursday, January 16 through Sunday, January 19 at American Martyrs Church and Wednesday, January 22 through Sunday, January 26 at the shop in Redondo Beach from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Shop over 300 hand-knotted Chobi, Persian, Kazak, Bokhara and other types of rugs in various shapes and sizes, from runners to room. Made by adult artisans who are paid a fair and equal income, these rugs will withstand most messes life brings.

On January 16 at 6:30 p.m. at American Martyrs, hear the history and stories behind Bunyaad Fair Trade Rugs at the Room to Loom presentation. Get a glimpse into how Bunyaad rugs are hand made, from dyeing the wool to tying the fringes. These quality products are made to last a life time.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at 310-465-1600.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/redondobeach#fndtn-home or call 310-465-1600.

American Martyrs Church is located at 700 15th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

DineLA Restaurant Week

January 17 – 31, 2020

Attention local foodies! Restaurant Week is back and it’s time to DineLA!

DineLA Restaurant Week is a bi-annual dining event established to introduce diners to the extensive assortment of restaurants in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. DineLA Winter Restaurant Week takes place over 14 consecutive days and runs from January 17 through January 31.

Local foodies and visitors to the area will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix fixe menus from some of LA’s best restaurants during this this period.

Restaurants from El Segundo to Palos Verdes will be participating in this culinary event. Some of the restaurants will feature lunch, some will offer dinner and some will present both so be sure to check the website at http://discoverlosangeles.com/restaurantweekv2/. Diners may make a reservation online at Open Table or contact the restaurant directly. Due to the popularity of this event, advance reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-ins are welcome but there is no guarantee they can be accommodated.

This is a great opportunity to sample something different and it’s sure to whet your appetite without emptying your wallet!

MBAC Exhibition: Mare Vitalis

January 17 – March 22, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Art Center (MBAC) presents the Opening Reception: Mare Vitalis on Friday, January 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The importance of the sea in maritime communities is evident in the work of three painters: Alex Weinstein, Wendy Stillman, and Marlene Yamada. Their work spans from abstract to representational, and the idea of ocean is represented through specific cultural references, philosophical theories about nature and beauty, and the physicality and motion of water.

This event is FREE to attend and all are welcome!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreation/cultural-arts/exhibitions.

Manhattan Beach Arts Center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

MLK Jr. Commemorative Parade & Celebration

January 18, 2020

The City of Gardena presents the annual MLK Jr. Commemorative Parade & Celebration on Saturday, January 18 at 10 a.m.

The parade starts at the corner of Van Ness and Marine Avenues and ends at Rowley Park.

A celebration will immediately follow the parade at Rowley Park. The event features a Battle of the Bands and other entertainment.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/2520305244872035/.

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

Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Event

January 18, 2020

The Redondo Beach Police Department, in partnership with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, will host a Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Event on January 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the RBPD Annex Station.

About 20 to 30 Officers will shave their heads to show support for all kids and families touched by cancer. The community is also invited to participate by either shaving your head or cheering others on.

The donations will start at $25+ per haircut. Reach out to as many people as you can to show up and support. The Redondo Beach Police Officer’s Association is going to help by donating an additional $25 for others who participate in this important event.

For additional information, contact Officer Bradley McGill at bradley.mcgill@redondo.org.

The Redondo Beach Police Department Annex Station is located at 200 North pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Teen Tech Help

January 18, 2020

The Redondo Beach Public Library will host Teen Tech Help on Saturday, January 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Adults and anyone else can come by for a tech help drop-in session and get assistance from tech experts: Teens! Get help with gadgets like smartphones, tablets and apps.

This program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. It will be held in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room of the Redondo Beach Main Library.

For more information on programs and services, call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.

The Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach. Free underground parking is available at the Library.

Baby Shower & Foster/Adoption Expo

January 18, 2020

The Foster Baby Foundation in partnership with the South Bay Church and Department of Children Family Services Torrance present the South Bay Community Foster Care Baby Shower & Foster/Adoption Expo on Saturday, January 18 from noon to 2 p.m. at the DCFS Torrance Office.

All baby shower gifts will go directly to the Department of Children Family Services to benefit the infants and toddlers of the South Bay and surrounding cities. In addition, there will be informational booths from various adoption and foster care agencies for those interested in learning more about foster care, adoption and/or volunteer opportunities.

Please consider donating the following NEW, unwrapped items: bottles, diapers, newborn and toddler clothes, diaper bags, formula, blankets, towels, swaddles, bath items, pacifiers, etc.

Thank you in advance for supporting the children who find themselves in the system through no fault of their own.

For additional information, contact Robbie Miles at robbiemiles.finance@gmail.com or Mary Atkins at maryeatkins@yahoo.com .

BeachLife Backyard Games

January 18, 2020

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

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

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

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

Opening Reception: Industry of Meaning

January 18 – February 15, 2020

The L.A. County Historical Society presents the Opening Reception: Industry of Meaning on Saturday, January 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Resin Gallery.

Be immersed in the Industry of Meaning. This exhibit reflects an observation of the surf, skate, street and beach mediums and presents a 100 year retrospective of the creative ripple effect which surf, skate, street and beach mediums have had on culture and artists. This exhibit brings together fine artists, cultural icons and and a range of cultural artifacts.

There are over 50 participating artists in this exhibit, including cultural icons like Skip Englom and Jim Gonzer, both of whom have over 50 years in their respected mediums. Show curators Matt Wessen and Skip Engblom, both prolific surfers and founders of LA County Historical Society.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information and to RSVP, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/industry-of-meaning-over-1000-years-of-culture-tickets-88924492551.

TAM Fall Exhibitions

January 18, 2020

The Torrance Art Museum (TAM) presents the Opening Reception for two new exhibitions, Death Cult in Gallery One and Alptraum in Gallery Two on Saturday, January 18 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Death Cult examines the human fascination with skulls and mortality throughout the history of art and its intersection with motorcycle sub-cultures. The obsession with death has always been a fundamental pivot for much of art throughout history and across geographical boundaries. As Western contemporary culture moved into a period of youth sub-cultures in the mid-1950s, the skull took on various signifiers for myriad groups and has continued to maintain that tradition with greasers, punks, contemporary skaters, and others making use of the skull as a motif. This exhibition focuses on the ubiquitous human skull and sub-cultural expression of ‘the American Dream’, with a particular focus on the motorcycle world lifestyle, as its participants have one of the largest mortality rates among these sub-cultures. Death Cult explores the link between the sub-cultural yearnings for freedom expressed through the motorcycle, its movies, its tropes, and the vanitas nature of skull related art works – a reminder of our own mortality, memento mori. Curated by Max Presneill with Sue-Na Gay.

Southern California Slack Key Festival

January 19, 2020

The annual Southern California Slack Key Festival returns to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday, January 19, for one performance only at 2 p.m.

One of the most acclaimed Hawaiian concerts to ever leave the islands, the Southern California Slack Key Festival takes fans on a Hawaiian musical journey that showcases Grammy-winning slack key guitarists, the best hula dancers in the world, special guest performers and an Island Marketplace.

This year’s Southern California Slack Key Festival line-up includes John Keawe, Jerry Santos, Kamuela Kimokeo, the Lim Family, Ikaika Marzo, Bobby Moderow, Jeff Peterson, Anthony Pfluke, and Bobby Ingano.

MLK Jr. Celebration

January 20, 2020

The Redondo Beach Police Department Community Engagement Board will host the first annual MLK Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 20 at 5 p.m. at City Hall.

The community is invited for an evening of reflection and celebration to honor the life, leadership and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The event features Dr. Marcus “Goodie” Goodloe, an educator, speaker, and the RDPD Chaplain; Tonya McKenzie, Chairwoman of this inaugural MLK Jr. Celebration; Captain Jon Naylor from the Redondo Beach Police Department; and special musical guest, Corbin Jones’ Big Band.

The RBPD Community Engagement Board plans to develop a scholarship for a Redondo Union High School student that exemplifies the characteristics of Dr. King and contributes to the community.

For additional information, contact Tonya McKenzie at tmckenzie@sandandshores.com.

Redondo Beach City Hall is located at 415 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Movie Night @ Sea Level

January 21, 2020

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach will host Movie Night on Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge.

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

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

Seating is limited and the movies are subject to change.

For additional information and to make reservations, call 310.921.8950.

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

New Torrance Voting System

January 21, 2020

Torrance residents can check out the New Voting System on Tuesday, January 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Katy Geissert Library,

There are some new changes to how Torrance residents will vote and you’ll be able to see the voting new machines and submit a test ballot on Tuesday, January 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Katy Geissert Library.

LA County has implemented a new voting system that is all digital. Council Member Tim Goodrich tested it firsthand during a demonstration and was surprised at just how different it was. Seeing this, he has arranged to have the LA County Clerk, Dean Logan, and his staff demonstrate the new machines for residents.

Friendship Bowl Kick Off

January 21, 2020

Ready, Set, Launch! Walk With Sally presents the Friendship Bowl Kick Off on Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Uncorked in Hermosa Beach.

Attendees will learn just how easy it can be to fundraise enough to give a child hope for their future despite the impact of cancer. The goal is to raise enough funds to create a satellite office in Downtown Los Angeles so they can reach and support families impacted by cancer throughout L.A. County.

Wine flights and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available as guests mingle and chat about what this year’s fundraising campaign means for Walk With Sally.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information and RSVP, visit the website at https://donate.walkwithsally.org/event/friendship-bowl-2020-kick-off-party/e265088.

Uncorked is located at 302 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA.

MB Chamber New Year Fiesta & Ribbon Cutting @ Mercado

January 22, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a New Year Fiesta & Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, January 22 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Mercado.

The community is invited to celebrate the New Year with a FIESTA at Mercado. The festive evening will start with a ribbon-cutting to officially welcome Mercado to Manhattan Beach.

Guests will enjoy delicious tamales, jicama Ahi tacos, Dos Gringas, and taco de carnitas. The cash bar will offer Happy Hour drink specials from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Chamber Members attend for FREE. Cost to non-members is $15.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit https://patch.com/california/manhattanbeach/calendar/event/20200122/719596/new-year-fiesta-and-ribbon-cutting-with-mercado.

Mercado is located in Manhattan Village Mall at 3212A North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce Board Installation Dinner Gala

January 22, 2020

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Board Installation Dinner Gala on Wednesday, January 22 at 5:30 pm at the Comedy & Magic Club.

The event features an award ceremony for the Man & Woman of the year, John Horger and Merna Marshall. The cocktail/appetizer hour will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m., the awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. and the comedy show at 8:15 p.m.

Tickets are $70 per person. This event is open to the public.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-chamber-installation-dinner-gala-tickets-86180224371.

The Comedy & Magic Club is located at 1018 Hermosa Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

PVP C.E.R.T. Discussion: Stay or Go?

January 23, 2020

The Palos Verdes Peninsula C.E.R.T. Team will host a free discussion, Stay or Go? on Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m. at Hesse Park.

In a wildfire or earthquake does one evacuate or shelter in place? This is an informal, short presentation followed by an open Q&A and is geared mainly towards the inexperienced Peninsula resident who is unprepared.

Topics covered will include what it takes to be ready to evacuate your family as well as what you need to do to be ready to shelter in place. Learn simple steps you can take today to protect yourself, your family, and your home. With the wind-driven wildfires we have seen and the earthquakes we are familiar with, along with the new long term extended power outages, it is important that residents take some simple steps that will help them prepare and protect themselves, their families and pets.

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

Online RSVPs are appreciated, yet not required. To RSVP, visit https://form.jotform.com/200067937631152.

Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale

January 24 – 26, 2020

The Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale will take place Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Over 75 stores slash prices so low, (like 50-75% off!) it is sure to cool you off! It’s time to clean out the closet and make room for all those great deals you’re going to find.

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

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com/sidewalk-sale.

Sail Away Spa Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

January 24, 2020

The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the Sail Away Spa Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting on Friday, January 24 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The community is invited to stop by and check out the new hotel spa!

Attendees will enjoy light refreshments while touring the new facility.

For additional information, visit the website at https://web.redondochamber.org/events/Grand-Opening-and-Ribbon-Cutting-2690/details.

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located at 300 North harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Hermosa Beach Community-Wide Garage Sale

January 25, 2020

The City of Hermosa Beach is planning a Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, January 25 from 7 to noon.

Initiated as part of the Hermosa Beach Safe Access Sidewalk Education Program, the goal is to provide the community with opportunities to make space in their garages to reduce the number of vehicles parking over sidewalks.

The event provides the added benefit of cleaning up unwanted items from homes and garages, extending the useful life of items by reusing and recycling, and ensuring the proper disposal of household hazardous waste items.

For additional information and to register your garage sale, visit the website at http://www.hermosabch.org/index.aspx?page=921

Dog’s Day at the Garden

January 25, 2020

The South Coast Botanic Garden will host Dog’s Day at the Garden on Saturday, January 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dogs’ Day at the Garden welcomes all leashed dogs to explore most of the Garden’s 87 acres (there will be some areas off limits for dogs).

Dogs’ Day will also feature Dog Yoga with Rory, and demos from the Lomita Obedience Training Club and A Bark Idea Training. Vendors like Furkids Boutique, Camp Run-A-Mutt and Redondo Dog will also be on site selling treats and accessories your fur babies will love. There will also be refreshments available for our two-legged friends including food, beer and wine!

Feeling all the dog love? Get it captured on camera by Diana Lundin Pet Photography who will be taking free pet portraits!

Automobile Driving Museum Free-for-All

January 25, 2020

SoCal Museums has announced the 15th annual Museums Free-for-All Day.

The Automobile Driving Museum will participate along with other museums across Southern California in Free-for-All Day on January 25, 2020.

The Automobile Driving Museum will welcome its visitors free of charge, as all suggested donations will be waived.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/museums-free-for-all-2020/.

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

Opening Reception: Intergalactic Open

January 25, 2020

ShockBoxx Gallery presents the Opening Reception: Intergalactic Open on Saturday, January 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.

After an open art call spanning all galaxies and solar systems, the ShockBoxx crew has narrowed down the field to the best of the best. All mediums, all styles, they’ve got it covered.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1386362734875955/.

ShockBoxx Gallery is located at 636 Cypress Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

January 26, 2020

Wild-&-ScenicThe Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy presents the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Sunday, January 26 at 4 p.m. at West High School in Torrance.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival started in 1983 and is now the largest film festival of its kind in the United States. W&SFF partners internationally to present “On Tour” festivals by engaging hosts who jointly raise awareness of preservation issues in nature.

The Conservancy is proud to present an exciting selection of adventurous and inspirational films about nature. With beautiful cinematography and some remarkable individuals, the passion is contagious.

Tickets are $15 on-line and $20 at the door.

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

West High School is located at 20401 Victor Street, Torrance, CA 90503.

Let’s Connect Mixer

January 28, 2020

The South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Panelas Brazil Cuisine on Tuesday, January 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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

Torrance City Council Candidates Forum

January 29, 2020

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents the City Council Candidates Forum on Wednesday, January 29 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the
DoubleTree By Hilton Torrance-South Bay.

The community is encouraged to attend the event and hear from the candidates. Invited participants include George Chen, Geoff Rizzo, Sue Herbers, Sharon Kalani, Andrew DeBlock and Mike Griffiths.

Tickets are $15.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/candidatesforum2020/.

DoubleTree By Hilton Torrance-South Bay is located at 21333 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA

Hawthorne Business Expo 2020

January 29, 2020

The Hawthorne Business Expo 2020 will take place on Wednesday, January 29 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Hawthorne Memorial Center.

Join local business owners and employment professionals at this year’s expo. Learn how to access a wealth of opportunities, advice and no-cost resources from local, state and national agencies that can help you improve, evolve and expand your business.

Learn how to develop your social media presence; obtain financing; access no-cost resources to build your business; protect your computer and cybersecurity; and learn website essentials for small businesses. Take advantage of the networking opportunities awaiting you with other entrepreneurs and successful business owners large and small.

Women in Tech Networking Happy Hour

January 30, 2020

The Women in Tech Networking Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, January 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Shade Hotel.

This mixer brings together some of the most influential and inspiring women entrepreneurs, investors, and tech executives in Los Angeles. Who is this event for? Women leaders in tech, women entrepreneurs in tech, and the men and women who support and invest in them!

Enjoy networking in a fun, relaxed atmosphere; mingle with highly successful men and women in the entrepreneur, startup, and tech space; connect to fellow techies that can help you advance your career or business; meet developers to recruit for projects; and maybe find your next client, employee, business partner or co-founder.

Virtual Campfire @ Project Barley

January 31, 2020

Gather round the campfire when Virtual Campfire plays on Friday, January 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Project Barley.

Bring your tents, sleeping bags and marshmallows (just kidding) for a night of music, craft beer and fun in Lomita!

No cover charge!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/162857985049831/

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

Drive In Movie Nights

January 31, 2020

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

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

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

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

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.

Peninsula Cars & Coffee

February 1, 2020

The Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance presents Peninsula Cars & Coffee every first Saturday (February 1) 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.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for February

February 1 – 29, 2020

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 February….

First Saturday Sweep

February 1, 2020

Keep the Esplanade Beautiful presents the monthly Esplanade Sweep on February 1 from 9 to 10 a.m.

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

Torrance Rose Float Celebration & Board Installation Dinner

February 1, 2020

The Torrance Rose Float Association presents the annual Celebration & Board Installation Dinner on Saturday, February 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Toyota Meeting Hall.

This is the start of the fundraising effort for the 2021 Rose Parade float. There will be a buffet dinner catered by SNAX and an opportunity drawing. Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. Win tickets to games, theater tix, (TTC, Little Fish, TOCA, Long Beach Pops, etc.), Pageant of the Masters and more.

Tickets are $25.

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

The Toyota Meeting Hall is located in the Torrance Civic Center at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA.

Casino Night

February 1, 2020

Torrance Memorial’s Young Physicians and Professionals Alliance (YPPA) will host the annual Mardi Gras-themed Casino Night on Saturday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Hoffman Health Conference Center.

Attendees will enjoy drinks and dinner and try their luck at the gaming tables. Wear your finest Mardi Gras masks and pile on the beads!

Tickets are $50 for YPPA members and $80 for non-members. Ticket includes dinner, drinks, dancing, and $200 in casino chips

For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-517-4728 or visit the website at https://www.torrancememorialfoundation.org/casino-night.

Hoffman Health Conference Center is located at 3315 Medical Center Drive in Torrance.

The Jokers: A Night of Motown

February 1, 2020

The Jokers will perform A Night of Motown on Saturday, February 1 at Hey 19 Public House.

Now for something different. A night of Motown and R&B only. South Bay’s classic rock band The Jokers are assembling their tribute to the Motown Sound with an evening of swingin’ favorites, including the fantastic Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson.

Did you know Marvin Gaye was a jazz singer in search of a hit when Motown founder Barry Gordy began to mentor him and throw in some “Yeah Yeah Yeah’s” into his songs? To this day, Marvin Gaye’s version of “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” is Motown’s biggest selling hit. Did you know the musical genius Stevie Wonder was only 11 years old when he was signed by Barry Gordy? What a talent! The Supremes are one of Motown’s top commercial groups, along with the Jackson 5, the Four Tops, Miracles and Temptations.

There’s a whole lot more, so come and hear for yourself!

No cover charge!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.hey19publichouse.com/.

Hey 19 Public House is located at 4525 Calle Mayor, Torrance, CA 90505.

Piano Men: Generations – The Music of Billy Joel & Elton John

February 1, 2020

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents Piano Men: Generations – The Music of Billy Joel & Elton John on Saturday, February 1 at 8 p.m.

Nick and Terry Davies bring the music of rock legends Billy Joel and Elton John to life on stage in an out-of-this-world performance of Piano Men: Generations!

With two pianos, a five-piece band, and three backup singers, Terry and Nick have pulled out all the stops to bring the audience to their feet by playing some of the most beloved songs from the past four decades.

If you love the music of Billy Joel and Elton John, you won’t want to miss this show! We hope you’ll join us, just the way you are!

Tickets are $40/$45/$50.

First Friday

February 7, 2020

First-Fridays-in-Riviera-VillageRiviera Village presents First Friday on Friday, February 7 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/.

Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event

February 8, 2020

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

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

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


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

Yoga on the Octagon @ Redondo Pier

February 8, 2020

The Redondo Beach Pier Association and Cancer Support Community host Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month (February 8) 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.

NextStep Charity Poker Tournament @ The 900 Club

February 8, 2020

NextStep presents the annual 900 Club Charity Poker Tournament on Saturday, February 8 starting at noon.

The 900 Club is a members-only establishment located in Manhattan Beach and this is your chance to gain entrance to this exclusive retreat! The event will bring together members the 900 Club, celebrity guests, local businesses and friends in support of NextStep.

Check-in starts at noon with cards flying at 1 p.m. The buy-in is $100 pre-purchase or $150 at the door, and rebuys will be available. Players will enjoy free appetizers all day and free cocktails until 3 p.m.!

There are only 70 seats available so you have a real chance to win! Hey, it’s fun, it’s for a great cause and it’s tax deductible!

Our Village Fundraiser

February 12, 2020

Rock & Brews will host the Our Village Fundraiser all day Wednesday, February 12 at the PCH location.

Our Village, is a 501 (c)(3), non-profit, federally registered charity based in Redondo Beach, CA. Their mission is to help children, teenagers, and young adults with autism, ADHD, social anxiety and other social skills needs, by providing social skills groups that are research-based and offer exceptional quality for families.

15% of all food and beverage sales, including take-out orders, will be applied toward the donation, excluding sales tax and gratuity.

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

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

Hawthorne Historical Society Lecture Series

February 13 & 20, 2020

The Hawthorne Historical Society presents the 2020 Lecture Series on Thursday, February 13 and Thursday, February 20 at 6 p.m. at the Museum.

On February 13, Cheryl Marcus-Caglese and Derek Gable will share their stories about the history of Mattel.

On February 20, United States Census Bureau Partnership Specialist, Magda Armistead, will discuss Hawthorne’s role in obtaining a complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census.

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.

Ragin Cajun / King Harbor Beer Dinner

February 19, 2020

Ragin Cajun Cafe has teamed up with King Harbor Brewing to offer a four course Beer Dinner on Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Come spend an evening with the crew from King Harbor Brewing, taste some amazing local beer, meet fellow beer lovers and enjoy four delectable Cajun courses!

Tickets are $45 per person. Seating is limited (they will sell out)!

For additional information, call 310-540-7403 or visit the website at http://www.ragincajuncaferb.com/.

Ragin Cajun is located at 525 South Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach.

Social Hour @ Social Workplace: Thirsty Third Thursdays

February 20, 2020

Social Workplace hosts the monthly Social Hour: Thirsty Third Thursdays on Thursday, February 20 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.

G.Y.M. Class (Goats, Yoga & Mimosas)

February 22, 2020

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents G.Y.M. Class (Goats, Yoga & Mimosas) on Saturday, February 22 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy the benefits of yoga, bask in the fresh air of the Garden, and hold your poses alongside Nigerian Dwarf goats! According a recent Huffington Post article, this new fitness trend is “the cutest way to find your center!” Bring a yoga mat and sense of humor.

The fee for Members is $48, for non-Members, $54. Your purchase for goat yoga includes a 60-minute yoga session followed by two mimosas (or juice), plus bottled water, a 30 minute tram tour and admission to the Garden all day.

No experience required. Participants must be at least 10 years old, 21+ for mimosas. Must bring valid ID for alcohol. Space is limited, advanced registration required.

Crawfish Eating Contest

February 22, 2020

Ragin Cajun will host a Crawfish Eating Contest on Saturday, February 22 starting at 11:30 a.m.

How much crawfish can you put away? The winner is whoever eats the most by weight in 8 minutes – and the winner gets a $300 gift certificate!

The Parking Lot Concert is the same day, so contestants will enjoy some live tunes while they chow down!

The cost is $32 to enter and you get 3 lbs of crawfish with corn and potatoes.

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

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

Ragin Cajun Mardi Gras Parking Lot Concert

February 22 & 23, 2020

Ragin Cajun Café presents a Mardi Gras Parking Lot Concert on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23 from noon to 6 p.m.

The event features live music by Fandango (ZZ Top tribute band), Born on the Bayou (CCR tribute band), Alligator Beach, Arnie Vilches & Friends, Lynette Shebyrd, and special guests, Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse.

Wear purple, gold and green and be ready to dance! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

This event is FREE to attend!

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

Ragin Cajun is located at 525 South Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach.

South Bay Music Express

February 23, 2020

Saint Rocke presents the South Bay Music Express on Sunday, February 23 at 5 p.m.

San Pedro band The Wingtips, along with Redondo Beach favorites Nasty Bad Habit, have joined local multi-genre cover band Carla D & Sonador to create the South Bay Music Express.

Tickets are $10.

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

Saint Rocke is located at 142 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Manhattan Beach State of the City

February 26, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the annual State of the City Address on Wednesday, February 26 from 8:30 to 10;30 a.m. at the Joslyn Center.

The Mayor and other city leaders will speak on how the city is managing its resources, what was accomplished last year and how the City is preparing for 2020. This annual event is a great opportunity to get informed and make new business connections.

General admission is FREE. Preferred seating is $55 and includes coffee, pastries and swag bag.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/state-of-the-city-2020-9388.

The Joslyn Center is located at 1601 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

A Faery Hunt: The Amazing Quest

February 23, 2020

Buy tickets now for A Faery Hunt: The Amazing Quest at the Sunset Theater Company on Sunday, February 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Auntie Angelica takes the audience on a gentle adventure to help the faery royalty! With the help of the audience and the faeries, we go on a musical quest filled with fun, laughs and surprises.

A Faery Hunt shows are interactive performances for young audiences that inspire creativity and fun! Many children come in costume. Wings, wands, wizard hats and CD’s of Faery hits are available at the show. Perfect for ages 2 through 10 and great fun for the whole family! Groups and birthday parties are welcome.

Tickets are $15. No tickets will be mailed to you. Your name will be on the will-call list at the check-in table for entrance to the performance. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 818-324-6802 or via email at reservations@afaeryhunt.com.

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

Lomita Coffee with a Cop

February 27, 2020

The community is invited to join Deputies from the Lomita Sheriff Station for Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, February 27 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Corridor Flow.

The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to improve trust and build relationships – one cup of coffee at a time. The event is intended to break down the barriers between law enforcement and the citizens they serve by facilitating communication in an approachable and free-form setting. Community members will have the ability to discuss concerns that are important to them while learning about law enforcement’s efforts to keep our community safe. Strong relationships of mutual trust and cooperation between police agencies and the community are critical to maintaining public safety and effective policing.

For additional information, contact the Lomita Sheriff Station at 310-539-1661.

Corridor Flow is located at 24616 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita, CA.

Affair of the Heart Gala: Speakeasy Soiree

February 29, 2020

The Richstone Family Center presents the annual Affair of the Heart Gala: Speakeasy Soiree on Saturday, February 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Porsche South Bay.

The evening begins with a cocktail reception during which guests can bid on an array of unique silent auction items and enjoy a selection of wine tastings presented by Bristol Farms. The night continues with a gourmet dinner and live auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences!

Celebrate the exceptional people who have shown tremendous commitment to their mission to treat and prevent child abuse, and are dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in need.

Tickets are $350 per person.

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

Porsche South Bay is located at 14610 Hindry Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Neptunian’s Fashion Show & Luncheon

March 7, 2020

The Neptunian’s Woman’s Club presents the Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon on Saturday, March 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse.

The Neptunian Woman’s Club Fashion Show is the largest annual fundraiser for the Neptunian Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund and packed with surprises. There is a New York runway style fashion show featuring an esteemed designer and South Bay boutiques. The lunch is prepared by a local Executive Chef and guests enjoy music as they shop the boutique area and bid on silent auction items. The day wraps up with drawing the raffle and an exciting live auction.

Tickets are $135 and includes lunch.

Festival of the Kite

March 8, 2020

Should you notice the sky above the coastline bursting with colorful, odd shaped objects exhibiting remarkable maneuvering ability, do not be alarmed. This is no alien invasion. No, it’s only the most ancient example of man yearning to fly. The annual Festival of the Kite takes place on Sunday, March 8, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Pier.

The Redondo Beach Pier hosts one of the longest-running kite festivals in the country. This all-ages, free event is open to the public and prizes are awarded for the best handmade kite, highest-flying kite and the youngest and youngest-at-heart kite flyers. Each year, the festival is scheduled on the second Sunday in March to coincide with daylight savings. The kite festival features live music, a local dance studio performance, hot dog on a stick eating contest sponsored by Craig’s Hot Dog on a Stick and giveaways courtesy of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital. The festival will culminate with a mass group kite ascension flight on the beach adjacent to Redondo Landing, immediately south of the Redondo Beach Pier.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/events/ or call 310-372-0308.

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

Lomita C.E.R.T Class

March 14, 21, 28, 2020

The City of Lomita, and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, will host a three day C.E.R.T. Course on March 14, 21 & 28 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Lomita City Hall

Following a major disaster, fire and rescue resources may be unable to immediately respond to all those in need. In such a crisis, it will be neighbors assisting neighbors until emergency response personnel can arrive. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training provides residents with the skills and tools necessary to take care of themselves, their families, neighbors, and coworkers in the event of a disaster.

The CERT Training is offered free of charge and includes hands-on training in the following units:
•Disaster Preparedness
•Disaster Fire Suppression
•Disaster Medical Operations
•Light Search and Rescue Operations
•Disaster Psychology and Team Organization

Senior Comedy Afternoons: O Lucky You, Too!

March 15, 2020

Senior Comedy Afternoons presents O Lucky You, Too! on Sunday, March 15 at the Proud Bird.

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

The line up includes comedians Marty Ross, James Connelly and Scott Wood The event also features music and dancers, a senior mini-expo, free parking, birthday celebrations and surprises.

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

Tickets are available online at http://www.seniorcomedyafternoons.com or by calling 714.914.2565.

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

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

Switzer Center Women of the Year Awards Luncheon

March 20, 2020

The Switzer Learning Center is proud to present the Women of the Year Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

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

Tickets are $75 per person.

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is located at 21333 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90501.

Richstone Pier to Pier Walk

April 25, 2020

The annual Richstone Pier to Pier Walk will take place Saturday, April 25 at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Participants will walk from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. with the event getting underway at 8:30 a.m. The Walkathon is uniquely different from other walks as live music will take place along the route as well as food and beverage vendors, fitness trunk shows, photo-booth and more. The Pet Parade begins at 7:45 a.m. The Opening Ceremony and Awards for Top Fundraising Teams, Individuals/Pets and Best Dressed Pet is at 8 a.m. This is a family friendly event and children of all ages are welcome.

All proceeds benefit the Richstone Family Center child abuse treatment and prevention programs. This is a very popular event and everybody will be there! Don’t miss this opportunity to take a few steps to help prevent child abuse.

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.

The BeachLife Festival is proud to announce another exciting musical lineup featuring artists who embody Southern California’s iconic beach culture. Steve Miller Band, Counting Crows, and Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley’s Bob Marley Celebration will headline the three-day immersive music, art, and culinary oceanside event. Additional artists appearing include UB40 feat. Ali Campbell and Astro, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Fitz and The Tantrums, Live, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, WAR, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Chevy Metal feat. Taylor Hawkins performs Queen, Grace VanderWaal, and more.

Tickets are on sale NOW!

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

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

Tour de Pier

May 17, 2020

The annual Tour de Pier will take place on Sunday, May 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

This unique fundraising event brings one of the hottest indoor fitness activities – stationary cycling – to the gorgeous outdoors. The Tour de Pier includes four 50-minute sessions beginning at 9 a.m. 1,700 cyclists will be riding on 350 stationary bikes while overlooking the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. The area’s best instructors and celebrity guests will spin riders through four 50-minute sessions with energizing music and loads of excitement. Participants can ride solo for all four sessions or be a team captain and recruit up to three teammates to register and ride as a team.

In addition to the cycling portion of the Tour de Pier, the event will include a Health & Fitness Expo with a number of fitness and health related sponsors and kid’s Fun Zone with games, activities and entertainment.

The Tour de Pier is organized to raise funds for the local cancer community including The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, the Uncle Kory Foundation and Cancer Support Community.

Ride in place – move charity forward!

Father’s Day Beach Volleyball Tournament

June 21, 2020

Fathers and daughters. Fathers and sons. All for charity. All for fun! The City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department celebrates all things paternal with the annual Father’s Day Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.

This year, forget the ties and grooming products! This is a fun way for the kids to spend some quality time with pops (while mom enjoys a little downtime)!

There are four different age divisions: 10 and under (short court); 11 to 14 (short court); 15 to 18 (short court); Four Person – All Ages (long court)

Registration is $50 (18 and Under Divisions) and $100 (Four Person – All Ages). All participants will receive a T-shirt and other giveaways. This is a recreational tournament with pool play only.

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