Special Events

Redondo Beach Library Activities for April

April 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, or (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs.

For updated information, visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.

BCHD April Events

April 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 April…

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for April

April 1 – 30, 2019

PVPLC Pelican Cove Nature WalkThe Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special activities and monthly events.

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

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

Take a look at what’s on tap for April….

Special Events

ESMoA Activities for April

April 1 – 30, 2019

The El Segundo Museum of Art offers a variety of activities all year round.

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

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

Check out what’s happening in April….

Seven Gifts From Southern California Kitchens to the World with Richard Foss
Thursday, April 4, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Each wave of immigrants to Los Angeles brought their own tastes in food, and both home and commercial cooks recreated traditional items using local ingredients. Learn how seven food items were developed in Southern California that included culinary elements from Europe, Central America and Asia with food writer and culinary historian Richard Foss. RSVP strongly encouraged. Admission id FREE. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seven-gifts-from-southern-california-kitchens-to-the-world-tickets-58462581154?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Earth Day @ Del Amo

April 22 – 28, 2019

Del Amo Fashion Center invites the community to celebrate Earth Day all week long, from Monday, April 22 through Sunday, April 28.

“We know that Del Amo Fashion Center is at the center of our community and it is important to give back in a sustainable way,” said Christopher Yates, Director of Business and Marketing for Del Amo Fashion Center. “We have been long standing community partners and will continue to be good community partners for future generations by showing firsthand what true sustainability means.”

During the week of April 22 – 28, Del Amo Fashion Center will celebrate Earth Day through community recycling partnerships, special retailer initiatives, a themed family event, and other engaging programming.

On April 22, Del Amo Fashion Center will host families for a special Green Family Fun Earth Day event. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. near the play area,families will enjoy Earth Day themed entertainment, crafts, snacks, a photo opportunity, and more. Additionally, each event will feature special readings of The Earth Book, where the first 100 children will be able to decorate their own reusable tote bag and leave with their own copy of the book.

Fun & Games Fundraiser

April 24, 2019

The Torrance Historical Society is hosting the first annual Fun & Games Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Got game? The Torrance Historical Society does! How do you Scrabble? Any good at Monopoly? Do you have a poker face? Quick at Quiddler?

The “buy-in” is a $5 donation, and all who attend will be entered into a drawing for an opportunity to win a gift certificate from Red Car Brewery, Tortilla Cantina or Torrance Bakery. This evening of fun and games is for adults only (18+). Snacks will be provided.

No reservations are necessary, but seating is limited to first-come/first-served.

Wings of Freedom Tour

April 25 – 28, 2019

The Collings Foundation presents the Wings of Freedom Tour at Torrance Airport Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28.

This tour showcases fully restored bomber aircraft: a B-24 Liberator and B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, TP-51D and P-40B. The public is invited to tour these World War II military planes or take to the skies for an unforgettable 30 minute flight experience.

Admission for the tour is $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 years and younger. No reservations are needed for the tour. Flights aboard the B-17 and B-24 are $450 each per person. Flights on the B-25 Mitchell are $400 each.

Guests are also invited to fly the greatest fighter on earth and get some ‘stick time’ in the world’s only full dual control TP-51D. Flight training is $2,400 for a half hour and $3,400 for one hour. There is also flight training offered in the P-40B for $2,200 a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour.

There are only so many flights scheduled so make your reservations NOW! Call 978-562-9182 for flight reservations.

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

Las Candalistas Spring Event: California Dreamin’

April 25, 2019

Las Candalistas presents the annual spring event California Dreamin’ on Thursday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Catalina View Gardens.

Guests will enjoy participating in a live panel of speakers that made their California dreams come true, including Nadine Nettmann, certified wine sommelier and mystery novelist. There will be plenty of shopping opportunities at Las Candalistas Creations, Gourmet Pantry and Garden Shop as well as many wonderful boutique vendors, awesome silent auction items and a chance to win an exciting experiential trip for two in California! Try out the Catalina View Wines or a refreshing local craft beer from the Strand Brewing Co. while you enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch by Chef Dora.

The net proceeds will benefit Community’s Child, Trinity KidsCare Hospice and 1736 Family Crisis Center.

Tickets are $75 and can be picked up at the entrance. In case of rain, your donation is much appreciated (sorry no refunds).

Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle

Ticket Purchase Deadline: April 26, 2019 @ Midnight (PDT)

Dream-House-RaffleCalifornia’s first and longest running house raffle is back – the 2019 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle!

A Midcentury Modern Estate in Pasadena, CA – or $5,000,000 – is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2019 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. The first and oldest house raffle licensed in California, proceeds help fund Palos Verdes Art Center’s exhibition, education, and outreach programs, making the visual arts available, accessible and affordable in Los Angeles County.

Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale

April 26 – 28, 2019

The Downtown Manhattan Beach Sidewalk Sale will take place Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 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 Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/downtownmanhattanbeach.

Surfer’s Walk of Fame Kickoff Party

April 26, 2019

The Surfer’s Walk of Fame Kickoff Party will be held Friday, April 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Museum.

The kickoff party is being held to celebrate the following new inductees to the 2019 Surfer’s Walk of Fame:

Pat Ryan – South Bay Legend
Liz Benevidez – Female Legend
Ron Garner – Pioneer Legend
The Beach Boys – Cultural Legend

Richstone Pier to Pier Walk for Wellness

April 27, 2019

The annual Richstone Pier to Pier Walk for Wellness takes place Saturday, April 27 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.

For additional information, registration and to make a donation, visit the website at http://www.richstonefamily.org/.

The Manhattan Beach Pier is located at the western end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard in Manhattan Beach. #richstonewalk #richstonefamily

Clean Up Stand Up @ SEA Lab

April 27, 2019

The SEA Lab and Tarsan Paddleboards present Clean Up Stand Up on Saturday, April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join the SEA Lab team and Tarsan for some springtime fun! The event will begin at The SEA Lab with a beach walk/clean-up and private touch tank tour with one of SEA Lab’s naturalist. Then, head to Tarsan (right next door) for a paddleboarding session with one of their awesome instructors!

The cost is $40 per person. Registration is required.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clean-up-stand-up-tickets-59276050262.

SEA Lab is located at 1021 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 27, 2019

Drug-take-back-day Several South Bay cities will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to drop off unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs or over the counter drugs (do not need to be in original container). This program is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

What you can bring:
•Unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs or over the counter drugs (do not need to be in original container)

What you can’t bring:
•Illicit substances such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana
•Hypodermic Needles (“Sharps”)

Spyder Surf Fest

April 27, 2019

The annual Spyder Surf Fest will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach.

The thirteenth annual Spyder Surf Fest will showcase the action sports industry’s most celebrated athletes, brands, fashion, music and more. The family festival will showcase interactive booths, orchestrate meet ‘n greets with the industry’s finest athletes and influencers and offer giveaways and prizes. Past notable surfers who have previously attended Surf Fest have include the legendary Tom Curren, Mark Occhilupo, Dane Reynolds, CJ Hobgood, Donovan Frankenreiter and many others.

On Saturday, the City of Hermosa Beach will induct four new individuals into the “Surfers’ Walk of Fame”, including Pat Ryan as South Bay Legend, Ron Garner as Pioneer, The Beach Boys as Cultural Legend and Liz Benavidez as Female Legend. The honorees will join fellow inductees and surf legends Greg Noll, Dewey Weber, Hap Jacobs, Dale Velzy, Leroy Grannis, Warren Miller and many more. The inductees will be celebrated with a pre-party the evening before held at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater at 710 Pier Avenue, located within the historical Community Center.

Healthy Kids Day

April 27, 2019

The Torrance-South Bay YMCA celebrates the annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Healthy Kids Day is the national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies.

This event is FREE and open to everyone! Bring your family and friends for a day full of active play, healthy foods, educational activities, performances, a photo booth, giveaways and more! Bring your membership cards for easy check-in. Non-members will need to register on event day.

The first 400 kids will receive a FREE Healthy Kids Day t-shirt! A kids ball hockey clinic will be run by partners from the Los Angeles Kings!

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.ymcala.org/torrance-south-bay/pages/events.

The Torrance-South Bay YMCA is located at 2900 West Sepulveda Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505.

Independent Bookstore Day @ Creating Conversations

April 27, 2019

Creating Conversations will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Meet local authors, shop books and exclusive IBD merchandise. Attendees will also enjoy coffee and treats from Mykie’s Coffee & Bakery Truck.

The schedule of festivities is as follows:
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Browse, shop, and show some book love
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Learn to Breathe with Sandy Abrams

Weather or Not Art Exhibition

April 27, 2019

The Redondo Beach Art Group presents Weather or Not an art exhibition on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Main Library in the second floor meeting room.

The show – which is based upon eight books found on the shelves of the Redondo Library – will also feature an art workshop and poetry reading. Refreshments will be served.

This event is open to the public and FREE to attend.

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

The Redondo Beach Main Branch Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Brewport Tap House Birthday Bash

April 27, 2019

Brewport Tap House will host a Birthday Bash on Saturday, April 27 from 2 to 6 p.m.

They’ll be bringing the party outside to the back patio for an outdoor celebration. Chef Andrew will be manning the grill and serving up some great barbecue dishes. Attendees will enjoy live music on the Brewport stage and a great selection of craft beer and wine for purchase.

Admission is free and you must be 21 or over to attend.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1212701612223553/.

Brewport Tap House is located at 204 Main Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

The Big Broadcast of ’44

April 27 & 28, 2019

The South Bay Coastliners present The Big Broadcast of 1944 for four shows only on April 27 and 28 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Women’s Club.

The event is a USO show broadcast recreated in a setting that may have been used in the 1940s. Musical acts include Andrew’s Sisters; Gassman Brothers; Rockin’ Moroccans; Ready, Willing & Mabel; and of course, the Coastliner Chorus.

Tickets are $30 and seating is limited. Buy a table and receive a free round of drinks or bottle of champagne!

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.Coastliners.org or call 310-781-7171.

The Redondo Beach Women’s Club is located at 400 South Broadway, Redondo Beach, CA.

Gala Public Reception: The XXL Show

April 27, 2019

Destination: Art presents the Gala Public Reception for The XXL Show on Saturday, April 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. The show will run through Memorial Day.

It’s not only the first big art exhibition of 2019, it is also the first BIG ART show at the non-profit studio and gallery. Art lovers, collectors, and the curious are invited to attend this special show and sale, celebrating larger pieces by local artists. The public will enjoy the variety of art in the Studio and Gallery that can become a centerpiece of one’s home or office.

“Our patrons have been asking us for a show of large art pieces for some time,” says Dave Wolfram, Destination: Art President and one of the founding studio artists. “We’re happy to accommodate their many requests with pieces that have pushed our studio and gallery artists to new boundaries.”

Destination: Art also welcomes new artists to the Gallery – Doug Castleman and Lynn Mikami — who will be on hand at the Gala Reception.

We Sing Tomorrow’s Songs

April 27, 2019

The Torrance Civic Chorale presents We Sing Tomorrow’s Songs on Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater.

Over 80 singers strong, the Torrance Civic Chorale is one of the premier vocal ensembles in the South Bay. This concert features the UCLA Klzemer Ensemble, in collaboration with the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music.

It will be a night of exhilarating music by young composers, and a fresh look at enduring standards!

Tickets are $25.

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

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

Torrance Antique Street Faire

April 28, 2018

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, April 28 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.

Spring Art Salon

April 28, 2019

Friends of Redondo Beach Arts present the Spring Art Salon on Sunday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a private residence.

The Program Presentation is by dP mosaics Patti Linnett and Debbie Collette, the preeminent mosaic artists of the South Bay. They have created many Public Art pieces for the City of Redondo Beach and are about to embark on their latest creation, the Sunset Silhouette Mosaic Mural for the Civic Center Police Wall.

Attendees will enjoy beverages featuring Bloody and Virgin Marys and light brunch bites.

Tickets are $35 for FRBA Members and $45 for Non-members.

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

Children’s Lego Party

April 28, 2019

Dr. Shari Carroll Pediatric Dentistry will host a Children’s Lego Party on Sunday, April 28 at 11 p.m.

All children are invited to race cars, build cities and play games in the very cool kid’s play space. It’s not just for patients – bring a friend!

RSVP is requested so they know how many kids to expect.

For additional information and to RSVP, call (310) 357-4414.

Dr. Shari Carroll Pediatric Dentistry is located at 1611 South Catalina Avenue, Ste 100, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Garden Tea & Volunteer Appreciation

April 28, 2019

Sunday-TeaThe Lomita Railroad Museum hosts the annual Garden Tea & Volunteer Appreciation on Sunday, April 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with fellow supporters of the Museum. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the Museum Foundation Board and find out what’s been happening at the Museum for the past year and what the Museum plans are for the next year and into the future. The Sunday Afternoon Tea is one of the main fundraisers of the year for the Lomita Railroad Museum Foundation and is always a delightful afternoon of fun conversation and High Tea delicacies including a variety of scones, tea sandwiches, fruit and desserts.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for May

May 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.

Check out what’s on tap for May….

El Segundo Art Walk Artist & Business Submissions

Submissions Due by May 1, 2019

el segundo art walk logoEl Segundo Art Walk is now accepting Artist & Business Submissions for this year’s Art Walk which will take place the third Thursdays of June, July and August.

This fantastic event was the hottest ticket in the South Bay last year. Creative business spaces in El Segundo are paired with different artists and open their doors to the public to display the artwork. Last year, over thirty plus businesses participated including Sleepy Hollow Studios, South Bay Custom Motorcycles, Tyler’s Surfboards and Big Door Studios. Many businesses also treated attendees to sips, bites, live music, entertainment and performance art.

If you are a local artist or El Segundo based business, you want to get in on this! Applications must be submitted by May 1. Those selected will be notified by May 25, 2019.

For additional information and to download the application, visit the website at https://elsegundoartwalk.com/apply/.

Manhattan Beach Town Hall Meet & Greet with City Council

May 1, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Town Hall Meet & Greet on Wednesday, May 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Westdrift.

The community is invited to meet with the new City Council to ask questions, give feedback and learn about what’s coming up in 2019. Get to know your council members and take this opportunity to tell them what you think. If you would like to submit questions in advance, those will be answered first.

Tickets are $35 for Members and $55 for non-Members.

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

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

A Community Conversation: Revitalizing Old Torrance

May 1, 2019

Torrance City Council Member Tim Goodrich will host A Community Conversation: Revitalizing Old Torrance on Wednesday, May 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Toyota Meeting Hall.

Council Member Goodrich campaigned during his re-election last year to bring technology businesses to Torrance. While he is working on many different ways to accomplish this goal, he came to realize that perhaps, the most effective way to do this, is to revitalize Old Torrance. Presenting on the topic will be Jeff Speck, nationally renowned City Planner and author of Suburban Nation and Walkable City, and Andy Wilson, Executive Director of the Alliance for Southern California Innovation.

Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

This event is FREE to attend.

For additional information and to RSVP, visit https://www.timgoodrich.com/oldtorrance?utm_campaign=save_the_date&utm_medium=email&utm_source=timgoodrich.

Toyota Meeting Hall at the Civic Center is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive Torrance, CA 90503.

BeachLife Festival

May 3 – 5, 2019

The inaugural Beachlife Festival will take place May 3 through May 5 at Seaside Lagoon 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.

The line up includes legendary musicians Bob Weir & Wolf Bros, Brian Wilson, and Willie Nelson & Family. It’s going to be three full days of music and fun on the oceanfront.

Three day general admission passes are $249 per person. Tickets are being sold in phases and are selling out quickly.

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

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

Opening Reception: PVAC Student Art Exhibition

May 3, 2019

Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education proudly presents the Opening Reception of the annual Student Art Exhibition on Friday, May 3 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Featuring Palos Verdes Peninsula student work, this exhibition will highlight this year’s artistic creations from Palos Verdes Art Center school-based outreach program Art At Your Fingertips. Additionally, there will be a showcase of work produced in the PVAC artist residencies held throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District and works from the Wessel Photography Program, held in Harbor City.

The exhibition will run from May 3 through May 25.

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

Palos Verdes Art Center is located at 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

First Friday

May 3, 2019

First-Fridays-in-Riviera-VillageRiviera Village presents First Friday on May 3 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.

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/.

Opening Reception: Morphologizing

May 3, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Art Center (MBAC) presents the Opening Reception: Morphologizing on Friday, May 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Morphologizing is an exhibition of work by Jonathan Keep, Dino Capaldi, Alec Lindsey, Karen Koblitz and more. The word “morphology” comes from the Greek word for “form.” The term now refers to a common mode of scientific analysis utilized to understand objects in terms of their parts, shapes, and structures. Morphology also explores how these parts come together to create a unified whole. This exhibition is dedicated to a morphological understanding of pottery.

The artists and work featured in the exhibition encourage observers to consider each and every part, feature, and aspect of ceramic objects. They push our understanding of pottery and its relationship to art, culture, and society. Comprised of pieces from a variety of locations, time periods, and cultural perspectives, Morphologizing offers a dynamic view of pottery-making and its innumerable intersections with our daily lives.

The exhibition will be on display May 3 through June 16.

All MBAC exhibitions are FREE and open to the public. MBAC Hours: M – Tu – Closed, W – Sat – 10am to 9pm, Sun 10am – 5pm

Family Movie Nights @ Redondo Pier

May 3, 2019

The Redondo Pier Association in partnership with King Harbor Association is pleased to announce the return of Family Movie Nights at the Redondo Beach Pier every Friday in June at 8 p.m.

This free event series is presented by Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach and will feature family-friendly movies throughout the month of May. The Redondo Pier Association welcomes visitors to arrive early and visit one of the many restaurants located on Fisherman’s Wharf, International Boardwalk and the adjacent Redondo Beach Marina for dine-in or take-out prior to the movie screening. For a complete list of businesses, visit the website at http://RedondoPier.com/directory.

The schedule is as follows:

-Friday, May 3, 2019, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, PG, (c) Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. 2018, 117 minutes
-Friday, May 10, 2019, Christopher Robin, PG, (c) Walt Disney Pictures 2018, 120 minutes
-Friday, May 17, 2019, Incredibles 2, PG, (c) Walt Disney Pictures 2018, 118 minutes
-Friday, May 24, 2019, Mary Poppins Returns, PG, (c) Walt Disney Pictures 2018, 130 minutes
-Friday, May 31, 2019, How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World, PG (c) DreamWorks Animation 2019, 120 minutes

Our Lady of Guadalupe Fiesta

May 4 & 5, 2019

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church presents La Fiesta 2019 on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5.

This popular annual event features live music, games, a reptile show (Sunday), food and fun for the whole family. The Beer Garden offers guests ice cold beer, wine and margaritas. Buy a ticket for a chance at the raffle with multiple payouts. Browse the silent auction for an amazing assortment of items up for bid.

If that isn’t enough, they offer a variety of cakes, cookies, pies and assorted goodies for your sweet tooth!

Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For additional information, call 310- 372-7077 or visit the website at http://fiestaolg.com/#schedule.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is located at 320 Massey Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

Cinco de Mayo Parade & Celebration

May 4, 2019

The City of Gardena presents the annual Cinco de Mayo Parade & Celebration on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mas Fukai Park.

Kick off the Cinco de Mayo celebration with a parade down Gardena Boulevard ending at Mas Fukai Park. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature City dignitaries, community groups, parade grand marshals and the Miss Cinco de Mayo Queen and her court.

The celebration continues at Mas Fukai Park and will feature live entertainment and delicious food.

This event is FREE to attend with a nominal fee for the food.

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

Mas Fukai Park is located at 15800 South Normandie Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247.

El Segundo Hometown Fair & Carnival

May 4, 2019

The City of El Segundo is proud to present the Hometown Fair & Carnival on Saturday, May 4 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Main Street at Library Park.

The event features carnival rides, game booths, entertainment, music, arts and crafts, bake-off contest, community expo and more. The annual Bake-Off will take place in the Gazebo in Library Park. This year’s categories are Petit Desserts, Cookies, Breads & Pastires. Entries are accepted from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and can be delivered to the Gazebo on the day of the event.

A variety of vendors will be selling one-of-a-kind handmade crafts, while the El Segundo Police Department and El Segundo Non-Profit groups will participate in the event to provide information about their organizations and programs. The Rotary Club will have their Rubber Ducky Swim again this year.

For additional information, call 310-524-2700 or visit the website at https://news.elsegundo.org/recreation-parks-hometown-fair/.

Fishtivities @ SEA Lab

May 4, 2019

The monthly Fishtivities will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at SEA Lab.

This month, attendees will create succulent planters. Why throw your cans away when you can turn them into beautiful planters! This is the perfect opportunity to make a Mother’s Day gift or just a fun addition to your home. All ages are welcome! Touch tank tours are included with admission.

General admission tickets are $5 for ages 15 and up. $5 per succulent planter when purchased with general admission. For ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-fishtivities-succulent-planters-tickets-60635575639. Tickets will also be sold at the door while supplies last.

For additional information, visit the website at https://lacorps.org/programs/the-sea-lab/ or contact Adrianne Calbreath at acalbreath@lacorps.org or call 310-318-7458.

SEA Lab is located at 1021 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Special Needs Job Fair *CANCELLED *

May 4, 2019

This event has been cancelled due to low vendor enrollment. Anyone with questions can still contact matthew.bond@guaranty-escrow.com.

Leadership Torrance in cooperation with the Torrance Chamber of Commerce will host a Special Needs Job Fair on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at Switzer Learning Center.

The Special Needs Job Fair invites those with mild to severe developmental disabilities to explore career opportunities in their local community. Employers from every corner of Torrance will be there, excited to meet their potential new colleagues. Learn all about what jobs are available for the developmentally disabled, from shadowed and volunteer work to full time employment!

Learn new job skills, discover valuable work opportunities, bring friends and family, enjoy free snacks and drinks and free parking.

This event is FREE to attend.

Want to recruit at the job fair? Vendors can register by contacting Matthew Bond at matthew.bond@guaranty-escrow.com.

Switzer Learning Center is located at 2201 Amapola Court Torrance, CA 90501.

Pets in the Park

May 4, 2019

Friends of the Parks present Pets in the Park on Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. at Valley Park.

Pets in the Park serves as a FUNdraiser for the Friends of the Parks non-profit organization and provides local businesses with the opportunity to brand their company and meet many of the pet owners in the South Bay. The event is also designed to help educate the community on local laws and petiquette. While we all love our pets, some pet owners aren’t aware of local ordinances and/or being responsible pet parents. Funds raised at this event go directly back to the Hermosa community parks and recreation activities like Movies on the Beach.

Activities include a Pet Blessing with local clergy, face painting and DJ. The Pet Costume Parade and Pet Tricks contest are program favorites. Pup photos and family photos will be available. There will also be several pet rescue groups that will bring dogs, cats and even mini-horses that are looking for their forever home.

This event is FREE to attend, but of course, Friends of the Parks always appreciate donations!

Nativity School Annual Festival

May 4 & 5, 2019

The Nativity School presents the Annual Festival on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday May 5 starting at 10 a.m. both days.

Bring the whole family for a day of fun, food and community spirit. The event features carnival games, inflatables, silent auction, live entertainment, international food booths, a beer garden hosted by the Knights of Columbus, vendors/crafts and raffles.

The Festival is FREE to attend. Free parking available at Torrance High School.

For additional information, contact the school office at 310-328-5387.

The Nativity School is located at 2371 Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90501.

Sea Harvest Workshop

May 4, 2019

Terranea Resort will host a Sea Harvest Workshop on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sea Salt Conservatory.

Explore Terranea by Land and Sea with a unique experience highlighting the resort’s Farm-to-Terranea philosophy. Sea Harvest Workshop attendees will enjoy an intimate sea salt and kelp tasting paired with farm-fresh produce, signature crafted bites and sparkling ONEHOPE Wine, as they learn about the resort’s harvesting process with Terranea’s award-winning chefs.

Mychal’s Annual Luncheon

May 4, 2019

Mychal’s Learning Place will hold the Annual Luncheon on Saturday, May 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Westdrift.

The event features a live and silent auction, entertainment by Mychals’ students, award presentations and more.

Tickets are $100 for adults and $25 for children under 10. A table of 10 is $900.

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

The Westdrift (formerly Manhattan Beach Marriott) is located at 1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Mom’s Day Out @ The Point

May 4, 2019

In honor of Mother’s Day, South Bay ladies are invited to a Mom’s Day Out celebration on Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Point.

Moms, aunties, grandmas and friends are invited to stroll through The Point and enjoy beauty touch-ups, champagne, brunch specials, shopping incentives, and more! Plus enjoy a spring pop-up with local makers from Artisanal LA.

Each $10 ticket includes an exclusive tote with swag from The Point, a passport unlocking special promotions from The Point shops & access to the Bubble Tap Trailer offering champagne. Tickets can be purchased the day of while supplies last, via Eventbrite only. All attendees must be 21+ to purchase a ticket to participate.

Event check-in will be located between Umi & Superba Food & Bread.

For additional information, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moms-day-out-at-the-point-tickets-58403507463.

The Point is located at 850 South Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, California 90245.

Books & Ice Cream Party

May 4, 2019

Z-Bini Kidz in South Bay Galleria will host a FREE Books & Ice Cream Party on Saturday, May 4 at 1 p.m.

Celebrate the release of the highly anticipated sequel to the #1 best-selling bilingual picture book El Perro con SombreroEl Perro con Sombrero meets Los Gatos con Gelatos!

Attendees will meet and take fun photos with Whimsical World authors Derek Taylor Kent and Sheri Fink. Be the first ones to hear the brand new book read aloud during a super-fun storytime. There will be an ice cream party with fun flavor combos and toppings… make your own whimsical sundae! Get books signed and personalized by the authors, including Sheri’s #1 best-seller, The Little Unicorn in addition to arts and crafts, awesome games, whimsical photo ops, and amazing entertainers.

Community Health & Wellness Expo

May 4, 2019

Intuitive Touch Massage & Wellness Services will host a Community Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, May 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Every Body’s Pilates & Fitness.

This FREE community event features local exhibitors in the health and wellness field. Attendees will enjoy raffles and games, services, goods for purchase and assessments provided by an extensive array of professionals.

Exhibitors include pilates, massage, physical therapy, reiki, holistic skin products, CBD, nutrition, acupuncture, life coach, chiropractic, health & wellness consultants, healthy snacks and refreshments, jewelry, athletic clothing and more.

For additional information, call 562-528-0558.

Every Body’s Pilates & Fitness is located at 1530 Cravens Avenue, Torrance, CA.

Kentucky Derby Party @ Shade Hotel

May 4, 2019


Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach will host the annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 4 starting at noon to celebrate all the exciting action at Churchill Downs.

Once again, Berry Bly Productions is collaborating with Shade Hotel to bring one huge unforgettable gathering to the South Bay. Ladies get out your stylish dresses and hats, and of course, dapper derby-attire for the gents. Enjoy classic Mint Juleps, Derby-inspired cocktails, small plates and hors d’oeuvres, fun contests and prizes, and entertainment by DJ John Lock.

Tickets are $20 per person.

Call 310.350-4927 to reserve table service.

For additional information and to make reservations, visit the website at http://southbayderby.com/.

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

TEF Silver Anniversary Gala

May 4, 2019

The Torrance Education Foundation will host the Silver Anniversary Gala on Saturday, May 4 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Torrance DoubleTree Hotel.

The annual dinner benefit and auction is a stylish and delicious event to benefit Torrance students. The evening will feature a gourmet three course meal and the opportunity to participate in all the exciting activities that will provide financial support for TUSD students, teachers and schools.

Festive silver attire is requested (but not required)!

9 x 12

May 4, 2019

>Mira Costa High School Visual Arts Booster Club will hold its inaugural fundraiser, 9 x 12, on Saturday, May 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Resin Studio.

The event will feature student art from the 19th Annual All Media Exhibit as well as 9 inch by 12 inch art created specifically for this event. These unique pieces will be available for sale the night of the event for $100.00. Local artists, student artists and community members have joined together to create these one-of-a-kind pieces.

Pre-sale tickets are $40.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit http://www.funddeed.com/projects/9×12.

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

Art by the Sea: Art, Prose & Sound

May 5, 2019

Mark your calendar for the annual Art By The Sea: Art, Prose & Sound on Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wayfarers Chapel.

The event features over 25 local fine artists and local crafters; gift basket giveaway; gentle yoga demo by Valyn Carenza-Pack at 11:30am; poetry read live by film producer/poet Michael Coulombe. There will also be an Open Mic Poetry Segment from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. If you would like to recite your poetry, email the Visitors Center at visitorscenter@wayfarerschapel.org.

Artist Drew Brophy will speak about his amazing Geometric Art Series that will be displayed inside the Chapel and a Sound Healing will be presented by Crystal Cadence by Jeralyn Glass.

The event is FREE to attend and you don’t want to miss this fun-filled day!

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

Wayfarers Chapel is located at 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca 90275.


May 5, 2019

Award-winning singers/songwriters Andy Hill and Renee Safier present the annual DylanFest on Sunday, May 5 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

What began as a small backyard party with talented Bob Dylan fans taking turns performing his music has evolved into an eight-hour festival attended by hundreds and featuring some of the L.A. area’s top musicians.

Besides Hill and Safier and their band, Hard Rain, performers this year will include top L.A. session musician Marty Rifkin, who has toured with Bruce Springsteen. He will be among the more than 50 accomplished musicians who will perform about 65 Dylan-composed songs.

Mandalas & Margaritas

May 5, 2019

Terranea Resort will host Mandalas & Margaritas on Sunday, May 5 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Reflect upon your life journey while painting your own unique mandala stone. Attendees will learn the art of mandala, while enjoying a refreshing ocean-side margarita! Price of admission includes one margarita, chips and salsa, with additional beverages available for purchase.

Tickets are $55 per person.

For additional information and to reserve a spot, call the Adventure Concierge at 310.265.2851 or visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1253201771511148.

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

Afternoon Tea & Mother’s Day Boutique

May 7, 2019

The Women’s Council of Realtors presents an Afternoon Tea & Mother’s Day Boutique on Tuesday, May 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Chado Tea Room.

This engaging event is not to be missed! Your ticket includes Chado’s Signature Afternoon Tea Service with a selection of freshly steeped loose leaf tea, savory finger sandwiches, scones and dessert. The Women in Business panel is composed of a diverse selection of local women that will share their business successes, shortfalls, and stories, and just in time for Mother’s Day, our boutique will feature a variety of vendors to meet all your shopping needs, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, flowers and plants, wine, and customized hats made to order on site!

A portion of the proceeds and the food drive benefit The Volunteer Center and their FOOD FOR KIDS campaign. Bring a bag of food from the list of Shelf-Stable Shopping List to be entered into a drawing. View the Shopping List at https://na30.salesforce.com/sfc/p/36000001HrLh/a/360000000U8O/Scdahfz8nIsLhm2ffRey6Sd1_DyBaXUOIHZs5sfqt_c.

Tickets are $25/$35 or a table for six for $175 (includes a bottle of champagne).

Women in Space Tech Panel Discussion & Networking Event

May 7, 2019

Women’s Voices in Tech present Women in Space Tech Panel Discussion & Networking event on Tuesday, May 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at WeWork in Manhattan Beach.

Join Women’s Voices in Tech for a panel discussion and networking with amazing women building great careers in the thriving space tech industry. Professionals from all disciplines of technology are invited to attend. This is your opportunity to expand your network and connect with a community of women working in tech! All are welcome. Arrive as early as 5:30 p.m. to network and meet panelists and talent acquisition personnel. Meet women from SpaceX, JPL, & Northrop Grumman. The panel will share their experiences and perspectives and advice on:

Tabula Rasa Anniversary Celebration

May 8, 2019

Tabula Rasa will host a 20th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, May 8 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Thanks to the community, Tabula Rasa has enjoyed 20 years of booming business! The event will feature a Ribbon Cutting & Recognition at 5:30 p.m.

Guests will enjoy sips and bites from favorite Downtown Manhattan Beach restaurants.

For additional information and registration, visit http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/tabula-rasa-essential-20th-anniversary-celebration-9299.

Tabula Rasa is located at 919A Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

South Bay Women’s Conference

May 10, 2019

The South Bay Business Women’s Association presents the annual South Bay Women’s Conference: Ascend on Friday, May 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Torrance Marriott.

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

Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event

May 10, 2019

Join volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event on Saturday, May 10 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

May 10, 2019

The Redondo Beach Pier Association and Cancer Support Community presents Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month (May 10) 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.

Celebrate Manhattan Beach

May 10, 2018

The Manhattan Beach Rotary presents Celebrate Manhattan Beach on Friday, May 10 starting at 6 p.m. at the Westdrift Manhattan Beach.

Celebrate Manhattan Beach is an opportunity for Rotary members, guests and sponsors who have transformed Manhattan Beach, to celebrate the city and highlight living in the greatest place, with the greatest community. More than 300 guests will celebrate with local business and community leaders and government dignitaries.

The event features specialty cocktail stations, comedy, magicians, music and dancing. Live and silent auctions include fine wines and spirits, exotic trips, jewelry, one-of-a-kind dinners, unique experiences, sports opportunities and more.

Early bird tickets are $175 per person or $320 per couple.

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

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

El Segundo Ed! Gala

May 10, 2019

The El Segundo Education Foundation’s annual Ed! Gala takes place on Friday, May 10 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Chevron Park.

The Ed! Gala is one of the largest events in El Segundo with almost 1,000 attendees including businesses, community leaders, civic leaders, parents and enthusiasts from all over the South Bay. The evening will feature live music, entertainment, tastings from top local restaurants, wine and beer. A live auction and online auction features unique items such as a private party at ESMOA, tickets on EVA Air, Vegas Speed driving experience, luxury hotel package at the Intercontinental San Francisco and a ride on the Goodyear Blimp, along with other fun experiences and items at all price points.

In keeping with the spirit of this year’s event theme, “Dedication to Education”, the El Segundo Education Foundation will be honoring Dr. Bill Watkins for his many years of service to education.

Tickets are $150 per person before May 1. After May 1, tickets are $175.

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

Chevron Park is located at 324 El Segundo Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245.

South Bay Youth Fishing Event

May 11, 2019

The City of Gardena will host a South Bay Youth Fishing Event on Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to noon at Alondra Park.

Kids 5 to 15 years of age can learn to fish for free. Rod, reel and bait will be made available and are free to use.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

This event is FREE to attend.

For additional information, call (310) 217-9537 or visit the website at https://www.cityofgardena.org/events-calendar/.

Alondra Park is located at 3535 West Redondo Beach Boulevard, Torrance, CA.

Roundhouse Aquarium Fun Run for the Oceans

May 11, 2019

The annual Roundhouse Aquarium Fun Run for the Oceans will take place on Saturday, May 11.

This 5K family friendly, run/walk gets underway at 9:30 a.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier and will benefit the Roundhouse Aquarium. The event will raise funds to support the Aquarium’s ocean education programs and classes.

Race check-in will be on the north side of the pier in the sand near the showers and pier. The race will begin and end in the wet sand. The first, second and third place finishers in each division will receive a medal and prizes. A raffle will be held after race with even more prizes.

Senior Faire

May 11, 2019

The Torrance Community Service Department presents the annual Senior Faire on Saturday, May 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ken Miller Recreation Center.

Everyone is invited to attend this FREE community event. The event features a day of camaraderie, arts and crafts, entertainment, food booths, blood pressure screenings, health information, community resources and special door prizes.

For additional information, visit the website at https://arts.torranceca.gov/events/calendar-month-view.

The Ken Miller Recreation Center is located at 3341 Torrance Boulevard in Torrance.

Walk About Redondo

May 11, 2019

The annual Walk About Redondo will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration for the event will take place at the Redondo Beach Parks & Recreation Building.

Walk About Redondo registered participants receive a “passport” and map of participating businesses, then walk the 2.8 mile Artesia Boulevard circuit to meet local businesses and collect “stamps” denoting they have visited each business. Raffle tickets are given based upon the number of businesses visited. During the entire event the NRBBA provides music, food and refreshments in the Parks & Recreation parking lot.

This event is FREE to attend. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Lunch begins at noon with the raffle scheduled for 2 p.m.

The North Redondo Beach Business Association (NRBBA), working closely with its co-sponsors, the Beach Cities Health District and Blue Zones Project, encourage all South Bay residents to participate in this unique, fun, community event.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.nrbba.org/events/walkabout-redondo/.

The Redondo Beach Parks & Recreation Building is located at 1922 Artesia Boulevard in Redondo Beach.

Stomping Grounds Auditions

May 11, 2019

South Bay teen musicians are invited to audition for the inaugural Stomping Grounds Festival on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Joslyn Center.

Local teen musicians should bring their own instruments, cymbals and amp – PA system, drums, mics and a sound engineer will be provided. There is a 15 minute time limit on each audition.

For additional information and to sign up for an audition time slot, contact via email at teenmusic@yahoo.com.

The Stomping Grounds Festival will take place on July 20, 2019 and will feature a community art show to showcase local artistic talent and 8 teen bands will perform to showcase and promote their enormous talent.

The 2019 Stomping Grounds festival has been established with one purpose in mind – to provide a positive, creative and professional environment for youth to express and develop their musical and artistic talents. This is a free event for everyone who wants to attend and family and friends are encouraged to spend the day rocking out to some great music from local teen bands.

PVPEF Main Event / From Classical to Rock

May 11, 2019

The Palos Verdes Peninsula’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Main Event Gala, will be held on May 11 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Terranea Resort.

The Main Event Gala, a black-tie optional affair, will feature From Classical to Rock, a musical journey where platinum selling rock stars meet world-renowned classical musicians along with student orchestras. Don’t miss THE Palos Verdes social event of the year! Enjoy an incredible evening of cocktails, dinner, music, dancing, wine and the much-anticipated silent and live auctions.

Tickets are $250 per person.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.pvpef.org/main-event-2019/.

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way

Welcome Back Beach Bash

May 11, 2019

The Neptunian Woman’s Club will host the Welcome Back Beach Bash on Saturday, May 11 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The event celebrates the newly transformed clubhouse. Attendees will enjoy delectable delights from Tin Roof Bistro and Viktor Bene’s Continental Bakery, an open bar with premium wine, champagne, beer and craft cocktails, groovy beach tunes from VOX DJs and a live auction showcasing terrific items including a five night stay in a Rancho Mirage luxury home, the use of the NWC Clubhouse for any day of the week and a private 2 hour wine tasting experience with delicious bites for 8 people in the comfort of your own home.

Tickets are $150/$395.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neptunian-womans-club-welcome-back-beach-bash-tickets-58194449164?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Neptunian Woman’s Club is located at 920 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Mother’s Day @ The Automobile Driving Museum

May 12, 2018

Want to treat mom to something a little different this year on her special day? Take her to the Automobile Driving Museum for the Mother’s Day Rides & Wine Tasting on Sunday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Guests will enjoy complimentary a wine tasting and rides in classic cars (ride cars TBA). Must be 21 and over to drink. Children must be 10 years or older to ride in cars.

Admission is $8/$10.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/mothers-day-rides/ or call (310) 909-0950.

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

The Gundo Comedy Festival

May 14 – 19, 2019

Dave Williamson presents The Gundo Comedy Festival beginning Tuesday, May 14 and running through Sunday, May 19.

The event features stand-up comedy, trivia, juggling, magic and more in multiple local venues including the El Segundo Brewing Company, Purple Orchid Tiki Lounge, Old Town Music Hall, Flights Beer Bar, South Bay Customs, R6 Distillery and other amazing locations!

In addition to paid admission events, there are free shows, events for kids and free babysitting on Saturday night provided by El Segundo Parks and Rec.

Attendees will see some of the best up-and-coming and well known comedians in the country performing right in THE GUNDO.

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

Comedy Night

May 15, 2019

Join Shakespeare by the Sea for Comedy Night on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Comedy & Magic Club.

Funds raised will support Shakespeare by the Sea’s performances in Hermosa Beach’s Valley Park on July 10 & 11.

Tickets are $25. Doors open at 6:30, must be seated by 7:30. Dinner/drinks available for purchase. 2 item minimum purchase per person required. Deadline for ordering tickets is May 5th.

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

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

Immersive Wellness Retreat

May 18, 2019

Terranea Resort will again host the popular Immersive Wellness Retreat on Saturday, May 18.

Following the success of this series over the last year, the second Daycation of 2019 will include exclusive experiences focused on total overall wellbeing. Highlights of the day’s activities include a wellness session with Energy Medicine Facilitator Angela Matthews, Lunch & Learn with Terranea Resort Nutritionist Navil Lorenzana, a restorative treatment at The Spa at Terranea, and more.

“We look forward to welcoming guests back to Terranea for yet another exciting and fulfilling Daycation,” Spa Director Sharon Holtz says. “With this collection of activities, we are certain that guests will leave the Daycation feeling present, positive, and renewed.”

5K Run for Freedom

May 18, 2019

The Torrance Chamber of Commerce and the Village Runner present the annual Armed Forces Day 5k Run for Freedom on Saturday, May 18 at Del Amo Fashion Center starting at 8 a.m.

The event will feature split timers every mile, computerized finish times, water stations and sponsor refreshments. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division and a gift certificate to Village Runner stores. All runners will receive a cool t-shirt.

The cost is $35 before May 10 and $40 May 10 to May 18.

Pre-race packet pick-up at Village Runner located in Riviera Village at 1811-A Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach. Late registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the event.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://www.villagerunner.com/torrance-armed-forces-day-5k/?utm_source=eNEWSLETTER+%7C++Thursday%2C+February+23+-+Wednesday%2C+March+1%2C+2017&utm_campaign=Torrance+eNewsletter+217&utm_medium=email.

Walk for Life

May 18, 2019

The Pregnancy Help Center presents the annual Walk for Life on Saturday, May 18 starting at 8:30 a.m.

The easy 5K walk along the beach starts at Veterans Park in Redondo Beach and welcomes everyone in the community, including seniors and families with children and baby strollers.

Each year hundreds of individuals and families participate to support the work of the Pregnancy Help Center, which has been providing free services to the South Bay for 42 years, including pregnancy, STI testing and ultrasound exams.

Onsite registration opens at 7:30 a.m., raffles and festivities begin at 8:30 a.m.

For additional information and to register for the event, call 424-263-4855 or visit the website at https://secure.ministrysync.com/ministrysync/event/website/home/?e=16872

Veterans Park is located at 309 Esplanade in Redondo Beach.

Armed Forces Day Celebration & Parade

May 17 – 19, 2019

Armed Forces Day ParadeThe City of Torrance will pay tribute to the nation’s Armed Forces at the annual Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

Scheduled events include military displays, concerts, and a 5K Run/ Walk in tribute to Louis Zamperini which is presented by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. The parade will begin Saturday, May 18 at 1:30 p.m. The parade will proceed west along Torrance Boulevard, starting at Crenshaw Boulevard and ending at Madrona Avenue.

The City highlights a different branch of service each year. This year the United States Navy will take center stage. Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar, Commander of the Navy Region Southwest, will be the Grand Marshal and lead the parade on Saturday.

The Power of Peace

May 18, 2019

GWPOP.org presents The Power of Peace on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the sand next to the Hermosa Pier.

Good World Power of Peace (GWPOP) is a non-profit movement composed of young creative minds. It is a collection of musicians, artists, chefs, students, teachers, philanthropists, scientists and philosophers working together to build, provide, develop, nurture, and encourage better human relationships from one community to the next.

GWPOP will begin by providing meaningful Tent Talks and offer thought provoking art and music, healthy exercise and fresh food in hopes of attracting a young audience to speak their mind. All GWPOP discussions, live performances, and art exhibits will be filmed and published across all social media, enabling them to grow this peace movement. This will immediately provide a digital catalogue of the live discussions and art.

For additional information, contact Amanda at gwpoptalk@gmail.com or Pete at petemackinnon84@gmail.com or visit the website at http://gwpop.org/.

The Hermosa Pier is located at at the end of Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

Don’t Tell Comedy Hermosa Beach

May 18, 2019

Don’t Tell Comedy is coming to Hermosa Beach on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Don’t Tell Comedy is for people who love laughing and despise overpriced drinks! BYOB to a secret location (revealed at noon on the day of the show) and see the best comedians from around the country. You never know who might show up!

How does it work? Purchase a ticket and the exact location of the show will be emailed to you at noon on the day of the event. Head to the secret location to experience a diverse lineup of hilarious (secret) comedians! Previous secret locations have included storefronts, residences, rooftops, and the occasional steam ship. Come to Don’t Tell Comedy have a few drinks, laugh, and meet new people!

Tickets start at $20.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.donttellcomedy.com/tickets/hermosabeach?fbclid=IwAR1CEXKJnDLSmpJljiyPGF30tM55oiH-hAxQyor_ZbdfubBsQ463GHl1hAY

Tour de Pier

May 19, 2019

The annual Tour de Pier will take place on Sunday, May 19 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!

South Bay Beer & Wine Festival

May 19, 2019

The Rotary Clubs of El Segundo, Palos Verdes Peninsula and South Bay Sunrise present the annual South Bay Beer & Wine Festival on Sunday, May 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates.

Enjoy the wares of more than 100 exhibiting participants. Now in its sixth year, the South Bay Beer & Wine festival attracts the best in wine, craft beer and restaurant tastings from the entire southern California region. Treat your palate and have blast with friends this spring on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Attendees will enjoy live music by Detour and silent auction in addition to all those fabulous beverages and bites!

Be sure to download the festival app!

General admission tickets are $79. Purchase a VIP upgrade for an additional $42 and premium parking for $15.

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

Ernie Howlett Park is located at 25851 Hawthorne Boulevard between Palos Verdes Drive North and Rolling Hills Road in Rolling Hills Estates.

Memorial Event Blood Drive

May 22, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Police Officers’ Association in partnership with the American Red Cross and the family of Manhattan Beach Police Officer Mark Vasquez present the annual Memorial Event Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Joslyn Center.

Mark Vasquez joined Manhattan Beach Police Department in 2005 and worked in patrol until he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a blood cancer, in 2007. Officer Vasquez was heroic in his positive outlook and will to win not only at work, but at home with his wife, Lee, and their two daughters, Madison and Ashley.

Officer Vasquez’ battle against his cancer was valiant and at times, when he was able to return to work, he said he felt like Superman. His fellow officers quickly nicknamed Officer Vasquez “Superman” and held many fundraisers and events in support of their hero. However, the Manhattan Beach Police Department lost their Superman on May 15, 2011.

To make your life saving appointment, visit the website at http://www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “MarkVasquez.”

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

Fiesta Hermosa

May 25 – 27, 2019

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Fiesta Hermosa Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in downtown Hermosa Beach.

The family-friendly event includes live music, carnival rides, an enormous variety of food and beverages alongside painters, sculptors, photographers, handcrafters and jewelers in addition to featuring 30 local businesses and 10 local artists.

Movie Night @ SCBG

June 7, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Movie Night on Friday, June 7 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy a screening of Mary Poppins Returns, a 2018 American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall. The film is a sequel to the 1964 film Mary Poppins, and stars Emily Blunt as the eponymous character with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep in supporting roles. Set in 1930’s London, twenty-five years after the events of the original film, it sees Mary Poppins, the former nanny of Jane and Michael Banks, returning after a family tragedy.

Pre-movie activities for kids begin at 6:45 p.m. Before the movie begins guests are invited to take the Fairies vs Trolls challenge or go for a sunset stroll in the Garden. Movie begins at dusk, approximately 8:15 p.m. Families are invited to bring their own picnics (with non-alcoholic beverages). Food and drink concessions will be available for purchase. (Family-friendly options, as well as beer and wine. No outside alcohol permitted.)

Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival

June 8 & 9, 2019

Palos-Verdes-Street-Fair-Music-FestivalThe Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Recognized as a high quality, family friendly event, the Fair features a range of activities designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of visitors. Enjoy shopping, music, dining, more than 200 arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, International Food Court, craft beer and wine garden, children’s petting zoo and pony rides, community events, pet adoptions and continuous live entertainment on two separate stages. Convenient all-day carnival ride wristbands will be available for purchase.

Free parking is available at Peninsula High School with a free shuttle service to and from the Fair. The campus parking lot is located on Silver Spur Road near the corner of Hawthorne Boulevard.

Hermosa Beach Fine Art Festival

June 8 & 9, 2019

Support local artists at the annual Hermosa Beach Fine Art Festival on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.

The Festival has grown considerably over the years and takes place on the lawn of the Community Center between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days.

The event features the work of nearly 100 talented artists in a variety of mediums including photography, glass, metal, paintings, ceramics and mixed media. Attendees will enjoy live music and food for purchase, along with arts and crafts for children.

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

The Hermosa Beach Community Center is located at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

Cruisin’ 4 Brews

June 9, 2019

The Downtown Torrance Association and Torrance Antique Street Faire present Cruisin’ 4 Brews on Sunday, June 9 from Noon to 4 p.m. in Downtown Torrance.

The event features a Beer Garden in The Depot parking lot where attendees can sample suds from 15 craft breweries; a car show on Cabrillo; live music and entertainment on two stages; vendor booths on Sartori with antiques, crafts, oddities and new merchandise; family games and crafts on El Prado; and specials at local shops and restaurants.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/381535912689008/.

The event will take place in Downtown Old Torrance, CA 90501.

ESMoA Experience #41: OZ

June 13, 2019

Sound Stage LIVE! and El Segundo Museum of Art present Experience 41:​OZ​ opening Thursday, June 13.  

OZ is an immersive exhibit where guests control the story using their mobile devices. OZ can be experienced as a stand-alone art show during the day, and as a ticketed mobile-interactive experience during selected evenings.

Jeff Cason, CEO and Creative Producer of Sound Stage LIVE! remarks, “We’re using brand-new technology that allows guests to step into their favorite story and interact with thecharactersina360°experience. OZ​ combines art, animation, and mobile gaming into an immersive experience that’s fun for guests of all ages.” 

Community Yard Sale

June 15, 2019

The City of Gardena will host a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 15 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mas Fukai Park.

Come out and grab some great deals on clothes, furniture, household items, toys, jewelry, electronics and more!

If you are a vendor and are interested in renting a 10×10 space for $25, come down to the Nakaoka Community Center for more information and to pick your spot.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/588198424980548/.

Mas Fukai Park is located at 15800 Brighton Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247.

Champions for Children 5K Trail Run/Walk

June 15, 2019

South Bay Children’s Health Center presents the annual Champions for Children 5K Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, June 15 starting at 8 a.m. at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates.

The event will raise money and build awareness of the need for quality mental and oral health services for under-served children, teens and young adults throughout the South Bay and surrounding areas and will attract local dental and mental health professionals, community partners, families and local corporations.

Participants can run or walk the course as an individual or as part of a team. The day will be filled with family activities for children of all ages, vendor booths, a children’s festival and a wonderful, healthy team spirit.

The cost is $35 for adults, $25 for children under 13, and $15 for the Kids Fun Run (5 and under). Late registration, event day packet pick-up and warm-up begins at 7 a.m. The Trail Run starts at 8 a.m. The Trail Walk begins at 9:15 a.m.

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

Ernie Howlett Park is located at 25851 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.

El Segundo Art Walk

June 20, 2019

The community is invited to attend the El Segundo Art Walk on Thursday, June 20 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Located in the Downtown and Smoky Hollow districts, over thirty creative El Segundo businesses will open their doors for studio tours and become a pop-up gallery displaying original artwork of Los Angeles based artists.

ESAW pairs artists with local businesses to display their work on the premises. Yes, it is an art walk, but the art is only half of the attraction. The venues are what make the event so unique. El Segundo has an abundance of remarkable and historic architecture, most of which house businesses not open to the general public. The opportunity to gain access to these distinctive spaces makes for an extraordinary experience.

The evening features fine art, live music, great food and studio tours. It’s fun and it’s FREE! The El Segundo Art Walk will take place the third Thursday evening of the summer months – June 20, July 18 and August 15.

Trust me, you don’t want to miss this….put it on your calendar NOW.

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

South Bay Festival of the Arts

June 22, 2019

Festival-of-the-ArtsThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present the South Bay Festival of the Arts on Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The event will feature live performances, art displays, demos, craft beer tastings, food and children’s arts and crafts. All four of the Center’s stages – the Armstrong Theatre, the Ken Miller Stage, the Torino Plaza Main Stage, and the Nakano Theatre – will feature live entertainment throughout the Festival.

Some of the best local restaurants, caterers, breweries, and wineries will have food and beverages available for purchase during the festival. Local artists and craftsmen will have handmade merchandise available for purchase. There will also be drawings for prizes and pop-the-balloon prizes offered to festival-goers. Within the classrooms of the Center, instructors will be teaching crafts and giving demonstrations to visitors of all ages.

Gardena Movies in the Park

June 22, 2019

The City of Gardena will host Movies in the Park on Saturday, June 22 and throughout the summer months at 8 p.m. at Mas Fukai Park. Movie start time is 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 22 – Movie TBA at Mas Fukai Park 15800 West Brighton Street. Movie begins at 8pm

Saturday, July 20 – Movie TBA at Nakaoka Center 1670 West 162nd Street. Movie begins at 8pm

Saturday, August 3 – Movie TBA at Rowley Park 13220 South Van Ness Avenue. Movie begins at 8pm

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/389283415008996/.

Mas Fukai Park is located at 15800 Brighton Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247.

Celebrate Wellness

June 23, 2019

Celebrate-WellnessThe community is invited to join Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach for the annual Celebrate Wellness food and beverage tasting event on Sunday, June 23 from 3 to 7 p.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden.

Reserve your seat at this extraordinary garden party celebration that will amaze and delight food and wine enthusiasts or anyone who appreciates an opportunity for a great culinary experience. Leisurely stroll through the garden on a summer afternoon, while sampling delectable cuisine and beverages from some of the finest South Bay restaurants, wineries and breweries.

Garden Concert Series

June 23, 2019

St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church presents the FREE Garden Concert Series on Sunday, June 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. on the lawn.

Attendees should plan to arrive early and picnic on the lawn. Dessert and coffee will be hosted by St. Luke’s.

Future concerts dates are July 28 and August 25.

This event is FREE to attend and there is ample free parking available.

For additional information, call 310-377-2825.

St Luke’s Presbyterian Church is located at 26825 Rolling Hills Road in Rolling Hills Estates.

Lomita Founder’s Day Celebration

June 29, 2019

The City of Lomita presents the annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Saturday, June 29 from 3 to 9:30 p.m. at Lomita Park.

The public is invited to this FREE event which will include music, carnival games, food trucks, performances by local groups and more. The evening will culminate with a fireworks show at 9 p.m.

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

Lomita Park is located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue in Lomita.

Concerts on the Lawn

June 29, 2019

The City of Gardena presents Concerts on the Lawn on Saturday, June 29 and throughout the summer months from 5 to 8 p.m. on the City Hall lawn.

These concerts are FREE to attend and feature live music by various musicians. During intermission, attendees will enjoy ice cream, hot chocolate and coffee.

Concert dates are June 29, July 27 and August 10.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/334614160593694/ .

Gardena City Hall is located at 1670 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247.

Gardena Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2019

The City of Gardena will host the annual 4th of July Celebration at Rowley Park on Thursday, July 4 beginning at 5 p.m.

The event features fireworks and food trucks. Attendees should bring their own blankets, lawn chairs and umbrellas for an evening in the park.

The fireworks show will begin at dusk. Personal fireworks are not permitted.

For additional information, call 310-217-9537 or visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1048455638611609/.

Rowley Park is located at 13220 South Van Ness Avenue in Gardena.

Redondo Pier Summer of Music Concert Series

July 4, 2019

The Redondo Beach Pier Association presents the Summer of Music Concert Series every Thursday and Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. starting July 4 and running through August 31.

The free concert series kicks off on the 4th of July from 6 to 8 p.m. The first concert will be followed by the annual fireworks display beginning at 9 p.m. The fireworks can be viewed for free from Redondo Beach Pier. Parking will be a $20 flat rate on July 4th and all other times, parking at the Redondo Beach Pier (north or south structures), is $2.00 per hour. Concerts on July 18, July 27, August 15 and August 24 will take place on the octagon below Kincaid’s.

These concerts are free to the public, so grab a few beach chairs and gather your family, friends and neighbors for a casual, relaxing evening of entertainment the South Bay way.

All pier events are weather permitting. Concert schedule is subject to change.

Shakespeare by the Sea

July 7 through August 10, 2019

This summer, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay. Performances of The Comedy of Errors and Henry V will take place during July and August.

The Comedy of Errors – A classic Shakespearean romp of mistaken identity-it’s mischief and mayhem galore! Two young visitors arrive in the city unaware that their long-lost twins already live there. Over the course of a single day, everything that can go wrong does go wrong: a marriage at breaking point, a missing gold chain, an unpaid debt, and a dubious arrest. It’s mischief and mayhem galore!

Beauty of Nature Film Series

July 14, 2019

The Palos Verdes Land Conservancy presents the Beauty of Nature Film Series: The Dawn Wall on Sunday, July 14 at 4 p.m. at Peninsula High School Theater.

In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention.

Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?

AVP Hermosa Beach Open

July 26 – 28, 2019

Hermosa-Beach-OpenThe Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) presents the Hermosa Beach Open as part of the AVP Pro Tour Series Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28.

Featuring the most decorated names throughout the 36-year history of the sport, the AVP will again showcase the talents of AVP stars and Olympians Phil Dalhausser, Nick Lucena, April Ross, Jake Gibb; rising stars and already accomplished AVP champions Alix Klineman, Sara Hughes and Summer Ross, among many others, as they battle it out for both the title and prize money.

Fans will also be able to catch the action at home on Amazon Prime Video and NBC / NBCSN.

National Night Out

August 6, 2019

National-Night-Out-2016The annual National Night Out takes place this year on Tuesday, August 6.

This unique crime and drug prevention event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

This annual event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness by generating support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthening neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sending a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament

August 16 – 18, 2019

AVP 2The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) presents the Manhattan Beach Open as part of the AVP Pro Tour Gold Series Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18.

The Manhattan Beach Open happens every year, and every year, four athletes get to place their name in history. The AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open is known as the Super Bowl of beach volleyball – big stage, big money and big reward, as AVP stars enshrine their name on the Manhattan Beach Pier.

General admission to the AVP Pro Tour is free to the public. VIP tickets featuring upgraded viewing and hospitality are available for $65 – $165.

Lomita Community Day

August 24, 2019

The Lomita Railroad Museum will host Community Day on Saturday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event is FREE as a thank you to the community for supporting the Lomita Railroad Museum throughout the year! The event features an array of entertainment including live music, dancing, DJ, demos, crafts, games, free admission to the museum, face painting, martial arts demonstrations, RR model display, photo booth and more.

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

The Lomita Railroad Museum is located at 2137 250 Street, Lomita, California 90717.

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.

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.

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