Special Events

Real Estate Expo: Seniors and Boomers – Let’s Get Moving!

October 16, 2018

Lets-Get-MovingSusan Porter Griego of Call Realty will host the Real Estate Expo: Seniors and Boomers – Let’s Get Moving! on Tuesday, October 16 starting at 8:30 a.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden.

Don’t miss this free real estate expo assisting Seniors & Boomers with the “how- to’s” of home sale preparation. The event will feature professionals who can help reduce the stress and chaos of a move to your new home of choice and exciting new beginnings! Free continental breakfast included. The event is hosted by Susan Porter Griego, Call Realty.

The Real Estate EXPO is designed to provide trusted and pre-vetted vendors and specialists who can help home sellers to navigate the tumultuous waters of a big decision and home move with confidence and a sense of interior calm.

The team of professionals will provide the information needed to make a well-informed, confident decision for yourself. Attendees will enjoy a free continental breakfast while listening to expert seminars on topics affecting the 50+ homeowner seeking to move forward to his/her next life experience. Prizes, vendors, real estate services and big discounts!

Antiques Sale

October 16, 2018

Antique-SaleThe Torrance Adult School Antiques and Collectibles Class is having an Antiques Sale on Tuesday, October 16 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon at the Levy Adult Center.

There will be pottery, glass, silver, jewelry, toys, tools, textiles, books, small furniture, vintage clothing, art, and more.

The sale is in the auditorium. Free parking in back.

For additional information, contact Joy Coffey at njoycoffey@hotmail.com.

The Levy Adult Center is located at 3420 229th Place in Torrance.

Heroes of Manhattan Beach

October 17, 2018

Heroes-of-Manhattan-BeachThe Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the inaugural Heroes of Manhattan Beach on Wednesday, October 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Veranda’s Beach House.

Hosted by Amy Howorth and Mary Beth McDade, this special event will recognize the heroes of Manhattan Beach who protect, preserve, and provide. The city wouldn’t be the same without these folks and the community is encouraged to attend and commemorate their extraordinary efforts. There will be live music by Jeremy Buck and Moe Z; a plated lunch catered by Verandas Beach House; live auction for some great items with proceeds going to the Burn Foundation and Police Explorers Club.

Tickets are $50 per person.

For additional information, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/heroes-of-manhattan-beach-9014.

Veranda’s Beach House is located at 401 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Business Essentials Seminar

October 17, 2018

Business-Essentials-SeminarThe Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Essentials Seminar on Wednesday, October 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Cross Campus.

Let’s get back to the basics. Refresh your business skills with this comprehensive, FREE, seminar created for new and long-time business owners.

Topics covered include:

Halloween Family Fest @ The Point

October 18, 2018

Mummy-Me-The-PointThe Point hosts Mummy & Me on Thursday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Head to The Point for some FREE Halloween family fun! This year, join Southbay Mommies & Daddies for a Halloween Costume Drive to benefit 1736 Family Crisis Center, a local South Bay shelter. They will be collecting new or gently used costumes and accessories during the Halloween event.

It’s all treats and no tricks! There will be a monster party, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating, arts and crafts, face painting and more. Costumes are encouraged!

Stop by the registration table to pick-up the Kid’s Club activity schedule and exclusive member discounts!

For additional information, visit the website at http://thepointsb.com/events/mummy_and_me/.

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

ESMoA Experience #37: MATRIARCHS

October 18, 2018 – January 26, 2019

MatriarchsEl Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #37: MATRIARCHS opening Thursday, October 18 and running through January 26, 2019.

Curated by two indigenous curators – Kristen Dorsey (Chickasaw Nation) and Jaclyn Roessel (Diné) – MATRIARCHS will feature multiple works by 12 contemporary womxn indigenous artists representing 14 indigenous communities. Four artists represent communities indigenous to California. Featured in the experience are an array of mediums including fashion, metalwork, photography, painting, basketry, and video.

“As Indigenous womxn, we have occupied essential leadership roles in our communities for centuries. While the forces of colonization have sought to dismantle our cultures and life ways, we have fought to maintain and preserve them – not only surviving, but asserting our Indigenous identities at every turn throughout history. Today, our womxn are leading and shaping movements to protect both natural resources and Indigenous bodies. Leading this critical work to heal, recover, and shape brighter, healthier futures, Indigenous womxn are occupying roles as activists, scholars, educators, doctors, attorneys, writers, artists, scientists, and social workers.

Edward Jones Grand Opening

October 18, 2018

Edward Jones Grand OpeningJeanie Alessandrini of Edward Jones Financial Services invites the community to the Grand Opening Celebration of their new location in Hermosa Beach on Thursday, October 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Various activities are planned, including a ribbon cutting ceremony, ice cream social and a silent auction benefiting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Guests will also have an opportunity to tour the new office.

“I am excited to be opening an Edward Jones office in Hermosa Beach, because I see a need for the type of service we provide,” Alessandrini said. “This firm concerns itself with the needs of individual investors and small-business owners, and I’m happy to be bringing that kind of personalized service to this community.”

Please RSVP by October 15 to 310-372-0850.

Edward Jones Financial Services is located at 555 Pier Avenue, Suite 2, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

YMCA Annual Celebration & Awards Dinner

October 18, 2018

YMCAThe Torrance/South Bay YMCA presents the annual Celebration & Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 18 at 6 p.m. at the Torrance Marriott.

The reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. Featured award presentations for Community Partnership, Family of the Year, Good Neighbor, Program Service, Service Above Self, and Youth Service.

Tickets are $50 per person

For additional information and ticket purchase, contact Amanda Martelli at 310-602-4910 or via email at AmandaMartelli@ymcaLA.org.

Torrance Marriott South Bay 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA.

Candidates Forum

October 18, 2018

Torrance-Candidates-ForumThe League of Women Voters will host a Candidates Forum on Thursday, October 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Nakano Theater.

The event will feature TUSD Board Candidates and 66th State Assembly District Candidates. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the School Board Candidates at 6 p.m. and the Assembly Candidates at 7:30 p.m.

This event is FREE to attend and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

This forum will also be streamed live and recorded by Torrance Citicable 3.

For additional information, email lwv.torrancearea@um.att.com.

The George Nakano Theatre is located within the Torrance Cultural Arts Center at 3330 Civic Center Drive in Torrance.

Today’s Youth: Screen Time and Mental Health

October 18, 2018

IGen+South+BayThe Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, Torrance Unified School District and South Bay Families Connected are proud to present Today’s Youth: Screen Time and Mental Health with noted researcher and author Dr. Jean Twenge on Thursday, October 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Torrance High School Auditorium.

Dr. Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University who has been studying generations for 30 years, nicknamed the generation born after 1995 “iGen.” She is the author of iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy-and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood, and her groundbreaking research on teens and screens has been covered in major print and television media.

Parents, caregivers, teens (9th grade and above), and groups working with youth are invited to learn more about what influences are shaping iGen, and how we can harness the positive trends while mitigating the negative ones. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., with youth wellness resources in the auditorium’s lobby. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event is FREE to attend and all attendees who register for the event will be guaranteed a seat!

Digital Marketing Forum

October 18, 2018

Networking-Professionals-Digital-Marketing-ForumTeam Referral South Bay Networking Professionals presents a Digital Marketing Forum on Thursday, October 18 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at The Great Room.

What’s your company’s digital strategy? What is your competition doing? Who’s getting all the clients? Where do you start? How do you start? Get the answers to all these questions and more from the experts at Team Referral South Bay Networking Professionals.

The event is FREE to attend. A continental breakfast will be served.

RSVP to Jeri at 310-413-8773 or via email at jeri@youractualizedvisions.com

The Great Room is located at 2810 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival

October 20 & 21, 2018

Hermosa-Beach-Fine-Arts-FestivalSupport local artists at the annual Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, October 20 Sunday, October 21.

Formerly known as Hermosa Artwalk, the Festival has grown considerably over the years and now 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.

Micro Car Show

October 20, 2018

Micro-Car-ShowThe Automobile Driving Museum presents the Micro Car Show on Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event features some of the cutest, funniest looking cars ever made, a live DJ, food trucks and awards. Spectators can attend for free (museum admission is seperate).

Museum admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 ages 11 – 17, kids 10 and under get in free.

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

The ADM is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA

Financial Planning Workshops

October 20, 2018

financial-planningWinGroup Financial will host the final Financial Planning Workshop at the Redondo Beach Main Library this month.

On Saturday, October 20th from 2:00pm-3:30pm learn tax tips which your accountant or financial advisor might overlook. It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep when it comes to money.

The programs are hosted by Adam Strauss, a Financial Advisor with WinGroup Financial. Programs are free and open to the public and will be held in the 2nd floor Meeting Room at Redondo Beach Main Library. Free underground parking is available at the Library.

For more information on programs and services at Redondo Beach Public Library, please 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.

Ragin Cajun Blues Festival

October 20, 2018

RaginCajun-Blues&Food(3.66x5)-Sample2The inaugural Ragin Cajun Blues Festival will take place on Saturday, October 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Seaside Lagoon.

This debut festival will be an epic day of food, fun and incredible music, featuring top artists Davy Knowles, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Eric Sardinas & Big Motor and Reverend Tall Tree.

The restaurant will be featuring their famous Cajun style BBQ, Bayou favorites and specialty desserts. There will be a host of local vendors, beer, wine and beverage stands, fun games like giganto connect four, entertainment throughout the day, and event themed food trucks. All guests will receive a very special goodie bag with gifts from vendors and sponsors.

To give back to the community, Ragin Cajun will also be hosting a lemonade stand and there will be donated gifts from sponsors to be raffled at the event. This year’s proceeds from the raffle and lemonade stand will benefit The Ed Asner Family Center.

Art & Wine Event

October 20, 2018

Art-and-Wine-EventSt. Francis Episcopal Church will host an Art & Wine event on Saturday, October 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

This exciting enological evening features an art sale, silent auction, food stations, wine tasting, craft breweries and a live jazz band. The price of admission includes all food and beverages. Proceeds will benefit the mission and ministries of St. Francis Episcopal Church.

Tickets are $40 per person in advance, and $50 at-the-door.

For additional information and ticket purchase, contact St. Francis Church at (310) 375-4617 or visit the website at http://stfrancispalosverdes.org/.

St. Francis Episcopal Church is located at 2200 Via Rosa in Palos Verdes Estates, CA.

An Intimate Night with Beth Wood

October 20, 2018

Beth-WoodManhattan Beach Studios presents An Intimate Night with Beth Wood on Saturday, October 20 in the studio.

Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. She’s been writing, performing, recording and touring for most of her life. Come enjoy quality music in an intimate setting. Welcome to the listening room private parties.

A suggested donation of $15 is requested, with all proceeds going to the artist. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30.

RSVP is required! To RSVP, contact Mark at markn@manhattanbeachstudios.net.

Manhattan Beach Studios is located at 1809 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Sushi & Sake 101

October 21, 2018

Sushi-Sake-101RA Sushi presents Sushi & Sake 101 on Sunday, October 21 at 12 p.m. at the Torrance location in Del Amo Fashion Center.

Attendees will enjoy a hands-on class designed to teach participants about the fun traditions around sake and the proper way to roll sushi. In addition to making and eating the featured Spiked Sake Roll (a sake infused sushi roll) alongside RA sushi chefs, guests will enjoy creating other menu items including a Philadelphia Roll and Salmon Nigiri. Fresh edamame and miso soup will be served as will sake flights featuring Sho Ciku Bai, Miso Sparkling Sake, and Red Flower Sake.

Oktoberfest @ Shade Hotel

October 21, 2018

Shade-OktoberfestShade Hotel Redondo Beach presents the annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 21 from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

Head down to the harbor to celebrate Oktoberfest and Shade’s second anniversary. Attendees will enjoy authentic German food, drinks, DJ, contests and good times!

The event will take place in the second story event space, Horizon Level. Costumes are strongly encouraged! PROST!

Tickets are $25/$50 and include a German meal and two beers (with valid 21+ I.D.)

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shade-hotel-redondo-beach-oktoberfest-2nd-annual-anniversary-celebration-tickets-50424306458?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. For any other questions, call 310.921.8940.

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

Pros & Cons: Evaluate the Ballot Propositions

October 22, 2018

Pros-Cons-Ballot-PropositionsThe League of Women Voters of Torrance Area will host Pros & Cons: Evaluate the Ballot Propositions on Monday, October 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Torrance Meeting Room.

Learn about the ballot measures for the November 6th General Election. There will be a balanced and neutral presentation of the 11 Statewide propositions and 1 County measure.

This event is FREE to attend and all are welcome. Space is limited. Light refreshments will be served.

For additional information, email lwv.torrancearea@um.att.com.

The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is located at 3301 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.

Business Expo & Showcase

October 23, 2018

Business-Expo-and-ShowcaseThe Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents the 2018 Business Expo & Showcase on Tuesday, October 23 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Torrance Marriott.

Join the Torrance Chamber for a totally radical event where the best of the best in South Bay businesses will be showcasing their products and services. More than 125 Torrance area businesses, non-profit organizations and restaurants will be represented. It’s a ‘Surf’s Up’ themed event so wear your brightest hawaiian shirts, khaki shorts and flip flops. Attendees will enjoy a raffle with epic items from various Torrance area businesses and samples and tastings from local eateries, breweries and wineries

Admission and parking are FREE for all dudes and dudettes and all ages are welcome!

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

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

Let’s Connect Mixer @ Custom Design and Construction

October 23, 2018

Let's-Connect-MixerThe South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at 21 Square Bar & Kitchen on Tuesday, October 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets are $5 for members and $15 for non-members.

La La Land Day at the Beach

October 24 – 27, 2018

La-La-Land-Day-at-the-BeachHermosa Beach will celebrate its starring role in the Academy Award® winning film La La Land and the City’s historical connection to jazz by celebrating La La Land Day at the Beach on Saturday, October 27.

Hosted by the City of Hermosa Beach and Kinecta Federal Credit Union, La La Land Day at the Beach will feature performances by the Lou Giovannetti Jazz Orchestra and professional dancers from 5 to 7 p.m. Friends of the Parks will then provide a free screening of the award-winning movie on a beachfront screen.

Art Inspired Entertaining

October 25, 2018

Art-Inspired-EntertainingLas Candalistas present the annual fall fundraiser Art Inspired Entertaining on Thursday, OCtober 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norris Pavilion.

Kicking off the 2018/2019 fundraising year, Art Inspired Entertaining will showcase tabletop displays inspired by famous artists. The speaker series includes Skylar Thomson: The Food Stylist (TV food stylist and culinary producer as seen on Cutthroat Kitchen and Cooking Channel), Cakes: A Visual Statement by Nancy Domingues, (artistic cake designer) and The Art of the Cocktail with Adam Stearns, Terranea Mixologist.

Attendees will enjoy appetizers, wine bar, boutique, sweet shoppe, boutique vendors, live music performed by local musician Laura Savitz and more.

Net proceeds benefit South Bay children in need and environmental charities.

Community Movie Night: Carrie

October 25, 2018

CarrieThe City of Hermosa Beach Parks and Recreation Department present Community Movie Night on Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Theater.

Celebrate Halloween with a special movie screening of Carrie. Did you know scenes from Carrie were filmed at the Hermosa Beach Community Center? Come watch this horror cult classic dressed in your best prom attire and enjoy a behind the scenes look at the filming spots used in the movie complete with photo opportunities and haunted surprises. A reception at 6:30 will be hosted by the Hermosa Beach Historical Society with food and drinks. The movie starts at 8 p.m. Rated R, 1 Hour and 28 Minutes.

Tickets are $10 for 18 and older, kids are free.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofhermosabeach/Activity_Search/3914.

The Community Theater is located at 710 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Parents Night Out/Kids Halloween Party

October 26, 2018

Golden-State-BJJ-Halloween-PartyGolden State Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will host a Parents Night Out/Kids Halloween Party on Friday, October 26 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Every month, this local martial arts school in Torrance hosts a Parents Night Out party for kids. This one will be Halloween themed and features food, beverages, games and activities.

Costumes are encouraged! Parents, drop off the kids and go have some ‘me’ time.

Tickets are $25.

Halloween Dance

October 26, 2018

Halloween-Dance

The City of Gardena will host a Halloween Dance on Friday, October 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Nakaoka Community Center.

This dance is for kids 12 and under and features a costume contest, refreshments and lots of dancing!

Admission is $3 per person.

For additional information, visit the website at http://gardenaevents.com/uncategorized/happy-halloween/

The Nakaoka Community Center is located at 1670 West 162 Street, Gardena, CA.

Opening Reception: Mimesis

October 26, 2018

MimesisHomeira Goldstein and Time4Art present the Opening Reception: Mimesis on Friday, October 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Art Center.

Mimesis is an exhibition featuring new works consisting of paintings and videos by internationally celebrated Italian artist, Carla Viparelli, and will be on display October 26 through December 31.

The exhibition explores images being brought to life in a magic-like essence creating a vision of epiphany. This exhibition features video animations and paintings as moving and standing images generating an element of surprise. 

Halloween Monster Ball

October 26, 2018

Halloween-Monster-BallThe annual Halloween Monster Ball will take place on Friday, October 26 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Big Door Studios.

Ladies and Gentlemen, freaks and foes, you are invited to a devilish show
Dust off your bones and put on your costume, prepare for a feast with music and cocktails
This will certainly be a horrific celebration, and your chance to support the Phase One Foundation
So join us if you dare, for this opportunity is quite rare
And truth be told, indeed, all proceeds will help those in need

Halloween Costume Contest & Dance Party

October 26, 2018

Halloween-Costume-Contest-Dance-PartyThe Redondo Pier Association presents a Halloween Costume Contest & Dance Party on October 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The event is FREE to attend and all ages are welcome. Wear your most horrific costume and plan to dance the night away to all those great tunes from the 80s. There will be prizes! Free Halloween balloon art, music, selfie wall, sponsor giveaways and Trick-or-Treat on the boardwalk and pier (for those in costume while candy lasts)!

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

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

Redondo Beach Pier is located at 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

South Bay Scream

October 26, 2018

South-Bay-ScreamBerry Bly Productions presents South Bay Scream on Friday, October 26 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Alta House.

South Bay Scream is the South Bay’s biggest and best Halloween party every year and this year will be no different. Alta House will be hosting the event with two floors of music, haunted decor and state of the art production featuring Dj Dik, Danny Olson, Eric B and Black Sheep.

Costumes are required and guests must be at least 21 to attend.

Tickets are $40. Tables are also available at great deals for one and two bottle minimums. Message Berry for tables and other details.

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

Alta House is located at 1301 Manhattan Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Fall Book Sale

October 27, 2018

fall-book-saleThe Friends of Redondo Beach Library will host the annual Fall Book Sale on Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gently used books, DVDs and other media will be for sale. Proceeds from the sale are used to purchase items not covered by the Library’s budget and to provide funds for special programs. Memberships will also be sold at the event. The sale will be held in the Children’s Storytime Room on the 1st floor of Redondo Beach Main Library. There is free underground parking available.

For more information on the book sale, call The Friends of the Redondo Beach Library @ (310) 318-0675 ext.2587

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

The Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach.

Halloween Maze @ SEA Lab

October 27, 2018

Halloween-Maze-Sea-LabSEA Lab invites the community to experience the Halloween Maze on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come SEA what lurks in the depths of this fishy Halloween Maze. Let the glowing creatures guide you through the maze and then join a touch tank tour to get up close and personal with real sea life.

Appropriate for all ages!

Admission is $5 per person, kids 3 and under get in free. Fish feeding for $2 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.

Harvest Festival

October 27, 2018

Harvest-FestivalThe annual Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park and Machado Lake.

This family friendly event will feature contests and games, live music, face painting, arts & crafts, food trucks, a health fair and more.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.laparks.org/park/ken-malloy-harbor-regional.

Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park is located at 25820 Vermont Avenue, Harbor City, CA 90710

Day of the Dead Bingo & Fiesta

October 27, 2018

Day-of-the-Dead-Bingo-BashMychal’s Learning Place presents Day of the Dead Bingo & Fiesta on Saturday, October 27 From 6 to 11 p.m.

The Halloween themed event features 10 games of bingo, Authentic Tacos, and Mykie’s Desserts. Festive drinks will be available for purchase. Wear your best costume and enter the costume contest for fun prizes. All proceeds will benefit Mychal’s Learning Place programs.

Early Bird tickets are $50 until October 19; $75 regular price; $250 for a table of six. Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo starts at 7 p.m. followed by dancing.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.mychals.org/event/day-of-the-dead-bingo-fiesta/.

Mychal’s Learning Place is located at 4901 West Rosecrans Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Halloween Scare Down in Downtown

October 27, 2018

Halloween-Scare-Down-in-DowntownThe Downtown Torrance Association presents the annual Halloween Scare Down in Downtown on Saturday, October 27 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Head to downtown Torrance for this family friendly, fun-filled Halloween event with activities for all ages. The evening features a Trunk or Treat on El Prado from 6 to 8 p.m., pumpkin painting, music, haunted boo-tique, photo booth, games, tarot card reader and more!

Check out the Haunted Maze at 360 Cheer! Stroll down the decorated streets of historic downtown Torrance and see which business gets your vote for best decorations. Most stores will be open late with candy for the trick or treaters and scary good sales! At the Torrance Historical Society Museum located at 1345 Post Avenue, there will be an antique car show, Day of the Dead altar exhibits and candy and tattoos for the kids.

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

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

Haunted Hotel @ Shade RB

October 27, 2018

Haunted-HotelBerry Bly Productions presents Haunted Hotel on Saturday, October 27 from 8 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Shade Hotel.

Head to the harbor if you dare for the first ever Haunted Hotel at Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach! Celebrate Halloween weekend with a multi level party and top LA DJs. Enjoy drink specials, dancing and amazing costumes as all guests are encouraged to dress up.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at http://berrybly.com. This event is 21+ only.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/334423340466125/.

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

Torrance Antique Street Faire

October 28, 2018

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, October 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!

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.

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

October 28, 2018

Skechers-Pier-to-Pier-Friendship-Walk2The annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk takes place on Sunday, October 28.

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

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

Trunk or Treat @ The ADM

October 28, 2018

Trunk-or-TreatThe Automobile Driving Museum presents Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event offers tons of safe, family fun! There will be spooky hearse cars be on exhibit, Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company performances, special treats in the 1950’s themed ice cream parlor, Costume contests and games. La Huesada Tacos and Churro Stix food trucks will be on site. NOTE: There are no Sunday drives due to this event.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 ages 11 – 17, kids 10 and under get in free.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/trunk-or-treat/.

The ADM is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA

DTMB Trick or Treat

October 28, 2018

DTMB-Trick-or-TreatThe Downtown Manhattan Beach Business and Professional Association will host the annual Trick or Treat on Sunday, October 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to coincide with the World Famous Pumpkin Race.

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

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

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

World Famous Pumpkin Race

October 28, 2018

pumpkinraceThe City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department proudly present the annual World Famous Pumpkin Race on Sunday, October 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

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

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

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

Halloween Festival @ Lomita Railroad Museum

October 28, 2018

Halloween-at-the-MuseumThe Lomita Railroad Museum will host a Halloween Festival on Sunday, October 28 from noon to 4:30 p.m.

The event features carnival games, crafts, a spooky story and more. Attendees should wear their creepiest costumes!

For additional information, call 310-326-6255 or visit http://www.lomita.com/cityhall/announcements/Lomita-Parks-Special-Events-2018.pdf.

The Lomita Railroad Museum is located at 2137 West 250 Street, Lomita, CA.

Hollywood Riviera Historical Marker Ribbon Cutting

October 28, 2018

Hollywood-Riviera-Historical-MarkerFriends of the Hollywood Riviera will host a Ribbon Cutting Event for the Hollywood Riviera Historical Marker on Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m.

The event also coincides with the 90th birthday of the Hollywood Riviera neighborhood.

For additional information, call Karen Lentat 310.375.6539 or via email at klent1472@earthlink.net.

The historical marker is located at the corner of Via Monte d’Oro and Palos Verdes Boulevard in Torrance.

Riviera Village Halloween Trick or Treat

October 31, 2018

Riviera-Village-Trick-or-TreatThe Riviera Village BID hosts the annual Riviera Village Halloween Trick or Treat on Wednesday, October 31 from 4 to 6 p.m.

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

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

The little creatures will surely have worked up an appetite collecting all those treats, so why not make an evening of it and stop for dinner in one of the many fabulous Village restaurants? Quite a crowd is expected, so be sure to make your reservations early.

El Segundo Halloween Frolic & Haunted Stroll

October 31, 2018

Halloween-FrolicThe City of El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department presents the annual Halloween Frolic & Haunted Stroll on Wednesday, October 31.

This popular, annual event takes place in the 300 and 400 blocks of Main Street between 4 and 7 p.m. and features live entertainment, food vendors and fun for the whole family.

A costume contest, sponsored by the El Segundo Kiwanis Club, begins at 4:30 and all ages are encouraged to participate. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded following each age group competition.

Torrance Halloween Carnival

October 31, 2018

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

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

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

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

Halloween in Lomita Park

October 31, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Halloween @ The Parks

October 31, 2018

Halloween-@-The-ParksThe City of Gardena presents Halloween @ The Parks on Wednesday, October 31 starting at 6 p.m. at Freeman and Rowley Parks.

The events feature costume contests, haunted houses, snacks, candy and lots of spooky fun!

Nominal fees for food and haunted houses.

For additional information, visit the website at http://gardenaevents.com/uncategorized/happy-halloween/.

Freeman Park is located at 2100 West 154 Place, Gardena. Rowley Park is located at 13220 South Van Ness Avenue, Gardena.

South Coast Botanic Garden November Events

November 1, 2018

South-Coast-Botanic-Garden-Activities-November-1The South Coast Botanic Garden offers visitors a wide variety of activities and events every month.

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

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

View the November schedule of events below….

GARDEN CLEAN UP AND COMPOSTING
Saturday, November 3
9 am – Noon
$25 Members / $30 Nonmembers

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for November

November 1, 2018

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

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

Here’s what’s on tap for November:

Special Events

Guided Nature Walk at Lower Portuguese Bend Reserve by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, November 10th, 9am.

First Friday

November 2, 2018

First-Fridays-in-Riviera-VillageRiviera Village presents First Friday on November 2, 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/.

Icons of Vinyl: The Ultimate Tribute Tour

November 2, 2018

Icons-of-VinylKalaKoa Entertainment presents Icons of Vinyl: The Ultimate Tribute Tour on Friday, November 2 at 7 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

For one night only, three of the most beloved cover groups will perform the biggest hits from the catalogs of The Eagles, Eric Clapton, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

Icons of Vinyl: The Ultimate Tribute Tour features Journeyman (music of Eric Clapton), Desperado (music of the Eagles), and The PettyBreakers (music of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) playing all your favorites!

Tickets are $25/$35/$45/$55.

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

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

The Laramie Project

November 2 – 10, 2018

Laramie_Playbill-Fall2018Mira Costa High School Drama/Tech is proud to announce the fall production of The Laramie Project playing November 2 through November 10 at the small theater at Mira Costa High School.

The Laramie Project is an emotionally riveting drama by Moisés Kaufman and the Techtonic Theatre Company, which centers on the death of gay college student, Matthew Shephard, and how his murder affected his community and sent ripple effects across the nation.

Due to limited seating in the theatre, tickets will be sold for specific dates and times. Tickets will be available online beginning October 15. Take advantage of discounted pre-sale pricing by buying your tickets before 3 pm opening day. Pre-sale tickets: $12 Adult; $10 Student/Senior ($1 additional for online orders). Tickets at the box office: $15 Adult, $12 Student/Senior.

Immersive Wellness Retreat

November 3, 2018

Yoga at TerraneaTerranea Resort hosts the third Immersive Wellness Retreat on Saturday, November 3.

Following the popular retreats at Terranea this past April and August, the November Daycation will include unique offerings for guests with a day of exclusive experiences, including a workshop with Energy Medicine Facilitator and Meditation Instructor Angela Matthews, a nutritionally balanced lunch, intentional aromatherapy session, a restorative treatment at The Spa at Terranea, and more.

Fishtivities @ SEA Lab

November 3, 2018

Fishtivities-NovemberThe monthly Fishtivities will take place on Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at SEA Lab.

November means Thanksgiving feasts! Come to the November Fishtivities to create fish feasting crafts. Don’t miss your chance to participate in a squid dissection followed by a private tour to feed the fish! Dissection/private tour are ages 7+ and requires registration and additional fee.

The cost is $5 for adults, kids 14 and under are free and $2 per cup of food for the fish feeding. Squid Dissection & Private Feeding Tour is $20 for the first child and $18 for each additional child. To register, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZ-02MaN0o1EmGbLGxkWCprG2APQdSOa1QjlYCc4QLijJGWg/viewform.

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.

Ride the Wild Wheels: Panel, Q&A and Closing Reception

November 3, 2018

Ride-the-Wild-WheelsPacific Coast Gallery will host Ride the Wild Wheels: Panel, Q&A and Closing Reception on Saturday, November 3 at 7 p.m.

The panel includes SPOT, SST Records co-owner Joe Carducci, and Randy Nauert from the seminal surf rock band The Challengers. The panel and Q&A starts at 8 p.m.

Pacific Coast Gallery is exhibiting the work of famed SST producer and photographer SPOT, in an exhibition called Ride the Wild Wheels. SPOT is well known for producing many of the early releases from Black Flag, the Minutemen, Descendents, Meat Puppets and Husker Du (among many other bands from that era) and he was also a prolific photographer and sharp-eyed chronicler of life in LA and Hermosa during the 70s and early 80s. Many of his images were featured in his acclaimed photo book Sounds of Two Eyes Opening, released in 2014.

The Amazing Bubbleman

November 4, 2018

bubbleman

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents The Amazing Bubbleman for two shows only on Sunday, November 4 at 2 and 5 p.m. at the Armstrong Theater.

Louis Pearl, aka The Amazing Bubbleman, has been thrilling audiences around the world with the art, magic, science, and fun, of bubbles for almost 30 years.

With a combination of humor and artistry, Louis takes his audience on an exploration of the dynamics of bubbles through tricks – from square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, and so much more!

This family-friendly show will have people of all ages gasping in amazement and shrieking with laughter! You won’t want to miss it!

Tickets are $15/$20/$25.

268 Steps Dinner Dance

November 4, 2018

Dinner-DanceThe Vanderlip Heritage Fund presents the 268 Steps Dinner Dance on Sunday, November 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Villa Narcissa.

Attendees will enjoy cocktails at sunset on the terrace of Villa Narcissa and dinner and dancing on the tented tennis court. The Seaside Children’s Dance Ensemble, an Isadora Duncan dance company, will perform in the garden. It will be an elegant evening with no auctions or long speeches.

Tickets are $225 per person. Dress Code: Think garden party 100 years ago.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efpjhxyf79a34d8f&oseq=&c=&ch=.

Villa Narcissa is located at 100 Vanderlip Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Network Cafe @ Rock & Brews

November 8, 2018

Network-Cafe-Rock-BrewsThe Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the monthly Network Cafe on Thursday, November 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rock & Brews PCH.

Make the most of your lunch hour! Meet new people and reconnect with old friends while enjoying a delicious lunch. Bring your business cards and your appetite, and consider bringing a door prize – it’s extra recognition for your business and everyone loves the prospect of winning.

Tickets are $25 for Chamber Members and $30 for non-Members. If you plan to attend, you must register. Special dietary needs can be accommodated.

Redondo Leadership Recruitment Mixer

November 8, 2018

Redondo-Leadership-RecruitmentThe Redondo Beach Chamber will host a Leadership Recruitment Mixer on Thursday, November 8 at Kincaid’s Bayhouse from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Leadership Redondo is designed to prepare a select group of individuals who live and/or work in Redondo Beach, to become future community leaders. The group will embark on a two-year commitment. Year one will include a course of intensive study about Redondo Beach’s resources, citywide vital issues and residents. During year two the group will complete a class project.

The Chamber created the Leadership Redondo program in 2000 with the belief that the more knowledgeable people are about how their community works and what its needs are, the better they will be able to lead and serve that community. Come learn more about the many benefits the program has to offer. Enjoy light appetizers and connect with Leadership Alumni. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions about the program and enjoy the camaraderie of the program’s graduates.

This event is FREE to attend!

Tip a Cop Fundraiser @ Tin Roof Bistro

November 8, 2018

tip-a-copTin Roof Bistro hosts the annual Tip A Cop fundraiser on Thursday, November 8 from 5 to 9 p.m.

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

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

For additional information and to make a reservation, call 310-939-0900.

Tin Roof Bistro is located at 3500 North Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.

Yoga on the Octagon @ Redondo Pier

November 10, 2018

Yoga-on-the-OctagonThe Redondo Pier Association hosts FREE Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month (November 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.

Scheduled dates: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14 May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8.

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.

Art Auction Fundraiser

November 10, 2018

Save-our-GalleryThe South Bay Artist Collective is hosting an Art Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Resin Gallery.

Over the last few years, the South Bay Artist Collective has provided the local South Bay cities with a community art gallery – throwing 12 free-to-public shows during that timespan, while hosting fundraisers for schools and end-of-year feature shows for MBMS and the MCHS art depatments.

The Collective is now looking to ensure they can keep their local gallery open and running for the upcoming 2019 year. Please join the Collective in their first fundraiser, in an effort to keep the local gallery open for 2019.

Hawthorne Veterans Day Celebration

November 10, 2018

Hawthorne-Veterans-Day-CelebrationThe Hawthorne Veterans Affairs Commission presents a Veterans Day Celebration on Saturday, November 10 at 7 p.m. at Hawthorne Memorial Center.

The event will honor our local vets with live music, dancing and light refreshments.

For additional information, contact HVACChair@gamil.com.

Hawthorne Memorial Center is located at 3901 West El Segundo Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

VetFest Beer-B-Que

November 11, 2018

VetFestKinecta and Manhattan Beach Rotary present VetFest Beer-B-Que on Sunday, November 11 from noon to 5 p.m.

Grab your friends and celebrate Veterans near and far while raising money for local charities. Get your fill of 20 Craft Beers, BBQ so sweet, savory and tender it falls right off the bone, and dancing until your feet fall off. Top it off with the world famous Creamwich and BIG screens so you won’t miss your favorite game. It will be an awesome afternoon and a Veteran’s Day bash like no other!

General Admission tickets are $50. For Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, and First Responders and their families, tickets are $35.

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

Kinecta is located at 1440 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Fundraising Gala @ The ADM

November 11, 2018

ADM-Fundraising-GalaThe Automobile Driving Museum will host the annual USO Fundraising Gala on Sunday, November 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.

They’re are taking it back to the Roaring 20s, complete with jalopies, flappers, big band music, and prohibition worthy drinks! The event features dinner, dancing, drinks, 50/50 Raffle and live entertainment. This year’s honorees are “Grease Girl” Kristin Cline; Megan Abbott, Ladies Car Care Instructor; and Pati Fairchild, Collision Repair Professor at El Camino College.

The Gala will help raise funds for the Myrna Zimmerman Scholarships for two students at El Camino College, the “Super Service Center” children’s section, the High school and women-only restoration programs and the Rides for Warriors Veterans program.

There will be an open bar from 5 to 6 p.m. and then a cash bar from 6 to 9 p.m. so get there early! Era appropriate attire is highly encouraged as there will be prizes for the best dressed female, male, and couple! The Swing Dames will also be back this year, complete with a 7 Piece Band that you won’t want to miss.

Havana Nights

November 16, 2018

Havana-NightsNextStep presents Havana Nights on Friday, November 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Automobile Driving Museum.

The event will feature a full bar and specialty cocktails by Atlantico Rum, Cuban cuisine and music, silent and live auction, NexStep Hero Awards and cigar rolling by the Cigar Dolls.

Cocktail attire suggested.

Tickets are $150 per person.

For additional information, visit http://www.nextstepevents.org.

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

Arts & Crafts Fair

November 17 & 18, 2018

Arts & Craft FaireThe Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild presents the Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

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

Admission is FREE!

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

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

Torrance Turkey Trot

November 22, 2018

Torrance Turkey TrotThe City of Torrance presents the annual Torrance Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 22.

A time-honored tradition here in the South Bay, the annual Harry Sutter Memorial Thanksgiving Day 3 Mile Fun Run – aka Turkey Trot – gets under way at 8 a.m. at Sam’s Club in Torrance.

All registered participants will receive a commemorative Turkey Trot shirt. The Village Runner and other sponsors will be providing great prizes – including mountain bikes! – for the after-race raffle.

The City of Torrance invites runners and spectators to bring a can of food for a special Thanksgiving Food Drive. While you run or watch, the canned foods will be distributed to people in need throughout the South Bay.

Free Holiday Parking in Hermosa Beach

November 27 – December 25, 2018

Free-Holiday-Parking-Hermosa-BeachThe City of Hermosa Beach once again welcomes visitors throughout Southern California to enjoy the beach community’s shops, restaurants and downtown area as the City announces the return of the FREE Holiday Parking Program.

From November 27 through December 25, free parking will be offered at meters located in downtown Hermosa. The City of Hermosa Beach is pleased to offer residents and visitors the ability to park free of charge during the specified time frame at the designated meters for up to the posted time limit.

Meters that are included in the program will be clearly marked with festive red Holiday bags.

This marks the ninth consecutive year that Hermosa Beach has provided free parking to both residents and visitors for the holidays.

Lomita State of the City Luncheon

November 27, 2018

Lomita-State-of-the-CityThe community is invited to attend the annual State of the City Luncheon on Tuesday, November 27 from noon to 2 p.m. at Lomita Park Tom Rico Center.

Come see what’s brewing (literally!) these days in Lomita!

RSVP by November 1st to City Hall at 310-325-7110 or in person at 24300 Narbonne Avenue.

The cost to attend is $15 per person.

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

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

Santa & The Polar Express @ Lomita Railroad Museum

December 2, 2018

Polar-ExpressThe Lomita Railroad Museum presents Santa & The Polar Express on Sunday, December 2 from Noon to 4 p.m.

The community is invited for a special reading of The Polar Express and photos with Santa. In addition, there will be face painters, balloon animals, holiday crafts, hot chocolate and cookies and tours of the museum.

The price of admission is $15 per family and includes everything.

Tickets are available online at http://www.lomita-rr.org or at the door the day of the event.

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

The Lomita Railroad Museum is located at 2137 West 250th Street, Lomita, CA 90717.

Lomita Holiday Tree Lighting

December 7, 2018

Lomita-Tree-LightingThe City of Lomita hosts the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 7 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 and a visit from 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.

El Segundo Holiday Parade

December 9, 2018

El Segundo-Holiday-Parade-FlyerThe El Segundo Chamber of Commerce and Chevron present the annual Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 9.

The parade gets underway at 1 p.m. and is expected to end about 3 p.m. The route begins on Main Street at Imperial Avenue and proceeds south to El Segundo Boulevard.

The grandstands will be located at Main Street and Holly Avenue on the west side of the street where parade entrant performances will take place. Floats will be theme decorated and Saint Nick will make his appearance at the end of the procession.

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

February 3, 2019

Super-Bowl-Sunday-10KThe Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K Run/Walk on Sunday, February 3.

Join more than 9,000 race enthusiasts at the South Bay’s biggest Super Bowl event! Now in its 38 year, 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.

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.

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