Special Events

Live Music @ Metlox

May 26 – September 1, 2019

Metlox Plaza presents Live Music at Metlox every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

Each Sunday afternoon Metlox Plaza will feature a different band or musician for shoppers, diners and gatherers to enjoy. Metlox Plaza is a unique shopping and dining destination located at the gateway to Downtown Manhattan Beach.

Metlox boasts a European style town square where upscale shopping and dining offerings intertwine with landscaped courtyards, fountains, a fire sculpture and public art that celebrates the history of the Metlox Pottery manufacturing facility that occupied the site from 1927.

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

Metlox Plaza is located at 451 Manhattan Beach Boulevard in Manhattan Beach with convenient metered parking in the Metlox structure.

BCHD Events & Activities for June

June 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 June…

Redondo Beach Library Activities for June

June 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.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for June

June 1 – 30, 2019

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

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

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

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

Special Events

Nelson’s Summer Concert Series

June 1 – October 26, 2019

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

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

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

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

Torrance Beer Run

June 15 – 23, 2019

The first annual Torrance Beer Run will take place from Saturday, June 15 through Sunday, June 23 in conjunction with L.A. Beer Week.

Get your beer on in Torrance! Visit each of the breweries listed on the card during L.A. Beer Week and have your card stamped. When you have all 11 stamps, turn in your card and receive a Torrance Beer Run t-shirt. T-shirts can be picked up at Hop Saint and Smog City. It’s first-come, first served, so be sure to complete your card and turn it in quickly while supplies last.

For additional information, visit https://discovertorrance.com/events/torrance-beer-run/.

South Bay HYPE Mixer

June 18, 2019

The Torrance Chamber of Commerce presents the monthly South Bay HYPE Mixer on Tuesday, June 18 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Brio Coastal Bar & Kitchen.

HYPE is all about Helping Young Professionals Excel! Bring plenty of business cards, bring a friend, bring a smile!

Admission is FREE for TACC Members and $5 for guests. Ages 21 to 45 welcome.

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

Brio Coastal Bar & Kitchen is located at 21532 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.

MB Chamber Summer Mixer

June 19, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the Summer Mixer on Wednesday, June 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Shade Hotel.

What better way to welcome Summer than by celebrating National Martini Day on the Skydeck at Shade Hotel! At this quarterly mixer, attendees will enjoy delicious drinks and appetizers from zinc @ shade. Manhattan Beach Chamber members get $6 Martinis. Cash Bar (beer, wine, and select cocktails). Don’t forget your business cards!

Admission is FREE.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://www.manhattanbeachchamber.com/#&panel1-5.

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

Screening & Greening

June 19, 2019

The El Segundo Environmental Committee presents Screening & Greening on Wednesday, June 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the George Gordon Clubhouse in Recreation Park.

It’s free, fun and all are welcome! There will be a screening of an environmental documentary RiverBlue, and attendees will learn how the garment industry and water intersect. Before and after the screening, explore local environmental orgs; browse info tables with eco-home product tips and sustainable practices to green your life; mingle with other planet-passionate folks; and more! Bring the family, it’s free and fun!

Sponsored by the City of El Segundo, it’s an all-around green-centric night! Folks can come to part or all of it.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.elsegundo.org/cals/default.asp.

Recreation Park is located at 300 East Pine Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Social Hour @ Social Workplace: Thirsty Third Thursdays

June 20, 2019

Social Workplace hosts the monthly Social Hour: Thirsty Third Thursdays on Thursday, June 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Come by for a sip and a nibble, hang out with friends and get social at Social Workplace! Know anyone who might need a workplace or meeting space? Bring a friend!

This event is FREE to attend but you must register!

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

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

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/.

Night Market in Redondo Beach

June 20, 2019

Native Harvest presents the Redondo Beach Night Market on Thursday, June 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and every Thursday night during the summer months.

The Night Market vendors offer an array of hot and prepared foods for purchase, seating area, DJ, and kid’s corner for the little ones.

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

The Night Market takes place in the parking lot of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church located at 301 Avenue D, in Redondo Beach.

Bingo Bash

June 20, 2019

The Alzheimer’s Association will host a Bingo Bash on Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Belmont Village.

Come out and play some bingo to raise funds for the Alheimer’s Association! Attendees should bring snacks and drinks to share. Coffee and dessert bar will be provided. Use your powers for good while having fun!

Bingo book is $25.

RSVP at 310-377-9977.

Belmont Village is located at 5701 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

White Light White Night Kick-off Party

June 20, 2019

Join Walk With Sally for the annual White Light White Night Kick Off Party on Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m. at Shade Hotel Redondo Beach.

The annual White Light White Night event will be held on the rooftop of The Plaza at Continental Park on Saturday, July 20 and the Kickoff Party will offer guests a preview of the big event. The evening will feature live music, sips, bites and the first chance to purchase WLWN tickets.

Tickets are $25 per person.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://donate.walkwithsally.org/event/white-light-white-night-kick-off-2019/e236026/register/new/select-tickets.

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

Redondo beach Community Awards

June 21, 2019

The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Redondo Beach Community Awards on Friday, June 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Portofino Hotel & Marina.

The event will honor exceptional individuals and a non-profit organization in the community. The Chamber invites you to submit nominations for the following categories: Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Chamber Ambassador of the Year and a Non-Profit Organization of The Year. Download the nomination forms at https://files.constantcontact.com/360e0907001/762f2968-6914-45a7-a2d8-4dae5b355e20.pdf.

The cost to attend the event is $45 per person.

For additional information and to RSVP, visit the website at http://web.redondochamber.org/events/112th-Annual-Community-Awards-Event-2588/details.

Third Fridays @ Strand Bewing

June 21, 2019

Strand Brewing Company presents Third Fridays on June 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. featuring the work of artist David Harris.

A confluence of local art and local beer, Third Fridays is a recurring event focusing on local artists and featuring their work in the Tap Room of the brewery. In addition to the art exhibits, the event features on-site food trucks and plenty of Strand Beer for purchase.

David Harris is a screenwriter by trade and a multi-media artist by passion. His work has been featured at Resin Gallery, Art Share DTLA, Radiant Space Hollywood, and the Ego Gallery. He delivers a raw and frenetic glimpse into the dualistic mind: equal parts simplistic joy of bringing life into the everyday mundane and the sadistic curiosity in watching it all burn.

For additional information, contact, Miah Smith at Miah@strandbrewing.com.

Strand Brewing is located at 2201 Dominguez Street, Torrance, CA 90501.

Summer Fridays Drive-In Movies

June 21, 2019

The Roadium Open Air Market presents Summer Fridays Drive-In Movies every Friday (June 21) this summer.

The Roadium is reviving its classic 1950’s drive-in for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience this summer. Every Friday night, guests can enjoy a great film in this throwback retro setting, along with food trucks, movie concessions, and more!

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with the movie starting at 8 p.m.

Summer Fridays Movie Lineup:

6/7/2019: Back to the Future
6/14/2019: Jurassic Park
6/21/2019: Moana
6/28/2019: Matilda (In-N-Out Truck)
7/5/2019: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
7/12/2019: Grease (Classic Car night)

G.Y.M. Class (goats, yoga & mimosas)

June 22 & July 20, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents G.Y.M. Class (goats, yoga & mimosas) on Saturday, June 22 from 9 to 10:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Enjoy the benefits of yoga, bask in the fresh air of the Garden, and hold your poses alongside Nigerian Dwarf goats! According a recent Huffington Post article, this new fitness trend is “the cutest way to find your center!” After class, attendees will enjoy mimosas and a relaxing tram tour of the garden.

Bring a yoga mat, camera and sense of humor. Space is limited so register today! Next class is scheduled for July 20.

The fee for Members is $48, for non-Members, $54. Fee includes garden admission.

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.

Walking Through Foam

June 22, 2019

ShockBoxx Gallery will host Walking Through Foam on Saturday, June 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Come celebrate Jose Barahona as he walks us through his 37 year history of surfboard shaping, and his influence on the South Bay surf community. The event features the short film premiere of Liquid Salt, a surfboard raffle, a shaping exhibit and a vintage surfboard display.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/934982250226923/.

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

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.

Hermosa Beach Triathlon

June 23, 2019

The Hermosa Beach Triathlon (formerly Day at the Beach Triathlon) will take place on Sunday, June 23 at 7 a.m.

The Hermosa Beach Triathlon is an entry level event that welcomes triathletes of all skill levels. Whether you are new to the sport of triathlon or looking for summer training, this event is for you. The event features a beginner friendly course in beautiful Hermosa Beach.

The course features a 1/4-mile ocean swim in the Pacific, 10-mile bike, and 3-mile run along the shores of Hermosa Beach.

Registration fee is $15. The Hermosa Beach Triathlon is a USA Triathlon Sanctioned event. The fee will be waived for all USAT members. If you are not a USAT member you will be required to purchase a 1-day USAT pass.

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

The course starts and ends at the Hermosa Beach Pier on Pier Avenue.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

June 23, 2019

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, June 23 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.

Kaleidoscope

June 23, 2019

The St. Francis Episcopal Choir presents Kaleidoscope! on Sunday, June 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Kaleidoscope is a fun(d)raiser luncheon featuring songs about colors. This delightful presentation brings energetic songs by the choir and by individuals together with delicious food prepared and served by the choir and a three-act show filled with humor and talent.

This event allows the choir to bring in instrumentalists and present special music to the congregation and community.

Tickets are $10 per person or $20 family at the door. Free parking.

For additional information, visit the website at https://myemail.constantcontact.com/All-the-News-from-St-Francis.html?soid=1102206163615&aid=oQqNW5k45aI.

St. Francis Episcopal Church is located at 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274.

Aqua Pool Party – Summer Soiree

June 23, 2019

Shade Hotel hosts the Summer Soiree on Sunday, June 23 from noon to 5:00 p.m. on the rooftop Aquadeck.

With stunning views of the coastline, guests can sip on handcrafted cocktails and dine on delectable menu specials from Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge. Enjoy a swimsuit catwalk, trunk show and live performances by Acoustic Soul, Justin Hopkins and Chris Shaw.

Admission is $20. For cabana reservation and bottle service, call 310-430-3974.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/373202033401887/.

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

Celebrate Wellness

June 23, 2019

The 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.

Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series

June 23 – August 25, 2019

The Lunada Bay Homeowners Association presents the Summer Concert Series on select Sundays.

Summer means backyard barbecues, ice cold lemonade, family vacations, trips to the beach and even better, the annual Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series. Fun, affordable and family-friendly, the Summer Concert Series features bands performing at Lunada Bay Park and PV High School. This year’s lineup promises something for everyone with lots of local artists and new exciting headliners. A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase at all events in support of LBHOA and local businesses. Plus look out for the “Kids Corner” offering arts and crafts.

Be sure to bring blankets, chairs, a picnic dinner and enjoy a wonderful evening in the park with family and friends.

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.

Summer Sunday Sounds

June 23, 2019

Summer-Sunday-SoundsThe Neighborhood Church presents Summer Sunday Sounds featuring Sarah Fantappiè on Sunday, June 23 beginning at 6 p.m.

These FREE, oceanside, summer concerts have been a Neighborhood Church favorite for years and feature local musicians on the seaside patio. The bring-you-own picnic begins at 6 p.m. with the concert starting at 7 p.m. No tickets or reservations are required — just pack a picnic, grab a few friends, come on down and enjoy the show! Seating is provided. The concerts are free and a freewill offering will be collected.

Sarah Fantappiè is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Chapman University where she received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. During her time as a student, Sarah enjoyed touring as a member of the University Singers Choir and performing various roles with OperaChapman including Ophelie in Hamlet, Mrs. Fiorentino in Street Scene, and La Prima Cercatrice in Suor Angelica. She also performed the role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro with University of Florida’s Operafestival di Roma Program in the summer of 2015.

BCHD Summer Fitness Series: Zumba in the Park

June 24, 2019

Join Beach Cities Health District for the FREE Summer Fitness Series: Zumba in the Park, every Monday in June at 6 p.m. in Alta Vista Park.

Get ready to dance your way into shape this summer! Every Monday night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the public is invited to participate and move at their own pace. All ages are welcome. This FREE community event brings together friends, family, fitness and fun! Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and athletic clothing. Classes will be led by certified Zumba® instructors from the Center for Health & Fitness. Zumba in the Park is a huge hit every summer!

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/freefitness.

Alta Vista Park is located at 715 Julia Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Let’s Connect Mixer

June 25, 2019

The South Bay Business Women’s Association hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Locale 90 on Tuesday, June 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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

It’s always a fun and casual evening!

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

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

Locale 90 is located at 1040 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Local Author Event

June 25, 2019

The Redondo Beach Main Library will host an Author Event with Ralph Cissne on Tuesday, June 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the second floor Meeting Room.

Ralph Cissne will be back on site to discuss his latest book Prudence in Hollywood and Other Stories. The book looks at a quirky cast of characters pursuing love with surprising and humorous consequences. Copies of Mr. Cissne’s books will be available for sale.

This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Redondo Beach Public 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, Redondo Beach, 90277. Free underground parking is available.

Lunch & Learn

June 26, 2019

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce presents the monthly Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, June 26 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at The Automobile Driving Museum.

Celebrate the L.A.Times first year in El Segundo! Attendees will enjoy a great lunch by Lisa’s Cafe & Bakery. The featured speaker is Darrell Kunitomi, Communications Representative and Company Historian for the Los Angeles Times.

Tickets are $25 for Members and $35 for guests. Reservations required.

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

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

Free Jazz Concert on Pier Plaza

June 26, 2019

The City of Hermosa Beach will host a Free Concert on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. on Pier Plaza.

The concert will feature jazz musician David Benoit and special guest artists in a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Lighthouse Café, considered the epicenter of the West Coast jazz movement since it began showcasing jazz music in 1949. Among the many great musicians to perform at the Lighthouse Café were Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Woody Herman and Chet Baker.

Benoit, who grew up in Hermosa Beach and graduated from Mira Costa High School, is a GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/composer/ arranger who is considered one of the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. The City will also honor the late Ozzie Cadena, and his wife, Gloria, with a plaque installed at 6 p.m. June 26 on Pier Plaza that recognizes their important role in the jazz scene in Hermosa Beach.

When the couple moved to Hermosa Beach in 1974, the plaque notes that Ozzie Cadena “was already a legend in the jazz world. By the 1980s, with Gloria by his side, he had established himself as a leading jazz promoter in Los Angeles and was booking the best the music had to offer at Hermosa Beach’s Lighthouse Café.”

Night Time Bazaar

June 27, 2019

Pull & Thread will host a Night Time Bazaar on Thursday, June 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The community is invited to stop by, enjoy a beverage and discover local artists.

The event will feature merchandise and art work by Love & Loyalty, Monica Lewis, Preening Peacock, Somos Life, Funkie Art, Drica Lobo and Studio Soul.

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

Riviera Village Summer Festival

June 28 – 30, 2019

The annual Riviera Village Summer Festival will take place Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 30 from 10 a.m to 7 p.m..

There will be over 300 vendor booths featuring arts and crafts, apparel, accessories, commercial, civic and non-profit organization exhibits and much, much more. Local acts and musicians will be performing live on the Community Stage both days so be ready to rock. The little ones will delight in the carnival rides and games and adults will appreciate the Beer & Wine Garden, where they can sit back and take in the ocean view, sea breezes and great music while enjoying a refreshing adult beverage.

New for 2019 … Friday night has been added. Enjoy carnival rides, a beer garden with live entertainment and food trucks. Sorry, no arts and crafts booths, no free parking/shuttle service.

You don’t want to hassle with parking, so leave the car at home and take out the bicycles or use the free shuttle service to and from the event from the South High parking lot.

This event is FREE to attend!

Backyard BBQ @ Strand Brewing

June 29, 2019

Strand Brewing will host the annual Backyard BBQ on Saturday, June 29 from noon to 9 p.m.

This annual summer celebration is a day-long party featuring local bands, backyard barbecue, and special one-off beer releases.

They open up the depths of the brewery for you to get down on some tunes, food, and Strand Beer. Bring your friends, family and neighbors!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/2722768567745531/.

Strand Brewing Company is located at 2201 Dominguez Street, Torrance, CA 90501.

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, laser tag, video game truck 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.

Manhattan Movie Nights

June 29, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and Street Food Cinema present Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, June 29 at Westdrift Golf Course in Manhattan Beach.

The event features live music, food trucks and a movie screening of Greaser. Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? 1 hour 50 minutes. Doors open at 5:30, the music begins at 6:30 and the movie starts at 8:30.

Limited tickets will be available at the door (cash only) starting at 6 p.m. Please note: door may be held at any time to allow for advance ticket holders to enter. No dogs over 20 pounds will be permitted.

Tickets are $6 – $24. Tickets at the door will cost more.

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

The Westdrift (formerly Manhattan Beach Marriott) Golf Course is located at 1400 Park View Avenue in Manhattan Beach.

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.

Movies in the Park – Torrance

June 29, 2019

The City of Torrance Community Services Department and local Homeowners Associations are proud to sponsor Movies in the Park.

These movie nights will take place at various parks throughout the city this summer. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Pack up a picnic basket, blanket and lawn chairs and join friends and neighbors for an evening of family-friendly cinematic entertainment as the parks convert into outdoor movies theaters.

Each event will feature a different movie beginning at dusk (around 8 p.m.) so bring a jacket, popcorn, cocoa and snacks and join in the fun! The schedule is as follows:

Trolls
Saturday, June 29
De Portola Park
25615 Lazy Meadow Drive, Torrance, CA 90505

El Segundo Summer Concerts in the Park

June 30, 2019

The City of El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department presents the Summer Concerts in the Park series sponsored by Chevron on Sunday, June 30 at 4 p.m.

These free concerts take place on select Sunday evenings at Library Park located in the 600 block of Main Street in beautiful downtown El Segundo. Activities begin at 4 p.m. with the music starting at 4:30 and running until 6 p.m. Gourmet food trucks will be on site and kids can stop by the gazebo for free face painting and arts & crafts provided by Camp Cowabungo Day Camp.

The concert schedule is as follows:

Sunday, June 16 – Flogging Seagulls
Sunday, June 30 – 4 Lads from Liverpool
Sunday, July 14 – Cash, The King & The Killer
Sunday, July 28 – 4 Alarm

No glass containers are permitted and please leave the pets at home!

Polliwog Park Summer Concert Series

June 30 – September 1, 2019

The City of Manhattan Beach presents the annual Concerts in the Park series kicking off Sunday, June 30 with a Salute to the Troops and running through September 1.

The series is a summer-long event held at Polliwog Park and takes place every Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Concerts in the Park has featured such artists as the Doo-Wah Riders, Nathan Shrake, Elvis and Beatles tribute Bands, as well as a host of other talented musicians. So get out your beach chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and head to Polliwog Park for some classic summertime fun!

These performances are free to the public. There are no dogs, barbecues or wheeled vehicles allowed at any time in the concert area. Umbrellas and pop-up tents may be set up before and after the concert but once the concert begins, you will be required to take them down.

The Honey Taps @ R6 Distillery

June 30, 2019

R6 Distillery presents The Honey Taps on Sunday, June 30 from 8 to 11 p.m.

With a nostalgic wink to flappers of the 1920’s and bubbly chorus girls of the swinging 1930’s and 1940’s, The Honey Taps captivate audiences with their intoxicating energy and dazzling display of top notch entertainment. Enjoy a complimentary West Coast Mule handcrafted by the Smoky Hollow Tasting Room. Experience vintage tap dance and song with this interactive show experience by The Honey Taps.

Tickets are $40 and includes a distillery tour, West Coast Mule and taproom show.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-honey-taps-taproom-show-tickets-62278313111?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

R6 Distillery is located at 909 East El Segundo Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for July

July 1 – 31, 2019

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

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

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

Check out what’s on tap for July….

Special Events

BCHD Summer Fitness Series : Mindful Yoga on the Beach

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019

Join Beach Cities Health District for the FREE Summer Fitness Series: Mindful Yoga on the Beach, every Monday evening in July at 6 p.m.

The weekly event takes place on the sand south of the Manhattan Beach Pier. Get moving and de-stress with this free, public event that brings together community, fitness and fun! Everyone is welcome to participate — women, men and children — and you can participate at your own pace. By all means, invite friends, family and co-workers!

Registration starts at 6 p.m. with the hour long yoga class beginning at 6:30. All participants must sign a waiver. Attendees should bring their own yoga mat. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, athletic clothing and bring a jacket in case of cool weather. Classes will be led by certified instructors from the Center for Health & Fitness.

Coffee with the Chiefs

July 2, 2019

Coffee with the Chiefs will take place on Tuesday, July 2 at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf from 9 to 10 a.m.

The community is invited to stop by and have a cup of coffee with Manhattan Beach Police Chief Derrick Abell and recently hired Manhattan Beach Fire Chief Daryn Drum.

Ask questions, voice concerns, provide suggestions, and get your morning caffeine fix!

For additional information, contact Public Information Officer Kristie Colombo at (310) 802-5184 or via email at kcolombo@citymb.info.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is located at 321 Manhattan Beach Coulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

The Point Summer Music Series

July 3 – August 28, 2019

The Point hosts the annual Summer Music Series every Wednesday night from July 3 through August 28.

As the sun begins to set on the day, head to The Point every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. throughout July and August to celebrate hot summer nights.

Spread out a blanket, snuggle up and rock out to a different genre of music every week. From R&B to Smooth Jazz, the South Bay’s Living Room is sure to become a part of your weekly summer routine.

It’s a fun and relaxing way to spend a Wednesday evening, so grab a few friends, a couple of blankets and beach chairs and get to The Point!

The concert schedule is as follows:

July 03 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Retrofit (Rock/ Reggae)
July 10 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Phoenix Rising (Rock)

Village Runner 4th of July 5K Run/Walk & Firecracker Dash

July 4, 2019

Village-Runner-Fourth-of-July-5K-RunThe Village Runner presents the annual Fourth of July 5K Run/Walk & Firecracker Dash sponsored by UCLA Health.

This very popular local event gets underway at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 4 in front of the Village Runner store in Riviera Village.

The route starts on Catalina Avenue and heads north three blocks to Avenue I for a left turn west to the Esplanade. The course continues north to Torrance Boulevard for a U-turn to retrace the route back to the finish line. There will be chip timing, water stations, sponsored refreshments, age division awards and cash prizes to the top three overall male and female runners in the 5K and all participants will receive a 4th of July Run t-shirt.

For additional information and registration, call 310-375-2626 or visit the website at http://www.villagerunner.com/4th-of-july-5k/.

The Village Runner is located at 1811-A South Catalina Avenue in Riviera Village in Redondo Beach.

Palos Verdes 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2019

The City of Palos Verdes Estates proudly presents An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July on Thursday, July 4 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

This free community event is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Pack a picnic basket and plan to make a day of it. Enjoy family games, face painting, magic show, patriotic music, food and more.

Children are encouraged to decorate their bicycles in red, white and blue and participate in the Patriotic Bicycle Parade. If you plan to take part in the Apple Pie Contest, you should arrive early to submit your entry.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.pvjuly4.org/index.php.

All activities take place on the playing fields of Malaga Cove School located at 300 Paseo Del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates.

El Segundo 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular

July 4, 2019

The El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department proudly presents the 4th of July Community Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular on Thursday, July 4.

The celebration is an all-day event with activities for the entire family and takes place in Recreation Park. The fun gets underway at 10 a.m. with a Hula Hoop contest, water balloon toss, sack races and more. The El Segundo Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a pie eating contest at 1:30 p.m. followed by a watermelon eating contest at 2:15 p.m. sponsored by the El Segundo Rotary Club. Proceeds from the food and snack booths will benefit local community and school groups.

Enjoy live music at Stevenson Field from 5 to 8:45 p.m. Wristband required!

The fireworks show sponsored by Chevron blasts off at 9 p.m. with expanded seating opportunities including general admission, senior citizen and resident priority seating.

For additional information, call 310-524-2700 or visit the website at http://elsegundo.org/depts/recreation/special_events/default.asp.

Recreation Park is located at 401 East Sheldon Street in El Segundo.

Rancho Palos Verdes 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2018

fourth of JulyThe City of Rancho Palos Verdes presents the annual 4th of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Point Vicente Park and RPV Civic Center

The event features arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, games and contests, a petting zoo and the Jim Gamble Puppet Show!

Rancho Caninos Dog Park will be closed during this event.

Admission to the celebration is free, and complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the Point Vicente Interpretive Center located at 31550 Palos Verdes Drive West. On-site parking will be available on a first come, first-served basis for $5 per vehicle.

Music on the Meadows

July 4, 2018

Celebrate Independence Day with Music on the Meadows on Thursday, July 4 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Terranea Resort.

Terranea invites guests of all ages for an afternoon filled with musical headliner Wilson Phillips, Farm-to-Terranea cuisine, local breweries, and more. In addition, concert goers may purchase a variety of Farm-to-Terranea signature dishes and a selection of wines and craft beers. Outside food and drink, pets, umbrellas, coolers and personal chairs are not permitted.

Early Bird general admission tickets are $55, Early Bird VIP tickets are $115.

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

Redondo Beach 4th of July Fireworks

July 4, 2019

The City of Redondo Beach will celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, July 4 beginning at 2 p.m. at Seaside Lagoon.

This family friendly event will feature first come, first serve seating throughout the Seaside Lagoon. Bring your beach chairs, blankets and umbrellas (tents are not permitted). Gates open at 2 p.m. and lifeguards will be on duty.

All day fun for the kids includes swimming with family in the warm water lagoon, inflatable slides, arts & crafts, party music with a live DJ, and a special menu of food and beverages from Ruby’s Diner. Attendees are also welcome to bring prepared foods and drinks. The event will be alcohol free; no alcohol sales inside the lagoon and no outside alcohol will be permitted. Seaside Lagoon offers a safe, family-friendly atmosphere to celebrate the 4th of July!

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Parking is available at the Marina Parking Lot & Pier and Plaza Garages.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit https://rbfireworks.ticketleap.com/july4/dates/Jul-04-2019_at_0200PM.

Seaside Lagoon is located at 200 Portofino Way in Redondo Beach.

Gardena 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

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.

4th of July Pool Party

July 4, 2019

Celebrate America’s birthday at the 4th of July Pool Party on Thursday, July 4 from 5 to 10 p.m. on the Aquadeck at Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach.

Guests will enjoy music, refreshing drinks and delicious bites and prime viewing of the fireworks show!

Admission is $20. For cabana reservation and bottle service, call 310-921-8940.

For additional information, visit the website at http://rb.shadehotel.com/ or call 310-921-8940.

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

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.

Torrance 4th of July Fireworks Show

July 4, 2019

The City of Torrance will host the 4th of July Fireworks Show on Thursday, July 4 at 9 p.m. at the Torrance Civic Center.

The 20-minute show will feature a patriotic soundtrack to complement the more than 1,000 shells being fired.

The internal Civic Center parking lot will be closed for the launching of the fireworks, however, surrounding parking lots will be open for the general public to view the show. In addition, the Toyota Sports Complex and a portion of the Courthouse parking lot will be open for public viewing.

Tickets will be required to enter the Toyota Sports Complex viewing area. These FREE tickets are available now, and must be picked up in advance from either the Cultural Arts Center Box office at the James Armstrong Theatre (3330 Civic Center Drive) or from the Community Services Department located in the West Annex of City Hall (3031 Torrance Blvd). There are a limited number of tickets available for access to the Toyota Sports complex. All other areas will be available on a first come, first served basis.

First Friday

July 5, 2019

First-Fridays-in-Riviera-VillageRiviera Village presents First Friday on July 5 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/.

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!

Mixer in the Park

July 11, 2019

The El Segundo and Manhattan Beach Chambers of Commerce present the annual Mixer in the Park on Thursday, July 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chevron Employee Park.

Attendees will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and door prizes while mixing and mingling. Members of the Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach Chambers are welcome and encouraged to attend as well.

Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!

Admission is $10 for Chamber Members and $15 for non-Members.

For additional information, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/chevron-mixer-in-the-park-2019-9377.

Chevron Employee Park is located at the corner of El Segundo Boulevard and Illinois Street in El Segundo.

Discover Manhattan Beach

July 12, 2019

The Manhattan Art Center will host the Opening Exhibition: Discover Manhattan Beach on Friday, July 12 fro 6 to 9 p.m.

Celebrate national Parks & Rec Month and discover everything Manhattan Beach has to offer! Revel in leisure, hidden gems and hot spots through the eyes and lenses of local artists. Enjoy original artwork, by the community in a variety of mediums, that shows what makes the City an enchanting place to live and visit.

This exhibition is a portrait of Manhattan Beach and its progressive, laid back lifestyle familiar to all!

The exhibition will be on display July 12 through September 29.

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

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

Movie Night @ SCBG

July 12, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Movie Night on Friday, July 12 from 6 to 10 p.m.

For this special evening, dress the part of your favorite superhero! Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic to sit among the flowers and under the stars to watch a screening of Incredibles 2. Family-friendly concessions available, along with beer and wine. Doors open at 6 p.m., pre-movie activities for kids begin at 6:45 p.m., and the movie begins at dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m).

Guests are also invited to take the Fairies vs Trolls challenge, or go for a sunset stroll in the Garden.

Tickets are $6 for Members and $11 for non-members. Advance tickets are required. Ticket sale dates: April 15 for Members and May 1 for Non-members.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/movie-night-incredibles-2/.

The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes, CA 90247.

Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event

July 13, 2019

Join volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event on Saturday, July 13 from 8 to 11 a.m.

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

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

COME MAKE FRIENDS! DO GOOD! HAVE FUN!

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

Yoga on the Octagon @ Redondo Pier

July 13, 2019

The Redondo Beach Pier Association and Cancer Support Community host Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month (July 13) 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.

Summer Music Series @ Del Amo Fashion Center

July 13, 2019

Del Amo Fashion Center presents the Summer Music Series on Saturday, July 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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

The Summer Music Series is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, Saturday, July 13, Saturday, August 10 and Saturday, September 14.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center/stores/del-amo-fashion-center-management-office/stream/summer-music-series-6124477.

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

Movies Under the Stars

July 13, 2019

The City of Lomita presents Movies Under the Stars on Saturday, July 13 at 8:30 p.m.on the City Hall Front Lawn.

Enjoy a FREE screening of Ralph Breaks the Internet. Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, “Sugar Rush.” In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet – the netizens – to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.

Bring low beach chairs, blankets, snacks and popcorn for a fun, hot summer night with family, friends and neighbors.

For additional information, visit the website at http://lomita.com/cityhall/announcements/Lomita-Parks-Special-Events-2019.pdf.

Lomita City Hall is located at 24300 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA 90717.

Senior Comedy Afternoons: Welcome Home to the Fabulous 40s

July 14, 2019

Senior Comedy Afternoons presents Welcome Home to the Fabulous 40s on Sunday, July 14 at the Proud Bird

This show is for anyone looking for a great afternoon full of laughs, a delightful lunch and a chance to socialize. Doors open at noon, a 3-course served luncheon starts at 12:30 and the show starts at 1:30. Everyone is encouraged to wear Red, White and Blue! A guided tour of the Air Park will take place after the show. Comedians to perform are:

-Fritz Coleman, NBC’s top weather reporter who’s made many an appearance on the Tonight Show and has won numerous awards for his comedy specials and his most recent project “Defying Gravity” a look at the joys of being over 50!

-Cathy Ladman, whose comedy is described as “self-probing, anxiety-venting humor and a vehicle for “exposing personal neurosis” has also done 9 spots on the Tonight Show, had her own HBO Special Series and been a guest on many TV show such as Everyone Loves Raymond, Roseanne and Caroline in the City, in addition to writing for the King Of Queens. She’s also an American Comedy Award Winner for Best Female Stand-Up Comic.

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?

Chefs & Cellars

July 14, 2019

The Association presents Chefs & Cellars on Sunday, July 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Catalina View Gardens.

The community is invited for an epicurean afternoon in the vineyard! Guests will enjoy a breathtaking sunset, ocean views, silent auction and mouthwatering tastes from over 15 of the South Bay’s premiere restaurants, accompanied by wine, beer, and spirits by many of California’s foremost makers.

Tickets are $125 and reservations are limited. This event is for those 21+.

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

Catalina View Gardens is located at 6001 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

Stomping Grounds – A Future Legends Music Experience

July 20, 2019

The City of Manhattan Beach presents Stomping Grounds – A Future Legends Music Experience on Saturday, July 20 from Noon to 8 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Art Center.

Stomping Grounds is a music and art festival that celebrates, supports and provides teen musicians and artists the opportunity to showcase their talent. The 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.

The inaugural Stomping Grounds event will feature music, art, activities and game booths, as well as food and giveaways. Attendees can also stop inside the Manhattan Beach Art Center and view the exhibit, Discover Manhattan Beach, the art show curated from work by local artists of all ages.

Stomping Grounds is a free event and fun for the whole family. Plan to spend the day rocking out to some great music from local teen bands and witness this music experience! Music. Art. Food. Fun.

Concerts in the Park – Wilson Park Amphitheater

July 20, 2019

The City of Torrance presents the FREE Concerts in the Park series on Saturday, July 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wilson Park Amphitheater.

Pack up some chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and gather family and friends for a beautiful summer evening in the park! These concerts take place the third Saturday of the summer months and are FREE to attend. The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, July 20: Woodie and the Longboards – Experience all the hits of legendary California bands, The Beach Boys and The Eagles, in this tribute concert that captures the timeless spirit of the celebrated era. Get set for an unforgettable evening of ‘good vibrations’ and more, by one of the most sought after tribute acts in the country. For additional information, visit https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=200017234843522.

Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

July 21, 2019

The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, July 21 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Live Oak Park.

The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix features nine races catering to all levels of cyclists, as well as a wide range of community races. The fan favorite kids’ races for children between the ages of two and 12, will be held at 12 noon, followed by the Women’s Pro 1-3 race at 1 p.m. The last race of the day will be the Men’s Pro 1-2 race at 2 p.m. Riding either a bicycle or a tricycle, kids compete for various medals and each participant receives an official race number, t-shirt, medal and goodie bag. Adult cyclists take on the challenging course in an effort to win a portion of the $21,500 in prize money being awarded that day and one of the coveted Grand Prix winners’ jerseys.

The Chevron Kids’ Zone is set up for children two through 12 years. In addition to the nine races and the Chevron Kids’ Zone, the event will include food vendors, local exhibits, and lots of family fun.

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

Live Oak Park is located at 1901 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

Swing Dance Fundraiser

July 21, 2019

The Redondo Beach Women’s Club will host a Swing Dance Fundraiser on Sunday, July 21 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the clubhouse.

The event features a 17 piece Swing Band, a 40’s/50’s costume contest, 50/50 raffle, bake sale and snacks. There will also be free beginner swing dance lessons at 2:30.

All ages are welcome!

The event will raise funds for the Redondo Beach High School 2019/2020 Scholarship Fund.

The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Prepay by cash or check, mailed to the Woman’s Club (Woman’s Club Redondo Beach, 400 South Broadway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277) or via Venmo.com WCRedondo Beach.

For additional information, visit the website at https://wcredondobeach.org/home-2.

The Woman’s Club of Redondo Beach is located at 400 South Broadway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament

July 25 – 28, 2019

MB Tennis OpenThe City of Manhattan Beach and Skechers present the annual Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28.

Take your game to the next level or put your practice into play at this classic South Bay sporting event! All the action takes place at the Live Oak Park Tennis Facility, Mira Costa High School and Manhattan Country Club. From Men’s and Women’s Open Singles and Doubles Divisions to Amateur Divisions, the tournament is sure to provide a fun-filled weekend of competition at its finest. The event features:

•Prizes and trophies for all division winners
•Single elimination
•All entries include lunch, a T-shirt, and a goodie bag
•US Open Wilson tennis balls will be in play for all events.

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.

Luau Party Rose Float Fundraiser

July 27, 2019

The Torrance Rose Float Association will host the annual Luau Party Fundraiser on Saturday, July 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Torrance Woman’s Club.

This family friendly event features live music, a spectacular Hawaiian show, plenty of island food, photo booth and activities for the kids. The evening will also offer opportunities to support the Torrance Rose Float Association with drawings and a silent auction.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirt, dress or grass skirt, if they dare!

The cost is $50 for adults; $25 for children 3-12, Under 3 free.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the webiste at http://www.torrancerosefloat.org or call 310-618-2425.

The Torrance Woman’s Club is located at 1422 Engracia Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501.

International Surf Festival

July 31 – August 4, 2019

International-Surf-FestivalThe annual International Surf Festival will take place Wednesday, July 31 through Sunday, August 4.

The host city for this year’s Festival is the City of Hermosa Beach. The event promotes the four South Bay beach cities, the world’s best lifeguard service, and physical fitness for thousands of participants.

Scheduled events include the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor Dinner, Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament (better known as 6-man!), surfing championships, the Dick Fitzgerald two-mile beach run, sand soccer, the Velzy-Stevens Pier to Pier Paddleboard Championship, sand castle contest, beach volleyball and several other activities.

Go Fly a Kite Day

August 4, 2019

The City of El Segundo Parks & Recreation Department hosts Go Fly a Kite Day on Sunday, August 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Recreation Park.

The event features food and beverage vendors, live music, kite crafting area and more. PLUS, the first 50 families will receive FREE kites!

For additional information, call 310-524-2700 or visit the website at https://www.elsegundo.org/depts/recreation/.

Recreation Park is located at 401 Sheldon Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

White Out Pool Party

August 4, 2019

Shade Hotel presents the White Out Pool Party on Sunday, August 4 on the rooftop Aquadeck from 1 to 5 p.m.

Guests will enjoy exquisite cocktails, menu specials and a DJ spinning the hottest tunes, while basking in the summer sun. Be sure to dress to impress in all white!

Admission is $20. For cabana reservation and bottle service, call 310-430-3974.

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

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

PlayFest

August 4, 2019

Pediatric Therapy Network presents PlayFest on Sunday, August 4 from 4 to 9 p.m.

Play the PTN way! The event features live music, dinner, open bar, interactive sensory experiences and a silent auction.

This first annual fundraiser will showcase and support Pediatric Therapy Network’s innovative programs and services for children with developmental and medical concerns.

Early bird tickets are $175 per person or $250 per couple. Guests must be 21+ to attend.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://e.givesmart.com/events/dsV/.

The event will take place in the PCT Towers located at 200 North Pacific Coast Highway, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series

August 4, 2019

5B Artists & Media present the 2019 Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series!

The concerts will take place Sundays in August from 5 to 8 p.m. on the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier located at the base of Pier Plaza. These concerts are some of the most popular events in the South Bay and the crowd numbers well into the thousands. Arrive early to claim a prime viewing spot because EVERYBODY will be there! The schedule and band line-up are as follows:

Sunday, August 04 – TBA
Sunday, August 11 – TBA
Sunday, August 18 – TBA
Sunday, August 25 – TBA

Visit the Hermosa Summer Concerts Facebook page for updates and event information at https://www.facebook.com/hermosasummerconcerts?fref=ts

The concerts will take place on the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier.

BCHD Summer Fitness Series: Mindful Yoga in the Park

August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019

Join Beach Cities Health District for the FREE Summer Fitness Series: Mindful Yoga in the Park every Monday in August at 6 p.m. at Valley Park in Hermosa Beach.

Get moving and de-stress with this free, public event that brings together community, fitness and fun! Everyone is welcome to participate — women, men and children — and you can participate at your own pace. By all means, invite friends, family and co-workers!

Registration starts at 6 p.m. with the hour long yoga class beginning at 6:30. All participants must sign a waiver. Attendees should bring their own yoga mat. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, athletic clothing and bring a jacket in case of cool weather. Classes will be led by certified instructors from the Center for Health & Fitness.

For additional information and to register, call 310.374.3426 or visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/freefitness.

Valley Park is located at 2521 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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.

Beach Cities Volunteer Day

August 8, 2019

Beach Cities Health District presents Volunteer Day on Thursday, August 8 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Businesses, organizations and residents of the Beach Cities are invited to come together to volunteer in school gardens in Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach to help prep them for the upcoming school year. Activities include planting, harvesting and removing weeds in the gardens. It’s a great opportunity to get your hands dirty and use your powers for good!

Register online at http://www.bchd.org/volunteerday or contact Alejandra Sierra at (310) 374-3426, ext. 160 for more information.

Bite at the Beach

August 10, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber presents the annual Bite at the Beach on Saturday, August 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the MBS Media Campus

Bite at the Beach aims to highlight culinary delights from around the South Bay and the many local, craft breweries. Guests will receive a plate and glass upon entry and have the opportunity to enjoy as many tastes from the paired restaurants and breweries as desired. This year, the event will feature over 30 restaurants and 30 beverage stations, live music, a peep show and more. Over 700 attendees are expected – it sells out every year and will again!

VIP tickets are $65, general admission is $45. When ordering tickets online, use the code MB360 and receive a $15 discount!

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-bite-at-the-beach-2019-tickets-49578107454.

The MBS Media Campus is located at 1600 Rosecrans Avenue in Manhattan Beach.

Family Camp Out

August 10 & 11, 2019

The City of El Segundo Recreation and Parks Department hosts the annual Family Camp Out in the Park on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11.

Families are invited to camp out under the stars at Stevenson Field and enjoy an evening of fun. Stevenson Field opens at 4 p.m. for campers to set up their tents. The event includes Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, games and activities, movie at dusk and s’mores around the campfire.

Due to preparation requirements, this event is pre-sale only. There will be no sales on site and no refunds. Admission is $12 per person. Wristbands will be available at the George E. Gordon Clubhouse from July 5 through August 10.

All participants must have wristbands at the gate. No glass containers or pets are allowed.

For additional information, visit the website at http://elsegundo.org/depts/recreation/special_events/default.asp.

Stevenson Field is located on the west side of Recreation Park at 401 Sheldon Street in El Segundo.

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.

El Segundo Main Street Car Show

August 17, 2019

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce, El Segundo Police Officers Association and Automobile Driving Museum present the annual Main Street Car Show on Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 100 to 500 blocks of Main Street.

The Main Street Car Show is open to all pre-1975 custom classic street rods, antique sports cars, race cars and special interest cars. The event also features live music and a raffle with some great prizes. Enjoy the sights and sounds as you stroll along the streets of downtown El Segundo surrounded by impressive engine blocks, tricked out exhaust systems, custom paint jobs, lavish interiors and swanky rims.

Vehicle registration fee is $30.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Vroom, vroom! It’s time to start your engines!

For additional information or to register a car for the show, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-main-street-el-segundo-car-show-registration-60713247959?aff=erelexpmlt.

The event will take place on Main Street in El Segundo, CA 90245.

Summer Swing Nights

August 17 & September 21, 2019

The Automobile Driving Museum presents Summer Swing Nights on Saturday, August 17 and Saturday, September 21 at 7 p.m.

Put on your dancing shoes and turn back the clock to the 30s, 40s and beyond!

The Swing Tones 7-piece orchestra performs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and will showcase special guests and more. The event features classic swing music, non-stop dancing, refreshments for purchase and all those fabulous vintage automobiles.

Pre-sale tickets are $40 per person or $50 at the door.

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

The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street in El Segundo.

Kids Extreme

August 18, 2019

The City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department presents the annual Kids Extreme on Sunday, August 18 at 9 a.m. at Begg Pool and Field in Polliwog Park.

This event promotes a fun and healthy way for kids to have a feeling of accomplishment and encourage self-esteem. Participants should be ready to swim, run and go over, under, through and between various obstacles. Mud, tires, hay, water, walls, and much more will be provided to challenge your physical ability.

Participants must bring a swim suit, goggles, running shoes, shorts, shirt, towel(s), sunscreen, water and a change of clothes.

The course consists of:

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.

Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

August 25, 2019

The Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race will take place on Sunday, August 25.

The longest, most demanding race on the paddleboard circuit,the Catalina Classic is a grueling, thirty-two mile long paddleboard marathon which takes off from Catalina Island and finishes at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Founded in 1955, the event is a herculean endeavor drawing qualified watermen from all over the world to compete.

The event was cancelled in 1961 due to dangerous conditions and languished for more than twenty years. It was revived in 1982 with a field of ten competitors. Since then, the sport has experienced an enormous resurgence in popularity, particularly in the South Bay.

Gardena Jazz Festival

August 25, 2019

The City of Gardena presents the annual Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 25 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Rowley Park.

Artists to be announced.

Tickets are $25 – $85.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.cityofgardena.org/recreation-and-human-services/jazz-festival/.

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

Labor Day Pool Party

September 1, 2019

Shade Hotel hosts the Labor Day Pool Party of the season on Sunday, September 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. on the rooftop Aquadeck.

Guests are invited to dance poolside while enjoying panoramic marina views from the third-floor rooftop pool during the final pool party of the season! Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, food specials, DJs and good vibes!

Admission is $20. For cabana reservation and bottle service, call (310) 430-3974.

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

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

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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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