Special Events

Nelson’s Sound Series

June 1 – October 26, 2019

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

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

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

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

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

September 13 – November 30, 2019

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

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

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

BCHD Events & Activities for October

October 1 – 31, 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 October…

Redondo Beach Library Activities for October

October 1 – 31, 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.

Check out what’s on tap for October….

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for October

October 1 – 31, 2019

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

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

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

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

Aging Mastery Program Series

October 3 – November 21, 2019

St. Francis Episcopal Church will host the Aging Mastery Program Series of Healthy-Living Life Skills for Older Adults October 3 through November 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Presented by the Foundation for Senior Services, this program was created by the National Council on Aging. Central to the program is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results. Learn more at http://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/aging-mastery-program. Sessions will take place at St. Francis Church. Healthy snacks will be provided.

These classes are FREE to attend! Classes will be held on October 3, 10, 17 and November 7, 14, 21.

For additional information and to register for the classes, call the church office at (310) 375-4617.

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

See below for class schedule…..

Seniors Art Group

October 12 – November 16, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Community Counsel and the Beach Cities Health District are now offering a Seniors Art Group every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. from October 12 through November 16 at the Manhattan Beach Assembly Hall Building.

This group is designed to offer seniors in the South Bay community a place to come together to create, reflect and have fun. The group will be facilitated by art therapists and will include various projects using a variety of art materials.

The cost is $10 per session and includes all materials for each class. Participants can sign up for each class individually or all six weeks.

For additional information, contact Jeannie Beaumont at 310-683-3243 or via email at jeanniebeaumont@gmail.com

The Manhattan Beach Assembly Hall Building is located at 303 South Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA (second floor).

Torrance Rose Parade Float Fundraiser

October 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Torrance State of the City Address & Luncheon

October 17, 2019

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents the annual State of the City Address on Thursday, October 17 at 11:30 a.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton.

This event features the annual address by Mayor Patrick J. Furey, City of Torrance, and the announcement of the 2019 Citizen of the Year.

Registration begins at 11:30; the program and lunch commence at noon.

Tickets are $48.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/sotc2019/.

The DoubeTree by Hilton is located at 21333 Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance.

Twisted Tales: Haunted House

October 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

Social Hour @ Social Workplace: Thirsty Third Thursdays

October 17, 2019

Social Workplace hosts the monthly Social Hour: Thirsty Third Thursdays on Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

The Best of Manhattan

October 17, 2019

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

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

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

Tickets are $115 per person.

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

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

YMCA Celebration & Awards Dinner

October 17, 2019

The Torrance/South Bay YMCA presents the annual Celebration & Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 17 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 is located at 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA.

The Jokers @ PV Bowl

October 17, 2019

The Jokers will be performing from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, October 17 at PV Bowl’s Cove Bar

The Jokers are a new classic rock band of veteran South Bay musicians playing the party hits you grew up with! They play Old School dance rock, from Roy Orbison to the Young Rascals, Creedence Clearwater Revival to the Beatles, the Stones to Marvin Gaye and the Four Tops to the Eagles.

To learn more about The Jokers, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/The-Jokers-1969396543158056/.

PV Bowl’s Cove Bar (21 and over) is located at 24600 Crenshaw Boulevard, between Skypark Drive and Lomita Boulevard in Torrance.

Creating Conversations Author Events

October 17, 2019

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

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

This event is FREE to attend!

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

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

Sunscreen Film Festival West

October 18 – 20, 2019

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

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

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

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

Adventure Harbor Film Premiere

October 18, 2019

Red Baron Films presents the premier of Adventure Harbor on Friday, October 18 at 7 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse.

Adventure Harbor is a a cross between Stranger Things, Stand By Me, and the classic E.T. It’s entertainment for the whole family!

When two tween boys Nate and Tyler are pushed together by their parents developing relationship, they struggle to find anything in common as they are forced into a blended family. The newly formed family must figure things out fast. Nate and Tyler are exploring the beach area and meet Travis and Sarah. One night, Travis and Sarah take them to their favorite secret spot, a beautiful spot in the harbor. The harbor has been closed off to the public but that doesn’t keep them from enjoying the beauty of the blue waters. As they explore the harbor one night, they see something stirring in the waters, something with beautiful colors that dance off the light of their flashlights. The kids soon realize it’s some sort of mystical sea creature and quickly learn that she is injured and vulnerable. They must develop a plan to get her back to the open water and reunite her with her family. During this exciting adventure they meet both friends and foes but ultimately, it pulls this family together and creates memories and a bond between them that can never be broken.

Tickets are $10.

Palos Verdes Coastal Architecture Tour

October 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Pugtacular Spooktacular

October 19, 2019

Pug Nation Rescue presents the annual Pugtacular Spooktacular on Saturday, October 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Torrance Park.

Pug Nation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of abandoned, neglected, unwanted, and abused pugs. Their goal is to find every homeless pug a forever home; if they cannot do that, they pledge to provide a comfortable and loving place for sick or unwanted pugs to live out their lives. Pugtacular is a huge doggie Halloween fest fundraiser! Pug owners from all over converge and take part in a fun Pug event that also helps to build the rescue community. The event features a dog costume contest, vendors, food, photo booth, adoptions, silent auctions and great raffle prizes.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

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

Torrance Park is located at 2001 Santa Fe Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501.

WMoF Celebrity Lecture Series

October 19, 2019

The Western Museum of Flight Celebrity Lecture Series presents A Pilot for All Seasons with Robert “Hoot” Gibson on Saturday, October 19 at 11 a.m.

Starting with his race winning performances in the Reno Air Races, flying a highly modified P-51 Mustang, this versatile and widely experienced pilot, will also share his adventures in military aviation, flying the space shuttles (including Challenger, Columbia, Atlantis and Endeavour), and docking with the Mir Space Station. Hoot’s professional life has been a series of the kinds of adventures that most of us can only dream about. Needless to say, this is one that you will not want to miss!

Admission is FREE for Museum Members and $5 for Non-Members. Free parking is available in the Museum lot.

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

The Western Museum of Flight is located at 3315 Airport Drive, Torrance, CA 90505.

Manhattan Beach Family Halloween Carnival

October 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

BeachLife Backyard Games

October 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

Wicks & Wine

October 19, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Wicks & Wine on Saturday, October 19 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Join Banter and Bliss to make your very own holiday scented candles. A drink and snacks will be provided during the workshop where you’ll learn about candle making while getting into the holiday spirit. Take home two holiday scented candles. More may be made at an additional cost.

Member price is $54, Non-Members is $68.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/wicks-and-wine/.

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

Harvest Festival

October 19, 2019

The International Garden Center presents the annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.

It’s time to pick out your pumpkins! The event features a petting zoo, all ages scavenger hunt, edible pumpkin treats, gardening classes and a BBQ with hamburgers, hot dogs and soda for $1.50.

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

International Gardening Center is located at 155 North Pacific Coast Highway, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Manhattan Movie Nights

October 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Halloween Scare Down in Downtown

October 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Comedy Pop Up

October 19, 2019

Social Workplace presents the monthly Comedy Pop Up on Saturday, October 19 at 8 p.m.

The show features stand-up comedy on the patio. BYOB. It’s an outdoor venue, so bring a sweater or jacket. There’s street parking next to the venue.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Lineup subject to change.

Tickets are $10.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.socialworkplace.com/event/comedy-pop-up-south-bay-october-2019/?mc_cid=2362034bc0&mc_eid=9073310fb5.

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

Gardena Restaurant Week

October 20 – 27, 2019

The City of Gardena presents Gardena Restaurant Week Sunday, October 20 through Sunday, October 27.

Get ready for Gardena’s very first Restaurant Week!

Follow @dine_gardena on Instagram and post using #dinegardena whenever you visit one of the City’s amazing foodie destinations for your chance to win a $25 gift card to that restaurant!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/975669722781173/.

Sunday Funday @ the Portofino Gas Dock

October 20, 2019

The Portofino Hotel & Marina present Sunday Funday @ The Dock on Sunday, October 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Portofino Gas Dock.

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

Schedule:

October 20 – Brent George
November 3 – Brent George

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

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

The Halloween Ball

October 20, 2019

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

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

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

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

Let’s Connect Mixer

October 22, 2019

The South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Project Barley on Tuesday, October 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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

Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. Catch up with friends, meet new ones and learn more about the annual South Bay Women’s Conference and opportunities to volunteer or give back.

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

Lunch & Learn

October 23, 2019

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce presents the monthly Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, October 23 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at R6 Distillery.

Make your reservations for a wonderful lunch event and tour of the R6 Distillery with lunch provided by the El Segundo Catering Company.

The featured speaker is Rob Rubens, Founder and Head Distiller.

Tickets are $25 for Members and $35 for guests. Reservations required. Call the Chamber at 310-322-1220 to make your reservation.

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

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

Mural #9 Unveiling & Fundraiser

October 23, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Business Owner Emergency Preparedness Seminar

October 23, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Manhattan Beach Fire Department will host a Business Owner Emergency Preparedness Seminar on Wednesday, October 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Join the Manhattan Beach Fire Department Fire Prevention Division for an evening of important facts and tips to safeguard your business from a variety of looming hazards. Some of the topics that will be covered include:

– Fire\Safety
– Fire Extinguisher Demo
– AED Overview
– Mock Business Inspection
– Resources & Tips
– Facts and more

Snacks will be provided. Parking is available at the lower level parking at City hall on a first come-first served basis, Metlox Parking Structure, and street parking.

ESMoA Experience #43: PLANT

October 24, 2019

ESMoA is excited to present Experience 43: PLANT opening on Thursday, October 24, 2019 and running through January 25, 2020.

PLANT invites visitors to peek inside the studio of Amely Spoetzl, as well as explore her artworks, urban interventions, photographs, drawings, sculptures and more. Photographs of her artworks are created in collaboration with Bernd Zoellner.

The Experience will include an interactive component Thicket, where the visitor can actively contribute to its formation using drawing tools created by the artist.

The ESMoA Experience Award recipient for PLANT is Jasmine Nyende, a LA-based new media artist, whose work includes poetry, fiber art and experimental performance.

Negri Series: My Wild Ride

October 24, 2019

Marymount California University presents the Negri Speaker Series: My Wild Ride in the Inner-City Check Cashing Industry with Tom Nix on Thursday, October 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Commons

Tom Nix fought his way up from the mean streets of San Pedro to revolutionize check cashing services. While the Beastie Boys sang about Nix Check Cashing, he was hit with armed robberies, cutthroat competition, the L.A. Riots, and an assassination threat by the Chicago Mob – overcoming it all to serve urban communities.

Tom’s company, Nix Check Cashing, one of the largest alternative financial services providers in California, became a valued and trusted financial institution across southern California. He sold the company to Kinecta Federal Credit Union for $45 million in 2007. Hear the lessons he learned along the way to achieving personal goals well beyond expectation.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.marymountcalifornia.edu/event/speaker-series-tom-nix/.

Marymount California University is located at 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Halloween, Beer, Magic & Seafood @ Absolution Brewing

October 24, 2019

Absolution Brewing presents Halloween, Beer, Magic & Seafood on Thursday October 24 from 7 to 10 p.m.

It’s going to be a Halloween themed beer and magic evening with a special Anarchy Seafood Pairing. Enjoy a family-style, seafood dinner from Anarchy Seafood at 7 p.m. paired with three 8 ounce Absolution beers.

Attendees are encouraged to dress up for Halloween and vie for prizes for funniest, scariest and beer related costumes.

The evening will conclude with the costume contest winners, prizes and magic show.

Tickets are $45 per person.

Movie Night @ South Coast Botanic Garden

October 25, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Movie Night on Friday, October 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Upper Meadow.

Enjoy the crisp fall air in the Garden while watching Tim Burton’s classic The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the movie begins shortly after sunset, approximately 6:15 p.m. Before the movie starts guests will have time to picnic, play lawn games and participate in the Great Pumpkin Hunt at dusk. Bring your picnic, blankets and low-slung chairs to enjoy this halloween classic in the Garden.

General admission tickets are $8/$9/$12.

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

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

Nightmare at the Brewery

October 25 – 27, 2019

Common Space Brewery presents Nightmare at the Brewery Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27.

Tour the haunted brewery, throw some axes, play games and win prizes while enjoying delicious beer and tacos. Tacos, tacos, and more tacos brought to you courtesy of LB Tacos and Tacos La Bomba. Staying in the spirit of harvest season, they will be releasing the newest wet hop brew on Friday, October 25.

• Take a Haunted Brewery Tour through the production area and back rooms to see what it’s really like being a brewer. Beware: bodies and blood. Haunted tours take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday* at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, and 10pm (*Last tour on Sunday is at 9pm).
• Feeling brave? Put your hand inside blacked-out boxes and feel around to guess what it is you’re touching.
• Best Costume Contest winner receives a Common Space gift card.
• Pumpkin Stomp, for kids. Chase the orange and black balloons! Stomp and pop them to see what prize you win!
• Ghost Lollipop Station – perfect for young children. Stop by the booth to make and keep your own ghost lollipop.

Halloween Costume Contest & Dance Party

October 25, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drive In Movie Nights

October 25, 2019

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

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

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

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

Mall-O-Ween Celebration

October 26, 2019

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

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

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

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

Kiwanis Club/Mira Costa Key Club Toy Drive

October 26, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Kiwanis Club and Mira Costa Key Club present the annual Toy Drive on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the turn-around in front of the Mira Costa Administration Building.

Donations of new and gently used toys, stuffed animals, books, games, etc. are appreciated. All donations are tax-deductible.

The event benefits the L.A. County Toy Loan Program. The Toy Loan Program is a free service that allows children to borrow toys from a Toy Loan Center in the same manner in which they borrow books from the public library. The children borrow toys once a week. A child can earn a new toy by taking good care of the toys they borrow and bringing the toys back on time. The Toy Loan Program develops a sense of responsibility in children through the observance of an honor code and merit system that gives praise and recognition when toys are returned on time and undamaged.

The Mira Costa Administration Building is located at 1401 Artesia Boulevard in Manhattan Beach

Water Harvest Festival

October 26, 2019

The West Basin Municipal Water District presents the Water Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Edward C. Little Recycling Facility.

This year’s event celebrates “Water for Tomorrow” with a free and fun water education event for the whole family! As part of the festivities, West Basin will be offering fun water activities, food, games, stage shows, kids costume contest, a chance to enter the grand prize giveaway and so much more.

Free parking and shuttle service is located at 1960 East Grand Street.

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

The Edward C. Little Recycling Facility is located at 1935 South Hughes Way, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Style on the Spot: Fall into Beauty

October 26, 2019

Style on the Spot will host Fall into Beauty on Saturday, October 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Manhattan Village Shopping Center.

It’s time for trick or treating… in style, at the Manhattan Village Shopping Center. Get your bag of treats while you sip, shop and learn new beauty tricks from Macy’s Beauty, Origins, MAC, Sephora, Kiehl’s, Holly & Hudson Nail Salon!

Leave the costumes for Halloween night, because the dress code is ALL BLACK. Come wearing your best LBD (little black dress) and spellbinding accessories. There will be a surprise in store for the best dressed!

Monsters at the Mall Halloween Party

October 26, 2019

Head to Z-Bini Kidz at South Bay Galleria for the Monsters at the Mall Halloween Party on Saturday, October 26 from 3 to 5 p.m.

BOO! 👻 The community is invited to this spooktacular halloween party! 🎃 Join #1 best-selling authors Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent of Whimsical World Books for an afternoon of Halloween fun! They will be celebrating the release of two brand new books, The Little Dragon and The Grossest Picture Book Ever.

💀 Monster Makeovers (face painting)
🦄 Magical Creatures Parade around the mall (kids will get to march in costume around the mall for some spooky fun and amazing photo ops!)
🐲 Story Time Reading of The Little Dragon
🤮 Story Time Reading of The Grossest Picture Book Ever (It really is!)
📚 Book Signing and autograph session
🤢 Whimsical, spooky and gross photos
👻 Ghoulish Games and Coloring
🎃 Halloween Treats and Spooky Snacks

Movie Night @ South Coast Botanic Garden

October 25, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Movie Night on Friday, October 25 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Enjoy the crisp fall air in the Garden while watching Tim Burton’s classic The Nightmare Before Christmas! Doors open at 5 p.m. and the movie begins shortly after sunset, approximately 6:15 p.m. Before the movie starts guests have time to picnic, play lawn games and participate in the Great Pumpkin Hunt at dusk. Bring your picnic, blankets and low-slung chairs to enjoy this Halloween classic in the Garden.

Tickets are $9 for Members and $12 for non-members. Advance tickets are required. T

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/fall-movie-night-the-nightmare-before-christmas/.

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

Roustan’s Halloween Bash @ Resin

October 26, 2019

Head to Resin Gallery for Roustan’s Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Founding South Bay Artist Collective Member, Paul Roustan, is putting on a DO NOT MISS show! Known for his work in body painting and photography, South Bay body paint artist, Paul Roustan is set for another solo show just in time for Halloween. Roustan says, “My work is often characterized as costuming, so it makes sense to make this Hermosa Beach’s BIGGEST Halloween Bash!”

Roustan’s events are never a small production, “I like to incorporate installations alongside the artwork so that it’s more an experience than a traditional gallery show. There will be several selfie opportunities in creative environments with four LIVE painted models of varying themes. Cameras are very welcome. “This will be like the grand Halloween events I went to as a kid, dark, fun, and memorable!”

Guests should come dressed for a costume contest offering a chance to win a unique photographic artwork by the accomplished artist. There will be all sorts of goodies, libations (sponsored by Nicaragua Craft Beer Co.), and of course CANDY!

DJ Thes One, from the acclaimed hip hop duo People Under the Stairs, will be spinning an all vinyl 45 set LIVE.

Redondo Ballet: Through The Pages

October 26 & 27, 2019

The community is invited to the Redondo Ballet production of Through the Pages on Saturday, October 26 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 at 3 p.m. at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

Always innovative, Redondo Ballet Company has added two new elements to its annual Through The Pages professional production. The 2019 performance features Mulan and Princess and the Frog as highlights. Performed by members of Redondo Ballet, the production is a series of fairy tales brought to life through dance, music and ballet.

South Bay Scream

October 26, 2019

Berry Bly Productions presents South Bay Scream on Saturday, October 26 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Shade Hotel Redondo Beach.

South Bay Scream is the South Bay’s biggest and best Halloween party every year, and this year will be no different. Shade Hotel will be hosting the event with multiple floors of music, haunted decor and state of the art production, featuring DJ Splyce, DJ Black Sheep and DJ Mike Smithers.

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/.

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

Bryan Bishop Tune-Up Tour

October 26, 2019

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

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

Tickets are $20.

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

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

Torrance Antique Street Faire

October 27, 2019

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, October 27 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.

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

October 27, 2019

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

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

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

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

World Famous Pumpkin Race

October 27, 2019

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

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

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

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

DTMB Trick or Treat

October 27, 2019

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

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

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

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

Prepared Peninsula Expo

October 27, 2019

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

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

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

This event is FREE to attend!

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

Palos Verdes Pastoral

October 27, 2019

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

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

George Freeth: Surfing’s First Legend

October 29, 2019

The Redondo Beach Main Library presents a program on legendary waterman George Freeth: Surfing’s First Legend on Tuesday, October 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

George Freeth introduced and popularized the sport of surfing to mainland America. Presenter Arthur C. Verge will focus on Freeth’s time in Redondo Beach, especially his time at the Redondo Beach plunge where he trained swimmers who became the nuclei of the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Service.

Freeth’s incredible life included being discovered by famed writer Jack London, working for the coastal land developers Abbot Kinney and Henry Huntington, and being awarded the Congressional Medal for Lifesaving for rescuing twelve drowning Japanese fishermen in 1908.

A rare 1913 silent film titled The Latest in Life Saving will be shown. This 7 minute film, by Hollywood legend Mack Sennett, stars George Freeth, Ludy Langer and Dolly Mings and was filmed on the Redondo Beach Pier. It is the only known film of Freeth in existence.

Business Showcase

October 30, 2019

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

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

Admission and parking are FREE and all ages are welcome!

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

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

Halloween Trick or Treat @ POP

October 31, 2019

The Promenade on the Peninsula will host a Halloween Trick or Treat on Thursday, October 31 from 3 to 4:30 P.M.

The community is invited for a fun and safe afternoon of trick or treating! All families are encouraged to wear their spookiest costume. Stroll through the center and trick or treat at participating stores.

Enjoy spooky, good times and make new memories!

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/380437532564879/.

Promenade on the Peninsula is located at 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.

Riviera Village Halloween Trick or Treat

October 31, 2018

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

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

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

Torrance Halloween Carnival

October 31, 2019

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

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

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

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

Halloween at the Parks

October 31, 2019

The City of Gardena presents Halloween at the Parks on Thursday, October 31 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Head to Freeman Park and Rowley Park for a night of spooky fun! There will be haunted houses, candy, costume contests and more.

These events are FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/407880943414337/.

Freeman Park is located at 2100 West 154th Place Gardena, CA 90249.

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

Halloween in Lomita Park

October 31, 2019

The City of Lomita will celebrate Halloween on Thursday, 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!

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.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for November

November 1 – 30, 2019

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

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

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

Check out what’s on tap for November….

Special Events

El Camino College Student Center Ribbon Cutting

November 1, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting for the new Student Services building at El Camino College on Friday, November 1 from 3 to 5 p.m.

The community is invited to celebrate the opening of the new 80,000-SF Student Services building. Take a building tour and visit the Warrior Welcome Center, the Village, where students gather, and departments such as the Special Resource Center, Counseling, and First Year Experience, to name just a few.

This event is FREE to attend!

First Friday

November 1, 2019

First-Fridays-in-Riviera-VillageRiviera Village presents First Friday on Friday, November 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.

This free, monthly event is the place to be every first Friday! Head to the Village and enjoy live music, food samplings, gallery viewing, promotional offers and more while you dine and shop. Riviera Village merchants and art galleries stay open until 8 p.m. The energy will be fueled by live music at various locations from 6 to 8 p.m.

If you plan on having dinner at one of the many fine dining establishments, reservations are highly recommended.

The Village has plenty of metered parking on every street, along with a large metered parking lot in the triangle bordered by South Elena Avenue, Via El Prado and Avenida del Norte, and additional parking off South Catalina Avenue and Vista Del Mar. The parking fees are $1.50 per hour from 9am to 9pm and many meters conveniently accept credit cards for payment.

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

MBAC Opening Reception: ImmersiO

November 1, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Art Center (MBAC) presents the Opening Reception: ImmersiO, a solo exhibition by Swiss born and New York educated, Paris based artist Claudia Meyer on Friday, November 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Envisioned by Homeira Goldstein and Time4Art and organized by the Manhattan Beach Art Center with special thanks to the Cultural Arts Commission and the Manhattan Beach City Council, ImmersiO will be on view from November 1, 2019 to December 29, 2019.

Leaving the confines of the canvas, Claudia Meyer’s work bridges painting and sculpture, technology and nature, light and dark. Her monumental pieces explore the artist’s newfound interest in handwriting through immersive layered panels.

“Creating is about stimulating new ideas and finding ways to articulate them,” says Meyer about her work. She is often inspired by architecture, technology, poetry, and nature and seeks to create an uplifting dialogue and a source of reflection through colors, transparencies, lights, and shapes.

Claudia Meyer’s artwork is exhibited in carefully selected Art Galleries, Public and Private Institutions, Corporate and Private collections and Art Fairs all over the world, as well as being commissioned for public and private venues.

Peninsula Cars & Coffee

November 2, 2019

The Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance presents Peninsula Cars & Coffee every first Saturday (November 2) of each month from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Promenade on the Peninsula parking structure top deck.

Attention car hobbyists and enthusiasts! Bring you hot rod, custom, muscle car, sports car, antique, classic or exotic or other special interest car or truck…. or just yourself! It’s the perfect opportunity to meet other South Bay gear heads!

This event is FREE to attend for both the public and those displaying a vehicle.

For additional information, visit the website at https://www.pvconcours.org/peninsula-cars-and-coffee.

Promenade on the Peninsula is located at 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274. Entrance to the top deck of the parking structure is located on Indian Peak Road.

Chevron Community Tour Day

November 2, 2019

The Chevron El Segundo Refinery is hosting a Community Tour Day on Saturday, November 2.

The community is invited to tour the facility from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on free one-hour bus tours.

Reservations are required and must include the names of everyone in your party, time preference, city of residence and phone number. Photo ID will be required for all adults and cameras or camera-phones are not allowed.

To make reservations, visit the website at http://www.chevronelsegundo.com or call 310-615-3747.

Guests should meet at the Administrative Building located at 324 West El Segundo Boulevard in El Segundo.

First Saturday Sweep

November 2, 2019

Keep the Esplanade Beautiful presents the monthly Esplanade Sweep on Saturday, November 2 from 9 to 10 a.m.

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

TEDx Manhattan Beach

November 2, 2019

The next TEDx Manhattan Beach event, Bold Vision, will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mira Costa High School.

Their focus is on the horizon of what’s next. They are pioneers, trailblazers, leaders. They find courage to go against the grain, and have the determination to make their idea a reality. Attend the 10th anniversary of TEDx Manhattan Beach and meet 14 speakers and their bold visions.

Tickets prices are $35 – $148. Limited number of tickets are available. Ticket sales end October 27.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxmanhattanbeach-bold-vision-tickets-66791532271.

Mira Costa High School is located at 1401 Artesia Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Parent & Child Fair for Social & Emotional Health

November 3, 2019

The Big EQ Organization will host a Parent & Child Fair for Social and Emotional Health on November 3 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the DaVinci School

It will be an afternoon filled with fun activities showcasing ways for children and youths to become their best selves including games, gifts from the L.A. Lakers, learning materials and food options.

Bring your kids from age 4 to teens to experience how these enjoyable techniques teach young people to manage their strong emotions, problem solve, focus, and relate to themselves and others in a healthy, constructive way. And which develop young people into well-rounded, caring and highly successful adults.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the website at https://sel4ca.org/events/our/?fbclid=IwAR1KxziR-R-bL9IyfjugTaT7RnMk-ZwqZZlRyh5FM2iU6nEsFZHyBXfp3j4.

The Davinci School is located at 201 North Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Hawthorne Historical Society Lecture Series

November 6, 2019

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

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

Attendees will enjoy socializing, light refreshments and the presentation.

Suggested donation is $5 per person.

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

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

Veterans’ Appreciation Lunch & Resource Fair

November 8, 2019

The City of Torrance and the Torrance Social Services Commission is hosting a Veterans’ Appreciation Lunch & Resource Fair on Friday, November 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The event aims to show appreciation to veterans in the community and includes resource booths, a guest speaker and lunch. Veterans may bring a guest, but space is limited.

Register October 1 through October 24 by calling (310) 618-5880 or via email at https://www.torranceca.gov/government/city-clerk/commissions-and-advisory-boards/2018-veterans-appreciation-luncheon-resource-fair?utm_source=Thursday%2C+September+26+-+Wednesday%2C+October+2%2C+2019&utm_campaign=Torrance+eNewsletter+287&utm_medium=email.

The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA.

Fall Carnival

November 8 – 11, 2019

Candyland Amusements presents the Fall Carnival Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11 at Mas Fukai Park.

Come out to Mas Fukai Park over Veterans Day weekend for the City of Gardena’s Fall Carnival! Attendees will enjoy lots of rides and games. Purchase a wristband and use it all day on the day of your choice and ride until your heart’s content.

Carnival hours are Friday, November 8th, 5 pm – 11 pm; Saturday, November 9th, 2 pm – 11 pm; Sunday, November 10th, 2 pm – 10 pm; and Monday, November 11th, 2 pm to 9 pm.

Pre-sale wristbands are $25 and can be purchased online or at the Nakaoka Community Center located at 1670 West 162nd Street through November 7. At the door, admission is $35.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-of-gardena-annual-fall-carnival-tickets-73484362707?aff=eac2.

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

Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event

November 9, 2019

Join volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event on Saturday, November 9 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

November 9, 2019

The Redondo Beach Pier Association and Cancer Support Community host Yoga on the Octagon the second Saturday of each month (November 9) 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.

Vet Fest

November 10, 2018

Kinecta and Manhattan Beach Rotary present Vet Fest on Sunday, November 10 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Grab your friends and celebrate Veterans near and far while raising money for local charities. Get your fill of 40 different craft beers and Texas BBQ so sweet, savory and tender it falls right off the bone. Enjoy 80’s style Yacht Rock sensation, Yachty by Nature, and dance until your feet fall off. Top it off with a corn hole tournament 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 $35. Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, First Responders, and their families will be admitted free of charge.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vetfest-tickets-74507585193?aff=ebd.

Kinecta is located at 1440 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Redondo Beach Veterans Day Observance

November 11, 2019

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

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

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

Hermosa Beach Veteran’s Day Commemoration

November 11, 2019

The City of Hermosa Beach will host the annual Veterans Day Commemoration on Monday, November 11 starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial located on the east lawn of the Community Center.

The event features a musical tribute prelude by the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast Brass Quintent. The Keynote Speaker is Richard G. “Nick” Nickelson, US Navy Seal UDT and Space Capsule Recovery Team Member.

Each year at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony, a new Hermosa Beach resident is introduced, someone with a son or daughter, brother or sister, niece, nephew or friend serving in the military.

The event will conclude with a candlelight ceremony.

For additional information, call (310) 318-0280.

The Hermosa Beach Community Center located at 710 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

Salute to the Military Luncheon

November 12, 2019

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Salute to the Military Luncheon on Tuesday, November 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Northrup Grumman.

The event begins at 11:30 with registration and exhibitor tables. The program and lunch will commence at noon.

Tickets are $60 per person.

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

Northrup Grumman is located at 2114 Marine Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

Social Hour @ O-Sho Sushi

November 13, 2018

O-Sho Sushi will host the monthly BCHD/Blue Zones Project Social Hour on Tuesday, November 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy discounted appetizers and the first glass of wine for $5. Enjoy good company and practice some of Blue Zones Project’s Power 9 Principles of Longevity, including Down Shift and Right Tribe at a Blue Zones Restaurant.

The monthly Social Hour takes place the second Tuesday of each month at various venues throughout the South Bay.

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

O-Sho Sushi is located at 913 North Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.

Tip a Cop Fundraiser @ Tin Roof Bistro

November 14, 2019

Tin Roof Bistro hosts the annual Tip A Cop fundraiser on Thursday, November 14 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Diners at Tin Roof Bistro will enjoy an extra level of service when Manhattan Beach Police 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.

Redondo Beach Police Foundation Fundraiser

November 15, 2019

The community is invited to attend the annual Redondo Beach Police Foundation Fundraiser on Friday, November 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at R10 Social House.

It’s going to be an evening of great food, wine, music and an incredible silent auction, generously hosted by George Loren and the great team at R10 Social House.

There will be a special live performance from Battle of the Bands winner “Live Wire”

Tickets are $150.

If you plan to attend, RSVP to http://www.redondobeachpolicefoundation.org.

R10 Social House is located at 179 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Caribbean Nights

November 15, 2019

Next Step presents Caribbean Nights on Friday, November 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Automobile Driving Museum.

The event features a full bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, cigar rolling, and live reggae music. There will also be a silent and live auction hosted by The Charity Angels.

Dress code: cocktail attire.

Tickets are $150.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.classy.org/event/nextsteps-caribbean-nights-2019/e248574.

The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 L’airport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

Lomita State of the City Luncheon

November 21, 2019

The community is invited to attend the annual State of the City Luncheon on Thursday, November 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at Lomita Park Tom Rico Center.

Come learn about what’s happening in the community as the Lomita Mayor and City Council deliver the fourth annual State of the City address.

Get a sneak preview of the new programs, partnerships and projects coming soon to our City. The Lomita Chamber of Commerce will also be revealing their new campaign to attract and retain early-stage and startup businesses to the community.

RSVP to City Hall at 310-325-7110

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.

Senior Comedy Afternoons: Happy Jolly Holidays

December 1, 2019

Senior Comedy Afternoons presents Happy Jolly Holidays on Sunday, December 1 at the Proud Bird.

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

The line up includes comedians Danny Villapando, Jann Karam and Mark Schiff. The event also features music and dancers, a senior mini-expo, free parking, birthday celebrations and surprises.

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

Tickets are available online at http://www.seniorcomedyafternoons.com or by calling 714.914.2565. Buy a table of 8 get a group discount of $5 off each ticket.

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

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

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.

El Segundo Holiday Parade

December 8, 2019

The El Segundo Chamber of Commerce and Chevron present the annual Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 8.

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.

Floats, music, marching bands, antique cars, giveaways, Santa and more….can you think of a better way to celebrate the season?

Breakfast with Santa @ Promenade on the Peninsula

December 14, 2019

Buy your tickets now for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Promenade on the Peninsula.

It’s going to be a magical morning! See Santa up close and personal! Enjoy a breakfast provided by Good Stuff Restaurant, arts and crafts, and a visit with Jolly St. Nick. Be sure to ring your camera!

Time slots:
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Tickets are $15 per adult, $5 for kids 6 to 12 years old, 5 years old and younger are FREE. Tickets can be purchased at Good Stuff Restaurant in Promenade on the Peninsula.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/363849380977228/.

Promenade on the Peninsula is located at 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 101, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.

El Segundo Woman’s Club Holiday Boutique

December 14, 2019

The El Segundo Woman’s Club presents the annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clubhouse.

Shop local for the holidays! The event features the work of local crafters and artisans and plenty of sweet treats for purchase.

Tables are $40 with an item donation.

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

The El Segundo Woman’s Club Clubhouse is located at 541 Standard Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Santa & The Polar Express @ Lomita Railroad Museum

December 15, 2019

Polar-ExpressThe Lomita Railroad Museum presents Santa & The Polar Express on Sunday, December 15 from Noon to 4 p.m.

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

The price of admission is $20 per family and includes everything.

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

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

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

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

February 1, 2020

The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K Run/Walk on Sunday, February 1.

Join more than 8,000 race enthusiasts at the South Bay’s biggest Super Bowl event! The Super Bowl Sunday 10K is a terrific way to celebrate the biggest day in American sports.

Enjoy the picturesque sites of Redondo Beach – the Pacific Ocean, the Redondo Beach Pier, the Marina in King Harbor and the Wyland whale mural – as you make your way along the race route. The ocean breeze, salt air and mild temperatures make for perfect winter running conditions.

BeachLife Festival

May 1 – 3, 2020

The second annual Beachlife Festival will take place May 1 through May 3 in Redondo Beach.

The event will take place in Ruby’s parking lot and the Seaside Lagoon with an expected 7,000 to 9,000 attendees each day and two stages featuring chart topping, national acts. It’s going to be another spectacular three days of music and fun on the oceanfront.

Early Bird tickets are on sale NOW! For the BeachLife 2020 Festival Early Bird release, buy a General Admission ticket and get a $25 coupon code to the BeachLife Shop, buy a VIP pass and get a $40 coupon code, or go BIG and buy a Captains Pass to get a $100 Coupon Code. (Limited merchandise options and first 100 buyers only.)

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

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

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