South Bay By Jackie is your source for Torrance events.
June 1 – July 27, 2018
The South Bay Escape Room: Mortuary Mystery is BACK! The Volunteer Center is offering the community another chance to explore the basement of their historic Torrance building – a former mortuary dating back to 1929 – for an interactive fundraiser. Beginning June 1 and running through July 27, the local nonprofit is presenting South Bay Escape Room: Mortuary Mystery – a fundraiser that mixes local history with spooky, fictional fun in an immersive experience.
“Escape the room” games have become very popular over the last several years. Participants are given one hour to solve a series of fun and challenging puzzles using strategically-placed clues, where both communication and teamwork are essential in figuring out how to solve the mystery and “escape.”
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 2018, there are over 900 work hours in this project, but once the entire park has received a once-over, it’s time to go back and start at the beginning. This is a labor of love and the organizers are immensely grateful to anyone who gives their time.
Fourth Sundays: May Through October
The Torrance Historical Society offers Walking Tours of Historic Old Torrance every fourth Sunday through October. This FREE docent-led tour begins at the Torrance Historical Museum at 1:30 p.m. and will point out many historic sites and landmarks in Old Torrance founded in 1912.
June 17, 2018
Who’s your daddy? Make him feel special! Dads get T-bone steaks for $19 all day long… Yeah. You read that right. 12 oz of juicy steak, topped with grilled asparagus & herbed Cabernet butter served alongside some cheesy, bacon-y, loaded mashed potatoes. For 19$. For the table, grab a vat of the #19 cocktail for only $19. Steak & bourbon? That’ll make any dad happy.
Spend your Father’s Day the right way, come say HEY!!
For additional information and reservations, call 310-378-8119 or visit the website at http://www.hey19publichouse.com/.
Hey 19 Public House is located at 4525 Calle Mayor, Torrance, CA 90505.
June 23, 2018
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. The beautiful Japanese garden will be the site of the beer and wine garden.
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.
June 24, 2018
The event features 200+ sellers offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more. Have your antiques appraised for only $3, enjoy a free crafting activity with Karen’s Krafts 4 Kids and live music.
Rain or shine, free admission and pet friendly!
For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at http://www.torranceantiquefaire.com/.
The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.
June 30, 2018
Art galleries, retail establishments and restaurants have teamed up for a fine art walking tour of Torrance’s first commercial district. Outstanding local artists from all over the South Bay will be showcased at the participating venues. The community is encouraged to come by and enjoy the art and downtown restaurants and shops. Artwalk 2018 starts at Destination: Art, the unique artist studio and gallery, where the Awards Reception for the winners of its annual Associate Artists Exhibition is from 4 to 7 pm. Pick up a map of the ArtWalk here.
Artists will be perfectly paired with 16 retail establishments, where the public can see artists at work, engage in conversation and then step inside participating merchants’ locations, all within a few blocks of this distinctive area of Torrance. Art will be for sale on the patio and in the parking lot of The Depot Restaurant.
June 30, 2018
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.
July 4, 2018
Mike Russell, owner of Pedone’s Pizzeria in Redondo Beach, announced they’re going to fund the fireworks show for three of the next six years, in honor of the Pedone Family, the original owners of the restaurant.
Until 2016, a local resident provided a spectacular fireworks show from a barge off Torrance Beach. Jackie Briles had been arranging and paying for the fireworks display for many years, much to the delight of the locals. The fireworks became a wildly popular, annual, neighborhood event – but when Jackie passed in 2016, the family decided it would be the last year.
July 4, 2018
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.