Torrance Events

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Walking Tours of Historic Old Torrance

Fourth Sundays: May Through October

torrance historical society 3The 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.

Sweet & Sake @ Marsatta Chocolate

September 19, 2017

marsatta chocolate pic 1Marsatta Chocolate will host Sweet & Sake on Tuesday, September 19 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Sweet & Sake celebrates great sake, great chocolate and great friends. The selected sakes from Kurosawa are exquisitely balanced and masterfully brewed and will most certainly pair well with selected Marsatta chocolates. What is sake? Well in basic terms sake is made from four basic ingredients: rice, water, koji, and yeast (kobo). Each is important for its unique contribution to producing the final product. It will be an interesting evening of chocolate and sake discovery, teasing your palate along the way.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

September 22, 2017

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, September 22 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, free parking and pet friendly – can’t beat that!

For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at

The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.

Torrance State of the City Mayoral Address & Luncheon

September 22, 2017

Torrance-State-of-the-City-2017The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will present Mayor Patrick J. Furey’s 2017 State of the City Address on Friday, September 22 at noon at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

The Chamber also will honor Bill Oberholzer, 2017 Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce ‘Distinguished Citizen of the Year’. Registration begins at 11:30; the program and lunch commence at noon.

Tickets are $46 for Chamber Members and $60 for non-Members.

For additional information, visit the website at

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

South Bay’s Got Talent

September 23, 2017

South Bay's Got Talent - sbbjThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents South Bay’s Got Talent on Saturday, September 23 at 7 p.m.

Witness the best and brightest stars from the South Bay including vocalists, musicians, dancers, aerialists, comedians and more! Performers will compete in front of the audience and a panel of judges.

Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place winners and a special acknowledgment will be given to the audience favorite.

Bourbon Spirit Dinner @ Hey 19 Public House

September 27, 2017

Hey-19-Bourbon-Spirit-DinnerHey 19 Public House presents a Bourbon Spirit Dinner on Wednesday, September 27 at 7 p.m.

The event is a collaboration of Exec Chef Jenni Brooks, Exec Chef Cris Brown, Sous Chef Amber Wright, and Sous Chef Terry Neff. They’ll be preparing five courses featuring a dish from each Chef paired with Bourbon Reserve.

The cost is $75 per person.

For additional information and to make reservations, call (310) 378-8119 or visit the website at

Torrance Fire Department C.E.R.T.

September 29, 2017

Torrance-CERTThe Torrance Fire Department has scheduled the next Community Emergency Response Team Training for September 29 through October 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Learn about disaster preparedness by enrolling in the Torrance Fire Department’s CERT three-day training. The hands-on training is free of charge to Torrance residents and business members over the age of 18. Participants will receive a certification of completion after undergoing a disaster simulation and learning about medical operations, fire suppression, light search and rescue, team organization, and more.

Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival

September 30, 2017

Ukulele FestivalKala Koa Entertainment presents the Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival on Saturday, September 30 at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The Los Angeles Ukulele Festival is a full day of continuous performances by today’s hottest ukulele fingerpickers, virtuosos and singer/songwriters, plus workshops for all levels, marketplace vendors and more.

The event features unlimited workshops for all levels, children and adults alike, beginner to advanced, introduction to ukulele, chord melodies, strumming techniques and more! So whether you are a complete beginner, a casual observer or a seasoned player, come join the rest of the ukulele community and meet new friends or reconnect with old ones.

Tickets starts at are $45.

Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance

October 1, 2017

Concours d' EleganceThe annual Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance will take place at Louis Zamperini Field on Sunday, October 1.

Once a year the cream of historical automotive beauty, innovation and engineering are curated into multiple classes and placed on display at a stunning outdoor venue.

Since the founding of the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance in 1991, the Concours’ mission has been to create a world-class show of vintage, classic, and special-interest automobiles, to provide funds for charitable and community purposes and to promote the beauty of and opportunities in, the greater South Bay area. The past years have seen the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance grow in stature among automobile enthusiasts into one of the premiere concours events on the West Coast.

For 2017, they’ve re-imagined the show and are taking it to an entirely new level by adding vintage airplanes to the Concours. In addition to displaying the usual high standard of historic automobiles, they’ll be showcasing vintage aircraft in a side-by-side display.

In Perfect Harmony

October 7, 2017

In-Perfect-HarmonyThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents the premiere performance of In Perfect Harmony on Saturday, October 7 for two shows only at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

In Perfect Harmony harkens back to the peace-loving 60s and 70s, when the world was changing and we found solace in the soothing harmonies of pop music. The show will feature songs of the most famous groups of the era, including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and the Papas, and Simon and Garfunkel. Performers Lee Lessack, Johnny Rogers, Susannah Mars, renowned guitarist Joe Ravo and local musicians, have created a toe-tapping, feel-good, sing-along concert the whole family will enjoy.

Tickets are $25/$35 per person.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.