Torrance Events

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Pastel Society Members Exhibition

March 17 – May 4, 2018

Pastel-SocietyThe Pastel Society of Southern California hosts the eighth annual Members Exhibition March 17 through May 4 at the South Bay Lexus Service Center.

The show features paintings by nationally recognized pastel artists, as well as local PSSC members from the South Bay and the greater Southern California area. With 150 artworks on display, it represents one of the area’s largest collections of original pastel paintings, most of which are available for purchase. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The community is invited to a Gala Reception and Awards Presentation on Sunday, April 22, from 12 to 4 p.m. Juried entries were selected by Liz Hayward-Sullivan and will be judged by Tony Allain, both internationally acclaimed pastel artists. A free pastel landscape demonstration by Mr. Allain will be offered to the public from 2 to 3 p.m. during the opening reception.

Community Beautification @ Seaside Heroes Park

Second Saturdays

Seaside-Heroes-Park-Community-Beautification-EventJoin volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event the second Saturday of every month from 8 to 11 a.m.

Everyone is 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.

Earth Day Recycling Event

April 21, 2018

Recycling-EventThe City of Torrance is hosting an Earth Day Recycling Event on Saturday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Torrance City Hall Employee Parking Lot.

This event is for Torrance residents only and includes free paper shredding and electronic recycling. There is a limit of eight boxes or bags for paper shredding per vehicle. Books, magazines and binders will not be accepted. Electronics being accepted include TVs, monitors, small appliances, cell phones and other items for safe and responsible recycling. Please do not bring any hazardous materials to this event.

For additional information, call (310) 781-6900 or visit the website at

Torrance City Hall Employee Parking Lot is located near the Torrance Courthouse off Maple Avenue.

SHINE – A Cirque Extravaganza

April 21, 2018

ShineThe Art Attack Foundation is proud to present SHINE – A Cirque Extravaganza on Saturday, April 21 at 11 a.m. at the James Armstrong Theatre

SHINE is a show for the entire family including aerial silks, hoop, cyr wheel, contortion, acrobatics, Japanese drumming, stilt walkers, roller skating, dancing & much, much more !

Some of the renowned performers in this show include Stiltworld & KnightRollers featuring Trey Knight, master juggler Jack Kalvan and his wife and juggling partner Jeri, the drumming of Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko, and the amazing cirque talents of Le Petite Cirque.

It’s a magical journey filled with colorful characters who laugh, dance, flip, fly, play, & love. As the journey unfolds you will be drawn into their world, and will share in the transformation from ordinary life into revelation and pure joy.

Tickets are $13.

Spring Concert: Mirrors of Culture

April 21, 2018

Mirrors-of-CultureThe Torrance Civic Chorale presents the annual Spring Concert: Mirrors of Culture on Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theatre.

This season’s concert pairs the exquisite harmonies of Haydn, Mendelssohn and Biebl with the colorful melodies, rhythms and styles of music from Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina and Cuba. The centerpiece of the concert, two versions of Te Deum, epitomize the striking parallels and vivid contrasts between Latin American and European compositions. This unique display of choral works from the Latin American Colonial period through the Beatles will have the audience tapping their feet and dancing in their seats.

Over 80 singers strong, the Torrance Civic Chorale is one of the premier vocal ensembles in the South Bay.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

April 22, 2018

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, April 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 and pet friendly!

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.

True Tales from the South Bay

April 22, 2018

True Tales from the South BayThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents True Tales from the South Bay on Sunday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at the Nakano Theater.

In the style of The Moth, Story Corps and Mortified, True Tales from the South Bay will showcase our own local storytellers along with experienced crowd-pleasing Guest Tellers. Curated and hosted by author/producer Mariana Williams, each performance will have a new set of local stories and All-Star Tellers. (To submit your true, 6-minute tale, send five lines to with Torrance in the subject line.)

General admission tickets are $10. For additional information and ticket purchase, call 310-781-7171 or visit the website at

The Nakano Theatre is located in the Torrance Cultural Arts Center at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

Lunch with Janice Hahn

April 25, 2018

Lunch with our LeaderThe Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will host Lunch with Janice Hahn on Wednesday, April 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Sunrider International.

The event will feature the annual address from the County of Los Angeles, 4th District Supervisor, Janice Hahn. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and the program will commence at noon.

Tickets are $40 for TACC Members and $60 for non-Members.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

Sunrider International is located at 1625 Abalone Avenue in Torrance.

Wings of Freedom Tour

April 26 – 30, 2018

Wings-of-Freedom-TourThe Collings Foundation presents the Wings of Freedom Tour at Torrance Airport Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 30.

This tour showcases fully restored bomber aircraft: a B-24 Liberator and B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell and TP-51D. The public is invited to tour these World War II military planes or take to the skies for an unforgettable 30 minute flight experience.

Admission for the tour is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 years and younger. No reservations are needed for the tour. Flights aboard the B-17 and B-24 are $450 each per person. Flights on the B-25 Mitchell are $400 each.

Guests are also invited to fly the greatest fighter on earth and get some ‘stick time’ in the world’s only full dual control TP-51D. Flight training is $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for one hour.

FTK Social Club Mixer

April 26 2018

FTK-April-MixerThe next FTK Social Club Mixer will take place on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Scholb Brewery in Hermosa Beach.

Want to volunteer your time? Want to meet motivated leaders and young professionals? Perhaps you’re looking for a way to give back? Join FTK Social Club at the Aprily Mixer where you can learn more about what they do (#forthekids), why they support Walk With Sally and how you can help directly support kids impacted by cancer.