Torrance Events

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  • Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event

    October 9, 2021

    Join volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event every second Saturday of the month (October 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 October 2020, volunteers have put over 2300 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! BE SURE TO BRING YOUR MASK TO WEAR. There will be waivers for everyone to sign so please arrive by 7:45 am, if possible, so you can begin the work at 8 am.

  • VERTE 2021

    October 9, 2021

    LAcarGUY will host the annual Verte 2021 on Saturday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Audi Pacific in Torrance.

    Join Grades of Green for VERTE 2021, an unforgettable evening of food, drinks, dancing and fun to celebrate Mother Earth and the student environmental leaders who care for her. Founded 11 years ago in Manhattan Beach, Grades of Green has grown to inspire and empower more than 670,000 students across the world to make astounding environmental impact. VERTE is Grades of Green’s number one funding source, allowing the nonprofit to continue providing students with its award-winning brand of mentorship and support at no charge.

    Verte is a celebration to benefit Grades of Green, an environmental education non-profit whose vision is to make environmental protection second nature in young minds, which is achieved by inspiring and empowering kids and the broader school community to care for the environment.

  • Halloween Scare Down in Downtown

    October 9, 2021

    The Downtown Torrance Association presents the annual Halloween Scare Down in Downtown on Saturday, October 9 from 5 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 Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/scaredown.

  • South Bay Water Wise Garden Tour

    October 10, 2021

    The annual South Bay Water-Wise Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    This a self-guided driving tour of 8 private gardens and one marsh. These gardens showcase a variety of drought tolerant and helpful features: rain gardens, rain barrels and rain catchment systems, grey water system, wild life certified gardens, and ocean friendly gardens.

    About 1 week before the tour, you will receive the addresses of the gardens so you can create a route. If you pack a lunch, you can eat in 2 of the gardens. The gardens are in Hawthorne, Torrance, Redondo Beach and Gardena. It’s a lovely way to spend the day!

    Tickets are $10. Children under 12 are free.

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

  • Shop Small Biz Pop-Up Shop

    October 16, 2021

    Shop Small Bizz will host a Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, October 16 from noon to 7 p.m. at Del Amo Fashion Center.

    Calling all goblins, ghosts and creatures of the night! It will be an evening filled with monstrous fun! Shop from 30+ vendors varying from clothing, jewelry, home decor, candles, DIY and more.

    It’s going to be a terrifyingly good time!

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

    Del Amo Fashion Center​ is located at 3525 West Carson Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 511, Torrance, CA 90503.

  • The Halloween Ball

    October 17, 2021

    Chef Shafer presents the annual Halloween Ball on Sunday, October 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Depot.

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

    Benefitting the Torrance Police Foundation, the Ball will take place under a ghostly white tent located in The Depot parking lot.

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

    Tickets are $125 per person or a table of 10 for $1,500. This is an adults only event (21+).

    For additional information and ticket purchase, call (310) 802-7830 or email JOLVERA@GHMP.com.

    The Depot is located at 1250 Cabrillo Avenue in Torrance.

  • Torrance Antique Street Faire

    October 24, 2021

    The monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, October 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Join the hunt for vintage treasure when 150 sellers transform the streets of downtown Torrance into an eclectic open-air antique flea market! The Antique Appraisal Booth offers appraisals for only $3 per item. Many local, award-winning restaurants are still open for take-out.

    Rain or shine, free admission and pet friendly! Masks and social distancing required.

    For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at http://www.torranceantiquefaire.com/.

  • South Bay Economic Forecast Conference

    October 28, 2021

    Cal State Dominguez Hills will host the South Bay Economic Forecast on Thursday, October 28 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Loker Student Union Ballroom.

    Take part in this annual event and take the opportunity to network with the Forecast speakers and attendees in virtual sessions. The Emcee and Moderator is Frank Mottek, Mottek on Money, KABC 790.

    Topics include:
    •What economic changes did COVID-19 accelerate?
    •Is inflation here to stay?
    •Are we seeing a housing market bubble?
    •What innovations will shape our region’s future?

    A complimentary craft brew and wine reception will start at 5:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $110/$125/$150.

  • Movie in the Park

    October 30, 2021

    The City of Torrance Community Services Department will host a Halloween-themed Movie in the Park on Saturday, October 30 at Wilson Park, which will take the place of the City’s traditional Halloween Carnival.

    Grab your costumes, blankets, and lawn chairs for a special viewing of The Addams Family.

    The event will be free of charge and no registration is required.

    Schedule:
    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Music provided by DJ Ozzie, Photo Area
    5:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Food Booths (food available for purchase)
    6:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Costume Parade
    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Special viewing of The Addams Family (2019, rated PG)

    For additional information, visit https://www.torranceca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/24548/18.

    Wilson Park is located at 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.

  • Halloween Classic Car Show

    October 31, 2021

    GasRatz presents the Halloween Classic Car Show on Sunday, October 31 starting at 10:30 a.m. at The Brew Hall in Torrance.

    Alright car peeps…this is the last show of the season! There will be a trunk or treat, so bring out the little ones cause there will be candy for them.

    Valve Cover Races happen at 12 noon and Best of Show awards at 12:45.

    This event is FREE for spectators!

    For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/368428528158340/.

    The Brews Hall is located at 21770 Del Amo Circle East, Torrance, CA 90503.

  • South Bay’s Got Talent Auditions

    Application Deadline: November 5, 2021

    The South Bay’s Got Talent competition is returning to the James R. Armstrong Theatre on Saturday, January 8 at 7 p.m.

    Do you have what it takes to win the next South Bay’s Got Talent? Every year some of the best talent in the South Bay compete to win South Bay’s Got Talent. From dancers to magicians, bands to solo performers… ALL talents and ALL ages are welcome!

    •Audition application due date: Friday November 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm
    •Audition dates: December 6 & 7, 2021
    •Competition date: Saturday January 8, 2022

    First place winner receives a scholarship to the next World Championships of the Performing Arts, a small cash award and trophy. Additional awards given include 2nd and 3rd place and Judge’s Favorite.

  • Torrance Antique Street Faire Holiday Edition

    December 12, 2021

    A very special holiday Torrance Antique Street Faire will take place on Sunday, December 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Antiques make great gifts and the event will feature Christmas carolers, Santa, DJ Ozzie and special entertainment.

    Join the hunt for vintage treasure when 150 sellers transform the streets of downtown Torrance into an eclectic open-air antique flea market. The Antique Appraisal Booth offers appraisals for only $3 per item. Many local, award-winning restaurants are still open for take-out.

    Rain or shine, free admission and pet friendly! Masks and social distancing required.

    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.