Torrance Events

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  • Soroptimist Dream Raffle

    September 1 – December 31, 2021

    Soroptimists International of Manhattan Beach are excited to announce the centennial edition of the annual Dream Raffle!

    One Grand Prize will be awarded – a one night stay at the Westdrift Manhattan Beach hotel PLUS $500 cash. In addition, for every 20 tickets sold, there will be a drawing for a $50 Gift Card to Athleta. Funds will support programs to bring education opportunities to women and girls including the Live Your Dream Awards.

    Tickets will be sold until December 31, 2021, unless all tickets are sold before the end date. The winner does not need to be present to win. Only 300 tickets will be sold. If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning improve.

    Tickets are $30 each or two for $50, and available from members only.

    For additional information and raffle ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.simanhattanbeach.org/raffle.

  • Cansu Art Gallery Annual Studio Sale

    September 1 – 30, 2021

    Cansu∞Art™ Gallery is delighted to announce the launch of their Annual Studio Sale taking place from September 1 through September 30!

    Are you looking for art for your home or remodeling? Perhaps looking for a special gift for a wedding, anniversary, or a birthday? How about an early holiday gift for yourself? Special offers up to 50% off are available for various artwork selections and commissions.

    Established in 2010, Cansu∞Art™ offers unique, contemporary, fine art created through Meditation with the Elements and Sand Meditation™ by the Artist and Founder, Cansu Bulgu. It is possible that you may have run into Cansu at a local beach or participated in one of her Sand Meditation™ events in person or via live stream. Cansu has been creating along the Pacific Coast and with sand from all over the world as she travels globally to bring this unique, vibrational, contemporary art to a growing, inspired, global community. The gallery has experience working with individual clients as well as large corporations. Stop by, see what all the fun is about and join in, if you like!

  • Circus Caballero

    September 9 – 20, 2021

    Circus Caballero will be at Del Amo Fashion Center starting Thursday, September 9 and running through Monday, September 20.

    The circus is coming to town! Three generations, more than 65 years of circus family manifest themselves in each of these shows.

    Beautiful acrobats will delight the public of all ages, with acts of juggling and fine physical and mental coordination and where the triple and double somersaults will keep the audience tied to their seats.

    The action continues with The Globe of Death, where three brave motorcyclists travel over 70 miles per hour in an act that will have your nerves on edge.

    Tickets are $10/$25/$30/$40/$50. Children’s coupon is available.

  • California Coastal Cleanup Day

    September 18, 2021

    California Coastal Cleanup Day, a yearly beach and inland waterway effort to eliminate waste, will take place on Saturday, September 18 between 9 a.m. and noon.

    You’ve been recycling for years, reduced your water consumption, turned in the old gas guzzler for a cleaner fuel ride and maybe even installed solar panels. What more can be done? Funny you should ask. Join thousands of volunteers up and down the coast as they gather to remove trash and debris that eventually ends up in the ocean.

    California Coastal Cleanup Day was first organized in 1985 by the California Coastal Commission. Last year, over half a million volunteers removed almost 18.3 million pounds of trash and debris in only a few hours from beaches, rivers and lakes throughout the state.

    Coastal Cleanup Day is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a chance for Californians to join people around the world in expressing their respect for our oceans and waterways.

  • Shop Small Bizz Pop Up

    September 18, 2021

    Shop Small Bizz will host a Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, September 18 from noon to 7 p.m. at Del Amo Fashion Center.

    Shop Small Bizz is an indoor multi-vendor marketplace hosting 30+ vendors of all varieties.

    Shop til you drop with amazing merchandise including candles, clothing, jewelry, homegoods, beauty and more.

    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.

  • Terranea Resort Online Yoga Session

    September 18 & 19, 2021

    In celebration of World Wellness Weekend, Terranea Resort will host a complimentary, online Seaside Yoga Session on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 at noon each day.

    Virtually led by a Terranea instructor, participants will enjoy a mindful yoga session at their leisure and in the comfort of your home, while promoting balance and inner well-being during the scenic oceanfront session.

    This fitness activity welcomes guests of all levels and will provide invigorating flow and a moment of tranquility.

    To participate, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/357865859263978/.

  • TAM Fall Exhibitions

    September 18, 2021

    Torrance Art Museum (TAM) presents the Opening Reception of the Fall Exhibitions on September 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring the return of the boundary crossing SUR:Biennial, a curiously clever fiber art show, and videos from around the world.

    The 6th SUR:biennial at the Torrance Art Museum assembles a lineup of artists whose works intersect the spaces between contemplative contemporary perspectives and representing and investigating pluralistic cultural heritages hailing from Mexico, Central America, and South America while living in Southern California, Oregon, and New York. These artists fuse artistic traditions from these cultures with current artistic perspectives to establish and celebrate, while also critiquing, notions of specific Latinx, Latin American, Xicana/o (Chicana/o) cultural identities and redefining identities within these designations.

    Is it possible to analyze one’s own identity? Is it possible to stand to one side and do the same for one’s encompassing culture’s? These are questions essential to the SUR project. No answers are necessarily found here but the need to clarify the right questions to ask is fundamental.

  • Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack

    September 23, 2021

    The Redondo Beach Library will host an Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack on Thursday, September 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom.

    Meet award winning author Gwendolyn Womack, author of The Memory Painter; The Fortune Teller; and The Time Collector.

    The zoom program is free, but you must register at http://www.redondo.org/library, click on events calendar and click on September 23 Local Author Talk, then click on more info to register.

    For more information on programs and services at Redondo Beach Public Library, call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.

    The Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach. Free underground parking is available at the Library.

  • DylanFest

    September 25, 2021

    Award-winning singers/songwriters Andy Hill and Renee Safier present the annual DylanFest on Saturday, September 25 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

    What began as a small backyard party with talented Bob Dylan fans taking turns performing his music has evolved into an eight-hour festival attended by hundreds and featuring some of the L.A. area’s top musicians.

    The selections include interpretations of material that cover a broad spectrum of Dylan’s musical styles. Some audience members like to attend in costumes representing themes or characters in his songs. (Think Tangled Up in Blue, or Like a Rolling Stone).

  • Destination: Art Open House

    September 25, 2021

    Destination: Art will host an Open House & Opening Reception: Made in the South Bay on Saturday, September 25 at 1 p.m.

    Sip, snack, view, mix, mingle and meet at Destination: Art! This public reception will feature a collection of 60 paintings by 12 of the gallery artists.

    Attendees will enjoy light refreshments, a special live demonstration by Louisa McHugh and the opportunity to meet the artists in person.

    This event is FREE to attend! Bring a friend…. or five!

    For additional information, visit the website at https://www.destination-art.net/.

    Destination: Art is located at 1815 213th Street #135, Torrance, CA 90501.

  • Torrance Antique Street Faire

    September 26, 2021

    The monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, September 26 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/.

  • MBSAFE Community Meeting

    September 27, 2021

    MBSAFE will host a Community Meeting on Mnday, September 27 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

    Ramon Rendon, Harbor Interfaith Beach Cities Coordinator, will take us, step-by-step, through the journey of the homeless people as they engage with our outreach team. What lies ahead for the homeless people who come to our town? What are the services we hear so much about? What are the options for dealing with the homeless people living long-term on our streets, who desperately need but refuse services?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.