South Bay By Jackie is your source for Torrance events.
The South Bay has several terrific Farmers’ Markets throughout the week.
These are great community amenities that provide an opportunity to shop locally for the freshest, seasonal produce available.
Here’s a schedule by day of the week:
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 2019, volunteers have put over 1300 work hours into the project. 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.
First Sunday & Third Saturday
They host public run days on the first Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the third Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. every month. The trains are located at the eastern end of the park near the picnic tables.
Southern California Live Steamers is a 501(c)3 non-profit and an all-volunteer organization that provides free rides during public run days. Each volunteer is a member of the City of Torrance volunteer program.
August 16 – 24, 2019
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Torrance! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature film, this breathtaking spectacle has won the hearts of millions of people worldwide.
August 16 at 8pm
August 17 at 2pm & 8pm
August 18 at 2pm
August 22 at 7pm
August 23 at 8pm
August 24 at 2pm & 8pm
Reserved Seating is $40. Select discounts for children and 4-packs available.
August 23, 2019
The Roadium is reviving its classic 1950’s drive-in for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience this summer. Every Friday night, guests can enjoy a great film in this throwback retro setting, along with food trucks, movie concessions, and more!
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with the movie starting at 8 p.m.
Summer Fridays Movie Lineup:
6/7/2019: Back to the Future
6/14/2019: Jurassic Park
6/28/2019: Matilda (In-N-Out Truck)
7/5/2019: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
7/12/2019: Grease (Classic Car night)
August 24, 2019
The community is invited to dance the night away and celebrate the one year anniversary of The Monarch Ballroom.
Attendees will enjoy a Cuban buffet and beverages at 6 p.m. followed by a couple of Salsa classes and live Cuban music and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. in addition to professional performances.
Tickets are $40 per person.
August 24, 2019
American Honda Motor Company and the Torrance Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Evening under the Stars: Annual Gourmet Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, August 24 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Honda Headquarters in Torrance.
The evening features Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G, scrumptious bites from the finest South Bay restaurants and more than 80 varietals of wine. Professional sommeliers will be on hand to educate guests about wine.
As part of the event’s festivities, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a live and silent auction for exclusive items and experiences, including entertainment packages, sporting events and memorabilia, dining, travel, local outings and specialty items.
Tickets are $200 per person. Dress code: cocktail attire. No one under 21 years of age will be admitted. Proceeds will benefit Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s North Patient Tower, which will house new Pediatric, Neonatal Intensive Care and Mother/Baby Units and Vistas for Children.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.torrancememorial.org/Giving/Foundation_Events/Evening_Under_the_Stars/Evening_Under_the_Stars.aspx.
August 25, 2019
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!
2019 DATES: Jan. 27 • Feb. 24 • Mar. 24 • Apr. 28 • May 26 • June 23 • July 28 • Aug. 25 • Sep. 22 • Oct. 27 • Nov. 24 • Dec. 22
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.
August 31, 2019
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.
Each event will feature a different movie beginning at dusk (around 8 p.m.) so bring a jacket, popcorn, cocoa and snacks and join in the fun! The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, June 29
De Portola Park
25615 Lazy Meadow Drive, Torrance, CA 90505