Torrance Events

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Dancing with the South Bay Stars VII

February 24, 2018

Dancing with the South Bay Stars VIThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present Dancing with the South Bay Stars VII on Saturday, February 24 at 7 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater.

The event pairs local ‘celebrities’ with professional dancers in a competition to raise funds for the Foundation and the participants’ nonprofit organization of choice. This season, eight of the South Bay’s brightest stars will slip into their dancing shoes, take the stage and strut their stuff!

Torrance Antique Street Faire

February 25, 2018

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, February 25 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.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Volunteer Kick Off Party

February 28, 2018

Volunteer-Kick-Off-PartyThe DoubleTree Hotel in Torrance will host the Volunteer Kickoff Party for the Beach Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Wednesday, February 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Learn how you can get involved with the Beach Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee. There are opportunities to suit all interests and skill sets. Have fun doing rewarding work to advance the cause.

Please RSVP by February 22 to Megan Geist at

For additional information, visit the website at

The DoubleTree is located at 21333 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.

Velvet Caravan

March 2 & 3, 2018

Velvet-CaravanThe Torrance Cultural Arts Center presents Velvet Caravan for two shows only on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nakano Theater.

Velvet Caravan, a mostly acoustic, modern gypsy jazz quintet from Savannah, GA, will be performing as part of the Studio Cabaret Series. Rooted in the Gypsy Jazz/Gypsy Swing and Latin Swing styles, this high-energy, acoustic-based quintet of guitar, violin, stand-up bass, percussion and keyboards (including accordion) has emerged as one of the shining lights of Savannah’s burgeoning music scene. This band plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and relentless sense of humor. Bringing together the eclectic sounds are a motley crew of super talented musicians from Venezuela; Serbia; Austin, TX; Iowa; Boston, MA, and Southern Georgia.

Tickets for the performances on March 2 and March 3 range from $33 (without dinner) to $48 (with dinner). Purchase tickets at the James R. Armstrong Theatre box office located at 3330 Civic Center Drive or by calling (310) 781-7171, or online at

Design Forum & Gallery Talk

March 6, 2018

Richard-McKinleyThe South Bay arts community will mark a significant occasion when International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) President Richard McKinley participates in the Design Forum & Gallery Talk on Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Destination: Art Studio and Gallery in Torrance.

Artists, design professionals, realtors and art lovers are invited to this rare opportunity to meet with one of the most in-demand artists and workshop instructors in the world.

A Signature Master Pastelist with artwork in the permanent collections of US and international museums, member of multiple pastel organizations, author of two books and regular columnist for Pastel Journal, McKinley will lead a panel discussion with South Bay architecture, real estate and interior design experts on the integration of art into their commissioned projects or sales, for their clients’ homes or work spaces. The panelists will also exchange ideas on trends in décor, color, texture, style and more.

Community Beautification Event @ Seaside Heroes Park

March 10, 2018

Seaside-Heroes-Park-Community-Beautification-EventThe second Saturday of every month, community volunteers get down and dirty at Seaside Heroes Park from 8 to 11 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to 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.

Donations are also accepted via Paypal and personal check to cover the cost of water, tools, and promotion of the event.

Family Fun Fair

March 10, 2018

Family-Fun-FairThe Volunteer Center presents the Heart of Helping Family Fun Fair on Saturday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Old Torrance.

Learn how to help others while enjoying an afternoon of family friendly entertainment. The event will feature carnival games, face painting, crafts, raffle and opportunity drawings, prizes and more.

Torrance Firefighters Association Spaghetti Dinner

March 10, 2017

spaghetti-dinner-fundraiser-south-bay-by-jackieThe Torrance Firefighters Association presents the annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 10 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ken Miller Auditorium.

Bring the entire family to this special annual event and enjoy all the spaghetti you can eat for a very worthy cause! DJ Ozzie will keep the mood festive and all proceeds benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation Summer Camp for burn patients. Over the past years the Torrance Firefighters Association has served over 50,000 meals and raised over $206,000 for burn survivors at Champ Camp.

Arts & Crafts Faire

March 17, 2018

Arts & Craft FaireThe Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild presents the Arts & Crafts Faire on Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The Arts & Crafts Faire features an array of handmade crafts – everything from candles and quilts to sculpture, clothing and jewelry. Attendees can look forward to a door prize and opportunity drawing, music by DJ Ozzie and food and beverages available for purchase.

Admission is FREE!

For additional information, visit the website at

The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3341 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA (at the corner of Torrance Boulevard and Madrona Avenue).

Torrance Police Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon

March 22, 2018

Torrance-PD-Awards-LuncheonThe Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Torrance Police Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, March 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center Toyota Meeting Hall.

Tickets are $45 for TACC Members and $55 for non-members.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

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