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- Sunsational Sandcastles: A Summer Sand Sculpture Contest
June 8 – July 6, 2021
The Roundhouse Aquarium will host Sunsational Sandcastles to celebrate World Oceans Day starting June 8.
Sunsational Sandcastles is a sandcastle building contest that invites people from across the United States and around the world to join a summer fun contest designed to raise critical funds to support the Roundhouse Aquarium’s education programs on marine science. People can create their sandcastles wherever they are with any type of sand or soil they have access to.
Voting will take place online. Detailed directions will be announced on July 9th. You can vote for a winner in each category for a $10 donation!
- Seaside Heroes Park Community Beautification Event
June 12, 2021
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.
Meet at 22812 Kathryn Avenue in Torrance. Bring tools (if you have or will be supplied), sunscreen, water, energy.
Donations are also accepted via Paypal and personal check to cover the cost of water, tools, and promotion of the event.
- Live Music in Torino Plaza
June 12, 2021
The Torrance Cultural Arts presents Live Music in Torino Plaza on select Saturdays at 7 p.m..
In person performances are back and TOCA is proud to bring four amazing live concerts to the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. The schedule is as follows:
May 22: Louie Cruz Beltran
June 12:The Smooth Touch Band
June 19: The Fenians
July 3: LA All Stars of Funk
All current city, county and state COVID protocols will be followed.
Tickets are $32/$35.
- Run Up to Father’s Day @ the Western Museum of Flight
June 13, 2021
The Western Museum of Flight presents the Run Up to Father’s Day on Sunday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Attendees will have an opportunity for selfies with the T-38 and famous test pilot, Roy Martin.
Air show favorite War Dog (SNJ/T-6) will be on display. Meet and greet air show pilot, John Collver.
Aviation models, kits, apparel and mementos will be available for purchase.
Suggested donation is $5.
For additional information, visit the website at https://www.wmof.com/.
The Western Museum of Flight is located at 3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3, Torrance, CA 90505.
- Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Virtual Concert: Happy Together
June 13, 2021
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale presents its third virtual concert of the pandemic, Happy Together, premiering Sunday, June 13 at 4 p.m.
It is free to watch and available anytime after the premiere. Donations are gladly accepted.
The concert features highlights from previous concerts, including songs from Hamilton. Two new songs were taped outdoors and an additional two songs were done virtually.
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale has been providing quality concerts to the South Bay for 72 years….. not even a pandemic can stop them!
To watch the concert, visit https://www.lcmasterchorale.com/.
- Night Bazaar
June 17, 2021
Pull & Thread will host a Night Bazaar on Thursday, June 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The Night Bazaar is a monthly pop-up market that celebrates local artists and creatives.
The community is invited to stop by and discover local artists. Come connect with one another in the beautiful showroom surrounded by the magic of hand-knotted rugs from all around the world. Local artists and creatives will fill up the space with their special vibes.
Vendors include handmade ceramics, tasty treats, delicious dips, hand poured candles, photography and much more.
- Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle
Ticket Purchase Deadline: June 18, 2021
A Hilltop Estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean or $5,000,000 is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2021 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. The first and oldest house raffle licensed in California, proceeds help fund the Palos Verdes Art Center’s education, exhibition and outreach programs, keeping them available, accessible and affordable during these challenging times.
Tickets are $150 each or a 3-pack for $400 or a 5-pack for $600. The drawing will take place on June 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Ticket order forms, complete rules and further information about the raffle are available at http://cadreamraffle.com/.
- Kontrapunktus: OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel
June 19, 2021
KONTRAPUNKTUS is set to premiere its third virtual concert, OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel, on YouTube Live via their Kontrapunktus Baroque YouTube channel on Saturday, June 19 at 7:00 PM PST.
Entitled OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel, KONTRAPUNKTUS will be performing four richly nuanced, yet seldom played concertos by the immortal Baroque composer, George Frideric Handel.
The movements to the music contain a full range of compositional styles, including airs, fugues, themes, and dance variations. It would be one of Handel’s last compositions in the Italian style.
- Torrance Antique Street Faire
June 27, 2021
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/.
2021 Dates: January 24 • February 28 • March 28 • April 25 • May 23 • June 27 • July 25 • August 22 • September 26 • October 24 • November 28 • December 26 •
The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.
- SoCal Etsy Guild @ Del Amo
June 27, 2021
It will be a day of handmade fun with local designers, live art, food, giveaways and more!
All vendors will be located below the AMC movie theater, near Forever 21 and a main mall entrance. In case of extreme rain this event will be rescheduled. Plenty of free parking is available.
Scheduled dates: May 23 – June 27- July 25 – August – September 26 – October 24 – November 28 – December 19.
For additional information, visit the website at http://socaletsyguild.com/.
Del Amo Fashion Center is located at 3525 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503.
- Torrance 4th of July Fireworks Show
July 4, 2021
Details will be available after June 15.
For additional information, visit the website at https://www.torranceca.gov/services/community-services/july-4-fireworks-celebration-2021
- Pull & Thread: Art SHow
July 11, 2021
Pull & thread will host an Art Show on Sunday, July 11 from 6 to 9 p.m.
It will be a night of local artists showcasing their work. Enjoy sips and live music while marveling at the art!
Featured artists are Heather Ireland Artz is a Los Angeles based oil painter who specializes in fine art surreal portraiture, contemporary abstract and picturesque pastel beachscapes and Erin Delsigne, Film Collage Artist, is most well-known for her instant film collages using Polaroid and Fuji Instax film to create psychedelic landscapes and surreal portraiture.
This event is FREE to attend.
- Pull & Thread: Champagne Shimmy
July 15, 2021
Pull & Thread will host Champagne Shimmy on Thursday, July 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Champagne Shimmy is a night of belly dance, connecting your mind to your body, surrounded by feminine Love. Experience the intimacy of bonding with other powerful women through dance, fitness, and conversation.
Enjoy a full hour of RAQSHIMMY – a unique invigorating full-body belly dance inspired workout that promises to tighten up your curves and unleash your feminine spirit by tapping into a an ancient art form and a unique combination of strength, flexibility, and dance technique.
July 17 – August 28, 2021
The Torrance Art Museum (TAM) announces the adventurous new community-based public art exhibition ULTRA!, which opens on July 17 and runs through August 28. The Ultra! Kickoff and Museum Reopening Ceremony is on Saturday, July 17 at noon.
Torrance Art Museum serves as the hub station for the exhibition, which features more than 20 artworks from some of the region’s most exciting contemporary artists in accessible locations throughout Torrance. Sculpture, installation, video projection, and interactive experiences are among the works that visitors will find in various parks, storefronts, schools, and government buildings.
The current roster of Ultra! artists include: Luciana Abait, Richard Ankrom, Badly Licked Bear, Joshua Beliso, Reed van Brunschot, Juan Capistran, Ana Carolina Estarita-Guerrero, Fallen Fruit, Finishing School, Jeff Frost, Narsiso Martinez, Julie Orser, Matthew Pagoaga, Esther Ruiz, Abram Santa Cruz, Sonja Schenk, Allison Stewart, Jan van der Ploeg, Dan S Wang, Glen Wilson, and Yarn Bombing LA.
- Art Exhibit @ Pull & Thread
July 25, 2021
Pull & Thread will host an Art Exhibit on Sunday, July 25 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The community is invited to celebrate local artist, Anthony Poon. Musician, architect, and author — Anthony Poon generates compositions of mixed media where various modes of communication and contrasting narratives collide. Through reincarnating found objects and abandoned paintings, he enjoys having a dialogue with artists that he has never met. Anthony’s art has been exhibited in California and Massachusetts and published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Press and ORO Editions. Anthony was a selected artist for the 2013 and 2020 Beverly Hills Art Show.
Enjoy sips and small bites while marveling at the art.
This event is FREE to attend.
For additional information, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-exhibit-at-pullthread-tickets-158684410343.
Pull & Thread is located at 24415 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, 90505.