Ongoing Events

Malaga Cove Concerts in the Park: Every Wednesday July 9 – August 27, 2014

Malaga Cove ConcertsThe Malaga Cove Business & Professional Association, in cooperation with the Palos Verde Police Officers Association, is proud to present Concerts in the Park 2013.
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Shakespeare by the Sea: July 9 – August 9, 2014

Shakespeare by the Sea - sbbjThis season, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay.

Performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark will take place during July and the first week in August.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Let Puck entertain you with extraordinary feats of mischief, as he mercilessly toys with lovers of all kinds, humans and fairies alike. “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”
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Redondo Pier Concerts: July 3 – August 30, 2014 (Thurdays & Saturdays)

rb summer of music - sbbjSummer is officially in full swing!

Head to the South Bay for a classic, summertime treat – concerts on the Redondo Beach Pier!

The Redondo Beach Pier Association presents the Summer of Music Concert Series every Thursday and Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. starting July 3 and running through August 30.

These concerts are free to the public, so gather your family, friends and neighbors for a casual, relaxing evening of entertainment the South Bay way.

For additional information, directions and concert schedule, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/event/summer-of-music-free-concerts-on-the-pier-saturdays-3-15/.
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Live Music @ Metlox: Every Sunday through September 28, 2014

Metlox Music Sundays - sbbjMetlox Plaza presents Live Music at Metlox every Sunday through September 28.

Each Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. Metlox Plaza will feature a different band or musician for shoppers, diners and gatherers to enjoy.

Metlox Plaza is a unique shopping and dining destination located at the gateway to Downtown Manhattan Beach.

Metlox boasts a European style town square where upscale shopping and dining offerings intertwine with landscaped courtyards, fountains, a fire sculpture and public art that celebrates the history of the Metlox Pottery manufacturing facility that occupied the site from 1927.

Five bands will be featured throughout the summer: Abrakadabra, Buzuki Boys, Hugo Fernandes, Elmer Flores, David Aldo and Something Hot.
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Concert Series in Polliwog Park: Sundays, June 22 – August 31, 2014

Is there anything better than spending a hot summer night in the park, picnicking with friends and neighbors, listening and dancing to great, live music? Probably not….

The City of Manhattan Beach presents the annual Concerts in the Park series kicking off Sunday, June 22.

The series is a summer-long event held at Polliwog Park and takes place every Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.
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Terranea Unplugged Summer Concert Series: Weekends through September 1, 2014

Terrenea Resort is, without a doubt, one of the foremost amenities in the South Bay.

Visitors to the area, as well as in-the-know locals, make use of and delight in the many services and facilities it provides….including free concerts!

Terrenea is proud to present the Terranea Unplugged Summer Concert Series starting Friday, May 23 and running through September 1.

Every Friday, Saturday and select Sundays from 5 to 9 p.m., guests will enjoy live music in Nelson’s Beer Garden overlooking the deep blue. (Read More)

Zumba in the Park: June 2 – July 28, 2014

zumba - sbbjJoin the Beach Cities Health District for a free fitness series, Zumba in the Park, every Monday evening from June 2 through July 28.

The weekly event will take place at Julia Field in Alta Vista Park through June 30 and will continue at Lincoln Elementary through July 28

Get moving and de-stress with this free, public event that brings together the community, fitness and fun!

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Experience 11: SCRATCH @ ESMoA: June 8 – September 21, 2014

ESMoA - SCRATCH - sbbjGraffiti and tattoo artists will leave their mark on El Segundo to launch the first public display of the Getty Graffiti Black Book during Experience 11: SCRATCH, opening June 8 at El Segundo Museum of Art.

Many of LA’s most influential graffiti and tattoo artists will cover the walls and floors of ESMoA to publicly launch their twenty first century encounter with an artistic tradition: The Getty Graffiti Black Book.

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Yoga @ Shade Hotel: Every Monday & Saturday

Shade Yoga 2 - sbbjShade Hotel offers a Yoga Class every Monday and Saturday morning on the rooftop Skydeck.

Gather a few friends for an all levels class taught by certified Yogi Katherine Guerra.

The Monday class starts at 8:30 a.m. and is an hour long. The Saturday class is from 9 to 10 a.m.

The class is $10 per person and complimentary for hotel guests.

This event is ‘weather permitting’, so don’t show up if it’s raining, and attendees should bring their own mat.

This is a terrific way to start the day!

Call 310-546-4995 to reserve your spot!
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Pint Night @ Rock & Brews: Every Tuesday (Torrance) & Wednesday (El Segundo)

Rock & Brews - sbbjRock & Brews introduces Pint Nights every Wednesday night at the flagship location in El Segundo and Tuesday night at Rock & Brews PCH in Torrance.

The weekly event will engage and educate beer lovers on new and popular craft and artisanal beers and will showcase a notable master brewer or brewery representative for informal tastings and beer-chat with guests.

Pint Night festivities are open to the public and begin promptly at 6 p.m. There is no admission fee and participants who purchase the spotlighted brew will receive a commemorative glass from the brewery. (Limit: one glass per person, while supplies last.) (Read More)

Tarsan FREE Paddle-Out: Every Wednesday

Tarsan poster - sbbjTarsan SUP offers Complimentary Paddle-Outs!

Every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. guests are invited to demo Tarsan’s line of Laird boards free of charge.

This is not a class – it’s an opportunity to get your feet wet (pun intended) trying out this popular activity.

Attendees must reserve a board prior to the event each week. Stop by the shop, call or visit the website to reserve a board ahead of time.

Waterman’s in Hermosa Beach will be offering drink and dinner specials and giveaways to promote this new Wednesday night pastime. (Read More)

Downtown Torrance Market Place: Every Thursday

Downtown Torrance Marketplace - sbbjSupport local merchants and get a jump start on the weekend at the Downtown Torrance Market Place!

Every Thursday, Old Town Torrance takes to the streets with gifts, arts and crafts, jewelry, art, clothing, food and produce, antiques and more!

The weekly event features live music, tastings and product demonstrations from over thirty vendors and runs from 3 to 8 p.m.

Torrance expert Dave Brownlee of Antique Appraisals will place a value on your treasures for $3 per item.

Downtown restaurants and shops will stay open late with sidewalk sales and Market Place specials.

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Cruise at the Beach: Every Friday

Vroom, vroom! The Cruise is back!

Cruise at the Beach returns to Ruby’s Diner in Redondo Beach for the season!

Open to the public, this free event happens every Friday night through October and features a gathering of vintage automobiles on display in the Ruby’s Diner parking lot from 4 to 8 p.m.

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PLAY @ ESMoA: Every Saturday

PLAY @ ESMoA - sbbjPLAY @ ESMoA every Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.!

Start your Saturday with PLAY @ ESMoA, an early childhood program designed for 3 and 4 year olds and their favorite adult companion.

PLAY @ ESMoA will introduce the youngest visitor to art through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities and an art activity.

These workshops last one hour and are led by ESMoA Education Specialists. (Read More)

El Segundo Museum of Art: Friday through Sunday

ESMoA - sbbjThe El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA) opened its doors in January 2013 with the intent to make art more accessible through creative and interactive experiences designed to engage the community.

Founded by Brian and Eva Sweeney and curated by Bernhard Zuenkeler, ESMoA is a non-profit art space located in a new building next to the former post office on Main Street. (Read More)

Take a ride in a vintage car at the Automobile Driving Museum: Every Sunday

Southern California has a rich automotive history and the Automobile Driving Museum (ADM) is a favorite of car aficionados.

Located at 610 Lairport Street in El Segundo, the ADM exists to preserve automotive history with an impressive, rotating collection of 130 classic, antique and historic cars on display. (Read More)

Tequila University @ Ortega 120: First Tuesday of Every Month

demi-stevens shut up carafe - sbbjDid you know that Tequila is a regional specific name for a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands of the north western Mexican state of Jalisco? *

No? Then amigos, it’s time to head back to school for a lesson in Tequila….

Ortega 120 hostsTequila University the first Tuesday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m.

Named one of the ‘Top 30 Things to Do in LA’ by Where Magazine, the event is hosted by award-winning mixologist and tequila aficionado Demi Stevens.

This popular class features a different tequila company every month and students quickly discover that learning has never been so…..tasty.

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Canine Group Hikes: First Sunday of Every Month

Canine Social Hikes - sbbjAll canines and their human companions are invited to attend a monthly Social Canine Group Hike the first Sunday of each month.

These monthly group hikes were created to give all dogs and their two-legged buddies a much needed opportunity to enjoy a healthy outdoor activity in the company of other dogs and people. It’s the most fulfilling and primal activity a dog can experience. (Read More)

Torrance Antique Street Faire: Fourth Sunday of Every Month

Torrance Street Faire - sbbjOld is the new new!

Join the vintage treasure hunt every fourth Sunday at the Torrance Antique Street Faire from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in historic downtown Torrance.

Over 200 sellers will be set up along the tree lined streets with antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, furniture, jewelry, toys, tools, home decor and more…all on sale at bargain prices! (Read More)

Wine Academy @ Shade Hotel: Third Thursday of Every Month

Shade Wine Tasting Academy - sbbjIf you’ve always wanted to learn more about wine but were afraid to ask, you don’t want to miss this class!

Manhattan Beach luxury boutique Shade Hotel hosts a monthly Wine Academy on the third Thursday of each month.

Wine loving friends can gather to socialize, taste and learn from experts about new wines in a relaxed, fun, atmosphere and Shade’s rooftop SkyDeck classroom offers stellar sunset views of the South Bay in lieu of a chalkboard! (Read More)

Point Vicente Lighthouse & Interpretive Center: Second Saturday of Every Month

There’s something romantic about a lighthouse….

If you’ve ever driven along the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, chances are you’ve caught a glimpse of the Point Vicente Lighthouse.

Built in 1926, the 67 foot high tower is perched on a cliff offering breathtaking views of the endless Pacific and its beacon can be seen from twenty miles at sea. (Read More)

Ballroom Dancing: Second Friday of Every Month

Ballroom dancing is more popular than ever before and you don’t have to be a ‘star’ to take part in this popular pastime.

Walk In, Dance Out hosts Swing & Sway at the Joslyn Center in Manhattan Beach the second Friday of every month from 8 to 11 p.m.

If you’ve ever dreamed of tripping the light fantastic, this is your chance.

The South Bay ballroom dancing community is extraordinarily welcoming and encouraging, so even if you’re a beginner, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to practice your moves and dare I say, strut your stuff.

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Beach Cities Swing Band @ the ADM: Third Saturday of Every Month

beach-cities-swing-band-group-shot1 - sbbjThe Automobile Driving Museum presents the Beach Cities Swing Band the third Sunday of each month.

The 16 piece dance orchestra performs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and showcases a different vocalist each month.

The event features classic swing music, non-stop dancing, refreshments for purchase and all those fabulous vintage automobiles.

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Tour the South Bay by Segway

We’ve all heard of the Segway but have you been on one yet?

South Bay Mobile Tours operates out of Riviera Village in Redondo Beach and offers a variety of tours around the South Bay by Segway.

Instruction takes all of twenty minutes and before you know it you’re off on an adventure.

The $20 mini tour provides the perfect opportunity to get a feel for the technology.
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Get Your Game On At The Refinery

Are you ready to up your game?

The Refinery is a 25,000 square foot indoor baseball and fast pitch softball training facility catering to the general public, including the recreational player, high school player, collegiate player and professional player.

The staff includes former and current professional players, college players, college coaches and high school coaches.

There is 1,200 square foot strength and conditioning area with the latest training equipment.

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Torrance Cultural Arts Center: 2013 – 2014 Season

TORRANCE_CULTURAL_ARTS_CENTER - sbbjThe mission of Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is to enrich the community through the performing arts by providing diverse cultural, educational and entertainment experiences of the highest quality.

Located at the heart of the South Bay, the Torrance Cultural Arts Center houses the James R. Armstrong Theatre and George Nakano Theatre and offers a variety of live entertainment including dramatic, comedic and musical theater productions, concerts and other events. (Read More)

Palos Verdes Art Center

PVAC - sbbjThe newly remodeled Palos Verdes Art Center, a non-profit, community visual arts gallery and school, ‘inspires individuals to celebrate, appreciate and create art.’

Since 1931, when it was founded as a cultural arm of the planned community of Palos Verdes Estates, the Art Center’s exhibitions, educational and outreach programs have made the visual arts available, accessible and affordable.

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The Norris Center for the Performing Arts: 2014 – 2015 Season

The Norris Center for the Performing Arts is a non-profit organization committed to providing the South Bay with a performing arts venue that is also available for community use.

Throughout the season, the Norris Center stages an eclectic selection of productions, including the best of Broadway’s plays and musicals, revues and concert performances as well as classes and camps. (Read More)

The South Bay Film Society

Do you enjoy watching the latest foreign and independent films but loathe driving to theaters in Pasadena or Santa Monica to see them?

The South Bay Film Society was created to bring the best of new foreign and independent films to the big screen in the South Bay.

The Society screens films shortly after they play art house theaters in West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Pasadena and well before the films are available on DVD. (Read More)

Old Town Music Hall

Old Town Music Hall - sbbjThe motion picture industry has made dramatic advances since the invention of the first movie camera in the late nineteenth century – from the introduction of ‘talkies’ to 3D technology, the movies have come a long way – but have you ever wondered what it was like to watch a movie where the only accompaniment was live music?

Filmgoers can experience the Silent Era of film at the Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo.

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Explore the Wild Side of the South Bay

The South Bay is world-renowned for its miles of delightful beaches and coastline – but did you know there are also hundreds of acres of woodlands, meadows and trails just waiting to be explored?

One of the South Bay’s best kept secrets is the surprising amount of natural habitat to be found in the area and it is the mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to “preserve land and restore habitat for the enjoyment and education of all.”

They host a full calendar of popular activities, volunteer workdays, training programs and special events throughout the year including:
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Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium

The Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium is ideally located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Open daily to the public free of charge, the Roundhouse is dedicated to teaching students and visitors about the oceans, marine life and the environment.

They offer a variety of programs including class field trips, volunteer opportunities, summer camps and more. Group tours are also available by reservation. (Read More)

Visit SEA Lab

Are you looking for ways to expand your child’s education? Expose them to the world at large? Teach them the benefits of stewardship? Engender an atmosphere of adventure and exploration?

A visit to SEA Lab accomplishes all this and more in a fun and stimulating environment.(Read More)

 

South Bay Farmers’ Markets Schedule

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:
 
 

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Experience Terranea’s Birds of Prey

Mankind has employed birds of prey to hunt for thousands of years. Falconry is “the taking of wild quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of a trained raptor” and the sport has been around for a long, long time.

Have you ever had an opportunity to view a hawk or falcon up close and personal? Have you ever watched them hunt? Falconry is a fascinating pastime and if you’ve ever wondered about this ancient pursuit and would like to learn more about it, you’re in luck.(Read More)

Seascape Trail in Palos Verdes

We wake up on weekend mornings and contemplate all the things we could and should accomplish with our free time. As everyone knows, keeping up with the Joneses is a full time occupation….but seriously, when was the last time you squandered away a perfectly good afternoon?

As Lin Yutang professed, “If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.”
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Treat Fido to Lunch @ Nelson’s

Many places claim to be dog friendly – hotels, parks, shops, even entire towns – but when it comes to dining, there are few and far between that actually practice what they preach. Fortunately, for our furry friends that frequent the South Bay, there is an establishment that encourages inter-species dining.

Nelson’s at Terranea in Palos Verdes is a casual dining venue, one of seven restaurant options at the resort. The freestanding structure is situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific with magnificent views of Catalina. (Read More)

IN-N-OUT Burger @ LAX

In and Out Burger @ LAXWhen you live in Southern California, it is predestined you will have friends and family come to visit. Often. Let’s be honest – hosting visitors can be a chore. You want your guests to enjoy their time here in the Land of LA but you’ve done Hollywood Boulevard and lunch at the Ivy to death.

Here’s a better idea – why not treat them to truly unique L.A. experience without leaving the South Bay? Treat your guests to lunch and take them to IN-N-OUT Burger at 9149 S Sepulveda Boulevard in Westchester. (Read More)

Hang Gliding at the Beach

Hang GlidingCruising along Vista Del Mar on any given afternoon you’ve probably seen the colorful hang gliders hovering above the dunes overlooking the Pacific. Go ahead, admit it – you’ve wanted to stop and check out the action but for one reason or another kept driving.

Here’s an idea: Pack a picnic lunch, drive to Dockweiler State Beach, unfurl a blanket and spend an hour or two lounging on the beach watching a few adventurous souls take hang gliding lessons. (Read More)

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