Bay Watch Community Calendar 6-23-22

Non-binary, Back activist Pauli Murray.

Event Spotlight:  The Hermosa Pride Festival returns to Hermosa Beach for the second year this weekend.

Friday at 6 p.m. Happy Hour, 7 p.m. screening of “Gender Outlaw” and 8 p.m. Drag Show, all at The Stanton on Hermosa Ave.

Saturday 9 a.m. Breakfast Meet & Greet at El Tarasco on Pier Ave.; 11 a.m. Sidewalk Parade to Pride Tower on the beach; 11:30 a.m. Pride Celebration at the Pride Tower; noon to 3 p.m. LGBTQIA+ Resource Fair at Java Man on Pier Ave.; noon to 3 p.m. live music at Fox & Farrow/Underground on Hermosa Ave.; 12:30 p.m. Drag Storytime at Practical Magic on Hermosa Ave.; 3 to 6 p.m. live music at Agave Azul, Hermosa Ave.; 5 p.m. silent disco at Vista, The Strand; 9 p.m. DJ and drinks at Patrick Molloy’s.

Sunday 8 a.m. paddle and beach day at the Pride Tower on the beach, 12:30 p.m. brunch at Agave Azul; 4 p.m. screening of “My name is Pauli Murray” at St. Cross Church, Monterey Blvd. Follow @hermosabeachpride on Instagram.



Spotlight: Village Runner’s annual Independence Day 5K Run is set for 8 a.m. on July 3. The popular event offers a scenic run along the coast. All participants receive an event t-shirt and there will be chip timing, age division awards and cash prizes to the top three overall male and female runners. All kids who finish the Firecracker Dash receive a medal. The 5K race course starts and finishes on Catalina Avenue near Palos Verdes Boulevard in Redondo Beach. To register or for more information, go to


Thursday, June 23

Farmers Market 90277

The Redondo Beach Certified Farmers Market is every Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at George Freeth Way and Veterans Park West. For more information, call 310-372-1171, ext. 2252.

Summer concerts at Manhattan Village

Summer Concerts have returned to Manhattan Village, 3200 N Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach in The Plaza from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 25. No outside food or beverages permitted. Guests welcome to bring blankets and beach chairs. For more information, go to


Friday, June 24

Farmers Market 90254

Hermosa Beach Rotary hosts a Certified Farmers Market every Friday, noon to 4 p.m., at 1035 Valley Drive.

Redondo Village festival returns

The Riviera Village Summer Festival returns for its 44th year. Enjoy carnival rides, exhibitors, a beer garden, live music, food and more. The hours are 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. For more information, go to


Saturday, June 25

BarryBob Invitational

The BarryBob Invitational is back for a 23rd year. The beach volleyball tournament is at Ninth Street and The Strand in Manhattan Beach. It starts at 9 a.m.


Sunday, June 26

Torrance Antique Street Fair

Join the hunt for vintage treasures when over 180 vintage and artisan sellers transform the streets of downtown Torrance into an open-air antique market, open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be an antique appraisal booth, $3 per item. Pet friendly. Free admission and parking. For more information, call 310-328-6107. 

Farmers Market 90277

The Riviera Village Certified Farmers Market in Redondo Beach is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, go to

Summer Sunday Sounds 

Join the Neighborhood Church of Palos Verdes for its Summer Sunday Sounds concert series. These free, outdoor concerts take place on the church’s seaside patio and are open to all. June’s concert features fingerpicking guitarist Richard Smith, who has played with the likes of Chet Atkins. Bring a picnic at 5:30 p.m. and get settled before the concert starts at 6:30. The church is at 415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. No tickets or reservations required. Seating is provided. For more information, go to

Peninsula Symphony concert

The Peninsula Symphony will perform works by Chopin, Tchaikovsky and John Tower at its Kenneth and Eileen Norris Foundation Concert. The concert, featuring guest conductor David Cubek and 2020 Knox Competition winner pianist Mi-Hyun Suh, is at 7 p.m. at the Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach. Admission is free. For more information, call the symphony office at 310-544-0320, email or go


Tuesday, June 28

Farmers Market 90266

The Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers Market is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Tuesday at Metlox Plaza. For more information, go to

Artlife: Sketching and Painting

Cancer Support Community South Bay will host this free in-person workshop led by artist Vanessa Andrade from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 100, Torrance. Andrade will instruct participants in sketching and painting different styles based on different artworks. Materials will be provided. To register for the workshop, visit and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at


Wednesday, June 29

Physical Therapy for Female Urinary Incontinence

Cancer Support Community South Bay will offer this free workshop led by Sarah Shimanek, a board certified clinical specialist in women’s health physical therapy, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Participants will learn the benefits of physical therapy for urinary incontinence, particularly those with female anatomy after gynecological or breast cancers. To register for the workshop, visit and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at

Hollywood Goes to the Library

Join film historian Annette Bochenek as she presents depictions of librarians and libraries in classic films using photos, video clips and stories at 6:30 p.m. on June 29 on Zoom. For a Zoom link, email MGeorge@TorranceCA.Gov by June 28. 



Mindfulness: Beyond the Hope

Cancer Support Community South Bay will offer this free workshop led by Dr. Glen Komatsu, chief medical officer at Providence TrinityCare Hospice, from 1-2:30 p.m. on June 30 on Zoom. Explore mindfulness as a scientifically proven means to cope with the challenges of life. To join the workshop, go to and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at

Shakespeare by the Sea 

Shakespeare by the Sea is marking its 25th season with a return to live productions. “Much Ado About Nothing” opened on June 23, to be followed by “Romeo & Juliet” on June 30. Shakespeare by the Sea will be at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro June 23-July 9 and Aug. 5-6. The group will be touring July 10-Aug, 4, with stops in San Pedro, Rancho Palos Verdes, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Encino, Mission Viejo, South Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Santa Ana and Aliso Viejo. Times vary. For more information, including a complete schedule, go to

4th of July on Avenue I

The fireworks show and festival features food, beer and wine in addition to live bands leading up to a 20-minute fireworks show from a barge off Avenue I at 9:20 p.m. on July 4. The festival is on Avenue I between Catalina Avenue and The Esplanade. It gets underway at 2 p.m. General admission is $20. For tickets, go to

Redondo Beach fireworks show

The city of Redondo Beach’s fireworks show will light up the night sky above King Harbor from 9-9:20 p.m. on July 4. For more information, go to

Torrance fireworks show

The city of Torrance presents the 2022 4th of July Fireworks Show. The show is from 9-9:40 p.m. on July 4 at the Torrance Civic Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive. For viewing locations and more information, go to

Summer concerts at The Point

The Point in El Segundo welcomes visitors to the Sounds of Summer, a family-friendly music series that will take place from 6–8 p.m. every Wednesday from July 6 to Sept. 28. Every week features a new musician or band with tunes ranging from folk rock to reggae. The Point is located at 850 S. Pacific Coast Highway. For more information, go to

Family Fun Day

The Redondo Beach Police Department will hold Family Fun Day at the Park from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on July 9 at Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. There will be a bounce house, face painting, games, snow cones, a free treasure hunt and more. Visit eventbrite to join the treasure hunt. Search RBPD Mystery.

Celebrate Wellness

Join Cancer Support Community South Bay as they celebrate 35 years of providing free support programs for those affected by cancer. The 25th annual Celebrate Wellness food and beverage tasting fundraiser, hosted and sponsored by the South Coast Botanic Garden, will be held from 3-7 p.m. on July 10 at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Proceeds will be directed to free programs of support, education and hope offered by CSC South Bay. Tickets are $195 per person (guests must be 21 or older) and can be purchased by calling (310) 376-3550 or going to

K9 demonstration

The Los Angeles County Police Canine Association will hold its annual Police Canine Demonstration on July 16 at Sea Hawk Bowl at Redondo Union High School, 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach. There will be a public education safety fair from 1-3 p.m., followed by the K-9 demonstration from 3-5 p.m.

Big Band Music

Webster’s Unabridged Big Band will be at The Neighborhood Church of Palos Verdes on July 17 for the Summer Sunday Sounds concert series. These free concerts take place over the summer months and are open to everyone. Bring a picnic at 5:30 p.m. and get settled before the show starts at 6:30. The church address is 415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. No tickets or reservations required. Seating is provided. For more information, go to

Senior Comedy Afternoons

Bonnie Barchichat’s Senior Comedy Afternoons will present “Alo-Ha-Ha,” a tropical paradise lunch and show, at 12:30 p.m. on July 24 at the Los Verdes Golf Course Vista Ballroom, 7000 W. Los Verdes Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. The show features comedians Michael Preminger, Monica Piper, James P. Connolly and Don McMillan. Tickets are $85, which includes a three-course lunch and the show. For tickets, call (714) 914-2565 or go to

Summer Pops

Conductor Gary Berkson will lead the Peninsula Symphony in an evening of popular movie tunes interspersed with his colorful, engaging talks. The performance is 5 p.m. on July 31 at the Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 631 Vincent St. Doors open at 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact the symphony office at (310) 544-0320 or, or visit ER


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