Bay Watch Community Calendar 6-30-22
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate America’s Independence, there’s plenty going on in the South Bay this weekend.
Sunday, July 3
The sixth annual Salute to the Troops: Picnic and Concert is set for Sunday, July 3 at the Polliwog Park amphitheater, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. The concert features the Satin Dollz, a vocal group that pays tribute to the 1940s pin-up era. Scheduled for 5-7 p.m., the concert kicks off the city’s annual Concerts in the Park series presented by Chevron. For more information, go to manhattanbeach.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/cultural-arts/concerts/concerts-in-the-park-bands.
Monday, July 4
4th of July on Avenue I
The fireworks show and festival will have 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. 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 rivieravillagefireworks.com.
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. For more information, go to www.visitkingharbor.com/event-details/4th-of-july-fireworks.
Torrance fireworks show
The city of Torrance’s fireworks show is from 9-9:40 p.m. at the Torrance Civic Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive. For viewing locations and more information, go to torranceca.gov/services/community-services/july-4-fireworks-celebration-2022.
El Segundo event
The city of El Segundo will hold its annual Fourth of July celebration at Recreation Park, 401 Sheldon St., El Segundo. There will be daytime events from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and evening events from 5-9 p.m. The festivities will conclude with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. For more information, go to https://www.elsegundorecparks.org/programs-services/special-events/4th-of-july.
Summer concerts at Manhattan Village
Summer Concerts have returned to Manhattan Village, 3200 N Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. There’s live music 6-8 p.m. every Thursday in The Plaza through Aug. 25. No outside food or beverages permitted. Guests are welcome to bring beach chairs and blankets for seating. For more information, go to shopmanhattanvillage.com.
Shakespeare by the Sea
Shakespeare by the Sea is back with its 25th season. “Much Ado About Nothing” opened on June 23, followed by “Romeo & Juliet” on June 30. Shakespeare by the Sea will be at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro through 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 shakespearebythesea.org.
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 thepointsb.com/sounds-of-summer-concert-series.
Thursday, June 30
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.
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 Zoom. Explore mindfulness as a scientifically proven means to cope with the challenges of life. To join the workshop, go to cscsouthbay.org and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.
The Hermosa Beach Historical Society will screen “The Life Story of Doc Ball” at 6:30 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Museum, 710 Pier Ave. Producer and director Carl Ackerman will be on hand. General admission is $15, with tickets only available for purchase online at eventbrite.com. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information, go to hermosabeachhistoricalsociety.org/happy-hour-history.
Friday, July 1
Farmers Market 90254
Hermosa Beach Rotary hosts a Certified Farmers Market every Friday, noon to 4 p.m., at 1035 Valley Drive.
Sunday, July 3
Village Runner’s annual Independence Day 5K Run is set for 8 a.m. 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 will go home with 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 villagerunner.com/4th-of-july-5k.
Tuesday, July 5
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 downtownmanhattanbeach.com.
Thursday, July 7
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Networking Group
Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) offers this free networking group for those who have been diagnosed with oral, head and neck cancer and their loved ones. The group will meet from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. Participants will share and learn from others who are going through similar experiences of their own. Facilitated by a licensed marriage and family therapist, this group is for newly diagnosed and those in treatment, long-time survivors, caregivers and family members. To join the group, go to cscsouthbay.org and open the calendar. For more information, email Carla Bick at Carla@CSCSouthBay.org.
First Thursday ArtWalk
First Thursday ArtWalk is 5:30-9 p.m. in San Pedro. The San Pedro High School band will be performing on the corner of 6th and Mesa and the Food Truck Alley will return to Mesa Street between 7th and 5th streets. The Guided ArtWalk Tour will gather at Sirens Java and Tea, 402 W. 7th St., at 5:30 p.m. and end at the Artistry, 491 W. 6th St. Local galleries will be welcoming guests. Information: 1stthursday.com.
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.
The Midtown Men, starring members of the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys,” will be at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Outdoor Pavilion Amphitheater, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, on July 9. The show starts at 8 p.m. For tickets, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.
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 www.CelebrateWellness.org.
Acupressure and Cancer – In Person and via Zoom
Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) offers this free workshop led by Ana Paula Duarte, LAc. Participants will learn how to give themselves an acupressure massage with specific points to relieve some of the most common side effects of cancer treatment, such as nausea, chemo brain, lymphedema, hot flashes, dry mouth, joint pain and neuropathy. The workshop will be held from 9-10 a.m. July 12 at 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 100, Torrance. Participants may also attend online. To register for the workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.
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 ncpve.org.
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 seniorcomedyafternoons.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit pensym.org. ER