Bay Watch Community Calendar 6-9-22

Kid rides will be among the popular attractions at the 44th Annual Riviera Village Summer Festival. Easy Reader photo file

Spotlight:  Redondo Village festival returns

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


Spotlight: In recognition of Pride month, the city of Manhattan Beach will unveil a rainbow crossing at Manhattan Beach Boulevard and The Strand at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. The event will feature a ribbon cutting and remarks by incoming Mayor Steve Napolitano and guest speakers. “The rainbow crosswalk represents the city’s commitment to inclusivity for all its residents,” outgoing Mayor Hildy Stern said in a statement. “This ribbon cutting event has special meaning during Pride month. It is an opportunity for our community to come together to support the LGBTQ+ community as we strive to be a welcoming city that assures everyone feels valued, safe and supported.”

Thursday, June 9

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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.


Friday, June 10

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

Art show

PADA, the Photographic and Digital Artists group, has returned to The Loft in San Pedro for an exhibition with new works by 20 of its members. The exhibition is open from 3-6 p.m. The Loft is located at 401 Mesa St. For more information, email Yumi at

Street Fair & Music Festival

The 34th annual Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival, featuring beer and wine, food, artisans, vendors, entertainment and carnival rides, is set for June 10-12. The hours are 4-10 p.m. on June 10 (carnival only), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on June 11, and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on June 12. It will be held at 501 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. Free admission, free parking and free entertainment. Carnival tickets available online at


Saturday, June 11

South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society

Tom Glavich, a longtime grower and propagator of succulent plants, is the featured speaker at the South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society’s June meeting. Glavich will talk about the similarities and differences of the Euphorbia species. His presentation will include a look at mutant forms. He’ll also demonstrate how to cultivate and propagate Euphorbias. The meeting is 1 p.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Estates. For more information, go to

Live music

The El Segundo Library will present a free concert featuring The Silver Linings Trio from 1-3 p.m. at Library Park, located in the 600 block of Main Street. The trio, consisting of two violinists and a cellist, performs uplifting arrangements ranging from Santana to Sinatra, movie tunes and more.

Author talk

Join Bill Salem at 3 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Public Library as he talks about his memoir, “Cairo to California: From Visualization to Realization.” Copies of the book will be for sale. The talk will be held in the second floor meeting room. The library address is 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway. For more information, call 310-318-0675.

Gospel concert

The vocal group JMNSingers will take the stage at 7 p.m. at Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. The talented vocalists will present gospel music and spirituals in their third annual gospel concert. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $20 for seniors and students and $10 for children ages 4–12. The theater is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive. For tickets, call the box office at 310-781-7171 or go to


Sunday, June 12

Elks Lodge pancake breakfast

Elks Lodge #1378 will hold a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Tickets are $8, with all proceeds benefiting veterans programs. Pre-sale tickets are available at the lodge, 315 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, by calling 310-372-8488 or emailing or Lodge hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

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

Book talk

Taylor Hahn, author of “The Lifestyle,” her debut novel, will be at {pages}: a bookstore at 3 p.m. Taylor will be in conversation with veteran author Allison Winn Scotch. Book lovers are invited to join them in the store’s courtyard for a champagne toast, book talk and signing. Purchase of “The Lifestyle” is your ticket for admission. {pages} is located at 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. To purchase “The Lifestyle,” go to

Master chorale concert

Los Cancioneros Master Chorale will perform “Music from Across the Pond” at 7 p.m. at Armstrong Theater, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. The concert features works by Gilbert & Sullivan, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more. General admission is $35 and $20 for students. Free parking. For tickets, call Diana at 310-779-3072, email, call the theater box office 310-781-7171 or go to


Tuesday, June 14

Manhattan Beach Pride

Join {pages}: a bookstore for an evening of book talks with special guest Lee Wind and {pages} staff members who will share some of their favorite LGBTQ books with a focus on kids and teen titles. Wind is the author of several books for kids and teens including, “I’m Here. I’m Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?” This is a free event, but RSVPs are requested. The event is at 6 p.m and follows the 5 p.m. unveiling of the city of Manhattan Beach’s Pride crosswalk at Manhattan Beach Boulevard and The Strand. {pages}, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. For more information, go to

Virtual book discussion

The Redondo Beach Public Library’s adult book discussion of the month will featureLeave the World Behind” by Rumaan Alam. Senior Librarian Erin Schoonover will lead the discussion, set for 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Zoom. The event is free, but registration is required. Sign up at Click on the events calendar.



The Gift of Anxiety 

Cancer Support Community South Bay will offer this free workshop led by psychologist Donna Ehlers from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 17 on Zoom. Participants will learn the benefits of embracing anxiety along with options for treatment. To join this virtual workshop, visit and select the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at

Friends of the Library sale

The Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library Bookstore will hold its monthly Saturday sale from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 18. Items on sale include books, DVDs, CDs, LPs and puzzles, all priced at $1 or less. The bookstore is located on 11th Place behind the Hermosa Beach Community Center. It’s west of Pacific Coast Highway and the Veterans Memorial and across the street from the Alano Club. Weekday hours are Mondays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Parking is available in the community center parking lot. For more information, go to

Live jazz music

Take a musical journey through different styles of jazz with a live performance in the meeting room at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. The performance, featuring guitarist Jacques Lesure and his band, is at 2 p.m. on June 18. For more information, call 310-618-5959.

How L.A. Invented the Backyard Barbecue

Backyard grilling developed in the 1920s and by 1940 was a triumph. Join author and food school Charles Perry for a lecture on this culinary tradition at 6 p.m. on June 20 on Zoom. For a Zoom link, email SBuehler@TorranceCA.Gov by June 17.

Shakespeare by the Sea 

Shakespeare by the Sea will mark its 25th season with a return to live productions. “Much Ado About Nothing” opens June 23, 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 then hits the road, 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. For more information including a complete schedule, go to

Summer festival

The Riviera Village Summer Festival is back for its 44th year. Enjoy exhibitors, a beer garden, live music, rides, food and more June 24-26. The hours are 4-9 p.m. on June 24, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on June 25, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on June 26. Artisan and craft vendors interested in participating may contact Jamie Janssen at 310-889-5303 or For more information, go to


Hermosa Beach Pride

Save the date. The second annual Hermosa Beach Pride is set for June 25. Details pending.


BarryBob Invitational

The Barry Bob Invitational, a beach volleyball tournament now in its 23rd year, is set for June 25 at Ninth Street and The Strand in Manhattan Beach. It starts at 9 a.m.


Peninsula Symphony concert

The Peninsula Symphony will perform works by Chopin, Tchaikovsky and John Tower at its Kenneth and Eileen Norris Foundation Concert on June 26. 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 


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. 

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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