Baywatch Community Calendar 1-26-23

Lighthouse hosts musician fundraiser - Jeremy Buck is among the performers appearing Saturday, January 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Cafe in support of Music Declares Emergency U.S. The nonprofit supports groups that respond to ecological emergencies. Easy Reader file photo

Spotlight: Music Declares Emergency U.S., a group dedicated to guiding the music industry’s response to the global climate and ecological emergency, is holding a concert at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 3-7 p.m. The group aims to raise awareness about the climate crisis and raise funds to expand its work. RoofTOP, Barley and Jeremy Buck, along with several other South Bay musicians, will be performing. The Lighthouse is located at 30 Pier Ave. Tickets are $20 general admission and $50 for VIP reserved seats and are available at


Art exhibit

An art exhibit of famous rockers in acrylic portraits, LED guitars and neon lights is on display at Cherry Co in Redondo Beach through Feb. 12. The featured artists are Jayime Jean and Miho Hiramatsu. The gallery, located at 211 Avenida del Norte, is free and open daily from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact:, 310-921-8074,, Instagram

Live musical theater

The Aerospace Players present the musical, “1776,”at the James Armstrong Theater on Jan. 27, 28 and 29 and Feb. 2, 3 and 4. The theater is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. For tickets, go to “Day After Day — The Life and Music of Doris Day” opened Jan. 20 at the Second Story Theater. Showtimes are 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays through Feb. 5. The theater is located inside the Community Center at 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For tickets, go to

New museum exhibit

The Torrance Art Museum has a new exhibit: “Bridging the Pacific-LA Art of the Japanese Diaspora.” This year marks the 50th anniversary of the sister city program between Kashiwa, Japan and Torrance. To celebrate this milestone, the Torrance Art Museum is presenting an exhibition of the artistic talents of the Japanese American community based in Southern California. The exhibit runs from Jan. 28 through March 4 and will be open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, go to


Thursday, Jan. 26

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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, Jan. 27

Sports luncheon

The South Bay Athletic Club (SBAC) meeting this week will focus on the West Torrance Lions High School All-Star Football Game. Speakers will include Mira Costa High football coach Don Morrow and Pat Fresch, the former Palos Verdes High School football coach. The SBAC meets every Friday at noon at H.T. Grill, 1701 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. The luncheon meeting is open to the public; cost is $30.

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

Celebration of Life

There will be a Celebration of Life for George Swade, who coached football at Bishop Montgomery High School and Harbor College, at 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 214 Avenue I, Redondo Beach. Swade passed away on Nov. 19 after battling cancer. There will be speakers honoring Swade, fellowship, food and drink, music and a video of the coach’s life. Organizers have arranged a shuttle to The Knights of Columbus from The Original Pancake House at 1756 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. There may be street parking available near the Knights of Columbus.

AdventurePlex Winter Party/Parent’s Night Out

Help your child play their way to good health by signing them up for a Friday Night AdventureCamp at AdventurePlex in Manhattan Beach. $45 per child. 5-9 p.m. For more information, go to

Live music

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents Joselyn & Don in concert with a full band for two nights — Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28 — at the George Nakano Theater. The concert features music from the duo’s new western gothic release, “Seeds & Bones,” and their debut album, “Soar.” The duo will be joined by guest musicians. The concert is at 7 p.m. both nights. The theater is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. For tickets, go to

Live classical music

Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra will give a free concert at 8 p.m. at El Camino College’s Marsee Auditorium. “Reflections of Nature” features the works of Aaron Copland, Franz Liszt and the world premier of “Inyo County Echoes” by local composer Niall Tarō Ferguson. There will be a 7:15 p.m. pre-concert interview with Ferguson. The college is located at 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance.


Saturday, Jan. 28

Sidewalk sale

The annual Hermosa Beach Winter Sidewalk Sale is Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29 on Pier Avenue and downtown Hermosa Beach.

Memorial game

The fourth annual Brett Mendoza Peninsula Alumni baseball game will be held at Panther Park at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, 27118 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. The game honors Brett Mendoza, a former Peninsula and Loyola Marymount University catcher who died in a car accident in 2018. Game time is noon. There will be a grand-opening ceremony celebrating the newly christened Panther Park at 10 a.m.

Senior scams 

The Redondo Beach Public Library will host a program aimed at helping senior citizens avoid cyber and phone scams. Attendees will also learn how to protect themselves while using online services. 11 a.m.-noon. Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway.  

Word Women: From Pain to Poem

Cancer Support Community South Bay is offering this free workshop led by Ja’net Danielo, a poet, teacher and breast cancer survivor. Participants will use poetry to transform the pain around the cancer experience into art as an act of healing and empowerment. Open to anyone who has or has had cancer. No poetry writing experience necessary. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Zoom. To join this virtual workshop, visit and select the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at

Football game

The annual Lion’s All Star Football Game, a fundraiser for the West Torrance Lions Club, will be played at El Camino College at 5 p.m. The late George Swade, who coached football at Bishop Montgomery High School and Harbor College, founded the game in 1965. This year’s game will honor Swade. El Camino is located at 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance.


Sunday, Jan. 29

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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

Live music

Crow Hill Band will be at The Lighthouse Cafe with special guests Brent George and Charis Rey & Friends from 2-5 p.m. 30 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach.

Filmmakers Q&A

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will present a virtual discussion with South Bay filmmakers Douglass M. Stewart, Jr. and Timothy Branning about their documentary film, “Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future,” at 4 p.m. A pioneer in space art, Bonestell helped popularize manned space travel. Also joining the discussion will be renowned space artist Ron Miller, a co-producer of the film, and local rocket engineer Rocco Lardiere. Tickets are $30 and are available at


Monday, Jan. 30

CSC South Bay Welcome Orientation

Find out what Cancer Support Community South Bay is all about in this virtual orientation meeting. Participants will be given a virtual tour of the community and learn about the many free programs that CSC South Bay offers cancer patients and their loved ones. There will also be an opportunity to register for a virtual weekly support group or monthly networking group. 11 a.m. on Zoom. To join the orientation, visit and select the online calendar. For more information, email Carla Bick at


Tuesday, Jan. 31

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


Wednesday, Feb. 1

Virtual Mindfulness Drop-In

Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques. The guided session will be led by a trained Beach Cities Health District instructor. Offered the first Wednesday of each month, from 4-4:30 p.m., on Zoom. No cost. Register at



E-Bike Rodeo

The E-Bike Rodeo event will teach e-bicyclists the rules of the road, riding skills, traffic safety laws and ordinances, classifications, helmet use and maintenance. Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-noon, at South Bay Adult School, 3401 Inglewood Ave., Redondo Beach. All participants must have their own e-bike and helmet. Parents must be present.

Beach Poker

The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation will hold its annual Poker on the Beach on Feb. 5, 3-7 p.m., at the Historic Verge Beach House, 602 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica. The buy-in is $200. Poker on the Beach is a fundraiser for the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, which provides ocean therapy in the form of adaptive surfing for veterans, at-risk youths, special needs adults and frontline healthcare providers suffering from trauma-related PTSD, anxiety and depression. RSVP by Feb. 3. Transportation from Hermosa Beach provided. To register and for more information, go to

Square dance lessons

Learn to square dance. A beginners class starts on Feb. 2 and will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at Riviera Methodist Church, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd, Redondo Beach. A class for square dancers with experience will follow, 8:30-9:15 p.m. The Feb. 2 class is free; $8 per class thereafter. Singles, couples and families welcome. 424-262-7782. 

Live theater

“The Half-Life of Marie Curie” opens Feb. 4, 8 p.m., and continues through Feb. 25 at the Torrance Theatre Company, 1316 Cabrillo Ave. For tickets and more information, go to

Transit center ribbon cutting

The city of Redondo Beach will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Redondo Beach Transit Center at 1521 Kingsdale Ave. at 2 p.m. on Feb. 7. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Public parking is located adjacent to the transit center at 1519 Kingsdale Ave. The transit center will be operational beginning Jan. 29.

Benefit show

The Mira Costa Drama/Tech department will hold its annual AIDS benefit show at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 in the small theatre on campus. Tickets are $5 at the door, with all proceeds going to Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS. 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach.

Coin club meeting

The Bay Cities Coin Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Westchester Masonic Lodge, 7726 West Manchester Ave., Playa Del Rey. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be a show and tell, auctions, a 50/50 and a raffle. All ages welcome. The club will have gifts for kids. For more information, email or visit

Super Bowl Run/Walk

The Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K returns for a 45th year on Feb. 12. To register or for more information, go to

Economic Forecast Summit

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Forecast Summit featuring Christopher Thornberg from Beacon Economics is set for Feb. 21 at Terranea Resort. Thornberg will speak on “Navigating the Stimulus Hangover.” 7:30 a.m. Early bird tickets are $130. For tickets, call 310-377-8111 or email ER


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