Baywatch Community Calendar 10-20-22
Spotlight: Ukulele Phenom
Global ukulele phenom and Hawaii cultural ambassador Taimane brings her quartet and dancers to Redondo on Sunday, Oct. 23 following the release of her latest album, “Hawaiki.” Taimane has a unique sound and a live show that wows with both fire and grace while celebrating Hawaii culture and the instrument of the islands — the ukulele. She regularly tours and sells out shows around the world. The concert is at 3 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach. Tickets are $15-$45. For tickets, go to taimane.com/live, email email@example.com or call 800- 595-4849.
The Roundhouse Aquarium on the Manhattan Beach Pier has partnered with Rubicon and set up a Trick or Trash box where community members can dispose of their Halloween candy wrappers from Oct. 24-Nov. 7. Most wrappers end up in a landfill or, in the case of the South Bay, littering the beach. Rubicon sorts the wrappers and picks out ones made of paper or other recyclables, thus keeping them out of the landfill and giving them a second life.
Torrance art exhibits
The Torrance Art Museum has debuted its fall exhibitions. It continues through December. The exhibits are “Un-Civil War! (An Election Special),” a critical inquiry into the deepening divisions in America’s political and cultural landscape, and “Ken Friedman: 92 Events.” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. Free For more information, visit TorrancAartMuseum.com.
Redondo Beach art exhibit
Hermosa Beach artist Kimie Joe has a solo exhibit of assemblages and portraits through Nov. 1 at Cherry Co, 211 Avenida del Norte, Redondo Beach. Kimie Joe is on Instagram @kimiejo_art.
Mira Costa to present “Love/Sick”
Tickets to Mira Costa’s fall production, John Cariani’s “Love/Sick,” a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays, are on sale at miracostadramaboosters.org. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute show explores the pain and joy that comes with being in love. The show is rated PG-13. Show dates are Nov. 4, Nov. 5, Nov. 9, Nov. 10, Nov. 11 and Nov. 12.
Adopt a Child for a Day
The P.S. I Love You Foundation and Fablectics’ 21st annual Adopt a Child for a Day celebration in Manhattan Beach has been rescheduled for Oct. 22. The event pairs 300 at-risk children from non-profit organizations, foster care, shelters and schools with 300 adult mentors for a day of fun, friendship, trust building and healthy interaction. Adults interested in mentoring and teenagers interested in volunteering will find more information at psiloveyoufoundation.org.
Thursday, Oct. 20
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.
Friday, Oct. 21
Farmers Market 90254
Hermosa Beach Rotary hosts a Certified Farmers Market every Friday, noon to 4 p.m., at 1035 Valley Drive.
The South Bay Athletic Club will meet at noon at H.T. Grill, 1701 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. The speaker this week is Gene Engle, a former El Camino College football player and longtime member of the coaching staff. He will talk about ECC honoring its top 75 male and female athletes on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the 6 p.m. football game against Cerritos College. The event is part of the school’s 75th anniversary celebration. The luncheon is open to the public. Lunch is $30.
Lunch and Learn: Societal Consequences of a Health Crisis
Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) hosts this workshop led by Roland Tay, a licensed naturopathic doctor. Tay will present on the theory of the psychology of totalitarianism. Discussion will explore how mass formation develops during a world health crisis such as COVID-19 and leads to collective uncertainty. Participants will learn how awakening can restore critical thinking and control. The workshop is from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 100, Torrance and includes lunch. To register for the workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and select the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.
El Camino College play
The final two performances of “Dear Harvey,” a documentary-style play about the impact and legacy of Harvey Milk, are 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 in the campus theater at El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students with ID. The play includes adult language and themes. Parking is free. For tickets, go to elcaminotickets.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx.
Elm Street Productions has invited the Mira Costa Drama/Tech Department to participate in its haunted house Friday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 23 at 4583 W. 141st St., Hawthorne. “The Pinkerton Legend — A Haunted Experience” features two distinct mazes and is open from 6-9 p.m. $10 suggested donation in support of the Mira Costa Drama/Tech Department. Parking on Rosecrans Boulevard and Hawthorne Boulevard. For more information, go to elmstreetproductions.com.
West Coast Ballet will perform “Dracula” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater, 710 Pier Ave. Guests are welcome to wear costumes. For tickets, go to westcoastballet.org.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Hermosa Beach Mayor Michael Detoy’s Monthly Conversations & Park Refresh was rescheduled from Oct. 15 to Oct. 22 due to rain. 9-10:30 a.m. at Moondust Parkette, 1014 2nd St. Volunteers are needed to help paint the park. To sign up, go to hermosabeach.gov and open the calendar.
34th annual Family Halloween Carnival
The carnival is from 1-5 p.m. at Manhattan Heights Park, 1600 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Enjoy carnival games, a costume contest and parade at 1 p.m., the Teen Center haunted house, a cupcake walk, snow cones, popcorn and more. For more information, go to manhattanbeach.gov and open the calendar.
Sunday, Oct. 23
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 rivieravillagefarmersmarket.com.
Halloween pet parade
The Torrance Antique Street Faire for October will include a Howl-o-ween Pet Parade at 12:30 p.m. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. There will be refreshments, trick or treating and music. The antique fair features 180 sellers and antique appraisals that are free if you are in costume. Otherwise, the fee is $3. The fair is from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in downtown Torrance. Free admission and parking. For more information, go to torranceantiquefaire.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 25
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.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Hermosa View ribbon cutting
The Hermosa Beach City School District’s State of Schools will include a ribbon cutting at Hermosa View Elementary School, 1800 Prospect Ave. The event is at 4 p.m. in the multipurpose room. RSVP by Oct. 21. 424-333-9975.
Thursday, Oct. 27
Cancer Support: Chemobrain/Chemo-fog
Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) offers this free workshop led by Dr. Arash Asher, director of Cancer Survivorship and Rehabilitation at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Cancer-related cognitive impairment is a common concern for many patients with cancer. Participants will learn factors that may fuel symptoms and lifestyle strategies to support recovery. The workshop is from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Zoom. To join the virtual workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and select the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.
Trunk or Treat
The Manhattan Beach Police Department will host a Trunk or Treat from 5-8 p.m. where the farmer’s market is held on 13th Street. Collect candy from the police department as you walk from car to car. Tacos will be for sale.
Hermosa Beach State of the City
Community members are invited to the State of the City address by Hermosa Beach Mayor Mike Detoy at 5:30 p.m. near the lifeguard headquarters at 1201 The Strand and a reception that will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse. K Tel Allstars will cap off the event with a live performance. Reservations are requested, but entry is free. To register, go to hbchamber.net and open the calendar.
Jessica Fichot and her quartet will perform at 8 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the campus theater at El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. Drawing from her multiethnic French, Chinese and America heritage to create an unexpected and diverse repertoire of songs sung in six languages, Fichot will present her song selections accompanied by her accordion, a toy piano and her fiery band. For tickets, go to elcaminotickets.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx.
Intro to Medical Qi Gong
Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) is offering a three-part series of workshops led by Benj Sinskul, a medical Qi Gong practitioner. Using experiential techniques, attendees will learn to sense chi fields and how the movement of energy affects health. The first workshop is from 10 a.m.-noon on Oct. 29 at 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 100, Torrance. Parts two and three of the series will take place on Nov. 5 and Nov. 19. To register for the workshop, go to cscsouthbay.org and select the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.
Redondo Beach Witch Paddle
Portofino Hotel & Marina are joining forces with Harbor Vibes for the third annual Redondo Beach Witch Paddle on Oct. 29. The Portofino restaurant will be setting up a beer garden for the occasion. The witch paddle will begin at 10:30 a.m. and friends and family are welcome to cheer on the paddlers from the beer garden. Tickets are $50 per adult, which includes 2 drink tickets and snacks, and $20 per child, which includes all food and non-alcoholic beverages. Portofino is located at 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. Tickets are for sale at eventbrite.com. Search Witch Paddle.
M.I.A. Recoveries Inc. will hold a fundraising event on Oct. 29 in honor of Clayton Kuhles for the recovery of a specific aircraft by a team from M.I.A. Recoveries. Kuhles, the founder and president of MIA Recoveries, discovered the crash site on Dec. 7, 2010. There will be a seminar from 3-4:30 p.m. at Torrance Municipal Airport, 3301 Airport Drive. Kuhles is the featured speaker. Tickets are $20 per person. A dinner will follow at 5 p.m. at 5325 Bayridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. The speakers are Kuhles and Torrance Mayor George Chen. Tickets are $200 per person. For tickets or to make a donation, go to MIAunforgotten.com.
Pier to Pier Friendship Walk
The annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is set for 9 a.m. on Oct. 30. Check-in is 8 a.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Participants will walk to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back in support of the Friendship Foundation and local schools. Register at skechersfriendshipwalk.com.
Now in its 32nd year, the Pumpkin Race is set for 2 p.m. on Oct. 30 in Manhattan Beach. Race a pumpkin down Manhattan Beach Boulevard and take part in the spectacle of the Manhattan Beach Pier area transformed into Pumpkin Race Land. For details, go to manhattanbeach.gov and open the calendar.
Riviera Village Trick or Treat
Children are invited to trick or treat at the shops at Riviera Village from 3-6 p.m. on Oct. 31. South Catalina Avenue will be closed to traffic from Avenue I to Palos Verdes Blvd. for the event.
Redondo Beach Library Trick or Treat
Families are invited to stop by the Redondo Beach Public Library on Oct. 31 and trick or treat at the main library (303 N. Pacific Coast Highway) and north branch (2000 Artesia Blvd.), 3-7 p.m. ER