Baywatch Community Calendar 2-2-23
New Orleans meets Hermosa
Spotlight: Artist Victoria White is bringing the panache of her hometown of New Orleans to the Resin Gallery in Hermosa Beach for her first solo exhibit, “I Came to Live Out Loud.” Opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 with musical performances on a painted baby grand piano, an Elton John tribute, and a New Orleans brass band. White is a director of Indivisible Arts, an Hermosa Beach non-profit that provides art classes for young students. A portion of White’s art sales will go to the Da Vinci RISE Creative Wisdom Tools initiative. For more information about the show or Indivisible Arts, email email@example.com, call Rafael McMaster at (310) 297-0003 or contact White at (504) 343-0678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Bay Landmark photo contest
“Why I love the South Bay” is the title of the second annual landmarks photography contest sponsored by the South Bay Cities Council of Governments. Boundaries for the landmarks are El Segundo on the north; the Palos Verdes Peninsula on the south; and Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood,Torrance, Lawndale, and Lomita on the east. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 10. For details, visit SouthBayCities.org.
Foster dog parents needed
Forte Animal Rescue, a long-established dog rescue non-profit, is urgently in need of people willing to be foster parents for rescued dogs. To learn more about fostering, visit the Forte website at farescue.org, call Forte at 310-362-0321 or email them at email@example.com.
Acrylic rockers, LED guitars
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-921-8074, cherryco.art, Instagram @cherryco.art.
“1776” at Armstrong Theater
The Aerospace Players present the musical, “1776,” at the James Armstrong Theater on Feb. 2, 3 and 4. (See review, page 24). The theater is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. For tickets, go to torr-internet.choicecrm.net.
Pillow Talk femme fatale
“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 P3Theatre.biz.
Pacific brim, at Torrance Art
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 torranceartmuseum.com.
Thursday, Feb. 2
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.
Kids Snack and Support
Cancer Support Community South Bay presents this free support group the first and third Thursday of each month for children ages 5-12 who have a family member with cancer. Facilitated by marriage family therapist Nadine Shoukry, the group offers children an opportunity to make friends and learn new skills for living with the stresses of having cancer in the family. In a small group setting, children will talk, learn and grow with other children living with cancer. 4 to 4:45 p.m. on Zoom. For more information, email Carla Bick at Carla@CSCSouthbay.org .
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.
Saturday, Feb. 4
Redondo E-Bike Rodeo
The E-Bike Rodeo will teach young e-bicyclists the rules of the road, riding skills, traffic safety laws and ordinances, classifications, helmet use and maintenance. 9 a.m. to noon at the South Bay Adult School, 3401 Inglewood Ave., Redondo Beach. All participants must have their own e-bike and helmet. Parents must be present.
Guided nature walk
George F Canyon Guided Nature Preserve Walk with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, 10:30 a.m. You will be guided by a trained naturalist to discover a variety of wildlife in their canyon habitat. Enjoy views of the L.A. Basin. Meet on the back deck of the George F Canyon Nature Center. Parking in Preserve lot located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. No RSVP required. Rain cancels.
Marie Curie’s whole life
“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 torrancetheatrecompany.com.
Jimmy Beach Beach Poker Party
The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation will hold its annual Poker on the Beach from 3 to7 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 jimmymillerfoundation.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 7
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.
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. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Public parking is located adjacent to the transit center at 1519 Kingsdale Ave.
The Mira Costa Drama/Tech department will hold its annual AIDS benefit show at 7 p.m. 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.
Thursday, Feb. 9
Beach Cities Community Forum on Fentanyl
The Beach Cities Partnership for Youth Coalition is hosting an in-person community forum that will include a film screening of “Dead on Arrival,” a fentanyl documentary, followed by a panel discussion. 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the RUHS auditorium, 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach. No cost. Register at bchd.org/fentanyl.
Coin club meeting
The Bay Cities Coin Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. 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 email@example.com or visit baycitiescoinclub.com.
Seniors in the drama/tech department at Mira Costa High School will host a Comedy Sportz High School League match at 7 p.m. on Feb. 10 in the small theater on campus. $5 at the door. 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach.
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 redondo10k.com.
The Torrance Refinery Action Alliance and other organizations will host an informational event on Feb. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Locker Student Union at Cal State Dominguez Hills. The scheduled speakers include Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chris Chavez from Coalition for Clean Air and others. For more information, go to traa.website.
Rock ’n roll tribute band the Atlantic City Boys will bring the music of the 50s and 60s to the Redondo Union High School auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 18. Concert-goers can expect covers of such classics as “My Eyes Adored You,” “Ragdoll” and “Let’s Hang On.” Band members E. Michael Evans, Dustin Fisher, Jeremy James and Sammy Pawlak have performed with the likes of Pattie Labelle and The Temptations. For more information, go to sbconcerts.org.
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 palosverdeschamber.com. ER