Baywatch Community Calendar 9-8-22

Lou Sidella (left)  owner of Body One Fitness and founder of Row for a Reason, and Joey Shanahan, executive director/CEO of Cancer Support Community South Bay.

Event Spotlight: 

Body One Fitness will present the seventh annual “Row for a Reason” to raise funds for Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 and from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Body One Fitness, 201 Herondo St., Suite 100, Redondo Beach. Gym owner and founder of Row for a Reason, Lou Sidella, is dedicating all rowing machines to the fundraiser for the duration of the event. Sidella lost his father to cancer. Row for a Reason has raised more than $100,000 for CSC South Bay since 2015. Participants can sign up to row in half-hour time slots for a $50 donation. They are encouraged to have friends and family row with them or donate to support their efforts. Donations are also welcome from those who would like to participate, but cannot attend in-person. The fundraiser will include a raffle for Tito’s Vodka and will also feature a margarita bar for the kickoff on Sept. 9. To register for Row for a Reason, visit For more information, email or call (310) 379-5425.



PVE art show

The Redondo Beach Art Group has an art show, “Textures,” on display at the Malaga Cove Library art gallery through Oct. 10. Participating artists explored a variety of materials and media. There will be a reception from 4-7 p.m. on Sept. 9. The library is located at 2400 Vía Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates.

MB art exhibition

The Manhattan Beach Art Center’s annual community art exhibition is on display through Oct. 2. The exhibition features diverse and innovative artworks ranging from photography and paintings to sound generating sculpture and woven fiber. More than seventy artists are featured. The art center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd. across from Polliwog Park and is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. For more information, call 310-802-5440.

RB art exhibition

The ninth annual CA 101 Pop Up Art Exhibition is underway at the Redondo Beach Historic Library, 309 Esplanade. The gallery is open Sept 9-11 and Sept 16-18, noon to 7 p.m. Hosted by Friends of Redondo Beach Arts, CA 101 features 73 nationwide artists whose works encompass all types of media and subject matters. For more information, go to

Summer concerts at The Point

The Point in El Segundo welcomes visitors to the Sounds of Summer, a family-friendly music series that takes place from 6–8 p.m. every Wednesday through 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


Thursday, Sept. 8

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.

Workshop: Eat to Live Well

Cancer Support Community South Bay presents this first in a three-part series of workshops led by Pam Braun, a former chef, a cancer survivor, and author of the “Anti-Cancer Cookbook.” The workshop is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Zoom. Braun will share her extensive research on food and its relationship to cancer with focus on what experts now say we should and should not eat to help decrease the chances of cancer and its recurrence. Other topics include how to shop, what to cook and how to cook it, how to eat out healthfully. Parts two and three in the series will take place on Sept. 15 and 22. To join this free workshop, visit and open the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at  


Friday, Sept. 9

Portuguese Bend National Horse Show

The 64th Annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show will be held Sept. 9-11 at Ernie Howlett Park, 25851 Hawthorne Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates. The daily hours are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. This highly regarded A-rated horse show has two fully scheduled rings offering a wide variety of classes, including the prestigious PCHA Horsemanship Medal Finals. There will also be food booths, boutiques and events for children, including magic shows, pony rides and face painting. Proceeds benefit The Associates Chair in Endocrinology and The Associates Chair in Transplant Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. General admission tickets are $5. Free admission for children under age 12. Friday complimentary admission. For more information, go to

Farmers Market 90254

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

Sports luncheon

The South Bay Athletic Club will begin its 57th year at noon at H.T. Grill, 1701 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. El Camino College football coach Gifford Lindheim will be the featured speaker. The luncheon is open to the public. Lunch is $30. 


Saturday, Sept. 10

Author talk

Local author Alison Clay-Duboff will talk about her book, “Living With Veracity Dying With Dignity,” at 11 a.m. in the second floor meeting room at the Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway. It is a story of love, heartbreak and personal choice, chronicling the adventurous journeys with her husband Ken until the ultimate journey took his life. Diagnosed with a terminal illness and facing impending death, Ken Duboff chose his own exit with the aid of Death With Dignity, or MAID (Medical Aid In Dying). A Q&A will follow the presentation.

Lobster Rock Weekend

Ragin Cajun at 525 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach will hold a Lobster Rock Weekend Sept. 10-11, noon-6 p.m. Rock out to Blink 182, The Foo Fighters, Sublime and Weezer tribute bands, as well as special guests Feed the Kitty and Hollowbody’s. The music schedule: Saturday noon, The Hollowbody’s; 2 p.m., Weezerton; 4 p.m., blink180TRUE. Sunday noon, Feed the Kitty; 2 p.m., Doin Time, 4 p.m. Faux Fighters. Free parking.


Sunday, Sept. 11

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

South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society

The presenter for September is Steven Frieze, whose talk is titled, “Adventures in Namaqualand: The Beauty and Exotic Quality of South African Succulents.” Steven will speak about a variety of succulents he saw growing while traveling north from Cape Town to Springbok in an area of South Africa known as Namaqualand. The meeting is at 1 p.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Free admission for SCCSS members and their guests. For more information, visit


Monday, Sept. 12

Young Cancer Survivorship Group

Cancer Support Community South Bay offers this free weekly networking group for young adults diagnosed with cancer before their early forties. Participants can connect with other young adults who have just been diagnosed, are undergoing treatment or have finished treatment, and survivors. The group will meet from 6-8 p.m. on Zoom. To join this online group, visit email Carla Bick at


Tuesday, Sept. 13

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


Thursday, Sept. 15

Film screening

There will be a screening of “Patti Astor’s True Story” at 7 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center Theatre, 710 Pier Ave. The 40-minute documentary features vignettes from the life of Astor, an ‘80s art icon. A reception hosted by the Hermosa Beach History Museum will precede the screening at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Proceeds benefit the Hermosa Beach Museum docent program.



Frankly Speaking About Treatment Decisions

Cancer Support Community South Bay offers this free program led by Mary Welch, an oncology nurse practitioner. Welch will focus on building awareness among patients and caregivers on speaking with their health care teams about treatment decision making, side effects and how to prepare questions for their next appointment. The workshop is from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 on Zoom. To join, visit and open the online calendar. For more information, email

Rebecca Sul at

BeachLife Ranch music festival

The BeachLife Ranch music festival is Sept. 16-18 on North Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach. The lineup includes Dierks Bentley, Brandi Carlile and Waylon Jennings. For tickets and more information, go to

Ukulele festival

The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival is Sept. 23-25 at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive. The family-friendly festival includes workshops for all levels of playing ability and live performances by some of today’s most popular ukulele players. For the full festival lineup, artist and workshop information and to purchase tickets, go to

Manhattan Beach 10K

The 45th annual Manhattan Beach 10K is set for Oct. 1 with a start time of 7:30 a.m. Experience one of the most scenic 10K courses in the South Bay and enjoy live music and a post-race expo at the finish line. Over 3,500 runners will take to the streets for this moderate to slightly difficult course through downtown and residential Manhattan Beach, finishing at the Manhattan Beach Pier. This year’s race is designated the RRCA California State 10K Championship. For those who would like to “Run Your Own Race” there is a virtual option. Registration costs range from $25-$40. Register now; there will be no day-of registration. For more information, email, call the info line at 424.260.6548 or visit

Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay

Anna Geniushene, piano. Winner of 2022 Van Cliburn Silver Medal. Sunday, October 9, 2022. Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet. Principal with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Sunday, November 13, 2022. Claire Huangci, piano. Winner of multiple International prizes. Sunday, January 15, 2023. Marcia Dickstein, piano and Philip Vaiman, violin. Sunday, March 5, 2023. “Bethoven to Broadway” Saturday, April 15, 2023. Tickets are available in-person, via phone, or online at PVPA. Concert previews at 6:15pm and Concerts at 7pm. Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Dr., Rolling Hills Estates. Free Parking. (310) 544-0403.


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