Calendar: 11-4-2021

Photo by Gloria Placentia

Spotlight: The Hermosa Beach Historical Society is inviting the community to celebrate the life and work of the late Robi Hutas. The local photographer and artist passed away March 29, 2020 at age 83.
A presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the community theatre, followed by an opening reception for a new temporary exhibition downstairs at the Hermosa Beach Historical Society & Museum. The exhibition, “Life Through His Lens,” features works by Hutas. Face masks required.

The theater is located at 710 Pier Ave. 

For more information, go to



Art show

“Beyond Shapes,” an exhibition featuring a collection of paintings, metal cut-outs and drawings by Manhattan Beach artist David Peters, is on display at the Manhattan Beach Arts Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd., through Dec. 19. 

For more information, contact Carmen Mentges at or 310-379-5800, or go to


Thursday, Nov. 4

Farmers Market 90277

The Redondo Beach Certified Farmers Market is every Thursday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at George Freeth Way and Veterans Park West. For more information, call 310-372-1171, ext. 2252.


Friday, Nov. 5

Farmers Market 90254

The Hermosa Beach Rotary hosts a Certified Farmers Market every Friday from noon-4 p.m. 1035 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach.


Monument unveiling

Leadership Redondo Beach Class of 2019 will unveil a monument honoring Amador Espinosa at 4 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Police Department, 410 Diamond St. The ceremony will be held outside between the department and council chambers. Espinosa dedicated 56 years of service to the Redondo Beach Police Department and Redondo Beach community.


Saturday, Nov. 6

TEDx Manhattan Beach

This year’s TEDx MB event features a lineup of 14 presenters from the fields of technology, science, art, business, society and education. Plus, Aiseborn, an LA based graffiti and mural Artist, will lead attendees in the annual Community Art Project. TEDx MB will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Mira Costa High School auditorium and campus. For tickets and more information, go to


Theft prevention

The Redondo Beach Police Department will hold a catalytic converter etching event from 9-11 a.m. at the Redondo Beach Police Annex parking lot, 200 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. Reservations required. 

To RSVP, go to


MCHS reunion

Members of Mira Costa High School’s Class of 1971 are invited to a reunion where they can reconnect with old friends. The reunion is from 6-11 p.m. at Ayres Hotel in Hawthorne. There will be food, a photo booth, a no host bar and more. Parking fees waived.

For more information, email


Sunday, Nov. 7

Farmers Market 90277

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


Live music

Abrakadabra will be performing in Hermosa Beach on Nov. 7 and Nov 14, 2-5 p.m., in the front courtyard at Crafty Minds, 1031 Hermosa Ave. The band will be playing two sets of Latin, pop, jazz originals and covers. For more information, go to or visit the band’s Facebook page, Abrakadabra Latin Jazz.


Symphony Concert

Under the direction of guest conductor Jorge Luis Uzcátegui, the Peninsula Symphony Association will perform with soloist Erika UzCa at 7 p.m. at the Redondo Union High School auditorium. Admission and parking are free. The concert will be preceded by a lecture at 6:15 p.m. for association members and guest-pass holders. Audience members must be vaccinated. For more information, call the symphony office at 310-544-0320 or go to


Monday, Nov. 8

CSCRB Welcome Orientation

Find out what Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) is all about in this virtual orientation meeting set for 11 a.m. on Zoom. Participants will receive a virtual tour of the community and learn about the many free programs CSCRB offers for cancer patients and their loved ones. The opportunity to register for a virtual weekly support group or monthly networking group will also be provided. To join the orientation, go to and open the calendar. For more information, email


Tuesday, Nov. 9

Farmers Market 90266

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


Caregiver Support Group

Torrance Memorial hosts a virtual support group for caregivers from 12:30-1:30 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 310-517-4711 or email


Wednesday, Nov. 10

“Upside of Aging”

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Village’s fifth annual “Upside of Aging” event will feature a conversation with Ashton Applewhite, author of “This Chair Rocks, a Manifesto Against Ageism.” This free virtual event is scheduled for 2-3 p.m. For registration information, call Marianne Propst at 310-991-3324 or email For more information, go to


Thursday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day ceremony

Two local chapters of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will observe the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Veterans Day when they gather at Green Hills Memorial Park for a wreath-laying ceremony. The two chapters are Point Vicente and El Redondo. The ceremony is at 11 a.m. at 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes.


Veterans tribute, bbq

The Redondo Beach Veterans Day Tribute is set for 1 p.m at Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade. The ceremony will be followed by a barbecue hosted by Redondo Elks Lodge No. 1378, located at 315 Esplanade.

The Veterans Day Tribute will include reflection, remembrances and commentary. Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand, other local elected officials and military dignitaries will participate. Music will be provided by the 40th Infantry Division Band, California National Guard from Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos under the baton of Chief Warrant Officer Chris Fossmo. The Redondo Union High School Marine Corps JROTC, the Coastal Naval Sea Cadets and the Boy Scouts will provide support. For more information, go to


Blood Cancers Group

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) offers this free networking group for those diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, MPN or MDS. Participants will learn about treatment options and strengthen decision-making and coping skills. Nurse educators are available to answer questions. Facilitated by Nadine Shoukry, an associate marriage family therapist, this group is for the newly diagnosed, those in treatment, long-time survivors, caregivers and family members. 

1-3 p.m. on Zoom. To join the support group, email For more information, go to



Theater benefit

Kentwood Players is proud to present “MTI’s All Together Now!” as a Gala Red Carpet Fundraising event at 8 p.m. on Nov. 12, 8 p.m. on Nov. 13 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 14. Audience members are invited to dress up, walk the red carpet and have their photos taken while sipping champagne on the theater’s patio. The theater, the Westchester Playhouse, is located at 8301 Hindry Ave., Los Angeles. Created by Musical Theatre International as a fundraiser for theaters across the country, “MTI’s All Together Now!” is a musical revue featuring 15 songs from such Broadway shows as “Rent,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Guys and Dolls” and more. Theaters across the country will be performing the revue at the same time. Proceeds from the local production will help fund repairs, renovations and upgrades to the Westchester Playhouse. Guests must show proof of vaccination and wear a face mask while indoors. Tickets are $50 per person and are available by calling 310-645-5156 or emailing For more information, go to


Nature walk

Take a walk, guided by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, at White Point Nature Preserve, on Nov. 13. Walk through restored coastal sage scrub habitat and stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area. Starts at 9 a.m. Easy to moderate.

Sign up at


Art event

Three local female artists will be displaying their art that defines their ideas of what “reset” means at “Reset: An Art Experience,” 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Unità, 516 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Music, drinks and snacks. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, go to and search Reset.



The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 on Zoom. The presenter is Joe Stead, who will give a talk on propagation. Stead is an instructor in the horticulture department at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. For the Zoom link to the meeting, go to the Events page at


Charity archery tournament

South Bay Archery Lessons’ 2021 “Shoot for a Cure” Archery Tournament benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is scheduled for Dec. 4-5. The fee is $40. South Bay Archery Lessons opened at 1300 Kingsdale Ave. in Redondo Beach in 2017. To commemorate the opening, the business hosts an annual two-day archery tournament benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. To register for this year’s tournament, go to


Art exhibit

South Bay artist Robert Couturier, known for constructing objects out of packing materials, will exhibit new artwork in a benefit show set for Dec. 4-5, 12:30-5 p.m. The show is in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. There will be a book signing, silent auction, snacks and wine.

The show will be held in the clubhouse at 635 Paseo de la Playa, Redondo Beach. For more information, email


Holiday boutique

Shoppers are invited to a holiday boutique that will benefit Community’s Child, 1736 Family Crisis Center and Friends of Cabrillo Aquarium. The boutique, presented by Las Candalistas, a philanthropic organization, will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Riviera United Methodist Church, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach.


Live musical theater

“Elf the Musical” is coming to Redondo Union High School. The drama department will present the holiday show at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9, Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 and 2 p.m on Dec. 12 in the school auditorium. Tickets are $10 presale through a cast or crew member and at the ASB Finance Office and $15 at the door or online. For more information, go to


Holiday car show

Cruise at the Beach will return to King Harbor for a thirteenth year on Dec. 11, noon-6 p.m. The holiday car and bike show will feature live music, trophies for the best entries, a 50/50 raffle and a toy drive. Registration is $25, which includes a T-shirt, dash plaque and goodie bag. To register or for more information,



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