Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 8-15-19

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Music by Huntington Beach surfer Jake Smith has been featured in the surf films “Shelter” by Chris Malloy and “Single Fin Yellow” by local board builder Tyler Hatzykian. He and his band White Buffalo will appear a week from Saturday, Aug. 24 on the beach, south of the Hermosa pier as part of Hermosa Beach Summer Beach Concerts. Photo courtesy of White Buffalo

Thursday, August 15

Pier music

Miller’s Hospitals and Redondo Pier Association present free concerts on the Redondo Beach Pier. Live From Earth (Pat Benatar Tribute) plays from 6 – 8 p.m. at the west end of the Pier (behind Tony’s) Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf. Bring a low back beach chair or blanket. For a future concert schedule look up redondopier.com. 

Food trucks

Native Harvest presents the Redondo Beach Night Market every Thursday during the summer months. Hot food, prepared food, DJ, live music, kids corner, and more. 5 – 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 301 Avenue D, Redondo Beach. For more info visit facebook.com/nativeharvestevents/. 

Beach party

The Business Owners of Downtown Manhattan Beach presents the Sunset Beach Party at the AVP’s Skydeck. Kick off to the AVP MB Open. Epic views, favorite foods, and local tunes. Tickets $55. 5 – 8 p.m. For questions call (310) 379-9901. Purchase tickets at Downtownmanhattanbeach.com/sunset-beach-party. 

MB AVP

Through Sunday, August 18

This year’s tournament will be celebrating 60 years of beach volleyball tradition, honoring greats of the past and present and the second tournament of the 2019 Gold Series. The celebration begins with the Volleyball Walk of Fame red carpet ceremony at the Manhattan Beach Pier to honor last year’s men’s and women’s champions – Nick Lucena, Phil Dalhausser, Alix Klineman and April Ross. Open to the public. General admission is free. Venue opens from 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Competition begins at 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Walk of Fame Pier Ceremony 3:30 p.m. South side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. VIP pre-sale tickets are available at avp.ticketspice.com/2019-manhattan-beach-open-gold-series. 

Play date

Boogie is taking over Kid’s Club at The Point so prepare to get funky! Toddlers, children and grown-ups come wearing your favorite disco attire and grab some space on the grass, it’s time to let your hair down for a disco delight. Free. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Point, 850 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., El Segundo. For questions call (310) 414-5280 or visit thepointsb.com. Check in at the Welcome Table and pick up a special disco item too.

Friday, August 16

Through Sunday, August 18

The grand daddy

The 2019 Manhattan Beach Open presented by the City of Manhattan Beach and the AVP. Since 1960, this tournament, which started as an amateur event and is now part of the professional volleyball players tour, has been a popular summertime activity. The Manhattan Beach Open is the only professional volleyball tournament in which amateurs are able to “place into” the event through pre-qualifying rounds. Main Draw Tournament opening rounds 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Competition 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Manhattan Beach Pier. For a complete tournament schedule visit citymb.info/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/67071/35?curm=08&cury=2019. 

Saturday, August 17

Through Sunday, August 18

Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts

The popular free community event returns to the sands of the sands of Hermosa Beach, offering a music, comedy, movies on the beach and other family-friendly experiences. Music will kick off Saturday at 5 p.m.  with The Score. Sunday’s leadliner is Iglu and Hartley. South side of the Hermosa Beach Pier. For more information visit HermosaSummerSeries.com. Follow on social media @HBSummerSeries.

Summer swing

The Automobile Driving Museum and Aaron Jacobs Productions present Summer Swing Nights featuring The Swing Tones of Aaron Jacobs Productions. A Big Band, Swing Dance party, featuring The Swing Tones, where the Andrews Sisters meets the Manhattan Transfer, with their 7-piece band, special guests, food trucks, swing dancing classes, cash bar and more! 6 p.m. The Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. For questions and information call Marisol Rios at (310) 909-0950, ext 202. Visit For tickets visit summerswingnights.brownpapertickets.com. 

Nature Walk 

Everyone in the family will enjoy a Naturalist guided walk through our Tongva Demonstration Garden where you’ll learn how early inhabitants used native plants for survival. Then walk through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat with views of Catalina. For those interested in the military history of the area, continue to walk up to a WWII gun emplacement.  Stay to explore the Nature Education Center. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at pvplc.org, Events & Activities. 

El Segundo Car show

Vintage cars, live music, great company, awesome restaurants, breweries, cool shopping and more. Classic cars, hot rods, sports cars, trucks, motorcycles and more will be lining the streets of Downtown El Segundo at the 22nd Annual Main Street El Segundo Car Show. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Main Street, El Segundo Boulevard to Mariposa Avenue. 

Shore fishing

Every Saturday the Department of Beaches and Harbors offers an introductory course to shore fishing. Fishing poles and bait will be provided at no cost. Anglers typically catch surfperch, croaker, corbina, halibut, and leopard shark. All ages welcome. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 9 – 10:30 a.m. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey. Pre-register by calling (310) 726-4128 or visit  beaches.lacounty.gov/dockweiler-beach/.

Plaza El Segundo artist reception

Artlife Gallery presents a group exhibit “Choices” featuring inspirational artwork by Artlife artists. Artists’ Reception from 6 – 9 p.m. Free to the public. Artlife Gallery, 720 C S. Allied Way, Plaza El Segundo, El Segundo. For questions call the gallery at (310) 938-2511. The exhibit will run until Saturday, Aug. 31. For more info visit artlifegallerysb.com.

Sunday, August 18

Manhattan Beach Concert in the park

The Platinum Rockstars classic rock dance band recreates the hits. Featuring David Victor formerly of Boston, Platinum Rockstars entertains thousands of fans at festivals, private parties and corporate events playing the music of Bon Jovi, Journey, Foreigner, Queen, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Van Halen and more. Music starts at 3:45 – 7 p.m. Polliwog Park Amphitheater, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For a future concert line-up visit citymb.info/visitors/city-calendar-month-view.

Monday, August 19

Yoga in the park

Beach Cities Health District’s free yoga in the park every Monday in August. Bring your friends and family. Registration starts at 6 p.m. Class starts at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water. Wear comfortable clothing. Dress in layers. Classes are led by certified instructors from the Center for Health and Fitness. Valley Park, 2521 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. For more info and to register call (310) 374-3426 or visit bchd.org/freefitness. 

Dance and Move 

Children have the ability to process visual, tactile and auditory sensation that is aroused by music and movement. The storytime is hosted by Dance 1 Studios. A great way to engage your children with movement, dance and follow-along instructions. 11 – 11:30 a.m. Main Library Storytime room, 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. For questions call (310) 318-0675. For updated information visit redondo.org/library.

Wednesday, August 21

Chronic pain and opioids

Learn from our expert panel about chronic pain and addiction; types of pain management and choice of treatment; and prescription opioids, addiction and overdose. 6 – 7 p.m. Resource and Information Exhibit, 7 – 9 p.m. Lecture. No reservations required. Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center Drive, Torrance. 

Point music

The Point invites you to join their Summer Music Series. Purple Sugar (rock, funk & soul). Bring a beach chair/blanket to sit on. 6 – 8 p.m. The Point,  850 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. For future events visit thepointsb.com. 

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