Calendar for 10-21-21



The 2021 Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is set for Sunday, Oct. 24. Walkers will walk from Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. The opening ceremony is at 9 a.m. The walk is co-produced by the Skechers Foundation and the Friendship Foundation and presented by Kinecta Federal Credit Union. Participants may walk in person or virtually. The cost for individual walkers is $30.

Since 2009, the annual Pier to Pier Friendship Walk has raised more than $13 million to support the public education and Friendship Foundation, which assists children with special needs. To register, go to


Super Bowl 10K/5K

Registration is open for the 44th annual Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk, 1K Kids’ Fun Run which will take place on Feb. 13. Prices go up on Dec. 1.  To register or 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 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

Friday, Oct. 22

Library store reopens

The Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library Bookstore re-opened on Oct. 1 at its new freestanding location on 11th Place behind the Hermosa Beach Community Center, west of Pacific Coast Highway and the Veterans Memorial and across the street from the Alano Club. The bookstore is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mondays, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays and from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Saturday of every month.

Farmers Market 90254

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

Rick Springfield

80s rocker Rick Springfield will take the stage at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are for sale at

Outdoor concerts

A No Doubt tribute band will perform outdoors at Rock & Brews in Redondo Beach. The show is part of an ongoing concert series at the restaurant. Concerts are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 6300 Pacific Coast Highway.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Water Harvest Fair

The West Basin Municipal Water District will host a free online event — Water Harvest S.T.E.A.M. Adventure — from 9  a.m.-noon. The live program starts at 10 a.m. This interactive event, open to district residents of all ages, includes educational activities, games, technology demonstrations, giveaways and prize drawings. For more information, go to

Domestic violence vigil

The Redondo Beach Police Department will hold a candlelight vigil in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at 7 p.m. Attendees will meet at 415 Diamond St. Bring your own lawn chairs. For more information, call 310-379-2477, ext. 2336.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Contemporary swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will take the stage at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are for sale at

Sunday, Oct. 24

Antiques Fair

The Torrance Antique Street Fair will celebrate its 23rd anniversary at today’s fair. Special events include a Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade at 1 p.m., a Best Booth Contest, free appraisal for those in costume, DJ Ozzie & live entertainment. The fair is from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sartori Avenue. For more information, call 310-328-6107.

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

Pumpkin Race

The 30th Annual Pumpkin Race returns to Manhattan Beach. Race kits are on sale now at Manhattan Beach City Hall, the Joslyn Community Center, the Manhattan Beach Farmers Market. Halloween costumes This is a free event. Festival opens at noon, with the race set for 2 p.m. sharp and is preceeded by the Skechers Friendship Walk.


Vistas for Children’s fall fundraiser, For Your Eyes Only, will be held from 6-10 p.m. at Palos Verdes Golf Club, 3301 Vía Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. All proceeds benefit children with special needs and their families in the South Bay. Ticket price includes dinner, casino games, entertainment, live auction and more. Black tie optional. For more information, call Josie Balzano at 310-714-8125 or email Tickets are on sale at

Tuesday, Oct. 26

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

Thursday, Oct. 28

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.

Embroiderer’s Guild

The Azure Verde chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. The chapter will be working on its year-long needlework sampler project. Vaccinated visitors welcome. Face masks required.

Meditation Circle

A weekly Zoom support group for practicing meditation, a skill to quiet the mind and help relieve stress, is held 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 310-517-4701. RSVP to


CSCRB Welcome Orientation

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) will hold a virtual orientation meeting at 11 a.m. on Oct. 29. Participants will be given a virtual tour, learn about the many free programs CSCRB offers and have a chance to register for a weekly support group or monthly networking group. The orientation will take place on Zoom. To attend, go to and open the calendar. For more information, email

Halloween drive-in

The Exceptional Kids Organization will hold a Halloween Spooktacular Drive-In Movie and Costume Parade Oct. 29 at American Martyrs Catholic Church, 700 15th St., Manhattan Beach. Cost is $20 per carload and includes a big bag of popcorn, four bottles of water and plenty of candy. The gate opens at 5:45 p.m., with the costume contest set for 6:15 p.m. The movie begins at 6:45 p.m. For tickets, go to

Scary Carrie

The Hermosa Beach Museum will host a screening of the classic film, “Carrie,” at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 30. Admission is free. There will be cotton candy and for $2, pizza. The museum is located at 710 Pier Ave., across from the tennis courts, where some of “Carrie” was filmed. Students at Mira Costa and Redondo Union high schools are organizing the screening for teens.

Fall Festival and Carnival 

Presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the Fall Festival and Carnival will feature a community marketplace, carnival rides, good eats, music, beer and wine, costume and pumpkin decorating contests and a health and wellness fair. The event is Oct. 29-31 at Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. The carnival hours are 4-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. The marketplace is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, call 310-377-8111 or go to

Halloween party

Community members are invited to the Haunted Halloween Movie Night & Costume Party, Oct. 29, presented by the Redondo Beach Police Department. The featured movie is “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Guests are welcome to dress in costume and may want to bring beach chairs. There will be free popcorn and candy, games and a photo booth. Party begins at 6 p.m. in the RBPD annex parking lot at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Vincent Street.

Munchkin Masquerade

Families are invited to Munchkin Masquerade, 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Manhattan Village, 3200 Sepulveda Blvd. Crafts, trick-or-treating, entertainment, games and more for children ages 3-10. The first 100 families to bring a non-perishable food item for charity will receive a mini-pumpkin. Cans with pull-up tabs are most desired. Crafts will be limited to the first 200 children to attend the event.

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat in Riviera Village on Halloween, Oct. 31. Shops will be handing out candy outside their businesses from 3-6 p.m.

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. on Nov. 6 at 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. on Nov. 6 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 6-11 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Ayres Hotel in Hawthorne. There will be food, a photo booth, no host bar and more. Parking fees waived.

For more information, email

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. on Nov. 7 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

Art show

The Pastel Society of Southern California’s 12th annual gallery exhibition will be held at Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep  Valley Drive, Suite 117, in Rolling Hills Estates.  The exhibition opens Nov. 10 and continues through Nov. 28. More than a hundred original framed artwork will be on display. Most will be for sale. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. The Chamber of Commerce will hold a sneak peak of the art show from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 with food, drinks and an art history talk. In addition, the public is invited to a reception and awards show from 1-4 p.m. on Nov. 13. A pastel art demonstration is planned.

“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. on Nov. 10. For registration information, call Marianne Propst at 310-991-3324 or email

For more information, go to

Veterans Day tribute, bbq

The Redondo Beach Veterans Day Tribute is set for 1 p.m on Nov. 11 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 day will include reflection, remembrances and commentary. Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand, other local elected officials and military dignitaries will participate. 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

Nature walk

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

Sign up at


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

Fall benefit

Special Children’s League will host its fall benefit with a virtual afternoon tea at 2 p.m. on Nov. 19. There will be an opportunity drawing, as well. Traditionally held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club, this annual event raises funds to support individuals with developmental disabilities.

This year’s benefit features an online auction with more than a hundred items ranging from vintage wine selections to vacation get-aways. The auction is open Nov. 12-21.

The league encourages supporters to host small home gatherings to view the afternoon tea program. “Tea Party in a Box” kits, available on the league website, include tea sandwiches, scones, fruit salad, desserts, tea and a bottle of champagne. A kit serves four and costs $150.

To order a kit, go to


Peninsula School of Performing Arts will present live performances of “Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 at Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theatre.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for children ages 17 and under.

For tickets, call the Norris Theater box office at 310-544-0403.

Family Nature Club – Spiders 

Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for its next virtual Family Nature Club, when the topic will be spiders. Learn about local and non-local spiders and do a fun spider craft. 9 a.m. on Nov. 20

Sign up 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 ER


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