South Bay arts and entertainment calendar November 20 -26

Dennis Neil celebrates the music and life of Neil Young on Friday night at Saint Rocke. Courtesy photo.

Dennis Neil celebrates the music and life of Neil Young on Friday night at Saint Rocke. Courtesy photo.

thursday 20th


Memoir: Jane Schwartzberg reads from her book, “Naked Jane Bares All” tonight at 7 p.m. at Pages Bookstore. The 31-year old newlywed is diagnosed with cancer. She is “cured” for 10 years—during which she miraculously bears two healthy children—until the doctors and prognoses all prove wrong. Through slice-of-life vignettes, Jane tells her story, revealing the extraordinary individual she is. In this small book with a big heart, Schwartzberg has offered inspiration for others to live a great life no matter what fate has handed. RSVPs are recommended. Call (310) 318-0900 or email Pages,  904 Manhattan Avenue in Manhattan Beach.


I’m on a Boat: Patron Party & Wine Tasting for the King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade happens tonight from 6:30 to 9 p.m. King Harbor Boating Foundation kicks off the holiday season with this inaugural Patron Party. Wine tasting from several California vineyards and appetizers are provided in the ticket purchase price. A cash bar will also be available. Dozens of fabulous and unique items have been donated for the silent and live auctions. This event is open to the community so tell your friends and come join the fun. Proceeds will be donated to the three local charities of the 23rd annual King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade: Shelter Partnership, the SEA Lab and the King Harbor Youth Foundation. Reduced-rate valet parking is available for $8. Questions should be directed to Joan Smith at This event is organized jointly by King Harbor Yacht Club and King Harbor Boating Foundation.Tickets available online at


Surf flick: “A Wedge To Remember,” a feature documentary on the best day of surf in twenty years, screens tonight. Surf spots include Newport Point, the Wedge, Malibu AND Sandspit. Witness the large waves from Hurricane Marie that were pounding the Southern California coast. A heart thumping documentary told by the photographers, wave forecasters and legends who experienced the mega swell. Featuring the biggest Wedge on record. Featuring Jaime Obrien, Laird Hamilton, Danny Kwock, Rob Machado, Oliver Kurtz, Kolohe Andino, Jordy Smith, Keith Malloy and more. Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach Chapter will be giving out tee shirts to anyone who signs up and members that renew their membership. The documentary was directed by Josh Pomer and produced by Adam Guy, Noah Alani, Gus McConnell andTony Madugno. Tickets available online at Hermosa Beach Community Theater,  710 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

friday 21st


Healthy eats: Caitlin Weeks, Nabil Boumrar, Diane Sanfilippo discuss their cookbook, “Mediterranean Paleo Cooking” at 7 p.m. on Friday night. An inspiring cookbook, this is a combined work of Caitlin Weeks, certified nutritionist and the power behind, world-class Bay Area chef Nabil Boumrar, and Diane Sanfilippo, reknowned Paleo influencer and New York Times bestselling author of PracticalPaleo. Mediterranean Paleo Cooking offering 150 chef-inspired recipes that are gluten-, grain- and dairy-free. It is a first-of-its-kind cookbook complete with an integrated nutrition guide and segmented meal plans for general health and for those following the auto-immune protocol. RSVPs are recommended. Call (310) 318-0900 or email Pages,  904 Manhattan Avenue in Manhattan Beach.


Keep on Rockin’: Celebrate Neil Young’s birthday with the award winning tribute band, the Neil Deal. The tribute celebrates Young as a solo performer as well as his time with legendary groups such as Crazy Horse, Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Led by singer/guitarist Dennis Neil, the Neil Deal has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada since 2001. From prestigious clubs like the House of Blues, to pop-culture festivals like the Woodstock Opera House and No-Ho Theatre & Arts Festival, the band plays an extensive catalog of hit songs, tracking Neil Young’s multi-generational career, translates to a music event of memorable proportions. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $13 and are available at Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach.

saturday 22nd


Holiday shopping: The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce will host their Fifth Annual Holiday Sidewalk Festival in Downtown Hermosa Beach on Saturday, from 10 a.m. TO 6 p.m. Shoppers can stroll through the many shops and restaurants in the downtown area and get a jump on their holiday shopping. Local businesses will be getting in the holiday spirit with holiday decorations and featured merchandise on the sidewalks in front of their stores.The event will feature live music throughout the day and children’s activities.  A holiday themed scavenger hunt with great prizes from local businesses will also highlight the activities for the day. Scavenger Hunt entry forms will be available at the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce website beginning November 20th and will also be available for pickup at participating businesses on the day of the event. Participants are encouraged to visit for updates and a full schedule of events during the week of November 17-22.

Robi Hutas in his Hermosa Beach studio/home. Photo by Chelsea Schreiber.

Robi Hutas in his Hermosa Beach studio/home. Photo by Chelsea Schreiber.


Hutas night: 608 NORTH will be filled with Robi Hutas’s photos of the beach, volleyball, the South Bay, storms and the people and places that make up beach life. The gallery will also be exhibiting many of his paintings. The exhibit, premiering Saturday night, will be on display through November 30. 608 North Gallery, 608 North Francisca Avenue in Redondo Beach.

sunday 23rd


Classical: The Peninsula Symphony will open their 2014-15 season with a wonderful array of ballet-related music under the title “Shall We Dance?” With scores from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Gounod’s Faust, Delibes’ Coppélia, and other noteworthy ballets, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. aCome on Sunday night at 6:15 p.m. for the pre-concert lecture by Maestro Berkson (members only), and 7:00 PM for the concert.  The doors open at 6:00 p.m. Concert and parking are free. The venue is Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 631 Vincent Street in Redondo Beach.  For further information, call the Symphony Office at (310) 544-0320, e-mail us at or visit our website at

wednesday 26th


Kid fun: Join South Bay Galleria Kid’s Club for a hilariously entertaining puppet show on Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. This free show brings colorful puppet characters to life with full stories and music that will have kids of all ages laughing out loud. It’s easy for parents to sign their kids up by visiting Kid’s Club at the South Bay Galleria website. This exclusive club provides youngsters with fun and educational entertainment, puppet shows and magicians, special discounts, and raffle prizes. Information is available by calling (310) 371-7546 or visiting  South Bay Galleria, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd in Redondo Beach.


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