February 2024 Peninsula Event Calendar

“Morning skies,” by Tom Hunter Redfield

Spotlight:

Redfield Winter Art Show

An exhibit by Peninsula artist Thomas Hunter Redfied will feature his plein air work, much of it painted along the Peninsula coastline. The exhibit will also include his painted cigar boxes, with scenes from his travels around the country. The exhibit opens Saturday, February 3, at the Easy Reader/Peninsula magazine office. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 67 14th Street, Hermosa Beach.  Easyreadernews.com

 

 1 Thursday

FEBRUARY

“Fresh Voices” Art exhibition

“Fresh Voices”, an art exhibition, will run from February 1 – April 7 at the offices of Winkworth Wealth Strategies, 27 Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Estates. The show features oil paintings by Artists Deborah E. Giese, Susan Whiting, Julie Robinson, Jinha Kim, Ann Johnson, Oana Gamlowski, and Woodturning Artist Joe Devinny.  Opening reception on Sunday, February 25, 2 – 5 p.m. to meet the artists, enjoy the refreshments, music, and a raffle. Contact Jody Wiggins for an appointment at (310) 650-0006.  

 

Coloring and coffee

Every first Thursday of the month participants can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, coloring, and conversations. Supplies will be provided. Drop-in. No registration required. 10:30 – 11:30 Peninsula Center Library, Purcell meeting room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. 

 

Knitting circle

All are welcome to join any time. Bring your knitting projects and ideas. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Malaga Cove Library, community room, 2400 Vía Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. Questions: (310) 377-9584 x551.

 

2 Friday

FEBRUARY

San Pedro Farmers market

Pick up essential fruits and vegetables from our certified, small family farms. Get a head start on weekend meals with so many delicious & fresh options. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Public parking lot 735, corner of 6th and Mesa. 

 

Lyris Quartet at Collage

The Lyris Quartet, is one of the most sought after ensembles on the west coast. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Collage, 731 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro. General Admission $25. Tickets: collageartculture.org, (310) 428-3497. 

 

Friday fun: Groundhog day at the library

Kids TK – 5th grade activities but all ages welcome feature anything from crafts, games, tips and tricks for library use and more. This week: Create a groundhog puppet. Will it see its shadow? 4 – 5 p.m. Peninsula Center Library, storytime room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. Questions (310) 377-9584 x600.

 

3 Saturday

FEBRUARY

Redfield Evening Winter Art Show and Sale

Special exhibition showcasing over twenty works of Thomas Hunter Redfield and an opportunity to speak and buy directly from the artist. There will be wine and delicious fare to further enhance your viewing pleasures. In addition to plein-air and impressionist style pieces on board and canvas there will be painted cigar boxes available with various scenes from locations throughout the country. Consider Valentine’s Day upcoming and buying the perfect gift for that special someone. Come by 67 14th Street, Hermosa Beach’s Easy Reader offices from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. RSVP’s not necessary. 

 

The Bill Withers songbook at James Armstrong

Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bill Withers had a number of hits spanning his short career, including “Ain’t No Sunshine” (1971), “Grandma’s Hands” (1971), “Lean on Me” (1972), “Lovely Day” (1977) and “Just the Two of Us” (1981). Experience the songbook of this great American songwriter as singer, songwriter and keyboard artist Joel Gaines leads this celebration of Withers music. 8 p.m. James Armstrong Theater, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. Tickets: (310) 781-7171, torrancearts.org/show/lean-on-me-the-bill-withers-songbook/.

 

Peninsula cars and coffee

Meet and socialize with PV Peninsula and other South Bay area car hobbyists and enthusiasts. Bring your Hot Rod, custom muscle car, sports car, antique, classic, exotic, or other special interest car or truck, or just yourself to the top level of the parking structure of the Promenade on the Peninsula Shopping Center, 550 Deep Valley Dr., Rolling Hills Estates. 7 – 9 a.m. Free. Information: PVconcours.org

 

Conservancy outdoor volunteer day

Volunteer with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to restore habitat on the 22-acre restoration site of Alta Vicente to create a home for rare cactus wrens and gnatcatchers with beautiful views of Catalina Island. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 31290 Palos Verdes Dr. W., Rancho Palos Verdes. Sign Up: pvplc.volunteerhub.com. Questions: (310) 541-7613 x215.

 

Family nature walk

Start the New Year’s off to a healthy and fun start by joining a trained naturalist for a guided journey through a unique habitat along a beautiful canyon trail with amazing views of the LA Basin with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. 10:30 a.m. George F. Canyon Nature Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. Meet outside on the back deck of the George F Canyon Nature Center.  Parking in the Preserve lot. Rain cancels. Sign up:  pvplc.org/calendar.

 

TechKnows at the library

Have a question about how to download e-books? Can’t get your Kindle to work? Drop in and have our knowledgeable team of TechKnows assist with all your techy questions. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Peninsula Center Library, PC community room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. 

 

Library Silly Storytime

Hosted by librarians and friendly puppets, this storytime includes fun stories, songs, and even dancing. Recommended for kids 2-4 years old and their caregivers but all ages can attend. No registration required. 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Peninsula Center Library, storytime room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. 

 

Winston Churchill at the Norris

Forged over four decades of passionate academic study, countless speaking engagements & theatrical performances, Randy Otto’s portrayal of Winston Churchill is unforgettable, entertaining and full of passion, attention to detail and quick wit. This powerful, interactive “Churchill-Fueled” one-man play is an impactful show for the entire family. 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Dr., Rolling Hills Estates. Tickets: Palosverdesperformingarts.com, (310) 544-0403 x221.

 

Lunada Bay volunteer day

Help clean up the Lunada Bay with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. 9 – 11:30 a.m. 520 Paseo Lunado, Palos Verdes Estates. Sign Up: pvplc.volunteerhub.com/vv2.

 

Dodgers’ Taylor polar plunge

A polar bear swim (no wetsuits) will be emceed by Access Hollywood host Mario Lopez and presented by Dodger Chris Taylor and his wife Mary at the Manhattan Beach. The swim benefits the CT3 Foundation, founded by the Taylors to support local families in need through partnerships with local non profits. Chris Taylor will be joined by many of his Dodger teammates. 10 a.m. Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach Blvd. Information: ct3foundation.org, info@ct3foundation.org.

 

5 Monday

FEBRUARY

SB Bridge Club classes

Beginning bridge for all ages. Competitive bridge bidding class covers preemptive bidding, In and Out evaluation, distributional bids, using fitted jumps, overcalling an opening NoTrump and when to convert takeout doubles. 10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. $20 per class (4 classes). 24100 Narbonne Ave., #105, Lomita. Information: southbaybridgeclub.com. Contact: David Scholler (310) 373-8166.

 

6 Tuesday

FEBRUARY

Yoga for beginners at the library

Practice gentle yoga in a calming environment. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat or use one of theirs. No registration required. 10 – 11 a.m. Peninsula Center Library, community room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. 

 

7 Wednesday

FEBRUARY

Breakfast with the Clippers

A networking breakfast at Good Stuff at the Promenade will feature a speaker from the Los Angeles Clippers, who will discuss the Clippers new arena, Intuit Dome. The 18,000 seat arena is scheduled to open this summer. some of the highlights including its large halo scoreboard, state-of-the-art technology and a fan section called the Wall. 7:30 – 9 a.m. Good Stuff is at Promenade Palos Verdes, 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. $21 Members, $26. Information: palosverdeschamber.com, (310) 377-8111.

 

Bilingual brains at the library

Come and enjoy a series of Chinese storytimes. Perfect for children aged 1.5-5 years old (though all ages are welcome.). Interactive sessions include stories, music, and movements. Join us and create cherished memories together as we celebrate the beauty of languages and the joy. 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Peninsula Center Library, storytime room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. 

 

8 Thursday

FEBRUARY

Virtual Conservancy docent orientation

Discover the many ways you can share your love of nature with students on nature field trips or in the classroom and with nature center visitors. No skills or experience needed. All training and activities provided.  For 18 years and older. 10 – 11:30 a.m. RSVP: pvplc.org, (310) 541-7613

 

9 Friday

FEBRUARY

Sarah “the new Borge” at the Nakano

Often referred to as the next Victor Borge, Sarah has transformed her award-winning role as “concert pianist” into a stand-up, or rather, sit-down comedy. Pairing anecdotes with music, “Perk up, pianist!” takes audiences deep inside the world of a classical musician as she shares her efforts to keep her spirits up in the midst of troublesome times. 7 p.m. Second show on Saturday, February 10 at 7 p.m. Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. Tickets: torrancearts.org. (310) 781-7171.

 

Valentine’s concert in Redondo

Let’s dance! Music by Soundscape Orchestra, ten musicians with two singers. Tables and chairs will be set up for comfortable listening. Dancing. 6 – 8 p.m. Redondo Beach Center for Spiritual Living, 907 Knob Hill Ave., Redondo Beach. Questions: (310) 540-5080. Parking lot is off Prospect. Enter the hall from the parking lot.

 

Latin Jazz with Yocoya at Collage

Yocoya plays original music inspired by the sounds of Mexico, Cuba, American blues, and the Modern Jazz era. The group blends the harmonic and improvisational concepts of Jazz with the rhythms and textures of Latin American music to create compositions that are sophisticated and melodically driven. General admission $20. 7:30 p.m. Collage, 731 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro. General Admission $25. Tickets: collageartculture.org, (310) 428-3497. 

 

San Pedro Farmers market

Pick up essential fruits and vegetables from our certified, small family farms. Get a head start on weekend meals with so many delicious & fresh options. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Public parking lot 735, corner of 6th and Mesa. 

 

10 Saturday

FEBRUARY

Trail crew intro class

Join our indoor intro class to trail building and maintenance followed by hands-on field training. 18 years+. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes. Sign Up: pvplc.volunteerhub.com, (310) 541-7613.

 

Boundless inspiration 

“Boundless” celebrates the unlimited diversity, energy and creativity of expression through art. It reflects a hopefulness for a future which is infinitely expanding with opportunities for exploration and discovery. Inspiration comes from everywhere; nature, colors, movement, emotions and sounds. 1 – 4 p.m. Malaga Cove Library, Gallery Exhibit area, 2400 Vía Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. Open viewing during regular library hours Sat. January 27 – Sat. March 9. Questions: (310) 377-9584 x551.

 

Native plant sale

The George F. Canyon nature center plant sale includes lessons on growing local native plants for your garden. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 27305 Palos Verdes Dr. E., Rolling Hills Estates. Questions: (310) 541-7613.

 

PVPLC Kids nature club

Valentine’s Day Nature Club on Birds for Kids with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Fun bird crafts including Valentine’s Day cards and observing birds in their natural habitat. 10:30 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m. White Point Nature Education Center, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Preserve parking available at the end of the street in a gravel lot. Ages 5 to 10 years. Sign Up: pvplc.org/calendar.

 

Volunteer day Agua Amarga Reserve

Help PVPLC continue the habitat restoration work in Lunada Canyon at the Agua Amarga Nature Reserve. They will be removing non-native plants and/or planting coastal sage scrub habitat. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at the trailhead on Rock Park Dr. Street, and 6937 Kings Harbor Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Park along Rock Park Dr. and Kings Harbor Rd. Wear closed-toed shoes, bug spray, sun protection and be sure to bring drinking water and a snack. This event is moderately strenuous. All volunteers under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

 

11 Sunday

FEBRUARY

Concert

The Peninsula Symphony Association’s Edith Knox Young Artists Performance Competition features five young musician finalists. Each will perform an entire concerto with piano

accompaniment before a panel of judges. Placements for all five of the performers will be announced following the final performer, as soon as the judges have made their decisions. Free. 2 p.m. Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 631 Vincent St., Redondo Beach. Come and hear the music and see if your first choice is the eventual winner. Information: pensym.org, (310) 544-0320, music.pensym@verizon.

 

Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10K/5K

The 46th Annual Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K and 5K starts at 7:30 a.m. at King Harbor in Redondo Beach. Redondo10k.com.

 

White point volunteer day

White Point Nature Center, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sign Up: pvplc.volunteerhub.com. Questions: Lynn Rotunno at lrotunno@pvplc.org, (541) 7613 x215.

 

Botanic Garden cacti and succulents

South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society presents Gary Duke, long time collector of cacti and succulents. He will describe the family of Copiapoas and how he cares for them. Gary will show drone footage of them during his travels in Chile. 1 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Free admission for SCCSS members and their guests. Information: southcoastcss.org.

 

13 Tuesday

FEBRUARY

Mary & Joseph Mardi Gras Valentine’s celebration

Valentine’s dinner & mini-retreat with Rev. Jim Clarke, PhD, spirituality consultant. Celebrate as a couple on the day before Valentine’s Day. Renew your vows, share in the Eucharist, enjoy a candlelight Mardi Gras dinner and refresh with God as a couple. 5 – 9 p.m. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Reservations & Information: Jose Salas at (310) 377-4867 x250, maryjoseph.org.

 

16 Friday

FEBRUARY

LeadHERs in business

Monthly Coffee & Connections for women in business every 3rd Tuesday of every month from 9 – 10:15 a.m. The purpose is to allow connection, conversation and collaboration within the business women. Share ideas and mini-mind with supportive peers for conversation and valuable feedback, and discover the possibilities of collaboration through mutual connections and referrals. Palos Verdes Peninsula chamber office, 4040 Palos Verdes Dr. N., Suite 205, Rolling Hills Estates. Registration: PalosVerdesChamber.com/Events, (310) 377-8111. Free to chamber members, $15 non-members. 

 

San Pedro Farmers market

Pick up essential fruits and vegetables from our certified, small family farms. Get a head start on weekend meals with so many delicious & fresh options. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Public parking lot 735, corner of 6th and Mesa. 

 

17 Saturday

FEBRUARY

Jazz concert in Redondo

Luke Carlsen & The Fresh Rhythm Big Band, 12 piece jazz band. 7 p.m. Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach. Tickets and season subscriptions: SBConcerts.org

 

PVPLC family nature walk

Guided Family Nature Walk at White Point Nature Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Naturalists will guide you along a trail to discover a unique variety of wildlife in their coastal sage scrub habitat with amazing views across to the ocean. 10:30 a.m. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Meet in front of the Nature Center and come inside to explore after the hike.  Preserve parking available at the end of the street in a gravel lot. Sign Up:  pvplc.org/calendar, (310) 541-7613.

 

Outdoor volunteer day

Alta Vicente, 31290 Palos Verdes Dr. W., Rancho Palos Verdes. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sign Up: pvplc.volunteerhub.com. Questions: Lynn Rotunno at lrotunno@pvplc.org, (541) 7613 x215.

 

Kate Bush music

The magic and music of Kate Bush is brought to you by this 8-women powerhouse ensemble from San Diego, California who perform a ‘wonderfully bewitching’ operatic pop night of exhilarating music bursting with wit, creativity and humor. 8 p.m. 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. Tickets: torrancearts.org/show/baby-bushka/, (310) 781-7171.

 

18 Sunday

FEBRUARY

Concert

The Peninsula Symphony Association’s Mahler’s Titan. 5 p.m. Exclusive pre concert lecture for members at 4:15 p.m. The program includes works by Mahler and Ruth Crawford. David Cubek will conduct. Free. Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 631 Vincent St., Redondo Beach. Information:  pensym.org, (310) 544-0320, music.pensym@verizon

 

Abalone Cove nature walk

A guided tour of Abalone Cove led by the Los Serenos Docents. Hike past the unique native flora and fauna and explore the tide pools teeming with fascinating marine life. Moderate to strenuous. Hike is approximately a mile and involves about a 120 ft change in elevation. Kid-friendly hike but the trails and rocky beach are unsuitable for baby strollers. No dogs are allowed. Free, and rain cancels. Parking at Abalone Cove is extremely limited; Carpooling is highly recommended. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, 5970 Palos Verdes Dr. South, Rancho Palos Verdes. Information: (310) 544-5366 (Abalone Cove), (310) 544-5375 (PVIC Museum Front Desk), losserenosrpv.org

 

Dino Light at the Nakano

In this original storyline, a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. Two shows at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. Tickets: torrancearts.org/show/dino-light/, (310) 781-7171.

 

San Pedro Farmers market

Pick up essential fruits and vegetables from our certified, small family farms. Get a head start on weekend meals with so many delicious & fresh options. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Public parking lot 735, corner of 6th and Mesa. 

 

22 Thursday

FEBRUARY

BCHD Medi-Cal overview

Join Beach Cities Health District for an overview of Medi-Cal, including recent asset changes and the Spousal Impoverishment benefits, In-Home Supportive Services, and other Medicaid waiver programs that can support you in caring for your loved one with dementia. Kim Selfon, Medi-Cal and IHSS Policy Specialist from Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and Emily Brosius LCSW, Director of Community Services with Beach Cities Health District, will lead the presentation, followed by questions and answers from attendees. Registration: uclahs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEscuiuqDMvH9yJPBXM_RgY6zWCP9gYolja#/registration,  (310) 374-3426 Option 1. 

 

23 Friday

FEBRUARY

ECC Distinguished Alumni Dinner

Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize outstanding El Camino College alumni, honoring them for their contributions to the community. DoubleTree, 21333 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance. Check-in 5:30 p.m. Reception 6 p.m. Tickets: elcamino.edu/departments/foundation/alumni/distinguished-alumni.aspx.

 

24 Saturday

FEBRUARY

Mandorla Art & Meditation 

This creative workshop will explore the mandorla as a means of meditation and art-making. This workshop will focus on discovering creative ways to recognize and balance the body, spirit and mind through prayer, meditation, art-making and group sharing. All materials, handouts and supplies will be provided. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $50 per person (all materials included). Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Reservations & Information: Jose Salas at (310) 377-4867 x250, maryjoseph.org.

 

Native plant sale

Come to the nature centers during the plant sale to learn more about growing local native plants and purchase some for your garden. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. White Point Nature Education Center, 1600 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro. Questions: (310) 541-7613.

 

South Bay’s got Talent at the Armstrong

See the best talent that the South Bay has to offer in the ninth annual regional talent competition. Open to all ages and genres of performing…and the best part: The audience helps decide the winner. This is an event not to be missed. 7 p.m. James Armstrong Theater, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. Tickets: (310) 781-7171, torrancearts.org/show/south-bays-got-talent/.

 

Outdoor volunteer day

Agua Amarga Reserve, 6937 Kings Harbor Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sign Up: pvplc.volunteerhub.com. Questions: Lynn Rotunno at lrotunno@pvplc.org, (541) 7613 x215.

 

25 Sunday

FEBRUARY

“Fresh Voices” Art reception

A reception for “Fresh Voices,” will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at  Winkworth Wealth Strategies, 27 Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Estates. Oil paintings by artists Deborah E. Giese, Susan Whiting, Julie Robinson, Jinha Kim, Ann Johnson, Oana Gamlowski, and Woodturning Artist Joe Devinny. Meet the artists, enjoy the refreshments, music, and a raffle. Questions: Jody Wiggins at (310) 650-0006.  

 

Veteran’s Pancake breakfast

Every 4th Sunday of the month military Veterans dine for free. $12 per person, children under 5 yrs. are free. Redondo Beach Elks Lodge, 315 Esplanade. If you’d like to volunteer: Sign-up on the lodge bulletin board. Contact Bobbie Mauricio, (805) 235-1151.

 

Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret

A beloved and best-selling classic comes to the big screen with Lionsgate’s adaptation of Judy Blume’s “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”. Starring Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates and Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret, this timeless, coming-of-age story has transcended decades and spoken to generations. 3 p.m. James Armstrong Theater, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance. Tickets: torrancearts.org. (310) 378-7171.

 

Outdoor volunteer day

White Point Nature Center, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sign Up: pvplc.volunteerhub.com. Questions: Lynn Rotunno at lrotunno@pvplc.org, (541) 7613 x215.

 

28 Wednesday

FEBRUARY

Business after hours: Networking with heart

A fun evening of networking. 5:30 – 7 p.m. Silverado, 2455 Pacific Coast Hwy., Torrance. $10 members, $15 non-members. Registration: PalosVerdesChamber.com/Events, (310) 377-8111.

 

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