November 2023 Peninsula Event Calendar

PSPA Senior dancers prepare for the Mirlitons. Back row: Avery Tydlaska, Hannah Sheriff, Riah Chen. Front row: Sierra Hickey, Leah Yap, and Aria Kamei-Oser. Photo by Peninsula School of Performing Arts

1 Wednesday



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. 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Miraleste Library, 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. Questions (310) 377-9584. 


2 Thursday


Coloring & coffee

A monthly program every first Thursday of the month where 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 a.m. Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Rd. Questions: (310) 377-9584.


3 Friday


Jimmy Buffet tribute

Attention Parrot Heads & Pirates alike: it’s Jimmy’s Buffet celebration of life. Pack your Hawaiian shirts & salt shakers and help spread the gospel of Jimmy Buffett’s hits & hymns, nationwide. Doors open at 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Saint Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach. Information:


4 Saturday


The Pettybreakers

The nation’s premier tribute to Tom Petty returns with American Girl, Free Fallin’, Mary Jane’s Last Dance, Refugee and more. 8 p.m. Grand Annex Music Hall, 434 w. 6th Street, San Pedro. Tickets:, (310) 833-4813.    


Volunteer at Abalone Cove 

Outdoor Volunteer Day with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. You will be working on a breathtaking coastal reserve helping restore wildlife habitat. Students can receive community service hours. Abalone Cove Park, 5970 Palos Verdes Dr. S, Rancho Palos Verdes. Sign up at


Family walk

George F Canyon Guided Family Nature Preserve Walk with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. You will be guided by a trained naturalist to discover a unique variety of wildlife in their canyon habitat with amazing views of the LA Basin.  10:30 a.m. Meet outside on the back deck of the George F Canyon Nature Center.  Parking in Preserve lot at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills. Rain cancels. Sign up at:


Hall of fame

The 2023 CBVA Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Social hour 5 p.m. Educational Q&A session with Ron Lang, Jim Menges, Butch May and Misty May-Treanor at 6 p.m. 7 p.m. ceremony. Tickets $10. Hermosa Beach Museum, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Information:


RPV Shredding

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes and EDCO are offering RPV residents a free document/paper shredding event from 8 – 11 a.m. in the Ken Dyda Civic Center overflow parking lot located at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. 


TEDx Manhattan Beach 

Great ideas come from everywhere at the TEDx Manhattan Beach. A full day of Disruption, Curiosity and Exploration from a compelling line-up of inspiring Speakers to our highly interactive Expo. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mira Costa High Auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Info & Tickets:


5 Sunday


Photo by Palos Verdes Land Conservancy.

Volunteer at White Point Preserve

Outdoor Volunteer Day with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Help care for the native plant demonstration garden by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants, grooming trails and more. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Sign up at:


Be a champion

Champions for Children Tail Run/Walk event at the beautiful scenic Ernie Howlett Park. This event will cover two vital causes: raising funds for dental care and supporting school and community-based mental health services, services that are more crucial now than ever. 5k run 8 a.m., walk 9 a.m., and the Kid’s Fun Run 9:30 a.m. Health & Wellness expo. 25851 Hawthorne Blvd., Palos Verdes. Race Information:


Pancake breakfast

Woman’s Club Hermosa Beach annual pancake breakfast. Open to the public. Silent auction. Kids under 5 eat free. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hermosa Kiwanis Hall, 2515 Valley Drive. Tickets available at the door or


Sunday football

Come watch the NFL on Battleship IOWA. We’ll be showing games all day on Sundays on the LED wall on our fantail. Vicky’s Doghouse will be open for food and beverages. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro. Information:


Andrew Synowiec

Although he has often been called “Hollywood’s Go-to Guitarist,” Andrew is also an internationally acclaimed instrumental artist, blending the styles of Jeff Beck and Larry Carlton with a modern touch. 4 – 6 p.m. Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro. Tickets:



8 Wednesday


Upside of aging – Getting good at getting older

A conversation with aging experts Rabbi Laura Geller & Helen Dennis on bringing new meaning, purpose and enjoyment to life’s later years. An afternoon filled with humor and warmth plus, a community resource fair featuring local exhibitors. 1 – 3:30 p.m. Palos Verdes Golf Club, 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes. RSVP: or (310) 265-0644.


9 Thursday


Astra lumina

An enchanted night walk at South Coast Botanic Garden invites visitors to discover the wonder of visiting stars. Set off across mysterious grounds to discover a celestial pathway of lustrous light, cosmic visions, and astral song. 3:30 – 8 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. Tickets and information:, (424) 452-0920.


10 Friday


SP Farmers market

San Pedro Certified Farmers Market. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Every Friday. Corner of 6th and Mesa, downtown San Pedro. Questions: (310) 739-4391 or



A concert under the stars, on the deck of the Battleship IOWA to listen to the iconic music of Dolly Parton performed by Kim Eberhardt in “Love, Dolly.” The concert will benefit Veterans West and the amazing work they do for all our veterans. Doors open: 5 p.m., show begins: 7 p.m. Battleship Uss Iowa Museum, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., Long Beach. Tickets:


11 Saturday 


White Point Nature Preserve is located at the southern end of Palos Verdes Peninsula, offering a unique window into the region’s past. Rings of trails connect the visitor center with the park’s main attraction, a retired military bunker with everlasting ocean views. This 102-acre history-packed park provides a one to 2.5-mile loop with 150 feet of elevation gain. Photo by PVP Land Conservancy

Veterans day walk

Guided Nature Walk at White Point Nature Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Celebrate Veterans Day walking through restored coastal sage scrub habitat and stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area.  Don’t miss the Nature Education Center with activities for the whole family. 9 a.m. Easy to Moderate. 1600 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro. Sign up:


White Point plant sale

Native Plant Sale by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F. Canyon Nature Center, 27305 Palos Verdes Dr. E. Rolling Hills.  10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 


Broadway Rox

Broadway Rox features the talents of today’s hottest Broadway performers accompanied by a live five-piece band. The show includes songs from such beloved musicals as Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, RENT, Mamma Mia!, Hamilton, Hairspray, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and many more. 8 p.m. The Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Dr., Rolling Hills. Tickets:


Shhh! Music

The Yuko Mabuchi Trio performs a variety of styles including, jazz, Latin jazz, standards, blues, and pop. Each performance offers a variety of genres to touch a wider audience. The performance moves through high-energy pieces, beautiful ballads, hot Latin, and funky R&B. 1 p.m. Peninsula Center Library,


Art sale

They are putting on a spectacular art sale at Art2go. Get your purchase signed by the artist. Randy Higbee Framing and Four Sticks Framing will be on-sight for affordable framing of your new art works. 3 – 6 p.m. Destination: ART, 1815 W. 213th St., Ste. 135, Torrance. Information:, (310) 742-3192.


Cigars for Veterans

Come aboard Battleship IOWA to enjoy an evening of socializing, cigars, and your favorite refreshments. Cigars for Vets benefits Veterans West, our military and veteran affairs department. All proceeds support the critical resources and programs that our team provides to 20,000 members of the military community each year. 5 – 9 p.m. 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro. More Information:


12 Sunday


Steven Frieze in Jasper National Park, Canada, in front of a glacier remnant. Photo compliments of the South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society (SCCSS)

Steven Frieze “Oaxaca, Mexico”

Steven Frieze has been involved with collection, sales and propagation of cacti and succulents for over thirty years. He and his wife started Distinctive Flora, a plant business that specializes in exotic plants; including cacti and succulents. He has made several plant related expeditions to exotic locals and will focus his talk on Oaxaca Mexico. 1 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Free admission for SCCSS members and their guests. Information:


Koni Choi, harpist

Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay presents Koni Choi at the Norris Theatre. Pre-show talk starts at 3:15 p.m., show starts 4 p.m. Palos Verdes Performing Arts, 27570 Norris Center Dr., Rolling Hills. Tickets and Information:


Conversations with Vets

Join Congressman Ted Lieu for a community forum aimed at establishing a greater understanding between local veterans and the friends and neighbors for whom they served. Featured veterans are invited to share what their service means to them. 1 – 2:15 p.m. Da Vinci Schools, Black Box Theater, 201 N.Douglas St., El Segundo. To RSVP: For inquiries, email or call (323) 651-1040.


13 Monday


Board games for adults

Join your neighbors for a friendly game of chess, checkers, Scrabble, and other board games! No reservations are required, just drop in! 2-4 p.m. Peninsula Center Library, Purcell meeting room.


16 Thursday


PV Chamber salute

Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Salute to Business & Citizen of the Year Awards Celebration. 5 p.m. – Networking, 6 p.m. – Dinner. Trump National Golf Club, 1 Trump National Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes. Tickets and Information:, (310) 377-8111. 


18 Saturday



Outdoor Volunteer Day at Abalone Cove Reserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to volunteer on a breathtaking coastal reserve helping restore wildlife habitat. Students can receive community service hours. Sign up at


White Point Nature Walk

Guided family nature walk 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.  Meet in front of the White Point Nature Center, 1600 West Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. 10:30 a.m. Preserve parking available at the end of the street in a gravel lot at Sign up: 


Taking flight

Taking Flight open house fall music festival celebration showcasing the great work that international Bird Rescue has done over the last 52 year, responding to wildlife emergencies and rehabilitating injured, oiled and orphaned water birds. 11 a.m – 7 p.m. 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro. Free entry 13 yrs and under. Tickets and Information:


Autumn Spirituality: Finding the Gold

There are many seasons to a person’s life. Regardless of what season you are in, finding autumn can be a time of reflection on how to make your life different and more fulfilling. Join a nature mindfulness experience to discover what season you are in, the joy of letting go, harvesting, transition & transformation, and preparation into the next season to find the golden colors and spiritual gold. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Cost: $40 per person. Call Jose Salas (310) 377-4867 x250 for reservations or information. Info:



25 Saturday


Native Plant Sale

Live local native plants for sale. 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. White Point Nature Education Center, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. 


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