South Bay Community Calendar 6-28-18
Thursday, June 28
What’s the kick-off about?
Walk With Sally’s annual White Light White Night Kick-Off Party is an intimate mixer for everyone who just can’t wait for the main event on July 28. The Kick-Off Party will feel like a mini WLWN complete with light bites from some of our favorite restaurants, cocktails, music, opportunity drawing tickets, prizes and a ton of fun! 6 p.m. Shade Hotel, 655 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. This will also be your first time tickets for White Light White Night will go on sale to the public. General admission $25. Ticket are available at donate.walkwithsally.org.
Friday, June 29
Family movie night at the Redondo Beach Pier. Wonder Woman. PG-13. 8 – 10 p.m. Show starts at dusk. Free. Bring a low back chair and blanket to sit on. 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. redondopier.com
Saturday, June 30
The Confounding Brothers
Kick off your July 4 festivities with Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams aka “The Confounding Brothers.” Enjoy a fun, fact-filled play on how these ingenious men created our country. In addition, guests will enjoy all-day activities like printing patriotic keepsakes including their own Declaration of Independence on an authentic Colonial printing press, and tours of the Museum’s world class collection of working antique printing machinery. Admission $15/person. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The International Print Museum, 315 W. Torrance Blvd., Carson. For tickets and information printmuseum.org or call (310) 515-7166. Reservations highly recommended (limited seating).
Artists At The Artwalk
The Destination: Art and Torrance Artists Guild artists have been selected for the 2018 Downtown Torrance Artwalk at various supporting businesses. These artists will display their artwork at the venue and will be available for discussion. Free. 4 – 7 p.m. Downtown Torrance, Cabrillo Ave. & 213th St., Torrance. For information call (310) 742-3192.
Are you at risk?
A panel of cancer specialists from Torrance Memorial and Cedars-Sinai will address the latest research and advances in the treatment of liver cancer, as well risk factors associated with Hepatitis B and C. Free brunch. For additional information, call (310) 517-4711. Reservations are required. The Hoffman Health Conference Center, 3315 Medical Center Dr., Torrance.
Sunday, July 1
South Bay Dozen
The 13th annual South Bay Dozen is a one-day event that aims to encourage community, health, philanthropy, and fun by way of ocean racing and teamwork. The event features elite men and women, while it supports the development of junior athletes including the United States Surf Life Saving Association’s High Performance Team and the Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguard Surf Racing Team. Open to all that want to participate. Register by beach entry only on the day of the event. The entry fee is $40, which includes a race t-shirt and entry in to all twelve races. 7 a.m. Torrance Beach. For more information contact Tim Burdiak at (310) 612-4890, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A temporary installation of public art, founded by community member Lesley Elwood. Generated by members of the community, with assistance from artists, yarn “bombing” artworks will be on signposts and trees throughout Franklin Park. All ages and experience are welcome. Noon – 4 p.m. the public is invited to kick off the project with individual yarnbombing creations., 807 Inglewood Ave., Redondo Beach. If you would like to volunteer for Yarnbomb Redondo, please contact Lesley at email@example.com.
Sunday, July 1
The Lagoon opens at 2 p.m. for this traditional, family oriented, alcohol free day of patriotic fireworks, games and music. Bike corral. Bring your own food (cooking prohibited), towels and beach chairs and claim a space to watch the best fireworks show in the South Bay. The fireworks display begins at 9 p.m. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit redondo.org/cals/city_events_calendar.asp. Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. Cost: $15 – $25.
Monday, July 2
Get moving with Beach Cities Free Fitness Series, a free community-wide event that brings together Beach Cities residents, fitness and fun! All ages and ability levels are welcome to participate. 6:30 p.m. South of the Manhattan Beach Pier and Strand. Register at bchd.org/freefitness.
Wednesday, July 4
The celebration is an all-day event with activities for the entire family and takes place in Recreation Park. The fun gets underway at 10 a.m. with contests for the kids and more. Enjoy live music at the softball field from 5 – 7 p.m. The music continues at Stevenson Field from 7 – 9 p.m. Recreation Park, 401 East Sheldon St., El Segundo. The fireworks show sponsored by Chevron blasts off at 9 p.m. with expanded seating opportunities including general admission, senior citizen and resident priority seating. For information and special seating tickets call (310) 524-2700 or visit elsegundo.org/depts/recreation/special_events/default.asp.
The City of Gardena annual “Fireworks and Food Trucks” event at beautiful Rowley Park. Food trucks start at 5 p.m. with a fantastic firework show after dusk. The fireworks are free to view. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, umbrellas and enjoy a day at the park. 5 – 9:30 p.m. 13220 S. Van Ness Ave., Gardena. For additional information, call (310) 217-9537 or visit the Facebook event page at facebook.com/events/1713226895379436/.
Marina del Rey
Celebrate with the best fireworks display on the Westside! Spend the day in the Marina with a picnic in the park, enjoy a waterfront dinner with firework views, or charter a yacht for a harbor cruise and get the ultimate front-row seat. The fireworks will be shot from a barge in the Marina. 9 p.m. Free. Additional viewing locations at Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way and Fisherman’s Village at 13755 Fiji Way. For more information visit visitmarinadelrey.com/event/4th-of-july-fireworks-celebration.
Rancho Palos Verdes
The 43rd annual celebration at RPV City Hall. This is a family event with a country-carnival atmosphere. Live music and dancing, food vendors, carnival rides, games and contests, and patriotic crafts. Free admission. $5 parking onsite, free parking at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center with free shuttles to and from City Hall. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Point Vicente Park, Civic Center, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. For further information call (310) 544-5260 or visit rpvca.gov.
The 68th annual John Olguin Spectacular. Music, family activities, food trucks, and a spectacular firework show at 9 p.m. on Cabrillo Beach. Free. Noon – 10 p.m. 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro. For info call (310) 548-7554 or visit portoflosangeles.org.
The free 20-minute show will feature a patriotic soundtrack to complement the more than 1,000 shells being fired. The internal Civic Center parking lot will be closed for the launching of the fireworks, however surrounding parking lots will be open for the general public to view the show. In addition, the Toyota Sports Complex and a portion of the Courthouse parking lot will be open for public viewing. Tickets will be required to enter the Toyota Sports Complex viewing area. These free tickets must be picked up in advance from either the Cultural Arts Center Box office at the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr., or from the Community Services Department, in the West Annex of City Hall, 3031 Torrance Blvd. Box Office hours are Tues. – Fri., from 1 – 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon – 8 p.m. The Community Services Department will be open to distribute tickets through Friday, July 1, from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. There are a limited number of tickets available for access to the Toyota Sports complex. All other areas will be available on a first come, first served basis. Gates to the Toyota Sports Complex will open at 7 p.m. and close 30 minutes after the show ends. In an effort to protect the synthetic turf field, no food or drinks (excluding bottled water) will be allowed into the complex, and only chairs with rounded bottoms such as beach chairs will be allowed. For additional information visit torranceca.gov/29872.htm. The Toyota Sports Complex is located at 555 Maple Avenue.
by Judy Rae