South Bay Community Calendar 8-16-18
Thursday, August 16
The Manhattan Beach Open, an AVP Gold Series event and final California event, is known as the Super Bowl of beach volleyball. It will have the biggest field of the season and the top men’s and women’s teams get immortalized with a plaque on the pier. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thurs.-Sat.; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. Manhattan Beach Pier. General admission seating is free to the public. Avp.com.
Pints for Pen
Smog City Brewing Pints with Purpose every Thursday in August in partnership with Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. 3 – 10 p.m. Enjoy hand-crafted local beer and support open space on the Peninsula at the same time. Smog City Brewery, 1901 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance. Pvplc.org.
El Segundo Art Walk
Creative businesses throughout downtown El Segundo and Smoky Hollow transform their spaces to allow artist to showcase their work. Food trucks, live music and sponsored experiences not to mention a brewery. 5 – 9 p.m. Located between Pacific Coast Hwy. and historic downtown El Segundo. elsegundoartwalk.com.
Concert on the Redondo Beach Pier with Identity Theft (International). 6 – 8 p.m. 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, International Boardwalk stage, below Kincaid’s. Blankets or low-backed beach chairs are encouraged. Free. Redondopier.com.
Friday, August 17
St Francis Church annual two-day rummage and book sale. Thousands of items including furniture, kitchen items, small appliances, decorative art, sporting goods, garden equipment, tools, and lots more. 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. 2200 Via Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates. For more info call (310) 375-4617.
Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Duncan Tooley, medical hypnotist, artist and author. Participants will practice two easy techniques to switch off pain. No prior experience needed. 1 – 2:30 p.m. 109 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. A healthy lunch will be provided by “The Spot” Restaurant from 12:30 – 1 p.m. Advance registration required. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Parents night out
Need an evening without the kids? Your children will have as much fun as you learning a new activity from an AdventurePlex class instructor, creating arts and crafts, playing games, challenging themselves in sports and, of course, exploring all five levels of the famed play structure. A healthy dinner is provided too. 5:30 – 9 p.m. AdventurePlex, 1701 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach. Cost: $30 first child, $20 for siblings. Ages: 3+, potty-trained. Reservations required. Call (310) 546-7708 at least 24 hours in advance to reserve your child’s place at Parents’ Night out. For more info visit adventureplex.org/parentsnightout.
All are invited to a fun-filled Friday night at St. Peter’s by the Sea. Enjoy delicious food (vegetarian choices available), cool off with shaved ice, and bounce joyfully in bounce houses, then move indoors for a 7 p.m. Praise Band Concert. Food trucks, too. 5:30 p.m. Free concert. All ages. 6410 Palos Verdes Dr. South, Rancho Palos Verdes. For more info visit StPetersPres.org.
Shakespeare by the Sea’s final showing at Point Fermin Park. 8 p.m. Free. Bench seating available, or set up chairs or blankets on the side. Dress warm. Very chilly, right on the ocean. 807 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro. Shakespearebythesea.org.
Saturday, August 18
Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library used book sale. 9 a.m.- noon. 1309 Bard Street, Hermosa Beach. Go through City Hall to get to the bookstore entrance. For questions call (310) 379-8475 or visit hbfol.org. FYI – Eventually the Book Store will be relocated to a trailer in front of the city-owned storage facility on the south side of 11th Place, near the intersection with Valley Drive.
The 21st annual El Segundo Main Street Car Show presented by the El Segundo Chamber of Commerce. Vintage cars, live music, restaurants, breweries, cool merchandise and lots more. Classic cars, hot rods, sports cars, trucks, motorcycles and more will be lining the beautiful streets of Downtown El Segundo. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free to view. Do you want to show off your car? Register on Eventbrite. $30.
The Manhattan Beach Library is honored to have Le Polynesia, California’s oldest Hula Halau (school) perform for the community. Led by the Montgomery family, Le Polynesia will give a two-hour performance showcasing music and dances from all over Polynesia, from Hawaii to to New Zealand. 11 a.m. 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Free. (310) 545-8595.
Robotics by the Sea
Bring your entire family and join the crew at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to learn about underwater robotics. Witness R.O.V. (remotely operated vehicle) demonstrations and much more. Free. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro. For info call (310) 548-7562 or visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
The Long Beach’s Premier Craft Beer Festival, 8th Taste of Brews at the Long Beach Marine Institute. The event infuses dozens of microbrews and hard ciders and SoCal’s premier mobile restaurants with an amazing oceanfront venue. Noon – 5 p.m. Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. To purchase tickets visit TasteofBrews.com.
Food, glorious food
Learn how to take full advantage of a whole food, plant-based diet, rich in fruits and vegetables that is powerful medicine in preventing, effectively treating and even reversing many of the lifestyle diseases we face today. Dr. Steve Lawenda, will speak about Plants For Food and Susan Jenson, a plant-based certified registered dietitian, will give a cooking demonstration. 3 p.m. South Bay Adventist Church, 401 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. Admission is free, free childcare will be available and everyone is welcome. Register at SouthBayChurch.net or call (310) 214-3123.
Celebrate the birthday of the “Father of the Los Angeles Harbor,” Phineas Banning. In the spirit of the Rancho-period of the Banning property, guests will be treated to a Western-themed evening with live music provided by local country band, “JB and The Big Circle Riders”, free line dance instruction, dancing and an old fashioned bbq buffet provided by The Outdoor Grill. 5 – 8 p.m. 401 E M St, Wilmington. Tickets are $10 – $45. RSVP thebanningmuseum.org or call (310) 548-2005.
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes presents Movies in the Park featuring Peter Rabbit. Kids activities start at 6:30 p.m. Movie starts at 8 p.m. Food trucks. Bring blankets and low chairs. For information call (310) 544-5260 or visit rpvca.gov/1046/Movies-in-the-Park.
Sunday, August 19
Back to basic
One hour free Vinyasa class every Sunday from 10 – 11 a.m. at Plaza El Segundo. Wear weather appropriate clothing, bring a mat, bring a friend. Back to Basics, 2008-C East Park Place, El Segundo. For info visit facebook.com/backtobasicsshop.
Monday, August 20
Families Connected Parent Chat, presented through a partnership between Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected, is a free support group open to all parents. Led by a licensed professional from the Thelma McMillen Center at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Free. 10 – 11 a.m. Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave. Suite 102, Redondo Beach. Visit southbayfamiliesconnected.org for more information.
Beach Cities Health District free fitness series with heart-pumping Zumba. 6:30 p.m. Alta Vista Park, 715 Julia Ave., Redondo Beach. Free. Pre-Register at bchd.org/freefitness.
Tuesday, August 21
Restorative Yoga – CANCELED!!!
Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach (CSCRB) hosts Barb Phillips, OTD, OTF/L, Doctor of Occupational Therapy. This unique class integrates gentle yoga, healing touch, breath work and guided meditation to support healing of the body, mind and spirit. 6 – 7 p.m. Free. 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Call (310) 376-3550 or visit cancersupportredondobeach.org.
Wednesday, August 22
Take a breath and relax at Mindfulness Meditation with Kathleen Kelly. 1 – 2 p.m. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. Free. For questions call the library front desk at (310) 545-8595.
What’s for dinner
St. Andrew’s Redondo Beach and the Enriched Farms present Redondo Beach Night Market. Food, crafts, music, and artisans. 5 – 9 p.m. In the St. Andrew’s parking lot off Pacific Coast Highway, 301 Avenue D, Redondo Beach. For more info contact EnrichedFarms@gmail.com.
Mix, mingle and meet new friends at the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau annual Regional Mixer. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. $10 chamber members or $20 non-chamber members. For more info call the Chamber at (310) 376-6911 or visit redondochamber.org.
by Judy Rae