THURSDAY 30 June
Story of surf photographer Doc Ball
Join the Hermosa Beach Historical Society for the June edition of the Happy Hour with History. Film producer and director Carl Ackerman presents The Life Story of Doc Ball, a 54-minute documentary about the first dedicated surf photographer, John Ball, in the 1930s and 40s. Tickets are $10 for HBHS members and $15 for non-members and can be purchased on Eventbrite.com. The screening will be held at the Hermosa Beach Museum, 710 Pier Ave., online at hermosabeachhistoricalsociety.org
FRIDAY 1st July
Roadium drive-in movie
Enjoy an open-air show at The Roadium Drive-In Theater, 2500 West Redondo Beach Blvd. in torrance. Today’s movie is Angels in the Outfield. Admission is $25 per vehicle and the film begins at approximately 8:15 p.m. Gates open at 7pm to allow time to settle in and visit the concession stand. Bring chairs for optional out-of-vehicle seating. Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite.com, at the box office on the night of the show, or at the Roadium office during business hours.
Cars & Stripes Forever
The Cars & Stripes Forever event returns to the San Pedro waterfront on Friday, July 1 from 5pm to 10pm. More than 100 pre-1975 cars and motorcycles are on display, surrounded by live bands, food trucks and an adjacent beer garden. The evening ends with fireworks at 9:15 p.m. on Harbor Blvd. and Swinford St. near the fanfare fountains. Take advantage of a free shuttle from downtown San Pedro or cheap parking on Harbor Blvd. and 1st St. See the Community Events section of portoflosangeles.org for details.
SATURDAY, July 2nd
Monthly Zimmerman meeting
The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum opens its doors from 9am to 12pm for its monthly Cruise In meeting for owners of vintage cars and motorcycles. Coffee, pastries and hot dogs are available for purchase. The museum is located at 610 Lairport Dr. in El Segundo; automobiledrivingmuseum.org.
SUNDAY 3rd July
Village Runner 5K Race
Celebrate Independence Day with a scenic run along the Pacific Ocean at the 29th Annual 5K and Firecracker Dash on Sunday, July 3rd. The main events for adults (and youth over 10) start at 8am. Races for kids ages 4-9 start at 9:30 am Competitors can win age group awards, cash prizes (for the top three male and female runners) and medals for kids dash finishers. Entrance fees are $45 per person. Race packages can be picked up on Saturday, July 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Village Runner, 255 Avenida Del Norte, or on race day from 6:30 a.m. near Catalina Ave. and Palos Verdes Blvd. be collected. Visit villagerunner.com/4th-of-july-5k to sign up.
MONDAY, July 4th
Fun and fireworks at the seaside lagoon
The City of Redondo Beach invites the community to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday at Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way. The Lagoon is open from 12:00 PM to 7:30 PM for water activities. For the rest of the evening, visitors are only allowed on sandy areas; Fireworks start at 9pm (toilets will be closed for cleaning from 7:30pm to 8:30pm) Admission is subject to availability until capacity is reached; $6 youth, $8 adult; $20 for parking.
Hermosa Beach Ironman
The Hermosa Beach Ironman event, a South Bay tradition, takes place at 8am on the beach at 30th Street. Participants test their diverse skills by running a mile, paddling a mile, and chugging a six-pack of beers. Ironman events raise money for charities that help families in need. Registration for this event will be held on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the corner of 6th St. and Cypress Ave. The group’s Facebook page, Hermosa Beach Ironman, has the latest.
Begg Pool Celebration
Join the City of Manhattan Beach Aquatics staff for a special day at Begg Pool, 1402 N. Peck Ave. from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Water games, balloon tossing, swimming and music ensure fun for all. No food served; Bring your own snacks or a picnic to eat on the lawn. Cost: $5 per person. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entertainment at Riviera Village
Independence Day activities are from 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Redondo Beach around the Riviera Village on Avenue I between Catalina Ave. and Esplanade. Food, beer and wine plus live music with Pedro Reis at 2pm, Soul Shot at 4pm and Feed the Kitty at 7pm. The fireworks start at 9:20 p.m. General admission tickets are $20; Children up to 12 years free. Buy tickets at rivieravillagefireworks.com.
Torrance City Fireworks
Bring blankets and chairs for the City of Torrance-sponsored fireworks display, which begins at 9:15 p.m. Choose from two vantage points on a first-come, first-served basis: The LA County Court House West Parking Lot, 825 Maple Ave, or The LA Galaxy Sports Complex, 555 Maple Ave. The Galaxy facility opens to spectators at 7:30pm and closes 30 minutes after the show. Visit torranceca.gov’s Community Services section for updates, including road closures on the day of the show.
Rancho Palos Verdes Festivities
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is hosting a family-friendly party on July 4th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Civic Center, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. Guests can look forward to live music, food trucks, beer and wine stands, carnival rides, pony rides, activities and games; The calendar of events at rpvca.gov has details.
WEDNESDAY, July 6th
Storytelling Experience in the North Library
Children accompanied by an adult are welcome at Andrea’s Awesome Immersive Book Experience from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the North Branch of the Redondo Beach Library, 2000 Artesia Blvd. Limited to 40 participants, tickets issued at 3:15 p.m. at the information desk. This event is repeated on coming Wednesdays; Further dates can be found in the events calendar on redondo.org.
Play The Journals of Adam & Eve
The Manhattan Beach Community Church Theater Board presents “The Journals of Adam and Eve,” an adaptation of Mark Twain’s humorous look at the relationship between men and women. Performances are Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 with refreshments after shows; Attend a show in the Church Meeting Room at 303 S. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach.
Celebrate Wellness Fundraiser
Join the Cancer Support Community South Bay as it celebrates 35 years of free programs for people with cancer. The 25th Annual Celebrate Wellness Food and Beverage Tasting Fundraiser, hosted and sponsored by the South Coast Botanic Garden, will be held on Sunday, July 10 from 3-7 p.m. at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, instead of. Proceeds will be used for support, education and hope offered by CSC South Bay. Tickets are $195 per person (guests must be 21 years or older) and can be purchased by calling (310) 376-3550 or visiting CelebrateWellness.org.
Air Force civilian job fair
Learn about civilian jobs at Los Angeles Air Force bases in El Segundo and San Pedro on July 9 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Hampton Inn, 888 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., El Segundo. Bring a resume and state-issued ID for onsite interviews if you work as a lifeguard, swimming instructor, ticket/tour manager, bartender, chef, outdoor adventure manager, graphic designer, or childcare worker. Some jobs include benefits and signing bonuses. Applications can also be submitted online at LAFSS.com/Jobs.
Alo-ha-ha! comedy for seniors
Senior Comedy Afternoons returns with a tropically themed show, Alo-ha-ha! on Friday, July 24 with lunch at 12:30 p.m. and program beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Los Verdes Golf Course Ballroom, 7000 W. Los Verdes Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes. As always, the shows feature clean and smart humor from older adults who are headlining the field. All ages welcome; Tickets cost $85 and must be purchased by July 14th. For details, visit seniorcomedyafternoons.com or call Bonnie at (714) 914-2565.
South Bay Greekfest
Authentic Greek dishes, music and dancing make for a fun experience at the South Bay Greek Festival, Friday 15 July from 5pm to 10pm, Saturday 16 July from 12pm to 10pm and Sunday 17 July from 12pm to 9pm . Recommended donation of $3 to enter. At 722 Knob Hill Ave. Located in Redondo Beach; www.sbgreekfestival.com.
Movies on the roof
Classic hit movies are performed outdoors at the Rooftop Cinema Club, 1310 E. Franklin Ave. in El Segundo. The venue has family-friendly movies that start before 4:30 p.m.; All later shows are for adults over 18. Wireless headphones enhance the viewing experience. The film selection changes daily and tickets range from $18.50 to $26; Blankets recommended. Visit roofcinemaclub.com for tickets, location details and the film schedule.
Book sale of the public library
The Friends of the Redondo Beach Library book sale is held three days a week at the library at 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway. The sales times are Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 2:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Also, the Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library store is open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 1 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and some Saturdays. The store is located next to the Hermosa Beach Community Center parking lot at 710 Pier Ave.
Kids fitness in Manhattan Village
The Manhattan Village Kids Club is partnering with ACE Yoga and Wild Child Gym to offer free activity classes on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., weekly through July 26. Manhattan Village is located at 3200 N. Sepulveda Blvd.; Classes are in place. Each session engages children with movement, music and more. Visit shopmanhattanvillage.com/events for details.
The Bull Pen on weekends – The Bull Pen at 314 Avenue I, Redondo Beach has musicians on premises most Friday and Saturday nights. Check the schedule on thebullpenredondo.com website.
Sunday Afternoon Hook and Plow – The Hook and Plow at 1729 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach features acoustic guitar music on Sundays from 3pm to 6pm; Learn more at thehookandplow.com.
The Lighthouse – The Lighthouse at 30 Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach has live artists most days. The full calendar is available online at thelighthousecafe.net.
New Starboard Attitude Weekend Music – The New Starboard Attitude is open daily on the Redondo Beach Pier and features live music on weekends. A current schedule can be found on the club’s Facebook page.
Sisters’ Barn – The Sisters’ Barn Eatery, located at 1408 Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, features live music on alternate days each week. Check sistersbarneatery.com/events-calendar for updates.
Uncorked on Thursdays – Entertainer BJ Arnold performs weekly from 5-7 p.m. at the Uncorked wine store at 302 Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach. Other artists visit the place on weekends; Visit uncorkedwineshops.com for updates.
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