Beach towns calendar for the week of July 15 – Daily Breeze
THURSDAY July 15
Redondo Beach Farmers Market
Every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., local produce, baked goods, fresh foods and more are on sale at an outdoor location at the Redondo Beach Farmer’s Market, across from Veterans Park at 309 Esplanade. For a full list of participating farmers and vendors, go to the Recreation section of the city’s website, redondo.org.
MONDAY July 19
Interview with author Elizabeth Letts
The Redondo Beach Public Library will host a virtual conference from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. with New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Letts. The author will discuss his books, including his latest, “The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America”. All of Letts’ books reflect the history of the era, so this book may appeal to history buffs and horse lovers alike. The program is free, but registration is required on the library’s website, redondo.org/library.
TUESDAY July 20
Therefore. Blood drive in the bay market
An American Red Cross car will be in South Bay Market near Ulta and Panera Bread at 1509 Hawthorne Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make a vital appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter the referral code. SB market. Those who donate to the Red Cross between July 7 and July 31 are eligible to win a year of gasoline up to $ 5,000; redcross.org/fuel has details.
WEDNESDAY July 21
Beach Cities Health virtual mediation
Support your sanity with a mindfulness practice recurring Wednesdays at 4 p.m. via streaming. Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice the meditation techniques. The guided session will be led by Carrie Kerster, a qualified instructor from the Beach Cities Health District. A link to join the session will be provided after registration via bchd.org.
THURSDAY July 22
UCLA Blood Drive
Redondo Beach Police are holding a UCLA blood drive at the main town library at 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make an appointment, go online at ucedonor.com, then click on Blood donor clinics and enter RBPD in the postcode or account code box. Or send an email to [email protected]
Happy hour in the history of skateboarding
Live presentations are back at the Hermosa Beach Historical Society and Museum at 710 Pier Ave. at Hermosa Beach. Join the others at 6:30 p.m. for Happy Hour with History featuring pro skater Cindy Whitehead who will explore the history of skateboarding at Hermosa Beach from the 1960s to the present day. Tickets cost $ 5 and guests will receive a drink ticket at the door. The hermosabeachhistoricalsociety.org site has details.
Last weeks of the “Soar” exhibition
Until July 31, the South Bay Botanic Garden is presenting a tropical butterfly exhibit titled âSoarâ. The experience includes an immersive butterfly pavilion, an emergence chamber with caterpillars and pupae, and new plantings including geometric flower beds, pollinators, and other flowers that attract butterflies. General admission to the garden is $ 15 for adults, with discounts for children, students, and seniors, and the Butterfly Pavilion requires a separate timed ticket. Find details at southcoastbotanicgarden.org/soar.
Beach Classic Auto Show Cruise
Enjoy vintage cars and music on Friday nights at Classic Car Show Cruise Nights, through August 27 at King Harbor, 245 N. Harbor Dr. in Redondo Beach. The event is free to the public and takes place from 3 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
ESMoA fully open to the public
The El Segundo Art Museum has reopened at full capacity and ticket reservations are no longer required. Come by during the new gallery opening hours to see Cole Sternberg’s âExperience 47: Freestateâ and a new installation âWe All Live in the Gardenâ by Krystal Chang. To maintain a safe environment for vulnerable guests, masks should be worn by all. The museum is located at 208 Main Street and is open Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays / Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Concerts in the gardens at Riviera Village
The Garden Concert Series features an outdoor summer festival with the Constellation Quartet and a variety of live artists from June through September in the Riviera village of Redondo Beach. VIP tickets benefit local nonprofits working with underserved children and youth in the arts. Tickets cost $ 25 to $ 100 and are available through Ticketleap, gardenconcertseries.ticketleap.com. Shows run from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Village Garden is located at 1728 S. Catalina Ave. For more information, visit gardenconcertseries.com. Upcoming shows feature Petty Chavez on Saturday, July 17; Daniel Zaitchik on Saturday August 21; and Crystal Starr on Saturday September 11.
FREE SUMMER CONCERTS
Grab some blankets and go for an evening of music at one of these South Bay venues.
Sundays – Metlox Square / 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Manhattan Beach, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come early for a meal at a nearby restaurant and stay for an afternoon of music. Take advantage of convenient paid parking in the Metlox structure. The series continues until September 5. This Sunday July 18, Abrakadabra performs with his energetic mix of Latin, pop and jazz tunes.
Sundays – Polliwog Park / 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Artists who have not yet been announced by the city will appear from August 8 to 29.
Sundays – Library park / Main Street, El Segundo, from 4:30 p.m. Activities for children will be available in the Gazebo before each show at 4:00 p.m. The series continues on July 22 with CJ Simmons (country); August 8 with The Reflexx (hits from the 1980s); and August 15: Yachty by Nature (yacht rock.)
Wednesdays – Point / 850 S. Pacific Coast Highway to El Segundo, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., July to September. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and refreshments to relax on the lawn. Or enjoy prepared meals from restaurants such as Mendocino Farms, North Italia and Hopdoddy. Upcoming shows are July 21: Detour Unplugged (classic rock acoustics); July 28: Retrofit (acoustic tunes from the last decades); August 4: Jack Tracy & Derrick Elliot Tracy (rock, soul music); August 11: Radio Rebels (hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s); August 18: Olivia Pucci (90s hip hop, R&B); August 25: The Lucky Ones (rock, reggae).
Thursday and Saturday – Manhattan Village / 3200 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in Manhattan Beach, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Self-parking is available, first come, first served; bring chairs or a blanket. Shop and dine in the village before the show. Outdoor food and coolers are not recommended. The next performers are July 15: Geena Fontanella (rock, pop); July 17: Matt Jacquette; July 22: Jake London (rock, folk); July 24: Sophia Dion (soul, rock, folk); July 29: Mark Castrillon (rock and more); July 31: Joanna Gerolaga (pop, R&B, Island vibe).
Saturdays – Rancho Palos Verdes Civic Center / 30940, boul. Hawthorne, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy the afternoon with live music, kids’ sweaters, food trucks, and a beer and wine kiosk. Dates include July 31 with Running Hot (classic rock) and August 28 with 80-Do (1980s music).
TO COME UP
Shakespeare by the Sea Live Shows
After a year of virtual productions, Shakespeare by the Sea (SBTS) is delighted to announce its return to live performances at Point Fermin Park, 807 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro. Watch “Richard III” on July 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 pm and the Sunday show from 7 pm “Richard III” refers to Richard from Gloucester of 15th century England who tried to steal the throne of King Edward IV by means of murder and manipulation. The second SBTS show of the summer, “Love’s Labor’s Lost, is scheduled for August 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. This play tells the story of a young king and his companions who swear to forgo the fun and school activities All Friday and Saturday performances start at 8:00 pm and Sunday performances start at 7:00 pm Get details at shakespearebythesea.org.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This section will be updated weekly in accordance with updated state and county public health orders. Check individual websites for updates.
Beach Cities Health District Fitness Class, bchd.org Dockweiler Beach Foyers El Segundo Town Hall El Segundo Public Library, with capacity limits El Segundo outdoor sports grounds, Wiseburn Aquatic Center, skate park Hermosa Beach Community Center and Clark Building LA County Beaches, Piers & Biking Trails Restaurants & Cinemas LA County Museums, Galleries, Zoos, Aquariums, Family Entertainment Centers; retail and personal care stores â indoors with capacity limits; also live indoor seated events and professional sports with a live audience. LA County Libraries – most of Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach are open with varying days and times; details online at https://lacountylibrary.org/reopeningHermosa Beach City Hall; hermosabeach.gov/coronavirus.Hermosa Beach pier, green belt and open spaces; outdoor tennis / pickleball courts, skate park and lawn bowling green. For updates, see hermosabeach.gov/our-government/coronavirus-covid-19-updatesManhattan Beach City Hall and select municipal buildingsWharf, Roundhouse, Greenbelt, and Manhattan Beach Parks; tennis and pickleball courts, Begg swimming pool by reservation; For updates, go to citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreationRedondo Beach libraries. with limitations; up to 30 minutes per visit Redondo Beach Pier, parks and bike paths; see redondo.org/depts/city_manager/coronavirus_update.asp.
CLOSED / LIMITED
AdventurePlex youth center; Reopening June 21 for summer camps only Redondo Beach Town Hall offices are closed to the public while basic services remain accessible. See redondo.org for more details.
Beach Cities Health District Hotline: (310) 374-3426, ext. 256
Proximity line for seniors in the city of El Segundo: (310) 524-2705
Manhattan Beach City Resource Provision for Seniors and Hotline: (310) 802-5010
City of Redondo Beach Senior and Family Services: (310) 318-0650
Los Angeles County 211 â For help finding food, paying bills or other essential services, dial 2-1-1 from a phone or toll-free number, (800) 339-6993 or visit online at www.211.org.
The House of Yahweh, 4046 Marine Ave, Lawndale, distributes food six days a week. The hoy-southbay.org website has details, or call (310) 675-1384 between 9 and 10 a.m.
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