South Bay Events

Your definitive guide to South Bay events occurring weekly in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. 

Thursday, Nov. 14

■ Tip a Cop

Officers from the Manhattan Beach Police Department will serve as hosts and waiters at a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser held Thursday, Nov. 14, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Tin Roof Bistro, 3500 N. Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach. Tips received by the officers will be donated to local Special Olympics athletes. Reservations are recommended by calling the Tin Roof at (310) 939-0900.

■ Author Barry Siegel visits Pages

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barry Siegel visits Pages bookstore in Manhattan Beach Thursday, Nov. 14, beginning at 7 p.m. Siegel will discuss his new book “Dreamers and Schemers: How an Improbable Bid for the 1932 Olympics Transformed Los Angeles from Dusty Outpost to Global Metropolis.” “Dreamers and Schemers” chronicles how Los Angeles pursuit and staging of the 1932 Olympic Games during the depths of the Great Depression helped fuel the city’s transformation from a seedy frontier village to a world-famous metropolis. Siegel, winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing and the author of seven previous books, is a former national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. He now directs the literary journalism program at UC Irvine. The event is free but RSVPs are appreciated. Pages is located at 904 Manhattan Ave. For more information, visit

■ Bay Cities Coin Club

The Bay Cities Coin Club will host its next meeting Thursday, Nov. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Westchester Municipal Building Community Room, located at 7166 W. Manchester Ave. The event features show and tell, auctions and a raffle. For more information, visit, or email

Friday, Nov. 15

■ ‘Seussical: The Musical”

The South Bay Conservatory, a nonprofit youth performing arts organization established in Torrance in 1964, will perform “Seussical: The Musical” Nov. 15 and 16, at James R. Armstrong Theatre, located at 3330 Civic Center Drive in Torrance. The show will be performed Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 16, at 2 and 7 p.m. For more information, visit, or call (310) 781-7171.

■ Navigating Medicare

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach hosts Jacqueline Zaragoza, public affairs specialist at Social Security Administration on Friday, Nov. 15, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. Zaragoza will present on all aspects of Medicare. Discussion will include eligibility, the different parts of Medicare and the enrollment period to help participants make the right choices about coverage. A lunch will be provided by The Spot Restaurant in Hermosa Beach from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Advance registration required. Call (310) 376-3550, or visit

Saturday, Nov. 16

■ ‘Cozy Mystery’ book event

Creating Conversations and the Redondo Beach Library will co-host the Cozy Mystery Author Program at the Main Library located at 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Saturday, Nov. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. The event features 20 authors, snacks, prizes, swag bags and other festivities. The program is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited. To RSVP, visit For more information, call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit

■ Mighty Cash Cats perform in El Segundo

The Mighty Cash Cats, a Johnny Cash cover band, performs at the El Segundo Public Library, Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 2 p.m. The band covers the early Cash to the final Rick Ruben-produced “American Recordings.” The concert is free. The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Ave. For more information, call (310) 524-2728.

■ South Bay Artist Collective fundraiser

The South Bay Artist Collective hosts its annual fundraising event Saturday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Resin gallery, located at 618 Cypress Ave. in Hermosa Beach. The event features a night of art, live music, craft cocktails, beer, wine and food. All proceeds benefit ongoing programming at Resin, including youth and special-needs scholarships provided to the Richstone Family Center and Friendship Foundation. In keeping with the Collective’s mission of empowering and connecting artists, funds raised will also continue to support public school students through Mira Coast High School Visual Arts 9x12 Fund, Young at Art and the Manhattan Beach Middle School end of the year art show. Tickets for this special night start at $75 and can be purchased at

■ Destination: Art celebrates fifth anniversary

Destination: Art celebrates its fifth anniversary with a gala reception, silent auction and new exhibition, Saturday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m., at 1815 W. 213th Street, No. 135, in Torrance. All media formats are represented including oils, pastels, acrylics, watercolors and all types of art from landscapes to abstract contemporary art. The show will run through Dec. 15. For more information, visit

Sunday, Nov. 17

■ Christmas craft and bake sale

The Neighborhood Church’s Monday Morning Crafty Ladies groups hosts a Christmas craft and bake sale Sunday, Nov. 17, from 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the church located at 415 Paseo del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates. The women work all year producing a multitude of Christmas crafts, gifts for friends and family and decorations for the home. There will be handcrafted items, jewelry, vintage items and much more. Neighborhood Church bakers will provide desserts. For more information, visit

■ Beauty of Nature Film Series finale

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy presents fine of Beauty of Nature Film Series, “National Parks Adventure,” Sunday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. at the John Olguin Auditorium,, at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. The documentary explores landscapes, historic sites and wilderness of America’s national parks. For more information, visit

Monday, Nov. 18

■ El Segundo POA charity golf tournament

The second annual El Segundo POA Aloha Open Charity Golf Tournament takes place Monday, Nov. 18, beginning at 11 a.m. with a “shotgun start” at Chester Washington Gold Course, located at 1818 Charlie Sifford Drive in Los Angeles. A banquet at Standard Station Sports Bar & Grill takes place following the event in El Segundo. Contests include long drive, closest to the pin, putting and more. Cost is $200 for single entry and $750 for a foursome. Proceeds benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation and the El Segundo Police Officers Association which annually awards scholarships to local students in addition to supporting many charities and public awareness events in the community. For more information, visit

■ Sara’s Kitchen Thanksgiving Menu

Sara’s Kitchen’s Thanksgiving menu and hands-on interactive cooking classes takes place at the Jewish Community Center, located at 2108 Vail Ave. in Redondo Beach. The classes feature traditional Jewish dishes using Sara’s favorite recipes, collected from some of the best chef’s around the world. The event is $50. For more information, call (310) 214-4999.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

■ PFLAG meeting

PFLAG Manhattan Beach/South Bay hosts its monthly support meeting for transgender and gender-expansive parents and families, Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Beach Cities Health District, located at 514 N. Prospect Ave., Suite 102, in Redondo Beach. The meeting offers education, support and information. For more information, visit

■ Roundhouse Aquarium open house

The Roundhouse Aquarium, located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier, will celebrate 40 years of marine science education with an open house Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. The free event, on the night of the annual Manhattan Beach Pier Lighting Ceremony and the Downtown Manhattan Beach annual Holiday Open House, features hands-on activities for all ages. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with live animals, tour behind-the-scenes, make crafts, win prizes, take a selfie with our SCUBA diver, and more. For more information, email, or call (310) 379-8117.