Projector: Manhattan Beach Art CenterThe annual Community Art Exhibition runs until October 2. The exhibition showcases diverse and innovative works of art ranging from photography and paintings to sound-generating sculpture and woven fiber. More than seventy artists are presented. This is the centre’s fifth annual community art exhibition. The center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd. across from Polliwog Park and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, call 310-802-5440.
Adopt a child for a day
The PS I Love You Foundation and Fablectics will donate 300 at-risk children a day to the beach on September 10. This will mark the 21st annual Adopt a Child for a Day celebration in Manhattan Beach. Corporate sponsors, in-kind donors and mentors are needed. For more information, visit https://psiloveyoufoundation.org/ourevents-datb.
Manhattan Village Summer Concerts
Summer concerts are back at Manhattan Village, 3200 N Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. There’s live music from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Plaza until August 25. No outside food or drink is allowed. Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets to sit on. For more information, visit shopmanhattanvillage.com.
Summer concerts at Le Point
The Point in El Segundo welcomes visitors to the Sounds of Summer, a family-friendly musical series that runs from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday through September 28. Each week, a new musician or group offers tunes ranging from folk rock to reggae. . The point is located at 850 S. Pacific Coast Highway. For more information, visit thepointsb.com/sounds-of-summer-concert-series.
Redondo Beach Pier Summer Concerts
Enjoy free concerts on the Redondo Beach pier. Live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays until August. Concerts are held on Fisherman’s Wharf. For a tour of a concert program https://redondopier.com/summer-of-music/.
Thursday August 18
Farmer’s Market 90277
Redondo Beach Certified Farmers Market is every Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at George Freeth Way and Veterans Park West. For more information, call 310-372-1171, ext. 2252.
Friday August 19
Farmer’s Market 90254
Hermosa Beach Rotary Hosts Certified Farmers Market every Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at 1035 Valley Drive.
Saturday August 20
Outdoor Volunteer Day
Help Conserve the Land of the Palos Verdes Peninsula care for the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants, clearing pathways and more. 9am-noon. Register on https://pvplc.volunteerhub.com/.
pet adoption event
Cats and dogs of Los Angeles Animal Services will be available for adoption from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Skechers Manhattan Beach BOBS store, 228 Manhattan Beach Blvd. The adoption event is presented by BOBS from Skechers and Petco Love.
Photovoltaic Art Exhibition
Palos Verdes Art Center artists will present the Malaga Cove Art on the Lawn Show August 20-21, September 17-18, and October 8-9 at Malaga Cova Plaza in Palos Verdes Estates. There will be paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photographs, woodwork, wearables and prints for sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, go to pvartcenter.org.
Sunday August 21
Farmer’s Market 90277
The Riviera Village Certified Farmers Market in Redondo Beach is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit rivieravillagefarmersmarket.com.
Summer concerts at Polliwog Park
Annual Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park The series, presented by Chevron, continues with Psychedelic Summer Band, a Woodstock-era tribute band. The series features a concert every Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the Polliwog Park Amphitheater until September 4. Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics. Free entry. Polliwog is located at 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Live music in PV
Camila Lima, an Argentine-American soprano, will perform at the Palos Verdes Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del mar, Palos Verdes Estates. She will be accompanied by pianist and composer Ruy Folguera. This is the last concert in the church’s Summer Sunday Sounds series. Free entry. Bring a picnic at 5:30 p.m. and get settled before the concert starts at 6:30 p.m. No tickets or reservations required. Seats are provided. For more information, visit ncpve.org.
Tuesday August 23
Farmer’s Market 90266
The Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers Market is held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday at Metlox Plaza. For more information, visit downtownmanhattanbeach.com.
Wednesday August 24
The power of thoughts and words
Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) offers this free workshop led by Camela Galano, a cancer survivor and life coach. Galano will discuss how thoughts and words can create a person’s reality. Participants will learn to be kind and gentle to themselves and to let go of limiting thoughts and words. The workshop is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Zoom. To join this virtual workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at [email protected].
Richstone will once again host its annual beach party in King Harbor, Redondo Beach. Scheduled from 5:30-9 p.m. on August 27, the party will feature South Bay’s best restaurants serving up great food. You can enjoy fine wine, beer and signature cocktails to the sound of a steel drum, then dance the night away with the Citrus College Night Shift Band. For more information and to buy tickets, go to richstonefamily.org.
HB Museum Fundraiser
Hermosa Beach Historical Society and Museum will hold its fundraising gala on August 27 at St. Cross Church, 1818 Monterey Blvd. The theme is “The beach through the decades”. Doors open at 6 p.m. Enjoy live music, dancing, raffle prizes, drinks and food provided by The Bottle Inn and Slay Beach. Tickets are on sale at eventbrite.com.
lead from the heart
Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) is offering this free workshop led by cancer survivor and physician assistant Janet Solie. Participants will learn the secret weapon they carry to reduce stress. Solie will also share heart-based science for stress management, introduce short heart-based meditation techniques and more. The workshop will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. on August 30 at 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 100, Torrance. Entrants can participate online in any way they prefer. To join the workshop, go to cscsouthbay.org and open the online calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at [email protected].
Los Serenos from Point Vicente is looking for docents. Guides provide interpretive and educational services regarding the natural and cultural history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and adjacent waters through guided tours, special events, workshops and classes. Find out more at an open house set for 7 p.m. on August 31 at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes. Docent courses begin September 14. For more information, call 310-544-5375.