Community members are invited to celebrate Earth Day and celebrate the 45th anniversary of Wilderness Park on April 23-24. There will be a local botanical workshop, picnic, night camping and dinner on April 23. The free community event on April 24 includes habitat restoration work, live music, activities, crafts, a taco lunch and more. A $10 donation is required for lunch. Wilderness Park is located at 1102 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. Camp and dinner tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.com. For more information, go to southbayparks.org Or send an email to [email protected]
Thursday April 21
Farmers Market 90277
The Certified Farmers Market is held at Redondo Beach every Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at George Fritt Road and Veterans Park West. For more information, call 310-372-1171, ext. 2252.
A weekly Zoom support group to practice meditation, a skill to calm the mind and help relieve stress, takes place from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 310-517-4701. RSVP to [email protected]
Friday April 22
Smarty Story Time Pants
Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and action activities to celebrate Earth Day while learning school-ready skills and having fun. For children ages 2-5. 11-11:45 a.m., online. To register, go to the Teens & Kids section of lacountylibrary.org And click on Virtual Programming.
Farmers Market 90254
Hermosa Beach Rotary hosts a certified farmers market every Friday, noon-4pm, at 1035 Valley Drive.
“Beauty and the beast”
After a three-year absence from live musical theater, the Drama/Tech department at Mira Costa High School returns to the stage with the musical “Beauty and the Beast.” Showtimes are April 22, 23, 29, and 30 at 7:30 p.m., April 23 and 30 at 2 p.m., and April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Mira Costa High School Auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Tickets are on sale at miracostadramaboosters.org.
Saturday 23 April
HB . beach cleaning
The Sea Sprite Motel in Hermosa Beach will host an Earth Day beach cleanup with live music and refreshments from 10am-4pm. Meet at Sea Sprite Motel, 1016 The Strand.
Beach cleaning MB
To celebrate Earth Day, The Waste Less Shop, Steve Saiz State Farm Agency, and the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce have signed up to host a beach cleanup, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at El Porto Beach between 34th and 35th Streets. Pick up a bucket at The Waste Less Shop (3515 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach) or State Farm tent on the beach. Bring sunscreen, gloves and, if desired, a litter holder. For more information or to register in advance, go to manhattanbeachchamber.com.
succulent sale offer
The annual South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society Show and Sale is set April 23-24, 9am-4pm, at Palos Verdes Center for the Arts, 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Admission and parking are free. There will be thousands of plants for sale, hard-to-find plants, artistic pottery and expert advice. The galleries and gift shop at the Palos Verdes Arts Center will be open during the promotion and sale period. For more information, call 310-346-6206 or go to southcoastcss.org.
Japanese cultural festival
The 47th annual Bunka Sai Japanese Cultural Festival takes place April 23-24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Ken Miller Entertainment Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd. , Torrance. There will be delicious food, sweets, arts and crafts items, cultural performances, dance, music, martial arts and more. Free entry and parking. The festival is presented by the Torrance Sister City Association. Proceeds benefit the cultural exchange of students. For more information, call the city’s Department of Community Services at 310-618-2930.
Sunday 24 April
Torrance Antique Street Gallery
Join the hunt for antique treasures when more than 180 antique sellers and artisans transform the streets of downtown Torrance into an outdoor antique market, open 8am-3pm, there will be a vintage appraisal booth that charges $3 per item and DJ Ozzie will spin tunes at the garden. Free entry and parking. Pet friendly. For more information, call 310-328-6107.
Farmers Market 90277
The Certified Farmers Market at Riviera Village in Redondo Beach is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, go to rivieravillagefarmersmarket.com.
Strauss to Bernstein
The Peninsula Symphony will present “The Old World Meets the New World,” a concert featuring Strauss, Bernstein and Gershwin, at 7 p.m. at Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 631 Vincent St. Soprano Diana Farrell will join the symphony on stage. Guest conductor Johannes Müller-Stosch will give a lecture at 6:15 pm for symphony members. Masks and vaccinations required. For more information, 310-544-0320 or [email protected], or go to pensym.org.
Monday 25th April
(Between) Auction of Faith and Charity
The South Bay subsidiary of Harbor Interfaith Services will be holding a virtual silent auction from April 25-29. The annual event benefits the Harbor Interfaith Services Children’s Center, a charity that helps the homeless and working poor. To donate, sponsor, preview or bid on items, go to hisauxiliary.org/event.
Tuesday 26 April
Farmers Market 90266
The Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers Market runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday at Metlocks Plaza. For more information, go to downtownmanhattanbeach.com.
caregiver support group
Torrance Memorial hosts a virtual support group for caregivers from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 310-517-4711 or email [email protected]
Wednesday 27 April
pacific island music
The Grand Vision Foundation “Small Island Big Song” will present a live and multimedia concert, at 7:30 p.m. at The Warner Grand Theatre, 478 Sixth Avenue in San Pedro, California. The The concert is part of a larger multi-platform project that includes a documentary and several feature-length albums uniting indigenous musicians who share ancient maritime origins across the Pacific and Indian Oceans. To obtain tickets, call the box office at 310-548-2493 or go to grandvision.org/event/small Island-Big-song.
Healthy Bones Series: Home Safety and Fall Prevention
Cancer Support Society of South Bay (CSC South Bay) Presentation of the third part of a three-part series of workshops on Bone Health on April 29, noon-1 p.m., on Zoom. To join this workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and open the calendar. For more information, contact Rebecca Sul at [email protected].
Spring Pavement Sale
Hermosa Beach Spring Pier Sale from April 29 to May 1. In addition to sidewalk sales, there will be a pop-up market, live music, workshops, and activities. For more information, go to hbchamber.net.
Members of the 1961 Mira Costa High School were invited to a class reunion from April 29-30. Covid prevented the class from holding a meeting of 60 last year, so the alumni are planning ’61 for ’61. There will be three events: A free casual gathering at 5:30 p.m. on April 29 at Ercole’s 1101 Manhattan Ave. , free high school tour on Saturday, April 30th; and dinner and party at Bluewater Grill, 665 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Bluewater Grill event tickets are $100. For more information, email [email protected].
“West Side Story”
Tickets are on sale for a live production of “West Side Story,” April 29 – May 8 at Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. To get tickets, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.
RB Open House Museum
The Redondo Beach Historical Museum will hold an open house on April 30, 1-4 p.m., in celebration of the city’s 130th birthday. There will be a special exhibit featuring artworks by Caesar Hernandez. The museum is located in Dominguez Park, 302 Flagler Lane, Redondo Beach. For more information, call 310-318-0684.
Invited by the Peninsula Garden Club and Palos Verdes Art Center, Debra Baldwin will present a program titled “Turn Your Garden Into An Exposition of Magnificent Succulent Plants” on May 1st. Baldwin sparked worldwide interest in succulents with her first book, “Designing with Succulents” and has since written several other books on these plants. The event takes place at 12:30 p.m. at the Palos Verdes Center for the Arts, 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Baldwin will autograph books before and after they go on display. Lottery scheme as well. Event tickets are on sale at pvartcenter.org for $30. Seats are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, call Jackie Johnson at 310-850-2821.
Hearts of Hermosa
After a two-year absence, the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation’s Hearts of Hermosa fundraising program will return May 7 with dinner, drinks, and live entertainment at the Hermosa Beach Community Center. For tickets and more information, go to hbef.org.
Endless summer car show
The Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach will be filled with classic cars on May 7. The occasion is the “Summer Endless Car Show”, which will run from 10 am to 3 pm, and pedestrian admission is free. For more information, email Show Coordinator David Friedman at [email protected]
View cactus succulents
The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society will meet at 1 p.m. on May 8 in the community room at Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Gary Duke will present “The Cactus and Succulents of Northern Argentina in the Home.” Duke will show photographs of 31 species of cacti and 15 succulent genera that he spotted on his travels in northern Argentina in November 2021. For more information, go to southcoastcss.org.
Tickets are on sale for the Peninsula School of Performing Arts’ ballet “The Sleeping Beauty”. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on May 13 and 2 and 7 p.m. on May 14 and 2 p.m. on May 15 at Palos Verdes Theater for the Performing Arts Norris, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills. Each show will start with 20-30 minutes for the school’s youngest dancers. Tickets $35 for adults and $15 for students are $17 and are available at the Norris Theater box office or by calling 310-544-0403. For more information, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.
chamber music party
The 39th season of the Chamber Orchestra in South Bay continues May 22 with Andrew Payne, lead trumpeter of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Concert, featuring works by Scarlatti/Tomasini, Strauss and Haydn, at 7 p.m. at Palos Verdes Theater for the Performing Arts Norris, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. The pre-party session begins at 6:15pm and is free with paid admission. For tickets, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com And click on “Purchase tickets”. For information about the Chamber Orchestra in South Bay, go to mycosb.org. ER