Events

 Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar May 26 – June 4, 2016

South Bay Community Calendar May 26 – June 4, 2016

  Ongoing Ruby’s Car Shows The soundtrack to “American Graffiti” every summer Friday evening, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruby’s parking lot  while owners of hot rods, street rods and muscle cars share stories with one another and visitors. Ruby’s Diner is located at 245 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. Through July 31…Read More→

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay Arts Calendar May 26 – 29, 2016

South Bay Arts Calendar May 26 – 29, 2016

Thursday, May 26 Gone girl Kim Hooper, author of “People Who Knew Me,” about a woman who runs away from everything after 9/11, discusses her work at 7 p.m. in {pages}, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. RSVPs appreciated. Call (310) 318-0900 or go to pagesabookstore.com. Anything goes The North High School Dance Dept. presents its…Read More→

 Whitney Youngs

Gentlemanly Bluesman Jeffrey Foucault Plays Hollywood’s Hotel Café

by Whitney Youngs New England settlers, most likely descendants of English Puritans, founded Whitewater, Wisconsin, a small town situated between Madison and Milwaukee, where singer and guitarist Jeffrey Foucault was raised in a Christian evangelical house. Foucault eventually made his way to the East Coast, where he has lived for more than 10 years, and despite…Read More→

 Caroline Anderson

About Town in Manhattan Beach

The fourth annual Tour de Pier fundraiser event will take place on May 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay Arts and Entertainment Calendar, May 5 through 12

South Bay Arts and Entertainment Calendar, May 5 through 12

Thursday, May 5 About courage and self-discovery “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.,” the 15th annual spring musical presented by Fantasia Family Music, takes place Thursday at 6:30, Friday at 7, and Saturday at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the George Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. The musical, based on the Roald Dahl…Read More→

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay entertainment 4/29-5/1

Friday, April 29 Our favorite creepy family “The Addams Family,” by the creators of “Jersey Boys,” is being presented by the Drama and Tech Departments of Mira Costa High School, with performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30, plus a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m., in the MCHS Auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Tickets available…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

Spyder Surf Fest: Surf Fest to celebrate beach culture

Spyder Surf Fest: Surf Fest to celebrate beach culture

Spyder Surf Fest will celebrate local surf culture for the ninth consecutive year Saturday on Pier Plaza, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival will showcase the hottest surfers, brands, fashion, and music. “As in years past, Spyder Surf Fest is all about the industry and families getting together and having fun as we…Read More→

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Where the Music Never Ends

Where the Music Never Ends

The Norris Theatre presents “Fiddler on the Roof” for three weekends Tomorrow evening, the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” opens at the Norris Theatre for 11 performances, a decent run by local standards. However, when the show opened on Broadway in 1964 it was an unstoppable phenomenon that didn’t step off the stage until nearly…Read More→

 Bondo Wyszpolski

A Feisty Woman, and the Man in the Mirror

A Feisty Woman, and the Man in the Mirror

Surf City Theatre brings a rarely seen comedy to Hermosa Beach Charles Busch has written many successful plays, including “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” which in 2002 was staged to acclaim at the Ahmanson Theatre. “Olive and the Bitter Herbs” didn’t garner as much praise when it opened off-Broadway a few years back, and…Read More→

 Caroline Anderson

About Town in Manhattan Beach

Cultural exchange program FACES is looking for families to host French teenagers from July 6 to 26.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Sitting in with Old Friends

Sitting in with Old Friends

Jazz pianist Bob Mamet plays Saint Rocke on Saturday evening It’s good to have Bob Mamet back in town. The accomplished jazz pianist was born and raised in Chicago, where he returned nearly five years ago after spending 30 years in L.A., with 10 of those here in the South Bay. Happily, he’s missed us,…Read More→

 Caroline Anderson

About Town in Manhattan Beach

During the month of April, the Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach public libraries invite the community to participate in a Beach Cities Read with a Book-to-Action series featuring the book Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain’s Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans by Captain Charles Moore.

 Caroline Anderson

About Town in Manhattan Beach

The Manhattan Beach city council approved the formation of an Economic Development Advisory Council Tuesday night.

 Eddie Solt

The Third (Occasionally) Annual Froth Awards and Beer Experience at Saint Rocke [VIDEO]

The Third (Occasionally) Annual Froth Awards and Beer Experience at Saint Rocke [VIDEO]

Three years ago,  the Easy Reader newspaper and the premiere local music club, Saint Rocke, conceived a (purportedly) more tasteful way to commemorate the glory of St. Patrick’s Day and the so-called wearing of the green (no green damn beer). Embracing trend toward quality, class, and local craft, the First Annual Froth Awards and Easy…Read More→

 Eddie Solt

Kira Lingman to play the Third (Occasionally) Annual Froth Awards

Kira Lingman to play the Third (Occasionally) Annual Froth Awards

This year’s Froth Awards music acts were as carefully chosen as the beer and food pairings, so it was a no-brainer that the South Bay’s Kira Lingman was one of the artists asked to play. Lingman has a voice that that teeters between the moonlit comfort of Patsy Cline to the pained soulfulness of Janis…Read More→

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