Summer doesn’t officially begin until next week, but you wouldn’t know it with all the great events happening now. Check it out!
Walk With Sally is hosting a series of mixers over the next fews days in anticipation of the big White Night White Light benefit next month.
- Tonight, Thursday, June 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for hosted drinks and small bites. For more info call 310-544-7500. Poppi Boutique is located at 2325 Palos Verdes Drive W. in Lunada Bay.
- Saturday, June 16, at . Sample new brunch menu items with homemade sangria and mimosas. The Rockefeller is located at 418 Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach.
- Tuesday, June 19, at from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Manhattan Beach Women in Business host the . Ortega 120 is located at 1814 S. Pacific Coast Hwy. in Redondo Beach. $10 for members, $20 for non-members.
- Friday, June 22, at from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Drink and appetizer specials and raffle with prizes from local businesses. Twelve & Highland is located at 304 12th St. in Manhattan Beach.
Every Friday afternoon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Automobile Driving Museum hosts Eat Fleet, a gathering of gourmet food trucks. This Friday, June 15, the Gourmet Genie and Shortrib BBQ trucks will be on site. The ADM is located at 610 Lairport St. in El Segundo. For more information, visit the website at automobiledrivingmuseum.org.
happens every Friday night through October with vintage automobiles on display in the parking lot from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their hot rods, street rods and muscle cars and strut their stuff. The evening also features trivia, trophies and raffle. Ruby’s Diner is located at 245 N. Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach. Take a stroll through the parking lot and marvel at this fine collection of classic automobiles. If you wish to display a car or require more information, contact Larry Neville at 310-962-7438.
is proud to present every weekend through Sept. 2. Every Friday and Saturday evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests will enjoy live music on Nelson’s bluff-side patio overlooking the deep blue. This weekend, there will also be a concert on Sunday to celebrate Father’s Day. A picnic-themed barbecue buffet will be set up outdoors during the shows and the regular menu is always available inside the restaurant. Terrenea Resort is located at 6610 Palos Verdes Drive S. in Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information, visit the website at terranea.com/blog/nelsons-summer-concert-series-kicks-off-in-los-angeles-on-memorial-day-weekend or call 310-265-2836.
Rock & Brews in El Segundo hosts the 2nd Annual Craft Beer Festival on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (That’s Father’s Day! Coincidence? I think not!) Over two dozen breweries will open their taps for the occasion with a portion of the proceeds benefitting City Year Los Angeles. Each brewery will offer a selection of beers featuring limited, seasonal and special releases with a senior representative on site to answer all your questions. Tickets are $50 per person and include eight four ounce pours, a lunch buffet and commemorative beer glass to take home. Guests can purchase additional pours at extra cost. Designated Driver tickets are available for $25 and include unlimited buffet and non-alcoholic drinks. Space is limited and tickets are expected to sell out quickly. You must be 21 or over to attend. For more information, tickets and updates, call 310-615-9890 or visit the website at rockandbrews.com. Rock & Brews is located at 143 Main St. in El Segundo.
This event is still a week away but if you want to take part, you need to sign up now! Join Kure 4 Kids on Saturday, June 23, 2012 for a fun-filled day of activities and entertainment as they raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The all-day event takes place at (1238 Hermosa Ave.) and Game Changers (1220 Hermosa Ave.) in Hermosa Beach. There are three separate events scheduled: a poker tournament, scavenger hunt and iron man competition for kids. There will be live music and food and drink specials throughout the day with a silent auction, opportunity drawings and prizes. The entry donation is $10 unless you are registered for one of the events. For more information, visit the website at kure4kids.org. Seating for the poker tournament is limited so if you want to attend, register now! I’ll be there!
Here’s something a little different for local artists. is a juried art exhibition being presented by Friends of Redondo Beach Arts, Redondo Beach Art Group, The Legado Corporation and the . Artists hailing from Santa Barbara to San Diego are invited to submit their work to the CA 101 exhibition, which will be displayed in Redondo Beach this summer for two consecutive weekends, July 27 to July 29 and again on Aug. 3 to Aug. 5 in a “Pop Up” gallery located at 1700 Pacific Coast Hwy. (the old building) in Redondo Beach. The opening reception for the event will be held on July 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Deadline for entries is July 14. Entrants will be notified by July 18. Submission fees are $10 for the first three submissions and $5 for each additional submission with a limit of six submissions per artist. Original artwork in all media completed in the last two years will be considered. For more information, visit the website at friendsredondobeacharts.org/events/pop-up-gallery-ca101-juried-art-exhibition.
Don’t forget, Triton Mixed Martial Arts Center offers a FREE Women’s Self Defense Class every Monday morning at their training facility in on Harbor Drive. This very valuable service is available free for women of every age and you don’t have to be a member of Gold’s or Triton to participate. Just check in at the front desk. For more information, visit the website at tritonmma.com.
As always, check the calendar links and ‘Things to Do’ page on my website, southbaybyjackie.com, for details on these and other events throughout the South Bay.
On The South Bay Show this morning, our guests were Jon Snodgrass and CJ Moebius of Pacific Pedal Cruiser in Hermosa Beach. Don’t worry—if you missed it, you can listen to it here: southbaybyjackie.com/june-14-jon-snodgrass-cj-moebius-of-pacific-pedal-cruiser.
The South Bay Show presents ‘Preparing for Disaster in the South Bay’. This very instructive program airs every Friday morning on Blog Talk Radio at 7 a.m. Our guest this Friday is Freddy Zeyala, Emergency Management Coordinator for the city of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. This is our chance to hear how other cities around the country prepare for their own particular brand of disaster. It will be an interesting and informative hour so tune in! You can listen to it live or at your leisure here: blogtalkradio.com/thesouthbayshow/2012/06/15/the-south-bay-show.
Have a great South Bay weekend!