Where and when: , 2315 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach; Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m.
Why go: Get your weekend started a little early with some free coffee, courtesy of Redondo Beach Patch—and while you're at Neighborhood Grinds, say hi to editor Nicole Mooradian.
Where and when: , 375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach; Friday, 7 p.m.
Why go: Ernie Del Fante and Si Eubanks will present an evening of jazz featuring the music of Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Jobim and many others.
Where and when: , 50 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach; Friday, 8 p.m.
Why go: Join Team in Training's party to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Raffle prizes include a Samsung Blu-Ray DVD player.
Where and when: , 233 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach; Daily, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Why go: It's the beginning of the gray whale migration season, so make sure you catch a glimpse of one of these giant mammals on its way to Baja California. personnel have also reported seeing orcas and fin whales.
Where and when: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why go: Celebrate the world's largest mammals at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's annual Whale Fiesta. This year's celebration will feature a life-sized sand sculpture of a pod of orcas, a "Great Duct Tape Whale Contest," arts and crafts, face painting, music, a puppet show and a grand finale where participants will become a single "living whale."