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Jackie's South Bay Weekend Guide for February 13, 2014

What are you doing this weekend?
What are you doing this weekend?
Living Tango

The South Bay Show has a new advertiser – Rock & Brews PCH! To welcome our fabulous, new sponsor, South Bay by Jackie is raffling off three, Buy One Entree, Get One Free coupons for a weekday lunch at Rock & Brews PCH. Winners will be announced and notified on Sunday, February 16. Coupons are valid Monday through Thursday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. To enter, click here – it’s quick, it’s easy and it’s free!

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and we’re featuring two fun events – one for singles and one for couples. Now you have no excuse not to go out and be your most romantic self!

El Segundo Museum of Art hosts a Valentine’s Evening Single Mingle, an evening of socializing designed for single individuals who love art, on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14. You like to get out and explore LA’s cultural scene and are interested in meeting like-minded singles. You are crazy for art, music, cinema, conversation, nature, food, theater and beauty and want to meet others to share these experiences. Take this opportunity to step away from the computer screen and meet real people, engage in real conversation and discover if you connect….for real. The evening will feature light appetizers, organic wine (no-host bar), fabulous art and admission is FREE! Make-up and hair touch-ups will be available starting at 7 p.m. to ensure you look your best and all ages are encouraged to attend. You’ll want to RSVP quickly as space is limited. For additional information and to RSVP, visit the website at or call 310-869-4992. El Segundo Museum of Art is located at 208 Main Street in El Segundo.

Living Tango presents Valentine Tango for Sweethearts classes on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 at two locations in the South Bay. This is not just a dance class. Couples will learn how to connect on a deeper, more authentic level, how to communicate in ways they may have never done before and how to work as a team. The event includes dance instruction, champagne toast and chocolates, live performance and a tango CD. Both classes will be taught by professional tango instructor Ilona Glinarsky of Living Tango. The first class will take place on Friday, February 14 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Studio Art of Dance located at 113 Main Street in El Segundo. The second class is on Saturday, February 15 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Clark Building located at 861 Valley Drive in Hermosa Beach. No dance experience is required and left feet are welcome! The price is $50 per couple and attendees must register. To register, visit the website at or call 310-621-0622.

The Western Museum of Flight presents an Aerospace Make & Take session on Saturday, February 15 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The event, presented in cooperation with Pacific Coast Hobbies, features historic fighter aircraft building kits for adults and children five years and older. Guests are invited to build as many models as they like. Each kit is $14. The staff of Pacific Coast Hobbies will be on hand to assist with building and answer technical questions. A real Wildcat warbird will also be on display and guests are invited to meet the pilot. These Make & Take sessions also include entry to the museum. To make a reservation, email the museum at or call 310-326-9544. Walk-ins are welcome and can pay at the door. For additional information, visit the website at The Western Museum of Flight is located at Louis Zamperini Field at 3315 Airport Drive in Torrance.

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present Dancing with the South Bay Stars III on Saturday, February 15 at 8 p.m. The event pairs local ‘celebrities’ with professional dancers in a competition to raise funds for the Foundation and the participants’ favorite nonprofit organizations. This season, nine of the South Bay’s brightest stars will slip into their dancing shoes, take the stage and show off their skills! Reserved tickets are $50, VIP tickets (first five rows) are $75. There is a $2 per ticket service charge for on line orders. If you’d like to avoid paying this fee, you may place your order over the phone by calling the ticket office directly at (310) 781-7171. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at The competition will take place at the Armstrong Theater in the Torrance Cultural Arts Center located at 3330 Civic Center Drive in Torrance.

Join Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach (CSC-RB) and South Bay restaurateur Michael Franks on Monday, February 17, for Undiscovered Chefs 2014: Food, Booze, and You, at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach. Up and coming chefs are encouraged to take part in an exclusive, hands on, cooking encounter with Michael Franks and Chef Robert Bell of Chez Melange, and then a unique Chez experience that includes the restaurant’s Bouzy Gastropub and Bar Comida. Join Michael and a team of student chefs for this exclusive culinary event. Guests will enjoy a gastronomic experience as they watch the presentation of chefs and bid on many valuable silent and live auction items. Chez “Student Chef” experiences are limited and selling fast at $225 per person (from 2 to 9 p.m.). Tickets for dinner guests are $95 per person (from 5 to 9 p.m.). All proceeds will benefit CSC-RB’s free programs for cancer patients and their loved ones. Contact Molly Reichle for available student chef positions and details at 310-376-3550 ext.114. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at Chez Melange is located at 1611 South Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach.

As always, check the calendar links and ‘Things to Do’ page on my website for details on these and other events throughout the South Bay.

On The South Bay Show this morning, our guests were Judith Opdahl, Kyle Kazan and Michael Franks of the aforementioned Undiscovered Chefs series. Don’t worry, if you missed it, you can listen to it here:

Have a happy Valentine’s Day and fabulous South Bay weekend!


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