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Jackie's South Bay Weekend Guide for February 6, 2014

What are you doing this weekend?
What are you doing this weekend?
Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation

I’ve been to the new Rock & Brews in Torrance several times and was aware they allowed dogs on the patio - so last weekend we finally brought our girl Scout in for a visit. The hostesses greeted her like a celebrity and when we were seated, handed us the regular menu along with a doggie menu! They offer two different canine beer flavors and four or five menu items. So while we ate, Scout enjoyed a Bowser Beer and bacon strips while making goo-goo eyes at the handsome Bull Mastiff at the next table.

The Tony award-winning Broadway stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s film, The 39 Steps, is currently playing at the Norris Center for the Performing Arts. This is the last weekend to catch the wildly entertaining, comedic caper. Performance times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets prices are $40 for adults and $25 for children. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at or call 310-544-0403. The Norris Theatre is located at 27570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates.

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents DINE MB Restaurant Week which concludes tomorrow, February 7. Participating restaurants will feature a pre-fixe menu which will include an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Each restaurant’s specific menu will fit into one of the $25, $35 and $45 pricing categories. The menus will feature some new items and old favorites. Dine MB provides foodies with amazing quality and variety for a great value. Participating restaurants include Circa, Fish Bar, Lido di Manhattan, Petros, Rock’N Fish, The View and more. For additional information and a complete list of participating restaurants, visit

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Treat yourself and your significant other to A Taste of Tango at Whole Foods in El Segundo. There are two opportunities to learn the art of ‘Tango Argentina’ right in the store. Tonight, Thursday, February 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. a complimentary Intro to Tango class is open to all ages and no partner or dance experience is required. In addition, tango couples will be on exhibit throughout the store. On Saturday, February 8, guests are invited for A Taste of Tango from 4 to 5 p.m. followed by a wine and tapas dinner. Attendees must be 21 or older and the cost is $20 person. Both classes will be taught by professional tango instructor Ilona Glinarsky of Living Tango. Guests are encouraged to RSVP to reserve their spot. To make a reservation, sign up at the Customer Service Desk, call the store at 310-333-1900 or email Get your tango on….in the produce aisle! To learn more about tango classes and events throughout the Los Angeles area, visit the website at Whole Foods is located at 760 South Sepulveda Boulevard in El Segundo.

Seymour Jewelers in Hermosa Beach will host a Benefit Open House for Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles on Friday, February 7 – just in time for Valentine’s Day! The event will run from 6 until 9 p.m. and admission is free. The evening will feature a wine tasting presented by Uncorked Wines along with additional refreshments and bites generously donated by My Fit Foods of Hermosa Beach. They will also offer complimentary jewelry cleaning and Valentine gift wrapping all evening. If you plan to buy a little sparkly something for that special someone, this is the night to do it! For additional information and to register, visit the website at or call 310-890-5299.Seymour Jewelers is located at 1212 Hermosa Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

608 North Art Gallery presents Art & The Movies, featuring original movie posters from the 80s and 90s on Saturday, February 8 from 5 until 9 p.m. 608 North will present a small sample of their collection of hundreds of original movie posters. These were movies of a new era in the industry, with cutting edge special effects, dramatic colors and new sound systems but, still made for the theater. The short list includes Superman 2, Once Upon A Time in America, Flash Gordon, Wyatt Earp, Pale Rider, The Right Stuff, Batman, The Untouchables, Giant, Under the Cherry Moon, Hey Good Lookin’, Star Trek IV and more! Intermixed with these movie posters will be original art and photography by some very talented artists. These artists have created pieces that celebrate the movies, Hollywood and the entertainment industry in general. For additional information, visit the website at or call 310-376-5777. 608 North Art Gallery & Gift Shop is located at 608 North Francesca Avenue in Redondo Beach.

Show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day with a fabulous day of pampering and shopping at South Bay Galleria’s first annual Anti-Valentine’s Pamper Thyself event on Saturday, February 8. This free, all day event will feature special sales, giveaways, makeovers, mini-massages, complimentary refreshments and a fun Instagram contest. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., guests are invited to check-in at the third level Food Court where they will receive a $10 South Bay Galleria gift card (limited to the first 100 people) and a list of participating stores. In addition, South Bay Galleria will be conducting a special Instagram contest during the event, where guests may enter to win various prizes. Photos taken at the event and submitted by Saturday, February 8 will be eligible to win special prizes. For additional information, visit the website at or call 310-371-7546. South Bay Galleria is located at 1815 Hawthorne Boulevard 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, we chatted with Executive Director Chris Wolf and professional dancer Larisa Bates from this year’s Dancing with the South Bay Stars event! What a fun show! Don’t worry, if you missed it, you can listen to it here:

Have a fabulous South Bay weekend!


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