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Jackie's South Bay Weekend Guide for March 27, 2014

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What are you doing Friday, March 28 at noon? I don’t know where I’ll be, but I know what I’ll be doing…….

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Living Tango presents TANGO EXPLOSION at the Hermosa Beach Pier on Friday, March 28 in conjunction with DANCE ANYWHERE, a global event taking place at noon. That day, all over the world, people will stop what they are doing and dance wherever they may be. For the past 9 years, people of all ages and artistic capacities have danced in parks, museums, street corners, schools, work places, community centers, offices and just about anywhere you can imagine. Participants have been professional dancers and artists, plumbers, doctors, soccer players, teachers and politicians. Some dances are choreographed, some are improvised and some stretch the definition of what dance is. Tango dancers from all over L.A. will begin dancing at the Hermosa Pier at 11:45. Living Tango will also offer free mini tango instruction between 1 and 1:30. Everyone is invited to participate for the tenth year of DANCE ANYWHERE! For additional information on the Hermosa Beach event, visit the TANGO EXPLOSION Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/613105082115072/. For additional information on DANCE ANYWHERE, visit the website at http://www.danceanywhere.org/.

El Segundo Museum of Art presents Prana Yoga: An Embodied Art of Moving into Peace as part of Experience 09: SILENCE on Friday, March 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. In a world of whirling technology, we sometimes disconnect from our body’s natural rhythms and our mind’s need for quiet respite. Reconnect with the simple patterns of energetic pathways within you and nature, and practice the embodied art of moving into stillness. Join Shelley Williams for an evening of simplified Prana Yoga among the current ESMoA exhibition. Begin with a tour of some select works of art on display and flow together in meditative movement like colors on a canvas. The event is open to all levels. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat, preferred props and an open mind! A suggested donation of $20 should be payable to Shelley Williams. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.ESMoA.org or call 424-277-1020424-277-1020. ESMoA is located at 208 Main Street in El Segundo.

Join Friends of Redondo Beach Arts at the mARTi gras gala fundraiser on Friday, March 28 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. mARTi gras is a festive celebration with a New Orleans carnival theme – a big, bright, fun party with food, drink, music, dancing, interactive entertainment and an auction of strikingly beautiful masks created by local artists. Guests will enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine provided by Ragin Cajun and fabulous cocktails by Bar One (no host cash bar). Dance to New Orleans-style music by Interstate 10 and be amazed and entertained by stilt walkers from Stilt Circus, Psychic Mystical Joy and The Magic of Tam Vo. Tickets are $50 and are available online or may be purchased at the door. Funds raised will be used to bring new and vibrant public art into the community. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.friendsredondobeacharts.org/. The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard in Redondo Beach.

Del Amo Fashion Center presents the annual Easter Celebration offering families the chance to participate in both traditional and unique seasonal events. The Bunny Photo Experience begins on Saturday, March 29 and runs through Saturday, April 19 in JoAnn’s Court. Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the occasion. Photos with the Bunny are available: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Simon Kidgits Club® will also host a special Kidgits Hop into Spring event on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to noon in JoAnn’s Court, where kids can participate in various craft-making activities and games. Participants will receive a Kidgits® Easter bucket and bunny ears as a keepsake to take home. For additional information, visit Del Amo Fashion Center on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DelAmoFashionCenter.

Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach presents LUNAFEST, a traveling film festival, on Sunday, March 30 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. The festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, humorous and thought-provoking themes. LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film and offers an opportunity to see short films which you may otherwise never have access to. The net proceeds are donated to charity, including the Breast Cancer Fund and Soroptimist programs, to advance the status of women in the community. To learn more about Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach, visit the website at http://www.simanhattanbeach.org/ or call 424-225-2050424-225-2050. To see a trailer of the films being offered, purchase tickets and obtain further information, visit the website at http://www.lunafest.org/redondobeach. The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard in Redondo Beach.

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

On The South Bay Show – South Bay Spotlight this morning, our guests were Helen Block, Karen Block, and Monica Frey of LUNAFEST. Don’t worry, if you missed the show, you can listen to it here: http://southbaybyjackie.com/march-27-2014-lunafest/.

Tomorrow morning on The South Bay Show – Manhattan Beach Chamber Chat, our guests will be Manhattan Beach City Council Members Mark Burton and Tony D’Errico. Listen live at 7 a.m. and call in with questions or comments at (714) 242-5288(714) 242-5288. You can listen to tomorrow’s show here: http://southbaybyjackie.com/march-21-2014-manhattan-beach-city-council/. Be sure to tune in each Friday for all the latest Chamber news and events!

Have a fabulous South Bay weekend!

Jackie

http://www.southbaybyjackie.com

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