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Jackie's South Bay Weekend Guide for May 29, 2014

What are you doing this weekend?
What are you doing this weekend?
Shade Hotel

Greetings from Munich! I’m currently on vacation in beautiful Bavaria and while we’re thoroughly enjoying the sights, food, culture, shopping, schnitzel, sausage and beer gardens, the weather has refused to cooperate – it’s gray, chilly and rainy - but all this rain makes for a lovely, green environment. Wearing a raincoat, splashing through puddles and carrying an umbrella reminds me just how fortunate we are to call the South Bay home!

The Redondo Union High School Band and Dance Guard present the Spring Concert Series - Jazz under the Stars on May 30 at 6 p.m. This free community event will take place on the lawn of the RUHS auditorium. Join the RUHS Band Boosters, Band Director Raymundo Vizcarro and Dance Guard Advisor Sarah Slemmons for an evening of live entertainment the whole family will enjoy. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase and lawn chairs and picnic baskets are permitted for the outdoor event. Redondo Union High School is located at 631 Vincent Park in Redondo Beach. For additional information, call 310-798-8665.

The Manhattan Beach Classic Car Club presents the first annual Manhattan Beach Concours d’Elegance on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mira Costa High School. The event will feature forty show quality automobiles from different eras with proceeds benefitting the Mira Costa High School Classic Car Club and the Da Vinci School Classic Car Club. This is the only premiere car show in Manhattan Beach showcasing some of the most prized collector cars from the Los Angeles area. A Grammy-winning jazz band will provide live musical entertainment for attendee’s listening pleasure. Food and refreshments will be available on site from several high quality food trucks. Tickets to attend the event are $5 per person. For additional information, call 310-717-1822 or visit the Facebook page at Mira Costa High School is located at 325 South Peck Avenue in Manhattan Beach.

Terranea Resort is proud to present the Unplugged Summer Concert Series. Every Friday, Saturday and select Sundays from 5 to 9 p.m., guests will enjoy live music in Nelson’s Beer Garden overlooking the deep blue. Delicious food, fabulous music, incomparable vistas – summer is here and this is how it begins. Terranea Resort is located at 6610 Palos Verdes Drive South in Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information, visit the website at 2.

Shade Hotel and Brewco proudly present Waves of Grain Beer Fest on Sunday, June 1. The event will showcase beers from over 40 breweries including Almanac, Anchor, Angel City, Ballast Point, Bootleggers, Breckenridge Brewing, Cismontane, Coronado Brewing Co, Cosmic Ales and many, many more. The ticket includes entry and beer tastings. Food will be available for a small additional cost including grilled cheese, taco cart, chicken wings, giant German pretzels and roasted whole pig BBQ! Guest will also receive a commemorative beer glass to take home. The event runs from 3 to 6 p.m. and will benefit the Richstone Family Center. Tickets are $40 presale and $50 at the door and can be purchased online at For more information, visit the website at Shade Hotel is located at 1221 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

R/10 Social House presents Boxcar: A Pop-Up Restaurant event taking place Sunday, June 1. Join them for this one-night-only dining experience as San Diego Chefs Jason Roberts and Tim Zydek bring their culinary talents to the South Bay alongside the R/10 Kitchen Team. The seven course prix fixe menu for this exclusive, farm-to-table pop-up will showcase produce from the renowned Chino Family Farm of San Diego and other favorite local farms, plus locally sourced, sustainable seafood and pastured meat. A select list of wine, artisanal beer and handcrafted cocktails will be available for pairing as well as desserts by Michelle Hipschen. Tickets are $85 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity. To purchase tickets, call 310-798-2500, order online at or stop by the restaurant. For additional information, email or visit the website at R/10 Social House is located at 179 North Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach.

Join the Beach Cities Health District for their continuing free fitness series, Zumba in the Park, every Monday evening from June 2 through July 28. The weekly event will take place at Julia Field in Alta Vista Park through June 30 and will continue at Jefferson Elementary through July 28. Get moving and de-stress with this free, public event that brings together the community, fitness and fun! Everyone is welcome to participate at their own pace. Registration starts at 6 p.m. with the hour long Zumba class beginning at 6:30. All participants must sign a waiver. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, athletic clothing, bring a jacket in case of cool weather and a water bottle. For additional information, call 310.374.3426 or visit the website at Alta Vista Park is located at 801 Camino Real 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.

This morning on The South Bay Show – South Bay Spotlight, Joe and guest host, Nick Arquette, spoke with guest Todd Wohl. Todd gave them all the details of the inaugural Manhattan Beach Concourse d’Elegance taking place this Sunday at Mira Costa High School. Don’t worry, if you missed the show, you can listen to it here:

Tomorrow morning on The South Bay Show – Manhattan Beach 360, our guests are Darrel Lippman and Brian Simon. Darrel is the editor of Atlantic Publications and Brian handles advertising. We’re going to discuss the different Chamber publications: the annual Destination Guide, the new quarterly Business Guide and other ways the Chamber is promoting Manhattan Beach as a business and recreation destination. Listen live at 8 a.m. to call in with questions or comments at (714) 242-5288. You can listen to tomorrow’s show here: Tune in each Friday for all the latest Chamber news and events!

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Have a fabulous South Bay weekend!


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