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Jackie's South Bay Weekend Guide for May 8, 2014

Birthday week has officially begun. I celebrated with my Italian peeps yesterday….. over food, of course! I have no big plans this year except to get together with friends at a few of my favorite South Bay eateries. I’m constantly adding restaurants to the SBBJ Dine Time page - some new, some established, some revisited. If you haven’t checked out my recommendations recently, take a peek:

What are you doing this weekend?
Courtesy of Rock & Brews

Rock & Brews PCH is celebrating their First Anniversary today! From 3 to 6 p.m. guests will enjoy $1 pints of select beers. Yes, I said $1! What are you waiting for? Head over there now and grab a table! Rock & Brews PCH is located at 6300 PCH at the corner of PCH and Palos Verdes Boulevard.

Del Amo Fashion Center will be pampering and celebrating South Bay moms in style during Indulge: A Stylish Treat for Moms. The evening of fashion, shopping, beauty and fun is being held tonight, Thursday, May 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Macy’s Court near the new Patio Cafes. At Indulge, event attendees can do much more than just shop for spring style must-haves. Moms and their friends can experience exciting style consultations, beauty services, delicious refreshments, plus special offers from retailers throughout the mall. There will be music, pampering stations, lipstick readings, food samples and swag bags for the first 150 guests. For additional information, visit the website at or visit the Facebook page at

Women from the South Bay and beyond are invited to LIVE! LAUGH! LEARN! at the inaugural South Bay Women’s Conference on Friday, May 9. Organized by the South Bay Business Women’s Association, this full day event will welcome purpose-driven and service-minded women into a motivational environment of empowerment, respect, laughter and learning, while simultaneously providing college scholarships to South Bay women in need. Attendees will experience inspiring and educational speakers in both General Session and interactive break-out programs. The day will culminate with a high energy networking reception, ensuring many lasting connections. The South Bay Conference for Women will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Torrance Marriott South Bay. For up to date information, and to purchase tickets, visit The Torrance Marriot is located at 3635 Fashion Way in Torrance.

Fashionable femmes will descend on Meadows Lawn at Terranea Resort for Southbay magazine’s annual Girls Night Out 2014 on Friday, May 9. The stylish evening kicks off with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 7 p.m. followed by a summer fashion show, featuring the latest trends from local boutiques, at 8 p.m. After getting an insider’s look at the hottest fashions, you’ll want to acquire a few seasonal wardrobe essentials at the Boutique, an exclusive shopping experience, which opens at 9 p.m. Tickets for the event are $150 per person. The Opportunity Drawing offers tickets for $20 each or get 1 bonus ticket for every 5 purchased. 100% of proceeds from the Opportunity Drawing will benefit Walk With Sally. To purchase tickets for the Opportunity Drawing, visit the website at For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Uncorked presents Gertler’s Sausage & Beer/Wine Tasting on Saturday, May 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Uncorked parking lot. Food Network star, Adam Gertler, is launching Gertler’s Wurst, his own gourmet sausage line. The event features specially selected wines and beers from Strand Brewing and King Harbor Brewery and there will be five different types of sausage featured. Tickets are $25 and include the sausage and wine/beer flight. Live musical entertainment will be provided by Andy Hill and Renee Safier. There’s only so much room in that parking lot and tickets are limited so don’t wait! For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit the website at Uncorked – The Wine Shop, is located at 302 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

The Women’s Club of Redondo Beach is proud to host the seventh annual Redondo Beach Firefighter Community Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, May 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. Their goal is to raise $10,000 for the Firefighters Association and they hope to raise additional funds for local children’s charities and to help fire victims in our community. The event will coincide with the Redondo Beach Fire Department Open House which takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will culminate with the spaghetti dinner prepared and served by Redondo Beach firemen at the Woman’s Club historical clubhouse located across the street from the fire station. A silent auction will offer a fabulous selection of items up for bid. Among the items will be Disneyland tickets, local hotel stays, local dinner gift certificate and a gift certificate for four to be taken on a sunset cruise aboard the Harbor Patrol Fire Boat, followed by dinner at the firehouse and a ride through Redondo Beach on the fire truck. Tickets to the Community Spaghetti Dinner are $10 per person. Kids 8 and under eat for free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or may be purchased from any Redondo Beach Woman’s Club member. The Woman’s Club of Redondo Beach is located at 400 South Broadway in Redondo Beach and Fire Station #1 is located directly across the street at 401 South Broadway.

This is the last weekend to catch the madcap musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone, at The Norris Center for the Performing Arts. Winner of five Tony Awards, the toe-tapping trip back to the golden age of musicals is one of the funniest and most original shows in Broadway history. The Drowsy Chaperone spoofs musical-comedy fanatics as well as the genre itself and the extravagant musicals of the 1920s. Critics have called the show “the perfect Broadway musical.” Performance times for the April 25 – May 11 engagement of The Drowsy Chaperone are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $45 for adults and $25 for children ages 12 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call (310) 544-0403. The Norris Theatre is located at 27570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates. Free parking is available adjacent to the theatre and the facility is wheelchair accessible.

Join the Redondo Beach Education Foundation for the most fun you can have – and still call it a tax deduction – at the annual RBEF Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on Wednesday, May 14. This popular fundraising event takes place at the Bluewater Grill with cards flying at 5:30 pm. If you reserve a seat in advance, the buy-in is $100. Tickets may be purchased the night of the event at the door for $120. Re-buys will be available. If you’re not into poker, don’t worry, there will be blackjack available! For additional information and to reserve a seat, call 310-854-2004, or visit the website at or send an email to Bluewater Grill is located at 665 North Harbor Drive 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 I spoke with Tom Brewer. Tom is a Torrance City Council Member and one of three candidates running for Mayor of the City of Torrance next month. 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 guest will be Liz Griggs. Liz will tell us how the Chamber can assist businesses when they have to make a presentation before the City Council. 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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