Halloween is still a week away but there are plenty of spooky events scheduled this weekend - including several for our four-legged, tail-wagging friends.
Doma Kitchen is hosting An Evening for Breast Cancer Awareness to benefit Walk With Sally tonight, Thursday, October 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests will enjoy drinks by Deep Eddy Vodka, live music, a silent art auction and delectable bites provided by Doma Kitchen. The artwork will be displayed in the courtyard of Doma Kitchen until November 8 and the artists will donate a portion of their earnings to Walk With Sally. Doma Kitchen will have an assortment of food options for purchase, including a Pink Ribbon Pastry of which 100% of the profits will go to Walk With Sally. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.domakitchencafe.com/. Doma Kitchen is located at 420 North Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach.
Total Wine & More presents Battle of the Beers - Beerrelevance: Old World Meets New World Beer Class on Thursday, October 24. Battle your taste buds to distinguish between beers of the old world and new at this fun and flavorful beer matchup tasting and seminar. This ‘Old World’ versus ‘New World’ beer style comparison tasting will give guests the chance to savor classically-brewed beers from Germany, Belgium and England, alongside New World brew styles from North American. This beer class is just $15 per person and seating is limited! For additional information, visit the website at http://www.totalwine.com/. Total Wine & More is located at 1505 Hawthorne Boulevard in South Bay Marketplace in Redondo Beach.
The Redondo Beach Historical Society and Spectrum Catering present a Haunted Halloween Family Event on Thursday, October 24, in the historic Old Library at Veterans Park. Activities include a tour of the Library, a costume contest, popcorn and soft drinks and a screening of the 1931 classic film, Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for check-in, the library tour begins at 6:45, the costume contest starts at 7:15 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7:30 p.m. This event is free to the public and attendees are requested to RSVP at RBHSevent@gmail.com. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.redondohistorical.org/?page_id=948. The Old Library at Veterans Park is located at 300 Esplanade in Redondo Beach.
This Friday is the last Cruise at the Beach for the season! Stop by and check out the fabulous vintage automobiles on display in the Ruby’s Diner parking lot from 4 to 8 p.m. Enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their hot rods, street rods and muscle cars and strut their stuff. The evening also features trivia, trophies and raffle. Ruby’s Diner is located at 245 North Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach. Take a stroll through the parking lot and marvel at this fine collection of classic automobiles. If you wish to display a car or require more information, contact Larry Neville at 310-962-7438.
Pug Nation Rescue of LA presents Pugtacular on Saturday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Torrance Park. The annual event is a fun way to bring awareness about Pug Nation while raising funds to support their cause. Dog lovers can enter their four-legged friends in the costume contest, enjoy a little BBQ, learn what adopting a dog entails and shop for pet-friendly products. Vendors will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Pug Nation. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.pugnationla.org/index.html. Torrance Park is located at 2001 Santa Fe Avenue in Torrance.
Berry Bly and Max Entertainment Group are proud to present South Bay Scream Halloween Party on Friday, October 25 at The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club. The festivities get under way at 9 p.m. with the South Bay’s fiercest DJs spinning the hottest club and dance tunes. The celebration includes multiple dance floors, performance artists, tarot readers, scary creatures, lighting and visual effects, smoking patio, valet parking and much more. Costumes are required and guests must be at least 21 to attend. It’s the biggest Halloween party in the South Bay and everybody will be there. Advance pre-sale tickets are only $40 per person and all sales are final. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.southbayscream.com/. The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club is located at 260 Portofino Way in Redondo Beach.
Del Amo Fashion Center hosts the Kidgets Club Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at JoAnn’s Court. The event includes creepy, cool crafts, games, photo opportunities, face painting and trick-or-treat goodies. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center or call 310-542-8525. Del Amo Fashion Center is located at 3525 Carson Street in Torrance.
Grab your favorite four-footed friend and head to the annual Howloween Hoedown at the Redondo Beach Dog Park on Saturday, October 26. The fun begins at 10 a.m. and runs through 3 p.m. with the parade beginning at noon. The event features a costume parade and contest with prizes awarded for both big dogs and small in the following categories: Funniest, Scariest and Judges Choice. There will be a silent auction, demos and merchandise for sale from local vendors. Professional event photos will be available and printed while you wait for $5. Who says humans get to have all the Halloween fun? For additional information, visit the website at http://www.rbdogpark.com/about.php.
Make your dog paws-itively happy by joining Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach for the ninth annual Fido & Friends Walk to support cancer patients and their families. The fun-filled event takes place on Saturday, October 26 at Terranea Resort. The Walk will start at Pelican Cove Park located at 31300 Palos Verdes Drive South in Rancho Palos Verdes and finish at Terranea. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Guests and their dogs will receive a free T-shirt and a fabulous doggie goodie bag. Other festivities will include doggie contests, vendor booths and a beer garden, and prizes will be given to the top fundraisers. Attendees must raise $50 or more in pledges to participate. To register, call 310-376-3550 or visit the website at www.cancersupportredondobeach.org/fido. Paid parking is available at Terranea. Free parking with shuttles is available at the City of Rancho Palos Verdes at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard. Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes.
If you’re a fan of the Man in Black, I hear this is a terrific show…..The Norris Center presents a Johnny Cash Tribute on Saturday, October 26. Rockabilly Hall of Famer, Rusty Evan, and his band, Ring of Fire, recreate the music of country music icon, Johnny Cash. Lending his own touch to such famous songs as Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue, Jackson and I Walk the Line, Rusty honors the legendary Man in Black with soulful honesty and exuberance. Comic Steve Bruner will open the show. Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance are $45 for adults and $25 for children. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (310) 544-0403 or visit www.norriscenter.com. The Norris Theatre is located at 27570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates.
The Lunada Bay Homeowners Association hosts the annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 27 at Lunada Bay Plaza. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. and features live entertainment, food and drink, retail vendors, arts and crafts, raffle and pumpkin patch. It’s a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family and the kids will keep busy on the bungee jump, moon bounce and obstacle course. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.lbhoa.com/. Lunada Bay Plaza is located at the corner of Palos Verdes Drive West and Via Carillo in Palos Verdes Estates.
Support local education and children with special needs by signing up for the annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk. This special walk will take place on Sunday, October 27 and goes from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m. The event will also include a Kids Zone featuring bounce houses, children’s games and various booths. The whole family can participate in this annual walk along the shore! Sign-up now through Sunday, October 27. For more information and to register, visit the website at http://www.skechersfriendshipwalk.com/site/PageServer.
The City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department, LA Car Guy and Skechers proudly present the 23 Annual Pumpkin Race from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 27 at the Manhattan Beach Pier. This national award-winning event is a favorite with locals and has been a Beach Cities tradition since 1990. Anyone can enter the race and Pumpkin Racecar kits are available for $20 at the Live Oak Park Tennis Office while supplies last. The race is fun, easy and free to enter! No registration is required and costumes are encouraged. Compete in single elimination Open Qualifying from noon to 4 p.m. for your chance to race in the Championship Finals beginning at 4 p.m. If you don’t feel the need for speed, there will be plenty of other activities on the schedule including train rides, Gordy the Pumpkin Racecar, arts and crafts, Pumpkinrace Land and a 40 foot wave. An awards ceremony takes place immediately following the finals with prizes awarded for Best of Show, Best Team Spirit, Best Crash and the coveted Championship Trophy. Then it’s time to sit back and enjoy a sunset concert. For more information, visit the website at http://www.pumpkinrace.com/.
The Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo will be screening Classic Horror Movies throughout the month of October. Since 1968, the Old Town Music Hall has been showing vintage silent and sound films and presenting live concerts by some of the world’s finest performers of jazz, ragtime and popular music from the past. Scheduled screenings include: The Black Cat, Nosferatu, Dracula, Phantom of the Opera and The Day the Earth Stood Still. Silent films are accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer, a massive 1925 wind-powered pipe organ that has been meticulously preserved so that silent classics can be experienced with live musical accompaniment, just as they did when they were first shown. For additional information and screening schedule, visit the website at http://www.oldtownmusichall.org/index.html. The Old Town Music Hall is located at 140 Richmond Street in El Segundo.
This sounds like a fantastic way to spend a Tuesday evening and guests can use the free shuttle service from Riviera Village! Terranea Resort presents the Fall Mixology Series on Tuesday nights throughout the month of October. The Lobby Bar at Terranea invites guests to spend an evening learning about their favorite spirits with leading mixology experts and guest bartenders. This educational series is comprised of cocktail demonstrations, two specialty drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Each event will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and the cost is $45 per person. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling 310-265-2836. Participants must be at least 21 years of age. Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes. For a schedule of events, visit the website at www.terranea.com or call 866-802-8000.
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As always, check the calendar links and ‘Things to Do’ page on my website, www.southbaybyjackie.com, for details on these and other events throughout the South Bay.
On The South Bay Show this morning, our guest was Meagan Medick. Meagan is the producer, writer and host of K9 Corner, CitiCABLE 3′s one stop shop for all things dog related! Don’t worry, if you missed it, you can listen to it here: http://southbaybyjackie.com/october-24-2013-meagan-medick-k9-korner/.
Have a fabulous South Bay weekend!