FYI – all four local Patch.com sites have been saved! Your support was crucial in keeping the sites up and running and is much appreciated. Anyway, there’s lots of stuff going on this weekend, so let’s get right to it!
Manhattan Beach luxury boutique Shade Hotel hosts a monthly Wine Academy on the third Thursday of each month – this month, it’s the fourth Thursday. Wine loving friends can gather to socialize, taste and learn from experts about new wines in a relaxed, fun, atmosphere on Shade’s rooftop SkyDeck. Tonight, August 22nd, the Academy features the wines of Trefethan. This popular event is open to the public and runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and offers wine enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy an intimate, casual, wine-centric social gathering. Well-priced at $25 per person in advance, $35 at the door, the Wine Academy features expert, interactive presentations of exceptional wines, boutique and/or limited production wines, along with tantalizing wine-paired hors d’oeuvres prepared by Executive Chef Chris Garasic. For more information or to make reservations, call 310-546-4995 or visit the website at www.shadehotel. Shade Hotel is located at 1221 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.
On Thursday, August 22nd from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Total Wine & More is hosting The Dog Days of Summer Beer Class featuring today’s tastiest craft beers with ‘dog’ in their name. This beer class is $15 per person and seating is limited. This event will be held at the Total Wine & More Superstore in Redondo Beach located at 1505 Hawthorne Boulevard at South Bay Marketplace. For more information and to make reservations, call 310-542-1460 or visit the website at www.totalwine.com.
The City of Redondo Beach hosts Summer Family Films under the Stars throughout the month of August. Every Friday evening, Alta Vista Park will be transformed into an outdoor theater for screenings of family-friendly movies. The movie starts at dusk and this Friday, August 23rd features a screening of Monkey Business. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and whatever you do, don’t forget the popcorn! These screenings are very popular so you’ll want to arrive early to claim a prime viewing location. This event is free and open to the public. Alta Vista Park is located at 715 Julia Street in Redondo Beach. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.sopdigitaledition.com/cityofredondo/.
The City of Manhattan Beach, in partnership with IMG Worldwide, is proud to present the 53rd Annual Manhattan Beach Open. The largest volleyball tournament on the AVP tour, the event will take place Friday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th. The Manhattan Beach Open is the only professional volleyball tournament in which amateurs are able to ‘place into’ the event through pre-qualifying rounds. The tournament began in 1960 as an amateur event and is now part of the professional volleyball player’s tour. The event draws an estimated 60,000 people each year. Winners of the tournament are memorialized with bronze volleyball-shaped plaques in the Volleyball Walk of Fame which spans the length of the Manhattan Beach Pier. The Manhattan Beach Open takes place on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. For additional information, visit the website at http://themanhattanbeachopen.com/. For ticket purchase, visit the AVP website at http://www.avp.com/events/manhattan-beach.
The El Segundo Police Officers Association presents the 16th Annual Main Street Car Show. The free event will take place on Saturday, August 24th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 100 to 500 blocks of Main Street. The Main Street Car Show is an annual affair which typically features over 300 classic, vintage and newer model show cars. The event features a live band, a raffle with some great prizes and will showcase the wonderful restaurants and businesses that call downtown El Segundo home. The proceeds from the show are utilized to support many worthwhile causes throughout the community such as Fueled by the Fallen, the El Segundo Education Foundation and C.A.S.E. For additional information or to register a car for the show, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mainstreetcarshow.
The Riviera Village Summer Sidewalk Sale takes place Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This unique shopping destination is home to hundreds of exceptional shops, restaurants and services. Businesses will be offering an eclectic mix of extraordinary items and fabulous finds for every budget. While you’re in the neighborhood, enjoy a meal at one of the many fabulous eateries located throughout the Village. Riviera Village is located within the triangle of Catalina Avenue from Palos Verdes Boulevard to Avenue I in South Redondo Beach. For more information, visit the website at http://www.rivieravillage.org/ or the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/RivieraVillage.
The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau host the annual Summer Sidewalk Sale in Downtown Hermosa Beach on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event features live music, discounts and specials at local shops and restaurants in the Downtown area. Pick up specially priced merchandise at participating stores and sample a variety of dishes at local restaurants. Enjoy live music at Stars Antique Market and Java Man Café all day Saturday. On Sunday, when all the shopping is done, hang around for the final Hermosa Beach Summer Concert of the season featuring Lou Giovanetti with special guest Nutty at the Hermosa Beach Pier. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.hbchamber.net/news_events/2013_summer_sidewalk_sale.aspx.
General admission tickets are sold out for this event already but there are still VIP tickets ($350) available as well as preferred parking passes. Trump National Golf Club is proud to present the 5th Annual Wine & Beer Festival on Sunday, August 25th. Presented by Fiat of Los Angeles and Fiat of Puente Hills, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. The event takes place from 12 to 4 p.m. and features live entertainment, gourmet food trucks, raffle prizes and of course, an extensive selection of wine from more than forty different wineries and beer from over twenty different breweries. General Admission tickets are $50 per person and include unlimited wine and beer samplings and valet parking. Gates open for check-in at 11:30. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. The Trump National Golf Club is located at One Ocean Trails Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes. For directions, a list of participating wineries and breweries and general information, visit the website at http://www.trumpnationallosangeles.com/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&page....
Saint Rocke is proud to sponsor the 2013 Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series. The concerts take place every Sunday in August from 5 to 8 p.m. on the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier located at the base of Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach. This Sunday, August 25th, is the last concert of the summer and features a performance by Lou Giovanetti with special guest Nutty. Visit the Hermosa Summer Concerts Facebook page for updates and event information at http://www.facebook.com/facebook#!/hermosasummerconcerts.
Don’t forget! The Terrenea/Riviera Village Shuttle service is now operating. The shuttle departs Terrenea each day at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. The Village departure schedule is 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. I’ve heard from several people that have already used the service and they’re raving about it.
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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, Joe and I discussed all the events taking place this weekend. Don’t worry, if you missed the program you can listen to it here: http://southbaybyjackie.com/august-29-2013-the-joe-jackie-show/.
Have a fabulous South Bay weekend!