Weekend events: Art, music, volleyball stars and more things to do in the South Bay Nov. 17-19

Oct 26,2017.Long Beach CA. A closeup look outside and inside of the new Goodyear Blimp Wingfoot Two as flies over Long Beach and lands at Long Beach airport Thursday. The new blimp wraps up its 2,600-miles after traveling 10-state maiden voyage from Akron, Ohio, where it was built, to its new home in Los Angeles. The blimp will launch from San Bernardino International Airport where it moored overnight and land at its final destination at the Long Beach Airport, where it will temporarily operate as construction upgrades are completed at Goodyear's airship base in Carson. (Photo by Gene Blevins/LA DailyNews/SCNG)

Beach volleyball, Art2Go, Refinery dangers, ArtWalk, Musical magic, Harvest Festival, Goodyear blimp, Classical Crossroads, ecc


Beach volleyball: Join the Hermosa Beach Historical Society and Museum as it honors the California Beach Volleyball Association’s Hall of Fame class of 2017. The induction ceremony, starting at 7 p.m. today, will honor the legendary team of Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos, John Vallely, Rose Duncan, Gail Castro and announcer Paul Sunderland. An awards ceremony also is planned. The night begins with happy hour with the legends from 5-7 p.m. in the museum. Beer, wine and pizza will be available for purchase. Following the ceremony, the celebrations will continue at the Hermosa Beach Museum. Tickets are $10 per person and will be available at the door. Proceeds benefit the CBVA Hall of Fame Exhibit. Hermosa Beach Community Theatre, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach.

Art2Go: The South Bay community will experience a unique art show and fundraiser when Destination: Art Studio and Gallery presents its second annual Art2Go event. More than 250 paintings in all styles and types of media will be unsigned, and attendees are encouraged to buy art they like, rather than choose by artist. Once the purchase is made, the name of the artist is revealed, and the buyer may ask the artist to sign the artwork. 3 p.m. Saturday. 1815 W. 213th St., Torrance.

Refinery dangers: The American Association of University Women welcomes the public to an educational discussion on the dangers of hydrofluoric acid and why the South Bay should be concerned with its use. The Torrance Refinery Action Alliance will provide information on how it is working to rid the South Bay of the deadly modified hydrofluoric acid. 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Manhattan Beach Community Church, Fireside Room, 303 S. Peck Ave.

ArtWalk: The San Pedro Property Owners Alliance have announced an experimental Third Saturday ArtWalk from 2-6 p.m. Saturday. The arts district invites the public to dine in unique eateries, explore galleries and artist lofts and stay for a show or listen to music at a local bar. The Third Saturday ArtWalk will include more than 30 artists and galleries, free trolleys, live music and painting and a free guided tour, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Sirens, 357 W. Seventh St., San Pedro. For more information, contact Linda Grimes at LLGrimes@IX.Netcom.com.

Musical magic: The multiaward-winning Nine O’Clock Players continue their 87th year bringing family theater to Southern California with their musical “The Enchantment of Beauty and The Beast.” The performance starts at 2 p.m. Sunday. Assistance League of Los Angeles Theatre for Children, 1367 N. St. Andrews Place, Hollywood. Tickets are $15. Call 323-545-6153 or visitnineoclockplayers.com. The production will run until Dec. 3.

Harvest Festival: Join the annual fundraiser for the Towers Elementary School Parent Teachers Alliance and enjoy a  carnival. Visit with Santa, play games, or enjoy crafts, a cake walk, coffee, desserts and food trucks. A silent auction, live DJ, vendor marketplace, face painting, glitter tattoos and a pumpkin patch also are scheduled. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Towers Elementary School, 5600 Towers St., Torrance. Tickets area $20 for 25 activities. Visit bit.ly/2AHRrSf for ticket information.

Goodyear blimp: Goodyear pilot Tom Matus will host a lecture describing the company’s new airship, its technology, characteristics and mission. He will share the history and evolution of the airship, along with his personal experiences flying the iconic craft, which actually now is a zeppelin rather than a blimp. Join the Western Museum of Flight to learn all about Wingfoot Two. 11 a.m. Saturday. 3315 Airport Drive, Torrance.

Classical Crossroads: “The Interludes” concert series will present Beverly Hills National Auditions winners from the USC Thornton School of Music. Violinist Annelle Gregory, cellist Benjamin Lash and pianist So-Mang Jeagal are set to perform at 3 p.m. Saturday. First Lutheran Church and School, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance. Admission is free. For more information, visitpalosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/TheInterludes.htm.

Fall concert: The El Camino College Concert Band and its variety of musicians, from high school students to retirees, will perform musical favorites from “Harry Potter” and “Wicked,” as well as the classic “When You Wish Upon a Star” in its fall concert. “It’s Magical” will debut at 3 p.m. Sunday at Marsee Auditorium, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., near Torrance. Tickets for the performance are $10 and may be purchased online at www.centerforthearts.org or by phone at 800-832-ARTS.

Library concert: The El Segundo Public Library invites the public to its Concerts in the Library series. 2 p.m. Saturday. This month’s concert features Pacific Swingline and its unique brand of a capella singing. The vocal ensemble, comprised of two sopranos, one alto, one tenor and one bass, has been delighting audiences in the Southern California and Nevada area for decades. Enjoy an authentic style of music from professional studio singers and members of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The event is free. El Segundo Public Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave.

CPR class: People’s Place will offer a CPR and first-aid class from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Each class comes with an American Heart Association two-year certification that is accepted by all hospitals, government agencies and schools. Certifications are issued the same day of the class. Cost is $40. To sign up, call 310-625-0633. People’s Place, 365 W. Sixth St., San Pedro.

Nature film: The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will present the final film in its Beauty of Nature Film Series at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. “The Central Park Effect” is a documentary that transports viewers to the hidden world of America’s most famous city park. Tickets are $10. Visitors 18 and under are free. Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. Visit pvplc.org.

Autumn Sea Fair: Celebrate the bounty of the sea with games and hometown spirit at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s annual Autumn Sea Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Children of all ages will enjoy ocean-related activities throughout the day, including face-painting, origami lessons and gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing. Join in the search for a buried treasure, learn how to cast a fishing rod or compete in the Ocean Monster costume contest using the provided recycled materials. Dozens of local marine-related organizations will be on hand to share information. Participate in a family bird walk, tidepool walk or watch Scuba Mike demonstrate equipment used by scuba divers. Enjoy live music and take a look inside the aquarium. The annual event is free and parking is available at Cabrillo Beach for $1 per hour. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro. For further information, call 310-548-7562.

Community celebration: Join Temple Beth El San Pedro as the Social Hall transforms into a stylish and lively art gallery to spotlight 15 community artists. The artists range in age from 17 to 87, and many have work that is being shown in local or national gallery shows. The Art of Community celebration will feature seven guest chefs, who will each present tables of hors d’oeuvres and desserts throughout the program. Wine tastings and beer tastings also will be available. Various works of art will be for sale and an auction will be hosted. 5-9 p.m. Sunday. Temple Beth El, 1435 W. Seventh St., San Pedro. Call 310-833-2467 for more information.

Shred event: Anyone concerned about identity theft and looking for a safe way to dispose of sensitive documents is invited to Torrance’s Shred Event. The event is free but it is a fundraiser, so donations are expected. 8:30-11:15 a.m. Saturday or until the truck fills up. 23670 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance.

Boutique fundraiser: Handmade quilts, purses, aprons, pillows and other unique gifts will be available for purchase at the Quilters’ Boutique Fundraiser. Help support a ministry that assists battered women and their children. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 21100 Victor St., Torrance.

Craftsman guild: Shop local, small and handmade in the U.S. at the Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild’s 48th annual Holiday Arts and Craft Faire. More than 90 independent artists will be selling handcrafted goods that are perfect for holiday gift-giving. Greeting cards, ceramics, jewelry, art glass, knitwear, aprons, purses, toys and more will all be for sale. The door prize and opportunity drawing will benefit a scholarship fund for graduating high school seniors in Torrance. Enjoy free admission and parking. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance.


by Brennon Dixson – dailybreeze.com