Jackie's South Bay Weekend Guide

The South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide is THE source for activities and events happening throughout the South Bay.

Once again, there are all sorts of great activities and events happening throughout the South Bay! Keep in mind the events listed here are just a few of the highlights so be sure to check the ‘Things to Do’ page and calendar on my website southbaybyjackie.com.

If you have not yet made it to one of Plaza El Segundo’s Thursday Night Out events, you don’t know what you’re missing! There are only two more of these fantastic evenings scheduled for this summer and they take place Thursday and Aug. 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On any given day you’ll find fabulous shopping, spa services, happy hours, great dining and in-store discounts but during these limited Thursday Night Out events you’ll also enjoy many free activities and services including champagne, wine and cheese, personal styling, free samples, additional discounts, raffle prizes, Martini Madness and more! In addition, if you spend $250 or more during Thursday Night Out, you receive a complimentary pair of tickets to IRIS by Cirque du Soleil at the Dolby Theater on Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. Before you head out, don’t forget to download your Thursday Night Out Passport. For more information, please visit the website.

The Lunada Bay Homeowners Association presents the final show of the Summer Concert Series in Lunada Bay Park on Thursday (Aug. 9). The show features the California Country sounds of the Kanan Road Band beginning at 7 p.m. The fun gets underway at 6 p.m., so be sure to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a wonderful evening in the park with family and friends. The evening also features a raffle and prizes. Lunada Bay Park is located at Palos Verdes Drive West and Via Carrillo in Palos Verdes Estates. For more information, visit the website.

We have a brand new national holiday coming up, and Teen Vogue and the want to make sure you don’t miss it! Saturday has been declared a national . Shoppers will have access to the best deals, styles and advice all under one roof. Stores will offer discounts from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., DJs will be spinning tunes, Ziba Beauty will offer free henna tattoos, stylists will offer consultations, Nordstrom makeup artists will be providing free beauty tips, fashion bloggers will be spotting and rewarding trendsetters. There will be photo ops, scavenger hunts and of course, makeovers! Don’t forget the twitter contest! Follow @SBGalleria and tweet your favorite back-to-school store’s name to #btss and @sbgalleria for a chance to win a $25 South Bay Galleria gift card. The South Bay Galleria is located at 1815 Hawthorne Blvd. in North Redondo Beach. For more information, visit the website.

The Palos Verdes Land Conservancy is hosting several free, fun and educational activities throughout the month of August. On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the PVLC offers a challenging guided hike through Altamira Canyon that will showcase the Conservancy’s habitat restoration work. This free activity is recommended for adults only. No registration is required. Also on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to noon, LA City Park Rangers will guide a family-friendly hike through the beautiful 102-acre White Point Nature Preserve. This activity is free and no registration is required. For more information on any of these events, please visit pvplc.org.

The Redondo Beach Art Group hosts the sponsored by the King Harbor Association on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This open exhibition features original work by local artists and will be displayed on the Avenue of the Arts in the on the Plaza above the International Boardwalk alongside the bike path. The exhibit will showcase and offer for sale paintings, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and more. Support the Redondo Beach Art Group and local artists while enjoying the sun, salt air, warm breezes and incredible ocean views. The Redondo Beach Marina is located at 181 North Harbor Drive in South Redondo Beach. For information or questions regarding the event or the RBAG, please contact Susan Lilly at aloha.ha@verizon.net.

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is proud to sponsor the 2012 Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series presented by Saint Rocke Productions. The concerts take place on the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier located at the base of Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach. This Sunday, August 12th features The Spazmatics with special guest James Clay Garrison. Visit the Hermosa Summer Concerts Facebook page for updates and event information.

As always, check the calendar links and "Things to Do" page on my website, southbaybyjackie.com, for details on these and other events throughout the South Bay.

On The South Bay Show this morning, our panel included Bill Brand, District 2 Council Member for the City of Redondo Beach and Lezlie Campeggi of nopowerplant.com. We discussed the proposed AES plant from the opposition point of view—it’s a very hot topic! Don’t worry—if you missed it, you can listen to it online.

The South Bay Show presents Preparing for Disaster in the South Bay. This very instructive program airs every Friday morning on Blog Talk Radio at 7 a.m. Our guest Friday is Dennis Lord. Dennis is with the Southern California Gas Company and we’ll be discussing how to avoid and deal with gas leaks and how a major disaster could affect basic utilities. It will be an interesting and informative hour so tune in! You can listen to it live or at your leisure online.

Have a great South Bay weekend!



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