This is the last weekend for the various summer concert series taking place throughout the South Bay. If you haven’t been to any of these fabulous, free events yet, THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE FOR THE SEASON!
-The Redondo Beach Pier Association presents the Summer of Music Concert Series every Thursday and Saturday evening through September 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/event/summer-of-music-free-concerts-on-the-pier-saturdays-3-2-2/.
-Terrenea Resort presents the Nelson’s Summer Concert Series this Saturday and Sunday night from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit the website at http://www.terranea.com/pdf/Nelsons_Summer_Concert_Series_2012_poster.pdf.
-The City of Manhattan Beach presents the 34th Annual Concerts in the Park every Sunday evening through September 2 at Polliwog Park from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website at http://www.citymb.info/index.aspx?page=1643.
Cannery Row Studios is hosting a new exhibit ‘Rock Seen – 30 Years of Rock Images by Don Adkins’. Adkins is a Redondo Beach-based photographer with the majority of his work revolving around the world of rock music, both in the studio and on stage for a variety of clients and publications. His work includes images of Elton John, Iggy Pop, U2, Genesis, David Byrne, Sammy Hagar, Stevie Nicks, Peter Gabriel, Jackson Browne, Alanis Morrisette and many others. Cannery Row Studios is located at 604 West Francesca in Redondo Beach. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website at http://www.canneryrowstudios.com/ or call 888-366-1988. I attended the opening night reception and posted a few pics on the SBBJ Facebook page. You can view them here: www.facebook.com/pages/South-Bay-by-Jackie/241841185872767?ref=hl#!/phot….
The Automobile Driving Museum presents the Hotrod & Car Craft Cruise on the last Friday of each month. This month’s event takes place on Friday, August 31 and features ‘The Draguar’. The Cruise runs from 5 to 8 p.m. By all means, bring your classic vehicle! The ADM is located at 610 Lairport Street in El Segundo. For more information, visit the website at http://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/2012/04/27/fitz-cruise-night-friday-april-27-2012/.
Labor Day Weekend is here and you know what that means – it’s time for Fiesta Hermosa! The 40th Annual Fiesta Hermosa takes place September 1 through September 3 from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. With over 270 exhibitors, Fiesta Hermosa is the largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California. An outstanding line-up of bands and musicians will be performing on two separate stages. The main stage, located on Pier Plaza, will feature ‘tribute bands’ playing classic rock. Country & western and rhythm & blues will be showcased at the Charity Beer and Wine Garden where drinks will be served by local ‘celebrities’. Belly up to the bar, order a beer and ask the mayor about the state of the city. The Food Court is always popular with several types of ethnic cuisine, classic barbeque and the ever-popular Hermosa Beach Lifeguard’s Famous Fish Tacos. Cotton candy, caramel apples and other goodies will be readily available to satisfy your sweet tooth. The Kiddie Carnival features games, rides, a rock climbing wall, 30 foot slide and bungee jump for kids aged 3 to 10 years old. The Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and face painting will captivate kids of every age. If you have two wheels, getting to Fiesta Hermosa is a breeze with the bike valet program. Hermosa Cyclery will valet your bike for free in a guarded lot on the sand just south of the Pier. It’s free, it’s green and that’s how they roll in Hermosa. For more information, visit the website at http://fiestahermosa.com/.
Walk With Sally is sponsoring a ‘Presentation on Cultural Stress’ given by Dr. Howard Murad. Join them for a free, informative lecture with solutions for Cultural Stress on Tuesday, September 11 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 p.m. The event is hosted by Murad Inclusive Health Medical Group and will take place at the Murad Conference Center located at 2141 Rosecrans Avenue in El Segundo on the 6th Floor in Suite 6100. A gift bag and gift card will be given to reduce Cultural Stress while supplies last. This instructive lecture is for adults only and everyone is welcome. Kindly RSVP by September 5th to Monica Fyfe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plaza El Segundo presents Fashion’s Night Out with Alexis Bellino of The Real Housewives of Orange County on Thursday, September 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. This free event is open to the public and features a DJ, cocktail parties, trunk shows and mini make-up lessons. Don’t forget to swing by Fountain Plaza next to Anthropologie to see one or all of the seven pop-up fashion shows. Reality star Alexis Bellino will be appearing at select in-store parties, presenting new fashions and making herself available for photo ops with customers. Plaza El Segundo is located at 760 South Sepulveda Boulevard in El Segundo. For more information, visit the website at http://www.fashionsnightout.com/.
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, we spoke to Randy Berler of The South Bay Film Society. Don’t worry – if you missed it, you can listen to it here: http://southbaybyjackie.com/august-30-2012-randy-berler-the-south-bay-film-society/.
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 7:00 AM. Our guest tomorrow morning is Lisa Dinhofer of Koden Consulting Service. It will be an interesting and informative hour so tune in! You can listen to it live or at your leisure here: http://southbaybyjackie.com/august-31-2012-lisa-dinhofer-koden-consulting-services/.
Have a great South Bay weekend!