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 a variety of fun events happening this weekend throughout the South Bay. Let's see...how do beer, chalk, music and root beer floats sound?!?

presents a special celebration with New Belgium Brewing on Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. Stop by to explore limited release beers from this Colorado brewery. Free New Belgium glasses will be offered with the first purchase of a New Belgium beer on draft while supplies last. During the event, Select Beer store will be tapping into a keg of the highly anticipated collaboration beer between New Belgium Brewing and Alpine Beer Company, the Super India Pale Ale, as well as many more! Select Beer Store is located in the Redondo Beach Riviera Village at 1613 S. Pacific Coast Hwy. For more information, visit the website.

The Redondo Beach Pier Association presents the every Thursday and Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. through Sept. 1. These concerts are free to the public, so gather your family, friends and neighbors for a casual, relaxing evening of entertainment the South Bay way. Tonight’s concert features Christian Anthony and for Saturday’s show the headliner is West Swell. The is located at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf at the western end of Torrance Boulevard, west of Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach. For more information, directions and concert schedule, visit the website.

Now that the city of Rolling Hills Estates has approved construction of a skate facility to be located in Ernie Howlett Park, funds need to be raised to build it. Whole Foods Market is a local supporter of Skatepark PV and will be hosting a couple of fundraisers over the next few weeks with more planned in the months to come. On Saturday, ‘Floats for the Park’ takes place at the Whole Foods Market located at 2655 Pacific Coast Hwy. in Torrance beginning at 2 p.m. Stop by and purchase a root beer float for only $2! We’ve been experiencing some scorching weather and a root beer float will surely cool you off. All proceeds from these events will go directly to benefit Skatepark PV. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

The Redondo Beach Pier Association presents the on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Aspiring and experienced artists are invited to participate in this colorful event intended to transform the Pier into a canvas over the water. All ages are welcome, there is no fee to register and free chalk will be given away to the first 150 registrants. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories. Make a note: artists must register online prior to the festival! This free event is open to public viewing so even if you don’t plan to participate, take a stroll along the pier and see for yourself what these  amazing artists can create with a slab of concrete and a little chalk! The Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach. For more information, visit the website.

The Western Museum of Flight presents their Celebrity Lecture Series this Sunday at 11 a.m. The featured speaker is (Ret.) Col. Thomas P. Mahan USAF and the topic is the development of the F-117 Nighthawk. The lecture series is free for museum members and $5 for non-members. The Western Museum of Flight is located at 3315 Airport Drive in Torrance. For more information, call 310-326-9544 or visit the website

This falls under the heading of ‘Say it isn’t so…’ This Sunday is the final show of the Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series produced by Saint Rocke Productions. This week’s concert features The Aggrolites with special guest The Common Sense Band.  If you haven’t made it to one of these concerts yet, this is your last chance this season to do so! Visit the Hermosa Summer Concerts Facebook page for updates and event information. The show runs 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.

The Malaga Cove Business & Professional Association in cooperation with the Palos Verde Police Officers Association is proud to present Concerts in the Park 2012. The concerts take place every Wednesday night through Aug. 29 at Farham Martin’s Park adjacent to the Malaga Cove Library. The concert this Wednesday features Orange Colored Sky. The Malaga Cove Library is located at 2400 Via Campesina in Palos Verdes Estates with the Library parking lot off Via Pinale. For more information, visit the website.

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, we spoke to Jennifer Didlo, Project Director of AES Southland Redevelopment Team. We discussed why and how the proposed new power plant will benefit the community—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 tomorrow morning is Rick Tobin of TAO Emergency Management Consultants. 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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