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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!

Attention local foodies! Restaurant Week is back!

dineLA Restaurant Week is a bi-annual dining event established to introduce diners to the extensive assortment of restaurants in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. Local foodies and visitors to the area will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix fixe menus from some of LA’s best restaurants during this this period. It should come as no surprise that a variety of restaurants throughout the South Bay will be participating in this culinary event: American Farmhouse Tavern & Dining Hall, , , Gaetano’s, Il Fornaio, The Melting Pot, Mucho Ultima Mexicana, Second Story at The Belamar Hotel, The Strand House and Zinc@Shade Hotel to name a few. Some of the restaurants will feature lunch, some will offer dinner, and some will present both, so be sure to check the website at discoverlosangeles.com/restaurantweekv2. dineLA Summer Restaurant Week takes place over 12 consecutive days and runs from July 16-27. Diners may make a reservation online or contact the restaurant directly. Due to the popularity of this event, advance reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-ins are welcome, but there is no guarantee they can be accommodated. This is a great opportunity to sample something different, and it’s sure to whet your appetite without emptying your wallet!

happens every Friday night through October with vintage automobiles on display in the parking lot from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their hot rods, street rods and muscle cars and strut their stuff. The evening also features trivia, trophies and raffle. Ruby’s Diner is located at 245 N. Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach. Take a stroll through the parking lot and marvel at this fine collection of classic automobiles. If you wish to display a car or require more information, contact Larry Neville at 310-962-7438.

The Western Museum of Flight, located in the city of Torrance at Zamperini Field, has numerous aircraft, exhibits and other displays as well as a lecture series. This Saturday, July 21, the series features WWII veteran and author of Back from Combat, Charles Norm Stevens, a bombardier in the 8th Air Force. Having flown—and survived—his requisite 34 missions, Stevens was then trained for a new kind of mission in a new set of hostile skies. He was schooled in the newly-emerging technology of radar target-finding. Stevens describes how American technology was invented, developed and deployed during one of the defining eras of our nation’s history. The lecture begins at 11 a.m. and is free to museum members. General admission is $5. The Western Museum of Flight is located at 3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3, right next to the airfield. For more information, visit the website at http://www.wmof.com/index.html or call 310-326-9544.

Are you ready for the hottest, most talked about event of the year? Walk With Sally is thrilled to announce the benefit presented by Momma Mia Worldwide this Saturday, July 21st. The evening will feature the always decadent “Taste of the South Bay” with samplings from the most buzz-worthy restaurants, a silent auction and a traditionally rowdy live auction. The highlight of the night is a live concert by best-selling, Grammy-nominated Smash Mouth. Tickets are on sale now and expected to sell out! For more information and ticket purchase, visit the website at walkwithsally.org/whitelightwhitenight/buytickets.html. This is the one event of the summer you don’t want to miss! I’ll see you there!

The city of El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department is proud to present the 2012 Summer Concerts in the Park Series sponsored by Chevron. These free concerts take place on selected Sunday evenings at Library Park located at the 600 block of Main Street in beautiful downtown El Segundo. Activities begin at 4:00 PM with the music starting at 4 p.m. and running until 6 p.m. This Sunday, July 22, features the '70s and '80s cover band, The Funk-O-Matics. Local food vendors will be on hand and kids can stop by the gazebo for free face painting and arts & crafts provided by Camp Cowabungo Day Camp. No glass containers are permitted, and please leave the pets at home! For more information, call 310-524-2700 or visit the website.

Don’t forget, Triton Mixed Martial Arts Center offers a FREE Women’s Self Defense Class every Monday morning at their training facility in on Harbor Drive. This very valuable service is available free for women of every age and you don’t have to be a member of Gold’s or Triton to participate. Just check in at the front desk. For more information, visit the website at tritonmma.com.     

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 Thursday morning, our guest was Rob McGowan, president of the International Surf Festival. 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 this Friday is Kat Meredith, Community Ambassador for PrepareLA and Disaster Services Chair for the South Bay/South East District for American Red Cross Los Angeles Region. 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!

Jackie

southbaybyjackie.com

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