Feels like the first heat-wave of another South Bay summer has landed for the weekend. In typical June gloom fashion, the heat doesn’t really start cooking until the am fog burns off around mid-morning, which is the perfect time to motivate and stake out some sandy beach real estate. Right after Torrance is a public beach locale that usually doesn’t see the foot traffic of say Hermosa Beach or Manhattan Beach and the parking is free. The best access to RAT Beach is from a paved path behind Malaga Cove School in Palos Verdes that pitches downward for about 50 yards and then a dirt path winds around the shore until you reach sand. Look for the lifeguard stand with the acronym RAT. Quaint and idyllic with stunning views of a Mediterranean landscape, RAT Beach is popular with surfers, divers & sea lions and is often less crowded than other South Bay beaches.
Below are a list of South Bay Events happening this weekend.
South Bay Film & Music Festival: Now through Sunday, June 5, 2016 Pitched as the first ever South Bay Film & Music Festival, it’s five days of original film, anniversary screenings, a whole mess of surf films, a documentary competition, a session that will help you sell your screenplay and much more. The City of Hermosa Beach and the Hermosa Arts Foundation present the inaugural South Bay Film & Music Festival that started on Wednesday and will run through the weekend. For additional information about venues and tickets, visit www.SouthBayFest.com.
Skaterboarders vs Minimalism, North American Premiere: Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 3:00 PM – 9:00 PMTorrance Art Museum presents the North American premiere of Shaun Gladwell’s most recent film, “Skaters vs Minimalism”, starring Rodney Mullen. Shaun Gladwell will be unveiling his largest work yet, “Skateboarders vs Minimalism”, in its North American premiere at the Torrance Art Museum. In this latest work, one of the world’s greatest skateboarders, Rodney Mullen, skates and grinds on and over iconic American Minimalist sculptures. Accompanying the premiere, the Torrance Art Museum is staging a day of skateboarding demos, skate videos and music by Variflex C3s, featuring artists/skateboarders: Hagop Najarian, Lance Mountain and Mark Waters. The event is free and open to the public. Torrance Museum is located at 3320 Civic Center Dr. N, Torrance, CA 90503. www.torranceartmuseum.com
FitFest 2016 Hermosa Beach : Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 11:00 AM FitFest is a family-friendly urban adventure race featuring healthy Hermosa Beach businesses. Participants will complete challenges at Hermosa Beach gyms and sample healthy bites at restaurants. Points accumulated along the way will help competitors win prizes at the awards ceremony and social hour. www.fitfesthb.com
The Endless Summer – 50th Anniversary Tribute : Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 4:00 PM Surfing’s landmark film “The Endless Summer” celebrates a 50-year anniversary screening Saturday night at the Hermosa Beach Community Center as part of the South Bay Film & Music Festival. Director Bruce Brown will receive the Action Sports Pioneer Award from the festival, live music, poster signings & food too. Tickets are $40. more info
Sunday Funday at BALEENkitchen: Sunday, June 5, 2016 Join BALEENkitchen as they turn every summer Sunday into a Funday complete with epicurean delights, live music and sea-side views. Some of the details inclide an A la carte brunch available 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and drink specials throughout the day: Mimosas, Sangria & Build Your Own Build Bloody Mary bar. Live entertainment from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. too. www.baleenkitchen.com
Waterfront Anniversary with King Harbor Brewing Co.: Sunday, June 5, 2016 – 10:00 AM King Harbor Brewing Co. celebrates a one year anniversary at their waterfront tasting room along Redondo Pier’s International Boardwalk this Sunday. A celebratory breakfast burrito beer brunch starts around 10:00 a.m. with specialty drinks like beermosas and bloody beers. Anniversary party lasts as long as supplies last… KHBC Waterfront Tasting Room located at 123 International Boardwalk (Redondo Pier).
MATTER, An Art Experience by German Artist Michael Sistig, to Open at ESMoA: Sunday, June 5, 2016 – 2:00 PM MATTER, the new Art Experience at ESMoA in El Segundo explores our seemingly depthless curiosity about the myths of life via constantly changing scientific theories as seen through the eyes of German artist Michael Sistig in his first solo show in the U.S. Art Experience #23, MATTER by Michael Sistig, opens at ESMoA in El Segundo with curatorial remarks starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday June 5. The exhibition will run through September 25, 2016. ESMoA is located at 208 Main St. in El Segundo. more info
Salt Creek Grille’s Summer Kick-Off Party: Sunday, June 5, 2016 – Noon – 5:00 PM Join Salt Creek Grille (Plaza El Segundo) for a Summer Kick-Off Party showcasing their newly renovated garden patio. Come soak up the sunshine, enjoy live music provided by “Feed The Kitty” and indulge in small delicious bites like a Watermelon Salad, SCG Potato Chips with Homemade Onion Dip, Street Tacos, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Pulled Pork Sliders. Salt Creek Grille is located at 2015 East Park Place inside Plaza El Segundo. more info