Universe Multicultural Film Festival’s annual celebration brings together cinephiles, filmmakers and international artists to explore some of the most original features in world cinema this weekend above sea level in Rolling Hills Estates. This year UMFF will screen 68 official selections from 18 countries, including the United States, Argentina, China, Iran, Korea, Japan, Spain and France. blog
Below are a list of South Bay Events happening this weekend.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Fiesta 2016: Friday, April 2, 2016 through Sunday, April 3, 2016 Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Hermosa Beach serving presents its annual: Fiesta 2016 Friday, Saturday and Sunday (4/1, 4/2, 4/3). Join the festivities: silent auction, live music, carnival rides, games, Mexican carne asada tacos, taquitos, &much more. In the Beer Garden guests can enjoy ice cold beer, wine and margaritas. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church is located at 320 Massey Ave, Hermosa Beach. www.olg.church
Universe Multicultural Film Festival: Friday, April 1, 2016 – Sunday, April 3, 2016 – 11AM-7PM The Universe Multicultural Film Festival plays host to a fabulous array of movies and movie stars. The Festival will feature a stellar line-up of films from all over the world, cultural Fashion Competition event, filmmaker tributes, industry seminars, film market and Red Carpet Fashion show and gala receptions. There will be screenings and activities at four separate venues: Rolling Hills Covenant Church Community Center, Peninsula Center Library, Promenade on the Peninsula, and the Fred Hesse Community Park. Find out more about film features, schedules and background regarding Universe Multicultural Film Festival on their official website.
King Harbor Brewing Co. 2nd Anniversary: Saturday, April 2, 2016 – 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Local Redondo Beach brewery celebrates it’s second anniversary with some day drinking festivities on Saturday. An extensive taplist of at least 20 KHBC brews will be available to taste and drink along with some live music, BBQ, a dunk tank and a dessert pairing bar. General admission tickets are $30 and Beer Geek tickets cost $40. KHBC is located at 2907 182nd Street in Redondo Beach. tickets
Opening Reception at Torrance Art Museum: Doppelgänger: Saturday, April 2, 2016 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to present Doppelgänger, on view from April 2 – May 28, 2016. Coordinated as a collaboration between German curators Dr. Julia-Constance Dissel and Sandra Mann, Los Angeles-based curator Ichiro Irie and Max Presneill, this exhibition explores similarities of practices that occur within globally expansive yet hyper-connected art production. The concept of the “Doppelgänger” emerges from German romantic literature at the end of the eighteenth century and refers to an entity that possesses the likeness of another—a perfect look-alike. Opening reception is this Saturday April 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. TAM is located at 3320 Civic Center Dr. in Torrance. www.torranceartmuseum.com
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company presents Tercera Raiz at Warner Grand Theatre: Saturday, April 2, 2016 – 7:00 PM Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company presents: TERCERA RAIZ – an exploration of the influence of African culture on present day Mexican folk dance. ADMISSION FREE for residents of Council District 15 (San Pedro, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Wilmington) with ID; please email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or TEXT (562) 448-4352. Warner Grand Theatre is located at 478 W. Sixth St. in San Pedro; general admission tickets are $20.
Super Diamond Live at Saint Rocke: Saturday, April 2, 2016 – 9:00 PM This popular tribute band interprets Neil Diamond’s music in a surreal way. Super Diamond delivers a high energy, bright and shiny, up-tempo show packed with some of Neil’s greatest hits. Super Diamond pays tribute to Neil Diamond this Saturday at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach; advance online tickets start at $35. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. & Show starts around 9:00 p.m. tickets
Brewtopia: Sunday, April 3, 2016 – Noon – 6:00 PM Abigaile & Ocean bar open up their rooftop deck for another sunday-funday ‘Beer Garden’ to kick off the start of the sunny season Sunday April 3rd from noon – 6:00 p.m. Eat and imbibe with friends from the neighborhood and enjoy some good eats; live music all day long. Some of the breweries on tap will be:Modern Times, Stone Brewing, The Bruery, 3 Weavers, Ladyface and Avery (taplist subject to change). Advance online tickets are $30 & $59, Abigaile is located at 1301 Manhattan Ave. in Hermosa Beach. tickets
Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival at Columbia Park: Sunday, April 3, 2016 – 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Celebrate the season of spring at the fifth annual Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the day including taiko drumming, Polynesian dance, traditional Japanese folk music and a concert by Mystic Wave. There also will be craft booths and food vendors. Bring a blanket and enjoy a day among the cherry trees at Columbia Park; 4045 190th Street in Torrance.