It’s warm, Oscar buzz is high and the surf is up around South Bay beaches, so now all you need is a little planning and some sunscreen to escort you through the weekend. This will be the last weekend for the public to view art in literal transition in Manhattan Beach. Artist Gary Sweeney created a collage of family photos that pay homage to his long-time family home in Manhattan Beach called A Manhattan Beach Memoir: 1945-2015. The art installation is on view through the end of the month at 320 35th Street in Manhattan Beach.
Below are a list of South Bay Events happening this weekend.
Papa Michigan : Friday, February 26, 2016 – Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 7:30 PM – Close After years of working behind the scenes, Papa Michigan has returned to the performing arena without losing a beat. With so many fans thirsty for good music and traditional dancehall fun, who is better equipped than Papa Michigan to take command? Papa Michigan performs at SOL Venue in Carson Friday night; 13 E Carson Street Carson, CA, 90745. more info
Warehouse Brewery, Brouwerij West, Makes Grand Opening Saturday in San Pedro It makes sense to open a brewery in an area zoned for tourism and recreation since craft beer and its small production breweries around the South Bay have become a badge of civic pride and what better way to anchor community ties than a full production Belgian style brewery housed in a World War II era warehouse. Brouwerij West is big, approximately 26,000 square feet of space docked along San Pedro’s waterfront and will officially open the brewery this Saturday from noon to 9:00 p.m. more info
Community Making Workshop at GUS Vintage Goods: Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Come create a wood pendant using modern embroidery and needlepoint skills. All workshops include materials and supplies as needed. Light refreshments (snacks and drinks) served during the workshop and each class participant receives a special “handmade goodie” as a thank you for participating. Workshop spaces are limited; cost is $35 per person. Gus Vintage Goods, 209 Avenue I (in the Rivera Village) Redondo Beach, CA. more info
Walk Cabrillo: Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 2:30 – 4:30 PM Cabrillo Marine Aquarium has more than 160 different species of Southern California marine life on display, the largest collection in the world, and admission is always free with only a donation requested at the door. Peruse the diverse marine & coastal life that surround the South Bay when CMA staff take visitors on a guided walk this Saturday. CMA is located at 3720 Stephen M White Dr. in San Pedro. more info
Legends of Motown: Saturday, February 27, 2016 – Various The Godfather of Soul meets The King of Pop with two stellar tribute performers, Mr. Excitement and Tej’ai Sullivan performing two shows on one day only at Alpine Village Steinhaus. Matinee show at 3:30 p.m., evening show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $30; Alpine Village is located at 833 W Torrance Blvd in Torrance. more info
Dancing with the South Bay Stars V: Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 8:00 PM Join Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation and their extra-special event where local South Bay “stars” are paired with professional dancers and compete to raise funds for their favorite non-profits. Tickets start at $35.00; James Armstrong Theatre at 3330 Civic Center Drive in Torrance. tickets
Pre-Oscar’s Black & White Ball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 8:30 PM This Saturday night have your own red carpet Oscar experience and attend the Pre-Oscar’s Black & White Ball at Big Door Studios in El Segundo. Live entertainment featuring Sinatra style performance by South Bay crooner Lou Giovannetti and a burlesque show by Miss Dakota. Also included in your ticket price is an OPEN BAR and access to all areas of the event. Tickets cost $50 per person. Big Door Studios is located at 114 Sheldon St. in El Segundo. tickets
El Camino College Art Gallery to Present “Culture Clash”: Monday, February 29, 2016 The El Camino College Art Gallery will present a mid-career retrospective of the highly energized ceramic works of Keiko Fukazawa. “Culture Clash” spans a period of approximately 30 years and seeks to represent a broad view of this fascinating artist who moves from culture to culture, assimilating ideas and techniques. “Culture Clash” runs from Feb. 29-March 31 in the ECC Art Gallery. A reception is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. March 3, with a gallery walk-through with Fukazawa at 1 p.m. March 8. more info