Fresh cement, coping, berms, boxes and hips get a special unveiling Saturday afternoon when the city of Manhattan Beach host grand opening of their new skate park. A giant win for South Bay skaters of all ages as many many public and commercial places around the beach cities don’t allow skateboarding. The city of Hermosa Beach and El Segundo have skate parks for the public, while volunteer run San Pedro Skatepark Association built and has maintained Channel Street Skatepark (under the 110 Freeway) since about 2002.
Below are a list of South Bay Events happening this weekend.
14th Annual LA Harbor International Film Festival: Thursday, March 16 to Sunday, March 19, 2017 The annual LA Harbor International Film Festival (LAHIFF), founded in 2003, is a non-juried, non-competitive event that showcases film and video that reflects the harbor and all that it embraces –shipping and commerce, fishing, sailing, water sports, sea life and the area’s rich ethnic and cultural influences –to create a cinematic bridge between the people of the region and the people of the world. The film fest started on Thursday but will run through Sunday with most of the screenings, reception and fun happening at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. www.laharborfilmfest.com
Taste of the South Bay: Friday, March 17, 2017 – 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the LA Kings at Taste of the South Bay, an upscale, food-centric social event at Shade Hotel’s beautiful new location in Redondo Beach. Featuring bites from some of South Bay’s most noted restaurants and the chance for guests to rub shoulders with LA Kings players and alumni. Proceeds from the event will benefit Redondo Beach Police Foundation with funds earmarked to purchase classroom emergency safety kits for all Redondo Beach Schools. $100 Ticket includes unlimited food samples from 15 local restaurants and a complimentary drink. tickets
St. Patrick’s Day Stout at Cosmic Brewery: Friday, March 17, 2017 – 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM For St. Patrick’s Day, Cosmic Brewery releases their version of an Irish Stout, which is an Oatmeal Stout. It’s a limited release and will only be available in 8 oz. pours. According to their facebook page, come in on Friday dressed in green and get 10% off; dress as a leprechaun and get a free beer. Cosmic Brewery: 20316 Gramercy Pl, Torrance, CA 90501
King Harbor Brewing Co., St. Jameson Stout: Friday, March 17, 2017 – Speaking of Stouts, KHBC releases their St. Jameson Stout on-site at the brewery on St. Patrick’s Day. Available in 6-packs (cans) or on draft, it’s an “Irish stout aged on Irish whiskey oak” according to KHBC. King Harbor Brewing Company: 2907 182nd street, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Grand Opening, Manhattan Beach Skate Park: Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM The city of Manhattan Beach, along with some local businesses and sponsors, will officially open their skateboard spot at Marine Avenue Park on Saturday with a grand opening ceremony starting around 1:00 p.m.. The event will feature demonstrations by pro-skaters, some swag giveaways, and a DJ. Event sponsors include SpyderSurf Boards, California Locos, Dusters California, Volcom, Globe, Kinecta, Blue Star Donuts, Pressed Juicery, and S1 Helmets. more info
Absolution Brewing Company’s 3rd Anniversary Party: Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM Keep the party going after St. Patrick’s Day with trip to Torrance’s Beer-Muda Triangle to celebrate Absolution Brewing’s 3rd birthday party. The all-day event will feature live music by Stephen Perkins from Jane’s Addiction, a live broadcast from JACK FM, giveaways, food trucks and more. General admission tickets are $25. Absolution Brewing: 2878 Columbia St, Torrance, CA 90503 tickets
LUNAFEST at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center: Sunday, March 19, 2017 – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sponsored in part by the Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach, the traveling short film festival for and about women, LUNAFEST, returns to Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center this Sunday. In its 11th tour across the country, LUNAFEST, brings nine short films by women that showcase various stories and challenges: a synchronized swim team made up of seniors (“The Honeys and the Bears”, how comedy can cope with a life after prision (“Free to Laugh”) and a film about nannies and the difficulties they face (“Ninera”). Tickets are $35 online at Eventbrite’s website.