South Bay Weekend: Healthy Open House, Pop-Up Art Show, Northern Soul, Tidepool Walk, Digital Cards Against Humanity, Let’s Go To The Movies with Kenneth Turan & GRACEBAND

The weekend after the holidays is probably not the most happening two-day respite, filled with new diet and exercise resolutions and other life maintenance goals. Some of us will probably spend some time taking down holiday decorations and turning off Christmas lights.

If you decide to flex your endorphins with an outdoor adventure, be aware that some of the hiking trails mapped out by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy might be closed due all the rain we’ve had recently, just an FYI.

Below are a list of South Bay Events

Near the front entrance of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (Photo by South Bay Events)

Near the front entrance of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (Photo by South Bay Events)

Center for Health and Fitness – Open House: Saturday, January, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Put yourself in a healthy state of mind Saturday morning during Center for Health and Fitness’s Open House this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and will include free classes (Yoga, Group Exercise and Mat Pilates), free educational health lectures from subject-matter experts and healthy food samples. Beach Cities Gym: 514 N Prospect Ave, Fl 2nd, Redondo Beach, California 90277

Pop-Up Art Show: Saturday, January 7, 2017 – 4:00 – 8:00 PM In response to the need for more exhibition opportunities, the Manhattan Beach Arts Center along with Single Tree Arts are programming a few Pop-Up exhibitions at the MBAC. The first will include 29 artists from all regions of California. The show will include installations, video art, sculpture, paintings, book art, and much more. The show will also include a music performance by L.A. musician Michael A. Bell. Manhattan Beach Art Center: 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 more info

“Northern Soul” – the Underground Sounds of Late 60’s at TAM: Saturday, January 7, 2017 – 8:00 PM – Midnight Fight the power at Torrance Art Museum Saturday night and discover American black soul music with the best Northern Soul DJ’s in Southern California featuring: Virginia Ann, DJ Bywell, Lady Celeste & more. Come and dance for free! A night based on niche movie “Northern Soul”, a film about the 1970s British dance movement that made black American soul music popular in working class England. TAM: 3320 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503

Tidepool Walk at CMA: Sunday, January 8, 2017 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Make a field trip to San Pedro’s Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Many of its weekend activities are free and you are bound to learn something new about the ocean and our local Santa Monica Bay. This weekend CMA is hosting a tidepool walk and an event called Cabrillo Art Corner. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium: 3720 Stephen M White Dr, San Pedro, CA 90731

Digital Cards Against Humanity At Cosmic Brewery: Sunday, January 8, 2017 – 2:00 PM Favorite football team not in the playoffs? Then form your own team or come alone this Sunday at Cosmic Brewery in Torrance and engage in some Cards Against Humanity (gone digital) “A party game for horrible people.” Cosmic will provide WiFi information & rules to play. A maximum of 8 groups available; one cell phone needed per group to play. Never played Cards Against Humanity? Expect to be shocked and mildly offended. Cosmic Brewery: 20316 Gramercy Pl, Torrance, CA 90501

Let’s Go To The Movies with Kenneth Turan: Sunday, January 8, 2017 – 2:00 PM If you have ever made a morning commute in and around Los Angeles, there’s a good chance you tuned in to a movie review by Kenneth Turan while stuck in traffic. Long-time film critic for the LA Times and NPR’s Morning Edition talks about movies, his new book “Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites From a Lifetime of Film” and his deep passion for cinema this Sunday. Let’s Go to the Movies with Kenneth Turan is sponsored by Friends of San Pedro Library and takes place at The Grand Annex (434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, CA 90731).

Elvis’ Birthday w/ GRACEBAND at Saint Rocke: Sunday, January 8, 2017 – 7:00 PM Come celebrate the King’s 82nd Birthday with California’s ONLY 12 piece Elvis Tribute, GRACEBAND 7:00 p.m. at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. GRACEBAND is an explosion of fun, high-energy, rock n roll. Channeling the best of “The King’s” Vegas years, you’ll hear the big hits with big arrangements. You know the songs, but you haven’t heard them done like this. Saint Rocke: 142 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 more info

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