Municipal elections will be held this Tuesday, March 5! There are some extremely important decisions to be made that will affect the South Bay for decades to come, so please be sure to get out and vote! Now, according to the weather people, it’s going to be a gorgeous weekend and I’m looking forward to getting outside and enjoying a taste of summer! A Strand cruise may be just the thing….
The South Bay Film Society was created to bring the best of new foreign and independent films to the big screen in the South Bay. The Society screens films shortly after they play art house theaters in West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Pasadena and well before the films are available on DVD. They hold discussions after screenings and hope through these film events to foster connections and friendships between people in the South Bay interested in film and the arts. Tickets for these screenings are $9 and sell out very quickly. They are usually screened at AMC Rolling Hills 20 located at 2591 Airport Drive in Torrance. Tonight, Thursday, February 28, they’ll be screening Rust & Bone, a Los Angeles Times and New York Times critics’ pick. Pre-sale seats have sold out but tickets are available at the door and these are limited to the two front rows of the theater. For more information and ticket purchase, visit the website at www.southbayfilmsociety.com.
G.I. Joe Bootcamp presents the Spring Pier 2 Pier Run/Walk on Saturday, March 2. The event gets underway at 7 a.m. at the Hermosa Beach Pier. This is a four mile course run in the sand from the Hermosa Beach Pier to the Manhattan Beach Pier and back. Pre-registered participants will receive t-shirts and goodie bags while the first and second place winners, male and female, will receive a Village Runner gift certificate toward new running shoes. Any participant that breaks the record for the fastest course time will receive $100 cash! Most participants will complete the course by 8:15 and everyone is invited to the after party at Cantina Real beginning at 8:30 a.m. featuring a raffle with lots of items to give away and a completion certificate for each participant. Cantina Real is located at 19 Pier Avenue. The registration fee for individuals is $25. There are also five different team/family registration options for up to fifteen members. Register online here or at the Village Runner stores located in Manhattan Beach at 1840 North Sepulveda Boulevard or in Redondo Beach at 1811 South Catalina Avenue. Online registration ends tonight, Thursday, February 28 @ 11:59 p.m. Late registrants need to be at the Hermosa Beach Pier by 6 a.m. the day of the event. Visit the website at http://mbbootcamp.com/ or call 310-980-9339 for more information.
The St. Patrick’s Day festivities are getting underway a little early this year. The Village Runner presents the annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Community Walk & Leprechaun Dash for the Gold on Sunday, March 3, beginning at 8 a.m. The race starts and ends at the Village Runner store located at 1811 Catalina Avenue in Riviera Village in Redondo Beach. The course takes participants along the Esplanade to Knob Hill and back. All participants will receive a St. Patrick’s Day Run t-shirt. There will also be chip timing, age division awards and cash prizes to the top three overall male and female runners in the 5K. Late registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with the 5K getting underway at 8 a.m. and the Leprechaun Dash starting at 9:30 a.m. This is a very popular local event you don’t want to miss! To register, visit the website at http://villagerunner.com/. Call the race hotline at 310-531-8926 for additional information.
Have you ever been to the Automobile Driving Museum (ADM)? Located at 610 L’airport Street in El Segundo, the ADM exists to preserve automotive history with an impressive, rotating collection of 130 classic, antique and historic cars on display. Several Southern California collector car clubs showcase their vehicles at the ADM and on any given weekend you can find collections of particular makes and models. But here’s the best part… Every Sunday, the ADM takes guests for a ride in three of their magnificent automobiles. This may be the only automotive museum in the world that offers such an opportunity. No more admiring from a distance. This is your chance to experience the thrill of riding in a piece of history. The ADM is a non-profit organization and offers a variety of ways for you to lend your support. A donation of $5 per adult is suggested and children are admitted free. The ADM is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org or call 310-909-0950.
I wanted to remind you all that the South Bay has several terrific Farmers’ Markets throughout the week. These are great community amenities that provide an opportunity to shop locally for the freshest, seasonal produce available. It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend and if you have to do a little shopping, why not do it outdoors?!? Everything you need to know is right here: http://southbaybyjackie.com/south-bay-farmers-markets-schedule/.
If you have not been to Tapas & Vino yet, you are in for a treat! Andy is currently running a Not Just Tapas & Vino Campaign exclusively for our audience! Mention The South Bay Show or South Bay by Jackie and receive 25% off a lunch or brunch entrée. Or just tell them Jackie sent you! Tapas & Vino is located at 1729 South Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach. For more information, visit the website at http://tapasyvino.com/ or call 310-791-8200.
As always, check the calendar links and ‘Things to Do’ page on my website, www.southbaybyjackie.com, for details on these and other events throughout the South Bay.
As you may know, we’ve been running a special series for the past two months on The South Bay Show called Vote 2013 and we’ve been talking with candidates running in next week’s election. This week, we’re featuring three candidates and you can listen for yourself to see what they plan to bring to the table should they be elected.
Tuesday, February 27: Mark Burton – Manhattan Beach City Council
Thursday, February 28: Michael Jackson – Redondo Beach City Council
Friday, March 1: Jim Light – Redondo Beach City Council
You can find additional shows with the other candidates here: http://southbaybyjackie.com/blog-talk-radio.php
Don’t forget to vote this Tuesday and have a great South Bay weekend!