Tomorrow marks the end of DineLA Restaurant Week! If you haven’t yet taken advantage of this delicious opportunity, you still have time to squeeze in a fabulous lunch or dinner! For all the scrumptious details click here: http://southbaybyjackie.com/dinela-week-january-21-february-1-2013/.
The City of Torrance Community Services Department and local Homeowners Associations are proud to sponsor Movies in the Park. These movie nights will take place at various parks throughout the city this summer. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Pack a picnic basket, blanket and lawn chairs and join friends and neighbors for an evening of family-friendly cinematic entertainment as the parks convert into outdoor movies theaters. Each event will feature a different movie beginning at dusk (around 8 p.m.) so bring a jacket, popcorn, cocoa and snacks and join in the fun! This Saturday, head to Hickory Park, located at 2850 232nd Street for a screening of Ratatouille. For additional information, call 310-618-2930 or visit the website at www.TorranceCA.Gov/3737.htm.
Walk with Sally is proud to present the 7th annual White Light White Night fundraising gala on Saturday, July 27. Sponsored by Patron, Choura Events, Saint Rocke, South Bay Galleria and South Bay Magazine, the hottest event of the summer will take place at the MBS Media Campus in Manhattan Beach. The evening features the decadent Taste of Los Angeles offering a mouth-watering selection of edible treats from local restaurants such as the newly opened Chez Soi, The Tripel, Paul Martin’s American Bistro and many others. The silent auction, as well as a live, raucous auction, offers an array of extraordinary items up for grabs including high end fine art, sports memorabilia and travel packages. The highlight of the night – wait for it – is an exclusive performance by special musical guest, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Tickets go on sale now. You really don’t want to miss this – everybody will be there! For more information and ticket purchase, visit the website at www.walkwithsally.org. The MBS Media Campus is located at 1600 Rosecrans Avenue in Manhattan Beach.
The 2013 International Surf Festival gets underway on Wednesday, July 31 and runs through Sunday, August 4. The festival kicks off with the Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament – better known as 6-man! -on Wednesday at 9 a.m. and finishes up on Thursday at the Manhattan Beach pier. The weekend will be packed with events and includes surfing championships, the Dick Fitzgerald two-mile beach run, sand soccer, the Velzy-Stevens Pier to Pier Paddleboard Championship, sand castle contest, beach volleyball and several other activities. The International Surf Festival is presented by BEACHSPORT.org, the Chambers of Commerce and the Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Department of Beaches and Harbors. For additional information and schedule, visit the website at http://www.surffestival.org/.
It’s never too early to begin planning for your financial future and you’ll want experienced professionals with a proven track record and flawless reputation on your team. Brigante, Cameron, Watters & Strong, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, is the largest full-service accounting firm in the South Bay. BCWS is dedicated to providing professional services of the highest quality and is offering a special promotion for our audience. Mention The South Bay Show or South Bay by Jackie and receive a 10% discount on tax services (new clients only). Give them a call at 310-542-0011 or visit the website at www.bcws.com. April 15 may have come and gone but there’s always next year!
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.
The adventure never ends around here! Joe Terry, my co-host on The South Bay Show, is on vacation this week…. and well, you know me, I agreed to try my first solo hosting gig. It was challenging (scary), nerve-wracking (scary) and fun (scary). Fortunately, I had a fabulous guest to get me through it. Nick Arquette and I spent the hour discussing the 7th Annual White Light White Night fundraising gala taking place this Saturday. Thank you, Nick – I’ll see you Saturday! Don’t worry, if you missed the program you can listen to it here: http://southbaybyjackie.com/july-25-2013-nick-arquette-white-light-white-night/.
Have a fabulous South Bay weekend!