What was once a day to celebrate Environmental Activism in the ’60s & ’70s has now practically turned into a month long movement in April where a diverse array of “green activities” that range from a lesson on how to clean your home or apartment with just vinegar, to more festive events like a free movie or concert can be found throughout our bio-dome. The South Bay is no stranger to the idea of being green and since the official Earth Day is today, we listed some local events below that will be celebrating the green movement in our weekend post.
SpringFest Carnival & Community Event : Thursday, April 21, 2016 – Sunday, April 24, 2016 If you see a fair-like atmosphere with a colorful Ferris Wheel, miniature circus tents, and some revolving carnival rides near the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center this weekend, then what you are actually looking at is an annual event called SpringFest. The event is produced & co-sponsored by the North Redondo Beach Business Association (NRBBA) who have been involved with SprigFest for over the last 30 years. The four-day family festival runs through Sunday at Aviation Park near the intersection of Aviation and Manhattan Beach Boulevards. Food trucks, carnival games, rides, live entertainment, and a kid’s zone highlight this community festival. Parking & admission are free and tickets for the rides will be sold on-site at SpringFest. more info
Passover Seder Experience: Friday, April 22, 2016 – 7:00 PM Enjoy an inspirational seder with your family complete with original hand-baked shmurah matzah, four cups of exquiste Kosher wine and a gourmet Passover dinner. Cost for Adults: $45, Children (under 8): $20. Located at The Jewish Community Center, 2108 Vail Avenue in Redondo Beach, CA 90278, 310-214-4999. www.jccmb.com
Fiddler on the Roof at Norris Theatre: Friday, April 22, 2016 – Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 8 p.m Winner of nine Tony Awards, “Fiddler on the Roof” is one of the most famous stage and film musicals of all time. Produced by the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center, the musical will produce the musical at the Norris Theatre for a limited engagement, April 22 – May 8 for nine performances. In this classic tale, set in a poor Jewish village, Tevye attempts to honor and maintain ancestral and religious customs in his family, but times are changing. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, and ticket prices range from $48-$58, with $10 off for children ages 12 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at (310) 544-0403 www.palosverdesperformingarts.com. The Norris Theatre is located at 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates.
City of Torrance Earth Day Recycling Event: Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 8:00 AM – Noon The city of Torrance Celebrates Earth Day on Saturday, April 23rd at the City of Torrance CA Government Earth Day Recycling Event from 8am to 12 noon at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. They’ll have paper shredding, free electronic waste drop-off, clothing & shoe recycling and a used motor oil & filter exchange.
Earth Day at Madrona Marsh Sponsored by ExxonMobil: Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 8:30 AM – Noon
Celebrate Earth Day 2016 by planting natives and enhancing the beauty of Madrona Marsh Preserve. Wear closed toe shoes and jeans. Gloves and refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989. Madrona Marsh is located at 3201 Plaza del Amo in Torrance.
Earth Day Celebration at White Point: Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 9:00 AM – Noon Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to celebrate Earth Day at the White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro on Saturday, April 23rd from 9 am to 2 pm. Families are invited to participate by helping to beautify the native plant garden and trails, taking a hike with rangers through the preserve, enjoying a special art project with the PV Art Center, and much more! Free and open to the public. RSVP
Malaga Cove Lawn Art Shows: Saturday, April 23, 2016 & Sunday, April 24, 2016 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PMSaturday & Sunday, April 23 – 24, 2016 from 10am to 5pm is the first weekend edition of this year’s Malaga Cove Lawn Art Shows, where art lovers, collectors and artists come to meet and mingle every summer in a family friendly environment. Malaga Cove Plaza is on Palos Verdes Drive West between Via Corta and Via Chico in Palos Verdes Estates. www.pvartcenter.org
Ninth Spyder Surf Fest Returns to Hermosa Beach: Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Once again, the joy of surfing and the lucrative ideal of being a surf brand in the beach cities meet this Saturday in Hermosa for the South Bay’s largest surf festival. The event acts as a gathering point between soulful and commercial by honoring surf industry brands, local businesses and some of the most influential names of South Bay’s surfing past and present. The ninth annual Spyder Surf Fest drops in Saturday, April 23 at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Highlights include a fashion show, interactive booths, meet and greets with the industry’s athletes and some giveways. more info
Oceanfront Craft Festival & Concert Series: Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM A new Oceanfront Craft Festival & Concert Series debuts topside at Redondo Beach’s modern health & fitness venue, The Bay Club. The first concert features live music along the waterfront from some amazing bands like Grace Band, California’s only 12 piece, high energy rock n roll Elvis tribute and beach friendly tunes from local South Bay band The Lucky Ones. It’s a daytime mixer complete with complimentary spirit tastings provided by Deep Eddy Vodka, Coldcock Bourbon, Manhattan Margarita and craft beer pours from Goose Island Brewing, Shock Top, Peyote Pale Ale and Cabotella from Baja Brewing. Kincaid’s will cooking up some grub for purchase. Advance online tickets to the first Oceanfront Craft Festival & Concert Series at The Bay Club are $25, which include complimentary drink tastings. The Bay Club is located at 819 N. Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach (where the Spectrum Club used to be). tickets
SPIFFest Presents the 2016 Oscar Nominated Animation Short Film Category: Sunday, April 24, 2016 – 5:00 PM SPIFFest is hosting another Oscar nominated short film event at Warner Grand Theatre. Don’t miss the last chance to see the 2016 Academy Award Nominated Shorts (Animation Category) including the winning animated short Bear Story which screened at SPIFFest in October 2015. Buy tickets online at www.spiffest.org.