The last big swell to churn up Cabrillo Beach’s harbor and rock-bottom point break came with a push from Hurricane Marie in the summer of 2014. Normally a docile spot for riding waves and best known for its location to Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, it could see some decent swell during El Nino.
Below are a list of South Bay Events happening this weekend.
antana at Alpine Village: Friday, January 29, 2016 – 7:00 PM Fantana takes the stage at Alpine Village in Torrance to rock the house with classic Santana. Come down and enjoy the live Santana sounds with an authentic full 8 piece band. Doors open at 7:30pm and tickets sold on day of event ($10 @ the door); 18 and over event. Fully stocked bar with 20 European and Craft beers on tap and huge dance floor, free parking. Alpine Village is located at 833 Torrance Blvd in Torrance. www.alpinevillagecenter.com
Annie Get Your Gun by the Aerospace Players at James Armstrong Theatre: Friday, January 29, 2016 – Sunday January 31, 2016 Enjoy a tale of the Wild West as Annie Oakley and the fictional story woven around her life, with songs written by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein. Such classics as There’s No Business Like Show Business, You Can’t Get A Man With A Gun, Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly, and more will fill the theatre with familiar songs that have become classics. Friday & Saturday performances: 8pm; Sunday performance 2pm. Tickets are $24 for adults. Box Office 310-781-7171, James Armstrong Theatre is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive in Torrance. www.aeaclubs.org/theater
New Beer Release: Cerveza Hermosa: Saturday, January 30, 2016 – 2:00 PM King Harbor Brewing Co. brews up a new style of beer with a special release this weekend on site at their brewery. Cerveza Hermosa is a dark, amber lager much like one would find south of the border from big brands like Bohemia or Negro Modelo. To flavor the new beer release KHBC will be offering free carne asada tacos and micheladas (while supplies last) according to their Facebook page. King Harbor Brewing Co. is located at 2907 182nd Street in Redondo Beach.
South Bay Chili Cook-Off: Saturday, January 30, 2016 – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm The annual South Bay Chili Cook Off on January 30 from 2-4pm is presented by Neptunian Woman’s Club to benefit the Manhattan Beach Firefighters’ Burn Foundation. Held at the Manhattan Beach Fire Station on 15th Street executive and local chefs compete for bragging rights for the top three “Best Chilis” in three categories as voted for by attendees and the firemen. General admission tickers are $25 & children under 8 are free. tickets
“A Manhattan Beach Memoir: 1945-2015″ Installation: Saturday, January 30, 2016 – Monday, February 29, 2016 – 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Join artist and Manhattan Beach native Gary Sweeney in creating one last memory in his family home of 70 years. Celebrate with Gary and see his latest art installation and treasured project: A Manhattan Beach Memoir: 1945-2015, which highlights his upbringing in the home before it is torn down and redeveloped at the end of the exhibit. The photography exhibit features about 80 large-scale graphics of personal family photos covering the exterior of the artist’s childhood home. This Saturday (1/30) from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM a Launch Party will commence on site to start the public viewing. more info
Elvis’ 80th Birthday Spectacular, with GRACEBAND at Saint Rocke Saturday, January 30th, 2016 – 7:00 PM – Close Come celebrate the King’s 80th Birthday with California’s ONLY 12 piece Elvis Tribute, GRACEBAND 7:00 PM 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, hear the big hits with big arrangements. You know the songs, but you haven’t heard them done like this. C.C. Rider, Heartbreak Hotel & Suspicious minds? Graceband was founded in Redondo Beach, California in 1996 and stops by Saitn Rocke in Hermosa Beach Saturday night. tickets
BALEEN After Dark: Saturday, January 30, 2016, 10:00 PM – Close Lounge, sip and mingle among old and new friends. DJ Richie Rich will be spinning top 40s, pop and more starting at 10:30pm. Indulge in drink specials with Sobieski Vodka, Absolution Brewing and more. Reverse happy hour until midnight including food specials. BALEENkitchen is located at 260 Portofino Way in Redondo Beach. BALEENkitchen
Whale Fiesta at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium: Sunday, January 31, 2016 – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Join CMA for tons of fun as they celebrate the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale and the beginning of whale-watching season. Whale Fiesta is a family day filled with activities and exhibits for all – games, arts and crafts, puppet shows, food and gift vendors, marine awareness organizations, guest lecturers and music. Festivities include the building of a life-sized sand sculpture of a Pacific gray whale. For those with a competitive edge, enter the Duct Tape Whale Sculpture Contest or the Great Cetacean Creation Sand Sculpture Contest. Admission is free; Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is located at 3720 Stephen M White Dr. in San Pedro. www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org