Thursday May 5
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The Redondo Beach Certified Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at George Freeth Way and Veterans Park West. For more information, call 310-372-1171, ext. 2252.
A weekly Zoom support group to practice meditation, a skill to calm the mind and help relieve stress, is from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 310-517-4701. RSVP to email@example.com.
Friday, May 6
Smarty Pants story time: Mother’s Day
Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while learning school readiness skills. For children from 2 to 5 years old. Story time is at 11 a.m. online. To register, go to the Teens & Children section on countylibrary.org and click Virtual Programming.
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Hermosa Beach Rotary hosts a Certified Farmers Market every Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at 1035 Valley Drive.
“West Side Story”
It’s not too late to enjoy a live production of “West Side Story,” which opened April 29 at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theater, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. The other sessions are at 7:30 p.m. on May 6 and 2, at 7:30 p.m. on May 7 and at 2 p.m. on May 8. For tickets, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com.
Saturday May 7
Endless Summer Auto Show
The classic cars will be on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach. Admission to the Endless Summer Car Show is free. For more information, email show coordinator David Freedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In honor of Firefighters Day, the Los Angeles County Fire Department invites Hermosa Beach residents and others to visit Fire Station 100, 540 Pier Ave., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. h. Guests can meet local firefighters and tour the fire station. Fire Service Day is an annual county event to showcase department equipment.
Pets in the park
Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks will present Pets in the Park from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Valley Park, 2521 Valley Drive. There will be a pet parade, animal blessing, animal adoptions, vaccinations and a taco truck. Admission is free, donations are welcome.
Shade Hotel at 1221 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach is hosting its annual Kentucky Derby party at 1 p.m. Guests can enjoy mint juleps, Derby-inspired cocktails, champagne, small plates and hors d’oeuvres. Admission is $20. For tickets and more information, go to southbayderby.com
Hearts of Hermosa
Hearts of Hermosa, a Hermosa Beach Education Foundation fundraiser, returns after a two-year absence. Featuring dinner, drinks and live entertainment, the evening will take place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave. For tickets and more information, visit hbef.org.
Sunday May 8
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The Riviera Village Certified Farmers Market in Redondo Beach is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit rivieravillagefarmersmarket.com.
PV cactus, succulents show
The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society will meet at 1 p.m. in the Library Community Room at The Peninsula Center, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Gary Duke will show photos of 31 genera of cacti and 15 genera of succulents he spotted during his travels in northern Argentina in November 2021. For more information, go to south coast css.org.
tuesday 10 may
Farmer’s Market 90266
The Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers Market is held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday at Metlox Plaza. For more information, visit Downtownmanhattanbeach.com.
Caregiver Support Group
Torrance Memorial hosts a virtual support group for caregivers from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 310-517-4711 or email
Celebrate Manhattan Beach
The Rotary Club of Manhattan Beach will present Celebrate Manhattan Beach on May 13 at Westdrift, a boutique hotel located at 1400 Parkview Ave. Rotarians have planned an evening food and cocktail tasting, live and silent auctions, dinner and live music. It all starts at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit celebrationmb.org.
A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Cancer Treatment
Cancer Support Community South Bay will be offering this free workshop by Dr. Richard Palmer, psychiatrist and assistant clinical professor at UCLA. The workshop is from noon to 1 p.m. on May 13 on Zoom. Participants will learn the role of a psychiatrist in helping patients suffering from the emotions of cancer. To join this virtual workshop, visit cscsouthbay.org and open the calendar. For more information, email Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.
Beach life festival
BeachLife Festival returns to Redondo Beach May 13-15. Weezer, Black Pumas, The Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Steve Miller Band, Sheryl Crow and more perform on stage at 239 N. Harbor Drive. For tickets and more information, go to beachlifefestival.com.
Tickets are on sale for the Peninsula School of Performing Arts production of The Sleeping Beauty ballet. Sessions are at 7 p.m. May 13, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 14, and 2 p.m. May 15 at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theater, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills. Each show will begin with performances by the school’s youngest dancers. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children 17 and under. Tickets are available at the Norris Theater box office or by calling 310-544-0403. For more information, visit palosverdesperformingarts.com.
El Segundo tribute concert
A free Linda Ronstadt tribute concert is scheduled for May 21, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Library Park at Main Street and Mariposa Avenue in El Segundo. Guests are encouraged to bring picnics. The concert features Lisa Margaroli, who has worked with Heart, Sheryl Crow, Fiona Apple, Stevie Nicks. For more information, call the library reference desk at 310-524-2728
Chamber music concert
The 39th season of the South Bay Chamber Orchestra continues May 22 with Andrew Bain, principal horn player of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert, featuring works by Scarlatti/Tommasini, Strauss and Haydn, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theater, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. A pre-concert talk begins at 6:15 p.m. and is free with paid admission. For tickets, go to palosverdesperformingarts.com and click Buy Tickets. For more information about the South Bay Chamber Orchestra, visit mycosb.org.
Fiesta Hermosa returns Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30. There will be changes this year. Organizers are moving the carnival to the street to accommodate a full family entertainment zone that will feature food, lemonade, activities, nonprofits and rides. The main stage is moving from Pier Plaza to the beach. For more information, visit fiestahermosa.org.
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Members of the community are invited to a Memorial Day ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m. May 30 at the Veterans Memorial at Veterans Park, 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. There will be reflections and memories, comments and honors to all who served and lost their lives in war. The keynote speaker is Captain Rebecca E. Ore of the US Coast Guard. The ceremony will be followed by a barbecue hosted by Redondo Elks Lodge #1378, 315 Esplanade. The barbecue is free for veterans and military, police and firefighters. A $5 donation is requested from all other guests.
Master choir concert
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale will perform “Music from Across the Pond” at 7 p.m. on June 12 at the Armstrong Theater, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. The concert features works by Gilbert & Sullivan, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more. General admission is $35 and $20 for students. Free parking. For tickets, call Diana at 310-779-3072, email email@example.com, call the theater box office at 310-781-7171 or visit LCMasterChorale.com.
Peninsula Symphony Concert
The Peninsula Symphony will perform works by Chopin, Tchaikovsky and John Tower at its Kenneth and Eileen Norris Foundation concert on June 26. The concert, featuring guest conductor David Cubek and 2020 Knox Competition-winning pianist Mi-Hyun Suh, is at 7 p.m. at the Redondo Union High School Auditorium, 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach. Free entry. For more information, call the symphony office at 310-544-0320, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to Pensym.org. Emergency room