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Things to Do This Weekend in Manhattan Beach & Beyond July 26 & 27

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WEEKEND OF JULY 26-27, 2014


Beach in the summer


This summer has been a non-stop season of perfect beach days. There’s nothing better than getting home from work before sunset and grabbing the board, bike, or deck and getting down to the beach to unwind for a bit and then settle into enjoying a BBQ’d dinner and a cool summer evening. This weekend, July 26 & 27th, we’ve uncovered some things going on in the South Bay and beyond that you may want to explore. And of course, our regular summer concerts series are in full swing right here in our own backyards.     


Speaking of backyards, if you are in the market for a new home, be sure to visit our up-to-the-minute open house list for Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. You can find our OPEN HOUSE page on www.CaskeyAndCaskey.com or you can CLICK HERE for this weekend’s open house lineup.

439 S. Prospect in Manhattan Beach will be open Sat & Sun 2-4.

439 S. Prospect Manhattan Beach




The UNPLUGGED Series at Terranea

If you haven’t discovered the Unplugged Concert Series at Terranea in Palos Verdes, you have to put this one on your calendar: It’s one of the “must-do” events this summer in our area. Perched on the cliffs overlooking the ocean, Nelson's Restaurant offers free acoustic concerts all summer, paired with delicious and rotating craft beers. Don’t want to make the drive?? That’s OK-- they offer a free shuttle from Riviera Village in Redondo Beach. The shuttle stop is located at 1799 South Catalina Ave., (at the kiosk near Soil). Shuttles run daily at 10:30 am, 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm, and 10:30 pm. This Saturday, the brew on tap is from Ballast Point and the featured musician is Jukebox. 5-9 pm.

Manhattan Beach

This weekend at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach will feature an early start to the regular concerts in the park schedule. This Sunday, July 27 3:45 – 7:00 PM catch the Hyperion Outfall Serenaders/ Scot Bruce: Dixieland/ Elvis Tribute. For an extended late afternoon/early evening of family fun in the park.

Redondo Beach

Dust off those disco boots because this Saturday, July 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM The Funkomatics: 70's Disco/ Funk will be playing their show, sponsored by the Redondo Pier Association, at the end of the pier. After the show, grab a bite (of just about anything) at Barney’s Beanery or grab a refreshing cocktail from the new R10 Social House.

El Segundo

Tom Petty fan? Don’t miss the concert in the park at Library Park this Sunday, July 27 starting at 4:00 PM featuring Petty Theft, a Tom Petty tribute band. Be there or be heartbroken . . .

Fireworks in Redondo Beach this Weekend!

The Richstone Family Center Celebrates its 40th Birthday with a Beach Bash this Saturday, July 26th in King Harbor. Featuring gourmet food samples, and wine and beer from local craftsmen. A live band will play on the sand and a fireworks show will end the evening. Located at 208 Yacht Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Tickets for this fundraiser/celebration can be purchased at http://www.richstonefamily.org/

This Saturday, July 26th, from 9-3 pm, The P.S. I Love You Foundation is hosting its annual Day at the Beach. The Day at the Beach “Adopt a Child for One Day” is an extraordinary experience during which over 250 at-risk children are paired on a one-on-one basis with over 250 volunteers for a day of fun, sun and friendship! There is still time to register to volunteer. Visit their website to sign up today! An after party for volunteers starts after 3 pm. The event is held between 6th and 8th streets in Manhattan Beach.

Escape the heat and take the kids ice skating in P.V. Groupon released today a special on ice skating for two, four or six for just $10. Grab your deal and go cool off at the Palos Verdes Ice Chalet!

Another little known retreat from the heat is the indoor play facility at Adventure Plex on Marine Ave in Manhattan Beach. The large climbing and play structure is located inside a generously air-conditioned facility. They have a snack bar with lots of healthy eating options and the facility is located near a park if you want to continue your play date. Entry to Adventure Plex is ages 3 and up is $10, 3 and under is $5.

It can’t go unmentioned that the famous Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament takes place this week, Wednesday and Thursday, July 30 and 31, in Manhattan Beach. The International Surf Festival kicks off on July 30th and runs through August 3rd, 2014. Registration for 6 Man closed on July 18th, but there is plenty for spectators. Click here for more info.

Pets are welcome at the Torrance Antiques Fair this Sunday, July 27th in downtown Old Torrance. Those with a call for picking are sure to uncover some great finds at this event. Starts at 8 am features food and drink, live music and even doggie adoptions.



Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles will be hosting its monthly Food Truck Competition where four Food Trucks are put to the challenge of creating the best of best based on each month’s theme. This month the challenge is Grilled Cheese, so if you are a fan of grilled cheese, don’t miss this competition where YOU are the judge. This Saturday, July 26th, 12pm to 6 pm at the brewery.

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach has special extended summer hours and admission is discounted to $14.95 for adults and seniors for those entering after 5 pm. The aquarium will close at 8:30 pm through September 1 (with the exception of Wednesdays).

Street Food Cinema continues this Saturday, July 26th at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, showing “The Wolf of Wall Street” on the lawn (bring your chairs). Leave the cooler behind because 17+ food trucks will be round up for you to sample and explore your foodie side. A live band is also part of the event. Featured food trucks this weekend are: Boba Ni Taco, Cousins Maine Lobster, Dogtown Dogs, Flatiron Truck, Green Truck, Holy Aioli, The Hurricane Truck, India Jones, Komodo, India Jones, Mexicalbi, Rice Balls of Fire, Wise BBQ, Perkup Coffee & Co., and Paradise Truck.

Gloria Estefan is featured this Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl. In an event titled “Americas & Americans”  Gloria will perform songs from her Grammy®-nominated CD, The Standards, which features classic tunes from the Great American Songbook. Fans will also be treated to Gloria’s iconic hits, as never heard before. Visit the website for ticket info and the Torrance park n’ ride times and tickets.


Be sure to check back with us next weekend as we talk about the kick off of the Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts series and more.