61st Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration: Presented by Torrance. May 19-21. For more details, visit TorranceCA.Gov/AFD.
AAPI Toddler Storytime: Presented by Long Beach Public Library in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Harte Neighborhood Library, 1595 W. Willow St.. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 562-570-1044, longbeach.gov/library.
Acupressure and Cancer: Led by Ana Paula Duarte, LAc. Presented Cancer Support Community South Bay, 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 100, Torrance. 11 a.m.-noon. To register, visit CSCSouthBay.org and select the online calendar. Information: Rebecca Sul at Rebecca@CSCSouthBay.org.
Bella and Ruby: With their full band. Presented by Grand Vision Foundation. Grand Annex, 434 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. 8 p.m. $25-$40. 310-833-4813, grandvision.org.
Benefit Concert: Presented by Bob Cole Conservatory Clarinet Choir. Cal State Long Beach, Daniel Recital Hall, Daniel Recital Hall, 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd. 7:30 p.m. 562-985-7000.
Concert: Featuring Jonathan Rundman and the Rundman Family Band. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 5975 Armaga Spring Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. 7 p.m. fb.me/e/FQJ0wMRp.
Coffee and Conversation (virtual): Presented by League of Women Voters of the Beach Cities. 10:30 a.m. Register at lwvbeachcities.org.
Docent Shift: Presented by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. George F Canyon Nature Center, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. 1-4 p.m. pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Electric Light Orchestra Experience: Presented by Palos Verdes Performing Arts. Outdoor Pavilion Amphitheatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. 8 p.m. $110-$115. 310-544-0403, ext. 221, palosverdesperformingarts.com.
Folk Dance Festival: Presented by Folk Dance Federation of CA, South. Wigwam Hall, 543 Shepherd St., San Pedro. 7 p.m. through May 21. socalfolkdance.org.
Long Beach Proud! Kickoff Business Mixer: Presented by Long Beach LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce. Black LBC, 1800 E. Broadway, Long Beach. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10 for members; $20 for non-members. Register at lbglcc.org.
Long Beach Proud! Fest: Presented by LB Living and Vice Mayor Cindy Allen. May 19-21. Food, art, beach games, music, vendors and more at the free event. lbproud.com.
Reefs for Life: Sovereign Grace Bible Church, 101 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 7 p.m. reefsforlife.org.
S.T.E.A.M. Activities for Homeschoolers: Redondo Beach Public Library, Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway. 11 a.m.-noon. 310-318-0675, redondo.org.
Used Book Sale: Sponsored by Peninsula Friends of the Library. Malaga Cove Library, 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20. 310-377-9485, ext. 553.
5k Run for Freedom: Presented by Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. Starting point, 3405 W. Carson St., Torrance. 6:30 a.m. $45. Register at torrancechamber.com.
30-Minute Beach Clean-up: Presented by Justin Rudd. Ocean Blvd. and Granada Ave., Belmont Shore. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Register at justinrudd.com/beachcleanup.
2023 Maker Faire: Hawthorne High School, 4859 W. El Segundo Blvd. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. hhscougars.org/makerfaire.
A Night of Symphonic Rock Dance Party: Presented by Long Beach Symphony. Long Beach Arena Pacific Ballroom, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. 8 p.m. $30 and up. 562-436-3203, ext. 1, longbeachsymphony.org.
Connecting Your Inner Wisdom through SoulCollage: Led by Laureen Lazarovici and Victor Narro. Presented by Mary and Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $60. Register at maryjoseph.org.
Duo Piano Recital: Featuring Polli Chambers-Salazar and Rafael Liebich. Presented by El Camino Center for the Arts. Marsee Auditorium, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd. 5 p.m. $10-$21. elcaminotickets.universitytickets.com.
Funny Bonz: Presented by P3 Theatre Company. Second Story Theater, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 7 p.m. $33-$38. p3theatre.biz/funny-bonz.
Guided Nature Walk: Presented by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro. 10:30 a.m. 310-541-7613, pvplc.org.
I’m the Girl (virtual): Author Talk with bestselling youth adult author Courtney Summers. Presented by Long Beach Public Library. 11 a.m.-noon. 562-570-6128, longbeach.gov/library.
Learn to Compost Workshop: Presented by Long Beach. Houghton Park Community Center, 6301 Myrtle Ave. 10 a.m.-noon. 562-570-2869, longbeach.gov/lbrecycles.
Los Angeles in the Civil War: Banning Museum Historic Barn, 401 E. M St., Wilmington. 10 a.m. $5. RSVP at 310-548-2005.
Opera Talk (virtual): “Otello.” hosted by LA Opera Community Educator Steve Kohn. 11 a.m.-noon. Register at laopera.org.
Pancake Breakfast/Flag Football Tournament: Presented by Redondo Union High School. Sea Hawk Stadium, 1 Sea Hawk Way. 8-11 a.m. $10. tinyurl.com/2aud9dv3.
PaWalk for Pride: Presented by Long Beach Public Library. Bach Neighborhood Library, 4055 N. Bellflower Blvd. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 562-570-1045, longbeach.gov/library.
Poetry Reading: Featuring actress and author Kyra Locke, reading from her book “Ribs and Wonder.” Signal Hill Library, 1800 E. Hill St. 3-4:30 p.m. RSVP to 562-989-7323.
Rain Barrel Purchasing Event: Hosted by the 8th District and Rain Barrels Intl at 5601 Orange Ave., Long Beach. 9-11 a.m. Rain barrels can be purchased for $65 and $75 each plus tax. 919-602-6316, rainbarrelsintl.com.
San Pedro Relay for Life: Benefiting American Cancer Society. Christ Lutheran Church and School, 28850 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. bit.ly/45bsv3A.
Tea for Tots: Presented by Long Beach Day Nursery, 3965 Bellflower Blvd. 4-6 p.m. $25-$50. 562-591-0509, lbdn.org/tea-for-tots.
Torrance Bikes Event: Presented by Torrance Bikes. Tally Ho Apartments, 3922 Emerald St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 310-543-2453.
Outdoor Volunteer Day: Presented by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Abalone Cove Reserve, 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes. 9 a.m.-noon. 310-541-7613, pvplc.org.
Used Book Sale (Manhattan Beach): Presented by Manhattan Beach Friends of the Library. Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 424-241-0532, MBFOL90266@gmail.com.
Wandering Jews Hike: Saturday afternoon hikes in Palos Verdes. Most hikes are easy or moderate, take 1-2 hours, and start at 2:15 or 5 p.m. Some are followed by potluck dinners. Adults, kids, seniors and dogs are welcome. Information: Dan Klerman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westminster Chorus Live: A Feel Good Harmony Bandstand. Jordan High School, 6500 Atlantic Ave. 4-6 p.m. $35; $20 for students. westminsterchorus.org.
11th Annual Tour De Pier: Benefiting Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Research, Cancer Support Community South Bay and Uncle Kory Foundation for Brain Cancer Research. Manhattan Beach Pier and Strand, 2 Manhattan Beach Blvd. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. tourdepier.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Day: Presented by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Linden H. Chandler Preserve, 3011 Palos Verdes Drive North, Rolling Hills Estates. 9 a.m.-noon. 310-541-7613, pvplc.org.
Singin’ in the Rain: The Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach. 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. $9-$12. 562-438-5435, arttheatrelongbeach.org.
Short Films: Presented by Dominique Becton Film and Acting Academy. Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. 6 p.m. $15. grandvision.org.
South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society: “Baja California- End to End,” featuring Duke Benadon, author of “Superb Succulents.” South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. 1 p.m. southcoastcss.org.
Unity in Music Concert: Presented by LB NAACP, Bay Shore Church, and Temple Israel. Bay Shore Church Sanctuary, 5100 E. The Toledo, Long Beach. 3:30-5 p.m. bit.ly/4366jWK.
12th Annual Mark Vasquez Memorial Blood Drive: Presented by American Red Cross. Joslyn Community Center Room, 1601 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. bit.ly/3BCQv1V.
Beginner’s Tango Class: Tango San Pedro, 601 W. Eighth St. 7-8 p.m. 310-902-8503, tangosanpedro.com.
Conversational Spanish: Presented by Peninsula Seniors. Scriba Family Center, 602 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 310, Rolling Hills Estates. 2-3 p.m. RSVP to 310-377-3003, pvseniors.org.
Lunch with the Mayor: Featuring Long Beach mayor Rex Richardson. Presented by Long Beach LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce. Vue Bar Restaurant, 2640 N. Lakewood Blvd. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $30 for members; $40 for non-members. Register at lbglcc.org.
Qi Gong Class: Presented by Palos Verdes Library District. Miraleste Library, 29089 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes. 10-11 a.m. 310-377-9584, ext. 601, pvld.org.
South Bay Camera Club Meeting: “Story Telling for Photographers,” featuring J.P. Stones. Torrance Airport Administration Building Meeting Room, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance. 7 p.m. For Zoom link, visit sbccphoto.org, or email Don Stouder at email@example.com.
South Coast Orchid Society Meeting: Featuring Douglas Overstreet, well-known orchid guru and judge, on “My Ten Favorite Cattleya Species.” Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. 7-9 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team Taiko Japanese Drum Lessons: Presented by Grand Vision. Grand Annex, 434 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. 7-8 p.m. 310-833-4813, grandvision.org.
Mental Health First Aid Training: Presented by Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Register at bchd.org/mentalhealthtraining.
Overeaters Anonymous: First Christian Church, Room 9, 2930 El Dorado St., Torrance. 7:30 p.m. Call Jennifer at 310-529-5708.
Yoga Class: Redondo Beach for Spiritual Living, 907 Knob Hill Ave. 11 a.m.-noon. $10. 310-540-5080, email@example.com.
Centering Prayer Group: Led by Greg Johnson and Herb Kaighan. Presented by Mary and Joseph Retreat Center. 7:30-9 p.m. Register at maryjoseph.org.
Lecture Series: Featuring Daniel Granados, community library manager. Presented by Hawthorne Historical Society. Hawthorne Historical Museum, 14100 Prairie Ave. 6 p.m. RSVP to HawthorneHistorical@gmail.com.
Pop-up Kids Club Pajama Party: Presented by 2nd and PCH, 6400 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach. 10 a.m.-noon. 2ndandpch.com.
PV Seniors Bohannon Lecture Series: “History of the Famous Wayfarers Chapel,” featuring Reverend Doctor David C. Brown, the lead chapel minister. Scriba Family Center, 602 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 310, Rolling Hills Estates. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 310-377-3003, pvseniors.org.
Senior Showcase Visual and Performing Arts: Presented by Port of Los Angeles High School. Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. 5 p.m. $10. grandvision.org.
Toastmasters Club 280: Levy Torrance Adult School, 3420 W. 229th Place, Torrance. 7 p.m. 310-532-1209.
Transgender, Non-binary, Gender Nonconforming Social Support Group: South Bay LGBTQ Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. 7-9 p.m. 310-329-6550, lgbtqcenters.org.
Virtual Technology Clinic: Presented by Peninsula Seniors. 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Register at pvseniors.org.
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Produced by JD Theatricals in collaboration with Long Beach Playhouse. Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre, 5021 Anaheim St., Long Beach. 8 p.m. Also 8 p.m. May 20, and 2 p.m. May 21. Show runs through May 27. 562-494-1014, lbplayhouse.org.
Blues for an Alabama Sky: By Pearl Cleage. Directed by Sonya Randall. Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, 5021 Anaheim St., Long Beach. 8 p.m. Also 8 p.m. May 20. $10-$35. 562-494-1014, lbplayhouse.org.
Book of Days: Presented by El Camino College Center for the Arts. El Camino College Campus Theatre, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd. 8 p.m. Also 8 p.m. May 20 and 3 p.m. May 21. $10-$15. elcaminotickets.universitytickets.com.
In My Bones: By Doc Andersen-Bloomfield. Presented by Panndora Productions. The Garage Theatre, 251 E. Seventh St., Long Beach. 8 p.m. Also 8 p.m., May 20; 2 p.m., May 21. $20-$25. Runs through May 28. thegaragetheatre.org.
Rent: By Jonathan Larson. Presented by Kentwood Players. Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave. 8 p.m. Also 2 and 8 p.m. May 20, and 2 p.m. May 21. $26-$30. Runs through June 17. 310-645-5156, kentwoodplayers.org.
Athletic Shoe Drive: The Palos Verdes High School cross country, track, soccer and softball teams are collecting new and used athletic shoes until May 20 to be distributed to Oak Street Elementary School in Inglewood. New and used athletic shoes can be dropped off at the office or by the track and field in collection boxes at Palos Verdes High School, 600 Cloyden Road, Palos Verdes Estates.
Blankets of Love: Weekly knitting/crocheting baby blankets for those in need in the L.A. area. Joslyn Center, 1601 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach. Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. blanketsoflovesouthbay.com.
Fast X: Gardena Cinema, 14948 Crenshaw Blvd. $12. Showing through June 8. Select date at bit.ly/3Okjcsb.
NAMI South Bay: Family and peer support groups for mental illness are meeting virtually at this time. Information on times and dates: namisouthbay.com or Paul Stansbury, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Skills Classes: For adolescents and young adults. Presented by We Are Team Us. Social weekly sessions, 4-5 p.m. Mondays. PEERS for Adolescents, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave. 424-241-0058, email@example.com. Information: weareteamus.co.
Volunteers: Help Torrance’s nonprofit facility to decorate Happy Hats for hospitalized children with cancer and other critical illnesses in South Bay Hospitals and Hospice. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals, 923 Van Ness Ave. 310-787-0970.
Yarn Angels South Bay: A charity group that crochets/knits/quilts/sews articles for seven local charities. Meets second and fourth Monday of the month at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 24027 Pennsylvania Ave., Lomita. 6-8 p.m. New members and yarn/fabric donations are welcome. Information: Anna, 310-830-2190; or yarnangels.wix.com/yarnangelssouthbay.
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