Apr
19
Fri
San Pedro Farmers Market @ Downtown San Pedro
Apr 19 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Historic Downtown San Pedro is just steps away from the waterfront and features a collage of architecture, shopping, dining, art, entertainment and browsing. With its small town atmosphere and many family-owned businesses, Historic Downtown San Pedro reminds many of the neighborhood of their youth.

A wonderful time to experience Historic Down Town San Pedro is on every Friday of the month when the Local Harvest Farmers’ Market is open between 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Every Friday is unique at this event with local musicians performing while you shop for Certified California Grown farm fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. You can also enjoy fresh hot fare from one of our many vendors, gourmet specialty foods and treats along with shopping for that special something from one of the arts & crafts vendors.

 

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
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Hollywood in San Pedro Walking Tour
Apr 19 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

San Pedro has been one of the busiest filming locations in Los Angeles since Hollywood began. Trace the steps of your favorite TV and movie stars on this guided location tour of scenes filmed right here in downtown San Pedro. You’ll be surprised just how many blockbusters and hit TV shows have made their mark here!

Tickets are $15. Call (310) 808-7800 to reserve. This tour is held Fridays at 10am. Reservations must be made the day before by 6pm. Guest minimum may apply.

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

CRAFTED Classes @ CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles
Apr 19 @ 11:00 AM

Every Friday through Sunday at CRAFTED you can find fun hands-on craft activities appropriate for all ages. Classes are offered by various vendors and range from candle making, silk scarf marbling, painting, knitting, jewelry making, and more!  Prices vary. Check the CRAFTED website to see which classes are happening this weekend!

 

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

 

Apr
20
Sat
Earth Day – Take Action Day! @ Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Apr 20 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Earth Day - Take Action Day! @ Cabrillo Marine Aquarium | Los Angeles | California | United States

Take action to help our local environment for Earth Day!

Learn about the impact of microplastics and help clean our community’s beautiful Cabrillo Beach.

Event Highlights

  • Beach Cleanup: 9am – 12pm (Registration: 9am – 11:30am)
  • Interactive activities on the beach including a nurdle and microplastic challenge with prizes, a sand crab station, a beach wrack station, a bird watching station and grunion hatching on the hour.
  • Kayak Kleanup – B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Boat and provide your own life vest) If you are interested in the kayak kleanup, please email programs@cmaqua.org
  • Free 4-hour parking for beach cleaners

Help make this a “ZERO WASTE” event – bring your own gloves, trash buckets, and re-usable water bottle! Free and open to all ages!

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

Wildfest @ Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature Center
Apr 20 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Celebrate Earth Day at WILDFEST at Friendship Park in San Pedro!

WildFest is a FREE FAMILY FUN event that celebrates the animals that live among us in our “Urban Forest,” and the pets that live & love us in our homes.

With over 30 different exhibitors, there is something for everybody. Activities include face painting, bug and animal discoveries, crafts, games, wildflower seed balls, and chalk drawing. Deane Dana Friendship Park & Nature Center has beautiful views of the harbor and Catalina Island, so bring a picnic and enjoy your lunch while looking out over San Pedro and listening to LIVE MUSIC by Long Beach Unplugged.

YOUR PETS ARE WELCOME!

Bring your pet (on a leash) and explore the many trails and walkways Friendship Park has to offer.

Visit the FEED & BE FED booth for a special blessing of your pet.

At 12 NOON, meet at the front of the Nature Center for a PET PARADE around the grounds. Come back to the reception to receive a little participation gift.

LOOKING FOR A PET?

The Harbor Animal Shelter is bringing some of their finest furry friends for adoption. You can help homeless pets by bringing your old towels, newspapers, and other Shelter “Wish List” items. Bins will be available at reception.

ACTIVITIES at the Nature Center Building:

  • 10AM -“FEAR FACTOR” (aka “I’m not afraid!”)
    an introduction to the Animal Ambassadors who live at Friendship Park
  • 11AM – COYOTE WORKSHOP A discussion on the urban coyote population
  • 12 PM – DRESS-UP-YOUR-PET PARADE with blessing of the pets
  • 12:30 – HOW TO RAISE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

 

MUSIC by LONG BEACH UNPLUGGED

“Just troubadour musicians from the LBC area, crankin’ out good tunes on acoustic instruments.”

LBU consists of four members Nancy Stuart – vocals, Don Read – Bass, Roger Beall – Drums and Arlan on guitars.

Coyotes In Our Midst

11AM (seats are limited – come early!)

¨ Why are coyotes here?
¨ How did they get here?
¨ Why won’t they leave?

This discussion will answer these questions and more while providing participants with the knowledge they need to live with urban coyotes.

“Raising Monarch Butterflies” – by Judith Davies

12:30PM (seats are limited – come early!)

The Southland is a perfect place for raising butterflies! Learn how to create your own butterfly habitat that keeps pollinators happy.

Judith will take you through a monarch’s life cycle – from egg to emerging adult butterfly – and will share her successes and her struggles in trying to help this beautiful and threatened migratory insect.

Lee’s & Theresa’s Bees

Where would we “bee” without pollinators?  Imagine a world without strawberries, apples and chocolate. All these delights wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for insect pollination.

“Bee” sure to visit the booth hosted by local beekeepers Lee & Theresa – you will get to peek into the workings of a hive and get a “taste” of what these little ladies work so hard to create.

Learn how bees help us and the environment, and the many ways you can protect and support them in your gardens and landscapes.

Discover Critters, Natural Areas & Conservation

Do you love animals & nature?

Learn about Environmental Groups in the Southland that are working to restore, protect & preserve our precious wildlife & natural habitats and increase biodiversity.

Madrona Marsh • Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Placerita Nature Center • South Coast Botanic Garden

Second Chance Critters • Malibu Forestry Unit LA County Fire Dept

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power   •   RIDEtoFLY

LA Co Dept of Public Works  •  LA City Dept of Animal Services

Raccoon Alliance   •   Stoneview Nature Center

About Friendship Park & Nature Center

DDFPNC is located on the hill just off of 9th Street above Western Blvd, and contains a network of hiking trails with vista views of the Port of Los Angeles, Catalina Island, and the Pacific Ocean.  This county park provides educational opportunities for kids, families and adults. You can reserve park locations for your special occasion, there are school service hour opportunities for youth, a junior ranger program for kids 7-12, and a Natural Areas Volunteer program that utilizes & teaches skills for a wide variety of career disciplines: education, natural sciences, animal husbandry, natural resource management, conservation & sustainability, landscape restoration, project planning, outreach.

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

Ocean View – Free Tai Chi for Beginners @ Wilders Addition Park
Apr 20 @ 10:45 AM

Celebrate your health with Tai Chi!

Learn this beautiful ancient Chinese practice, with graceful meditative movements that help maintain physical health, well-being and spiritual essence.

Some benefits may include:

~ Relieving physical affects of stress and tension
~ Reducing anxiety and depression
~ Improves balance and stability
~ Enhances mental capacity and concentration
~ Promotes serenity, deep breathing and inner peace.

Classes are FREE and made possible through contributions.

Anyone can learn Tai Chi – any age, all levels of fitness. If there are any medical condition, injuries, pregnancy, etc. please consult with your doctor prior to attending.

Free parking. Yoga mats are not needed. We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and dressing according to weather conditions – protecting yourself from both hot or cold temperatures.

Please drink water after class to stay hydrated, flush out toxins and support our body’s natural healing process.

What People Are Saying about Angie’s Classes

“I was totally a beginner, but made to feel quickly at ease. Angie makes you feel so welcome & is so encouraging. What a kind spirit she has.”

“I had a great time. Wonderful energy from Angie. The marine layer, lit by the Sun, seemed like an energy blanket supporting our practice. There was an ethereal quality to the scene echoing East Asian landscape paintings. The gentle and patient teaching from Angie was great. Had a great day afterwards and have told several friends about this gem of a class, teacher and location.”

“My first ever Tai Chi instruction was the best. Angie is a patient and wonderful teacher. She explains the moves in an unhurried way so you get to practice each one and then puts them all together. I was very comfortable and it was the best day I’ve had in months. The members are all friendly and I loved that Angie took out time to share so we could get to know one another. This is the class I’ve been waiting for and can hardly wait for the next one. The rest of my day was full of energy and an overall feeling of peace and wellness. Thank You, Angie. You’re a phenomenal teacher and kind spirit. Namaste”

“Angie is very skilled at her love. You can tell her focus within her teaching. I wouldn’t go without a donation. She deserves a contribution as a thank you no matter what the price.”

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

CRAFTED Classes @ CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM

Every Friday through Sunday at CRAFTED you can find fun hands-on craft activities appropriate for all ages. Classes are offered by various vendors and range from candle making, silk scarf marbling, painting, knitting, jewelry making, and more!  Prices vary. Check the CRAFTED website to see which classes are happening this weekend!

 

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

 

South Bay Open House List
Apr 20 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
List Provided by Lee Williams (310) 400-6389
Keller Williams Realty CalBRE 01726182

Open House List by City

Typically from 1:00 – 4:00 each day, unless otherwise noted. See property details for exact times.

Carson Open House
El Segundo Open House
Gardena Open House
Harbor City Open House
Hermosa Beach Open House
Lakewood Open House
Lawndale Open House
Lomita Open House
Long Beach Open House
Los Angeles Open House
Manhattan Beach Open House
Palos Verdes Open House
Rancho Palos Verdes Open House
Redondo Beach Open House
Rolling Hills Estates Open House
San Pedro Open House
Torrance Open House
Wilmington Open House

 

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

Wildlife Observation Sail @ Berth 78
Apr 20 @ 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Wildlife Observation Sail @ Berth 78 | Los Angeles | California | United States

Harbor Wildlife Observation to Celebrate City of STEM

This special tall ship sail will have docents from the Marine Mammal Care Center and International Bird Rescue LA.

Get ready for some amazing fun on the LA Waterfront!  The Los Angeles Maritime Institute offers Family Adventure Sunset Sails, which are a great way for families to get outdoors and spend some quality time together on the water.

Sail on a traditionally-rigged Tall Ship from a bygone era, explore the largest wilderness on the planet, and sit ringside in the busiest port in the Americas.  Or, you have the chance to become part of the crew – your choice!

All proceeds from public sailing events go right back into the Los Angeles Maritime Institute’s year-round educational at-sea programs for under-served youth throughout Southern California.

The tall ships are docked at Berth 78, near the San Pedro Fish Market, at the Port of Los Angeles.

Reserve your spot now on their website!

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
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Markus Carlton Live @ The Whale & Ale
Apr 20 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Markus, December 2018

Lifelong guitarist & songwriter Markus Carlton will entertain you by performing new material, as well as jazz & blues standards. Starts at 6:30pm at The Whale & Ale in historic downtown San Pedro.

 

NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
 
Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.