What’s up, El Segundo? This weekend we’re in for some cool, cloudy weather, but gray skies can’t keep us down. Keep reading for lots of music, entertainment, and all-around good times. Enjoy!


3. Arts and Entertainment

Opening Reception: Mare Vitalis

WHAT: See the sea in a new light with artwork by three talented local artists. From abstract to realistic, each artist portrays the ocean in a unique way. The opening exhibit is this weekend!
WHEN: Friday, January 17th at 6 pm
WHERE: Manhattan Beach Art Center- 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach
DETAILS: See samples of the artists’ work and find out more here.

Matilda the Musical

WHAT: For a final weekend, Encore Entertainers presents Matilda the Musical. Starring young South Bay performers, the show tells Roald Dahl’s classic story of a young girl filled with magic and imagination.
WHEN: Friday, January 17th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, January 18th at 12 pm
WHERE: Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center- 1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Beach
DETAILS: Tickets range from $46-60, available here.

Rich Sheldon at R6 Distillery

WHAT: This Saturday, R6 Distillery welcomes Rich Sheldon and his band. Featuring some of the best local musicians, the Rich Sheldon band performs modern Americana with diverse roots from bluegrass to reggae.
WHEN: Saturday, January 18th at 7 pm
WHERE: R6 Distillery- 909 E El Segundo Blvd, El Segundo
DETAILS: Get more details at bandsintown.com.

The Thin Man Film Festival

WHAT: See a series of old-time films featuring William Powell and Myrna Loy as a husband and wife crime-fighting duo. Set in 1930s Manhattan, the series is every bit as clever as it is hilarious.
WHEN: Showtimes run throughout the weekend
WHERE: Old Town Music Hall- 140 Richmond Street, El Segundo
DETAILS: General admission tickets are $10, available at the door. See the full event schedule here!