Get ready for the weekend, El Segundo, because the wet weather is finally over! The LA Unified Teachers’ strike is still in full swing, however. This weekend, let’s reflect on how important our El Segundo educators are to our community, and support them however we can. One way to help out is by participating in school events and fundraisers like the one coming up this Saturday for El Segundo High Schools Band!

There’s lots more to do this weekend too, like trying some new eats during DineLA Restaurant Week, checking out the 12th Annual Slack Key Festival, and listening to some sweet jams at the Concerts in the Library series. Happy weekend!

2. Food and Entertainment

DineLA Restaurant Week

WHAT: DineLA Restaurant Week is a bi-annual dining event established to introduce diners to the extensive assortment of restaurants in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. Enjoy a selection of specially priced prix fixe menus from some of LA’s best restaurants.
WHEN: From January 11 through January 25.
WHERE:  Participating restaurants span from Rancho Palos Verdes to El Segundo.
DETAILS: Some of the restaurants will feature lunch, some will offer dinner and some will present both so be sure to check the website. Diners may make a reservation online at Open Table or contact the restaurant directly.

Taproom Show Starring The Honey Taps

WHAT: Stop by R6 Distillery for entertainment by The Honey Taps…the gals with the happy feet! With a nostalgic wink to flappers of the 1920’s and bubbly chorus girls of the swinging 1930’s & 1940’s, The Honey Taps share a high energy performance with special guest performers.
WHEN: Sunday, January 20th from 7 – 10 pm
WHERE: R6 Distillery, 909 East El Segundo Boulevard, El Segundo
DETAILS: $20 tickets include R6 Distillery Tour, Tasting, & Show.

Concerts in the Library

WHAT: Brass music from the European Renaissance is presented with authentic instruments of the period, including the cornetto, shawm, sackbut, slide trumpet, and early drums. The program is part of a series called Concerts in the Library, featuring classical and jazz programs, as well as music from different traditions.
WHEN: Saturday, January 19th at 2 pm
WHERE: El Segundo Public Library- 111 W Mariposa Ave, El Segundo
DETAILS: Programs in the series will take place the third Saturday each month from January through May.  All concerts are free. Call (310) 524-2722 for more info.

12th Annual Southern California Slack Key Festival

WHAT: For the past ten years, the Southern California Slack Key Festival has been the biggest Hawaiian music concert event on the mainland U.S., showcasing Grammy-winning slack key guitarists, the best hula dancers in the world, special guest performers and an Island Marketplace.
WHEN: Sunday, January 20th from 11 am – 5 pm
WHERE: Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach
DETAILS: For tickets and additional information, visit Kala Koa Entertainment.