Happy Weekend! While El Segundo is low on events this weekend, the rest of the South Bay is picking up the slack. Try a free acting workshop, catch a movie, pick up some new books, and more!


1. Local Entertainment and Events

Manhattan Beach Cars and Coffee

WHAT: The last Saturday of very month, join MBmotoring and Southbayexotics for an informal car show.
WHEN: Saturday, January 26th at 8 am
WHERE: The Point- 850 S Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo
DETAILS: Event details available on Facebook.

Encore Movie: A Simple Favor

WHAT: Enjoy a monthly community movie get together with free popcorn. This week’s movie is “A Simple Favor”, starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding. The movie centers around a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s sudden disappearance from their small town. Rated PG – 13
WHEN: Sunday, January 27th at 1:30 pm
WHERE: Joslyn Community Center, 1601 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach
DETAILS: Manhattan Beach Parks and RecMore info available from .

Starbound National Talent Competition

WHAT: A special fundraising dance competition to benefit breast cancer research.
WHEN: All weekend long!
WHERE: Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach
DETAILS: For more information, contact Starbound National Talent Competition at 609-693-0563.

Light Gate Sunset

WHAT: Watch the sunset align with this unique piece of artwork. The artwork is made of glass, laminated with prismatic lighting film that will create rich and varied light effects with the sun. Light Gate will focus the view through an opening down 14th Street to the Ocean.
WHEN: Sunday, January 27th. Sunset will be at 5:19 pm.
WHERE: 14th Street and Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach
DETAILS: For more information about the Light Gate, visit the Light Gate webpage. For more information about public art within Manhattan Beach, visit the Public Art webpage or contact the Park and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

WHAT: The Friends of the Torrance Library offer a great selection of books on a vast array of topics, all at bargain prices.
Friday, January 25 – 2 p.m. -6 p.m. Friends Members only – Join at the door for just $5!
Saturday, January 26 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Public Sale
Sunday, January 27 – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Bag Sale, fill up a grocery bag for just $5
WHERE: Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance
DETAILS: For more information visit the Friends of the Torrance Library at