With Valentine’s Day falling on a Thursday this year, many couples and families are opting to celebrate this weekend instead. While quality time can happen anywhere, why not celebrate by trying something new together? This weekend, the South Bay has plenty to offer. Whether you’d like to make your sweetheart a handmade Valentine’s Day floral arrangement or catch a live performance, El Segundo has something for you.

If you’re more interested in getting involved with our community, you can also chat with Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi at Hermosa Beach City Council Chambers to discuss the topics that affect our city. Check out what else is in store this weekend below!

2. Performing Arts Events

Youth Battle of the Bands

WHAT: RBPD & BeachLife Festivals present: Youth Battle of the Bands, a competition for musicians under the age of 21 to face off on stage. Selected bands will perform in front of hundreds of people, appearing on a professional stage complete with full lighting and sound system, with a special guest appearance by legendary musician Bobby Cochran.
WHEN: Friday, February 8 at 7 pm
WHERE: Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach
DETAILS: The winning band will be the opening act during the BeachLife Festival to be held on the weekend of May 3, 4 and 5, 2019.  Second, and Third place prizes will be awarded at the Battle of the Bands Concert. Seating is free, so arrive early! Contact Dinah Lary – (310) 379-2477 x2852 for more information.

Los Angeles A Cappella Festival

WHAT: Enjoy a weekend-long vocal festival held right here in El Segundo. The festival includes insightful lectures, workshops and masterclasses, and closes with an evening concert featuring the year’s festival headliners.
WHEN: All weekend long!
WHERE: El Segundo High School- 640 Main Street, El Segundo
DETAILS: Tickets range from $10 for a single day pass to $75. Register on Eventbrite to hold your spot!

The House Jacks

WHAT: If you love to listen to a cappella but don’t love to sing or compose yourself, skip the festival and just attend the concert! Watch a live performance by The House Jacks and Musae, two internationally-known a capella bands.
WHEN: Saturday, February 9 from 7:30 pm – 10 pm
WHERE: El Segundo High School- 640 Main Street, El Segundo
DETAILS: Tickets are available for $35 each.