Happy (almost) Saint Patrick’s Day, El Segundo! The story of Saint Patrick isn’t the cheeriest one- he was actually enslaved in Ireland in the late 4th century, but eventually escaped and worked to convert the Irish to Christianity. He’s responsible for the establishment of many schools, churches, and monasteries, and inspired numerous legends and tall tales. While the holiday stems from religious roots, it has since become a day of fun and festivities for all.
This weekend, in addition to the classes and events we usually enjoy here in the South Bay, we also have St. Patty’s Day parades, festivals, and family fun to look forward to. Don’t forget to wear green!
2. Local Festivals and Entertainment
Concerts in the Library
WHAT: Kick back and tap your toes to the tune of the The Susie Hansen Latin Trio. They play a wide range of Afro-Cuban Latin music as an offshoot of their popular dance band. They perform the same repertoire as their full ensemble, with the intimacy of the smaller 3-person performance.
WHEN: Saturday, March 16th at 2 pm
WHERE: Friends of the Library Room- 111 W Mariposa Ave, El Segundo
DETAILS: For more information, call (310) 524-2722.
International Festival of Children
WHAT: Celebrate the talents of children of many backgrounds and cultures, from countries all over the world! Watch cultural dance performances, a children’s choir, and martial arts demonstrations, and try out a drum circle, crafts, and games. On Saturday at 12:20 p.m. the Aquarium will honor Ryan Hickman with its annual Young Hero Award in recognition of his efforts to make the planet a better place.
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, March 16th and 17th, from 9 am – 5 pm
WHERE: The Aquarium of the Pacific- 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
DETAILS: Admission to festival included with general aquarium admission. To save, use this coupon to get a child’s admission free with one paid adult ticket.
The 50th Annual Spring Arts & Craft Faire
WHAT: Join a small group of artisans as they share their passion for handmade crafts. This weekend, many members of the Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild will sell their handcrafted creations!
WHEN: Saturday, March 16th from 10 am – 4 pm
WHERE: Torrance Cultural Arts Center- 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance
DETAILS: The faire takes place bi-annually each spring and fall. The Guild works hard to promote and inspire arts and crafts in the South Bay. These annual events provide the funding needed to offer high school seniors scholarships to pursue their crafts. Admission is free! For more info, click here.
Holi on the Beach 2019
WHAT: Take a break with two days of colorful fun, delicious food by Bollywood Zaika, steaming hot chai from Tea India and LA’ s Finest DJ Darsh spinning nonstop music from around the world!
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday March 16th and 17th from 11 am – 3 pm
WHERE: Seaside Lagoon- 239 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach
DETAILS: This is a rain or shine event! Only eco-friendly, non-toxic colors are used at the event. Outside colors are not permitted. One packet of color is included with admission. Tickets start at $18. Net proceeds go to support grassroots organizations in India to help the underprivileged.