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June gloom, go away, come again another day! The weekend is upon us, and we’re hoping for beach weather! Whatever the sun has planned, the South Bay is ready. Outdoor crafts, indoor concerts, you name it, we got it! Old Town Music Hall is even hosting a weekend-long comedy festival! Read on for more ideas.


3. Live Music and Shows

MB Concerts in the Park: The Lucky Ones

WHAT: Next up in Manhattan’s summer concert series is “The Lucky Ones”, a diverse band with influences from rock, reggae, jazz, even the blues. Opening for them will be local band “Alinea”, winner of Manhattan’s 2017 Battle of the Bands.
WHEN: Sunday, July 21st from 3:45 – 7 pm
WHERE: Polliwog Park Amphitheater- 1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach
DETAILS: This is a free, family-friendly event. (No pets!) Parking is limited so ridesharing is recommended. Click here for the event map and additional info.

Torrance Concerts in the Park: Woody and the Longboards

WHAT: Enjoy classic tunes from across the decades by Woody and the Longboards, a California tribute band.
WHEN: Saturday, July 20th from 6 – 8 pm
WHERE: Amphitheater at Wilson Park- 2200 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance
DETAILS: No food is available for purchase at this concert, so bring a picnic dinner and your favorite beach chairs.

To The Moon and Back

WHAT: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, El Segundo Concert Band is sharing a special moon landing tribute performance! Selections include familiar classical pieces, touching ballads, and big screen soundtrack favorites.
WHEN: Saturday, July 20th at 7 pm
WHERE: El Segundo Performing Arts Center- 640 S. Main St, El Segundo
DETAILS: Contact the theater at (310) 372-4477 for ticketing information and details.

Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

WHAT: Ready for a lively and (very) colorful theatrical extravaganza? Presented by the Aerospace Players, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat retells a biblical story with wild music and upbeat dance numbers.
WHEN: Friday, July 19th at 8 pm
WHERE: James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance
DETAILS: General admission tickets are $24. Call the box office at 310-781-7171 to purchase, or read the synopsis here.

The Lucky Ones have been making their rounds, playing everywhere from Saint Rocke to Polliwog.