Things to do in the Long Beach, South Bay areas Dec. 17 to 23 – Daily Breeze



Dec. 17

2021 SPAA Member Winter Show: Presented by San Pedro Art Association. Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, 112 W. 22nd St., San Pedro. Noon-8 p.m. through Dec. 19.

Book Sale: Presented by Friends of Redondo Beach Public Library, lobby of the Main Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 3-5:30 p.m. redondobeachlibraryfriends.com.

Photos with Santa: Del Amo Fashion Center Macy’s Women’s Court, 3525 W. Carson St., Torrance. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Also 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 18, Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 19 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 20-23. Make reservations at reservations.cherryhillprograms.com.

Shrek Jr., The Musical: Presented by Palos Verdes Performing Arts. Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates. 7 p.m. Also 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 18, and 2 p.m. Dec. 19. $30 for adults/$15 for children 17 and younger. 310-544-0403, extension 221; palosverdesperformingarts.com.

The Nutcracker: Presented by Long Beach Ballet. Terrace Theatre, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach.7:30 p.m. Also 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 18, and  1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 19. Starting at $25. longbeachnutcracker.com.

The Ultimate Christmas Show: By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor. Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. 8 p.m. Also 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 18 and 2 p.m. Dec. 19. $22. 310-645-5156, kentwoodplayers.org.

Used Book Sale: Sponsored by Peninsula Friends of the Library. Malaga Cove Library, 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 18. 310-377-9584, extension 553.

Dec. 18

Fourth Annual “A Very Special Christmas Celebration”: Presented by Babbie Mason. Torrance Cultural Arts Center Toyota Meeting Hall, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. 5:30-9 p.m. $15. 310-781-7171, babbie.com.

Christmas Celebration Giveaway Event: Hosted by Christ the Good Shepherd Coptic Church, 1535 Gundry Ave., Long Beach. Noon-3 p.m.

David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown: Featuring Courtney Fortune. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. 8 p.m. $45. 562-985-7000, carpenterarts.org.

Golden State Pops Orchestra Holiday Concert: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. 7:30 p.m. $27-$75. 310-548-2493, grandvision.org.

Family Nature Club-Trees: Presented by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. 9-10 a.m. Register at pvplc.org.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Hosted by Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. Lomita City Hall parking lot, 24300 Narbonne Ave. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 800-283-0173, lacsd.org.

Dec. 19

Second Annual Stuff a Stocking: Drive-thru event for children 10 years and younger. Gardena Elks Lodge No. 1919, 1735 W. 162nd St., Gardena. 3-4:30 p.m. 310-327-1919.

A Holiday Festival: Presented by Los Cancioneros Master Chorale. James R. Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. 7 p.m. $35/$20 for students. 310-779-3072, 310-781-7171 or lcmasterchorale.com.

Blues for All: Presented by Long Beach Blues Society. Cesar Chavez Amphitheater, 401 Golden Ave., Long Beach. 2-4 p.m. RSVP at newbluesfestival.ticketsauce.com.

It’s a Wonderful Life: Presented by San Pedro International Film Fest. Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. 7 p.m. $12-$20. 310-548-2493, grandvision.org.

Multiple Sclerosis Holiday Party: Del Valle Park Activity Room, 5939 Henrilee St., Lakewood. 12:30-3 p.m. 562-925-4405.

Dec. 20

Big Book Twelve Step Discussion Meeting: 7:30-9 p.m. Suggested contribution $5. Register at herbk.com/bigbookworkshops.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Bolivar Park Meeting Room, 3300 Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood. 6:15 p.m. tops.org.

Dec. 21

Book Sale: Presented by Friends of Redondo Beach Public Library, Main Library lobby, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. redondobeachlibraryfriends.com.

COVID-19 Testing: Marymount California University (outside the cafe), 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. book.curative.com.

Local Business Networking Group: Presented by South Bay LeTip Business Networking. South End Racquet and Health Club, 2800 Skypark Drive, Torrance. 7:15-8:30 a.m. 310-538-3321, southbayletip.com.

Overeaters Anonymous: First Christian Church, Room 9, 2930 El Dorado St., Torrance. 7:30 p.m. Call Jennifer at 310-529-5708.

Variety Comedy Show: Presented by Reid Clark. Roscoes, 30 E. Broadway, Long Beach. 8-10 p.m. Search for tickets on eventbrite.com.

Dec. 22

Peninsula Seniors Bohannon Lecture Series: 10:30 a.m.-noon. Register at pvseniors.org.

Centering Prayer Group: Led by Greg Johnson and Herb Kaighan. Presented by Mary and Joseph Retreat Center. 7:30-9 p.m. Register at maryjoseph.org.

Toastmasters South Bay Club 280: 7-9 p.m. Call 310-532-1209 for link information. For more information, visit southbaytoastmasters.org.

Ongoing

15th Annual Nativity Exhibit: Presented by Mary and Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Through Dec. 21. maryjoseph.org.

2021 Annual Community Art Show: Presented by Palos Verdes Library District. Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31.

NAMI South Bay: Family and peer support groups for mental illness are meeting virtually at this time. Information on times and dates: namisouthbay.com or email Paul Stansbury at pstans5@aol.com.

South Bay Children’s Choir: Limited spaces available. If interested, email southbaychildrenschoir@gmail.com.

South Bay Film Society Film Virtual Showings: “Josep” through Dec. 31. Information: southbayfilmsociety.com.

Yarn Angels South Bay: Currently not holding meetings but the group continues to crochet, knit, quilt and sew for seven local charities. New members and donations are welcome. Information: Anna, 310-830-2190; or yarnangels.wixsite.com/yarnangelssouthbay.

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