Monday, November 9, 2009


South Bay Events and Crowne Plaza Hotel are proud to present our 1st wine tasting event! There will be 4 amazing wineries present from Napa Valley and Paso Robles, along with Executive Chef Gary Howard's delicious appetizers! Hurry- last day to buy tickets is Tuesday, Nov. 10 and they are almost sold out!! Head to the site for more info...

Monday, October 26, 2009


Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Photo Of The Day Section!

Check out the site every day for an update!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Halloween Fashion Show @ Sharkeez

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Don't miss the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair this weekend, Oct. 3-4! Head over to South Bay Events for much more info!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


A huge party revolving around the most delicious crustacean, the Maine lobster, is happening this weekend! Down at the Ports o' Call Village in San Pedro, there is a 3-day festival starting on Friday filled with live music acts and tons of "bugs". Check out the site for more details!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Football, Flip Cup and Music!

This weekend promises to be jam-packed full of activities including a Flip Cup Tournament for charity, pro and college football, and an 80's party! Check out the site for more!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Live Jazz Trio Dinner @ Lido Di Manhattan: Saturday, August 29 - 7PM till 9PM

Supporting the local Manhattan Beach High School Mira Costa, Lido will be featuring the student band, "Manhattan Beach Jazz Quartet". Call & book your reservations now! 310-536-0730

Redondo Beach Lobster Fest: Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27 - noon till 11PM

Dive N' Surf Redondo Beach Lobster Festival Come to Seaside Lagoon to enjoy fresh Maine lobsters, great music, and activities for the whole family at the 14th Annual Dive N' Surf Redondo Beach Lobster Festival, presented by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Dive N' Surf. Other specials @ the festival: professional wakeboarding demonstrations, great beachwear fashion shows, a free children's area and activities. Where? 200 Portofino Way Redondo Beach Don't miss out this event!

Golden Heart Race: Sunday, September 13 - 1:00pm - Close

Presented By:

Golden Heart Race

Join us for a Fun, Easy and Spirited Fundraiser!
The Golden Heart Race is a high-energy adventure through the heart of the South Bay. We will send you off on foot with a map of the area and challenge your team to a series of obstacles, puzzles and clues.


Golden Heart Ranch is dedicated to building a life center residential community where special needs young adults can live, learn, work and socialize in a harmonious and caring environment that is emotionally and physically safe. Visit us at

Sunday September 13, 2009. Check in 12PM - 12:45PM. Race begins promptly at 1:00PM!

We start at Pier & Ardmore on the Greenbelt promptly at 1:00PM. Parking is available at Zen, 705 Ardmore Street.

Join Us for Our After-Party!
First couple rounds on us, so drink up for free until it’s gone. Invite friends to celebrate too! The party is FREE for Racers & Guests $10 (who get in on the drinks as long as they last).

Form a team of your nearest and dearest. Or just find some fun people if none of your friends are very clever!

ALL TEAMS MUST pre-register by 11:59pm August 25, 2009!

Register a

THE SHORE PRESENTS: THE RUSE, ELEVATERS, ADAM STERN, AND TREY COMSTOCK: Wednesday, August 26 - 9:00PM TO 1:00AM Presented By: Craig B Entertianment



Salsa night @ Lido Di Manhattan: Friday, August 21 - 10.30 PM

Dance the night away to a mix of salsa and Top-40! $10 cover 1550 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 'G' Manhattan Beach

GI Joe Semi Private Extreme Workout: Monday, July 27 - Wednesday, August 26 - 7 am/pm Presented By: GI Joe Boot Camp

GI Joe Semi Private Extreme Workout

Mon & Wed 5 wks (7/27 – 8/26)
“You get more personal fitness instrution”

“Not a lot of running but more focus more on your goals in this class…”

5 wks sessions @ 7:00AM/PM – 8:00AM/PM

Located @ MB Pier

Thank you,

GI Joe Boot Camp
"Your Exercise & Fitness Program On The Beach"
310 836-9339

GI Joe Boot Camp
1 Manhattan Beach Blvd
On the Pier
Manhattan Beach, CA
310 836-9339

Chevron Surf Camp: Monday, June 29 - Monday, August 31 - 9:00 a.m.

The City of Hermosa Beach Surf Camp is one of the South Bay’s most popular summer programs for kids ages 7-17 years. Learn about the ocean environment, basic surf techniques, tricks, ocean safety, and safe places to surf. Weekly classes meet Mon-Fri (except the day of July 4 and the week of Aug. 22) with two sessions per week: 9-10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
Surf classes maintain a 1:6 teacher-to-student ratio that promotes safety and a lot of individual attention. Each student uses a BZ soft surfboard and receives three photos, T-shirt and rash guard. Wetsuits are recommended. You must be an intermediate swimmer to participate. Bring water, snack and sweatshirt if attending both sessions. The camp is run by long time surfer Vince Ray. Ray has been teaching surfing for 17 years and is competing in NSSA, WSA, ASA, and other local surf contests. He also coaches junior high kids, so they have a better chance of making the high school surf teams.
One class: $124/$119 resident discount Two classes: $204/$199. Sign ups available at www.hermosabch.orgContact director Vince Ray at 370-1918.

Taste @ The Beach 4- Fine Wine and Food Extravaganza: Sunday, August 23 - 4pm-8pm

The Kiwani Society holds its annual Taste @ The Beach 4, this weekend at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, on the corner of PCH and Pier Ave. Local restaurants around the area will be sampling some of their popular food dishes and wines. There will also be free museum tours and a silent auction happening during the event, so once you are satiated, you can take a walk throughout the historical museum. And to make your visit even more enjoyable, the Brian Sisson Trio will be playing live jazz music. All proceeds go to Kiwani's sponsored charities. Admission is $50 in advance and $60 on the day of the event. Get your tickets now and reserve your spot by visiting either or, or by calling (310) 318-0171.

Upper Manhattan Lounge presents Brazilian Samba Show : Saturday, August 22 - 8.30, 9.30 & 10.30PM

Rio Brazil Samba brings the magic of Brazilian flavor to Upper Manhattan Lounge! Get the taste for the Brazilian Samba Style show and get the chance to learn the basic steps!!

Quack Attack: A SURF SHOW: Friday, August 21 - 7pm - close

Well known still-photographer John Wayne Miller's Multi-media Production "Quack Attack" premieres Friday, August 21st, at Hermosa Community Theater.

Miller activates his camera's motor drive to capture sequential surfing shots at four frames a second. Miller shot tens of thousands of these images over a period of 90 days, between the Fall of 2008 and the Winter of 2009. All images were taken at Hermosa Pier, documenting the height of our local surfing season.

In the audio-video studio, these images are linked together at speeds of up to 30 frames a second and slowed to more than a frame a second, for closer examination. The speed variations give the viewer a sense of time compression and expansion, that draws one into the audio and visual effects.

Collaborating with professional video editor and song writer Cory Lombardelli, who has scored the show with all original music, Miller weaves a story of not only the surfing at the Pier, but the antics that make up a 'total Pier experience'.

Pre-show live entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m., with local heart throb Kevin Sousa on guitar, joined by former 'Zappa' saxophone player Bill 'Stumuk" Nugent.

The event is sponsored by the Hermosa Arts Foundation, who will be guest bartending in the lobby (Beer and Wine) with those proceeds going to the HAF.

Admission is $10 at the door.

For more information, head over to Quack Attack's site.

Arrested Development @ Brixton in Redondo Beach Friday, August 21, 2009

Arrested Development is a rap, hip-hop, and soul band that is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. They are currently on tour in the different provinces of Canada and in different cities in the United States, including the one and only Brixton in Redondo Beach, California. Arrested Development can proudly say that they have won a Grammy Music Award for their so-called, "Life Music," that promotes and inspires the ideas of freedom and a spiritual revolution to help rise above this world's stereotypes and materialism. Come and hear this awesome band's melodious sounds while they are still in the South Bay!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Taste @ The Beach 4

Step it up a notch on the class scale this weekend and head over to the Taste @ The Beach 4, presented by the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis. A fine wine and food sampling event, featuring local eateries and vintners, will showcase the best of Hermosa Beach in an upscale setting. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hermosa Beach AVP This Weekend

The HERMOSA BEACH AVP TOURNAMENT is back for its annual pilgrimage to the birthplace of beach volleyball!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sign up for the SBE Newsletter!

Make sure you sign up for the SBE Insider- our weekly newsletter that gives you the full breakdown of what's happening each week in the South Bay!

Hermosa Beach wins #1 for Best Singles Town

Hermosa Beach was recently voted #1 by Money Magazine for "Best Places for the Rich & Single". Almost 50% of the city is single and apparently rich- check out the article here...

Monday, July 20, 2009


Congratulations to Sean Rosenthal and Jake Gibb for winning the Manhattan Beach AVP!! And congrats to Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs for winning the womens' bracket!

For those who missed it this weekend, you still have one more chance to see the pros in action- the Hermosa Beach Open is coming in 2 weeks. Head over to South Bay Events for full details...

Friday, July 10, 2009

Evyn Charles @ Old Tony's

Don't miss South Bay legend Evyn Charles performing at local bars, parties and other events. He plays at Old Tony's on the Redondo Beach Pier each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night- check him out!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ironman/4th of July Hermosa Beach Video

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July's Restaurant of the Month- Coyote Cantina!

Congratulations to Coyote Cantina in Redondo Beach for being selected as SBE's Restaurant of the Month!! Many factors are considered in our selection process, but the fact that have 60 of the world's best tequilas behind the bar made it easy. Check out our Restaurant listing for more info!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

4th of July in the South Bay!!

It's finally here- JULY 4TH in the South Bay! Arguably the biggest day to celebrate in the Beach Cities each year, this monstrous holiday makes Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach famous throughout California. 100,000 people swarm to the beach and the Strand overflows with tanned bodies, skateboards and bikes. For everything happening in each city this year, head over to SOUTH BAY EVENTS!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Simmzy's Pub- Our Resto of the Month!

Even though it just opened, Manhattan Beach's newest restaurant has already garnered a huge following and is getting rave reviews. With 24 ridiculously tasty microbrews on tap, plus a full, varied wine list, Simmzy's is the new hotspot. Occupying the former property of the shabu-shabu restaurant Ebizo's Skewer, the owners knocked the front wall out and opened up the whole facade to downtown Manhattan Beach. The result is a relaxed, airy atmosphere that has the feel of Miami Beach without the attitude. Located in the heart of the city, the ocean and MB Pier are a straight shot just 2 blocks away.

Friday, June 12, 2009

The D-Man Festival @ Dive N' Surf in Redondo Beach!

Check out live music from TOMORROW'S BAD SEEDS, TOO RUDE and more at the 4th Annual D-Man Festival this Saturday, June 13! Check out the site for more details!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

4th of July in Hermosa Beach

The 4th of July is quickly approaching, and the South Bay knows how to celebrate more than anyone else! From the Hermosa Beach Ironman to the Redondo Beach Fireworks show, this is the biggest day of the summer, and actually the year! Check out South Bay Events for the holiday breakdown.

SBE's Restaurant of the Month: SIMMZY'S PUB

Check out SBE's newest feature: Restaurant of the Month!! This month (June 2009), our choice is Simmzy's Pub in Manhattan Beach. Check out our review on the site!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sassy Minxx Burlesque Show @ Brixton, Redondo Beach

Check out the South Bay's only Burlesque show, coming to Brixton on Saturday, March 28! The sexy and highly talented Minxx sing and groove along with a live DJ, and their loyal crowd gets very into it. Brixton is located on the Redondo Beach Pier- the cover is $20 at the door! The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and will happen with special guest star Jenyne Butterfly!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fiesta Hermosa this weekend!!

It's finally arrived: Fiesta Hermosa is this weekend! There's live music for 3 days straight on 2 different stages plus a BEER & WINE GARDEN. It's a guaranteed good time, and there will be hundreds of food, arts and crafts vendors as well. For more info about this uniquely South Bay event, check out the Fiesta page! Look for the S.B.E. girls handing out bottle openers too :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Top 10 Facts about the South Bay!

SBE has added a TOP 10 LIST of facts you don't know about the South Bay! From a drink so strong that it threatened to burn down a bar to the filming locations of one of the most popular shows ever on TV, there is all kinds of info that you need to know to become a true South Bay local!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Marc Ford & The Neptune Blues Club

Marc Ford, former lead guitarist of the Black Crowes, plays with his band this Saturday, May 16 at Saint Rocke! The Neptune Blues Club are a high-octane blues band, a contagious dance band & a profound psychedelic experience. For samples of their sound, check out their SITE! To get advance tickets, head over to St. Rockes site...The group Abrakadabra will be opening up the evening at 7:00 p.m.!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Katchafire @ Brixton

One of the hottest reggae groups in the world is coming to the South Bay this Thursday, May 7!
KATCHAFIRE is already huge in their native New Zealand, as well as Australia and Hawaii. Their influence is spreading quickly to the U.S. Mainland, and KPFK DJ Chuck Foster says "Their live shows have reached legendary status." Resin Music presents the show, which begins at 8:00 p.m. Check out the SITE for details!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Vespa Experiment @ St. Rocke

The Vespa Experiment makes a stop at Saint Rocke this Saturday! Co-founders Jason Reeves and Brendan James will be joined by their friend and ally, Amber Rubarth, on this purposeful journey. Supported by Greenpeace, the three musicians will ride Vespas up the California Coast, honoring the natural beauty of the West and performing at traditional (club) venues, as well as on mountaintops, beaches and town centers.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Art & Jazz Festival 2009 on the Redondo Beach Pier

The Redondo Pier Association presents the 2009 Art and Jazz Festival. The new spring event will offer a wonderful variety of artisans and jazz ensembles along the Redondo Beach pier. Attendees can shop and stroll to the sounds of jazz and waves. The free two-day event will feature over 50 vendors including several local artists.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Los Pinguos @ Saint Rocke

Coming straight from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Los Pinguos is playing Saint Rocke this Thursday, April 23! Their sound is a mixture of Latin rhythms, performed with Spanish guitars, a Cuban Tres, Peruvian cajón (box-drum) and harmonizing vocals. Vivacious and infectious, the sound of Los Pinguos has claimed fans worldwide, from their hometown to the streets of Los Angeles.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Smackfest Volleyball Tournament!

This Saturday, April 11 is the Smackfest Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament. It's going off at 8th Street in Hermosa Beach!! For more info and to sign up your team, head to SBE!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hermosa Beach Legends of Surf Weekend

On Saturday, April 4, the Hermosa Pier Plaza will be going crazy! Spyder Surf presents the H.B. Legends of Surf, and it runs from 1-5 p.m. There will be live music, including Sabotage Soundsystem (the guys from Pepper), Timmy Curran, Tom Curren (one of the best surfers in history), and the Darlings!!Many huge names from the surf industry...

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Hermosa Surf Fest!

This Saturday, April 4, Spyder Surfboards presents the Annual Surf Fest!
Event Info:
- Hermosa Beach Promenade, 1-5pm
- 2nd annual Spyder Surf Fest, in conjunction with the Hermosa Beach
Legends of Surf Weekend
- Live music from Sabotage Soundsystem (Pepper), Tim Curran, Tom
Curren, Musket (Gerlach's band) and HB punkers The Darlings
- All the industry brands listed below bringing RVs, Tents, Team
riders, Free Giveaways, etc...
- Girls in Bikinis
- Afternoon beers
- Good times

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Flip Cup Photos and more!

New pics are up in the South Bay Events Photo Gallery!! Check out the Flip Cup tournament pics and much more!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Full St. Patrick's Day Lineup!

Check out the full breakdown of Saint Patrick's Day 2009 in the South Bay at South Bay Events! All the specials at the bars and restaurants are listed, and much more!

Monday, March 9, 2009

South Bay Chat

Check out South Bay Events on the South Bay Chat forum!!

St. Paddy's Day Next Week!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Pics in Photo Galleries on!

Check out the brand-new photos, including girls boxing in Venice Beach, G.I. Joe's Pier-2-Pier Run and more!

Flickr gallery....

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Charity Flip Cup Tourney @ HB Sharkeez: Saturday, March 07

Party for a great cause - Join Sharkeez Hermosa Beach for a Flip Cup Tournament to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Rally your friends, form your teams, and dust off your most outrageous costumes for a fun-filled afternoon of good-karma drinking games! Teams of 4 compete for the top spot, and best costume wins too. 2-5 p.m.- sign up now!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Makes me want a Budweiser....

Friday, February 20, 2009

UFO spotted in the South Bay?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Delta Nove Mardi Gras party!

This Friday, February 19, Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach is throwing a Mardi Gras Carnival party! Featured will be Delta Nove, a kickass funk band. There will be all kinds of other crazy stuff going on- tickets are $15 at the door or $10 presale!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

St. Patrick's Day in the South Bay!!

Get ready for one of the biggest days of the year in the South Bay! Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan Beach are all gearing up for the Irish drinking holiday. For those that have never been here for this special occasion, a few tips:
1. Get to the bar really, really early. Even though it's on a Tuesday this year, people do and will take the day off of work.
2. Choose a bar based on your mood. Hennesey's in Redondo, Hermosa or Manhattan are absolutely nuts, and you should be in a wild (but patient) mindset. Sharkeez, Fenner's and Patrick Molloy's in Hermosa Beach are also crazy, and you will get beer on your clothes. That's the whole point, though.
3. If you want a toned-down St. Paddy's, head to Barnacles, Mermaid or North End in Hermosa, or Shark's Cove in Manhattan or Hermosa.
4. Call in sick Wednesday!
5. Head over to South Bay Events for more updates as the big day approaches!

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Donavon Frankenreiter @ Brixton Redondo Beach

Pro surfer and rising rocker Donavon Frankenreiter is performing Staurday, February 14 in the South Bay!! He will be playing at Brixton on the Redondo Beach Pier- for those unfamiliar, they're located where Torrance Blvd. meets the ocean. Donavon has been compared to Jack Johnson and G-Love musically, and his music style matches his surfing. Known as a throwback to the 70's, Frankenreiter is smooth, carefree and wears a huge mustache. For more information, head over to now!

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