Holiday Events In Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach & Redondo Beach For Dec. 8-13
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There’s going to be lots of fireworks on the party scene the week of Dec. 8-13. Why? Because it’s the Manhattan Beach Fireworks!
The highlight event of our holiday party season is Sunday. As I’ve been telling people not from the area, the fireworks are spectacular. You might think a little town like Manhattan Beach might throw up some poofs of smoke and call it an event but no, this thing is New York City-New Year’s Eve quality.
WEDNESDAY – STANDING ROOM LIVE MUSIC
The “weekend” starts on Wednesday with a big night of music at the Standing Room. There’s a special tribute to Theresa Cruda, Mother of long time South Bay audio engineer and DJ, Shaun Cruda. Theresa passed away from a heart attack last week and the event will help raise funds for funeral expenses.
Musical guests include electro-rock sensations, FARTBARF (yes, you read that correctly!) along with The Royal Rats and a long list of special guests from in and around the South Bay musical community. The event is free and will begin at 6 p,m. Donations and a portion of the bar will be given to the Cruda family.
THURSDAY BEACH SHACK PARTY & MB HOLIDAY STROLL 2
It’s Kami’s beach chateaux party! This is invitation only but most of you have the invitation so this is just a reminder that yes, it’s this Thursday…Also Thursday is the North Manhattan Beach holiday stroll. This is a much smaller and tamer version of the downtown one but if you’re in the area it’s worth poking your head in a few places to see what libations and snacks the shops may be offering that evening. It goes from 5-9 p.m.
FRIDAY – 12 BARS OF CHRISTMAS
The meeting spot is Sharkeez at 6. Right when it’s Happy Hour! See Keith or Nick for your badge, which is free but you’ll need it to get drink specials at all the bars. The next bar is Fenner’s at 7:30 with an extended Happy Hour and anything else you need to know, and for photos from past events, go to:
SATURDAY – KING HARBOR BOAT PARADE
The boat parade takes place in King Harbor and starts at 5:30. It lasts for a couple of hours but while entertaining, frankly folks it’s about a one (large) concealed cocktail kind of thing.
There’s only about a dozen boats and they go back and forth over a short distance. It’s really an excuse to get together, see if there’s any mingling opportunities, then go to Redondo Beach Pier bars. Here’s some viewing locations and drinking places suggestions:
SUNDAY – MANHATTAN BEACH FIREWORKS
PubClub.com loves the fireworks. Heck, everyone love the fireworks!
The fireworks bring in some 10,000 people, sitting in beach chairs on the blocked-off street, standing on the sand and lining The Strand. Nearly every resident has a house party and the bars are packed. For me, Shellback Tavern is always the place to go afterward (getting in is all about timing!).
Here’s everyting you need to know about the fireworks, the times and photos and video:
COLLEGE BOWL GAMES: USC & UCLA ANNOUNCED
The college football bowl pairings are out and the two local teams are in the post-season.
UCLA plays plays Nebraska in the Foster Farms Bowl at the “it’s not near enough to San Francisco” Levis Stadium on Dec. 26 (6:15 p.m., ESPN) and USC takes on Wisconsin at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego on Dec. 39 (7:30 p.m. ESPN).
This has already been an interesting week at Troy. First, Clay Helton fires pretty much every defensive coach and the Six Pack Sark sues the school for wrongful termination. (Gee, wonder what he’s been drinking lately!?)
On the upside, a California appeals court ruled the NCAA reached a “predetermined conclusion” in the Reggie Bush case, which does nothing to restore all those lost years (and scholarships and games) but gives some matter of satisfaction to Trojan fans who rightfully scream they punishment hardly fit the crime.
UCLA plays one of several teams without a winning record – Big Red is 5-7 – because there are too many bowls for even the crappy 6-6 teams to fill the schedule.It must be pointed out, as the Nebraska folks on the Party Report, that the Huskers were the lone team (so far) to beat Michigan State this year.
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