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Nordstrom Rack El Segundo, Cool MB Art, Vietri on Sale, the Movie 'Grease': Things of Interest for Sept. 26-29

Sep 25, 2019 08:51PM ● By Liz Spear

Photo Credit: @mbparksandrec

Happy Wednesday! It's Sept. 25, 2019, and the fall season has officially arrived!

Here's a roundup of activities, events, and more going on in and around Manhattan Beach for the next few days.
Photo Credit: @mbparksandrec

  • The days are dwindling down for the "Discover Manhattan Beach" Local Art Exhibition. Sponsored by Simmzy's, Fresh Brothers, and Wanna Chill, the exhibit is free and open to the public through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Sunday, its final day, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Discover Manhattan Beach is on view at the Manhattan Beach Art Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard. 
Photo Credit: @mbparksandrec


  • One of Manhattan Beach's best gift shops Tabula Rasa Essentials in downtown MB is holding its first-ever Christmas in September event Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. All Vietri entertaining pieces will be sold at 20% off. Tabula Rasa will be "setting our tables with the most beautiful products to inspire your holiday celebrations. Irresistibly Italian, our luxurious glazes, textures and hand-painted details will elevate your home, whether having a quiet dinner or entertaining guests." 
  • Fans of the movie Grease have two opportunities this weekend to catch the hit musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. On Friday, Sept. 27, moviegoers can pack up a car and head to the Roadium Open Air Market (itself a bit of South Bay history) for the venue's Drive-In Movie Nights. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Food trucks and concessions will be available. The film starts at sundown. The Roadium opened 60 years ago as a drive-in theater on 15 acres. It now hosts open-air shopping markets daily with some 500 shoppers checking out goods from vendors representing more than a dozen different countries. Tickets are $20 per vehicle (not per person), which includes a $5 admission fee per car and $15 for parking and a charitable contribution to a local nonprofit organization, and can be purchased in advance on Eventbrite. The Roadium is at 2500 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance; 310-532-5678. Grease will be screened Saturday, Sept. 28 on the Redondo Beach Pier during Free Movie Nights presented by the Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, Redondo Pier Association, and King Harbor Association. The movie's official event time is 7:30-10 p.m. at 500 Fisherman's Wharf, Redondo Pier. Bring low-back beach chairs and blankets to The Boardwalk below Kincaid's restaurant on the RB Pier. 
  • The new Nordstrom Rack store will open Thursday, Sept. 26 in Plaza El Segundo at 720 South Pacific Coast Highway. Seattle-based Nordstrom’s off-price sister department-store chain, Nordstrom Rack, has added 16 Nordstrom Rack stores for a total of 236 outlets compared to 117 Nordstrom stores in recent history. The El Segundo Rack store features 23,640 square feet and is located in a shopping center with a Whole Foods grocery store, a Home Goods store, Best Buy, and a Dick’s Sporting Goods. Call (310) 765-5461 to reach the store.

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