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Your Weekend in Manhattan Beach: July 12-14

Jul 11, 2019 10:37AM ● By Jeanne Fratello

Photo of the Manhattan Beach Pier by Scott McFarlane. Photo via Manhattan Beach Parks & Rec

Manhattan Beach knows how to do summertime. Of course, the beach is a perfect way to spend a weekend day. But when you're ready to look beyond the beach, the weekend is chock full of events and activities. Check out all that's going on during the week of July 12-14:

Friday, July 12:

DineLA: Friday, July 12 kicks off DineLA's Restaurant Week, a two-week period where restaurants all across Los Angeles offer specially priced multi-course tasting menus for lunch and dinner. Where better to start your tour than Manhattan Beach? Participating restaurants include Fishing With Dynamite, Il Fornaio, Little Sister, JUTE Coastal Bar and KitchenSugarfish, Rock'n Fish, The Arthur J, The Strand House, and Zinc @ Shade.

Wine Tasting: Head over to Gelson's Market - Manhattan Beach, CA for an educational wine tasting of Dry Creek Heritage Zinfandel, Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc, and Dry Creek Chenin Blanc. The tasting is from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m; attendees must RSVP here.

Discover Manhattan Beach: Celebrate all of the amazing things about Manhattan Beach at the opening celebration for the Discover Manhattan Beach art and photography exhibit. The celebration of Manhattan Beach, as seen through the eyes and lenses of local artists, will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Art Center.

Lights for Liberty: A local coalition of human rights activists will gather at the Manhattan Beach Pier for "Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps." The candlelight vigil, like others happening around the country at the same time, aims to shed light on and protest the  conditions faced by refugees in detention camps. The crowd will gather from 7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 13:

Chili Cook-Off: Kinecta Federal Credit Union will hold its annual Community Celebration and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday outside the Kinecta headquarters on Rosecrans from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This free event includes food, giveaways, raffles, family activities, and a chance to vote for the best chili in the hotly contested chili cook-off.

Sunday, July 14:

Crepe Class: It's Bastille Day - What better time to learn how to make French crepes? Williams-Sonoma will offer a crepe-making class from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost is $30 per person and includes a crepe pan.

Concert in the Park: Join Queen Nation for the latest installment in the Sunday evening concerts in the park at Polliwog Park. This Queen tribute band aims to carry on the iconic band's legacy and pay homage to the golden age of vintage Queen concerts. Bring lawn chairs, a picnic, and friends. Opening band Good Vibe (made up of local young musicians) starts at 3:45 p.m.; the main concert will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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