Even though it’s been an entire year since the pandemic halted social schedules and activities, a new, hopeful spring season is upon us. Here are some ways to have fun around the neighborhood this month.

Dine LA, a twice-yearly, two-week dining event is going on all around Los Angeles through Sunday March 14, for which participation includes some of the South Bay’s most popular restaurants. Specially-priced lunch and dinner menus are a way to support our local businesses, and enjoy some of the finest dining our neighborhood has to offer. Restaurants are offering up to three options for enjoying their menus - On-site dining, takeout, delivery.

The Roadium Drive-In Movie Theatre has announced its March screenings. For just $30/car, families and friends can enjoy a blockbuster title each Friday night:

Spy Kids, Friday, March 5

Stand by Me, Friday, March 12

Men in Black, Friday, March 19

Mean Girls, Friday, March 26

Drive-in Movies are coming soon, perhaps closer to home – Four drive-in movie events will take place in Hermosa Beach during March and April, on the top level of the city’s parking structure off Hermosa Avenue, near Pier Avenue, to benefit Hearts of Hermosa. Follow updates with the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation.

For 72 years, concerts performed by the Los Cancioneros Master Chorale has been a time-honored tradition in the South Bay and, they do not intend for a pandemic to stop them. Sunday, March 21 at 4pm, their virtual performance will highlight past classical concerts, new instrumental sections, interviews, and more. The Concert is free to watch; donations are gratefully received.

The South Coast Botanic Garden is open 364 days a year. Their Hide-and-Seek Art Meets Nature event continues this month, and April 1 begins an extraordinary new event. SOAR will feature a tropical butterflies exhibit in a newly-built pavilion next to a new garden area of amazing flowers and pollinators. Learn about SOAR's exciting Spring and Fall offerings, and even volunteer opportunities.