Friday, Feb. 25
Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes. 10 a.m.: Sarvi Hossini, pendants; Walter Reiss, teapots. 2 p.m.: David Farris, pendants; Sherry Bullard, tiles. Check www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses 949-494-3030 for new class additions. Also Saturday.
Happy Hour at the Gourmet Cheese and Wine Shop, 845 Laguna Canyon Road. Adults only. $20, $6 for additional glasses of wine. 949.494.4006.
Family Style, 9 p.m.-1 a.m, Marine Room 214 Ocean Avenue. 949-494-3027. Also Saturday.
Nick I and ADD of Common Sense, 8:45 p.m to midnight, Mozambique, 1740 Coast Highway. www.mozambiqueoc.com 949-715-7777
Free beginners yoga, 5:30 p.m. Hare Krishna Cultural Center, 285 Legion St.
Billy Collins, Distinguished Speaker Series. 7 p.m. $50, Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave.. www.nbplfoundation.org 949-548-2411. Also 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, $35.
Unveiling of Laguna artist Nick Hernandez sculpture “Emergence” at Chapman University, 3:30 p.m., Irvine Bldg. Plaza. Orange.
Saturday, Feb. 26
Farmers Market, Lumberyard Parking Lot next to City Hall. 8 a.m.-noon 714.573.0374
Live jazz, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Laguna Coffee Company, 1050 S. Coast Highway.
Ticket to Ride, Beatles tribute, 8:45 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 Coast Highway. www.mozambiqueoc.com 949-715-7777
Wine tasting. 1-4 p.m., $5 buys 8 wine tastings. Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Road. www.lagunaculinaryarts.com 949-494-0745.
Crystal Cove State Park. Guided winter 3-5 mile backcountry hike, 9 a.m. Meet at the El Moro Visitor Center (Inland at stoplight School-State Park Rd.) $15 day-use parking fee.
Laguna Art Museum opening reception, “Extract: and Landscape and Figuration from the Collection,” and “Brad Coleman: Reproduction,” 7-9 p.m. Tickets, $20 pre-sale or $25 at the door. 307 Cliff Drive. Call: 949-494-8971 www.LagunaArtMuseum.org
Newport Beach Sunset Cruises, Davey’s Locker , 400 Main Street, 949-673-1434 www.daveyslocker.com for times. $25 per person
Sunday, Feb. 27
Explore Laguna Art Museum’s exhibit with curatorial walk by Janet Blake. 1 p.m. Free with museum admission. 307 Cliff Drive. Call: 949-494-8971 www.LagunaArtMuseum.org
Missiles of October, 4-8 p.m. Marine Room 214 Ocean Avenue. 949-494-3027
Andrew Bees of Black Uhuru, reggae, 5-10 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 Coast Highway. www.mozambiqueoc.com 949-715-7777 $10 cover.
Book Swap, 2 p.m. $10 donation. Bring up to ten books for an equal exchange. Laguna Beach Books, 1200 Coast Highway. 949-494-4779 www.lagunabeachbooks.com
Tide Pool Walk with a volunteer at Crystal Cove State Park’s Pelican Point, noon. Meet at Pelican Point parking lot #2, $15 day-use parking fee.
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Hennessy Tavern, 213 Ocean Ave. 949-494-2743
Transition Laguna Dance, 7:30 p.m., open dance of world music led by a facilitator and DJ. No partner necessary. $10 donation. Woman’s Club, St. Ann’s Drive.
Nature Camp for Kids (K-6), Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th Street, Newport Beach 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $195 per student, $175 members. Register: www.encenter.org 949-645-8489
Tuesday, March 1
Beth Fitchet Wood’s Songwriters Showcase, 8-11 p.m.Marine Room, 214 Ocean Avenue. 949-494-3027
Rock of Ages. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Through March 6. Tickets: www.Lagunabeach.com
Wednesday, March 2
Karaoke at 9 p.m. Ocean Ave. Brewery. No cover. Over 21, 237 Ocean Avenue.
Wine Club Tasting at the Gourmet Cheese and Wine Shop & Café, 845 Laguna Canyon Road. 6:30 p.m. RSVP. $10. Six wines. 949.494.4006.
Jazz Wednesday with Melanie Jackson and Sal Cracchiolo Trio, 6 and 7:45 p.m. shows, $10. Catalina Room, Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway. Call: 949-715-9713 www.LagunaBeachLive.org
St. Regis Monarch Beach’s Art & Wine Wednesdays, view art and sample wine chosen by sommelier Daniel Grajewski. $40 per person or $20 with dinner reservation at Stone Hill Tavern. 949-234-3200
Thursday, March 3
DJ’d grooves at Mozambique. 1740 Coast Highway. Call: www.mozambiqueoc.com 949-715-7777
St. Mary’s Church Reads Aloud, 7 p.m., 428 Park Avenue.
The Dupp Brothers, Marine Room, 214 Ocean Avenue. 949-494-3027
Wine and Cheese tasting, Alliance Francaise of Orange County, 6-7:30 p.m., Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Road. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. RSVP to email@example.com, 949.251.1610.
First Thursday Art Walk. Laguna galleries stay open from 6-9 p.m. some serving refreshments and wine. Free shuttles until 8:30 p.m. “Art Squared,” pre-Art Walk event at City Hall, 5-7 p.m., 550 Forest Avenue. Participating galleries include:
Artists Glenn Ness and Scott Yeskel at Sue Greenwood Fine Art, 330 N. Coast Hwy. 949-494-0669.
Works on Paper: Lisa Lala, Stig Einarson, Mark Erickson, Bruce Brainard, Paula Schoen, Eva Carter. Marion Meyer Contemporary Art, 354 N. Coast Hwy. 949-497-5442.
Latin American artists Roberto Guerrero, Angel Poyon, Priscilla Monge, Irene Pressner and more. Salt Fine Art, 1492 S. Coast Hwy. 949-715-5554
1940s and ‘50s Western and sci-fi posters, Vintage Poster, 1492 S. Coast Hwy. 949-376-7422.
The Art of Drawing demonstration by Jan Magdaleno. The Esther Wells Collection, 1390 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-2497.
Hershey Felder’s Great American Songbook. 100 great American composers. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. 949-497-2787 Through Feb. 26
Hershey Felder’s Monsieur Chopin 8 p.m. Tickets $40-$70 Laguna Playhouse, 606
Laguna Canyon Road. 949-497-2787 Through Feb. 27
Dressed2Kill II Exhibition, costumes, fashion, art for video games. Laguna College of Art and Design, 2222
“Portraits,” Wells Fargo, 260 Ocean Avenue, third floor. Open to the public business hours. Through March 10.
LCAD Faculty and Student Show, Fine Arts Center, 14321 Yale Avenue, Irvine. Through March 9.