A Feast of Sight and Sound
Laguna Beach Live! presents a cello duo with Maksim Velichkin and Peter Jacobson in a free chamber music concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Laguna Art Museum.
Cellist, pianist, and harpsichordist Velichkin has been active as a solo performer, chamber and orchestra musician, both locally and throughout the world. Los Angeles based Jacobson has recorded, performed and toured with rock, hip-hop, classical, jazz and world music artists.
Folkdancers Kick Up Their Heels With Expert Help
Laguna Beach Folkdancers plan a special workshop with accomplished performer, teacher, choreographer and artistic director George Basdakis on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Susi Q Community Center.
Laguna Folkdancers welcome new and returning folkdancers to join us on the dance floor Sundays from 7 – 9:45 p.m. Folk dances are mostly done in circles and lines. No partner & no experience needed. Admission is $5.
Stradivarius Violin, In Real Life
Laguna Beach Music Festival supporters who attend this year’s fall salon on Thursday, Nov. 15 will be treated to a performance by a rare violin, the 1689 Baumgartner Stradivarius in the capable hands of violinist Iryna Krechkovsky.
She and pianist husband Kevin Kwan Loucks will present a concert of music by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Gershwin following a reception of wine and hors d’oeuvres.
The intimate concert takes place in a private home at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100; seating is limited. Directions to the venue will be sent upon receipt of payment. For tickets please contact Laguna Beach Music Festival at info@LagunaBeachMusicFestival.com or call 949-715-9713.
Pink All Over
“Pinkalicious” is coming to Laguna.
The show about a child who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes will be performed on Fridays, Nov. 2 and 9 at 7 p.m., Saturdays, Nov. 3 and 10 at 1 and 5 p.m., and Sundays, Nov. 4 and 11 at 1 and 5 p.m. at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road.
Tickets range from $18 – $20 and can be purchased online at www.lagunaplayhouse.com or by calling 949-497-2787 ext. 1.
Pre-show parties are planned Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11 and go for $20. Young fans can enjoy a Pinkalicious cupcake, dress up their outfits with feather boas, have their faces painted, play in the “Dress Up Tent,” have their photos taken in a photo booth, make a Pinkalicious Craft, receive a Raffle ticket for the show raffle and much more. Parties begin at 11:30 a.m. before the Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 580 Broadway next door to the Laguna Playhouse.
Not Afraid of Virginia Woolf
This weekend, the adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel, “Orlando,” takes the stage at Claire Trevor Theatre at UC Irvine, 4000 Mesa Road. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., and finally Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 general, $14 seniors, and $11 students.
The play was adapted by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl. The story focuses on a gender-shifting protagonist, Orlando, who travels through five centuries while aging only 36 years.
Audience members are warned: the play includes sexual suggestions and smoke/haze effects.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the UCI Arts Box Office: 949-824-2787 or online arts.uci.edu/tickets