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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, Oct. 17 Nick I, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. DJ Xclusiv, 9:30 p.m., White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. Smooth Sounds of Santana, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930. $15. Andrew Bloom Band, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Saturday, Oct. […]

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Outdoor Painters Hang Their Best Work

Outdoor Painters Hang Their Best Work

The 35 artists painting throughout Laguna Beach’s coastal canyons and scenic coves as part of the Plein Air Painters Association invitational will compete for a $10,000 best in show award at the Afternoon Collectors’ Soirée, Saturday, Oct. 18. The gala and public sale the following day, Sunday, Oct. 19, takes place in a vast tent […]

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Travel Writer’s Exploits Re-examined

Travel Writer’s Exploits Re-examined

A new book by R. Scott Williams about Richard Halliburton, the famous adventurer who completed his dream home in 1938, a modern structure known as Hangover House built on a hillside in Laguna Beach, is about to be released by The History Press. “The Forgotten Adventures of Richard Halliburton, From Tennessee to Timbuktu,” explores Halliburton’s […]

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 On the Table

On the Table

Boat-to-Plate Chef Catches the Moment In honor of National seafood Month, food truck turned restaurant, Slapfish, 211 Broadway St., will introduce new specials in October. Chef Andrew Gruel, starring as a guest judge on Food Network’s Food Truck Face Off, will offer a striped sea bass taco on Oct. 19 and a black cod ramen burrito landing […]

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Still Tilting at Windmills, Chamberlain Earns the Praise of His Peers

Still Tilting at Windmills, Chamberlain Earns the Praise of His Peers

Artist, photographer, gallerist, socio-political activist, college professor and mentor are among the varied roles Laguna Beach resident Mark Chamberlain has filled over a span of four decades. And they inform why he’s this year’s recipient of the Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award as an “Artistic Visionary,” given by Arts Orange County on Wednesday, Sept. 22. […]

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Museum Opens Three New Exhibits

Museum Opens Three New Exhibits

The main work in the Laguna Art Museum’s newest exhibition looks like a supine member of the Blue Man Group. “Pigment Figure No. 1” consists of a human figure in a horizontal position and is made of plaster and covered in blue pigment. It’s part of Lita Albuquerque’s “Particle Horizon” exhibition, one of three new […]

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Playhouse Summons a Magical Journey

Playhouse Summons a Magical Journey

Linda Purl, currently staring  in the television series “Reckless” and having played  supporting roles in “Homeland,” “Matlock” and “Happy Days,” brings talent to Laguna Playhouse’s second show of the season, “The Year of Magical Thinking,” which opens Saturday Oct. 11. The play is based on Joan Didion’s National Book Award winning memoir and directed by the […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

The eight-day 16th annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational begins Sunday, Oct. 12, with 35 artists painting on location at Treasure Island Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. With the exception of the 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, soirée at The Ranch, all other events are free. See the full schedule at lagunapleinair.org. Each […]

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Fun Fall Events in the HIP District

Fun Fall Events in the HIP District

Proprietors of shops in the mile-long stretch of South Coast Highway between Thalia Street and Bluebird Canyon, known as the HIP district (historic and interesting places) are offering new attractions this month. Two shops in The Old Pottery Place, 1200 S. Coast Highway, are worth a look. Laguna Beach Books will host T. Jefferson Parker […]

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 Piano Studio Holds Annual Concert

Piano Studio Holds Annual Concert

The Laguna Beach Piano Studio will hold their 32nd annual concert hosted by Director Dr. Jung Sook French at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Laguna Hills Community Center and library, 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills. An array of music will be presented. A dinner of international fare will be served. Please observe the […]

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Indy onArts Calendar

Indy onArts Calendar

Friday, Oct. 10 Work Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. “Year of Magical Thinking”, 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. 949 497-2787. DJ Flex, 9:30 p.m., White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. Kim Wilson’s All-star blues band, 8 p.m., […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

The Glass artist Maggie Spencer welcomes visitors to her studio this weekend.Festival of Arts purchased Baldemar Fierro’s color photograph, “Favela Morro do Cantagalo,” an image of the slums above Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, to add to its own collection. Fierro exemplifies a new breed of photographers, whose documentary work often reveals the incongruity […]

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Catch Ferguson Live!

Catch Ferguson Live!

Trombonist Kurt Ferguson and Friends will be performing in the Live! at the Museum concert series at the Laguna Art Museum from 7- 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9. Ferguson is the music director at the Cate School in Santa Barbara. Live! at the Museum is free to museum members and to non-members with museum admission. […]

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On the Table

On the Table

Hockey Player’s Tavern Also Scores Selanne Steak Tavern in Laguna Beach received two of 26 awards at the third annual Golden Foodie Awards, held in Newport Beach. About 300 people attended the awards to honor the best local independent and chef-driven restaurants. Teemu Selanne, the highest scoring Finn in NHL history when he retired this […]