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Indy Calendar

Nov. 28 “A Christmas Carol,” South Coast Repertory Theater, 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa. Through Dec. 27, but excluding Christmas Day. Kalama Bros., 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. DJ Xclusive, White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. Juke Joint Jokers, 9 p.m., Marine Room...

Devout Artist Focuses Her Lens on Heaven

There was as time when Kerry Swank achieved acclaim making photographic portraits of members of California’s upper echelons. But, as it has turned out over time, she aimed much, much higher. Proclaiming herself as a person of faith, she said that after years of deep prayer she...

Landscapes Reflect a Modern Esthetic in ‘Tidal Zone’

  Laguna Canyon Studios brings a contemporary take on the geological formations along the California coastline in “The Tidal Zone,” 50 new paintings by Fred Hope. He hosts a reception for the new exhibition from 4-8 p.m. in Studio F, 3251 Laguna Canyon Road on Saturday, Nov....

On the Table

Sapphire Simplifies a Family Feast Sapphire Laguna offers no-stress Thanksgiving dining options. The three-course meal is served from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27 and is priced starting at $55 per person, exclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity. Children’s portions...
Posted On 20 Nov 2014

Free Screening of a Classic Robin Williams’ Film

In honor of homeless advocate Robin Williams, a free screening of his acclaimed film, “The Fisher King,” will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at the Festival of Arts’ Forum Theatre. The public to invited to attend the screening organized by the town’s Housing & Human...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Nov. 21 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 7:30 p.m., Artists’ Theatre at LBHS, 625 Park Ave., Tickets are $10-$20. “FDR,” 7:30 p.m., 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Playhouse, 949 497-2787. Pawnshop Kings, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. DJ Xclusive, White House,...

Main Beach Becomes a Canvas for an Unusual Wave

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy In the waning light of dusk, a tribe of 180 volunteers walked from Heisler Park to the sand of Main Beach last Saturday. Dressed in white, they were women and men, tall and short, fair and dark, all with facial expressions suggesting a meditative...

Touring Act Empty Hearts to Stop at Mozambique

Mozambique restaurant is stepping up its entertainment, offering touring acts a new venue.

Art seen

Works Capture France’s Seasons   “Seasons In Provence,” an exhibition of over 40 new oils painted on location in Provence this year will premiere at Pacific Edge Gallery on Saturday, Nov. 15 with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. The Laguna Beach-based artist Maria...
Posted On 13 Nov 2014

Author and Wise Woman Brings Her Message Here

Grandmother Sharon McErlane, whose books incited an uprising among grandmothers, speaks at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. She is the author of “A Call to Power: The Grandmothers Speak,” and “Our Love is Our Power: Working with the Net of...

On the Radio

Show Opens a Window on Gay Rights Jeffrey Moline, John Meeks and Terry Franklin describe their story about one of the seminal moments in LGB rights at 11 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 15, on “Perspectives,” broadcast on KX.OneLaguna.com. Warm, witty and wonderful is how radio talk...
Posted On 13 Nov 2014

Ed Asner Brings FDR to Life

Actor Ed Asner will perform in a one-man show of the drama, “FDR,” will open for a brief run Wednesday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 23, at Laguna Playhouse. The play based upon Dore Schary’s Broadway hit “Sunrise at Campobello.” “FDR” explores the life of one of America’s...

Star Returns Home in Broadway’s ‘Pippin’ Tour

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy At age 5, Sabrina Harper scampered across the Laguna Playhouse stage as the first mouse in a Ballet Pacifica production of the Nutcracker. Now, at 36, she is touring with the Tony Award-winning touring Broadway production of “Pippin.” Harper stars as...

Art Seen

Opening a Window Into the Chouinard Legacy McCollum opens an exhibit showcasing the Chouinard Foundation, whose collection includes numerous works donated by students and instructors from the legendary Choinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. The opening is from 6 to 9 p.m....

On the Table

Broadway Infuses Dinner With Local Flavor The monthly wine dinner at Broadway by Amar Santana on Nov. 12, showcases Arrow and Branch wines from the Napa Valley vineyard of Laguna Beach residents Steve and Seanne Contursi. The couple and their winemaker, Jennifer Williams, whose...