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Category: Arts

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A Night Under the Stars With the Stars

A Night Under the Stars With the Stars

The Celebrity Benefit Concert and Pageant takes place Saturday, Aug. 23rd. offering guests an evening of music along with a special performance of the Pageant of the Masters show, “The Art Detective.” “August 23rd will be an incredible night,” says Sharbie Higuchi, director of marketing and public relations for the Festival of Arts. “We can’t wait […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, Aug. 22   Kalama Brothers, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant’s Fireside Theater. 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1956 Space Oddity, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930 Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 Saturday, Aug. 23 Farmers Market, Lumberyard Parking Lot next to […]

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Festival Of Arts Events

Festival Of Arts Events

Last Chance for Chocolate and Song The “Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate” series concludes with a performance by Billy Valentine from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Festival of the Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Sample a wide variety of Kendall-Jackson wines expertly selected to compliment and enhance the nuanced flavor of high-end chocolates […]

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Hear the Sounds of Summer

Hear the Sounds of Summer

  A live performance, Sunday Aug., by Quattro a jazz fusion band wraps up the Sunday in Park series at the Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Showtime is from 2-4 and admission is free with Festival ticket $6-$10.

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Art-A-Fair Offers Free Admission

Art-A-Fair Offers Free Admission

Listen to live music, enjoy fine cuisine and watch 125 juried artists and master craftsmen at work in their booths at Art-A-Fair, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Season passes are $4.50 -$7.50 Hours are 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thur.- Sun. and 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.Fri. and Sat. On closing weekend and Customer Appreciation Weekend, Saturday, […]

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Gene Kelly: The Legacy Comes to The Playhouse for Two Nights Only

Gene Kelly: The Legacy Comes to The Playhouse for Two Nights Only

The renowned Gene Kelly comes to life at the Laguna Playhouse Sept. 29 and 30, in a live performance  at 7:30 p.m. with Patricia Ward Kelly, his wife and biographer, who takes audiences behind the scenes with rare and familiar film clips, previously unreleased audio recordings, personal keepsakes, and stories Kelly shared with her over […]

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Jazz Summers Series Continues

Jazz Summers Series Continues

Presented by Laguna Beach Live!’s Jazz Wednesdays Summer Series at The Ranch, the Jet Set Quintet performs from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Led by Tony Guerrero on Trumpet and Flugel, with mambos and  cha-chas the  swing classics of the quintet recall the fads, fashion and optimism of Mid-Century America. The Ranch, 31106 S. […]

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A Day of Pampering for Healing

A Day of Pampering for Healing

The 3rd Annual Nurturing to Remember, a Forever Footprints event sponsored by Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, 647 S. Coast Highway, will take place on Monday, Sept. 8. This free event honors mothers who have lost a baby and the professionals who care for them. It is designed to create an atmosphere of support, […]

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Symphony Season Concludes with Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Symphony Season Concludes with Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Pacific Symphony’s Summer Festival 2014 comes to a close beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine with the  Russian romantics led by Music Director Carl St.Clair. Featuring some of Tchaikovsky’s incomparable dance music, the Waltz and Polonaise from “Eugene Onegin,” the evening concludes in grand tradition with the […]

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	Tom Lamb Leads Last Art Talk

Tom Lamb Leads Last Art Talk

                “Art of Documentary Photography,” the final  talk in the Art Talks series takes place from 12 to 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Free with Festival admission $4-$7. Exhibitor Tom Lamb will lead a discussion on the impact of documentary photography in the world […]

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Artist Finds New Focus in the Wild West

Artist Finds New Focus in the Wild West

By Loreen Berlin, Special to the Independent   Photographer now works to save wild horses After20 years as a court reporter and business owner, Nancy Holly reconnected with her love for photography, developed while growing up in Laguna Beach. In midlife she not only embraced a new career as a professional photographer, her entire focus […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, Aug. 15 Hempstring Orchestra, 7 p.m. Cliff Restaurant’s Fireside Theater. Desperado, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930 Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 Saturday, Aug. 16 Farmers Market, Lumberyard Parking Lot next to City Hall. 8 a.m-noon. Past Action Heroes, […]

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Sawdust Reanimates the Fab Four

Sawdust Reanimates the Fab Four

The Sawdust Art Festival presents its annual Beatles Day this Saturday, Aug. 16. Beatles classics will be covered on all three entertainment stages throughout the day, ‘60s era art and craft projects will be featured at the Children’s Art Spot and Studio One, and Euro specials will be offered at the Sawdust Saloon. The festival […]

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Authors of Laguna Valentine Find a New Venue

Authors of Laguna Valentine Find a New Venue

Sally Eastwood and Helen Polins-Jones, the author and illustrator of the recently published “101 Things to Love About Laguna Beach,” will be at the Festival of Arts gift shop from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 to sign copies of their book. Polins-Jones, a watercolorist, will also be displaying her original illustrations for the […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Festival Rounds Up Artists for a Horse Benefit Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival joins the fight to protect wild horses with selected exhibitors sharing in the painting of an official wild horse sculpture, which will be sold to support Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary. Artists will paint live in front of Art-A-Fair through Monday, […]