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Reggae Show Benefits Local Musician

Reggae artists and bands Stone Jones, We Da People and Kitaka as well as several special guests will perform Sunday, Dec. 14, in a 7-11 p.m. benefit concert at Ocean Avenue Brewery, helping raise funds for a local musician. The Laguna Foundation for the Arts, restarted last month...

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Friday, Dec. 12 “Shift,” 7 p.m., LBHS dance department, Artists’ Theatre, 606 Park Ave. Tickets, $10-$20. (949) 497-7769. Saddleback Valley master chorale performs “A Merry Little Christmas,” free 7 p.m. holiday concert, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1042 Temple Terrace...
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

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Friday, Dec. 5 “A Christmas Carol,” South Coast Repertory Theater, 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa. Through Dec. 27, but excluding Christmas Day. Outriders, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. DJ Xclusive, White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. Slingshot, 9 p.m., Marine Room...

Reindeer Retrace Their Footsteps

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy Little did local actors Ava Burton and Mark Miller know when they first planned it, how timely their second staging of The Reindeer Monologues at the BC Space Gallery, would become. Written by Jeff Goode, the play pokes sharp-edged fun at Santa Claus,...

Trio Performs Christmas Concert

  Laguna Beach Live! presents Celtic Consort of Hollywood, from 7-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr. The group consists of soprano Christina Linhardt, Susan Craig Winsberg on flute, and Shawna Selline on harp. They will be performing holiday...

A Classic Christmas Tale Retold

  The Combining pop-rock, musical comedy and a 21st century sensibility, “Striking 12,” weaves Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fable “The Little Match Girl” with a modern-day New Year’s Eve twist. The holiday treat suitable for audiences of all ages begins previews at 7:30...

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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...

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...

The Upside Hits the Downbeat in Museum Concert

The Upside trio of flute, percussion and bass performs at the Laguna Art Museum on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. The classical and jazz cross-over ensemble are graduates of the country’s top conservatories who collaborate on music from Bach to Brubeck. The concert presented by...

Concert Combines Music with Medicine

A concert intended to demonstrate the healing power of music is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Laguna Woods Clubhouse 3 Theatre, 23822 Avenida Sevilla. The “Music Heals Project” is a collaboration between neurosurgeon Christopher Duma, founder of the Foundation for...

Stabler Performs Her Originals at Mozambique

Local resident Shaena Stabler performs a full set of original tunes from her debut recording Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Mozambique restaurant. Her 9 p.m. show is preceded by Jill Moran and Connie Lim performing sets at 7 and 8, respectively. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door....

Think Global, Dance Local

Laguna Beach Live! presents a concert by Todo Mundo, nominated the best world music band by the San Diego Music Awards for their blend of Spanish rumba, reggae, samba and bossa nova. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, with dance lessons and a special wine-tasting...

Art for Amity

Ed Solomon and Maryann Del Pizzo, founders of TIMOTCA, are dedicated to showing 
how artwork can bridge cultures and promote peace around the world. By Ashley Ryan Over the last 30-plus years, longtime Laguna residents Ed Solomon and Maryann Del Pizzo have strived to connect...
Posted On 21 Oct 2014

Examining our Environment

Painter Hyatt Moore and watercolorist Lorraine Adler provide a realistic take on nature—from human figures to colorful fruits and flowers, they reveal the beauty of life and inspire us to give the world a second look. Section by Ashley Ryan HYATT MOORE (Sandstone Gallery) Home...
Posted On 21 Oct 2014

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...