renaissance

The New Look of Bluegrass Arrives at The Ranch

Laguna Beach Live! brings The Barefoot Movement bluegrass players to The Ranch, 31106 Coast Highway, on Sunday, Sept. 21 for an outdoor family concert from 5 – 7 p.m. The BBQ warms up at 4 p.m. when entertainment is provided by Evan J. Marshall, a mandolinist. The Barefoot...

Winds Trio Returns to Live! at the Museum

Michelle Matsumune, Heather Millette, and Christin Webb, as members of Ceora Winds, perform in intimate venues with as little coming between themselves and the audience as possible. The flute, clarinet, and bassoon players interact with their audience and include them as they...

Sawdust Continues a Lusty Tradition

Laguna Beach Belly Dancers, JJ & the Habibis celebrate 30 years of belly dancing at Sawdust Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., with two shows, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. and a parade through the grounds Saturday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m. Jheri St. James won two trophies at the Belly Dancer...

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,...

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...

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.

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Live! At the Museum Presents the Argus Quartet

Argus Quartet returns to the Laguna Art Museum for a free concert Thursday Aug. 14, from 7-8 p.m. Included in the performance will be “Ekphrasis,” a new music and dance commission by Laguna Beach Live!, Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Dance Festival. The Los Angeles-based string...

Pull on the Cowboy Boots for Sawdust’s Western Day

Sawdust Art Festival adopts a country western theme Saturday, Aug. 2, with entertainment, art classes and Saloon specials to celebrate the day’s festivities, all complimentary with entry. Country bands will perform at all three of the festival’s music stages. Art classes allow...

Indy Calendar

Friday, July 25 Final weekend: “[title of show],” 7:30 p.m., No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St., nosquare.org or 949 715-0333. Also July 26, 27. Albert Lee, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930 Slingshot, 9 p.m., Marine...