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Category: Getting Out

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Free Pass to Museum on Sunday

Free Pass to Museum on Sunday

Laguna Art Museum will be free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 for Art Museum Day. The museum will offer docent-guided tours on the hour, drawing in the galleries, print-making activities inspired by its current Wayne Thiebaud exhibit and sculpture-making activities sparked by artist Dana Harel’s […]

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Film Legend Shares Her Story

Film Legend Shares Her Story

Stage and screen star Leslie Caron speaks about her long and illustrious career in an intimate conversation at The Laguna Playhouse on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Caron and longtime friend and producer Vincent Curcio will engage in a question-and-answer conversation similar to “Inside the Actors’ Studio.” Afterwards, patrons will have […]

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String Quartet to Perform Local Commission

String Quartet to Perform Local Commission

TheArgus Quartet performs a locally commissioned work at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at the Laguna Art Museum. The Los Angeles-based string quartet will be performing, “Lotus Land” a new work by Alan Chan. It was commissioned for Ekphrasis, an original music-and-dance piece inspired by a work of art in the museum’s collection in […]

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Jazz Singer To Wow Audiences for a Cause

Jazz Singer To Wow Audiences for a Cause

A fundraiser for the Live! Music & Kids outreach program, will feature jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison on Wednesday, April 30, 6–8 p.m. at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. Live! Music & Kids brings top-flight musicians in for free educational presentations to members of the Boys & Girls Club and students in Laguna schools. Tickets are […]

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Spring Delicacies Season New Menu

Spring Delicacies Season New Menu

English peas, sugar snap pea vines, asparagus, artichokes and sweet onions are incorporated into 10 new dishes on the menu at The Deck, 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane, next door to the newly renamed Driftwood Kitchen, due to open this summer. Chef Rainier Schwarz, who trained in Switzerland and was mentored by Joachim Splichal, says “By […]

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Brothers Promise Brilliant Performance

Brothers Promise Brilliant Performance

The Triada Guitar Trio from Varna, Bulgaria, is next up in the Live! at the Museum series, presented by Laguna Beach Live! on Thursday, April 10, from 7-8 p.m. Make reservations on line at lagunaartmuseum.org or at 949-494-8971 x 203. The concert in the Steele Gallery is free to museum members and to those with […]

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Laguna Beach Live! Presents Sara Gazarek

Laguna Beach Live! Presents Sara Gazarek

  Jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek will be joined by Josh Nelson, piano, Larry Koonse, guitar, Hamilton Price, bass, and, Zach Harmon, drums as the winter series of Jazz Wednesdays continues at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. Tickets to the April 2 performance are $15in advance, $20 at the door. Order at lagunabeachlive.org or at 800-595-4849. A […]

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Musings on the Coast

Musings on the Coast

Where Newport Got It Right If you have not yet seen the new Newport Beach Civic Center, go.  It is a delight.  More, it is a statement: this is the new Newport Beach, a place where giant international companies like Pimco call home. It is sophisticated and modern. The center contains more than the new […]

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Own Your Own Dish at Slapfish

Own Your Own Dish at Slapfish

  Chef Andrew Gruel is launching a recipe contest tied to next month’s opening of his latest Slapfish restaurant at 211 Broadway St. Gruel is giving guests the opportunity to contribute to his menu by submitting recipes that meet Slapfish’s standards of sustainability and emphasize seasonal, local ingredients. Gruel will select three finalists and the […]

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Cunliffe on the Keys

Cunliffe on the Keys

Grammy award winning jazz pianist Bill Cunliffe collaborates with saxophonist Bob Sheppard & Friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Cunliffe is best known for winning the 1989 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Award, while Sheppard’s sax can be heard on “American Idol.” Tickets are $15 in advance […]

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Staging a Lesson in Speed Reading

Staging a Lesson in Speed Reading

 Chameleon-like actors whip through 83 books in 98 minutes in the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s production of “All the Great Books (abridged),” which opens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Laguna Playhouse.  “You will laugh yourself silly as these five terrific performers bring you a literal library full of every book you have ever, or […]

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Vocalist Performs for Jazz Wednesdays

Vocalist Performs for Jazz Wednesdays

The Katie Thiroux Quartet performs on Wednesday, March 5, at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd., from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and can be ordered at www.lagunabeachlive.org or by phone at 949-715-9713.           Festival Pushes Music’s Boundaries Cal State Fullerton’s annual New Music Festival […]

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 On the Table

On the Table

Boat-to-Plate Cuisine Lands in Laguna   Slapfish will open its second Orange County location in Laguna Beach at 211 Broadway St. in April. Owners Chef Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude will offer fresh, sustainable seafood at their beach close location with 10 seats indoors and an extensive outdoor patio. Food truck-turned-restaurateur Gruel says “…we are planning to […]

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Indy Calendar Feb. 28-March 6, 2014

Indy Calendar Feb. 28-March 6, 2014

Friday, Feb. 28 Mill Workshop w. Jamie Bichler, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 3/1. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777 Jason Feddy, 8:30 p.m., Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1151. The Dalton Gang, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Sharon Corr, 8 […]

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On the Table

On the Table

Boat-to-Plate Cuisine Lands in Laguna Slapfish will open its second Orange County location in Laguna Beach at 211 Broadway St. in April. Owners Chef Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude will offer fresh, sustainable seafood at their beach close location with 10 seats indoors and an extensive outdoor patio. Food truck-turned-restaurateur Gruel says “…we are planning to make […]