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Cooking Series Turns Up the Heat

  The Festival of Arts’ weekly Art of Cooking series begins with award-winning chef Zov Karamardian on Sunday, July 13, who will give demonstrations and share samples of her dishes. Cooking demonstrations are free with festival admission and take place on the festival...

Duo Light up the Museum

  Florence and Bob Estrin will perform at 7 p.m. in the Live! at the Museum concert series Thursday, July 10, at the Laguna Art Museum. Estrin is a musician, composer and teacher, who performs and composes for the keyboard. Estrin has a diverse career as a flutist. The...

Jazz Quartet Performs Outdoors

Laguna Beach Live! presents the Rickey Woodard Quartet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, performing on the outdoor patio at The Ranch, overlooking Aliso Canyon. Tenor saxophonist Rickey Woodard most recently recorded “Pineapple Delight.” Joining Woodard will be keyboard player Llew...

On the Table

Zpizza Introduces New Pies To kickoff its national pop-up city tour, Zpizza, 30822 S. Coast Hgihway, will offer a free pizza tasting event from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, featuring limited-time varieties, fun prizes and  $10 gift certificates. Locals can also enter, on the...

Indy Calendar

Friday, June 27 Kalama Brothers, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy, 949 494-1956 Final Weekend: Mona Golabek in “The Pianist of Willesden Lane,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Beach Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, lagunaplayhouse.com or 949 497-2787. Closes June 29....

New Place to Taste and Enjoy the Scenery Opens

Driftwood Kitchen, the former Beach House restaurant on Sleepy Hollow Lane, reopened this week with ocean front dining on a 36-seat patio featuring seafood, steaks and hand-shucked oysters. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Driftwood Kitchen also offers handcrafted cocktails...

Concert Croons to the Broken Hearted

No Square Theatre’s latest concept, “Bewitched, Bothered and Divorced,” a concert of break up songs, will prove as fleeting as a weekend fling, with performances Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21 at Legion Hall. The performance will showcase local singers, homegrown talent...

The Park Avenue Players of LBHS Shine Once Again!

By Kimberly OBrien-Young The weekend of May 30-31 was replete with bittersweet happiness for the Park Avenue Players of Laguna Beach High School. On Saturday May 31, the last production of the year, Shadow Box, had its final curtain call. Out of 10 performers, five were seniors,...

Photo Workshop Tracks Wildlife through Great Park

Mark Chamberlain of the BC Space gallery in Laguna Beach leads a photography workshop, Tracking The Wildlife Corridor at the OC Great Park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14. It will show the proposed route of the wildlife corridor through the park and its ultimate...

CAP Exhibit Features Paul Darrow Retrospective

The Community Art Project features a Paul Darrow retrospective in their latest Banking on Art exhibition at Wells Fargo Bank. The opening reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. The show highlights the variety, ingenuity and constant evolving ...

Indy Calendar June 13-19

Friday, June 13 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 a.m and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949 494-3030. Also 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 6/14 “I love to Rock ‘N’ Roll” Dance Program, 4-6 p.m., Susi Q, 380 Third St. 949 497-2441 World Anthem,...

Rita Rudner Returns to Playhouse

A comedy show starring Rita Rudner returns to the Laguna Playhouse, for a two-night engagement at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1. Purchase tickets of $50 to $60 per seat on line at lagunaplayhouse.com or call 949-497-2787.          ...

Indy Calendar May 30-June 5

Friday, May 30 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 9 a.m., 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses 949-494-3030. Also 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 5/31. Stephen Stills, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949-496-8930. Also, 6/2. Luis Oliart...

Dinners Highlighted by the Pour

Two winemaker dinners, June 6 and 18, are planned at The Loft restaurant at the Montage Resort. The first features Kosta Brown wines paired with a five course dinner for $175 per person. The Allegra Antinori wine dinner on June 18 is $145 per person. Both are at 6 p.m....

Indy Calendar May 23-29

Friday, May 23 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 a.m. only. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses 949-494-3030. Also 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., 5/24. The Kalama Brothers, 6 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1956 Crimson Crowbar, 9 p.m. Marine Room Tavern, 214...