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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...

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...

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...

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...
Posted On 21 Mar 2014

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 indoor...

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....

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...

Film Society Screens Indie Award Nominee

“Short Term 12,” the limited release film considered one of the top indie films of 2013, is screening in Laguna Beach on Thursday, Feb. 20, to celebrate the month of love. The film traces the story of the kids in a foster care facility and their passionate supervisor, Grace...

Getting Out

  Live! at the Museum Presents Helix Collective The Helix Collective performs at Live! at the Museum Thursday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr. Los Angeles-based Helix Collective performs a high-energy, mix of world, classical and rock...

Music Festival Holds Susi Q Concert

  The Linden String Quartet will perform in a one-hour free concert at the Susi Q Senior Center on Friday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. The Ohio quartet recently completed the two-year residence program at Yale University’s School of Music, where the ensemble was mentored by the Tokyo...

New Venue Welcomes Laguna Performers

  The Laguna Beach Concert Band will perform a new work by Laguna Beach local and Cal State Fullerton music professor Pamela Madsen on Saturday, Feb. 1, in Crystal Cove State Park. The premiere takes place from 4-7 p.m. at the grand opening of the Bern Environmental Study...