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Category: Getting Out

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Tribute to the ‘60s Benefits Students

Tribute to the ‘60s Benefits Students

Local resident and guitar virtuoso Toulouse Engelhardt with John York  will play ‘60s style folk /rock music at an IVC Scholarship Benefit Concert Feb. 6. The 8 p.m. concert takes place at the college’s Performing Arts Center, 500 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine. Tickets are $20-$25 at the door.

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Yoga Studio Hosts Unusual Artist

Yoga Studio Hosts Unusual Artist

Matt Venuti will be performing in a special concert at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, at Lotus Yoga, 1966 S. Coast Highway. During a previous visit, Lotus Yoga Laguna raised over $100 and a a truckload of food donations for the Orange County Food Bank.      

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Jazz Wednesdays Swings into Winter Season

Jazz Wednesdays Swings into Winter Season

Laguna Beach Live’s line-up for Jazz Wednesdays shifts venues to Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road, and kicks off with the Latin Jazz Syndicate, featuring Bijon Watson on trumpet, on Jan. 15. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and a season subscription costs $105 for all seven concerts. The series includes […]

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Nelsons Return to Home Turf

Nelsons Return to Home Turf

Tony Bennett may croon about losing his heart in San Francisco, but a well-documented number of A-list celebrities embrace Laguna Beach with body and soul. Those include rock stars Gunnar and Matthew Nelson, twin sons of celebrated ‘60s era teen idol Ricky Nelson and grandsons of TV icons Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. Gunnar and Matthew […]

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Playhouse Ignites ‘Ring of Fire’

Playhouse Ignites ‘Ring of Fire’

By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent Whether you can still recall feeding a quarter into a juke box and dialing up “I Walk the Line” or you’ve yet to meet country music’s “man in black,” “Ring of Fire,” which opens at Laguna Playhouse on Saturday, Jan. 11, promises a memorable journey through the life […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Artists Welcome Visitors to Their Studios Art enthusiasts are invited to visit local professional artists in their work spaces  on Saturday, Jan. 4, during Laguna Beach Artist Open Studios, a free event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can also catch a free shuttle service from the ACT V parking lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon […]

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Some Scene

Some Scene

                                The Irvine Museum opens “California Scene Paintings: 1920s-1970s,” a special exhibition from Jan. 18 to May 8, guest curated by Gordon T. McClelland. Part of the larger Regionalist art movement of the 1930s-1970s era, California Scene Painting–a term first […]

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Jazz Vocalist Hits the High Notes

Jazz Vocalist Hits the High Notes

Local resident and vocalist Maureen O’Sullivan sings jazz standards from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at Mozambique restaurant, 1740 S Coast Highway. She is in great company with established accompanists Ron Kobayashi, Llew Mathews, Doug Ross and Yasmin Wevers.                 Museum Hosts Sax Quartet Performance Laguna […]

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Local Tavern Offers Free Comedy Show

Local Tavern Offers Free Comedy Show

Six comedians from Southern California will be featured in Brent Goodman Presents Stand Up Comedians, taking place at Hennessey’s Tavern on Thursday, Jan. 2, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Coinciding with Art Walk, the show will take place in the upstairs bar at Hennessey’s, 213 Ocean Ave. Appetizers and drinks will be half off and […]

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Calendar

Calendar

Friday, Dec. 20 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 a.m. Form folded bracelet w. Annette Doreng-Stearns. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 12/21. Nick I & A.D.D., 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. Also 12/21 The Pawnshop Kings, 6 p.m. The Cliff Restaurant, 507 S. […]

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Mold Be Gone, ‘Lagunatics’ Back On

Mold Be Gone, ‘Lagunatics’ Back On

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy After three months of self-imposed restraint, “Lagunatics” will let loose their skewed sense of ethnocentric humor on the local stage once again. The 29 volunteer cast members of the annual spoof on la vida de la Laguna were sequestered from using the stage at the Forum Theater on the […]

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Celebrating the Holiday in Song

Celebrating the Holiday in Song

The public is invited to a musical Christmas celebration hosted by Laguna Presbyterian Church’s Clippers group on Friday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. in Tankersley Hall.  Keyboard player Dan Reckard, a member of the church’s praise band, will perform with Los Angeles vocalist Kana Shimanuki. The pair recently collaborated in a recording for an upcoming […]

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Reindeer Monologues

Reindeer Monologues

Mark Miller and Ava Burton team up for an atypical telling of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, returning to BC Space next Thursday, Dec. 19, for a one night show. Seating is limited. Reserve seats at BC Space Gallery, 285 Forest Ave, 310.948.5798.

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Unusual Instrumentalist Performs

Unusual Instrumentalist Performs

Matt Venuti, who plays a hand-sculpted instrument known as a “hang”, performs in a rare live concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Cho’s Academy, 1966 S. Coast Highway. Proceeds from the concert will benefit The American Red Cross, Save the Children and The Orange County Food Bank. Tickets are $25 or $20 with […]

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Chorale Concert Goes ‘Home’

Chorale Concert Goes ‘Home’

The Master Chorale of Saddleback Valley’s annual holiday concert program, “Home for the Holidays,” takes place at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Laguna Beach’s St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, 1042 Temple Terrace. The program features holiday favorites and complimentary wassail and goodies afterwards.