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Talk Offers First-Hand Insights on Pakistan Pakistan’s consul general to Los Angeles, Hamid Khan, is a guest on the Sunday, Feb. 22 broadcast of Laguna RoundTable on radio station KX 93.5. Co-hosts Jim Kennedy and Ari Grayson hope to hear first-hand about Pakistan and its...
Posted On 19 Feb 2015

Indy on Art

  Friday, Feb. 20 “Number the Stars,” 7 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Pawnshop Kings, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave....
Posted On 19 Feb 2015

Rocker Returns to Rock Laguna

“….We’re gonna rock this town/Rock it inside out/ We’re gonna rock this town/ Make ‘em scream and shout…” So goes the refrain of the Stray Cats classic “We’re Gonna Rock This Town.” And former Stray Cat Lee Rocker, accompanied by the Laguna Concert...

New Bossa Improvises Brazilian Jazz

Brazilian Jazz vocalist and guitarist Teka and NewBossa Quartet will perform at 6 p.m. in the winter jazz series Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. A native of São Paulo, Téka fuses the rhythms and harmonies of Brazil with the improvisation of jazz, a...

Kid Stuff

Drama, Terror and Even Humor Emerge on Stage The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre series presents “Number The Stars,” based on the little known history of Danish resistance under Nazi occupation as told by a 10-year-old girl who finds the courage to save her best friend’s...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Author Turns a Food Blog into a Platform

Food-labeling advocate Vani Hari, whose food blog is foodbabe.com, stops at Laguna Beach Books Thursday, Feb. 19 for a 6 p.m. talk, Q&A and book signing. The cost is $27 and a copy of Hari’s book, “The Food Babe Way: Break Free from the Hidden Toxins in Your Food and Lose...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

LOCA offers Sculpture Workshop, Art Club Discussion

Artist Gretchen Shannon leads a sculpture workshop at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb., at Laguna Nursery. During the Laguna Outreach for Community Arts workshop, she will demonstrate how to assemble a hanging garden sculpture. The cost is $30 and all materials are provided. The same day...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Treats for Your Valentine

Jumping in for Splashes Splashes Restaurant, at the Surf and Sand Resort, is offering a special menu for Valentine’s Day featuring oyster appetizers and chocolate mousse desserts. To celebrate all weekend, the Two If By Sea package offers overnight accommodations, spa treatments...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Feb. 13 World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Nate and the Declaration, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. James Clay Garrison, Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Ottmar Liebert...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Out of Chaos, Artist Finds Clarity

By Nadine B. Hoffman, Special to the Independent  When Torrey Cook showed up at her Laguna Beach gallery recently, she was shocked and delighted to find a line outside for the art opening that was still hours away. The solo show, entitled “The Creative Dialectic,” presents the...

Music Festival Mixes in Multi Media

  By folding traditional chamber music with contemporary work, and performing arts with special sound effects, this year’s Laguna Beach Music Festival, Feb. 12-15, continues to evolve into an encompassing cultural event that is likely to draw increasing audiences. Acting,...

No Square Season Starts on Broadway

“Bent Broadway,” where men sing the ladies songs and visa versa, returns to No Square Theatre’s stage in Legion Hall on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7. Auditions for the “LagunaTots” production, by appointment and open to kids age 6-14, follows on Tuesday, Feb. 10. Director...
Posted On 05 Feb 2015

‘California Cool’ Up for Bid

More than 100 works of art await buyers that crowd California Cool, the Laguna Art Museum’s 33rd annual art auction on Saturday, Feb. 7, where works typically sell for a fraction of the cost they fetch at art galleries. Last year’s event attracted 400 people and raised $220,000...

Jazz Wednesdays Lands Jet Set Quintet

Laguna Beach Live! presents the Jet Set Quintet performing from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. A full bar and buffet dinner are available for purchase. Cover charge is $15-$20. Purchase tickets online at http://www.lagunabeachlive.org or call...