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Library Hosts ‘American Grotesque’ Author

Larry Lytle, author of “American Grotesque: The Life and Art of William Mortensen,” will speak at Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Lytle’s work is a retrospective of images by Mortensen, a Laguna Beach resident and...

Actor Headlines Art Star Awards

Award-winning actor Joe Mantegna will deliver the keynote speech at the ninth annual Art Star Awards to be held on Sunday, April 12. Awards in seven categories will be presented during the event to organizations, businesses and individuals who shaped and contributed to Laguna...

Art Seen

Gallery Closes Off ‘Backyard’ “Paintings From The Backyard,” the new exhibition by local artist Sandra Jones Campbell, closes March 20 at Pacific Edge Gallery.   Artists Called to Submit Bench Designs The Arts Commission is accepting applications from qualified...

Getting Out

Try a Calorie-Free Easter Treat “Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?” begins performances on Monday and Tuesdays only for the next three weeks at Laguna Playhouse. The 7:30 p.m. performances will run March 9-24. “The Odd Couple,” continues its run the remainder...

What’s Shakin’

Friday, March 13 “Bye Bye Birdie,” 7:30 p.m. LBHS Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave. 949 497-7769. Also 3/14 and 3/15 at 2:30 p.m. Student tickets are $10, adults $15 and reserved seating $20. Crimson Crowbar, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Midnight Whisky, 9...

Collectors Bestow Rex Brandt’s ‘Rendezvous’ to LCAD

  The painting depicts a sailboat heading into the vast ocean for points unknown. With the wind filling its sails, it glides away from the shore under an early evening sky. Titled “Evening Rendezvous,” it is a watercolor by Rex Brandt that had caught the eye of Newport Beach...

Artist Finds Satisfaction in a Surprising Medium

When she is not making prints, she’s teaching art. When she’s not encouraging artistic expression among seniors, children and anyone in-between, she’s serving in a supporting role for Laguna Beach arts organizations. Such involvement as a docent, print maker and mixed media...

Final Open Studios Tour Set for Saturday

Observe 31 artists working in a spectrum of art media during Laguna Beach Artist Open Studios, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. Participants can catch the free shuttle from the ACT V parking lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, and take advantage of free...

The Moon Police Return to Their Roots

The sounds of violinist Doug Miller, multi-instrumentalist Brent Samson and Shane Anderson on bass are returning at 7 p.m. on March 14, to Laguna’s Fellowship Hall, 429 Cypress Dr. The Moon Police, an acoustic folk jazz ensemble play a blend of classic and bluesy music with...

Fashion Authority Struts Into Town

“America’s Next Top Model” judge and fashion photographer Nigel Barker will be at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, to discuss and sign his new book, “Models of Influence.” Tickets are $40 plus tax and include a copy of the book, which can...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, March 6 “20,000 Days on Earth” screens at the free Flicks at the Forum, Forum Theatre, Festival of Arts Grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; screening at 7 p.m. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Nate...

Author’s Research Unearths a Family Treasure

  By Donna Furey | LB Indy When Katie Lang was 17 she learned that her dad spent his boyhood in Meiningen, Germany. Luckily for her father, Fred Lang, relatives in the U.S. paid for his fare to leave his homeland in 1934 as Jews then were forbidden from taking money out of...

Trumpeter Lives to Play Live

Trumpeter Gabriel Johnson will be performing in the Jazz Wednesdays Winter Series Wednesday, March 4, at Seven-Degrees from 6-8 p.m. Johnson studied under jazz greats at the New England Conservatory of Music, has recorded with a wide variety of musicians and bands, was the...

Gallery Showcases Cubism Show

Join oil painter Joëlle Blouin for a discussion of her latest collection during Art Walk, Thursday, March 5, from 6-9 p.m. at Signature Gallery, 220 Forest Ave. The self-taught French-Canadian oil painter mixes her colors directly onto her canvases with palette knives. Her...

Playhouse Fishin’ for Tom Sawyer Cast

Auditions will be held for the Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28, at the Boys and Girls Club. Make an audition appointment by calling Wally Ziegler at 949 497-2787 x 294.  Callbacks, by invitation, will be held...