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Laguna Native Pokes Fun at Himself

Writer-performer Rufino Cabang will present his autobiographical musical parody show, “The Fauxriginal Soundtrack,” for two evenings at No Square Theatre 384 Legion St. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21. “It’s a comedy concert about my life, but it’s definitely not a...

Benefits and Benefactors

Stars Come Out for Festival Gala Al Jarreau performed to nearly 3,000 fans at the Festival of Arts and celebrity guests enjoyed a private showing of the Pageant of the Masters during an end-of-season gala last month that raised $250,000. Television’s Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster,...

On the Table

Sapphire Introduces Fall Menu Grilled pork loin chop paired with bacon roasted Brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and mustard essence is just one new dish coming up for the October- November menu at Sapphire Laguna, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Chef Azmin Ghahreman has added 15 new items...

Looking at the American Dream

Matthew Thomas will discuss his debut novel “We are Not Ourselves” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Thomas charts the story of the American Century, particularly the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts...

Indy on Arts

Calendar Friday, Sept. 12 Singer-songwriter Gayle Skidmore, free Sunset Serenade concert, Heisler Park Amphitheatre, 5:30 p.m. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 The Outriders, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1956 The Tubes, 8...

Stem Cells Star in Marriage of Art and Science

  By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy Janet Dreyer earned a doctorate in molecular biology, but in her 50s enrolled at the Pasadena College of Art and Design and became hooked on art. After a hiatus from both science and art for travel, she’s back to art, creating a work that...

Winds Trio Returns to Live! at the Museum

Michelle Matsumune, Heather Millette, and Christin Webb, as members of Ceora Winds, perform in intimate venues with as little coming between themselves and the audience as possible. The flute, clarinet, and bassoon players interact with their audience and include them as they...

Art Seen

Pop Art Invades Via Mars JoAnne Artman Gallery hosts Robert Mars first solo exhibition: “Mars Attacks!” at 326 N. Coast Highway through Oct. 31 The mixed media artist explores Americans’ fixation with the iconic. By using symbols from mass media culture, Mars both critiques our...

Writer Switches From Clinician to Fiction

As a licensed speech-language pathologist, Pat Jackson-Colando has written thousands of clinical reports and some of them contained fabulous fiction. Now the Irvine resident writes for fun and freedom of expression. She will describe that career turn at a 4 p.m. book signing...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Sept. 5 The Screaming Furniture Jazz Outlet, free Sunset Serenade concert, Heisler Park Amphitheatre, 5:30 p.m. Free. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 The Outriders, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1956 Jack Russell’s...

Why Not in Laguna?

Our guest columnist proposes that the city host an annual chalk art festival. By Beth Fhaner   Laguna Beach is renowned for its vibrant arts scene, particularly with the plethora of annual art festivals that take place during the busy summer months. From the Pageant of the...
Posted On 02 Sep 2014

Dance Fest Soars With Diversity

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy With performances beginning next week, Laguna Dance Festival vaults into its tenth season, the equivalent of a grand jeté – where a ballet dancer leaps to perform a split jump — in terms of its longevity. That young history doesn’t shake the...

Sawdust Continues a Lusty Tradition

Laguna Beach Belly Dancers, JJ & the Habibis celebrate 30 years of belly dancing at Sawdust Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., with two shows, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. and a parade through the grounds Saturday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m. Jheri St. James won two trophies at the Belly Dancer...

Art Seen

Artistic Talent is in the Family Genes Charles Pabst, Cara Pabst Moran, and Michael Pabst present their latest works in a father, daughter and son show during Art Walk, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Signature Gallery, 220 Forest Ave. Gallery director, Jessica Fry, is an...

Award Winning Novelist Comes to Laguna

Former actor and television executive Brett Halsey visits Laguna Beach Books, 1200 South Coast Highway, Sunday, Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. to discuss and sign his fourth novel, “A Grave Misunderstanding,” a dark thriller. The event is free.              ...