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Annual Oyster Event Benefits Playhouse

The Deck on Laguna Beach, Driftwood Kitchen and The Bungalows at Pacific Edge Hotel will host their third annual Sip & Shuck from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22 to benefit the 95th season of the Laguna Playhouse. Tickets for those 21-and-over are $95 and include oysters and...

OC Gallery Hosts Craft Faire

Chemers Gallery in Tustin will hold a Holiday Artisan Faire from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 with local and national artists showcasing handmade jewelry, wearable fiber, leather, ceramics, glass, mixed media and specialty gourmet to benefit the City of Hope breast...

The White House Revamps to Prepare for Incoming Missiles

  “We’re leaving on good terms,” said Poul Pedersen who with his band, The Missiles of October, played their final Marine Room Tavern concert last Sunday night in Laguna Beach. A press release carrying the news from Casa Resorts, owners of the Marine Room, was released on...

Authors Coming to Laguna

Local author Gordon McAlpine will discuss a new kind of femme fatale from his new book, “The Woman With the Blue Pencil” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. McAlpine is president of the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation. The store’s...

Local Ingredients Season an Outdoor Feast

Join SEEDS Arts and Education at a seasonal feast from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, and dine on a menu prepared by Laguna Beach chefs with ingredients all sourced within 100 miles of the dining table. Chefs include Lindsay Smith of Nirvana Grille, Debra Sims of Maro Wood Grill,...

Museum Introduces a California Classicist

The young woman is beautiful in the classical manner of ancient Greek statues, pensive with her gaze averted and posed against a calm ocean and cloudless sky. With the light shining through her dress and one foot resting on a stone, the seated figure is painter David Ligare’s...

Second Thursdays Live! Series Continues

Guitarist Tom Farrell and violinist Javier Orman of KOZM will perform at 7 p.m. in the Live! at the Museum concert series Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Laguna Art Museum. KOZM fuses Latin, jazz, classical and traditional folk music. Free for museum members. Reserve online or call...

Artist Talk with Laura Stickney

See the work of multi-media artist and teacher Laura Stickney and chat with her about her work from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the CAP Banking on Art gallery, 260 Ocean Ave. The exhibit runs through Dec. 28.                ...

New Film Festival Bestows Awards

“Alzheimers: A Love Story,” won the best of the fest award and two others earlier this month at the inaugural Laguna Film Festival, founded by Laguna Beach High School student Austin Fickman. A jury deciding the winning short films in eight categories included Austin’s father,...

Mystery Writer Visits Laguna

  New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George discusses her newest murder mystery at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. She wrote “A Banquet of Consequences.” There is no charge for this event.

Art as Activism, Lasers Light Up Museum Fest

Some of the photographs are faded now, bleached by the elements and time. Others are sepia images of young faces belonging to a generation now collecting Social Security. There are photos of children and pets, scenes of nature and signatures of visitors. All are mounted on...

Ballet Principals Return to the Classroom

Laguna Dance Festival will offer a master dance class taught by New York City Ballet principal dancer and California native Tiler Peck on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Laguna Beach High School Dance Studio, 625 Park Ave. Peck will lead a ballet technique class...

Stage, Screen Veteran Adds a Confessional Performance

Rex Smith, starring in a current Laguna Playhouse production, will also star in a one-night only performance of “Confessions of a Teen Idol,” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. The performance by the one-time teen heartthrob includes tales about everything from the extreme pressures...

Hats Off to New Seuss Gallery

  A new gallery featuring works from the Dr. Seuss collection and selections from the children’s author’s hat collection opens Friday, Oct. 23, at 417 S. Coast Highway with a 6 p.m. ribbon cutting and reception. Bob Chase, Jr., president and founder of The Art of Dr. Seuss,...

Veterans Advocate Visits

    Author Joseph Bobrow will discuss “Waking Up from War: A Better Way Home for Veterans and Nations,” at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S.Coast Highway. Bobrow is the founding director of Coming Home Project, which provides programs to Iraq and...