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Bare Bones Theatre Announces New Show

“One Foot,” a play by local Lojo Simon, will be performed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 in the studio of Sandra Jones Campbell, 2173 Laguna Canyon Road. Featuring Ava Burton and Ben Farrow and directed by Mark Miller, “One Foot” takes place on a frozen lake and is the story of a...

Local Artist Receives Top Award

Laguna Beach artist Ruth Mayer put aside her paintbrush and palette knife last month to travel to Florence, Italy, to receive the Leonardo Da Vinci Award for Lifetime Achievement. Mayer, 81, said she was selected by the Cultural Association in Florence, which selects...

Cinderella Just for Kids

A specially adapted version of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella will be performed at the No Square Theatre venue at the Legion Hall, 384 Legion St., Fridays through Sundays, Feb. 26-March 6. With direction by Ella Wyatt and music direction by Saif Eddin, a cast of 24 youth...

Group Show Opens at Pacific Edge

Five gallery artists are featured in a special anniversary exhibition opening Saturday, Feb. 27, at Pacific Edge Gallery, 540 S. Coast Hwy., No. 112. A 5-8 p.m. public reception will feature new paintings by Maria Bertran, Tom Swimm, Jacobus Baas, Sandra Jones Campbell, and Bryan...

Author Adds Literature to Montage’s Amenities

The Montage resort adds a literary component to their children’s activities program with the addition of Brad Meltzer’s book series, Ordinary People Change the World. Next week, during, National Read Across America Day on Wednesday, March 2, the resort will integrate Meltzer’s...

New Art Galleries Test the Waters

New gallery operators are far from newcomers, but longtime dabblers in the Laguna Beach art scene who are striking out in a new direction.

Cool Auction Brings in Cold Cash

Laguna Art Museum’s California Cool art auction, with donated works by 100 artists, pulled in over $400,000 to benefit exhibitions and education programs, with Laddie John Dill’s “Light Sentence” earning the highest bid of $29,000, says a museum statement. The net proceeds from...

Ekstrom Estate Liquidates

Remaining works from Cheryl and Dennis Ekstrom’s portfolios will be available for sale Saturday, Feb. 20, at a pop up gallery, 3295 Laguna Canyon Rd. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The collection represents a wide range of both artists’ interests and approaches over their lifetime....

On the Table

Selanne Promises an Exceptional Dinner Selanne Steak Tavern hosts a $395 per person wine dinner Sunday, Feb. 28, featuring the rare 2007 Dana Estates Lotus Vineyard cabernet sauvignon. The restaurant’s wine director Leo Fenn has collaborated with the award-winning Napa winery to...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Feb. 19 Poul Pederson & Richard Bredicexx, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500 The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Special Blend, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Lee Ann Womack, 8 p.m., Coach House, 33157...

Creativity Abounds Within Art Fort

Youngsters receive private after school art instruction at the Artists Republic Gallery in Laguna Beach. A new session starts March 1.

Music Fest Grows Younger with Time

Classical music will mix with contemporary compositions in a trio of concerts at Laguna Playhouse Feb. 12-14 during the run of the annual Laguna Beach Music Festival. The festival aims to achieve that goal by engaging two artistic directors, violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist...

Trio Holds Down the Baseline

  The Ron Kobayashi Trio with vocalist Daryl Walker perform in the Laguna Beach Live Jazz Wednesdays series at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. The trio led by pianist Ron Kobayashi includes bassist and composer Baba Elefante and drummer Steve Dixon....

Nominees Announced for Art Star Awards

The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts will hold its 10th annual Art Star Awards at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. Nominees include Laguna Beach Live!, Laguna Dance Festival, LOCA, LCAD and Laguna Art Museum, Pat Sparkul, Malcolm Warner and Tom...

Experience a Red-Letter Exhibit

Meet the artists and view the “Red” exhibit at Gallery Q, 380 Third St., during a free, public art reception Friday, Feb. 12, from 4:30-6 p.m. The exhibit includes over 60 pieces of art ranging from sculptures to fiber art inspired by the color red and art by children involved in...