Getting Out

Cellist Alisha Bower, pianist Ruby Cheng, and violinist Eric Wuest.

Piano and String Concert Set

Laguna Beach’s David Parker is producing Sonatasia, a classical music concert   at United Methodist Church in Laguna Woods on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m.


Pianist Ruby Cheng, a piano professor at Chapman University, performs with violinist Eric Wuest and cellist Alisha Bower, playing a variety of classical selections.


Special guests include young solo teen violinists of Santa Ana Suzuki Strings.


Tickets are only $10 per person and children under 12 are free. Visit  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/189456



Laugh it Up at Improv Night


All ages are welcome for an evening of improv at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Dr., on Saturday Sept. 10.

ImprovCity promises an evening of belly-warming laughter with improvisational performances made up on the spot based on audience suggestions.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for light refreshments and seating. The 90-minute show begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets priced at $15 each can be reserved with credit card by calling  UUFLB   (949-497-4568) and will also be on sale the evening of the performance as seating allows. Advance purchase and early arrival is recommended.



Film Society Screens French Love Story

If you were 17, in love, and a Kurd from Iraq, would you travel across Europe and swim the English Channel to be reunited with your girlfriend?

Fans of the Laguna Beach Film Society learn the answer Thursday, Sept. 15 during the showing of the French award-winning film, “Welcome,” at 7 p.m. at South Coast Cinema downtown.

The contemporary drama traces the risks that a swimming instructor from Calais and a teen take in extraordinary time.

Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 for students with ID.  Appetizers and wine will be served at a 6 p.m. reception for $20 at the Laguna Art Museum.

Contact JoAnn Story at [email protected] about annual membership.



Sundried Tomato Dinner Benefits Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Sundried Tomato American Bistro and Café will celebrate its tenth anniversary in Laguna Beach Sunday, Sept. 18 from 5 to 7p.m. with a four-course family style dinner benefiting the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.


“We are excited to be celebrating our ten year anniversary by partnering with such an incredible local charity,” said Holli Lienau, the co-owner of the restaurant. “Sea life is very important to us in Orange County and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center is doing an excellent job of protecting our local environment.”


The anniversary four-course dinner begins with an assortment of appetizers, the restaurant’s signature creamy sundried tomato soup and popular chopped salad, savory entrées of flat iron steak with a cilantro lime glaze, chicken mascarpone with a champagne cream sauce, salmon steak with a cipollini onion sauce and spinach and cheese ravioli with a sundried tomato beurre blanc sauce. The dinner concludes with delicious assortment of desserts.


Specialty martinis will be offered throughout the evening. The event will also feature great live music and raffle prizes from Sundried Tomato Cafe and Blow Salon.


Tickets are $50 per person, with $40 of the cost directly benefiting Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Please RSPV by Sept. 15 to (949) 494-3312.






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