Dark Scene to Transform White House
For the first time, Laguna Beach resident Bruce R. White’s Halloween costume ball, Dead Man’s Party, will be open to the living at the White House Restaurant, 340 S. Coast Highway, on Monday, Oct. 31.
Doors open to adults only at 8 p.m. and will include entertainment by the band Party Foul. There is a $20 admission. Proceeds benefit future Dead Man’s Parties, according to White.
Marking a Decade With Jazz Fest
Soka University will host the Soka BluePort Jazz Festival at its new performing arts center Oct. 28-30 in honor of the university’s tenth anniversary.
A three-day festival package for all four concerts is $84, seniors (62 and up) and students with ID is $63.
On Friday, Oct. 28, general admission is $28 and seniors and students are $21 to see Geoffrey Keezer with Peter Sprague Band and Trio da Paz starring Maucha Adnet.
On Saturday, Oct. 29, beginning at 3 p.m. general admissions is $18 and seniors and students are $16 for The Bert Turetzky with Chuck Perrin duo and Tierney Sutton with Mike Garson. That night, at 7:30 p.m. general admission is $28 and seniors and students are $21 to see Charles McPherson Quintet with Gilbert Castellanos and Trio da Paz starring Anat Cohen.
On Sunday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. general admission is $28 and seniors and students are $21 to see the Ron Eschete Trio and Mike Garson Sextet featuring Kornel Fekete-Kovacs from Budapest.
Visitors may enjoy dinner before the concert at the Soka Bistro buffet for $10.50, which opens at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Directions and a map are available at www.soka.edu/directions. Tickets are on sale online at www.performingarts.soka.edu, or at the box office at 949-480-4278.