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Free Admission to Festival Goers Donating Supplies

Continuing its mission to educate the public and feature the arts in the community, the Passport to the Arts team of Laguna Beach, including and the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau, will hold its third annual Art Supplies Donation Day, August 10. Visitors who donate...

Folk Dancing Fun

On Aug. 12, Laguna Beach Folkdancers club will host a workshop at the Susi Q Community Center, 380 Third St.,from 7-9:45 p.m. The program will feature instruction and recreational folk dancing, with an emphasis on Bulgarian dance. Professional dancer and choreographer Daniela...

Gallery Hosts Series, Reception, Drawing

Artist Eye Laguna Gallery will feature the first in a series of Italian-inspired paintings by the Argentinian artist Giorgio, through Aug. 31. An artist reception, with live music by Ilya Sergienko, will be held at the gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. Those...

In Honor of the Great Outdoors

The county parks department and Irvine Ranch Conservancy host the Irvine Ranch Open Space’s second anniversary celebration on July 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. where attendees get a chance to explore historic Black Star Canyon and the new trails in Baker Canyon. Open to the public,...

Filmmaker Journeys Beneath the Sea

Laguna Beach’s MacGillivray Freeman Films will join an underwater expedition next week led by renowned biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle and a team of aquanauts to the world’s only remaining undersea laboratory, Aquarius Reef Base, located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary....

Dahlke Featured at Artist Eye Gallery

  The Artist Eye Laguna Gallery will feature abstract landscape paintings by artist Evan Roy Dahlke throughout June. All are invited to stop by the gallery, 1294-A So. Coast Highway, between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, to meet Dahlke and register to win one of...

Laying Out a Smorgasbord for Film Junkies

By Christopher Trela   Eight hundred volunteers, 450 films, 50 countries, 14 screens and seven days comprise the staggering statistics behind an incredible experience for cinema junkies. They define the Newport Beach Film Festival, which takes place April 26 – May 3 at...

Telling Their Stories in Dance

Laguna’s Artists’ Theatre will come alive next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 26-28, with the spring dance show honoring this year’s senior class. “Twelve” will feature the choreographic work of department directors Lisa Jay and Danielle Pigneri, as well as five guest...

Every Beach Town Should be a Bike Town

Editor, I’m excited about the idea of Laguna Beach become a bike-friendly town. I’d like to see a system in place here similar to what we have in my hometown in Europe (another ridiculously picturesque beachside tourist town, very similar to Laguna) There, they have...

Artists of Disparate Media Find Common Ground

The show “So Close/So Far” features two Laguna Beach artists whose mediums and aesthetics could not be farther apart. Or so one might think. But glass artist Sian Poeschl and photographer Suzi Chauvel reveal much in common when it comes to creative inspiration. In this show, the...

Laguna Excels in Luring Foodie Tourists

The Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau was recently with a SASI (Shop America Salutes Innovation) award for “Best Dining Tourism Program” by a destination marketing organization in the United States at the 2012 ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining & Cultural...

The One-Night-Only Dolphin Gallery Exhibits TOW Artists

Laguna’s newest art gallery, the Dolphin Gallery at Top of the World Elementary School, will open its doors for the first time on Friday evening, Feb. 10, with an exhibition featuring over 600 visual artists and an assortment of live instrumental performers offering musical...

Coffee Break Expert Discusses Love, Discipline and Achievement

This month’s Coffee Break will feature local psychologist and author Dr. Thomas Habib during a 7-9 p.m. seminar at Aliso Creek Inn on Wednesday, Jan. 18, allowing working parents to participate in the PTA sponsored workshops.   Dr. Habib will explore how parents can help...

Movie Buffs Invited to Foreign-Film Fest

Gene Alterman will celebrate his ninth year as executive director of the Orange County International Jewish Film Festival not with a cake and candles, but with high hopes and the ambition to expand the offerings that begin screening Jan. 15 in Irvine. A 31-year Laguna Beach...

CHOC Receives $100,000 Ueberroth Gift

Children’s Hospital of Orange County has received a $100,000 donation from the Ueberroth Family Foundation to name a room on the fifth floor of a new patient care tower set to open in 2013.   The fifth floor will feature 28 identically equipped private rooms in order to...