Stars Come Out for Festival Gala Al Jarreau performed to nearly 3,000 fans at the Festival of Arts and celebrity guests enjoyed a private showing of the Pageant of the Masters during an end-of-season gala last month that raised $250,000. Television’s Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook, and Matthew Gray Gubler of “Criminal Minds” turned […]
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Laguna Beach Belly Dancers, JJ & the Habibis celebrate 30 years of belly dancing at Sawdust Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., with two shows, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. and a parade through the grounds Saturday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m. Jheri St. James won two trophies at the Belly Dancer of the Universe competition and the […]
Last Chance for Chocolate and Song The “Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate” series concludes with a performance by Billy Valentine from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Festival of the Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Sample a wide variety of Kendall-Jackson wines expertly selected to compliment and enhance the nuanced flavor of high-end chocolates […]
A live performance, Sunday Aug., by Quattro a jazz fusion band wraps up the Sunday in Park series at the Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Showtime is from 2-4 and admission is free with Festival ticket $6-$10.
Argus Quartet returns to the Laguna Art Museum for a free concert Thursday Aug. 14, from 7-8 p.m. Included in the performance will be “Ekphrasis,” a new music and dance commission by Laguna Beach Live!, Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Dance Festival. The Los Angeles-based string quartet is dedicated to challenging the musical status quo […]
Squinting her eyes and turning her head this way and that, artist Jessica de Stefano is studying her subject, a dark-haired woman grateful she need not sit frozen like statuary. Slowly, a likeness of Carrie Angland emerges, carved from polymer clay that de Stefano paints and fires in porcelain at home. “In my mind I […]
Sawdust Art Festival adopts a country western theme Saturday, Aug. 2, with entertainment, art classes and Saloon specials to celebrate the day’s festivities, all complimentary with entry. Country bands will perform at all three of the festival’s music stages. Art classes allow visitors to create a western keepsake, from leather craft to making a gold […]
Hailed in the United Kingdom as the “kings of jazz/funk fusion,” Down to the Bone performs from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Concerts are free to residents or a Festival admission of $4 to $7. Iconic Film, North Shore Screens in San Clemente […]
The South Laguna Community Garden Park welcomes garden lovers to its annual summer garden festival and potluck from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, July 27, at Eagle Rock Way and Coast Highway. There will be live music by Tony Bisson and friends. Donations welcome toward a permanent garden. Information at SouthLaguna.org/garden. Commissioner Examines Drug Court’s Effectiveness […]
Family Art Day Introduces Kids to Art Kids will be able to create their own works of art during Family Art Day at the Festival of Arts, from 12-3 p.m., Saturday, July 19. Besides the Festival’s ceramic and mixed media workshops, the grounds will be alive with entertainment for all ages with marionette shows, balloon art, […]
The Art of Cooking Series continues at the Festival of Arts from 1- 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, with Judy Bart Kancigor, teacher of Jewish cooking and family life. “Many of her recipes have been passed down from generation to generation and we’re honored that she’ll be sharing them with us!” said Susan Davis, the […]
A $5,000 grant from the Festival of Arts enabled the Laguna Beach High School jazz band to compete in the Riverside Community College band competition where they took first place as well as purchase instruments. Another gift of $750 from the Ebell Club allowed three students to attend a performance by the San Francisco Symphony […]
The theme of the Pageant of the Masters 2014 is “The Art Detective.” Pageant Director Diane Challis was asked: “Who is the art detective?” Her reply? “Anyone who suffers from a case of curiosity. Anyone who is driven to ask who, what, where, when and why.” She added, “Who doesn’t love to solve a […]
The Festivals of Arts Foundation has awarded $90,000 in grants to local non-profits. Recipient include the Laguna Art Museum, the Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach Live!, the LBHS Band Boosters, Laguna Beach Seniors, Laguna Community Concert Band, Laguna Dance Festival, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, LagunaTunes, Inc., No Square Theater, Festival of […]
Studying Oil Painting and Native Creatures Enjoy an informative tour of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center on Saturday, April 12, with a close-up view of live sea lions, followed by a hands-on art project, taught by a professional instructor Mary Hurlbut. Everyone takes home finished art. Beginners are welcome and all supplies are included. The fee […]