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Shap Show Spotlights High School Talent Laguna Beach’s Lumberyard Restaurant will host a $65 per person pre-show dinner on Saturday, Feb. 8, which includes reserved seating for the 26th annual No Suits Allowed concert at the LBHS Artists’ Theatre. Both the 7:30 p.m. concert and...

Visit Laguna Beach Puts Stopper in ‘Uncorked’

Laguna Beach will continue to entice foodies and gourmands with an annual epicurean event in March, as they have since the inaugural Laguna a la Carte food and wine fest in 2011. Even so, the wildly popular signature Uncorked kick-off event, a wine and food tasting on the...

Foundation Set to Distribute Arts Grants

Nonprofit organizations that sponsor community oriented programs in all arts disciplines in the city of Laguna Beach are invited to apply for arts grants from the Festival of Arts Foundation. Grant applications are available online at LagunaFestivalofArts.org or may be picked up...

Festival of Arts Exhibit Opens

“Selections from the Collection,” a new exhibit from the Festival of Arts, is open to the public at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave., during business hours Monday through Friday. The exhibit which runs through Jan. 17 features recent acquisitions by the Festival, early Laguna Beach...

Mold Be Gone, ‘Lagunatics’ Back On

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy After three months of self-imposed restraint, “Lagunatics” will let loose their skewed sense of ethnocentric humor on the local stage once again. The 29 volunteer cast members of the annual spoof on la vida de la Laguna were sequestered from using the...

Mold Be Gone, ‘Lagunatics’ Back On

After three months of self-imposed restraint, “Lagunatics” will let loose their skewed sense of ethnocentric humor on the local stage once again. The 29 volunteer cast members of the annual spoof on la vida de la Laguna were sequestered from using the stage at the Forum Theater...

Historic Venue Hosts Rock Concert

By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent For the first time in nearly a decade, a rock show plugs in at the Festival of Arts’ grounds on Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at 5:30 p.m. and closing out by 9:30 p.m., before the headliner at a typical concert takes the stage. Despite the...

Haunted Houses Return

Ready for Pageant’s Monster Mash? Reviving an event from years past, the Festival of Arts’ transforms its “Pageant of the Masters” backstage into a haunted venue with an artistic twist known as Pageant of the Monsters. Pageant Director Diane Challis Davy’s take on the season for...

Spending by Tourists Stronger This Summer

With few exceptions this summer, diners daily filled the booths overlooking Coast Highway from Nick’s Laguna Beach restaurant, front row seats to the hustle and bustle of the downtown beach scene. “This was by far our busiest year,” since opening five years ago, said...

Getting Out

Stars’ Shimmer Along With Car Winner   Multiple Grammy winner and two-time Academy Award nominee James Ingram and actress and former resident Heather Locklear will host the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters’ season-ending gala and car give-away on Saturday, Aug. 24....

Getting Out 8/16/13

Jazz All-Stars Wrap Up Series The Eric Marienthal All-Stars featuring Brian Bromberg and Mitch Forman take the stage Saturday, Aug. 17, in the final Jazz on the Green concert at the Festival of Arts,  650 Laguna Canyon Rd. The trio will perform from 1 to 3 p.m. The concerts are...

Art Seen 8/16/13

Ex-Coach Shares Gridiron Tales Uncharacteristically, Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts will host former USC and Los Angeles Rams football coach John Robinson for an afternoon of art, wine, music and great stories on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 4 – 6 p.m. Robinson was invited to the...

Speaker’s Corner: The Doctor is In

People tell me things.  Perfect strangers unburden themselves to me, and nowhere is this more evident than when I’m sitting my photographer husband, Gary’s, Festival of Arts booth.  In my tall chair I’m like Lucy in her psychiatry booth and the sign says, “The Doctor is In.” A...

‘The Big One’ Returns Home

From the Festival of Arts A year after his passing, artist, colorist and former Laguna Beach Festival of Arts exhibitor Robert Young’s immense masterpiece, “The Big One,” has made its way back to Laguna Beach after a 30-year sojourn at SeaWorld San Diego. It will be on display at...

Getting Out 8/9/13

Food Truck’s Chef Rolls Up Chef Jason Quinn will demonstrate step-by-step some of his favorite recipes and share samples of his finished creations at the Festival of Arts Sunday, Aug. 11 from 1 – 2 p.m. Quinn, who grew up in Irvine, is chef and co-owner of The Lime Truck as well...