Top Weekend Picks at Art Festivals

Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams, Saturday, Aug. 13, 8:15 p.m., Irvine’s Great Park. $10 parking.

Festival of Art


Friday, Aug. 12, DJ Style with Lucky Lou, 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 13, conga drummer Poncho Sanchez, 1-3 p.m.; Nick Manzini Trio, 6-8 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 14, Cooking demo, 1-3 p.m.; Art in Motion: Hip-Hop to Tango, 3-4 p.m.; Beatles Sunday, Jason Feddy & Friends, 6-8 p.m. 

Pageant of the Masters, “Only Make Believe,” 8:30 p.m. nightly.

www.festivalofarts.org 949-494-1145, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.


Sawdust Art Festival


Friday, Aug. 12: Poul Pederson, Beth Fitchet Wood, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tony Dodd & Jukebox Scandal, noon-4:00 p.m.; Pawnshop Kings, Jason Wolverton, 5-9:30 p.m.; Tricia Freeman, 5:30-9:45 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 13, Kevin Misojon, Brooke Ramel, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; L.A Bluescasters, noon-4 p.m.; Kelly Fitzgerald, Peter Dobson, 5-9:30 p.m.; Ken Garcia 5:30-9:45 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Ken Garcia, George Lawton, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Porterhouse Bob, noon-4 p.m.; Eddie Allen 5-9:30 p.m.; The Girls 5:30-9:45 p.m. 

www.sawdustartfestival.org  949-494-3030  935 Laguna Canyon Road.




Friday, Aug.12: Bob Johnson, 4-7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 12: Heart’n Soul, noon-3 p.m.; Satin Blues, 4-7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 13: Swingsations  noon-3 p.m., Timbre Line, 4-7 p.m.

www.art-a-fair.com  949-494-4514 777 Laguna Canyon Road.



Friday, Aug. 12

 Sawdust Art Festival classes: 10 a.m-noon, tidepool bracelet w. Linda Ames; 2-4 p.m., water casting w. Erin Elowe.  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also Saturday.

 No Square Theatre’s summer stock production “Chicago,” 8 p.m., Legion Hall, 384 Legion Street. General: $20, kids/seniors $15  949-342-5381. Also Saturday.

 Jazz Friday with pianist/vocalist Christina Aguinaga at Romeo Cucina, 249 Broadway.

949-497-6627 www.romeocucina.com 

 West Coast Strayz, 9 p.m.-1 a.m, Marine Room 214 Ocean Avenue. 949-494-3027

 Nick Hernandez, 8:45 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Highway. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777

 Friday Night Dance Party, world music. 8:15 p.m., The Great Park, Sand Canyon Drive, Irvine. www.ocgreatpark.org $10 parking.



Saturday Aug.13

 Laguna Beach Farmers Market, Lumberyard Parking Lot next to City Hall. 8 a.m-noon  714.573.0374

 Lucinda Williams. (Folk/Rock) Concert 8:15 Sand Canyon&Marine Way, Irvine. www.ocgreatpark.org  $10 parking. 

 Beth Fitchet Woods Songwriters Showcase, 8-11 p.m. Marine Room, 214 Ocean Avenue. 949-494-3027

 Boutique Benefit Clothing Drive, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Call 949-468-6831 for drop-off locations.

 Helicopter, 8:45 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Highway. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777 

 Live jazz, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Laguna Coffee Company, 1050 S. Coast Highway.

 West Coast Strayz, 9 p.m., Marine Room, 214 Ocean Avenue. 949-494-3027

 Salsa Night w. Ivan Marcello at Romeo Cucina, 249 Broadway. 949-497-6627 www.romeocucina.com 

 Full Moon Drum Circle, 7-10 p.m., Aliso Beach, south end. Volunteers needed to hold fire pit (6-10, 10-2, 2-6 shifts). Bring wood and food.


Sunday, Aug.14

 Music in the Park. Bluebird Park. Jah-Mex reggae , 5-7 p.m. No set-ups before 3. 949-497-0722  [email protected]

 Guided Summer Back Country Hike, 9 a.m. Meet at El Moro day-use parking. $15 parking fee. 949-494-3539 or [email protected]

 Missiles of October, 4-8 p.m., Marine Room, 214 Ocean Avenue. 949-494-3027

 Andrew Bees of Black Uhuru reggae, 5-10 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Highway.  www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777 $10 cover.

 Justin James at Hotel Laguna, 5-8 p.m. 425 S. Coast Highway.

 Jazz featuring Dan Reckard on sax and keyboard, 6-9 p.m., Cafe Zinc, 344 Ocean Ave. 949-494-6312 


Monday, Aug. 15

 Art Supply Collection Week at Sawdust, Festival of Arts and Art-a-Fair. Free entry to those donating supplies worth $5 or more.

 Karaoke, 9 p.m. Hennessy Tavern, 213 Ocean Ave. 949-494-2743


Tuesday, Aug. 16

 Four artists share their creative process in Art Talk, Festival of Arts, 10 a.m. 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Free with festival admission.

  Beth Fitchet Wood’s Songwriter’s Showcase, 8-11 p.m. Marine Room, 214 Ocean Ave. 949-494-3027



Wednesday, Aug. 17

 Karaoke at 9 p.m. Ocean Ave. Brewery. No cover. 237 Ocean Avenue.

 Wine Club Tasting at the Gourmet Cheese and Wine Shop & Café, 845 Laguna Canyon Rd.  6:30 p.m. RSVP required. $10 per person. 949.494.4000

 Jazz Wednesday, Joey Sellers-Eric Dries Quartet, 6 p.m. Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway. $10 cover.


Thursday, Aug. 18

 Art, Jazz Wine & Chocolate, Festival of Arts. 5-8 p.m. $15.

DJ’d grooves at Mozambique. 1740 Coast Highway.

The Dupp Brothers, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Marine Room, 214 Ocean Avenue.

 Irvine Museum Director Jean Stern discusses “How to Look at Art,” Festival of Arts’ Art Talk, 10 a.m. Free with admission.

 Free film presentation, UC Irvine’s Kuehn Auditorium, curated by Meghan Chandler. 7 p.m.  Free snacks and post-film talk. 949 824-6494



 Noguchi: East Meets West and Lita Albuquerque “Emergence,” Daily, 11 a.m-5 p.m. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive. 949-494-8971. Through Oct. 12.

 “I Left My Heart,” A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett, 8 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets $30-70. 949-497-2787 through August 21.

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