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the Look of Plein Air

The public is invited to explore “Interpreting Views: Images in Nature” at an 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. artists reception Saturday, Oct. 21, in the CAP Gallery, 260 Ocean Ave. The exhibit which, features works Laguna Beach artists Cheyne Walls, Mike Tauber and Troy Poeschl, runs through...

Group Show Explores Nature

BC Space Gallery exhibits a show of 20 artists in a dialogue titled “Nature Prevails” and hosts a reception Friday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. The gallery, 235 Forest Ave., also opens to the public Nov. 3 and Dec. 16 at the same time. The show can be seen by appointment as well by...

Salt Seasons PST with Cultural Icons

Among a few galleries participating in the Getty Center’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA programing, saltfineart presents Descendants and Dissonance: Cultural Iconography in Contemporary L.A. throughout October. This exhibition brings together three graphically inspired...

Art Profiles

Newly Restored Painting Reveals Early Laguna

A work by early plein air artist William Griffith and never exhibited publicly before is on display at City Hall. It was donated by a great-grandson of a Laguna Beach homesteader.

Ancient Messenger Receives a Modern Makeover

By Susan Anderson, Special to the Independent Artist Annette Wimmer unveiled her latest work, “Mercury Rising,” among friends at a reception earlier this at her painting studio and salon in Laguna Beach. Wimmer moved to Laguna Beach from Munich after marrying Paul Brian in 1985....

One Show Only for Greg Lyons Trio

Laguna local and percussionist Greg Lyons performs with David Pope and Matt Smiley at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St. Dinner by The White House is served al fresco 50 minutes before the show for $10. The jazz trio plays original music, contemporary,...

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Getting Out

Sound Spectrum Dials Up ‘Summer of Love’

Customers of the independent Laguna Beach record store Sound Spectrum are invited to a “happening,” Saturday, Oct. 28, to mark the shop’s remarkable longevity and its genesis 50 years ago in the hippie era. Store owner Jim Otto says the noon to 4 p.m. Sound Spectrum birthday...

Anneliese Hosts Family Oktoberfest

Don a dirndl or pull on the lederhosen for $1 off admission to an Oktoberfest party from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Annelies School, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. Board a free trolley from the city parking lot ACT V in Laguna Canyon and sample a bit of traditional Bavarian...

Brass Players Show Their Musicianship

  The ensemble Brass Pacifica performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Woman’s Club, a one-time location change for the Live! at the Museum concerts. The five-member group of accomplished Los Angeles brass players was founded in 1995 to study and perform chamber music....

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Community Activist Presents Workshop for Social Justice

Paul Kivel, a co-founder of the organization Showing Up for Racial Justice, will present material from his book “Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice” during a 2 p.m. workshop Sunday Oct. 22. The workshop takes place at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast...

Local Author Dines with Library Friends

Local author Suzanne Redfearn will be the guest speaker of the annual Friends of the Library dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 in the library. Hear about the Friends’ accomplishments while dining. Vegetarian options are available. Tickets at $65 are available through PayPal or...

Novelist Presents Latest Work

  Author Brian Rogers will discuss his latest book, “The Whole of the Moon,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Six crisscrossing narratives unfold in the novel set along old Route 66, from the Inland Empire to its Chicago terminus,...

Disney’s ‘Beast’ Informs a Look at Gospel Leadership

Local author, leadership consultant, and motivational speaker Mary Scifres published her first book on transformational leadership and discusses the work at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at University United Methodist Church, 18422 Culver Dr., in Irvine. A veteran of other works on...

Local Author Introduces Latest Novel

Local Laguna author Kaira Rouda will be at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, at 5 p.m. Sunday Sept. 17, to talk about her new book, “Best Day Ever.” A reception with refreshments is planned; all are invited. The suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal was named one of...

Go Fan Finds a New Venue

Paul Freeman has written a novel, “Stop, Go, Murder,” set in the coastal environs of California and Florida. The story involves a struggling ex-gangster who learns his former boss has been murdered. One of the plot twists involves Go, an ancient game of strategy that Freeman has...