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The Arts

Lagunatics Returning to No Square Stage

No Square Theatre’s annual parody show, “Lagunatics Remaskered”, will be showcased at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 through Dec. 19. This year’s show takes aim at pickleball, infrastructure, global warming, and a partridge in a pear tree. “As usual, all topics are fair game and no one is spared in the...

Ann Wareham to exit Laguna Playhouse 

Ann Wareham will depart the Laguna Playhouse by Dec. 31 after an 11-year-stint as artistic director. “It has been a tremendous honor to be able to guide the Laguna Playhouse over this past decade and to serve the extraordinary arts community of Laguna Beach,” Wareham said in a press release. “It...

Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center showcases artists, raises over $10k at Halloween fundraiser

After its inaugural Mask-a-Rad Bash, the Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center has kicked off its Season of Giving to keep the arts alive and thriving in Laguna Beach. On the Saturday before Halloween, the Cultural Arts Center (LBCAC) hosted its major fundraiser at Moss Point Estate. Based on community support...

LCAD opens The Art of Nellie Gail Moulton exhibition

Laguna College of Art + Design, in collaboration with Moulton Museum, held a Nov. 4 reception to open The Art of Nellie Gail Moulton, a new LCAD Gallery exhibition featuring the Orange County pioneer, philanthropist, and artist. In 1961, Nellie Gail Moulton was part of the movement to establish the...

Coast Film Festival to present U.S. mainland premiere of Duke Kahanamoku documentary

The Third-Annual Coast Film Festival (CFF) will present the U.S. Mainland premiere of “Waterman,” an original documentary on the life of Duke Kahanamoku, the revered surf legend and Olympian, at 8 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Festival of Arts campus. Produced by Sidewinder Films and narrated by Jason Momoa,...

Art & Nature Festival returns to Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Art Museum was set to kick-off the ninth annual Art & Nature Festival on Thursday, including the installation of three new exhibitions inspired by the natural world. Art & Nature’s featured installation “Any-Instant-Whatever” opened to the public during the First Thursdays Art Walk. Artist Rebeca Méndez created a multimedia experience capturing a...

Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center to host “Mask-A-Rad” Halloween Bash 

The Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center (LBCAC) will host its first annual “Mask-A-Rad” Halloween Bash fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the seaside Moss Point Estate in South Laguna. Ryan Heflin & Band and “Laguna Tenor,” Rick Weber, will perform. Everyone is encouraged to participate in...

Plein air painters return to Laguna Beach vistas

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association expressed excitement and gratitude for the overwhelming support received during the 23rd Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational held earlier this month. This year 33 of the top plein air artists from across the country joined nine days of plein air events. “Having faced and...

After pandemic intermission, Laguna Playhouse to open 100th Season on Sunday

Laguna Playhouse plans to open its 100th season on Sunday following a 19-month closure prompted by COVID-19 restrictions. For its fall production, the Playhouse will raise the curtain for “Sh-Boom! Life Could be a Dream” on Oct. 13. Audiences will visit Springfield and meet the Crooning Crabcakes as they prepare...

Laguna Art Museum to host circus day event

Laguna Art Museum will host a circus-themed day with art-making and a special performance from the Bob Baker Marionette Theater from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. The family-friendly activities are inspired by the museum's exhibition Wayne Thiebuaud: Clowns, as well as a performance of Bob Baker’s The Circus and an interactive session...