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Art Contest Sets Out the Easel

Thirty-five contemporary landscape artists arrive in Laguna Beach this week for the 18th annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, Oct. 8–16. The first quick-draw event begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, on Main Beach with the artists competing to finish a plein air work...

Glass Show Crystalizes at Avran

Avran Fine Art exhibits glass sculptures by artists László Lukácsi and Péter Borkovics beginning Saturday, Oct. 1, with a 6-9 p.m. reception. Both artists will be in attendance to discuss their work and the complicated process involved in creating such works at the Laguna Beach...

Peak Behind the Pageant Stage

Pageant of the Masters makeup director Allyson Doherty will show how costumes are specially constructed and painted for artistic stage effects during a LOCA Arts Education workshop Sunday, Sept. 25. The 11 a.m.-1p.m. demonstration takes place on the Sawdust Festival grounds....

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‘Stolen Moments’ Reveals the Roots of American-born Music

“Stolen Moments, the First 100 Years of Jazz” introduces audiences to jazz music’s rich history with a discussion and demonstration by the Metta Quintet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. The event relocated to the Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Dr., to accommodate popular interest....

Taverna to Introduce Regional Menu

Taverna Laguna Beach, an Italian restaurant in a historic building at 222 Ocean Ave., will offer regional Italian menus one week a month beginning Jan. 23-27. The menu will focus on food from Sagra Del Maiale, known as the pig feast. Patrons in Taverna’s dining room or on its...

Getting Out

What do you get when you mix an Irish tale with 19 cats, one dog named after a pancake, and two eccentric animal lovers? Annabella Price and Mark Bramhall star in “Chapatti,” a tale about two animal lovers in Dublin, and their unexpected spark as they re-discover the importance...

Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

Paging Art Lovers for Book Signing  Laguna Beach Books welcomes local artist Ken Auster, author of “Intellect and Passion” to the store at 1200 S. Coast Highway on Sunday, June 12, at 4 p.m. where Auster will answer questions and sign copies of his book. Auster’s new coffee table...

The Write Stuff

Cyclist Peddles a New Book  Three-time Ironman finisher Amy Snyder’s journey on an annual cross-country bicycling race is the subject of a book that she will be signing June 4 at Latitude 33 Bookstore, 311 Ocean Ave, from 1-3 p.m.  In “Hell on Two Wheels: An Astonishing Story of...

The Write Stuff on Health

Meet Oprah’s Diet and Fitness Guru Bob Greene, talk show host Oprah Winfrey’s diet and fitness guru, will talk about turning back the clock and sign his new book, “20 Years Younger,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Greene will be...

The Write Stuff

City-Wide Read Author Discusses Growing Up Bipolar Laguna Beach Books and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church have organized the next installment of their ongoing City-Wide Read program, and all residents are encouraged to attend a free discussion and book-signing event for Terri Cheney,...

The Write Stuff

Author Evokes Wharton’s ‘House of Mirth’ Laguna Beach Books will host Victoria Patterson, author of “This Vacant Paradise,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Patterson will read an excerpt from her novel, answer questions, and sign books at this free event....

New Entry in Mom-oir World

Strasser Shares All in Mommy Memoir Teresa Strasser, Emmy-winning television writer, television and radio host, and now author of “Exploiting My Baby: A Memoir of Pregnancy & Childbirth” will attend a special book-signing event at Laguna Beach Books from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on...