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LOCA Invites All to Birthday Bash

LOCA Arts Education invites the public to its 25thanniversary birthday bash fundraising party from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, at Kitchen in the Canyon, 859 Laguna Canyon Rd. Founders Bill Darnell, Linda Dietrich, John Eagle, Anne England, Nan Jacobsen, Julita Jones, Chris...

Exhibit Displays Love Letters to Nature

Chinese artist Wang Xin Yong will present 29 paintings on rice paper at Ning Zhou Gallery, 357 S. Coast Highway from April 5 – 12. The artist will be in attendance at the show’s opening reception during Artwalk, Thursday, April 5, from 6-9 p.m. Though firmly rooted in traditional...

Winners Named in Exhibit of Small Works

The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association announced awards for its 12th annual “Less is More” juried art exhibit, displayed at the Forest & Ocean Gallery, 480 Ocean Avenue, until March 26. The exhibit of works under a square foot in size features 50 original works. Artists...

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Alliance Hosts Readings for Two New Works

The Orange County Playwrights Alliance presents two staged readings of one-act plays by Lynn Wells Nelson and George Bardin Rothman at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Dr. A donation of $10 is suggested. Reserve tickets at 714 902-5...

Play Sifts Beliefs, Social Challenges

In “Clybourne Park,” the current production of Laguna Playhouse, playwright Bruce Norris deftly examines contemporary issues with sly humor and a surprising structure. The seven member cast delve into plot twists that challenge notions about gentrification, marginalization,...

Auditions to be held for The Giver

Auditions to be held for Eric Coble’s” The Giver” on June 21, 22, and 23 at The Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach at 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. The play will be produced by The Laguna Playhouse’s Theatre for a New Generation, which is casting all roles and is open to...

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Local Author Hosts Book Signing

Local Dennis Lockwood has finished the first of an envisioned trilogy and will sign and discuss his first novel at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. “Duality” is a suspense thriller about a transgender Vegas showgirl stalked by a serial...

Book Reveals Mysteries a Mile Out

A release party with live music for the book “Blue Laguna,” by Laguna local Rich German, is planned for 2:30- 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Royal Hawaiian Restaurant, 331 N. Coast Highway. German has filled 130 pages with images of dolphins and whales he’s encountered offshore...

Author Taps His Hometown

Laguna Beach is again the setting for a local author’s tale of crime and intrigue. This time it’s Dennis Lockwood, Laguna Beach resident and one of the founding members of the Third Street Writers Group, whose debut novel “Duality,” was recently published and is now available on...

Local Shares Life Stories

Laguna Beach High School alum Georgeanne Brennan will discuss her new book, “My Culinary Journey: Food and Fêtes of Provence,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway.    The new book, Brennan continues her memoir of living in France, raising goats...

Author Explores a Bond That Crosses Cultures

Author Jessica Buchleitner discusses her work, “50 Women, Book One,” from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. “I quickly learned that most women, no matter which country they were from or ethnic background they represented, shared similar...

Where Every Shelf Holds a Story

  By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent “My Baby Rhinos” tells how two baby rhinos in Africa, orphaned by poachers, broke open the heart of a girl from Laguna Beach. When that teenager returned home, the book tells how the girl raised money for the care and protection...