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Enjoy Shakespeare in the Park

Performers Jason Feddy and John Gardiner return to the the Heisler Park Amphitheatre to reprise their presentation of Shakespeare’s Fool at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. The free performance includes with the songs and speeches from the plays of William Shakespeare.   Arts Ma...

Enjoy Shakespeare in the Park

    The Arts Commission will present Shakespeare’s Fool, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4 at the Heisler Park Amphitheatre The free performance includes artists Jason Feddy and John Gardiner with the songs and speeches from the plays of William Shakespeare. Women Donate Art...

All-Stars Close Out Summer Series

  Laguna Beach Live! All-Stars close out the outdoor jazz series Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Ranch, which is expected to sell out. Led by artistic director Bijon Watson, the trumpeter fills out the ensemble with recording artists such as Courtney Fortune. The 6 p.m. concert...

Open Mic Night Returns to Local Bookstore

Storytellers are invited to share a song, poem or story on Sunday, Sept. 20, when Laguna Beach Books begins hosting open mic nights. Michele McCormick and Ed Kaufman, former hosts of DimeStories, welcome all writers to an expanded open mic experience. All attendees will have an...

Save the Date for Music

Tickets are now on sale for the 14th annual Laguna Beach Music Festival slated for Valentine’s Day weekend, Feb. 10-14, 2016, at a variety of Laguna Beach venues. Artist mentors are violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner. Other performers will include wild Up, Chris...

Extend Summer With a Sunset Serenade

Free city-sponsored concerts resume Friday evenings next month beginning Sept. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Heisler Park Amphitheatre. The first Sunset Serenade opens with jazz tenor sax player Jonathan Rowden. On subsequent weeks, Michael Ubaldini, the South Coast Symphony String...

Melissa Manchester to Perform 
at the Festival of Arts

Singer Melissa Manchester and actress Mira Sorvino lead off the Festival of Arts’ one-night only celebrity benefit concert and performance of the Pageant of the Masters on Saturday, Aug. 29. Other guest celebrities from television scheduled to appear are Paget Brewster, Raymond...

Grab Your Shades for the Show

Look for “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit,” Gimme Some Lovin’,” and more at “The Blues Brothers Revue,” which opened this past Thursday at Laguna Playhouse for a brief week-long run through Sunday, Aug. 20. The live concert featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as...

Jazz Fans Ready for Torres

  Poncho Sanchez fans will especially enjoy Jazz Wednesdays’ Aug. 12, concert that features trombonist Francisco Torres, the lead trombonist and musical director for the Grammy winning Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. Torres, a trombonist and composer, is at home with jazz,...

Concert Band Performs Free at Festival of Arts

The Laguna Concert Band marks its 15th anniversary with two remaining summer concerts: at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the Festival of Arts, and at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 at Central Park in Huntington Beach. The Laguna Concert Band is partly supported by a grant from the...

Blue Water Concert Bends Toward the Blues

The Blue Water concert series continues on Saturday, July 25, with The Black Tongued Bells, The Budrows, A Step Further and more from 6-10 p.m. at Bridge Hall, in the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St Ann’s Dr. Tickets are $10-$15 general admission, $40-$45 for VIP...

Break Out the Picnic for a Shakespeare Weekend

  Shakespeare by the Sea’s production of “The Tempest” and “As You Like It” takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, respectively, at Bonita Canyon Sports Park, 1990 Ford Road, in Newport Beach. Both 7 p.m. performances are free and open to the public. Those planning...

Rockabilly Sound Kicks off Concerts on the Green

Former Stray Cat and rockabilly artist Lee Rocker performs at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, during the Festival of Arts’ Concerts on the Green. The summer-long Saturday afternoon concert series will also feature other genres including jazz and Motown. Concerts are free with admission...

Buck Naked Band Rides Again

Members of the Western swing band Buck Naked and the Chapped Cheeks invite all to join them for music, dancing, and lots of laughs at the No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St., Thursday, July 9. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $20-$25; for $10 more, enjoy a BBQ dinner with the...

Jazz Wednesdays Concert Sells Out

Tickets are on sale now for Laguna Beach Live!’s July 1 concert, The Latin Trumpet Summit, featuring trumpeters Bijon Watson and Gilbert Castellanos and players from other Latin jazz bands. The first summer jazz concert last week sold out. They take place on the patio overlooking...