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Interpreting the Qur’an Challenges an Artist and His Audience

Construction teams, teen-agers washing cars, surfers preparing to take to the waves, fieldworkers picking vegetables, cowboys competing in rodeos, weddings and funerals, political speeches and soldiers returning home on foot or in coffins. All those images and more represent...

Concert Honors World AIDS Day

  The German rock group Denmantau and The Higgs will perform on Laguna’s Main Beach at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29, to honor of the countless lives lost to AIDS. The city of Laguna Beach and the Community Clinic will be offering free anonymous HIV testing and flu shots....

Indy on Arts

Friday, Nov. 20 Comedian David Steinberg, 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets, $45, at lagunaplayhouse.com or 949 497-2787. Also Nov. 21. Nick I & ADD, Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Special Blend, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast...

Dynamic Duos Sustain a New Pageant

Adam and Eve have inspired countless artists. Now, the Pageant of the Masters’ creator, Diane Challis Davy, gives them new exposure in the 2016 production “Partners” by including a painting by two friends, the younger Jan Brueghel and Peter Paul Rubens. Sixteen other works...

Steinberg Performs in One-Man Show

  Comedian David Steinberg will perform “An Evening with David Steinberg” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Steinberg looks back and forward at his life in comedy in this one-man show. Tickets are $45 and...

Dance Fest Founder Shares Her Skills

Laguna Dance Festival will offer a master dance class for intermediate and advanced dancers taught by its founder, Jodie Gates, Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Laguna Beach High School Dance Studio, 625 Park Ave. Gates, who has taught for more than 25 years, is vice...

The Force Arrives Early

Don your “Star Wars” attire for the Son of Skywalker exhibit at Artists Republic gallery, 1175 Coast Highway. Join painter Brian Bent and more than 20 other artists for a reception from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21. Visitors can expect a variety of styles, humor, live...

Heirs Offer Unsold Ekstrom Works

Cheryl Ekstrom’s art works grace public spaces in Laguna Beach, with the latest installed at the corner on Broadway Street and Cliff Drive. She brought iconic Eames chairs back to life in stainless steel and in 2014 won a grant from the Laguna Beach Art Stars awards to crea...

First Novel by Laguna Local Released

Roundfire Books will publish “Invisible Wounds” on Friday, Nov. 27, the first novel by Laguna local Dustin Beutin. A screenwriter, Beutin has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures’ Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting for his works “Bataan” and “Washington Fog...

A Black and White Night At Cove Gallery

Notte Bianca, the November reception with an Italian twist at Cove Gallery, 1492 S. Coast Highway, takes place from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 with Italian hors d’ oeuvres, wine, music and fine art from the artist/owners of Cove Gallery. Cove features the work of 14...

Plot Out a Journey of Dance Movement

Join a gathering of creative people immersed in spontaneous and expressive dance movement which takes place from 7-9 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. All are invited to reconnect, rejuvenate, dive deep,...

Laguna Local Discusses Her New Book

Retired Laguna Beach teacher, Mary Minerman talks about her new book, The Spinster’s Guide to Dating, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway at 6 p.m. on Friday Nov. 20. At this free event Minerman presents an unapologetic, politically incorrect, hypocritical, sometimes...

Kids, Paint A Palette

The Arts Commission is accepting designs to the annual children’s holiday palette competition. Children ages 5 to 17 years old may submit an original design celebrating the holiday season. Those selected will be displayed at City Hall throughout December. Submitt by 5 p.m. on...

Plein Air Painters Take Up a Mission

The Mission Preservation Foundation welcomes the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association for an exclusive, limited-time art exhibition to appear at Mission San Juan Capistrano. The exhibit, “In the Footsteps of Saint Serra: Paintings Along El Camino Real,” will feature original...

Annual Oyster Event Benefits Playhouse

The Deck on Laguna Beach, Driftwood Kitchen and The Bungalows at Pacific Edge Hotel will host their third annual Sip & Shuck from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22 to benefit the 95th season of the Laguna Playhouse. Tickets for those 21-and-over are $95 and include oysters and...