Comic Documentary is All Wet

Frank Potenza

From Sweden with splash, the Laguna Beach Film Society is airing the humorous documentary, “Men Who Swim,” about a group of 40+ guys, who using Esther Williams techniques as inspiration, launch Sweden’s first all-male synchronized swim team.

The film will be presented on Friday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Forum Theater on the Festival of Arts’ grounds.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at 6:45 before the movie.

Jazz Duo Performs at Hotel Laguna

Laguna Beach Live! Jazz Winter Series presents guitarist and vocalist Frank Potenza with Joe Bagg on organ on Wednesday, March 16, at Hotel Laguna.

There are two shows, 6 and 7:45 p.m., with a $10 cover charge. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Reservations can be made at 949-494-1151 and will be held until 15 minutes before the show begins. The second show is expected to be lighter in attendance.

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day With Brits

What’s better than a bit of British humor and slapstick revenge set in working class Manchester? If this is your cup of tea, join Laguna Beach Film Society members for the 2009 British Indy Award winner, “Looking for Eric,” presented at the South Coast Cinema at 7 p.m., March 17.

The once dashing dancer, now an anxious, middle-aged British postman, is visited by a phantom friend whose off-beat advice launches Eric in a new direction.  Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 for students with IDs, and $20 for hors d’oeuvres and wine reception at 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Community Room.

Film Society members get this all free. Call Joanne Story at 949-494-9871 ext 201 to become a member now.

Love Is in the Air for Chorale’s Concert

The Saddleback Master Chorale will perform “The Music of Love” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18 at St. Catherine of Siena Church.

Taking inspiration from Shakespeare’s sonnets, as well as from the music of George Gershwin and Duke Ellington, the chorale will perform pieces from “love’s songbook,” showcasing the passion, joy and pain that make up the “music of love.”

Library Swings with Live Jazz

“Swing” in to the Laguna Beach Library at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, to relax to the sounds of live jazz, compliments of the Friends of the Laguna Beach Library, featuring the local trio the Hollywood Combovers, with Gary Hogan on trumpet and bass, Fred Carroll at the piano, and Shelly Gordon on drums. For more information, call the library at 949-497-1733.

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