Cooking Series Turns Up the Heat



Chef Zov Karamardian
Chef Zov Karamardian

The Festival of Arts’ weekly Art of Cooking series begins with award-winning chef Zov Karamardian on Sunday, July 13, who will give demonstrations and share samples of her dishes.

Cooking demonstrations are free with festival admission and take place on the festival grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Visit or call 800-487-3378.

Artists Reveal Their Muses

A group of Festival artists led by painter Elizabeth McGhee will discuss how and why they select their subjects during “Art Talks: A Lecture Series,” at noon Thursday, July 17, on the Festival of Arts’ grounds.

Tickets are $4-$7 for each talk and a Pageant of the Masters ticket stub is good for free admission all summer.

Thursday is Free Movie Night

Free outdoor summer film screenings return with the showing of “The Princess Bride” at sunset Thursday, July 17, on the first fairway at The Ranch, 31106 Coast Highway,

A taco station, full bar and popcorn stand open at 6:30. Lawn games precede the film.

Admission is free, but no outside food or beverages are permitted.

Big Plans Ahead for Little Theatre

Tickets are on sale for No Square Theatre’s upcoming summer musical, “Title of Show,” with performances July 19-21, 24-27, at

Applications are also being accepted for Square Roots, a theatre camp for kids ages 5 to 13. The two-week camp culminates in two performance showcases on Aug. 22 and 23. Classes take place at the No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St. Tuition is $300. Download an application from and mail it to No Square Theatre, P.O. Box 823, Laguna Beach, Calif. 92652

Malaysian Designer Showcases New Collection

An example from Edric Ong’s kimono collection.
An example from Edric Ong’s kimono collection.

The Edric Ong Trunk Show & Artist Performance takes place on Thursday, July 17, from 6-9 p.m. at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Ong’s creations have won the Unesco-Asean Crafts Seal of Excellence. The free event will include an informal fashion show, samples of Asian cuisine, the opportunity to purchase from his fashion collection and entertainment.

The Bugaku collection of contemporary kimonos and art textiles will also be on display through Sept. 17. For further information, contact Olivia Batchelder at 949.280.9785.

Shakespeare By The Sea Comes to Newport Beach

Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be presented free of charge at the Bonita Canyon Sports Park, 1990 Ford Rd. in Newport Beach Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20.

Performance time is 7 p.m. Details are available at


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