Festival Cooking Series Showcases Center Club Chef
Lewis Butler, executive chef of Center Club in Costa Mesa, brings his culinary expertise to the Art of Cooking series at the Festival of Arts on Sunday, July 14, from 1 to 2 p.m. Festival visitors can watch award-winning Chef Lewis at work, follow along with recipes, and sample his creations.
Festival food lovers can enjoy the Art of Cooking series every Sunday between 1 and 2 p.m. until August 25. Held in the Festival Art Center, the series is free with a Festival admission. The Festival of Arts is open daily. For general information about the Festival of Arts call 949-494-1145 or visit the website www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org.
Jazz Wednesday with Rickey Woodard Quartet
Laguna Beach Live! presents the Rickey Woodard Quartet at the Rose Garden in the Hotel Laguna at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17.
Tenor saxophonist Rickey Woodard, born in Nashville, became joined the Ray Charles Band when he came to California and toured worldwide for seven years. He currently works with his own quintet, the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and Frank Capp Juggernaut Big Band. “Pineapple Delight” is the most recent of his nine albums.
Doors open at 5 p.m. in the Rose Garden where food and beverages are available for purchase. Buy tickets for $15 on line or for $18 at the door. Reservations recommended. Info online at www.lagunabeachlive.org.
Calling All Dude Fans
The Laguna Beach Film Society screens “The Big Lebowski” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at South Coast Cinema. The Coen Brothers cult comedy stars Jeff Bridges an John Goodman as bowling buddies wrapped up in a scheme involving a stolen rug, mistaken identity and kidnapping.
Tickets are $7 on line at www.LagunaArtMuseum.org/LBFS or $9 at the door; $5 for students. Or pay $20, which includes a prescreening buffet and wine reception at 6 p.m. at Laguna Art Museum and your chance to win a DVD for delivering the best line from the movie.
True aficionados are encouraged to wear bowling or other “Dude-like” costumes.