Indy Calendar, May4-10, 2012

Photographer Greg Gorman speaks about his two latest book project, Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Thursday, May 10, 7 p.m. Book sales and signing. Suggested $10 donation. 949.548.2411

Friday, May 4

Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 a.m. Tidepool bracelet with Linda Ames,;  2 p.m., silk scarf painting with Olivia Batchelder  949-494-3030. Also Saturday.

Explore the Plants on the Trail to Barbara’s Lake, 9 – 11:30 a.m, a two-mile leisurely hike led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Rd. $3 per vehicle. RSVP required: (949) 923-2235 or (949) 923-3702

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theater Murder Mystery fundraiser, 7 p.m., Woman’s Club, 240 St. Ann’s Dr.  Performances, dinner, wine, silent & live auctions, oppty drawings. $85  949-497-2787 x 218. Also Saturday.

Boutique Benefit pre-sale party, 5-6 p.m. $40 at Nirvana Grille, 303 Broadway.

Sunset Serenades, 6:30 p.m., Heisler Park, Shelby, Tieg &Tara vocal harmonics. Bring a low chair and picnic.

Jazz with pianist Giovanni Miradi at Romeo Cucina, 249 Broadway.


Tricia Freeman, 9 p.m., Marine Room, 214 Ocean Ave. 949-494-3027

The Trip, 8:45 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Highway.  949-715-7777

Fiz and His Band at Hotel Laguna, 9 p.m., 425 S. Coast Highway. 949-494-1151

Great Park film series, “Forks Over Knives,” 6:50 p.m., Sand Canyon Rd & Marine Way, Irvine 866-829-3829

Greg Gorman.


Saturday, May 5

Zero Trash Laguna, 10 a.m. check for locations.

Laguna Beach High School Alumni Assoc. scholarship fundraising picnic, 11 a.m-4 p.m. Heisler Park.

Saturday wine tasting, 1-4 p.m., Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Environmental Nature Center’s “Butterfly House” opening & Spring Faire ,10 a.m-3 p.m. 1601 16th St., Newport Beach.

Full Moon Drum Circle, 7-10 p.m., South end Aliso Beach. Bring drum, wood, enthusiasm.

Farmers Market, Lumberyard Parking Lot next to City Hall. 8 a.m-noon  714.573.0374

Fundraiser for “Cathexis” sculpture restoration, 4-7 p.m, John Alabaster art studio. Shuttle from ACT V lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Opening reception for college graduate students, 6-8 p.m. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr. 949-494-8971

Fiz and His Band at Hotel Laguna 9-midnight, 425 South Coast Highway. 949-494-1151

The English Beat, 8:45 p.m, Mozambique, 1740 Coast Highway.  949-715-7777

Live Jazz from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Laguna Coffee Company, 1050 S. Coast Highway. Free.

Jazz with pianist Giovanni Miradi at Romeo Cucina, 249 Broadway. 949-497-6627

Tricia Freeman, 9 p.m., Marine Room, 214 Ocean Ave. 949-494-3027

Newport Beach Cruises, Davey’s Locker , 400 Main Street. 949-673-1434 for times.  $25 per person.

11th Annual International Festival, 10:30 a.m- 5:30 p.m. Soka University, Aliso Viejo.  parking $10. Free park @ 24000 Avila Rd. Shuttle every 30 min. beginning at 10 a.m.

Boutique Benefit high-end tag sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Laguna Presbyterian Church.


Sunday, May 6

First Sunday Chamber Music at LCAD: Ceora Winds Trio, 3 p.m. 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Teaching Artists Showcase, 3-5:30 p.m., Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S.Coast Hwy. $35  949-363-4700 auction items: [email protected]

Missiles of October, 4-8 p.m., Marine Room, 214 Ocean Ave. 949-494-3027.

Pato Benton, CA roots Reggae, 5-10 p.m. Mozambique, 1740 Coast Highway.  949-715-7777 $10 cover.

“The Man who Planted Trees,” Scotland’s Puppet Theatre Co., 1 & 3:30 p.m. $20. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 615 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa 714-556-2787

Fundraiser for “Melody for Freedom” 1:30 p.m., Founders Hall, Soka University Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo.


Tuesday, May 8

Beth Fitchet Wood’s Songwriters’ Showcase, 8-11 p.m. Marine Room, 214 Ocean Ave. 949-494-3027

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Hennessy Tavern, 213 Ocean Ave. 949-494-2743

Historical Society presentation on Festival of Arts, 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. Free.


Wednesday, May 9

Karaoke at 9 p.m. Ocean Ave. Brewery. No cover. Over 21, 237 Ocean Avenue. 949-497-3381



“Tickled Pink,” Mindy Solomon, embodied by Rita Rudner, on her journey from Florida to New York. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd.  949-497-2787. Through May 20.

The Artist Fund Directors show at City Hall. Through May 22. [email protected] (949) 612-1949.

Selections from the Collection: at foaSouth, 1006 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1145    through June 5.

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