Jazz on the Green Introduces Fusion Artists

Down to the Bone performs Saturday, July 26.
Down to the Bone performs Saturday, July 26.

Hailed in the United Kingdom as the “kings of jazz/funk fusion,” Down to the Bone performs from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Concerts are free to residents or a Festival admission of $4 to $7.



Iconic Film, North Shore Screens in San Clemente

The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center at 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente invites the public to a screening of the iconic Hollywood surf film, “North Shore” from 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 25.

Surfers Gerry Lopez, Gregory Harrison and John Philbin along with producer Randall Kleiser and director William Phelps will be in attendance.

The 1987 film follows a fictional surfer from a wave pool in Arizona, who heads out to surf Oahu’s North Shore to see if he has the skills to cut it as a pro surfer.

Tickets are $30.


Salty Suites Will Perform Live

The Salty Suites
The Salty Suites

The folk-rock group Salty Suites will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 429 Cypress Dr. Tickets are $15; students, $10, and kids under 5 are free.

The group returns from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, July 27, for a live performance on the Festival of Arts’ green. That performance is free to residents or with a Festival admission.


John Beasley Trio Performs Outdoors


John Beasley
John Beasley

John Beasley Trio will perform at The Ranch at Laguna Beach on Wednesday, July 30, at 6 p.m.

An original artist with a highly expressive and personal style, the pianist-composer-arranger has performed or recorded with jazz luminaries including Miles Davis, has written numerous Hollywood film scores, and was the music director for several television shows.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Drinks and food is available for purchase. For more info: visit www.lagunabeachlive.org.


Authors Featured At Sawdust Festival’s Locals’ Night


Sally Eastwood and Helen Polins-Jones, the author and illustrator of the recently published “101 Things to Love About Laguna Beach,” will be at the Sawdust Art Festival’s main stage from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 31, to sign copies of their book.

Publisher Brooks Street Books will donate 30 percent of proceeds from book sales at the event to the Sawdust Festival.

The British transplants created what they call an illustrated love letter to their adopted hometown and features Eastwood’s prose and over 50 of Polins-Jones’s watercolor landscapes and motifs.


A Perfect Pair Sweetens Midweek.

Brian Bromberg
Brian Bromberg

Brian Bromberg performs with special guest Everette Harp at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, during the Festival of Arts’ “Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate” series.

A $15 admission includes sampling Kendall-Jackson wines and XAN Confections on the festival green. Limited concert seating available in reserved section for an additional $25 per person by calling (800) 487-3378.





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