The New Look of Bluegrass Arrives at The Ranch

Barefoot Movement taps into a resurgence in bluegrass music.
Barefoot Movement taps into a resurgence in bluegrass music.

Laguna Beach Live! brings The Barefoot Movement bluegrass players to The Ranch, 31106 Coast Highway, on Sunday, Sept. 21 for an outdoor family concert from 5 – 7 p.m.

The BBQ warms up at 4 p.m. when entertainment is provided by Evan J. Marshall, a mandolinist.

The Barefoot Movement were first runners up at the 2013 Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s New Band Competition.

Concert tickets are $15 to $20; BBQ tickets are $20-$22. No outside food or beverages are permitted.

Patio chairs are available for open seating. VIP tickets for $80 are available that include reserved table seating.

Visit or call 800-595-4849 for tickets or call 949-715-9713 for information.


Concert Showcases a Local Treasure

Eric Henderson Photo by Mitch Ridder
Eric Henderson
Photo by Mitch Ridder

Segovia-trained local classical guitarist Eric Henderson will perform a 7 p.m. benefit concert, Saturday, Sept. 20, for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Dr.

Henderson’s performances cover a vast repertoire with both technical mastery and passionate delivery. A typical concert juxtaposes traditional selections with his arrangement of the Rolling Stones’ “Paint it Black” and one of his own compositions.

After touring for a decade, Henderson returned to his hometown to teach and write. He completed two new recordings, “Notes” and “Turned Up,” adding to the seven previous albums to his credit.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Order at eventbrite.

Photo by Mitch Ridder

Eric Henderson


Enjoy Night Music in the Nursery


Tickets are on sale for Saif Eddin & Friends performing Music of the Night – The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Friday, Sept. 19, at Laguna Nursery, 1370 S. Coast Highway.

Come for light bites, beverages, friends and fun. Call for tickets, $45-$55 and show time: 949-494-5200.


‘Menopause’ Serves Up an Attitude Adjustment


“Menopause The Musical,” returns to the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd., in all its hilarious glory, previewing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16 and opening on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Celebrating women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “the change,” the show marks its 13th year of female empowerment through musical comedy. “Menopause The Musical” has evolved as a grassroots movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead.

Running through Sunday, Sept. 28, tickets, $50 for all seats and can be purchased online at: or by calling 949-497-2787.


Indie Film Detours to Museum

Meet writer and director Joel Surnow, at 7 p.m., Thursday Sept. 18, at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr. for the screening of his film, “Small Time.”

The indie comedy features Christopher Meloni and Dean Norris as owners of a car lot who know every trick in the book when it comes to selling cars. Kevin Nealon, Xander Berkeley and Garcelle Beauvais co-star.

Surnow will be available for a Q&A after the screening

Center Screens Surfing Documentary

The Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center screens “Hollywood Don’t Surf,” the documentary film from director Sam George and executive producer Greg MacGillivray from 7-10 p.m. Saturday Sept. 13.

Chronicling 50 years of Hollywood’s attempts to make surf movies, the yet-to-be released documentary features an all-star cast, from Quentin Tarantino to Frankie Avalon.

A number of the film’s stars plan to attend the showing at 110 Calle Iglesia in San Clemente along with director Sam George, who will take questions afterward.

Tickets are $20-$25 and reservations can be made by calling 949-388-0313.

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