TheArgus Quartet performs a locally commissioned work at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at the Laguna Art Museum.
The Los Angeles-based string quartet will be performing, “Lotus Land” a new work by Alan Chan. It was commissioned for Ekphrasis, an original music-and-dance piece inspired by a work of art in the museum’s collection in a collaboration with two other arts organizations.
The entire piece with dancers will be performed during September’s Laguna Dance Festival.
Poets Take Up the Mic
Laguna Beach Books hosts a poetry night Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m. with poets John Gardiner, Michael Miller, Ruth Bavetta, Jodie Hollander, and Janet Mackaig. They will read from their work, answer questions, and sign copies of their books at 1200 S. Coast Highway. Photo: Poet John Gardiner reads Shakespeare during an earlier performance with guitarist Jason Feddy.
Cinco de Mayo Show at The Ranch
Celebrate Cindo de Mayo at the newly christened Ranch (formerly known as Aliso Creek Inn) with a concert by the Mex/Americano band Tremolco, 31106 S. Coast Highway, on Monday, May 5, 5-9 p.m.
No host drinks and tacos will be available all evening.
Tickets, $15, are available at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cinco-de-mayo-with-tremoloco-tickets-11335210921.
Film Society Crosses Genres
“Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony,” a documentary exploring the cultural and political influence of Beethoven’s masterpiece and its majestic “Ode to Joy,” is screened by the Laguna Beach Film Society on Wednesday, May 7, at South Coast Cinema.
Filmmaker Kerry Candaele tells a story about the power of music and human resilience in dark times and will be in attendance.
This screening coincides with the premier of Beethoven’s Ninth in Vienna on May 7, 1824. Tickets are $5 to $7 and may be purchased at: lagunabeachfilmsociety@gmail, or by calling Valerie Tate at 949.494.8971 x203.
Local Author Steps in for Book Signing
Theater Alum Returns for an Encore
Caroline Rechter will serve as stage manager of “Laguna Tots” performances beginning Friday, May 2, at the No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St.
The junior sibling of “Lagunatics” will feature 31 kids, ages 6-14, singing, dancing, and hamming it up for six performances on May 2, 3, 9 and 10. Tickets are $12 to $25 and can be purchased at nosquare.org.