Art imitates life, but life also imitates good art. The Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach features more than three dozen living recreations of great works of art over 90 minutes, including Michelangelo's "Pieta," Vincent van Gogh's "The Night Café" and Leonardo da Vinci "The Last Supper." The theme for this year's pageant is "The Genius," which explores the connection between art and developments in science and technology.
Dates: July 7-Aug. 31
Contact info: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach; http://www.foapom.com/site/overview_pom.asp
Categories: Entertainment, Kids, Arts & Culture
The Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series
Grab a bite to eat on the promenade then snag a spot on the pier as it transforms into a concert arena. Each night features a different theme, with '80s pop rock bands, reggae bands and salsa dancers all slated to perform. You can also put your dancing skills to the test at a tango lesson on Aug. 25.
Dates: Saturdays, from July 7 to Sept. 8
Contact info: Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica; http://www.twilightdance.org/
Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic & DJ Wiz
Nod your head to the sounds of hip hop artist Aesop Rock, as he kicks off a tour celebrating his first CD release in five years, "Skelethon."
Date: July 13
Contact info: El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles;