Friday Flicks At The Forum
The Arts Commission will be screening "Exit Through the Gift Shop" at 7 p.m. at the Festival of Arts Forum Theatre. The film is about an eccentric French shopkeeper and amateur filmmaker who attempt to find and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film is rated R. Admission is free.
Artist Open Studios
Come visit the studios of 25 of Laguna's talented artists from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes free parking and trolley service from the Act V parking lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road.
ZeroTrash's Community Cleanup, held on the first Saturday of every month, takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers can meet at Hobie Surf, Thalia Surf, Laguna Beach High School, El Ranchito or United Studios of Self Defense. Supplies are provided. For more information, visit http://www.zerotrash.org.
DimeStories Open Mic
Come bring three minutes worth of your original writing to share with other writers and readers at DimeStories Open Mic Second Sundays Readings at 5 p.m. at Salt Fine Art Gallery, 1492 S. Coast Hwy., Unit 3. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk With The Mayor
The Laguna Canyon Conservancy is hosting Mayor Jane Egly at its monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. The mayor will answer questions from the audience. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Reservations are required; call Ed Drollinger at (949) 494-6465 by Saturday.
Tuesday Till Feb. 5
The Laguna Playhouse offers a world premiere event at the Rubicon Theatre of "Lonesome Traveler," a musical that takes the audience on a journey through American folk music. Tickets are $30 to $65. For showtimes and more information, call (949) 497-ARTS or visit http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com.
Easy Nature Hike
Discover animal and plant species on a 1.5-mile, slow and easy hike over rock and uneven terrain from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Cost is $2; parking is $3. Sign up online at http://www.lagunacanyon.org/activities.html.
Get a start on your New Year's resolution with this strenuous, fast-paced 5.5-mile hike through Laguna Coast Wilderness Park from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $2; parking is $3 per vehicle. Sign up online at http://www.lagunacanyon.org/activities.html.
Fine Arts Exhibit
Kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach will show off their artwork in the club's annual juried art exhibition from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Branch, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. A reception and Family Fun Night will be at 5:30 p.m.
Transition Laguna presents the film "How to Boil a Frog" at its Movie Night in Bridge Hall at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive. A vegetarian potluck begins at 6 p.m. with the movie starting at 7 p.m. A $5 donation is suggested.
Beekeeper Speaks at Garden Club
Lynne Gallaugher, a master gardener and professional beekeeper will talk at the Laguna Beach Garden Club meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Tankersley Hall at Laguna Presbyterian Church. She will talk about bee-friendly gardening practices. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachgardenclub.org.
Film Society Series
The Laguna Beach Film Society's four-month-long documentary series "The Earth's Sustainability in Film," begins at 7 p.m. at the Forum Theatre. Two films will be shown: "Garbage Warrior" and "Plastic Tide." Tickets are $15 at the door.
Fujiko Signs Speaks
"The Lord's Prayer and Healing," will be presented at a free public lecture at 3 p.m. at the Christian Science church at 635 High Drive, Laguna Beach. Fujiko Signs, an authorized teacher of Christian Science, a practitioner and lecturer, will speak.
Laguna Beach Books will host mystery authors Elizabeth George and T. Jefferson Parker at noon at the Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Tickets are limited. The cost is $70 and includes breakfast and a choice of one of the authors' latest books. Email email@example.com to reserve a spot.
The Jazz Wednesdays Winter Series kicks off in the Laguna Room of Hotel Laguna at 6 p.m. Cost is $12 with an online and season subscription discounted for early bird buyers. Leading off is Latin Jazz Syndicate with Bijon Watson on trumpet. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachlive.org.
SEEDS Art and Education Inc. hosts a family concert at 6:30 p.m. at the Anneliese School's Willowbrook Campus, 200062 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Dana Freeman, violinist with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and Mike Hoffman, principal trombonist of the Pacific Symphony, will perform. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served at this free event. For more information, visit http://www.seedsed.org/events.
Songwriting Duo Performs
Nashville Backstage features songwriting father-daughter duo Randy and Maia Sharp in an 8 p.m. concert at the Artists' Theatre. They have written hit country songs for artists like Reba McEntire, the Dixie Chicks, Bonnie Raitt and more. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachlive.org.
Keep It Wild Volunteer Day
Help the Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks staff with restoration projects from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Sign up online at http://www.lagunacanyon.org/activities.html.
Spirit of Laguna Awards
The Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Spirit of Laguna Awards Dinner and installation of its 2012 board of directors from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tivoli Too!, 777 Laguna Canyon Road.