Friday: Enjoy the music of Tony Bennett with "I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett," at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets are $35 to $60. For tickets, call (949) 497-2787 or visit http://www.LagunaPlayhouse.com. The show ends Sunday.
SATURDAY: The third annual Festival Runway Fashion Show, shown, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Exhibitors will show off the hottest "green" designs with actress Marlee Matlin as one of the judges.
SUNDAY: The Sawdust Art Festival is hosting its second annual "Original Collectors' Panels" live auction this from 3 to 5 p.m. on the Main Entertainment Deck. Proceeds will benefit the Sawdust Art Education Fund. To RSVP and get free festival admission that day, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Night of A Hundred Angels'
Whelan Galleries and The Cottage Gallery are co-sponsoring a month-long show featuring artwork from around the world with the theme of angels. The opening reception will be from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Cottage Gallery, 1524 S. Coast Hwy. For more information, call (310) 775-5143 or visit http://www.whelanartgalleries.com.
Getting 'Criminal' at FOA
Cast members from "Criminal Minds" will appear from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. They will greet fans, take photos and sign autographs. Expected to attend are actors Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster.
Head to the Sawdust Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for its annual Beatles Day. Visitors can make Beatles-themed art and craft projects, listen to musicians cover favorite Beatles tunes on the live entertainment stages, take advantage of drink specials and more. For more information, visit http://www.sawdustartfestival.org.
Floating Cloud Gallery
The opening reception
celebrating Floating Cloud Gallery's new location and the art of Wai-Sin Tong-Darbonne is
from 4 to 8 p.m. at 1999 S. Coast Hwy. Suite E. A portion of all sales will go to Save the Children. RSVP by calling (949) 267-8085 or email TanKoi@me.com. For more information, call (949) 464-
9300 or visit http://www.wai-sin-artist.com.
A sandwich lunch will be the forum for a further discussion of the film "Gasland," which is about the dangers of extracting natural gas. The talk begins at noon at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive. The cost for lunch is $5. The proceeds will be used to fund meals at the Alternative Sleeping Location.
Helene Farr, a doctoral student in clinical psychology, offers a free presentation on insomnia at
2:30 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. It will demonstrate hands-on ways to alleviate the problem without medication, including cognitive-behavioral
interventions, sleep restriction therapy, sleep hygiene, light therapy and various relaxation techniques.
Discuss "The Art of Re-imagining Fashion" with the artists who designed for the 2011 Festival Runway Fashion Show from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Festival of Arts' Art Talks. For more information, visit http://www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.
to Aug. 26
Table Tennis Tournament
The Susi Q Senior Center will host a table tennis tournament from 1 to 4 p.m. at the center, 380 Third. St. Registration forms and information are available at the center. The entry fee is $10 for Susi Q members, and $15 for non-members. In addition, practice time is available from 12:30 to 4 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evenings. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.
Children's Book Author
Local Marian Keegan, author of the children's book "Baluka & Friends," will appear at 6 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy, Suite 105. The event is free.
End of Summer Soiree
Laguna Playhouse's End of Summer Soiree is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery, 2128 Mesa Drive, Newport Beach. The event features gourmet food, gift bags and comedian Rita Rudner as a special guest. Tickets are $90. For more information, email Amy Larson
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Youth Arts Education
The Festival of Arts is hosting Youth Arts Education classes from 11 a.m. to noon weekdays at 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Kids can learn about mixed-media, jewelry making, collages and more. Classes are open to children ages 7 to 12. Cost is $10 for materials per child per class. Reservations are required. Call (949) 464-4628,
Aug. 26 to 29
Rita Rudner Back In Town
The Laguna Playhouse welcomes back Rita Rudner for an exclusive four-day stand-up engagement, "Rita Rudner Returns" at 7 p.m. nightly. Tickets are $65 and $55, and can be bought at http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com or by calling (949) 497-ARTS (2787).
Day Trip to Del Mar
The Historic Art Council will travel to Del Mar to view the collection of Bram and Sandy Dijkstra as well as another significant collection. For more information or to make a reservation, call Laguna Art Museum's Membership Manager Dawn Minegar at (949) 494-8971 ext. 203.