TODAY: Transition Consciousness presents Mukti, shown, an ensemble of accomplished musicians who blend tabla rhythms, flamenco guitar, harmonium, piano, and R&B-flavored vocals, at 7:30 p.m. at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Anns Drive. Tickets are $16 before the show, and $20 at the door. For more information or to buy tickets, call (949) 494-8858.

SATURDAY: Transition Laguna is hosting a Trash to Treasure Party from 10 a.m. to noon at the Straw-Bale House, 140 Canyon Acre Drive. Participants will build a trail and a wall and learn about composting. There will be refreshments. Parking is limited. This event is sponsored by La Sirena Grill.

SUNDAY: Rosalind Russell, "Goat Lady of Laguna Beach," will present her work on women in Nepal at 9 and 11 a.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley, 32261 Camino Capistrano No. D105, San Juan Capistrano. Russell gives groups of 25, mixed caste women 50 pregnant and one breeder goat, with micro-financing to increase their ability to support their families in rural villages where women do not and cannot earn an income. For more information on the center, call (949) 240-6463. Rosalind is available at (949) 497-4911,, or


Rotary Meeting

The Laguna Beach Rotary Club meets at noon at Aliso Creek Inn & Lodge, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Anyone interested in attending should contact Rick Lang at (949) 315-9136 or Lunch is served and the cost is $19. For more information about Rotary, visit

Through Sunday

'Damn Yankees'

The musical about a man selling his soul to help his favorite team, the Washington Senators, beat the New York Yankees to win the American League pennant is on stage at 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Artists Theater, 625 Park Ave. Tickets are $10 to $25. For more information, call (949) 499-5060 or visit


Through Aug. 29

Musical theater

Enjoy "Life Could Be a Dream," a '50s musical revue at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. For ticket information, call (949) 497-2787 or visit


Work The Runway

The Festival Runway Fashion Show, a take off of "Project Runway," will feature talented Festival of Arts artists' eco-friendly fashion designs, a deejay spinning tunes as the models strut down the runway and three top judges. Festival artists as a group or as individuals have been given the challenge of creating an outfit out of at least 80% recycled materials. They will face a panel of celebrity judges. At 1:30 p.m. is the Runway Fashion Show. From 2 to 3 p.m., artists present their ensemble in the center green for evaluation. The models take the catwalk again and the winners are announced at 3:30 p.m. Festival admission prices are $7 for general admission and $4 for seniors and students. Laguna Beach residents, military personnel with identification and children younger than 12 receive free admission. For general information, call (949) 494-1145 or visit The festival is at 650 Laguna Canyon Road.

Food Group Potluck

The community is invited for a potluck celebrating the first anniversary of the Transition Laguna Beach Food Group from 4 to 8 p.m. at 487 Shadow Lane. Attendees ought to bring their favorite dish, maybe using something from their garden, and a favorite beverage. To reduce the need to recycle, attendees should bring their own plates and utensils. The food group has about 40 "victory" gardens and subgroups that educate, share food, make art gardens, and bring seniors and kids together. The group's goal is to triple its membership and garden count over the next year. For more information, call (949) 338-1518.

Klass It Up

Stephen Frank Garden & Home, a premiere home décor boutique, launches a new line from artist Betty Klass from 5 to 8 p.m. Klass, known for her KlassArt, will unveil 12 of her newest and one-of-a-kind pieces. The event will feature a meet and greet with Klass, as well as wine and cheese selections from Stephen Frank Table & Pantry (Laguna Gourmet). Make a reservation by calling (949) 494-2014. For more information, visit Stephen Frank Garden & Home is at 477 Forest Ave.


Book Signing

Peter Heller, author of "KOOK: What Surfing Taught Me About Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave" will visit Laguna Beach Books with professional surfer James Pribram at 5 p.m. at the bookstore, 1200 S. Coast Hwy. His book details his journey of discovery to go from kook, surf lingo for beginner, to shredder in a single year. For more information, call (949) 4944779 or visit

Sunday, Monday and Aug. 8 and 9

Death Becomes Her

Maripat Donovan is back by popular demand in "'Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3," an audience-participation and improv show, at 7:30 p.m. at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets are $35 to $55.

For tickets, call (949) 497-2787

or visit


Jazz Wednesdays

Laguna Beach Live! features the Joey Sellers-Eric Dries Quartet in the popular Jazz Wednesdays series from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rose Garden of the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Cover charge is $10 and food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, visit or call (949) 715-9713.

Aug. 8

Writing Workshop

Laguna Beach Books will host a writing workshop titled "Starting From Scratch: The Art of Storytelling" from 1 to 5 p.m. Marjorie Robertson will lead the workshop, which aims to help participants move forward with their writing. Submit a piece of up to 3,500 words by Sunday. Participants will receive digital copies of the works prior to the workshop. There are five spots available, so e-mail Robertson at Cost is $50.

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