FRIDAY: Sanjiv Bhattacharya, author of "Secrets and Wives: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy," will appear at 6 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy, Suite 105. He will read from the book, answer questions and sign copies. The event is free.

SATURDAY: Jazz musicians Eric Marienthal, Brian Bromberg, shown, and special guest Jeff Lorber will perform from 1 to 3 p.m. on the stage of the Festival of Arts green as part of the "Jazz on the Green" series. For more information, visit

SUNDAY: Enjoy a daylong celebration in honor of Art-A-Fair's 45th anniversary at 777 Laguna Canyon Road. Festivities include live Caribbean and jazz music, a collage art workshop and a hunt for Arty, the anniversary character hidden on the grounds. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call (949) 494-4514.


Julia Knight

Home décor designer Julia Knight will appear from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stephen Frank Garden & Home, 477 Forest Ave. She will be in the store signing and personalizing her pieces. For more information, visit or call (949) 494-2014.

'Bold and the Beautiful'

Cast members of the CBS soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful" 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. For more information, visit

Saturday and Sunday

Relay For Life

The 10th annual Relay for Life fundraiser takes place on the El Morro Elementary School field. For more information, to sign up or make a donation, go to


Argentine Tango

The "Art In Motion: From Hip Hop to Tango" series continues from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Festival of Arts with tango expert and instructor Marcelo Rivera.


The Easy Way To Using The Internet

Learn strategies for effective online searches to help you find what you're looking for from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Cost: $75. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.


Art Talks

Jeweler and exhibitor Karin Worder will lead a discussion on the art of jewelry from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Festival of Arts' Art Talks. For more information, visit

Introduction To Blogging

Learn the difference between a website and a blog and typical attributes necessary in a blog from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Cost is $80. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.


Laguna Beach Exchange Club

Nadia Babayi, the new director of Laguna Beach Seniors, will talk about Susi Q Senior Center activities at the Exchange Club meeting from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Mandarin King Restaurant, 1224 N. Coast Hwy. The cost for non-members is $20. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachexchange

Art Talks

Fine art conservator and author Scott Haskins will discuss how to protect your papers, photos, paintings, collectibles and more from a disaster from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Festival of Arts' Art Talks. For more information, visit

Aug. 12

Big Wide Grin

Folk group Big Wide Grin will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Anns Drive. Before the show, concertgoers can attend a picnic at 5:30 p.m. on the church's lawn. Tickets are $10. For more information, email or call (949) 494-8061.

Aug. 13

Collection Drive

Drop off your unwanted quality clothes and accessories from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 494 El Camino del Mar (across from the high school football stadium.). The donated items will be sold at the annual Boutique Benefit on Sept. 17 at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. The one-day sale will raise money for the Laguna Relief and Resource Center. For more information, call Evonne Kane at (949) 468-6831.

Al Gerk's Photos

An artist reception for photographer Al Gerk will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 13 at Artist Eye Laguna Gallery, 1294-A S. Coast Hwy. Gerk's photos will be on display at the gallery through August.

Aug. 17

Jazz Wednesdays

Joey Sellers-Eric Dries Quartet performs as part of Laguna Beach Live! Jazz Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. $10 cover, with food and beverages available for purchase. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. For more information, call (949) 715-9713, visit or email

Concert Band

The Laguna Community Concert Band performs with Pacific Symphony flutist Cynthia Ellis from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Festival of the Arts green. For more information, visit or call (949) 462-0912.

Aug. 18

Summer Short Films

The Laguna Beach Film Society will show six summer short films at 7 p.m. at South Coast Cinema, 162 S. Coast Hwy. Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 for students. $20 gets you into a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception at 6 p.m. at Wells Fargo Bank Community Room.

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