Calendar

YOUR WEEKEND

Friday: Folk group Big Wide Grin, shown, 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 info@ncclaguna.org or call (949) 494-8061.

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

SUNDAY: An arts and crafts show and sale will be at Crystal Cove State Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can view and buy work from local artists and authors, with proceeds going to the Crystal Cove Alliance. Admission is free. Parking is available in the Los Trancos lot.

Till Sept. 9

Montage Summer Sale

Salon One at Montage Laguna Beach is hosting a summer sale with 50% off all items including women's and men's fashion apparel, handbags and accessories. All sales are final. The Montage is at 30801 S. Coast Hwy. For more information, call (949) 715-6190.

Saturday

Boutique Benefit 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.

Moonlight Hike

Join volunteer naturalists from 6:30 to 9 p.m. to watch the full moon rise on this moderate, 3.5-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain through Laurel and Willow canyons and up to Bommer Ridge. Bring a flashlight and water and wear warm clothes. Meet at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 18751 Laguna Canyon Road. Sign up at http://www.lagunacanyon.org/activities.

Poncho Sanchez

Latin jazz legend Poncho Sanchez will be the final performance in the Jazz on the Green series at the Festival of Arts. He takes the stage from 1 to 3 p.m. on the festival's green. For more information, visit http://www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.

Paint Out With Paul Kratter

Join Paul Kratter, a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn., at a paint out event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Back Bay in Newport Beach. Meet in the parking lot next to the Upper Newport Bay Nature Reserve. For more information, call (925) 683-9850.

Aliso Beach Cleanup

OC Parks Staff is looking for a small group of volunteers to assist with beach cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon at Aliso Beach. 31131 S. Coast Hwy. Contact Park Ranger Candice Hubert at candice.hubert@ocparks.com to sign up.

Saturday and Sunday

Calling Archie Fans

Hi De Ho Comics hosts Archie Comics artist George Gladir from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and cartoonist Batton Lash from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the store, 350 Broadway.

Tuesday

Art Talks

Festival of Arts artists discuss the sources of artistic inspiration and creativity from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Festival of Arts' Art Talks. For more information, visit http://www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.

Wednesday

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 http://www.lagunabeachlive.org or email info@lagaunabeachlive.org.

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 http://www.lccband.org or call (949) 462-0912.

Thursday

Art Talks

Jean Stern, director of the Irvine Museum, will lead talk on "The Art of Looking at Art" from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Festival of Arts' Art Talks. For more information, visit http://www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.

Thursday

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.

Aug. 20

'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.

Through Aug. 21

Tony Bennett Music

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, $35 to $60. For tickets, call (949) 497-2787 or visit http://www.LagunaPlayhouse.com.

Aug. 23

Insomnia Presentation

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.

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