Friday to Monday
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 https://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.
Transition Laguna Food Group is selling vegetable seedlings at the Farmers Market. There will be a selection of tomatoes, peppers, herbs, Swiss chard, broccoli, squash and more.
Saturday and Sunday
All Art-A-Fair visitors can get in with free admission for Customer Appreciation Weekend, marking the last weekend of the season. For more information, visit https://www.art-a-fair.com.
Cultural Resource Hike
Learn how Native Americans of this area used various plants on a rigorous, steep and uneven 2-mile hike with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists. Sign up at https://www.lagunacanyon.
Celebration At the Beach
Village Laguna is holding a celebration picnic at 6 p.m. at Aliso Beach to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the passage of the anti-high-rise initiative in Laguna.
Sal Cracchiolo & Melanie Jackson 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,
or email info@lagaunabeach
Blood Drive at Montage
Hearts of Montage is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom III at the Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S. Coast Hwy. Sign up for an appointment at https://www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code MontageLB.
Art Book Sale
The Laguna Art Museum is hosting a book sale from 6 to 8 p.m. during Art Walk. Come early for the best selection of new and gently used art books. Admission to the museum is complimentary for the sale. The museum is at 307 Cliff Drive.
Drop Off Donations
If you missed the first Boutique Benefit collection drive, another has been set up for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 Saint Ann’s Drive. Donations will be part of the fifth annual Boutique Benefit fundraiser, set for Sept. 17. For more information, visit boutiquebenefit.com.
Open House at Asada
An end-of-summer open house and celebration for new restaurant Asada will be from 6 to 8 p.m. or 8 to 10 p.m. at Asada, 480 S. Coast Hwy. Proceeds from the event will go to the Friendship Shelter and the 2011 Laguna Beach Community Foundation’s 2011 Grants Program. Tickets are $100 per person. To make a reservation, call (949) 494-1055 or email email@example.com.
Luther Hughes & the Cannonball/Coltrane Project 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 https://www.lagunabeachlive.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Night Out
Enjoy an evening of food, drink, pampering and shopping at the Wilson estate, 100 Rockledge, with all funds raised going to the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.bgclagunabeach.org or by calling Michelle Ray at (949) 494-2535 ext. 103.