Cirque du Soiree
Pacific Edge Hotel hosts a Cirque du Soiree New Year’s Eve Party at the Deck from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. DJs Brother From Another Mother, featuring Sli Dawg from SOUL Project, a custom menu, food and drink specials, and a champagne toast are included. Tickets are now $35. For information, call (949) 281-5703 or email PacificEdgeEvents@Pacific
First Day Hike
To celebrate New Year’s Day, Crystal Cove State Park docent and professor Mert Hill and park interpreter Rick Connella will conduct a hike along the beach and shore cliffs of Crystal Cove. They will explore unique geology and rare rock formations. Park in the Los Trancos lot and meet at the Education Commons in the Historic District.
Jan. 7, 8 and 12
Pageant Of The Masters
The Pageant of the Masters is looking for men, women and children to volunteer for next summer’s show, “The Genius.” People of all sizes and ages are needed to be cast members in the world’s most famous presentation of tableaux vivants or “living pictures.” Casting call will be held at the following times: 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 7, 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 8 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 12 at Irvine Bowl Park, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.
Jan. 10 Till Feb. 5
The Laguna Playhouse offers a world premiere event at the Rubicon Theatre of “Lonesome Traveler,” a musical that takes the audience on a journey through American folk music. Tickets are $30 to $65. For showtimes and more
information, call (949) 497-ARTS or visit
Beekeeper Speaks at Garden Club
Lynne Gallaugher, a master gardener and professional beekeeper, will talk at the Laguna Beach Garden Club meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Tankersley Hall at Laguna Presbyterian Church. She will talk about bee-friendly gardening practices. For more information, visit https://www.lagunabeachgardenclub.org.
Fujiko Signs Speaks
“The Lord’s Prayer and Healing,” will be presented at a free public lecture at 3 p.m. at the Christian Science church at 635 High Drive, Laguna Beach. Fujiko Signs, an authorized teacher of Christian Science, a practitioner and lecturer, will speak.
The Jazz Wednesdays Winter Series kicks off in the Laguna Room of Hotel Laguna at 6 p.m. Cost is $12 with an online and season subscription discounted for early bird buyers. Leading off is Latin Jazz Syndicate with Bijon Watson on trumpet. For more information, visit https://www.lagunabeachlive.org.
Laguna Beach Books will host mystery authors Elizabeth George and T. Jefferson Parker at noon at the Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Tickets are limited. The cost is $70 and includes breakfast and a choice of one of the authors’ latest books. Email email@example.com to reserve a spot.
SEEDS Art and Education Inc. hosts a family concert at 6:30 p.m. at the Anneliese School’s Willowbrook Campus, 200062 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Dana Freeman, violinist with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and Mike Hoffman, principal trombonist of the Pacific Symphony, will perform. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served at this free event. For more information, visit https://www.seedsed.org/events.
Songwriting Duo Performs
Nashville Backstage features songwriting father-daughter duo Randy and Maia Sharp in an 8 p.m. concert at the Artists’ Theatre. They have written hit country songs for artists like Reba McEntire, the Dixie Chicks, Bonnie Raitt and more. For more, visit https://www.lagunabeachlive.org.
Feb. 3 to Feb. 5
Dance around the world with live and recorded music at the 42nd annual Laguna Beach Folkdance Festival at Ensign School Gym, 2000 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach. Master teachers Michael Ginsburg and Jerry Duke will lead workshops in dances of the Balkans and Americas. The festival kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 with a dance party. An all-weekend pass is $50 before Jan. 21 or $60 at the door. For more information, visit https://www.lagunafolkdancers.org.