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Written and directed by Edward Jesse Hegel, the play will focus on

the lives of the heroes, the victims and survivors of the tragedy of

Sept. 11. Proceeds from the sale of the book on the play will go to

the Twin Towers Orphan Fund, a charitable trust fund founded to

provide long-term higher educational assistance and mental and

physical health assistance to children who lost a parent in the

attacks. The play will run from Sept. 6 through Sept. 15 at the

Artists Theatre, 625 Park Ave. Contact Ticketmaster for tickets,


dates and times. Information: (714) 740-2000. Web:



The Contemporary Art Council (CAC) of Laguna Art Museum will host

the first Saturday art trip of the season. The trip will include

visiting the homes of two contemporary private collections, one in

Pasadena and the other in San Marino. Lunch will take place at a


renowned Pasadena restaurant before visiting the studio of artist

Helen Pashgian and a docent tour at Pasadena’s Armory Center for the

Arts. Participants will board the bus at the Museum at 8:15 a.m. The

bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. and begin its return trip from Pasadena

at 4 p.m. Cost for the entire day, including the tours,

transportation and lunch is $55 for council members and $65 for

non-members. Information: (949) 497.4525. Web:


The Laguna South Coast Cinemas will present “Sordid Lives,” a film

about a family in a small Texas town preparing for the funeral of the

mother. The movie will show at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday as part of

the Weekend Foreign & Indie Film Series. Ticket prices are $8 for

adults and $5.50 for seniors and children. Laguna South Coast Cinemas

is located at 162 S. Coast Highway. Information: (949) 497-1220.


The Laguna Playhouse will hold an opening night gala for “Jumping

for Joy,” a new play by Jon Marans, author of Old Wicked Songs, which

was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1996. Directed by

Richard Stein, the joyous games of childhood are relived by a man who

has been beckoned home by his sister and father. The gala will begin

at 7:30 p.m. and the show will run through Oct. 6. The Playhouse is

at 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Information: (949) 497-ARTS (2787). Web:



The city of Laguna Beach Arts Commission and the Music in the Park

Inc. will present Steel Parade, an island-style steel pan band, for

the last concert in the Music in the Park Concert series. Everyone is

invited to bring a picnic and low-backed chair. The concert will take

place from 5 to 7 p.m. in Riddle Field, at High Drive and Hillcrest

Drive. Information: (949) 497-0716.

SEPT. 21


The Marion Meyer Contemporary Art Gallery will open a collection

of work by Paula Schoen titled, “Transitions.” The gallery is at 354

N. Coast Highway. Information: (949) 497-5442.

SEPT. 22


The Laguna Art Museum will host “Reflections on the Art and Life

of Rick Griffin” as part of its Real Life in the Coastal Zone: Surf

Culture Lecture series. This slide discussion, moderated by Gordon

McClelland, will feature longtime friends of Griffin, including surf

guitarist Paul Johnson (of the Belairs), celebrity portrait

photographer Bob Seidermann and contemporary artist Robert Williams.

The lecture will take place at 5 p.m. at 307 Cliff Drive.

Information: (949) 494-6531. Web:

SEPT. 27


The Laguna College of Art and Design in conjunction with Laguna

Culinary Arts will present “Palette to Palate,” an event that will

benefit the Student Scholarship Fund. The evening will feature

cooking demonstrations and a five-course meal prepared by Claes

Andersen, proprietor of the Hotel Laguna, and by executive chef Jason

Johnston. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase paintings

created for the event by college faculty and baskets by silent

auction. The event will start at 6 p.m. at Laguna Culinary Arts, 550

S. Coast Highway. Information: Julie Bondi, (949) 376-6000, Ext. 229.

SEPT. 28


Macy’s at South Coast Plaza will host a special day when people

can shop and support Laguna Shanti and other local HIV/AIDS

organizations from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Macy’s South Coast Plaza.

Before the big day, shoppers can purchase a $10 ticket from the

Laguna Shanti office and receive 10-20% off all regular priced, sale

and clearance merchandise all day throughout the store on Sept. 28.

Shoppers may pre-select their purchases at their convenience up to

three weeks before Passport In Store. Participants will also receive

a 10% discount at the Virgin Megastore on Newport Blvd. in Costa

Mesa. Laguna Shanti is at 570 Glenneyre St. Suite 101. Macy’s South

Coast Plaza is at 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Information: (949)


SEPT. 29


The Laguna Art Museum will host “All About Gidget” as part of its

Real Life in the Coastal Zone: Surf Culture Lecture Series. Kathy

Kohner Zuckerman, the real-life model for Gidget, and Deanne

Stillman, book author and writer as they vividly recall the world of

Gidget. The event will take place at 5 p.m. at 307 Cliff Drive.

Information: (949) 494-6531. Web: www.lagunaart

OCT. 3


Galleries all over Laguna will open their doors for the monthly

cultural evening from 6 to 9 p.m. A free shuttle service will take

guests from the Laguna Museum of Art to the different galleries until

9:15 p.m. Free brochures of all participating galleries are available

at the recreation department at city hall, 505 Forest Ave.

Information: (949) (949) 497-0722. Web:

OCT. 13


The gallery will celebrate a new exhibit of work by impressionist

Shirley Murray titled “For a Moment.” A reception will take place

from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1390 South Coast Highway. The exhibit will run

through Nov. 10. Information: (949) 494-2497. Web:

OCT. 27


The Museum will present an exhibition of 25 new works by painter

Hung Liu. The exhibition, co-curated and co-organized by the Boise

Art Museum and Heather Lineberry, will run through February 23 before

it travels nationally. The museum is at 307 Cliff Drive. Information:

(949) 494-8971, Ext. 0. Web:

NOV. 24


The gallery will celebrate a new exhibit of work by painter Steven

DeLair titled, “Art In View.” A reception will take place from 1 to 4

p.m. Nov. 24 at 1390 South Coast Highway. The exhibit will run

through Dec. 22. Information: (949) 494-2497. Web:



The Laguna Beach Public Library will present the National Charity

League Readers, who will read a variety of stories for preschoolers 3

to 5 at 11 a.m. every Tuesday. The library is at 363 Glenneyre St.

Information: (949) 497-1733.

The Laguna Beach Library’s Pajama Storytime series starts at 7

p.m. every Tuesday at 363 Glenneyre St. (949) 497-1733.


The Laguna Beach Certified California Farmers Market is from 8

a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Lumberyard Parking lot next to City

Hall. (714) 573-0374.


Friends of the Sea Lion of Laguna Beach, 20612 Laguna Canyon Road.

(949) 494-3050. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Admission is free,

but donations are welcome. To schedule a group presentation, please

call for an appointment.

The Heritage Walking Companion. Pick up a free flier and take a

self-guided tour of the bungalows and cottages of Laguna on the

Laguna Beach Transit. Fliers and transit schedules are available at

the Recreation Department in City Hall, 505 Forest Ave., or the

Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau, 252 Broadway. Information: Laguna Beach

Transit, (949) 497-0746, Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau (949) 497-9229

or Recreation, (949) 497-0716

The Hortense Miller garden covers 2 1/2acres of the upper slopes

of Boat Canyon and features a range of plants and small-themed

gardens. A private residence, tours must be reserved in advance.

Information: (949) 497-0716.


The Boom has live music and dancing for the after-beach crowd and

caters to the gay lifestyle, 1401 S. Coast Highway. (949) 494-7588.

Canyon Lodge American Grill has live entertainment from 8 p.m. to

midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 31106 S. Coast Highway. (949)


Cedar Creek Inn hosts Mike Hamilton, the one-man band, performing

from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sundays at

384 Forest Ave.

Club M is at 680 S. Coast Highway. It opens at 8 p.m. Friday and

Saturday. Friday is dancing with top 40, house and R&B; Saturday is

house, techno and trance.

Hennessy’s Tavern is at 213 Ocean Ave. (949) 494-2743.

Hotel Laguna’s The Lounge is at 425 S. Coast Highway. Robert

Fields performs on Wednesdays through Fridays. Paula Prince performs

Saturdays and Sundays. (949) 494-1151

Koffee Klatch at 1440 S. Coast Highway offers a variety of music.

(949) 464-3908.

Laguna Beach Brewing Co. at 422 S. Coast Highway has live music

from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Food, bar and microbrew

available. Sunday: The 3rd Degree, 4 to 8 p.m. $10 admission. (949)


Marine Room is at 214 Ocean Ave. It offers a variety of music.

There is Lotto, Hot Spot jukebox, pool table, pinball, video games,

four satellite TVs with two big screens. Friday: Tricia Freeman, 9:30

p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sunday: Missiles of October, 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday:

Clockwork Acoustic, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday: Missiles of October,

8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (949) 494-3027.

Ocean Avenue Brewery is at 237 Ocean Ave. Music usually starts at

10 p.m. (949) 497-3381.

Partners Bistro is at 448 S. Coast Highway. Martini Madness

happens every Thursday night. (949) 497-4441.

Picayo Restaurant is at 610 N. Coast Highway. Happy hour is

celebrated with complimentary hors d’oeuvres on its outdoor patio

from 5 to 7 p.m. every Thursday. A full cash bar is available. (949)


Romeo Cucina is at 249 Broadway. Live music Tuesdays through

Wednesdays. Salsa dancing Fridays. (949) 497-6627.

Sandpiper is at 1183 S. Coast Highway. Live music every night.

(949) 494-4694.

The White House is at 340 S. Coast Highway. Live bands beginning

at 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 p.m. Wednesday through

Sunday. Reggae Monday; Salsa dancing Tuesday; rock, soul and rhythm

and blues Thursday. (949) 494-8088.