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A HEROES’ TRIBUTE’
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:
CONTEMPORARY ART COUNCIL ART TRIP
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:
LAGUNA SOUTH COAST CINEMAS
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.
JUMPING FOR JOY
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:
MUSIC IN THE PARK
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.
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.
LAGUNA ART MUSEUM
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: www.lagunaartmuseum.org.
PALETTE TO PALATE
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.
PASSPORT IN STORE
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)
LAGUNA ART MUSEUM
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 museum.org.
FIRST THURSDAY ARTWALK
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: www.firsthursdaysartwalk.com.
THE ESTHER WELLS COLLECTION
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:
LAGUNA ART MUSEUM
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: www.lagunaartmuseum.org.
THE ESTHER WELLS COLLECTION
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.
FUN STUFF TO DO
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.
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.
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.