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TODAY

‘AMERICA:

A HEROES’ TRIBUTE’

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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 through Sept. 15 at the Artists Theatre,

625 Park Ave. Contact Ticketmaster for tickets, dates and times.

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Information: (714) 740-2000. Web: www.ticketmaster.com.

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

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

www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

SATURDAY

SHONA GALLERY

The gallery will celebrate a collection of jazz artist, Clifford

Bailey with an artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery is at

1476 S. Coast Highway. Information: (949) 464-1154.

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.

WEDNESDAY

COMEDY SHOW

The Laguna Beach Brewing Co. will host eight comedians for a night

of food, fun and laughs starting at 8 p.m. Lynn Epstein will act as

the mistress of ceremonies. The brewery is at 422 S. Coast Highway.

Information: (949) 499-2337.

SEPT. 21

CONTEMPORARY ART

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.

VISIONS .02

Pacific Edge Gallery will host an artist reception celebrating a

collection of work by Brenda Bredvik from 6 to 9 p.m. This will be

Bredvik’s first solo exhibition of new figurative and abstracted

landscapes. The exhibit will run through Oct. 4. The gallery is

located at 540 S. Coast Highway. Information: (949) 494-0491.

SEPT. 22

TOWNA NEIGHBORHOOD PICNIC

The Top of the World Neighborhood Assn. will hold its annual

Neighborhood Picnic from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Alta Laguna Park.

Neighbors will be bringing their favorite dish to participate in an

old fashion pot luck dinner. Serious discussion will include the

TOWNA Board’s concern about the heightened fire hazard the

neighborhood is now facing. With all the cigarette butts in the

mini-park and Laguna Heights open space, neighbors will be asked to

be especially vigilant, and to call the Police Department’s

non-emergency number 497-0701 to request increased patrols and

enforcement to cite violators of the City ordinance prohibiting

smoking in an open space. Information: John Robinson, (949) 497-3244.

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.

SEPT. 27

10th ANNIVERSARY AREO will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house from 6

to 9 p.m. at 207 Ocean Ave. Hors d’oeurves and drinks will be

accompanied by live jazz. Information: (949) 498-5480.

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.

LAGUNA BEACH COMMUNITY CLINIC GALA FUNDRAISER

The clinic will honor Chief Jim Spreine and Joyce and Marshall

Linn at their annual gala fund-raiser at 7 p.m. at [seven-degrees],

891 Laguna Canyon Road. The cost is $95 per single ticket or $175 per

couple. Information: (949) 494-0761, Ext. 125.

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, at

3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Information: (949) 494-1446.


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