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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 through Sept. 15 at the Artists Theatre,
625 Park Ave. Contact Ticketmaster for tickets, dates and times.
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
at 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Information: (949) 497-ARTS (2787). Web:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.