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Sue Marie’s Day Spa will celebrate Sue Marie’s birthday with wine,


cheese, fruit, discounts and prizes. The fun will take place from

noon to 5 p.m. at 384 Forest Ave. Information: (949) 494-7637.

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.


The Laguna College of Art and Design in conjunction with Laguna

Culinary Arts will present “Palette to Palate,” an event to 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 executive chef Jason Johnston.

Guests will have an opportunity to buy paintings created for the

event by college faculty and baskets in a 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.



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. Sponsor restaurants include Savoury’s

Restaurant, the Sundried Tomato Cafe and David Wilhelm’s Culinary

Adventures, which includes French 75, Savannah Chop House and

Sorrento Grille. Young’s Market Company will provide select wines and

spirits. The cost is $95 per single ticket or $175 per couple.

Information: (949) 494-0761, ext. 125.


The Laguna Playhouse continues to show “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 show runs

through Oct. 6. The Playhouse is at 606 Laguna Canyon Road.

Information: (949) 497-ARTS (2787). Web:



The Laguna Beach Rotary Grand Prix will debut with a series of

races, including the UCSF Sanctioned Professional Criterium Bicycle

Race and the Shimano Kid’s Race series. There will also be a

Celebrity Chase that will include Kermit Alexander, former All-Pro

defensive back for the ‘49ers and the L.A. Rams, and Jim Hill, sports

director, CBS Sports. The Nicole Spirit Invitational will launch

young athletes younger than 23 who are auditioning for USA Cycling

and Junior National Championship teams. There will also be a Health

Fitness Merchandise Expo where participants can learn more about

health, blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat and more. The first

race will begin at 7 a.m., the Shimano Kids Race series at 10:25 a.m.

and Celebrity Chase at 11 a.m. The day’s races will take place in

downtown Laguna Beach. The start/finish line is on Forest Avenue.

Racers can register online. All races cost $35 to enter, except the

Shimano Kids and the Celebrity races. The PRO 1 and 2 race is $50.

Non-racers are encouraged to volunteer. Information: (949) 494-5052.

Web: www.lagunabeach


As part of the Laguna Beach Rotary Grand Prix, the Laguna Beach

Boys and Girls Club will hold a practice session on rules of the road

and group riding tips. Activities will include making plans for teams

and themes for decoration of the bikes. Participants can also enter

the drawing for a bike, helmets and tons of cool stuff. The event

will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 1085

Laguna Canyon Road. Information: (949) 494-2635. Web: www.lagunabeach


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


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% to 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) 494-1446.



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, author, 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:



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.firsthursdaysart


The Laguna College of Art and Design will celebrate a new

exhibition of original drawings and paintings by faculty and staff

created in Paris and the French countryside during the summer of

2002. An artist reception will start at 6:30 p.m. The show will run

through Oct. 24. The college is at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road.

Information: (949) 376-6000. Web:


Sandstone Gallery will present a collection of oils titled

“Landscapes Near and Far” by Beverly Kadlec and collage work titled

“Asian Culture” by Mia Moore. The gallery is at 384-A N. Coast

Highway. Information: (949) 497-6775.


Diane Nelson Fine Art will host a book signing event with sculptor

Sharon Loper. Her limited edition hard-bound catalog has been added

to the library of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in

Washington, D.C. The event will coincide with First Thursday Art Walk

from 6 to 9 p.m. at 435 Ocean Ave. Information: (949) 494-2440. Web:


Leaf Productions will present “5-lbs. Lighter,” a skim-boarding

movie featuring Bill Bryan, George Bryan, Jeff Gomez and more. The

movie will show at 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. at Laguna South Coast Cinemas,

162 S. Coast Highway. Information: (949) 499-6637.

OCT. 5


The Friendship Shelter, Inc. will hold its third annual fall

fund-raiser at 6 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Women’s Club, 286 Saint

Anns Drive. Tickets are $50 per person and coconut bras and grass

skirts are suggested. Information: Janet Larkly, (949) 494-6928.

OCT. 6


The Laguna College of Art and Design will host the Robin Cox

Ensemble presented by Laguna Beach Live! The ensemble will perform

from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Visitors can stroll through the gallery from 1 to

4:30 p.m. and view “France: A Painted Travelogue.” The college is at

2222 Laguna Canyon Road. Information: (949) 376-6000. Web:

OCT. 13


The gallery will open the Autumn group exhibit, a collection of

new works by resident gallery artists in such media as oil,

watercolor, acrylic, stone, bronze, terra cotta and mixed media. A

reception will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at 1390 South Coast Highway. The exhibit will run through Nov. 10. Information: (949)

494-2497. Web:

OCT. 19


The gallery will celebrate a collection of new paintings by

Shuqaio Zhou with an artist reception from 1 to 4 p.m. The collection

will feature genre and landscape pieces. The gallery is at 1590 S.

Coast Highway. Information: (949) 494-5076.

OCT. 20


The Laguna Club for Kids will hold its 30th anniversary community

open house and reunion event. Families will have opportunities to

play games, sample free food, music and bid for silent auctions. A

winner will be drawn for the 2002 Mini Cooper. The event will take

place from 2 to 5 p.m. at 1470 Temple Terrace.

OCT. 25


The Laguna Beach High School Class of 1963 and 1964 will celebrate

homecoming at the football game at 625 Park Ave. Information: Wendy

Tunnicliff Erickson, (949) 640-0888.

OCT. 26


The Friends Of The Sea Lion/Marine Mammal Center will host a

Halloween Benefit Bash at 7 p.m. at Richard McDonald Gallery, 326

Glenneyre St. Actor Richard Burgi will be present as master of

ceremonies . The event will include fortunetellers, body painters and

tarot card readers. Guests at the event may enjoy cocktails, buffet

dinner, entertainment, dancing, and a silent auction. Tickets are $45

per person. Information: Michele Hunter, (949) 494-3050 or for

sponsorship opportunities, Ginny Blossom at (949) 388-1759.


The Southern California Binky Patrol’s “Comforting Covers for

Kids” will host the sixth annual Bink-Athon from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be stations for sewing, tying the blankets off with yarn,

painting squares and organizing fabric. The event will take place at

Laguna Beach High School, 625 Park Ave. Information: (949) 499-BINK.


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 Feb. 23 before it

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

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

NOV. 1


The Laguna College of Art and Design will present an exhibition

titled “New Directions in Representational Painting.” The collection

of work, created by California and national painters, will include

landscape, figure and still life. The exhibit will run through Dec.

15. The college is at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. Information: (949)

376-6000. Web:

NOV. 3


The Laguna College of Art and Design will host a chamber music

concert by a string trio. This event is presented by Laguna Beach

Live! The trio will perform from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The college is at

2222 Laguna Canyon Road. Information: (949) 376-6000. Web:

NOV. 7


The Laguna College of Art and Design will celebrate the

exhibition, “New Directions in Representational Painting” with an

artists reception at 6 p.m. The college is at 2222 Laguna Canyon

Road. Information: (949) 376-6000. 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 S. Coast Highway. The exhibit will run through

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



The Laguna Beach Public Library presents Preschool Storytimes at

11 a.m. every Wednesday. 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 1/2 acres of the upper slopes

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

gardens. Tours through the private residence must be scheduled 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

and four satellite TVs, including two big screens. Friday and

Saturday: The Strangers, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday: Missiles of

October, from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday: Clockwork Acoustic, from 9 p.m.

to 1 a.m. Thursday: Missiles of October, from 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. Blues Tuesday offers a

two-for-one special on the house wine. Martini Madness happens every

Thursday night. Sunday: Hot Buttered Blues, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Dave Cross and Will Brady. (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 at 9 p.m. Wednesday through

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

and blues Thursday. (949) 494-8088.