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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.
PALETTE TO PALATE
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.
LAGUNA BEACH COMMUNITY CLINIC GALA FUND-RAISER
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.
JUMPING FOR JOY
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: www.lagunaplayhouse.com.
THE LAGUNA BEACH ROTARY GRAND PRIX
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 grandprix.com.
GIRLS AND BOYS CLUB CELEBRITY EVENT
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
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 at 162 S. Coast Highway. Information: (949) 497-1220.
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% 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:
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, 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: www.lagunaartmuseum.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.firsthursdaysart
PAINTING IN FRANCE
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: www.lagunacollege.edu.
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.
ENDLESS SUMMER LUAU
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.
FIRST SUNDAYS AT THE COLLEGE
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:
THE ESTHER WELLS COLLECTION
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: www.estherwellscollection.com.
J. KAMIN FINE ART
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.
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.
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.
HALLOWEEN BENEFIT BASH
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.
READY, SET, SEW
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.
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 Feb. 23 before it
travels nationally. The museum is at 307 Cliff Drive. Information:
(949) 494-8971, Ext. 0. Web: www.lagunaartmuseum.org.
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: www.lagunacollege.edu.
FIRST SUNDAYS AT THE COLLEGE
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:
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: www.lagunacollege.edu.
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 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.
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 1/2 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.
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.
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.
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.