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HEART AND SOUL MUSIC
The Laguna Beach Retirement Community will host a special happy
hour featuring vocalist Al Miller and pianist and vocalist Leila
Rose. They will perform songs from the Big Band era and Broadway
starting at 3:30 p.m. Reservations are necessary. The retirement
community is at 2130 S. Coast Highway. Information: (949) 376-3144.
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 can 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.
HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN
Neighborhood Congregational Church will hold a special Halloween
party with J.K. Rowling’s beloved characters. The fun will take place
from noon to 6 p.m. at 340 St Ann’s Drive. Information: (949)
494-8061. Web: www.lbncc.com.
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
their mother. The movie will be screened 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)
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.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
The Laguna Beach Woman’s Club will host the annual Ice Cream
Social. Members and their families are welcome as well as anyone who
is interested in joining the club. The event will take place from 3
to 5 p.m. at the Woman’s Club Clubhouse, 286 St. Ann’s Drive.
Information: (949) 497-1200.
HOME AND GARDEN TOUR
Community Art Project (CAP) will sponsor a private tour of the
home and sculpture garden of Laguna Beach artist James Koch from 3 to
5 p.m. Koch will be present to discuss his found-object sculptures,
home and garden. This event is open to CAP members. Information:
The Laguna Playhouse will present the west coast premiere of “The
Spitfire Grill,” a new musical with music and book by James Valcq and
lyrics and book by the late Fred Alley, based on the 1996 film by Lee David Zlotoff. “The Spitfire Grill” is the story of a young woman’s
search for a new direction in her life. Previews will begin Oct. 29
and the play will officially open Nov. 2 and run through Dec. 1. The
playhouse is at 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Information: (949) 497-2787.
The Laguna College of Art and Design will present an exhibition
that represents a renaissance in painting devoted to depicting
nature. 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.
The Laguna Beach American Legion will hold a USO party from 5 to
9:30 p.m. The Sizzlin’ Seniors in Motion will perform and attendees
can dance to the sounds of Big Band. There will be prizes for the
best dressed civilian and military. The event will take place at
Veterans Memorial Community Center, 384 Legion St. Donations are $10
for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Proceeds will be donated
to American Legion supported charities. Reservations: (949) 376-6340,
(949) 494-2065 or (949) 494-8836.
AT THE COLLEGE
The Laguna College of Art and Design will host the Karen Lak
String Trio. The performance of works by Mozart, Brahms, Haydn, Fritz
Kriesler, Chopi, and Massenet on violins and cello, will be the
highlight of a free art exhibition and classical music concert. This
event is presented by Laguna Beach Live! The trio will perform from 3
to 4:30 p.m. in Studio 12. The gallery featuring “Unconventional
Views” will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. The college is at 2222 Laguna
Canyon Road. Information: (949) 376-6000. Web: www.lagunacollege.edu.
The Colombo-American Education Foundation (CAEF) will celebrate
the third anniversary of sponsoring student scholarships for
Colombian children from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be a Latin-American
music, food and a silent auction of goods and services from local
vendors. Tickets are $30. The fund-raiser will be held at the Richard
MacDonald Gallery and Sculpture Garden at 326 Glenneyre St.
Information: Margarita Martin, (949) 499-6058.
OCEAN IN MOTION
The “Ocean in Motion” van will visit the Senior Center at Legion
Hall at 12:30 p.m. This visiting classroom will be equipped with
scientific materials to reach an understanding and appreciation of
the ocean environment. The van is part of the Ocean Institute in Dana
Point. Legion Hall is at 384 Legion St. Information: (949) 497-2441.
The Laguna College of Art and Design will celebrate the
exhibition, “Unconventional Views” with an artists reception at 6:30
p.m. The college is at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. Information: (949)
376-6000. Web: www.lagunacollege.edu.
The Redfern Gallery will celebrate a collection of work by
impressionist landscape artist Gregory Hull with an artists reception
from 6 to 9 p.m. The collection will feature expressive views of
Southern California and the Sierra Mountains. The gallery is at 1540
S. Coast Highway. Information: (949) 497-3356. Web:
Richard MacDonald Fine Art will present a series of works by
MacDonald titled “The Flamenco.” A gallery reception will feature the
unveiling of these dramatic sculptures as well as a performance by
dancer and choreographer Jordi Caballero from 7 to 10 p.m. at 326
Glenneyre St. The collection will be on exhibit through Nov. 24.
Reservations are suggested. Information: (949) 497-4988.
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 WIZARD OF OZ’
The Laguna Playhouse will present an adaptation of the 1939 MGM
musical as part of the Youth Theatre season. Dorothy Gail lives in
Kansas and dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a tornado
hits her home and carries her away to the Land of Oz. The play will
run through Dec. 22. The playhouse is at 606 Laguna Canyon Road.
Information: (949) 497-ARTS (2787). Web: www.lagunaplayhouse.com.
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 from 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 from 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, from 4 to 8 p.m. $10 admission.
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: Clockwork,
from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday: The Trip, 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: Pamela G and Blues Addiction, from 11 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Tuesday: Dave Cross and Will Brady. Thursday: Urmas Mass,
at 7 p.m. (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.