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TODAY

UNCONVENTIONAL VIEWS

The Laguna College of Art and Design will present an exhibit that

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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.

SATURDAY

USO PARTY

The Laguna Beach American Legion will hold a USO party from 5 to

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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 younger. Proceeds will be

donated to American Legion supported charities. Reservations: (949)

376-6340, (949) 494-2065 or (949) 494-8836.

MILLER GARDEN PARTY

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Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden will celebrate its 25th

anniversary and Miller’s 94th birthday with a party to raise funds

for preservation of the garden. Visitors will tour the garden and

house, enjoy food from local restaurants, meet with Miller and bid on

garden-related silent auction prizes. Shuttle buses will leave from

the parking lot of the Christian Science Church from 1 to 3 p.m. at

635 High Drive. The bus will return guests until dusk. Tickets are

$50 for one or $75 for two. Information: Marsha Bode (949) 499-5518.

SUNDAY

FIRST SUNDAYS

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

Kreisler, Chopin 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.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND-RAISER

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.

MONDAY

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.

PREVIEW THEATREREACH

The Laguna Playhouse will present a preview of its autumn

Theatereach touring production, “Island of the Blue Dolphins” by

Scott O’Dell. Adapted and directed by Playhouse education director

Donna Inglima, “Island of the Blue Dolphins” is a Newberry

Medal-winning book on the core curriculum of California’s fourth- and

fifth-grade classes. The preview will begin at 7 p.m. at the Moulton

Theatre. Admission is free to teachers, school administrators and

school board members. The play will begin at 7 p.m. at the Moulton

Theatre, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Information: (949) 497-ARTS. Web:

www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

THURSDAY

FIRST THURSDAY ARTWALK

Galleries all over Laguna will open their doors for a monthly

cultural evening from 6 to 9 p.m. A free shuttle service will take

guests from 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) 497-0722.

Web: www.firstthursdays artwalk.com.

UNUSUAL COLLECTIBLES

The Laguna Art Museum’s library will hold a sale of gently used

art books and exhibition catalogs from many parts of the United

States. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Attendees will have an

opportunity to view the new impressionist art exhibit “In and Out of

California: Travels of American Impressionists.” Proceeds will

benefit the museum library. The museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive.

Information: (949) 494-8971. Web: www.lagunaartmuseum.com.

BANKING ON ART

The gallery will host a pre-Art Walk party from 4 to 6 p.m. to

celebrate artists Roger Armstrong and Alice Powell. Armstrong will

present a series of works titled “Giant Landscapes,” which features

scenes of Crystal Cove, El Moro Bay, local sycamore trees and the

Cliffside in Oregon. In “Surf Series,” Powell will exhibit

watercolors of surfers in action. The two-artist exhibition will be

shown through November on the second balcony level at Well Fargo

Bank, 260 Ocean Ave. Information: (949) 497-2234.

BOOK SIGNING

DeRu’s Fine Art will host a book signing event for curator and

author Debra Solon from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 6 to 9 p.m.

She will sign copies of “In and Out of California: Travels of

American Impressionists,” the catalog for the concurrent exhibit at

the Laguna Art Museum. The gallery will showcase a collection of work

by early California Impressionists, as well as provide live music and

refreshments at 1560 S. Coast Highway. Information: (949) 376-3785.

ARTISTS RECEPTION

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.

ECLECTIC ORANGE IN LAGUNA

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County will present a concert

by Andreas Staier. He will perform “Music of the Spanish Baroque,”

with works by Galles, Ferrer, Soler and Domenico Scarlatti. The

concert will begin at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational

Church, 340 Saint Anns Drive. Tickets are $28 and are available at

all Ticketmaster outlets. Information: (714) 740-7878 or (949)

553-2422. Web: www.EclecticOrange.org.

CALIFORNIA BRILLIANCE

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:

www.redferngallery.com.

NEW CANVASSES

Marion Meyer Contemporary Art will celebrate a collection of new

canvases and painted windows by contemporary artist Deborah Paswaters

with an artists reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The collection will be

available through Dec. 15 at 354 N. Coast Highway. Information: (949)

497-5442.

NOV. 9

‘THE FLAMENCO’

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 collect-ion will be on exhibit through Nov. 24.

Reservations are suggested. Information: (949) 497-4988.

GRAND OPENING

Gallery Hauptart will hold a grand opening, featuring works by

Joachim Haupt and selected sculptures of internationally known

artists. The gallery will provide wine and entertainment starting at

6 p.m. at 750 S. Coast Highway. Information: (949) 494-2486.

NOV. 13

FAIRE WITH FLARE

South Coast Medical Center will open a holiday boutique. The

boutique, featuring holiday items, jewelry and other specialty gifts,

will allow shoppers to get some holiday shopping done early. The

boutique will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby at 31872

Coast Highway. Information: (949) 499-7177.

NOV. 15

CHILDREN IN NEED

Diane DeBilzan Gallery will celebrate it’s first anniversary with

a benefit event for the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center.

Artist William DeBilzan will present a new body of work specifically

for the evening and former New York City Ballet dancer, Treva Swersky

will perform. The event, co-sponsored by David Rickey Sport,

Emporio-Optic, Vertical Restaurant and Modernage Printing, will take

place from 6 to 10 p.m. at 224 Forest Ave. Tickets are $25 and

reservations are highly recommended. Information: (714) 543-4333,

Ext. 503. Web: www.brightfutures4kids.org.

NOV. 16

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

Laguna Beach High School will host a holiday boutique from 10 a.m.

to 6 p.m. in the main quad at 625 Park Ave. Items will include

accessories, purses, home decor and more.

NOV. 20

CHAMBER MIXER

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly mixer

at Fuse Interactive starting at 5:30 p.m. Chamber Ambassadors will

introduce members to the others in attendance and everyone will have

to enter drawings for prizes. The interactive design firm is at 775

Laguna Canyon Road. Members are $3 and nonmembers $6. Information:

(949) 494-1018, Ext. 1. Web: www.lagunabeachchamber.org.

NOV. 24

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:

www.estherwellscollection.com.

DEC. 5

FIRST THURSDAY ARTWALK

Galleries all over Laguna will open their doors for monthly

cultural evening from 6 to 9 p.m. A free shuttle service will take

guests from 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) 497-0722.

Web: www.firstthursdays artwalk.com.

DEC. 6

‘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.

ONGOING

CHILDREN/LIBRARY

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.

FARMERS MARKET

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.

NIGHTLIFE

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)

499-2663.

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.

(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, from 4 to 8 p.m. $10 admission.

(949) 499-BEER.

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: Down Tight, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday: Missiles of

October, from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday: Nick and Jason, 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.


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