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TARNISHED TREASURES BOUTIQUE AND LUNCHEON
The Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach will host the event to benefit
charitable activities on behalf of the club from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. at 286 St. Ann’s Drive. The lunch, catered by the White House,
is $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Reservations are required
by Dec. 2. Information: (949) 497-1200.
‘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.
[seven-degrees] will exhibit a collection of holiday jewelry
through Dec. 26. Pieces designed and crafted by renowned artists
Sonja Bradley, Laura Carley, Kathleen Croxton, Ernestine Raab Green,
Barbara Hendricks and Dora Wexell will be available for sale. The
gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 891 Laguna Canyon
Road. Information: (949) 376-1555. Web: www.seven-degrees.com.
FREE MINI MAKEOVERS
Ropage Beauty Supply and Salon will host a makeover event with
Sorme Cosmetics from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 272 Forest Ave.
Reservations are highly suggested. Information: (949) 494-8411.
OF MUSIC AND ART
The Laguna Art Museum and KSBR-FM will present, “Impressions of
America: A Journey in Music and Art” featuring performances by David
Arkenstone, jazz pianist/composer Ron Kobayashi and 9-year-old Native
American flautist Evren Ozan at 6 p.m. Tickets are $85 per person,
which includes a buffet and wine bar and complimentary six-month
Museum and KSBR memberships. The event will take place at 307 Cliff
Drive and benefit both organizations. Information: (949) 494-8971.
The Crystal Cove Interpretive Assn. will host an afternoon of
tree-trimming from 2 to 4 p.m. in the historic district. Guests will
enjoy hot chocolate and cookies as well as get a chance to add an
ornament to the Christmas tree donated by Laura Davick. Information:
LAGUNA BEACH SENIORS HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
Laguna Beach Seniors will hold its annual traditional turkey
holiday luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tivoli Terrace, 650
Laguna Canyon Road. Anneleise school children will provide
entertainment, and there will be raffle tickets for many prizes. For
those unable to drive, the seniors are arranging for pick-up and
return rides. The cost of the luncheon is $15, and parking is free
across the street from Tivoli Terrace. Information: (949) 497-2441.
Laguna Culinary Arts will present a class titled “Holiday Hors
d’Oeuvres.” Starting at 6 p.m., participants will prepare dishes such
as goat cheese and pesto torte, caramelized onion and apple and brie
tartlets. The class costs $65 per person. Laguna Culinary Arts is at
550 S. Coast Highway, Suite 7. Information: (949) 494-0745. Web:
GAY MEN’S CHORUS
Woody’s at the Beach will host a special holiday dinner and
performance starring film star, Miss Coco Peru and the venerated
chorus. Chef Jon Hubbard will create a prefixed five-course dinner.
Dinner reservations are $50 per person, with $20 from each dinner
benefiting “Men Alive.” Seating for the event is very limited and
advance reservations are highly suggested. Woody’s at the Beach is at
1305 S. Coast Highway. Information: (949) 376-8809.
HOLIDAY HO HO HO
Funny lady Lynn Epstein will host comedy night at 8 p.m. at the
Laguna Beach Brewing Company, 422 S. Coast Highway. The line up will
feature eight comics. Cover is $5 with no drink minimum. Information:
(949) 499 2337.
ANNUAL HOMELESS CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST
The Laguna Beach Resource Center will host the breakfast and party
from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest
Ave. It will include breakfast, gifts, caroling and fellowship for
the Laguna Beach homeless with community volunteers and residents.
Information: Debi Cortez, outreach director (949) 497-7121.
DINNER WITH FRIENDS
Laguna Culinary Arts will present a class titled “Heartwarming
Dinner with Friends.” Starting at 6 p.m., participants will prepare
dishes such as raspberry balsamic glazed chicken, Gruyere and green
onion bread pudding, oven-roasted cauliflower and Bourbon toffee
baked apples with vanilla bean ice cream. The class costs $65 per
person. Laguna Culinary Arts is at 550 S. Coast Highway, Suite 7.
Information: (949) 494-0745. Web: www.lagunaculinaryarts.com.
TOYS FOR TOTS
The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly mixer
to benefit toys for tots from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hennessey’s
Tavern, 213 Ocean Ave. Chamber Ambassadors will introduce members to
the others in attendance and everyone will have the chance to enter
drawings for prizes. Also, children of all ages will have a chance to
meet Santa upstairs from 6 to 9 p.m. Members are $3 and nonmembers
$6. Participants who bring a new, unwrapped toy will get in free.
Information: (949) 494-1018, ext. 1. Web: www.lagunabeachchamber.org.
NEW YEAR’S ENTERTAINING
Laguna Culinary Arts will present a class titled “Elegant New
Year’s Eve.” Starting at 6 p.m., participants will prepare dishes
such as artichoke blue cheese bisque, whole roasted beef tenderloin
with port reduction sauce and more. The class costs $70 per person.
Laguna Culinary Arts is at 550 S. Coast Highway, Suite 7.
Information: (949) 494-0745. Web: www.lagunaculinaryarts.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 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Saturdays and from 6:00 to 10:00 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. December 6, 7:
Second Manassas, December 13, 14: The Trip, December 20, 21: Tricia
Freeman, December 27, 28: The Strangers from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 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.
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: Judy Chamberlin, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Dave Cross and Will Brady. Thursday: Mark Norris, at 7 p.m.
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.