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FESTIVAL OF ARTS CERAMICISTS SHOW AT WELLS FARGO
An exhibit focusing on the art of ceramics by Festival of Arts
exhibitors is being presented at the Wells Fargo on Ocean Avenue. The
exhibit offers the diverse work of Monica Dunham, Denise Ford, Walter
Reiss, Greg Riley, Jay Sampson, Fred Stodder and Scott Young. The
exhibit will run through May 5 and is part of an ongoing series of
shows that the Festival of Arts is having at Wells Fargo this year.
Laguna Beach High performing arts department presents the Broadway
musical “Footloose” today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The production is
directed by Mark Dressler, choreographed by Tod. A. Kubo, Roxana Ward
is the musical director and Wade Hendricks is the instrumental
director. The performances are in the Artists’ Theatre lat 625 Park
Ave. Tickets; $10 to $15 for adults, $8 for students. Information:
FAMILY SING ALONG
Every fourth Friday of the month from 6 to 9 p.m. No Square
Theatre will have a family sing along with the renowned Terry Alaric
on piano. Show tunes and standards are encouraged for live piano
accompaniment. Participants can bring their own sheet music or choose
from what is provided. No Square Theatre is at 221 Broadway.
ICON GRACE SLICK AT FINGERHUT GALLERY
Rock ‘n’ roll icon Grace Slick’s art is on exhibit now through
April 12, her second exhibit at Fingerhut Gallery. Slick’s work
includes intense and colorful portraits of rock icons such as Jerry
Garcia, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, delicate sketches
and her ‘Alice in Wonderland’ series. The show will run through April
12. The Gallery is at 210-A Forest Ave. Information: 376-6410.
A TASTE OF WINE
Wine tasting takes place every Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Len’s
Wine Cite. Different wines will be sampled each week. Len’s is at 303
Broadway in Broadway Plaza. For information, call 376-2215.
Laguna Poets meet at 8 p.m. Fridays on the third floor of Wells
Fargo Bank at 260 Ocean Ave. Bring poems to this free evening of
poetry sharing and reading.
SAWDUST ART FESTIVAL’S 12th ANNUAL “ART WALK STUDIO TOUR”
Today and Saturday tour the private studios and homes of 40 of
some of Laguna’s most accomplished artists. Tours begin at the
Sawdust with continuous shuttles throughout both days. Tickets are
$55 for a weekend pass, $45 for a single day or $40 for seniors and
students and includes all studio tours, shuttle, morning
refreshments, afternoon receptions and entertainment. Information of
tickets: 494-4030 or online at www.sawdustartfestival.org.
CALIFORNIA CHOREOGRAPHERS DANCE FESTIVAL
The California Choreographers Dance Festival will offer a free
concert at the Sawdust Festival at 935 Laguna Canyon Road. It’s a new
choreographic work by Eric Kupers, performed by Dandelion
Dancetheatre. It starts at 5:30 p.m. and is free. Information:
LAGUNA HOMEGROWN SURF ART EXHIBIT
An exhibit themed Laguna Homegrown Surf Art opened Saturday at the
Surf Gallery at 911 South Coast Highway. Dennis McTighe and other
artists like Bill Ogden, John Chaney, Pat Tobin, Donita Lloyd, Ryan
Gourley, Frog, Sly Dog, Marcel and others will be on exhibit through
April 19. Information: 376-9115.
LATIN JAZZ AND DANCING
Romeo Cucina will feature Latin jazz and dancing with Ivan
Marcello and his band. The fun starts at 8 p.m. Romeo Cucina is
located at 249 Broadway. Information: 497-6627.
CRYSTAL COVE HIKES
Crystal Cove backcountry hikes today and Saturday. Meet at the
flag pole at the El Moro State Park visitor’s center. Information:
FREE CONCERT AT THE LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN
Laguna College of Art and Design is having its “First Sundays”
free concert with Laguna Beach Live! featuring Eric Kinsley,
harpsichordist. The concert is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at 2222 Laguna
Canyon Road. Information: 376-6000.
‘WHITENESS, A WAYWARD CONSTRUCTION’ AT LAM
The new exhibit “Whiteness, A Wayward Construction” at the Laguna
Art Museum is a group exhibition of 28 individual artists and
collaborative teams working in various media, who explore
representations of whiteness. The underlying assumption of the
exhibit is that everyone in the United States is constructed in the
political imagination as a racial subject. The exhibit is curated by
Tyler Stallings. Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive.
Information: 494-8971 or online at www.lagunaartmuseum.org.
Missiles of October, a Laguna-based band, will perform from 4 to 8
p.m. at the Marine Room. The Marine Room is at 214 Ocean Ave.