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TODAY

A TASTE OF WINE

Wine tasting takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. every Friday at Len's

Wine Cite. Different wines will be sampled each week. Len's is at 303

Broadway in Broadway Plaza. Information: (949) 376-2215.

'36 VIEWS'

A play about the secrets of a rare work of Japanese art will be

performed at 8 p.m. at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road.

There will be free champagne to celebrate the new year. Tickets for

"36 Views" are $29 to $52. Call for additional dates and show times.

Information: (949) 497-2787.

HAPPY HOUR SAMPLES

Professional chef students will prepare an array of complementary

appetizers, and offer small plates of the evenings' featured dish at

$3 per plate and wines by the glass to match the fare from 5 to 7

p.m. at Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Road. Casual seating

in the kitchen or cafe will be available. Information: (949)

494-4006.

SATURDAY

RIDE FOR THE WAVES

The Surfrider Foundation will host a motorcycle ride fundraiser

from 10 a.m. to noon. The ride will begin at Cook's Corner, 19122 El

Toro Road, and conclude at the Margaritaville Mexican Cantina in

Newport Beach, 2332 W. Coast Highway. The ride is designed to raise

money and awareness for the foundation. Information:

http://www.rideforthe

waves.org.

SUNDAY

MOSUN

Listen to live music, from 5 to 11 p.m. and enjoy roll and drink

specials, at 680 S. Coast Highway. Information: (949) 497-5646.

GRAY WHALE SUNDAY

Park volunteers will help scan the ocean for migrating whales,

providing binoculars and spotting scopes, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at

the Pelican Point Parking Lot in Crystal Cove State Park. The event

will also feature whale games for children. Information: (949)

497-7647 or (949) 494-3539.

TUESDAY

PARTNER'S BISTRO

Blues for Tuesdays at Partner's Bistro will feature blues and jazz

by Dave Cross and Will Brady. Buy one glass of house wine and receive

the second for free. Partner's Bistro is at 448 S. Coast Highway.

Information: (949) 497-4441.

WEDNESDAY

PARTNERS BISTRO MUSIC

Live Music at Partners Bistro will feature live music from 7:30 to

10:30 p.m. Partners Bistro is at 448 S. Coast Highway. Information:

(949) 497-4441.

THURSDAY

LEARN ABOUT WINE AND CHEESE

Informal wine and cheese tastings will be held on Thursday

evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna

Canyon Road. Cheese expert James Drakeford will teach the

characteristics of the wines and cheeses served. The cost is $15 and

it includes two wines and three cheeses. Information: (949) 494-0745

or (949) 494-4006.

ANIMATION EXHIBITION

The Laguna College of Art and Design will present an Animation

Exhibition through Jan. 20 at the Laguna College of Art and Design,

2222 Laguna Canyon Rd. The exhibition is open Monday through Saturday

from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: (949) 376-6000.

TWO FOR ONE AT WOODY'S

Woody's at the Beach offers two-for-one drinks from 9 p.m. to

closing on Thursdays. Buy your first drink and get a ticket for a

like drink to be redeemed at the bar. Woody's is at 1305 S. Coast

Highway. Information: (949) 376-8809.

MARTINI MADNESS

Martini Madness at Partner's Bistro will feature $4.75 Martinis

and live music. Partner's Bistro is located at 448 S, Coast Highway.

Information: (949) 497-4441.

JAN. 22

Laguna Beach Live!

Laguna Beach Live! presents jazz music by alto saxophonist Charles

McPherson at 8 p.m. at the Laguna Beach High School Artist's Theater,

625 Park Ave. Tickets are $15 to $30. Information: (949) 715-9713.

ONGOING

CHILDREN/LIBRARY

The Laguna Beach Public Library presents Preschool Storytime at 11

a.m. every Wednesday. The library is at 363 Glenneyre St.

Information: (949) 497-1733.

The Laguna Beach Library's Pajama Story time series starts at 7

p.m. every Tuesday at 363 Glenneyre St. Information: (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. Information: (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. Information: (949) 494-3050.

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.

HORTENSE MILLER GARDEN

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

230 Forest Avenue Restaurant and Bar. Upscale food and drinks.

(949) 494-2545.

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.

The Cabana 440 S. Coast Highway. Happy Hour specials and casual

dining. (949) 376-8595.

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 to 11 p.m. Saturdays and from 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays at 384

Forest Ave.

Coyote Grill is at 31621 S. Coast Highway. California Baja style

cuisine, ocean view and al fresco patio dining. (949) 499-4033.

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.

Hotel Laguna's The Lounge is at 425 S. Coast Highway. Live

entertainment on the grand piano by Gary Giampolo on Wednesday,

Thursday and Sunday. Performances by Paula Prince on Friday and

Saturday. Tapas with an Asian flair is Monday through Friday from 5

to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. is attitude

adjustment hour. (949) 494-1151

Javier's Cantina & Grill 480 S. Coast Highway. Mexican food and

bar. (949) 494-1239.

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) 499-2337 (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. The Missiles of

October play unplugged every Thursday night from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30

a.m. and every Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. (949) 494-3027.

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.

Sunday. Dave Cross and Will Brady, Tuesday. Mark Norris, at 7 p.m.

Thursday. The Bistro is also having special Christmas Eve and New

Year's Eve dinner menus. (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)

497-5051.

Romeo Cucina is at 249 Broadway. Live music Tuesdays through

Wednesdays. Salsa dancing Fridays. (949) 497-6627.

Woody's at the Beach is at 1305 S. Coast Highway. Monday Night is

"Woody's Unwrapped" offering home-style cooking, Thursday is two for

one after 9 p.m. (949) 376-8809.

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