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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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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:
8 COMICS AT 8
Comedy by Lynn Epstein and other national headliners will be
presented at 8 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Brewing Company, 422 S. Coast
Highway. The event is 21 and older and the cover charge will be $7.
Information: (949) 499-2337.
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.
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 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.
The Blue Water Music Festival, a Surfrider Foundation Benefit
Concert to celebrate the Foundation’s 20th anniversary, will be held
at noon at the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. A
portion of the proceeds will also benefit Ocean Laguna Foundation and
Pacific Marine Mammal Center.
The festival will feature live music from a variety of artists.
There will also be food, drinks, environmental education, surf films,
vendor booths, a silent auction and more. VIP tickets are $100 and
include a one-year membership to Surfrider Foundation or donation
Laguna Beach Chapter and one opportunity drawing ticket, poster,
T-shirt and access to VIP areas. General admission tickets are $50,
which includes a one-year membership to Surfrider Foundation or
donation Laguna Beach Chapter and an opportunity drawing ticket.
Information: (949) 760-7033.
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.
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.
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 garden and private residence must be
scheduled in advance. Information: (949) 497-0716, ext. 6.
230 Forest Avenue Restaurant and Bar. Upscale food and drinks.
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)
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
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.
Hennessy’s Tavern is at 213 Ocean Ave. (949) 494-2743.
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.
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)