Thurston Middle School’s Junior Park Avenue Players perform “Annie” today, Saturday and Sunday (as well as next weekend) at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 2100 Park Ave. Tickets go on sale one hour before each show; $5 students and $10 adults. For more information, call (949) 497-7785.
The Laguna Beach Film Society presents “Sir, No Sir,” which follows the Vietnam antiwar movement from within the ranks, and “My Dad Is 100 Years Old,” by Guy Maddens, at the Forum Theater on the Festival of Arts grounds. For more information, call (949) 494-8971, ext. 201.
The Garden Club’s monthly meeting will be held at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. Social gathering with plant and garden boutique at 9:30 a.m.; business meeting and program speaker Joan Wilson, designer succulent arranger, at 10 a.m. Free once for guests; for more information, call (949) 497-9051 or visit www.lagunabeach gardenclub.org.
SENIOR ART RECEPTION
An opening reception and award ceremony for those selected to participate in this year’s Community Art Project Senior Art Exhibit will be held at Wells Fargo Bank from 11 a.m. to noon. The artwork will be on display until Feb. 9. For more information, call (949) 464-9535.
‘UNITED 93' SCREENING
South Coast Cinema, 162 S. Coast Highway, presents “United 93" today and Sunday at 11 a.m. Complimentary coffee from Java City; tickets $8 for adults, $5.50 for seniors over 60 and children under 12, and $7 for students with valid ID. For more information, call (949) 497-1711 or www.regencymovies.com.
The Montage Resort & Spa holds weekly wine seminars from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Loft Bistro, 30801 S. Coast Highway. This week’s seminar is “Washing- ton vs. Napa — Merlot Shootout.” $25 per person; call (949) 715-6420 to make a reservation.
Roger Folk teaches watercolor painting from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. weekly in January with Art Escapes, at the Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S. Coast Highway; $35 per class; space is limited. To pre-register, call (949) 363-4700.
Artists interested in submitting work to the Festival of Arts for jurying can attend a free seminar from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the festival grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. For more information, call (949) 464-4234.
WORLD PREMIERE PLAY
The Laguna Playhouse’s world premiere of “The Pursuit of Happiness,” by Richard Dresser is onstage Tuesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 4. Evenings at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. For more information, call (949) 497-2787 ext. 1 or www.lagunaplayhouse.com
The opening reception for the Laguna Beach Music Festival will be held at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway; meet the Ahn Trio and listen to a performance; 6:30 p.m.; $50 per person includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. For more information, call (949) 715-9713.
Dr. Marion Jacobs will speak about change at the club’s free 7:15 p.m. meeting at 286 St. Ann’s Drive. She will also sign copies of her book. For more information, call (949) 497-1200.
“The God Delusion,” a film based on the book by biologist Richard Dawkins, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo community room, 260 Ocean Ave. It is the first of a two-part DVD series, “The Root of All Evil.” The second film, “The Virus of Faith,” will be shown Feb. 15. The free showings, sponsored by Atheists United of Los Angeles, are hosted by Laguna Beach resident Niko Theris.