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Festival Runway Fashion

Aug. 2; Festival of ArtsFOA Fashion Show-Image3

One of the most eclectic and fun-filled events of the festival season, the Festival of Arts’ fashion show presents a chance for art and fashion lovers to combine their passions and skills to create stunning ensembles using reclaimed and recycled materials. The experienced panel of judges will keep audiences laughing and provide useful commentary before they determine winners in categories such as “Biggest Wow Factor,” “Most Innovative Use of Materials” and “Red Carpet Ready.” (949-494-1145;


Pageant of the Masters

Through Aug. 30; Irvine Bowl

This year, the Pageant of the Masters delves into the many mysteries that have plagued the art world over the centuries in its summer show, “The Art Detective.” One of the most acclaimed productions of “tableaux vivants” (living pictures) in the world, the Pageant of the Masters has perfected the performance of living masterpieces. Attendees this summer are sure to enjoy the intricate show, with a few surprises along the way. (949-494-1145;


“John Altoon: Drawings and Prints”

Through Sept. 21; Laguna Art Museum

LA native John Altoon created both commercial and fine artwork from the 1940s through the 1960s. The artist, who died in 1969, was born to Armenian parents, served in the Navy and later studied at the Otis and Chouinard art institutes before being discovered in Santa Barbara. Best known for his paintings, this exhibit profiles his lesser-known drawings and explores his struggle to balance his commercial illustration and fine art. (949-494-8971;



“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story”

through Aug. 10; Laguna Playhouse

Nationally celebrated for more than 20 years, this musical examines the incredible career of the rock ’n’ roller from Lubbock, Texas, who took the country by storm before his life was cut tragically short. Sing along with fun, upbeat tunes like “Peggy Sue,” “La Bamba” and “Chantilly Lace” that made Buddy Holly a household name, while reliving the era that introduced the world to rock ’n’ roll. (949-497-2787;


Ghost the MusicalJazz on the Green Concert Series

July 12 and 26, Aug. 9 and 30; Festival of Arts

This series brings legendary musicians to the Festival of Arts grounds for intimate performances that are free with festival admission. This summer’s lineup includes Greg Adams and East Bay Soul, Down to the Bone, Jeff Lorber Fusion, and Poncho Sanchez & his Latin Jazz Band on four separate Saturdays, ensuring an opportunity for every jazz lover to catch a spectacular show. (949-494-1145;


“Ghost: The Musical”

July 29 – Aug. 10;Segerstrom Center for the Arts

The beloved story, originally brought to life on the big screen by Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, tells the tale of Sam and Molly, a young couple torn apart by Sam’s sudden passing. Featuring an original pop score by Grammy Award winners Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, Sam’s journey to protect the woman he loves, even in death, is heart wrenching, exciting and entertaining for viewers of all ages. (714-556-2787;


Live! At the Museum: “Ekphrasis”

Aug. 14; Laguna Art Museum

The latest installment of Live! At the Museum, “Ekphrasis” combines the audible beauty of a brand-new piece of music with the visual delight of original choreography. The Laguna Dance Festival, Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Beach Live! jointly commissioned composer Alan Chan and choreographer Bernard Gaddis to create these new works inspired by the museum’s Lee Mullican oil painting, “Lotus Land.” This Aug. 14 show will feature a simplified version of the music and dance pieces, which will be presented in full at the Laguna Dance Festival in September. (949-715-5578;



Ongoing; The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano

Abba Fab, July 12, 8 p.m.; Soul Asylum, July 16, 8 p.m.; Benise, July 18, 8 p.m.; Henry Kapono, July 19, 8 p.m.; The Wailers, July 20, 8 p.m.; “Beatles vs. Stones—A Musical Shootout,” July 26, 8 p.m.; The Farewell Tour of Queensryche, Starring Geoff Tate, July 31, 8 p.m.; Arthur Adams, Aug. 2, 8 p.m.; Emerson Hart and Tony Lucca, Aug. 3, 7 p.m.; Third World, Aug. 9, 8 p.m.; Desperado—The Premier Eagles Tribute, Aug. 15, 8 p.m.; Patrizio Buanne, Aug. 20, 8 p.m. (949-496-8930;



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July 11 – Aug. 10; OC Fair & Event Center

One of Orange County’s most beloved summer traditions, the OC Fair brings all the best in carnival rides, food, activities and competition to south Orange County for one sun- and sugar-filled month. Boasting an abundance of fried foods, games and concerts—not to mention cooking, farming and livestock competitions—the OC Fair brings a touch of nostalgia and a ton of fun. (714-708-1500;


Elements of Art Summer Camps

July 14 – Aug. 30; Laguna Art Museum

This summer, Laguna Art Museum will offer five “Elements of Art” summer camp sessions for children in first through eighth grade. The various camps—each with a different theme—aim to teach children the joy of art while introducing them to art elements such as lines, space, colors, textures and shapes. Multiple projects will be available to appeal to each age group and ability. Reservations are required. (949-494-8971, ext. 203;


Bob Margolis Memorial Golf Tournament

July 14; Aliso Viejo Country Club

Sponsored by the Laguna Hackers, the 14th Annual Bob Margolis Memorial Golf Tournament will raise funds for the TLC branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. Featuring a “scramble format” golf tournament, silent auction, helicopter ball-drop raffle and dinner, the event promises to be a fun and rewarding evening for all. ( Bacchanal Thirsty Thursday July 17; Wine gallery Music and fine wine combine at Wine Gallery Laguna Beach from 8-11 p.m. Featuring disc jockey SLi Dawg as well as Purple Corduroy winemaker Jeffrey Farthing, and Mile 216 wine maker Chris Olsen, guests can imbibe while jamming to tunes all night long. (949-715-8144;


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