Calendar of Events: March 2015

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ART

“Selections: Dieter Roth’s Piccadillies”

Through May 24; Orange County Museum of Art

Known in the 1960s for his artist books and sculptures made of cheese, chocolate and other food, Swiss artist Dieter Roth began to experiment with enlarged prints of some Piccadilly Circus postcards. He distorted and reinterpreted the images by overlaying silkscreened surfaces on top, creating one of his most celebrated series. Some of these pieces are displayed in the exhibit. (949-759-1122; ocma.net)

 

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Untitled etching on Guarro paper by Billy Al Bengston (1988)

 

“In Barcelona: a portfolio of prints by eight Los Angeles artists”

Through May 31; Laguna Art Museum

A complete collection of 16 prints, the Barcelona Portfolio was gifted to the museum by Ed Moses and family. The unique exhibit is the result of trips to Barcelona taken by Ed and seven other artists between 1988 and 1989. Each artist’s two-week stay included the creation of print works at the famed Spanish print workshop, Polígrafa Obra Gráfica, which played a large part in the growth of the print medium in the late 20th century. (949-494-8971; lagunaartmuseum.org)

 

“California Printmakers, 1950-2000”

Through May 31; Laguna Art Museum

Celebrating the works of 20th-century California printmakers such as Wayne Thiebaud, Ed Ruscha and David Hockney, this exhibit serves as a brief introduction to different types of prints—from lithographs to screen prints and etchings—and includes a glossary of terms for those unfamiliar with the style. Works in the exhibit come from the museum’s own holdings as well as local private collections. (949-494-8971; lagunaartmuseum.org)

 

ENTERTAINMENT

London Symphony Orchestra

March 28; Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

London’s oldest symphony orchestra makes its way across the pond to perform at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall for one afternoon only. A part of the Donna L. Kendall Classical Series, the show includes a pre-concert conversation with Grammy Award-winning conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the symphony’s principal flute player, Gareth Davies. World-renowned pianist Yuja Wang will accompany the symphony as its featured artist. (714-556-2787; scfta.org)

 

“The Second City’s 55th Anniversary Tour”

March 31 – April 4; Laguna Playhouse

One of the most well-respected improv theaters in the country, The Second City first opened its doors in 1959 and has seen the likes of Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner and Tina Fey pass through its doors. Now celebrating 55 years in operation, its traveling troupe is making a brief stop in Laguna Beach to tickle our funny bones with its world-renowned sketches and improv. (949-497-2787; lagunaplayhouse.com)

 

“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”

April 10-19; Laguna Playhouse

Adapted from the beloved Mark Twain novel, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” tells the story of the trouble-making Tom as he treasure hunts with his friend Huckleberry Finn, attempts to earn the affections of Becky Thatcher, witnesses a murder and eventually attends his own funeral. Filled with laughs and suspense, this Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre production offers the audience a new way to appreciate a classic story. (949-497-2787; lagunaplayhouse.com)

 

“Guys and Dolls”

April 14-19; Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Gather the whole family and be transported back to Depression-era New York, where the city’s small-time gamblers attempt to make a fortune and find love. A long-beloved musical comedy, “Guys and Dolls” encourages toe-tapping to hit songs such as “A Bushel and a Peck” and “Luck Be a Lady,” while the main characters struggle to balance their love of the game of craps with the loves of their lives. (714-556-2787; scfta.org)

 

Upcoming Concerts

Ongoing; The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano
Talented performers take the stage at The Coach House this March: Tommy Castro and The Painkillers (March 15); Dick Dale (March 21); and Johnny Lang (March 27). Visit the venue’s website for more concerts taking place this spring. (949-496-8930; thecoachhouse.com)

 

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Sage Hill School Multicultural Fair

March 21; Sage Hill School, Newport Coast

Once again, the parents and students of Sage Hill School invite one and all to experience and celebrate the beauty of culture. The events include an international marketplace, more than 20 global food booths, entertainment and a display of artwork by Sage Hill students, faculty and parents. There are also plenty of activities for the kids, including origami, butter churning and storytelling. Overflow parking is available at Mariners Church with a complimentary shuttle to the school. (949-219-0100; sagehillschool.org)

 

Blue Water Music Festival

March 28-29; Sawdust Art Festival Grounds

The Sawdust Art Festival grounds are transformed into a music lover’s dream as dozens of bands, artists and vendors gather with the goal of uniting art, music and community for the 11th annual Blue Water Music Festival. The weekend includes performances by Smash Mouth, Brett Dennen, Allen Stone, Bushwalla, Rebel Rockers, Common Sense, PawnShop Kings, Pato Banton and more. In addition, a chef’s showcase allows local culinary artists to share their tempting and sustainable creations with attendees. All proceeds from the silent auction benefit the Blue Water Green Earth organization. (bluewatermusicfestival.org)

 

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The 19th Annual Valiant Women Luncheon

April 24; The St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point

The Valiant Women program at Mission Hospital supports quality healthcare for women of all ages. Their annual luncheon includes a fashion show starring Mission Hospital’s very own nurses and physicians and a silent auction, proceeds of which go toward funding women’s services at Mission Hospital. (949-364-7783; missionfoundationevents.com)

 

ONGOING

FIRST THURSDAYS ART WALK: First Thursday of the month, 6-9 p.m. (firstthursdaysartwalk.com)

FREE YOGA IN THE PARK: Monday-Thursday, Saturdays, 8 a.m.; Treasure Island Park (949-494-9928; yogainthepark.blogspot.com)

LAGUNA BEACH FARMERS MARKET: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon; Forest Avenue and Laguna Canyon Road

LAGUNA LAUGHTER YOGA: Sunday-Friday, 8 a.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.; Main Beach (lyinstitute.org)

LIVE! AT THE MUSEUM: Second Thursday of the month, 7-8 p.m.; Laguna Art Museum (949-494-8971; lagunaartmuseum.org)

MONTHLY WINE TASTING PARTY: First Friday of the month, 6-9 p.m.; Laguna Canyon Winery (949-715-9463; lagunacanyonwinery.com)

NATURE HIKES:Various dates and times, Laguna Canyon Foundation (949-497-8324; lagunacanyon.org)

SAWDUST STUDIO ART CLASSES:Various dates and times; Sawdust Art Festival grounds (949-494-3030; sawdustartfestival.org)

ZEROTRASH BEACH CLEANUP: First Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon, various locations (zerotrash.org/laguna)

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