Laguna Beach Calendar Of Events

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Sawdust Art Festival

June 28 – Sept. 1; Sawdust Art Festival grounds, Laguna Beach

More than 200 local artists come together and sell their wares at the 47th Annual Sawdust Art Festival. As always, the festival promises great art, crafts and gifts, live entertainment, food and beverages—including the signature Sawdust Saloon. (949-494-3030; sawdustartfestival.org)

Art-A-Fair 

June 28 – Sept. 1; Art-A-Fair grounds, Laguna Beach

About 125 national and international artists make up the grand showing at Art-A-Fair, which features a variety of media––from watercolor to wood creations—all complemented with epicurean delights from Tivoli Too! and live entertainment on weekends. (949-494-4514; art-a-fair.com)

Festival of Arts 

June 30 – Aug. 31; Festival of Arts grounds,
Laguna Beach

The Festival of Arts stands as one of the nation’s oldest art festivals dating back to the early 1900s. The juried art show will showcase work ranging from sculpture to photography from 140 Orange County-based artists. Open daily, it also features on-site restaurants, art tours and art workshops for people of all ages and talent levels to enjoy. (949-494-1145; foapom.com)

2013 California-Pacific Triennial

June 30 – Nov.17; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach

The California-Pacific Triennial, an updated offshoot of OCMA’s former California Biennial exhibit, will take visitors on a contemporary art journey with works from all over the Pacific Rim. See how the creative pot is being stirred and shared between artists from all cultural backgrounds now working and creating in California. (949-759-1122; ocma.net)

 Pageant of the Masters

July 7 – Aug. 31; Festival of Arts grounds,
Laguna Beach

This acclaimed living pictures show takes on the theme “The Big Picture” as it pays tribute to the artworks that inspired renowned moviemakers. (949-494-1145; foapom.com)

Activities

Live! at the Museum: Beautiful Baroque!

June 13; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

Look, listen and experience the Beautiful Baroque! Harpsichord & Flute featuring Florence and Robert Estrin. The duo performs the melodies of Mozart with Robert serenading the audience via the harpsichord and Florence on the flute. (949-494-8971; lagunaartmuseum.org)

Taste of the Nation

June 2; Montage Laguna Beach

Gather at Montage Laguna Beach’s Studio restaurant to taste dishes from two Montage chefs, Craig Strong and Lee Smith, as well as guest chefs from as far as Honolulu in a true farm-to-table experience. Proceeds from the event benefit three Orange County organizations whose mission is to put an end to childhood hunger. (949-715-6000; tasteofthenation.org)

Shakespeare in the Park

June 7 – 21; Heisler Park Amphitheater, Laguna Beach

The Laguna Beach Arts Commission brings Shakespeare to the park for the first three Fridays in June. Join them as “Shakespeare’s Fool” performs the work of Shakespeare starting at 6:30 p.m., and watch each week as new guest actors and musicians take the stage. (949-494-3311; lagunabeachinfo.com)

2013 Summer Laguna Beach Junior Lifeguards

June 24 – July 11, July 15 – Aug. 1; Heisler Park

Kids will learn how to enjoy the ocean safely while having some much-needed summer fun. Trained lifeguards lead the two, three-week sessions that end with the signature Ironchild competition. (949-497-0716; lagunabeachcity.net)

Laguna Beach Events

Entertainment

“The Fantasticks”

Through June 9; South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa

The world’s longest running musical, “The Fantasticks,” started in 1960 and has continuously brought audiences to laughter and tears with a story of young lovers who work against their scheming fathers to turn their fairytale love into reality. (714-708-5555; scr.org)

A Night at the Theater

June 1 – 2; Saint Mary’s, Laguna Beach

Enjoy a free concert of famous Broadway show tunes. Also featured will be the Lagunatunes performing a set of classical choral pieces celebrating spring. (lagunatuneschorus.com)

 “Late Night Catechism Las Vegas”

June 4 – 23; Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach

Be a part of the play in this interactive comedic experience as the solo stage presence, a Catholic nun, turns the audience into her late-night catechism class. In this most recent class, Sister speaks out on Vegas, magicians, show girls, drive-thru marriages and more—her point being: God is watching. (949-497-2787; lagunaplayhouse.com)

Fete de la Musique

June 15; Throughout Laguna Beach

Musicians are scattered throughout the city for this free celebration, which finds its roots in Paris and has been held in Laguna Beach for the past five years.

“Catch Me If You Can”

June 25 – 30; Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa

Relive the tale of infamous Frank W. Abagnale Jr.—a young man who took it upon himself to ditch the slow life and lie his way into glitz and glamor. Watch as the musical’s melodies take you on Frank’s wild ride as a high-rolling pilot, lawyer and doctor. (714-556-2121; scfta.org)

Visual Immersion

June 20; seven-degrees, Laguna Beach

Celebrate dance with an evening of audiovisual and live dance performances at this Laguna Dance Festival event, which will honor renowned choreographer Desmond Richardson and raise funds for the annual dance festival held Sept. 5 – 8. (949-715-5578; lagunadancefestival.org)

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

June 27; Mason Regional Park, Irvine

This summer concert series brings some of the most entertaining local musicians to a park near you. On June 27 enjoy indie rock band The Devious Means with Cherokee Fade in Mason Regional Park. The free show runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and is fun for all ages. (949-923-2220; ocparks.com)

Coming up at the Coach House, San Juan Capistrano 

Honk, folk/instrumental rock, May 31, 8 p.m.; Beatles vs. Stones with Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash, rock tributes, June 1, 8 p.m.; ABC, rock/pop, June 16, 8 p.m.; Marshall Tucker Band, country/rock, June 22, 8 p.m.; Gary Hoey, singer/songwriter, June 28, 8 p.m.; Donavon Frankenreiter, singer/songwriter, June 29 and 30, 8 p.m. (949-496-8930; thecoachhouse.com)

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