Laguna Beach Calendar

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Now- December 11
Chihuly Exhibition
Catalina Island Museum 217 Metropole Avenue, Avalon
Dale Chihuly’s most iconic works and groundbreaking explorations in color, light, and form are showcased in Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to enjoy a major museum exhibition of his artwork in Southern California.
Catalinamuseum.org; (310) 510-2414

Now - January 30
Interpreting Views
CAP Gallery- Wells Fargo Building 2nd Floor, 260 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach
Featuring work by Cheyne Walls, Mike Tauber & Troy Poeschl.
Gallery Hours M-F 9-6 Sat 9-4
Caplaguna.org; (949) 533-7507

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 18, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Opening Reception: Sankofa, Featured Artist: Shirley Harris
OC Fine Arts, 3851 S. Bear Street, # B15, South Coast Plaza Village
Nationally recognized artist Shirley Harris will present her multi-media art, from cut paper to acrylics and digital mixed media. fb: Showcase Gallery
www.ocfinearts.org; (714)540 6430

Saturday, November 18, from 10 am-2 pm
Ornament Class
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
$50.00 Create a beautiful mosaic ornament with artist Rosanne Nitti for your home or as a gift for the holidays!
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Saturday, November 18, from 10 am-11:30 am
Screen Printing
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
$65.00 Eco- Friendly Artist, Brynne Cogorno will teach students the basics of screen printing! This fun class will teach you everything you need to know about how to get started with screen printing. Learn how to burn a screen with the use of drawing fluid, photo emulsion, printing technique, and the history of screen printing. Students will leave with their own one-of-a-kind hand screen printed canvas tote bag and a paper print!
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Saturday, November 18 and Sunday 19, from 10 am-7 pm
Winter Fantasy
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Adult $8.00 Senior $6.00 Children (6-12) $4.00 Children (5 & under) FREE
Experience a winter wonderland featuring unique handcrafted gifts of art by 175 artists, holiday-themed art classes, photos with Santa, live entertainment and outdoor cafes!
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Saturday, November 18 -Sunday, December 31
Holiday Surfboard Auction
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz Carlton Dr., Dana Point
The Annual Surfboard Auction benefits Surfers Healing. Dozens of surfboards will be on display throughout the resort lobby, bidding will close at noon on December 31.
www.ritzcarlton.com/lagunaholidays; (949)-240-2000

Saturday, November 18 & Sunday, November 19 at 7:30 am
Surfing Santa Competition
Salt Creek Beach
A fun, two-day surf competition where men, women and children dress like Santa or other holiday-inspired characters and surf or stand up paddle board to benefit Surfers Healing. $60 Entry Fee
www.surfingsantacontest.org; (949)-240-2000

Saturday, November 18, 2017 VIP Private Viewing by invitation.
Sunday, November 19, 2017 Opening reception, 2 pm - 5 pm
Serenata - "Romance is in the air"
Ethos Contemporary Art, 3405 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach
Orlando Agudelo-Botero One Man Exhibition
www.ethoscontemporaryart.com; (949) 791-8917

Saturday, November 18 - Sunday, December 17 (Weekends) from 10 am -6 pm
Winter Fantasy - Sawdust Art Festival
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
The Sawdust Art Festival turns into a Winter Fantasy offering original Artwork from 160 Artist. The most unique shopping in all the world.
www.sawdustartfestival.org/festivals/winter-fantasy; (949) 494-3030

Sunday, November 19, at 4 pm
Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz Carlton Dr., Dana Point
Enjoy holiday music and a special appearance from Santa Claus. Guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Miracles for Kids or canned goods and non-perishable food items to benefit the Orange County Rescue Mission. Complimentary.
www.ritzcarlton.com/lagunaholidays; (949)-240-2000

Sunday, November 19, - January 2
Gingerbread Extravaganza
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz Carlton Dr., Dana Point
Each year, the resort’s pastry team creates an amazing gingerbread extravaganza. This year’s concept and design was the brainchild of Executive Pastry Chef Sylvain Haage and showcases today’s attention on climate change, sustainability and clean energy through a representation of the California landscape and how The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel supports and protects the environment. Chef Haage and his team will spend more than 500 hours creating the incredible confectionary display that will be fashioned out of an astounding array of homemade gingerbread, colorful candy, sweet treats, baked goods, and other tasty confections.
www.ritzcarlton.com/lagunaholidays; (949)-240-2000

Friday, November 24, from 1 pm-4:30 pm
Soldering
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Take your jewelry making skills to the next level in this introductory class that will cover basic silver soldering techniques, tools, and safety! In this special three and a half hour workshop, students will learn to use a small jeweler’s torch and will work with real silver to create their own stackable ring with a bezel set stone of their choice! Perfect for beginners and intermediate jewelry makers. Erin will also be available to discuss where to purchase tools and supplies for those seeking advice for making jewelry in their own home or studio. $135.00.
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Friday, November 24, Saturday, November 25 and Sunday 26, from 10 am-7 pm
Winter Fantasy
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Adult $8.00 Senior $6.00 Children (6-12) $4.00 Children (5 & under) FREE
Experience a winter wonderland featuring unique handcrafted gifts of art by 175 artists, holiday-themed art classes, photos with Santa, live entertainment and outdoor cafes!
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Saturday, November 25, from 10 am-11:30 am
Screen Printing
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Eco- Friendly Artist, Brynne Cogorno will teach students the basics of screen printing! This fun class will teach you everything you need to know about how to get started with screen printing. Learn how to burn a screen with the use of drawing fluid, photo emulsion, printing technique, and the history of screen printing. Students will leave with their own one-of-a-kind hand screen printed canvas tote bag and a paper print! $65.00
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Monday, November 27 – Thursday, December 14
Holiday Tea
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz Carlton Dr., Dana Point
Treat someone special to the timeless tradition of Afternoon Tea in Bar Raya featuring an array of teas, savory canapés, and sweet bites in an elegant ocean view setting.
$72 per person
www.ritzcarlton.com/lagunaholidays; (949)-240-2000

Wednesday, November 29, at 7 pm
Casa Wellness: Fall Tea Blending Class
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
Learn about the myriad benefits of tea, practice brewing techniques, and sample custom tea blends with Lavender Lounge Tea Company. Participants will create and take home two fall blends of their own creation. $35.
www.casaromantica.org; (949) 498-2139

Thursday, November 30, at 7 pm
Casa Classic: Stefan Roos
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
Stefan Roos is a classical guitarist who has performed solo and chamber music across the world. He will perform an intimate solo concert at Casa Romantica. $25 General Admission. $20 Members.
www.casaromantica.org; (949) 498-2139

Friday, December 1, from 1-9 pm
Hospitality Night Trunk Show, Phyllis Clark Design
Just Looking Boutique, Lumber Yard Mall, 384 Forest Ave # 8, Laguna Beach
Come by on hospitality night to see the latest jewelry designs from Phyllis Clark and more! Great gifts for the holidays!
www.justlookingboutique.net; (949) 494-8208

Friday, December 1- Sunday, December 24, from 11 am – 6 pm
Tree of Hope Ornament Sale
Mystic Arts Gallery, 664 South Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach
"Purchase ornaments off our Tree of Hope and a percentage of the sale goes to the Laguna Artist Benevolence Fund. Shop Local, Buy Handmade, Help an Artist in Need!
www.mysticartslaguna.com; (949)715-5177

Friday, December 1 from 10 am-12 pm
Pen and Ink
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Create a beautiful pen drawing with Artist Mary Gulino. $75.00
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Friday, December 1, from 10 am-4:30 pm
Glass Blown Ornaments
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Create your very own glass blown ornament in this 30 minute session! Students will experience a small taste of what it’s like to create a piece of art out of hot malleable glass straight out of the kiln! This class is great for beginners and those wanting to dip their toes before diving into a glassblowing class. Class fee includes all materials and instruction. (Lunch Break 12pm-1pm) Break from 3pm-3:30pm. One student per 30 minute. $75.00
session.

www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Friday, December 1, from 1 pm – 3 pm
Oil Painting
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Come paint a beautiful Landscape or seascape in oils on canvas with Laguna Beach artist John Eagle. Learn about design values; color mixing will be emphasized. $95.00
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Saturday, December 2, at 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Casa
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
Casa Romantica’s annual holiday open house features a festively decorated Casa Romantica, live music, choral groups, Santa, a talking tree, kids crafts, décor, and refreshments. Christmas at the Casa is held in partnership with the City of San Clemente’s Santa’s Village by the Sea. Free.
www.casaromantica.org; (949) 498-2139

Saturday, December 2 and Sunday December 3, from 10 am-7 pm
Winter Fantasy
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Adult $8.00 Senior $6.00 Children (6-12) $4.00 Children (5 & under) FREE
Experience a winter wonderland featuring unique handcrafted gifts of art by 175 artists, holiday-themed art classes, photos with Santa, live entertainment and outdoor cafes!
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Saturday, December 2, from 10 am -12 pm
Photo Block
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Turn your treasured memories into works of art! Bring your own photos of your latest travels or family portraits or even the family pet. Rosanne Nitti will show you how to make your images stand out and last forever with “Photo-Block” instruction. Learn to mount your image on a wood block and protect it with a coat of spray on varnish. She will also demonstrate how to apply clear epoxy resin for a glassy shine. You will learn to mount and protect photos of your choice on a 4×4 wooden piece then mount the 4×4 piece to a 12×12 piece. You will have a choice of Black, White or Natural base for your project. All supplies are furnished. Leave with a wonderful piece of art to Treasure forever. $95.00.
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Saturday, December 2, from 10 am-12 pm
Colored Pencil Seascapes
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Showcasing the sepia process achieved by converting color respectively into brown and white tonal values. Participants will draw a landscape using prisma colored pencils on toned paper. All levels of experience welcome! $50.00
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Sunday, December 3, at 10 am
D. Yoder Family Sundays
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
D. Yoder Family Sundays are held between 10 am and 2 pm on the first Sunday of each month for activities and a program thematically based on Casa Romantica’s Casa Captivating programs for all ages. D. Yoder Family Sundays are made possible by the generosity of Ms. June Yoder. Free.
www.casaromantica.org; (949) 498-2139

Thursday, December 7, from 10 am-12:30 pm
Abstract Figurative Painting Workshop
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Enjoy a morning with the ever charismatic Hugo Rivera. In an open ended and exploratory environment, you will play at pushing the boundaries of contemporary abstract figurative work. All levels of experience welcome! *Please bring an image of a silhouette to concentrate in the abstract subject. All other materials provided (including continental breakfast & mimosas). $350.00
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Thursday, December 7, from 6 pm -9 pm
Artists' Openings
Sandstone Gallery Laguna, Gallery Row, 384-A N Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach
Cosmic Dream, acrylic paintings on linen by Sunny Kim will be featured in the Front Gallery with Dreamscapes, oil paintings on canvas by Ann Kim in the Skylight Gallery.
www.sandstonegallery.com; (949) 497-6775

Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8, at 7 pm
Casa Kinetic: Nutcracker
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the Nutcracker ballet. This bestselling event, performed with panache by the Orange County Ballet Theatre, is a must for the whole family. The Casa Nutcracker features choreography tailored to Casa Romantica’s intimate Main Salon. $40.
www.casaromantica.org; (949) 498-2139

Friday, December 8, from 10 am-12 pm
Cloudy Seascape
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Learn how to paint a beautiful seascape in acrylic on canvas with Laguna Beach artist Michelle S. Burt! She will lead you through composition, discuss values and painting the seascape step by step in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Each participant will leave with a completed wave painting ready to hang. $95.00.
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Friday, December 8, from 10 am-2 pm
Indigo Experience
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Organic Indigo tea towel & napkins just in time for your holiday entertaining or gifts. Come learn the art of organic indigo using fructose and lime with the ancient technique of Shibori and make your own tea towel and napkins set. $140.00
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Friday, December 8 & Saturday, December 9 from 6 pm - 9 pm
Nights of a 1000 Lights
Sherman Library & Gardens 2467 East Coast Highway, Corona Del mar
A dazzling display of lights, live music, Santa and complimentary hot chocolate & s'mores. No-host bar & tamales! $10.00 members $15.00 Non-members Children under 5 Free
www.slgardens.org; (949)673-2261

Friday and Saturday, December 8, 9, 15, 16 from 5 pm -6 pm
Holiday Storytelling
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz Carlton Dr., Dana Point
Guests are asked to bring a new children’s book to be donated to Miracles for Kids. Complimentary
www.ritzcarlton.com/lagunaholidays; (949)-240-2000

Saturday, December 9, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Opening Reception: 2017 Membership Show & Competition
OC Fine Arts, 3851 S. Bear Street, # B15, South Coast Plaza Village
50 Local Artists will be honored for participation in this Annual event and Holiday celebration.fb: Showcase Gallery
www.ocfinearts.org; (714)540 6430

Saturday, December 9, from 10 am-2 pm
Ornament Class
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Create a beautiful mosaic ornament with artist Rosanne Nitti for your home or as a gift for the holidays! $50.00
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Saturday, December 9, from 10 am-1 pm
Enameling
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Add a splash of color to your jewelry by fusing powdered glass to metal in this introductory class. Suitable for all experience levels from beginner to advanced. $135.00.
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Saturday, December 9, and Sunday, December 10, from 10 am-7 pm
Winter Fantasy
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Adult $8.00 Senior $6.00 Children (6-12) $4.00 Children (5 & under) FREE
Experience a winter wonderland featuring unique handcrafted gifts of art by 175 artists, holiday-themed art classes, photos with Santa, live entertainment and outdoor cafes!
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Thursday, December 14, from 4 pm-6 pm
Ceramics
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Enjoy a one-on-one class in our Ceramics Center. This class will cover basic throwing skills and techniques on the potter's wheel including centering the clay, pulling the clay into a cylinder, forming the clay into basic shapes of bowls and vases. Use of the basic tools to manipulate and form the clay shapes while throwing will be covered, as well as the use of the rib to thin out clay walls while shaping the forms. $65.00.
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Friday, December 15 through Saturday, December 23, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Christmas Light Walk
Sherman Library & Gardens 2467 East Coast Highway, Corona Del mar
A dazzling display of lights, no host bar and Hot chocolate bar. $10.00 per person Children under 5 free
www.slgardens.org; (949)673-2261

Friday, December 15, from 10 am-12 pm
Seascape Wave
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Learn how to paint a beautiful seascape in acrylic on canvas with Laguna Beach artist Michelle S. Burt! She will lead you through composition, discuss values and painting the seascape step by step in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Each participant will leave with a completed wave painting ready to hang. $95.00
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Friday, December 15, from 10 am-4:30 pm
Glass Blown Ornaments
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Create your very own glass blown ornament in this 30 minute session! Students will experience a small taste of what it’s like to create a piece of art out of hot malleable glass straight out of the kiln! This class is great for beginners and those wanting to dip their toes before diving into a glassblowing class. Class fee includes all materials and instruction. One student per 30 minute session. (Lunch Break 12pm-1pm) Break from 3pm-3:30pm. $75.00
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Saturday, December 16, from 7 pm -10 pm
Tree of Hope Fundraiser Event
Mystic Arts Gallery, 664 South Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach
Ornament Fundraising Sale and Holiday Party! Food, Wine, Music and Raffle prizes! Proceeds go to the Laguna Artist Benevolence Fund.
www.mysticartslaguna.com; (949)715-5177

Saturday, December 16, from 1 pm-4:30 pm
Soldering
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Take your jewelry making skills to the next level in this introductory class that will cover basic silver soldering techniques, tools, and safety! In this special three and a half hour workshop, students will learn to use a small jeweler’s torch and will work with real silver to create their own stackable ring with a bezel set stone of their choice! Perfect for beginners and intermediate jewelry makers. Erin will also be available to discuss where to purchase tools and supplies for those seeking advice for making jewelry in their own home or studio. $135.00.
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Saturday, December 16, and Sunday, December 17, from 10 am-7 pm
Winter Fantasy
Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Adult $8.00 Senior $6.00 Children (6-12) $4.00 Children (5 & under) FREE
Experience a winter wonderland featuring unique handcrafted gifts of art by 175 artists, holiday-themed art classes, photos with Santa, live entertainment and outdoor cafes!
www.sawdustartclasses.com; (949) 494-3030

Sunday, December 17, from 2 pm -4 pm
Gingerbread House and Holiday Cookie Decorating
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz Carlton Dr., Dana Point
Gather with family to decorate your very own gingerbread house and holiday cookies. Children enjoy complimentary hot chocolate. Other beverages will be available for purchase.
$175 per Gingerbread House
www.ritzcarlton.com/lagunaholidays; (949)-240-2000