In The Arts

May 28, 2010
(Courtesy Susan…)

Editor's note: This corrects an earlier version.

Saim Caglayan hosts paintout

Plein Air painter and founder of Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. Saim Caglayan will host a paintout from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Heisler Park.

Meet at the corner of Jasmine St. and Cliff Drive.

For more information about the artist and his work, visit

Songs in the Sand is Monday

The Laguna Playhouse and Laguna Community Concert Band will host a special Memorial Day concert, "Songs in the Sand," from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Monday at Main Beach.

The free event will feature a diverse selection of music including patriotic favorites to Latin beats to New Orleans jazz.

Fore more information, visit

Tony celebration at Laguna Nursery

Ruben Flores, owner of Laguna Nursery, will host a musical performance at 7 p.m. June 5 to celebrate Tony season.

The event will feature pianists Saif Eddin and Wayne Abravanel, with musical direction by Tedd Firth and singer Sally Mayes, who will celebrate songs she made famous on the Great White Way. Renowned critic and columnist Rex Reed will also make an appearance to sing a song or two from his newest concert, Ira Without George, honoring the songs Ira Gershwin wrote without his brother George.


Musicologists will enjoy free-flowing drinks and appetizers in the gardens, and artwork, while welcoming the rotating talent of Polly Bergen, Tom Wopat, Linda Purl, James Naughton, Marilyn Maye and Kurt Reichenbach.

Tickets can be pre-ordered for $45, $60 for VIP tickets (include an autographed copy of Sally Mayes' latest solo CD). Call (949) 494-5200 or visit Laguna Nursery, 1370 S. Coast Hwy.

'The Art of Storytelling'

Laguna Beach Books will host a new workshop, "Starting from Scratch: The Art of Storytelling" from 1 to 5 p.m. June 6 at the store, 1200 S. Coast Hwy.

The workshop, hosted by Marjorie Robertson, will aim to help participants move forward with their writing. The idea of how setting, theme, character development, and dialogue work together to make an artful whole will be explored. Students will share parts of their writing and will be prepared to provide feedback as part of the workshop experience.

Cost is $50. To enroll, submit a piece of up to 800 words to by Monday.

All participants will receive electronic copies of participant writing to review the week before the workshop. Class size is limited to 10 to 12 participants.

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