July 07, 2011
  • Jessy J will perform Saturday at the Festival of Arts.
Jessy J will perform Saturday at the Festival of Arts. (Courtesy Lori Stoll )


FRIDAY: Enjoy the music of Tony Bennett with "I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett," at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets, $35 to $60. For tickets, call (949) 497-2787 or visit Through Aug. 21.

SATURDAY: Jessy J, shown, young Latin jazz sensation, will kick off the Festival of Arts "Jazz on the Green" series from 1 to 3 p.m. Free with paid Festival admission, at 650 Laguna Canyon Road. For ticket information, call (949) 494-1145 or visit

SUNDAY: Prose writers are invited to take their work for a spin at Dimestories Open Mic, Second Sundays' Readings at Salt Fine Art Gallery, 1429 S. Coast Hwy., Unit 3, Laguna Beach. Signups at 5 p.m., readings start at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Michelle McCormick.. For more information visit


Animal Rescue Benefit

Help Animal Crackers Pet Rescue in their much-needed work of finding good homes for abandoned pets at a benefit event from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach. $25 suggested donation at the door, includes food, no-host bar, silent auction and raffle. Reservations are not necessary.



Historic Cottages

Take a walk through the renovated 12-acre Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park at 10 a.m. Learn about the colorful past of the cove and hear about the different uses for each cottage. Meet at Los Trancos parking lot at the trailer (PCH turn inland at stoplight Los Trancos.) $15 day-use parking fee.

Saturday and Sunday

'Xanadu: The Musical'

No Square Theatre's latest venture, a musical version of the 1980s film, opens at 7:30 p.m. at No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St., Laguna Beach. Tickets are $22 at and $25 at the door.


Aliso Beach Cleanup

OC Parks Staff is looking for a small group of volunteers to assist with beach cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on a year-round basis at Aliso Beach, 31131 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. There is no cost. To sign up, contact Park Ranger Candice Hubert at and complete an application at


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