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 http://www.LagunaPlayhouse.com. 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 http://www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org
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 http://www.facebook.com/pages/DimeStories/61697542340.
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.