In The Arts

July 10, 2013

The Laguna Beach Film Society presents a screening of "The Big Lebowski" at 7 p.m. July 18 at Laguna South Coast Cinema, 162 S. Coast Hwy.

Tickets for the 1998 comedy, which was directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and features Jeff Bridges and John Goodman, are $7 pre-sale, $9 at the door and $5 for students.

For $20, guests will be treated to a pre-screening buffet and wine reception at 6 p.m. at Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive.


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The Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, presents "I Do! I Do!" starting Saturday and continuing through Aug. 11.

The romantic musical comedy stars Davis Gaines of "The Phantom of the Opera" fame and Vicki Lewis from "Newsradio." It features music and lyrics by Tom Jones and book by Harvey Schmidt and is directed by Alan Souza.

"This is the perfect show for our subscribers and audiences to fall in love all over again with the Playhouse, and to have Davis and Vicki on our stage starts our new 'Season of Stars' off in spectacular fashion," artistic director Ann Wareham said in a news release.

Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Additional shows will be offered at 2 p.m. July 1, 7 p.m. July 14 and 21 and 2 p.m. July 25 and Aug. 1 and 8. Admission ranges from $40 to $70.

For more information, visit or call (949) 497-2787.


The Artist Eye Gallery, 1294 S. Coast Hwy., Suite A, hosts "Color Fusion" by Southern California artist Dick Marconi through July 31.

The gallery's 17 resident artists will be present for a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. July 20.

Guests are welcome from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For more information, visit or call (949) 497-5898.


A.I.R. Laguna, which, according to its website, seeks to "inspire recovery and creativity through the arts," will showcase "Finding Hope in Hopeless" by Julian St. John on Aug. 1.

The gallery, 658 S. Coast Hwy., will offer refreshments, complimentary valet parking and live music from 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit or RSVP to

— Rhea Mahbubani

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