Laguna Beach Vibe is a free monthly publication that's available in over 100 locations throughout Laguna Beach, California. We provide a comprehensive daily entertainment and events calendar for all that Laguna Beach has to offer. Everything from "Quick Bites," "Happy Hours” and regularly featured spotlights on local artists, restaurants, events and businesses are included in each issue. Each issue also includes a beach and street map, ocean hotline, and horoscopes.
SUNDAY IN LAGUNA BEACH: The 2017 OC Pride Festival culminates today in Laguna Beach. Enjoy a 10am-4pm West Street beach party, followed by an afternoon dance at The Coast Inn Laguna Beach. Later this evening and until 2am, enjoy a night of dancing at Main Street Bar & Cabaret.
Celebrate ‘Greetermania' at the 2nd Annual International Greeter's Day at Main Beach. Festivities started at 10am this morning.
LagunaTunes Community Chorus presents “Broadway Baby” (FREE at 4pm today) at Laguna Beach High School's Artists Theatre.
The Cliff Restaurant has The Phil Gough Super Gnarly Trio from 5-8pm today at its outside fire pit
Go Country with SMITH at 6 upstairs at Skyloft.
The Jorg R. Dubin Jazz Trio entertains at Zinc Cafe & Market from 6-9pm this evening.
Starting at 9pm … catch The Heat at The Sandpiper Lounge.
Finally this weekend, Laguna Playhouse presents 'Absolute Brightness', an uplifting story about humanity. Tickets can be found online at www.LagunaPlayhouse.com.
VIBE EXCLUSIVE: Street artists Bandit — whose work often speaks to Native American Culture — and Eideaz (both of whom have worked alongside Banksy) have combined talents and visions to craft the new wall on the outside of the Sawdust Art Festival Grounds, and Laguna Beach Vibe was there earlier today for the unveiling. The old wall, painted by Rolland Berry, was moved intact on the boards it was painted on, to the Grill Stage inside the Sawdust grounds itself. For the piece you see here, Bandit and Eideaz worked overnight for three consecutive evenings to sketch and paint their masterpiece — a statement piece on current environment conditions faced by sea life we all claim to love, adore and want to protect. Enjoy! (NOTE: The last image in the series features Eideaz. Bandit hardly ever allows himself to be photographed, and when he does, he appears with a bandana covering much of his face.)
FRIDAY'S ENTERTAINMENT RUNDOWN: Looking for something to do this evening in Laguna Beach? Here's a rundown of what we're aware of (feel free to leave a comment suggesting other events readers may want to know about):
The Jorg R. Dubin Jazz Trio performs at Zinc Cafe & Market from 6-9pm this evening. Dubin is a Laguna Beach-based artist, designer, and creative consultant.
The James Clay Garrison Band rocks out at The Cliff Restaurant from 7-10pm this evening.
At Lantern Bay County Park in Dana Point (from 7:30-9:30pm), enjoy a free outdoor screening of Disney's The BFG — a 2016 fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg.
Tricia Freeman checks in to play the OceanView Lounge at The Hotel Laguna from 8-11pm this evening.
At 9pm at Mozambique, the World Anthem Band take the stage for an evening of soul, reggae and R&B.
At The Sandpiper Lounge, the Undercover Band covers the hits starting at 9pm.
And after 10, get your euro-groove on at Brussels Bistro (Official)’s underground dance club experience.
WEDNESDAY SPOTLIGHT: The staff here at Laguna Beach Vibe has gone to great lengths to get to know the retail community here in Laguna Beach. So it's with great confidence that we share the following about RWorld Surf and Skate: They carry it all, and it's all quality product and merchandise. From surf and skate clothing, eyewear and jewelry, to Morey Bodyboards and handcrafted sticks that are affordable, durable, and locally made in the store's 6,500 sq. ft. surfboard factory in San Clemente by guys and gals who actually surf.
Owners Clay & Kristen Huntington are former world champion tandem surfers who are multi-talented craftspersons. Clay traded in his barrister briefcase for board shaping tools and he is a master at it, while Kristen handcrafts all the jewelry in the shop. Daughter Alexandria earned her degree in illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and contributes to the family business, as does son Grant who graduated from Cal State Fullerton.
Located just a few steps from Urth Cafe, Laguna Beach, California, Laguna Art Museum, and Las Brisas Restaurant — at Cliff Dr. and Coast Hwy. — RWorld is well worth anyone's attention who has a deep appreciation for authentic surf and skate merchandise.
TODAY IN LAGUNA... STU SAFFER & FETE DE LA MUSIQUE: Join family, friends, and community members in Celebration of Life that gets underway at 11am this morning at Riddle Park for Stu Saffer. For the uninformed (pun fully intended), Stu was a local journalist and entrepreneur who founded Stu News Laguna and the Laguna Beach Independent newspaper. Sadly, Stu passed away in late-May while bravely battling a progressive lung disease for several years. He was 74. Head over to Riddle Field (600 Hillcrest Dr.) for hamburgers, hotdogs, and other baseball-related goodies — all of which user-baseball fan Stu would appreciated.
Next up today — the 10th Anniversary edition of the Fête de la musique / Music Festival, sponsored by Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association. While the Fete itself began in 1976 by American musician Joel Cohen who was then employed by the national French radio station, Laguna Beach's edition has only been for the last 10 years. Still, not a bad run! Cohen proposed an all-night music celebration at the moment of the summer solstice (the longest day of summer). The idea was recognized by the French Minister of Culture, and the rest they say is history. It is heartwarming to know that you do not have to be in France on this day of music… you may stroll the village streets of Laguna today to hear the voices of song and music that echoes all over the world. Opening ceremonies are at Noon on the Cobblestones at Main Beach. That's also where where you can grab the itinerary of performances.
TIP: Wear comfortable shoes and bring a sun hat and water to enjoy the entire Fete without Fete-tigue!