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.
AUGUST VIBE: The latest issue of Laguna Beach Vibe is now available at newsstands and retail locations all across town. Pick up your copy featuring Victoria Skimboards-sponsored rider Jared Green on the cover (shot by local photg, Sarah Alston of www.SarahAlstonPhotography.com).
THE VIC: When the organizers of most prestigious Pro/Am Skimboarding contest in the World — The VIC, hosted by Victoria Skimboards — decided to improve their annual event, they turned to the data. We're speaking of course about the tide schedule, which revealed the best opportunity for killer sets occurs in mid-August, not June. So now, for the first time in its 40-year history, The VIC takes place in August (18 & 19), and as always, it's all going to go down at Aliso Beach. Watch this video containing highlights from last year's contest, and then make plans to be at Aliso (31131 Coast Hwy.) this Saturday and Sunday between 8am-6pm for what promises to be another great contest among the world's best skimboarders, many of whom hail from Laguna Beach.
PLAN AHEAD - SATURDAY BBQ & WINE TASTING: With Saturday's forecast indicating a high of just 77°, what better way to warm up than with a barbecue and wine tasting. Avoid the crowded Village and beach sections of town. Join your neighbors and friends this Saturday (Aug. 19) at Laguna Canyon Winery (2133 Laguna Canyon Rd.) between 7-9pm for a food & wine event featuring Beef Brisket (slow-roasted and carved on-site), BBQ Chicken, homemade BBQ baked beans, fresh green and Caesar's salads, grilled sweet corn on the cob, cornbread with honey butter, watermelon wedges, and Homemade Apple Cobbler. Plus, enjoy up to 10 different pours of the Winery's crafted wines. The cost for this evening BBQ and wine tasting is just $49 per person. For more information or reservation, please call (949) 715-9463.
SATURDAY’S ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP FOR LAUNCH BEACH: Fine art meets high fashion this afternoon at The Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters. Join select Festival artists who will make fashion their medium at the “Festival Runway Fashion Show” — today from Noon-3pm on the Festival grounds. Just like TV’s Project Runway, see who’s IN and who’s OUT this year as Festival artists compete to create the most inspired couture using reclaimed, reused, or recycled materials. Elsewhere in town:
Make plans now to attend the Silicon Coastal Festival — a new event for our town celebrating culture, tech, and charity — at sourced., Laguna's Beach's co-working space at 950 Glenneyre St. Enjoy live music by Wolfmagic and Tommy Grimm from 5-10pm.
The Farmer’s Market will be in full bloom until Noon today (next to City Hall).
There’s a Children’s Crafts Open House at the Library from 9am-3pm.
Also at the Library, enjoy a "Literature Comes to Life” performance from 10:30-11:30am.
The Budrows light it up with “swamp rock” at The Cliff Restaurant from 7-10pm.
John Randall is tonight’s featured act in the Durban Room at Mozambique (show starts at 7pm).
No Square Theatre’s production of CHICAGO continues tonight. For times and tickets, visit www.NoSquare.org.
At Hotel Laguna, enjoy the musical stylings of local singer/songwriter Jason Feddy (in the OceanView Lounge from 8-11pm).
End your evening at Brussels Bistro (Official)’s Euro-style dance club from 10:30pm to close.
LOCAL MUSIC - AND LOTS OF IT! If you missed the live music acts that played the streets of Laguna Beach on Sat., June 17 as part of Fête de la Musique, then check out this video featuring the dozens of performers, sights, and sounds that filled the city that day. Shot and edited by Laguna Beach Vibe publisher Lisa Farber, this footage is about as complete a review of the 2017 Fête that you'll find online. Thank you Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association for bringing this event to our town. Ten years running, we cannot wait until the 2018 edition gets underway on Sat., June 15, 2018.
CLIMATE CHANGE & LAGUNA BEACH? Unless you've been living under a mossy rock or lost at sea, you know President Trump recently announced he would be pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement (a.k.a. the Paris Climate Accord) — a global agreement among nations to address issues related to climate change (specifically, greenhouse house emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020). Almost immediately after President Trump made his announcement earlier this year, business leaders, mayors, state governors, and even college and university presidents, signaled their disagreement with the decision and publicly made commitments to work on achieving the objectives of reducing emissions according the tenets of the Agreement. Tomorrow night, Laguna Beach residents will get their chance to share views and opinions on whether the City of Laguna Beach - Government should intentionally support actions that meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement. If you have an opinion one way or another on this topic, consider stoping by 505 Forest Ave. at 6:30pm tomorrow (Tues., Aug. 8) for our City Council’s vote on a proposed Climate Protection Action Plan.