Filmmakers Kailee McGee and Rich Costales will host a fundraising soiree from 8 to 10:30 p.m. today at 805 Laguna Canyon Road to celebrate and raise money for "The Dust," a documentary that takes an intimate look inside the Sawdust Art Festival's 44th season.
The event will include a premiere of the trailer, hors d'oeuvres and wine, a silent auction of original artwork and jewelry from Sawdust artists and an array of other fun items including VIP tickets to Universal Studios in Hollywood and Orlando, a night at the Venetian in Vegas and concert tickets to see the Blue Man Group.
Proceeds from the evening will go toward completing the documentary, which McGee said she hopes to wrap at the end of September and screen at South Coast Cinemas in Laguna by the end of the year. The piece will also be submitted to film festivals nationwide.
To RSVP or donate to the silent auction, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Fore more information about the project, visit http://www.thedustfilm.info.
Celebrating the circle of life
Endangered Planet Gallery, 384 Forest Ave., will bring artists from L.A. and across the nation to partake in "Grounded: Autumnal Equinox," an exhibit that will run Saturday through Dec. 5.
An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
"Green" artists J.Reto, Susan Lawrence, William Emboden, David Gardner and Randall Oldieve reflect the gallery's concept of the greening of art.
Made of organic paint, paper, collages and/or montages of recycled objects, elements in both their materials and images of nature, it's inhabitants and cycles, involve the preservation of life.
The mission, Curator Tony Clark said, is to raise awareness and conscientiousness of peril and plight of our earth and all life forms with which we share this planet.
"The Autumnal Equinox is a time of harvest when the sun is aligned with the earth in this unique season of death and rebirth and to celebrate this seasonal force that moves and affects all our lives," he said.
For more information, call (949) 497-5690 or visit http://www.endangeredplanet.org.
Free show at coffeehouse Saturday
Laguna Beach performer Michael Burnz and Deejay Jimnastic will put on a free hip-hop/reggae show from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Neighborhood Cup coffeehouse, 1 Journey in Aliso Viejo (adjacent to the Aliso Viejo Library).
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