FRIDAY: Enjoy a free arts-related film at during First Friday's Flicks at the Forum. The documentary "The Radiant Child – Jean-Michel Basquiat will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds. A discussion follows.
SATURDAY: Meet local artists in their studios from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during First Saturdays Artist Open Studios, a self-guided free tour of 24 of Laguna's top artists. For a list of participating artists, visit http://www.lagunabeachcity.net and log on to Cultural Arts.
SUNDAY: Prose writers are invited to DimeStories Open Mic Readings to read a three-minute work at 5:30 p.m. at Salt Fine Art Gallery, 1492 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach. Signups start at 5 p.m. For more information, call host Michelle McCormock, (949) 715-9931 visit http://www.dimestories/org or email OCDimeStories@gmail.com
The Laguna Beach Rotary Club meets at noon at Aliso Creek Inn & Lodge, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Anyone interested in attending should e-mail LagunaBeachRotary@cox.net. Lunch is served and the cost is $20. For more information about Rotary, visit http://www.lagunabeachrotary.com.
Collyn Youngman's free, eight-week genealogy lecture series begins at the Susi Q from 1 to 2:30 p.m.. The series provides all of the necessary information and instruction to assist with charting a family history. Registration should be made by calling (949) 497-2441. A one-time $5 material fee is due on the first day. The series ends March 4.
Today through Feb. 6
Felder As Bernstein
Hershey Felder portrays "Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein," at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Previews through Thursday, gala opening is Saturday. Tickets are $35 to
$70. Regular performances are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees; 2 p.m. Thursday matinee Jan. 20; and 7 p.m. Jan. 16. For more information, call (949) 497-2787 or visit http://www.LagunaPlayhouse.com.
Saturday, Sunday and Thursday
Pageant Casting Call
The Pageant of the Masters is looking for people of all sizes and ages to join the cast of the world's most famous presentation of tableaux vivants ("living
pictures"). A casting call will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Irvine Bowl, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. The show is titled, "It's Only Make-Believe." Call (949) 494-3663 for more information.
Leaving A Legacy
Berteil Mahoney presents "Leaving a Legacy," a free informational session on how to share your stories and values with those you love from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.
Alliance Workshop For Nonprofits
The Laguna Beach Community Alliance presents a free "Ask the Expert" workshop from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Woman's Club, 286 St. Anns' Drive. Panelists will answer questions ranging from taxes, to by-laws, employment law, reserves, use of e-mails, etc. Former Festival of the Arts president Wayne Baglin moderates the four-person panel. The workshop is designed for local group leaders, officers, board members and committee chairpersons. For more information, visit http://www.LBCAlliance.org.
'Baby' Author To Appear
Laguna Beach Books welcomes Teresa Strasser, author of "Exploiting My Baby, Because It's Exploiting Me: A Memoir of Pregnancy and Childbirth," to sign her books at 6 p.m. at 1200 S. Coast Hwy.
Velasquez Speaks to Exchange Club
Susan McNeal Velasquez will speak on the topic, "Moving Beyond New Year's Resolutions—How making them and then breaking them can enhance your life!" at the 12:15 p.m. meeting of the Laguna Beach Exchange Club, at Watermarc Restaurant (upstairs), 448 S. Coast Hwy. The cost for non-members is $20. For more information, visit LagunaBeachExchangeClub.org or call Katy Moss at (949) 494-0703 or Jim Rue at (949) 494-6684.
Seniors Ping Pong
Seniors are welcome to participate in table top tennis, or ping pong, from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Bring your own paddle or use one of ours. Participants must wear non-skidding shoes. Free. To register, call (949) 497-2441.
Wine And Dine
Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Road, offers Happy Hour from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, a mid-week repast with $10 cheese plate and wine at $8 per glass, plus the chef's special of the day. Every Friday features a Happy Hour buffet from 5 to 7 p.m. And on the last Saturday of the month, enjoy a wine tasting from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (949) 494-4006.
The Laguna Beach Public Library, 363 Glenneyre St., presents Preschool Story Time at 11 a.m. every Wednesday, followed by cookies and punch. For more information, call (949) 497-1733.
Hortense Miller Garden
The Hortense Miller Garden covers 21/2 acres of the upper slopes of Boat Canyon and features a range of plants and small-themed gardens. Tours through the garden and private residence are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and must be scheduled two weeks in advance. For more information, call (949) 497-0716, ext. 6.