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Get Out: What To Do This Weekend In Laguna Beach

Meet local plein air artists and see their latest paintings, visit Winter Fantasy one last time, watch an amazing mountain biking film, chat with Peter Fonda, or listen to a choir sing songs of the season.

MOUNTAIN BIKE FILM "WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS"
WHERE/WHEN:  Laguna South Coast Regency Theatre, 162 South Coast Highway on Friday, December 7th.  Wave at athletes and VIP's as they walk the red carpet at 7:30 p.m. and then, at 8 p.m., watch the film screening.  
WHY GO? Watch Berrecloth, Zink, Sorge and others as they freeride through exotic locations around the world including China, Argentina, Nepal and British Columbia. Man VS Nature using metal and rubber. To watch the trailer, CLICK HERE. Phone 949-497-1711 for more information.
PRICE:  $8.50 for adults, $6 for children 11 and under, $7.50 for students with valid ID, $6 for seniors 61 and better. Tickets to the premiere are available at www.regencymovies.com.

LAGUNA PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ASSOCIATION'S ARTIST RECEPTION
WHERE/WHEN:  Second floor gallery of Wells Fargo Bank at 260 Ocean Avenue, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th. Regular gallery hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays. 
WHY GO?  Meet some of the 40 LPAPA artists who created landscape paintings for this fabulous exhibition, Banking on Art at Wells Fargo. Brought to you by Community Art Project and Wells Fargo, these paintings capture moments in time when light and landscape are the subjects, when the rocks and the ocean and the trees spoke to the artist. The artists wish to share these special moments with you. For more information, CLICK HERE or phone 949-494-7544.
PRICE:  FREE to the public. Painting prices vary.

SAWDUST FESTIVAL WINTER FANTASY/TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE
WHERE/WHEN:  935 Laguna Canyon Road from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th.
WHY GO? This is your last chance to see Santa and to purchase unique hand made gifts from more than 170 artists. Sit by a waterfall, listen to carolers singing and have lunch under the trees, too. Make a child's holiday extra special by donating a toy to Toys for Tots. For more information, CLICK HERE or phone 949-494-3030.
 PRICE: $6 Adult one-day, $5 Senior one-day, $3 Children (6-12) and
FREE Children (5 and under). Receive FREE admission into the Winter Fantasy on Sunday when you donate a new unwrapped toy for children, ages newborn to age 17. One free one-day admission per donated gift. Toys for Tots is a foundation supported by the Marine Corps Reserve with a mission of collecting toys to distribute as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. Please visit the Sawdust Box Office first to receive your complimentary ticket, and then bring your toy gift to the front gate.

A SPECIAL MOTORCYCLE EVENT WITH PETER FONDA
WHERE/WHEN:  Troy Lee Designs at 380 Glenneyre Street from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th.
WHY GO?  Actor Peter Fonda received an Academy Award for his portrayal of chopper-riding "Captain America" in the 1969 film, "Easy Rider." Troy Lee races motorcycles and designs gear and clothing. Together, Fonda and Lee would like to share some wine and hors d'oeuvres with you and show you their new line of motorcycle protective gear and clothing. Ride up on your bike and have it entered in the "Best of Show" contest. You may win a prize! For more information, CLICK HERE or call 949-715-8142.
PRICE:  FREE

THE LAGUNA TUNES COMMUNITY CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERT
WHERE/WHEN:  St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 428 Park Avenue at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 9th.
WHY GO?  The voices of the LTCC blend together in beautiful harmonies. Their performance of holiday songs will get you in the mood for the season. To watch their YouTube video, CLICK HERE. Phone 949-637-4302.
PRICE:  FREE



 

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