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Get Out: What To Do This Weekend In Laguna Beach

Watch incredible dancers, partake in an evening of Middle Eastern and Northern African culture, meet bestselling author Maggie Anton, listen to folk songs of the world, or do a triathlon ...

"WHISPERS IN THE WIND" BY THE SADDLEBACK MASTER CHORALE
WHERE/WHEN: , 3090 S. Coast Hwy. Friday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9, 3 p.m. 
WHY GO? Listen as the Saddleback Master Chorale sings folk songs from around the world. The talented group will perform pieces from South Africa, Iran, Japan, Israel, the United States and other countries. For more information, click here or call 949-315-3778. 
PRICE: $15 

LAGUNA DANCE FESTIVAL
WHERE/WHEN: , 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. "Backhausdance" takes place Friday at 7:30 p.m. "Hubbard Street/Alonzo King" takes place Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. A VIP party will take place Saturday at 9 p.m. 
WHY GO? On Friday, come experience the exciting contemporary dance company founded by artistic director and choreographer Jennifer Backhaus. Then on Saturday and Sunday, watch the collaboration between Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Alonzo King's LINES Ballet. Modern, jazz and ballet will come together and become something extraordinary. For more information, click here or call 949-497-ARTS. 
PRICE: $40 for "Backhausdance," $50 for "Hubbard Street/Alonzo King," $75 for the VIP reception.

HAWKS & DOVES IN THE GARDEN OF PEACE
WHERE/WHEN: , 286 St. Anns Dr. Saturday, Sept. 8, 6-9 p.m.
WHY GO? Enjoy this public forum on culture and a dialogue of peace with Miko Peled and Saree Makdisi. Music provided by Naser Musa and Yuval Ron. Hosted by the Levantine Cultural Center, a non-profit organization which promotes Middle Eastern and North African cultural literacy. For more information, click here or call 949-497-1200.
PRICE: $50 minimum suggested contribution. $2,500 reserves a table for eight.

PACIFIC COAST TRIATHLON
WHERE/WHEN: . Sunday, Sept. 9, 7 a.m.
WHY GO? The 15th annual Pacific Coast Triathlon is also the USA Triathlon Western Regional Championships. Swim, run and bike along the beautiful coastline. Kids and adults welcome. For more information about registration, click here or call 949-701-5590.
PRICE: Prices vary with events, but wouldn't you rather watch it instead?

EVENT WITH MAGGIE ANTON
WHERE/WHEN: , 1200 S. Coast Hwy. #105. Sunday, Sept. 9, 5 p.m.
WHY GO? Bestselling author Maggie Anton will be on hand to answer questions about her new book, Rav Hisda's Daughter, Book I: Apprentice: A Novel of Love, the Talmud, and Sorcery. The novel brings to life third-century Babylonia and a young woman who enters the world of sorcery at that time. For more information, click here or call 949-494-4779.
PRICE: Free. The book is available for $16 plus tax.

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