LAST WEEKEND FOR THE ARTS FESTIVALS
Where/When: Various times and locations. Click the links below for more details.
Why go: The summer festival season comes to a close this week. Sunday is the last day to partake in both the and the Art-A-Fair. Meanwhile, the and Pageant of the Masters close up on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
TOULOUSE ENGELHARDT AT THE LIBRARY
Where/When: , 363 Glenneyre St. Friday, 7 p.m.
Why go: Listen to the resounding acoustic guitar pickings of Engelhardt in an intimate venue surrounded by books, presented by the .
RITA RUDNER AT THE PLAYHOUSE
Where/When: , 606 Laguna Canyon Rd., Friday, Saturday and Monday at 7 p.m. Also Saturday at 2 p.m.
Why go: Enjoy a good laugh when you come to hear comedian Rita Rudner spout wit and clever one-liners during this exclusive engagement.
Price: $50 to $65 (discounts available for students, teachers, military personnel and groups of 10 or more attending the same event).
CELEBS GALORE AT THE FESTIVAL OF ARTS
Where/When: Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Saturday (event starts at 4:30 p.m. for ticket holders and those who want to attend on a first-come first-serve basis, as occupancy is limited).
Why go: Singer/songwriter Richard Marx performs and announces the winning raffle ticket that wins a brand new Acura ZDX (valued over $50,000). Also in attendance: fabulous celebs like Camryn Manheim (Ghost Whisperer), Greg Grunberg (Heroes, and the airplane pilot from Lost who got totally eaten by the black smoke monster), Alfre Woodard (Memphis Beat, but did you seen her in Passion Fish? Amazing flick!), Richard Karn (Home Improvement and Family Feud host), Marion Ross (Ayyy, Mrs. C!) and LeVar Burton (Kunta! Geordi!).
Price: Price: $7 adults, $4 seniors and students, free for Laguna Beach residents, children under 12 and Pageant of the Masters ticketholders.
TRASHPRETTY END OF SUMMER CONCERT
Where/When: vintage clothing boutique, 1103 S. Coast Hwy. Saturday (starts at 1 p.m.)
Why go: Eight bands and a DJ, including Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel, Your Ugly Sister, the Flytraps, Cazador, Keepers of the Sun, the Lovely Bad Things, Tomorrow's Tulips, and DJ Wylie.
Price: $8, including refreshments and non-alcoholic drinks.
BEYOND LAGUNA BEACH:
Where/When: Outdoor Campus Green Stage, 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo; 7 to 9 p.m. Friday
Why go: One of the world's pre-eminent jazz drummers, Paul Kreibich, leads a dynamic group.
Pricing: $15, free with Soka ID
Where/When: Orange County Great Park, Sand Canyon Avenue and Marine Way, Irvine
Why go: Shake shake shake, bootyquake!
Pricing: Free, $10 for parking
Where/When: Embassy Suites Hotel, 1325 E. Dyer Road, Santa Ana; Saturday and Sunday
Why go: Includes live entertainment, swordfighting demonstrations and of course, a zombie demonstration. Bring your best costume and show off your finest pirate scowl.
Pricing: $18 to $90
Where/When: 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa; 7 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Sample some great food, dress like a grown-up and dance to some great music.
Pricing: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $50 for VIP