ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S THE 39 STEPS
WHERE/WHEN: Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Sept. 27-Oct. 21. Showtimes vary.
WHY GO? Alfred Hitchcock said, "What is drama, but life with the dull bits cut out?" So come see this dramatic, thrilling and humorous Tony-award winning production. Incredibly, four performers create more than 150 characters. For more information, click here or call 949-497-ARTS.
TRANSITION LAGUNA BEACH HARVEST CELEBRATION
WHERE/WHEN: Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Anns St. Saturday, Sept. 29, 3-9 p.m. Silent auction from 5-8 p.m.
WHY GO? What's not to like? Burgers (veggie or beefy), amber ale, organic wine, a locally sourced and homegrown potluck, live music and an amazing silent auction await you! Maybe you can score a night at the Surf and Sand Resort for a song. For more information, click here or call 949-494-8061.
PRICE: Food and beverage prices vary.
SALSA DANCE CONTEST
WHERE/WHEN: Olamendi's Laguna Beach, 1100 S. Coast Hwy. Pre-party takes place Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Competition begins Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m.
WHY GO? Watch these powerful and graceful dancers twirl and whirl around the dance floor to exciting Latin music. It's a beautiful thing! For more information, call 214-923-0923 or 949-497-4148.
PRICE: $150 for competing couples, $30 for spectators (pre-party and competition), $25 for spectators (competition only).
CHILI COOK-OFF AND PET PARADE
WHERE/WHEN: 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Sunday, Sept. 30, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
WHY GO? Dress up your pet and taste some yummy chili to help out local animals in need. For more information, click here or call 949-497-2474.
PRICE: $10 for adults, $5 for ages 11-16, free for kids 10 and under.
AAUW MEMBERSHIP CELEBRATION AND CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM
WHERE/WHEN: Laguna College of Art and Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2-4 p.m.
WHY GO? The American Association of University Women will welcome prospective members at this meeting. Also, in a humorous way, comedian Byron Walls will discuss a serious subject: How to avoid being the victim of a crime. Learn about safety in the car, at home, and on the street. For more information, click here or call 714-608-1322.
PRICE: Membership costs vary. Those joining AAUW at this event get 25 percent off annual dues.
KAIRA ROUDA BOOK EVENT
WHERE/WHEN: Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy. Sunday, Sept. 30, 5 p.m.
WHY GO? Local author Kaira Rouda will discuss her new book, All the Difference. Maybe a great book for your book club, All the Difference is a whodunit murder mystery in which lots of commandments get broken. For more information, click here or call 949-494-4779.
PRICE: Free admission; All the Difference sells for $15.