Laguna Beach Festival of Arts will let creativity run wild this summer with the prestigious Fine Arts Show on Thursday, July 5 – Saturday, September 1 and Pageant of the Masters' "Under the Sun" Saturday, July 7 – Saturday, September 1. Celebrating its 86th year, the Festival of Arts' prestigious juried Fine Arts Show showcases original artworks from 140 of Orange County's finest artists and offers interactive art workshops, demos, special events, live music, wine and chocolate pairings, guided art tours, and more.

In conjunction with the Fine Arts Show, the Pageant of the Masters world-famous theatrical celebration of art recreated in tableaux vivants –"living  pictures"– will awe audiences nightly with spectacular stage illusions choreographed to original, live orchestra performance and engaging narration.

  • Festival of Arts Fine Art Show

    • July 5 – September 1, 2018

    • Open weekdays: 12noon – 11:30pm

    • Open weekends: 10am – 11:30pm

    • Early closing August 25 at 1:30pm

  • Pageant of the Masters Dates and Times:

    • July 7 – September 1, 2018

    • Performances Nightly at 8:30pm

Festival of Arts

650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


  • Festival of Arts Fine Art Show:  

    • Purchase tickets online at

    • General Admission: Weekdays $10, Weekends $15

    • Students & Seniors: Weekdays $7, Weekends $11

    • Children 6 – 12: Daily $5

    • Free Admission for Children 5 and under, Military, and Laguna Beach Residents.

  • Pageant of the Masters Ticket Information:

    • Purchase tickets at

    • Tickets start at $15 per person

    • Pageant of the Masters ticket grants access to the Fine Arts Show


The Huntington Beach Elks Lodge #1959 located at 7711 Talbert Ave. in Huntington Beach 714-848-9440 holds regular bingo Matinee every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018; Starts 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018; Starts 10:00 a.m.

Early Birds at 11:00 a.m. Free – Coffee, Tea and Popcorn, Food and Soft Drinks Available for Purchase ATM On Site, Lunch Served.


For the benefit of youth, vets, special kids, police, firefighters and other groups in South Orange County Saddleback Valley communities, Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444 is holding its regular Wednesday night Charity Big Bucks Bingo on the following dates:

Wednesday, July 18, 2018; Starts 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018; Starts 6:00 p.m.

Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444
25092 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692



Celebrate America and the beginnings of our country's musical theatre history with a new look at the life of George M. Cohan in the Southern California premiere Musical Theatre West's (MTW) production of Yankee Doodle Dandy! coming to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center 6200 E. Atherton, Long Beach on July 19-22, 2018.  For tickets go to, call (562) 856-1999 ext. 4 or visit the MTW Ticket Office.  Tickets start at $20.

Yankee Doodle Dandy!, sparkles and shines in David Armstrong's new take on the life of American showman and songwriter George M. Cohan.  The patriotic and biographical journey explorers the life of the musical pioneer, from his humble beginnings to his meteoritic rise to the top.  This high-flying musical is filled with a score of 22  beloved songs of the past 100 years, including "Give My Regards to Broadway," "Over There," "You're a Grand Old Flag," and "Yankee Doodle Dandy," and additional new music and lyrics by Albert Evans.   Musical Theatre West's production is under the direction of Jamie Rocco, who also serves as Choreographer, with musical director by Jeff Rizzo.

Different than the musical George M! and the film Yankee Doodle Dandy!, the musical explores the highs and lows of Cohan's life.  Set against the colorful backdrop of 'Old Broadway,' the show explorers the life of the man; from the hard-knock days of his family's adventures in vaudeville through his reign as the star-spangled 'King of Broadway' and what happened when faced with the consequences of fame, failed relationships, and the changes on Broadway Cohan is recognized as the father of the American musical.  Throughout his lifetime he wrote more than 40 Broadway plays and musicals; wrote and composed more than 500 songs and musical numbers; produced 128 theatrical works; and personally appeared in five films and more than 3,400 live performances.  Additionally, Cohan collaborated with other authors on 14 plays, many of which his name was uncredited.  In 1941, Cohan won a Congressional Medal of Honor for the song, "Over There."

Yankee Doodle Dandy! is made possible thanks to the support of show Honorary Producers Joe & Edna Moore and Associate Producers: George & Gloria Deukmejian   Season Sponsors include The Port of Long Beach, The Ackerman Family/Evalyn M Bauer Foundation, Ken & Dottie Reiner, The Schulzman-Neri Foundation, Don & Marlene Temple, and Kathy Baker Cambell and KC Wilson.  Youth Performance Underwriters are Don Black & Judy McNulty Black ,The Ackerman

Family/Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation, Stanley Cohen, Ethel Severson and Mari Hooper   Paul Garman serves as Executive Director. 


                       Thursday, July 19, 8:00pm

                       Friday, July 20, 8:00pm

                       Saturday, July 21, 2:00pm & 8:00pm

                       Sunday, July 22, 1:00pm  


Tickets: Start at $20 - Tickets available at, by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4, and at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.



Laurence Juber, lead guitarist for Paul McCartney's Wings, is set to play a concert at The Muck on Thursday, July 19 starting at 7:30 p.m. Grammy winning Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. Combining folk jazz, blues, pop, and classical styles, Juber creates a memorable performance using only his guitar. Guitar Player Magazine says, "The melodies, textures and harmonies he coaxes out of an acoustic guitar are absolutely spellbinding."

After gaining popularity through his work, Juber has released 25 solo albums, showing his unique touch and tone on the acoustic guitar. Come out to see the legendary guitarist only at The Muck.
For more information about our season calendar, please visit! Tickets for members are $12.50, $16 for students and seniors, and $25 for non-members.
Updates on performances, gallery shows, and special events can be found on the Muckenthaler Cultural Center's Facebook (\TheMuckenthaler), Twitter (@MuckCC), and Instagram (@MuckCC).



Author and real-life neurosurgeon Moris Senegor, M.D. will be at the Mystery Ink Bookstore 8907 Warner Ave #135 in Huntington Beach on Saturday. July 21st at 5:00 p.m. to sign his latest novel, MARK TO MURDER: Death in Budapest.

In MARK TO MURDER: Death in Budapest Senegor introduces you to the main charactor in the book, Mark Kent, a San Francisco radiologist thrust into a web of lucrative black market dealings, corruption, and meticulous homicide. Set in Budapest, against a backdrop of stunning architecture and views of the Danube, (written as if it's practically a travel guide, with tastes of local cuisine, and a sordid underworld), this page-turning thriller marks Dr. Senegor's 4th book; and debut as a mystery novelist. 

Mark Kent is a successful radiologist in his adopted home of San Francisco. He is lured on a trip across the world by a peculiar, urgent message, scribbled in Turkish on the back of a CAT scan, from a friend he hadn't seen since their high school days in a suburb of Istanbul; 

Mark finds Ahmet sprawled in the cavernous, dry bathtub—stone cold dead. Near his slumping head are two passports, both featuring Ahmet's photo but one with the name of an alias, Nicolae Radu. Mark seizes the only leads to Ahmet's murder: a business card from a masseuse, and a missed call on Ahmet's cellphone from Günsu, their mutual high school crush.

MARK TO MURDER culminates with a bloody confrontation inside an opulent bath house. Dr. Mark Kent survives with burning questions about Ahmet's secret; about the masseuse's husband, whose name appeared on that mysterious CAT scan; and about the international organ transplant trade. Moris Senegor promises to provide answers—and more intrigue and suspense—in the next chapter of his promising new mystery series.

The event will begin at 5 p.m.,
* Moris will open with an introduction of himself and the history behind his writing of the book,
* followed by a quick excerpt reading,
* a Q&A,
* a mini wine tasting and discussion,
* and then a signing

About the Author:

MORIS SENEGOR, M.D., a neurosurgeon by day, is the author of Dogmeat: A Memoir of Love and Neurosurgery in San Francisco and Appassionata: And Other Stories of Lovers, Travelers, Dreamers, and Rogues. He is also an avid wine enthusiast, classical music educator, traveler, cyclist, and photographer. He divides his time between San Francisco and Stockton, California. Mark to Murderis his debut novel. To learn more, visit:





If you want to enjoy The Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, it started last Friday and runs through Sunday August 12th. Make sure you add to your calendars to come to The Forever Young Show at The Hangar on Thursday August 9th, 2018 at 2:30pm.

L-R: Sid Hallburn 94 Years Young and who is the Leader of Forever Young with Elmer Thill America's Oldest Musician at 104 Years Young


Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel and Huntington Beach City Council Member Patrick Brenden are going to be presenting Elmer Thill, America's Oldest Living Musician at 104 Years Young a proclamation. Elmer still plays the clarinet and is a life long resident of Anaheim California. I Hope you all can make this.


Temple Beth David will be hosting a car show on Sunday, August 12th from 12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 6100 Hefley Street in Westminster.

There will be good food, good fun and great live music (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) by H.B. Bamd Chain Reaction.

To show your vehicle call 714-892-6623 to register and payment ($30.00 per car)

Start bringing in cars at 11:00 a.m.

For more information call Rick Katz at 714-612-4826.


Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City's spectacular summer festival, will be held August 24-26, 2018 at Veterans Park located at 4117 Overland Avenue. The popular Culver City event features live entertainment, carnival rides and games, food trucks and a food court, and a Beer and Wine Garden, as well as booths spotlighting local organizations and featuring artisan wares. Fiesta La Ballona is bicycle-friendly and strives to be a zero-waste event. Admission and parking for Fiesta La Ballona are free.

Last year, Fiesta La Ballona attracted approximately 30,000 visitors over the course of the weekend. The festival kicks off the afternoon of Friday, August 24th and closes down Sunday night, August 26th. Fiesta hours are 4:30pm to 10:00pm (carnival rides start at 5:00pm) on Friday, August 24; 11:00am to 10:00pm on Saturday, August 25; and 11:00am to 9:00pm on Sunday, August 26.

The City of Culver City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Fiesta La Ballona Committee organize and produce Fiesta with support from scores of volunteers. A variety of local sponsors also help fund and support Fiesta. Information on unique and tailored sponsorship opportunities is available by contacting or (310) 253-6667. To learn more about Fiesta La Ballona or to sign up to be a volunteer, visit You can also find Fiesta La Ballona on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #FLB2018.

Culver City is a five-square-mile, urban community of 39,000 residents surrounded mostly by the City of Los Angeles but also shares a border with unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.  It is centrally located on the Westside near Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles International Airport. Culver City is particularly known for its well-run public school system, "small town" charm, growing high-tech and creative economies, and a dynamic downtown that is regionally known as a destination for restaurants, live theater, and art galleries.


The Island Hotel 690 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660

Connecting for a Cure Fundraiser. This inspirational morning supports the National MS Society’s mission to create a world free of MS and creates connections amongst those who care deeply about this cause. Join us for this prestigious event featuring a mimosa laced reception, gourmet three-course brunch, a silent auction, inspirational speaker and live entertainment all to benefit the National MS Society, Pacific South Coast Chapter. Don’t miss out on this incredible event!


ScareLA, the first convention to bring Halloween to the summer, announced today it will return for its 6th consecutive year on August 25-26, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K. The SoCal fan favorite is set to bring new frights and promises an all new fully-immersive show unlike anything audiences have ever seen.

Under the theme "Descend Into Darkness," ScareLA 2018 invites horror fans of all ages to experience and celebrate the spirit of Halloween more than once a year. "As the first-ever fan convention dedicated to Halloween, ScareLA has built a vibrant tradition bringing one of the world's most beloved fall holidays to the middle of the summer," said Lora Ivanova, Founder and Executive Producer of ScareLA, "This year we inch a tad closer to Halloween to ramp up excitement for the scare season with an all new and fully immersive show unlike anything audiences have ever seen. ScareLA is the true scare season premiere in SoCal and we can't wait to open the doors to darkness at the heart of Los Angeles this August."

As a testament to the great success, ScareLA has quickly become one of the fastest growing independent conventions in the US drawing thousands of attendees from all over the world. It has inspired numerous events and experiences in SoCal and beyond transforming the fall tradition of Halloween into a year-round way of life.

Situated in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world, ScareLA spotlights the rich Southern California scare industry and community, from its iconic seasonal theme park events, to haunted attractions, home haunts, theater, film, escape rooms, interactive experiences and much more.

For more information visit or follow ScareLA on social media at Facebook @ScareLAcon, Twitter and Instagram @scarelosangeles. Join the conversation using #ScareLA.


This is jut a reminder that while the Fish Fry has historically been held the first week of June, this year's event has been moved to the fall. The 2018 Costa Mesa Fish Fry and Carnival will be held September 21 - 23. The annual event has been rescheduled to September to avoid nesting periods in Fairview Park.

THE PRODUCERS – Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks’ musical THE PRODUCERS is a laughout- loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001 Tony Award Winning debut. Fading Broadway producer Max Bialystock is desperate to get to the top of his profession again and he finds an unlikely ally in mousy accountant Leo Bloom, who hypothesizes that one could make far more money with a flop of a show than with a hit. Together, the two set out to produce the worst musical ever to hit Broadway, with the worst script, the worst director, and the worst cast they can find; the catch is that they will raise two million dollars to finance the show, and they plan to take the money and head to Rio when the show inevitably closes after just one performance. Too bad for Bialystock and Bloom that against all odds, the show is a total hit! With no shortage of show stopping musical numbers, and Brooks’ signature humor keeping audiences in stitches, THE PRODUCERS is definitely far from a flop! Show runs from September 27 through October 21.


Audience favorite, Holiday Gem runs from November 23 thru December 16

THE HOLIDAY GEM - Ring in the holidays at The GEM Theatre with a ‘fun for the whole family’ holiday review! Backed by live musicians, stunning costumes and a whimsical set; Santa Claus, his tap dancing elves and a cast of talented performers close out the season in true holiday fashion! The celebration begin with a journey into the magical world of Christmas Fantasy Land, where you’ll discover that anything is possible as long as you believe. Enjoy well-known standards and contemporary holiday classics during the first act. The second act reveals breathtaking scene reminiscent of Victorian England from Dicken’ A Christmas Carol. Dressed elegantly in ball gowns and top hats and tails, the cast brings to life the traditional song of the season including Carol of the Bells, White Christmas, Do You Hear What I Hear and Silent Night. Lighthearted, fun and entertaining, THE HOLIDAY GEM dazzles from start to finish. Both brilliantly spectacular and genuinely moving THE HOLIDAY GEM is sure to create joyful memories that last a lifetime! Show runs from November 23 through December 16. All shows are subject to change.

General admission tickets are $30 each, $26 for seniors (60 and over), and $26 for Children (12 years old and under). $20 Student Rush (Thursdays & Fridays only) may be purchased 30 minutes before the show with valid student identification card.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call One More Productions at (714) 741-9550, ext. 221, or visit the website at



Tickets and sponsorships available now! Please contact Colette O'Connell at 714-596-1380 or 
if you have any questions.


The legendary Sons of the Pioneers will be appearing in concert on Saturday evening, November 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center, in Victorville, California. This special charity performance will benefit the abused children served by the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation in Apple Valley, California.

For decades, the Sons of the Pioneers have musically painted unforgettable images of the West; horses, cattle, cowboys, trails, tall timber, canyons and prairies. Their original songs like “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” and “Cool Water” are classics forever entwined into the lore and mystique of the American West. Both songs have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The Sons of the Pioneers are the most highly awarded singing group of all time. Among their many prestigious awards, they have been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Western Music Association Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame – Hall of Great Western Performers, for their legacy of works in literature, music, film and television that reflect the significant stories of the American West. The Smithsonian Institute named them as “National Treasures.”

The Sons of the Pioneers history began in the fall of 1933 when a young man from Duck Run, Ohio, Leonard Slye, then only 22 years of age and living in Southern California, contacted two of his friends, Bob Nolan and Tim Spencer, to form a musical group. They worked long and hard to develop a unique close harmony sound that has had an enduring influence on American music to this day. These three men became the Pioneer Trio and soon started performing on radio shows in the Los Angeles area. A radio announcer thinking they looked too young to be pioneers, introduced them as the Sons of the Pioneers!

Finding success on the radio, followed by recordings and public appearances, the next logical step was the movies. The Pioneers appeared in productions starring Bing Crosby, Dick Foran, Gene Autry and Charles Starrett. In October 1937, Len Slye left the group to sign a contract with Republic Pictures, where he became Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys! After their contract with Columbia Pictures expired, the group joined Roy at Republic. Roy and Trigger along with sidekick Gabby Hayes, leading lady Dale Evans and the Sons of the Pioneers, formed one of the greatest movie teams of all-time.

Bob Nolan and Tim Spencer were both prolific songwriters and wrote some of the most memorable western songs of all time including “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” “Cool Water,” “Timber Trail,” “The Everlasting Hills of Oklahoma,” and countless others. Through the years, the group has recorded thousands of songs and sold millions of albums, appeared in almost 100 movies, plus hundreds of radio programs, tv shows, fairs, rodeos, and concerts.

In the continuous and unprecedented 84-year history of the group, only 46 talented musicians have been on the roster, a few for a short time and some for decades. Joining the group this year are Roy “Dusty” Rogers, Jr. as the lead singer and MC of the show along with John Fullerton and ace fiddler, Paul Elliott. They join long-time members Ken Lattimore (20 years) and “Trail Boss” Tommy Nallie, who first joined the group in 1983. Seats are limited.

Tickets are available now and expected to sell out fast. For tickets and more information, call the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation, (760) 240-3330. For more information about the foundation, go to:



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