Join in on Feb. 24 for the second annual Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause, benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Orange County Chapter (CFF OC)!
Early Bird General Admission Tickets are $20 (tickets are $25 at the door). Additional raffle tickets are $10. All proceeds from the event are donated directly to CFF OC.
Visit the website for the schedule of participating bars (drink and food specials will be updated with additional information soon), as well as a list of excellent raffle prizes.
Plus, check out this sweet deal: Post on Instagram throughout the event using #BarCrawlForACause … the photo with the most likes by the end of the crawl wins free ice cream every day for a year from Atomic Creamery in Fashion Island!
Experience an evening of heartfelt and soulful music with legendary producer and Grammy-winning guitarist Will Ackerman, kalimbatar/guitarist Trevor Gordon Hall, guitarist Vin Downes, and Imrat guitar/guitarist Todd Mosby. These next generation guitarists have been personally produced by Ackerman and the recordings have gone on to receive numerous ZMR awards and critical acclaim. Each artist is hand-picked by Ackerman in order to present in a concert of unrivaled beauty, intrigue, artistry, and wonder. They will play individually, then unite at the end of the evening.
Universally recognized as the preeminent pioneer in the new age music movement, and the founder of Windham Hill Records, Ackerman’s career spans more than three decades of remarkable vision, single-minded determination, fervent business savvy, and “a thorough love of the mystery of making music.” He has the ability to transform audiences and take them to amazing heights of sonic beauty, color and emotion.
Tickets: $35/$29 Students and Seniors (62+) Visit the website for additional information and to purchase tickets.
Join Crystal Cove Conservancy for a unique program featuring “Crystal Cove Cottages: Islands in Time on the California Coast” 2nd Edition book signing with co-author, Laura Davick, Founder and Vice President of The Conservancy on Sunday, February 25 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (two presentation times are available).
Learn about the rich history of Crystal Cove and about the final capstone North Beach Restoration Project.
“This is more than just a book signing. We are excited to raise awareness for completing the restoration of the final 17 cottages on the North Beach Restoration Project for Crystal Cove State Park and to protect this national jewel for future generations,” says Davick. The Sunday program will include a Q&A session, book signing and a 15-minute tour and overview on the sand in front of the North Beach Cottages.
“Crystal Cove Cottages: Islands in Time on the Coast” was originally published by Chronicle Books in 2005. The authors share a love story about the families that built the cottages and the spirit that still exists in them today. Meriam Braselle, a former resident of Abalone Point and one of the founding members of Laguna Plein Air Painters; Karen Steen and her family who share deep roots of the tent-camping era at the cove; and Laura Davick who had the good fortune to call historic Cottage #2 her home for 40 years. The launch of this treasured 2nd edition was made possible through the generous support and partnership of Randy Higbee.
“We are elated to shine the light on the North Beach as Crystal Cove Conservancy begins its largest preservation initiative to date,” says Davick. “We invite you to participate in the ongoing effort to protect and preserve this pocket of paradise for all to enjoy.”
Books will be sold at the event and can also be purchased for $34.95 at The Conservancy’s interpretive store in the park or on the Crystal Cove website www.crystalcove.org.
Event details: Sunday, February 25, 11:00 a.m. and again at 1:00 p.m., Crystal Cove Visitor Center in Cottage #00. Please RSVP by Monday, February 19 at www.crystalcove.org/events. Members receive 10% discount on book purchase. Refreshments will be served. Parking $5/hr. (max. $15).
All proceeds from book sales will be donated to support the mission of Crystal Cove Conservancy.
Guests can park at the Los Trancos parking lot on the inland side of Pacific Coast Highway for $5 per hour or for a maximum of $15 for the entire day. The Beachcomber shuttle bus will be available from the Los Trancos parking lot for $1.50 each way.
Together for more than fifty years and recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and international scale, The Chieftains’ music remains as fresh and relevant as when they first began. They have performed with many symphony and folk orchestras worldwide, and have broken many musical boundaries by collaborating and performing with some of the biggest names in rock, pop and traditional music in Ireland and around the world. The six-time Grammy Award winners’ ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music has notably hailed them as one of the best known Irish groups in the world.
Never afraid to shock purists and push boundaries, in their nearly 50 years together The Chieftains have amassed a dizzyingly varied resume. They have been involved in such historic events as being the first Western group to perform on the Great Wall, became the first group to give a concert in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, and in October of 2001, Paddy performed at a Ground Zero memorial service in New York for the victims of September 11th. On top of their six Grammy awards, they have been honored in their own country by being officially named Ireland’s Musical Ambassadors.
Tickets: $60/$48 Students and Seniors (62+) Visit the website to purchase tickets and for additional information.
Learn the art of Macrame, a fiber art that consists of making knots using 100% cotton rope. Sunday, February 25th at 10:30 a.m. in Laguna Beach @refinedbohemian
Katie De Marzo of The Copper Nail, will be teaching all the steps and several basic macrame knots that will help you create your very own Macrame Wall Hanging. Bring a friend and share in a fun new learning experience. Mimosas and light snacks will be served!
All materials will be provided, including your choice of copper pipe, found branch, or drift wood to begin your piece.
Once Upon a Time… the classic beginning to any great story, right? Today at Pretend City, let your child indulge in creativity as they learn all about fairytales. Let their imaginations run wild as they enjoy different stories and activities centered around fairytales!
Visit the website for additional information.
Pretend City, will be hosting a special event for children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum. This is a fun opportunity for families and children to play and interact in an autism-friendly environment. Pretend City wants to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support.
Visit the website for the additional information.