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Jan
25
Sat
Wilfaxmusic @ McClain Cellars
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jan
29
Wed
The Hunn Group Conference 2020 @ Montage Laguna Beach
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Hunn Group Conference is an informative two-day event that sets the stage to strategically present ‘Interconnected Healthcare Disruptions’ in the sectors of digital technology, ambulatory care, visionary real estate development, private equity investments, and disruptive strategic planning for physicians, health plans and consumer driven health and wellness.

Attendees have the opportunity to network with key disruptors in the space and hear from thought leaders such as Don Crane, President and CEO of America’s Physician Groups, Annette Walker, President of City of Hope Orange County, Ryan Christiansen, Co-Founder and CEO of Ntooitive Digital among many others.

A ROCKIN’ NEW DECADE! FOLSOM PRISON LIVE – The Music of Johnny Cash @ Laguna Play House
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE presents
A ROCKIN’ NEW DECADE!
Celebrating the Music of
“EAGLES,” “THE BEACH BOYS,” “JOHNNY CASH,” “TINA TURNER” &
“THE RAT PACK”

FIVE ICONIC ARTISTS & FIVE AMAZING EXPERIENCES!
Start your new decade on the right note
at the Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach!

Laguna Playhouse presents five fantastic ways for you to start the new year (and the new decade) in exceptional musical style! Five amazing musical experiences are coming your way that celebrate these iconic artists; Eagles, The Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Tina Turner and The Rat Pack beginning Thursday, January 9, 2020 and continuing through Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.
FOLSOM PRISON LIVE – The Music of Johnny Cash
January 29 – February 1, 2020

In 1968, Johnny Cash walked on stage at Folsom State Prison, California and for the first time ever uttered his immortal words “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.” Already a worldwide superstar, that iconic phrase and the 45-minute live album that followed, cemented Cash as a legend of popular culture and began his rise to the heights of fame over the next three years that has rarely been equaled. “Live at Folsom Prison” was named at number 88 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. This tribute will be bringing you this iconic album in its entirety cover to cover, as well as feature a set of the greatest hits from throughout his entire career. The show will also include June Carter and Carl Perkins who also performed at that concert.
FOLSOM PRISON LIVE will perform
Wednesday, January 29, Thursday, January 30 & Friday, January 31 at 7:30pm and Saturday, February 1 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm.

All performances will take place at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.

Tickets range from $50 – $65 and can be purchased online at www.lagunaplayhouse.com or by calling (949) 497-ARTS (2787). Group discounts are available by calling 949-497-2787 ext. 229. Prices subject to change.

The box office is open Mondays – Saturdays: 11a.m. to 5p.m. (open until showtime on performance days); Sundays: 11a.m. – 4p.m.

Folsom Prison Live: A Tribute to Johnny Cash @ Laguna Playhouse
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Folsom Prison Live: A Tribute to Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Live allows you to experience the most famous concert ever performed by Johnny Cash in person, without having to serve time behind bars. This tribute takes you through the legendary album cut by cut and also includes The Man in Black’s greatest hits. Plus, there are more than 90 restaurants within eight miles of the Laguna Playhouse, so you’ll have no trouble rustling up a pre- or post-show meal.

Feb
1
Sat
Backcountry Navigation With A Map & Compass @ Crystal Cove State Park - Upper Moro Lot
Feb 1 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

During this field outing our instructors will help you understand the information provided on your map the proper use of your compass and how to put the two together. You’ll learn about magnetic north true north and magnetic variation (declination). After covering these fundamentals you’ll get time to practice taking a bearing from the terrain and your map so that you can make sense of your position and plan a route. This hands on course is a great introduction to outdoor navigation and map reading!

Feb
3
Mon
Bare Bones: Dust @ Laguna Playhouse - Brick Room
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

DustBy Nicole OglesbyIn the shadow of a dying Dust Bowl farm and a miraculous apricot tree, three orphaned sisters fight to stay alive during the worst of the Depression. With little money and no real community, they struggle to find resilience in faith, love and each other. With Lily Gibson, Rachel Rosenfeld, Veltria Roman, Erika Schindele and Brent Schindele, directed by Lojo Simon. Post-play conversation about how we find resilience during difficult times, with John Becknell, PhD.

Feb
5
Wed
Signature Series of Laguna Beach Books featuring Bill Wheeler @ Laguna Beach Books
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Laguna Beach Books is pleased to welcome Bill Wheeler, author of State of War, to the store on February 5 at 5:00 pm. Bill will be discussing and signing his book, State of War. Light appetizers and beverages are served. Order your book through Laguna Beach books before the event. This is a free event, however, please RSVP at www.lagunabeachbooks.com for preferred seating.

Feb
6
Thu
A ROCKIN’ NEW DECADE! TINA LIVE: A Tribute to Tina Turner @ Laguna Play House
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE presents
A ROCKIN’ NEW DECADE!
Celebrating the Music of
“EAGLES,” “THE BEACH BOYS,” “JOHNNY CASH,” “TINA TURNER” &
“THE RAT PACK”

FIVE ICONIC ARTISTS & FIVE AMAZING EXPERIENCES!
Start your new decade on the right note
at the Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach!

Laguna Playhouse presents five fantastic ways for you to start the new year (and the new decade) in exceptional musical style! Five amazing musical experiences are coming your way that celebrate these iconic artists; Eagles, The Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Tina Turner and The Rat Pack beginning Thursday, January 9, 2020 and continuing through Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.

TINA LIVE: A Tribute to Tina Turner
February 6 – February 9, 2020

Cookie Watkins brings more than a celebrity impersonation to her performance. An international touring Tribute Artist, Cookie has entertained hundreds of thousands of Tina Turner fans around the world. Music has been Cookie’s mainstay since Duke Ellington brought her onstage to warble out a few tunes at the ripe age of fourteen. No stranger to Broadway, Cookie also performed in hit stage musicals like Guys & Dolls, Sweet Charity, and Hair before touring with the original cast of Beehive and Marie Wilson. There is no other Tina Turner impersonator on the planet that comes close. That’s why Cookie Watkins was hand selected by “Legends in Concert,” “The Next Best Thing” TV show and many other shows nationwide to be their Tina Turner Tribute Impersonator! She is Simply the Best! Cookie allows the audience to savor the saucy effects of Tina’s “Higher” before a seamless transition to the throaty “Better Be Good to Me” followed by “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”. But Cookie and her audience know nothing tops the high-energy stand-up hit and closer “Proud Mary,” and that is exactly what Cookie does Tina: “Proud!”

TINA LIVE will perform Thursday, February 6 & Friday, February 7 at 7:30pm; Saturday, February 8 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm and Sunday, February 9 at 1:00pm.

All performances will take place at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.

Tickets range from $50 – $65 and can be purchased online at www.lagunaplayhouse.com or by calling (949) 497-ARTS (2787). Group discounts are available by calling 949-497-2787 ext. 229. Prices subject to change.

The box office is open Mondays – Saturdays: 11a.m. to 5p.m. (open until showtime on performance days); Sundays: 11a.m. – 4p.m.

Tina Live: A Tribute to Tina Turner @ Laguna Playhouse
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tina Live: Cookie Watkins’ Tribute to Tina Turner The world-famous tribute show Legends in Concert doesn’t just throw just any old celebrity impersonator on its stage on the Vegas strip. You’ve got to have the look, the moves and the vocal chops to be able to pull off the whole Tina Turner package — and Cookie Watkins fills that bill with the style and charisma of the original. Experience all of Tina’s hits, from her Ike & Tina days to her huge hit run in the ’80s, in this concert at the Laguna Playhouse.

Laguna Beach Music Festival Opening Night: Ray Chen in Recital @ Laguna Presbyterian Church
Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Laguna Beach Music Festival Opening Night: Ray Chen in Recital Opening Night of the 2020 Laguna Beach Music Festival features Festival Artistic Director and internationally acclaimed violinist Ray Chen in recital with works by Grieg, Saint-Saëns, Bach, Debussy, and Ravel. The 2020 Laguna Beach Music Festival features Festival Artistic Director and internationally acclaimed violinist Ray Chen in solo and collaborative performances. With a media presence that enhances and inspires the classical audience, reaching out to millions through his unprecedented online following, Ray Chen is redefining what it means to be a classical musician in the 21st century. Chen’s remarkable musicianship transmits to a global audience that is reflected in his engagements with the foremost orchestras and concert halls around the world including Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. Signed in 2017 to Decca Classics, Ray Chen recorded an album with the London Philharmonic as a succession to his previous three critically acclaimed albums, the first of which (Virtuoso) received an ECHO Klassik Award. Profiled as “one to watch” by The Strad and Gramophone magazines, Chen has been featured in the Forbes list of 30 most influential Asians under 30, appeared in the major online TV series Mozart in the Jungle, solidified a multi-year partnership with Giorgio Armani (who designed the cover of his Mozart album with Christoph Eschenbach), and performed at major media events such as France’s Bastille Day, the Nobel Prize Concert in Stockholm, and the BBC Proms.