FRIDAY: The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts will honor local artists, including Lee Rocker (pictured), at 6 p.m. at [seven-degrees], 891 Laguna Canyon Road. For more information or to buy tickets, e-mail information@
SATURDAY: Learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet from noon to 4 p.m. at Main Beach. "Meatout" is the largest grassroots diet education campaign, annually observed in all 50 states and dozens of other countries. Sample a wide variety of delicious food and receive helpful information, recipes and coupons.
SUNDAY: Laguna College of Art & Design will display and sell artwork from students, faculty and staff about 6:30 p.m. during the "Best of the Best" student juried exhibit and awards reception at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. A reception and previews starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (949) 376-6000 or visit http://www.lagunacollege.edu.
Make Your Own Sea Lion
Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is hosting an Art and Sea Lions class from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon. Participants will take home a miniature sea lion sculpture, go on a docent-led tour of the center, and see sea lions undergoing rehabilitation. Ceramics expert Jan Sattler will lead the sculpture class. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children 6 or older. Advance registration is required. All materials and free on-site parking are included. For more information, visit http://www.locaarts.org, e-mail LOCAarts@yahoo.com, or call (949)363-4700.
Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Road, hosts a cooking class centered around sweet and savory tarts at 10 a.m. The menu includes goat cheese and walnut tart; new potato and asparagus tart on dill pastry crust; salmon, dill and Parmesan tart with pickled cucumber; blueberry lemon cloud tartlets; and fleur de sel chocolate caramel tart. Cost is $90 per person, or $170 for two. For more information, call (949) 494-0745 or visit http://www.lagunaculinaryarts.com.
Hector Villagra speaks on "Freedom of Religion and Beliefs" at 10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress Drive. He has recently been appointed to follow the footsteps of Ramona Ripston who headed the ACLU of Southern California for 38 years. Previously Villagra was director of the Orange County Office of the ACLU. For more information, call (949)497-4568 or visit http://www.uulagunabeach.org.
No Square Theatre presents "Shakespeare's Fool," featuring 10 songs and 10 speeches from the bard's works, at 7 p.m. at 384 Legion St. British singer-songwriter Jason Feddy and performance poet, actor and teacher John Gardiner developed the piece. Tickets are $20 at
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