Tickets in Laguna Beach

Up to 60% Off Women’s Standup Showcase

The Coach House

$25 $10

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Lauded troupe of standup comediennes concocts characters that skewer stereotypes and reality-show tropes

Circus Vargas – Up to 53% Off Animal-Free Show

Multiple Locations

$42 $26

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Under a giant fabric tent, an animal-free cast sings, dances, flips, spins hoops, and tears around a giant sphere on motorcycles

Up to 80% Off Standup at Irvine Improv

Improv Irvine

$96 $20

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Storied chain of comedy clubs where Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld held sway welcomes comics such as Christopher Titus

Orange County Blues—Up to 58% Off Soccer Match

Anteater Stadium - UC Irvine

$23.55 $12

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In the first match played at its new home at Anteater Stadium, the Blues take on the OKC Energy in a fast-paced matchup

50% Off Newport Beach Beerfest

Newport Dunes Waterfront

$100 $50

With their souvenir cups filled with craft brews, VIPs toast the live rock bands playing high-energy music

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

24 Hour Fitness - Orange Super Sport

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

Up to Half Off Dinner and a Show

Rib Trader

$119.80 $60

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Medievally clad magician weaves mystical tricks before entranced audiences over a dinner of sumptuous barbecue ribs and chicken

Eric Hutchinson – Up to 50% Off

House of Blues Anaheim

$26.50 $13.25

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Singer-songwriter behind the hit "Rock and Roll" shares powerful pop hooks and vocals in support of his latest, Pure Fiction

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim—Up to 62% Off Game 

Angel Stadium of Anaheim

$26.25 $13

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Bolstered one of last season's best offenses, the Angels swoop into the 2014 campaign against a division rival

47% Off Big West Men’s Basketball Semifinal

Honda Center

$47.40 $25

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Four Big West Conference teams meet during a semifinal double-header on March 14 to decide who advances to the tournament final

Brea Plaza 5 Cinemas – Up to 41% Off

Brea

$18.50 $11

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Second-run and flashback films on the big screen paired with buckets of buttery popcorn

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A summer staple of Laguna Beach since 1966, Art-A-Fair corrals creative works from around the world, unfurling them across the apropos, color-splashed gardens of Laguna Canyon. Festival visitors meander leisurely through the web of imagination, stopping to soak up content that is as rich in quality as it is in diversity. Between brush strokes and spontaneous games of frisbee with their palette, working artists take a breather to chat about their pieces and the inspirations that drive their craft. From year to year, the festival features a wide spectrum of 2- and 3-D art, and, should one of those gems seduce the heart of a passerby, everything at the festival is available for purchase.

777 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach,
CA
US

The Festival of Arts has showcased the paintings, sculptures, and creations of local artists in an outdoor gallery alongside hands-on workshops and live music shows for 79 years. A carefully curated bumper crop of local artwork from 140 artists brightens gallery walls in a spectrum of styles, from romantic gemstone jewelry and modern abstract painting to neo-classical busts of Colonel Sanders. Mere blocks from the ocean, the exhibits ring a spacious lawn, which brims with spectators for the festival's many events, including celebrity meet and greets, live jazz concerts, and eco-friendly fashion shows. During daily workshops, spectators become participants, stretching fingers into paint, pressing prints, molding clay, and post-modernly trying to eat a bottle of glitter. Check the calendar for daily events.

650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach,
CA
US

With more than 200 local artists and an annual draw of more than 200,000 visitors, the nine-week Sawdust Art Festival has been classified as "totally rad" by time-traveling science rebel Carolus Linnaeus. Every midsummer, a mighty horde of creative talents descends from all areas of the surrounding area, converging on Laguna Beach with an artillery of crafts, art glass, jewelry, clothing, textiles, paintings, ceramics, sculptures, photography, and more. Officially born in 1966, the nonjuried event offers a venue for visitors to view the work of artists from all walks of life and help support Orange County's vibrant art scene by purchasing beloved pieces directly from their makers. Each year the selections are as varied as the craters of the moon, although much more evenly spaced, and offer a wonderful day of walking entertainment and sightseeing, whether or not festivalgoers wish to purchase artifacts. Have a look at the calendar of events to plan your day, or just show up and wander randomly, trusting the whims of random chance to see you through.

935 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach,
CA
US

The adage that "there are no small parts, just small actors" rings truest at The Center Stage Studio, where budding thespians of all ages get their share of the spotlight. Under the experienced wand of director Tracey DiMiceli, a seasoned performer and theater instructor who also helmed Malibu's prestigious "Fitness by the Sea" summer camp, young actors develop the skills to sing, dance, and deliver heartfelt Tony Award acceptance speeches in a wealth of classes and camps.

In the family-tailored musical theater camps, which feature themes reflecting popular musicals and children's shows, lil' thespians learn the fundamentals of theater technique—including blocking, projecting, and stage direction—and cultivate skills that boost self-esteem and critical thinking. Camps end with a public performance where every child gets a spot in a major musical number and receives a speaking role, curbing the theatrical tradition of jealous prepubescent understudies.

27101 Aliso Creek Rd
Aliso Viejo,
CA
US

MVDPAC has strutted its way to the top of numerous competitions, including first place in the 2009 CityVoter OC Hotlist for best dance studio. Under the limber guidance of decorated instructors, both novice and seasoned can shakers choose from the list of one-hour daily drop-in classes, where twinkle-toes light up floors with sparks rivaled only by Christmas trees that have fallen in the fireplace. Once inside the spacious studio, bodies bound across seven sprawling rooms and a studio theater. Students can elongate into states of grace through a selection of ballet courses, animate their legs and develop rhythm in the hip-hop courses, or practice freeform toe tapping and scatting the Greek alphabet through the jazz classes.

27652 Camino Capistrano
Laguna Niguel,
CA
US

At the age of 5, Natalie Costa’s daughter was cute, lively, and photogenic—reason enough to give show business a try, she thought. But with no one to guide her and her daughter through the maze of booking auditions and getting representation, she found herself out thousands of dollars on useless portfolio shoots and manager fees. In response, Costa founded The Performers Academy, modeling the friendly, welcoming atmosphere on the dancing school she loved as a child. She made sure to stock it with instructors who had the inside knowledge she could have used at the outset: all professional actors, directors, and producers with lots of experience in film and TV and a special focus on children’s programming.

The academy caters both to kids seriously trying to break into the business and to casual enthusiasts who find performing a liberating way to build self-confidence. Age-appropriate classes deal with such key topics as managing audition stress, honing improvisational comedy skills, and projecting loud enough to be heard over that giant gong that somebody keeps bumping into.

24310 Moulton Pkwy
Laguna Woods,
CA
US