Laguna Beach’s annual Festival of the Arts will revive its Pageant of the Masters exhibit, with famous paintings and other artworks transformed and faithfully re-created by actors. Guests will settle in an outdoor amphitheater, serenaded by an orchestra and taking in live narration of classical and contemporary artworks.
Explore Diego Rivera’s murals, Henri Matisse’s use of color and Harriet Whitney Frishmuth’s sculptures, to name a few.
The pageat runs from Thursday, July 7, through Aug. 31. Ticket prices range from $30 to $70, and group discounts are offered.
For details, visit www.foapom.com/pageant-of-the-masters/about-the-pageant/
Art, wine and music festival
What: The Village at Squaw Valley will radiate with sounds, tastes and colors for its annual two-day Art, Wine & Music Festival. Fine-art booths, music and tasty treats will line the walkways.
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10
Where: 1960 Squaw Valley Road
Cost: Free admission
What: Explore antiques and collectibles by the ocean during St. Mary’s by the Sea’s annual show in Monterey County. On hand will be everything from retro typewriters to tea cups.
When: 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10
Where: 146 12th St.
Cost: Free admission. Donations appreciated.
Brazil’s birds and mammals
What: Discover the delights of Brazil’s birds and mammals as the No Reservations Travel Club hosts a talk about the South American country by Frank Copell of Tundra River Adventures.
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5
Where: Sacramento Public Library, Arcade branch, 2443 Marconi Ave.
Cost: Free admission
Baseball All-Star Week
What: Major League Baseball’s five-day “FanFest,” coinciding with All-Star week, is the world’s largest interactive baseball camp. Meet former San Diego Padres and other team players including Steve Garvey, Rod Carew and Gaylord Perry.
When: Friday, July 8, through Tuesday, July 12. Event times vary.
Where: Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd.
Cost: Daily tickets for each event range from $25 to $200. MasterCard holders will receive a discount.
Gold Rush Days
What: Come for a weekend of family fun in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains. There’ll be plenty of craft brews, a chili cook-off, blacksmith demonstrations, gold panning and other activities.
When: Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10. Times vary.
Where: Lake Arrowhead Village, 28200 Highway 189
Cost: Free admission and parking