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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 9:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Laguna Beach's Festival of the Arts

The beach town brims with creative bounty and to-dos, starting soon. View gallery »

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 4:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Recycled Wear: Festival Runway Fashion Show

Recycled Wear: Festival Runway Fashion Show

"Reclaimed, reused, or recycled material" takes the centerstage, in Laguna Beach. Read »

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 11:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Laguna Lovely: Summertime Is Sawdust Time

Laguna Lovely: Summertime Is Sawdust Time

Laguna Beach's painting- and jewelry- and craft-packed event is up next. Read »

Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 at 3:40 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pageant of the Masters: Play "The Art Detective"

Pageant of the Masters: Play "The Art Detective"

The Laguna Beach icon hosts a social media sweepstakes. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 5:41 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Laguna Beach Fun: Pageant Details

Laguna Beach Fun: Pageant Details

The paintings shall again come to life in Laguna Beach. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 9:54 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Getting the Message in Laguna Beach

Getting the Message in Laguna Beach

Organizers want to create the most positive event in the history of Orange County. Read »

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hold a Pose, SoCal: Pageant of the Masters Tryouts

Hold a Pose, SoCal: Pageant of the Masters Tryouts

The standing-still-est spectacle in all the land schedules its big auditions. Read »

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Sawdust's Winter Fantasy

The Sawdust's Winter Fantasy

Laguna Beach's sweet artist round-up takes on a holiday mien, for four weekends only. Read »

Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The 2014 Pageant of the Masters Theme Is...

The 2014 Pageant of the Masters Theme Is...

Love Laguna Beach's staying-still spectacular? Tickets go on sale soon. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Artsy Eeks: Pageant of the Monsters

Artsy Eeks: Pageant of the Monsters

A much-loved Laguna Beach institution takes on a seasonal snarl. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
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ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.