The upstairs Shebeen Lounge at Mozambique offers the ocean breeze, dramatic sunsets of the Laguna coast, and the sensational sounds of acoustic and reggae artists paired with savory cocktails and top-rated dining.

And a night to remember is happening Friday when Grammy-award winning Macy Gray returns there with her band.

For just $30, you can see the hit R&B and soul singer-songwriter, best known for her international hit single "I Try," from the multi-platinum debut album "On How Life Is."

Doors open at 7 p.m., with showtime at 10:30 p.m. Mozambique is at 1740 S. Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach. For more information, call (949) 715-7777, or visit


Jane Goodall coming to UCI

We are thrilled for the rare opportunity to see international icon Jane Goodall at the Living Peace Series presented by The Center for Living Peace and UC Irvine on Oct. 2 at UCI.

Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, is the sixth speaker in the Living Peace Series promoting the work of organizations and international leaders who are making "Good Happen."

Each speaker is creating dialogue and action that leads to a more peaceful, connected and sustainable world. Reserve your ticket at

Goodall will share her observations and experiences with the Gombe chimpanzees, as well as give the latest update from the Gombe National Park in Tanzania, East Africa. She will also provide insights into the works of the Jane Goodall Institute, and discuss threats facing the planet.

There will be a raffle to win a VIP ticket for an intimate evening with Goodall starting Sept. 1 to 28. Raffle entries will be accepted via mail, in person or by fax. Download the entry form at

Jane Goodall's event at UCI will be at the UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Students, faculty and staff can attend for free. General seating costs $8.


Former journalist starts affordable cleanse

Wanting to slim down, get healthy or look great while bikini season is still here? We just discovered Kaeng Raeng, an all natural detox cleanse designed for weight loss, removing toxins, boosting the immune system and improving digestive health.

Kaeng Raeng was founded by Lindsay Reinsmith, a Stanford graduate and former journalist, who couldn't find a convenient, filling, customized and affordable vegan cleanse, so she created her own. Kaeng Raeng is made from California grown ingredients. It's also animal-, gluten- and caffeine-free. Celebrity fans include Jennifer Lopez, Lauren Conrad and Alicia Silverstone.

You can choose from beginner, mid-level or master level detox programs that last from three to six days. You won't starve, since you can supplement it with raw fruits and vegetables.

It costs from $69.99 for a three-day beginning program to $149.99 for a six-day master cleanse. Kaeng Raeng comes in three flavors and it's available online,, or at Whole Foods stores in Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach or in Tustin at the District at Tustin Legacy.


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