To describe Soberfest as "diverse" is an understatement. The event, to be offered Saturday at the Irvine Bowl in Laguna Beach, will offer a performance by Dance Kaleidoscope of Orange County along with comedy, folk music, Latin jazz, a staged reading, gospel and country.
It's a talent-show format whose eclectic array of performers was chosen from videotaped auditions. "It's quite a wide variety of talent," said Lynn Bosworth, chairwoman of the event's audition committee. "It should be a really interesting show."
Soberfest is a fund-raiser for the Laguna Beach Canyon Club, a nonprofit group that provides meeting space and activities for 12-step alcohol recovery programs.
The club has operated from its location on Laguna Canyon Road since 1961.
"It's been a safe place for a lot of people," Bosworth said. Now, however, the group is raising money to build a new facility on land bequeathed to the club in 1982. "We just need a bigger space, one that will allow us to have more activities," Bosworth said.