In The Arts

Laguna Beach Live! plans to expand its summer music program from once to three times a week at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach.

Funds for this initiative are being earned through a May 15 performance of the Kristin Korb Trio. The jazz bassist and vocalist is joined by drummer Jeff Hamilton and guitarist Bruce Forman in the band's sole Orange County performance this year.

"We are so grateful to Laguna Live for reaching out to our club and offering such high quality musical experiences for our kids!" Boys & Girls Club Director Pam Estes said in a news release. "Without Laguna Live, there would be no music at all here — and music is such an important part of life."

Doors open at 5 p.m., while the concert lasts from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. Admission is $30 online and a $100 VIP package features premier seating, an opportunity to interact with Korb and a bottle of wine donated by the venue.

To purchase tickets, visit or call (800) 595-4849.

For more information, call (949) 715-9713.


The Laguna Art Museum has revealed plans to extend the duration of its exhibit "George Hurrell: Laguna to Hollywood."

Although originally scheduled to wrap up Sunday, the glamor photographer's works will now be showcased till May 19, due to patrons' requests.

"ex•pose: Allison Schulnik" will close on schedule, while "John Mason: Blue Wall " will stay up through Oct. 13 as planned.

For more information, visit


The Laguna Outreach for Community Arts Junior Curators (LOCA) are on the verge of hosting their second juried show at Laguna Nursery.

The portrait exhibition labeled "Our Town" will be featured Thursday through May 17. An art reception and awards reception will be hosted from 4 to 5 p.m. on opening day.

The event showcases work in various media by local artists, all of whom were encouraged to refer to Laguna Beach. A grant from the Festival of Arts Foundation funded the initiative.

The eight members of this year's Junior Curator team are working with mentors and being supported by the school's Art Department.

The Laguna Nursery at 1370 S. Coast Highway is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For details about Laguna Nursery, visit or call (949) 494-5200.

For more information on LOCA, visit, email or call (949) 363-4700.


The Cliff Restaurant and nonprofit Blue Water Green Earth are teaming up to use music and arts as a catalyst for environmental change.

Sunday starts out with volunteers cleaning every street in Laguna Beach in less than 30 minutes, and also features "Tree Huggers" coming together for "The World's Largest Hug" on Main Beach.

Participants are eligible to receive half-off tickets to the eighth annual "Earth Day" Blue Water Music Festival, which will be organized later that day. The Wheeland Brothers, Trevor Green and Aloha Radio are part of Sunday's lineup.

Pre-sale admission is $20 or $30 at the door. VIP admission is $60, which includes two drinks and lounge-style seating in a private section.

Tickets are available at the Mail Stop, 1278 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (949) 573-8624, email or visit

— Rhea Mahbubani

Twitter: @RMahbubani

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