In the Arts

The Laguna Art Museum presents "A Collector's Odyssey: A Conversation with Gene Crain" from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday.

The local collector will join historical art curator Janet Blake for a conversation about collecting paintings by and interacting with his favorite artists, including Millard Sheets, Phil Dike, Rex Brandt, Joan Irving and Emil Kosa.

"Travels with Millard Sheets, 1950-1986" will be on display from 5 to 6 p.m. Admission is free and includes wine.

The venue, located at 307 Cliff Drive, will also team up with Laguna Beach Live! to host ensemble Triada Guitar Trio at 7 p.m. April 10.

Admission to Live! at the Museum, which is presented the second Thursday of each month, ranges from $5 to $7. Members are admitted for free.

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


The Sawdust Art Festival kicks off its "Spring Into Art" workshop series Saturday.

Hosted at 935 Laguna Canyon Road, the hands-on classes offer instruction in glassblowing, painting, photography, ceramics and more. Guests are also welcome April 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27.

Admission ranges from $95 to $275.

For more information, visit


The Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, presents "Sister's Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven?" at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and April 14.

Tickets range from $32 to $76.

For more information, visit or call (949) 497-2787.

— Rhea Mahbubani

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