A fine arts exhibition of post World War II impressionist paintings is

currently on display at the J. Kamin Fine Art gallery through May 25.

There will be paintings by Jacqueline Kamin and portraits by Chinese


Master Shuqiao Zhou. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of note

cards with Kamin’s artwork on them will be donated to the Breast Cancer

Care and Research Fund. The gallery is at 1590 South Coast Highway. It is

open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment. Information: Robin


Fuld at J. Kamin Fine Art, (949) 494-5076.


The Exchange of Laguna Beach will hold a garage sale to raise funds

for its annual Laguna Beach High School scholarships. The garage sale,

from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 27, will take place at 3145 Mountain View

Drive at Tyrol. Items can also be donated by calling Sandi or Hal at


The Laguna Canyon Foundation will host a celebration honoring Donald


Bren and The Irvine Company. The ceremony starts at 10 a.m., April 27.

Two docent-led hikes will be offered before and after the ceremony. Free

parking and shuttles will be available, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Information:

(949) 855-7275. Web:


The Art Institute of Southern California will open the Graduating

Student Exhibition on May 1. The free exhibit will present outstanding

works by the Class of 2002 at the main gallery on campus and at Gallery


815. It will conclude with a reception from 4-6 p.m. on May 18 at 2222

Laguna Canyon Road. Information: 376-6000. Web:

The City of Laguna Beach will kick off Heritage Month with a behind

the scenes tour of the Pageant of the Masters starting at 3:30 p.m. on

May 1. This tour is open to the public and the group will meet at the

Pageant Offices, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Information: (949) 497-0320.


DeRu’s Fine Arts gallery will present, “The Drawings of Edgar Payne

(1883-1947) from May 1-31. The artist’s daughter will be in attendance

May 1, 2, 4 and 5 to sign her new book, “The Drawings of Edgar Payne.”

The gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Information: (949) 376-9915.


The City of Laguna Beach will celebrate the opening of Heritage Month

from 6-9 p.m. on May 2. Guests can enjoy live music by Jasso and Garcia

at Madison Square Garden Cafe at 320 North Coast Highway. Information:

(949) 497-0320. Web:


An unveiling of a public mural by Yuri Kuznetsov at 5:30 p.m. at 311

Ocean Ave. will kick-off the First Thursdays Art Walk, which runs until 9

p.m. Live music and refreshments will be offered from 9 to 10:30 p.m.

during the Art Institute of Southern California Student Exhibit at the

Dennis Ekstrom Studio, 2135 Laguna Canyon Road. Free shuttle service runs

from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. from the Laguna Art Museum. Information: (949)

497-0716 or

Marion Meyer Contemporary Art will host an opening reception for the

“Scraffito Series,” by west coast contemporary artist James Leonard from

6 to 9 p.m. at 354 North Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. Sculptures by

Jeff Day and paintings by Paula Schoen will also be showcased beginning

today through June 16. (949) 497-5442.

“The First Thursdays” Art Walk will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on May

2. Visitors can stop in at over 35 galleries and enjoy free admission to

the Laguna Art Museum and free shuttle service from Art Museum to Surf &

Sand Resort. Information: (949) 497-0716. Web:

The Art Institute of Southern California will present a Student

Exhibition from 9:30-10 p.m. on May 2. Guests will enjoy artwork, live

music and refreshments at the Dennis Ekstrom Gallery, 2135 Laguna Canyon

Road. Information: (949) 497-0716. Web:


The Queen of Hearts Guild will celebrate its 40th Anniversary of

serving Children’s Hospital of Orange County, at 6 p.m., May 3. Guests

will enjoy a free-flowing wine tasting, live and silent auctions, a

sit-down dinner and Medieval entertainment at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna

Canyon Road. Tickets are $60; prize tickets are $10. Reservations: (949)



Diane Nelson Fine Art will host an artist reception for Eric Zener and

Nathan Rohlander from 7-9 p.m. on May 4. Both artists will be in

attendance and light refreshments will be served at 435 Ocean Ave.

Information: (949) 494-2440. Web: o7


The Laguna Beach Heritage Committee will hold a guided walking tour of

downtown Laguna from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 4 and May 18. The

tour will start at the Laguna Beach Public Library, 363 Glenneyre St.

Information: (949) 497-0320. Web:


Laguna Craft Guild will hold an arts & crafts show by Laguna Beach

Artists from 10 a.m. to dusk on May 5. The show is open the public at the

Cobblestone area on Main Beach.

The Art Institute of Southern California will present a “First

Sundays” chamber concert from 3-4:30 p.m. on May 5. A free classical

music performance sponsored by Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau, Laguna Beach

Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County at 2222 Laguna Canyon

Road. Information: 376-6000. Web:


The Laguna Community Concert Band will present a concert of American

music with fifth-grade band students from Top of The World and El Morro

Schools. The concert, directed by Dr. William Nicholls, will begin at 6

p.m. on May 6 at the Artists Theatre, 625 Park Ave. For information call

Carol Reynolds at (949) 497-0986.


No Square Theatre will host auditions for “HONK!” Open to actors,

singers, dancers and movers ages 5-95. No experience needed. Auditions

will take place at 4-8 p.m., May 7 and 9. at the Square One Rehearsal

Studio, 221 Broadway. Appointments call (949) 497-2584. Web:

MAY 11

Vision: A Global Gallery will host a cocktail reception for Laguna

Beach painter Vanessa Rothe. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served at

the “Provence-themed” reception where guests will have the opportunity

view the works and mingle from 6-9 p.m. on May 11. Rothe’s works will be

on exhibit through June 3. The gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

at 1294 South Coast Highway. Information: (949) 376-7406.

MAY 19

Village Laguna will host its 30th annual Laguna Charm House Tour from

noon to 3:30 p.m. on May 19. Buses will take visitors to five locations

from the Festival of Arts grounds, at 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Advance

tickets are $30 and tickets the day of the event will be $35. Purchase

tickets at participating stores or you can write to P.O. Box 1309, Laguna

Beach, California 92652.

MAY 20

The Laguna Beach Historical Society will present a lecture on noted

Laguna Beach resident and author, Richard Haliburton starting at 7:30

p.m. on May 20. Author William Taylor will lecture at City Council

Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. Information: (949) 497-0320. Web:


The Laguna Canyon Conservancy will hold a guided 3-1/2-mile hike from

8:30 to 10 a.m. on May 26. Hikers will learn about the natural history of

Laguna Beach and will meet at 20101 Laguna Canyon Road. Parking is free

and a $2 contribution is suggested. Information: (949) 497-0320. Web:



The Laguna Beach Library’s Pajama Story-time series starts at 7 p.m.

every Tuesday at 363 Glenneyre St. (949) 497-1733.

The Laguna Beach Library continues to host Preschool Story time at 11

a.m. every Wednesday at 363 Glenneyre St. (949) 497-1733.

Farmers Markets

The Laguna Beach Certified California Farmers Market will be held from

8 a.m. to noon. Saturdays at the Lumberyard Parking lot next to City

Hall. (714) 573-0374.


Laguna Yoga will continue the Yoga Basics Workshop at 12:30 and 2:30

p.m. on Saturdays. Preregistration is recommended and classes are $25.

(949) 497-2022.

Wild Oats in conjunction with Dr. Norris Carr N.D. will present Health

Nights from 6-7:30 p.m. every Friday evening at 1060 North Coast Highway.

Reservations: (949) 494-6576.

Fun Stuff To Do

Friends of the Sea Lion of Laguna Beach, 20612 Laguna Canyon Road.

(949) 494-3050. Open 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Admission is free

but donations are welcome. To schedule a group presentation, please call

for an appointment.