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: www.lagunacanyon.org.
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: www.aiscnews.org.
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: www.lagunabeachcity.org.
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 https://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com.
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: www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com.
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 www.dianenelson.com.
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: www.lagunabeachcity.org.
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: www.aiscnews.org.
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:
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.
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.
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:
SH MAY 26
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.
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.
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.